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April 2015 - Nairator Monthly

Read the latest Nairator here: April 2015 Nairator

Paul Harris Award Nominations

Each Year, the Rotary Club of Naperville celebrates members of our community who practice and exhibit the idea of Service Above Self and the principles of the Four-Way Test.  Paul Harris Community awards are given in the categories of the Avenues of Service: Club, Community, International, Vocational, and Youth Service.
Nominations for this year's award will be accepted until March 31, please submit all nominations to Julie Carlsen at

Naperville Candidate Forums

All the forums are now on YouTube - see below to watch!
The Forums for City Council now on YouTube -
just click on the Day to view them.
Steve Chirico
Jim Haselhorst
Doug Krause
Marty Walker 

Rebecca Boyd-Obarski 
Wayne Floegel
Patty Gustin 
Robert Hajek
Nancy Marinello
The Rotary Club of Naperville Is Sponsoring Public Forums for Mayor and City Council - Join us as we learn about our candidates.

The Rotary Club of Naperville, working from the theme of Leadership through community service, will be sponsoring the Mayoral Forum on Feb 26th during our regular noon Rotary Club meeting at Meson Sabika. The public is invited - lunch is $20, and we ask that everyone register so we will know how many are attending. There will also be a live stream for the program. 

"We believe there is a need for the electorate to learn more about the 19 candidates running for City Council and the four for Mayor. As things stand now, there will be very few opportunities for the candidates to present their case to the public through a highly publicized candidate forum that will be open to the public. We would like to fill that void as the campaign begins.”Said John Gallagher, Rotary president. “We feel this is a way to demonstrate Rotary Club’s  leadership that gives back to the community. We will not be endorsing anyone. Rather we are contributing a public service to the Naperville Community.”
Our mayoral forum will be moderated by ABC7’s Alan Krashesky .
We are offering our forum at the beginning of the campaign season, as early voting begins so that the community will have time to learn about the candidates and their positions. To attend or help promote these events - click below to go to Facebook and let us know you will be joining us

Register to attend or for more information 
To let us know you will be joining us - click on the link below - it will take you to a Facebook page for that event.
Information on the Candidates - Positions and Background 
In addition, if you would like to read up on the candidates, their stand on issues and how to reach them directly, go to Positively Naperville's Voter's Guide - click here. We would also like to thank Positively Naperville for letting us use their VOTE banner on this website and on Facebook. 

Location and Time

  • Feb 26th for the Mayor’s Forum during our regularly scheduled noon Rotary meeting at Meson Sabika - open to the public - $20 for lunch - 1025 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL


The Mayoral Forum will be four questions - and will run for 30 minutes.

The entire forum will be recorded and provided over the internet through a live internet stream. The media is invited to the event and provided with access to the live stream. 

In addition, we will provide a complete copy of the forums to NCTV17 for their use. 

By sponsoring this program, we are providing communication and understanding of our city council and mayoral candidates in this very unique upcoming election. 

We will not be endorsing any one but the electoral process of our city. It will be a win- win for all. 

If you have any questions - please give Hunter Byington a call at 630-202-2292 (cell phone) or drop me an email - . 





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 Come Join Us! Join Rotary Today!

Do you believe in Service Above Self? Would you like to make a difference in Naperville and in the world?

Rotary is the worlds first service organization. The Rotary Club of Naperville is an group of business, civic, and non-profit leaders and people interested in helping their community by providing their time and talents to promote world peace, understanding, and helping their fellow man.

It's a great way to make new friends, to get out of the office for lunch once a week, learn about your community, and to give back to your community. If you are interested in joining our club you are very welcome to visit one of our meetings! Please contact us for more information.


Polio epidemics have crippled thousands of people, mostly young children. The disease has caused paralysis and death for much of human history.  A global effort to eradicate polio began in 1988, led by the World Health OrganizationUNICEF, and The Rotary Foundation. These efforts have reduced the number of annual diagnosed cases by 99%; from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to a low of 483 cases in 2001, after which it has remained at a level of about 1,000 cases per year (1,606 in 2009). Polio is one of only two diseases currently the subject of a global eradication program, the other being Guinea worm disease. If the global Polio Eradication initiative is successful it would be only the third time humankind has ever completely eradicated a disease, after smallpox in 1979 and rinderpest in 2010.

We are THIS CLOSE, to ENDING POLIO (Rotary Website) FOREVER. World Health Organization Polio Status Website
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