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Woodridge Rotary Club Honors Mike Adams

The Rotary gathered to honor Mike for his years of service to the Park District and the Woodridge community with a tree planting ceremony

The Woodridge Rotary Club, family, friends and dignitaries gathered at the Fred Honke Park District offices to honor Mike Adams retirement. Mike was the Executive Director of the Woodridge Park District. They gathered to honor Mike Adams for his 34 years plus of service to the Park District and the Woodridge community.

The ceremony included a tree planting and presentation of a plaque in appreciation of his outstanding service to the Woodridge Rotary Club and community. Rich Moore, President of the Woodridge Rotary Club congratulated Mike for his many accomplishments, Rich said "Mike always led from in front by working with the entire community listening to their needs and making changes along the way”.

Looking back on one of his many accomplishments was working with the Woodridge Rotary Club on the Mini Triathlon fundraiser. Mike was the race coordinator. The Mini Triathlon began in the year 2000 with about 80 participants and ended in 2021 at its peak, he had over 800 participants from many communities and a variety of states. In 2013 the Woodridge Rotary Club Mini Triathlon event named "Woodridge" recipient of the Illinois Governor’s Home Town Award. The proceeds from this fundraising event helped many local charities in the Woodridge community. Due to road closures and construction, the Mini Triathlon ended in 2021.

The Woodridge Rotary Club began its new fundraising campaign by holding its annual holiday gala event. This year the Gala will be held on December 4th, 2024 at Bobak’s. More details will follow.

The new Executive Director of the Park District is Jennifer Knitter, she is a long term employee of the Park District and has worked side by side with Mike over the past several years. Congratulations to Jennifer! Following the tree planting presentation everyone gathered at Shanahan’s Food & Spirits for the Rotary club’s social meeting and to celebrate Mike’s retirement

Best wishes to our good friend Mike Adams for his leadership skills towards this community!

A Note of Thanks From Mike Adams:

A huge thank you to all my Woodridge Rotary friends for the official tree dedication. As previously expressed, I’m truly humbled by this recognition, especially with the location of the tree planting being installed at the Fred C. Hohnke Community Center and in the Keith W. Frankland Recognition Garden - two Woodridge legends. I genuinely appreciate all that Rotary accomplishes each year for the betterment of the Woodridge Community to live, learn, work and play. Thanks for all you do and see you around town soon!

All the Best,

Mike Adams


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