Welcome to the Rotary Club of Northbrook


Making a Difference in our Community

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
P.O. Box 283
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States of America
We are meeting by Zoom until further notice. Join us! Contact webmaster@northbrookrotary.org for an invitation to be a guest at our next meeting.
Northbrook Rotary News and Information
      This is a unique Community Service Project for the Rotary Club of Northbrook members to serve on!
Total Link 2 is a non-profit here in Northbrook that we have supported with grants in the past.  They work with young disabled adults, providing job opportunities and growth.
With the pandemic with us, they are offering virtual summer programs that we can get involved in.  Up to 8 volunteers are needed. The director, Alisa Martorano has outlined the 2 projects available to participate in.  Please let me know ASAP if you are willing to serve and which program you prefer. Either the Happy Mail program or the Accountability Check-In program.
      We will be given an orientation session prior to the start of the second summer session that runs from July 20th-August 28th 2020.
PLEASE READ the requirements provided by Alisa's before you decide to respond. You must be able to follow through for the entire session. I truly feel this will be an experience you will always remember! 

The Rotary Club of Northbrook’s annual raffle raised money to support the many initiatives and projects that club members participate in, both locally and around the world. Almost 100 Rotarians, family, and guests enjoyed the fun and frolic: amazing food, Bingo fun for the family and a chance to win $5,000 and other cash prizes. Thank you to our host - the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook. 


Brian Reiger GRAND PRIZE WINNER $5,000

Jennifer Warner Second Prize WINNER $1,000

Donna Gulley Third Prize WINNER $500

Larry Levine Fourth Prize WINNER $500 

The Rotary Club of Northbrook’s annual raffle raises money to support the many initiatives and projects that club members participate in, both locally and around the world. Your $100 ticket includes a chance to win $5,000 and other cash prizes, plus admission for two to our Bingo Game night with food, fun and frolic for all hosted at the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook. 

A few examples of projects that have been funded through past raffles include:

  • Meal packing events that provide nutritious meals to needy families
  • Grants to local social services agencies that provide vital services to Northbrook residents
  • End Polio Now; Rotary’s international initiative to eradicate polio
  • The Trike Project which provides adaptive tricycles to children with disabilities
  • HealthRays that project provides x-ray units to rural poor areas of Guatemala
  • ShelterBox and more


Report by Mitch Portugal:
On Nov. 17th I participated in the Indoor Ride to End Polio at the Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Club representing the Rotary Club of Northbrook.
There were 30 Rotarian riders who raised $5,000 in pledges! With the Gates Foundation match of 2:1 totaling $15,000.  This funding will provide vaccinations for 25,000 children in Pakistan and Afghanistan saving them from Polio.
Let’s all thank Mitch for his effort!
The Rotary Club of Northbrook volunteer efforts on Saturday, November 16 at Sunset Foods helped in the coordination and distribution of 120,000 Lbs. of protein chicken to food shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, and churches.
  • Hunger Resource Network (HRN) is an all volunteer organization
  • HRN provides high quality protein and produce to recipient agencies at no cost to them
  • HRN serves communities in an area from Lake County in the north to the south side of Chicago and west as far as the Fox Valley area
Rotarians Ron Bernardi, Denis Polina, Mitch Portugal and Andy Vass were among the dozens of volunteers and recipient organizations.
Northbrook Rotary Leadership
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Membership Chair
Public Image
Rotary Foundation
Vocational Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Club Service Chair
Youth Service Chair
Strategic Planning Coordinator
Club Trainer
Web Site Coordinator
International Serivce
Fundraising Chair
Grants Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Rick Rivkin
Jul 14, 2020
Rotary training
Member bios/Sam Harris and Ned Schecter
Jul 21, 2020
Get to know your fellow Rotarians
Amy Kurson/Katherine Gehl
Jul 28, 2020
Northbrook Caucus/Political Innovation
Larry Levine
Aug 04, 2020
History of the United States Coast Guard
Judy Hughes
Aug 11, 2020
History of Northbrook
Jim Bland/LTC Ben Boardman
Aug 18, 2020
Army presence in our area
Bob Schwartz
Aug 25, 2020
The history of Chicago's hot dog
Kate Hall
Sep 08, 2020
Northbook Library
Member Bios
Sep 15, 2020
Allison Gilley
Sep 22, 2020
What's happening at the Book Bin
Tim Wambach
Oct 06, 2020
Health and Wellness
Jul 05, 2020
November Newscope 2019
Nov 18, 2019

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