Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village

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Immediate Past President
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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Join us for the 2014 Elk Grove Rotary Scholarship Golf Outing

Elk Grove Rotary Club Scholarships provide thousands of dollars in financial support to worthy local resident students attending a college, university or vocational school upon high school completion.  100% of proceeds from this outing go directly to fund these scholarships!  Join us for an incredible day of golf, games, raffles & more!  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  For complete details, visit the downloads section on the right side of this site to download your reservation form and complete event details.

Event Information

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014

Fox Run Golf Links

12:00 Noon Registration/Lunch

1:00 PM Shotgun Start

5:30 PM Cash Bar

6:00 PM Dinner




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




Congratulations to Donna Bartoli, Kitty Wiener, and Rosanna DeFrenza for continuting to grow their Paul Harris status. 





The Elk Grove Rotary Club welcomed it's newest Paul Harris Members this week!!  Pictured is Paula Sheffield, Ed Ruszkowski and Felicia Nelson.




Elk Grove Rotary Club welcomed David Maska, Site Director, for the PADS site located at Christus Victor Church.  David has been a PADS volunteer for over 7 years.  PADS has provided shelter and food for over 900 adults and 14 children over the last year alone. PADS has been in service since 1982 and has 15 local sites.  For information on becoming a PADS volunteer, call Christus Victor Church. The Elk Grove Rotary Club is proud to support this organization. 




Mead Junior High School began their official first day of school on Wednesday August 27th.  Elk Grove Rotary presented staff with a cake to get the year started on a sweet track.  The Club welcomed the teachers and administrative staff back and thanked them for all they do for our community kids!  Mostly, for the school's involvement or Interact and Mead Food Pantry.  

Pictured is Leigh Ferstein and Lily Smith, Mead Vice Principal.





As Lawrence Temfwe spoke to the Elk Grove Rotary Club about our club’s partnership in providing clean water to people in Mapolo Zambia, he wanted to “dance in gratitude.” 

Because of our partnership people will not be forced to depend on wells that are not deep enough to provide clean water. Over 800 children have access to this bore hole pictured here, and can drink clean water, be healthy and spend time in school. Martha Temfwe also shared how through Jubilee Center for only $35 a month children can be sponsored to enable them to get an education. Through our club, Lawrence has been able to form a partnership with the local Rotary club in Zambia, this could just be the beginning!  Thanks to the International Committee and all the supporting Rotarians that make great things like this happen.



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

Thanks to Debbi Dennison and EGTV!



Sep 18, 2014
Mary Ellen Larson
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Sep 25, 2014
Kathy Richards
She Is Safe
Oct 16, 2014
Ellen Young
District Governor
Oct 30, 2014
Arun Goval
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Nov 20, 2014
Frank Ramljak
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Jan 29, 2015
Bob Murph/Paul Kelly
Know Your Rotarian
Feb 19, 2015
Dr. Jesse Peterman
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