Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village

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Elk Grove Village

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Jimmy's Charhouse
1180 W. Devon Avenue
Northeast Corner of Rohlwing & Devon
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
United States
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Get your tickets!! NOW ON LINE!!! You can now purchase your raffle tickets for the Elk Grove Village 60th Anniversary Camero Raffle on line by visiting - click on tickets!!
All raffle proceeds go to community not-for-profit organizations.

The Elk Grove Rotary Club sponsored a lunch event to support the Boys Scouts of America honoring Elk Grove Police Chief, Stephen Schmidt for his many years of service with the boy scouts.  Pictured is Keith Swartz, Boy Scouts of America, Chief Schmidt and Club Secretary Bill Marston. 

Our club welcomed another new member today, Keith Schwarz with the Boy Scouts of America.  We are very excited to have him join our club. 

Today we welcomed new club member, Mike Gates, Pastor at Living Hope Church.  Pictured here is Club Secretary Bill Marston and sponsoring member, Steve Picket.  Welcome, Mike!

Pictured above is Donna Bartoli, Club President with Tim Ryan with Man In Recovery. Tim educates on the effects of drug addition and how to help families and addicts recover. To learn more, visit 

Kerry Butz  from the American Cancer Society visited and spoke at the Elk Grove Rotary Club regarding the upcoming community Relay For Life Event and also expressed her gratitude to Elk Grove rotary for their $1500 donation to the American Cancer Society.  Pictured above Kitty Weiner, Domestic Services Chair and Kerry Butz.

Rotary President Donna Bartoli, Community Projects Chair, Kitty Weiner and Rotarian Felicia Nelson, among others and their families all came out to pack package of goodies going overseas to our troops. 

Castle Chevrolet, formerly Hoskins Chevrolet, has donated a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to be raffled off in honor of the 60th Anniversary of Elk Grove Village. The winner will be selected at the 60th Anniversary Picnic scheduled for Sunday July 17, 2016.  The Elk Grove Rotary Club will be selling tickets every Tuesday in July at the Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series as well as the Saturday Morning Farmer's Market.  Tickets can also be purchased on line at  Ticket prices are $5 or 5 tickets for $20.  Tickets purchased at the Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series will be eligible for a $100 cash prize drawing on the night of the purchase. All proceeds of the raffle will go to civic organizations in the Village.  For complete details visit  This raffle will support A Caring Place Community Respite Care Program, Community Character Coalition of Elk Grove, Elk Grove Jaycees, Elk Grove Youth Committee, Lions Club of Elk Grove Village, Lions Club of Elk Grove Village, Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village.  Please direct your inquiries to Rod Picket , Raffle Master at  

Our club welcomed, 22 year member, Bill Marston today for the Know Your Rotarian Club Segment.  Even though Bill has been a member for a long time, there is always something new to learn about people.  Bill loves hockey, mostly, the beloved Blackhawks.  Bill loves his family and lists photography and scuba diving as one of many of life's interests.  Bill has made tremendous contributions to our club.  He has served as club president, he is a Service Above Self Award winner for several years.  He has also been awarded Rotarian of the Year Award twice and has served on the Rotary Board in several positions but for many years as Club Secretary and most importantly, has served in the past and is our club current Rotary Fest Chair.  

Colleen Cline visited the club on July 23 from NEDSRA(North East Dupage Special Recreation Association).  Colleen was visiting to deliver a thank you card which was signed by the children that attended the Kids Day at this years Rotary Fest.  The staff, parents and especially the children really appreciate the opportunity to spend the afternoon at the fest grounds. They are treated to lunch and Ice cream donated from Tasty Catering and Dairy Cream Elk Grove.  Afterwards they spend time on the Rides having the time of their lives.  The carnival is just open for the camps at that time.  The club also made a financial donation to the group to help fund a new sensory room with different lights to help with different types of therapy.

Dec 03, 2015
Dec 17, 2015
Donna Bartoli
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Jan 21, 2016
Leigh Ferstein
Know Your Rotarian
Feb 18, 2016
Dawn Cunningham
Know Your Rotarian
Mar 17, 2016
Rod Pickett
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Apr 21, 2016
Felicia Nelson
Know Your Rotarian
May 19, 2016
William Beaupre
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