Although 2020 was a year of unprecedented and challenging events, the Princeton Rotary Club rallied around our communities as a valuable resource and continued to serve.  These times also allowed us to become more creative, focused and intentional.

Even though many of our planned 100 year celebration events were postponed, we focused on what could be done.  Our 100th Anniversary grant recipient was the Bureau County Historical Society which was utilized in the process of preserving the valuable history of the Bill Lamb collection.  We completed 100 hours of service, partnering with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee to perform much needed sidewalk clean up.  Masks were sown, blood was donated to the Red Cross, and weekly meetings continued via zoom.

I am very excited to be a part of the next chapter in our Rotary Club’s 100 years and to see what great things are yet to come as we model service above self and build on the valuable friendships we have forged along the way. 

Join us! The reward you get is by what you give.

Tracy Grimmer, President



Princeton Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at:

Ye Olde Underground Inn
219 S. 6th St.
Princeton, IL 61356

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7/20 - Regular Club Meeting | Program: Tracy Grimmer has Joe Park of In Home Care Connections speaking on in-home hospice care

7/27 - No noon meeting as we are at Rotary Park for clean-up at 6 p.m.

 8/3 - Regular Club Meeting | Program: Tracy Wright has Eric Brown of RAMP for a program on Disability 101

 8/10 Regular Club Meeting | Program: Derek Fetzer has Jay Burt sharing news about the North Central Regional Betterment Coalition

 8/17 Regular Club Meeting | Program: Derek Whited has Josh Taylor of Taylor's Way for his program

 8/24 Regular Club Meeting | Program: To Be Announced

 8/31 No noon meeting as we are at Rotary Park for clean-up at 6 p.m.

Park Dedication

As part of our club’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, several Rotarians were part of the July 2 dedication and sign unveiling of the renamed Rotary Park (Darius Miller Park).