Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Board Member-Past President
Board Member- Secretary
Board Member-Treasurer
Community Service
Fun, Frolic & Friendship Chair
Interact Liason (St. Edwards H.S)
Interact Advisor (St. Edwards HS)
Grant Writer
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Scholarship Committee Chairperson
Program Co-Chair
Program Co-Chair
Rotary INTERNATIONAL Foundation
Club Information
Welcome to our Club! Founded 5/22/1922.

Rotary is Business. Service Above Self.

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:05 PM
Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago Northwest-Elgin
495 Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123
United States of America
(847) 888-2555
NEW SCHEDULE! PLEASE USE CALENDAR LINK ABOVE! We feature: some lunch meetings, some Zoom, some Social/Networking Drop-In with Soft Drinks and Appetizers, and some Community Projects. Connect with Us!
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 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or RYLA for short, is an all-expense paid weekend of training, leadership, and bonding experiences for high school students.  It takes place at the YMCA Camp Edwards in East Troy, Wisconsin.  Students have three sessions to choose from:     December 1-4,    March 9-12.    and April 13-16.
Students from Central HS(Burlington), Elgin Academy, Elgin HS, South Elgin HS, Larkin HS, Harvest Christian Academy, St. Edwards Catholic HS, and Westminster Christian are eligible to apply. 
There is a selection process.  Please turn in your applications as soon as possible.  The Rotary Clubs of Elgin (Noon and Breakfast) work together to cover the $350 cost for as many students as we can
Information, FAQs, and Applications can be found at

Awards,  New Board, New Badges, New Year! 
Over 120 Birthday Party Totes assembled for delivery through Salvation Army, Centro de Informacion, and Community Crisis Center! We celebrated our 100th Birthday and provided over 120 of these to our community partners for distribution to those who may not otherwise have a Birthday Celebration! 

Our Club celebrated a Century of Service!
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Golf Club of Illinois, 1575 Edgewood Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102
Special Dinner, Program and Recognition of 100 years of service.  
Thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a special event. Our Honorary Paul Harris Fellows - Ernie Broadnax and Chief Ana Lalley.  And, all our Past Presidents.  
On April 7, 2022, the Rotary Clubs of:  Elgin, Elgin Breakfast, Carpentersville, Dundee Township, Glen Ellyn, Fox Valley Sunset and St.Edwards Interact, all contributed $1,100 each.   With over 100 volunteers, 7 assembly lines, over 24,000 meals were sent to Ukraine.  There were two very nice articles:  Chicago Tribune and The Daily Herald.  Our Club collected over $2,500 in cash donations that were sent to Rotary International Ukraine Relief Fund.  There are 62 Rotary Clubs in Ukraine.  60 of them are still meeting on a regular basis as of this time. Enjoy the video!

Celebrating Seniors as we approach our "Century of Service" on May 22, 2022!  
Thank you to members, friends, family and Interact members.  On Valentine's Day, they took the time to assemble the Caring Kits for Seniors.  You were able to do 100 tote bags in 45 minutes.  Truly AMAZING!   We appreciate all of you. 
The large tote bags contained:  Handcrafted lap blankets or a neck pillow, hand sanitizer, bacterial wipes, masks, lip balm, facial tissue, lotion, puzzle or coloring books, Ensure, assorted tea and chocolates.  A special thank you to the Library Crew who made the lap blankets!
Celebrating 100 years of service as of May 22, 2022!. In honor of this milestone - we completed 100 Care Kits for the Homeless. Each kit had gloves, hat, socks, hand sanitizer, mask, and many other personal care products.   Pictures are from the  December 13, 2021 meeting where kits were assembled.  Before Christmas, these were distributed in the community by social agencies in Elgin. Thank you to all the members and volunteers who helped make this happen.  
Thank you EVERYONE for helping us raise over $10,500 which will go toward Scholarships, Youth Programs, Literacy and Community Projects!
PS  Virtual Fundraisers are not as fun as In-Person.  We miss seeing everyone's smiling faces.  Looking forward to the next one.  
Our Annual Fundraiser
to support Scholarships, Literacy Programs, and many Projects in your Community ! 
Reverse Raffle with $5,000 in cash prizes, Live Auction, Special Guest and more!  This will be held on Zoom, 6pm to 7:30 pm on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Make a Donation here:
Celebrating 99 Years of Service above Self. 
We embarked on a Literacy Project that we never expected to be so HUGE thanks to the generous assistance from Bernie's Books! 
The Rotary Club of Elgin provided about 18,000 books, games, puzzles, and interactive electronic books to the Hope for the Holidays Christmas Gift Program through Elgin's Salvation Army and Community Crisis Center. 
More books, totaling over 2,200 were given to:  Centro de Informacion, Fox Valley Christian Action, Marklund School & Residences, TLC Pregnancy, Gail Borden Public Library's "Welcome Baby" Program,  the YWCA, Good Shepherd Preschool, Literacy Connection, Second Baptist Church, and South Elgin Police Department.
As Wiggles the Bookworm says "Just Pick Up a Book and Read"!  
Friday, March 13th at 5:30 pm  (This date turned out to be very bad luck!  Canceled due to COVID!)  After several interim attempts, this even was  rescheduled to June 26, 2020 (wait, isn't 13x 2 = 26) via Zoom.  On June 26,  we experienced a Horrible Storm and Intermittent Loss of Internet Connectivity.   BUT - We got through it!
FINAL UPDATE:  We gave away the $5,000 in prize money.   Congrats to the Winners!   Thank you to Terry Dunning who weathered his first ever virtual live auction!  We raised over $10,000 to be used for scholarships and other community charitable projects
The Highly Coveted Past President's Award:   Steven Maske
Rookie Rotarian of the Year:                             Kyla Brittain
Community Service Award:                               Heather Montenegro
Rotarian of the Year:                                         Dave Considine
We REALLY appreciate your support that this time as we work to support the community during this stay-at-home situation.  We are all in this together!  You can donate using the links here on the home page.  
June 17, 2020 marked our last Senior Delivery.  Working with Salvation Army, we provided personal care items and food/drink supplies to about 150 seniors.  
As COVID-19 stay-at-home orders expired, this need became less essential.  We will continue to monitor the situation and be prepared to be of assistance should the need arise again.  In the meantime, THANK YOU to everyone who assisted.  Whether they donated money, time, delivery assistance, or made phone calls.  You were truly people of action!
Rotary continues to be people of action. Another home delivery with so many great home pantry items!  Elgin Police Department provided a flyer on Senior Scams and clip-on book lights!   Thanks to Salvation Army, Bear Family Foundation and their volunteers!   
Thank you Rotarians, Kiwanians,  and Senior Service Volunteers! We had over 50 drivers. They delivered boxes of food from Food For Greater Elgin to over 130 of our senior neighbors who are abiding by the stay-at-home order. And, with absolute minimal contact for their safety and ours! All boxes were on their way within an hour. This was our 3rd delivery project. And, thanks to our Captain Heather - the most organized person we know! 
Pictured: (from Left) Peggy -Senior Services,  Cindi and Laurie - Co-President Elects, Capt. Heather - Rotarian and Salvation Army,  Mike Montgomery - Food For Greater Elgin. 

On April 24, 2020 -

Another successful project!   Boxes and bags of food were packed, stacked, mapped and tracked.  They found their way to 100 seniors' homes.   Thanks to everyone who helped out!   It was a heart-warming collaboration between Senior Service, The Salvation Army, Rotary Club of Elgin,  Elgin Breakfast Rotary, and Kiwanis.  If you didn't get to see the ballerina hippo - you certainly missed out!  
Thank you to everyone who participated.  



On April 3, 2020 - Rotary Club of Elgin helped sponsor and volunteer so 70 Seniors would have doorstep delivery of home goods (yes, even TP!), and an abundant supply of fresh and non-perishable groceries. We worked with The Salvation Army and Senior Services as well as volunteers from the Breakfast Rotary Club, Elgin Kiwanis Club, and Senior Services.  Thanks everyone!

A special shout out to Captain Heather (the one with the clipboard) who was the glue that held it all together and made it run so smoothly!

This was mentioned yesterday in an NBC News Show.
Another is planned for April 24, 2020. We are all in this together!



Rotary's Year runs from July 1 to June 30
This year, the Club welcomes Steve Maske as our New President!   Thanks for stepping into this leadership role.
The Club also recognizes Dave Burisek as our Past President.  It is said that "Past President" is the most coveted title in a Rotary Club.  Dave is the only person in our club to have repeated in the role of President.  We are deeply indebted to Dave for taking on this task for 2 of the last 3 years.  
Are you interested in the Community?  Are you interested in making a difference?   Consider joining Rotary! 
Rotary 5000 – Funding the Future
FRIDAY, April 4, 2019
From 6:00 pm until “Pass Go Collect $5,000!”
Holiday Inn & Suites
405 Airport Road, Elgin – (Near Rt 31 & I-90)
  Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door.  $450 for a table of 10.
Festivities include:
 A $5,000 Prize Reverse Raffle (Only 125 tickets will be sold),
Live Auction, Cash Bar, Music and Heavy hors d’ oeuvres. 
All Proceeds will fund community needs, including vocational scholarships, 
support for the local food pantries, literacy programs and
many other charitable programs in your community.
Link to purchase Raffle Tickets, Event Tickets:  (live link to the left)
Our Club sponsored and decorated this tree for Ecker Center For Mental Health's Festival of Trees.  It will be auctioned off November 10 at their fundraiser.

The Rotary Club of Elgin in partnership with the City of Elgin has planted three brand new trees in our community. Our club is excited to be part of Rotary International President Ian Riseley’s challenge to beautify our community and have a positive impact on our environment by planting trees.

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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

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 EMail: 
Email specific member by clicking on their name. 
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.

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