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 Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Web Site Coordinator
Public Image Chair
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
Grant Certified Chair
Rotary Foundation
Club Foundation Chair
Foundation Secretary
Foundation Treasurer
End Polio Coordinator
Interact Liaison
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
Park Ridge, IL  60068
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Mar 21, 2018
Fellowship Event 5:30-7:30 at Beer on the Wall; 106 Main Street PR
Dr. Sam Kormoi
Mar 28, 2018
Pan-African Rural Health & Social Service
Wilson Anhar
Apr 04, 2018
The Summit of Uptown
Dr. Carla Hightower
Apr 11, 2018
Food as Medicine
Randall Blair
Apr 18, 2018
The Peace Corps and Rotary
Apr 25, 2018
May 02, 2018
May 09, 2018
Park Ridge Park District
May 16, 2018
Sustainability Initatives in Your Parks
Home Page Stories
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 Sale. Proceeds support college scholarships 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 .
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.

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 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!
Upcoming Events
Liberian nurse fights for peace

A nurse fights for peaceIn a nation once wracked by civil war, Liberian Rotarian Elizabeth Sele Mulbah has spent much of her life leading efforts for peace and reconciliation.A past president (2011-12) of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Mulbah has a remarkable

Rotaract: 50 years of changing lives

50 years ago, the first Rotaract club was formed to give young adults a place to connect and take action for good. Rotaract members from each decade share what the program was like and how it shaped their

Rotary women celebrated for changing lives

World Bank and Rotary International celebrate International Women’s

Nowhere to turn

As thousands of refugees streamed into Berlin, they strained the health care system. Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld spent the last three years building a network of volunteer doctors to help those in

5 things you might not know about ending polio

The road to eradicating polio has been a long and difficult one, with Rotary leading the fight since 1985. Going from nearly 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 10 so far this year has required time, money, dedication, and innovation from thousands of people who are working to end the


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