Donna Bartoli - Know Your Rotarian
Jimmy's CharhouseJan 26, 2017
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Feb 02, 2017
Elk Grove Public LibraryFeb 07, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Feb 09, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
Elk Grove Public LibraryMar 07, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Mar 09, 2017
Bill Beaupre - Know Your Rotarian
Mar 16, 2017
Carol Wells - Polio Eradication
Mar 23, 2017
Elk Grove Public LibraryApr 04, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Posted by Rosanna DeFrenza on Jan 12, 2017
The Interact Club from Mead Junior High completed its first of two visits to the Elk Grove Rotary Club. The Interact Club provided a presentation on their community service efforts since school has been in session. Interact plays a integral role in the school and the community. The Club manages the food pantry, raises funds for financially challenged families to provide Christmas presents over the holidays and they are in charge of marketing upcoming dances and other school initiatives. This club provides these services on a volunteer basis to help keep their school and community healthy. Thanks for all you do, Interact!! This group of young leaders are also learning the values of the Rotary Foundation and The Elk Grove Rotary Club supports Interact by offering a representative that acts as a liaison as well as financial assistance for miscellaneous projects.
Posted by Rosanna DeFrenza on Jan 05, 2017
Ben Pohl was our guest speaker today. He told his personal story as it relates to the dangers of distracted driving. He's doing good bringing awareness to this highly sensitive subject that takes many lives every year. Pictured above is Ben and Club President Elect, Steve Pickett.
Posted by Rosanna DeFrenza on Dec 10, 2016
The Elk Grove Rotary Club is proud to support the Elk Grove Park District Parks Foundation by riding to raise money. Club President Kitty Weiner came out to ride on her birthday!
Posted by Rosanna DeFrenza on Dec 08, 2016
The Elk Grove Rotary Club is proud to provide a holiday lunch for our community seniors. This is one of the best events our club hosts all year. Fun and Festivities was had by all.
Posted by Rosanna DeFrenza on Dec 01, 2016
Elk Grove Rotary Club is proud to support the building of a public restroom in India. Project will be finished shortly with our club's support.
Congratulations to Dawn Cunningham! She was the winner of the custom Blackhawks jersey from the Rotaryfest Raffle. She was very surprised and happy to get her prize. She's is pictured above with Rotaryfest Chair Bill Marston who presented her with the prize.
Illinois Tollway Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom gave Rotarians an update on the Elgin O'Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project including the new Illinois Route 390 Tollway. The Illinois Route 390 Project is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017. This project will improve travel efficiency, provide western access to O'Hare International Airport, enhance air, rail and trucking connections and reduce congestion.
Thank you to Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson for visiting our Rotary club. Mayor Johnson shared information on what makes Elk Grove Village a great place to live, work & play. Elk Gove Village has been voted the one of the Top Small Cities in Illinois, Best Hometown and Best City to Start a Small Business in Cook County.
Posted by Rosanna DeFrenza on Oct 13, 2016
Elk Grove Rotarians participated in packing meals to feed children in Africa through Save My Starving Children. Rotarians Dawn Cunningham, Cheri Dial, Grace Popovic and Mary Ellen Larsen, among others pictured above at the event. There were 8,424 meals packed that will feed 23 kids for a year. These meals were sent to Kenya.
Rotary members were asked to celebrate the Cubs’ 100th win by wearing Cubs apparel or brining their best Cubs themed items to our meeting. Some of our members went all out sporting their shirts, hats, earrings, scarfs, etc. and the club voted for the person they thought showed the most Cubs spirit. Congratulations to our winner Cheri Dial as the #1 Cubs fan. Not only did she dress the part, she brought her Cubs stadium chair and win flag. GO CUBS!!!
Elk Grove Village Rotary Club President Kitty Weiner thanks District Assistant Governor Roger Smith for visiting our meeting. Roger shared how the reason he first joined Rotary differed from why he stays a member and asked other to share the same. Many reasons were shared including giving back to the community, meeting new people, making a difference, personal growth, building business relationships and having fun. So many reasons to be a Rotarian… what’s yours?
Members of the Elk Grove Rotary Club worked together trying to escape from the “Bank Heist” and “Outbreak: Find the Cure” rooms at Mastermind Escape Games in Schaumburg. We had a great time uncovering hints and clues to figure out passcodes, open locks and find hidden items. Unfortunately, neither of the teams were able to escape in time. Luckily, they let us out after 60 minutes. Better luck next time Rotarians.
Elk Grove Rotary Club President Kitty Weiner thanks Philip Zaleski, Executive Director of the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance for speaking to our Rotary Club.
The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fire safety, burn prevention, and supporting burn survivors. One of the most popular services is Camp I Am Me, a special and unforgettable one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns. Through the generosity of donors, supporters, and volunteers, the IFSA offers this camping opportunity at no-cost to campers; including lodging, meals, activities, and transportation to and from camp.
Barb Tobias and Linda Hall were guest speakers at our regular Rotary Lunch. They were there to tell our club about Connect to Community. Connect to Community was founded in 2013 by four mothers who wanted to build a better future for their children with developmental disabilities.. The mission of the not-for-profit organization is finding and facilitating purposeful employment and enjoyment for adults with developmental disabilities. They also will provide person-centered services across all aspects of community life. Visit www.connecttocommunityinc.org for additional information or ways you can help the organization.
Rotarian Frank Ramljak places the Rotary Pin on the newest Elk Grove Rotarian Brian Pfister. Brian grew up in Elk Grove and is currently working as a Transportation analyst for Jet Speed.
Mark Dyer is a volunteer with ShelterBox and is part of the Response team. The response team is responsible for going directly to the devastated areas to help with logistics and disbursement of the ShelterBoxes. The ShelterBox is designed to have necessary living items which will last 6 months. Several of the tents have been known to last up to 2 years. The key to survival after a detestation is shelter and warmth form the elements. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter to families that have lost everything. Elk Grove Rotary has been a supporter of ShelterBox since 2008 and since then has contributed funds to supply twelve ShelterBoxes to families in need. Each ShelterBox cost $1000 which includes all of the supplies as well as the transportation of the box to the destroyed area.
Posted by Wiliam J. Beaupre on Aug 05, 2016
Elk Grove Rotary Club had a very successful Rotary Fest 2016. The festival is held annually during the Fathers Day week end. There was beautiful weather and record crowds during the 5 day festival. The guests were treated to wonderful food incredible music and loads of fun at the carnival. The festival is the clubs main fundraiser which funds the clubs local and international projects. The club supports many local charities and has worked on many projects to help eliminate the problems of poor health, clean water and literacy. The club would like to thank each and every person that supported this years festival. (picture by Emil Schiavo)
President Kitty Weiner pins the Rotary pin upon the newest Elk Grove Rotarian, Evan Nolan. Evan recently moved to the area with his family from Boston where he was a Rotarian for almost 2 years. Evan wanted to continue his service above self and after visiting other clubs in the area decided his new Rotary home would be Elk Grove Village Rotary Club. The club is lucky to have Evan who has already put in several volunteer hours at our annual Rotary Fest before even officially joining the club. Evan grew up in the Boston area but has recently moved back with his wife Valerie who grew up in this area and graduated from Conant High School. Evan and Valerie have two beautiful children Annie (four years), and Teddy(one and three quarters). Evan is a Financial Professional with New York Life. Evan was actually on an Episode of Jeopardy and was able to finish third.
Posted by William J. Beaupre on Jul 20, 2016
Mayor Craig B. Johnson and the Village Board surprised Elk Grove Rotary President Kitty Weiner and members of the club with a huge Banner naming the area Rotary Green. Oh and did I mention this was in front of 20,000 people just prior the the Villages Mid Summer Classic Concert Series which included Foreigner. This was an incredible honor to name the area Rotary Green . This is the same area that the Elk Grove Rotary Club has held the annual Rotary Fest for many years. The Rotary Club has always been very active with in the community contributing back thousands of dollars every year. (picture by Emil Schiavo)
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The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
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The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...