Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle

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Bloomingdale-Roselle

Service Above Self

12:15 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday:7:30 am on the 2nd and 4th
Brunch Cafe
1500 W Lake St
Roselle, IL  60172
United States
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Drinks For Everyone 2017 !
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary is hosting a Spirit Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday May 20, 2017 at Quick Fire Café in Bloomingdale Illinois.
Proceeds will go  to a Rotary sponsored initiative to provide clean water access in Bolivia, as well as funding local charities. See details below:
 
What - Spirit Tasting - sample cocktails from six local craft distillers 
Where - Quick Fire Cafe in Stratford Square Mall - 201 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
When - Saturday May 20st, from 3-6
Why - Have fun, taste great craft cocktails while helping to provide clean water in Bolivia
Cost - Tickets are $30 at the door
 
Click here for our event brochure !
 
Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary Grows!
 
Today the Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary was proud to induct three new members.  Our growing club now includes; Lucy Battista, Wendy Covich, and Robert Malek.  We were also honored to host District 6440 Governor Rick Rivkin, who bestowed a number of honors on our club including an award for being one of the highest per capita annual giving clubs, being a 100% sustaining club, and an honor for our continued support for the Rotary End Polio Now campaign. 
 
 
 
On Tuesday February 21st, The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary volunteered at Phil’s Friends in Rosell as part of our regular Rotary on the Road Service Project program. Members spent time decorating and filling care packages and making cards that are delivered to cancer patients.  Phil’s Friends brings hope through the distribution of our hand assembled Care Packages to cancer patients and their families, consistent weekly support through Cards of Hope and prayer.
 
 
 

On January 31, 2017, members of The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club visited, Waterbury Elementary School in Roselle Illinois, to read stories to the kids.  One of the goals of Rotary International is to support literacy efforts; our club members had a great time in meeting this goal !

 

 

 

 

 

 January 24, 2017, marked the 20th anniversary of  the Charter for the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club. Members  celebrated  with a dinner  and fellowship at 8000 Miles a Roselle restaurant. The. Club also was pleased  to induct Brad Fletcher as our latest new member.  !
 
 
 
On Friday December 16th 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  toy donations, put together boxes, unloaded donations and sorted gifts for needy children.  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 twelve plus year relationship of support between the Humanitarian Service Project and the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club. 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club has a long history of helping the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry. One big example is our ongoing service project of weekly bringing food from a local Jewel grocery store to the food pantry.  Thanks go out to current club member Chuck Kinnanman and former member Rob Burns,  these dedicated volunteers bring the food to the pantry rain or shine all year long!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomingdale–Roselle Rotary teamed up with 6th graders from Westfield Middle School as part of our regular “Rotary on the Road” service project series.  Today was an educational and environmental outreach project as the kids learned about Circle Park, The Rotary and what we do, and about nature and the plants and animals that are found in neighborhood parks. The Club members and the kids joined together in tasks such as picking up trash, pruning trees, raking mulch, and just observing nature during our lunch hour.  This service project was also part of The Green Apple Day of Service, sponsored by The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.
 
 
 
 
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary welcomes new president Jon Bartlet; honors past president Bruce Dahlquist.
 
On Tuesday June 28th members of the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club gathered at Jamison’s Charhouse to celebrate the end of the Rotary year. The club reflected on the successful 2015-16 Rotary year with a number of members being recognized with awards for their outstanding achievements. The club was especially thankful for Bruce Dahlquist's leadership in creating our newly designed club history book, Bruce's efforts resulted in our clubs history  being recognized by District Governor Rodney Adams !  Outgoing President Bruce Dahlquist is handing the gavel over to incoming president Jon Bartelt. The club is looking forward to a great new year starting July 1, 2016. 
 
The following is a wrap-up of the night’s events:
The club welcomed new member Chris Bryan, William Bahr was recognized as our first Honorary member, Chris Gerardi was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow, Amy Cawley was recognized for outstanding service as she retires from the Roselle Library and Rotary, Tim Jarzemsky and Kencie Zmich were honored for outstanding service, Chuck Kinnanman was honored for another year of perfect attendance. And both Chris Gerardi and Jenny Yockey were named Rotarians of the year.
 
The Bloomingdale- Roselle Rotary is pleased to announce the success of our May 21st “Drinks for Everyone” clean water fundraiser. 
On Saturday May 21, 2016 the club partnered with Quick Fire Café in Stratford Square mall to host a successful spirit tasting.  
Well over a 100 guests enjoyed the sample cocktails from the following local craft Distillers:
Black Dog, Plainfield
Blaum Brothers, Galena
Fox River Distilling company, Geneva
North  Shore Distillery, Green Oaks
Quincy Street, Riverside
Whiskey Acres, Dekalb
This event was both fun and meaningful, and due to the hard work of our club members, the Quick Fire Café staff and the great tasting cocktails offered by the distillers, our club raised  $4000 toward a water project in El Salvador. Thanks especially to Club Members Chris Gerardi and Kencie Zmich who were the leaders on this special event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Day of Fishing
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary and The Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation hosted twenty plus Rotarians for a day of fishing on Friday May 21.  Guests had a rare chance to try their luck on one of the many lakes on the Max McGraw wildlife property.  The Bloomingdale–Roselle Rotary Club would like to thank Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Plano Molding, Cabela’s, and DLA Architects for helping support this event. Proceeds raised will go to help fund our local and international service projects.
 
 
 
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Drinks for everyone!
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary is hosting a Spirit Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday
May 21, 2016 at Quick Fire Café in Bloomingdale Illinois. Proceeds will go towards a Rotary sponsored initiative to provide clean water access in an impoverished area of El Salvador. See details below:
 
What - Spirit Tasting - sample 10 cocktails from 6 plus local craft distillers 
Where - Quick Fire Cafe in Stratford Square Mall - 201 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
When - Saturday May 21st, from 3-6
Why - Have fun, taste great craft cocktails while helping to provide clean water in El Salvador
Cost - Tickets are $30 at the door
 
Click HERE for our the event brochure !
On January 19, 2016, members of The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club visited Spring Hills School in Roselle Illinois, to read stories to the kids.  One of the goals of Rotary International is to support literacy efforts; our club members had a great time in meeting this goal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary today assisted the Humanitarian Service Protect with their annual school supply drive. Club members went to a local retailer and purchased enough school supplies to fill the yearly needs of 30 kids from low income families. The supplies will be distributed to children from a number of local schools in the Dupage/Kane County area. the Humanitarian Service Project posted a story about our donation on their blog.
 
 
 
 Today members of the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club cleaned and restored the commemorative bricks near the entrance to the Miracle Field. The Miracle Field,  which was created by the fundraising efforts of The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Cub in 2003,   is a completely accessible baseball & softball field located at 304 E Pine St in Roselle, IL 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 kid help re-stock the ponds with bass, blue-gill, catfish and minnows. Particular thanks go to Boy Scout Troops 457 and 408 as they volunteered at each location. The Club also collected donations for the Rotary International End Polio Now campaign with our paint your pinky purple promotion. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale–Roselle Rotary Club is a service club that strives to make our community a better place to work and live. To fulfill that mission members of The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club purchased over $300 worth of food for The Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry. Club members and their family gathered at the Bloomingdale Meijer store, they purchased nutritious food items that were requested by the food pantry.  The Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry serves over 3,400 people a year by helping support families that may be struggling with hunger.
 
 
 
On March 3, 2015 the Bloomingdale Rotary proudly inducted Chris Gerardi into the club. Chris owns Home Helpers Home Care in Bloomingdale, IL. Chris was sworn in by President Elect Bruce Dahlquist, Chris is sponsored by club Treasurer Chuck Kinnaman. Welcome Chris !
 
 
 
 
 
On Friday December 5th 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 food donations, put together boxes, unloaded donations and sorted gifts for needy children.  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 an eleven plus year relationship of support between the Humanitarian Service Project and the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club proudly showed support for local veterans with the purchase of an engraved brick.  The Rotary Club worked with American Legion Post 1084 as they put the final touches on a new Veterans Memorial Park located on Irving Park Road and Park Street in Roselle

The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club proudly brought the circus to Bloomingdale;  with performance's  on September 12-14, thousands of local residents enjoyed family friendly entertainment. The Rotary club invited the Kelly Miller Circus to town and with the generous support of Stratford Square, residents easily located the circus which was conveniently set-up in the malls parking lot. The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary would like to thank our other sponsors, they include: Itasca Bank and Trust, Bloomingdale Township Assessor John T. Dabrowski and Wickstrom Chevrolet. The Rotary Club received a percentage of ticket sales for the circus performances; we will use the money raised to continue our mission of helping with charitable efforts both locally and internationally. 

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The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary today assisted the Humanitarian Service Protect with their annual school supply drive. Club members went to a local retailer and purchased enough supplies to fill 15  back packs with a years’ worth of school supplies. These supplies will be distributed to kids from low income families at a number of local schools in the Dupage/Kane County area. the Humanitarian Service Project posted a story about our donation on their blog.

 

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Due to the extremely cold temperatures forecast for today  Rotary has been cancelled. See you next week on the 14th !
On Friday December 6th 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 food donations, put together boxes, unloaded donations and sorted gifts for needy children.  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 ten plus year relationship of support between the Humanitarian Service Project and the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club. ImageImageImage

The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary welcomed two new members today. President Jenny Yockey had the privilege of installing Merry Chapman and Gerry Marshall as our two newest members; congratulation to them both! The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary is always looking for new members. If you would like to join a dynamic club that believes in having fun and making a difference in the community please consider being our guest at a future lunch meeting.

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On October 22 and 23, The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary helped move the remaining overstock from the now closed  Pik Kwik grocery store  in Roselle, to the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry. Over three truckloads of frozen foods and household items were transported; club members then helped restock the shelves of the food pantry. The Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry, which serves 3,400 people in a year, helps support families that may be struggling during this time of economic uncertainty. The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club would like to thank the owners of Pik-KWik for this and past generosity !

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ImageSunnyside Park, in Bloomingdale, has undergone a complete renovation and is now a fully-accessible playground for children of all abilities ages 2-12. The Bloomingdale/Roselle Rotary assisted in the funding of the fully-accessible drinking fountain! Rotarians were onsite at the Park Dedication/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, August 24, it was heartwarming to see the children enjoy their brand new park!!
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club, today proudly awarded its 2013 Rotarian of the Year to John Binneboese, Sr VP of Business Development Itasca Bank & Trust Co. John brings his business acumen and community spirit together on every service project the club works on. In particular John is being recognized for his tireless efforts in bringing a very successful circus fundraiser to the Bloomingdale-Roselle community in the fall of 2012.  Congratulations John!Image
The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary today assisted the Humanitarian Service Protect with their annual school supply drive. Club members went  to a local retailer and purchased enough supplies to fill 24  back packs with a years worth of school supplies. These supplies will be distributed to kids from low income families at a back to school fair sponsored by the Dupage Regional Office of Education and Catholic Charities.  All proceeds used in this effort were generously donated by club businesses and members. Image

 

 Relay for Life

 

The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary is proud to be  doing our part to make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life. Please join our team or make a donation, because saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time. The Relay details:

Relay For Life of Roselle Bloomingdale Itasca Medinah

 

Friday, June 07, 2013 6:00PM

Lake Park High School, East Campus

600 Medinah Rd., Roselle

 

 

To make a donation to our team please Click here:  Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Team

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As Rotary District 6440 Governor Mike Yesner looks on, Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon and Dr. John Bartelt are inducted into the Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary Club by Club President Carrie Fullerton and Rotarian Kathy Maykut.

The Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary along with support from our generous sponsors will help re-stock the ponds at Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale and Turner Park in Roselle. Join us for this family friendly program on Saturday April 13, 2013 at 9am, participants are provided with buckets to dispense fish into the ponds. Dress appropriately as splashing and muddy conditions are likely. Participanrts are ecouraged to bring donations of canned goods  for the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry. All ages are welcome !

 

 

 
Hunger never takes a break and with the continuing tough economic times local food pantries are in demand more than ever. Responding to this need, the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary took action on Tuesday January 29 by assisting the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry. Members of the club partnered with local Roselle grocer Pik-Kwik in an effort to help families in need.  The club raised money towards the purchase of $500 worth of food items.  In addition, and much the surprise of the club, the owners of Pik-Wik generously donated  $250 worth of in-kind donations towards extra food. Club members not only purchased the food, but helped re-stock the shelves at the Pantry. The motto of all Rotary clubs is “service above self” and the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club strives all year to exemplify that by working on humanitarian and charitable projects in our local communities.  

 

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On Friday December 7th the Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary Club helped the Humanitarian Service Project. The club sorted kids winter clothing, and  sorted gifts for seniors. The Rotarians had a great  time helping this organization serve the estimated 1200  needy kids in the  Du page/Kane County area. 
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The volunteers - sorting clothes-  George Balis, Tim Jarzemsky, Bob Olson, Jenny Yockey, Chuck Kinnaman and Rick Tayfel. (Also volunteering but not pictured: Carrie Fullerton, John Binneboese and  Kathy Maykut)
On September 6, 2012 The Kelley Miller Circus came to Bloomingdale; working closely with the Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary, The Village of Bloomingdale and especially Stratford Square Mall,  the circus was a huge hit.  Attendees at the two sold-out shows enjoyed family entertainment including a trapeze show, 6 clown routines and animal performances.  The Rotary will use the proceeds  raised to help fund charitable and humanitarian efforts in the area.  In the picture below the Rotary presents Doug Kiehn General Manager of  Stratford Square with a plaque honoring the mall for their assistance with the circus.

The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary club in partnership with the Bloomingdale Public Library, Village of Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale Park District, Village of Roselle, Roselle Park District, and the Roselle Public Library District, would like to thank all residents who participated and donated to our  April 2012 community-wide food drive. A total of 2,539 items and $100 in monetary contributions were donated to the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry, which services 3,400 people in a year. Food drives in the spring and summer months are critical for replenishing our local food bank for families that may depend on food assistance. Your support and donation directly helps these families that may be struggling during this time of economic uncertainty. Thank you again for your contribution and for all the agencies that sponsored this food drive.

On May 29, 2012 The Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary drew the winning ticket for our 50/50 raffle. The lucky winning ticket number was 000043, the club will use the funds raised to continue to support local and international humanitarian and charitable efforts. Thanks to all participants.

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Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary and Clarke Pack Food for Hungry Children

 Rob Burns, Jenny Yockey, Chuck Kinnaman,  and George Balis along with 7 Clarke employees volunteered for 2 hours today for Kids Against Hunger (www.kidsagainsthunger.com).

 Rotarian and Clarke sweat equity produced…

 3,744 scoops of 21 essential vitamins, 9 minerals, dehydrated vegetables, rice and flavoring packaged…

 Into 936 bags = 832 lbs of food packaged

 Each bag contains enough for 6 servings…

  With the help of our Rotary donation to cover the quarter per serving cost…

 PRODUCED 5,616 MEALS…

 ENOUGH TO GIVE 15 CHILDREN, ONE COMPLETE MEAL, FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.

 What a  great way to spend two hours on a Friday with friends and co-workers.

 For more information on Kids Against Hunger, please visit www.kidsagainsthunger.com and www.kah-fv.org

 On Friday December 9th the Bloomingdale Roselle Rotary Club helped the Humanitarian Service Project. The club sorted gifts, assembled boxes and had a great time helping this organization serve the estimated 1200  needy kids in the  Du page/Kane County area.

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The volunteers - before the work started -   Tim Jarzemsky, George Balis, Amy Cawley, Jenny Yockey, Phil Van Duyne ( not shown Rick Tayfel and Rob Ward)


 

 

 

 

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The sorting area where we sorted gifts/ assembled boxes

 

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Thank you, sponsors!

Wintrust Mortgage – Rick Tayfel

Roselle Bank & Trust

Bloomingdale Bank & Trust

Speer Financial

The Law Offices of Sam Tornatore

State Representative Franco Coladipietro

Itasca Construction Associates

ACRES Group

A&A Paving 

Wickstrom Chevrolet

Roselle Tilted Kilt 

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Gold Sponsors Throwing the First Bags 

 

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Rick and Ed do the honors and throw the first bags

of the tournament 

 

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The Mosenator!

Thanks for all your help. 

 

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Rob and Jammie watchin' the finals. 

 

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The Bloomingdale- Roselle Rotary had fun participating in the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce’s, third annual 50 Men Who Cook.  The event hosted by Hilton Indian Lakes on Saturday September 24th was a huge hit, with over 500 people attending.   Attendees were able to sample dozens of varieties of food from appetizers, and side dishes to main course and desserts.   Rotarians Rob Burns, Linda Zerwin, and Tim Jarzemsky helped serve over 200 hungry guests the delicious Bruschetta that was prepared by the Tony Spavone’s restaurant.  Proceeds from ticket sales and raffles went to fund both the Chamber and the local schools.
 
 
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