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 Liz Mager at gle@stamchocolate.com to express your interest and rsvp for lunch as our guest! 
Glen Oak Country Club

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Club Information
Glen Ellyn

"The Friendliest Club in Rotary"

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
Glen Oak Country Club
21W451 Hill Ave
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
United States of America
(331) 303-0653
It is our pleasure to offer our Community Grant Program for 2024. This year we are focusing our support on a small number of organizations that not only request grant dollars but who can also provide our club with  meaningful hands on service projects. Our grants will range from $4000 -$16,000. The service projects can be a single event or an ongoing activity.

To apply and to see further details CLICK HERE
Rotarians finished up the year with a service project in partnership with
the Junior Women’s Club Holiday Gift Basket Program. #serviceaboveself

The annual Rotary Mentor Day event with Glenbard West and South High School juniors was a success!  Thank you to all who served as mentors and to Career Vision for providing career consulting for two lucky students! 

Sam Mitrani, Professor of History COD gave a very interesting lesson on "How the World Arrived on Lake Michigan Shores"

He informed us of more than the traditional stories of the inhabitation of our area. One of the best programs of the year.
Each year we ask the teaching staff at Glenbard West and Glenbard South to find students that have over achieved or have made great strides to improve. The photo represents the solid, persistent work by these students and their teachers.
Beth Clower, from the Glen Ellyn Public Library presented to us the idea of the Community Cupboard!
The Community Cupboard is a door-less cabinet in the lobby near the Library Services Desk that contains free items available to anyone who needs them. Available items vary depending on donations. The containers are intentionally not labeled, and the bins are clear so that people can identify the contents. People are encouraged to help themselves to items they need.
The Community Cupboard is totally donation based. No tax money is used to purchase the free items in the Community Cupboard. To donate items, please use the Glen Ellyn Public Library
Sargent Downey and Chief Phil Norton updated us on the recent happenings involving Police responses to emergencies.
Along with that, we were introduced to the Body Cameras worn by all responding officers on the department and how the program and equipment were financed and the practicality of them.
Own own Rotarian and the Executive Director of the "The Philip J. Rock Center and School", Bonnie Jordon, brought us the exuberance that she is known for.  Her dedication to her students is palpable and contagious.
Her presentation was to update us on the "Rocks" future expansion and the needs that still are not accounted for.
Our club has been a support to the "Rock" for many years and we hope to add to our support in time, talent and resources.
John Mulherin, President of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn Foundation, gave us a short history lesson about our foundation.
Fred L. Biester: Father of Glenbard 
​His influence was first felt in the fall of 1918 as the principal of Glenbard High School.  He later became the superintendent of Glenbard High School District 87.  Mr. Biester passed away on March 20, 1962, just months away from his retirement. His remarkable career touched parts of six decades. Rotarian, Fred Biester was Club President in 1944/45. The clubs second president.
Fred donated scholarships, personally and anonymously,  for dozens of students during his tenure.
For over sixty years, the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn has provided educational and vocational scholarships in varying amounts to students at Glenbard West and Glenbard South. Much of the original seed money came from former G.W. principal Fred L. Biester’s own pockets. Hence the name “Fred L. Biester Memorial Scholarship Fund”.
Rotarian, John Mulherin
Rotarian Fred Biester

November 7th was Mentor Day for Glen Ellyn Rotary!


Every year students from Glenbard South and West shadow professionals in their field of interest. Students worked with attorneys, cpas, financial consultants, engineers, veterinarians, architects, chefs,  doctors, dentists, journalists, the Chamber of Commerce, the College of Dupage Nursing program, and teachers to get a behind the scenes look at careers that they had a particular interest in. This impressive group of young people shared their impressions of their experience. This was an inspiring lunch for everyone. Thank you Mentors, Students and Glenbard South and West for working with Rotary to make this happen.


Jim Kelly doing his usual outstanding job introducing the students and mentors.

Thank you Jim for all that you do!


Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation
Community Service Chair
Membership Chair
Program/Greeter Chair
Web Site Coordinator
Club Photographer
No Thursday Meeting
Jul 25, 2024 12:00 PM
Aug 01, 2024 12:00 PM
Aug 08, 2024 12:00 PM
Aug 15, 2024 12:00 PM
Aug 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Aug 29, 2024 12:00 PM
Sep 05, 2024 12:00 PM
Citrus - Sale Kickoff Meeting
Oct 03, 2024 12:00 PM