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The Rotary Club of Lockport, Illinois

Welcome to our Club website.
We're glad you're here

Since 1966 the Rotary Club of Lockport has been a who's who of the area's business and civic leadership.  The "Service Above Self" motto of Rotary has served as a driver for the club's membership.  The benevolent nature of our events is unheralded and has turned these fund raising efforts and community service projects into quite the social events.  If you are at all interested in checking us out, please contact us at and plan to visit us at our next meting!
Please check the information to the right for our meeting schedule as this dynamic club offers up a dynamic schedule of lunch and social meetings.
We look forward to introducing you to the rest of the club!

Here is our Schedule!
(at a glance)

Dec 19th @ noon @ Prairie Bluff GC -
Regular Lunch Meeting - Program TBA

Dec 19th @ SOS Village Christmas Celebration 4:00PM
Main Hall - Bruce Rd. & Briggs St.

Dec 19th @ 6:30PM -@Coom's Corner
Christmas party and Ugly Sweater Contest with the Lockport Lions Club.

Dec 20th @ 8:00AM @ Lockport Township Government Center -
NIFB food delivery for the Food Basket Event

Dec 20th @ noon @ Lockport Township Government Center-
Food sorting and Basket preparation.

Dec 21st @ 7:30AM @ Lockport Township Government Center -
Food Basket delivery event



Veteran Appreciation Luncheon
November 14, 2019



2nd Annual Coffin Races
October 12, 2019

The Champs for the 2nd year in a row!
The Lockport Police Department

The 2nd place team was
The Killer Bees from Lockport Dairy Queen

The 3rd place team was
The Rollin' Realtors of Coldwell Banker


The Cavity Cadavers from Grand Dental

From Wisconsin
The Raiders of the Lost Ark



The Super Heros from
Canals and Trails Credit Union

The Rum Runners

See you next year!


President's Installation
June 27, 2019

Ron Cornolo was installed as
Club President
for 2019-20

The emcee for the event was longtime Lockport Rotarian Jim Pasch


February 21, 2019

Lockport Township Highway Commissioner John Cielenski
spoke to  the club about his job as highway commissioner and 
the projects completed and those up-coming.


December 14 - 15, 2018
2018 Food Baskets!

On December 15th our club provided groceries to 85 families who were facing some sort of hardship this holiday season.  A big thanks to the Rotarians as well as the LTHS Interact Club who supplied 24 hard working students for the processing of over 6 tons (Yes!  12,000 lbs!) of food and supplies.





December 8, 2018

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army

On December 8th Rotarians, their families and the LTHS Interact Club
took to the kettles to "RING" the bells for the Salvation Army
at various locations throughout Lockport.



November 15, 2018

God Bless our Veterans!

2018 Veteran's Appreciation Luncheon at the Lockport VFW

Lockport Township High School AFROTC present the colors.

Groups of Rotarians and Veterans at the event

Rotarian Gene Cornolo gives the Blessing.

Ron Cornolo presents a donation to Past Commander Jack Piccolo.


October 20, 2018

Check out additional pictures in the Photo Page List!

September 25, 2018
Tom Drake and Bill Riordan are shown here delivering dictionaries to
3rd graders from Schilling School and Taft School


September 13, 2018

A beautiful day in September to prepare the dictionaries
for the third graders in the Lockport and Homer schools.
To date the Rotary Club of Lockport, IL has distributed over 4000
dictionaries to the areas students.


August 9, 2018

President Kelly is pictured with visiting Rotarian Sophie Bamwoyeraki
who hails from Uganda, Africa.  She was in town visiting family.


Bill Passaglia presented to the club today (8/9/18) information on
the Orphan's Refuge Honey Farm in Zambia.  The farm was founded by Bill
in 2017 after a mission's trip he took to Zambia with Hands on Africa.

Orphan Gold Honey



August 9, 2018
The Rotary Garden has produced quite the bounty so far this year.  The photo below shows two bushels of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and cucumbers that were harvested today by Master Gardener Jim and brought over to the SOS Family Village.


Rotary District 6450 President Pedro Cevallos-Candau performs a ceremonial installation of our President Kelly DeLaFuentes at the Polio Plus event at the Joliet Slammers Game on July 20, 2018

(See more pictures in the album on our photo page)


Reno Caneva Visits with the Club at our July 19th Meeting

Dr. Reno Caneva, author of the new book "Dellwood Chronicles", describes the journey in developing his work.  The book took 5 years to write, however this pales in comparison to the nearly 40 years of research he put into the book.  This journey "took me places I thought I'd never be."

Dr. Reno Caneva is father of Lockport Rotarian Dr. Daryl Caneva and grandfather to Dr. Andres Caneva.  Copies of  "Dellwood Chronicles"
can be obtained by contacting the author at or at the Lockport Township Park District 1911 Lawrence Ave., Lockport, IL.


On June 28, 2018 Kelly DeLaFuente was installed as the Club's President for 2018-19.  Here she is pictured with Past President John McNulty at the installation dinner held at Prairie Bluff Golf Club.

We hope you join us at our next meeting!