PTSCC and other local charities receive $39,995 from the Rotary Club of Palatine
The Rotary Club of Palatine Allocation Awards Ceremony was held on February 10, 2012 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Falcon Park Recreation Center in Palatine. Twenty-two Agencies/Organizations were given funds totaling $39,995.00. The Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council (PTSCC) which operates the Palatine Township Senior Center, received $2,500. Julie Selof, Development Associate accepted the donation from Jim McClin, Rotary President. PTSCC would like to thank the Rotary Club for their support! PTSCC provides programs and services which support older adults and their families by encouraging independence, well-being and connection to the community. Our Recreation, Education, Health and Wellness, Noon Dining, Home Delivered Meals, Adult Day Care, and Social Services programs are available to persons 50 and older and their families who live in Palatine Township and the surrounding communities in the north and northwest suburbs. Services are available in English, Spanish and Russian at eight satellite locations. Our Social Services staff also makes home visits as needed. For more information, visit our website at www.ptscc.org or call 847-991-1112.
The Rotary Club of Palatine was founded almost 50 years ago to support the people of the Village of Palatine and to promote international understanding and friendship. The Rotary Club was just named "Community Organization of the Year" by the Palatine Chamber of Commerce. The organization has supported many local projects over the years, including the Firefighters’ Memorial, the Wood Street Gazebo, the handicapped accessible playground at the Salt Creek Park District, and other projects. The Rotary Club supports a broad spectrum of worthy local charities that aid those in need in Palatine and surrounding communities.
Most recently the Rotary Club has sponsored the Palatine Oktoberfest Event in downtown Palatine. This event is the primary fundraiser for the club, but it is more than that. It is an event that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds from the village and surrounding communities. It's a family-friendly event (Family Day is Sunday). We recently formed a 501(c)3 organization - The Palatine Rotary Foundation. It is through this foundation that the Rotary Club collects Oktoberfest revenues and makes contributions to local charities.
International projects include clean water and soy milk projects in Guatemala, ShelterBox Emergency Rescue Systems for wherever they're required plus reading and school support in Africa and India. The Rotary Club of Palatine is a part of Rotary International, which has for decades been involved in the eradication of Polio worldwide. The Rotary Club recently established a Rotaract chapter which is designed for members thirty and under.
The Rotary of Palatine Club has about 40 active members who meet at 7:15 every Tuesday morning at the Red Apple Pancake House & Cafe, located at 2121 Plum Grove Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 (847) 925-8048. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.