– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

Mission:

Rotary is a global network of community volunteers.  We provide humanitarian service, engage in high ethical standards and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield has been providing fellowship and service opportunities to business owners, community leaders and involved citizens since 1924.

About:

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

One of 32,000 clubs worldwide, the Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club meets weekly from 12:15 to 1:30pm for lunch at the Winnetka Community House. Most recently, this Rotary Club distributes monetary contributions annually through its Community Grants Awards programs, mobilizes 400+ community volunteers to pack 100,000+ meals in a one-day packing even through Kids Against Hunger, provides warm winter coats to children in need through Operation Warm, raises funds to support returning veterans suffering from PTSD, sponsors high schoolers for year-long study abroad through the Rotary Youth Exchange program, graduate level studies in the Ambassadorial Scholars program, supports young professional exchanges, etc. The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club is also a annual contributor to Rotary’s 25+ year effort to eradicate polio.

Opportunities Available with Rotary Club of Winnetka/Northfield

Ongoing Opportunities with Rotary Club of Winnetka/Northfield

YOUTH EXCHANGE HOST FAMILY The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club seeks volunteer host families to host it’s foreign exchange student from Turkey in their home for a period of 3-4 months. The…

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Ongoing Opportunities:

YOUTH EXCHANGE HOST FAMILY
The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club seeks volunteer host families to host it's foreign exchange student from Turkey in their home for a period of 3-4 months. The 16 year old female student will be one of 20 Rotary Youth Exchange students hosted from around the world, spending one year in Northeastern Illinois. The host family is to provide room and board and welcome the student into their home, not as a guest, but rather as a member of their own family. The student will arrive in mid-August 2012 and will return home in July 2012 after studying at New Trier High School. Host families must reside anywhere in the New Trier High School District (Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, East Glenview, Northfield)