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The Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning

Carpentersville Morning

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
200 Springhill Dr.
Carpentersville, IL  60110
United States
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Join us for our 2015 FREE Holiday Movie Event on Saturday December 12, 2015 at Cinema 12 in Carpentersville. Doors open at 9am for pre-movie holiday crafts and activities. Bring your camera to take a picture with SANTA who will be on hand to visit with all the children. At 10 am we will be showing the holiday classic The Grinch featuring Jim Carrey! Invite all your friend and family for this FREE Holiday Event!

We are very happy to continue to have the ability to provide 300 brand new winter coats for local children in need just in time for the cold winter season. Thanks to support at all our local events and contributions from some generous local companies we raise enough money to continue this great program for our 7th annual year! 
Distribution is just around the corner! We are currently working with our contacts to hopefully best determine who is in most need for a new winter jacket. More information to follow...

Another successful FREE Halloween movie event which everyone seemed to enjoy! Plenty of fun to be had, a classic Halloween movie to watch and some delicious treats to go home with. Thank you to the Jerri Hoffmann Child & Family center for the great crafts and activities and all the club volunteers and contributors who made it a very entertaining morning. Also... Thank You the Classic Cinemas Cinema 12 for giving us the opportunity to provide events like this for our community!
Check out the full set of pictures in the 2015 Free Halloween Movie Photo Album!

Another BIG successful night and we have nothing but THANKS for everyone that came out and made it such a success! A very entertaining evening indeed!! Full event pictures are available now in the 2015 Rotary Pub Crawl 6.0 Photo Album!!

Congratulations to the Carpentersville Fire Department on the Centennial Anniversary serving our commuity. Check out this great video of the celebration parade put together by Elginnet Media:

With over 170 runners our 3rd annual RaceWay 5K Fun Run & Walk was a big success and helped raised thousands of dollars for our charity organization! The weather was as good as it could of been with the storms and hot temps that were lurking the night before.
It was an early morning for our members and volunteers as we prepared for the gathering of the races. Sure enough the showed and we were well on our way to another successful event! 8am the horn sounded and the racers were off with the "formula 1" racers in the front of the pack and the "go cart" racers not far behind! 17 minutes later our winner crosses the finish line with all the runner ups soon to follow! Before we knew it we were awarding the winners and celebrating the individual victories!
We want to thank everyone involved and who supported the event for the continued success year after year. A full set of event pictures are available in the 2015 RaceWay 5K Photo Album! Check out this great event video put together by our friends at Fox Valley Community TV Network. Check out this great News Paper article written by Lauren Rhor from the daily herald:

A great small community event on a beautiful summer evening! Many families and their children came out to enjoy a free entertaining evening the everyone seemed to enjoy . Check out the few pictures that were taken in the Carpentersville national Night Out Photo Album!

This years league was another great success! Final tournament week turned out to be a barn burner with lots of intense action on a beautiful moon lit summer night. Congratulations to the Dill Kicklz for defending their title and becoming back to back league champions! Check out the full 9 weeks of action in our 2015 KickBall Konfederation League photo album!

Congratulations to this years recipients of our Annual Jim Krenz Memorial Scholarship who were presented their awards at our weekly meeting on June 10, 2015. Two very bright and positive young ladies who have a lot to look forward too with the educational paths that each of them have chose. Best of luck ladies! You are always welcome to come back and visit and share with us your experience on taking the next step to becoming responsible adults.
Thank you to all those who support us for making this happen and to the Krenz Family for their continued support and donations to make this a successful scholarship for a 3rd year in a row!

With 37 complete baskets we were all ready for our 4th Annual Easter basket distribution...
Another successful spring highway cleanup in the books! It was a cold spring morning and members and volunteers still came out to clean up our sections of adopted highway and did our part to make our little section of Carpentersville that much more beautiful! Thanks to everyone who came out and joined the fun! Check out all the action shots in our 2015 Spring Highway Clean Up photo album.

Check out the latest pictures from our first international last spring in El Vaquero SLP, Mexico. Alvaro and his family are deeply enjoying their new super adobe house and are starting to realize all the benefits and protection from the elements this type of structure is providing them versus the typical low grade housing they are use to! More info to come!


ImageWhen anyone ever inquires about Rotary the usual first question is "What is Rotary?". After that is explained the second question usually is "Does it cost anything to be a member?" The answers is YES! Every Rotary Club has dues and each club is different...


Got Musical Instruments?...


... that are old and you are willing to donate? The Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning is teaming up with the District 300 Foundation to get the word out about their ongoing Instrument Drive dedicated to provide local students the opportunity to have access to musical instruments that normally would not be available...


Carpentersville Rotary is always open to welcoming new speakers to our weekly meetings. Anyone with interest please let us know so we can schedule a time and date...


We are always welcoming new and prospective members!

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