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

Elgin

Rotary is Business. Service Above Self.

Mondays at 12:15 pm
The Grumpy Goat Grille at the Highlands of Elgin Golf Course
875 Sports Way
Elgin, IL  60123
United States
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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.  
CHASING THE POLIO BUG!
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. 
 
 
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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
 
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New Paul Harris Fellows

Congratulations to Dave and Greg!
 
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.
 
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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

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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.)

Guest Program Speaker Theodore Roosevelt spoke to the Elgin Rotary Club on 04 November 2013.  Chief Jeff Swoboda, President Dave Considine, Past President Dave Mengler, and President Theodore Roosevelt pose for a group phot shot.   ImageJoe Wiegand, regarded as the best living history reprisor of Theodore Roosevelt, bringing him to life in a full blown version that entertains, informs and inspires. 

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The Rotary Club of Elgin installed their officers for 2013-2014 in a ceremony held at Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation on Thursday, June 27, 2013.  Officers for new term are: President, David Considine; President Elect, Wendy Romero, Past President, Brian Borkowicz; Treasurer, Maureen Chovancek; and Secretary, Tim Moore.

For more photos, click on following link: 2013 Installation Dinner Photos

 

Would you like to volunteer to help us out  on one of our projects?  Or maybe become a member?

You can E-mail or phone:    President Brian Borkowicz or one of our Membership Chairs.  You can e-mail by "rolling over" their names on this webpage.  Or send an email to elginrotary@gmail.com

Or, Come join us for lunch and see how much fun we have.    We hope to see you soon!

Want to see what we do?  Take a look  at  "Stories" tab as well as the membership link at the top right of this page under "Downloads"

 

Club E-Mail:   elginrotary@gmail.com

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Club Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 604, Elgin, IL  60121-0604 

 

 

Mission Statement: Rotary improves our communities by investing in youth and supporting programs that help those in need to become more independent.

 
 
Speakers
Manuel Barbosa
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Nancy Coleman Executive Director
Jan 08, 2018
Allignment Collaborative for education
 
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