Tag: Rotary Club

Maywood Rotary Hosts Former Whole Foods Exec

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Walter Robb, left, speaks with Hermene Hartman, right, during a Jan. 10 conversation at Thatchery Woods Pavilion in River Forest.

On January 10, at Thatcher Woods Pavilion in River Forest, the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club was among three area Rotary clubs to host Walter Robb, the co-CEO of Whole Foods. Robb was interviewed by Hermene Hartman, founder and editor of N’Digo magazine.

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Check Out These Local & Safe Halloween Haunts Hosted By Rotary, Maywood Park Dist., More


Wednesday, October 28, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR 

Several organizations in Maywood have planned Halloween events, with the proceeds of a few going to good causes. A selection of events is listed below:

FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015

Don’t Be Scared Annual Halloween Party || 4 PM to 7 PM || Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 

This event, sponsored by New World Ryderz, features interactive games for kids, candy bags, prizes, hot dogs, chips and drinks for people of all ages.

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2015

Maywood Park District Halloween Party || 1 PM to 3:30 PM || Maywood Park District Recreational Center, 921 S. 9th Ave., Maywood

The Maywood Park District will be hosting a Halloween party featuring activities, food, candy and more.

Gift of Love Coat with a Treat Event || 4 PM to 9 PM || Quinn Community Center, 1832 S. 8th Ave., Maywood

This event, sponsored by the Gift of Love organization, is to ensure that our children be in a safe environment on Halloween and have the, at most possible fun, healthy food, candy, and games along with one of the sweetest gifts of all, every child that needs a coat will receive a coat with candy in the pockets, to keep them warm this winter. For more information, call Sheila Hoffman at (708) 250-1988.

18th Annual Maywood/Proviso Rotary Club Auction ||  6 PM to 9 PM || Eisenhower Tower, 9th Floor, 1701 S. 1st Ave., Maywood

This event raises money for Rotary’s various community initiatives (such as its annual dictionary give-away to all third-graders in Maywood and Melrose Park schools, and its monetary donations to a range of nonprofits). It’s also a heck of a good time, with catering provided by Maywood-based Meal of the Day Cafe and an auction of everything from health club memberships to restaurant meals. Tickets are $40. To purchase in advance, see any local Rotarian. For more information on how to purchase a ticket or donate either an auction item or money, email Gary Woll at garywoll@comcast.net. VFP

Rotary Taxi Service: Rides For A Cause

(This squib courtesy NoMCO) Rotary Taxi Service:  This is still going strong earning Rotary $4,000 a year all of which is used to help fund local and international service projects.  We make over 150 runs a year, most, but not all, to and from the airports.  We still charge only $30 one way for the airports with tipping discouraged.  It is $35 if very early in the morning or in the later part of the evening.  You save money, get great service and help fund important projects. We have two drivers:  Gary Woll, 708-345-2706garywoll@comcast.net and Chuck Laabs, 708-345-2706charles.laabs@cuchicago.edu   Hope to hear from more of you.  Try us, you’ll like us.