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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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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 held it's 87th Annual Awards Day Luncheon at Judson University.
 
An opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of the Elgin area's brightest high school minds.
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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ImageTuesday, June 17, 2014 marked the first night of leadership for Wendy Romero as President of Elgin Noon Rotary.  She's been great at each of her other roles supporting the club in various ways, most recently as helping secure speakers for the meetings.  We're looking forward to helping her continue to keep the club one of the Gems of the District!

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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.)

ImageMichelle Borkowicz receives her Honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award.Image

We welcomed Matthew Brown as a new member and congratulated Ben Brown on his 25 years of service!Image

Pictured are South Elgin H.S. Principal Jim Edwards and the Interact Club Coordinator Samatha Nickolaou, with Club President Dave Considine.Image

William and Taffy Hoffer Honored with Paul Harris awards

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

 

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Global health officials have endorsed a new strategy to eradicate polio, which remains endemic in only three countries — Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan — by 2018, global news agency AFP reports.

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The Rotary Club of Elgin's annual fundraiser was a huge success.  Everyone had a great time raising money for Elgin's local charities. 

Visit our Facebook page at Rotary Club of Elgin Facebook Page or our Photo Albums on our website main page for more fun photos.

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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
Kevin Fitch
Feb 27, 2017
Advocate Sherman Ambulatory Surgery Center
Gil Fonger
Mar 06, 2017
Marklund Organization
Morgan Abate
Mar 13, 2017
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Alex Hoffer
Mar 20, 2017
Business Development
Contact John Regan
Mar 27, 2017
TBD
Andrea Scott
Apr 03, 2017
How to Stay in Shape By Doing What You Love
Mike Kenyon
Apr 10, 2017
Developments with Kane County Government
Dr. Elizabeth Welch
Apr 17, 2017
PostureFit bar and the benefits of good posture/health
Contact John Regan
Apr 24, 2017
TBD
Contact John Regan
May 01, 2017
TBD
 
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