Rotary International Convention Coming to Chicago!Thursday, February 23, 2023Rotary International today announced Chicago as the winner to hold its annual international convention at McCormick Place West Building, May 25-29, 2030. Rotary members and participants from around the world will gather in Chicago to connect, learn from each other and various experts, and share ideas for bringing positive, lasting change to communities across the globe. The annual Rotary convention was last held in Chicago in 2005 and was attended by approximately 40,000 participants. Share
Community Grants Available!The Rotary Club of Downers Grove is excited to announce the availability of Community Grants! Please complete and submit the attached for consideration. Community Grant Application.Share
Giving Tuesday!Tuesday, November 29, 2022 By: Ann Hattan
Since becoming president on July 1st, our club has been busy. We had Rotary GroveFest in June and in September we donated $22,000 to the non-profit organizations that helped out at Rotary GroveFest. Our Done In a Day projects so far:
- August we donated 100 of the most needed items to the FISH Food Pantry,
- September we volunteered at the Fine Arts Festival.
- October was our Halloween Window Painting and we collected coats for Veterans Stand Down Day.
- November was our Grove Express race on Thanksgiving morning.
- Advocate Charitable Foundation
- Brendan's Smile Foundation
- Catholic Charities
- Community Adult Day Center
- DuPage Habitat For Humanity
- Family Shelter Service
- FISH Food Pantry
- From Walls to Wages
- Hope's Front Door
- Navigate Adolescence
- Sharing Connections
- The Backpack Project
- Watts of Love
With the $22,000 we presented to the non-profits for Rotary GroveFest and the community grants we have awarded since July 1st, we have given $35,500 back to our community! Great job fellow Rotarians!
I look forward to celebrating with you at our holiday party on December 12th.