Rotary of Park Forest: The Latest News

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The EarlyAct Club of Forest Trail Middle School box 3,000 meal in Feeding Children Worldwide program. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Rotary Club of Park Forest announces the start of their Golden Opportunities Fundraising project. Books will be sold from now until late December.

Golden Opportunities is the only coupon book that offers coupons at favorite LOCAL restaurants, movies, groceries, sporting events and much more! Coupons are valid once a month and a single coupon can offer you hundreds of dollars in savings. Customers can receive 50% off and 2 for 1 discounts.

Are you looking for a unique gift for a friend, family member or co-worker? Golden Opportunities coupon books make great gifts that say thank you, job well done, thinking of you, keep up the good work and much more.

Golden Opportunity Books are $25. Proceeds from the sales of Golden Opportunities books support the Rotary Club of Park Forest’s EarlyAct™ program. EarlyAct™ is a school-wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. The Rotary Club of Park Forest sponsors two clubs at Forest Trail Junior High School in Park Forest , IL .

The EarlyAct club has volunteered in the school library, collected paper around their school for recycling, plan to clean up the Park Forest Wetlands area and have scheduled a Feeding Children Worldwide program. In the past the club has put together approximately 3,000 meals each year which are sent to needy children and their families in Indonesia where lives were literally washed away by the Tsunami. This year the club raised it’s own funds to pay for all of their service activities.

Please consider supporting your local Rotary and EarlyAct club by purchasing a Golden Opportunity book for yourself or as a gift to someone else. Books can be purchased from any Rotarian or by contacting the club at the Club at [email protected].

The Rotary Club of Park Forest meets most Thursdays at the University Park Golf Course at 12:15. We have speakers at 1:00 PM and the public is invited to listen to our speakers. The speaker portion of our program, Rotary Today, is broadcast on Cable, channel 19 every Tuesday at 5:00 PM. Rotary International and it’s Paul Harris Foundation are at the final stages of an over 20 year project to eradicate polio form the world. We are involved in fighting food shortages, disease, providing clean water, eye exams and glasses, donated medical supplies, operations and other needed aid to people around the globe.

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New Village Board to be Sworn In May 14

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– As reported last week, John Ostenburg has been elected to a third term as Village President in Park Forest.  While challenger Paul Jasinevicius won the Will County section of Park Forest by 58 votes, Ostenburg's 60.17% of the over-all vote put him well in front of  Jasinevicius' 39.83%. 

With all 100% of the precincts counted in Cook County and 100% of the precincts counted in Will County, Mae Brandon captured 22.44% of the over-all vote total, Gary Kopycinski took 22.40%, and Georgia O'Neill won third with 18.15%.  Incumbent Cynthia Reed fell behind O'Neill with 15.29% of the overall vote, with Katie Armstrong and Jon Vanderbilt earning 11.61% and 10.10% of the vote respectively.

The new village board will be sworn in May 14, according to Village Manager Tom Mick.  According to Mick, Will County has a mandated 21 day waiting period until canvassing can occur.  Canvassing is the official scrutiny of the votes count.  After canvassing, results will become official.  Cook County may also wait 21 days also, according to the manager. 21 days from Election Day would put canvassing on Tuesday, May 8.

 Unofficial vote totals from the Cook County and Will County Clerks' sites are as follows: 

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Ostenburg Wins 3rd Term

Updated 4/18/07, 2:30 p.m., with 100% of both Cook and Will Counties reporting

Brandon, Kopycinski, O'Neill Win Trustee Seats 

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– John Ostenburg has been elected to a third term as Village President in Park Forest.  While challenger Paul Jasinevicius won the Will County section of Park Forest by 58 votes, Ostenburg's 60.17% of the over-all vote put him well in front of  Jasinevicius' 39.83%. 

With all 100% of the precincts counted in Cook County and 100% of the precincts counted in Will County, Mae Brandon captured 22.44% of the over-all vote total, Gary Kopycinski took 22.40%, and Georgia O'Neill won third with 18.15%.  Incumbent Cynthia Reed fell behind O'Neill with 15.29% of the overall vote, with Katie Armstrong and Jon Vanderbilt earning 11.61% and 10.10% of the vote respectively.

 Unofficial vote totals from the Cook County and Will County Clerks' sites are as follows: 

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