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
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership
 
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
DARK for Thanksgiving
Nov 21, 2018
Spend Thankful Time with Family and Friends
DARK
Nov 28, 2018
Holiday Party at Park Ridge Country Club 636 N. Prospect @ 5:30
Rotarian Rick Kuehn
Dec 05, 2018
Benefits of Short Term Youth Exchange
A Cappella from Maine East
Dec 12, 2018
Holiday Concert under direction of Kate Lee
Park Ridge Park District
Dec 19, 2018
Nature Playground “Wildwood Nature Center”
DARK
Dec 26, 2018
Holiday week
DARK
Jan 02, 2019
Holiday Break
 
Home Page Stories
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 .
 
 
 
 
 
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. 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 
2018 CITRUS ORDERS

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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