Club Information

Glen Ellyn

"The Friendliest Club in Rotary"

We meet Thursdays at 12:10 PM
Glen Oak Country Club
21W451 Hill Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL  60137
United States of America
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Venue Map
Rotary Club Glen Ellyn is working with 4 other local clubs to provide lunches during the summer break from school for the children who continue to need lunch year round at the Glen Ellyn Public Library.
Back packs that are returnable are filled with non-perishable food for home
                                                                                                    Receiving the back pack filled with food for home,
                                                                                                            and free lunch at the Glen Ellyn Library.    
District 87 Superintendent David Larson
Profile of a Graduate 
Profile of a Graduate, a collection of capabilities or qualities that characterize Glenbard graduates.
Do you know anyone has survived Polio? Well Our club was inspired by the story of Nancy Gier, a polio survivor and author.
As most people know Rotary International, through the more than 35,000 clubs word wide,
is dedicated to the extinction of the Polio virus.
Nancy lives with Post Polio-syndrome which  It is characterized by a set of health problems, such as muscle weakness, fatigue (mental and physical), and pain from joint deterioration, that begins about 15 to 40 years after the initial poliovirus infection. PPS affects between 25 and 40 out of every 100 polio survivors.
Bonnie Jordan is the 10th member to be inducted into the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn this year - 2018/19.
Please welcome her . She will be a superb addition to our club.
Please give her a warm welcome. You can be assured you get one back from Bonnie.
Bonnie is the Executive Director of the Phillip J. Rock Center and School in Glen Ellyn for persons who are deaf-blindness and is a residential home.
District 6440 Assistant Govorner Paul J. Keenon introducing Bonnie Jordan.
All year long the members of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn have two goals in mind; first, too lessen the suffering of those less fortunate and second, to give young people the possibility of growing and becoming profitable citizens of the United States.
Those pictured here represent only a few of the over 20 Community Organizations and schools that have received grant awards this month.
The most important night of the Rotary year for the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn is the installation of the club president and board of the upcoming year of 2019-20. This year the MC, Phil Norton, kept us waiting on the edge of our seats to see and hear what was going to happen next. From personal stories to witty quips about club members, as is his usual "modus operandi."
Scholarship recipients from Glenbard West and South
A major part of the Glen Ellyn Rotary Club philanthropic efforts are the scholarships we provide for eight students
(this year nine) from Glenbard West and Glenbard South.
SnackPack Sign-up
Glen Ellyn Rotary Club is working with 4 other local clubs to provide lunches during the summer break from school for the children who continue to need lunch year round at the Glen Ellyn Public Library.

Our Summer Snackpack project is coming together!!

Below is the link so you can sign up to help pack summer snack packs. Packing will take place on Mondays July 10 – August 5 from 3:15-5:15pm at the GE Food Pantry. Penny Linneweh and her husband Glenn will take the lead at the packing sessions. We need 4 people to help each time. Please sign up for sessions at the link below.

Congratulations to Significant Achiever Award recipients

Each year, the The Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn gives special recognition to several students from Glenbard South and Glenbard West who have made significant achievements in areas other than athletics and academics.

The award recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding effort in achieving personal goals; significant leadership; outstanding courage, resourcefulness, selflessness; and have significantly contributed time to community or other volunteer services.

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
The purpose of the program is to recognize young people who have demonstrated leadership skills or show the potential to be leaders, and provide them with an opportunity to explore and further develop these skills with other with similar capabilities.
Glenbard West and South students and RYLA leaders sponsored by their schools and the Glen Ellyn Rotary Club.

When is a grocery store more than a grocery store?

When it exists to serve you instead of make a profit for others. When it provides fresh and truly local products. When you and your neighbors own it.

                 Stop Predatory Gambling          Who We Are!

We believe in improving the lives of the American people with compassion and fairness,
freeing us from the lower standard of living, exploitation, and fraud that commercialized gambling spreads.
You are not alone,  Gambling addiction can happen to anyone!
 Paul J. Keenon, Assistant District Governor representing District Governor Julie Clark inducted two new members on
February 28, 2019. Rob Wilkinson, BR Ryall YMCA • Imam Mohammed Zafarullah, Bait-ul-Jaamay Mosque.
The Glen Ellyn Rotary Club now has over 50 members including our shared members.
“The Middle East - Present and Future”
Mr. Mohammad Farahmand was born into a political family in Iran.
His father, the late Gov. Jamshid Farahmand, served the Shah before the Islamic Revolution in 1978.
Stroke By the Numbers -  Ryan Keiler, MSN, RN 
WINFIELD, Ill., May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During an acute stroke blood flow to the brain stops. Every minute that passes without oxygen, another 1.9 million neurons die. With two comprehensive stroke centers, clinical research and a growing telestroke program, Northwestern Medicine is focused on providing rapid diagnosis and treatment for the more than 1,600 patients the academic medical system treats each year.
The Trail Between
Steve Johnson, Community Volunteer 
East Branch DuPage River Trail (EBDRT), a north/south bike and pedestrian trail.
Persons with DeafBlindness are persons who have both auditory and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental, educational, vocational and rehabilitation problems that such persons cannot be properly accommodated in special education or vocational rehabilitation programs solely for persons who are hearing impaired or visually handicapped.
Bonnie Jordan Executive Director Philip J. Rock
Very ineresting lady!

Vick Lombardo, FBI Supervisory Special Agent

 Criminal and National Security Intelligence Squad at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has deployed to Lafayette Movie Theater shooting,
Dallas PD shooting, 
Orlando Pulse Night club shooting &
Las Vegas Harvest shooting.
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.
District Governor Suzanne Gibson
Aug 22, 2019 12:10 PM
Plans for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year@ GOCC
Bill Durkin
Aug 29, 2019 12:10 PM
The Relationship Challenge @GOCC
Mark Neal
Sep 05, 2019 12:10 PM
Responsible Engagement with Screen Technologies @GOCC
Clint Scharff
Sep 12, 2019 12:10 PM
Scouting in America @GOCC
Zoo Director Sue Wahlgren
Sep 19, 2019 12:10 PM
Overview of Cosley Zoo@ Duck Pond Pavilion at Cosley Zoo
Melissa Kaczkowski, District 41 Superintendent
Sep 26, 2019
The Future of D41 Schools @ GOCC
Citrus Committee
Oct 03, 2019 12:10 PM
Citrus Kick Off @ GOCC
Justin Witte
Oct 10, 2019 12:10 PM
Frida Kahlo Exhibit Visits Glen Ellyn @ GOCC
Chief Clark
Oct 17, 2019 12:10 PM
Fire Safety in Glen Ellyn @ South Firehouse on Taft
Emily Tammaru, Superintendent District 89
Oct 24, 2019 12:10 PM
What's New at District 89
All Club Meeting
Oct 31, 2019 12:10 PM
Mentor Day
Nov 07, 2019 12:10 PM
Simone Halpin, Executive Director of Naomi’s House
Nov 14, 2019 12:10 PM
Human Trafficking Awareness and How it Impacts Our Community@GOCC
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Public Image PR
Club Service
Youth Services
Community Service
Web Site Coordinator
Club Photographer
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Grants Chair