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
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Interact Club RYLA recipients
 
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.
Interact Club RYLA recipients Steve Hunst 2017-04-19 05:00:00Z
Zinga Children’s Hospital
 
$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.
Zinga Children’s Hospital Steve Hunst 2017-03-15 05:00:00Z
Super Bowl Sunday Supper 05Feb2017
 
 
 
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. 
Super Bowl Sunday Supper 05Feb2017 Steve Hunst 2017-02-05 06:00:00Z
100% Participation Certificate
 
 
 
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.
100% Participation Certificate Steve Hunst 2017-01-11 00:00:00Z
2016 Park Ridge Charity 5k Classic Run
 
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.
 
2016 Park Ridge Charity 5k Classic Run Steve Hunst 2016-09-24 00:00:00Z
2016 Rainbow Hospice Craft Beer Fund Raiser
The Park Ridge Rotary Club raised over $6,000 to help support Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care and other local organizations.
 
 
 
 
 
2016 Rainbow Hospice Craft Beer Fund Raiser Steve Hunst 2016-09-07 00:00:00Z
FY2017 Installation
 
Roger Crawford was installed as the Park Ridge Rotary Club President for Fiscal Year 2017
FY2017 Installation Steve Hunst 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z
Howard Frimark PHF + 2 Presentation
 
Howard is honored for achieving PHF + 2 donation level to The Rotary Foundation.
Howard Frimark PHF + 2 Presentation Steve Hunst 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z
Make A Difference Scholarship winners.
 
Patrick Doherty, Karolina Jekielek, Aneri Patel and Syed Jaffri Make a Difference scholarship winners are shown.
 
Make A Difference Scholarship winners. Steve Hunst 2016-06-08 00:00:00Z
The Harbour BBQ
 
 
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.
The Harbour BBQ Steve Hunst 2016-06-01 00:00:00Z
Irish Dancer
 
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. 
 
 
Irish Dancer Steve Hunst 2016-03-16 00:00:00Z
February 2016 Induction
 
On February 10, 2016 Richard LaVecchia and Brent Williams were inducted into the Park Ridge Rotary Club.
 
February 2016 Induction Steve Hunst 2016-02-10 00:00:00Z
Maine East Interact Club Induction
 
 
 
Maine East Interact Club Induction Steve Hunst 2015-11-13 00:00:00Z
Rotary Citrus Sale
 
 
The Rotary Citrus Sale supports local and international causes.
www.parkridgerotary.com
 
Rotary Citrus Sale Steve Hunst 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z
Sunday Supper 25Oct2015
 
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
Sunday Supper 25Oct2015 Steve Hunst 2015-10-28 00:00:00Z
Park Ridge Charity Classic 5K Run
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.
 
Park Ridge Charity Classic 5K Run Steve Hunst 2015-09-20 00:00:00Z
Avenues to Indepenence BBQ
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.
 
Avenues to Indepenence BBQ Steve Hunst 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z
Park Ridge Rotary Club Jun 2015 Installation
Park Ridge Rotary Club Jun 2015 Installation Steve Hunst 2015-06-24 00:00:00Z
Shannon and Karen Coyne Service Recognition - Dec14

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The Park Ridge Rotary Club recognized Shannon and Karen Coyne for their participation in the Rotary/Avenues game nights, the Sunday Suppers and the recent art show by awarding them with Paul Harris Fellowships.

Shannon and Karen Coyne Service Recognition - Dec14 Steve Hunst 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z
Ed McCabe Celebration Dinner

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On Wednesday, December 10 Ed McCabe was honored for the lifelong work that he has done for the Park Ridge Rotary Club and other Park Ridge organizations.

Ed McCabe Celebration Dinner Steve Hunst 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z
Sunday Supper - 07Dec2014

The Park Ridge Rotary Club and Maine East Interact Club supplied the meal and served the nutritionally challenged at the Park Ridge Community Church on Sunday December 7, 2014.

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Sunday Supper - 07Dec2014 Steve Hunst 2014-12-07 00:00:00Z
Nepal Digital X-Ray Machine

The Park Ridge Rotary club has spearhead the Nepal digital x-ray machine project.Image

Nepal Digital X-Ray Machine Steve Hunst 2014-11-29 00:00:00Z
December Holiday Party Guest of Honor Ed McCabe

It is a Jolly Holly Holiday Time

Come join the fun and celebration on December 10 2014 from 5:30pm to 8pm.

 

 

December Holiday Party Guest of Honor Ed McCabe Marta Hoover 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z
Coyne Art Show and Fundraiser

A selection of CoyneArt featuring the metal sculptures and paintings of Park Ridge Resident Ed Coyne are displayed.ImageImage

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Coyne Art Show and Fundraiser Steve Hunst 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z
ME Rotary Interact 2014-2015 Kick-Off Meeting
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

 

ME Rotary Interact 2014-2015 Kick-Off Meeting Steve Hunst 2014-09-12 00:00:00Z
Make a Difference Scholarship 2014

The Park Ridge Rotary Club presented 2016 Make a Difference Scholarships to Gaurav Agnihotri, Ryan Dysart, Juliane Joseph, Massimo Montalbano, Emily Rafalik, Christina Serrano, and Patrick Zajac. ImageImage

Make a Difference Scholarship 2014 Steve Hunst 2014-08-06 00:00:00Z
Park Ridge Rotary Club FY2015 Service Projects
Park Ridge Rotary Club FY2015 Service Projects Steve Hunst 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z
Eco-mission to Burkina Faso
Eco-mission to Burkina Faso Steve Hunst 2014-07-11 00:00:00Z
Friedman Place for the Visually Impaired – Exercise Equipment Donation

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Friedman Place for the Visually Impaired – Exercise Equipment Donation Steve Hunst 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z
Maine East Interact Award Presented to Pat Ahern

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Maine East Interact Award Presented to Pat Ahern Steve Hunst 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z
Recognize Philip Palmer for WHIS-RAD Program

Dr. Philip  Palmer is recognized for his support of the Rotary WHIS-RAD program.Image

Recognize Philip Palmer for WHIS-RAD Program Steve Hunst 2013-12-19 00:00:00Z
Park Ridge Rotary Helps Welcome Students Back to School
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District Simplified Grant Enhances Experience for Students at Maine East

Park Ridge Rotary Helps Welcome Students Back to School Patricia Ahern 2011-08-24 00:00:00Z
Maine East High School and Rotary Club of Park Ridge IL
Excerpt from the Chicago Tribune Newspaper
Maine East High School and Rotary Club of Park Ridge IL Raymond Oschger 2011-08-17 00:00:00Z
Park Ridge Rotary Club

 50th Installation Dinner June 29th 

Park Ridge Rotary Club Marta Hoover 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z
Harry O'Brien Multi-Community Run/Walk August 28, 2010
August 28th - Second Annual Harry O'Brien 3 Mile Run. Register at www.prcommunityfund.org by August 26th.
Harry O'Brien Multi-Community Run/Walk August 28, 2010 Marta Hoover 2011-01-31 00:26:50Z
Flyers Baseball Game August 11, 2010
Fellowship event - contact Diane Forsythe if you wish to attend.
Flyers Baseball Game August 11, 2010 Marta Hoover 2011-01-31 00:26:36Z
Installation Dinner
June 29, 2010... Diane Forsythe will be sworn in as our Club's President for the year 2010-2011. The dinner will take place at The Sunrise Grill at 1930 East Touhy Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. Hope to see you all there!!! Good luck to Diane and her Board of Directors...!
Installation Dinner Claudia Vignola 2011-01-31 00:25:57Z
Fellowship Event August 6, 2010
Brian Patti Big Band Concert
Fellowship Event August 6, 2010 Marta Hoover 2011-01-31 00:00:00Z
Rotary Provides X-ray System for Children of Guatemala City
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 Provides X-ray System for Children of Guatemala City Marta Hoover 2011-01-26 00:00:00Z
The Rotary Foundation, Major Donor Award Presented
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Congratulations Charlotte Ogorek

The Rotary Foundation, Major Donor Award Presented Marta Hoover 2010-12-01 00:00:00Z
Park Ridge Rotary Says Be Healthy and Help Others
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News Release for Immediate Distribution by Park Ridge Rotary

Park Ridge Rotary kicks off new year of fruit sales for local programs to help others.


Park Ridge Rotary Says Be Healthy and Help Others Don Ely 2010-10-18 00:00:00Z
Senator Dan Kotowski Speaks at Park Ridge Rotary Luncheon
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Senator Dan Kotowski declared, “Springfield is broken,” at Park Ridge Rotary luncheon September 22 held at the Summit of Park Ridge, 10 North Summit Ave, Park Ridge. He faced tough questions from some Rotarians.

Senator Dan Kotowski Speaks at Park Ridge Rotary Luncheon Don Ely 2010-09-27 00:00:00Z
Andrea Hetzke "Kenya" 2010 Hendee Scholarship Recipient Andrea Hetzke "Kenya" 2010 Hendee Scholarship Recipient Marta Hoover 2010-09-20 00:00:00Z
Make A Difference Scholarship
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Vanessa Righeimer Recipient of 2010-2011 Scholarship
Make A Difference Scholarship Marta Hoover 2010-08-11 00:00:00Z
Growing Project in Diagnostic Imaging
Wide Volunteer Help Needed
Growing Project in Diagnostic Imaging Marta Hoover