AURORA ROTARY CLUB
At the Rotary Club of Aurora's Aug. 24 meeting, member Laura Radcliff presented a slide show about her mission trip to El Salvador. Her daughter Molly joined her in working with extremely poor children.
Radcliff saw a parade for San Pedro, worked in the community of Oscar Romero (martyred Catholic priest) and built a house wall to help a boy stay dry when it rained.
She asked members for donations for the next trip down, which includes over-the-counter medications, reading glasses, socks, underwear, dolls, tuna and crackers.
Special guests at the meeting were Nancy Lykins, Joyce Colovas and Jean Lund.
At another recent meeting, Madiha Abdelaleem spoke about Islam, noting it has many prophets in common with
Christianity, and that she believes in the
She said she thinks violent radicals are using religious control for political gain, and because Islam has no central authority, many tribal traditions exist. She disagrees with many of them, such as wearing a burka.
An invocation was given by Karen Bordonaro and Jim Pascoe gave the joke of the day.
The Amish dinner meeting is tonight (Aug. 31). On Sept. 7, District Gov. Jim Makee will speak. A business meeting will take place Sept. 14, and students of the month will be recognized Sept. 21.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Aurora Inn will host a business after hours for Aurora Chamber of Commerce members Sept. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. For reservations, visit www.allaboutaurora.com.