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The Rotary Club
of Naperville

meets
Thursdays, 12:15 pm

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




UPCOMING EVENTS
2/21  Board Meeting 
Naperville Bank & Trust, 4:30pm

2/22  Regular Meeting
Congressman Bill Foste

3/1 Regular Meeting
International Service Committtee Update
Dick Galitz


3/8  Regular Meeting
COD Scholarship Recipients


3/15 Regular Meeting
Sister Cities
Commission
25th Anniversary


3/21 Board Meeting Naperville Bank & Trust, 4:30 pm


3/22 Regular Meeting
The Conservation Foundation
Brook MacDonald


3/29 
RAISE THE BAR
Top Golf, 5:30 pm


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REWARDS



2017-2018 Officers

President

John Norman
President Elect

Randy Ems

President Nominee

Rachel Ossyra
Past President

Nina Menis

Treasurer

Mary Lyn Hoffer

Secretary

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
Historian

John Knobloch
Hearts & Flowers

Roger Iliff
Technology

Randy Ems

Paul Feith


Partners in Rotary

Sister Clubs







Naperville Rotary
New Gen


Naperville Rotary
After Dark















Feb 10 - Vancouver

Environmental Sustainability


Feb 17 - Beirut

Providing Clean Water


Feb 24 - Coventry

Fighting Disease


March 17 - Sydney

Growing Local Economies


April 28 - Taranto, Italy

Saving Mothers & Children


June 2 - Chicago

Supporting Education





Object of Rotary









Code of Conduct


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



The Keynote Speake
rwas
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 www.internationalservicesummit.org



In Memoriam

Club President, John Norman announced
that a scholarship will be named the
Frank Slocumb Service Above Self Scholarship.

Two club members, who want to remain anonymous, have pledged $1000 each in 
matching funds 
to support this scholarship. 

Please help us honor Frank's service- send your donations to Rotary Club of Naperville Charities,
memo line Frank Slocumb Scholarship or
click here to make a donation securely online. 

 









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.





 END POLIO NOW!




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 37 cases in 2016!!

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 FOREVER! 

World Health Organization Polio Status Website


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