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posted: 4/22/2014 1:41 PM

Rotary Club of Palatine hosting its own 50th birthday party

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  • Rotary Plaza is at Palatine and Plum Grove roads, in Palatine.

      Rotary Plaza is at Palatine and Plum Grove roads, in Palatine.
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Submitted by the Rotary Club of Palatine

On Tuesday, May 6, the Rotary Club of Palatine will celebrate 50 years in the community with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Cotillion, 360 Creekside Drive, in Palatine. The public is welcome to celebrate this milestone, which will include hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and 50th anniversary program, for a suggested donation of $25.

The Rotary Club of Palatine was incorporated on March 2, 1964, and has since raised more than $600,000 for local community projects and charities. Projects supported by the Rotary Club of Palatine include Friendship Park in the Salt Creek Park District, the Firefighters Memorial, the Town Square Gazebo, and most recently Rotary Plaza, at Plum Grove and Palatine roads, in downtown Palatine.

"The club has compiled our extensive history and we look forward to sharing it with the community and honored dignitaries," said club President Chuck Young.

"We have an incredibly strong club and look forward to the next 50 years," he added. "The Rotary Club of Palatine is excited for this historic milestone and proud to give so much back to the local and international community."

Those interested in attending the 50th anniversary celebration should contact no later than Friday, April 25.

Invitations can also be found on the website

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 Palatine Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m., at The Red Apple, 2121 Plum Grove Road, in Palatine. For details visit

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