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Welcome to the Darien Rotary Club - Click the video below to learn who we are






Darien Rotary Club Grant Program
Our Grant program is open to individuals or organizations in the Darien area for whom the financial support will make a significant difference in their lives or to Darien residents or to the immediate area.
If you wish to apply to the Darien Rotary Club for a Grant, please click on the link button below. You will receive a reply from the Rotary Club of Darien within 60 days.


Rotary Food For Kids Program

The Rotary Club of Darien's "Food for Kids Program" provides nutritional meals to food-insecure school children on weekends during the school year.  This program supplements the primary source of food for these students, which is often the school cafeteria.  

Every Friday during the school year, the administrators of Lace, Mark Delay, Concord, Gower West, and Anne M Jeans Elementary Schools discretely place the bags of food into select children's backpacks, keeping the children anonymous from their peers. 

The sack of food items sustains the children until they return to school Monday morning. This supports the child's nutritional, mental, and well-being needs, so they can focus on learning.

The success experienced by participants in this type of program is astonishing and can only realize its full potential from the continued
support of Community, Corporations and Volunteers like YOU!!!  The packing schedule for this school year is below (scroll down).  

100% of the funds received for this program go to the food we buy at Walmart and to maintain, at a minimum, a two-year support cycle for each recipient.  Currently, our budget allows for supporting 195 children for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  We couldn't do this without the generous support from you - our sponsors. 

Please click on the links below to find out more about the program and how you can help make a difference in a child's life....

                Food For Kids Program Informative Video              Food For Kid Backpack Program Donation Form
 
 
 


Darien Rotary is Looking for New Members

 
 If you are interested in becoming a Rotarian, why not the Darien Rotary Club?  Join us for a 
complimentary lunch to find out more.  Please click below for information and application.
  
 


 
Upcoming Special Events

Food For Kids Packing Nights
2017-2018 School Year

Times: 5:30-6:45pm Central Time
Location: Lace Elementary School 
              7414 Cass Ave
              Darien, IL 60561


Dates  
Thursday,  September 7th
Wednesday, October 17th
Wednesday, November 29th
Wednesday, January 10th
Tuesday, February 27th
Tuesday, April 5th
 

       

Rotary Fundraiser

Taste of Route 66
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Carriage Greens Country Club
8700 Carriage Green Drive
Darien, IL 60561

Please contact Glenn Olsen with questions
cell 630-776-5186
email glennolsen@earthlink.net

For more info www.rotarybackpack.org


  Regular Club Meetings
          Tuesdays at 12:15 at   
Argonne National Laboratory -  Guest House 
          Please call Chris Gerrib in advance to attend
          cell 630-253-2497   or  email cgerrib@comcast.net




 

Dictionary Distribution 2014 

Dictionary Distribution 2014

Typical Lunchtime Meeting

Rotarians at the Darien 4th of July Parade

Annual Darien Rotary Family Picnic
Food For Kids Backpack Program

 Darien Rotary Club's Annual Charity Auction