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
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

Rotary's 2021-2022 annual report is now available online at Presented in a digital, interactive format, you can:

  • Learn about our accomplishments
  • See what impact clubs are having in communities around the world
  • Hear from donors who share the reasons for contributing to The Rotary Foundation
  • Access financial information
  • And more!

The digital annual report is available in all Rotary languages.

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.

Thanks to Chef Elio and the entire staff of the Alcove for another incredible holiday gathering of the Rotary Club of Evanston! 

Special guest, RI President-nominee Stephanie Urchick, judged an ugly sweater contest (congratulations to Aaron Masliansky for taking top prize!).  District Governor Bill Kmiecik recognized multiple Paul Harris Fellows and we celebrated our club’s charter members of the Rotary district 6440 PolioPlus Society!  

To top off a wonderful evening, over $500 was raised for our Charitable Fund from a mouth-watering cookie auction. 

A huge thanks to Annie Coakley for providing an update on Downtown Evanston’s efforts to reimagine itself and promote all of the amazing businesses that make Evanston the diverse, vibrant and special community that it is!
If you still have last minute holiday shopping to do, please remember to shop local!  And if you can’t decide what to get, pick up a Downtown Evanston gift card, which can be used at many of your favorite retailers, restaurants, services and entertainment in one place - there is truly something for everyone!!
And if you can’t shop local, please remember to use Amazon Smile for any online shopping and select the Rotary Club of Evanston Charitable Fund as your charity of choice! 

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!
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Upcoming Speakers
Ferrona Lie and Margaret McCall
Jan 26, 2023
Intergenerational Technology Solutions
David Lloyd
Feb 09, 2023
Experiential and 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
How well do you know the Rotary Club of Evanston? Take our Centennial Quiz to find out!