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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The 26-piece collection, on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo, features an array of sketches and paintings spanning the career of Kahlo, who is considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists. Best known for self-portraits highlighting themes of identity, politics, sexuality and death, Kahlo channeled her childhood and personal struggles into her art and became an icon of feminism, activism and Mexican heritage.
Introduction of Terra Cost Howard,
Attorney and 48th District State Representative with Paul J. Keenon, District 6440 Assistant Governor and Glen Ellyn Rotary Club member
Cosley Zoo, Wheaton, Illinois - Director Susan Wahlgren
Cosley Zoo gives visitors up-close interactions with nature right in the heart of the suburbs. Nestled on 5 acres, Cosley Zoo is home to farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. Visitors will discover exhibits that immerse them in natural habitats for white-tailed deer, red fox, Blanding’s turtles, bobcats, a coyote, a black-crowned night heron, and more. Cosley Zoo is also a center for animal education and conservation, offering programs that teach young and old how to care for the world around them and give back to the communities in which they live, work, and play
Clint Scharff - Scouting in America
A few Rotary meetings ago the question was asked, "How many of you were in Boy Scouts or had children in Boy Scouts?" almost the entire room raised their hands. The legacy of Scouting. Currently every family has been influenced by Scouting, boys and girls.

Jennifer Jones is a Rotary member of renowned and has spoken at our District Conference.
Jennifer is the President and CEO of Media Street Productions Inc., a television production company in Windsor, ON. She is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland and is a Past District Governor of District 6400 and the Zone 28/29 Director and is a past Rotary International Director.

This is a most moving TED talk about the effects of polio and the solution....PJ


My Work In Mediation and My Rotary Youth Exchange Experience

 2003-04, Elise Willer was a Youth Exchange student from Villa Park to Brittany, France. Now, Elise is a certified mediator, trainer, coach and consultant in conflict management, influence, negotiation, communication, and relationship management.
She works all over the world helping government, not-for-profit, and corporate clients manage and improve relationships while creating value. 

Bill Kmiecik Selected to be 2022-23 District Governor Nominee Designate

 Posted by Julie Clark on Sep 10, 2019
The District 6440 Nominating Committee held its annual interviews for District Governor to serve in the year 2022-23.  The committee selected Bill Kmiecik from the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights.
Bill Kmiecik is a member if the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights where he has served as President, President Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Community Service Chair.  He currently serves on the clubs Foundation Committee and Membership Committee as well as being on the Finemaster, or as the Arlington Hts club calls it, the Fun and Frolic Team.  In addition to his club activities, Bill has been as Assistant Governor for the past 3 years, the District Annual Fund Chair for the past 3 years, a member the District Visioning Team and recently joined the District Finance and Foundation Committees. 
Bill is an active member of his church and leads two men’s groups, one which meets on Wednesday mornings and one which meets once per month on Saturday morning.  He has also served as a budget counselor at church as well as being a member of the Stewardship leadership team where his role was developing and leading classes for the constituents.  In the past he has served on other community boards however devotes all his current time to Church, Family and Rotary.
Bill is a CPA and holds a Masters degree in Taxation.  He began his career as an Internal Revenue Agent, moved to Corporate America and about 25 years ago left Corporate America to open a small boutique Fee Only Financial Planning and Investment Advisory Practice, where he still spends time today. 
Bill is passionate about Rotary, the projects, the causes and the enthusiasm of the members.  He and his wife, Betsy, have been to Guatemala, Peru and Uganda on Rotary Service trips and those trips as well as the people they have traveled with and the natives they have met fires their enthusiasm for the needs around the world and the ways in which we as Rotarians can meet those needs. 
Bill is married to Betsy, who is also a Rotarian and member of the Rotary Club of Arlington Hts.  They have 2 grown children, Brian, who is married to Stephanie and Emily, who is in Nursing School. 
Pass along your congratulations and offers to help to Bill and Betsy.
Take notice members and guests 
Special Occasions
We are on the Road - Three satellite meetings
These special occasions are for Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn members,
members of neighboring Rotary clubs and guests that want to meet us and find out what Rotary Clubs are all about.
September 30th - Chocolate Stam, 530 Pennsylvania Ave, Glen Ellyn IL.
November 4th - Lake Ellyn Boat House
December 2nd - To Be Determined
These meetings have three purposes:
1. To re-engage current members that are not able to attend Thursday noon meetings.
2. To encourage members of the public to come check us out!
3. Social for our members.
Please consider making an invitation as well as bringing your spouse/partner.

We’re ready to bring you into prison.  We’re ready to train you to coach an incarcerated team. 

The Justice Debate League coaches debate teams in prisons across the nation. They are currently working locally to get a team started at the DuPage County Jail

Learn more about the league at -

Katrina Burlet, founder of Justice Debate League


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!
Emily Tammaru, Superintendent District 89
Oct 24, 2019 12:10 PM
What's New at District 89
GE Juniors, Lynn Lullo and Dawn Cassata
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
Bill Durkin
Nov 21, 2019 12:10 PM
The Relationship Challenge @GOCC
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 28, 2019
No Meeting
Gift Wrap Event
Dec 03, 2019 8:00 AM
Turn in Citrus Orders @ ??
Citrus Wrap-up
Dec 05, 2019 12:10 PM
All Club
Dec 14, 2019
Citrus Pickup @ Village LINKS
2020-2021 Election of Officers
Dec 19, 2019 12:10 PM
Happy Holidays
Dec 26, 2019
No Meeting
Happy New Year
Jan 02, 2020
No Meeting
All Club Meeting
Jan 09, 2020 12:10 PM
@ Barones
Courtney Bronec
Jan 16, 2020 12:10 PM
What's New with Easter Seals @Barones
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