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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: 2/18/2019
Subject: 2019 Nairator 2/14
From: Christine C Bloom


  Nairator The Rotary Club of Naperville    

Week of February 14, 2019

 See all the photos here. 2019 Valentine's Day
Love was in the air at The Wine & Cheese Party. 

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
2/27  Community Service Meeting, 5:30 pm, NACC, Conference Room A

2/28  No Regular Meeting - Stayin' Alive Disco Party, White Eagle GC, 6-10 pm


  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 Committee - Meeting February 27, 5:30 PM, Naperville Chamber of Commerce - Conference Room A
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

Thank you to all the club members who brought in thirteen new members during our membership super bowl. Keep up the good work and spread the word about our club!


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 
In 2011 Hong Kong native Spencer Leung applied and was accepted for a three-month Rotary Peace Fellow program for professionals in agriculture. His dream was to launch an organic seed operation in Thailand.  He believed that demand for organic food would continue to expand, and he wanted to do something good.  He states, “The more I looked into it the more I believed organic agriculture could be a powerful peacebuilding platform.  So he established Go Organics.

Go Organics aims to improve productivity and sustainability for farmers who cultivate less than five acres of crops, based on the belief that creating economic stability for small farmers will help cultivate peace.  It works to improve the marketplace for these farmers and to provide simple and cost-effective technologies that helps improve operations.  It offers farmers through micro financing an affordable cold storage unit that will keep crops fresh up to ten days longer thus opening market opportunities.  Go Organics also guarantees the sale of a certain amount of their produce.  It introduced technologies to dry produce properly, to package them safely and to prevent the growth of mold.  


The mission of Go Organics is to channel the work to those who are in need and to bring these people into the workforce.  Small farms produce around 80% of the world’s food and make up 90% of the world’s 570 million farms.  Leung says, “If we can raise their standard of living – its sustainability – we’re going to make a lot of changes the whole world – it’s going to be amazing.”

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 !

Congratulations are in order!
Congratulations to Prakash Tata and the Int'l Serv Committee on approval of their application by The Rotary Foundation for a global grant in partnership with the Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan. The “Save A Life A Day - Let’s Beat Leukemia” Global Grant funding will provide medical equipment for diagnosing leukemia to Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital Hospital & Research Institute in Hyderabad, India. What a great example of uniting in partnership to take action and create hope and lasting change for children and their families.

Simple Schools in Honduras - read the Chicago Tribune article HERE  

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
Thank you
 to new member Pradeep Sahave for volunteering to serve as a mentor to our NCHS Interact students attending the Empower Leaders Conference Saturday, March 16.

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 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!

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


The 12th Annual Silent Samaritans Breakfast
February 26, 2019
at Hotel Arista in Naperville, IL
7:15 am:  check-in
7:30-9:00 am: program

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Katherine DeWitt, Associate Professor and the Clinical Coordinator at South University in Columbia, South Carolina

Dr. DeWitt will speak about the adverse impacts and victimization of Social Media on adolescents and vulnerable populations. Her journey in researching Social Media engagement and behaviors includes her own experiences of bullying and intimidation.  

For more information click Samaracare  

NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - Regular Meeting - Nicki Anderson, CEO Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

See you at the next meeting!
Christine Bloom