50 Years of Service
The Palatine Rotary Club was Chartered March 2, 1964
1965-66 - Funded various local projects including distributing Christmas baskets to needy families.
1966-67 - Donated school supplies to Chihuahua, Mexico.
1967-68 - Provided funds for a youth playground project with a club in Chile.
1968-69 - Purchased a van for “Sing Out Palatine.”
1969-70 - Donated funds /manpower to paint the Countryside Center for handicapped.
1970-71 - Donated funds/manpower for one intersection as part of the Palatine beautification program.
1973-74 - Sponsored Little League baseball teams.
1974-75 - Purchased a bus for the Palatine Police Department for use in public relation and emergencies.
1979-80 - Donated monies for the restoration of the Clayson House (Palatine Historical House).
1980-81 - Sponsored a play at Cutting Hall.
1981-82 - Sent books to complete a library in South Africa, and donated to the Senior Citizen Center.
1982-83 - Donated a Scoliometer to local schools.
1983-84 - Manpower for Clearbrook Center, and sponsored a play at Cutting Hall.
1986-87 - Bought new benches and trash containers for downtown Palatine.
1987-88 - Bought additional benches and containers for downtown Palatine.
1988-89 - Participated in RI PolioPlus Program.
1989-90 - Participated in RI PolioPlus Program.
1990-91 - Provided funds to build a handicap accessible playground at Twin Lakes Park.
1991-92 - Provided additional funds for the playground at Twin Lakes Park.
1992-93 - Provided additional funds for the playground at Twin Lakes Park.
1994-95 - Purchased computer hardware and software for use by new immigrants installed at the Palatine Library.
1995-96 - Provided funds to build the Gazebo in Palatine’s Town Square.
1996-97 - Provided additional funds for the Gazebo.
1999-00 - Donated various funds to promote literacy.
2000-01 - Funded a Literacy Program for at-risk students in cooperation with District 15.
2001-02 - Funded a Literacy Program for at-risk students in cooperation with District 15.
2002-03 - Donated funds to build the Palatine Firemen’s Memorial to honor firefighters’ who have died in the line of duty.
2003-04 - Provided additional funds for the Palatine Firemen’s Memorial.
2004-05 - Provided funds for the Palatine Police Department Summer Camp & Mentoring Program.
2007-08 - Dedicated Rotary Fireman’s Memorial Stone; established Palatine Rotary Club Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation.
2008-09 - First Annual Oktoberfest Celebration in Downtown Palatine.
2012-13 - Started work on Rotary Plaza. Donated $40,000 to 40 local charities. Partnered with another club on a soymilk project in Guatemala.
2013-14 - Dedicated Rotary Plaza at the corner of Plum Grove and Palatine Roads. Donated $40,000 to 40 local charities. Partnered with the Rotary Club of Barrington in a multi-year water project in Guatemala. Purchased a ShelterBox tent. Sent an outbound Exchange Student to Colombia, and hosted an inbound Exchange Student from Thailand. Supported local, national, and international Literacy projects. Supported the End Polio Now program.
2014-15 - Sponsored both Inbound and Outbound Exchange Students 2015-16 - Funded a new International project in Jamaica, partnering with Rotary clubs in Germany and locally in Jamaica.