Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club
A Night to Remember - Results are In
Our Second City event this year raised a club record $153,000!!! 
Many thanks to all involved that helped make this another successful fundraiser for Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club! This level of success would not have been possible without the community support from our sponsors, volunteers, ticket holders, and raffle donors. Special thanks goes out to The Second City, Libertyville Community High School, Austin's Saloon & Eatery, and our Title Sponsor - City of Hope Cancer Center. 
Special shout out to Howard Jaffe for his steadfast dedication and countless hours spent leading the charge towards making this event happen!
Since it's inception in 1987, the Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club has given over $2.6 million to both local and international charities, including programs to promote literacy, programs to combat hunger, support the eradication of polio, as well as support to numerous local charities, food pantries, and scholarship programs. 
The club is always encouraging more individuals to become involved. Anyone wishing to find out more about the club is encouraged to attend one of the club's weekly meetings on Wednesday mornings at Lamb's Farm at the Marigold Cafe, or call Club Membership Chair Doug Fendon at 513-289-3244.
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Christmas Dinner Success with Libertyville Township Food Pantry
For 15 years, Libertyville Sunrise Rotary has donated Christmas dinners to the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. This year we donated 48 meals, and the Township distributed the boxed dinners and bags of food to our neighbors in need.
Special thanks goes out to: Jeff Harger, Justin Harger, and Scott Hezner for organizing and facilitating this service project! 
Interested in helping? Volunteer workers are welcome! The Food Pantry accepts donations Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Click below to learn more about the Libertyville Township Food Pantry:
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
(pictured below)
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
(pictured below)
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  
Electronics Recycling Collection Event
Custom Pages
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
Jul 24, 2024
Charitable Giving
No meetng, fifth Wednesday
Jul 31, 2024
No speaker
Jon Robb
Aug 07, 2024
2025 Fundraising discussion
Maj Gen James Mukoyama (Retired  U.S. Army)
Aug 14, 2024
Author of book "Faith, Family, and Flag
Past Speakers
Jul 17, 2024
Charitable Giving
Jul 10, 2024
Charitable Giving
no speaker
Jul 03, 2024
No meeting
Installation Dinner, No morning meeting
Jun 26, 2024
Boot to Rich, Welcome to Jon
Rotary International Theme for 2022-23
Website Sponsors
Rotary Youth Exchange