Good news


Carolyn Snyder was installed as the incoming president at the Rotary Club of Hinsdale’s annual awards dinner June 21 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

Other officers are Keith Larson, president-elect and social chair; Jeff Kida, vice president/program chair; Caryl Andersen, secretary; Don Brummet treasurer; Greg Siedlecki, sergeant-at-arms and newsletter editor; and Bob Parsons, foundation chair.

Kevin Simpson was named “Rotarian of the Year.”

Hinsdale Rotary directors are Tom Doyle, Lanny Wilson, Greg Mark Langdan, Virgil Oostendorf and Ralph Mueller.

“For nearly six decades the Rotary Club of Hinsdale has donated to both international and local humanitarian causes. These donations will assist others in an immediate time of need,” said Ingrid Raiser, immediate past president. “Rotary members are continually supportive of Rotary International District 6450 projects and Rotary International’s goal to eradicate polio in the world.”

Charitable recipients included The Community House, HCS Family Services, District 181 Foundation, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, Rotary Youth Exchange, Ray Graham Association/Hanson Center, Guatemala Water Well Project, Brazilian Cancer Treatment Equipment, LEAP program, Shelter Box, Hinsdale Humane Society, Operation Pollination and Bikes for Military Kids.


These Hinsdale students have earned a place on the dean’s list at their respective universities for the spring 2022 semester.

• Jackie Blake, Lawrence University

• Claire Callahan, Tufts University

• Grace Campbell, Tufts University

• Elena Cacchilo, Washington University in St. Louis

• Harry Gao, Washington University in St. Louis

• Matthew Giacchetti, Emerson College

• Olivia Giammanco, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

• Ella Kisluk, Baylor University

• Sarah Lotsoff, Tufts University

• Tom Laduzinsky, Illinois Wesleyan University

• Vytautas Staniskis, Washington University in St. Louis

• Madhav Subramanian, Washington University in St. Louis

• Roslyn Tischke, Washington University in St. Louis

• Caroline Viravec, Wake Forest University


These Hinsdale students graduated from their respective colleges and universities at the end of the spring 2022 semester.

• Jad Alamuddin, bachelor’s in history, University of Wisconsin-Madison

• Hannah Anderson, bachelor’s in computer science, Washington University in St. Louis

• Olivia Berley, bachelor’s with distinction in psychology and social welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison

• Elena Cacchillo, bachelor’s in chemistry with biochemistry concentration, Washington University in St. Louis

• Claire Callahan, bachelor’s in biology, Tufts University

• Shea Draddy, bachelor’s in legal studies and political science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

• Everett Eck, bachelor’s in economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

• William Hanfland, bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

• Madison Helm, bachelor’s in English, Fort Lewis College

• Libby Hooten, bachelor’s in psychology, Baylor University

• Kevin Hopkins, bachelor’s in communication arts and computer sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

• Benjamin Waverley, bachelor’s in computer engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

• Claire Williams, bachelor’s in business administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison