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

Join us Thursday, December 15th for a night of fellowship, fun and food in celebration of the holiday season.  

The Alcove (1625 Maple) - Cocktails at 5:30pm / Dinner at 6:00pm

Tickets are $55 per person.  Register here:

Ugly Christmas Sweaters are encouraged, as well as participation in a cookie auction.

Guests are welcome! Please direct any questions to  

The Rotary Club of Evanston meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, and offers both in-person and virtual options. Visitors are welcome to join us as we conduct club business and hear from a variety of local and international speakers. You can participate in our meeting in person, by computer or phone.
Please contact for Zoom login information, or register here for our next in-person meeting.

The club was honored to meet and hear from Evanston’s new Chief of Police, Schenita Stewart this past week.  It was inspiring to learn about her 23 years in law enforcement, developing positive community partnerships and best practice policy implementation.  Welcome back to Evanston; we are so glad to have you Chief Stewart! 

We received a great update from Evanston City Manager Luke Stowe on the state of our city, and an overview of the city’s proposed FY23 Budget.  Thank you Luke and all of the incredible staff at the City of Evanston!
On Sept. 22nd, we received a powerful and timely update on the state of Polio, both here in the US and in the 2 remaining endemic countries, from Dr. Carol Pandak.  In appreciation for Dr. Pandak’s tireless efforts to help rid the world of polio, we are pleased to make a contribution in her name, to The Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus Fund. 
Thanks Rotary District 6440 Governor Bill Kmiecik for his inspiring talk about the power of Rotary and for sharing some of the incredible stories resulting from his Rotary membership.  
On July 28th, we had the opportunity to hear from District 65 Superintendent Dr. Devon Horton and District 202 Superintendent Dr. Marcus Campbell on the State of our Schools.  The Rotary Club of Evanston is proud to make a contribution to The Rotary Foundation in their honor in support of Basic Education and Literacy!
Thanks to City of Evanston Economic Development Manager, Paul Zalmezak, for providing an excellent, and encouraging update today on recent and upcoming efforts to keep Evanston vibrant and thriving! 
Members learned about:
● Current economic conditions in Evanston
● City Council approval of ARPA plan
● Investment in Northlight, The Aux, and ASPIRE program
● A new retail / business district strategy
● Efforts to finalize a Clean Team recommendation
● Recent and upcoming development updates
Let's Connect!
Upcoming Speakers
Holiday Party
Dec 15, 2022
The Alcove (1625 Maple Ave.)
Club Assembly
Jan 12, 2023
Ferrona Lie and Margaret McCall
Jan 26, 2023
Intergenerational Technology Solutions
David Lloyd
Feb 09, 2023
Philanthropic Travel
Rotary Birthday Party!
Feb 23, 2023
Celebrating 118 Years of Service Above Self
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones
Mar 09, 2023
Imagine Rotary
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
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