Welcome To The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills

We are an enthusiastic, diverse group of business and professional leaders who enjoy working with others and taking an active role in our community.  Since the Lake in the Hills Rotary Club chartered in 2004, we have been supporting and assisting area organizations and international efforts.
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills
We meet on the first Wednesday of the Month. 
Lake in the Hills

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
350 Boulder Dr
Lake in the Hills , IL 60156
United States of America
Phone:
(847) 742-3378
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Boulder Ridge CC. Our club is a service group and other meetings will be at a service location. Follow us on Facebook for updated locations

What's Going On & Coming Up

The Rotary club of Lake in the Hills is excited to announce that our club is seeking proposals for projects and programs that help improve the quality of life for Lake in the Hills (LITH) and McHenry County residents most in need. The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills has supported community nonprofit organizations through our signature event, Rockin’ Rotary Ribfest, and subsequent grants for the past 14 years. The Lake in the Hills Rotary Club has award over $190,000 in non-profit grants during that time.  This year’s applications include several different categories:
 
*TEAM Support Award- 2 awards @ $5,000 (maximum)
            (Team Award is 2 NP’s working in conjunction on 1 project)
 
*IMPACT: Each category will have 2 awards for $3,000 each (maximum)
  1. Animal Rescue Impact Award – For agencies that are increasing protections for animals and are building and sustaining local capacities across the county to advance animal welfare.
  2. Seniors and/or Veterans Impact Award– For agencies that have a mission to improve the quality of life for seniors and/or veterans within our area
  3. Kids and Teens Impact Award – Agencies that that enhance the lives of the children and/or teens and empower them to become responsible, productive adults.
  4. Mental Health/Addiction Recovery Impact Award – Agencies that deliver care, counseling, addiction services and/or residential mental healthcare.
 
*MAJOR Difference Maker Award-maximum of 2 awards @ $3,000 (maximum) each
This is for any agency that may not fall into any of the above categories or feel their program will make a major difference in the area.
 
Applications are available at www.lithrotary.org
 
The Club is seeking proposals for projects and programs that help improve the quality of life for Lake in the Hills (LITH) and McHenry/Kane County residents most in need.
 
Guidelines:
  • Eligible applicants are organizations or projects that benefit LITH and McHenry/Kane County residents.
  • Projects should demonstrate a need NOT supported by the organization’s ongoing operating budget.
  • Proposals for projects/programs should request only the amount needed for the specific project/program. The request should not exceed the maximum dollar amount of each specific grant.
  • Organizations are encouraged to apply for support of new initiatives or to increase the impact of an existing program.
  • Multiple TEAM Award applications will be accepted if the cooperating nonprofits are different in each application. Contact Becky Welter with any questions at lithrotarygrants@gmail.com
  • Organizations may apply for all three awards, but projects must be different. No organization will be awarded both MAJOR and IMPACT awards in the same year but may receive Team Award and one other award if two different projects.
 
Important dates:
  • Proposals are due no later than April 26th, 2024 at 5:00 pm
  • Checks will be awarded at an expo event with date and time TBD.
 
Format of Proposals:
  • Submit application form electronically to: Becky Welter at lithrotarygrants@gmail.com
  • Application forms will be available on the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills website, www.lithrotary.org
 
Checks will be awarded at a Club Expo meeting along with the Algonquin/LITH Chamber of Commerce at a date TBD. Each organization receiving a grant agrees to have a representative at that meeting.  Grant winners will have a table to display information about their organization and the winning project to the LITH Rotarians in an expo fashion.  Each grant winning organization will be featured on the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills website with a photo and a description of the winning project/program.
 
Any applying agency will have first opportunity to volunteer at the Rockin’ Rotary Ribfest.  Those agencies with 6 or more volunteers will be acknowledge on stage and have a QR code on-site for direct donations.
Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Scholarship Application 2023-2024
P.O. Box 7386 • Algonquin, IL  60102
 
 
The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills is offering up to 8 Scholarships listed below for students to help prepare them for the future and fuel their passion toward a specific career.  Candidates must also demonstrate their passion for involvement through community activities, employment and/or school activities.
 
Our Scholarships:
 
Tom Stock Memorial Scholarship:  This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior who is a member in good standing with the Rotary InterAct and demonstrates academic excellence as well as a commitment to community service.
 
Service Above Self Scholarship:  This $2,500 scholarship which will be awarded to two high school senior who successfully demonstrates academic excellence as well as a commitment to community service.
 
Making a Difference Community/Vocational Scholarship:  This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to five high school seniors who, through their community involvement in work or school, have made a difference in our community.
 
Application form is located in the document section of this page.
 
Come join us and our Grantees and learn about their projects. Food and drinks will be s
We would like to thank all our sponsors for their financial support of our organization. We are so fortunate to have such generous donors and we can never really thank you enough. Their contribution will be used towards grants for area’s nonprofit organizations, scholarships for high school seniors and international service projects. We want you to know their sponsorships means the world to us!
 
As a sponsor, their contributions are vital to continuing this important work. We cannot succeed without their generosity.  And we hope that the extra exposure they received with their involvement will translate to new business. Sponsorships are a win/win for everyone involved!
 We are looking forward to partnering with everyone at next year’s Rockin’ Rotary Ribfest! July 11th thru 14th, 2024
This year’s Sponsors include
Castle Autoplex, Chas. Herdrich and sons, Crystal Lake Bank and Trust, FNIC Group, Flood Bros., FNBO, Meijer and Rush Creek Distillery
Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills is now accepting applications Non-Profit Grants
 
January 13, 2023 – The Rotary club of Lake in the Hills is excited to announce that our club is seeking proposals for projects and programs that help improve the quality of life for Lake in the Hills (LITH) and McHenry County residents most in need. The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills, has supported community nonprofit organizations through our signature event, Rockin’ Rotary Ribfest, and subsequent grants for the past 13 years. The Lake in the Hills Rotary Club has award over $150,000 in non-profit grants during that time.  This year’s applications have undergone some changes and now include different categories:
 
*TEAM Support Award- 2 awards @ $5,000 (maximum)
            (Team Award is 2 NP’s working in conjunction on 1 project)
 
*IMPACT: Each category will have 2 awards for $3,000 each (maximum)
  1. Animal Rescue Impact Award – For agencies that are increasing protections for animals and are building and sustaining local capacities across the county to advance animal welfare.
  2. Seniors and/or Veterans Impact Award– For agencies that have a mission to improve the quality of life for seniors and/or veterans within our area
  3. Kids and Teens Impact Award – Agencies that that enhance the lives of the children and/or teens and empower them to become responsible, productive adults.
  4. Mental Health/Addiction Recovery Impact Award – Agencies that deliver care, counseling, addiction services and/or residential mental healthcare.
 
*MAJOR Difference Maker Award-maximum of 2 awards @ $3,000 (maximum) each
This is for any agency that may not fall into any of the above categories or feel their program will make a major difference in the area.
 
Applications are available at www.lithrotary.org
 
The Club is seeking proposals for projects and programs that help improve the quality of life for Lake in the Hills (LITH) and McHenry/Kane County residents most in need.
 
Guidelines:
  • Eligible applicants are organizations or projects that benefit LITH and McHenry/Kane County residents.
  • Projects should demonstrate a need NOT supported by the organization’s ongoing operating budget.
  • Proposals for projects/programs should request only the amount needed for the specific project/program. The request should not exceed the maximum dollar amount of each specific grant.
  • Organizations are encouraged to apply for support of new initiatives or to increase the impact of an existing program.
  • Multiple TEAM Award applications will be accepted if the cooperating nonprofits are different in each application. Contact Becky Welter with any questions at lithrotarygrants@gmail.com
  • Organizations may apply for all three awards, but projects must be different. No organization will be awarded both MAJOR and IMPACT awards in the same year but may receive Team Award and one other award if two different projects.
 
Important dates:
  • Proposals are due no later than April 28th, 2023 at 5:00 pm
  • Checks will be awarded at an expo event with date and time TBD.
 
Format of Proposals:
  • Submit application form electronically to: Becky Welter at lithrotarygrants@gmail.com
  • Application forms will be available on the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills website, www.lithrotary.org
 
Checks will be awarded at a Club Expo meeting along with the Algonquin/LITH Chamber of Commerce at a date TBD. Each organization receiving a grant agrees to have a representative at that meeting.  Grant winners will have a table to display information about their organization and the winning project to the LITH Rotarians in an expo fashion.  Each grant winning organization will be featured on the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills website with a photo and a description of the winning project/program.
 
Any applying agency will have first opportunity to volunteer at the Rockin’ Rotary Ribfest.  Those agencies with 6 or more volunteers will be acknowledge on stage and have a QR code on-site for direct donations.
Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Scholarship Application 2022-2023
P.O. Box 7386 • Algonquin, IL  60102
 
 
The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills is offering up to 8 Scholarships listed below for students to help prepare them for the future and fuel their passion toward a specific career.  Candidates must also demonstrate their passion for involvement through community activities, employment and/or school activities.
 
Our Scholarships
Tom Stock Memorial Scholarship:  This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior who is a member in good standing with the Rotary InterAct and demonstrates academic excellence as well as a commitment to community service.
 
Service Above Self Scholarship:  This $2,500 scholarship which will be awarded to two high school senior who successfully demonstrates academic excellence as well as a commitment to community service.
 
Making a Difference Community/Vocational Scholarship:  This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to five high school seniors who, through their community involvement in work or school, have made a difference in our community.
October 8th Dream Riders Project  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
October 12th Boulder Ridge Noon – Laura Franz from Veterns Path to Hope
October 27th Ribfest meeting – evening TBD
October 29th Highway Cleanup – 9:00 am Ken Carpenter Park
November 2nd Board Meeting Noon – zoom
November 3rd Foundation Dinner – Hyatt Schaumburg 5:30 pm
November 9th Boulder Ridge noon General meeting
November 18 – 20th Thanksgiving meals  20th will be distribution at Village Hall
September 24, 2022 – The Rotary club of Lake in the Hills is excited to announce that we have awarded $10,000 to Cal’s Angels.  Cal's Angels is a 501(c)(3) pediatric cancer foundation with a mission of granting wishes, raising awareness, and funding research to help kids fighting cancer. Because we have lived the battle with pediatric cancer, we understand what these families are going through. The help that we provide these families through our programs is a great resource when they need it the most.  The funds were obtained during this years Rockin’ Rotary Ribfest from tips received during the fest.
The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills held a grant award ceremony at Boulder Ridge Country Club where each non-profit that received a grant from the club was able to detail the project their organization would be using the funding for.
The criteria for the grants center around programs that help improve the quality of life for Lake in the Hills (LITH) and McHenry County most vulnerable residents. The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills, one of the more than 34,000 worldwide Rotary clubs, has supported community nonprofit organizations through fundraising and subsequent grants for the past 12 years.  The grants are broken down to three categories, Major Support, Impact and Team grants.
Those in attendance were:
Kids in Need, McHenry
Sandy’s Stockings
Senior Care Volunteer Network
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Veterans Path to Hope
Northern Illinois Food Bank
District 300 Food Pantry
Turning Point and Care Center (Northwest CASA)
September Schedule
9/7 – KIN Clean up 55 E Crystal Lake Ave Crystal Lake 11:30am – 1:00pm
9/14 – Regular meeting, Dream Riders speaker, Boulder Ridge 12:00pm
9/22 – Grant Award Ceremony, Boulder Ridge 5:00pm – 7:00pm
9/23-25 Huntley Fall fest – Exact times TBD
The Rockin' Rotary Ribfest is coming July 7th - 10th and we have a new website: http://rockinrotaryribfest.com.  Check out our great entertainment lineup, all our professional pitmasters and the vendors that will be joining us this year. Plan on joining us on Saturday for Tommy Decarlo, lead singer for Boston.
The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills is offering up to 5 Scholarships listed below for students to help prepare them for the future and fuel their passion toward a specific career.  Candidates must demonstrate their passion for involvement through community activities, employment and/or school activities.
 
Our Scholarships
Tom Stock Memorial Scholarship:  This $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior who is a member in good standing with the Rotary InterAct and demonstrates academic excellence as well as a commitment to community service.
 
Service Above Self Scholarship:  This $2,000 scholarship which will be awarded to one high school senior who successfully demonstrates academic excellence as well as a commitment to community service.
 
Making a Difference Community/Vocational Scholarship:  This $500 scholarship will be awarded to three high school seniors who, through their community involvement in work or school, have made a difference in our community.
 
Completed applications are due to the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills in hardcopy or by email no later than March 30, 2022.  Postmark dates will be accepted.  The applications should be sent to:  Lake in the Hills Rotary Club P.O. Box 7386, Algonquin, IL 60102 or gappaj@live.com.
2022 Grant applications are now being accepted.
 
The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills, one of the more than 34,000 worldwide Rotary clubs, has supported community nonprofit organizations through fundraising and subsequent grants for the past 12 years.
 
The Club is seeking proposals for projects and programs that help improve the quality of life for Lake in the Hills (LITH) and McHenry County residents most in need.
 
Grants Available:
*MAJOR Support Award-maximum of 4 awards @ $2,500 (maximum) each
*IMPACT Award-2 awards @ $3,000 (maximum)
*TEAM Support Award- 1 award @ $5000 (maximum)
 
Applications can be downloaded from the link on the lower left of this page.
Rockin' Ribfest Vendor Blender is a fantastic place to shop and share your support for small businesses in our local community while enjoying great food, music and company!
We are so excited to host this event and give our crafters, creators, local entrepreneurs and pillars in the community a chance to showcase their work. We've all been through so much this year, this is a GREAT chance for businesses to share how they've evolved or pivoted, what they've created, and reconnect with the community.
We've expanded our footprint to bring in all types of handcrafted goods and local services for Ribfest attendees to shop and network with. Small business, music and food has never felt so good! Raffles, swag bags, unique goodies and deals galore as you wander the park to shop and mingle! Great stuff for the kids, too! 
 
Click on the link on the website for an application.
During December we will not have any in-person meetings.  All will be over zoom on Wednesday at noon.  Please click on the attached link to join in.  Everyone is welcome!!
 
Topic: Rotary Meetings - December
Time: Dec 2, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
       Every week on Wed, until Dec 30, 2020, 5 occurrence(s)
       Dec 2, 2020 12:00 PM
       Dec 9, 2020 12:00 PM
       Dec 16, 2020 12:00 PM
       Dec 23, 2020 12:00 PM
       Dec 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZcldO6hqTgoGN31GAb7mPy7QkB0G8PTw-rW/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGrpjgtE9OWshuORpwqGojCKPPwtnZBjY0OzTjEAXdeUhqhB-lgYpUnIOzH

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83837973229?pwd=QjJnUEs1VkhiYWh1ZWFBcFJxNGhhQT09

Meeting ID: 838 3797 3229
Passcode: 878517

On Sunday November 22nd, , 2020, the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills will host it’s 34th Annual Thanksgiving Community Basket Project.   Themed, , “Give Back, and Give Thanks,” the  project provides families in need with a complete turkey dinner and a means to celebrate.  2020 has proven that the faces of those in need are changing in our community - and we are here to help.  Signups  are being received through the Algonquin/LITH InterFaith Food Pantry, St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Huntley.

LITH Rotary’s “Rockin Rotary RibFest” is the major support behind this project.  Due to the fact that our major fundraiser was cancelled this year, we are looking for your help.  The Algonquin Jewel (on Randall Rd.)  will be accepting donations at its registers.  As a shopper you can round up, give a specific amount ($25, $50, $100), or donate any nonperishable items.

Checks can be mailed directly to the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills, P.O. Box 7386, Algonquin, IL 60102.

** Any donations made directly to the club in the amount of $250 or more, will automatically be entered into a SPECIAL DRAWING.

We welcome individuals and groups that would like to volunteer to contact Lindsay at the number below.  

The Alg/LITH Interfaith Food Pantry cannot stress enough, that need is up and donations are down.  Recipients of food go through a vetting process and can only receive food from their local food pantry according to their address - people in need are not able to travel to other pantries and receive.  It is IMPERATIVE that we help locally, and lift those up that have recently found themselves in a position that a year ago was unthinkable.

For further  information contact:  LINDSAY HERRERA (815) 546-9415

 
The Lake in the Hills Rotary Club is proud to announce the award of $8,500 in academic scholarships to eight outstanding high school graduates for the class of 2020.
   The 15th Annual Rocking Rotary Ribfest, scheduled to take place July 9-12, 2020 at Sunset Park, Lake in the Hills, has been cancelled due to the current coronavirus pandemic.
 
     In consideration of the “Restore Illinois” guidelines issued by the State of Illinois, including the capacity restrictions until Phase 5 has been achieved, in conjunction with a concern for the safety of Ribfest attendees, volunteers and entertainers, the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills has determined that it is not practical to hold the event this year.
 
     The decision to cancel Ribfest came only after numerous discussions within the committee, after careful consideration and research.
 
     The Ribfest is the major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills, providing funds for the club to achieve many of its goals, some of which include funding a number of local community service initiatives & projects, scholarships to local seniors, and grants for local not-for-profits servicing the Lake in the Hills community.    
 
      The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills looks forward to seeing everyone at Ribfest 2021!
2020 Grant applications are now being accepted.
 
The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills, one of the more than 34,000 worldwide Rotary clubs, has supported community nonprofit organizations through fundraising and subsequent grants for the past 11 years.
 
The Club is seeking proposals for projects and programs that help improve the quality of life for Lake in the Hills (LITH) and McHenry County residents most in need.
 
Grants Available:
*MAJOR Support Award-maximum of 4 awards @ $1000 (maximum) each
*IMPACT Award- 1 award @ $2000 (maximum)
*TEAM Support Award- 1 award @ $3000 (maximum)
Applications can be downloaded from the link on the lower left of this page
 
Edited 2-29 with correct available grants.
 
 
It's that time of year again! Our next meeting, December 18 @ noon will be at Jacobs HS for our annual turkey distribution.  The next regular meeting will be January 8 at Lou Malnatis @ noon.  Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills, one of the more than 34,000 worldwide Rotary clubs, has supported community nonprofit organizations through fund raising and subsequent grants for the past 11 years.

The Club is seeking proposals for projects and programs that help improve the quality of life for Lake in the Hills (LITH) and McHenry County residents most in need.

Grants Available:


*​MAJOR Support Award​-maximum of 3 awards @ $2000 (maximum) each

*​IMPACT​ ​Award​-1 award @ $4000 (maximum)
 

*​TEAM Support Award​-1 award @ $3000 (maximum)

 

Please go to the links at the bottom left of this page for further information and applications!

On Sunday November 19th we will be distributing the food families will need to prepare meals for Thanksgiving. In preparation to distribute food to close to 200 families we will need a lot of help. Here are the times we need help with.
 
Friday:  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM or a little later.
Unload food, boxes and sort food
 
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Unload more food and assemble packages for distribution.
 
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Assist with folks that are picking up food or deliver food to the folks that can't make it to us.
 
All of this is taking place at Lake in the Hills Village Hall located at 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156. If you are available please contact Jim Benages at 847-721-5677 or email lithrotarybasket@gmail.com
 
Board of Directors
President
Co-President
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Public Image Chair
Web Site Coordinator
Membership Chair/Director
Club Administration/Director
Youth Service Chair
Youth/Interact Liaison
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Club Service Chair
Fellowship
International Service Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Director
Director
Social Media Coordinator
Scholarship Chair
Scholarships
Grants Chair
Thanksgiving Project Chair

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