Club Information
Service Above Self
River Cities

Friends Working for the Future

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m.
Trezero Kitchen + Tap
302 W Northwest Hwy
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
United States of America
(847) 264-4644
We meet for lunch the first, second & third Tuesdays of each month at Trezeros. The fourth Wednesday the club volunteers at Feed My Sheep in Des Plaines from 4p -7p. OUR MAILING ADDRESS IS PO BOX 292, MOUNT PROSPECT, IL 60056
Annual Classic 5000 Event 2024
On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, the Rotary Club of River Cities will hold the Annual Classic 5000 Reverse Raffle Event at Old Orchard Country Club. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, buffet dinner served at 6:15 pm and the event will be start around 7:00 pm.
Tickets for the Reverse Raffle are $100 each, you may purchase more than one if you want to improve your odds of winning. Dinner tickets are $50 per person. Also, you can sponsor a Table of 10, which includes 10 raffle tickets and 10 meals, one stop shopping for a total of $1,500. This way you will guarantee to all sit together.  

We are excited to also have the event favorite Table of Cheer which is a full table of adult beverages for 1-2 winners, depending on size. Additionally, we will have several other ways to win some prizes which include a 50/50 side raffle, Heads or Tails game, Gift Card Tree and more, watch for more details.

The Classic 5000 is a reverse raffle in which all entry tickets start out in the game. One by one, the tickets are removed/eliminated and placed in a secondary prize tumbler. Once we get down to the end, the last ticket remaining will win 50% of the money raised, up to $5,000!! Those tickets pulled out earlier which will be put into the secondary tumbler have another chance to win secondary prizes which will be valued at a minimum of $100 each. These may be combination of prizes and gift cards.

100% of the event proceeds go to serving our communities and people in need.

Paying for the Classic 5000 will be very easy. You can purchase tickets/tables (and even donate) via PayPal below.  We have a Paypal account set up so you can register from the comfort of your couch. If you don't have a Paypal account, you are absolutely welcome to send us a check to: Rotary Club of River Cities, P.O. Box 292, Mount Prospect, IL 60056. Please include your email clearly printed so we can communicate the needed information with you. After receiving payment, you will receive a confirmation email.

Lastly, if you are interested in Sponsoring the event and taking advantage of the marketing please contact Daniela Krivak at for details.

If you have questions concerning the Classic 5000 event, contact Bret Fahnstrom at
The newly formed Interact Club at Prospect High School* invites you to provide warmth, confidence, and hope by supplying warm coats for local kids.
There are two ways to help:
1. Donate gently used or new coats – drop off at Prospect High School lobby through November 15th
2. Donate cash towards new coats. $25 buys one new coat. **
** The Rotary Club of River Cities, serving Mount Prospect, Des Plaines and Prospect Heights, provides new winter coats for children in the local communities through the Operation Warm program.  The goal is to provide only brand-new coats to local children in need. Instead of collecting used coats like a traditional coat drive, high-quality, brand-new coats are distributed to help kids feel confident and valued.
Traditionally the social workers at the Village of Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights School District 23 share the needs with the Club who in turn raise the funds to purchase the coats and assist with their distribution. This Club, initially serving Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights merged with the Rotary Club of Des Plaines and, therefore, added Des Plaines School District 62 to its Operation Warm project. While the number of children in need of coats has increased, adding a third community has amplified the need for donations.  If you would like to donate to this cause, please contact Erich Held at  
Operation Warm coats help raise the self-esteem and peer acceptance of children struggling in poverty. Every child deserves a new, warm coat no matter their economic background.
*Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.

Thousands of Rotarians around the world participated in "Random Acts of Kindness Day". 
On, Monday, February 17, 2020, at its regular weekly luncheon meeting, the Rotary Club of River Cities celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day by including Operation Gratitude, the Food Pantry of Des Plaines and Viator House of Hospitality.  


Mount Prospect Village Manager enjoyed receiving his Rotary cookbook AND his Rotary shopping sack for all the groceries he'll need to buy!
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