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Welcome to our Club! Founded 5/22/1922.


Rotary is Business. Service Above Self.

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Ecker Center for Mental Health's Festival of Trees.    The club sponsored this tree to raise money for mental health treatment at Ecker Center.  
Rotary Club of Elgin supports local not-for-profits as well as the worldwide eradication of the Polio Virus. 
Why it’s important: 
World Polio Day (October 24) was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.
Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are vaccines.
In 1952, the polio epidemic became the worst outbreak in America’s history.  Of nearly 58,000 cases reported that year 3,145 died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.
In the two years before the vaccine was widely available, the average number of polio cases in the U.S. was more than 45,000. By 1962, that number dropped to 910.
In 1980, WHO certified the world free from smallpox.  However, an estimated 500,000 children worldwide were still being paralysed by polio every year.
In 2016, there were a total of 37 polio cases worldwide.
To date in 2017, there have been 12 polio cases worldwide.
We’re 99.5% polio-free, but it’s not enough.
It takes only one case, one unimmunized child to keep the polio virus alive and crippling children in our world.  If immunizations were stopped, the following year, there would be an estimated 200,000 new cases of polio. 

PHF Recognition - 04/18/2016

Congratulations!  Presentation was made at today's meeting:  A Paul Harris Plus 4 to Frank and a Paul Harris Plus 3 to Steve.  This is in recognition of their ongoing and awesome support of Rotary International Foundation.  
Pictured (from Left):  RI Chair Craig, Club President Rick, Steve and Frank

New Paul Harris Fellows

Congratulations to Dave Burisek and Greg Weider!
Rotary International Foundation recognizes your generous gift with the bestowment of a Paul Harris Fellow.  
Pictured:  President Rick, Rotary Foundation Chair Craig, Assistant District Governor Tina, Greg and Dave.  
We also want to mention a special thank you to Greg and Dave for serving on the Club's Board of Directors.
Your service is very much appreciated!

Mike Wesa recieves a Paul Harris Fellow Certificate of Appreciation

Mike Wesa of MKD Electric received a Paul Harris Fellow Certificate of Appreciation at Monday's meeting (9/14) in recognition of his company's service to its employees, customers and community. Mike Warren presented the award.

Jerry Z, a former employee, also presented awards to Mike Wesa and the Rotary Club of Elgin.  
Thank you Jerry and Mike for a great program!
This was the inaugural year for Elgin High School's Interact Club.  Pictured is Megan Alexander, President, and driving force in starting the EHS Club.  She was also one of three class valedictorians at EHS.  Congratulations and thank you, Megan.  Notice her Interact Graduation Sash. 
Additionally, South Elgin High School graduated 19 seniors who were part of their Interact Club.  Thank you Interact Members and your advisor, Ms. Samantha Nickolaou, for your service to the school and community.  

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What a collection!  South Elgin High School Interact Club is collecting diapers, baby wipes, and deodorant for Community Crisis Center.  Here's our club's contribution to help with their year-end community project.  
We're very proud of our three Interact Clubs representing:  St. Laurence School, Elgin High School, and South Elgin High School.  Thank you for your leadership and community service.
Rotary Club of Elgin Members Raise $50,000 for Rotary International Foundation!

32 members of the Rotary Club of Elgin were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows for recent total gifts of $50,000 to the Rotary International Foundation (Photo 1).  Congratulations to all those who were just awarded your first Paul Harris Fellow, your multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and the Plus-8 Paul Harris Fellows. Plus-8 Rotarians (Photo 2) pictured with District Governor Ellen Young and District RI Foundation Chair Mike Erickson. Thank you all for your support of Rotary International!

Elgin Noon Rotary has welcomed Mr. Greg Weider, Executive Director of Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice.  Image


Craig Lamp presents a Paul Harris Fellow to John Meschewswki, an extraordinary coach and school supporter.  A well deserved recognition for John who exemplifies the ideals of Rotary. (Pictured from left;  Craig Stokely, RI Foundation Chair; Rotarian & Past President Craig Lamp; John and his wife Debbie; and  President David Considine.)


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