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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!


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Posted on Sep 15, 2015

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!
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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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Club helps SEHS Interact 2015-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 07, 2015
The remodeling is complete!  
 
Starting Monday, April 13 
 
The club will be meeting back at The Highlands Golf Club
in the Grumpy Goat Grille
 
 
 
May 4:  Meeting will be at Judson University to honor the community's Straight A High School Students - Our club tradition since 1926!  
 
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New Location! 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations! Bitter 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 22, 2014
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!
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Posted by Daniel Heckle on Sep 07, 2014
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Elgin Noon Rotary has welcomed Mr. Greg Weider, Executive Director of Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice.  Image

Welcome to the Club!!! Daniel Heckle 2014-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Members reunite at Elgin Breakfast Rotary event Daniel Heckle 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 11, 2014

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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.)

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Rotary Club of Elgin recognizes area youth for outstanding scholastic efforts. Daniel Heckle 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
86 Annuaul Student Awards Luncheon. President David Considine, Craig Stokely and Rep. Roskam with his Paul Harris Fellow Award. Daniel Heckle 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Elgin Noon welcomes a new member and congratulates a 25 year anniversary! Daniel Heckle 2014-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
U-46 South Elgin High School- Interact Club, Rotary Club for High School Students Daniel Heckle 2014-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
William and Taffy Hoffer Honored with Paul Harris awards Daniel Heckle 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Honorary Paul Harris Awards for William and Taffy Hoffer Daniel Heckle 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Considine on Nov 03, 2013

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. 

Theodore Roosevelt 26th President of the United States David Considine 2013-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Author Shannon Stoker David Considine 2013-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
finemaster -jj Wendy Romero 2013-07-11 14:49:12Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Huber on Jul 05, 2013

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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

 

ROTARY CLUB OF ELGIN INSTALLATION DINNER Rhonda Huber 2013-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Huber on Feb 28, 2013

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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.

ROTARY 5000 Rhonda Huber 2013-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS Rhonda Huber 2013-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Huber on Sep 30, 2012
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."
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PLEDGES $75 MILLION FOR POLIO ERADICATION EFFORTS Rhonda Huber 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
LETTER FROM JASMINE- ROTARY STUDENT EXCHANGE Rhonda Huber 2012-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
SUPER SEPTEMBER FAMILY FELLOWSHIP - BRING THE KIDS Rhonda Huber 2012-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
FEEDING GREATER ELGIN David Considine 2012-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 04, 2012
In spite of the snow, we had a great turnout for our Rotary Community Challenge on March 2.  It helped us raise funds for the Rotary Foundation.  The Foundation supports many needs in the community:  Needs-Based Scholarships, Youth Leadership, Food Pantry Support, Literacy Programs, and many, many more. 

Great food, great prizes, tropical music, great time!  Thank you Holiday Inn Elgin for your hospitality.  And, Mahalo Nui Loa

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BEACH PARTY WAS A HUGE SUCCESS 2012-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
DAILY HERALD ARTICLE: FEEDING GREATER ELGIN GETS BOOST FROM ROTARY Rhonda Huber 2012-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
NEW PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS Craig Stokely 2012-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF ELGIN PRESENTS CHECK TO FEEDING GREATER ELGIN Rhonda Huber 2011-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
ELGIN NOON ROTARY WELCOMES VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Rhonda Huber 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
IN SUPPORT OF LITERACY 2011-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Bitter on Jun 26, 2011
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Our club has sponsored  many Mobile Food Pantry through Feeding Greater Elgin.  June 27, we had 10 club members and several Interact Club members  helping out.   We also presented a check to sponsor a future food pantry to Sue Ericson of Feed Greater Elgin. 

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY Laurie Bitter 2011-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Bitter on May 01, 2011
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Today 369 outstanding students from 7 local high schools were honored at a luncheon at Judson University.  This marks the 83rd year of honoring high schoolers.   With parents, guests, and students, there were about 550 in attendance.  Michael Angelo Caruso, an international speaker and author, was the keynote speaker. 
83rd Annual Student Awards Laurie Bitter 2011-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Bitter on May 01, 2011
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Members of the Elgin Junior Service Board were honored today for their community involvement with a Paul Harris Fellow. 
Elgin Junior Service Board - Honorary PHF Laurie Bitter 2011-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Bitter on May 01, 2011

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP - How to Get People to Take Action

Was held May 2, at Judson University.  We had over 115 attend this professional development seminar by international author and speaker Michael Angelo Caruso. Topics included: how to motivate your work team, increase revenue, and have more fun on the job. Sharpen your presentation, improve meetings, and, of course, learn how to get people to do stuff.    

Great Presentation Laurie Bitter 2011-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Bitter on Apr 29, 2011
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April 28 was cold, rainy and windy, but that didn't stop our club members and  South Elgin High School Interact members!   The club sponsored this mobile food pantry as well as 3 additional truckloads for Feeding Greater Elgin.  Over 125 grateful families benefited from this event.
Mobile Food Pantry Laurie Bitter 2011-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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Thank you District Gov. Bruce Baumberger for installing our new club officers along with the Breakfast Rotary Club's new officers.  Terrific time, great food, great friends, wonderful weather!
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What a Great Group! 2011-03-22 12:10:02Z 0
Posted by Brian Borkowicz on Mar 22, 2011
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Kiwanis' President Karen Maki and Rotarian President Mike Warren take time for a photo opportunity.  Thank you Kiwanis for your support of our club's successful Shelter Box program for Haiti earthquake relief.
Rotarians / Kiwanians Collaboration Brian Borkowicz 2011-03-22 12:09:21Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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Thank you all for making this such a Hula of an Event!   It was a night of fun, auctions, and we had a $5000 winner!  It is our Annual Fundraiser to support need-based scholarships and support community hunger relief.  Website:  ww.rotary5000.org  Join us on Facebook - pictures of the event have been posted.

Rotary 5000 Hawaiian Beach Party March 5, 2010 2011-03-22 12:01:28Z 0
Posted by Michael McKay on Mar 22, 2011
The Club is stepping forward to help local food pantries by donating $1,000 each to: All People's Interfaith Food Pantry, The Salvation Army, and Centro de Informacion.
ELGIN ROTARY HELPS TO RESTOCK FOOD PANTRIES Michael McKay 2011-03-22 12:00:03Z 0
Posted by Michael McKay on Mar 22, 2011
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On April 25, 2008, the Rotary Club of Elgin was recognized as a 100% Paul Harris Club at the Paul Harris luncheon of the 6440 District Conference. Qualifying Rotary clubs receive a recognition banner, shown here, and the club's name will be engraved on a plaque in the Arch C. Klumph Gallery at RI World Headquarters.
The Rotary Club of Elgin is a 100% Paul Harris Club Michael McKay 2011-03-22 11:59:42Z 0
SET UP AUTO DUES 2011-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Borkowicz on Mar 20, 2011
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Help support relief efforts thru Rotary! Help those affected get back on their feet. All funds will be used toward ShelterBox funding.  ShelterBox contains a 10-person ten, bedding, utensils, cooking equipment, water purification assistance, tools, books, radios, etc. Rotarian assistance is already in Japan and  New Zealand,awaiting additional shipments of these much needed supplies. 

 http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/17/cnnheroes.henderson.japan/index.html?hpt=T2#

 Use following Link to Donate: 

http://www.Rotary5000.org/donation

EARTHQUAKE RELIEF Brian Borkowicz 2011-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Bitter on Feb 21, 2011
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The Officers and Directors of the Interact Club of South Elgin.  The inaugaration and club member induction took place 2/22/2011.  Congratualtions to this enthusicastic energetic group!  They have over 25 members who have promised to make us proud!

Interact Club Laurie Bitter 2011-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 16, 2011
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BEACH PARTY 

Was held  Friday, March 4 - 2011   It was a hula-of-a good time!  It will be providing funding for needs-based scholarships, food pantries, literacy programs and youth leadership programs.   Grass Skirts and Hawaiian Shirts Optional, but Encouraged.   www.Rotary5000.org    

Mahalo Everyone! 2011-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
DONATE TO CLUB FOUNDATION 2011-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Bitter on Jan 09, 2011
Mumtaz Siddique, DDS has joined our ranks.  A warm welcome!  His dental office is on McLean Blvd, in Elgin.  His sponsors are Dr. Jerry Cain and David Perlman. 
Welcome New Member Laurie Bitter 2011-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Bitter on Oct 10, 2010
Today we welcomed Bob Spellmeyer as a member.  Bob is a CPA with Borhart, Spellmeyer & Company LLC.  Bob was member of the club in the past, and we are glad to have him back.
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Posted by Laurie Bitter on Sep 26, 2010
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Our Rotary Club had great visibility at this community event.  Salvation Army, Community Crisis Center, Centro de Informacion,  and All Peoples Interfaith Food Pantries stopped by to pick up some of the over 180 birthday bags our club put together.  There will be many happy families able to celebrate their child's birthday.  The Rotary Club of Elgin has the word out there - we support the food pantries!  Pictures are under "Journals" to the left on the website.  Hope to rename that "Photo Albums" when the clubrunner system is able to cooperate.    
Sept. 25 - Food Pantry Collection and Community Cook Out Laurie Bitter 2010-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Bitter on Aug 29, 2010
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Welcome Cheryl Wendt of Boys and Girls Club of Elgin and Vicki Wright of the Girl Scouts of America.   Sorry for not having a camera.  The picture is the logo for  "More Women in Rotary"
Two More Members Laurie Bitter 2010-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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Stu Howes, on behalf of Rotary International Foundation, presents Harry Blizzard, Jon Hutchison and Mike Warren with their next level Paul Harris Pins.  Though it looks like everyone has their heads bowed in prayer, they are just counting the sapphires in their new pins.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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Susan Angell-Case of Baird & Warner Real Estate is inducted into membership. Pictured with Pres. Laurie and Susan's mentor,  Karen Beyer.

 

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Posted on Aug 01, 2010
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Chief of Police, Jeff Swoboda, has joined our club.  Welcome! 

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Posted on May 24, 2010

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!  The club awarded $21,000 in Scholarships.  Thank you to all the members and EFS Foundation for making this possible.  Additionally, the donations were made to four local food pantries and to the Boys and Girls Club for afterschool programs. 

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Posted on May 04, 2010
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Over 400 Straight A Students from the area high schools were honored on May 3.  Mayor Edward Schock was presented with an Honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award for his service to the community.  In attendance were many proud parents and grandparents as well as the Rotary District Governor Bill Ferreira.  The keynote speaker was Bob Muzikowski, founder of Chicago Hope Acadamy and subject of the movie Hard Ball.

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Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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Coming to us from the Rotary Club of Las Vegas:  Our members Rick & Sharon Jakle with the Las Vegas Rotary Club's featured speaker - our own District Governor Bill Ferreira.  It truly is a small world.
Small World 2010-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Club teams up with Provena Saint Joseph Hospital & Sherman Hospital to eradicate Polio 2008-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Wilfrid J. Wilkinson visits Club 2008-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
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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"

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Members welcome Wendy Romero to the new her new leadership role as the 2014-15 President Daniel Heckle 0
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Come help welcome our new club leadership.  July 11, 5:30 pm at Max McGraw's Wildlife Center.  $30/person.  Please email Brian or Wendy Romero with your reservation.  (you can just "mouse over" their name and the email will pop up from there).   Congratulations, President Brian Borkowicz!
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Monday, April 30, 2012 will mark the 84th year that the Rotary Club has honored the Straight A High School Students of the area.  Judson University will help us host about 400 students from Central, Elgin Academy, Elgin, Larkin, South Elgin, St. Edward and Westminister Catholic High Schools.   The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Jerry Cain of Judson University.   Paul Harris Fellow Awards will also be presented to Ruth Munson, Mayor David Kaptain, and Megan Buttermore.
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Posted by Laurie Bitter
The 81st annual luncheon to honor Straight A Students was held at Judson University. There were over 300 students along with more than 200 proud parents and grandparents attending. Mark Siegel, local business leader, was an inspirational keynote speaker.
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The Website: honorflightchicago.org The club sponsored 3 Vets for the June 17 Flight. Club members were among about 1000 people greeting and thanking this group of WWII Veterans as they arrive back home. A very moving experience.
Honor Flight Chicago - Jun 17 Laurie Bitter 0