Noon Rotary Club honored Barrington’s emergency responders with a luncheon and ceremony on the anniversary of 9/11.
To honor local police officers and fire fighters, the Barrington Noon Rotary Club held a special luncheon and ceremony at the Public Safety Building (400 N. Northwest Highway in Barrington) beginning at 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The 90-minute event paid tribute to the men and women of both departments, acknowledging their bravery and service in conjunction with the nation’s annual remembrance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001.
“Fire and police officials risk their personal safety every day as first responders when Barrington-area residents are in need,” said Alexis Portugal, president of the Noon Rotary Club
. “Our club adheres to the Rotary motto of ‘Service above Self,’ which also characterizes these brave men and women who selflessly protect our communities. It is appropriate for us to recognize our local heroes to coincide with this national commemoration.”
The Rotary Club of Barrington was formed and chartered in 1960. The club has been the sponsor of five other Rotary Clubs, including the Palatine, Cary-Grove, Lake Zurich, Barrington Breakfast, Wauconda and South Barrington Rotary Clubs. There are presently 36 members of the Noon Rotary Club of Barrington, representing a variety of professions, interests and charitable endeavors in the community.