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Dedication of PDG Andersen’s Paul Harris Memorial Gravesite Walkway Stone

Mount Hope Cemetery

August 21, 2018

The Rotary Club of Darien has planned a full day of activities to remember our former member and Past District Governor, Brian Andersen.  This is an outstanding opportunity to visit the Paul Harris gravesite and Home (Comely Bank).  Brian played a significant role in Rotary’s development of Comely Bank as a jewel in Rotary’s history. The day's schedule is as below. Please feel free to join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our Friend and dedicated Rotarian.  After the tour of the Comely Bank house and for those interested in Lunch, we have reservations at the Horse Thief Hollow Brew Pub. This is a no-host eventand lunch.  If you are interested in either, please RSVP soon.  You can RSVP to either the dedication, the lunch or both.  Seating at the restaurant is limited.  Due to a new City of Chicago ordinance, we have cancelled the bus!  We will be meeting at Lace School at 9:30 AM and make carpooling arrangements or visit us at the cemetery. 

Brian Andersen Memorial Dedication - 8/21/2018  Post-Memorial Lunch - 8/21/2018


Schedule of Events

9:30 AM - carpool leaves Lace School (Cass and 75th St., Darien)

10:30 AM - Dedication at Mount Hope Cemetery

11:15 AM - Tour of Comely Bank (Paul Harris’ Home from 1912-1947)

12:00 Noon - Lunch at Horse Thief Hollow Brewpub

1:00 PM - Return to Lace

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
2018-2019 School Year

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

TBD - Watch this space!


Rotary Fundraiser - Same location as last year

Taste of Route 66
Tuesday, April 23th, 2019
Ashyana Banquets and Catering
1620 75th Street
Downers Grove. IL 60516

Please contact Joan Wayman with questions
cell 630-747-5250

For more info

  Regular Club Meetings
          Tuesdays at 12:15
We're Back at Argonne Guest House
9700 S Cass Ave # 460, Darien, IL 60561
         Walk-ins Welcome!
Questions?  Call Chris Gerrib:
          cell 630-253-2497   or  email


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