Rotary Club of Sycamore, Illinois

We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
Blumen Gardens
403 Edward Street
Sycamore, IL  60178
United States
District Site
Venue Map
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Assistant Treasurer
Rotary Foundation
Sergeant at Arms
Upcoming Speakers
Greg Millburg
Feb 28, 2018
DeKalb County Farm Bureau
Anna Gelman
Mar 07, 2018
Goodman Theatre
Mark Spiegelhoff
Mar 14, 2018
Sycamore Leadership Academy & Rotary Club of Sycamore
Beata Palasiewicz
Mar 21, 2018
Classification Speech
Club Events
Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

Like us on Facebook
Bills and Donations
Sycamore Rotary News
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy will soon convene its annual meeting, to decide how to divvy up $12,000 in grant monies from the DeKalb County Community Foundation...between a number of youth-oriented causes.

Steven Poorten (left), Libby Swedberg and Taylor Hull are familiar faces at Rotary, in part because of their dedication to serving the community. They are members of the YEP Board of Directors, helping to guide about 70 students each month through the grant-making process.

In addition to sorting through over $25,000 in requests, YEP gives the participants the opportunity to help out with several Outreach projects throughout the year -- ranging from Feed My Starving Children to the Youth Service Bureau's Royal Children's Ball.

Malena Dadan Castagno and Maite Zarate paid their final visit to the Sycamore Rotary Club on February 21st, before heading home to Argentina.

They recounted several of the places they have visited, and the experiences they had, during their short-term exchange.

Maite and Malena also got to know Clayton Schopfer (pictured), a host family member who will make his reciprocal visit to Argentina later this year.


We will be needing Sycamore Rotarians to help out with our two major spring projects -- Rotarians at Work Days, and the District Conference.
Rotarians at Work will now be spread out over several weeks, in order to give our members the opportunity to chose one or more projects which fit their schedule.  Work sites will include the Old North School on Brickville Road, Rotary Park at Sycamore Lake, the Pay it Forward House, Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association at Hopkins Park, and the Youth Service Bureau's bicycle auction.
We'll also need volunteer staff for the District Conference, to be held Saturday, April 28th at Faranda's in downtown DeKalb.  Sergeants at Arms and registrars will be needed throughout the day; we will also need one or more Rotarians to monitor the display featuring an authentic iron part of the End Polio Now project.
Sign-up sheets will be made available over the next few weeks; for more information, please contact Jeff Petersen about the District Conference and Brian Adams concerning Rotarians at Work Days.

The Sycamore Rotary Club plans on having a booth at this year's DeKalb-Sycamore Chamber Expo; it will be held on Thursday, March 29th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the DeKalb High School Fieldhouse.

This event is open to participation by all DeKalb and Sycamore Chamber of Commerce members; the B2B portion runs from 3:00 to 4:00, and the event is then open to the general public from 4:00 to 7:00.

This will be a prime opportunity for our Rotary Club to show the public who we are and what we do, and perhaps convince some of our friends and neighbors to consider membership in Rotary.

The Sycamore Rotary Club's annual Hula-for-Loota draw-down raffle will be held on Thursday, April 19th; it will be from 6:30 to 9:00 at Chapel in the Pines, located at 15165 Quigley Road.
This annual evening of fun and furious negotiating will include dinner, cash bar, raffles, prizes and our featured drawing; there will be plenty of giveaways throughout the evening, so even if you're can still win!
Tickets will go on sale soon; all proceeds will go to the Rotary Club's scholarship fund.
DG Steve Kuhn (right) and AG Jim Nelson pose next to the newly-purchased, authentic iron lung obtained by the three northern Illinois Rotary Districts; it will be available for all Rotary Clubs and districts, for promotion of End Polio Now.
Any District or Rotary Club wishing to use the iron lung will be charged a fee; it will be housed in a trailer, which can be transported to any site.  It's expected to be on view at the District 6420 Conference hosted by Sycamore in April.