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Rachel Ossyra

President Elect

Alma Jones

 President Nominee

Brian O’Malley

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Randy Ems


Curt Stowers


Janet Derrick

Sergeant at Arms

Hunter Byington

Director Club Service

John Wightkin

Dir Community Service

Joe Nelson
Lisa Schwarz-Barry

Dir Vocational Service

George Arges

Dir International Service

Barry McKeown

Director Youth Service
Molly Martin

At Large Directors

Matt Doyle

Dick Galitz

Rotary Foundation Chair

Richard Tatara

Membership Chair

Atul Akhand

Program Chair

Brian O’Malley

Communications Chair

Christine Bloom

Technology Chair

Atul Akhand


John Knobloch

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After Dark

Date: 3/18/2019
Subject: 2019 Nairator 3/14
From: Christine C Bloom


  Nairator The Rotary Club of Naperville    

Week of March 14, 2019
In Our Thoughts & Prayers
John Gallagher had emergency surgery to remove his gallbladder this past week. We wish him a speedy recovery!

3/21  Regular Meeting - Macar
ena Tamayo- Calabrese, President & CEO Naper Settlement
3/27  Board Meeting, Naperville Bank & Trust 4 PM
3/28  No Regular Meeting - Raise the Bar, TBA

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 

Mobile phones and simple text messages are not only used by us to update appointments, trace stock quotes, sport teams or your spouses’ whereabouts – they are now being used for the victory in the world’s largest public health initiative:  the eradication of polio.  As the disease retreats from the global stage, thriving in only a few remote areas in three countries, it’s up to health workers to deliver vaccines and share information with speed and accuracy.  Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are strengthening lines of communication by giving cellphones to health workers in Pakistan and Nigeria where a single text message can save a life.  

Community health workers across Pakistan have received more than 5, 000 phones through a partnership with Rotary, its government as well as Telenor the country’s second-largest telecommunications provider and Eycon a data monitoring and evaluation specialist. Cellphone technology signals tremendous progress in polio eradication. It gives governments and polio eradication leaders an advantage in the decisions needed to make to eliminate polio. 

Your continued support of Polioplus enables this 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.


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 WBEZ's Worldview, 
will once again moderate the panel discussion.

Keynote Speaker: Wendy Pearlman

Wendy Pearlman is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, where she also holds the Martin and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Professorship and is a Faculty Fellow at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. She earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University, an MA from Georgetown University, and a BA from Brown University. Her research focuses on the comparative politics of the Middle East, social movements, political violence, refugees and migration, emotions and mobilization, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.Wendy Pearlman has studied or conducted research in Spain, Germany, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Click  HERE For more information and to purchase your tickets !  

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 April 4, 1:30 pm Meson Sabika
The scholarship applications for 2019 have been posted to the website. Please share the information with interested seniors. Deadline for applying is March 31.
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 Apr 4, May 2, June 6 1:30-3:00 pm, Meson Sabika
or if you'd like more information, please contact Kristin 



Sign up for free District 6450 Spring Training March 20 from 6:30-9 pm at the Burr Ridge Marriott. The focus is on job-specific training for club officers and committee chairs, but everyone is welcome to come and learn more about Rotary roles. Please register at

 District Conference click HERE for more information and to register 


How Do I Create a MY ROTARY Account? Click on MY ROTARY 


17th Annual Bowl to Strike Out Homelessness!

Saturday, April 13th – 12:00pm-3:00pm

Fox Bowl
1101 Butterfield Road
Wheaton, IL

DuPagePads 17th Annual Bowl to Strike Out Homelessness benefits DuPagePads and our mission to end homelessness in DuPage County!

Assemble your team of five and generate at least $500 in team fundraising for DuPagePads ($100 per team member). All team members will receive a t-shirt, pizza, ice cream and a chance to win great raffle prizes! Awards will be given to the top three fundraising teams and the teams with the three highest bowling scores. Register your team HERE




3/3 John Anderson   3/6 Morris Westerhold   3/11 Janet Derrick 
3/11 Jason Nagel  3/13 Stephanie Kastelic   3/23 Paul Lehman   
3/29  Christine Bloom   3/30  Bret Hintz  We'd like to wish you a Happy Birthday! Please update your bio in the member directory.

ADA KING, Countess of LOVELACE (nee BYRON) 1815-1852
Ada was the only legitimate child of Lord Byron. He left his wife, Lady Wentworth, and child when Ada was just a few months old. It's quite a sad and sordid story.
Ada was a writer and mathematician. She worked with Charles Babbage on his proposed "analytical engine" that would calculate numbers (the modern calculator). Ada was the first to recognize that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation. She imagined that the same machine, using Bernoulli numbers, could go beyond crunching numbers and also interpret symbols. She wrote the first algorithm to be carried out by such a machine. As a result she is widely considered to be the first computer programmer and her method is recognized as the first computer program.

NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - Macarena Tomayo-Calabrese, CEO Naper Settlement

See you at the next meeting!
Christine Bloom