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A Commitment to Community and Humanitarian Service

Founded in 1955, the Elmhurst Rotary Club is an organization of men and women who are committed to Doing Good in the World through community and humanitarian service and have the extraordinary capacity to change lives locally and globally.

The club supports a diverse range of philanthropic programs and institutions, including District 205 schools, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, the Elmhurst Library, Park District and YMCA and Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry as well as other local charities and organizations.

We have also been major contributor to ShelterBox, a Rotary international disaster relief organization that provides shelter, warmth and dignity to victims of natural and man-made disasters.

We raise funds for our charitable work with raffles, special events and donations from our members and the community.

We welcome you to discover how you can make difference in your community and the world. Please contact to schedule a visit or become a member.

The Magic of Rotary - Annual Fundraiser

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The Magic of Rotary - Annual Fundraiser 2019

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What's Happening at Rotary Club of Elmhurst

Thanksgiving 2018
Once again, Rotary Club of Elmhurst hosted Thanksgiving Dinner at the Diplomat West. It was a great turnout Thursday, November 22, 2018, with 417 meals served at the tables and another 30 sent home with attendees for people who were not able to come.  As always, Bob James dazzled the children with magic tricks and Mike Pavlick, with an outstanding group of musicians, entertained the guests while they ate. See more photos here

First Meeting at Brewpoint

The club held our first monthly business meeting on November 15, 2018 at Brewpoint at 617 N. York Street at 7:30am. We will meet here every third Thursday in place of our noon meeting. All are welcome to check us out.

We had a very special meeting on April 19, 2018 where the leadership team of the York High School Interact Club, along with faculty representative Leslie Stipe, were presented a $1,000 check from the Rotary Club of Elmhurst in support of their fundraising efforts for RevelationGolf, a charity that teaches the game of golf to war veterans and individuals with disabilities. Additionally this month, long-term members Ted Arey (left, in picture above right) and Tony Damiani were recognized for their outstanding service to the Rotary Club of Elmhurst at a recent club meeting at Lexington Square in Elmhurst, where both men are residents.

Take a look at our special video below from the April 19 meeting to listen as student leaders speak about their charitable endeavors with Revelation Golf.

2019 Grant Application - Rotary Club of Elmhurst

The Rotary Club of Elmhurst provides grants (approximately $20,000 in total) each year to charities which meet the criteria established by the Club’s Strategic Plan.To apply for a 2019 grant, please review the strategic objectives below:
  • Access to services
  • Access to Food
  • Access to Shelter
  • Support of Education, Literacy, and/or Scholarship
  • A focus on our local community
  • A focus on international humanitarian concerns
  • A clear understanding that the organization will use the money for direct impact rather than as a transfer agent to other agencies.
  • A definition of the specific ways in which the money will be used..  

Applications are reviewed by the Grants Committee which makes recommendations to the Board for funding.  Applicants will be notified about funding decisions no later than June 30.

The application deadline is 4/19/2019.

Apply Here


Join us the first two Thursdays of each month at noon
 (business meetings are the third Thursday each month at 7:30 a.m. at Brew Point in North Elmhurst).
see calendar for details

Angelo's Ristorante & Banquets
247 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126