Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Junior Chamber International President Bertolt Daems was in Hoffman Estates this week, meeting with local Jaycees.
Bertolt Daems could not help but be struck by the passion and dedication to community service while visiting several Chicago-area suburbs. "I'm surprised by the energy. I have a warm feeling despite the weather," he said with a laugh. Daems, the JCI World President, was in the area meeting with members of local Jaycee chapters. The world president of the Jaycees only comes to Illinois about once every five years. "My main message is to look toward the future, stop complaining and get out of the meeting rooms and earn your project," said Daems, who is a native of the Netherlands. The Junior Chamber International has about 200,000 active members and about 5 million alumni. There are 5,000 local chapters in 100 countries around the world. "…
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Palatine Jaycees hosted a Halloween Party for Special Needs individuals ant their families.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Sunday, October 30, 2011
For the first time, the Palatine Jaycees held a Halloween Party for Special Needs individuals and their immediate families. About 150 people came to the event at Fremd High School on Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. They enjoyed multiple games including bowling, Halloween Buckets and Ring the Witch's Hat. Guests had the opportunity to take home a photo and all the treats they could collect. Thank you to McDonald's at 1576 N. Rand Road in Palatine for cookies and toys, The Knights of Columbus (N. American Martyrs Council #4338) for the Tootsie Roll Banks, and Ma and Pa's Country Candy in Long Grove for donating 7 pounds of candy. This information was submitted by Jennifer Iannuzzelli of the Palatine Jaycees.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Hometown Fest winds down Monday. The carnival starts at noon and ends at 5 p.m.
Monday, July 4, marks the final day of Hometown Fest. The carnival starts at noon and ends at 5 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will Free Family Day activities, including singing and dancing on stage for the whole family from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m., games from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., a crawling contest for babies 18 months and under, a water balloon toss, three-legged race and piñatas. The free activities do not include food or the carnival rides. Carnival wristbands, that are good for unlimited rides one day only, from noon to 5 p.m., can be purchased for $20. Hometown Fest is run by the Palatine Jaycees.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend. 1. WINGS Taste Takes Flight Culinary Extravaganza Where / When: The Meadows Club, 2950 Golf Rd., Rolling Meadows; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Friday, April 29. Why Go? Women in Need Growing Stronger hosts this fundraiser to help victims of domestic violence. Sample international cuisine prepared by top chefs. There will be a boutique with specialty items, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, auction and raffle. Pricing: $50, $100 for VIP tickets 2. American Legion Friday Night Dinner Where / When: American Legion Hall, 122 W. Palatine Rd., Palatine; 5 - 8 p.m…
Sunday, March 27, 2011
The Palatine Jaycees will host an Easter egg hunt at the Palatine Town Square on April 16.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Local children up to nine years old can partake in an Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 16 in the Town Square on Palatine Road in downtown. “We will be hiding 3,500 Easter Eggs filled with candy and prizes plus some eggs filled with prizes from downtown merchants in the grassy area of Towne Square,” Jackie Butler, chairman of the project, stated in a press release. “We will divide all the kids who wish to participate into groups by age. The youngest group will be for kids up to two years old, the next group will be three to five years olds, then six as well as seven year olds and finally for eight and nine year olds. Each age group will be sent out separately to collect eggs,” Butler stated. The Easter Bunny also will attend …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Musical fundraiser and auction to aid abused women and children.
People can support Women in Need Growing Stronger, commonly known as WINGS, and enjoy dueling pianos at a fundraiser Friday. WINGS works to end domestic violence and homelessness in the north and northwestern suburbs, according to its website, www.wingsprogram.com. On Friday, March 18 at the Hotel Indigo, 920 West Northwest Highway, Dueling Piano and Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. to support the organization. The Palatine Jaycees are organizing the event. “If you have never seen Dueling Pianos perform you are in for a treat,” said Jackie Butler, chair of the fundraiser, in a press release. “This event will help support the work that the Palatine Jaycees do in our community and WINGS,” she stated. A fire…
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The Palatine Police & Fire Benevolent Association and the Palatine Jaycees will host a chili cook off for March.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011
The Palatine Police & Fire Benevolent Association and the Palatine Jaycees will host the third annual chili cook off between the police and fire departments on Sunday, March 13. The even will be at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. "Each adult ticket is a $5 donation at the door which includes all-you-can-eat chili, a cash bar, shirt sales, 50/50 raffle and a live band," Palatine Jaycee Kristen Bureta stated in a press release. "You need not be 21 years old to participate. This event is open to anyone that wants to help a worthy cause." All proceeds from the event will go to the Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Association. The association is a nonprofit corporation that in the event of a tragedy or hardship …
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Palatine Patch looks back at some of the holiday happenings in Palatine.
Merry Christmas from Palatine Patch! We thought we'd take today to look back at some of our coverage leading up to Christmas. Attached to this story are two terrific videos Patch contributor Rachel Glaser did during the holiday season. One is a story on the Palatine tree lighting the other focused on the Palatine Jaycees Christmas tree sale. We also have compiled a photo gallery of the homes we visited throughout Palatine with exceptional Christmas displays. If you plan on checking out Christmas lights and displays this evening, here are some places you can visit: The Mepham home at 600 N. Eagle Lane; the Schmidts at 991 N. Apple Tree Court; the Drummond home at 844 E. Sayles Drive; and the Jarosz family at 1350 N. Larkspur. There were …
Friday, December 17, 2010
In the market for a last minute Christmas tree? The Jaycees will have what you are looking for.
George and Beth Dailey have made buying a Christmas tree from the Palatine Jaycees something of a tradition. "We like to come down and get our tree here and it helps the Jaycees. We are always satisfied with the tree," Beth Ann Dailey said with a smile as a light snow began to fall. So far this year the Jaycees have sold several hundred trees as part of their annual fundraiser. The 53rd annual sale is being held in the parking lot of the Palatine Park District's Aquatic Center on Palatine Road, just west of Walgreens. The sale is entering its final weekend and represents a great destination for last-minute tree shoppers. The hours of the sale are Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m…
Saturday, November 27, 2010