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Welcome to our Club!

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Jimmy's Charhouse text
1180 W. Devon Avenue
Northeast Corner of Rohlwing & Devon
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
United States
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Kate Bousum, Director of Advancement for Child’s Voice spoke about the amazing services Child’s Voice provides to empower children with hearing loss Since 1996, Child’s Voice has provided the services necessary to give children with hearing loss the tools they need to succeed in a hearing world. Founded by three families who wanted more for their children, Child’s Voice was created to be a school where children could learn to listen and verbally communicate. To learn more visit childsvoice.org.
What an informative and fun meeting!  Guest guest speaker Martin Konsor (r) shared tips on buying a car. He has been helping people buy cars since he was 12 years old. Tips included buying a car out of state, not negotiating and “leaving with purpose”. Club President Steve Pickett thanked Martin for joining us.
Club President Steve Pickett thanked Nick Olsen, Deputy Chief of the Elk Grove Police Department for giving his Know Your Rotarian presentation. Deputy Chief Olson shared his journey from the police academy to his current position on the force and answered several questions from the audience. Thank you, Deputy Chief Olsen, for keeping Elk Grove Village a safe place to live, work and play!
Vocational Chair Jesse Peterman presents Mary Cronin and Keeley Cronin with Elk Grove Rotary Scholarships. Mary and Keeley were unable to attend our Scholarship Awards Dinner earlier this year. Each year we award over $10,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are advancing their education in technical school, junior college, college, or university study. The scholarships are awarded based on community service, academic success, essay content, references, and interview results. 
Last Thursday we celebrated the installation of the 2017/2018 Elk Grove Rotary Club President Steve Pickett. Outgoing President Kitty Weiner presented Steve with the portrait of Rotary Club founder Paul Harris. A long-time tradition, the Club President hangs the portrait in a place of honor in their home or office during their term. We​​​​​​ are looking forward to a great year with Steve at the helm. 
On behalf of all Elk Grove Rotarians Bill Marston thanks 2016/2017 Club President Kitty Weiner for her leadership over the last year. It was a great year!
Elk Grove Rotary Club would like to thank everyone for supporting the 2017 Rotary Fest.  Once again it was a huge success because of the support of our community and everyone who attended or volunteered.
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...