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
Glen Oak Country Club
21w451 Hill Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
United States of America
(630) 309-1851
The infamous Rotarian, Bonny Jorden, who happens to be the Executive Director of the Philip J. Rock Center and School,
came with some questions and an exercise in self-examination.
What makes you get up every day?
Who matters most to you?
Why do they matter?
Three adjectives that describe you!
What has been your biggest obstacle?
What is your why in life?



School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education

SCARCE is an award-winning environmental education non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable communities. We accomplish this through innovative and hands-on education programs for schools and organizations, demonstrating care for people and our natural resources through our Reuse Center, and engaging the broader public through community-wide events and programs.

For over 30 years SCARCE has been implementing change to foster a more sustainable future. Find out how we can make an impact together.


Inspiring people through
environmental education.

We preserve & care for the Earth's natural resources,
while working to build sustainable communities.

Our Mission

We help people discover how easy it can be to make a meaningful difference

for our kids, for our environment, for our futureā€¦and often for all three at once.




We learned a lot about what it takes, especially for seniors, to downsize your home and where to get support with the process!
Thank you to Dena Fischer from Presto for presenting during our lunch meeting today!
Program Chair, Dawn Bussey dedicated the children's book, to be placed in the Glen Ellyn Public Library, "A Good Place" to Dena in honor of all the services Presto provides!
Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn respects and honors the men and woman who, have and are serving, in the Armed Forces of the United States on this day of celebrating our freedom and Independence ...July 4th....This display, "Field of Honor" is in Seven Gables Park in Wheaton and if you notice our club sponsored two flags to participate in this honor....PJ
PS: Thanks Jeff Castle for arranging this for the club.
That time of the year again! Time to usher out the past year and welcome the new year. That is, the Rotary year.
Assistant Governor Samantha Johnson swore in our new President, Liz Mager and said job well done to, now Past President, Mark Franz. Then she installed the board for Rotary year 2022/23.
Assistant Governor Johnson also re-inducted a past member to active status, Dudley Malone. It's been a long time comminy but welcome back Dudley.
Many other awards were given, but two outstanding awards were the Rotarian of the Year given to John Chereskin and the Rising Star award given to Jeff Castle. Several Paul Harris awards were given out as well.
District 6440 Grants Chair and Glen Ellyn Rotarian, John Mulherin, presented to the club a logical explanation of how the District 6440 Designated Fund is administered and how we can generate the most in revenue for our club to use for philanthropic domestic and international projects.
The members of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn are proud to announce the granting of scholarships for students from
Glenbard West and Glenbard South.
Eight are for college, $16,000, and five are for Vocational degrees, $13,000 for a combined total of $29,500. Two auto mechanics and one nurse.
Please celebrate, with us, the success of these teens and encourage them in their future endeavors.
Our club has donated over $49,500 total between these scholarships and the local community grants to Glen Ellyn organizations and surrounding areas
for the betterment our community this year and thousands more for aid to poverty stricken areas of the world and prevention of polio.
We contributed in several ways to the needs in the Ukraine.
The Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn works hard all year to raise funds to help those less fortunate. This year we gave over $20,000 to local non-profit organizations to relieve pain and suffering in a host of ways. Below is a list of the organizations we gave grants to. Please see your way to helping in giving or volunteering as we have. If you are interested please join us for lunch at Glen Oak Country Club on Thursdays at 12:00 PM or join us for one of several volunteer projects in the community.
Casa, D41 Kids Foundation, Donka, DuPage Pads, Easter Seals, Giant Steps, Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center, Glen Ellyn Public Library, Inside Out Club, Literacy DuPage, Midwest Homeless Shelter for Homeless Veterans, NAMI DuPage, One Community, People's Resource Center, Teen Parent Connection, Turning Point Autism Foundation and the Ryall YMCA.
Significant Achievers are students who have significantly improved in scholastics, sports, and community at either Glenbard West or South.
These students have not only done their expected educational duties, but have significantly added to the betterment of the Glenbard community and the lives of other students.
WHAT IS RYLA? Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - or RYLA - is a not-for-profit training program for leaders and potential leaders (Freshman-Senior). As a RYLA participant, you will attend an all-expense-paid, three day camp. You will be joined by talented young people like yourself from other communities in your area. The sponsoring Rotary clubs involved in organizing the event determine the specifics of each RYLA program. All programs emphasize leadership skills, personal development, and citizenship. RYLA goes to great lengths to make sure the three day weekend is fun and recreational as well as educational for all involved. SPECIAL
This weeks meeting was a chance for several of the students from Glenbard South and Glenbard West, who the club sponsored, and attended the RYLA camp to share with us their experience. Each took a few moments to tell the significant of their experience.
A special occasion at the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn meeting last week. Rotarian John Mulherin was recognized as a Major Donor.
(When your cumulative donations reach $10,000 a Major Donor can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant.) John is a dedicated and valuable member for more than his money. He is a consistent participant in the meetings and is a Past President and has held many other board positions. He has also held district positions. John is well deserved of this recognition. To show his value four members of the Governors line can to present his recognition. District 6440 Governor did the honors. Donna Gulley Major Donor Development chair at Rotary District 6440 MC'd the festivities and gave a clear description of the process of becoming a Major donor to the Rotary International Foundation.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
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
Save on the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas June 4-8, 2022 details here
Nicole Shanley@GOCC
Aug 11, 2022 12:00 PM
Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Department
Jason Opoka, Glenbard West Men's Basketball Coach
Aug 18, 2022 12:00 PM
The Joys of Coaching
GE Rotary Membership Committee@GOCC
Aug 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Plans for Membership 2022-2023
District Gov. Bill Kmiecik@GOCC
Sep 01, 2022 12:00 PM
District Update
Connie Kollmeyer@GOCC
Sep 22, 2022 12:00 PM
Providing a Horticulture Program With the DuPage County Correctional Facility
Club Assembly@GOCC
Sep 29, 2022 12:00 PM
Citrus Kick - Off@GOCC
Oct 06, 2022
Glenn T. Garlick@GOCC
Oct 13, 2022 12:00 PM
Eradicating Wild Polio
Mentor Day@GOCC
Nov 03, 2022 12:00 PM