Rotary Club of Park Ridge
 
        "Service above Self" motivates Park Ridge Rotarians to gather weekly.
These business and community leaders respond to global and local issues
with creative insight and sustainable solutions.
 
Celebrating 54 years of Service and Caring to our Community
 

District 6440, Club Number 3139

Rotary Club of Park Ridge

PO Box 130

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 

 
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Secretary
Treasurer
Web Site Coordinator
Public Image Chair
Membership
Membership Co-Chair
Vocational Service
Make a Difference Scholarships
Literacy Chair
Community Service
International Service
New Generations
Youth/Interact Liaison
Club Service Chair
Communications Chairperson
Program/Greeter Chair
Club ByLaws/Policies
Director
Director
Director
Grant Ceritied Chair
Rotary Foundation
Club Foundation Chair
Foundation Secretary
Foundation Treasurer
End Polio Coordinator
 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Park Ridge

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Summit Square of Park Ridge
10 North Summit Avenue
847-825-1161
Park Ridge, IL  60068
United States
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Speakers
PDG Tony Talbert
Dec 07, 2016
The Power of the Rotary Foundation
Michael Boyle
Dec 14, 2016
The Maine East Demonaires
Frank Kronthal
Dec 21, 2016
Light of Tolerance Anti Bullying Educatioin
DARK
Dec 28, 2016
TBD
Jan 04, 2017
Rtn. Carol Wells, District Polio Chair
Jan 11, 2017
Polio Eradication
Kris Salyards
Jan 18, 2017
Recent Developments at The Harbour
Shelley Welch
Jan 25, 2017
WINGS
Paula and Denny Loftstrom
Mar 15, 2017
Children's Hospital of Zinga WHIS-RAD
 
Home Page Stories
 
The Park Ridge Rotary Club raised over $6,000 to help support Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care and other local organizations.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
The Park Ridge Rotary Club ran the registration for the 2016 Park Ridge Charity 5k Classic Run. More than 325 runners participated in the event. The event generated over $6,500 to be given to various local charities.
 
 

 
 
 
Roger Crawford was installed as the Park Ridge Rotary Club President for Fiscal Year 2017
 

 
 
 
Howard is honored for achieving PHF + 2 donation level to The Rotary Foundation.
 

 
 
 
Patrick Doherty, Karolina Jekielek, Aneri Patel and Syed Jaffri Make a Difference scholarship winners are shown.
 
 
 
 
 
 
A BBQ party was held for the young women of The Harbour on Wednesday June 1, 2016. 12 Rotarians served the young women and their staff a hearty meal followed by basketball.
 
The Harbour is a local nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and supportive services for homeless girls ages 12-21.
 
 
 
 
Maizie Pleuss (parent’s, Jesse and Patti), gave an outstanding Irish Dance performance at our regular meeting on March 16, 2016. Maizie attends the Trinity Irish Dance Academy and hopes to one day in the not too distant future to compete in the Irish Dance World Championship. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On February 10, 2016 Richard LaVecchia and Brent Williams were inducted into the Park Ridge Rotary Club.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
The Park Ridge Rotary Club and the Maine East Interact Club served over 100 nutritionally challenged clients at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on Sunday October 25th
 

 
 
The Park Ridge Rotary Club sponsored the Park Ridge Charity 5K Run. Over 900 runners participated in the run which happened on a beautiful September morning. The proceeds of the event is used to pay for college scholarships and Sunday Suppers.
 
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge sponsored the “Avenues to Independence” Annual Surf's Up BBQ Party. Over 100 clients enjoyed the BBQ  at the Avenues to Independence Work Center. The club helped with the cooking, distributing the meals and running some games. Everyone enjoyed the Samba dancing and having their picture taken in Ed’s jeep.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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On Wednesday, December 10 Ed McCabe was honored for the lifelong work that he has done for the Park Ridge Rotary Club and other Park Ridge organizations.

 

 
 

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The Park Ridge Rotary Club recognized Shannon and Karen Coyne for their participation in the Rotary/Avenues game nights, the Sunday Suppers and the recent art show by awarding them with Paul Harris Fellowships.

 

 
 

The Park Ridge Rotary Club and Maine East Interact Club supplied the meal and served the nutritionally challenged at the Park Ridge Community Church on Sunday December 7, 2014.

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The Park Ridge Rotary Club presented 2016 Make a Difference Scholarships to Gaurav Agnihotri, Ryan Dysart, Juliane Joseph, Massimo Montalbano, Emily Rafalik, Christina Serrano, and Patrick Zajac. ImageImage

 
 
 
 

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Dr. Philip  Palmer is recognized for his support of the Rotary WHIS-RAD program.Image

 
 
 
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A Club Assembly will take place on Wednesday, March 27th.  While there will be some reports and announcements, there will be an opportunity for an extended question and answer period.  Do you have a question about how our club is run?  Do you want to share ideas about fellowship, fund-raising, service?  Do you want more information about the Rotary Foundation?  Well, if so, then Wednesday's meeting is for you.  Besides, it will be a wonderful time to talk to fellow Rotarians.

 

 
 
The restored "Indians Cede the Land" mural hangs on the wall of the Park Ridge Public Library in Park Ridge. The piece, which was painted by Chicago artist George Melville Smith in 1940, was displayed at the Park Ridge Post Office until 1970.
 
 
 
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It is time to celebrate the formation of the Maine East Interact Club.  

The Rotary Club of Park Ridge will formally charter the new Interact Club of Maine East High School, which will then become the second largest club at the school.  District 6440 leaders, including DG Mike Yesner, will join Park Ridge Rotarians in welcoming the Maine East students into the world of Rotary.  

Join us for an hour or so of ceremony, celebration, and refreshments. Please RSVP today by sending an e-mail to drjfd@comcast.net.

Time and Place:  Saturday, February 23rd at 4:00pm in the Faculty Cafeteria at Maine East High School

 

 
 

Home Page News

The new Maine East Rotary Interact Executive Officers planned, promoted, and hosted the most successful Interact event in our short history. Over 300 interested students attended the 2014-2015 Rotary Interact Kick-off meeting in our school cafeteria. Big thanks to John VandenBrink for being at the meeting. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNlrfRwGEW0&feature=youtu.be

 

 
 
Excerpt from the Chicago Tribune Newspaper
 
 
Rotary Provides X-ray System for Street Children of Guatemala City.

Two-thirds of the world’s population does not have access to basic X-ray services? That is a huge problem since sixty percent of all medical diagnoses require X-ray analysis.

 
 
 
 
 
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The Rotary Club of Park Ridge is once again sponsoring "Funding Futures with Fantastic Fruit" Delicious Oranges and Grapefruit will soon arrive from Florida.  Orders can be placed directly with the supplier, or you can place an order with a Park Ridge Rotarian.   

Thank you for placing your order at:

        

The order you place for the delicious and healthy fruit you will enjoy helps us support local high school students with our Make a Difference college scholarships.

 
Upcoming Events
 
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