The Rotary Club of Palatine is a civic service organization that has been active in the Palatine community for over 50 years. We are organized under Rotary International, which began in 1905 in Chicago. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. We meet for fun and fellowship at 7:15 every Tuesday morning at the Red Apple Pancake House & Cafe. It's located at 2121 Plum Grove Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 (847) 925-8048. Please feel free to join us, or contact us at info@palatinerotary.com.


Order your Holiday Poinsettias

Please contact a Rotarian or email info@palatinerotary.com to place your order.

  • 7 inch pots with 8+ blooms are $16 each
  • 8 inch pots with 14+ blooms are $26 each
Delivery arrangements are available through the Rotary Club. Poinsettias are supplied by Knupper's Nursery, 1801 N Rand Road in Palatine.

Poinsettia facts: they are not poisonous to people and less of a threat to pets than lilies, holly, or mistletoe, the "flowers" are actually bracts (specialized leaves), and they will die if exposed to cold. Also, you will love your Rotary Poinsettia!


Organizations wishing to apply for grants from the Rotary Club of Palatine please click here to access instructions and an application. Application deadline is January 23, 2015.

Tuesday Meeting Speakers

  • 2014-12-23 No Meeting!
  • 2014-12-30 No Meeting!
  • 2015-01-06 Carlos Frum - Guatemalan Water Project
  • 2015-01-13 Club Business

Rotary Plaza

Now at the corner of Plum Grove and Palatine Roads.
Order your personalized bricks available in 3 sizes! All bricks will be placed into the plaza on an ongoing basis. This is a great way to leave your personalized message on this new "front door" to Palatine's downtown district.

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News & Notes

The Palatine Patch covered our 50th Installation and Awards Ceremony in this article. At the Installation, the Club Officers for the incoming Rotary year are installed, and awards are given for outstanding service over the past year.

The Rotary Club of Palatine Through the Eyes of a Youth Exchange Student article in the Palatine Patch: click here.

We celebrated our 50th anniversary! Reported in Trib Local: click here.

New Member Spotlight

Ed Fee joined the Rotary Club of Palatine November 4, 2014!


Ed Fee is the Senior Systems Engineer for Infoblox. From left to right after Ed are President Ben Hebebrand, Ken Chalmers, and Chuck Oswald


On August 19th we initiated our newest member!


Kelly Kanan is the Events Coordinator at Journeys The Road Home. Also pictured from left to right, President Ben Hebebrand, Ken Chalmers, and Chuck Oswald.


On August 5th we initiated three new members!


In the center from left to right are Michael Adzovic, Dan Cates, and Berenice Carlson. Michael is the Annual Giving Manager at Harper College. Dan is the Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services at the District 211 School System. Berenice is Director, Health and Wellness at Alexian Brothers Health System. They are all now members of the Rotary Club of Palatine and of Rotary International. Welcome!