Welcome to Downtown Rotary

The Rotary Club of Springfield, Illinois

       Charter number 83 - August 8, 1913

 

Club Executives & Directors

President
Vice President/President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Assistant Secretary
Past President/Director
Sergeant at Arms
Director - Community Service
Director - Vocational Service
Director - International Service
Director - New Generations Service
Director - Club Service
Chair - Springfield Rotary Club Foundation
Chair - Rotary International Foundation
Chair - Fellowship
Director at Large
Director at Large
Chair - Publicity
Chair - Fellowship
Chair - Citrus Campaign
Chair - Membership
Chair - Fishing Tournament
 
Home Page Stories
 
Frontiers International Springfield Club recognized the Rotary Club of Springfield at its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast held at the Wyndham Springfield City Center.  President Donald Ross gave a beautiful plaque to Bonnie Styles which reads, "Presented to Downtown Rotary - In appreciation for many years of support to Frontiers International, Springfield Club and our youth programs. - - As a result of your efforts and contributions, Frontiers International, Springfield Club continues to be a success at enhancing and promoting young people to be positive contributors to society. - - Presented this 18th day of January 2016."
 
In her acceptance, Bonnie talked about our partnerships with Frontiers, the Central Illinois Foodbank, Ridgely School and outlined club contributions to our community and world. Bonnie also talked about our own MLK meeting which features Frontiers/Rotary member Bob Moore.  AND...our own irrepressible Larry Hemingway was the Emcee and event Co-Chair.  These were proud moments for our club. 
 
Please enjoy the You Tube video of the presentation. 
 
 

 

 
At our January 4th meeting, John Kelker, President of United Way of Central Illinois, delivered the program outlining changes in the way their strategic investment plan and priorities are implemented.  This was the first public announcement and preceded the January 10th
‚Äč S-J-R announcement.  Yes, R0tary scooped the S-J-R!
 
Beginning this year, our United Way will provide funding opportunities to any local nonprofit program. Funding decisions will be based on the following parameters. The program should address the priorities for basic need and health issue areas in our community. The program must show willingness to work with other local service providers.  The nonprofit must demonstrate the effectiveness of its program. Maintaining United Way standards for accountability, transparency and financial management is also required.
 
Decisions on United Way funding will be made by Vision Councils, comprised of volunteers with expertise, the Community Impact Committee and the United Way board of directors. The goal is to fund local services by addressing our community needs in the most effective and efficient way possible. 
 

 

Our Board of Directors has approved a new international service project to provide running water for 32 schools in Mexico City. The project includes hygiene and literacy education.  Our club’s contributions are being supported by matching grants from Rotary District 6460 and the Rotary Foundation.  Further grants should allow this project to begin in the summer of 2016. 

 
 
 
 
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Meeting Information

Downtown Rotary
 
Mondays 5pm - 7pm
Business Meeting
at 5:30pm
 
Maldaner's Restaurant
Upstairs
 
222 South 6th Street 
at Capitol Avenue
2nd floor
 
Speakers
Feb 15, 2016
Rachel Ray
Relay For Life
Feb 22, 2016
Feb 29, 2016
Julia Stoeckemann
Rotary Exchange Student from Berlin, Germany
Mar 07, 2016
Bryan Tippy
Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Opportunities
Mar 14, 2016
Mar 21, 2016
Robert Stuart, Jr.
Earthquake Relief Efforts
Mar 28, 2016
Sara Wojcicki Jimenez
State Representative, District 99
Apr 18, 2016
John Milhiser
Sangamon County State's Attorney
Jun 06, 2016
Robb Miller
Visiting Cuba Today