Committed to doing good in the world through community and humanitarian service.
President, Rotary Club of Elmhurst
2021 - 2022
Thursdays 12 p.m.
at Elmhurst Public Library
125 S. Prospect Ave, Elmhurst IL, 60126
Join us weekly for community and club committees updates, as well as guest speakers. Each meeting lasts one hour. This is a great time to learn about our club's continuing efforts in assisting others. Visitors are welcome at all meetings.
Eli Turnbough was just inducted as a member of the Elmhurst Rotary. Seen here with Scott Ahlgrim welcoming him into the club
Beth McGowan Welch gave an inspiring presentation of the success and trials of operating Park Place during the pandemic. Many touching stories including the grandson who played the trumpet every evening in the courtyard below his grandmother's window.
What we're all about
The Rotary motto is “Service above Self”. In this regard, the Elmhurst club is always looking for ways to be on hand to give assistance. In the recent past, we have been actively involved in handing out food at local food pantries as well as in the city of Chicago. We have also been involved at YMCA’s in the city cooking food for a holiday celebration as well as playing Santa Claues.
Being able to collect funds through fundraising activities and through the generosity of members, we have regularly given assistance to organizations such as DuPage Pads, the Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network, Bridge Communities and NAMI DuPage as well as many others. We are aware of the needs in the community and try to help in any way we can.
Our weekly meetings are a chance for us to enjoy each other’s company. We share a meal while catching up with what we are each doing. In this regard we become aware of the lives of our families and acquaintances. As a result, we each expand our reach throughout the community. And we often find ways to assist each other.