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The Rotary Club
of Naperville

 Chartered in 1941, the Rotary Club of Naperville 

is one of the area's oldest civic organizations. 
Thank you for visiting our website, we'd love to have you visit in person. 

Our meetings are held Thursdays at 12:15 pm at   Meson Sabika.

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

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2017 Amazon Smile

2020 Convention


2018-2019 Officers


Randy Ems
President Elect

Rachel Ossyra
President Nominee

Alma Jones

Past President

John Norman


Curt Stowers

Kathryn Hoffman
Sergeant at Arms

John Higgins

Director Club Service

Kristin Giannini
Dir Community Service

Brian O’Malley
Dir Vocational Service

John Wightkin
Dir International Service

Dick Galitz
Director Youth Service
Kristin Eccles
Public Relations Chair

Christine Bloom
Rotary Foundation Chair

Richard Tatara
Membership Chair

John Gallagher
Program Chair

Alma Jones
Website/Nairator Editor

Christine Bloom

Audit Committee Chair

Denise Gierach


John Knobloch

Hearts & Flowers

Roger Iliff

Who We Are

The Club's members represent leaders in the 
business, professional, nonprofit, educational, 
and government communities who share a 
common commitment to community service.

 Partners in Rotary

Sister Clubs

Naperville Rotary
New Gen

Naperville Rotary
After Dark

Date: 2/8/2019
Subject: 2019 Nairator 2/7
From: Christine C Bloom


  Nairator The Rotary Club of Naperville    

The Groundhog predicts an early spring....
I didn't believe him either.

Week of February 7, 2019

Presiding Officer: Randy Ems, President   Happy Birthday Randy!!!
Song: Kristin Giannini   Pledge: Roger Illif Invocation: John Gallagher

John Knobloch welcomed Sherry Elliott from U4Uganda
Alma Jones welcomed Dominic DeMichelle, a senior at North Central College
Kacie Chitwood was welcomed by Dave Wentz and will soon be inducted as a new member
Linda Linford was welcomed by Randy Ems and will soon rejoin the club membership ranks

2/14  Regular Meeting - Happy Valentine's Day Wine & Cheese Pairings, Colin Dalough
2/20  Board Meeting - Naperville Bank & Trust, 4 pm
2/21  Regular Meeting - Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, CEO Nicki Anderson

2/21  Foundation Committee meeting 1:30 pm
2/28  No Regular Meeting - Stayin' Alive Disco Party, White Eagle GC, 6-10 pm

Engagement Task Force Round Table Discussion

The Task Force involved members in a roundtable discussion related to what specific actions the club should take to improve member engagement and satisfaction. After the discussion, each table presented a summary of their discussion around four questions/topics.

How can the club improve communications to the public about Rotary Causes.
How can diversity of business classifications among members be improved.
How can the club improve
a) acting upon ideas & input
b) the pace of change
c) it's processes & rules
Any other topic of importance for club improvement.

A number of suggestions and ideas came out of the discussions. Some common themes emerged. The ideas were gathered and will be summarized by the Task Force. The Engagement Task Force will then create a report to be presented to the Board.
Thank you to everyone for taking the survey and participating in the discussion roundtable. If you were unable to attend the meeting, but would like to submit comments to the committee, please email Nina Menis, Task Force Chair.  Click here NINA .
All the work of the Task Force is greatly appreciated.

To see the Task Force's presentation to the club here
Engagement Task Force Presentation to Club 1-24-18
A report of the Member Engagement Survey can be accessed here

2018 Member Survey Answer Summary   

  Invite friends.
It's gonna be a fun evening of dancing and jivin'.
Relive the Glory Days of the 70's
or experience movin' and groovin' for the first time!
Come and learn the "Brooklyn Hustle".
It's Saturday Night Fever on a Thursday.


2019 Valley Runway

The Community Service typically meets at 4:30 pm at the same location as that month's Raise the Bar.
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. Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.
Community Service Director Brian O'Malley invites anyone interested in learning more about the committees activities to join a meeting. Or contact Brian O'Malley at 
Community Service


Rotary Membership Superbowl - The game winner will be announced at the next meeting!


Richard Tatara, Foundation Chair asks that each of us make a donation to the Rotary Foundation as part of the Every Rotarian Every Year campaign.  You can donate to the Foundation at MY ROTARY . You will need to register, if you haven't already. Or you can write a check to Rotary Club of Naperville and designate FOUNDATION in the memo line.
Thank you for your support!


Foundation Minute for the Week 
Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to Rotarians. It leads efforts both large and small. It sets up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. It designs and builds infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.

As Rotarians our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.

Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enables this to happen.  Thank you.  

The Foundation Committee will meet February 21, 1:30 pm, right after the regular meeting. The goal of this meeting is to start planning the Paul Harris Community Awards selection process and the luncheon meeting/gala planned for Thursday May 9, 2019.


Saturday,April 6
8 AM-1 PM
Goodwin Hall at Benedictine University, Lisle

This year's conference is titled "International Service as a Catalyst for Peace".
Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZs Worldview, 
will once again moderate the panel discussion.

Click  HERE For more information and to purchase your tickets !

Big newspaper article regarding our Special Needs Simple School Project in El Progresso, Honduras.

Special compliments to Chuck Newman, Roger Iliff, and team who just returned from that country!

The International Service Committee meets the second Friday of the month, 7 am.
International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more. We invite anyone interested to join us at our meeting!
Details International Service Committee Meeting   
Contact Director Dick Galitz at International Service


YOUTH SERVICE COMMITTEE -  Meeting March 7, 1:30 pm Meson Sabika
We are in need of four volunteers !!! to serve as "mentors" during the Empower Leaders event on Saturday, February 16th from 8am - 12:30pm.  The volunteers would be responsible for their own admission to the event.  Three NCHS Interact members will be attending and each are in need of a "mentor" at the event.  For more information, please contact Kristin Eccles, Youth Service Chair at 312-479-8146 or

For more info and to buy tickets click

2019 Naperville Central Interact

The Youth Service Committee invites all interested members to attend a committee meeting and see what their work is all about. The committee meets the first Thursday of every month, following the Rotary meeting at Meson Sabika, 1:30 pm.
This Avenue of Service involves outreach to our communities youth through Rotaract, Interact and RYLA. The committee is chaired by Kristin Eccles.
If you want to inspire and provide support to tomorrow's leaders, please join us!
Our meeting schedule is Feb 7, March 7, Apr 4, May 2, June 6 1:30-3:00 pm, Meson Sabika
or if you'd like more information, please contact Kristin 


Do you have a Facebook page? Are you on LinkedIn?
Then you can play an important role in PR for
Rotary Club of Naperville!

The Club has a FB & a LI page that we post to and it reaches the people who have joined or followed our group...but, these are people who already know about us.
But, if every club member posts something on their FB / LI page about RCN and shares it,
that message reaches thousands more, many of whom may not know a thing about us.

What better way to let people know you are proud to be a member of Rotary Club of Naperville!
Take a picture of yourself at Rotary! Share it, say something about the interesting program that week,
or give a shout out to a committee's work or an organization the club recently supported.

Be a proud Rotarian and let your friends and colleagues know what your club is doing through your digital networks. It's the first step in starting a conversation about Rotary.


click HERE for more information and to register

2019 early bird conference district



Chuck Corrigan, District Governor Nominee, is chairing the Board Nominating Committee.There are two at-large Board positions that need to be filled for 2019-20. Both positions are for two-year terms. Rotarians may serve two consecutive terms as at-large Directors.
Members interested in being an at-large director on the district board can download and complete the application below and submit to Chuck for the committee's consideration.
Deadline to apply: February 20, 2019
All candidates must be Rotarians in good standing with their Clubs.
Desired qualifications include leadership experience, strong belief in Rotary, and willingness to share ideas and time to assist building vibrant Rotary Clubs in our District.
The committee may interview the candidates in person or by phone.
If interested in serving Rotary as an at-large Board member, please complete this application and return to Chuck Corrigan by February 20, 2019.
The names of the candidates selected by the Committee will be presented to the Board for approval at the March Board meeting.
Board of Directors Application 2019-20
The application form is a fillable pdf document. If you have any questions or any issues with opening or completing the document, please contact Chuck:
cell: 630.853.9461


Get additional information and register HERE


2/2   Maria Caselli    2/7   Randy Ems   
2/9 Kevin Dickson    2/12 Dick Galitz 2/14  Kristin Giannini      2/20  Brian O'Malley

NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - Regular Meeting - Happy Valentine's Day, Special Valentine themed Wine & Cheese Pairings, Colin Dalough

Be Here Pot - ROLLS OVER!

Four Way Test: Nina Menis

See you at the next meeting!
Christine Bloom