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The Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning

Carpentersville Morning

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Southern Belles Pancake House
152 S Western Ave
Carpentersville, IL  60110
United States
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Help us supply new warm winter coats for students in Carpentersville. Drop us $20 on Venmo and another kid is good to go! Be sure to mention “Operation Warm” in the Venmo comment.

Or if you'd like to pay via check, please make checks payable to:
Rotary Club of Carpentersville, P.O.Box 946, Carpentersville, IL 60110
A new coat goes beyond a second-hand one to help foster self-confidence, school attendance and outdoor play on cold days. We want to give children a gift of warmth, confidence and hope so they are empowered to succeed.
Please help us support local children this winter by making a tax-deductible donation. Even a small donation will help us achieve our goal. 
Bring your kids for a free movie showing of Monster House and some fun and games too! 

Doors open at 9:00 AM when attendees can participate in various arts and crafts in addition to several fun games. Candy and Goodie Bags will be available too! Movie starts at 10am. 

Movie description: A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas.

At 10:00 AM Saturday 10/27/18

The Rotary Club of Carpentersville will be sponsoring a free showing of the animated movie Monster House, at Classic Cinema 12, 100 Besinger Drive in Carpentersville.

Doors open at 9:00 AM when attendees can participate in fun games and various activities in arts and crafts. Free candy and Goodie Bags will be available too!

Save the date! 

Challenge yourself on the historic Meadowdale International Raceway. 

Race proceeds raise money to support those in need within our community. We partner with the Operation Warm, F.I.S.H Food Pantry and Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township, as well as “Aqua Es Vida” Water project in Mexico.

Run with your dog!

Race a 5K or walk a 3K with your doggo! You will runwith other dog runners in a separate start. (Friendly, leashed dogs that are picked up after )

Visit the Raceway Woods 5K Website >


Easter Basket Donations

We need your help!

On the Saturday before Easter, we will be donating baskets to families in need in the Carpentersville area.

Our goal is to donate over 35 baskets. Each basket will range from $35-$40 and should contain all of the items illustrated. 

Any Help is Welcome

We will be grateful accepting any donation—full baskets, single items, or money to purchase items. Feel free to share with any people or organizations that would like to help. 

RSVP by March 25

Let us know if you’ll be bringing us a basket or donation. Email us:


Easter Baskets can be dropped off at
Carpentersville Village Hall on Sat 3/31 at 9:00 am

Download Flyer >

The free holiday showing of Arthur Christmas at Classic Cinemas was such a hit, they had to open a second screen. Over 250 moviegoers came out, watched a movie, played some games and took a photo with Santa! The kids had a great time. Thanks to all of our volunteers and the theater for helping make this happen!
We're happy to announce a new Little Free Library that was installed today at Aunt Martha's Carpentersville Community Health Center at Rt 68 and Wakefield Dr. It's now fully stocked with lots of great books—many Spanish titles. 
The 2017 Annual Pub Crawl is here! Starting at Bikini Bottom and ending at Bandito Barneys with plenty of places in between. Get your crew together and start training now. 

All of our proceeds benefit kids in need throughout the Dundee and Carpentersville area.
Tickets are only $15 pp (charitable donation to Operation Warm)

Sat 10-21-2017. 4-10 pm For tickets:
Congratulations to one of this years Jim Krenz Memorial Scholarship, Kelly Swanson from Dundee Crown HS. A well deserved recipient who was on National Honor Society, was a AP & IL State Scholar, had perfect attendance in school, was involved in Student Council, Orchestra, Swimming, Rotary Interact, and volunteered in countless community service projects !
Our month long Toiletries Drive for the Carpentersville FISH Food Pantry is back for the 5th consecutive year!
Throughout the entire month of February 2017 we will be collecting any toiletry items and donating them to our local food pantry. More information on how you can help coming soon!
On a unseasonably warm day in November we once again distributed 300 coats to local children in need just in time for the cold weather which is just around the corner!
THANK YOU to all those people who support us through out the year at our various events who have given us this opportunity to give back for the last 8 years.
THANK YOU the the various clubs of the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township and the Social worker staff at District 300 for all their help with the children and distribution.
THANK YOU to all club members who volunteered and the staff at Polynt Composites USA for their time and contributions as well.
The fight against Poilo has been one of Rotary International's biggest fight and through all the years of hard work they are truly "This Close" to defeating the disease!
As part of the Rotary International community we constantly hear about the need to support the effort to eradicate Polio but unless we do the actual research we lack a basic knowledge about the actual disease. Thanks to a recent visit from Rotary District 6440 Polio chair Carol Wells we now have a better knowledge of the disease, the fight and the ways to help! A little knowledge can go a long way and clarify our understanding and encourage more of a willingness to contribute to the cause! All thanks to Carol and her informative presentation.
Polio eradication is ongoing fight and anyone willing to learn more can visit: We want thank Carol for the time she took out to visit our club and inform us on the latest information with the End Poilo Now effort.
On Monday September 12, 2016 we had our official Ribbon Cutting ceremony for our very own Little Free Library here in Carpentersville. The few that gathered brought books to donate, and enjoyed a brief presentation as we made the Grand Opening official. Thanks to everyone who made it a success and a possibility!
Remember you can find our Little Free Library located at the south entrance of the village hall or use coordinates Lat: 42.1178 Long: -88.2646 on your GPS to take you right to it!
During our service trip down in El Vaquero, SLP Mexico in 2014 we made a commitment to that community to somehow bring them a sustainable water source which they lack and desperately need. We are happy to announce that current plans are in progress to help make this commitment a reality and has been deemed our "Agua Es Vida" (Water is Life) Rain Harvesting Project. Below is a link to a great video that describes the project in detail done by another Rotary club and is the base for our upcoming project later this year.
Despite the lack of summer weather and with a definite chill in the air we made the most of our situation and had a great 2016 kickoff to Summer event anyway! Thanks to the facilities at the Carpentersville Middle School we were able to re-locate at the last minute and have the event indoors. After some mass last minute notifications everyone was updated and were able to make there way out for an entertaining evening.

With Easter being so early this year, preparation for our 5th annual Easter Dinner Basket Distribution was fast and furious, but we were still able to have another successful distribution event. Between the collecting, the shopping, the assembling, and the organizing everything was done in a short amount of time! In the end we were able to distribute of 30 Easter Dinner Baskets to local families in need. 
We want to send a special Thank You to the children of the Lakewood Boy's & Girls Club who spent and evening crafting very Easter-esk goodie bags for each of our baskets. Thank you to each of our club members who made a contribution and those who did all the shopping and organizing. Last but not least we want to thank all those who support us at our various events whose contributions make stuff like this possible!! Check out all the pictures in our 2016 Easter Dinner Album.
Over the past year Alvaro and his family in El Vaquero SLP, Mexico have really made the Super Adobe house we built for them their own. With recent torrential rains that plagued the area they were able to stay dry and protected from the elements. More and more each day the realize the benefits and become more appreciative of what we have been able to provide. Check out all the latest photos in th photo Album!

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