The Rotary Club of
Schaumburg- Hoffman Estates
The Friendly Club
 
Friday Hybrid Meeting:
The Online Room Opens at 12 noon and we begin the meeting at 12:15 PM
 
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Home Page Stories
ROTARY RAISES OVER $150,000 AT ITS “HONORING OUR COMMUNITY HEROES VIRTUAL GALA & ONLINE AUCTION”
ON MARCH 13, 2021
 
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (March 17, 2021) – The ROTARY CLUB OF SCHAUMBURG-HOFFMAN ESTATES HONORED COMMUNITY HEROES while raising desperately needed funds (over $150K) for the most vulnerable in its communities. Their VIRTUAL GALA fundraiser on March 13th.was attended by 400+ guests who bought tickets to win $10,000 or four other money prizes, bid on a plethora of auction items, danced at home to the lively sounds of Yazz Jazz, and learned about the powerful impact these Rotarians have brought forth during this pandemic year. The engaging virtual event was hosted by Natalie Martinez, NBC News Anchor.
 
Event Co-Chairs Julie Clark and George Panopoulos led a team a dedicated club members who planned and executed a very professional presentation. The live drawing of the cash prize winners culminated the fast-moving hour-long virtual event.
 
During the past year, this very active service club banded together and provided much needed aide to help those suffering most from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing hard-to-get personal protection equipment to frontline workers, feeding many hundreds of students, seniors, veterans, and frontline workers, assisting the hardest hit with economic aide, and awarding over $100,000 in scholarships.
 
Proud of its 50+ year philanthropic history, this Rotary Club has raised over $5 million for the Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates communities (including $250,000 for the Women’s & Children’s wing of the St. Alexius Hospital and $100,000 for the Children’s Home + Aid Society’s Schaumburg location), and contributed countless hours to local hands-on projects. 
The Charitable Foundation of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates will award a total of $30,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations in 2021 through its Project Selection process.  Applications are now being accepted for these grants for projects up to $5000 per organization.  The application is available in the Download section of this website or may be requested at the email address above. 
 
 
Applications are due back to the club no later than March 8, 2021.
2020-21 Officers Installed
On Thursday, June 25th, the Rotarians and friends of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates gathered for the first ever "drive in" installation of officers and directors at Fabbrini Park.  This "Installation with Separation" event was the first time the club had gathered in person since the CORVID-19 pandemic changed everyone's plans.  The installation program was broadcast via FM radio to those in their automobiles and as a Facebook Live Stream to those who watched from their homes.  All appropriate safety measures were observed during the event.
The venue for this installation was particularly appropriate for the Installation of Wesley Crockett astt the club's 51st President.  Wes is the grandson of Joe Fabbrini for whom the park is named.  As a third generation member of the club, Wes brings both the vision and energy of youth and the strong sense of tradition and deep understanding of Rotary that comes from growing up in a Rotary family.  Also installed that evening were Treasurer Tom Gosche, Secretary Brian Berg, Directors Sarah Billmeyer, Holly Fath, Robery Fleisher, Allen Gabe, Nancy Redmon, Mary Jo Shepherd and Immediate Past President Pat Groenewold. 
 
Recognition of the service and achievements during this past Rotary year was also an important part of the program that evening.  (See photo album on this home page for more photos from the event.)
SERVICE DURING VIRUS CRISIS

SCHAUMBURG, IL (May 15, 2020) – When faced with adversity, Rotarians from the ROTARY CLUB OF SCHAUMBURG-HOFFMAN ESTATES roll up their sleeves and get to work! 

Upon the onset of COVID-19 in our area, an Action Squad was formed in early March to identify the greatest needs in our community. And then the squad, along with club members, got to work. They increased funding and brought resources and need together to benefit the most vulnerable in our local area.

To address Kenneth Young Center’s need for 300 face masks, one Rotarian (Holly Fath of Schaumburg) reached out to a family member for help. Dorothy Opferman, a retired 92-year old seamstress and former Chicago area resident, was only too glad to help and immediately got her sewing machine cranked up. To date, Dorothy has donated 100 face masks to the Kenneth Young Center, a community partner of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates. 
Additionally, the HEC/POC [Higgins Education Center] leadership team has also stepped up and created 50 masks for the Kenneth Young Center.
 
But this Rotary club didn’t stop there. They also collected and donated numerous ice packs to fill an immediate KYC demand since Meals-On-Wheels are now left outside recipients’ homes. To facilitate KYC’s physician’s ability to work remotely with clients, the club approved funding for a new computer for this purpose. And to meet an increased demand for basic essentials and food at WINGS’ (Women in Need Growing Stronger) safe houses, the club allocated emergency funds and also organized a blanket/towel/ washcloth drive.
Speakers
Jane Rozek
Apr 16, 2021
Schaumburg Historian Librarian - Obscure parts of Schaumburg & Schweikher House
Tom Decker
Apr 23, 2021
Helping lessen Prison Recidivism by hiring for his Company Chicago Green Insulation
Pat Groenewold & Glenn Szurgot
Apr 30, 2021
Project Selection Committee
Dr. Jeffrey Smith
May 07, 2021
Stress & Wellness Humor
Scholarship Luncheon
May 14, 2021
Awards Luncheon
Jennifer Brennon
May 21, 2021
Global Grant Project - Rotary Club of River Cities & Rotary Club of Bogata, Columbia
Latasha Wallace
May 28, 2021
Community Health & COVID
Lyle Staub
Jun 04, 2021
District Conference
Rachel Hubsch
Jun 18, 2021
NWSRA/SLSF
No Meeting
Jun 25, 2021
Installation Dinner Thursday 6/24
Courtney Baker
Aug 20, 2021
Mental Illness - Northwestern University
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President Nominee
Executive Secretary
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership Chair/Director
Public Image
Rotary Foundation Chair
Club Administration Chair/Director
Club Technology Administrator
Community Service Chair/Director
International Service Chair/Director
YOUTH SERVICE CHAIR
RYLA Chair
Fellowship Chair
Classic Co-Chair
Classic Co-Chair
Fundraising Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
 
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