Rotary members are still needed to volunteer for Halloween Window Painting, our second October Done In A Day project.

Volunteers Needed!
Friday, October 20th - 4:00 - 5:00 pm Window Striping
Saturday, October 21st - 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, October 21st - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contact Barb Webster or Ann Hattan if you can help.

Hosted by our Club and the Downers Grove Downtown Management Corp, families are encouraged to bring a canned goods donation for the Downers Grove Area FISH in exchange for paints.

And, on Sunday, October 22nd, starting at 1pm until the candy runs out, is the annual downtown businesses trick or treating!

Sunday, October 8, 2023
Congratulations to our two Chicago Marathon finishers, Ralphel Jimenez and Chris Walquist!  We are so impressed with your strength and determination. You're an inspiration to us all!

Rotary International Convention Coming to Chicago!

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Rotary 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. 

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.

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. 
Also, on November 29th was Giving Tuesday.  I asked each board member to choose a non-profit organization.  We met at FISH Food Pantry and presented a $500 check to the following organizations:

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We welcome Rapheal Jimenez to our Club!  Raphael recently started at Che Figata in Naperville's CityGate Centre.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Alison Fudacz was inducted into our Club on Tuesday, September 20th!  Born in California, Alison moved here as a child for her dad's work.  Alison graduated from pharmaceutical school and has been a Clinical Pharmacist with RML for the past 15 years.  Alison acts as the bridge between RML and the transplant team, dedicated to ensuring post-transplant patients achieve the best possible outcomes.  Alison has three children, 15, 17, and 19, all graduated or attending Downers Grove South High School.  Alison is joining Rotary as she believes everyone needs to be more involved in their community.