The Rotary Club of Evanston

About Our Club

The Rotary Club of Evanston is network of local business, community and thought leaders who share the ideals of service, integrity, diversity, leadership and friendship. The club has been a gathering place and catalyst for change for over 100 years. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 12:00pm Central. To visit, or get involved, please contact us at


Club News
Rotary Magazine, in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, presents an evening with Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and John Hewko, CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Former radio host and award-winning journalist Steve Edwards will moderate.  
When: Monday, May 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (short reception to precede discussion) 
Where: Auditorium, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (Parking is available)
Our speakers will discuss the current situation in Ukraine, the war’s long-term impact on global security and prosperity, the implications of the reported military leaks, strategies for peace, and the role of nongovernmental organizations in humanitarian relief and postwar reconstruction. 
On Saturday, May 6th, join fellow Rotary members, family, friends and our partners at Gillson Park from 10:00am - noon, to raise awareness and funds for those who are housing insecure. 
Proceeds from the event will be distributed to each participating Rotary club to support local organizations that provide services to people experiencing homelessness.
Participants can sign-up to walk or run on the website,  by clicking the red button. Registration fee is $25 for students, $50 for adults and $100 for families. 
Rotary Club of Evanston members Gene Servillo, and spouse Rosie; Paul Giordano, and spouse Rosa; and Michele Berg, and spouse John, were all recently recognized by RI President Jennifer Jones as Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation. 
Congratulations and thank you for your generous support of our Foundation and for your commitment to ‘doing good in the world’! 
Thanks for celebrating International Women’s Day 2023! Our virtual, multi-day raised awareness about the barriers that women around the world face as professional and local leaders and to build a supportive community to take collective action for change. The events, presented in English, were open to Rotary members and nonmembers of all genders.  
Rotary International celebrated 118 years on Thursday, February 23rd.  To mark the occasion, we hosted a birthday party during our regular club meeting, complete with classic party games like Rotary Jeopardy and Pin the "Pin" on Paul Harris!  One of the activities hosted was a service project to pack 118 birthday kits for Hillside Pantry and the Evanston Community Fridges.  Thanks to all who participated!
Welcome to Rotary!
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Evanston's newest members:
  • John Robertson, (Challenger Gray and Christmas)
  • David Lloyd, (David Lloyd & Associates)
Welcome to the club!  
The new Leadership Fundamentals program can help Rotary and Rotaract members build the skills they'll need to take on leadership roles. This free, online program presents key leadership skills and is available through Rotary's Learning Center only for members

In this program, members will learn to:
  • Lead and motivate others
  • Create a positive team environment
  • Delegate responsibilities
  • Build consensus and inclusive environments
  • Recognize the strengths in others
  • Understand, manage, and resolve conflict
  • Create and deliver effective speeches and presentations
Let's Connect!
Upcoming Speakers
Victoria Reeves
Jun 08, 2023 12:15 PM
HONE: How to Articulate your Knowledge
Mark Schroeder and Jeff Zakem
Jun 22, 2023 12:15 PM
NorthShore Health - Community Investment Fund
Upcoming Events
Video: 100 Years of Service
Watch Our Centennial Celebration Online!
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Rotary Club of Evanston's Centennial Gala was hosted online.  We proudly celebrated 100 years in Evanston and had a wonderful evening, raising thousands of dollars for our Charitable Fund.  You can watch a recording of the full celebration at  our Facebook page
Take Our Centennial Quiz
How well do you know the Rotary Club of Evanston? Take our Centennial Quiz to find out!