We're Rotating* Our Meeting Locations and Times!
* Rotary is called that because we used to rotate between meeting places.
We've decided to conduct a virtual fundraiser! Please visit us at Virtual Taste of Route 66! If you're unsure as to how a virtua event works, click TOR66 Remote Bid Guide (PDF) to learn how to bid remotely!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are meeting online via Zoom. Meetings are every Tuesday at 12:15. If you are interested in attending one of our meetings, please email us for the details.
Darien Rotary Club Taste of Route 66 Event NOW GOING VIRTUAL
Please visit our auction site between Saturday June 13th and Saturday June 20th to bid on a selection of quality items donated by Rotarians and local merchants. All proceeds from this event will be used to support our charities, including our signature program, Food For Kids.
This event is a great opportunity to do good while shopping for Father's Day and New Graduates‼️
Visit our Auction/Buy it Now page by clicking this direct link, which will continue to be updated as items arrive.
Or you can support us by direct donations! Please click here.
Joan Wayman, President
Darien Rotary Club Grant Program
Our Grant program is open to individuals or organizations in the Darien area for whom the financial support will make a significant difference in their lives or to Darien residents or to the immediate area.
If you wish to apply to the Darien Rotary Club for a grant, please click on the link button below to learn how.
Rotary Food For Kids Program
The Rotary Club of Darien's "Food for Kids Program" provides nutritional meals to food-insecure school children on weekends during the school year. This program supplements the primary source of food for these students, which is often the school cafeteria.
Every Friday during the school year, the administrators of Lace, Mark Delay, Concord, Gower West, and Anne M Jeans Elementary Schools discretely place the bags of food into select children's backpacks, keeping the children anonymous from their peers.
The sack of food items sustains the children until they return to school Monday morning. This supports the child's nutritional, mental, and well-being needs, so they can focus on learning.
The success experienced by participants in this type of program is astonishing and can only realize its full potential from the continued support of Community, Corporations and Volunteers like YOU!!! The packing schedule for 2019--2020 is below. All events start at 5:30 PM at the gym in Lace School (7414 S. Cass Ave, Darien). We finish between 6:30 and 7:00 PM. Walk-ins are welcome:
100% of the funds received for this program go to the food we buy at Walmart and to maintain, at a minimum, a two-year support cycle for each recipient. Currently, our budget allows for supporting 195 children for the current school years. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We couldn't do this without the generous support from you - our sponsors.
- September 10, 2019
- October 15, 2019
- November 20, 2019
- January 9, 2020
- February 25, 2020
- April 8, 2020
Please click on the links below to find out more about the program and how you can help make a difference in a child's life....
Click here to email committee with questions Food For Kids Program Informative Video
Darien Rotary is Looking for New Members
If you are interested in becoming a Rotarian, why not the Darien Rotary Club? Join us for a
complimentary lunch to find out more. Please click below for information and application.
Upcoming Special Events
Food For Kids Packing Nights
2019 - 2020 School Year
Times: 5:30-6:45 pm Central Time
Location: Lace Elementary School
7414 Cass Ave
Darien, IL 60561
No more packing nights for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
Rotary Fundraiser - Our 3rd Year at the same location
EVENT POSTPONED - new date TBD
Taste of Route 66
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ashyana Banquets and Catering
1620 75th Street
Downers Grove. IL 60516