City of Jacksonville Proclaims October 24, 2017, “World Polio Day.”

The City of Jacksonville has recognized Rotary International’s historic progress toward a polio-free world by proclaiming October 24 “World Polio Day in Jacksonville.” In issuing the proclamation on Friday, Mayor Andy Ezard commended the Jacksonville Rotary Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club for their fundraising efforts on behalf of Rotary...

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“Squeal at the Wheel” Halloween Event

Area children are invited to join the Jacksonville Rotary Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club for free “haunted” Ferris Wheel rides and trick or treating at the Big Eli Ferris Wheel in Community Park on Halloween night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rides are free for kids and chaperones. Children...

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Centennial Patio Project at Fairgrounds Progressing

The Patio Project at the Morgan County Fairgrounds is making great progress! The hardscape and drainage systems are beginning to take shape, with hopes that the project will be complete in the next few months. Keep watching the space for progress of this fun project!

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Jacksonville Rotary Club honors nine for service.

The Jacksonville Rotary Club recently honored nine people for their service and volunteerism by naming them Paul Harris Fellows. Randy Allen, Terri Benz, Dr. James Bohan, Bill Chipman (honored posthumously), Bob Chipman, Ryan Martin, Marcy Patterson, Dr. Susan Weller, and Rotarian Jan Williams received the awards. The Paul Harris Fellowship,...

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JHS Interact Club Raises $2,800 for Educational Scholarship

The Jacksonville High School Interact Club, led by Club President Abby Mitchell, has raised $2,800 to sponsor a school scholarship for Ellen Mandidzora, an 18-year old high school student in Zimbabwe. Mitchell said, “We sold Yuda Bands, which are ‘fair trade’ bracelets made in Guatemala from hand crafted leather and...

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Local Groups Collaborate to Send Care Packages to Active Military

The Jacksonville Rotary Club, Illinois College Rotaract Club and Jacksonville Interact Club recently joined with the Franklin Waverly Military Support Group and the Waverly Girl Scout Troop to send Holiday Care Packages to 83 U.S. military personnel stationed in the Middle East. The Franklin Waverly Military Support Group conducts activities...

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Rotary Wraps Gifts for Military

On October 18, the Jacksonville Rotary Club and Jacksonville Interact Club participated with the Franklin Waverly Military Support Group and a Franklin Girl Scout troop in the first of two sessions in which we are preparing holiday boxes for 83 active service members. The boxes include a tiny holiday tree,...

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