Rotary Youth Leadership Activities
Rotary Youth Leadership Activities (RYLA) is a training program for leaders and potential leaders. It is an all-expense paid four day camp providing an effective training experience for selected youth in local area high schools. The Woodridge Rotary club sponsored three students from Downers Grove South to attend. They are given the opportunity to express ideas and concepts, to feel and give acceptance of and to each other, and to experience the joy of teamwork. They learn how to reach out and make new friends. This annual event demonstrates Rotary’s respect and concern for youth. President Debbie Mascitti and member Beverly Tripp attended and volunteered their time on Saturday of the weekend long activities.
The Woodridge Rotary Club held its Annual Giving Dinner Event
The Woodridge Rotary Club held its "Annual Giving Dinner" at Shanahan's Food and Spirits on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Organizations were invited to receive funding on behalf of the charities they represent.
2018 - 2019 Awards Presented:
- Hopes Front Door
- Tears In Heaven
- Almost Home Quilters
- WPD Golden Years Club
- Live Like Mike
- Woodridge Lions Club
- Smiles for Veterans
- Naperville Area Humane Society
- CASA DuPage
- Woodridge School District 68 Lunch Program
- Family Shelter Service
- VFW Post 1578
- Community Pantry, Backpack Project
- The Heart Organization
The Woodridge Rotary holds several fundraisers throughout the year in order to fund these local charities. The major fundraising event is the Mini-Triathlon. This year the club will be celebrating twenty years of hosting this great community event and Thirty years as a Rotary club in Woodridge! Each year the club members recommend local charities in need of support and the Rotary club acknowledges that need as a result of their fund raising efforts.