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Vice President/President Elect
Assistant Secretary
Past President/Director
Sergeant at Arms
Community & Vocational Service-Director
Community & Vocational Service-Assistant
Club Service-Director
Club Service-Assistant
International Service-Director
International Service-Assistant
New Generations Service-Assistant
Director at Large
Rotary Club Foundation-Chair
Director at Large
Rotary International Foundation-Chair
Citrus Campaign-Chair
Fishing Tournament-Chair
Fishing Tournament-Assistant
Fishing Tournament-Assistant
Fishing Tournament-Assistant
Fishing Tournament-Assistant
Rotary Club Foundation -Treasurer
Fishing Tournament-Assistant
Home Page Stories
Announcing the 2016 Springfield Rotary Club Citrus Sale
The Rotary Citrus Drive is our club's major fundraiser supporting the important charitable contributions of the Springfield Rotary Foundation. We have donated well over $2,000,000 to charities since we began selling fresh citrus from Florida.  Our fruit grower assures us the highest quality, freshest fruit at the best prices available.  Fresh oranges and grapefruit make perfect holiday gifts.
Our fruit is processed the day it is picked and shipped by refrigerated truck for arrival in early December, from the tree to our customers in less than a week.  Premium quality navel oranges and red grapefruit are rarely available in central Illinois grocery stores.  Rotary citrus is weeks fresher, larger, heavier, and sweeter. We would appreciate your orders. You can order directly from our website or contact any member of our club to place an order. 
Our partnership with the Central Illinois Food Bank continues for a third year! For many years Rotary has donated all excess fruit to the Food Bank.  We are again expanding the Rotary program that will allow for citrus orders to be donated directly to the Central Illinois Food Bank. Your donation will provide an increased amount of fruit for distribution to those in need. Last year over 6,0000 pounds of fresh fruit were donated to the Food Bank. In addition, last year our Rotary Foundation granted $18,700 from our citrus sale proceeds to local charities that serve our community.
Please visit our citrus website and place your order at


Support Our Catfish Tournament for Literacy!

The Rotary Club of Springfield will hold the 6th Annual John Montgomery Memorial Catfish Tournament Sunday, September 25 at the Lindsay Bridge Boat Launch on Lake Springfield.  In the past 5 years, this event has raised over $50,000 to help fund our Club’s grants for literacy projects in the Springfield area.  The need in our community for literacy programs is greater than ever!  We are looking for businesses and individuals to sponsor this event.  Last year we raised over $11,000 and we hope to surpass that number this year.  Please contact Joe Ludtke ( to help sponsor this event. Thanks in advance for your continued support of this project and literacy. If you would like to volunteer for the event, contact Doug Williams (


Welcome New Rotary Leaders

On July 11, the Rotary Club of Springfield welcomed Karen Schainker as the 2016-2017 Club President. She introduced the new Board of Directors and Committee Chairs (see list to left on our Website Home Page).  On August 8, Tony Williams the new District Governor for District 6460, met with our Board of Directors and addressed the Club.  President Karen and the Leadership Team reviewed our Club’s accomplishments over the last year and our goals for the coming year with District Governor Tony and the Club.  The goals established through our productive visioning process will continue to drive our actions. Karen challenged all members to “Get involved” with our rich suite of service projects and other activities.
On February 22, the club celebrated the accomplishments of the Rotary International Foundation.  Eight Past District Governors and the current leadership team from District 6460 joined our Master of Ceremonies Rod Buffington and past Rotary International Director Bob Stuart in this annual event.  Special guest, Rotary International Director Elect Greg Yank, spoke to the club and reminded everyone of the impact that the Foundation, our foundation, has on our local communities and the world.
It was announced that the Rotary Club of Springfield has once again achieved the distinction of having 100% of its' members recognized as Paul Harris Fellows and donors to the Rotary International Foundation.  A number of members were recognized for their efforts on behalf of the foundation.

Congratulations Rod Buffington

Rod Buffington, long time member of the Rotary Club of Springfield, has been presented with the prestigious Rotary International Service Above Self award.  Only 150 of Rotary's 1.3 million members can receive this award in a given year.  Rod was recognized for his consistent efforts on behalf of Rotary projects that have helped many people in Central Illinois and elsewhere.   Pictured here presenting the award are Greg Yank, Rotary International Director Elect, Rod Buffington, Rosemary Buffington, District Governor Steve Hopper and Past Rotary International Director Bob Stuart.


Meeting Information

Downtown Rotary
Mondays 5:30pm - 7pm
Business Meeting
at 6:00pm
Maldaner's Restaurant
222 South 6th Street 
at Capitol Avenue
2nd floor
Oct 04, 2016
NO REGULAR CLUB MEETING in the evening on Oct 3
NOON All Rotary Club Meeting at Inn @ 835
Oct 10, 2016
Dinner at Panther Creek
Oct 17, 2016
Shane Squires
Habitat for Humanity's RESTORE
Oct 24, 2016
Kevin Corbin
former St. Louis Cardinals Ball Boy
Oct 31, 2016
BOO!!! Garret Moffatt, author of Haunted Spfld
Look forward to a fun Halloween night meeting!
Dec 05, 2016
Kathleen Campbell, Ph.D.
From Bench to Bedside: a new drug to prevent noise-induced hearing loss
Dec 12, 2016
Kent Massie, Landscape Architect
Landscaping Around the Illinois Executive Mansion
Dec 19, 2016