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Palatine Rotary Club Allocation Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2013 allocation from the Rotary Club of Palatine Foundation are being accepted now through January 21, 2013.

The Rotary Club of Palatine Foundation is currently accepting applications from organizations for possible donations from the Foundation. Organizations applying for funding support from the Rotary Club of Palatine Foundation must be tax exempt under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Monies to be distributed were raised during the 2012 Oktoberfest celebration held the weekend of September 14-16th in downtown Palatine.

“We had a magnificent Oktoberfest in 2012, made even more tremendous with the amount of money raised,” stated the chairman of the allocations committee, Oliver Girke.

“It’s a great feeling to be part of an organization that can give back so much, especially when so many have had to cut back,” continued Girke.  Girke also noted that all applications will be considered for funding, but funding is not guaranteed.

Organizations interested in receiving a charitable allocation should submit their application no later than January 21, 2013.

Applications are available @ the Rotary Club of Palatine’s Facebook website or through committee chair Oliver Girke @ oliveregirke@aol.com or our website at www.PalatineRotary.com.

The Official Allocation Distribution Ceremony will be held on February 22, 2013 @ Falcon Park Recreation Center (2195 N. hicks Road, Palatine) at 5:30.

President Liz Noe invites interested men and women of the Palatine community to learn more about Rotary. “Those interested in joining our dynamic service organization are welcome to come and learn more about the good work that Rotary does both in our community and around the globe,” stated Noe.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Palatine represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women.

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, including leadership and educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.

The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

The Rotary Club Of Palatine meets every Tuesday at 7:15 AM at The Red Apple, 2121 Plum Grove Road in Palatine. For more information visit the club online at www.PalatineRotary.com or www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Palatine/57707637615?sk=wall.

Information provided by Jim McLin, Rotary Club of Palatine. 

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