MESSAGE FROM OUR CLUB PRESIDENT
Picture taken at Cosmopolitan International Convention 2016 in Norfolk, VA
To my fellow Cosmo Brothers – thank you for all that you do! What our club accomplishes on an annual basis is truly amazing. Each year, and with the significant contributions of those who support our fundraising events, we continue our fight against diabetes while also supporting many local non-profit organizations through our annual grant program. In the 2015-16 Season our club donated over $75,000 to 29 local charities! I truly hope you find your membership rewarding and value the power of our club. I encourage you to stay active, reach out to your Cosmo Brothers when in need, and help our club continue to make a difference in the lives of others.
To our Prospective Members – what are you waiting for? The comradery of our club is second to none! Not only do we raise a significant amount of funds each year to fight diabetes and support local non-profits in need, we also have a significant amount of fun along the way! Chili Shootout, Guys Day Out on the Fox Chain of Lakes, Cubs game, Steak Fry, Happy Hours, Ice Hogs game, Golf Outings, March Madness, Poinsettia deliveries, and more! We believe the success of our club is tied directly to the bond of men coming together for a great cause. We hope you consider joining the Cosmo Brotherhood and would welcome your contributions.
To our Beneficiaries – we thank you for your passion, good deeds, and ongoing efforts towards helping others. We recognize the many challenges you face in annual funding needs critical to your mission and goals. We are proud to help so many of you annually and encourage you to explore and apply for our Grant Program.
It's a great day to be a Cosmo!
|Bill Redig, Club President||Kevin Kjellstrom, Vice President||Tom Grimes, Treasurer|
|John LiCausi, President Elect||Sam Furman, Board Member||Chris Janke, Board Member|
|Dayton Smith, Board Member||Joe Goken, Board Member||Chris Zion, Board Member|
|Paul Sutkay, Board Member|
40 Cosmos and 3 guests attended our lunch featuring Dave Syverson. It was a great time hearing him speak about local and national politics. Here is the event video:
Thanks to the coordination of Tom Grimes and the 9 Cosmos that volunteered to manage the cash and chips, the club netted $1,750 during the 9/7/16 poker event at the Hoffman House! This means that the time of our volunteers was worth almost $50/ per hour! That is awesome! Keep up the great work...
Today we revealed the new website concept for Cosmopolitan International as well as the Rockford Cosmopolitan Club. We went into depth regarding the science of how we laid out the new website to improve membership and fundraising. It will also now be 100% fully mobile responsive. If you missed it, then you can watch the video below.
For easy understanding and branding purposes, the "Smooch a Pooch" program is now known as the "Paws Saving Lives" program. This program is being led by our own Rick Swansboro.
See the Download Files section to the left for the Powerpoint Presentation that explains the program.
Date of Event: 9/29/16
Did you miss our first lunch of the 2016/2017 season? If so, then you missed a great one! Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green educated attendees about the different types of diabetes and the science behind them. However, no worries if you were not there, because you can view the entire presentation right here in HD: