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
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.
38th Big Wheel fundraiser BIG winners. We all had a fun time with Phil Norton as our irreverent, non-PC, and funny, master of ceremonies.
The BIG winners are from left to right: Rich Jensen $1,500, John Monoino $500 and Martin Colman $1,000.
(For more photos go to Facebook on the right of the home page - Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn)
All Rotarians, family members, friends, and community members are all invited to attend the Big Wheel fundraising dinner, Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Oak Country Club.  Big Wheel is an opportunity for fun and fellowship while fundraising for scholarships and community grants.  Attend the dinner by purchasing a ticket (includes a raffle number of your choice!) and join us.  You could win BIG!  For ticket information click here or contact Penny at pborello@gmail.com
Thank you to Tauya Forst, Professor of Justice Studies at the College of DuPage, for presenting to our Rotary Club about "Exploring Unconscious Bias."
CLICK HERE to learn more about Tauya's story.
Rotary Club members and guests enjoyed the beautiful songs performed by the Glenbard South "Raider Voices" Madrigal students.  This is an annual program and the club looks forward to it every year! 
Glen Ellyn Rotarians helped pack over 150 food bags for families with the Jr. Woman's Club at the beginning of December.  In addition, the club shares the cost of some Christmas presents plus gift cards with a District 6440 matching grant. It is one of the ways we give to help those in need. #serviceaboveself

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Rotary International Foundation Chair
Foundation President
Youth Services
Public Image PR
Web Site Coordinator
Club Photographer
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Save on the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas June 4-8, 2022 details here
No meeting
Jul 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Dena Fischer@GOCC
Jul 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Downsizing and Move Management
Bonnie Jordan@GOCC
Jul 21, 2022 12:00 PM
Knowing Your Why
GE Rotary President-Liz Mager@GOCC
Jul 28, 2022 12:00 PM
Plans for 2022-2023 Rotary Year
Fieldtrip to SCARCE
Aug 04, 2022 12:00 PM
Tour of their Facility
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
Club Assembly@GOCC
Sep 29, 2022 12:00 PM