Lithuanian Research Studies Ce





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Lemont, Illinois

Total Budget: $2,376

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Approximately 3000 people in the Chicagoland area will benefit from improved HVAC system and new track book shelving.

Project Summary: The Lithuanian Research and Studies Center is the largest Lithuanian academic institution outside of Lithuania. It hosts researchers from Lithuania, North America, and elsewhere throughout the world. Even Lithuanian experts from Japan have utilized and its research collections. The Center itself has published fifty scholarly books on Lithuanian history and culture. The Center works with all universities, academic institutions and archival entities in Lithuania.

The Center and its predecessor entities have outgrown a Chicago facility they have operated in since 1956 and have purchased a 7,000 square foot building in Lemont, Illinois. The building is in good condition but requires some refitting to accommodate the Center's books, periodicals, archives and artifacts - along with the students and scholars who will utilize it. HVAC and restroom work needs to be completed, along with the installation of movable tracked shelving to better utilize the space and accommodate future collections. Many scholars and individuals who seek to maintain Lithuanian Heritage will benefit from these improvements. Our center is known worldwide and is a cornerstone of cultural heritage that actively maintains a tradition of Lithuanian culture which is slowly diminishing throughout the world. We will finish the HVAC work and the installation of movable track bookshelves by May of 2019

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Chicagoland Lithuanians (Westmont)

Primary Contact: Neringa Pukelis

Email: neringap@sbcglobal.net

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Chicagoland Lithuanians (Westmont) (6450)









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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Neringa Pukelis

System Entry: Project signed by Neringa Pukelis.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Chuck Corrigan

Payment on this project is on HOLD until the Club's Rotary Foundation annual fund and PolioPlus goals have been submitted.

District Foundation Chair Chuck Corrigan or your Club's assistant governor can assist your Club President or Club Foundation Chair in setting and entering the goals.

Please contact him Chuck via email or phone for assistance.

email: cjc1@dbcw.com

cell: (630) 853-9461

Please set the goals as soon as possible to release payment for your grant.



by Chuck Corrigan

The Club's Foundation goals have been submitted.

No hold on payment.

Chuck Corrigan


by David Phelps

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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