Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 11:30 AM
Miramar Bistro
301 Waukegan Avenue
Highwood, IL 60040
United States of America
(847) 432-1500
Contact Mary Beth at hphwrotary@gmail.com if you plan on attending.
Ghida S. Neukirch
Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood
Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood Invites Vocational Career Students
to Apply for $1,500 Scholarships
Highland Park, IL (December 15, 2022) – The Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood invites local students pursuing vocational or trade careers and working toward an associate degree, diploma or certificate to apply for $1,500 Career and Technical Education scholarships.   Rotary encourages education and will grant 15 scholarships this spring to students living in Chicago’s north, northwest and many western suburbs.
Career examples are auto mechanics, administrative assistants, heating/ventilating/air conditioning tech., computer tech., paralegal, pharmacy tech., human services, law enforcement, elder care and many other fields.
Candidates must be sponsored by their local Rotary club and show good high school grades in relevant subjects, work experience in their chosen field, volunteer work in their chosen field, good extracurricular activities, character recommendations and more.  Rotary clubs will screen applicants and sponsor one or two students each to the suburban Rotary selection committee.  That committee will interview and screen applicants further to help determine the vocational scholarship winners.
Information and the application form are at https://rotary6440.org/sitepage/vocational-service.  Students must submit their application to their local Rotary club by early March. 
Our Annual MLK Day of Service        
The City of Highland Park in partnership with the Park District are coordinating the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to pay tribute to Dr. King’s legacy.  MLK Day of Service will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 at the Recreation Center of Highland Park.
Rotary Volunteers are needed from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Attendees will have an opportunity to draw and write messages of hope and courage on white socks that will be donated to the homeless through PADS Lake County. 
MLK Day of Service will feature a keynote address on “Unity in the Community” by Gabrielle Cummings, President of Highland Park Hospital and a dance performance by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. Guests will be invited to participate in a variety of service projects facilitated by local organizations. A drive-through donation event will follow from 12:30 – 2 PM.
To sign-up to volunteer at the Rotary Table from 10 AM until 12:30 PM, please contact City Manager Ghida Neukirch at 847-456-2408 or email gneukirch@cityhpil.com.
These are the top five reasons people like you joined Rotary:
                                        1) Serving the local community (1st by a wide margin)
                                        2) Enjoyed weekly meetings
                                        3) maintaining/developing friendships
                                        4) Serving the international community
                                        5) Networking professionally
                              Know anyone else like that? Bring them to lunch!
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If you would like more information and/or would like to attend a meeting, please call 847-432-1500 (Dahlmann Properties). 
Our mailing address is:
Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood
PO Box 42
Highland Park, IL 60035