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The Rotary Club of Waukegan has a long, colorful history. It is the oldest club in Rotary International's home District #6440. Founded in 1916, the Waukegan Club has proudly sponsored three other area Rotary clubs: North Chicago, Winthrop Harbor/Beach Park/Zion, and Gurnee.

Our Club distinguishes itself by having many members who have multiple Paul Harris Fellows. A Paul Harris Fellow represents significant contributions to the Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Club of Waukegan provides support to many local and international charities and humanitarian programs in the following categories:
  • Life Essentials
  • Education and Literacy
  • Life Enrichment
  • Health
  • Arts and Culture
  • Environment
  • Animal Services
  • Public Benefit
Charities and Humanitarian Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake County
Boy Scouts of America - NE Illinois Council
Community Literacy - Gift of Reading
Community Meals - Feed the Hungry
Girl Scouts - Regional Service Center
HalloweenFest
Heifer International
Honor Flight Chicago
Independence Center
I-Plus
Liberty Prairie Conservancy
Mothers Trust Foundation
Nothing but Nets
PADS Crisis Services
PolioPlus
Salvation Army
Shelter Box
Shriners Hospital for Children
Waukegan AED Initiative
Waukegan Public Library - Legacy of Literacy
Worldwide Day of Play