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Glen Ellyn

"The Friendliest Club in Rotary"

We meet Thursdays at 12:10 PM
475 Pennsylvania Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
United States of America
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Glen Ellyn Rotary Club
The Glen Ellyn Rotary Club invites you to our 36th annual
Big Wheel Night
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Glen Oak Country Club
Certificate price of $150 includes reception, dinner and a chance to win
Cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $500
There will be many valuable door prizes, and …. only 100 tickets are sold.
Big Wheel night helps fund college scholarships for Glenbard High School students as well as community grants for local charities and organizations.
To participate, complete the form below and mail it with your check.  If you cannot attend $120 makes you eligible for the cash prize drawing.  The Glen Ellyn Rotary Foundation is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and $120 of the ticket price is tax deductible.
Please mail your check by April 16th to receive your Big Wheel certificate.
Penny Belke, (630) 942-0323, Email:
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Make your check payable to:
Persons Attending:
Circle One:
Glen Ellyn Rotary Foundation
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Beef or Fish
Send to:
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Beef or Fish
Penny Belke
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Beef or Fish
2S408 Chaucer Ct.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Beef or Fish
Amount enclosed:  $ _________
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Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn on the Road - 12 04 19
A big thank you for Dawn and Mark for opening their home to a loud crew of revelers.
A good time was had by all, just enjoying each others company and preparing for the busy week of serving and the Christmas season. 
If you want to see more photos go to the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn Facebook page. 
Every year the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn sponsors around 40 - 50 children to provide presents for Christmas.
We believe no child should be without a gift at Christmas so about 25 members purchased and wrapped gifts for Glen Ellyn Children.
We are honored to be able to give from our resources and from the heart of each one of us.
Annual 2019 Citrus Sale - Order Cut End Date!
The last time you can turn in your citrus orders will be at this Thursday meeting. Roy will be ordering the fruit directly after the meeting...So no exceptions! 
Get in your orders in at the Gift Wrap Event on Tuesday to hep him out.
Members of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn be encouraged and motivated to sell more. Here are the current stats:
363.5 cases sold
$17,781 Collected ($4,333 of that is donations)
Look what one past member of the club is doing for us. Can you do as much?

We need to sell another 500 cases or get $5,000 more in donations....PJ
Glenbard West Interact Club Serves the Community 
The Glenbard West Interact Club is an active club of over 70 members.  They meet once a month before school to plan for how to serve the community.  Most recently they have
packaged food for the Feed My Starving Children organization,
coordinated a Birthday-in-a-Box program,
hosted a school-wide food drive,
led Gratitude Day activities at the school,
and are providing gifts for needy families this holiday season.
  At the Interact Club meeting on Wednesday, November 20, Rotarian Scott Park presented the club with Rotary flags and pins for the officers. We are proud of the work these young Rotarians are doing to make a difference in our community and in the world.  
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45 students from Glenbard South and Glenbard West participated in the annual Glen Ellyn Rotary Mentor Day.

About Community Consolidated School District 89 Community Consolidated School District 89

Community Consolidated School District 89 serves nearly 2,300 students from Glen Ellyn, Lombard, and Wheaton, Illinois.
The students range from preschool to middle school. Dr. Emily K. Tammaru is the Superintendent for the district. The district includes four elementary schools and one middle school.
Top 10% of the schools in the country!
92nd percentile for reading.
86th percentile for math.
Ten brave Members walked Park Boulevard to keep Glen Ellyn Clean!
We will be back next spring. In the mean time keep your trash in your car.


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 Costa 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.
Mary Sue Brown
Jan 30, 2020 12:10 PM
American Association of University Women - Wheaton/Glen Ellyn @Barones
Rotary on the Road
Feb 03, 2020 5:30 PM
Rotary on the Road @ Glen Ellyn Public Library
Janet Sutherland-Madden
Feb 06, 2020 12:10 PM
Nose over Toes @Barones
Yvonne Wolf
Feb 13, 2020 12:10 PM
Important Tips about Chinese Business Communication
Mark Franz, Manager, Village of Glen Ellyn
Feb 27, 2020 12:10 PM
State of the Village
All Club Meeting
Mar 05, 2020 12:10 PM
@ Barones
Dawn Bussey, Library Director
Mar 12, 2020 12:10 PM
The Importance of the Census
No Regular Meeting this Week
Apr 23, 2020 12:10 PM
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
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