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Elgin Breakfast Rotary Serves Elgin ... and More!
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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

Elgin Breakfast Rotary Serves Elgin ... and More! Mark Billings 2013-12-01
Elgin Breakfast Rotary Welcomes New Members
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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!
Elgin Breakfast Rotary Welcomes New Members Elise Wall 2013-03-07
Elgin Breakfast Rotary Welcomes New Members
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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!
Elgin Breakfast Rotary Welcomes New Members Elise Wall 2013-03-07
Service Above Self: Club Members Read to Young Students
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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.
Service Above Self: Club Members Read to Young Students Elise Wall 2013-03-07
Elgin Breakfast Rotary Now Accepting Applications for Funding!
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.
Elgin Breakfast Rotary Now Accepting Applications for Funding! Heather Zoldak 2012-07-03
EBR Receives Changemaker Award!
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!
EBR Receives Changemaker Award! Elise Wall 2012-04-23
Service Above Self: Mobile Food Pantry
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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.

Service Above Self: Mobile Food Pantry Rose Reinert 2011-08-11
Elgin Breakfast Rotary Mixes it Up

 

Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club is mixing things up and introducing some innovation into their Club. Founded over 22 years ago, the Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club was born out of the Elgin Noon Rotary Club. Noticing that membership has been decreasing for Rotary as a whole, Rotary International has challenged local groups to add some new and fresh ideas into Clubs.

                

“We wanted to appeal to a larger demographic, as well as refocus on our motto “Service Above Self” and serve more within our community,” Rose Reinert, Club President. The Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club has introduced these new meeting format changes, along with a change in location to the Elgin Public House (219 East Chicago Street, Elgin, 60120)

 

1st Thursday: “Mix it Up” Fellowship- 5:15-6:15 p.m. Elgin Public House

2nd Thursday: Breakfast Meeting- 7:15 a.m. Elgin Public House

3rd Thursday: Breakfast Meeting-  7:15 a.m. Elgin Public House

4th Thursday: Breakfast Meeting- 7:15 a.m. Elgin Public House

5th Thursday (When applicable): Breakfast Meeting- 7:15 a.m. Elgin Public House

 

Elgin Breakfast Rotary Mixes it Up Rose Reinert 2011-08-11
Elgin Breakfast VIP Team Easter Seal Telethon
Easter Seal Telethon Saturday Feb 10, 2007 Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club VIP Team will be on from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Team # 7428 Please call and donate if you can.
Elgin Breakfast VIP Team Easter Seal Telethon T. Patrick Crawford 2007-02-07
Ray Kriske Memorial Hogg Roast and Raffle and New Club Officer Installation!
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 heather.zoldak@provena.org.

Ray Kriske Memorial Hogg Roast and Raffle and New Club Officer Installation! Heather Zoldak
EBR & End Polio Now Donation
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Elgin Breakfast Rotary shines as they donate $2,000 to the End Polio Now Campaign at the ESO Concert on April 17.
EBR & End Polio Now Donation Heather Zoldak
Salvation Army Bell-Ringing
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"Service above Self" Members of the Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club will be participating in the Salvation Army Bell-Ringing campaign.
Salvation Army Bell-Ringing Heather Zoldak
2nd Annual Fall Skeet Shooting Event
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.
2nd Annual Fall Skeet Shooting Event Heather Zoldak
Channing Memorial Park Dedication
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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.
Channing Memorial Park Dedication Heather Zoldak