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Community Service Committee

Co-Chairs:  Joe Nelson, Lisa Schwarz-Barry Contact: Community Service

Committee Members: 
The Community Service Committee is made up of members who are actively committed to provide direct outreach to the community with an emphasis on providing basic humanitarian support to those in need. 

Signature Programs
Community Service Grants
RSVP - Rotary Salutes Veterans Program
Gift Mart
 - Annual Holiday Gift Program
Stand Down - Veterans Coat Drive


Rotary Salutes Veterans Program

May 6, 2021


Please reach out to Dick Galitz or Joe Nelson with any questions or with a completed application!


Download 2020 RSVP Nominating Form by clicking on Committees and then Documents in the Menu.

Rotary Day of Service
May 11, 2019

Sound the Alarm

Senior Care Spring Clean Up



Community Service Grants
Committee Co-Chairs John Knobloch & Colin Dalough 
Community Service Grants is the "flagship" of the community service committee as it is responsible for annually providing financial support to local non-profit agencies who address basic humanitarian needs. This program annually provides $65,000 in support as a result of a collaboration with Naperville Rotary Charities.

RSVP - Rotary Salutes Veterans Program
Committee Chair Dick Galitz

Gift Mart
Coordinator Janet Derrick
Gift Mart is the annual holiday gift program that represents a partnership between the Rotary Club of Naperville, Naperville Rotary Charities and two participating elementary schools in District 204. The program was expanded in 2012 to also provide support to middle school students in need. The 2012 campaign provided direct support to more than 200 students.

Veterans Coat Drive
Coordinator Dave Wentz
The community service committee coordinates club involvement in the Chicagoland Rotary Homeless Veterans Stand Down Project (Winter Coat Drive).

Salvation Army Bell Ringing