District 6420 - Club 3063 - Chartered - 1 March, 1921
A Global Network of Community Volunteers

Community Service

In keeping with our the Rotary Motto, Service Above Self, we have used the funds to contribute to many groups and projects in our community, including:

  • 14 Senior Citizen Music Recitals each year (2 at each of the 7 retirement/rehab centers in DeK
  • Have taken high school students to NIU to introduce them to career guidance services & job fairs.
  • Contributed to VAC for their new meals on wheels kitchen
  • Contributed to DCP-SAFE for their drug prevention activities
  • Contributed to the YMCA for a swimming pool ladder for seniors
  • Contribute $200/mo to high school organizations chosen by Jr & Sr students of the month
  • Hosted foreign exchange students
  • Maintain approximately 35 park benches in DeKalb
  • Picnic Shelter, trees and a memorial garden for deceased members at Rotary Park
  • Contributions to RAMP, Toys for Tots, CASA and DeKalb HS Post Prom activities.
  • Picked up the Interact Club advisor’s fee when the school board dropped it from the budget
  • Send 3-4 students to RYLA every year
  • Newest project – Annual Fishing Derby for Kids held at Rotary Park.

We also invest our time and energy in projects including:

  • After school programs and literacy projects in conjunction with the school district
  • Delivering Meals on Wheels every April
  • Ringing the bell for Salvation Army every December

Sources of Funding

Over the years we have conducted many fund-raisers including:

  • Sweet Corn Sale – 4-5 Saturdays in August – partnered with others including Sycamore Rotary
  • Brat Sale at Pumpkin Fest
  • Annual Pancake Breakfast – at DeKalb High School
  • Draw Down – Our major fundraiser – held every June.

International Service

Have a twin club in Italy with whom we will be doing a cooperative International Project.

Join Us for Dinner

We welcome you to join our club for dinner on Monday evenings at The Ellwood House Visitor's Center. Our meeting begins at 6:00pm. Click here for more details.

Contact Us

For more information about the DeKalb Rotary Club contact us today.