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4 | District Information Division Director reports Lincolnland Link dIVIsIon 1 — MILLIe LAnGe A.L.L.: Had a pancake breakfast Feb, 19 and is now working on the “Spring Fling” at Lindenhurst. The club will have Easter baskets to raffle and will also celebrate “Believe in the Blue.” A Freedom Shrine will be installed at Antioch High School in May. Find us on Facebook!. Gurnee: The club is working on “Salad in the Park” and also preparing for Ribfest in August. Three new members were installed. The merging of the two clubs is going very well. L.M.V.: Had a Mardi Gras dinner Feb. 22 and a pancake breakfast March 5. at Mundelien fire station. The club is currently conducting a membership drive. dIVIsIon 4 — John hUGhes deKalb/sycamore Area: The club borrowed from the Tri-Cities club their program of aligning with corporate sponsors to better achieve goal of support throughout the community and has had great success with the initial start-up of their program and hopes to triple the amount of the annual A.C.E. Award that will be pre-sented in mid-May during DeKalb High School awards night ceremony. Officer elections have taken place and results forwarded to National. tri-Cities: The club continues to have a good cross section of outside speakers for all meetings. Members manned the entry doors at the All Canada Fishing and Outdoors Show at Pheasant Run Resort in St Charles. Annual draw down fundraiser ticket sales are in prog-dIVIsIon 2 — CynthIA Lee ress for the May 1 event. GIVEAKIDAFLAGTOWAVE Round Lake: For April Child Abuse Prevention Month, the will be present at Memorial Day and Swedish Day town will be seen with the “Blue Kids,” (3’x2’) girl on one parades forthcoming. Last year, almost 4,000 flags side and boy on the other side, along with trees being deco-were distributed. Plans are in works to purchase and rated with large blue ribbons and we have purchased large install another Freedom Shrine. This past year, more banners. The annual rose sale starts again with delivery of a than $17,000 in donations were made to local charities. dozen roses on Administrative Day, April 22. The club hopes During the past five years, more than $65,000 has been to sell 200 dozen for $20 a dozen and many club members distributed. will be making the deliveries. Gurnee: The annual fundraiser Salad in the Park is May 8. dIVIsIon 7 — John hUMMe L The Club continues to honor great students each month. In April, the “Blue Kids” can be seen around town. bloomington: Members are finalizing plans for the Grayslake: The Club had three fundraisers that raised Easter Party at Hammitt School. Club members orga-more than $4,000: the Make It Bake It Grow It Sew It Buy nize games, an egg hunt, and a visit from the Easter It Auction and two Dine ’n Share events at local restaurants. Bunny for children with physical and emotional chal-During Child Abuse Prevention Month the Blue Kids Project lenges. The GiveAKidAFlagToWave project will take will be introduced across the county. The Blue Kids Projects place during the Bloomington Memorial Day Parade. is used throughout the state to draw attention to the issue Plans are underway for the annual banquet in June, of child abuse. The club is wrapping trees with blue ribbons when an ACE awardee will be honored, and the Book of and have banners in prime locations and many members Golden Deeds will be presented. have purchased “Blue Kids” for $10 each, through the Lake Champaign: The club inducted two new members County Children’s Advocacy Center, bluekidslakecounty.org recently. The newest addition is Marie Scantlebury, daughter of long-time member, Frank Scantlebury. dIVIsIon 3 — JAnet JAC obs Marie lived in Peoria, and works for Caterpillar. Plans bolingbrook: The Firefighter/Police Officer of the Year are well along on presenting Firefighter of the Year and Police Officer of the Year Awards next month. The Club program was Feb. 22 at Bolingbrook Golf Club. Fire-fighter/Paramedic Jimmy Chau was chosen for his heroic is participating in Believe in the Blue by distributing actions in rescuing a child who fell through the ice at a lo-coloring books and crayons to Crisis Nursery. Urbana: The board of directors approved four So cal pond. Lt. Michael Rompa was awarded Police Officer Proudly We Hail Awards, and two were presented at re-of the. Lt. Rompa gets donations for a Christmas program cent club meetings. Student Of The Month will be an-for needy students, who go shopping with officers and ci-nounced April 19. Members of the Urbana HS National vilian workers in the Department. He is also the 2011 Pop Honor Society will be luncheon guests as well. Other Warner Coach of the Year. A door-to-door membership recruitment is underway. Bolingbrook businesses will be April programs will emphasize child abuse prevention, visited to put the word out about Exchange. and the XC will contribute to each organization repre-naperville: Honored two Youth of the Month winners in sented. Support was also provided to the Dr. Martin February. Had its social March 5. The One Nation Under Luther King Jr. Advocacy for Justice Committee, which God was March 3 and So Proudly We Hail awards were annually provides scholarships to 20 local disadvan-given out. The annual Ribfest kickoff party was March 15. taged youth.
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