In his final presentation as president of the Dundee Township Rotary Club, Erik Gullickson, financial adviser at Raymond James Financial Services Inc. in Crystal Lake, named members Carolyn Kasper and Betsy Little as his choice for "Rotarian of the Year."
"Carolyn and Betsy became members of the club just as I started my term as president a year ago," said Gullickson. "They both took the reigns as our program chairs and brought us a full year of insightful, educational, and fun speakers."
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"In addition, they attended many of our community events and brought the Gingerbread House project held at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee each Christmas season to our attention. Carolyn has kept this tradition going for the past 10 years which her late mother, Joan H. Goalen, started years ago."
Kasper is an insurance specialist with AAA Chicago and Little is director of business development & sales with Cerulium Corporation. They are both residents of Dundee Township.
The Dundee Township Rotary Club begins its new year, July 2014 through June 2015, with new president Curt McReynolds, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township. There are currently 36 members of the club who represent a cross section of business and professional backgrounds. McReynolds' theme for the year is "35/50," which ties in with his goal to reach 50 members by the end of his term. Next year also marks the 35th anniversary of the Dundee Township Rotary Club.
The Dundee Township Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Emmett's, 128 W. Main St. in West Dundee. Those interested in finding out more about Rotary and the exciting community projects underway are invited to attend guest day Tuesday, Aug. 5.
There are 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 31,000 clubs in more than 163 countries. The main objective of Rotary International is service, in the community, and throughout the world. As volunteers, Rotarians build goodwill and peace, provide humanitarian service, and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations.
For information about the Dundee Township Rotary Club, call Al Treml at (847) 489-6810.