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Service Above Self
River Cities

Friends Working for the Future

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Trezero Kitchen + Tap
302 W Northwest Hwy
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
United States of America
(847) 666-4861
We meet for lunch the first, second & third Tuesdays of each month at Trezeros and for "Fellowship Dinner" on the fourth Tuesday at various restaurants. Please check our webpage calendar. OUR MAILING ADDRESS IS PO BOX 292, MOUNT PROSPECT, IL 60056
60th Anniversary and Officer Installation 
All are welcome to the Celebration to be held at the 
Old Orchard Country Club
700 West Rand Road in Mount Prospect
Friday June 23, 2023
5:30pm  Cocktail Reception
7pm  Dinner & Program
$60 per person (Dinner and Open Bar)
RSVP no later than June 15
mail checks payable to the Rotary Club of River Cities to
P.O. Box 292, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
The Rotary Club of River Cities announces Chicago winning the provisional bid to hold the Rotary International 2030 Convention at McCormick Place.
Rotary members and participants from around the world will gather in Chicago to connect, learn from each other and various experts, and share ideas for bringing positive, lasting change to communities across the globe. The annual Rotary convention was last held in Chicago in 2005 and was attended by approximately 40,000 participants.
“Rotary International has deep roots in Chicago and I am thrilled to welcome them back to our great city for their international convention in 2030,” said Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. “Rotary is a global organization that delivers many benefits to communities around the world, and we are honored that they chose Chicago for such an important celebration. Major events like these are vital to our local economy and our residents, and we look forward to welcoming tens of thousands of Rotary members to Chicago!”
 The winning bid was led by Rotary clubs in northern Illinois and endorsed by Rotary clubs across six states. The City of Chicago assisted with the proposal, as did Choose Chicago, the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, Navy Pier, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and The State of Illinois. 
 “We’re thrilled to announce today, on the anniversary of the first Rotary club meeting in 1905, that Chicago will once again host Rotary’s biggest gathering,” said the chair of Rotary’s Chicago Bid Team, Lyle Staab. “We can’t wait to show our visitors all Chicago has to offer.  We’re determined to deliver a memorable experience for the participants, and to make a difference in Chicagoland through the event.”
“What started with the vision of one person, our founder Chicago attorney Paul Harris, to gather professionals with diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships and give back to their communities – quickly grew to become a global movement,” said Rotary International President Jennifer Jones. “As the birthplace of the world’s first service organization, Chicago is the ideal location for our members and participants to reflect upon and celebrate our successes, and plan for the next 125 years and beyond to improve lives and strengthen communities around the world.”
Rotary members throughout the world develop and implement sustainable, community-driven projects that fight disease, promote peace, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, grow local economies and protect the environment. Over US$5.5 billion has been awarded through The Rotary Foundation to support these programs worldwide.
Classic 5000 Annual Fundraiser
On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, the Rotary Club of River Cities will hold our Annual Classic 5000 Reverse Raffle Event. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, buffet dinner served at 6:15 pm and the event will be start at 7:30 pm.
The Classic 5000 is a reverse raffle in which all entry tickets start out in the tumbler. 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, Woo Hoo!! 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.
In addition to the Reverse Raffle, we will have the customary Table of Cheer which is a full table of adult beverages for 1-2 winners. Last year, we collected over $600 worth of beverages and ended up with two winners splitting the prize. Also, we will be having a 50/50 side raffle, Heads or Tails, Gift Card Tree, a couple silent auction items and at least one larger prize being raffled off. Watch for more details.
Tickets for the Reverse Raffle are $100 each, you may purchase more than one if you want to improve your odds of winning. If you are attending dinner, the meal is $50 per person. Also, if you want to sponsor a Table of 10, which includes 10 raffle tickets and 10 meals, you’ll save some dollars with the $1,300 fee.
100% of the event proceeds go to serving our communities and people in need.
Easy payment below but 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 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 Krivakd@maryvilleacademy.org for details.
If you have questions concerning the Classic 5000 event, contact Bret Fahnstrom at Bfahnstrom@rtpd.org
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The Rotary Club of River Cities, serving Mount Prospect, Des Plaines and Prospect Heights, provided 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 cferraro@phparks.org 
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.
The Hygiene Drive secures much-needed hygienic items for individuals that are experiencing homelessness and Mount Prospect families who access the Mount Prospect Human Services food pantry. The focus of this hygiene drive is to collect small, travel-size items and create hygiene kits that can be easily distributed through the Community Connections Center, local food pantry and the Mount Prospect Police Department.  
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