The Palatine Township Board presented the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District with a resolution at the January 13, 2013 board meeting. The resolution extended the appreciation of the Township Board to Acting Chief Rich May and his staff including Assistant Chiefs Jeff Dill and Scott Mohr for their efforts in achieving excellence in fire suppression and prevention as measure by achieving a Class 3 Insurance Service Office rating.
Picture (L to R) Assistant Chief Jeff Dill, Acting Chief Rich May, Supervisor Linda Fleming
Richard Foltz was recognized at the March 27, 2012 board meeting for his service on the Township's Human Needs Committee. Richard has been an active member and resource, serving on the committee since May 1989. He made a substantial contribution to the development of the Township's program for identifying child care opportunities for residents working "after-hours" shifts. David Miller, former HNC chair also extended his thanks to Richard.
Picture (L to R) Trustee Art Goes, Richard Foltz, Supervisor Linda Fleming
Fred Kees was recognized at the Township board meeting on April 23, 2012. Fred served on the Township's Human Needs Committee for six years and the Township's Finance Committee for five years. Fred assisted the Human Needs Committee in developing the committee's officially approved philosophy and assisted the Finance Committee in monitoring Township revenues and expenses.
Pictured (L to R) Trustee Art Goes, Fred Kees, Trustee William Huley, Supervisor Linda Fleming.
Linda Fleming received an award on behalf of Palatine Township from WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) for the Township's commitment of funds to WINGS after its Resale store on Northwest Highway burned to the ground in 2010.
The Resale store had provided a significant source of revenue to WINGS programs and services and the organization needed to get a store in a new location up and running as soon as possible. Palatine Township's generosity allowed WINGS to man a donation site in the downtown area for several months so donations to the new store could be received. We are in awe of what the community has done to support us," said Terri Channer, Senior Director of Development for WINGS, "and we owe a debt of gratitude to Palatine Township, Fire Department and Police Department. Palatine has proven over and over why it is such a great place to live."
WINGS helps homeless and abused women and children by offering integrated services that meet their needs for shelter, education, guidance and support.
The picture above shows Supervisor Linda Fleming receiving the award at WINGS Annual Meeting which was held on October 25, 2011.
Township Supervisor Linda Fleming and Debbie Rohrwasser (PATH) received a check for funds raised by students at Walter Sundling Jr High during their annual "When Pigs Fly" walk. This event is done in honor of Carolyn Baider, a teacher whose motto was "we will give up on kids when pigs fly".
In additional to monetary donations students and staff also collected over 2,500 non-perishable food items that were donated to the Palatine Township Food Pantry.
Palatine Township Supervisor Linda Fleming read and then presented a Proclamation at the March 28, 2011 Board Meeting to recognize the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Palatine Township.
Blue bows were distributed and the proclamation urges all citizens, community agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities and businesses to increase their participation in efforts to prevent child abuse.
Pictured in the photo (L to R) are Carolyn Dickson from Children's Home and Aid, Susan Reedquist from The Children's Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County and Palatine Township Supervisor Linda Fleming.
On January 24, 2011 the Palatine Township Board recognized Kerry Lavelle and Lavelle Law for its many social service contributions to the Palatine Township residents.
Lavelle Law has coordinated the Palatine Township annual food drive since 2004 and has generously donated their time and effort to make it a successful event each year.
Congratulations to Lavelle Law.
Every year the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues chooses 17 women, one from each Cook County District to receive the Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroine Award. These women are recognized for their vital contributions to improving the quality of life in their community. This year, the Unsung Heroine Award for the 14th District was given to Kristine Stabler. Pictured (L to R) Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Women's Commissioner and Palatine Township Supervisor Linda Fleming, Kristine Stabler, Peggy Montes, and Cook County Commissioner Gregg Goslin.