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What is Rotary?
Rotary was founded in Chicago on February 23, 1905 as the world's first service club and is now a global network of over 2 million community volunteers.
Who is in the Rotary Club of Lisle?
Like other Rotary members throughout the world, Rotary Club of Lisle members are business, professional, academic and religious leaders who strive to make our local community, our country and our world a better place to live. We also have members who have retired from their careers but haven’t retired from our Rotary ideal of service above self.
What are Some Examples of What We Do?
Our activities have included running blood drives, offering scholarships to collegebound seniors, helping struggling families in our local community, sending wheel chairs to the Congo, distributing special shoes for diabetics in the Philippines and paying for wells in Haiti. The Rotary Club of Lisle is very proud of the annual Red White and Blue Ball our club holds to support our country’s veterans. Our inaugural event raised $10,000 for Operation Support Our Troops-Illinois and The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.  Whether the need is local, national or international, there’s never a shortage of opportunities for Rotarians to reach out and help others.

How do we raise funds?
Since Rotary isn’t a charitable, religious or political organization which receives funds from outside sources, our club creates opportunities and events geared toward building our community and raising funds to be used for projects around the world.  Our main fundraisers include our annual Luck of the Irish Raffle, The Red, White & Blue Ball and volunteering at the annual Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival in July.  Our club receives a share of the festival’s net proceeds based on the number of hours we work. Plus, we’re always on the lookout for other ways to both raise funds and serve our community, whether that be locally or globally.

Why Should You Join The Rotary Club of Lisle?
You’ll have fun meeting and networking with local people who uphold high professional standards and ethics, while knowing you’re making good things happen in Lisle and around the world.  Our club also holds social events for members and their families throughout the year such as a bags tournament, holiday parties and fireside chats.
How can you learn more?
For great insight into Rotary, visit www.rotary.org.  The best way to learn more about the Rotary Club of Lisle is to come to one of our regular meetings.We meet every Tuesday morning for breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive in Lisle. We invite you to come and meet the members of the Rotary Club of Lisle and see how you can be part of a service organization that really makes a difference.
 

 

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