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Dundee Rotary

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Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m.
Emmett's Brewing Company
128 West Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
United States of America
(847) 426-7990
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 243 West Dundee, Illinois 60118 - United States of America
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On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, the Dundee Township Rotary Club held its annual Scholarship Banquet and awarded over $50,000.00 to 20 high school students seeking higher education.  These scholarships could not be made possible without the generous donors.  Present with the scholarship recipients were their parents and family, representatives from Dundee-Crown High School, Harry D. Jacobs High School, Marian Central Catholic High School, and Elgin Community College, the donors and their representatives, and the membership of the Dundee Township Rotary Club and their family.  Samantha Ottinger, the outgoing President of the Rotaract Club at University of Wisconsin – Platteville and former recipient of the Elgin Rotary Club Scholarship, was the keynote speaker, who gave 10 tips to the students for their upcoming education experience as they move towards their path to success.  Following are the scholarship recipients and the scholarships they were awarded:
1 Dundee Rotary Interact Club, $2,500.00
2 Dundee Twp Rotary Club, $1,250.00
3 Dundee Twp Rotary Club, $1,500.00
4 John Brittain Memorial, $2,500.00
5 Richard N. & Nancy A. Sisler Memorial, $1,500.00
6 Thomas G. Mullen, Sr. Memorial, $2,500.00
7 Bruce David Memorial, $2,500.00
8 James A. Alpeter Memorial, $2,000.00
9 Lawrence Sorce Memorial, $1,500.00
10 Betty-Jane Festen Memorial and Krysha Sorce, $1,500.00
11 Stig P. Orum Foundation, $2,000.00
12 Robert J. Morency Memorial, $3,000.00
13 Harvey & Ethel Daeumer Memorial, $2,500.00
14 Harvey & Ethel Daeumer Memorial, $2,000.00
15 Harvey & Ethel Daeumer Memorial, $2,000.00
16 Harvey & Ethel Daeumer Memorial, $2,000.00
17 Jack Roeser Memorial/OTTO Engineering, $2,000.00
18 Jack Roeser Memorial/OTTO Engineering, $4,000.00
19 Jack Roeser Memorial/OTTO Engineering, $4,000.00
20 Tessa Dettman Memorial, $5,000.00
21 Chere Anderson Memorial, $5,000.00 – Year 2 award
Timothy Navarro, Dundee-Crown
Ben Riggio, Dundee-Crown
Magen Laas, Dundee-Crown
Angel Hermosillo, Dundee-Crown
Madysen Reilly, Dundee-Crown
Joshua Pottorff, St. Edward
Ava Leith, Dundee-Crown
Lauren Braswell, Dundee-Crown
Cody Brockner, Marian Central
Sean Trznadel, Jacobs
Hayden Peterson, Dundee-Crown
Max Astacio, Marian Central
Camryn Cook, Jacobs
Rujul Shah, Dundee-Crown
Itzel Parra, ECC
Malcolm Finn, Home School
Ava Denman, Marian Central
Laura Lopez, ECC
Ameera Hussain, Jacobs
Nolan Wiebenga, Dundee-Crown
Kylie Martin, Dundee-Crown
Congratulations to all of these amazing students!  We know their future will be filled with greatness!
The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) weekends are coming fast!  They are March 7, 2024, through March 10, 2024 and April 4, 2024, through April 7, 2024.  Use the Site Pages on the right of this Home Page for the applications and all information regarding RYLA.  High school students of all grades are welcome to apply.  The weekends are paid for by Dundee Township Rotary Club.  Applications are due by February 29, 2024, for the first weekend and by March 15, 2024, for the second weekend.  Applications should be submitted to Treasurer@DundeeRotary.org.  Questions, contact Colleen Thomas at 847-426-7990.
The Dundee Township Rotary Club Scholarship Applications are now available.  We will be awarding scholarships on May 7, 2024.  You can retrieve them using the link under Site Pages or obtain them from your school counselor.  You must be a resident of Dundee Township or attend school in Dundee Township.  There are three applications:  Dundee Township Academic, Dundee Township Vocational, and District 6440 Vocational.  The two Dundee Township applications are due March 25, 2024.  The District application is due March 18, 2024.  If you have any questions, please email DundeeRotaryScholarship@gmail.com or call Colleen Thomas at 847-426-7990.
Our Annual Super Bowl Squares are complete!  Thank you to all who participated and Good Luck!
Join the Dundee Township Rotary Club for our Annual Halloween Party for Special Needs Children!
You can sign up to bring a special needs child or to bring and give out treats, or even bring a simple game. Single seats or full tables still available.
From 2pm-4pm on Sunday, October 22nd.
Rotary club members will have decorated tables where special needs children (and their siblings) can trick-or-treat. All in one area and handicapped accessible.
Snacks will also be served along with entertainment & games!
All takes place at the Dundee Township Senior Center at the NW corner of Rt. 68 and Rt. 25.
Please register with Kathryn Festen at kathryn.festen28@gmail.com
Help serve the community by purchasing a ticket and maybe win money back!
The Dundee Township Rotary Club was once again involved in the Intelligentsia Cup West Dundee River Challenge day of professional and amateur bicycle races on July 21st. The club was there to connect with interested folks who stopped by the Rotary tent and also to organize and manage the 60+ volunteer race marshals necessary for safety of the racers and the public at this big all-day fun event.
Congratulations to the 17 scholarship recipients from the Dundee Township Rotary Club and a big Thank You to all of the donors!
The Dundee Township Rotary Club is once again awarding numerous scholarships on May 2, 2023!  Applications have been sent to school counselors and athletic directors.  Students residing in or attending school in Dundee Township may apply.  See link under Site Pages to the right to download the applications.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2023!
Join us for the 16th Annual Halloween Party for Special Needs Children!
From Noon - 2pm on Sunday October 23rd Rotary club members will have decorated tables where special needs children (and their siblings) can trick-or-treat. All in one area and handicapped accessible.
Snacks will also be served!
All takes place at the Dundee Township Senior Center at the NW corner of Rt. 68 and Rt. 25.
Please register with Kathryn Festen at kathryn.festen28@gmail.com 
The Dundee Township Rotary Club is once again holding its annual Stimulus Raffle!  Tickets are $20 each, and prizes range from $100 to $1000!  This fundraiser supports the community work of Dundee Twp. Rotary such as College Scholarships, Veterans Luncheon, Casino Day for Seniors, Halloween Party for Disabled Children, Winter Coats for Needy Kids and much, much more. See a Dundee Twp. Rotary member or, to purchase online, go to http://go.rallyup.com/dundeerotary2022  Drawing is September 15, 2022!
On May 3, 2022, the Dundee Township Rotary Club awarded $39,000 in scholarships to 16 students entering post high school education.  The Dundee-Crown High School Jazz Band entertained the guests at the beginning of the evening.  The students, their parents, donors, and the principals from Dundee-Crown H.S. and Jacobs H.S., and a representative from Elgin Community College were also in attendance.  Congratulations to the following students:
Erica Batad
Keegan Connors
Linda Corral
Gianna Daufenbach
John Heffelfinger
Zack Janikowski
Michael Kathrein
Parin Keerthi
Joshua Leonard
Nancy Martinez
Gabriella Myslo
Patricia Ortega
Itzel Parra
Jared Petrin
Joshua Sanchez
Brady Taylor
These scholarships would not be made possible without the donors.  With sincere gratitude, we thank each of the following donors:
Thomas G. Mullen, Sr. Memorial
Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee
Tessa Dettman Memorial
Larry Sorce Memorial and Krysha Sorce
Bruce David Memorial
James A. Alpeter Memorial
Kings Hockey Club
Kings Hockey Club
Stig P. Orum Foundation
Jack and Kathy Festen
Robert Morency Memorial
Harvey & Ethel Daeumer Memorial
Harvey & Ethel Daeumer Memorial
John Brittain Memorial
Jack Roeser Memorial
A little late in posting, but the Salvation Army provided a Certificate of Appreciation for us ringing bells and collecting additional donations during the holidays.
Congratulations to our Super Bowl Square Winners!  Barb F., Ian L., and Trish W., who won TWO squares!  More importantly, thank you to each and every one of you who purchased a square.  Your contributions help our Club give back to the community, locally, and internationally.
Rotary District 6440 is hosting a leadership weekend for selected students March 10-13, 2022, and April 7-10, 2022.  Students may attend either weekend.  The local clubs, including the Dundee Township Rotary Club and the Fox Valley Sunset Club, will pay for the selected students to attend, including housing, meals, and transportation.  Applications are on the website and may also be found at the Dundee-Crown High School Counselor's Office.  Questions should be addressed to Colleen Thomas at 847-426-7990 or President@DundeeRotary.org.  Applications should be submitted to the Dundee-Crown High School Counselor's Office or to President@DundeeRotary.org.  Applications are due February 15, 2022!
The Dundee Rotary Club has 2022 Scholarship Applications available.  Once again, the Dundee Township Rotary Club has received numerous donors to join the Rotary Club in granted numerous scholarships to qualifying students.
The Dundee Rotary Club has an Academic Application and a Vocational Application.  In addition, the Rotary District 6440 Vocational Scholarship Applications are also available.  Any student applying for vocational scholarships should apply for BOTH the Dundee Rotary Vocational Scholarship and the Rotary District 6440 Vocational Scholarships.  All scholarship applications are due by MARCH 1, 2022, and must be emailed to DundeeRotaryScholarship@gmail.com.  No paper applications will be accepted, and the application with all attachments shall be submitted in ONE email.  The student is required to compile the transcript and recommendations with the application to submit in ONE email.  
Thank you to each and every one of you who purchased a raffle ticket for the Dundee Township Rotary Club Stimulus Cash Raffle.  We raised $10,000.00!  Thanks to you, Senior Citizens will have a Casino Day, Special Needs Children will have a Halloween Party, Economically Disadvantaged Children will have a Christmas Party, Jelke Creek Bird Sanctuary will have more trees, and so many more will benefit thanks to your contributions.  Tonight, we gathered at Emmett's in West Dundee for a social hour and held the drawing and we had FIVE lucky winners!  $100.00 went to Kristy Miller; $150.00 went to Barbara Ferguson; $250.00 went to Joanna Hanselmann; $500.00 went to Joan Stanley; and $1,000.00 went to Barbara Anderson!  Congratulations to our Winners!
The Dundee Township Rotary Club and Fox Valley Sunset Rotary Club jointly held a wine tasting event at the newly renovated Milk Pail on Friday, October 22, 2021.  Fifteen wines from around the world were available for tasting.  Bottles of wine were available for purchase from $9.99 to $199.99!  Both Rotary Clubs shared in a portion of the proceeds from the wine sales.  It was a great time for all!
We held a Stimulus Raffle this year.  The drawing was on November 3, 2020.  And the winners were:  $1,000 to Jack Festen, $500 to Marty Anderson, $250 to Lazzerelli, Inc., $150 to Kelly Manahan, and $100 to Mike Rabe.  Congratulations to our winners!  Thank you to all who purchased a raffle ticket.  These funds are used for all of our projects for the year.  Your contributions bring smiles on many people's faces, help those in need, and make our community a better place to live in.  
Mark your Calendars for the 2nd annual BBQ & Brews!!  Saturday, June 8, 2019, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Entertainment provided by Mason Rivers & 7th Heaven.
The results are in!  Tonight Our 2018 Thanks Giving Back Raffle Winners were drawn at our Taco's & Tasting Event at Emmett's Brewing Company this evening. The lucky winners are:
United Stadium Box - Al Treml
$1000 in Merchant Gift Cards - Pat Tauchert
Boulder Ridge Gift Certificate ($500) - Tom Yucuis
$500 in Mercant Gift Cards - Sandy Morganstein
Annual Membership to Anvil Club - Colleen Thomas
Elgin Car Wash & Detail Center - Barbara Ferguson
$250 Blueroot Gift Certificate - Sharon Hill
$250 in Merchant Gift Cards - Tom Giardino
$250 i Merchant Gift Cards - Scott Sinnett
1 Year Membership at Randall Oaks Fitness Center - Marty Anderson
Randall Oaks Gold Course (4 people/2 carts) - Kathleen Nolan
Elgin Symphony Christmas Concert and Alexander's Restaurant Gift Certificate - John Rabe
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the Raffle and helped us raise the funds for our community service projects in Dundee Township.
A HUGE Thank you to Mary Stanley for being our fearless and tireless leader in this crucial fundraising event!
30 students from Perry Elementary School will be warmer this winter! Brand new coats were passed out to students the morning of November 29th by the Dundee Township Rotary Club Members. The smiles are well worth it!
The Dundee Township Rotary Club will be honoring our local veterans with a special lunch at the West Dundee VFW.
Levi, the K9 Comfort Dog from Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee will be attending with his veteran handler.
We are proud to announce the following winners of our raffle drawn on Sept 26, 2017
#1 United Stadium Cox - Colleen Thomas
#2 $1,000 in merchant gift cards - Carolyn Kasper
#3 Boulder Ridge $500 gift certificate - Ian Lamp
#4 $500 in merchant gift cards - Rich Traub
#5 Anvil Club 1 year Membership - Marianne Rakow
#6 Randall Oaks Fitness Center Membership - C. Underwood
#7 $250 in merchant gift cards - Jessica Trinkhus
#8 Thomas Law certificate - Nancy Gullickson
#9 Elgin Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert tickets - Pat Tauchert
#10 Randall Oaks Golf for 4 - Lynette McGill
#11 Morke's Birthday Party - Jim Bolz
Thanks to all who purchased tickets! The proceeds go to all of the community programs we offer including Veterans lunch, Operation Warm Coat, holiday party for the Boys & Girls Club and more!
Join us for the 18th Annual Halloween Party for Children with Special Needs!
From 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm on Sunday October 29, 2017 Rotary club members will have decorated tables where special needs children (and their siblings) can trick-ot-treat. All in one room and handicapped accessible.
Snacks will also be served!
All takes place at the Dundee Township Senior Center at the NW corner of Rt. 68 and Rt. 25.
Contact Pat Tauchert to register at 847-882-2299 or ptauchert@lawpmh.com
Rotary Club of Dundee Township members are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day, Oct. 24th, to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio.  A vaccine prevents this crippling and paralyzing disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.  
Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016.
Toward this end, Rotary members worldwide have contributed more than $1.7 billion to ending polio since 1985, including major sums from the Rotary Club of Dundee Township.  The global Initiative includes the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governments around the world.
To sustain this progress and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising    $50 million per year over the next three years. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1.  Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.
Join us for a special event where we celebrate our Thanks for Giving Back raffle winners, dine on a delicious taco bar and sample some of Emmett's best brews!
  To register and pay - click on the link to the left!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Emmett's Brewing Company, West Dundee - 2nd floor
Taco bar - 5 beer samples (or a glass of wine) - silent auction
$10 Dundee Township Rotary Members, $25 guests