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Committee meetings are held several times per year. Depending upon the event membership is updated at club meetings. Otherwise, meetings are called to address specific events.

   The community service committee at the Rotary Club Glenview – Sunrise works to coordinate events beneficial to the community of Glenview. These events are coordinated to raise awareness and provide service to the local community. All of the events provide participation from members of the Glenview – Sunrise Club to benefit the growth and well – being of the community of Glenview.

   The Rotary club of Glenview – Sunrise participates in the Waukegan Road cleanup in April. This year the cleanup will be coordinated with the assistance of Boy Scout Troop 55 and Cub Scout Pack 559. In addition, Rebuilding Together will also coordinate a project in April which will benefit a homeowner in the community of Glenview.

   The Sunrise club is also active at the St. Philip Soup Kitchen along with other local organizations. Community service recognizes the need to provide service to others and is very active at the Northfield Food Pantry. Volunteers within the group are active raising awareness within the community and giving of their time at the pantry. In conjunction, the committee works in tandem with Jill Brickman to facilitate the annual school supply drive at the end of August. This event is the primary service project for the community service committee.

   As a result of the school supply drive, children of low income families between the grades of K – 12 who are clients of the food pantry receive a back pack of school supplies. These back packs allow the children and high school students the opportunity to compete in the classroom with some of the basic and essential tools to succeed. The impact from the drive creates a ripple effect for the student in several ways. First and foremost, a student can maintain their self - esteem and focus upon classwork without the consequence of falling behind early in the school year. Consequently, the student has a higher probability of success within that particular grade. Second, a back pack removes the stigma for a child that they are different and inconsequential to the student body. The end result is a productive student in the classroom and in the community.

   Last year the Rotary Club Glenview – Sunrise provided a total of 335 backpacks to the school district at the grade school, junior high and high school level. Our goal in 2014 will be to provide a backpack to any student of need in the Glenview community.