Rotary Club of Springfield, Illinois
Service Above Self

Club Executives & Directors

Past President/Director
VP & President Elect
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
International Service Director
Public Relations
Youth Service
Vocational Service Director
Sergeant of Arms
Membership Chairperson
Assistant Secretary
Fellowship Committee Chairperson
Citrus Sales Chairperson
Rotary International Foundation
Springfield Rotary Foundation Board
Fishing Committee Chairperson



Club Information

The Rotary Club of Springfield, Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone 217 566-4326


Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 05:30 PM
Maldaner's Restaurant - Upstairs
222 S. 6th St.
2nd Floor
Springfield, IL  62701
United States
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Home Page Stories

The Rotary Club of Springfield will receive the Illinois State Historical Society's Centennial Award honoring Illinois enterprises that have achieved or surpassed the century mark in continuous operation.  Award winners receive a commemorative plaque and exclusive use of the Society's Centennial Awards logo. President-Elect Bonnie Styles will receive the award for the club at the Society's luncheon in Edwardsville.
A Club Assembly was held on July 21st giving members the opportunity to receive a status report on the Club’s Visioning Process and other major projects.  Michael Plog reported on Foundation activities detailing the use of $31,000 in grants and four $1000 higher education scholarships.  John Loftus reported on the upcoming September 27 Fishing Tournament and reported that we had raised $10,000 for literacy projects last year.  David Fowler discussed the upcoming citrus fundraiser public relations events.  Randy Erford reported that club members had completed over 250 hours of community service and recognized those members who had volunteered at Ridgely Elementary School for accomplishing half of those hours.  Rod Buffington reported that the Club had given over $540,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. Finally President Harry reviewed the work to date of the nine strategic task forces in the visioning process.
On July 14th,Larry Hemmingway and Kurtis Young from the Springfield Urban League talked about the Male Involvement Program that is part of the programs that the Urban League provides.
The overall goal of the Male Involvement Program is to help low-income fathers in Sangamon, Macon, and Morgan Counties establish or re-engage child support and reunify with their families in or outside the household. Although our focus is men who are fathers or preparing to be fathers, we look forward to serving all men who are attempting to establish themselves in the community.
The Male Involvement Program is part of the overall Male Improvement Program at the Urban League and has proven to be a very successful program.The No. 1 benefit of this program is that  you learn the emotional and financial responsibility of parenting along with the joys and personal satisfaction that can come from being a parent. You will be empowered and able to maintain a healthy relationship with your entire family. The program will also show you how to improve your economic situation by supporting your children and boost your relationship skills safely without domestic violence. Keep in mind that program participation and completion are incentives for the courts.

Rotary District 6460 Governor for 2014-15, David W. Knieriem visited the Rotary Club of Springfield on July 7.  Governor Knieriem gave an inspiring speech encouraging our club to “Light-Up Springfield” with our service, our responsibility and our respect for others.  David is making the rounds of clubs in the district urging them to share their service, strengthen their clubs, strengthen their families and light-up their communities.
On June 30th, new officers and director's for Rotary Year 2014-15 were sworn in. Both outgoing President David Staake and new President Harry Mitchell made comments about rotary years 2014 and 2015. Prewsident Staake thanked members of his  leadership team and said how they had made his year very enjoyable. New President Harry thanked his leadership team for their willingness to serve this year and said that he has high hopes for progress  in making the club even better than it is now. He says that he needs each and everyone of us to participate in the planning and implentation of that plan. Harry looks forward to working with all members in creating a club that we all can be proud of.


The latest District Newsletter is attached and the link to the district web site is also enclosed to view previous District Newsletters. You can get information about Rotary Days at the Ball Park at the District Site.


President Joe wants all members to know that there is a new member proposal form on the Club web site and you can get there by going to edit download files in the administrative page of the web site. If anyone wants a Word document of the form (maybe easier to fill out using the computer) or a hard copy of the form, have them give Joe a call.

Here is a copy of the correspondence I received regarding how to access the e-club makeup feature at


Springfield Midtown- Inn at 835 (835 S 2nd St) at 11:45am, Tuesday

Springfield Sunrise- Hoogland Center for the Arts (420 South 6th St) at 7:00am, Wednesday

Springfield South- Secret Recipes (3086 Normandy Rd) at Noon, Thursday

Springfield West- Brickhouse Pub and Grill (3136 W Iles) at Noon, Wednesday




President David wants to remind all club members that make up slips need to be in writing for you to get proper credit for your make ups. Please make sure that you get a slip from the club that you are making up and give that slip to Jan Nelle when you come back to our club. Thank You.



Aug 04, 2014
Jonathon E. Monken, Director - IEMA
Director - Illinois Emergency Management Agency
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Anne Godman, Springfield Health Check
What Engagement Means to Companies and their Employees
Aug 25, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
Labor Day
No Meeting
Sep 08, 2014
Betsy Dollar, Executive Director Springfield Art
Executive Director Springfield Art Association
Sep 15, 2014
Chris Hembrough, Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Update on the Springfield Chamber of Commerce as New Director
Sep 22, 2014

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