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The Rotary Club
of Naperville

Thursdays, 12:15 pm

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


2/15  No Regular Meeting

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

2/22  Regular Meeting
Congressman Bill Foster

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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

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 International Service Committee
presented it's first annual 

Coming Together for Humanity

The Keynote Speaker was
Atia Abawi - Former CNN Foreign Correspondent and recognized Author,
who has just released her latest book,
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes.

Followed by
Worldview host Jerome McDonnell moderating

a discussion panel on
"How to improve effectiveness and sustainability of international projects."
2018 Summit Photos - Click here!
The summit had over 25 exhibitors representing businesses and organizations involved in global service projects. The summit was an opportunity to network, share resources, and find volunteer opportunities.

For more background information please visit

In Memoriam

Club President, John Norman announced that a scholarship will be named theFrank Slocumb Service Above Self Scholarship.Two club members, who want to remain anonymous, have pledged $1000 each in matching funds to support the scholarship. 

Please help us honor Frank's service- send your donations to RCNC, 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.


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.


World Health Organization Polio Status Website

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