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
Sergeant at Arms
Membership Chair
Public Image
Fellowship Chair
Bulletin Editor
International Service Chair
Rotary Foundation
Club Foundation Secretary
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Park Ridge

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
Harp and Fiddle
110 Main Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068
United States of America
The Club has hybrid meetings. You can attend at Harp & Fiddle or Zoom.
Scott, Rachel, John Moran
Aug 07, 2024 12:00 PM
Classification Talks
Concert in the Park
Aug 16, 2024 6:00 PM
Picnic in Hodges Park
Governor’s Visit
Aug 21, 2024 11:00 PM
Board Meeting followed by Governor's comments at noon Club Lunch
Scott Himel
Sep 04, 2024 12:00 PM
Sep 11, 2024 6:00 PM
Picture Scavenger Hunt/Road Rally
Randall Blair
Sep 18, 2024 12:00 PM
International Literacy
Tatiana Bonuma
Oct 02, 2024 12:00 PM
Maine East
Home Page Stories
Dr. Ben Collins, Superintendent of District 64, spoke about the aging school buildings and many facility challenges. Several buildings are over 100 years old but need updating for future school needs. The District is considering placing a bond referendum on the upcoming November ballot.
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge collected 16 bags of clothes plus blankets which were delivered to St. Edwards.
St Edward’s is one of several churches working to provide basic needs for migrants, access to shower facilities, quality meals, and pertinent goods including clothing and housewares.
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge served 75 meals to our neighbors who are food insecure.
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge Citrus Sale sold over $9,200 in product. The proceeds pay for scholarships and Good Deeds in the community.
The Park Ridge Rotary Club held a Craft Beer fundraiser at Harp & Fiddle. The event raised $5,000 for College and Trade scholarships.
On May 24, 2023 the Park Ridge Rotary Club presented 3 Ray Hendee teacher scholarships and four college scholarships to deserving members of our community. Two members of the Hendee family presented the Hendee scholarships.
Nadya Zimmerman has been awarded the Paul Harris pin for donating $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge held their annual Craft Beer Fund Raiser at Harp & Fiddle raising money for scholarships and funding other Good Deeds.
RILEE--the Rotary (Polio) Iron Lung Education Exhibit.
Those under sixty probably have never met anyone who has experienced the devastating affects of Polio.
A group of D6440 Rotarians annually goes to Guatemala to help a couple communities. This year they built 200 feet of covered clothes lines, 40 bunk bed, 80 clothes lockers, 20 classroom rolling whiteboards and other infrastructure for a school.
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge awarded scholarships to two District 64 elementary teachers to enhances their knowledge.

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.

Rotary continues to support Turkey as it rebuilds from earthquake

More than US$4 million funds water, education, agriculture supplies, and equipment for affected communities

An innovator with impact

Rotary’s latest alumni award honoree, Gaetano Scamarcio, pursues scientific and societal progress

Arbor daze: The therapeutic benefits of forest bathing

Awash in woodland wonder, a skeptical writer acknowledges the therapeutic benefits of forest bathing.

The playmaker

As an avid sports fan, President Stephanie Urchick is well-positioned to light the lamp, clear the bases, and split the uprights. Whatever the sports metaphor, she’s destined to keep Rotary in the winner’s circle

Combating loneliness around the globe

Rotary clubs launch initiatives for community well-being

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