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Club Information

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

Elgin

Rotary is Business. Service Above Self.

We meet In Person & Online
Mondays at 12:05 PM
Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago Northwest-Elgin
495 Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123
United States of America
Phone:
(847) 888-2555
COVID-19 - NO MEETINGS IN PERSON- UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - ALL MEETINGS WILL BE VIA ZOOM Mondays at 12:05 pm, EXCEPT: Last Monday of the Month: CLUB SOCIAL MEETING at 4:00 For Invitation to Zoom - "Roll over" one of the Co-Presidents request info.
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UPDATE - PLEASE NOTE:   
 
Friday, March 13th at 5:30 pm   (This date turned out to be very bad luck!  Canceled due to COVID!)  
 
This is now rescheduled for June 26, 2020.  It will include Awards and Officers Installation and a Horrible Storm and Intermittent Loss of Internet Connectivity.    BUT - We got through it!
 
FINAL UPDATE:   The Officers' Installation and the "in person" event was cancelled.  The Rotary 5000 was changed to a virtual event via ZOOM.  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
 
AWARDS:
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.  
 
 
Still at the Holiday Inn NW Elgin, IL  (Rt 90 and Rt. 31).  Starting at 5:30 pm  on June 26, 2020.  
 
Festive food, fun, and a reverse raffle.  Will Friday the 13th  26th (yes, that would be 13 x 2) be your LUCKY day?  Will you win some of the $5,000 Prize?
 
Order your Event Tickets ($60 each) and Raffle Tickets ($100) each using the link to the Left under "IMPORTANT LINKS"  
 
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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.  
 

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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!

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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! 
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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:   http://www.Rotary5000.org  (live link to the left)
 
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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.
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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 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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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.

Club E-Mail:   elginrotary@gmail.com

Or, e-mail specific member by "rolling over" their name in the left column.

 

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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