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THE ROCHELLE ROTARY CLUB PRESENTS

The Premier Fundraising Event of the Year

2024 From The Heart Image Gallery

There may be no better way to communicate what we do than through images. Thank you to all who made our 2024 From The Heart gala event so successful!

Caring Child
Goal for 2025: $100,000

Raised 2024: $90,,000

Heart Confetti

Sales have ended for our 2024 From The Heart cash calendars.The 2025 From The Heart cash calendars will be available in the Fall of 2024. 

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event tickets

Tickets for our 2025 From The Heart Gala will be available for purchase in late fall 2024.

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For more information, call Dave at 815-562-2200. 

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The Rochelle Rotary Club’s annual From the Heart dinner-auction is the organization’s premier fundraising event of the year, bringing corporations, businesses, couples and individuals together to help support important service agencies in the Rochelle area community.

The 16th Annual From The Heart Gala event was held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 at the Flight Deck Bar and Grille in Rochelle, and due to the generosity of the community, we were able to raise a record-breaking $90,000.

Each year, the From The Heart Gala and Auction raises thousands of dollars for eight local non-profit groups that provide valuable family services in and around the Rochelle region.\

​We set a goal to raise $100,000 for our 8 local non-profit groups in 2025 and we need your help in reaching that goal!

How can you help? Purchase a cash calendar in 2024, purchase a ticket to the Gala, become a centerpiece sponsor, become a corporate sponsor, donate as an individual, donate a silent/live auction item. 

We accept donations year round! Please mail your donation to From The Heart, PO Box 202, Rochelle, IL 61068.  For more information, call Dave at 815-562-2220. Tickets for our 2025 From The Heart gala will be available online in late fall 2024. Follow us on Facebook for up to date information!

For the past 16 years, you have helped us help the community.
Raised more than $850,000
Inspiring Charities - 8
Calendars sold in 2024 – 3,000
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CASH CALENDAR WINNERS

Sales have ended on our 2024 Cash Calendars. The 2025 Cash Calendars will be on sale in Fall of 2024.
  • JANUARY 2024
    Jan. 1 - Laurie Borowicz, Janesville, WI, $1,000 Jan. 2 - Cindy Bonnell, Dixon, $25 Jan. 3 - Sonja Swanson, Davis Junction, $25 Jan. 4 - Teresa Petry, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 5 - Nathan Thompson, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 6 - Audrey Summers, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 7 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $50 Jan. 8 - Kishwaukee College Foundation, $25 Jan. 9 - Katelyn Gabbard, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 10 - Focus House, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 11 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $25 Jan. 12 - Molly Sly, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 13 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $25 Jan. 14 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $50 Jan. 15 - Karen Anderson, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 16 - Tina Graber, Palatine, $25 Jan. 17 - Connie Manning, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 18 - Jordan Blume, Oregon, $25 Jan. 19 - Tim Isley, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 20 - Debbie Belmonte, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 21 - Shane Huber, Rochelle, $50 Jan. 22 - Focus House, $25 Jan. 23 - Amy Hayden, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 24 - Kyle Aldridge, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 25 - Hayat Taour, Oregon, $25 Jan. 26 - Ashley Bick, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 27 - Titus Williamson, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 28 - Aubrey Headon, Rochelle, $50 Jan. 29 - Mike Scott, Forreston, $25 Jan. 30 - Joe Williams, Rochelle, $25 Jan. 31 - From the Heart, Rochelle, $25 Checks to winners will be mailed out at the end of each month.
  • FEBRUARY 2024
    Feb. 1 – RACF, Rochelle, $50 Feb. 2 – Melody Worthington, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 3 - Sofie Meyers, Rochelle, $250 Feb. 4 - Mercedes Barrientos, Rochelle, $50 Feb. 5 - Allison Wagner-Huntley, Byron, $25 Feb. 6 - From the Heart, $50 Feb. 7 - Judith Koelzer, Friena, Texas, $25 Feb. 8 - Nancy Meyers, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 9 - Kaylee Fowler, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 10 - Justin Adolph, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 11 - First State Bank, Rochelle, $50 Feb. 12 - John Gonzales, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 13 - Kathleen Lutz, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 14 - Ariana and Antonio Welle, Oregon, $250 Feb. 15 - From the Heart, $25 Feb. 16 - Shining Star, Dixon, $25 Feb. 17 - Michelle Ocampo, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 18 - RACF, $50 Feb. 19 - RACF, $25 Feb. 20 - Crystal Crom, Cloquet, Minnesota, $25 Feb. 21 - From the Heart, $25 Feb. 22 - Crystal Hueramo, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 23 - Christa Seebach, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 24 - Gus and Armande Vasilopolous, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 25 - Noel Allison, Rochelle, $50 Feb. 26 - Maplehurst Farms, $25 Feb. 27 - Cynthia Lopez, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 28 - Marcy Bruhn, Rochelle, $25 Feb. 29 - Jake Meyers, Rochelle, $25 Checks to winners will be mailed out at the end of each month.
  • MARCH 2024
    March 2024 From The Heart Calendar Winners Mar. 1 – Deanne Ponto, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 2 – From The Heart, $25 Mar. 3 – From The Heart auction, $50 Mar. 4 – Araceli Flores, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 5 - Stephanie Gittleson, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 6 - From the Heart, $25 Mar. 7 - Jennifer Marshall, LaMoille, $25 Mar. 8 - Noah Mershon, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 9 - Stacey Horstmeier, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 10 - Gail Walker, Rochelle, $50 Mar. 11 - Christine Gorman, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 12 - Ethan Etes, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 13 - Danny Miller, Ashton, $25 Mar. 14 - Allison Wagner-Huntley, Byron, $25 Mar. 15 - Tiffany Meyers, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 16 - From the Heart, $25 Mar. 17 - From the Heart, $250 Mar. 18 - Edith Yarbrough, Dixon, $25 Mar. 19 - Cally Gustafson, Topeka, Kansas, $25 Mar. 20 - Two Sisters on Main, Amboy, $25 Mar. 21 - Elvis Baneski, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 22 - From the Heart, $25 Mar. 23 - From the Heart, $25 Mar. 24 - Jan Thompson, Rochelle, $50 Mar. 25 - From the Heart, $25 Mar. 26 - Brian Vanderheyden, Sycamore, $25 Mar. 27 - Rochelle Chamber, $25 Mar. 28 - From the Heart auction, $25 Mar. 29 - Mark Boehm, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 30 - Chad Horner, Rochelle, $25 Mar. 31 - Greg Duffy, Dixon, $300 Checks to winners will be mailed out at the end of each month.
  • APRIL 2024
    April 1 - Mark Nink, Rochelle, $25 April 2 - Mike and Gabrielle Nachman, Madison, Wis., $25 April 3 - Leslie Mann, Rochelle, $25 April 4 - Carol Pretzer, Lindenwood, $25 April 5 - From The Heart, $25 April 6 - Hope of Ogle County, $25 April 7 - Ryan Thomas, Chana, $50 April 8 - Marilyn Yu, DeKalb, $25 April 9 - Dennis Neal, Rochelle, $25 April 10 - Kitchen Table, $25 April 11 - Kaya Fulgencio, Rochelle, $25 April 12 - RACF, $25 April 13 - Marshall Basler, Rochelle, $25 April 14 - Teresa Haggestad, Rochelle, $50 April 15 - SALT 251/Luna, Rochelle, $25 April 16 - Gabriela Ortiz, Rochelle, $25 April 17 - RACF, $25 April 18 - RACF, $25 April 19 - Priscilla Patterson, Rochelle, $25 April 20 - Lois Delhotal, Rochelle, $25 April 21 - Rochelle Christian Food Pantry, Rochelle, $50 April 22 - RACF, $25 April 23 - Kathy Mitchusson, Byron, $25 April 24 - Patricia Cuchiara, Rochelle, $25 April 25 - Danielle Bettner, Rochelle, $25 April 26 - Bruce Norkus, Rochelle, $25 April 27 - RACF, $25 April 28 - Darcie Mann, Rockton, $50 April 29 - Don Horner, Rochelle, $25 April 30 - Breanna Sturtz, Morrison, $25
  • MAY 2024
    May 1 – Heather Sharp, Roscoe $25 May 2 – Grange Kissack, Rochelle, $25 May 3 – Kathy Butler, Princeton, $25 May 4 – RACF, Rochelle, $25 May 5 – Elisa Rubeck, Rochelle, $50 May 6 – From The Heart, Rochelle, $25 May 7 – Hope Croegaert, Valparaiso, Ind., $25 May 8 – Laura Cedillo Martinez, Rochelle, $25 May 9 – Deb Schiller, Holcomb, $25 May 10 – Martha Phillips, Rochelle, $25 May 11 – Jessica Rogers, Rochelle, $25 May 12 – William Peska, Rochelle, $500 May 13 – Norma Huntley, Chana, $25 May 14 – Matthew Lynch, Rochelle, $25 May 15 – Phil Nye, Rochelle, $25 May 16 – From The Heart, Rochelle, $25 May 17 – Stephanie Tepinski, Rochelle, $25 May 18 – Focus House, Rochelle, $25 May 19 –RACF, Rochelle, $50 May 20 – Hope of Ogle County, Rochelle, $25 May 21 – From The Heart, Rochelle, $25 May 22 – John LaPlume, Rochelle, $25 May 23 – From The Heart, Rochelle, $25 May 24 – From The Heart, Rochelle, $25 May 25 – Donna Durham, Rochelle, $25 May 26 – Chris Cardott, Steward, $50 May 27 – Scott and Alana Hill, Thomson, $1,000 May 28 – From The Heart, Rochelle, $25 May 29 – Steve Meiners, Dixon, $25 May 30 – Lucas Dobson, Davis Junction, $25 May 31 – Jessica Rogers, Rochelle, $25
  • JUNE 2023
    June 1 - Hannah Payne, Rochelle, $25 June 2 - First State Bank Employee, Rochelle, $25 June 3 - Marsha Miller, Rochelle, $25 June 4 - Liquor ‘n’ Wine, Rochelle, $50 June 5 - The Kitchen Table, Rochelle, $25 June 6 - Erica Sachs, Rochelle, $25 June 7 - Zekelman Employee, $25 June 8 - Britt Zick, Rochelle, $25 June 9 - Lindsey Miller, Steward, $25 June 10 - From the Heart, $25 June 11 - RACF, $50 June 12 - Rebecca Milburn, Rochelle, $25 June 13 - Gwen Marie, Rochelle, $25 June 14 - John Hueramo, Rochelle, $25 June 15 - Christina Neale, Rochelle, $25 June 16 - From the Heart event auction, $25 June 17 - Matt Mom’s, Kingston, $25 June 18 - Zekelman Employee, $500 June 19 - Tyler Jahn, Rochelle, $25 June 20 - Tina Fletcher, Westville, IN, $25 June 21 - HOPE of Ogle County, $25 June 22 - Jill Gallagher, Rochelle, $25 June 23 - Jennifer Thompson, Rochelle, $25 June 24 - RACF, $25 June 25 - Paula Albers, Rochelle, $50 June 26 - Nancy Carr, Davis Junction, $50 June 27 - Calvin Jacobs, Rochelle, $25 June 28 - HOPE of Ogle County, $25 June 29 – Charlee Call, New Berlin, Wis., $25 June 30 – Hope of Ogle County, $25
  • JULY 2023
    July 1 - Heather James, Stillman Valley, $25 July 2 - Calvin Jacobs, Rochelle, $50 July 3 - Barbara Halvorson, Rochelle, $25 July 4 - From the Heart Event Auction, $1,000 July 5 - Calvin Jacobs, Rochelle, $25 July 6 - Ashley Anderson, Mt. Morris, $25 July 7 - Tami Rhea, Esmond, $25 July 8 - RACF, $25 July 9 - Aaron Samp, Palos Heights, $50 July 10 - Kevin Koch, Bozeman, Montana, $25 July 11 - HOPE of Ogle County, $25 July 12 - Will Reis, Worthington, Ohio, $25 July 13 - Dorothy Lockard, Creston, $25 July 14 - Zekelman Employee, $25 July 15 - Zekelman Employee, $25 July 16 - The Kitchen Table, Rochelle, $50 July 17 - Rayanne Hibshman, Rochelle, $25 July 18 - Melissa Drafall, Monroe Center, $25 July 19 - From the Heart, Rochelle, $25 July 20 - Jessica Mueller, Rochelle, $25 July 21 - Kathy Pfeiffer, Rochelle, $25 July 22 - The Kitchen Table, Rochelle, $25 July 23 - Rocio Belmonte, Rochelle, $50 July 24 - Zekelman Employee, $25 July 25 - Rochelle Firefighter Social, $25 July 26 - Tom McDermott, Rochelle, $25 July 27 – Margaret Daner, Kings, $25 July 28 – Rochelle Police K-9, Rochelle, $25 July 29 – T-Byrd Lanes, Rochelle, $25 July 30 – Zekelman Employee, $50 July 31 – Max Sulzberger, Dwight, $25
  • AUGUST 2023
    Aug. 1 - Tracey Johnson, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 2 - Aubrey Meinen, Davis Junction, $25 Aug. 3 - Zekelman Employee, $25 Aug. 4 - The Kitchen Table, $25 Aug. 5 - Jesse Johnson, Cambridge, Wis., $25 Aug. 6 - James Stuckey, Rochelle, $50 Aug. 7 - Margaret Villatoro, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 8 - HOPE of Ogle County, $25 Aug. 9 - Bob Aubry, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 10 - Trevor Owen, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 11 - Matthew Browder, Waterman, $25 Aug. 12 - Zekelman Employee, $25 Aug. 13 - Benjamin O’Rorke, Rochelle, $50 Aug. 14 - Lucas Dobson, Davis Junction, $25 Aug. 15 - Rebecca Berkeley, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 16 - Joan Bakken, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 17 - James Ptucha, Dix Hills, $25 Aug. 18 - Ed Messenger, Oregon, $25 Aug. 19 - Roberto Olazagasti, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 20 - Judy Erickson, Rochelle, $50 Aug. 21 - Brandon and Julia Nalley, Dubuque, Iowa, $25 Aug. 22 - HOPE of Ogle County, $25 Aug. 23 - Genevieve Stoll, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 24 - FTH Event Auction, $25 Aug. 25 - City of Rochelle, $25 Aug. 26 - Cahoy Pump, Summe, Iowa, $25 Aug. 27 - Karen Marsh, Stillman Valley, $50 Aug. 28 - Terry Hatfield, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 29 - Steve Barron, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 30 - Debbi Ramsey, Rochelle, $25 Aug. 31 - Zekelman Employee, $25 Checks to winners will be mailed out at the end of each month.
  • SEPTEMBER 2023
    Sept. 1 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, Sept. 2 - Emily Lopez-Perez, Rochelle, $25 Sept. 3 - Mandi Morris, Rochelle, $50 Sept. 4 - Brittany Olszewski, Rochelle, $1,000 Sept. 5 - Ben Heck, Chana, $25 Sept. 6 - Mariah Wyrobek, Rochelle, $25 Sept. 7 - Linda Schreiber, Leaf River, $25 Sept. 8 - Jason Burdin, Rochelle, $25 Sept. 9 - Zekelman Employee, Rochelle, $25 Sept. 10 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $50 Sept. 11 - Alexis Barbosa, Newark, $25 Sept. 12 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $25 Sept. 13 - Zekelman Employee, Rochelle, $25 Sept. 14 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $25 Sept. 15 - Katherine Slattengren, Rochelle, $25 Sept. 16 - David Bills, Port Byron, $25 Sept. 17 - Norna Seaworth, Lindenwood, $50 Sept. 18 - Therese Fenwick, Winchester, VA, $25 Sept. 19 - Elizabeth Bontz, Amboy, $25 Sept. 20 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $25 Sept. 21 - The Kitchen Table, Rochelle, $25 Sept. 22 - Teresa Schlesinger, Compton, $25 Sept. 23 - Mark - Meyers Furniture, Rochelle, $25 Sept. 24- Thelma Geske, Steward, $50 Sept. 25 - Brenda Bickerman, McNabb, $25 Sept. 26 - Dave Pest, Rochelle, $25 Sept. 27 - Steve Howell, Dixon, $25 Sept. 28 – Jodi Jacobs, Panama City, Fla., $25 Sept. 29 – Juan Martinez, Rochelle, $25 Sept. 30 – Hope of Ogle County, Rochelle, $25
  • OCTOBER 2023
    October 2023 From The Heart Calendar Winners Oct. 1 - Caring Friends, Dixon, $50 Oct. 2 - Shawn Meyers, Keokuk, Iowa, $25 Oct. 3 - The Kitchen Table, Rochelle, $25 Oct. 4 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $25 Oct. 5 - Rochelle Police Dog, $25 Oct. 6 - Linda Alderks, Chana, $25 Oct. 7 - Rochelle Fire Fighter Social, $25 Oct. 8 - Calvin M. Jacobs, Rochelle, $50 Oct. 9 - Mic Brooks, Rochelle, $250 Oct. 10 - Jessica Mueller, Rochelle, $25 Oct. 11 - Jason Burdin, Rochelle, $25 Oct. 12 - MeLisa Young, Rochelle, $25 Oct. 13 - Jasmine Sarabia, Rochelle, $25 Oct. 14 - From the Heart, $25 Oct. 15 - Michele Perez, Rochelle, $50 Oct. 16 - From the Heart, $25 Oct. 17 - City of Rochelle, $25 Oct. 18 - Erica Walton, Moline, $25 Oct. 19 - Merry Mathis, Rochelle, $25 Oct. 20 - Emily Dysart, Rochelle, $25 Oct. 21 - HOPE of Ogle County, $25 Oct. 22 - Diane Cecil, Rochelle, $50 Oct. 23 - Bob Hammon, Sycamore, $25 Oct. 24 - From the Heart, $25 Oct. 25 - Jacob and Taylor Bigelow, Rochelle, $25 Oct. 26 – Debra Bonacquisti, Ashton, $25 Oct. 27 – David F Beguin, Rochelle, $25 Oct. 28 – HOPE of Ogle County, Rochelle, $25 Oct. 29 – Doria Hardy, Rochelle, $50 Oct. 30 – Hub City Senior Center, Rochelle, $50 Oct. 31 – Ashton Schuster, Ortonville, Mich., $250 Checks to winners will be mailed out at the end of each month.
  • NOVEMBER 2023
    November 2023 From The Heart Cash Calendar winners Nov. 1 - Lori Kersten, Dixon, $25 Nov. 2 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $25 Nov. 3 - Lucas Dobson, Davis Junction, $25 Nov. 4 - Dana Ptucha, Deer Park, New York, $25 Nov. 5 - From the Heart, $50 Nov. 6 - Carol Drummet, Freeport, $25 Nov. 7 - Jim May, Rochelle, $25 Nov. 8 - Elsie Johnson, Rochelle, $25 Nov. 9 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $25 Nov. 10 - Rochelle Chamber, $250 Nov. 11 - Hayvin Neale, Rochelle, $25 Nov. 12 - Nathan K. Timm, Rochelle, $50 Nov. 13 - Deanna Wooten, Rochelle, $25 Nov. 14 - Cindy Goldman, Ashton, $25 Nov. 15 - Jackson Graber, Rockford, $25 Nov. 16 - Paul Mott, Wautoma, Wis., $25 Nov. 17 - Shane Waters, Rochelle, $25 Nov. 18 - Rita Thompson, Rochelle, $25 Nov. 19 - Ed Deets, Dixon, $50 Nov. 20 - HOPE of Ogle County, $25 Nov. 21 - Daniel Pineda, Ashton, $25 Nov. 22 - Zekelman Employee, $25 Nov. 23 - Dustin Shafer, Rochelle, $500 Nov. 24 - J’Sondra Veracini, Rochelle, $25 Nov. 25 - Willa Wood, Lindenwood, $25 Nov. 26 - Heather Bresson, Ashton, $50 Nov. 27 - Jessica Curatola, Ashton, $25 Nov. 28 - Laurie (Mrs. Dennis) Bearrows, Chana, $25 Nov. 29 - Tina Graber, Palatine, $25 Nov. 30 - Nick Vilmin, Byron, $25 Checks to winners will be mailed out at the end of each month.
  • DECEMBER 2023
    December 2023 From The Heart Cash Calendar winners Dec. 1 - Tim Postula Dec. 2 - Erin Odle, Steward, $25 Dec. 3 - Daniel and Niki Tobler, Davis Junction, $50 Dec. 4 - Karen Cech, Rochelle, $25 Dec. 5 - Rochelle Area Community Foundation, $25 Dec. 6 - Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, $25 Dec. 7 - Heather Hensley, Rochelle, $25 Dec. 8 - Eric Van Hise, Rochelle, $25 Dec. 9 - Velimir Kuzmanovski, Rockford, $25 Dec. 10 - Emily Harness, DeKalb, $50 Dec. 11 - Kim Duval, Rochelle, $25 Dec. 12 - Sara Hall, Rochelle, $25 Dec. 13 - Clay and Becky Fraley, Kings, $25 Dec. 14 - HOPE of Ogle County, $25 Dec. 15 - Liquor N Wine, $25 Dec. 16 - Marge Charboneau, Rochelle, $25 Dec. 17 - Scott and Alana Hill, Thomson, $50 Dec. 18 - Christian Neale, Rochelle, $25 Dec. 19 - Zekelman Employee, $25 Dec. 20 - Gabriela Ortiz, Rochelle, $25 Dec. 21 - From the Heart, $25 Dec. 22 - Vickie Eschenbaum, Spring Valley, $25 Dec. 23 - Sherry Morris, Amboy, $25 Dec. 24 - Rochelle Chamber, $50 Dec. 25 - Mark Bucey, Byron, $1,000 Dec. 26 - Joe Kearns, Ashton, $25 Dec. 27 - Steve Barron, Rochelle, $25 Dec. 28 - Kathy Wayman, Oregon, $25 Dec. 29 - NICE Center, Lee, $25 Dec. 30 - From the Heart, $25 Dec. 31 - Rochelle Chamber, $50 Checks to winners will be mailed out at the end of each month.

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