District 6440, Club Number 3139

Rotary Club of Park Ridge

PO Box 130

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 


Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Public Image Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Make a Difference Scholarships
International Service
New Generations
New Generations
New Generations
Rotary Foundation
Grants Chair
Interact Liaison
Interact Liason
Make a Difference Scholarship Co-Chair
Interact Liason
Committee Consultant
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Park Ridge

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Except for the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Summit Square of Park Ridge
10 North Summit Avenue
Park Ridge, IL  60068
United States of America
(224) 404-1018
District Site
Venue Map
Virtual Meeting - Dr. Bob Campbell
May 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Mental health issues
Virtual - Richa Parikh (ME) & Lindsay Maalouf (MS)
Jun 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Youth Assembly, RYLA, Interact and Youth Summer Exchange
Fellowship Event 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Jun 10, 2020 5:30 PM
Virtual: Fun and Frolic and a game or two—Social
Virtual Meeting - Installation
Jul 01, 2020 6:00 PM
Virtual - Bill Bahr
Jul 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Cemetery Memorial for Veterans in Bloomingdale
Lyle Staab
Aug 05, 2020 12:00 PM
District Governor visit
Home Page Stories
On 1/20/20, Rotarians Dan Davidson, Roger Crawford and John McNabola assisted Maine East Interact volunteers in a Digital literacy event hosted by the Center of Concern and the Summit of Uptown. Students are tentatively planning a follow up event at the Park Ridge Public Library on February 17, 2020.
The Park Ridge Rotary Club served over 70 nutritionally challenged clients at the Park Ridge Presbyterian Church on Sunday January 12th.
The Maine East Choral Group performed at the Park Ridge Rotary Holiday Party.
The Park Ridge Rotary Club served over 75 nutritionally challenged clients at the Park Ridge Presbyterian Church on Sunday December 8th.
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge rings the bell for the Salvation Army.
100 people attended the Park Ridge Rotary Club Craft Beer Fundraiser at Harp and Fiddle. Over $3,800 was raised for college scholarships.
The Reverend Carol Hill, new pastor at the Park Ridge Community Church was a guest of Rotarian John Davis.
Darling Kittoe of Hands for Peace and PRRC President Nadya Zimmerman   Hands for Peace empowers young Americans, Israelis and Palestinians to raise their voices as leaders of change!
Chuck Korcz addressed the Club about The Chicago Union League Club.
Nadya Zimmerman was installed as the Park Ridge Rotary Club President for Fiscal Year 2020.
The Park Ridge Rotary Club holds an annual fall citrus sale and craft beer fund raiser to fund the “Make a Difference Scholarships.” This year, we are able to present 6 scholarships -- 3 recipients are from Maine East and 3 are from Maine South.
Dr. Sam Kormoi discussed Pan-African Rural Health & Social Service work being performed in Sierra Leone.
On December 8, the Rotary Club of Park Ridge held its annual Citrus Sale raising money for service projects and scholarships.
On Wednesday October 3rd, the Rotary Club of Park Ridge held a craft beer fund raiser at Harp and Fiddle. Over $4,000 was raised for college scholarships.
The Park Ridge Rotary Club presented 8 “Make a Difference Scholarships” to high school graduates with records of service and leaderships.
Randy Wear was installed as the Park Ridge Rotary Club President for Fiscal Year 2019.
20180131 100% Foundation Giving Award
District Governor Don Brewer presented the Park Ridge Rotary Club the Rotary Foundation 100% Banner signifying every member of the club donated to the Rotary Foundation and the average member donation exceeded $100.
What is happening in Washington?
10 term Congresswoman Schakowsky spoke for 20 minutes on what is happening in Washington. She then took questions from the audience.
The Park Ridge Rotary Club and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church served over 75 nutritionally challenged clients at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on Sunday January 21st.
Every December the Rotary Club of Park Ridge holds their annual Citrus Plus Sale. Proceeds support college & vocational scholarships for high school youth and local charitable organizations.
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 .

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. 



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.


The Rotary Club of Park Ridge thanks each and every person who purchases delicious fruit, candy, hams & pecans 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 Randy at 847-878-8008 with any questions or issues. 
Thank You for Your Generosity!
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