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
Last week Rotarian Steve Thompson and club President, Liz Mager gave "Classification Talks". Steve took what promised to be a boring occupation of selling credit services and turned it into a clear explanation of how credit cards evolution and processing of transactions take place. Thanks Steve....
Liz then tantalized us with thoughts of chocolate, gelato and coffee. But, Liz's talk centered more around the business aspects and the circumstances of her transformation from the corporate world to the retail world of "Chocolaterie Stam" on Pennsylvania Ave. Steve's service is more directed to companies, stores and other businesses that need to process charges. His company is "Merchant Payment Solutions Group"....Please utilize their services if you have a need..
Rotarian Peter Zeuthen was in Denmark at the time of the installation of our President and Board in July. Awards for the previous Rotary year, 2021/22, were given out by Past President Mark Franz. Peter returned last week and Mark presented Peter with the Spirit of Service Award with words of affirmation for the support Peter provided Mark.
This years 6440 District Governor Bill Kmieck started the morning with an informal but, informative club board meeting and joined us for lunch. After lunch he entertained us with personal stories that had distinct applications for our encouragement. He gave RI President Jennifer Jones goals and his goals for the district.
Nicole Shanley from the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Department informed us of facets of the department that we have not heard of before. In the past it has always been a report of the past years service calls and new gear or trucks. This year she told us about her family being a dedicated serve family of fire fighters, of the dedication of the members of the department and how staffing works. It was most enjoyable and informative. Thank you Nicole. Please come again next year.
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.
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
Citrus Kick - Off@GOCC
Oct 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Glenn T. Garlick@GOCC
Oct 13, 2022 12:00 PM
Eradicating Wild Polio
Claudia Shultes
Oct 20, 2022 12:00 PM
La Jornada - Long Term Foster Care
Bonnie Jordan
Oct 27, 2022 12:00 PM
What makes you who you are? Round II
Mentor Day@GOCC
Nov 03, 2022 12:00 PM
Interact Club Members@GOCC
Nov 10, 2022 12:00 PM
What do they have planned and how can we work together?
No meeting
Nov 24, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving
Place Citrus Order
Dec 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Meet @ GOCC
Election of Officers @ GOCC
Dec 08, 2022 12:00 PM
Glenbard South Madrigal Singers@GOCC
Dec 08, 2022 12:00 PM
Directed by Elizabeth Hutchinson
Citrus PU
Dec 09, 2022
Citrus PU
Dec 10, 2022
Holiday Basket Service Project
Dec 15, 2022 12:00 PM
@Parkview Church
No meeting
Dec 22, 2022
Merry Christmas
No Meeting
Dec 29, 2022
Happy New Year