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Interact Club Of Deerfield High School Chartering Ceremony
Congratulations to the new Interact Club of Deerfield High School, chartered by Rotary International on Monday, May 22! Thank you to everyone who attended the chartering ceremony at the high school, and a big thanks to District Governor Rick Rivkin for being there to help us celebrate.
We are very excited about this new club, which has 25 charter members committed to Service Above Self. The Interact Club has already begun fundraising for ShelterBox.
Interact Club Of Deerfield High School Chartering Ceremony 2017-05-23 05:00:00Z
Club Survey
At a recent meeting, we passed out a survey about Club interests and events. Download the survey here, fill it out, and return it to us so we can proceed in the coming Rotary year. We are looking to have active participation throughout our membership, so we can provide "Service above Self".
Club Survey 2017-05-22 05:00:00Z
New Interact Club of Deerfield High School Chartered by Rotary International
The new Interact Club of Deerfield High School (Club NO. 214667) has been chartered by Rotary International. We thank Mr. Joe Taylor, Assistant Principal, for being the club sponsor at the high school and District Governor Rick Rivkin for his support and assistance. Special thanks go to Club Co-President Natalie Kirsch for her drive and determination to start this Interact Club. We will shortly announce a Charter celebration date.
It is now the time for our Rotary members to work together with the Interact students to inspire positive change in our community, starting with "Jam for Justice" at the high school on May 12. 
New Interact Club of Deerfield High School Chartered by Rotary International 2017-05-04 05:00:00Z
Deerfield High School Interact Club
We were pleased to meet the officers of our Deerfield High School Interact Club at our meeting on April 6. The students discussed a few of the projects they are planning, including a day for Shelterbox at the high school. 
Deerfield High School Interact Club 2017-04-17 05:00:00Z
Cinco de Mayo Game Night
Our 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Game Night will be held at the Deerfield Golf Club on Friday, May 5 from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. Whether your game is Hearts, Mahjongg, Mexican Train, or Checkers, bring your own games and players and we'll provide you with a table, meal, and refreshments. 
Reservations are required, $50 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance's Camp "I Am Me", a special and unforgettable one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have suffered injuries from burns.
Download the poster for more information and to make your reservation!
Cinco de Mayo Game Night 2017-04-14 05:00:00Z
Thanks for walking with Mitchell
We were able to raise more than $3,000 for the Children's Advocacy Center with our 2-mile Walk with Mitchell 30 April. About 30 dogs and their owners took part, from tiny Bichon Frise to huge Mastiffs. 

Mitchell is a very special therapy dog that comforts the children of abuse at the Children’s Advocacy Center. You can still make a donation to the Advocacy Center to support the walk and their great work.  
Thanks for walking with Mitchell 2016-03-23 00:00:00Z
Join us for a game night for charity
Enjoy a night out of the house, wonderful dinner, and an evening of fun with friends, without all the fuss that goes with inviting people over. Join us 6 November from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for our first ever game night for charity. For the low price of $50 we will provide an excellent dinner, refreshments, and a table to play at. Bring your favorite game and friends and family. All proceeds go to our Huatulco project
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite or download our flyer for a QR code you can use to register. Also visit our Facebook event page. 
Join us for a game night for charity 2015-10-23 00:00:00Z
Welcome our newest member
Ray Larson (left) Deputy Chief of the Deerfield-Bannockburn-Fire Department, was inducted into our club today and becomes our newest member. Gary Heymann (center) is his sponsor. Ray grew up in Elmhurst and lives in Grayslake with his wife Karen, and three sons, Ray, Jack and Andrew. He is involved in the community, serving as a commissioner with the Grayslake Park District and as a travel baseball coach. 
Welcome our newest member 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z
Be a Gift to the World
RI President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran announced his theme for 2015-16, Be a Gift to the World, at the opening session of Rotary's annual training event for incoming district leaders in San Diego, California, 18 January.
Ravindran is asking Rotary members worldwide to use their talents, expertise, and leadership to transform the lives of others.
Be a Gift to the World Arnold Grahl 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z
Coat Off Your Back Drive

We collected over 100 coats and warm clothes for Lake County PADS. Thanks to the Deerfield Public Library, Sachs Center, Patty Turner Senior Center, and Deerfield High School for again providing drop off locations! We teamed up with the Northbrook Rotary Club to collect the gently-used winter coats and clothing for people in need in the Chicago area, which were picked up and consolidated in the warehouse the week of Thanksgiving. You can find out more at the Northbrook Rotary Club website.

Coat Off Your Back Drive Arnold Grahl 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z
Huatulco Project











To help children have access to books, the Huatulco Rotary club, in conjunction with the Deerfield Rotary Club, plan to create a learning center in the U2 sector of Huatulco, Mexico.

Huatulco Project Arnold Grahl 2014-09-18 00:00:00Z

On 19 August, we visited NICASA to deliver school supplies for children and put on a picnic for the families. Every year we sponsor children whose parents are struggling with addictions and trying to get back on their feet with the help of NICASA. We fill backpacks of school supplies for the kids, provide a picnic, and generally love on the children.Contact us if you would like to join us or help.

NICASA 2014 Arnold Grahl 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z
Join our celebration of membership in August


During the month of August, join Rotary’s global celebration of membership. Downloading the graphic above from RI’s facebook page and use it as your Facebook profile, or post a photo of your club in action on Facebook, Twitter, Vine, or Instagram using the hashtag #WeAreRotary to be included in a hashtag gallery showing how Rotary makes a positive impact in the world. 

Join our celebration of membership in August Arnold Grahl 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z
Fourth of July race
We had 154 people finish our annual 10K race, and another 73 cross the end line for the 5K run, for a total participation rate of 227 runners. Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make the race great and keep things running smoothly.
Fourth of July race Arnold Grahl 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z
Wine and Dine with us

ImageCome wine and dine with us at the Italian Kitchen in Deerfield at 6:30 pm. Monday, April 28, for a night of fine dining and wine tasting.

Italian Kitchen Chef John Sciaretta has pulled out all the stops with his culinary skills to dream up an outstanding menu for the evening, which will include appetizers, salad, entrée, and sides. Sommelier B. Pierre Asti of Sunset Foods has selected a perfect pairing of wines to accompany the menu, for your sampling pleasure and consumption. Wines will also be available for purchase.

Cost is $45 a person. Reservations are required as seating is limited to 40 persons. RSVP to Janice Becker, President of the Deerfield Rotary Club, at jbecker@deerfieldbank.com or by phone 847-418-2846. Download the poster.


Wine and Dine with us Arnold Grahl 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z
Light Up Rotary


2014-15 RI theme announced

Light Up Rotary Arnold Grahl 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z


The Deerfield High School Choraliers will perform for our annual holiday meeting 5 December. Photo by Ed Collins.

Choraliers Arnold Grahl 2013-12-05 00:00:00Z
Welcoming our newest member

Please join us in welcoming Michael Lubelfeld (center), Superintendent of Schools for Deerfield Elementary District 109

Welcoming our newest member Arnold Grahl 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z
Rotarian Hall of Fame

Deerfield club member Ryan Twose meets Renata Laxova during the unveiling of the Rotarian Peace Hall of Fame

It was almost 75 years ago, but Renata Laxova remembers the night her mother put her on the kindertransport train to England with 100 other children with heartbreaking clarity.

Rotarian Hall of Fame Arnold Grahl 2013-10-03 00:00:00Z
Waste not, want not
Come join us for a tour of Deerfield's new state of the art wastewater treatment plant, immediately before our regular noon lunch meeting next week. If your a guest, please call Barbara Struthers to let her know you are coming and for details.
Waste not, want not Arnold Grahl 2013-09-12 00:00:00Z
Back to school supplies for Nicasa

On 20 August, we delivered backpacks full of school supplies for 14 children of families at Nicasa, a non-profit, behavioral health organization providing prevention, education, early intervention, treatment, and recovery services for individuals, families, and communities in Lake County and the surrounding area.
Back to school supplies for Nicasa Arnold Grahl 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z
Rutherford discusses state finances

We were pleased to have State Treasurer Dan Rutherford as our speaker August 1.

Rutherford discusses state finances Arnold Grahl 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z
Visit us on Facebook


We've launched a Facebook page. Join us at www.facebook.com/deerfieldrotaryclub and like us.

Visit us on Facebook Arnold Grahl 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z
Deerfield Rotary installs new officer


July began with a bang, not only because of the Fourth of July fireworks which followed our 47th annual road race, but also because we welcomed in our new slate of officers. 

Deerfield Rotary installs new officer Arnold Grahl 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary helps out at Halloween Hoopla
Rotary helps out at Halloween Hoopla Arnold Grahl 2012-10-31 00:00:00Z
Mayor proclaims 24 October World Polio Day in Deerfield

Dorothy Collins receives a proclamation from Mayor Harriet Rosenthal making 24 October World Polio Day in Deerfield.
Mayor proclaims 24 October World Polio Day in Deerfield Arnold Grahl 2012-10-18 00:00:00Z
Farmer's Market and Community Service Day
A big thank you to all the hearty souls who braved the elements at Farmer's Market and Community Service Day. It was cold and windy but still a success.
Farmer's Market and Community Service Day Arnold Grahl 2012-09-26 00:00:00Z
Show your support for ending polio
In September, world leaders will gather in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly. Polio eradication will be discussed. Now is our chance to tell the governments of the world to fund the final push needed to finally eradicate polio.
These signatures will be presented to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a show of solidarity and support at a special polio event during the UN General Assembly. Check out the new End Polio New website and

Sign the petition
Show your support for ending polio Arnold Grahl 2012-09-13 00:00:00Z
Deerfield Rotary installs new officers

Past District Governor Bill Ferreira (at left), presents the Rotary Foundation's Major Donor Award to Barry Clark, newly-instaled Treasurer of the Deerfield Rotary Club, with wife Lorraine looking on.

Deerfield Rotary installs new officers Arnold Grahl 2012-06-28 00:00:00Z
Club installation coming up
The club installation dinner will be 22 June at the Forge club.
Club installation coming up Arnold Grahl 2012-05-18 00:00:00Z
The Vintage PINION is back!!

We are pleased to present to you the New Old Pinion!
The Vintage PINION is back!! Arnold Grahl 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z
Historic visit for Rotary
RI President Kalyan Banerjee met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul 2 April, marking the first time an RI president has visited the country. Banerjee presented a medal to Karzai in recognition of Karzai’s support for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, in which Rotary is a spearheading partner.
Historic visit for Rotary Arnold Grahl 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z
Rotary clubs have water projects on tap

The International H2O Collaboration, an alliance between Rotary International and USAID, is a centerpiece of Rotary’s emphasis on water and sanitation issues. Launched in 2009, the alliance works to implement long-term, sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene projects in the developing world. The first phase of the partnership has focused on three countries: Ghana, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic.
Rotary clubs have water projects on tap Arnold Grahl 2012-03-21 00:00:00Z
Perfectly cast
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar Erik Blome works on a bronze caste. Photo by Alyce Henson/Rotary Images

As an Ambassadorial Scholar, Erik Blome, a 1984 graduate of Deerfield High School, spent a year learning to cast bronze at the Royal College of Art in London. He returned to his hometown of Chicago and landed a commission to cast a bust for a city library.
Perfectly cast Arnold Grahl 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z
Supporting literacy in the jungles of Guatemala

Barry Gray and his son Jeffrey took part in an Ak’ Tenamit service project along with 18 other volunteers from District 6440 in January
Supporting literacy in the jungles of Guatemala Arnold Grahl 2012-02-23 00:00:00Z
Rotarians, chamber mingle after hours
Rotary joins Park District at Chamber After Hours.Deerfield Rotarians and other attendees of the DBR Chamber After Hours mingled with Park District leaders, staff, and other members of the local business community.
Rotarians, chamber mingle after hours 2012-02-15 00:00:00Z
Don't Text & Drive!

Look for the Don't Text & Drive banners at the corner of Deerfield Road and Waukegan Road.  The Rotary Club in partners with Deerfield High School, The DBR Chamber of Commerce and the Deerfield Police Department have sponsored this campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving.

Thousands of accidents, serious injuries as well as documented deaths have been directly related to drivers texting while behind the wheel.  We want all to stay alive!   Don't text and drive! 

Don't Text & Drive! Gary Heymann 2011-05-09 00:00:00Z
Deerfield Rotary Helps Japan
Deerfield Rotarians have raised over $1,000 to provide a shelter box for Japanese victims devastated by the recent tsunami.  Many thanks to our generous members for allowing the club to be of service.
Deerfield Rotary Helps Japan Gary Heymann 2011-05-09 00:00:00Z
Fourth of July race


The Deerfield Rotary Club hosted its 47th annual 10K race on 4 July. The weather was perfect!!

Fourth of July race Arnold Grahl