Welcome to the Dundee Township Rotary Club!
Guests are Always Welcome!
PLEASE NOTE that on occasion we do not meet at our regular place and time.  If you would like to attend a meeting, please email or call us to get information on our next meeting.
Dundee Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Emmett's Brewing Company
128 West Main Street
Or Via Zoom
West Dundee, IL 60118
United States of America
Phone:
(847) 426-7990
Please contact us in advance to get information on attending our meeting. Most are hybrid - in person and via Zoom.
Home Page Stories
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
 
 

 
Join us as we dunk President Andrew Knox and earn some $$ for our Club!
 
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:30pm
  • Bring your favorite beverage to share and a lawn chair!
  • We will be at the Thomas House in Sleepy Hollow - contact Coleen Thomas for details!
On June 22, 2017 Andrew Knox was installed as the new Dundee Township Rotary Club President! The club is grateful for the service of Glenn Morgenroth for the last year. President Knox's theme for the year will be TEAMWORK and he is looking forward to a year filled with fun and service to others.
 
 
Michael and Mary Graziano received the Dundee Township Rotary Club's 2017 Service Above Self award in May for all of the wonderful work they do for the FISH Food Pantry and other areas of our community!
 
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 the Dundee Township Rotary Club awarded $41,000 in college scholarships to 25 high school seniors. Tom Roeser from OTTO was the keynote speaker at the awards dinner held at Randall Oaks Golf Course. Students and their parents were the guests of honor and were able to meet and dine with Rotarians.
The Dundee Township Rotary Club has been awarding college scholarships since 1981. Over the past 46 years, 619 scholarships have been awarded totaling $833,650. The Club is proud to have helped so many Dundee Township students achieve their their college dreams.
  
 
On November 14, 2016 the Dundee Township Rotary Club delivered 60 winter coats to children at Perry Elementary School. The children were thrilled at being able to pick out their own coat and for many of them it was the first piece of brand new clothing they have received. Go Rotary!
 
Glenn Morgenroth was inducted as President at McGraw Wildlife Foundation in June, 2016. Pictured here with his Board - it will be a great year for Rotary!
On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 the Dundee Township Club will draw the winning tickets for the Thanks Giving Back Raffle. We will also be inducting our new Rotarians and not to outdone, this is our Guest Day. 
This is the perfect opportunity to meet the Dundee Township Rotarians, learn about our service projects and receive information about Rotary. 
 

The Dundee Township Rotary Club Annual Scholarship Banquet was held on May 3, 2016 . Congratulations to the following scholarship winners!


Amy Al-Salaita, Alyssa Cassiere, Sydney Faler, Kimberly Grant, Michael Holmes, Monica Juarez, Jocelyn Collado Kuri, Ashley Le, Alexandra Lorenz, Deni Namik
Jacqueline O'Connor, Jaida Olvera, Jazmin Pacheco, Timothy Randl, Taylor Schmidt, Krystina Strezpek, Dylan Subrin, Angela Tripp & Olivera Zahara

 
Join us for the 16th Annual Halloween Party for Special Needs Children!
 
From Noon - 3pm on Sunday October 25th 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.
Our Little Library has been installed at Huffman Park in West Dundee. The official dedication will be on August 11th at 5pm. There will be no regular lunch meeting that day.
 
The Little Library will offer residents FREE book borrowing. It is for adults and children! Our Rotary Club has always had a focus on literacy and education - to it is a perfect fit for us and our community!
 
 
Craig Zieleniewski took over as the new Rotary President for Dundee Township on July 1, 2015. Thanks to Curt McReynolds for a wonderful year of leadership! In the photo past and current Board members celebrate a great year and a great future on the Anvil Club veranda.
 
Korey Hughes poses with Curt McReynolds after giving his speech on being Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township. This inspiring young man will be competing for scholarships with other BGC youth around the state - and then nationally. Good luck Korey!

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Our "Thanks Giving Back" raffle was a complete success!  500 tickets were sold - so the Club made $10,000 to go towards our local giving including FISH food pantry, the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township, local veterans and more!