Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village

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Sergeant at Arms
Community Service Chairperson
2014 Rotaryfest Chairperson
2014 Rotaryfest Entertainment Chairman
2014 Rotaryfest Food Vendor Chairman
Rotaract Chairperson
International Service
Vocational Chairperson
Rotary Foundation
End Polio Now Chair

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Welcome to our Club!

Elk Grove Village

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Black Steer Charhouse
1180 W. Devon Avenue
Northeast Corner of Rohlwing & Devon
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
United States
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Home Page Stories


The Elk Grove Rotary Club not only supports the Mead Food Pantry financially, by fundraising and donations, but also with volunteer community service hours.  The Club, Mead Staff and Students pictured about are making sure the shelves are stocked for families in need. 


Our Club welcomed District 6440 Governor Ellen Young today.  It was a pleasure to hear what exciting things are going on within our District and how our Club can contribute to making great things happen. 

A special thank you to everyone who supported this year Rotary Golf Outing at Fox Run Golf Links. All proceeds will go to benefit scholarships for high school seniors from local high schools attending college or trade school in the fall.  We hope for a little better weather and to see you again at next year's event.   


The Elk Grove Rotary Club, along with local businesses and schools, collected over 900 pairs of shoes that will be shipped to families in Rwanda, Africa this week.  This effort is made possible through Stuff For The Poor.  We could not have done this with our the help and support of club members and community partners.  A special thanks to Elk Grove Bank and Trust, Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove Park District, Mead Interact Club, New Apostolic Church, Parkway Bank, Prudential American Heritage Real Estate.


A special THANK YOU to Elk Grove High School students and staff for assistance the Stuff For The Poor Collection.  Over 300 pairs of shoes were collected to be shipped to needy families in Africa.  


A special THANK YOU to Mead Jr. High staff and students for assistance with Elk Grove Rotary's shoe collection drive for Stuff For The Poor. Mead collected over 300 pairs of shoes that the Rotary Club will sort, package and ship to needy families in Africa.  


Our club welcomed Kathy Richards today, Regional Director, Middle East, for the She Is Safe Organization.  She Is Safe is an organization committed to preventing and restoring girls from abuse and exploitation in high risk places around the world. Visit to learn more and support continuing efforts.  


Our Club welcomed MaryEllen Larson on Sept 18 as she entertained us with her Know Your Rotarian segment of the meeting. MaryEllen has been an Elk Grove resident for all of her life and has 2 children.  She is currently employed with Alexian Brothers Hospital heading up the hospital's Public Relations efforts. MaryEllen has been a Rotarian for a year with our club and is currently serving on the Club's Public Relations Committee and support various other Club projects.   


A good time was to be had at the Itasca Chamber Dueling Pianos Event attended by some members of our club. 


EGTV has produced an excellent documentary of the Elk Grove Rotary Club. You can view it here.

Thanks to Debbi Dennison and EGTV!



Oct 30, 2014
Arun Goval
Know Your Rotarian
Nov 20, 2014
Frank Ramljak
Know Your Rotarian
Jan 29, 2015
Bob Murph/Paul Kelly
Know Your Rotarian
Feb 19, 2015
Dr. Jesse Peterman
Know Your Rotarian
Mar 19, 2015
Shirlanne Lemm
Know Your Rotarian


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