Rotary Club of Menard County

Rotary Club of Menard County Rotary meets The 2nd and 4th Tuesday nights at 6:00 P.M. Riverbank Lodge downstairs, Petersburg.

12/10/2023

Local resident Carol Seguin will be attending our meeting Wednesday December 13 at 6pm to inform us about the Dolly Parton literacy program for young children.
It’s been in existence for many years, and is nationally recognized. Many Menard County children have benefited from this program in the past as do many children currently. If you’d like to join us please let me know. We will be having a snack of pizza but I need your rsvp if you’d like some.
Riverbank Lodge Petersburg

12/06/2023

The wait is nearly over. Citrus fruit will be available tomorrow afternoon, Thursday 12/7/23. Pick up after 3 pm at 16717 State Highway 29 Athens.

Only 4 days left to order!
11/10/2023

Only 4 days left to order!

11/04/2023

We have kicked off our First Week of Giving with MAP Menard Animal Protection in Illinois. We will happily take any donations for all the critters of Menard County.

We remain a Toys for Tots collection site.

The prices are $50.00/full case. And $30/ half case. Thank you
10/28/2023

The prices are $50.00/full case. And $30/ half case. Thank you

09/16/2023
Come see us today at Petersburg Harvest Festival. Pulled pork sandwiches and hotdogs
09/16/2023

Come see us today at Petersburg Harvest Festival. Pulled pork sandwiches and hotdogs

04/19/2023

Hello Menard County! Your county Rotary club uses funds raised from these ticket sales to support the public and school libraries of Menard County. Hope you will participate in a fun fundraiser

04/19/2023
03/25/2023

With your help, we can end polio for good.

Rotary Club of Menard County met Tuesday, March 14 @6 p.m., in the conference room of Riverbank Lodge. After a winter hi...
03/19/2023

Rotary Club of Menard County met Tuesday, March 14 @6 p.m., in the conference room of Riverbank Lodge. After a winter hiatus, there was much on the upcoming agenda including plans for the 85th Octogenarian Dinner, Baseball ticket sales for the only Cardinal/Cubs game this summer, and opportunities for future service projects, locally, and internationally.
Rotary International concentrates on seven areas of service: Fighting Disease, Growing LocalEconomies, Promoting Peace, Health of Mothers and Children, Supporting Education, Providing Clean Water and Sanitation, and Supporting the Environment. This month Rotary is celebrating World Water Day. The Rotary Foundation makes a difference supporting our members’ work with communities that lack clean waster, adequate sanitation facilities, and reliable ways to maintain good hygiene. Using Foundation grants, which Menard County Rotary contributes to, Rotary members around the world collaborate with each other and with people who need clean water to address these needs and change lives. Clean water and sanitation are vital to all our communities, locally and internationally.
In other business, all Menard County Octogenarians mark your calendars!! Rotary Club of Menard County will be hosting its 85th Octogenarian Dinner on May 6 at Wankel’s. An evening out with dinner and entertainment is provided free of charge to any Menard County resident 80 years of age or older. Tickets for reservations will be available soon at participating businesses and Rotary members. Watch for more information in the coming weeks!
Rotary “Family Day at the Ballpark” is celebrating its 20th year this summer on July 29th at 6:15 pm at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. This will be the only Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals game this year. Proceeds from this ‘fun’draiser benefit the Literacy grants provided to District 6460. Menard County Rotary has used this grant to support our local school and public libraries. Order forms for tickets can will be available from any Rotary member, at the local libraries, or can be downloaded at rotarydistrict6460.org.
Menard County Rotary meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Riverbank Lodge at 6 pm. Please join us to find out more about Rotary International.

IT’S HERE!!!! You’ll be hearing from your Rotarians soon.
12/08/2022

IT’S HERE!!!! You’ll be hearing from your Rotarians soon.

Please join us Tuesday evening
11/18/2022

Please join us Tuesday evening

Come see the Menard County Rotarians tomorrow at Petersburg’s Harvest Fest. We’ll have pulled pork sandwiches and hotdog...
09/17/2022

Come see the Menard County Rotarians tomorrow at Petersburg’s Harvest Fest. We’ll have pulled pork sandwiches and hotdogs for sale.

08/14/2022

Menard County Rotary Members Help With School Supplies



Menard County Rotary’s bimonthly meeting was held on Tuesday Aug. 9th. Members assisted Central Illinois
Services in assembling grade level school supplies for distribution to students in kindergarten through twelfth grades in Menard County.

Every year Central Illinois Services collects monetary and school supply contributions from local businesses, organizations, and individuals. These basic school supplies are intended to help students get started with their school year. According to Anne Smith, Central Illinois Services CEO, the program “helps parents feel like they’re getting their children off on the right foot to start the school year by having the necessary supplies to create a positive learning environment.”

Working from teacher’s supply lists, grade level bags are assembled and distributed by volunteers from various local organizations. Students participating in the program will receive a backpack with the most frequently used supplies. Parents or guardians who need supplies for their students, or have questions about the program, should contact Anne Smith at Central Illinois Services 217-303-8968. Menard County Rotary members were happy to partner with Central Illinois Services in this worthwhile community service project.

Rotary meets at 6 pm the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Riverbank Lodge conference room, 522 So. Sixth St. If you have an interest in working on local, regional, or International service projects, please join us at a meeting. Rotary International is a service oriented organization. See our Rotary Club of Menard County page for more information on club activities or to contact us.

08/03/2022

ROTARY CLUB OF MENARD COUNTY RESUMES MEETINGS!
After a bit of a hiatus, Rotary Club of Menard County will be meeting at River Bank Lodge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to the public, begin at 6 pm and end at 7 pm. Our next meeting is July 26th. The club is currently planning for the annual Petersburg Harvestfest event on September 17th.
You may wonder what is Rotary International, and what does this club accomplish within the community. Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem- solvers. Rotarians provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Rotary is made up of three parts: our clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation. Together, we work to make lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 46,000+ clubs work together to:
• Promote peace
• Fight disease
• Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
• Save mothers and children
• Support education
• Grow local economies
• Protect the environment
Rotary Club of Menard County projects have included Rotary Pavilion at Athens Community Park, Petersburg Rotary Park at the corner of Rutledge and Fourth Streets, installing Little Libraries at both parks, delivering meals for Our Daily Bread, contributing to and helping with school supplies, distributing local and public library grants funded by the District Rotary Baseball Ticket sales, participating in Greenview Labor Day Parade, Athens Harvest Fest Parade, Petersburg Harvestfest Parade and Harvestfest food sales, car parking for Marbold Heritage Festival, sponsoring exchange students, provided new flags around town, and hosting the very popular Octogenarian Dinner honoring contributions of Menard County residents 80 years and

older in our community. While the Octogenarian Dinner has been on hold due to covid, we hope to continue this tradition in the near future.
Meetings are open to the public. Traditionally, a meal was shared by members. This is still an option, but not a requirement. Riverbank offers a menu if you wish to order food. So please join us at 6 pm on July 26th, or the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at Riverbank Lodge.

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.

Rotary Club of Menard County RecognizesWorld Polio Day October 24, 2021On October 24, 2021, the Rotary Club of Menard Co...
10/19/2021

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.

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