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Glen Ellyn

"The Friendliest Club in Rotary"

We meet Thursdays at 12:10 PM
Barone"s
475 Pennsylvania Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
United States of America
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Join the ZOOM meeting!
 
 
Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn Members Covid-19 has our worlds upside down and stalled.
Our club is about to launch into the 21st century.
 
Zoom is our launch pad!
 
This week President Belke and I have been administering test meetings.
If you are interested in taking part in a training meeting, email or phone Penny or myself.
 
In the near future we will launch regular club meetings and Rotary on the Road meetings through Zoom.
This vehicle is a good way for all of us, and particularly the snow birds, to stay in touch.
 
It is simple, but to feel confident, you may want get up to date training ahead of time
 
The Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn board has determined that we will not be meeting until further notice!
We are conforming to the call to have no gathering of 10 or more people.
 
Therefore, the annual "Big Wheel" fundraiser (April 22) will be postponed as well.
 
Stay well and help those less fortunate. Share your commodities and your wealth with those that are suffering,
not only from the sickness but from financial losses and depression from isolation.
Particularly the elderly in care facilities and shut-ins.
Pray for our country and leaders to put aside differences for the good of the people.
 
 
Glen Ellyn Rotary Supports Guatemala Literacy Project
 
Thank you to our International Projects Chair Peter Zeuthen for coordinating a highly important international project for our club this year. 
 
The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) is a network of individual Rotarians, Rotary clubs and districts, and the nonprofit organization Cooperative for Education (CoEd) with a common interest in improving education for under served students in Guatemala. It is one of the largest grassroots, multi-club, multi-district projects in Rotary, with over 600 participating clubs since 1997.
Our Rotary club is one of only 5 in Illinois to partner with this project. We donated $1,000 in October 2019. Our request for matching District Designated Funds (DDF) was approved just last month and was mentioned during last Saturday’s District Grants seminar.
 
Our contribution will help impoverished communities implement 4 complementary programs:
 
Reading: Trains teachers in effective reading instruction and provides them with quality children’s literature.
Textbooks: Provides textbooks to middle schools and trains teachers to use them effectively in the classroom
Computers: Teaches students to use technology to solve real-world problems so they can secure better jobs
Youth Development: Transforms young lives through youth development, social support, and scholarships
Monday March 2, 2020 you are invited to get to know the Glen Ellyn Rotarians.
The public and other club members are welcome and encouraged to join us for hors d'oevres and beverages.
See below for information.
 
You have nothing to loose and much to gain at Big Wheel Night. 
Look at the win, win opportunity you have! 
First, to have a fun evening and a wonderful dinner with family and friends.
Second, and more importantly, you will be giving every penny of your donations directly to the students of Glen Ellyn
and to charities and organizations that provide much needed food, clothing, counselling, housing and care for at risk children and much much more.
There is no overhead or salary costs. 100% goes to those in need.
How can you loose?
 Join the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn.
 
 
 
Eight members of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn and six members of the Kiwanis club of Central DuPage and Glen Ellyn packed backpacks with food. Our intention is to provide some basic food for Glen Ellyn school children on the weekend. They receive meals at school during the week but may not have enough on weekends.
 
During the summer we join with the Glen Ellyn Public library as partners to continue to see that at least some meals are provided. Some of the food is paid for by the cooperating clubs and some comes from the Northern Illinois Food Bank. If you are interested in helping provide funding please contact one of the three club or public library.
 

Eight members of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn and six members of the Kiwanis club of Central DuPage and Glen Ellyn packed backpacks with food. Our intention is to provide some basic food for Glen Ellyn school children on the weekend. They receive meals at school during the week but may not have enough on weekends.

During the summer we join with the Glen Ellyn Public library as partners to continue to see that at least some meals are provided. Some of the food is paid for by the cooperating clubs and some comes from the Northern Illinois Food Bank. If you are interested in helping provide funding please contact one of the three club or public library.

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: pborello@gmail.com
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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:  $ _________
Your phone # _________________
 
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.
 
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MCANINCH ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION OF FRIDA KAHLO WORKS

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.
 
 
Speakers
All Club Meeting
Apr 09, 2020 12:10 PM
2020 Fundraiser Discussion @Barone's
Dawn Smith, CANCELLED G. E. Chamber
Apr 16, 2020 12:10 PM
Chamber Happenings @ Barone's
No Regular Meeting this Week
Apr 23, 2020 12:10 PM
TBD
Apr 30, 2020 12:10 PM
@ Barones
Significant Achievers
May 07, 2020 12:10 PM
@ Barones
Local Grants
May 14, 2020 12:10 PM
@ Barones
Local Grants
May 21, 2020 12:10 PM
@ Barones
Scholarship Awards
Jun 04, 2020 12:10 PM
@ Barones
College of DuPage - Frida Kahlo
Jun 18, 2020
Frida Kahlo @ College of DuPage
All Club Meeting
Jun 25, 2020 12:10 PM
@ GOCC
Happy 4th
Jul 02, 2020
No Meeting
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