Curt McReynolds, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township in Carpentersville, was elected as the 2014-15 president of the Dundee Township Rotary Club and will officially take office on July 1, 2014. He succeeds financial analyst Eric Gullickson.

Ralph Helm, Sr., retired member of the Elgin Noon Rotary Club and past Rotary District 6440 assistant governor, and his wife Vera were honored guests. Outgoing Rotary District 6440 assistant governor Steve Swanson gave the oath of office to McReynolds and incoming Dundee Township Rotary club board members.

Members of the Dundee Township Rotary Club board of directors include Matt VanHoeven, Mike Rabe, Jim Bolz, Ray Earhardt, Craig Zielienewski, Cheryl Wendt, and Pat Gibbs.

As president, McReynolds said, "I have thought about our upcoming year and would like my theme to represent 35/50 - celebrating 35 years of our club and a goal to reach membership of 50 active members who have a passion for our community and the club. I challenge each club member to encourage community leaders to become a part of our great, award winning Rotary Club."

The Dundee Township Rotary Club has a rich history in providing contributions for high school student scholarships, donations to the FISH Food Pantry and special events for Dundee Township senior citizens, needy families, and special needs children.

There are 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 31,000 clubs in more than 163 countries. The main objective of Rotary International is service, in the community, and throughout the world. As volunteers, Rotarians build goodwill and peace, provide humanitarian service, and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations.

The Rotary Club of Dundee Township currently has 40 members who represent a cross-section of business and professional backgrounds.

For more information about the Dundee Township Rotary Club, contact Al Treml at 847-489-6810.