Alzheimer's impacts too many Rotarians and their families. There are currently nearly 6 million Americans living with the disease with nearly 16 million caregivers. As the number of older Americans grows rapidly, so too will the number of new and existing cases of Alzheimer's. Rotary Clubs will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's, the world's largest Alzheimer's fundraiser, as a National Walk Team, led by the Alzheimer's Dementia Rotarian Action Group (ADRAG). 
Join us for a walk to end Alzheimer's 2019-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Deerfield Rotary is excited to present our first annual Charity Golf Ball Drop at Woodland Park in Deerfield!  The Golf Ball Drop will take place on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to purchase golf balls please contact Pete Wirtz or any other Deerfield Rotary member to buy tickets.
First Annual Charity Golf Ball Drop 2019-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
member photoWe are honored to have District 6440 Governor Suzanne Gibson visit our club on July 25. Come and hear her vision for the 2019-20 Rotary Year as Rotary Connects the World 
District Governor Suzanne Gibson visits 2019-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
Meetings on July 11 and July 19 2019-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
The 53rd annual Deerfield Rotary 10K & 5K Walk/Run was a great success with 235 runners. Maplewood Park turned out to be a great venue for our annual event. Lots of green grass and trees for runners to lounge under after the race or warm up under before. This event takes a ton of work. Special thanks to Barry Gray, who pours his heart and soul into this event every year, and to Peter Fitzgerald, who secures refreshments from Sunset Foods, and to everyone who turned out to help July 4 .
Deerfield Rotary 10K Race & 5K Walk/Run 2019-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Calling all Dog People!  We are hosting our 2nd "Walk with Mitchell" event on Saturday, June 9th at 10:00 AM at Jaycee Park in Deerfield.  Bring your own dog or you can "rent" one from Orphans of the Storm Shelter.  This event is benefiting the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center.  Join us with State's Attorney Mike Nerheim and State Senator Julie Morrison for this event.  The cost of this walk is $35 and all of the profits go to the Advocacy Center.  A "Walk with Mitchell" t-shirt and plenty of snacks will be provided!  Click here to register:
Walk with Mitchell on June 9 2018-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Join Deerfield Rotary at the "Walk with Mitchell" event on June 9, 2018.  This event supports the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center.  Please fill out and return your Walk with Mitchell Pledge Form in advance to Deerfield Rotary, P.O. Box #156, Deerfield, IL 60015.  
Walk with Mitchell Pledge Form 2018-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Village of Deerfield Blood Drive 2018-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
Deerfield Rotary welcomes the Deerfield High School Choraliers at our December 7 meeting.  The Choraliers have been our musical guests for our annual holiday meeting for more than two decades.  We can't wait for their delightful ensemble!
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We warmly welcome our District Governor, Donald Brewer, making his official visit to our club on November 30.  He will present his outlook and focus for the Rotary year 2017 - 2018.  Deerfield Rotary welcomes Donald Brewer!  
Welcome District Governor, Donald Brewer 2017-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Deerfield Rotary 2017 Gift-checkbooks 2017-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Help spread the word about our upcoming Bocce Night at Pinstripes in Northbrook on November 3!
We're raising money to support the Guatemala HealthRay Project. This evening of fun is fast approaching so be sure to tell your friends and bring a guest. See you there!
Reminder: Bocce Night is November 3, Bring Friends 2017-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
Together with neighboring clubs, we will be sponsoring a Bocce Night at Pinstripes in Northbrook on Friday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. to raise money for the district's HealthRays project in Guatemala. 
Tickets cost $55 each, which includes light dinner and Bocce (cash bar). You can purchase tickets from any of the participating Rotary clubs, including Deerfield, Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, Glenview Noon, or Vernon Hills/Mundelein. 
Questions? Contact Peter Fitzgerald or Natalie Kirsch.
Bocce Night Nov 3 - Get Your Tickets Now! 2017-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
We need your help in supporting the Huatulco Rotary Club's efforts to aid earthquake victims in the Itsmo region. On September 7, an 8.2-magnitude quake caused death and widespread destruction in Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico, and surrounding areas. Huatulco is approximately two hours from the epicenter.
Our friends in the Rotary club there have sent us two letters asking for our help. We are working to find a way to offer financial assistance. Please contact Peter Fitzgerald for more information, and let's find a way to help our fellow Rotarians as they help those most in need. 
Earthquake Assistance in Huatulco 2017-10-02 05:00:00Z 0
Our annual “Coat Off Your Back” drive runs from September through December, and will be headed by Pete Wirtz this year. Pete’s goal is to increase the number of collection bins throughout Deerfield, and likewise to increase the amount of coats and clothing collected. If you have a business or an apartment/condo complex where we can place a bin, please let Pete know.
Coat Off Your Back - We Need YOU! 2017-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
We have agreed to partner with Senator Julie Morrison for a "Shred and Share" event on October 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the municipal lot at Rosemary Terrace on Deerfield Road. There will be a truck for free shredding, and we will be collecting outerwear (that is the share part!) for our Coat Off Your Back project. We all need to help in getting the word out and to help with the collection that morning. Senator Morrison will have a sign (Shred and Share with Senator Morrison and Deerfield Rotary) made up to put out on the street. Contact Peter or Natalie to sign up to help!
Shred and Share Event - October 14 2017-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Together with neighboring clubs, we will be sponsoring a Bocce Night at Pinstripes in Northbrook on Friday, November 3 to raise money for the district's HealthRays project in Guatemala. 
We need members to serve on the planning committee, which meets Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. at Sunset Foods in Northbrook. We will have a speaker, video presentation, raffles, and a silent auction. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor and work on a great event with other area Rotarians. Please contact Peter Fitzgerald if interested. 
Bocce Night - Join the Planning Committee 2017-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
We will be making our annual trip to Nicasa in North Chicago on Wednesday, August 23. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the  clients and families served by Nicasa, an organization we have supported for a number of years now.
Please let Natalie and Peter know if you plan on attending. Nicasa is located at 2031 Dugdale Road, North Chicago 60064, and we will be  serving food at 6 p.m.
Nicasa Cookout - August 23 2017-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
On Thursday, August 17, we enjoyed the great outdoors with our annual club picnic at the shelter in Jewett Park. It was a beautiful summer day and everyone enjoyed the delicious food and great company. We were happy to have such a great turnout, including State Senator Julie Morrison, as well as several students from the new Interact Club at Deerfield High School.
Our speaker was Debi Leer from Nicasa, a not-for-profit behavioral health services organization that we have supported for a number of years now. 
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A number of our club Rotarians and guests attended the tailgate and baseball game at Miller Park on Saturday, July 29 to benefit veterans from the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Chicago. Our club sponsored four veterans.
The game was attended by over 200 Rotarians and guests, including DG Brewer, other PDGs, and other District officials. Oh by the way—the Cubs won 2-1 in 11 innings!
Rotary attends Cubs-Brewers Game to Benefit Veterans from the Lovell VA Center 2017-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Register today for our annual Fourth of July 10K Race and 5K non-competitive walk/run. Pre-registration is $25 through 24 June, after which cost becomes $30 for all ages. The race will start promptly at 8 a.m. at Walden School, 630 Essex Court, in Deerfield. 
Our 10K run is an official CARA certified Race. The two loop USTAF certified Cours (6.2 miles) is through neighborhoods shaded by trees. The 5K walkers/runners do one loop for 3.1 miles. First aid, water, and refreshments are available.
Register Now for our 2017 Fourth of July Race 2017-06-12 05:00:00Z 0
Our annual Fourth of July Rotary Race as part of the Deerfield Family Days events is quickly approaching, and there are lots of volunteer opportunities available to help make this a successful event.
Race Day Volunteers - Tuesday, July 4,
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.:
  • Registrars
  • Refreshment and water handlers
  • Help with setup and take-down
  • Race marshals
  • Timekeepers
Farmers Market - Saturday, June 24:
  • Help with setup and take-down of our booth
  • Help promote race and register participants
Thursday, June 29:
  • Help fill "goodie bags"
A volunteer sign-up sheet will be distributed at our meeting on Thursday, June 1, or you can contact Barry Gray or Peter Fitzgerald directly. 
Volunteers Needed: July 4th Rotary Race 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
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.  
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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. 
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Posted on Jan 29, 2015
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. 
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Posted on Jan 20, 2015
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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Nov 30, 2014

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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Sep 17, 2014











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 0
Posted on Aug 21, 2014

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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Aug 03, 2014


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. 

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Posted by Arnold Grahl on Jul 07, 2014
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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Apr 09, 2014

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 or by phone 847-418-2846. Download the poster.


Wine and Dine with us Arnold Grahl 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Light Up Rotary Arnold Grahl 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Dec 04, 2013


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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Oct 20, 2013

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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Oct 02, 2013

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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Sep 11, 2013
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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Aug 21, 2013

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 0
Rutherford discusses state finances Arnold Grahl 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Visit us on Facebook Arnold Grahl 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Jun 30, 2013


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 0
Rotary helps out at Halloween Hoopla Arnold Grahl 2012-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Mayor proclaims 24 October World Polio Day in Deerfield Arnold Grahl 2012-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Farmer's Market and Community Service Day Arnold Grahl 2012-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Sep 12, 2012
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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Jun 27, 2012

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 0
Club installation coming up Arnold Grahl 2012-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
The Vintage PINION is back!! Arnold Grahl 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Apr 03, 2012
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.
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Posted by Arnold Grahl on Mar 20, 2012

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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl on Feb 28, 2012
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 0
Supporting literacy in the jungles of Guatemala Arnold Grahl 2012-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 14, 2012
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.
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Posted by Gary Heymann on May 08, 2011

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 0
Posted by Gary Heymann on May 08, 2011
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 0
Posted by Arnold Grahl


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

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