The Rotary Club of Evanston will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with a Gala celebration at Evanston's Hilton-Orrington Hotel on May 2, 2020. Pictured are Gala Chair Michele Berg, left, and 2019-20 Club President Evelyn Lee, right.

Submitted by the Rotary Club of Evanston

The Rotary Club of Evanston will host its Centennial Celebration Gala at the Hilton Orrington hotel in Evanston, Illinois on May 2, 2020.

Festivities will begin with a VIP hour at 5:30 pm in the Heritage Room, with special tastings and entertainment. A cocktail hour will follow at 6:30 pm, and then a delicious dinner reception with live entertainment, silent auction, dessert and dancing.

Attendees will include community members from Evanston, Chicago and the Northshore — as well as international guests. To become a sponsor, donate an auction item or learn more about attending the event, please contact Michele Berg at

You can also purchase tickets online at

The Rotary Club of Evanston is an organization of local leaders and volunteers who are working together to improve Evanston and the world through service and giving back to the community. The club has been a gathering place and forum for leadership for 100 years.

The club’s philosophy is to provide general assistance wherever it is needed – thus it has provided volunteers for everything from building homes for low-income families to cleaning up Evanston’s beaches to delivering hot meals to the needy. In 2019, the club launched a major new initiative to address food insecurity in Evanston.

Over several decades, the Rotary Club of Evanston’s Charitable Fund has provided financial support for a range of charitable causes, ranging from yearly college scholarships for local ETHS students to community grants advancing the work of Evanston-based not-for-profit service organizations. It has also provided support for impactful international projects, such as improving water conditions in Uganda, providing health equipment in Guatemala and supporting women’s empowerment in Kenya.

All proceeds from the Centennial Celebration Gala will benefit the Charitable Fund.

The club’s weekly luncheon meeting is held Thursdays from 12 to 1:15 p.m. at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston. Guests are welcome.

To learn more visit us: or @EvanstonRotary.