Club Meeting Information

Arlington Heights
We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Palm Court
1912 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
United States of America
We're holding hybrid meetings on the first, second, and third Thursdays of each month.
Service Above Self- Locally and Internationally
 
February 24, 2024   Armed with informative flyers listing essential items in high demand at the Wheeling Township food pantry,  twelve Arlington Heights Rotarians  and spousses urged shoppers at the Vail Street Jewel to consider purchasing one or two items from the list. The response was truly  heartwarming.  In just four hours, the generosity of shoppers led to the complete filling of a large SUV with crucial donations.   To see more pictures, click on the photo above.
February 2, 2024  Our newest club member, Brian Ahern, recently took part in a service mission trip to Bangladesh with Rotaplast International.  Rotaplast International helps children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities. Working with local professionals, Rotarians, and other organizations, they  send multidisciplinary medical teams to provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of these children.  Brian was part of a 20 member team who came together from the US, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Egypt.  They worked at the Sylhet Women's Medical College Hospital and provided life changing surgeries for over 80 children.  Pictured above, Brian is exchanging our club flag with the president of the Rotary Club of Jalalabad, and then presenting their flag to Dave Weiner.  Pictured below is a photo of the celebration ceremony held at the end of the week.
Feb. 1, 2024   Today's vision screening for low income children was a joint effort supported by Jim Ray of our club,  the Arlington Heights Lions Club and Walmart.  Working together we were able to provide screening and glasses, not to mention big smiles.
January 25, 2024   RCAH member, Dr. Maggie Albert conducted vision exams for low-income children at Sanborn School in Palatine with the assistance of fellow Rotary members.  Through a collaborative partnership with Walmart, the children were also able to select glasses and are very happy to be able to see clearly!
December 31, 2023  
We stayed focused on our vision of Service Above Self- Locally and Internationally this year.  While it is important to always look forward and forge new plans, it is also good to pause and look back at what we have accomplished over the last year.  If it felt busy to many, that's because it was.  Here are some of the things that we spent our time and funds on.  We:
  • Supported  St. Anne's proposed home for refuge girls through garden clean-up and planting, and donation of needed items. (ongoing)
  • Supplied the Wheeling Township Food Pantry with over 1400 dozen eggs and 1000 blocks of cheese throughout the year, shopping and making deliveries 3 times each month.
  • Helped with construction on the Nyakijumba Primary School in Kabale Uganda (January) and helped fund its continuing construction (May)
  • Conducted vision screenings in area schools and provided dozens of low income students with prescription glasses.
  • Partnered with Arlington Cares at the Share the Love Food Drive (February)
  • Provided Easter baskets for WINGS (March)
  • Provided new shoes for local elementary students (April)
  • Packed food at Feed My Starving Children (May)
  • Issued Global Awareness grants to area high schools that supported international exchanges, model UN, and cultural awareness programs
  • Handed out water at the Memorial Day parade ceremony (May)
  • Partnered with Rolling Meadows Interactors to pack Thanksgiving baskets (November)
  • Supported the Wheeling Township Food Pantry with two special "summer shops." (July)
  • Volunteered in the food pantry at the Community Resource Center
  • Handed out candy at Trunk or Treat (October)
  • Prepared and served dinner at the IMD Guest House (once a quarter)
  • Collected jams and jellies for the Wheeling Township Food Pantry (October)
  • Collected baking supplies for the Wheeling Township Food Pantry (November)
  • Collected coats for the Community Resource Center  (December)
  • Helped to fund Eagle Scout projects 
  • Bought holiday gifts for needy families (December)
  • Funded Shelterbox
  • Funded global grants in Uganda (Maternal and Child Health), Cambodia (WASH), Nepal (Education/Technology)
  • Awarded Community Grants to Connection to Care, District 214 Educational Foundation, Greener Good, Hopeful Beginnings, Kindred Life, Northwest Compass, NSSEO Foundation, Special Leisure Services Foundation
  • Supported the Ak'Tenamit school in Guatemala

 

Want to see more of our service projects? 

Our mailing address:

P.O. Box 402
Arlington Heights, IL 60006 

RI President Gordon McInally Explains  the 23-24 Rotary Theme:  Create Hope in the World

 
 
Speakers
Heather Larson
Mar 07, 2024
Meet Chicago Northwest
Mary Bak-District Governor 6440
Mar 14, 2024
District Updates
Mayor Tom Hayes
Mar 21, 2024
State of the Village
Beth Nabors and Brian Ahern
Apr 04, 2024
Getting to Know You
Brian Ahern
Apr 11, 2024
Rotoplast Medical Mission
Eddie Kristan
Apr 18, 2024
Beginning Genealogy: Research Support from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library"
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Thank You to all of our Santa Run Sponsors & Volunteers!

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Elf Sponsors
●Jennifer Burnidge- State Farm Insurance
●Get Burbed- @ Properties/Christie’s
●Glueckhert Funeral Home
●Fitness 19
●Abbington Distinctive Banquets
●Thomson Insurance Agency- Allstate
●Peggy Kinnane’s
●Abbington Distinctive Banquets
●Old National Bank
Northwest Speech & Hearing
●College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling & Junk Removal
●Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers
●DelBoccio|Marchetti Group @Properties/Christie’s
●Tuscan Market & Wine Shop
●Arlington Ale House
●CoCo & Blu
●Passero
●Cortland’s Garage
●@Properties- David Jaffe- David Jaffe Real Estate
Candy Cane Sponsors
Stephen G. Daday
Shakou
Premier Martial Arts
In-Kind Sponsors
Metropolis
Kolbi Pipe Markers
Kilwin's
Arlington Park District
Jen Rose Media
Trader Joe's
Jewel/Osco
Bartlett Bounce-n-Play
 

Short Term Youth Exchange

Are you, (or do you know) a student that is interested in travelling abroad to experience another culture but reluctant to give up a year of high school?  If so, Rotary's Short Term Exchange program may be perfect for you.  To learn more about Short Term Exchange, click here.
Club News
Dec. 14, 2023-  We officially inducted Brian Ahern as our newest member today.  Although new to our club, Brian came to us by way of Rotary clubs in Buffalo and Boston, and has already been an active volunteer with many of our service projects.  He will be a great addition to our club.
December 14, 2023   At our final meeting of the year, our guest speaker was John Scaletta who was honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship +1 pin for his contributions on the Village board and throughout the community.  John also served as this year's Duffer, and is one of the reasons it was such a successful event.  And if you missed John's presentation on his experience with movie theaters, you can watch it by clicking here.
November 9, 2023-  Megan O'Brien(SLSF)  presents President Dave Weiner with a check for $13,200 from this year's Arlington Classic.  
 
September 14, 2023   This year's Arlington Classic was a huge success!  With 101 golfers including 42 new ones, our joint fundraiser with SLSF raised over $34,000 that will be shared between both organizations.