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Jan 28, 2022
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Feb 04, 2022
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Feb 11, 2022
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Feb 18, 2022
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Feb 25, 2022
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Mar 04, 2022
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Mar 11, 2022
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Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Woodstock Illinois!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:10 PM
Oliver's Bar & Grill
228 Main St
Woodstock, IL 60098
United States of America
Rotary Club of Woodstock
William “Bill” Frejd, a founding member of the Rotary Club of Woodstock, was a machinist by trade, and the owner of R&B Metal Products.   Bill believed that skills learned in the different vocational trades were of fundamental benefit to the society, and an essential part of a productive community.  It was his wish to support scholarships for life-long vocational trades.
The vocational scholarship is to provide educational opportunities for men and women who are preparing for careers that require LESS THAN A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE (Associate Degree, Diploma or Certificate) in order to enter into those careers and become successful and productive. The Rotary Club of Woodstock will be offering local scholarship(s) for a possible minimum award of $500.00 and maximum award of $1,500.00.  
Additionally, one application will be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Woodstock to advance to the Rotary District 6440 office for the possibility of an additional scholarship award of $1,500. 
Scholarships will be awarded to full-time students enrolled in a vocational degree or certificate program at an accredited school. This award will be used for tuition only, NOT for fees, books, tools, supplies, food, travel or personal expense.  The duration of the scholarship will be one year and all funds from the scholarship will be paid directly to the institution they choose to attend.
Students must claim funds for the fall, spring or summer semester(s) in the year they won.  Students are to submit enrollment notification and tuition bill immediately after registration.  
To be eligible, a student must live within Woodstock Community School District #200 and be a senior at: 1) Woodstock High School; 2) Woodstock North High School; 3) Marian Central Catholic High School; OR 4) be Home Schooled, and receive their Diploma on the scheduled commencement and/or graduation date for the 2021-22 academic year.  Applications must include two (2) letters of reference and a copy of the applicant’s transcript of high school and/or community college grades (if applicable) in order to qualify.  Exclusion of these items will result in a denial of the application.
Applications must be received by The Rotary Club of Woodstock (Noon) on/before Wednesday, March 2, 2022, by 5:00 p.m., Chicago Time.
Applications are to be delivered via email only to: PGK@PeterKnapp.com and copy to Shawna.Young@altertrading.com
P.O. BOX 53
PHONE: 815-338-9211

For more than 50 years, The Rotary Club of Woodstock has been providing food baskets, toys and books a Saturday prior to the Christmas holiday to families located within District 200.

In the first year, 200 families in the community were served. With the growth of the community coupled with an increase in family hardships, The Rotary Club of Woodstock is now serving approximately 1,100 families & 2,000 children residing in the Woodstock and Wonder Lake areas each year.

And our community responds to this recurring need during the holiday season. In a matter of hours, hundreds of volunteers average 7 deliveries per minute showing Woodstock Cares!

2021 Delivery Day is scheduled for Saturday, December 18th.  
You can click on the CCH logo photo to go to the Woodstock Rotary Cares website (https://www.woodstockrotarycares.org) for updated information.
Product Partnerships: Please support the businesses that support us! 
Each year, Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House partners with local businesses to offer a unique way to (1) patronize our community establishments and (2) give back to Christmas Clearing House. The shops and restaurants listed are truly "giving back" when you purchase from them. 


Starting Nov. 24 and running thru Christmas Eve: Americano (11671 Catalpa Ln.) will donate $1 from every 1 lb. bag of their PastaBar handmade pastas to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House. Stop in today and purchase some for yourself and as wonderful gifts for this holiday season! Stock-up, because these pastas don’t last on Americano’s shelves for long! (Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays: noon-7:00; Fridays: noon-8:00; and Saturdays: 3-8:00).

Nov. 24 - Christmas Eve: D&A salon | apothecary (108 N. Benton St.) will be donating 5% from every "holiday" purchase and holiday-themed merchandise (Holiday Gift Sets, Kevin Murphy, Living Proof, ColorWow, I-N, Green Envee, Reference of Sweden, Eleven Australia, Olivina, Spongelle, Framar, and Fury Bro's).

Friday, Nov. 26: Go visit Casting Whimsy (203 Main St.) during “Lighting of the Square.” $1 of every hot beverage donated back to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House! 

Nov. 26, 27, 28: Curated by D&A (106 N. Benton St.) will generously donate 5% of all sales back to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House.

Giving Tuesday: Nov. 30

MARK THOSE CALENDARS! Please make your donation to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House on Tuesday, November 30, so that we can hopefully raise the full amount needed to get the generous $3000 match from Studio D Jewelers on the Woodstock Square! Spread the word, too! Encourage friends, family, and connections on social media to donate! Use this link: https://bit.ly/3qDGWeT

Going on Now

Now thru 12/31: Deja Vu Foundry: visit Deja Vu Foundry’s online shop and use code CLEARING at checkout so that 10% of your purchase is donated back to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House. Shop beautiful items like candles, room sprays, and textiles. 

Now until products run out! Apple Creek Flowers (207 N. Throop St.): Two products offered - (1) all proceeds from limited edition, exclusive towels donated to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House; (2) portion of sales from a lovely holiday floral arrangement donated back to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House. Visit their shop to purchase, call them at (815) 338-2255, or email them at applecreekflowers@sbcglobal.net for more information. 

Now until products run out! Go see our friends at Casting Whimsy (203 Main St.): 10% of every tin of their mulling spices (Mulmaster) will be donated to the Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House. They have some wonderful gift ideas, too!

Now until 12/20: Please go see Esther and the team at Chop Suey Hut (218 N. Throop St.)! $1 from the purchase of the following products will be donated: Mochi, Molten Lava Cake, Banana Bourbon Toffee Cake, and the Creme Brulee Cheesecake, and their famous Grasshopper, Brandy Alexander and Pink Lady cocktails.

Happening on Specific December Dates

Entire month of December: Ohm Grown will donate 15% of each sale of their new DIY Paint & Plant Kits to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House - what a wonderful gift for you or for those on your list! Looking to purchase a kit? They are $25 ea. and will be available to purchase on their Facebook shop or by emailing ohmgrownevents@gmail.com. Pickup of orders will be at Ohm Grown in Woodstock.

Dec. 1 - 15: Ortmann’s (101 E. Church St.) is giving back $1 from every ice cream shot to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House. Run, don’t walk, to get your ice cream (shots, that is!)!

Dec. 1 - 15: Kishwaukee Brewing Co. (1900 Dillard Ct.): Generous as always, our friends at Kishwaukee will donate $1 for every pint of their delicious Blonde sold. This "giving back" offer is valid Dec. 1-15, so go enjoy some Blonde Brew!

Dec. 1 - Dec. 17: Our buddy Morgan at Desserts & Stuff is once again offering a specialty bundle. A portion of sales from their specialty Holiday Cookie Set will be donated back to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House. Place your order online before December 17. Each set is $20, and can also be shipped (if necessary) for an added fee.

Dec. 1 - 23: Order online from Papa Murphy’s (119 S. Eastwood Dr.) and use code DONATE at checkout, and 25% of your order will be donated back to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House.

Dec. 3, 4, and 5: Hattie & Myrt (100 N. Benton St.): 15% of sales will be donated to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House. I’ll say this: I never leave this shop without purchasing something! 

Dec. 10 and Dec. 17: Go order from Cesaroni’s (236 Main St.) because a portion of their proceeds from both days will go towards Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House.

Dec. 16: A “Christmas Shopping Dance Party” at Read Between the Lynes (111 E. Van Buren St.) from 7-9 p.m. Denny Diamond will be performing, and all attendees are welcome to dance, shop, and enjoy themselves! Tickets are required for this event. Admission is $10 with half being donated to Woodstock Rotary Christmas Clearing House.

The Rotary Club of Woodstock was chartered by Rotary International on April 22, 1968.  Throughout its history, the Rotary Club of Woodstock has been committed to implementing community and international service projects and 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 opportunity to serve society;

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Woodstock, feel free to contact any of the current Rotary Club of Woodstock Officers listed to the right.

Why not help make your community and the world a better place through Rotary?

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Membership Chair
Public Image Chair
Web Site Coordinator
Youth Services Chair
Club Service
Fellowship Chair
Program/Greeter Chair
Vocational Service
Literacy Chair
Community Service Chair
Service Projects Chair
International Service Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
EPN Chair
Grants Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator

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