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The Rotary Club
of Naperville

Thursdays, 12:15 pm

Meson Sabika
Guests are Welcome
Club Mailing Address:
PO Box 2, Naperville IL 60566

5/31  NO Regular Meeting 
5:30 pm

6/7    NO Regular meeting
Scholarship Breakfast
7 am

6/14  NO Regular Meeting
President Installation
5:30 pm

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2017-2018 Officers


John Norman
President Elect

Randy Ems

President Nominee

Rachel Ossyra
Past President

Nina Menis


Mary Lyn Hoffer


Kathryn Hoffman
Sergeant at Arms

Janet Derrick

Director Club Service

Colin Dalough
Dir Community Service

Alma Jones

Brian O’Malley
Dir Vocational Service

John Wightkin
Dir International Service

Dick Galitz

Public Relations Chair

Kristin Giannini
Rotary Foundation Chair

Curt Stowers
Membership Chair

Jason Altenbern
New Generations Chair

Kim White
Program Chair

Rachel Ossyra
Newsletter Editor

Christine Bloom
Audit Committee Chair

Denise Gierach

John Knobloch
Hearts & Flowers

Roger Iliff

Randy Ems

Paul Feith

Partners in Rotary

Sister Clubs

Naperville Rotary
New Gen

Naperville Rotary
After Dark

June 2 - Chicago

Supporting Education

North Central College Rotaract Club Chartered 


The Rotary Club of Naperville is proud to sponsor North Central College's Rotaract Club.
Rotaract brings together young people to organize service projects, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun.
Congratulations the club on its Charter.
We look forward to building relationships and working together in Service above Self.

Paul Harris Fellows Award Luncheon

The Rotary Club of Naperville honored community members with Paul Harris Fellow Awards for Service. Rotary Foundation Chair, Curt Stowers introduced the awardees. 
The ceremony recognized this year’s recipients: 
Club Service
Steve Rubin - Kitchens To Go, River Main
Community Service
John & Agnes Anderson - Volunteer
Margie Tarpey - Volunteer
International Service
Moses Baryoh - TriMedX Foundation
Kathryn Boyens - Naperville D203
Vocational Service
Chuck Papanos - Naperville Park District

Youth Services
Caroline Senetar - Realtor
Steve Skorup - Indian Prairie D204


The Paul Harris Fellow Award is the highest recognition that Rotary bestows on individuals who exemplify Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self”. The Club honors individuals who have made a positive, lasting change in the quality of life in communities at home and abroad and have shown leadership in volunteer service.
Congratulations to all of this years' awardees!
Special Thanks to Hunter Byington, event photographer
See all the pictures 
Click here for the 2018 Paul Harris Awards pictures 

2018 Installation Invitation


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2018 College of DuPage Scholarship Luncheon

College of DuPage Scholarship recipient's were celebrated March 8.
Recipients are chosen based on financial need, academic excellence, and community service and citizenship. 
Students shared stories of their personal struggles and their heartfelt gratitude for the very real impact the scholarship makes in their lives.

"Each year, we look forward to meeting the Rotary scholarship recipients. It is a very emotional day for us," said John Sims, COD Scholarship Committee Chair. "We are supporting the future of this country's best citizens, and we have a wonderful group of students here today to prove that point. Assisting students with their college education is one of the greatest and most important things we do here at Rotary Club of Naperville."
Thank you to Dr. John Sims, Yashica Weeks and the COD Scholarship Services Offices for their leadership in this important club program.
2018 COD Scholarship Recipients

Olivia Celinski, Carina Cabral, Clare Mayer, Mary Adduci, Alexis Cornelio, Lauren Hill, David Mechura, Aimen Ahmed, Jaklyn Erker, Marcanthony Marciel, Joshua Traynere, Nemi Achebo, Octavio Lopez Ortega, Christine Nwaezeapu, Jessica Richards, Jessica Halder, Plamen Pavlov, Catherine Burlage, Thomas Koza, Chrisi Madlom.  

Rotary Club of Naperville's International Service Committee
hosted it's first annual 


The Keynote Speake
Atia Abawi - Former CNNForeign Correspondent and recognized Author,

who talked about her latest book,
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes.

The presentation was followed by a discussion panel moderated by
WBEZ's Worldview host Jerome McDonnell
"How to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of international projects."


2018 Summit Photos - Click here!

The summit had over 25 exhibitors representing service organizations involved in global service projects and support businesses.
The summit provided attendees the opportunity to network, share resources,
and find volunteer opportunities.

For more background information please visit

2017 Festiville Checks Awarded

Thank you to our sponsors, the committee and all who attended.

And thank you Naperville Rotary Charities for your support.

Rotary Harmony Park - Rotary Club of Naperville will work with Century Walk to design and build an interactive musical park over the next three years.
Human Trafficking - Reclaim 13, a Downers Grove organization dedicated to helping victims of sex trafficking locally, will use their monies to produce an educational video for at risk children.
Community Services - These local organizations received money to support their vital iwork:
Family Shelter Services, CASA of DuPage,  and The Teen Parent Connection.

Rotary Salutes Veterans Program 

It was a wonderful program filled with honor and gratitude. Community Services Co-Director, Alma Jones introduced Dr Benjamin White who served as Master of Ceremonies for the program. Mayor Steve Cherico read a proclamation declaring November 9, 2017 Rotary Salutes Veterans Day in Naperville. Boy Scout Troop #106 presented the colors. The Metea Valley Chamber Singers entertained with patriotic songs. 
The highlight of the program was the presentation of the Quilts of Valor to five deserving veterans. The quilts were presented by Susan Wing and Carol Andermann, from the Illinois Quilts of Valor Foundation. 

2017 Honorees: Wayne Fischer, John Kunsch,Sr., Terry Jelinek (accepted by wife Sue), Mike Barbour, Michael C. Rechenmacher

The Education Center Honors
Three Rotary Clubs of Naperville

Club President's John Norman, Kevin McQuillan, and Justin Klestinski
The Education Center honored The Rotary Club of Naperville, The Sunrise Club and The Downtown Club at the Kid's Best Friend Benefit that was held on October 20. 
Congratulations to The Rotary Clubs of Naperville upon receiving the "Making A Difference" award.
Three Rotary Clubs of Naperville
present check to Police Department

2017 CAPS Banquet

Through a collaborative effort, The Rotary Club of Naperville, The Sunrise Club and The Downtown Club, presented a check to the Naperville Police Department at the annual CAPS Banquet. The monies will be used to purchase NARCAN, an anti-opiate that helps officers save lives.


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Help us celebrate 100 years of the Foundation
Help us achieve 100% of club participation Every Rotarian Every Year
Help us achieve every member at the sustaining level of $100
The contributions to the Foundation come back to clubs around the world as Grants focused on International projects. As a club, we have gotten back far more than we have contributed!

Please follow this link to help us reach our "300 GOAL"

                                Come Join Us! Join Rotary Today!           
           Do you believe in Service Above Self?
Would you like to make a difference in Naperville and the world beyond?

The Rotary Club of Naperville is a group of business, civic, 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 click on Become A Member
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 99.9%; from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to a low of 22 cases in 2017!!

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.


World Health Organization Polio Status Website

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