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    We are happy to announce that our Park Forest Rotary Club will be meeting with the Chicago Heights Rotary Club for the next several months.  While we remain separate Rotary Clubs, we will enjoy the company of each other and share the benefits of larger audiences for our speakers.

    The Park Forest Rotary Club has merged with the Chicago Heights Rotary Club to become the Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary Club.

    Join us on Thursdays
    at Carlo's at 12:15pm

    Our Weekly Luncheon Meeting

    Next Meeting is July 5, 2018 

    at The Olympia Fields Country Club at 12:15pm

     Non Members are welcome
    Guest meals are $15

    It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Rotarian Barry Klippenstein.  Barry was a Rotarian for 42 years.  Barry was a beloved member of our club and we will miss him dearly.

    Our hearts and prayers are with Jacque and their family.

    Rest in Peace.  11/04/32 - 5/25/17

    Southland Community Resource Fair 2017
    May 12, 2017 - 10 am until 2 pm

    This event featured more than 50 businesses, organizations and service providers who have something to offer all age groups. Come out and gather information and find out what's available in your neighborhood. Talk with the experts about a variety of topics.

    The Fair will be at the Village of Richton Park's Community Center located at 4455 Sauk Trail in Richton Park. The day is hosted this year by Park Forest Rotary, The Pantry of Rich Township and the Village of Richton Park.

    This exhibition is free to attendees and refreshments will be available. There will be a raffle at 11 am and 1 pm. For more information or to reserve your table, call Candi Kleindorfer at 708-228-5033.

    See Ya at the Fair!!


    The Rotary Club of Park Forest was very pleased to donate $500 to the Suburban Youth Orchestra.  These funds were raised by our first Paint and Sip event in 2016.

    The Rotary Club of Park Forest was very happy to Donate 200 Golf Balls to the
    Gavin Foundation Golf Outing this year. 
    Thanks for all you do!!!

    Rotary Club of Park Forest presents

    "Books 2 Meals"

    Our Annual Book Sale to benefit local Food Pantries

    was a success.  We presented a check for $1000 to
    The Pantry of Rich Township.



               About our club



    Our Park Forest Rotary Club is one of more than 35,000 clubs worldwide dedicated to community service, world peace, and international understanding. 

    We do this through local school involvement, financial contributions to local and international worthwhile charities, and community projects such as the Dictionary project giving dictionaries to 3rd graders, our Early Act programs and, as well as providing entertainment for the local community and promoting fellowship opportunities through our fundraising activities like our Poinsettia Plant Sale, Live/ Silent Auction and our upcoming Book sales.

    Today, our club's membership includes 17 men and women from all walks of life.  In the last five years alone, the Park Forest Rotary Club has contributed more than $40,000 in gifts and contributions. 


    The Rotary Club of Park Forest was chartered in 1953 with Rotary International. Our club is diverse in occupation, gender, and race. Following the weekly meal, we participate in a 30 minute program consisting of a visiting speaker or presentation.

    The Rotary was founded in 1905 in Chicago as an outlet for business and professional leaders who wanted to volunteer and give back to their community. Today, Rotary International includes more than 35,000 clubs in more than 200 countries worldwide. Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship and discussion of local, regional, national and global topics.

    The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

    First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

    Second: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

    Third: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

    Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

    We end each meeting by reciting our four way test in unison. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:

    "Of the things we think, say or do:

    Is it the TRUTH?
    Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"

    Rotary Club of Park Forest Leadership

    District Governor
    Scott McAdam
    Assistant Governor
    Area P - Lori Wilcox



    Nick Koster
    2017-2018 President

    Rotary Club of Park Forest Leadership Team

    Nick Koster

    President Elect
    Mary Dankowski

    Candi Kleindorfer

    J. N. Settles, Sr.
    Jim Saxton

    Dan Graham

    Foundation Chair
    Robert Pierce

    Fundraising Chair

    Program Chair

    Gene Sparing


    Immediate Past President

    Jim Saxton


    Past Presidents

    J.N Settles Sr.
    Janet Muchnik
    Eugene Sparing
    Barry Klippenstein

    Grace Simpson
    Robert Pierce
    Dan Graham

    Tiffani Graham

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    Mailing Address:
    Rotary Club of Park Forest
    P.O. Box 73
    Park Forest  IL  60466


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