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


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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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.

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




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!



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. 




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.


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.




Posted 10/1/12 Philanthropy News Digest

Supporters of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have announced new commitments to bolster global efforts to eliminate the disease, including a $75 million commitment from Rotary International.

At a side event during the United Nations General Assembly last week, the heads of state of Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan — countries where polio remains endemic — were joined by officials from donor governments and public- and private-sector donors in calling for a long-term commitment of resources to polio eradication. Spearheaded by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Rotary International and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GPEI launched an emergency action plan earlier this year. Implementation of the plan is contingent on closing a funding gap of nearly $1 billion by the end of 2013, however.

To that end, Rotary International and other donors are stepping up their commitments to the initiative. The Islamic Development Bank, a new donor, announced a three-year, $227 million financing package to Pakistan to cover the majority of its polio vaccination campaign costs, as well as a $3 million grant for polio eradication activities in Afghanistan. The United Kingdom announced a commitment of an additional £25 million (about $40.3 million) to GPEI in 2012. And the government of Canada announced an initiative that will engage civil society organization in matching contributions to GPEI, while Football Club Barcelona and its FCB Foundation announced the club's engagement in the effort in collaboration with the Gates Foundation and telecom operator Etisalat.

"Governments need to step up and honor their commitments to polio eradication if we are to achieve a polio-free world," said Wilfrid Wilkinson, chair of the Rotary Foundation, which already had contributed $1.2 billion to polio eradication efforts. "We must seize the advantage by acting immediately, or risk breaking our pledge to the world's children."

"The evidence is clear: if we all do our part, we can and will end this disease. But we must act quickly and give ourselves the very best chance to succeed," said Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates. "When we defeat polio, it will motivate us to aim for other great health and development milestones."


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