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                      Welcome to our Club!

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Real Time Sports
1120 West Devon Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
United States of America
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Laura Brown and Amie Granger are the newest corporate members of the Elk Grove Rotary Club.  Inducted to our club on February 6th, 2020, these ladies are both employed at Harper College.  Laura is the Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer and Amie is the Community Relations Manager the Rotaract Club chair of Harper College.  
pictured from left to right Leigh Ferstein, club President, John Bourke, Secretary, Laura Brown, Shirlann Lemme, Amie Granger
Jim Bradley, a Rotarian Veteran of 36 years, spoke to the Elk Grove Rotary Club on Scholarships that are available at the District level.  He will be conducting interviews of applicants in Mchenry, Wheeling and Elk Grove in the upcoming months.  Thanks Jim for all you do and have done for Rotary!  We look forward to offering some well deserved high school grads some funds for their continuing educations.
Bill Marston, a veteran Rotarian for over 26 years, became our newest Honorary Rotarian on January 30th.  Bill has served the Elk Grove Rotary Club in many, many ways from being President to serving as our signature Rotaryfest Chair also for many years.  Bill owns a successful shipping/service business in Elk Grove and is clearly loyal and friendly to his community.  We will miss Bill and wish him great luck as a new grandfather and a pillar honorary member of our club.
Ben Curcio, Executive Director of the Elk Grove Park District, visited the club and talked about the upcoming projects in 2020.  A new golf facility, the renovation of Chelmsford property, athletic league re-structure and many more.  Ben has been involved with Parks and Recreation for his entire life.  He gladly accepted money from The Elk Grove Rotary Club for the Elk Grove Parks Foundation, the charitable arm of the park district, which offers scholarships to families who reside in Elk Grove who demonstrate financial need.  Looking forward to some great things from the Elk Grove Park District in 2020.
We always enjoy when Kate Bousum, from A Child's Voice, visits.  We are inspired, and thrilled to see the amazing things they do at their facility.  They offer hearing services from infant to pre-school and school age children so they can overcome a hearing impairment.  They have a full service facility that assesses children and works with the families for cochlear implants with help for funding, transportation etc.  Thanks to A Child's Voice, no child has to go without the ability to hear!  Our club proudly supports them with funds each year.  Visit their website and learn more about them   https://childsvoice.org/
It was the pleasure of The Elk Grove Rotary Club to present a check to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for their Backpack Project.  They currently fill backpacks with food for families who reside in the Elk Grove Village area and have children that attend Byrd Elementary with food for the weekends.  This is a vital service that the church offers to families who may otherwise not have enough resources for food over weekends.  Reverend Cerna Rand (not pictured) is the minister of Prince of Peace and is a fellow Rotarian.  We are happy to support these services that give back to our community in such a rich way!
Fellowship Housing celebrates with women who become independent.... They help single moms break the cycle of poverty and build a new legacy for their family.  They offer single moms, who otherwise would not have the resources,  dignity through the gaining of knowledge on finances, income and housing, with intense counseling and classes.   Fellowship housing help address the trauma that most single mothers who find themselves homeless or without outside resources experience.  The Elk Grove Rotary Club learned so much about such a richly rewarding organization and what they offer to our community.  Visit their website and be inspired to donate... https://www.fhcmoms.org/our-vision
NSSEO Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization - they serve students through programs designed through a person-centered approach.  They address a range of intense, significant needs, as well as providing services and supports to students and staff in member districts ranging from itinerant student services to embedded coaching, technical supports, professional learning and monthly parent training across the eight member districts.  They were formed in 1968 and have evolved dramatically and progressively for the past 50 years.
The Elk Grove Rotary presented them with a check to help them continue to provide the most needed services.  We thank them for their community service! 
Craig Johnson
Feb 27, 2020
State of the Village
Ron Korte
Mar 05, 2020
Sarah Simmons
Mar 12, 2020
Cycling Without Age
Jane Gregga
Mar 19, 2020
Wreaths Across America
Heather DeCook
Apr 02, 2020
Elk Grove HIgh School Mentoring Program
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Apr 09, 2020
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Apr 23, 2020
Grove Interact
Apr 30, 2020
Update on the Grove Interact Year
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