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Welcome to our Club!

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Jimmy's Charhouse
1180 W. Devon Avenue
Northeast Corner of Rohlwing & Devon
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
United States
Home Page Stories
General Superintendent of the Cook County Forest Preserve Arnold Randall was kind enough to join the club for lunch and speak about the Forest Preserve.  Cook County Forest Preserve was established in 1915 and consists of 69,000 acres. The Forest Preserve's mission is to acquire, restore, and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving open space with its natural wonders and allow the property to be used for education and recreation now and in the future.  The preserve has many uses like fishing, walking, running, biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and even several places for Camping.  There are some incredible species in the preserve as well including Bald Eagles, Black Crowned Night Herons, and the River Otter.  Busse Woods is adjacent to Elk Grove Village and consists of 3500 acres and has a bike path over 11 miles long.
Several Elk Grove Rotarians Visited the local school called Child's Voice to help the students with an Art Project.  Pictured above are Rotarians Bill Marston and Rod Pickett.   The children thoroughly enjoyed the company of the Rotarians as they created different sports balls like baseballs, basketballs, tennis balls as well as footballs from paper plates.  Some of the students also were very creative and made some hand print art.  Additional pictures can be found here.
Happy Birthday to Cerna Rand, Grace Popovic and Bill Marston all celebrating birthdays in July. 
Congratulations to Bill Marston for another Rotarian of the Year Award.  Bill has been a Rotarian for more than 20 years and truly lives the Rotarian life.  Bill gives countless hours to the club all year but especially during Rotary Fest.  Bill was once again the Festival chairman and did and exceptional Job orchestrating another successful festival. Steve Pickett present Bill with the award at the recent Installation brunch.
Elk Grove Rotarian John Bourke received the Service above self award recently at the clubs President Installation brunch.  John has taken on several roles for the club including acting as the clubs Secretary.  The Award is being presented by now Past President Steve Pickett.
New President Bill Beaupre hands Past President Steve Pickett the customary Golden Gavel as a token of the clubs appreciation for Steve's service as Club President for the 2017-2018 year.
New Club President Bill Beaupre shows off the painting of the founder of Rotary Mr. Paul Harris.  The painting will be prominently displayed in his office for the next year.  It has been a long standing tradition for the Elk Grove Rotary President to keep the painting for the year.  Past President Steve Pickett presented the painting to President Bill Beaupre at the President Installation held on June 28, 2018.
Jesse Petermen
Jul 26, 2018
Know Your Rotarian
Bill Marston
Aug 02, 2018
Rotary Fest 2018 Recap
Club Assembly
Aug 09, 2018
Share Updates of Club Projects
TR Johnson
Aug 16, 2018
Chicago Black Hawks
Leigh Ferstien and Pastor SteveOkpisz
Aug 23, 2018
Know Your Rotarian and Donation
Debra Nelson
Aug 30, 2018
Elk Grove Village Library Director
Dana Farella
Sep 06, 2018
Dare 2 Tri
Beth Mund
Sep 13, 2018
Speaker Writer Space Geek
Mead Interact
Sep 20, 2018
Update on Interact Activities from Margaret Mead Jr. High
Steve Pickett
Oct 04, 2018
Know Your Rotarian
Mayor Craig B. Johnson
Oct 11, 2018
Tollway update and future
Rachel Hubsch
Oct 18, 2018
Superintendent of Recreation NWSRA
Rosanna Defrenza
Oct 25, 2018
Know Your Rotarian
Kate Bousum
Nov 01, 2018
Director of Advancement Childs Voice!
Club Assembly
Nov 08, 2018
Share Updates to Club Projects
John McCabe
Nov 15, 2018
Director Of Resource Management Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 22, 2018
Rod Pickett
Nov 29, 2018
Know Your Rotarian
Cerna Rand
Dec 20, 2018
Know Your Rotarian
Merry Christmas!
Dec 27, 2018
District Governor Julie Clark
Jan 10, 2019
Update on local and international Rotary
A reason to smile

Since 1993, Rotarians in Chile and the United States have teamed up to provide life-altering reconstructive

Reef revisited

A giant artificial reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel restores marine life and protects the livelihood of several fishing villages in the

Laura Bush addresses Rotarians

Former first lady of the United States speaks at

International Inspiration

A princess, 3 prime ministers, and a former first lady join 25,000 in Toronto to celebrate Rotary’s good work and plan more of