8/24 Regular Meeting: District 6450 Governor Scott McAdam
8/31 Regular Meeting: Naperville City Manager Doug Krieger & Police Chief Robert Marshall
9/7 Regular Meeting: Community Services Grants Luncheon
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September 7, 2017
Community Service Grants Recipients Luncheon
The Rotary Club of Naperville
The Rotary Club of Naperville is proud to award this years Community Services Grants Recipients on Thursday, September 7 th at Meson Sabika. The Rotary Club of Naperville offers annual grants for local organizations for the ppurpose of humanitarian programs.
“Basic Humanitarian Needs” are essentials that are needed in order to prevent the threat to the health, safety, security, or well being of a community or other large group of people. In other words, to provide essentials to people in need. The simplest of needs such as food, clothing, shelter, physical and mental health, education, and sanitation. Any need that sends a person from poverty to a crisis situation is considered a basic humanitarian need.
The grant award selection process weighs the above criteria to a qualifying organization’s proposed project that are closest to meeting this criteria factoring the allocation of awarded funds available that can achieve the goals of the proposed project.
Sunday, October 15!
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INSTALLATION of JOHN NORMAN and HIS BOARD
and a CELEBRATION of NINA'S YEAR !
It was an evening of celebrating the club's achievements of the past year and recognizing some of the club members who were instrumental in that s
uccess. Over 100 members and guests gathered at Elements at Hotel Indigo to thank this year's club leaders and welcome in new Club President, John Norman and his Board.
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2017 SCHOLARSHIP BREAKFAST
The Rotary Club of Naperville hosted its annual Scholarship Breakfast on Thursday, June 8th.
Gene Drendel Scholarship
This $5,000 scholarship was introduced to honor Gene Drendel who was a distinguished Rotarian, a long-time and well-respected educator, and life-long resident of Naperville. This scholars hip is awarded to one high school senior who demonstrates academic and athletic excellence while providing service to his or her community.
Grace Hong , graduate NVHS attending Princeton University majoring in Computer Science.
Service Above Self Scholarship
This $4,000 scholarship is awarded annually to two high school seniors who successfully demonstrate academic excellence and a substantial commitment to service.
Archit Dhar, graduate NVHS, attending University of Pennsylvania majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Akshay Punukollu, graduate of NCHS, attending University of Illinois majoring in Marketing & Finance.
Make a Difference North Central College Scholarship This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a local high school senior who will be attending North Central College and has an interest in leadership, service, and displays the spirit of Rotary.
Nathan Gray, graduate NNHS, attending North Central College majoring in Business and Sports Management.
This $1,000 scholarship is for a high school senior who is able to demonstrate overcoming a challenge over the course of their high school career.
Alexandra Sapiega, graduate NNHS, attending North Central College majoring in Elementary Education.
Olivia Celinski, graduate MVHS, attending COD, majoring in Health Services
Ali Piccininni, graduate NCHS, attending Marquette University, majoring in Secondary Education/Math.
Johnathan Keenan, graduate WVHS, attending Brigham Young University, majoring in Political Science/ Economics
Thomas Zugay, graduate NNHS, attending University of Utah, majoring in Electrical Engineering
Jeffrey Girardot, graduate Benet Academy, attending University of Notre Dame, majoring in PreProfessional Studies
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PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS AWARDS LUNCHEON
2017 Paul Harris Fellow: Tim Wierenga, Liz Spencer, Jan Fitzsimmons, Mike Hayala, Kent Duncan, Bev Patterson Frier, Al Carrius, Bill (Karen) Garlough, Vicky Coletta, Dr. Jeff Grimley - Photos by Ron Hume - Video by NCTV-17
The Rotary Club of Naperville honored 10 community members with Paul Harris Fellow Awards for Service. Rotary Foundation Chair, Curt Stowers made opening remarks and Tonia Khouri introduced the awardees.
The ceremony recognized this year’s recipients:
Vicki Coletta, President Project Hope Karen Garlough,
My Chef Catering
Mike Havala, Bev Paterson Frier, CEO Loaves & Fishes Community Services
Naperville Senior Task Force
Dr Jeff Grimley, Doctors Without Borders
Liz Spencer, Executive Director NCTV17
Jan Fitzsimmons, PhD. NCC Junior Senior Scholars Program
Al Carrius NCC Head Men's Cross Country Coach
Tim Wierenga, Kent Duncan, Assistant Superintendent, District 203
Chairman, IPEF Board , District 204
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 Ron Hume, event photographer
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College of DuPage Scholarship Luncheon
College of DuPage Scholarship recipient's were celebrated March 9. 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. Thank you to John Sims and the COD Scholarship Services Offices for their leadership in this important club program.
"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."
2017 COD Scholarship Recipients
Kyana Amos Lonnie Evans Jonathon Bagnall Bana Falaha Dan Bailey Jessica Halder Natasha Breslieva Maliha Khan
Hubert Celinski Christopher Mack Jacey Credo Cristi Madlom Deyna Parvanova Plamen Pavlov
Jennifer Pfeiffer Zachary Sanchez Julia Schroeder Teresa Szymoniak Alena Troia David Zak
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Rotary Recognizes Club Veterans with Quilts of Valor
Since Veterans Day last November, The Rotary Club of Naperville has recognized 14 military veterans. The latest recipients of a this special Quilt were Mayor Emiritus George Pradel and Ron Ory. Pradel had served in the Marine Corp while Ory was in the army.
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that change lives close to home and worldwide.
Help us celebrate 100 years of the Foundation
Help us achieve 100% of club participation Help us achieve every member at the sustaining level of Every Rotarian Every Year
$100The 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!
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It was a night to remember as
The Rotary Club of Naperville
Celebrated 75 years!
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Past Presidents Photo from the 75th Anniversary Celebration.
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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 99.9%; 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 S mallpox in 1979 and Rinderpest in 2010.
We are THIS CLOSE, to ENDING POLIO FOREVER!
World Health Organization Polio Status Website
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