Welcome to the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn
Rotary is an international membership organization made up of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the world.  
  • The Glen Ellyn Rotary Club was established in 1943 and currently has over 40 active members. 
  • We support our community by providing scholarships to high schools students and community grants as well as opportunities to give back through community service projects. 
  • The Glen Ellyn Rotary Club also supports projects and provides help when needed internationally. There are over 35,000 Rotary clubs in more than 220 countries around the world. 
  • We have a lot of fun while we raise funds and serve our community. The friendships made in our club are lifelong! 
We would like you to get to know us! All are welcome to attend one of our weekly lunch programs to meet members and learn more about us. Do you want to give back to your community and beyond?  Are you service minded?  Join us for lunch and learn more!  Contact Sue Martin at suemathe0@gmail.com to express your interest and rsvp for lunch as our guest! 
Club Information
Glen Ellyn

"The Friendliest Club in Rotary"

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Barones Restaurant of Glen Ellyn
475 Pennsylvania Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
United States of America
(630) 309-1851
One of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn's many holiday time projects is purchasing and helping pack food for the Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's club. We have fun with this project every year.
This year we were joined by several Glenbard South students and their leader.
After a  month hustling to sell oranges and grapefruits to provide the funding for our many community grants and $17,000 in college scholarships, we spent a couple of cold days serving the customers at the "Village Links Golf Course". The club used their facilities from the dock at the maintenance building to the front drive of the club house to fill the orders. Other members of the club were driving to three counties, 10 towns and visiting near by Rotary Clubs to deliver the nearly thousand cases of fruit. A special thank you to Bob McNees from the Carol Stream Club for his coordination and the use of his office to deliver dozens of cases to two other clubs.
The morning was spent, by 17 mentors and 38 students, exploring the possible trade, professions and vocations of proven specialists and professionals in many fields of endeavor.
Thank you to all of the mentors who hosted Glenbard West and Glenbard South students today as part of the annual Rotary Club Mentor Day! During a lunch to celebrate all participants, the students shared reflections about their experiences. Thank you to all who make this special opportunity happen year after year for students!
National Youth Advocate Program - JORNADA
Claudia Orozco was our speaker.
Children from countries in Central America where poverty, violence and human-trafficking are rampant find themselves here, in the United States, without adult supervision, many under the age of 13. These children need a home where they can receive the care and attention that every child deserves.
Join NYAP as we urgently seek homes for migrant children in need of a safe, temporary home through our newest program called "La Jornada" (Spanish for "The Journey"). By being a foster parent and providing temporary shelter, you can positively impact their journey. Many of these children and youth have experienced great trauma and difficulty, and NYAP is walking the journey with them as a resource and a partner. Can you be a part of our journey to help them on theirs? Their hope rests with us!
Polio Eradication:
Glen Garlick, End Polio Now committee chair and member of the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club, informed us of the critical need to continue committing our time, talent and finances for the eradication of polio. He shared the continued need with the example of the recant spread of polio or contaminated waste water in England, up State New York and Israel. It continues to be a major problem in the last two countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
We can participate in the District 6440 "Polio Plus Society" by pledging to give $100 above you current giving until polio is completely eradicated.
Then he gave explanation of the different types of polio and different inoculations in different parts of the world. Also, he remarked about the "game changer" new vaccine that is more stable and prevents the need for live vaccine and helps eliminate the spread that has recently happened.
DuPage County Correctional Facility Horticultural Program. In conjunction with the College of DuPage and JUST DuPage instructors. Connie Kollmeyer, a COD horticulture instructor who works hand and hand with inmates, was our speaker.
The program is offered in the DuPage County Correctional Facility’s Hope’s Garden. All the produce that is cultivated by the inmates will be donated to area food pantries. Non-violent inmates have enrolled in what’s called the Sustainable Urban Vegetable and Herb production course. the program will allow the students to learn a "life skill" as well as give them college credits "that they can build upon when they are released and provide food for the community.
Last week Rotarian Steve Thompson and club President, Liz Mager gave "Classification Talks". Steve took what promised to be a boring occupation of selling credit services and turned it into a clear explanation of how credit cards evolution and processing of transactions take place. Thanks Steve....
Liz then tantalized us with thoughts of chocolate, gelato and coffee. But, Liz's talk centered more around the business aspects and the circumstances of her transformation from the corporate world to the retail world of "Chocolaterie Stam" on Pennsylvania Ave. Steve's service is more directed to companies, stores and other businesses that need to process charges. His company is "Merchant Payment Solutions Group"....Please utilize their services if you have a need..
Rotarian Peter Zeuthen was in Denmark at the time of the installation of our President and Board in July. Awards for the previous Rotary year, 2021/22, were given out by Past President Mark Franz. Peter returned last week and Mark presented Peter with the Spirit of Service Award with words of affirmation for the support Peter provided Mark.
This years 6440 District Governor Bill Kmieck started the morning with an informal but, informative club board meeting and joined us for lunch. After lunch he entertained us with personal stories that had distinct applications for our encouragement. He gave RI President Jennifer Jones goals and his goals for the district.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Rotary International Foundation Chair
Foundation President
Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Grants Chair
Youth Services
Sergeant at Arms
Public Image PR
Web Site Coordinator
Club Photographer
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Finance Chair
Juan Suarez@Barone's
Feb 02, 2023 12:00 PM
District 41 Language Program
Catherine Lynott @Barone's
Feb 09, 2023 12:00 PM
Outreach House
Deanna Tyrpak & Josie Jaworski@Barones
Feb 16, 2023 12:00 PM
Soaring Eagle Academy and Autism
Diana Martinez@Barones
Feb 23, 2023 12:00 PM
Warhol Exhibit at the MAC
Tim Elliott and Mike Sitirick@Barones
Mar 02, 2023 12:00 PM
Glen Ellyn Fund of the DuPage Foundation
Clarque Johnson @Barones
Mar 09, 2023 12:00 PM
Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service
Laura Winnie @Barones
Mar 16, 2023 12:00 PM
DuPage County Animal Services
Club Assembly @ Barones
Mar 23, 2023 12:00 PM
Bonnie Jordan @Barones
Apr 06, 2023 12:00 PM
The Philip J. Rock Center Building Program
Beth Clower @Barones
Apr 13, 2023 12:00 PM
Community Cupboard at the Glen Ellyn Public Library
Big Wheel
Apr 26, 2023 6:00 PM