Past Service Projects

Past Event – August 20th, 2016.

TheBANK of Edwardsville Rotary Criterium Festival

Now entering its seventh year, the TheBANK of Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is a series of high-speed bicycle races, free kids races, live bands, and an open containers perimeter, all on the streets of Downtown Edwardsville.

This unique signature event has been hosted by the Edwardsville Rotary Club since 2010 as a fund-raiser for community enhancing projects and as a gift to the people in the Edwardsville area. Because Edwardsville is a bicycling city that loves big events and opportunities to show off our Downtown, the Criterium is a perfect fit.

Event sanctioned by the USA Cycling Association and the Missouri Bicycle Racing Association (MOBRA). Event will be held rain or shine and helmets must be worn while on the bike.Criterium

Special Olympics Golf Qualifier

Our Rotarians had a fantastic time at Oak Brook Golf Course at the Golf Qualifier for the Southern Illinois Special Olympics. So much fun was had with such an incredible group of young people. We would like to say thank you to the participants and other volunteers for allowing us the opportunity! We would also like to say a special thank you to the Suhre family, who once again donated the course, and continue to exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self!”
Rotary Club of Edwardsville volunteers included Chris Brefeld, Randy Thompson, Musonda Kapatamoyo, Dr. Dave Werner, and Doug Rohrer.


Community Garden

Community Garden service project at the City’s Fogle property. The Fogle property is 7.7 acres of park space that was recently acquired by the City and is adjacent to Glick Park.


Rotary’s Prairie Portal to The Gardens



Ann Tosovsky, our Service Project Director (pictured), lead the groundbreaking (tree planting) ceremony last week for the Edwardsville Rotary Prairie Portal to The Gardens at SIUE.


(Pictured: Greg Coffey, Chuck Tosovsky, Dennis Heepke, unknown, Lisa Nielsen)

(Greg Coffey, Chuck Tosovsky, Dennis Heepke, unknown, Lisa Nielsen)

(Pictured: Ann Tosovsky, Carrie Babington, Jell Noll and Jon Metheny)

(Ann Tosovsky, Carrie Babington, Jell Noll and Jon Metheny)








Each year our Rotary Club has several fund-raising events that provide the necessary monies needed to fund the numerous charitable requests.

Some of the events we have held are:

  • an every-other-year dinner auction held near St. Valentines Day
  • a lemonade stand at the Route 66 Festival
  • a 4-person golf scramble held at Oak Brook Golf Course
  • and our largest fund raiser, our annual citrus drive runs during October and November with citrus delivery in early December.

Through the success of these fund-raisers, our club has been able to donate over $715,000 since 1989.

Some of the recipients of these funds have been:

  • 2nd Grade History of Madison County
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Anderson Hospital (Trail Family Fun)
  • Armenian Relief Society
  • Arthritas Foundation
  • Backstoppers
  • Bell Notes
  • Book in Every Home
  • Boy Scouts
  • Cecil Dial Trust Fund
  • Chamber of Commerce – Oct. Fest
  • Chamber of Commerce – Route 66
  • Christmas in April
  • City Park Gardeners
  • Community Counseling Residential Center
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • D.A.R.E.
  • District 6460 Bus Project
  • District 6460 Nigeria Project
  • District 6900 Flood Relief
  • District 9120 Diaster Relief
  • E.H.S. – After Prom
  • E.H.S. Athletic Dept. Pole Vault
  • E.H.S. Band – Netherlands
  • E.H.S. Cheerleaders
  • E.H.S. Drama Club
  • E.H.S. Football Boosters
  • E.H.S. Model UN
  • E.H.S. Pom Pom
  • E.H.S. Students in Government
  • E.J.H.S. Newspaper Education
  • E.J.H.S.-Snowflake
  • Earthquake Booklet
  • Education Trust Fund-Mombasa, Kenya
  • Edwardsville Band Shell Project
  • Edwardsville Childrens Chorus
  • Edwardsville Childrens Museum
  • Edwardsville Creative Playground
  • Edwardsville Fire Department-Thermal Imaging Unit
  • Edwardsville G.C. Little League Assc.
  • Edwardsville Junior High School Band
  • Edwardsville Middle School
  • Edwardsville Parks Department
  • Edwardsville Police Explorer Post 9999
  • Edwardsville Senior Citizens Center
  • Edwardsville Singing Boys
  • Edwardsville Soccer Club
  • Edwardsville Youth Orchestra
  • EGHM Foundation-Auditorium
  • EGHM Foundation-Baseball Lights
  • EGHM Foundation-Brick Project
  • EGHM Foundation-Golf
  • EGHM Foundation-Soccer
  • EGHM Foundation-Sport Complex Bleachers
  • EGHM Foundation-Sport Complex Locker Room
  • EGHM Foundation-Tennis Project
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Explorer Post 1070
  • French Exchange Program
  • Girl Scouts
  • Glen Carbon Centennial
  • Glen Carbon School Ecology Club
  • Glen Ed Pantry
  • Goshen Preservation Alliance
  • H.I.S. K.I.D.S., Inc.
  • Holiday Light Project
  • Hoppe Field Lights
  • Kwa Mashu Christian Care Society
  • Larry Suhre Scholarship
  • LeClaire Baseball Field
  • LeClaire Park
  • Lesotho Africa Project
  • Lincoln School Alumni Foundation
  • Lincoln-Douglas Fund
  • Literacy Program
  • Lynn F. Solon Foundation- Diabetes Camp
  • Madison County Arts Council
  • Madison County Education Cooperative
  • Madison County Historical Society
  • Madison County Mental Health Services
  • Madison County Shelter Care Home
  • Madison County Young Authors
  • N.O. Nelson-Bedtime Stories Program
  • N.O. Nelson-Fine Arts Day
  • National Young Leaders Conference
  • Olympic Festival Stadium
  • P.E.G.S.
  • People to People Friendship Caravan
  • Project 2001
  • Retirement Seminar
  • Rotary Bosni-Croatia Relief Fund
  • Rotary Foundation
  • Rotary Park
  • Rotary Rose Parade Float
  • Rotary Tree
  • Rotary Youth Exchange
  • Rural Urban Day
  • S.A.D.D.
  • S.I.U.E.- A.S.C.E. Student Chapter
  • S.I.U.E. Bands
  • S.I.U.E. Foundation – Arboretum Project
  • S.I.U.E. Presidential Scholarship
  • S.I.U.E. School of Business Scholarship
  • S.I.U.E. Suzuki Tour Group
  • S.I.U.E. Women Studies
  • Safety Net
  • Salvation Army-Flood Relief
  • Senior Citizens Services, Inc.
  • Southwestern Illinois Senior Olympics
  • Special Olympics
  • St. John’s United Methodist Church
  • Support Dogs, Inc.
  • Team Olympians
  • Teen Town
  • Thanksgiving Baskets
  • The Backstoppers
  • Very Special Arts
  • Vocational Award
  • Vocational Scholarship
  • Washington Workshop
  • Watershed Nature Center
  • Webb Lewis Student of Month Scholarship
  • World Affairs Seminar
  • World Affairs-Amazon River Project
  • World Affairs-Honduras Dental Relief
  • World Affairs-Nicaragua Medical Relief
  • Y.M.C.A. Foundation
  • Y.M.C.A. Foundation – Truman May
  • Y.M.C.A. Soccer
  • Y.M.C.A. Swim Team
  • Youth at Risk