The Rotary Club of Aurora, IL
The Rotary Club of Aurora, chartered on March 13, 1923, has operated continuously since that time. During those years our club members, leading citizens from our community, have given and continue to give expression to our mottoes: “Service Above Self” and “He Profits Most Who Serves Best.” The world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed in 1905.
Regular meetings are held every Monday throughout the year (excluding national holidays.) Unless a special program is scheduled elsewhere, the meetings take place at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 No. Broadway, Aurora IL. Members begin to gather for fellowship at 11:45am for one of the finest buffets around. Upon entering each member picks up their personalized name badge to wear during the meeting.
Following the luncheon, an informal meeting is conducted with general announcements and introductions of visiting Rotarians and guests. Then, the Sergeant-At-Arms provides levity with humorous stories from the general membership, and, assesses fines that help defray club expenses.
The program of the day is last on the agenda with a promise to end the meeting promptly at 1:15pm. Name badges are returned as the members leave.
The club maintains a website at www.aurorarotary.org where a wealth of information is available including upcoming programs and events, etc. Members can access information on the club and e-mail other club members, etc. Rotary International’s ROTARIAN magazine, reporting Rotary’s worldwide activities, is sent to all members. Member dues and meal expenses are billed quarterly.
Rotarian birthdays are celebrated at the first meeting of each month. Members are asked to contribute $1.00 to the Club Foundation for each year they are celebrating.
During the year, the club has a number of fundraisers to support the club’s giving to the local and international communities. They include a Dinner Auction event, a Holiday Festival of Lights andother fellowship events.
If you feel that you would like to be of service to the Aurora community as a member of the Rotary Club of Aurora, please contact a member or visit the club website at Rotary Club of Aurora IL