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Bloomingdale-Roselle

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Jameson's Charhouse
94 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
United States of America
Our club meets at Jameson's Charhouse the first and third Tuesday of every month. Please check our calendar for afterhours meet-ups and local service projects.
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Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was pleased to welcome Mikey Cecala a Financial Planner with Northwestern Mutual. Assistant Governor John Allen Boryk, and Club President Katie Smith presided. Welcome Mikey!
 
 
Save the Date for our Second Annual Casino Night !  Join us on September 14th, 2024
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sponsorship Information 
 
 
 
Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was pleased to welcome Giuseppe Battista a real estate broker with Fulton Grace as our newest member.   6440 Governor Mary Bak, Assistant Governor John Allen Boryk, and Club President Katie Smith presided. Welcome Giuseppe!
 
 
On a sunny Saturday, April 20, 2024, The Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary, with the support from our generous sponsors, helped re-stock the ponds at Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale, and Goose Lake South in Roselle. This is an annual event where local kids help re-stock the ponds with bass, bluegill, catfish, and minnows. The club and helpers from The Bloomingdale and Roselle Park Districts assisted local kids as they put the fish into buckets for release into the ponds. 
 
 
 
Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was pleased to welcome Rick Tayfel a residential mortgage specialist at Wintrust Mortgage
(and past club member) and Kevin Boggs of the Goosehead Insurance in Bloomingdale as our newest members. Assistant Governor John Allen Boryk and Club President Katie Smith presided. Welcome to Rick and Kevin!
 
Welcome Kevin Boggs!
Welcome Rick Tayfel!
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club would like to thank all our sponsors for their generous support for our 2024 Fish Release!
 
 
 
 
 
Drinks For Everyone! Beer, Wine, & Spirits Tasting Fundraiser
 
 
Drinks for everyone!
 
Don't miss this tasting event and raise your glass to clean water! Enjoy beer, wine, and spirits, plus food & live entertainment!
About this event:
 
Tickets include tastings and a keepsake tasting glass. Tastings will include beer, wine, and spirits.
 
 Food will be available for purchase.
 
Try your luck at our Wine Pull and Spirit Pull. Drinks for Everyone is an annual fundraiser for the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club.
A portion of the proceeds supports clean water programs. Don’t miss the fun and excitement. Tickets are limited!
 
Thanks to this year's participants, you will sample offerings from Pollyanna Brewing Co.
 
 
What – Beer/Wine/Spirit Tasting 
Where - Pollyanna Brewing Company, 245 E Main Street, Roselle, IL 60172
When - Saturday April 13;  noon- 3 pm 
Why - Have fun, taste great beer/wine/spirits while helping to provide clean water.
Cost - Tickets $40 – Purchase tickets here:
 
 
 
 
Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was pleased to welcome Dr. Dale Mraz, DC as the newest member of our club.  He is with Integrated Physical Medicine of Roselle. Assistant Governor Samantha Johnson presided. Welcome Dale!
 
 
Fish Release!   April 20, 2024 at 10 AM
 
Help restock the ponds at Goose Lake South in Roselle and Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale at the annual Fish Release, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle. Participants are provided with buckets to dispense fish into the pond. Dress appropriately as splashing and muddy conditions are likely. All ages are welcome. This is a FREE event! Participants are asked to bring non-perishable items that are donated to the Bloomingdale Food Pantry.  
 
 
 
 
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Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was pleased to welcome Natalie Wojtowicz as a new member of our club. She is the assistant vice president of operations and Roselle branch manager at Itasca Bank & Trust Co. Natalie follows in the footsteps of John Binneboese, who recently retired from Itasca Bank & Trust Co after serving the community since 1978. Assistant Governor John Allen Boryk presided. Welcome, Natalie
 
 
 
 

On January 31, Members of the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club gathered at Medinah Primary School and Springhill School to help students create Valentine's for local seniors. The Students and Rotarians had a blast and we heard back that the Valentine's cards brought a lot of warm smiles and filled the hearts of the residents of Alden Senior Living facilities. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blood Drive Challenge
 
Join with Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary in a blood drive challenge February 12-17. We are collaborating with our friends in the Lions Club to see who can get the most donations.  It is super simple just click on the link below to schedule your donation at the Versiti  Bloomingdale location at 398 W Army Trail Rd #112. Just make sure to say you are donating on behalf of Rotary!
 
 
 
On Saturday, February 3, 20243, Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary volunteers supported a food-packing event at Kids Against Hunger Illinois.    Kids Against Hunger’s Stratford Square location will soon be unavailable and they are looking for a new location. The club was happy to help in one of the last food packings at this location.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle “Service Above Self” Scholarship specifically recognizes and rewards an applicant who successfully demonstrates a substantial commitment to service. In 1989 The Rotary Council on Legislation established “Service Above Self” as the principal motto of Rotary International because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.
The $1,000 “Service Above Self” scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior. Specific areas
considered when reviewing applicants are in-school service and community service history, and evidence of a lifelong commitment to service.
Scholarship applicants must live in Bloomingdale or Roselle and must graduate from high school during the academic year of application. Two scholarships are awarded, one to a student resident of Bloomingdale and one to a student resident of Roselle. They may not be a family member of The Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle.
IMPORTANT 2024 DATES:
• January 15, 2024 - The application form goes live on Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle website. (https://brrotary.net/)
• January 15 – February 25, 2024 - applications accepted via Google form on Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle website.
• March 19, 2024 - finalists notified via email.
• April 8-12, 2024 - finalists interviewed.
• April 15, 2024 - recipient notified via email.
• Scholarship Presented to Winner at Rotary Annual Meeting in June, date to be determined.
APPLICANT ESSAYS – Applicants will be asked to respond to the following:
1. Describe one activity that demonstrates your largest contribution to in-school service.
2. Describe one activity that demonstrates your largest contribution to community service.
3. Describe how you have grown or changed because of your experiences in service.
4. What course of study do you plan to pursue? Describe your educational and career goals and how you expect to achieve them.
5. Describe your extracurricular activities.
6. Describe your academic accomplishments and your motivation for success.
7. Please add any other comments or information you wish to include that will assist the Scholarship Committee in differentiating you from your peers.
8. Prepare a listing of your in-school and community service.
LETTERS OF REFERENCE
1. Please obtain two letters of reference and upload them to the application Google form.
Instruction for references: Please provide any information that will be helpful in selecting this applicant.
Identify how the applicant exemplifies the ideals of “Service Above Self”. Please include your relationship with the applicant and the length of time you have known them.
ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS: APPLICATION FORM, ESSAY, LETTERS OF REFERENCE, AND
LISTING OF SERVICE, MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE APPLICATION GOOGLE FORM by 11:59 PM,
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2024. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was pleased to welcome Jean Ott as a new member of our club. She is the President of the Medinah Park District Board of Commissioners. Her sponsor is Chuck Kinnaman. Assistant Governor John Allen Boryk presided. Welcome, Jean!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club welcomed The Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates to The Bloomingdale Golf Club for our traditional Thanksgiving week luncheon.  The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Club sponsored our club in 1997 and we have worked on many collaborative projects over the years.  Members were asked to bring a toy in support of the Marine's Toys for Toys Program.  The DuPage Toys for Tots program will distribute toys to over 20,000 local families. Thankfully, between both clubs, we collected hundreds of toys!
 
Turkey Distribution
 
Today members of the Bloomingdale–Roselle Rotary worked alongside volunteers from St. Isidore Church, and staff and volunteers from Bloomingdale Township to arrange for the delivery of hundreds of turkeys and sides to the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry.  Once all the food was delivered and organized, families and individuals in need lined up to receive a free full Thanksgiving meal. This is the ninth year that our club has assisted the Food Pantry in this important community project.
 
 
Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was pleased to welcome Dr. Susan Redell Superintendent of Medinah School District 11 as a new member.  Assistant Governor John Allen Boryk presided. Welcome, Susan!
 
Paul Harris Fellow/Multiple Paul Harris Fellow
Donors of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants program, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, can be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate and a pin.
 
Paul Harris Pins were distributed to:
Patrick Haugens 
Stefan Larsson
Multiple Paul Harris
Tim Jarzemsky – Blue level
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary hosts Trunk or Treat.  All local families are encouraged to get an early start on Halloween fun at our annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28.
 
Event Details:
 
Bloomingdale –Roselle Rotary Trunk or Treat
Where: American Legion Post 1084, 344 E Maple Roselle, IL
When: Saturday, October 28th 12-3
What: Free fun and games plus treats. Costumes encouraged. 
 
Congratulations to the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary for winning the Bloomingdale Chamber’s “Best in Non-Profit Volunteer” award!  The club is very proud of this prestigious award. We also recognize all the other deserving nominees in the Non-Profit Volunteer Group.  A huge thanks to the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce for this award program that highlights the amazing companies/organizations that serve our community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to our club for winning the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce “Best in Non-Profit Volunteer” award! Not only did our club win as a whole, but some of our Rotarians won awards of their own!
 
Kristy Malone with Oasis Senior Advisors won the “Georgene Giels Women of the Year Award”.
 
Joe Potts with the Bloomingdale Park District won “Best in Recreation”.
 
Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Kencie Zmich won “Best in Financial Services”.
 
Dena Forsythe with Bloomingdale Bank & Trust won “Best in Banking Services” AND “Best Overall”.
 
BIG thank you and congratulations to our fellow Rotarian Cindy Allston, who is the President of the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce. The event wouldn’t be possible without her hard work and dedication to all the local businesses.
 
Congratulations to all!
 
Bloomingdale–Roselle Rotary teamed up with students from Westfield Middle School in Bloomingdale as part of our regular “Rotary on the Road” service project series.   The Club members and the kids walked Circle Park and the football field picking up trash. Special thanks to the Bloomingdale Park District, which provided staff and supplies to support this project.
Oh, what a night! Thank you to everyone who went “all in” at our Casino Night Fundraiser on September 15, 2023. The evening could not have been successful without the help of our volunteers and sponsors. The proceeds raised are going to such a wonderful cause. BIG shout out to all our generous sponsors and raffle prize donors. Roselle’s Maryann Grygiel won the money jacket competition vs Bloomingdale’s Kiyoko Czech. The contest was a hit! Thank you for being such good sports ladies! Our photographer Leaette Caravello with L Noel Photography volunteered her time and took some beautiful pictures of the evening (link below). Our fellow Rotarian and Roselle’s Village Clerk Amanda Hausman was our MC and did a fabulous job. Catering with Elegance and Medinah Shriners was wonderful to work with as always. We used GSH Casino Parties who were professional and very helpful training our volunteer dealers. We also had Fiesta B Photo Booth there who snapped some great pictures (link below). Looking forward to our next fundraiser!
 
 

Rotary Annual Dinner – End of Year Celebration

Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary welcomes new president Katie Smith and honors outgoing president Kristy Malone.

On Tuesday, June 27th members of the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club gathered at Roselle Park District’s 10 North Banquette room to celebrate the end of the Rotary year. The club reflected on the successful 2022-23 Rotary year with several members being recognized with awards for their outstanding achievements. Outgoing President Malone is handing the gavel over to incoming president Katie Smith.  The club is looking forward to a great new year starting July 1, 2023. 

2023-24 Officers: 

President-Katie Smith

President-Elect-Joe Potts

Immediate Past President-Kristy Malone

Secretary-Tim Jarzemsky

Treasurer-Chuck Kinnaman

 

Paul Harris Fellows Recognition:

Patrick Haugens 

Stefan Larsson

Bill Bahr-Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Bill received a 5th level Paul Harris pin with 4 gemstones 

 

2022-23 Award Winners:

Rotarian of the Year: Samantha Johnson

Rotary Rookie of the Year: Dena Forsythe.

Service Above Self Award:  Amanda Hausman

Dominic Froio Community Service Awards: 

Pollyanna Brewing Company - Ryan Weidner

American Cancer Society/Relay for Life - Kiyoko Czech  

 

$2000 Scholarship winner: Elijah Matas from Lake Park High will be attending Purdue University in the Fall

 

 

 

 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary enjoyed great success on June 4th at our annual Drinks for Everyone Fundraiser. This year’s event was once again hosted in Roselle, at Pollyanna Brewing with samples of amazing beer, wine, and spirits.  Guests enjoyed the food truck offerings, musical entertainment, and the fun bottle pulls. New this year we had expert pairings of Pollyanna beer with Girl Scout Cookies  A big thanks to all those who attended and to Pollyanna for hosting this amazing event. Proceeds will assist international clean water projects and local needs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drinks for everyone!
 
Don't miss this fun tasting event and raise your glass to clean water! Enjoy beer, wine, and spirits, plus food & live entertainment!
About this event:
 
Tickets include eight tastings and a keepsake tasting glass. Tastings will include beer, wine, and spirits.
 
New this year - we supported a local troop and there will be a tasty Girl Scout Cookie pairing with the beer (while supplies last). Food will be available for purchase.
 
Try your luck at our Wine Pull and Spirit Pull. Drinks for Everyone is an annual fundraiser for the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club.
A portion of the proceeds supports clean water programs. Don’t miss the fun and excitement. Tickets are limited!
 
Thanks to this year's participants, you will sample offerings from Pollyanna Brewing Co.
 
 
What – Beer/Wine/Spirit Tasting 
Where - Pollyanna Brewing Company, 245 E Main Street, Roselle, IL 60172
When - Sunday, June 4th;  2pm- 5pm 
Why - Have fun, taste great beer/wine/spirits while helping to provide clean water.
Cost - Tickets $40 – Purchase tickets on Eventbrite
 
 
 
 
On Tuesday, April 25, 2023 members of the Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary read to Bloomingdale District 13 students. We were welcomed by Superintendent Jon Bartelt to read at both Erickson Elementary and DuJardin Elementary. The Rotarians had a blast and they helped in furthering basic education and literacy which is one of Rotary's six areas of focus.
 
 
 
 
 
On a sunny Saturday, April 15, 2023, The Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary, with the support from our generous sponsors, helped re-stock the pond at Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale. This is an annual event where local kids help re-stock the ponds with bass, bluegill, catfish, and minnows. The club and our helpers from Bloomingdale Park District assisted local kids as they put the fish into buckets for release into the pond. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was pleased to welcome Michael Wojtowicz as a new member of our club. He is the superintendent of Lake Park High School District 108.  Assistant Governor John Allen Boryk presided. Welcome, Mike!
 
Fish Release!   April 15, 2023 at 10 AM
 
Help restock the pond at Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale at the annual Fish Release, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle. Participants are provided with buckets to dispense fish into the pond. Dress appropriately as splashing and muddy conditions are likely. All ages are welcome. This is a FREE event! Participants are asked to bring non-perishable items that are donated to the Bloomingdale Food Pantry.  Sponsorships are available- see the flyer below for how you can become a sponsor.
 
Note that this year's event will only take place at Lakeview Park.  Turner Pond will not be included due to construction.
 
 
240 Broker Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
 
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On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary volunteers supported a food-packing event at Kids Against Hunger Illinois.   At Kids Against Hunger’s, Stratford Square location the club packed a nutritious oatmeal/apple/cinnamon breakfast. The club packed over 2100 meals that will be distributed locally to families in need.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Scholarship
 
  
The Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary is proud to announce the availability of a new scholarship opportunity. The $2,000 “Service Above Self” scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior. Specific areas considered when reviewing applicants are in-school service and community service history, and evidence of a lifelong commitment to service. Scholarship applicants must live in Bloomingdale or Roselle and must graduate from high school during the academic year of application. They may not be a family member of The Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle. 
 
 
The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members who elect to contribute $1,000 or more. Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club Celebrated two Paul Harris Success stories.  We were honored to have  AG John Allen Boryk present Kencie Zmich with her Paul Harris pin that recognized that she is part of the Paul Harris Society.  John also presented Bill Bahr with a new pin that recognized  Multiple Paul Harris Fellow levels, Bill is at the prestigious fourth Paul Harris level. 
 
 
 
On Friday, December 16th The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary worked alongside volunteers and staff from the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry to arrange for the distribution of hundreds of free turkeys and side dishes.  Families and individuals in need lined up to receive their Christmas Holiday meal. This is the 9th year that our club has assisted the Food Pantry in this important community project.
 
The Tuesday, December 13th meeting of the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary club will be held at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Club members will have a chance to login to ClubRunner to ensure their profile is correct and that they can navigate to important club documents.
 
 
Bloomingdale Public Library 
101 Fairfield Way 
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Location - Lower Level A/B rooms
Time: noon 
 
Today The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary club welcomed The Rotary Club of Schaumburg- Hoffman Estates to Tony Spavone's Ristorante for our traditional Thanksgiving week luncheon.  The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates club sponsored our club in 1997 and we have worked on many collaborative projects over the years.  Members were asked to bring a toy in support of the Marine's Toys For Toys Program.  Thankfully between both clubs, we collected hundreds of toys!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Trunk or Treat was a huge success!  Thanks to the 45 wonderful and spooky trunks and the great weather over 2000 guests enjoyed a fun-filled day. Thanks to all sponsors and groups that decorated trunks.  Also thanks to American Legion Post 1084 for hosting the event.  The best trunk was awarded to The Smith Team GMC Realty.  
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary Trunk or Treat

 

Date: Saturday, Oct. 29th

Set Up: 10:00 am

VIP Treaters with special needs: 11:15 am (please do not advertise this time, this is by invitation only from the Rotary Committee)

General Public: 12:00 - 3:00pm

Number of treaters: 500+ (last year we had over 1500 people attend)

Fee: $25 - Checks made out to Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary, PO Box 596, Bloomingdale, IL 60108.

Location: American Legion Post 1084, 344 E. Maple, Roselle, IL

 

We are strongly encouraging businesses to offer some non-food items for kids with allergies. Those offering these items will be given a special sign to place out so parents know where they can stop safely. Contact Cindy Allston, 630-980-9082 or Cindy@BloomingdaleChamber.com for more information.

 

Decorate a Trunk or Host a Game and connect with your community in a BIG way!

 

Prize for best trunk!

 

 

The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary enjoyed great success at our annual Drinks for Everyone! fundraiser. This year’s event was hosted in Roselle, at Pollyanna Brewing with samples of local beer, wine, and spirits.  Guest enjoyed the food truck offerings, musical entertainment, and the fun bottle pulls. A big thanks to all those who attended and to Pollyanna for hosting this amazing event. Proceeds will assist international clean water projects and local needs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing a multi-year tradition, today members of the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary purchased school supplies. Club members went to a local retailer and purchased over $900 in school supplies that were requested for students in need. The supplies were delivered to The Humanitarian Service Project in Carol Stream and to local School Districts. The club also honored Bloomingdale Walmart Manager Patrick Moore for a generous donation from Walmarts local community grant program. Proceeds of that grant were used to purchase the supplies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Annual Dinner – End of Year Celebration
 
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary welcomes new president Kristy Malone and honors outgoing president Omar Castillo.
 
On Tuesday, June 28th members of the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club gathered at Roselle Park District’s 10 North Banquette room to celebrate the end of the Rotary year. The club reflected on the successful 2021-22 Rotary year with a number of members being recognized with awards for their outstanding achievements. Outgoing President Castillo is handing the gavel over to incoming president Kristy Malone.  The club is looking forward to a great new year starting July 1, 2022.  Officers for 2022-23 are
President-Kristy Malone
President-Elect- Katie Smith
Immediate Past President-Omar Castillo
Secretary-Tim Jarzemsky
Treasurer-Chuck Kinnaman
 
 
2021-22 Award Winners:
Rotarian of the Year: Patty Burns
Rotary Rookie of the Year:  Katie Smith   
Service Above Self Award:  Carrie Matlock and Wendy Covich 
Dominic Froio Community Service Award: Bloomingdale Walmart/ Manager Patrick Moore  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drinks for everyone!
 
Don't miss this fun tasting event and raise your glass to clean water! Enjoy beer, wine, and spirits, plus food & live entertainment!
About this event:
Tickets include eight tastings and a keepsake tasting glass.
Food will be available for purchase.
 
What – Beer/Wine/Spirit Tasting 
Where - Pollyanna Brewing Company – Roselare, 245 E Main Street, Roselle, IL 60172
When - Sun, August 28, 2022,  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
Why - Have fun, taste great beer/wine/spirits while helping to provide clean water.
Cost - Tickets $30 – Purchase tickets on Eventbrite
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary, with the support from our generous sponsors, helped re-stock the ponds at Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale and Turner Park in Roselle. This is an annual event where local kids help re-stock the ponds with bass, bluegill, catfish, and minnows. The club and our helpers from both Park District's assisted local kids as they put the fish into buckets for release into the ponds.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fish Release !   April 23 @ 12:30 PM
 
Help restock ponds at Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale and Turner Park in Roselle at the
annual Fish Release, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle.
Participants are provided with buckets to dispense fish into the ponds. Dress appropriately as
splashing and muddy conditions are likely.
All ages are welcome. This is a FREE event! Participants are asked to bring non-perishable
items that are donated to the Bloomingdale and Roselle Food Pantry. 
 
See below for an event flyer and a sponsorship form.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Humanitarian aid for Ukraine 
 
 
Collection for Ukraine
 
The Roselle Fire Department, corner of Prospect and E. Maple has collection bins, collecting coats, sweaters, blankets, shoes, socks, and diapers for Men, Women, and Children – gently used and new. Collection only through Saturday, March 5 at this time. On Sunday, March 6, Roselle will be delivering all items collected to the transport location.
 
Monetary Donations
• Two suburban Ukrainian churches are accepting monetary donations, pledging to send 100% to Ukraine. You can mail checks to
Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church (write "Aid for Ukraine" in the memo), 116 E. Illinois Ave., Palatine IL 60067
St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church (write "Support for Ukraine" in the memo), 300 Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale IL 60108
 
 
American Red Cross
 
Ukrainian Crisis
There is an urgent need for humanitarian support in Ukraine. This is a great time for the Bloomingdale-Roselle Community to come together in this time of need. We are asking for your support and help to provide aid to the Ukrainian citizens through the Red Cross. A link has been attached below for anyone wishing to make a monetary donation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was pleased to welcome Dena Forsythe from Bloomingdale Bank and Trust.
Welcome, Dena!
 
We also Honored Club Member Samantha Johnson for becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.  AG John Boryk bestowed the honor on Samantha!
 
 
Holiday Turkey Distribution
 
The Bloomingdale–Roselle Rotary worked alongside volunteers from St. Isidore church, the Bloomingdale Park District, the Roselle Park District, and the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry to arrange for the distribution of hundreds of turkeys, potatoes, and sides.  Families and individuals in need lined up to receive a free full Holiday meal.  Distributions took place before Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is the 8th year that our club has assisted the Food Pantry in this important community project.
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was glad to help support the College of DuPage’s Fuel Pantry with a $750 Donation. We join in cooperating with the College of DuPage’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, the Wheaton Rotary, and a number of other DuPage County Rotary Clubs to help support this important project. The Fuel Pantry is for all students, faculty, and staff facing food insecurity and in need of assistance. The COD Fuel Pantry strives to conveniently provide food for members of the COD campus community who may be food insecure. More information can be found here
 
 
 
 
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary members worked a number of volunteer shifts in support of the Humanitarian Service Project’s “Christmas Offering”.  Rotarians helped sort, box, and bag Christmas presents for families in need. The goal of the annual Christmas Offering is to provide nutritious food and Christmas presents to seniors, families, and children living in poverty. Every year since 1979, the Humanitarian Service Project has had the loving support of the community, which has allowed them to serve so many people in need. The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary has supported HSP for over a decade. More information may be found here:
 
 
 
Today the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary club welcomed members of The Rotary Club of Schaumburg- Hoffman Estates for our traditional Thanksgiving week luncheon.  The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates club sponsored our club back in 1997 and we have worked on many collaborative projects over the years.  Members were asked to bring a toy in support of the Marine's Toys For Toys Program. Thankfully between both clubs, we collected hundreds of toys!
 
 
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club members helped clean up Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale.  We picked up trash and observed the beauty of nature.  We also funded the planting of two Swamp White Oaks, which are native to Illinois. Thanks to the Bloomingdale Park District for facilitating the tree plantings. This project was made possible due to a generous donation made to the club by the Estate of Dominic Froio.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Since 2018, the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary has helped plant over 30 trees throughout both communities. Here is an example of the latest edition, a new tree with a plaque that was planted in Roselle near the intersection of Main and Prospect.
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the first quarter of 2021, The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary provided support to the following organizations that are assisting with local and national needs. 
 
$500 to a community read program in partnership with the Bloomingdale, Roselle, and Itasca Libraries.  
$250 in support of the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the College of DuPage.
$100 to SCARCE in support of sustainable communities.
$1000 to the Roselle United Methodist Community Food Pantry. This donation made possible due to funds received from the Estate of Dominic Froio.
$1,000 to the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry. This donation made possible due to funds received from the Estate of Dominic Froio.
The Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary, with the support from our generous sponsors, helped re-stock the ponds at Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale and Turner Park in Roselle. This is an annual event where local kids help re-stock the ponds with bass, bluegill, catfish, and minnows. The club and our helpers from both Park District's assisted local kids as they put the fish into buckets for release into the ponds.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary is proud to continue our long commitment of support for the DuPage County Toys for Tots. With generous donations from the Bloomingdale-Roselle and the Schaumburg -Hoffman Estates Rotary Clubs; and with the coordination of donations offered by member Kencie Zmich, we were once again able to make the holiday season bright for many kids. See below for details from  DuPage Toys for Tots... 
 
"It has been a year! As we bid goodbye to 2020 and happily welcome a new year in a drastically changed landscape, we at the Marine Reserve DuPage County Toys for Tots campaign want to thank you for your incredible support of the 2020 Christmas season, which helped provide a symbol of hope to over 26,656 economically disadvantaged children throughout DuPage County with the distribution of over 54,279 toys. In a world turned upside down by Covid-19, social distancing and greater need, we were successful in sharing Christmas throughout our community, despite restrictions and increased difficulties in distribution."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary is proud to support The Humanitarian Service Project  (HSP)  "Christmas Offering with a $500.00 donation. The goal of the annual Christmas Offering is to provide nutritious food and Christmas presents to seniors, families, and children living in poverty. Every year since 1979, the Humanitarian Service Project has had the loving support of the community which has allowed us to serve so many people in need. The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary has supported HSP for over a decade. More information can be found here:
 
 
 
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Fish Release 2020
 
On Saturday, September 26th The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary helped re-stock the ponds at Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale and Turner Park in Roselle. This is an annual event where local kids help us re-stock the ponds with bass, bluegill, catfish, and minnows.  This event is usually held in the spring, however this year we postponed and downsized the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to our sponsors and the Bloomingdale/Roselle Park Districts for organizing this event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary provided support to the following organizations that are assisting local and national needs
 
$500 to Second Harvest Food Pantry in Louisiana to assist residents impacted by Hurricane’s Laura and Sally.
$200 to a School Supply drive,  in of support of kids and families in Keeneyville Elementary School District 20.
$125 to Meals on Wheels to help support local seniors in need of food assistance.
 Continuing a multi-year tradition, today The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary assisted the Humanitarian Service Protect with a school supply drive. Club members went to a local retailer and purchased over $500 of school supplies. The supplies will be distributed to low-income children from a number of local schools in the Dupage/Kane County area.
 
 
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale- Roselle Rotary Club is proud to help support charities and non-profits during the Coronavirus Pandemic. This month we offered donations to a number of organizations including: 
 
$250 to Northeast Dupage Family and Youth Services 
$250 to Rise Against Hunger 
$250 to Rotary of Guatemala Literacy Project
$500 to Relay for Life of Northern Dupage- NW Cook
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club is exploring multiple other projects to support local and international partners that are helping in the Coronavirus response.
In an effort to provide support for those in need, the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary has provided donations to a number of local charities. Our donations were offered to the following groups:
  •  Ronald McDonald House                      $500
  • DuPage PADS                                        $500
  • Humanitarian Service Project                $500
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club is exploring multiple other projects to support local partners that are helping in the Coronavirus response.
In an effort to provide support for families in need, the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary has provided donations to local food pantries. Our donations were offered to the following  groups:
 
• Northern Illinois Food Bank                                      $1000
• Roselle United Methodist Church Food Pantry        $2000
• Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry                       $500
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club is exploring multiple other projects to support local partners that are helping in the Coronavirus response.

In an effort to provide support for overworked first responders, The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary provided a hot meal to the Police and Fire Departments that serve Bloomingdale and Roselle. We worked with local restaurants including; Anyway’s Pub, and Outback Steakhouse in Bloomingdale and Doctor Dogs in Roselle to provide a well-deserved free meal to these heroes’.  The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club is exploring multiple other projects to support local partners that are helping in the Coronavirus response.

 
Bloomingdale-Rotary Supports local hospital workers:
 
In an effort to provide support for overworked medical and healthcare workers, The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary provided a simple meal of hot pizza for workers on Friday, March 27th. Our Club coordinated with staff from AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks in Glendale Heights, we made sure that all staff from all shifts could enjoy a free meal.  The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club is exploring multiple other projects to support local partners that are helping in the Coronavirus response.
 
 
The Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary Club is honored to have been awarded the Best of Bloomingdale 2020 in the Non-Profit Category.  This annual award presented by the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce recognizes local businesses and non-profits.
12/10 & 12/17 Meeting Location Change 
Due to heavy holiday traffic at the Brunch Cafe, the remaining two December meetings will be moved to the Roselle Park District 's 10 N. Roselle Road location. 
 
Meeting Details:
December 10th Breakfast meeting at 7:30 A.M.
December 17th Lunch meeting at 12:15 P.M.
Address:
10 North Roselle Road
Roselle, IL 60172
 
Christmas/ New Years 
Due to the Christmas and New Years Holidays we will not meet on December 24th or December 31st.
 
Happy Holidays !
 
On Wednesday December 4th the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club volunteered at the Humanitarian Service Project in Carol Stream.  In support of the HSP's Christmas Offering, the club sorted pre-selected wrapped gifts for children of families in need. The Rotarian's had a great time helping this organization serve the estimated 1200 needy kids/Seniors in the DuPage/Kane County area. This event continues a fifteen plus year relationship of support between the Humanitarian Service Project and the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club.
 
 Today members of the Bloomingdale–Roselle Rotary worked alongside volunteers from St. Isidore church, to arrange for the delivery of hundreds of turkeys, potatoes and sides to the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry.  Once all the food was delivered and organized, families and individuals in need lined up to receive a free full Thanksgiving meal. This is the sixth year that our club has assisted the Food Pantry in this important community project
 
 
 
 
 

Over 1,000 children, parents, and community members participated in the second annual Trunk or Treat Event, hosted by the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club together with the American Legion Post 1084 in Roselle. More than 40 local business and nonprofit organizations decorated trunks and handed out candy and other goodies. Members of the Rotary Club and volunteer students from the Lake Park High School National Honors Society helped coordinate the event and welcome participants at the main entrance. The Roselle Police Department, Roselle VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) and Roselle Police Explorers provided assistance keeping pedestrians safe near the area and while crossing streets.

The trunk voted most favorite was created by Keeneyville School District 20.

 

 

 

 

The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary funded the purchase and planting of a number of trees in both Bloomingdale and Roselle. In October 2019,  The village of Roselle supervised the installation of  three Maple trees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In place of a regular meeting this coming Tuesday 10/15/19,  we are headed out to Westfield Middle School to clean up their park! Meeting time is 11:15 AM and there will be pizza. Dress appropriately.
 
 
 
 
 
Join us on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 12-3 pm at the Roselle American Legion Post 1084. We will have over 40 decorated cars offering treats, plus fun games and face painting. Costumes are Encouraged. See the brochure below for more details.
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarian John Butts delivers the first check in support of the LinksWay Foundation efforts in Swaziland. The Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary stands ready to further assist their current and future projects which include; water wells, a school library, school fee/uniform support, a micro-finance program, and feeding 130 children per day. The Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary is proud to support LinksWay Foundation as part of our ongoing commitment to international service projects.
 
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotarians enjoyed a tour and tasting at the Whiskey Acres Distillery in DeKalb Illinois. Members learned of the unique seed to field to bottle story of the craft bourbon, rye and vodka they produce.  We are proud to help support Whiskey Acres as they have participated in our spirits tasting fundraiser for many years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Continuing a multi-year tradition, today The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary assisted the Humanitarian Service Protect  with a school supply drive. Club members went to a local retailer and purchased over $600 of school supplies. The supplies will be distributed to low-income children from a number of local schools in the Dupage/Kane County area.
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary welcomes new president Samantha Millsap and honors past President Kencie Zmich. On Tuesday June 25, members of the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club gathered at Jameson’s Charhouse to celebrate the end of the Rotary year. The club reflected on the successful 2018-19 Rotary year with a number of members being recognized with awards for their outstanding achievements. The club was especially thankful for Kencie’s leadership for the past year plus. The club is looking forward to a great new year starting July 1, 2019. 
 
The following is a wrap-up of the night’s events:
The club welcomed new member Cindy Allston. John Binneboese and Carrie Fullerton were presented with Paul Harris Fellow Certificates. Carrie Matlock was honored with the much deserved Rotarian of the Year, Maryann Grygiel was awarded the Community Service Award. Dominic Froio was posthumously awarded a Community Service Award. DLA Architects received the Service Above Self Award. Dr. John Butts was honored as Rookie of the Year. Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon and Patty Burns received certificates of appreciation for all their hard work.
 
 
 
Today our very own Dr. John Butts offered a presentation on a potential international project. John’s brother is founder/leader of a nonprofit called LinksWay Foundation. LinksWay focuses their efforts on a single village in Swaziland, Africa. LinksWay’s stated purpose is “Our purpose is to support community efforts in improving early childhood development, educational opportunities, and food security for vulnerable children and families”. Recent successful projects include: feeding over 140 hungry kids each day, drilling a well to provide clean water, and building a school with books/supplies and uniforms. The newest initiative is to fund the costs of a new preschool with proceeds from the sales of bricks that can be made with a new brick making machine.  Linksway will be seeking financial support related to the costs of a new brick making machine and other costs associated with the preschool.  John will also be presenting to a number of local Rotary clubs in the area. The club had many question for John and they thanked him for the informative presentation. More information about LinksWay Foundation can be found at:
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club was honored to host our friend and District 6440 Assistant Governor John Boryk. Today John bestowed a flag to our President Kencie Zmich and Incoming President Samantha Millsap  honoring our club  for  being a 100% participating club in giving to the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
 
 

 

Warm yourself at this fun tasting event and raise your glass to clean water!

Enjoy signatures cocktails crafted with some of the best locally distilled spirits. New this year: sample wines!

Tickets include 10 tastings and light snacks.

Join us on February 23, 2019 at 3 P.M. at the Bloomingdale Golf Club.

There will be raffles for your choice of a variety of local experiences and gift baskets.

Drinks for everyone supports the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club's clean water fundraiser. This year proceeds will benefit water projects in Flint, MI.

Tickets are limited!

Click here for more info and to buy tickets:

 

 
On Tuesday December 4th the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club volunteered at the Humanitarian Service Project in Carol Stream.  In support of the HSP's Christmas Offering, the club sorted pre-selected wrapped gifts for children of families in need. The Rotarian's had a great time helping this organization serve the estimated 1200 needy kids/Seniors in the DuPage/Kane County area. This event continues a fourteen plus year relationship of support between the Humanitarian Service Project and the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club.
 
 
Turkey Distribution
 
Today members of the Bloomingdale–Roselle Rotary worked alongside volunteers from St. Isidore church, to arrange for the delivery of hundreds of turkeys, potatoes and sides to the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry.  Once all the food was delivered and organized, families and individuals in need lined up to receive a free full Thanksgiving meal. This is the fifth year that our club has assisted the Food Pantry in this important community project.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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