Check out how our Rotary Club is celebrating
Veteran's Day this year with Quilts of Valor!
NCTV 17 covered our Rotary meeting as we recognized
our club's Veterans as well as celebrate Veteran's Day.
The Rotary Club of Naperville Honors
12 Outstanding Students with College Scholarships
The impressive accomplishments and goals of Naperville area high school graduates was clearly evident Thursday morning at the Rotary Club of Naperville’s annual scholarship breakfast. One by one, students who had been selected to receive these valuable scholarships were introduced at the podium and spoke about their future plans. The audience, filled with Rotarians, parents, and guests, sat proudly in awe of these young adults and their commitment to academic achievement, service to the community, and making a positive impact with their lives.
Rotarian Kathy Birkett, chair of the scholarship committee and former superintendent of schools for Indian Prairie School District 204, said, “Strong support for the scholarships that benefit our local young people has been a part of the Rotary mission for a long time. We have phenomenal students here and being able to recognize them and assist them as they take the next step is rewarding. I look forward to hearing about the great things that lie ahead for each of them.”
to read about the the winners
Also - go here
to see what Positively Naperville had to say
to see the Naperville Sun/Chicago Tribune posting.
Save the date for a new family event “Festi-ville”
The Rotary Club of Naperville announces a new event “Festi-ville” to be held at Top Golf on October 16, 2016 from 1-5 pm. The family festival replaces “Soup’s On” as the clubs major annual fundraiser.
The event promises to be an afternoon of fun for the whole family including kids of all ages. The event includes music, family/kids games, food and beverages and a unique golf tournament and games.
Sponsorships are now available – contact John Gallagher (email here). Festi-ville proceeds will support local charities that benefit youth and families.
Contact John Norman, "Festi-ville" chair, for more information or to join the committee - email here.
It was a night to remember as
The Rotary Club of Naperville Celebrated 75 years!
Click here to relive a wonderful night! And here to download your pictures with friends!
Past Presidents Photo from the 75th Anniversary Celebration.
Photo courtesy of Jini Clare, Clare Communications
Feed My Starving Children - Rotary Community Service Event, June 10, 2015
n Thursday, June 10th Rotarians gathered at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Aurora, IL to pack meals for children. Our group and other volunteers packed 71 boxes of 15,336 meals that evening, enough to feed 42 children for a year! Our volunteer effort concluded with a fellowship event at nearby Basil's Greek Dining. A great evening of service and fellowship! Join us next time!
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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 Organization, UNICEF, 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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