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Rotary Club of Menard County

Rotary Club of Menard County Rotary meets The 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights at 6:15 at Three Pined in Petersburg, IL. Due to COVID19 time and place subject to change. Please call 217-341-5814 to verify.

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 oppo

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 oppo

Operating as usual

12/14/2021

For those of you hoping to get some citrus, please send me a message and I’ll see what I can get.
Oranges and Grapefruit
40 lbs for $45
20 lbs for $30
You can also get a 40 lb or 20 lb case of mixed

The citrus fruit has arrived!  If you purchased some you will be hearing from us soon.
12/10/2021

The citrus fruit has arrived! If you purchased some you will be hearing from us soon.

10/25/2021
Rotary Club of Menard County RecognizesWorld Polio Day October 24, 2021On October 24, 2021, the Rotary Club of Menard Co...
10/19/2021
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Rotary Club of Menard County Recognizes
World Polio Day October 24, 2021
On October 24, 2021, the Rotary Club of Menard County will recognize and mark historic progress toward a polio-free world. Rotary members in Petersburg are taking action on World Polio Day to raise awareness, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.
Virtually unheard of today because of the effectiveness of vaccines, many may ask “What is Polio?” Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. Most know it as polio, but it is a virus, which is spread person to person. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.
In 1988 when Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Today, polio cases have been reduced by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rotary remains committed to the end. Until polio is eradicated world wide, no child is 100% safe.
Another less talked about result of polio is post-polio syndrome. Post-polio syndrome can affect adults who as children seemed to fully recover, but as adults develop new muscle pain, weakness, or paralysis, 15 to 40 years later.
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem- solvers who unite and take action to create lasting change in communities around the globe. For more than 115 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to improve lives through service. From promoting literacy and peace to providing clean water and improving health care, Rotary members are always working to better the local community and the world. Visit endpolio.org to learn more about Rotary and the fight to eradicate polio.
Menard Co. Rotary is currently meeting at 6:15 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, outside or in the carriage house at Three Pines, 517 Sheridan. Visitors are welcome. Current covid protocols observed.

With your help, we can end polio for good.

10/14/2021

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Menard County Rotary to Host
District Governor

Ryan Byers, District Governor of Rotary International District 6460, will be visiting Menard County Rotary on October 19, 2021. Rotary officers serve a term of one year on a rotating basis. During their tenure, each District Governor will visit every club in their district: meeting new members, updating clubs on Rotary grants available, events and offering assistance in any way they can to district clubs. With 47 clubs in District 6460, Ryan has a busy trayel itinerary!

Ryan joined Rotary in 2008, when he was inducted into the Rotary Club of Jacksonville, Illinois. He was elected to the Club’s board of directors in 2010 and served as club president in 2013-2014.
Following his term as a club president, Ryan took on several leadership positions in Rotary District 6460, including Club Grant Chair (2014-2017), District Conference Co-Chair (2016), District Trainer (2016-2019), and Assistant Governor (2018-2020). Ryan is also a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute.
Outside of Rotary, Ryan has received several honors recognizing his community involvement, as he was named the 2010 Volunteer of the Year by Jacksonville Main Street, received the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club’s A. Wadsworth Applebee Community Service Award in 2013, and was included in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier‘s inaugural class of “20 Under 40” honorees in 2010.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004, graduating with high departmental distinction and then graduated magna cm laude with Juris Doctor degree from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2007.
Ryan lives in Chatham, Illinois with his wife Amy, who is the director of the Chatham Area Public Library District. For the past ten years, Ryan and Amy have collaborated to produce an annual murder mystery dinner theater fundraiser for the library, for which Ryan always writes an original script.

Public is invited to learn more about Rotary International. We will meet at 6:15 pm on Tuesday, October 19 at Three Pines, 510 W. Sheridan Rd. In order to mitigate the spread of Covid, current CDC protocols will be observed.

09/11/2021
09/11/2021

Menard Co. Rotary. To Partner with Menard/Sangamon Co. Health Dept. At Harvestfest

In keeping with Rotary International’s focus on Disease Treatment and Prevention, The Rotary
Club of Menard County will be partnering this year at Harvestfest with Menard and Sangamon County Public Health Departments to offer a free walk-in vaccine clinic. Sorry folks! We know you were looking forward to those savory, mouth-watering ribeye steak sandwiches, as were we to be able to provide them! However, in the interests of community safety and Rotary International’s focus on disease eradication, free vaccinations and vaccine information will be available. You will have a choice of three available vaccines: the one shot Johnson & Johnson, the two shot Moderna, or the Pfizer BioNTech approved for ages 12 and up. Clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Menard Co. Rotary booth on the corner of Seventh and Douglas Streets in the Courthouse parking lot. No appointment necessary.
Rotary International has long been at the forefront of Polio eradication with a 99.9% reduction in polio cases since 1985 while ending polio in 122 countries. The Rotary Foundation has given $65 million in grants to fight diseases such as malaria, HIV, Dengue fever, and Ebola. Many clubs are helping in the fight against global pandemics.
Rotary International is a non-political service oriented organization with a commitment to serve local, regional, and international communities. Service projects and grants are focused around seven main themes: Women and Children's Health, Water and Sanitation, Disease Prevention & Treatment, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Education & Literacy, Environment, and Community Economic Development.
The Rotary Club of Menard County is appreciative of the support people and businesses have given to our club for providing grants to our public and school libraries, creating Rotary Park for our young people, delivering Meals on Wheels with Our Daily Bread, hosting exchange students from around the world, participating in our fruit sales, and for 84 years sponsoring the popular Octogenarian Dinner funded by the sale of all those delicious ribeye steak sandwiches!
Rotary looks forward to being able to once again safely host an 85th Octogenarian Dinner with community help to, like Polio, MMR, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, and Smallpox, end Covid-19 and its variants. Thank you for your continued support!!!
Rotary meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:15 in the carriage house at Three Pines Petersburg, 510 W. Sheridan.

Great article in this weeks Petersburg Observer! Reach out to us if you’re looking for some community volunteer opportun...
05/21/2021

Great article in this weeks Petersburg Observer! Reach out to us if you’re looking for some community volunteer opportunities!

Recently the City of Petersburg approached our group with a need to help with replacement of flags flying through town. ...
03/26/2021

Recently the City of Petersburg approached our group with a need to help with replacement of flags flying through town. Today we dropped off over 40 flags, 26 of them being supplied by our Rotary Club! We’re happy to help! 😁

Don’t forget... take a book, share a book at our Little Library! 📚
10/14/2020

Don’t forget... take a book, share a book at our Little Library! 📚

Rotary Club of Menard County Literacy grants were presented October 7th to librarians at Athens, Greenview and Porta sch...
10/12/2020

Rotary Club of Menard County Literacy grants were presented October 7th to librarians at Athens, Greenview and Porta schools. Literacy is one of the six pillars of Rotary International's service programs. Funded by annual Baseball ticket sales usually sold for a June and a September game, one of which is a Cub/Cardinal game, literacy grants are presented to all the school and public libraries. Menard Co Rotary matches the district grant with funds raised through our Harvest Fest rib eye steak sales, and fruit sales. This year all three events were canceled in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid. A huge thank you to our treasurer Larry Mohler and member Jerry for getting these check presentations completed!

Also canceled this year was the traditional Octogenarian Dinner. Menard County Rotary Club has hosted this dinner for the past 84 years. An enjoyable evening of friendship, entertainment, and dinner for any Menard County resident 80 or older, Octogenarian Dinner is a tremendously popular event. Last year's event hosted over 90 participants. Partnering with Menard County Rotary in sponsoring this event was Alliance Bank, Nikles of Petersburg, Curry Chiropractic, Gilmore-Allen Insurance Agency, Ogden Insurance Agency, Ty Turek State Farm Insurance Agency, Petersburg Veterinary Clinic and Petersburg Pharmacy.

Please hop over to ACB’s page and “like” the post by 2:30pm today!!!
07/03/2020

Please hop over to ACB’s page and “like” the post by 2:30pm today!!!

Every Dollar Count$

It’s time to raise some money for another local service group or non-profit organization! This week our featured organization is the Rotary Club of Menard County. Visit Rotary Park & Playground in Petersburg and take a book... share a book!

As a reminder, for every LIKE this post receives between now and 2:30 pm CST, Alliance Community Bank will donate $1.00 to our featured organization, up to a $100.00 maximum. As an added bonus, we will randomly select one of the people who LIKE this post to nominate our featured organization next week.

We will report back this afternoon with the total donation amount and to announce the random winner who gets to nominate next week’s featured organization!

#CommunityIsOurMiddleName

Check out todays Petersburg Observer for a story on our new Little Library and work at Rotary Park!
06/18/2020

Check out todays Petersburg Observer for a story on our new Little Library and work at Rotary Park!

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend! Visit Rotary Park & Playground and take a book... share a book!
06/12/2020

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend! Visit Rotary Park & Playground and take a book... share a book!

Petersburg Veterans Memorial Park
06/12/2020

Petersburg Veterans Memorial Park

We’re very excited to finally get our lighting project checked off the list! Due to our nonprofit status, we were able to upgrade lighting at our park as well as Rotary Park all through an Ameren grant... and save the city money by replacing seven lights to LED!

Tonight Rotarians gathered for a park cleanup at Rotary Park & Playground AND to install our new “Little Library”!!! Our...
06/11/2020

Tonight Rotarians gathered for a park cleanup at Rotary Park & Playground AND to install our new “Little Library”!!! Our library is filled so come on down to take a book and leave a book! 📚

Today we met Petersburg Power Washing down at our park for a spruce up! They charitably agreed to wash our little park f...
05/30/2020

Today we met Petersburg Power Washing down at our park for a spruce up! They charitably agreed to wash our little park free of charge now that parks are OPEN! Thank you Petersburg Power Washing! New LED lighting coming soon, as well as our Little Library!

05/28/2020

Rotary Playground reopens June 1!!! We’re working on getting the playground equipment power washed (thank you to Petersburg Power Washing) and will also be installing our Little Library very soon!

If you’d like to help get new and more flags up in Petersburg please see post below! 🇺🇸
05/22/2020

If you’d like to help get new and more flags up in Petersburg please see post below! 🇺🇸

Flags flown from utility poles through Petersburg are made possible 100% by flag donation. We would like flags freshened up and more added but need flag donations. Order flags for Petersburg from us and we will get them to the city. We’re dropping 10 off today! Order on our website, message us or call me at 217-553-6840.

Rotary members Karen and Gladene Priddy had some fun in the sun today doing a little cleanup at Rotary Park & Playground...
05/07/2020

Rotary members Karen and Gladene Priddy had some fun in the sun today doing a little cleanup at Rotary Park & Playground! A larger Rotary cleanup will take place soon, we’ll be installing our Little Library and new lighting all coming soon!☀️ 🌷 🌳

Happy Earth Day from Menard County Rotary! 🌍
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day from Menard County Rotary! 🌍

Coming to Rotary Park near you! We’re still finalizing our design but we have a Little Library in the works to add to ou...
04/14/2020

Coming to Rotary Park near you! We’re still finalizing our design but we have a Little Library in the works to add to our community park & playground! When it warms up you’ll see Rotary members doing a cleanup at the park (socially distanced of course!) and we have some other beautification ideas in mind too! If you have children’s books you would like to donate for our initial stocking of the library, please message us! 📚

03/19/2020
03/17/2020
Petersburg Police Department

Please see below regarding Rotary Park!

Effective Immediately:
In the interest of public safety, Hurie, Jaycee and Rotary Parks will be closed until 03-31-2020. Also, the Petersburg Public Library will be closed as of today (03-17-2020) until 03-31-2020.

Due to the recent order to close restaurants & bars throughout Illinois and to ensure the safety and health of our membe...
03/16/2020

Due to the recent order to close restaurants & bars throughout Illinois and to ensure the safety and health of our members, Rotary has cancelled meetings for the remainder of March.

Take care and be healthy!

We are looking for THREE local special sophomores to sponsor their attendance at this years RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadershi...
03/14/2020

We are looking for THREE local special sophomores to sponsor their attendance at this years RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy)! Attendance is normally $250 each. For more info visit https://rotarydistrict6460.org/service/youth-service/ryla-2/

For sponsorship from our club, you will need to contact us directly! Call Kathy at 217-652-1402. HURRY, the deadline is March 20!

We are looking for THREE local special sophomores to sponsor their attendance at this years RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadershi...
03/13/2020

We are looking for THREE local special sophomores to sponsor their attendance at this years RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy)! Attendance is normally $250 each.

What is RYLA?
This is the chance to get the experience needed to be a LEADER in the community and school. RYLA teaches the skills needed to be SUCCESSFUL in college and future careers. This is a two day leadership retreat taking place April 17-19 at Lake Williamson Conference Center in Carlinville. We can even help with transportation! For more infor visit https://rotarydistrict6460.org/service/youth-service/ryla-2/

For sponsorship from our club, you will need to contact us directly! Call Kathy at 217-652-1402. HURRY, the deadline is March 20

Tonight we were honored to issue two checks as part of our annual Literacy Grant! We’re giving $1000 split between five ...
03/13/2020

Tonight we were honored to issue two checks as part of our annual Literacy Grant! We’re giving $1000 split between five local libraries. Tonight we presented $200 to the Athens Municipal Library and $200 to the Petersburg Library!

We heard from Athens librarian Donna Cunningham and Athens Municipal Library Board President Margaret Sanderfield. They showed off the “Lights & Action Motorized Building Set” and other learning toys made possible by our grant. Apparently they are a big hit!!!!

We then heard from Petersburg Librarian Mary Kleinschmidt telling us they were able to add several books on the topics of physical and mental health, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, especially geared towards caregivers.

Thank you ladies for taking the time to visit and all you do in and for our communities! Next week we will hear from Athens, PORTA and Greenview school librarians on our grants to their libraries! 📚 Funding for these grants come from baseball ticket sales so stay tuned next time we’re selling Cardinals tickets!

Rotary expanded to Brazil when the Rotary Club of Rio de Janeiro was chartered in February 1923. This picture from Rotar...
03/10/2020

Rotary expanded to Brazil when the Rotary Club of Rio de Janeiro was chartered in February 1923. This picture from Rotary’s archives shows the club in 1924. Today there are more than 2,200 clubs Brazil! 🇧🇷

Happy 115th Rotary! 🎂 #PeopleOfAction
02/24/2020

Happy 115th Rotary! 🎂
#PeopleOfAction

Rotary is celebrating 115 years of service above self. 🥳 How are you celebrating?

At tonights meeting we bid farewell to Daira, our exchange student from Lima, Peru! She is leaving a little earlier than...
02/21/2020

At tonights meeting we bid farewell to Daira, our exchange student from Lima, Peru! She is leaving a little earlier than planned because she has been accepted into university back in Peru!!! She gave the group a presentation of photos and information from back home followed by dinner. Daira is of course excited to see her mom, plans to continue her involvement in Rotary, continue English language studies and possibly focusing on Environmental Engineering! Best of luck Daira! 🇵🇪

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It's a CELEBRATION OF SERVICE at Rotary District 6460's Virtual District Conference coming up on November 12 and 13! Join us at three high-energy, high-impact sessions on November 12 at 12 p.m., November 12 at 5 p.m., and November 13 at 9 a.m., where for just $20 you can hear: 1. Kansas City Chiefs mascot and motivational speaker Dan "KC Wolf" Meers tell his story of Courageous Leadership and lessons learned from surviving a life-threatening accident at Arrowhead Stadium 2. Tammy Iskarous, founder of Riverbend Family Ministries in the Metro East area, asking us the question: What does your service look like? 3. Six of our District's clubs sharing tales of their impactful community service initiatives. Perhaps you could find your club's next project here! 4. Six of our District's clubs letting us know how they have changed the lives of the next generation of leaders through the power of Youth Service. We've got all that and much, much more! To reserve your spot, head over to www.6460conference.com NOW!
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