Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club
Charitable Giving 2023
Thanks to all the grant recipients that joined us in August this year to receive grants and to speak about the difference they are making in our local community! We were all inspired by their stories of local people who've been helped, and our Club is proud to support their meaningful work.
The total grants given by Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club to local charitable organizations in August 2023 was $115,500. In addition, we awarded $10,000 in local scholarships and $3,000 in international aid.

Interested in being more involved in your community? Learn about Rotary! Call Club Membership Chair Doug Fendon at 513-289-3244.
The following charities were at our August 16th meeting and received grants: 

Beacon Place – Shailushi Ritchie
BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center – Meggan Hill-McQueeney
GiGi's Playhouse, Inc. – Alyse Mastrodonato
GiveNKind – Emily Petway & Jerry Michalski
GLASA - Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association – Mak Nong
Habitat for Humanity – Nick Nalley & Jeremy McFadden
Honor Flight Chicago - Doug Meffley
Lake County Center for Independent Living
Mundelein Tool Library – Pete Duffy
SamaraCare Counseling – Dr. Scott Mitchell
Special Gifts Theatre – Elise Larsen & Elise Steffe
Sue’s Pantry – Sue Gandhi
The Super Jake Foundation – Sue Widman
Willow House – Dave Scheffler
Youth Conservation Corps – Jennifer Yonan
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The following charities were at our August 9th meeting and received grants: 
Free Spirits
Libertyville Township Food Pantry
MTF / Mothers Trust Foundation
(pictured below with Club President Rich Babjak left)
The following charities were at our August 2nd meeting and received grants: 

American Legion Post 329 – Rick Navarro
Art Impact Project – Vicki Marasco
Adler Arts Center – Amy Williams
Lake County Children's Advocacy Center – Carrie Wings
Community High School District 128 LHS Best Buddies Club – John Taylor
Reading Power Inc – Cathy McFarland
Sedol Foundation – Ann Subry
Senior Council of Libertyville – Suren Kanani and Rich Manahan
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2022 - 2023 Installation Dinner
Rich Babjak, Elliot Pinsel
Another successful Rotary year for Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club celebrated with food, fun and fellowship!
Past President Elliot Pinsel passed the gavel to our new club President Rich Babjak and, as tradition dictates, Rich returned the favor by giving Elliot the boot! 🥾 We are so appreciative of Elliot's and the Board's past leadership and look forward to the new year!
Our sincere thanks and congratulations to Howard Jaffe, Rotarian of the Year, for his outstanding service and commitment to the club!
Big thanks to Tom Zengeler and his family for generously hosting us (again) at their lovely home! 👏
The Second City 2023 Fundraiser Results
We are pleased to announce results from our recent The Second City fundraiser. Net proceeds of more than $117,000 resulted from the fundraiser and will be distributed to local charities!
We are so grateful for the support of our club members and community, and we look forward to supporting the mission of many wonderful local organizations!
Our club's sincere thanks go to the Event Committee for their leadership:
Committee Chair - Howard Jaffe
Jon Robb - Partner Restaurants  
Steve Risley - Silent Auction
Tom Miller - Tickets and Raffle
Patricia Bleck - Communications  
Autumn Blast 2022 Fundraiser
Many thanks to the numerous attendees, volunteers, and sponsors who participated and donated to our fall fundraiser event! It was a resounding success. OVER $30,000 WAS RAISED for the benefit of local charities! A special shoutout and thank you goes out to Main Street Social for all their hard work and support that went into the event. 
If you weren't able to join us for the evening, but would still like to contribute to the fundraising effort, please consider making a donation to support our charitable work. Thank you!
Electronics Recycling Collection Event
Thanks to all participants for your help in making our 2022 Electronics Recycling Collection Event a terrific success! 9250 lbs of electronics were recycled.
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Club Information
Welcome to the 
Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club!
Our club members are business people from the local community who get together to exchange ideas, grow our businesses, and meet new friends.  We volunteer locally and internationally and we raise funds for charities.  Join us! 
Club Meetings
Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club meets in-person and via Zoom each Wednesday from 7:00 am  - 8:15 am for fellowship, breakfast, and to hear from a speaker.  Speakers present on a wide range of topics, including club-related topics, current events, local issues, inspirational activities, charity work, etc. 
Visitors are welcome!  Send a message via website contact form or Facebook messenger to let us know you'll be joining us.
Lambs Farm
Magnolia Cafe/Bakery
14245 W. Rockland Rd
(Rt 176 and IL-94)
Libertyville, IL 60048
"Service Above Self"
Scheduled Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Amanda Bennet
Sep 27, 2023
Kindred Life Ministries
Mayor Donna Johnson
Oct 04, 2023
Libertyville Village update
Jan Adelman
Oct 11, 2023
REACH Rescue
Jessica Ceisel
Oct 18, 2023
Women United
Past Speakers
Angela Walker
Sep 20, 2023
District Governor
Sep 13, 2023
District 6440 Goals
Don Doll
Sep 06, 2023
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
No meeting
Aug 30, 2023
Fifth Wednesday - Evening Social
Howard Jaffe
Aug 23, 2023
Spring Fundraiser Planning
Rotary International Theme for 2022-23
Document Downloads
North Shore Wine Tasting 2021
We're pleased to announce the event was a success! $25,000 was raised for local charities! $5,000 was donated to Equestrian Connection.
Website Sponsors
Rotary Youth Exchange