Club Information

Glen Ellyn

"The Friendliest Club in Rotary"

We meet Thursdays at 12:10 PM
Barones Of Glen Ellyn
475 Pennsylvania Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL  60137
United States of America
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Paul J. Keenon, Assistant Governor, representing District 6440 Governor Julie Clark, inducted four new Active and two Shared members to the Glen Ellyn Rotary Club.
Possibly the highest number to be inducted at one time in our club. Dawn Smith, Steve Thompson, Terri Smith-Pfeffer, Elizabeth Mager, Erika Nelson and Emily Kehoe.
Rotary Glen Ellyn Club Christmas Gift Wrap project.
Each member of the club chooses one or several children to purchase gifts for. Then a $25 gift card is included from a matching grant by Rotary District 6440. We gift about 50 children each year. This is one of your enjoyable social activities. We thank Wintrust Wealth Management and Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust and their staff for helping those of us "wrap" challenged with complete our mission.
Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, order citrus quickly....Time is running out.
The season will close out on November 27, 2018! Get your order in, Paypal will end.
The Generational Shift: Navigating a Way Forward



Millennials are causing quite a stir in the workplace. As 75% of the workforce by 2025, they are here at 88 million strong. This coupled with the fact that only 18% of Millennials plan on staying with their current organization over the long term, highlights the importance of establishing a bridge-building plan for organizations with the greatest potential in leveraging the current multi-generational workforce. An organization with the ability and agility to adapt yet maintain integral parts of its DNA is essential to retain top quality Millennials that work with other generations and continue to build a sustainable organization that withstands this generational transition. With Millennial turnover costing the U.S. economy $30.5 billion every year, these factors become critical to an organization’s ability to thrive and innovate.

When you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. To recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. This month we have eight additional Paul Harris Fellows. Several of the members represented here are multiple Paul Harris Fellows.
The culmination of a job well done! The collaboration of the Glen Ellyn Rotary Club, Rotary District 6440 matching grant, and the donors of the Ryall YMCA in Glen Ellyn provided this pavilion and the necessary Tables and Adirondack chairs to facilitate 50 more children of the summer camps at the YMCA. 
In this photo the ribbon is being cut by the Past President of the Glen Ellyn Rotary Club Scott Park with assistance from members of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, members of the Glen Ellyn Rotary Club and staff of Ryall YMCA.
What is this important event? The culmination of one of our goals, to provide deserving students who have good educational careers to this point, show promise as leaders and having a financial need to go on to higher education. These students from Glenbard West and Glenbard South have shown these qualifications. 
Three old timers got together with hundreds of other dedicated Rotarians at the District 6440 Annual Conference at Blue Harbour, Sheboygan WI. Every time we get together we feel the oneness of the Rotary family and the welcomeness of those here and abroad helping those in need. We were awed by the generosity, ability and virtue of the those that shared their stories with us over the weekend.
Achievers, yes we have them! They are special young students form Glenbard South and West. We recognize their special abilities and how they have exercised their potential to their fullest.
We have the finest students to be found anywhere. Please, help us congratulate them on a job well done.
Nicaragua Humanitarian Journey 2017
Jens and Jettee Nielsen
Founders of Nicaragua Direct
The first thing to understand is there are no administration cost for the work that is done by Nicaragua Direct.

This is a  One Hundred Percent Direct Effort.
NO – Administrative Expenses.  All costs are absorbed by us personally.

Welcome our most recent new member
Thomas (Tom) Van Winkle
President and owner of Sign Identity, Inc.
Inducted March 29, 2018
Assistant Governor Paul Keenon inducting Tom Van Winkle.
MaryBeth Growney Selene who is a past Rotary International Director and currently a Foundation Director with a Rotary leadership pedigree rivaled by none. She is the perfect person to expound on the inter- workings of the hierarchy of Rotary International.
Three Questions That Can Predict Future Quality of Life!
Rick Poole from CIMA Hartford MIT asked us some strange questions to ascertain the quality of our life
Our most frequent person who makes up for missed meetings at his own club, Rotary Club of Wheaton, and frequent guest of the Rotary Club of Carol Stream as well, therefore an expert on MAKING UP is the President Elect of the Rotary Club of Wheaton Steve Johnston helped us understand the Joys Of Making UP a missed Rotary club meeting. You thought maybe he was a counselor or psychiatrist didn't you?... Nope but he dose have over 20 years of perfect attendance in Rotary. That is 52 meetings a year for 20 years. That's well over 1,000 meetings with no misses...WOW!
The newest member of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn
John Chereskin,
Glen Ellyn Fire Department Administrator
Assistant Governor representing Governor Don Brewer inducts John Chereskin with Club President Ed Scheer
Governor Don and his wife Roseann visited our club and conducted a board meeting before the club meeting. Both meetings were casual and congenial as is the way with our current Governor. Roseann has mad all the club visits with him and is well received as his time keeper and organizer. Governor Don allowed the board members to discuss their hopes for the future of the club and their desires  for their part in it's future.
Whether you are interested in guided events or looking to create your own unique adventure, there is tons to do here at Cantigny. Below are some activities that are always available at Cantigny. Join the fun and make your visit to Cantigny one-of-a-kind!
Picnic Grounds
We have a spacious picnic area with coal receptacles and pavilions to rent.
Nature Walks
Explore our 2½ mile nature trail through woods, fields and gardens.
Playground + Tank Park
Our playground is currently under construction until May 2018, but the tank park is open for climbing.
The First Division Museum, dedicated to the history of the Big Red One, t
Join us in an outdoor treasure hunting game that lets you explore the park in a unique way.
The Robert R. McCormick Museum, a historic house museum interpreting the life and legacy of the Colonel. The mansion reveals the public and private sides of one of America’s wealthiest and most philanthropic he famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Many exhibits are interactive and all of them provide fascinating insights about America’s military, past and present.
Vick Lombardo
Jan 17, 2019 12:10 PM
"FBI Response to Mass Casualty Events" @ Barones
All Club Meeting
Jan 24, 2019 12:10 PM
Recorded TED Talk
Jan 31, 2019 12:00 PM
Regular Meeting @ Barones
Ginger Wheeler
Feb 07, 2019 12:10 PM
East Branch DuPage River Trail Project @ Barones
Ryan Keiler
Feb 14, 2019 12:10 PM
Stroke Awareness and Preparedness @ Barones
Fun Evening Event
Feb 21, 2019 5:30 PM
Mohammad Farahmand
Feb 28, 2019 12:00 PM
The Middle East, Present and Future @ Barones
All Club Meeting
Mar 07, 2019 12:10 PM
@ Barones
RYLA Participants with Sean Nelson
Apr 11, 2019 12:10 PM
What the RYLA experince meant to me! @ Barones
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President Elect
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