2018-19 RI Theme
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Immeadiate Past President
Membership Chair/Director
Club Administration Chair/Director
Community Service Chair/Director
International Service Chair/Director
Vocational/New Generations Chair/Director
RYLA Chair
Fellowship Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Classic Chair
Club Technology Administrator

The Rotary Club of Schaumburg- Hoffman Estates
The Friendly Club
We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
CHANDLER'S Chophouse & Banquets
401 N. Roselle Road
at the Schaumburg Golf Club
Schaumburg, Illinois 60194
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The Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates elected its Officers and Directors at its 28 December meeting:

President:  Pat Groenewold

Treasurer/President-elect:  Dennis Oster

Secretary:  Wesley Crocket

Immediate Past President:  Steve Lamp

Club Service:  Brian Berg

Community Service:  Cris Hinojosa and Sarah Billmeyer 

International Service:  Bill Kelley

Membership:  Juli Langelund

Vocational/Youth Service:  Tom Gosche

Fellowship:  Nancy Redmon

Public Image:  Holly Fath

The Rotary Club's Famous Classic is coming on March 9th. Watch this video to learn where and how the money raised is used.
On Friday, 26 November, the Rotaract Club at Harper College, completed a service project with the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), assisting with a Halloween celebration that was greatly enjoyed by all.  More photos are available in the home page photo album.


Even at 48 degrees and raining Max Schmidt and 3 other Eagle Scouts worked to finish the conservation project at the CAC Rotary Healing Butterfly garden. Also pictured is Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Rotarian Peter Arno who assisted the Scouts with their project.  Additional photos may be viewed in the photo album on this home page.
On 12 October, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates, Club President Steve Lamp presented a check to Hoffman Estate Police Officers Lt. Carl Baunert, Joe Kruschel and Mark Wondolkowski to kick off the club's participation in this year's Shop With A Cop program.  In addition to funding assistance, our club will have significant hands-on involvement is this wonderful community service effort, as we have done for several years.  

Winners of the 2018 Vacation Raffle were drawn by Hoffman Estates Mayor William D. McLeod at the club’s regular meeting on Friday, 28 September 2018.  Proceeds from this raffle help fund our many community service activities including scholarships, support for various community organizations such as Children’s Advocacy Center, Gigi’s Playhouse, WINGS, NWSRA, Kenneth Young Center, Schaumburg Barn Senior Center, District 54 Food Pantry and breakfast programs, Blessings in a Backpack and many more.  We thank all who participated in this year’s raffle. The money raised will make a positive difference in the Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates communities.


This year’s winners were:  Jerry Wattron (Grand Prize), Paul Sowa (2nd Prize) and Vicki Jacobsen.  Congratulations!!!!

It's hard to believe that we're already celebrating the Healing Butterfly Garden's first birthday! Last year the Rotary Club of Schaumburg/ Hoffman Estates donated the garden to the CAC as a special place for CAC clients to come after a forensic interview or therapy session.
We especially want to thank Jeff Miller and Divine Signs of Schaumburg for the beautiful signage they have provided for the garden

Thank you to Jim and Bonnie McCulla for their good work in obtaining and refinishing this park bench for the Children's Advocacy Center Butterfly Garden.  If you haven't visited the garden recently, you are missing a real treat -- come and sit, relax and enjoy
Saturday morning a small group of Rotarians and family members gathered to share in our roadside clean-up task.  Starting with donuts and paperwork, the group moved out to tackle the litter that collected along Golf Road between Roselle Road and Plum Grove since our last clean-up event.  In addition to making a difference in our community, the group also had a good time and enjoyed good fellowship along the way.  There will be another fall clean-up later this year, date to be announced.  Please consider joining the fun then.  Thank you to Steve Lamp, Cris Hinojosa, Pat Groenewold, the Royal Hartwig family, Holly Fath and Bob Fleisher for their good work.  Photos of the team at work are available in the Photo album section of this Home Page.

The Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates continues to support the Blessings in a Backpack program at Hoffman Estates High School.  This program provides weekend meals for students and their families where there is a need for such support.  Receiving the check on behalf of HEHS are Josh Schumacher, principal and Debby Miller.  The check is being presented by Club President Steve Lamp and Community Service Director Eileen Higginbotham.



District 54, in response to the very real needs of our communities, began providing free breakfasts in our schools.  Last year the Rotary Club of Schaumburg committed to fund the free breakfast program for Keller Junior High School.  We were the second sponsor to step up and commit to providing funding for an entire school.  With the start of the new school year our club has donated another $10,000 to continue the program at Keller this year.  Receiving the check on behalf of District 54 are Daryl Saylor, District 54 Trustee and Jennifer Waldorf, Communications Specialist for School District 54

On 12 July, Julie Clark was duly installed as the 2018-19 Governor of District 6440 and Installed our club's president, Steve Lamp, and his Board later at the same installation dinner.  Photos from that evening appear in the Hope Page Photo Album at the right.  It was a very festive start for what promises to be a great Rotary ear!

The garden grows for butterflies and as a peaceful place for staff and clients at the Children’s Advocacy Center to sit and talk or just enjoy the beauty around them.  

It also grows contribution to the ongoing work of the Center.  The 18 bricks installed recently means $1,800 for the center. 

These bricks form the walkway in the middle of the garden and provide a wonderful opportunity for individuals or groups to  remember someone special or honor a person or commemorate an event. 

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