Rotary Club of Park Ridge
 
        "Service above Self" motivates Park Ridge Rotarians to gather weekly.
These business and community leaders respond to global and local issues
with creative insight and sustainable solutions.
 
Celebrating 54 years of Service and Caring to our Community
 

District 6440, Club Number 3139

Rotary Club of Park Ridge

PO Box 130

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 

 
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Secretary
Treasurer
Web Site Coordinator
Public Image Chair
Membership
Membership Co-Chair
Vocational Service
Make a Difference Scholarships
Community Service
International Service
New Generations
Youth/Interact Liaison
Club Service Chair
Program/Greeter Chair
Club ByLaws/Policies
Director
Director
Grant Certified Chair
Rotary Foundation
Club Foundation Chair
Foundation Secretary
Foundation Treasurer
End Polio Coordinator
Interact Liaison
Director
 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Park Ridge

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Summit Square of Park Ridge
10 North Summit Avenue
847-825-1161
Park Ridge, IL  60068
United States
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Speakers
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Jan 24, 2018
What is happening in Washington
DG Don Brewer
Jan 31, 2018
Annual Governor's Club Visit
GEN Lyle Staab
Feb 07, 2018
Young Rotarians
TBD
Feb 14, 2018
Dr. Parag Patel
Feb 21, 2018
Cardiology Why we need to know about our heart.
TBD
Feb 28, 2018
Rtn. Susan James
Mar 07, 2018
Classification Talk
Tim Padgett
Mar 14, 2018
Combined Meeting with PR Chamber of Commerce
 
Home Page Stories
The Park Ridge Rotary Club held a Craft Beer Fund Raiser. The moneys raised will support various organizations in Park Ridge.
 
The Park Ridge Rotary Club sponsored the Park Ridge Charity Classic. Proceeds from the run support the club’s college scholarship donations.
 
The Mayor of Park Ridge, Marty Maloney, presented Club President, Gayle Mountcastle, with a proclamation recognizing October 24, 2017 as World Polio Day in Park Ridge.  Past Club Presidents Roger Crawford and Allan Bartel accepted the proclamation with President Mountcastle.
 
World Polio Day is recognized around the world and raises awareness of the efforts of Rotary International, World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United Nations Children’s Fund, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
To learn more about efforts to end Polio a livestream update about eradication efforts will be presented on October 24, 2017 at 2:30pm Seattle time.  To watch the livestream in English go to endpolio.org/world-polio-day .
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary members marched in the WGN Morning Show Parade in Park Ridge on July14th! 15 Rotary members continued their community service and presence volunteering 40 hours at the Taste of Park Ridge selling event tickets!
Gayle Mountcastle was installed as the Park Ridge Rotary Club President for Fiscal Year 2018.
This year the Rotary Club of Park Ridge presented six scholarships to recipients who made a difference in our community. The recipients are Isaiah Easo, Jigarbhai Patel, Clara Kochanski, Liza Henn, Emily Pieta, and Sarah Baker.
Maine East and Maine South Interact Club RYLA recipients are shown.
The Maine South Interact Club for raising $2,650 as a part of the school’s Rett Syndrome charity fund raising event held this year.
$105,000 Zinga Children’s Hospital Rotary Foundation Grant is completed.
The lead lined door on the imaging building that will house the imaging equipment project that our club has spearheaded is completed.
 
 
The Park Ridge Rotary Club and the Maine East Interact Club served over 90 nutritionally challenged clients at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on Super Bowl Sunday 2017. 
 
 
Linda Burton presented to the Park Ridge Rotary Club the 100% Participation Certificate. To earn this certificate, each club member made a donation to The Rotary Foundation in the fiscal year and average club member donation over $100.
The Park Ridge Rotary Club raised over $6,000 to help support Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care and other local organizations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Park Ridge Rotary Club ran the registration for the 2016 Park Ridge Charity 5k Classic Run. More than 325 runners participated in the event. The event generated over $6,500 to be given to various local charities.
 
 
Roger Crawford was installed as the Park Ridge Rotary Club President for Fiscal Year 2017
 
 
A BBQ party was held for the young women of The Harbour on Wednesday June 1, 2016. 12 Rotarians served the young women and their staff a hearty meal followed by basketball.
 
The Harbour is a local nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and supportive services for homeless girls ages 12-21.
 
Maizie Pleuss (parent’s, Jesse and Patti), gave an outstanding Irish Dance performance at our regular meeting on March 16, 2016. Maizie attends the Trinity Irish Dance Academy and hopes to one day in the not too distant future to compete in the Irish Dance World Championship. 
 
 
 
On February 10, 2016 Richard LaVecchia and Brent Williams were inducted into the Park Ridge Rotary Club.
 
 
The Park Ridge Rotary Club and the Maine East Interact Club served over 100 nutritionally challenged clients at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on Sunday October 25th
The Park Ridge Rotary Club sponsored the Park Ridge Charity 5K Run. Over 900 runners participated in the run which happened on a beautiful September morning. The proceeds of the event is used to pay for college scholarships and Sunday Suppers.
 
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge sponsored the “Avenues to Independence” Annual Surf's Up BBQ Party. Over 100 clients enjoyed the BBQ  at the Avenues to Independence Work Center. The club helped with the cooking, distributing the meals and running some games. Everyone enjoyed the Samba dancing and having their picture taken in Ed’s jeep.
 
 

Home Page News

The new Maine East Rotary Interact Executive Officers planned, promoted, and hosted the most successful Interact event in our short history. Over 300 interested students attended the 2014-2015 Rotary Interact Kick-off meeting in our school cafeteria. Big thanks to John VandenBrink for being at the meeting. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNlrfRwGEW0&feature=youtu.be

 

 
 
Excerpt from the Chicago Tribune Newspaper
 
 
Rotary Provides X-ray System for Street Children of Guatemala City.

Two-thirds of the world’s population does not have access to basic X-ray services? That is a huge problem since sixty percent of all medical diagnoses require X-ray analysis.

 
 
 
 
 
2017 CITRUS ORDERS

The Rotary Club of Park Ridge thanks each and every person who purchases delicious fruit during our annual Citrus Sale.  Each year 100% of the proceeds underwrite local youth scholarships and fund many other local and worldwide humanitarian projects to improve lives.

For citrus orders only, click HERE 
 
All orders for non-citrus products must be placed thru a Rotarian.  Call Alice at 847-692-4518 with any questions or issues. 
 
Thank You for Your Generosity!
 
 
 
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