Rotary Club of Springfield, Illinois
Service Above Self

Club Executives & Directors

Past President/Director
VP & President Elect
Community Service Director
International Service Director
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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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.
    On July 28th, Krystal Connelly, from the Illinois Assistive Technology Program, made a presentation to our club members about this wonderful program that helps so many deserving people to live their lives more productively thru the use of various technological apparatus.
The Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) is the non-profit organization designated as the Statewide AT Program funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended.  IATP’s lead agency is the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services.

IATP’s mission is to increase access to and the acquisition of Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services for individuals of all ages with disabilities.  IATP provides AT information and services in the areas of education, employment, community living, and IT/telecommunications.  Our goal is to improve the quality of life of all Illinoisans with disabilities and enable them through greater access to assistive technology devices to fully participate in all aspects of life.  We believe disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes a person’s right to: 

  • enjoy full inclusion and integration in mainstream society;
  • benefit from an education;
  • pursue meaningful careers and;
  • enjoy self-determination and make choices.

IATP provides the following core programs: AT Demonstrations; AT Device Loans; AT State Financing, AT Reutilization.  IATP also provides Information and Assistance, Training and Technical Assistance on a variety of AT topics, as well as, collaborates with state agencies and disability organizations statewide to improve and expand policies and practices to include greater access to and funding for AT.


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.

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.

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