Posted on Dec 30, 2017
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary joined a large group of community businesses and organizations in supporting the Schaumburg Police Department's December 10th "Shop with a Cop" holiday event that benefited 26 local children with financial or social needs.
The children were selected with the assistance of the village's officers, Social Services and area school social workers. 
Club supports "Shop with a Cop" event 2017-12-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 14, 2017
Schaumburg AM Rotary will be on holiday hiatus for the next two weeks, meaning we will not be meeting at Egg Harbor Cafe during this time.
We will reconvene our regular weekly meeting format on Wednesday, January 3, 2018!
A note regarding our December 20 & 27 meetings... 2017-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 05, 2017

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary is seeking outstanding local high school students to participate in one of two Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) retreats (3 nights / 4 days) scheduled for either March 8 - 11 or April 12 - 15, 2018 at Edwards Camp & Conference Center in East Troy, Wisconsin, located near Alpine Valley. 
The purpose of RYLA is to recognize young people who have demonstrated leadership skills or show potential to be leaders and provide them with an opportunity to explore and further develop these skills with others with similar capabilities. Student feedback on this experience is that it is always outstanding.  Take a look at the video below to learn more about the RYLA retreat experience.
Schaumburg AM Rotary accepting applications for 2018 RYLA Retreat Sharon Perry 2017-12-05 06:00:00Z 0
Please note there is no regular weekly meeting on November 15.
Club members will be participating in a Community Service Project.
The meeting of November 22 is also cancelled
Happy Thanksgiving !!
No meeting Nov 15 or 22 Bill Matthews 2017-11-14 06:00:00Z 0
Rotaract club formed at Palatine’s Harper College 2017-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 31, 2017
From left to right - Scott Zambo & Bill Kelley
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary passed the presidential gavel forward to incoming 17/18 club president Scott Zambo during a late June gathering of club members at Schaumburg’s Granite City Food & Brewery.
Bill Kelley, 16/17 president of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates, officially installed Zambo and his Board of Directors at that time. 
Rotary Club of Schaumburg A.M. installs 17/18 president 2017-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
Northwest Suburban Walk to End Alzheimer's - Saturday morning, September 23, 2017 Sharon Perry 2017-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian participates in Dist 6440 Friendship Exchange activities 2017-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg AM Rotarians "doing good" in Churchill School student garden! 2017-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 04, 2017
Five club members and their spouses/significant others will be attending the 108th Rotary International Convention being held in Atlanta, GA from June 10 - 14, in addition to the June 9 & 10 Rotary Presidential Peace Conference.  All convention activities will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center which is expected to welcome approximately 40,000 Rotarians from around the world.
Schaumburg AM Rotarians to attend Rotary Int'l Convention 2017-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 25, 2017
In spite of cloudy skies, cool temperatures and light rain club members turned out to visit Churchill Elementary School’s garden club students who tend to both a floral memory garden in addition to a vegetable garden with the guidance of paraprofessional educator, Nancy Quintana.
Nancy educates her gardening students on the importance of and benefits derived from gardening and learning that food comes from more than just the grocery store.
Rotarians visit Churchill School's garden club 2017-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 01, 2017

Schaumburg AM Rotarian Lori Corrigan, Rotary Peace Fellow applicant Alyssa Strickland and AG Suzanne Gibson and husband Mark participated in the March 31 - April 1 Rotary World Peace Conference that took  place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Club member attends Michigan World Peace Conference 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 28, 2017


Schaumburg A.M. Rotary is seeking outstanding local high school students to participate in one of two Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) retreats (3 nights / 4 days) scheduled for either March 9 - 12 or April 6 - 9 at Camp Edwards YMCA Camp & Retreat Center in East Troy, Wisconsin (near Alpine Valley).  

The purpose of RYLA is to recognize young people who have demonstrated leadership skills or show potential to be leaders and provide them with an opportunity to explore and further develop these skills with others with similar capabilities. Student feedback on this experience is that it is always outstanding.  Take a look at this video to learn more about the RYLA retreat experience. 

Now accepting applications for 2017 RYLA Retreat Sharon Perry 2017-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2017
Asst Dist 6440 Governor Suzanne Gibson attended our club’s January 18 meeting and presented Schaumburg AM Rotary club president Tim Gerhardt and all those present that day with a small, simple but yet effective token of the District’s recognition of our club’s efforts to change and improve the lives of others in our community. 
Club receives District 6440 recognition 2017-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 17, 2016
Schaumburg AM Rotary will be a Bronze Sponsor of FMSC's "Hope Filled Holiday" Mobile Meal Packing Event scheduled for Friday through Sunday, December 9 - 11 at the following location in Schaumburg -
Schaumburg Convention Center / Adventure Hall
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Club members are participating in this Mobile Pack on Saturday, December 10 from 3 - 5 pm.
Club to be Bronze Sponsor of FMSC Mobile Pack 2016-11-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 05, 2016
Schaumburg A.M Rotarians participated in Harper’s October 5 Hullabaloo activity that provides an opportunity for student organizations to set up tables in a designated location on campus to build awareness of their individual organization’s purpose and activities and recruit new members.   Rotarians are seeking student volunteers interested in forming a Rotaract Club at Harper.
Club members attend Harper College Hullabaloo 2016-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 10, 2016
L to R - Lisa Happ, Tim Gerhardt, Ann Everhart
Club president Tim Gerhardt inducted both Ann Everhart and Lisa Happ as club members at its September 7 meeting. Both are employed by the Village of Schaumburg, with Everhart working as Director of Human Resources and Happ as Director of Finance.
Club welcomes new members 2016-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 05, 2016
Schaumburg AM Rotarians recently donated 21 backpacks filled with school supplies that included pens, pencils, rulers, notebooks, folders, 3 ring binders, glue, sticky notes, scissors, crayons and markers to the WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger) Program which is one of the largest domestic violence service and housing agencies in the state of Illinois.  WINGS offers temporary safe shelter, transitional housing, resources and counseling services to single women and women with children who are survivors of domestic violence.
Club donates backpacks & school supplies to WINGS 2016-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 17, 2016
Our July 13 club meeting featured a visit from Hoffman Estates High School’s Team SimpleChip who shared their exciting experience as young entrepreneurs in Twp High School District 211’s inaugural INCubatoredu program that kicked off during the 15/16 school year.  Their business idea and plan focused on creating a bracelet containing RFID technology to tackle school security and attendance-taking issues.  Rotarian and club member Lori Corrigan (pictured at right above) coached this team for the duration of the school year.
HEHS Small Business Incubator Team SimpleChip visits club 2016-07-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 13, 2016
Tim Gerhardt was inducted as the 16/17 president of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg A.M. during the club’s June 28 Awards Dinner and installation of officers held at Schaumburg’s Chicago Prime Italian restaurant.
Rotary District 6440 Governor Nominee Julie Clark installed Gerhardt, who is president of Schaumburg based Allpoints Inc, a single source HVAC building services provider focusing on commercial, industrial and institutional facilities, along with his incoming Board of Directors.
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary president Tim Gerhardt & Rotary Dist 6440 Governor Nominee Julie Clark
Club installs 16/17 president & board of directors 2016-07-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 07, 2016
From L to R - Brian Bieschke, Judy & Paul Hennip
Outgoing Club President Brian Bieschke awarded the honor of 15/16 Rotarians of the Year to Paul and Judy Hennip at the club’s June 28 installation and awards dinner held at Chicago Prime Italian restaurant located in Schaumburg.
Both Paul and Judy, who have been active Rotarians for decades, recently announced their retirement from Rotary. Both were first members of the Rotary Club of McHenry and later joined the Rotary Club of Schaumburg A.M. after relocating to this area.   Both are past club presidents of Schaumburg A.M. Rotary and have served in numerous club leadership positions during their tenure.  Most recently Judy served as club treasurer and Paul as president of the club’s foundation.
Paul & Judy Hennip named 15/16 Rotarians of the Year 2016-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 26, 2016
At its June 22nd Community Grant Awards Breakfast the Schaumburg AM Rotary Club Foundation awarded a combined total of more than $5,000 to the following organizations – Child’s Voice, Feed My Starving Children, Boy Scout Troop 193 and the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.
Club Foundation hosts Community Grant Awards Breakfast 2016-06-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 02, 2016
The Rotary Club of Schaumburg A.M. and Rotary District 6440 recently awarded $6,500 in vocational scholarships to two deserving individuals who either live or work within Schaumburg Township.
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary’s scholarship program is need based and designed to provide educational assistance to full-time students who are preparing for post-secondary vocational or technical careers that require less than a four-year degree (Associate Degree or equivalent certification program) at an accredited school. 
From L to R – Rotarian Gary Bublitz, Vocational Service Director Jim McKenzie, scholarship winners Alexis Woodard and Chad Falk and Rotarian Scott Zambo.
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary names vocational scholarship winners 2016-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 28, 2016
Schaumburg AM Rotary recently conducted an essay contest geared towards student members of the Interact Club of Robert Frost Jr. High School. 
Participating students were asked to write a one-page essay on the topic of “What Is A Leader?”
Pictured from L to R are Rotarian Sharon Perry, contest winner Vinaya P., Rotarian Lori Corrigan and Frost Interact Club Advisor Gerritt Snyder.
Leadership Award presented to Interact Club Member 2016-05-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 19, 2016
Our May 18th meeting featured a field trip to School District 54 headquarters hosted by our newest member, that being SD54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss, who shared a bit of his personal background with us including his professional journey from teacher to school district administrator now responsible for overseeing the education of more than 14,000 elementary students.
Club visits School Dist 54 Early Learning Center 2016-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians participate in meal packing service project 2016-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 18, 2016
Club president Brian Bieschke inducted Schaumburg School Dist. 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss as its newest member at the club’s March 30 meeting. Schaumburg A.M. Rotarian and Golden Corridor Family YMCA President & CEO Dr. Gary Bublitz sponsored DuRoss for membership. 
Schaumburg SD54 Superintendent joins club 2016-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 28, 2016

Schaumburg AM Rotary was in the house during Winston Churchill Elementary School’s April 26th Family Celebration of Reading & Writing Night. 


Our own Lori Corrigan was one of several guest readers at this annual event that also featured a book fair, student artwork, poetry, a puppet show, and Churchill chorus students performing mini readings and songs from “Seussical, The Musical.” 

Club supports Churchill School's annual family literacy night event 2016-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 13, 2016
Schaumburg AM Rotarians departed from the usual weekly club meeting format by visiting Child's Voice located in Wood Dale, IL.  Kate Bosum, Director of Advancement, welcomed us to their facility where we divided into two groups to do a hands-on project with students by helping them make rainbows with paper plates, cotton balls, strips of colored construction paper and glue.
Club takes field trip to Child's Voice 2016-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 09, 2016
Bryan Fabbrini (left) was inducted as the club’s newest member by club president Brian Bieschke (right) at today’s meeting. 
Fabbrini is employed by Fabbrini’s Flowers, Inc. of Hoffman Estates, who is a full service florist serving the Chicagoland area since 1966.
Club welcomes new member 2016-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 03, 2016
15/16 Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran recently announced that His Holiness Pope Francis will officiate at a Mass to Rotarians at St. Peter’s Square, Rome, on April 30, 2016 in recognition of our organization’s humanitarian service to others.
The Jubilee of Rotarians, as established by Pope Francis, is a commitment to serve with joy and in peace across the world and is hosted by Rotary District 2080 and the Vatican. 
RI President invites Rotarians to join him in Rome in April 2016-03-03 06:00:00Z 0
Are you a Young Professional looking to make a difference? 2016-02-29 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary... a Worldwide Organization Committed to "Service Above Self" 2016-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 28, 2016
A contingent of Schaumburg AM Rotarians recently visited the Central American country of Belize and Our Lady of Guadalupe elementary school, located in the capital city of Belmopan, where our fundraising efforts made the construction of a new outdoor concrete basketball court possible.
In addition, the Interact Club at Schaumburg’s Robert Frost Jr. High School (sponsored by Schaumburg AM Rotary) participated in this joint international service project by holding fundraising events so they could donate the court's backboards and baskets.
Kudos to Rotarian Tim Gerhardt who spearheaded the long distance efforts that brought this project to fruition.
Rotarians and Interactors together “Doing Good in the World”!
Club members dedicate Belize elementary school basketball court 2016-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 10, 2016
Schaumburg AM Rotary welcomed the officers and directors of the Interact Club of Robert Frost Jr. High School at today’s meeting. Club President Brian Bieschke conducted a ceremonial induction of this school’s Interact leaders in addition to recognizing two of its five faculty advisors.
Keynote speaker was Dist. 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss, who acknowledged that educating students is a collaborative effort that includes parents, school teachers and staff, district administration and a variety of community based partners including Schaumburg AM Rotary.
Club welcomes Dist 54 Superintendent and Frost Jr. High Interact Leaders 2016-02-10 06:00:00Z 0
Club supports holiday party for abused children 2015-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 11, 2015
Schaumburg AM Rotarians presented a $1000 donation to the Schaumburg Twp Food Pantry to support the assistance and services provided to those in need in our community. Accepting the check on behalf of the township were Township Supervisor Mary Wroblewski in addition to Diana Nelson and Barbara McGinn.
The donation represents the accumulated out-of-pocket contributions made by individual club members who pass the hat once a month for the benefit of this pantry that serves 600+ families each month.
Club supports local food pantry Sharon Perry 2015-11-11 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 05, 2015
At today's club meeting we welcomed Robert Frost Jr. High Interact Club Faculty Advisor Sharon Barrick and the Kohli Family.
Our Interact Club earlier this summer launched a fundraising project - spearheaded by the Kohli daughters who enjoy strong parental support - which will involve tie dying white t-shirts by hand and selling them, with the proceeds benefiting the Asante Africa Foundation whose mission is to help educate kids in East Africa.
Interact Club undertakes fundraising project 2015-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 15, 2015
Rotarian Ekambram B - a long distance visitor from the Rotary Club of Nanganallur, Chennai, India - exchanged his club’s flag with Schaumburg AM Rotary club president Brian Bieschke at today’s club meeting.  Ekambram is chairman of membership development for his club that marked its 20 year anniversary earlier this year.
Club welcomes long distance visitor from India 2015-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 15, 2015
Our featured guest speaker today included Harper president Dr. Kenneth Ender and Michele Robison, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion/Assistant Provost, who explained the parameters of this community college’s Promise Scholarship Program that makes it possible for every eligible public high school student in Harper's district to earn up to two years of tuition at Harper College if they maintain solid grades, have good attendance, don't repeat classes, graduate on time and provide service to their community. 
Harper College President outlines Promise Scholarship Program 2015-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 02, 2015
Brian Bieschke was inducted as the 15/16 president of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg A.M. by 15/16 Rotary District 6440 Governor Rodney Adams during the club’s June 24 Installation & Awards Dinner at Schaumburg’s Chicago Prime Italian restaurant.
Bieschke is a Schaumburg resident and employed by Schaumburg based UbiStor, Inc. as Director, Service Delivery & Solutions.  He also serves on the Schaumburg Park Foundation Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of The Children’s Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County. 
Outgoing president Steve East noted the club’s accomplishments during his pictorial year in review that included the addition of three new members, completion of a basketball court at an elementary school in the Central America nation of Belize and ongoing support of the Interact Club of Robert Frost Jr. High School, Boy Scout Troop 193 and the Schaumburg Twp. Food Pantry.
East presented the club’s 14/15 Rotarian of the Year Award to Scott Zambo for his efforts in launching a craft beer festival fundraiser for the club and it’s Rookie of the Year Award to Lori Corrigan in recognition of her enthusiasm and contributions to the club since her October 2014 induction as a new member.
From left to right - 15/16 Rotary Dist 6440 Governor Rodney Adams with
15/16 Schaumburg A.M. Rotary President Brian Bieschke
Club installs new president & board of directors 2015-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 08, 2015
Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians Earl Bateman, Lori Corrigan, Sharon Perry and Greg Ring represented the club at the 2015 “Reading Under the Stars” Family Literacy Night celebration for students and parents  taking place at Schaumburg’s Winston Churchill Elementary School. 
Literacy Night student activities included a Flashlight Book Reading with flashlights being donated by Earl who is employed by MPG Tandem.  Greg acted as a Star Reader for a group of students and parents and Lori & Sharon participated in the Scholastic Book Fair.  Our club provided funding to the school so they could award Scholastic Book Gift Certificates to Churchill students that allowed them to purchase books of their choice at the fair.
Club supports Family Literacy Night at Churchill School 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 01, 2015
Rev. Jerry Hays was inducted as the club’s newest member by club president Steve East at its February 25th meeting.  Hays is a Schaumburg resident and senior pastor at Schaumburg’s St. Peter Lutheran Church & School.  Club member Brian Bieschke served as Hays membership sponsor.
From left to right – Steve East, Rev. Jerry Hays and Brian Bieschke
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary inducts new member Sharon Perry 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. 
Between 1905 and 1912. Courtesy of Rotary International.
Click on the image above to learn more about these individuals and what inspired them to found Rotary International.
Meet the first four Rotarians! 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 31, 2015
Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians and friends of the club are invited to participate in our third annual food packing event at Schaumburg's Feed My Starving Children facility located at 1072 National Pkwy on Wednesday evening, April 29, 2015 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm with fellowship to follow.
                 Have Fun.  Give Back.  Feel Good!                      
Click on the image below to sign-up.  Note the "Join Code" is 590434.
Save the date for our 3rd annual FMSC food packing event! 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 20, 2015
The Robert Frost Jr. High Interact Club Board of Directors along with Julie Basch, one of their faculty advisors (at left), are welcomed by Schaumburg A.M. Rotary club president Steve East and immediate past president Jeff Winkenwerder (both at right) during their recent visit.
Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians symbolically inducted the Robert Frost Jr. High School’s 14/15 Interact Club Board of Directors at its January 21st breakfast meeting.  Frost Principal Scott Ross and special services teacher Julie Basch, one of 4 Interact faculty advisors, also attended. Schaumburg A.M. Rotary is the proud sponsor of this group that has more than 90 student members and is the school’s largest extracurricular organization.
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary welcomes Frost Jr. High Interact Board Members Sharon Perry 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
New club member inducted by 14/15 Rotary Int’l President Sharon Perry 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 01, 2015


14/15 Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang’s theme is “Light Up Rotary.” 

The 2015 Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade theme was “Inspiring Stories.”

One of Rotary’s most inspiring stories and areas of focus is the work that Rotarians do around the world to bring clean water and sanitation to those who lack these vital resources. More than 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. It is reported that at least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water.

Rotary’s focus on providing clean water and sanitation is showcased in 2015 Tournament of Roses parade Sharon Perry 2015-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Club donates new winter coats to kids from low income families Sharon Perry 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Our first craft beer festival fundraiser was a success! Sharon Perry 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 14, 2014


Club President Steve East (far left) and fellow Rotarians Judy Hennip, Lori Corrigan, Sharon Perry and Jim McKenzie present a $1,000 donation to Mary Wroblewski, Schaumburg Twp. Supervisor; Sandra Wolf, Director of Welfare Services and Barb McGinn, Program Support Services Supervisor to benefit the food pantry that serves more than 600 households each month.

Club presents $1,000 donation to local food pantry Sharon Perry 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 07, 2014

Lori Corrigan was inducted as the club’s newest member by President Steve East at today's meeting.  Corrigan is a licensed clinical professional counselor for Barrington based FOUNDATIONS Counseling & Education Center that provides individual, couples, family and group counseling services.  She is also certified in mindfulness practices, which is a psychological concept that proposes a ‘wise minded’ approach to life.  Jim McKenzie, Chairman of Network Merchants, Inc., acted as Corrigan’s membership sponsor.


From left to right – Jim McKenzie, Lori Corrigan and Steve East

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary inducts new member Sharon Perry 2014-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Perry on Aug 27, 2014


Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians have family members who are living with Alzheimer's disease and will participate in the Northwest Suburban Walk to End Alzheimer's taking place at the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

Come join us as we walk with our local community to raise awareness of this devastating disease.  Registration begins at 8:00 am, followed by opening ceremonies at 9:30 and the 2.5 mile walk kicks off at 10:00.  Click here to join our team and/or donate today!

Northwest Suburban Walk to End Alzheimer's - Saturday morning, September 13,2014 Sharon Perry 2014-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 26, 2014


President Steve welcomed Dist 6440 Governor Ellen Young (at right) and Asst. Governor Suzanne Gibson (at left) for their official visit with our club’s Board of Directors and members at this morning's meeting.

Dist 6440 Governor Ellen Young visits club Sharon Perry 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 20, 2014


As one of multiple event sponsors, Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians participated in Feed My Starving Children’s August 19 & 20 “Be an Engine for Change” MobilePack at Chicago’s Union Station and donated funds that defrayed the cost of purchasing rice, soy, dried vegetables, vitamins, minerals and a vegetarian flavoring that are the ingredients of MannaPack meals that will feed malnourished kids in Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe. 

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary - "Doing Good in the World" Sharon Perry 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 04, 2014


Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians spent the afternoon of July 30th volunteering at a local WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) facility by doing a variety of projects that included assembling and organizing back-to-school supplies and filling back packs with these items in addition to performing general yard clean-up and maintenance.  Club members gathered that evening for fellowship at Chandler’s Restaurant in Schaumburg.

WINGS helps homeless and abused women and children by offering integrated services that meet their needs for shelter, education, guidance and support. They provide safe, secure living environments, through transitional housing and emergency shelter, in residential neighborhoods that allow women to go to school, work, and achieve financial and emotional independence.

Click here to view event photo album.

5th Wednesday Community Service Project benefits local WINGS facility Sharon Perry 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 16, 2014


Amanda Mytych (far right), a student at Frost Junior High, won Volunteer of the Year in her age category at Schaumburg’s annual Volunteer of the Year Award Recognition Luncheon for her accomplishments on the Frost Interact Club, which focuses on service near and far, her coaching of various Special Olympics teams and work with an organization aimed at ending negative attitudes toward people with disabilities.

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary is pleased to sponsor the Interact Club of Robert Frost Jr. High School and congratulates Amanda for her volunteer efforts.  We are proud of you!


On May 1st WGN Radio’s weekday morning drive time host Steve Cochran recognized Amanda as his “Kid of the Week” citing her “Service Above Self” activities that benefit both her school and community. 

Frost Interact Student Receives Community Recognition Sharon Perry 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 15, 2014

This morning we welcomed Schaumburg Police Officers Vito Rago, Denis Schmitt and canine Majic to our club meeting.  Majic is a purebred German Shepherd born in the Netherlands in 2009 and sworn in as a member of the Schaumburg Police Dept back in October 2011. Police dogs are a vital part of police work these days since they are used for drug searches, tracking offenders and other searches.

Schaumburg Police Dept Crime Fighting Officers & K9 Majic Attend Club Meeting Sharon Perry 2014-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 11, 2014
Schaumburg AM Rotary sponsored 8 Frost Interact Club students plus faculty advisor Gerritt Snyder at Rotary District 6440’s New Generations Youth Service Assembly that was a part of the District's annual conference taking place at the Oak Brook Hills Resort.  Students participated in a meal packing project that benefited “Kids Against Hunger”, a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides nutritious food to impoverished children around the world.  

Frost participants also enjoyed lunch with Rotarians from around the District and heard keynote speaker Sr. Danielle Jacob talk about “Leadership: Passion & Vision to Change the World”.  Additional student activities included learning about Rotary International's "End Polio Now" initiative, District 6440 Youth Programs, leadership and the importance of volunteerism and community service.

Frost Jr High Interact Students Participate in 2014 Dist 6440 Youth Service Assembly Sharon Perry 2014-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 09, 2014


Club members Jeff Winkenwerder, Sharon Perry and Vibha Tambe attended Winston Churchill School's April 10 Celebrate Reading & Writing Night.  Schaumburg AM Rotary donated new books and family literacy games that were awarded as prizes to students participating in the Book Walk and as door prizes.

Early literacy training is critical to the success of a child's later education.  Rotarians work with children, parents, and educators to encourage and build reading and writing skills at an early age.

Rotarians Celebrate Reading & Writing Night with Churchill Students & Families Sharon Perry 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 07, 2014


Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians (from left to right) Brian Bieschke, Jeff Winkenwerder and Greg Ring participated in the April 8th Friends of Scouting Community Leadership Breakfast benefiting current and future members of Boy Scouts of America in the Northwest Suburbs. 

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary is proud to be the Charter Partner for Boy Scout Troop 193 who meets weekly at Schaumburg’s Michael Collins School.  Troop 193 was named 2013 Troop of the Year by the Northwest Suburban Council BSA Pathfinder District that covers Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg.  Congratulations to our scouts and their leaders for this accomplishment!

Club members attend Community Leadership Breakfast Sharon Perry 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Perry on Mar 21, 2014

Both the Rotary Clubs of Schaumburg A.M. and Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates had a presence at today’s Northwest Celtic Fest held at the Sears Centre.  The day started with a soccer tournament followed by Celtic entertainment featuring numerous dance troupes, the Chicago Highlanders pipe band, a Celtic Marketplace, kids games and beer & scotch tasting (definitely not a game for kids!).  

Thanks to festival organizers for a job well done, to Anita Forte Scott of the Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Club for securing the space and suggesting that we join forces with her club to promote Rotary and to Greg Ring for spearheading the effort on behalf of our club!

Local Rotary Clubs Support Northwest Celtic Fest Sharon Perry 2014-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Perry on Jan 30, 2014

The Interact Club of Robert Frost Jr. High School, sponsored by Schaumburg A.M. Rotary, conducted a “Super Bowl Food Drive” competition between grade levels to see who could collect the most donations that would ultimately benefit Schaumburg School Dist 54 Food Pantries now located at both Mead & Keller Jr. High Schools.  The pantries hope to serve 600 district families in need during the 13/14 school year. 

Club members & others joined Interact students and 2 of their 3 staff advisers to sort & pack donations.  



From left - Rotarians Tim Gerhardt, Steve East & Jeff Winkenwerder check "best by" use dates on food items donated by Frost Jr. High students & families that will be used to stock Schaumburg School District 54 food pantries.

Rotarians join Interact Club students in food packing service project Sharon Perry 2014-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Perry on Dec 31, 2013


The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Inc. presented “Engage Rotary, Change Lives” as the theme of this year’s float appearing in the 125th Rose Parade taking place in Pasadena, California.

“Dreams Come True” was the 2014 parade theme.

Rotary International President Ron Burton and all Rotarians have the same dream – the eradication of Polio. By engaging this dream, Rotarians will not only change the lives of those in the three countries where Polio still exists (Nigeria, Pakistan & Afghanistan), but change the world from one where Polio continues to a Polio Free World.

The Annual Tournament of Roses Parade provides a great opportunity to reach millions of people with the message of Rotary's commitment to service and dedication to peace. This is a unique public relations opportunity and one that depends entirely upon the voluntary contributions of Rotary clubs in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean to the multi-district Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee.

“Engage Rotary, Change Lives” relates to Rotary’s top philanthropic goal to eradicate Polio worldwide. When Rotarians are engaged in this large of a task, our dream of our Polio free world will change lives worldwide for the better. When our volunteers across the globe experience the smiles of healthy children and adults walking on their healthy limbs, we know that our dream is becoming a reality. The float’s delightful and engaging train, which is this close to crossing the bridge, reflects the hopes and optimism of Rotarians worldwide and Rotary’s “This Close” public awareness campaign to end Polio.

Visit End Polio Now to learn more about Rotary's polio eradication initiative.  

Rotary's commitment to eradicate polio is showcased in the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade. Sharon Perry 2014-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 17, 2013

The Rotary Club of Schaumburg A.M. recently became the proud sponsor of the Interact Club of Robert Frost Jr. High School.  

Jeff Winkenwerder, Schaumburg A.M. Rotary President, Youth Service Director Tim Gerhardt and Rotarian Brendan Connolly inducted six Frost eight grade students as the Interact club’s board of directors, in addition to Julie Basch, Special Services Teacher, who is one of three adult advisers for the club. 

Frost Principal Scott Ross expressed his thanks to Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians for their support of this student-led organization and encouraged the student leaders to model the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” within their club while planning and participating in fun and meaningful service projects that provide the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, with the added benefit of making new friends at the same time.

Interact is Rotary International’s world-wide service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual local Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.

Interact is one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas. Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact.  Frost’s Interact Club, with 121 members, is the school’s largest extracurricular organization.

Frost Jr. High School is one of five junior high schools in School District 54 with a current enrollment of 588 students.  In 2011 this school was recognized for its academic achievement and educational excellence by being named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Dept. of Education.


Club Sponsors Robert Frost Jr High Interact Club Sharon Perry 2013-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 23, 2013
Schaumburg Elementary School District 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss welcomed representatives from a wide variety of community & business entities at its 19th annual Partnership Breakfast celebrating collaborative partnerships on Wednesday, November 20th.  

At that time the following six partners were honored as "Super Partners" for their contributions:

  • Marcy Traxler, Alexian Brothers Health Center
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • Hoffman Estates Park District
  • Hoffman Estates High School
  • Jeff Yao
  • Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago

District 54 staff & School Board members in addition to representatives from all 27 of its schools were present to thank and recognize their community partners for their contributions that support the District’s mission of “Ensuring Student Success”.

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary provided funding to both Winston Churchill School and Enders-Salk School to support their respective school gardening programs which are being integrated into the traditional educational curriculum of math, reading, writing and science to teach children about gardening and plants, in addition to other subjects, and to help them understand the importance of healthy eating habits, nutrition and exercise.  School gardens serve as classrooms that teach children about insect life cycles; environmental science; soil and water conservation; native plants; and habitats for butterflies, birds, insects and pollinators.

In addition the club supports Churchill School’s efforts to improve student literacy skills by donating books that are awarded as student door prizes at the school’s annual Reading & Writing Night Celebration.



Winston Churchill School Principal Lisa Hopkins (3rd from right) thanked Schaumburg A.M. Rotarian Sharon Perry (4th from right) in addition to representatives from Costco, Roosevelt University and Summitview Christian Church Kids Hope Mentoring program for their support of her school and its students at School Dist 54’s Annual Community Partnership Breakfast.

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Joins in School Community Partnership Breakfast Sharon Perry 2013-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians provide new winter coats to Schaumburg's Children’s Home + Aid facility Sharon Perry 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 30, 2013

Often called "Red Rock Country" Sedona, Arizona is a four seasons playground for everyone that includes history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping and dining; outdoor sports and much more.

This picturesque city is a backdrop for some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain.

During October Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians will be selling $25 raffle tickets for a maximum 7 day stay at a private and luxurious 2,370 sq. ft. Sedona townhouse, featuring 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. 

This offer expires May 31, 2014.  Use of townhouse is subject to availability.  

Use of the Jeep featured in the photo above is NOT included.

The Grand Prize Winner will be selected on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

Escape the chaos of life, kick back and relax in beautiful Sedona! 


For more pictures of the townhouse click on the tab at the top of this website's Home Page titled "Sedona Townhouse Raffle Photos"

For more facts about the house and suggested activities to enjoy during your stay click here.

Thank you for your support that makes it possible for Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians to continue "Doing Good in the World", both around the corner and around the globe.

Raffle proceeds will support Rotary International initiatives in addition to select organizations that promote children & youth, literacy & education and community quality of life initiatives both locally and internationally.


Sedona Townhouse Stay Grand Prize Raffle Winner to be selected on November 2nd Sharon Perry 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Perry on Sep 04, 2013


Simon is a lawyer, teacher and mother of two college-age daughters. As Lieutenant Governor, Simon is the second highest executive officer in Illinois, and her mission is to make government more accountable, accessible and transparent for the taxpayers of Illinois. She acts as the Governor’s point person on education reform and is leading efforts to increase college completion, inspire ethical government, protect our military bases from closure, improve services in rural areas, advocate for women and keep our waterways clean and safe.

Come join us for breakfast from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. at Hoffman Estates' Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club where Simon will touch on education in Illinois and domestic abuse issues. 

This event is open to the public.  Cost for breakfast is $18. 

RSVP no later than Friday, September 13 to Brian Bieschke, Club Service Director, via e-mail, using his contact link found on the home page of this website, left hand side, under the “Directors” heading.

Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon to be keynote speaker on Wednesday, September 18 Sharon Perry 2013-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 09, 2013

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Club and its members were recognized as one of many supporting personnel and organizations that participated in and contributed to the success of this year’s Memorial Day community observance held at the Hoffman Estates Veterans Memorial Site and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schaumburg.   Greg Ring, 2012/2013 Club President, was Master of Ceremony for this year’s observance. 


Immediate Past President Greg Ring accepts Certificate of Appreciation 

from Chuck Linkenheld, Memorial Day Planning Committee Co-Chair. 


Schaumburg A.M. Rotary recognized as Memorial Day 2013 community observance major contributor Sharon Perry 2013-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 07, 2013

Jeff Winkenwerder was inducted as the 2013/2014 president of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg A.M. and named as its Rotarian of the Year for 2012/2013 during the club’s June 27th Installation & Awards Dinner.


Past District 6440 Governor Michael Ericksen installed Winkenwerder, who is a Sales Account Manager for the Chicago Marriott Northwest located in Hoffman Estates, along with his incoming Board of Directors.


Outgoing president Greg Ring noted the club’s accomplishments during his pictorial year in review that included the club being officially certified by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International as a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club.  Rotarians become Paul Harris Fellows when they individually donate $1,000 in support of the major programs of The Rotary Foundation.   


Ring presented the club’s Leadership Award to Jim McKenzie for his active role in securing 100% Paul Harris status for the club in addition to his successfully launching a bocce ball tournament as a new club fundraising activity. 


Sharon Perry earned the President’s Award in appreciation for her hands-on support of club activities and public relations efforts in promoting the club through social media and website postings. 


Brian Bieschke, Club Service Director, earned a “Service Above Self” Award in recognition of his positive spirit of volunteerism and service and dedication to his community.  Bieschke, a Schaumburg resident, serves on the Village of Schaumburg Plan Commission, has successfully completed Schaumburg’s Citizens’ Police Academy program, is vice-chairman of the Schaumburg Park Foundation and was recently appointed as a director for the Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County, located in Hoffman Estates.


Paul Hennip, club foundation president, recognized board members Steve East, Earl Bateman, Candice Milstein and Sharon Perry for their contributions during the past year.





2013/2014 Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Officers & Board of Directors


Front Row - L to R - Tim Gerhardt - International & Youth Service Director, Steve East - President Elect,

Jeff Winkenwerder - President, Greg Hollandsworth - Vocational Service Director,

Judy Hennip - Treasurer, & Greg Ring - Immediate Past President





Back Row - L to R - Brian Bieschke - Club Service Director, Sharon Perry - Public Relations,

Vibha Tambe - Community Service Director, Suzanne Gibson - Dist. 6440 Asst. Governor

& Bill Matthews - Secretary

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary installs new president & board of directors Sharon Perry 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Perry on Jun 30, 2013



 Erin Merryn receives "Service Above Self" Award from Schaumburg A.M. Rotary president Greg Ring  



Club president Greg Ring presented Schaumburg A.M. Rotary’s “Service Above Self” Award to Schaumburg resident Erin Merryn at its June 19 meeting citing her “courage, passion, dedication and nationwide efforts to inform, empower, and educate children about child sexual abuse” and dedicating her life to this cause.


Merryn is a child abuse survivor turned advocate, now working tirelessly to heighten awareness of this silent epidemic that continues to be a serious problem in the United States. Starting in 2010, Merryn launched a nationwide campaign to pass “Erin’s Law” in all 50 states that would mandate a sexual abuse prevention curriculum in elementary schools.  The law has successfully passed in 8 states, including Illinois during 2011, and has been introduced in 11 more.  Merryn travels extensively across America speaking to a wide variety of audiences in addition to testifying before state government officials about her child abuse experience and her desire to protect children from having similar experiences.


Merryn is an accomplished author of three books on the topic and has been interviewed by a variety of major news organizations and appeared on high profile TV talk shows hosted by well known celebrities.  In 2012 “Glamour” magazine presented Merryn a “Woman of the Year” award acknowledging her activist role and trailblazing activities focused on preventing child sexual abuse and supporting those who have been victimized by it.  To learn more about Erin’s Law visit

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary recognizes local resident for child abuse prevention efforts Sharon Perry 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary installs new president & board of directors Sharon Perry 2013-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary recognizes local resident for child abuse prevention efforts Sharon Perry 2013-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Perry on Jun 18, 2013

The Rotary Club of Schaumburg A.M. culminated a year of giving at its June 19th Community Grant Awards Breakfast.  Through annual fundraising events held during its 23 year history, this club has donated more than $425,000 to address a wide variety of humanitarian concerns found both in the Northwest Suburbs and worldwide.







This year’s grant recipients include –

  • Alfred Campanelli YMCA
  • Child’s Voice
  • The Children’s Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County
  • Clearbrook
  • Countryside Association for People with Disabilities
  • Enders-Salk School Gardening Program
  • Erin’s Law
  • Women in Need Growing Stronger (WINGS)
  • Winston Churchill School Gardening & Reading Programs
  • Boy Scout Troop 193
  • St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry Program
  • Feed My Starving Children, who provides life giving nutrition to mal-nourished children all over the world

Additionally the club -

  • distributed new winter coats, obtained through Operation Warm, to children at the Marletta Darnall Schaumburg Child + Family Center
  • provided need-based vocational scholarship funds to local residents and
  • sponsored local high school student participation in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Program), a program that emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth amongst young people

Members collectively contributed their individual out-of-pocket donations to support the Schaumburg Twp Food Pantry and the Campanelli YMCA Super Santa Program.

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary awards grants supporting local students and charities Sharon Perry 2013-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Perry on Jun 08, 2013


 It was a perfect morning to lace up our walking shoes and support

The Children's Advocacy Center,

a community organization whose mission is to provide

free services for children and families

who have been traumatized by child sexual and physical abuse.






Thanks to club member and team captain Brian Bieschke for suggesting that our club be an event sponsor and to members Judi Nealey, Jeff Winkenwerder and Sharon Perry and Rotary spouse Lynda Bieschke for participating.

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Foundation is Silver Medal Sponsor for the June 9th Champions for Children 5K Walk Sharon Perry 2013-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
2013 Community Memorial Day Observance - St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Schaumburg Sharon Perry 2013-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Perry on May 21, 2013

Club President Greg Ring inducted Scott Zambo as the club’s newest member at its May 22nd meeting. 

Zambo is an attorney and associate at the law firm of Kelley, Kelley, & Kelley located in Schaumburg where he specializes primarily in the areas of civil litigation, intellectual property law, family law, criminal and traffic law.  Jim McKenzie, president of Network Merchants Inc., located in Roselle, acted as Zambo’s membership sponsor.


Pictured from left to right - Jim McKenzie, Scott Zambo and Greg Ring.


Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Welcomes New Member Sharon Perry 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Welcomes New Member Sharon Perry 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Join Us for our May 16th Bocce Ball Tournament Fundraiser at Pinstripes in South Barrington Sharon Perry 2013-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Perry on Apr 23, 2013

A diverse group of people numbering approximately 80 - 90 individuals participated in the April 24th Feed My Starving Children meal packing session to provide nutritionally complete meals for starving, malnourished and hungry children and families worldwide. 


During the 90 minute hand packing session “MannaPack Rice” packs were assembled consisting of vitamin-packed flavoring, dried vegetables, soy protein, and rice.

Our productivity statistics speak for themselves.  The meals we assembled and packed are headed for Swaziland, a landlocked country located in southern Africa, where 60% of the population lives on less than the equivalent of US$1.25 per day.


Rotarians & Friends "Doing Good In The World" through "Service Above Self"!

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Hosts Meal Packing Service Project at Local “Feed My Starving Children” Facility Sharon Perry 2013-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Brian Bieschke named Paul Harris Fellow by Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Club Sharon Perry 2012-12-24 00:00:00Z 0
Brian Bieschke named Paul Harris Fellow by Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Club Sharon Perry 2012-12-24 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary participates in Hurricane Sandy relief Sharon Perry 2012-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary participates in Hurricane Sandy relief Sharon Perry 2012-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary announces near eradication of world polio Sharon Perry 2012-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary honors local firefighter for 9/11 efforts Sharon Perry 2011-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg Rotary donates $1,000 to local food pantry Sharon Perry 2011-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Boy Scouts and Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians Team Up to Clean Up Sharon Perry 2011-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg A.M. Rotarians Warm Children’s Hearts With New Winter Coats Sharon Perry 2011-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
NFL team rivalry benefits Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Sharon Perry 2011-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg Rotary awards $4,000 in vocational scholarships Sharon Perry 2011-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Installs New President, Celebrates Club Accomplishments Sharon Perry 2011-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Hosts Community Grant Awards Breakfast Sharon Perry 2011-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Grant Benefits Township Food Pantry Sharon Perry 2011-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary... It's about "Doing Good in the World" around the corner and around the globe! Sharon Perry 0

Around the world and around the corner, the 1.2 million men and women of Rotary -

•  Get involved in their communities
•  Connect with other professionals
•  Share their time and experience with young people
•  Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
•  Use their skills to help others

Whether you're a veteran volunteer or new to community service, Schaumburg A.M. Rotary is looking for people like you!

Experience the New Face of Rotary!

Click for more information

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Rotarians from around the world support Rotary International's #1 Priority to End Polio Sharon Perry 0
In a nutshell this describes the more than 34,000 Rotary clubs around the world! Sharon Perry 0
Ever wonder what Rotarians do? Watch this video to find out! Sharon Perry 0
The benefits of being a Rotarian.... Sharon Perry 0
Speaking of Schaumburg Interview with Village President Al Larson Sharon Perry 0
Posted by Sharon Perry


The Rotary Clubs of Schaumburg A.M., Buffalo Grove, Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates and Long Grove / Kildeer / Hawthorn Woods invite members of Districts 6440, 6450 & 6420 to enjoy a special evening with Gary C.K. Huang, the current Rotary International President.

Festivities take place at The Cotillion located at 360 S Creekside Drive in Palatine beginning at 6 pm with cocktails (cash bar) followed by dinner and program at 7 pm.

Early Bird Registration is $45 if rec'd by Dec 1
Regular Registration is $50 if rec'd by Dec 31
Registration after Jan 1 through day of event is $60

Register online with a credit card at

A 4 course dinner is being planned with your choice of one of the following entrees - prime rib, salmon, vegetarian lasagna.

An Evening with Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang - January 7, 2015 Sharon Perry 0
Join us for our 1st Annual Craft Beer Festival - Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 0
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Club Vocational Service Director Greg Hollandsworth announced that the club awarded $4,000 in community vocational scholarship assistance to 3 area residents residing in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates.  These individuals will be studying nursing at Palatine’s Harper College and Chicago's Resurrection University and auto mechanics at Jefferson Community & Technical College located in Louisville, KY.  Both Bieschke and Gleeson are second time winners of scholarship assistance at the club level.  In addition to receiving funding from the club Wegner was also named a 2014 Rotary Dist. 6440 Vocational Scholarship winner.

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary offers financial assistance to students who enroll in an accredited career, vocational, or technical program and who reside within Schaumburg Township. Eligible students will enroll in a program leading to a certificate or degree, and will plan to go directly into employment in that field upon completion of the program. These scholarships are primarily need-based rather than grade-based and are not intended for general academic pursuits or for students pursuing a traditional four-year college or advanced graduate degree.  Candidates for vocational scholarship assistance must complete an application and be interviewed by a committee of Rotarians.


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  • For the club’s support of its gardening club by donating a grow light cart that gives students the opportunity to start seedlings for the school’s outdoor garden and to learn more about where food comes from.
  • For our donation of $500 used to purchase books and family literacy games that will be awarded as student door prizes at the school’s April 10 Reading & Writing Night celebration.


Thank You from Winston Churchill Elementary School Students & Staff… Sharon Perry 0
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The Schaumburg A.M. & Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Rotary Clubs will once again offer community vocational scholarship financial assistance to students who enroll in an accredited career, vocational, or technical program and who reside within Schaumburg Township. 

Eligible students will enroll in a program leading to a certificate or degree, and will plan to go directly into employment in that field upon completion of the program. Examples of vocational programs include but are not limited to: automotive technology, nursing, child development, fashion design, graphic design, medical assisting, dental hygiene, cosmetology and many others.

These scholarships are primarily need-based rather than grade-based and are not intended for general academic pursuits or for students pursuing a traditional four-year college or advanced graduate degree.

Click here for more information about the program and a scholarship application.

Local Rotary Clubs Collaborate to Provide Vocational Scholarship Assistance Sharon Perry 0