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

Stories

State Senator Laura Murphy Speaker Steve Hunst 2017-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
 
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 .
 
 
 
World Polio Day in Park Ridge John Davis 2017-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Sep 23, 2017
 
The Park Ridge Rotary Club sponsored the Park Ridge Charity Classic. Proceeds from the run support the club’s college scholarship donations.
Park Ridge Charity Classic Steve Hunst 2017-09-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Sep 14, 2017
The Park Ridge Rotary Club held a Craft Beer Fund Raiser. The moneys raised will support various organizations in Park Ridge.
Craft Beer Fund Raiser Steve Hunst 2017-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Jul 14, 2017
 
 
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!
WGN Morning Show Parade Steve Hunst 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians in WGN Block Party Steve Hunst 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Jul 05, 2017
Gayle Mountcastle was installed as the Park Ridge Rotary Club President for Fiscal Year 2018.
FY2018 Installation Steve Hunst 2017-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on May 31, 2017
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.
Make a Difference Scholarships Steve Hunst 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Apr 19, 2017
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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Mar 15, 2017
$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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Feb 05, 2017
 
 
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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Jan 10, 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.
100% Participation Certificate Steve Hunst 2017-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Sep 23, 2016
 
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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Sep 06, 2016
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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Jun 28, 2016
 
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 0
Howard Frimark PHF + 2 Presentation Steve Hunst 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Make A Difference Scholarship winners. Steve Hunst 2016-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on May 31, 2016
 
 
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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Mar 15, 2016
 
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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Feb 09, 2016
 
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 0
Maine East Interact Club Induction Steve Hunst 2015-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Oct 28, 2015
 
 
The Rotary Citrus Sale supports local and international causes.
www.parkridgerotary.com
 
Rotary Citrus Sale Steve Hunst 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Oct 27, 2015
 
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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Sep 19, 2015
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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Aug 26, 2015
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 0
Park Ridge Rotary Club Jun 2015 Installation Steve Hunst 2015-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Dec 16, 2014

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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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Dec 09, 2014

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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 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Dec 06, 2014

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 0
Nepal Digital X-Ray Machine Steve Hunst 2014-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
December Holiday Party Guest of Honor Ed McCabe Marta Hoover 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Nov 13, 2014

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 0
ME Rotary Interact 2014-2015 Kick-Off Meeting Steve Hunst 2014-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Hunst on Aug 05, 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 0
Park Ridge Rotary Club FY2015 Service Projects Steve Hunst 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Eco-mission to Burkina Faso Steve Hunst 2014-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Friedman Place for the Visually Impaired – Exercise Equipment Donation Steve Hunst 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Maine East Interact Award Presented to Pat Ahern Steve Hunst 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Recognize Philip Palmer for WHIS-RAD Program Steve Hunst 2013-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Park Ridge Rotary Helps Welcome Students Back to School Patricia Ahern 2011-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Maine East High School and Rotary Club of Park Ridge IL Raymond Oschger 2011-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Park Ridge Rotary Club Marta Hoover 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Harry O'Brien Multi-Community Run/Walk August 28, 2010 Marta Hoover 2011-01-31 00:26:50Z 0
Flyers Baseball Game August 11, 2010 Marta Hoover 2011-01-31 00:26:36Z 0
Posted by Claudia Vignola on Jan 30, 2011
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 0
Fellowship Event August 6, 2010 Marta Hoover 2011-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marta Hoover on Jan 25, 2011
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 0
The Rotary Foundation, Major Donor Award Presented Marta Hoover 2010-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Park Ridge Rotary Says Be Healthy and Help Others Don Ely 2010-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Senator Dan Kotowski Speaks at Park Ridge Rotary Luncheon Don Ely 2010-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Andrea Hetzke "Kenya" 2010 Hendee Scholarship Recipient Marta Hoover 2010-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Make A Difference Scholarship Marta Hoover 2010-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Growing Project in Diagnostic Imaging Marta Hoover 0