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Elgin Breakfast Rotary: Changing lives, communities & the world

Elgin Breakfast

Join us in our quest to make service a lifestyle!

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 7:15 AM
To be Determined
To Be Determined, IL
United States of America
Effective August 20th, our club is starting HYBRID in person & Zoom meetings. In person meeting locations could change. Please confirm before joining us.
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YOUR WORLDWIDE ROTARY AT WORK! - When Rotary International pledged to eliminate Polio 30 years ago, there were 360,000 cases a year. With the help of so many, including clubs all over the world, and people like Bill and Melinda Gates, there were only 350 cases last year. We mark the first year there are no cases in Nigeria and only a few in Afghanistan. The final push in Pakistan may see this year as the end of Polio Worldwide. This is an amazing accomplishment and with your donations we can make the “FINAL PUSH” to END POLIO NOW. Plus, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $2 for every $1 you donate so go to and donate today!



The Elgin Breakfast Rotary is a small group of committed people who are dedicated to serving primarily Elgin but impacting the region and world through a combination of collaborative projects. Club members fundraise and donate an estimated $20,000 annually to a broad range of community projects. We have also built international relationships in three countries, including Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil through our ongoing commitment to Rotary's Youth Exchange Program. Our students have become true family members as they attend Elgin High School and lead active lives in the community. Below our 2013-14 student Rodolfo Quaggio of Brazil arrives at O'Hare International Airport before beginning his new life in Elgin. Chad Billings (second from r.) is a sophomore at Elgin High School and is the club's 2014-15 outbound student. Image


The Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club welcomed new member Monica Bucek in January of this year. Club President Heather Zoldak is pictured presenting Monica with her Rotary pin at her installation. Welcome, Monica!

The Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club welcomed new member Lucas VanDeWoestyne in July 2012. Lucas is pictured here with club president Heather Zoldak at his installation. Welcome, Lucas!

As part of our Community Service for the 2012-2013 year, several Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club members have been reading to students at Illinois Park Elementary School on Thursday mornings. By joining together with the United Way of Elgin, club members have been part of the Reading Buddies program. Members take turns reading for 30 minutes to small groups of pre-school or kindergarten children. The program helps instill a love of reading and learning in these young students. A total of six club members have participated in the program this year. Club members enjoy their time with the students and are commited to making a contribution to our local community through this effort. Pictured is member Alan Kirk and his son Aaron reading to a group of children.

Join the Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club at their annual Hogg Roast fundraising and raffle and new officer installation on Thursday, July 12 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Golf Club of Illinois.  Buy a raffle ticket and win a chance at one of 10 cash prizes ranging from $100 - $2,000!  Proceeds from the event benefit the Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club Foundation.

For more information, please contact Heather Zoldak, Club President at


The Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club is now accepting applications for funding to local 5012(c)(3) organizations.  Applications due July 31 and January 31.  Please see link under Downloads for a copy of the application form.

The Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club received the Changemaker Award at the District 6440 Conference in Milwaukee on April 22nd. Immediate Past President, Mark Billings accepted the award from District Governor, Carlos Frum. The goal of the award is to encourage clubs to make positive and significant changes in their communities and in the world.To qualify for the award, the club completed activities in each of the five areas of service; Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service and New Generations Service. Congratulations to all club members for their efforts!


Since changing their format July 1st, the Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club has joined forces with the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin’s Interact Club to hand out food to families in need through the Northern Illinois Foodbank Mobile Food Pantry. Interact Club is the teenage program through Rotary International which inspires teens to also adopt the Service Above Self approach. The Interact Club is made up of Boys & Girls Club members and completes projects locally, internationally and within the Club. Some upcoming service events include delivering meals to home bound clients through Golden Diners, another highly popular Mobile Food Pantry, and additional projects with organizations throughout the community.


Elgin Breakfast Rotary shines as they donate $2,000 to the End Polio Now Campaign at the ESO Concert on April 17.
"Service above Self" Members of the Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club will be participating in the Salvation Army Bell-Ringing campaign.
Enjoy a fabulous fall afternoon at the 2nd Annual Fall Skeet Shooting Event on Saturday, October 2, 2010. The first 50 attendees will receive a free hat courtesy of Cabela's in Hoffman Estates.
The Elgin Breakfast Rotary is kicking off the 2010-11 fiscal year with a special event on Thursday, July 1 with a special breakfast and the unveiling of a new historical marker (sponsored by the Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club) at Channing Memorial Park.