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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
Congratulations to our 2nd Annual Woodstock Rotary Club Jeep Raffle Winners!
The Grand Prize Winner of the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4DR Sport or $40,000 is...
Ticket #0970 - Diane M. of Woodstock, IL

Winners of the 4 "Day-of" Prizes of $500 Cash!
#0148 - Ron B. of Lake Geneva, WI
#0335 - Alice N. of Woodstock, IL
#0732 - Kent D. of Georgetown, IL
#0501 - Shelly E. of Woodstock, IL

Six EARLY BIRD $500 Winners!
#0255 - Cassandra N. of Woodstock, IL
#0521 - Charlie B. of Woodstock, IL
#0586 - Rose S. of Woodstock, IL
#0422 - Steve N. of Mundelein, IL
#0407 – Santino P. of Cary, IL
#0715 – Larry O. of Woodstock, IL
The Rotary Club of Woodstock is pleased to announce they are accepting applications for a vocational scholarship geared to adult learners who are preparing for a career that requires less than a four-year degree – this could be an Associate’s Degree or a certificate.
“We are excited to be able to extend critical financial support to adult members of our community who are trying to develop new skills or move into new careers,” said Peter Knapp, Vocational Services Director for the Rotary Club of Woodstock. “Previously, a scholarship award was given to a community member who attended MAT Kosovo School in Gozo, Malta, for Humanitarian Mine Action, De-Mining and Small Arms Management. Now, we are again ready for applicants.”
To be eligible, the recipient must live within the boundaries of Woodstock School District 200, be 25 years of age or older, and be enrolled in a vocational degree or certificate program at an accredited institution.
The scholarship application can be found on the Rotary Club of Woodstock’s webpage – rotaryclubofwoodstock.com. The application and supporting documents should be mailed to:
Rotary Club of Woodstock
Attn: Peter Knapp
PO Box 53
Woodstock, IL 60098
and needs to be postmarked no later than Friday July 1, 2022
For more information
Peter G. Knapp, Vocational Service Director
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
Virtual Meeting Coordinator

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