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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.

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Sister Clubs

Naperville Rotary
New Gen

Naperville Rotary
After Dark

Date: 3/1/2019
Subject: 2019 Nairator 2/28
From: Christine C Bloom


  Nairator The Rotary Club of Naperville     

Week of February 28, 2019




In Our Thoughts & Prayers
Jim Bergeron Sr. lost his wife, Kathy. Jim was a member of RCN for 33 years and a Past President. Their son, Jim Jr. was also a member for 15 years. Visitation information and messages of sympathy can be found on the FriedriechJones website HERE . We send our condolences to the Bergeron family.

3/7    Regular Meeting COD Scholarship Luncheon, Start the Month with Music
3/7    Youth Service Committee Meeting, 1:30 pm
3/8    International Service Committee Meeting 7 am

3/14  Regular Meeting - National Rosie the Riveter Association
3/21  Regular Meeting - Naper Settlement, Women's History Month
3/27  Board Meeting, Naperville Bank & Trust 4 PM
3/28  No Regular Meeting - Raise the Bar, TBA

Community Service Grant Application deadline has been extended until March 8!

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


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 
A project to provide clean water to all of Lebanon’s schools is uniting leaders from many of the country’s diverse religious, cultural, and political divisions!

In 2011 Rotary members in northern Lebanon decided to install new tanks and water filters in a few nearby schools with the help of a Rotary Foundation grant.  The idea caught on and two years later one giant water project that would reach every school in Lebanon and involve all 24 of the country’s Rotary clubs developed.

While clean water was the main objective, the leaders also saw the effort as a means of helping heal Lebanon’s long history of sectarian strife. Working alongside Rotarians of various faiths to promote the project deepened understanding of those with different religious or political views.  

This project exemplifies the mission of Rotary which is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Your financial support enables this to happen. Thank you.  

 The Foundation Committee is starting to plan the Paul Harris Community Awards selection process and the luncheon meeting/gala planned for Thursday May 9, 2019. 

The Rotary Club of Naperville has chosen to honor several non-Rotarians each year with Paul Harris Fellowship Awards.

Club members nominate non-Rotarians from our community who they feel are worthy of consideration for a Paul Harris Fellowship. Nominations for the awards are organized under the “5 Avenues of Service” that guide Rotary Clubs worldwide. For the community awards, we extend the category definitions to include persons who contribute to other service clubs, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies serving our community. All nominees must not be members of any Rotary Club. 

Nominations are now being sought. Please use the application to submit those you know who are deserving of this award in the community.
Click here Paul Harris Fellowship Community Award Nomination Form


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 !

Global Grants Approved! International Service Committee continues to impact the world!
Bravo to Prakash Tata and Roger Iliff who traveled to India, changing lives through Rotary! 
2019 India trip 1  2019 India trip 4 
2019 India trip 2  2019 India trip 3

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!
Contact Director Dick Galitz at International Service

YOUTH SERVICE COMMITTEE -  Meeting March 7, 1:30 pm Meson Sabika
The scholarship applications for 2019 have been posted to the website. Please share the information with interested seniors.
Rotary Club of Naperville AT HOPE Scholarship Application
Rotary Club of Naperville Scholarship Application

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.


District Conference click HERE for more information and to register



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

Our Best Wishes to Kristin Giannini and husband Johnathon who celebrated their wedding this month with family and friends!

NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - COD Scholarship Luncheon

See you at the next meeting!
Christine Bloom