Crown Point, IN, September 23 — Welcome to Crown Point Rotary Club's Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ!

The fest is family friendly and will host some of the Region's best eateries, breweries and blues bands. Doors open on 9/23 at 4:00PM and the event will run until 10:00PM. The event is hosted on the Lake County Fairgrounds in the Industrial Building.
We would be grateful for your help in creating even more impact at this year’s Blues, Brews & BBQ, which will allow us to continue funding several local community and international projects, such as:
** Shoes for Kids: 200 pairs of shoes were provided for vulnerable Crown Point children in 2022.
** Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Early Literacy Program: reading stimulates the brain and is crucial to development and critical thinking. 460 children received free books in 2022.
** Buddy Bags: assists Crown Point children on the free lunch program with weekend supplemental nutrition. Rotarians volunteer throughout the year at the local Buddy Bags warehouse.
** Franciscan Health Crown Point Mobile Food Markets: monthly food distribution for children and families suffering from food insecurity. 6,893 families have received assistance since the inception of this program in 2021. Rotarians are consistent donors and have been volunteers at the Mobile Markets.
** Youth Leadership Awards: admission to leadership training camp for Crown Point H.S students.
** Polio Plus: support Rotary’s global effort to eradicate polio. Over 2.5 billion children have received polio vaccines throughout the world.
** International Projects: recent projects include financial support to create a dialysis center in Balehonnur, India and financial support to Government General Hospital in Karkala, India to assist with the purchase of an ambulance and steam cleaning equipment.
$15.00 in advance
$20.00 at the door
Tickets can be purchased in advance HERE 
Article featured in the Times at the following link Times CP Rotary BBQ Article 

This year's music lineup is:

Crown Point, IN, August 31st, 2021—Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the live tunes for Crown Point’s best community celebration. The Rotary Club of Crown Point hosts our 16th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ event on Saturday, September 25th, 2021, at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

The Crown Point High School students honored with the Rotary Youth Leadership Award for 2019 pictured left to right are Connor Phutawon, Madison Flewelling, and Jenna Adams. 


nwibq-logo-2013-red-newsbitsPosted on November 23, 2016 by NWIBQ.COM

CROWN POINT — Two local organizations have come together in support of a community based literacy project.  The Crown Point Rotary Club and the Crown Point Community Foundation contributed $2,500 each allowing 200 children to participate in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library project.  With additional support from Crown Point Rotary, 300 children are now enrolled!

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a literacy based program.  Every month, participating children will receive an age appropriate book, delivered directly to their home, until they reach the age of 5.  This program is FREE to the families – because of the generosity of both the Crown Point Rotary Club and the Crown Point Community Foundation.

“This is a new program for our organizations”, said Katherine Chariton, President of Crown Point Rotary.  “CP Rotary is an active community organization supporting projects like: Shoes for Kids, Rotarian Library and Rebuilding Together of NWI.  This program will interact directly with young families.  We were happy to spearhead this project.”

The Crown Point Community Foundation is involved with financial support for the project as well as serving on the committee as project participant.  Mary Nielsen, President of the CPCF, believes literacy is a huge factor in preparing children for kindergarten.  “In the past several years, the CPCF has focused much attention on literacy projects.  It takes only $25.70 a year to provide one child a book each month.  We are hopeful more donors will get involved.  Our goal is to reach families with children under five.”

The Foundation and Rotary are partnering with the Crown Point Community Schools to identify the first 300 families.  Mary Ann Chapko, Principal of Eisenhower Elementary, is helping to coordinate the project.  Other members of the team are:  Brad Belush, Bette Oesterle and Sue Riester.

For more information on the Imagination Library Project or to sponsor a child, please contact Crown Point Rotary at 219.663.0110. You can make an online gift at: search for the Crown Point Rotary Fund and donate now.


Below is a letter I received from Marian Buchko, the principle at MacArthur School, Crown Point:
Dear Katherine,
Attached is a picture of “some” of the MacArthur students and parents that are part of the Imagination Library program.  The students are holding some of the actual books they have received thanks to the Rotary.  On behalf of MacArthur School thank you so much for this life changing project.  To put books in the hands of students that wouldn’t otherwise have them is such a blessing.
Have a Great Day.

We had a fantastic time at the annual Crown Point/Hammond Rotary Club Picnic!  Great food, amazing FISHING!!!
Thank you Rich and Bette!  Check out the photos!

ALLAN KATZ: NWI Rotary aids fight to reduce polio

Jul 14, 2016-Crown Point Rotary learned last week that at the end of June 2016, there were only 20 cases of polio worldwide: six in Pakistan, 11 in Afghanistan and three in Laos, according to the World Health Organization.
That is down from 250,000 cases of polio 25 years ago and 106 cases in 2015.
One of Crown Point Rotary’s major efforts is supporting the Rotary Worldwide Campaign to eradicate polio. Two Crown Point Rotarians are major donors to the worldwide campaign, and every Crown Point Rotarian for the past decade has been a contributor to the campaign.
Crown Point Rotary President Katherine Chariton has made funding the polio eradication campaign a major effort during her year as president of Crown Point Rotary.

May 7 – Opening Day Baseball - CP Rotary Club first to be back on the North Street Major field

Years ago the North Street Major league field was populated entirely by the Crown Point Service Clubs like Crown Point Rotary Club, Lions Club, Delta chi,
For the first time in a long time a Crown Point Service Club is back on that field!
Crown Point Rotary Club is on the field again!

We successfully launched our Imagination Library Literacy Project and have registered 200 children birth to 5 years old of low income families in the program!

The Imagination Library, fosters a love of reading among preschool children by providing them with a free high quality, age-appropriate book every month from birth to the age of five. The program supports early childhood literacy and a life long love of reading by creating excitement about books. The program insures that every child will have access to books, regardless of their family’s income. 

We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.
Have you wondered how you can give back, have a more meaningful connection to your community and make lifelong friends with others with a giving spirit? 
Our club is continuously looking to grow our membership with other community minded leaders. Our weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays at 12:10pm at Youche Country Club in Crown Point. You are welcome to to join us as a guest at our weekly meetings to determine if our club may be a good fit for you.
About Rotary... We volunteer (Jack Barber's Shoes for Kids, Roatán Library & Scholarships, Brews, Blues & BBQ, Rebuilding Together, Hope Tree, Service Projects, Literacy Initiatives, etc.) but we also build meaningful relationships with community leaders, provide leadership development, and other personal and professional benefits such as hearing regularly from great speakers.
A good Rotarian will attend as many of our meetings as possible. When traveling you may pick up a "make up" from another club. Attendance is important but it doesn't have to be at your home club!
Our members pay quarterly dues. Our dues include lunch, district and international dues as well as a contribution to Rotary International.
Rotary International is by far the largest service club in the world with 1.2 million Rotarians, 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. It is interesting and fun, when traveling, to attend a local club's meeting. Rotarians and their guests are always welcome at any meeting anywhere in the world. It's neat to hear about other clubs projects and how they raise money to fund them.
Who are Rotary's members? The movers and shakers in our communities. Our club gives you an opportunity to join leaders to take action on important issues affecting our community, our nation, and the world. We also have a lot of fun — whether we’re socializing or working together on service projects. Members of our Rotary club connect at weekly meetings and learn from business experts, political and civic leaders, and entrepreneurs, who help us stay informed on topics that are relevant to our community. Together, we are make great things happen. We have a structure that focuses on action and positive results.
While considering membership in our club please take some time to visit and to learn more about us. Please don't hesitate to contact us via email if you have any questions or would like to join us as a guest at one of our weekly meetings. 
This week our guest speaker was Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Lawson is an advocate for increasing Indiana’s financial literacy and protecting Indiana investors, Secretary Lawson educates Hoosiers about smart money decisions and fights for stringent penalties for white collar criminals. 

One great benefit of being a Rotarian is that we're able to connect at weekly meetings and learn from business experts, political and civic leaders, and entrepreneurs, who help us stay informed on topics that are relevant to our community.
We've been so busy shoveling ourselves out of the snow recently that we haven't shared some of our great speakers and news! 
Most recently we've heard from Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, Founder of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (1985). SSHE is a family-owned Illinois-based company, offers a convenient no-gimmick approach to healthful eating. 
Linda Armstrong of Sunshine Paws. Sunshine Paws is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescue and adoption.
Also, Les Corkill Master Scuba Diver, Bob Heisse editor at NWI Times, Dr. Ed Williams Boys and Girls Clubs, Matt Glaros, South Shore Extension, Chancellor Tom Coley, Ivy Tech Northern Region.
We're looking forward to hearing from Tracie Moldenhauer of Mommy's Haven and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson this month. 
Members of our Rotary club connect at weekly meetings and learn from business experts, political and civic leaders, and entrepreneurs, who help us stay informed on topics that are relevant to our community. Together, we make great things happen!
Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.

In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

This is Rotary EN from Rotary International on Vimeo.


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Welcome! Crown Point Rotary provides an opportunity to build lifelong friendships and to experience the personal fulfillment of helping others.

Crown Point

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
Youche Country Club
2301 W 129th Ave
Mail: PO Box 111
Crown Point, IN  46307
United States
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  • Kevin Kickert
    June 10
  • Chris Mallers
    June 12
  • Faye A. Sepke
    June 23
  • Andrew Kyres
    June 25
  • Joseph D. Nerney
    June 30
  • Kevin Kickert
    Dawn Kickert
    June 1
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  • Kyle Jeffries
    June 2, 2021
    3 years
  • Jackie Knight
    June 9, 1993
    31 years
  • Corey Liss
    June 21, 2010
    14 years
  • Thomas Hoffman
    June 22, 1994
    30 years
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