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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
Heifer International
Honor Flight Chicago
Independence Center
Liberty Prairie Conservancy
Mothers Trust Foundation
Nothing but Nets
PADS Crisis Services
Salvation Army
Shelter Box
Shriners Hospital for Children
Waukegan AED Initiative
Waukegan Public Library - Legacy of Literacy
Worldwide Day of Play