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Board of Directors



Rachel Ossyra

President Elect

Alma Jones

 President Nominee

Brian O’Malley

Past President

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

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

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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After Dark

Date: 4/5/2019
Subject: 2019 Nairator 4/4
From: Christine C Bloom


  Nairator The Rotary Club of Naperville    

Week of April 4, 2019
Presiding Officer: Randy Ems
Song: Keith Druek
Pledge: Roy Bynum
Invocation: Rev Dr Scott Mitchell
In Our Thoughts & Prayers
Barbara Dinon passed away April 1. Barbara was active in the Naperville community.

Guests: Karen Sullivan welcomed guests
John Gallagher introduced William Moore
Rachel Ossyra welcomed Chicago One Rotary Club's 115th President, Khaled Akkawi and introduced Janine Marshall Gatling, College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors'
2019 rotary one banner exchange Banner exchange with Rotary One President Khaled Akkawi


4/6    International Service Summit 8 am-1 pm, Benedictine University
4/11  Regular meeting - Plant with Purpose, David Mahar

4/12  International Service meeting 7 am
4/17  Board Meeting, Naperville Bank & Trust, 4 pm

Alma Jones announced a Save the Date for  
A Celebration of Randy Ems Year and the
Installation of Rachel Ossyra and the 2019-2020 Board
Thursday, June 27, 5-9pm
Stonebridge Country Club

Congratulations John Anderson and Pradeep Kandimalla on earning their Blue Badges
john anderson pradeep kandimalla 2019

Lisa Schwarz Barry and Dave Wentz introduced this year's "Rotary Day of Service".
Saturday, May 11 the Community Service Committee will have three different opportunities for hands on service projects in the area that members can participate in. 
American Red Cross in Bolingbrook needs help to install 100,000 free smoke alarms and raise funds for lifesaving services during Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events. 8 - 5 pm, Bolingbrook High School
St Patrick's Residence Nursing and Rehabilitation needs volunteers to help "spring clean" their outdoor areas.
NAMI DuPage needs volunteers to help at their annual Shine the Light Gala, Naperville Marriott
Stay tuned for more information!

Community Service Director Brian O'Malley invites anyone interested in improving the quality of life for people in our community to learn more about the committees activities by joining a meeting typically held once a month one hour before Raise the Bar. 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 . 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 response to emergency relief, The Rotary Foundation recently established a new support fund to receive contributions for disasters that strike around the world.  Entitled the Rotary Disaster Response Fund, staff in Programs and Grants will reach out to the affected areas and their districts to assess the need and desire for funding.  Upon a qualified response - much like a district grant - the affected district will be awarded funding in increments of up to $25,000, consulting the TRF chair as needed.  Only districts in the affected country may request a grant.  These districts can apply for more than one grant, and should some of the allocation not be used – the funds will be returned to the Disaster Fund.  Should requests exceed available funds, the General Secretary of RI will triage requests until additional funds are available.  

(The fund will accept DDF contributions and those in cash will be credited towards a club’s Annual Giving Goal and per capita giving calculations.  However the donations will NOT apply to SHARE or the DDF calculation. )  

Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation and their new fund exemplifies RI’s mission to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. Giving to the Foundation is easy – just go to

Thank you 

 The Foundation Committee is planning the Paul Harris Community Awards selection process and the luncheon meeting/gala planned for Thursday May 9, 2019.  Contact Foundation Chair, Rich Tatara for more information 


Listen to Chuck Newman and Rich Tatara being interviewed on WBEZ
Click  HERE For more information and to purchase your tickets !  

The International Service Committee meets the second Friday of the month, 7 am. Next Meeting 4/12, 7 am
We invite anyone interested in promoting peace through global outreach to join us at our meeting!
Contact Director Dick Galitz at International Service

YOUTH SERVICE  Meeting May 2, 1:30 pm Meson Sabika

The Youth Service Committee meets the first Thursday of every month, following the Rotary meeting, Meson Sabika, 1:30 pmIf you want to inspire and provide support to tomorrow's leaders, please join us!

For more information, contact Youth Service Director, Kristin Eccles 

Eighth Grade Service Above Self Awards - The Committee needs two more volunteers to present the awards to students at local middle school ceremonies. Thank you to all the volunteers who've come forward so far! Please contact Kristin Eccles to volunteer. Kristin Eccles.


Please! Update your Bio and add a current Photo to your directory listing!  We ask that all members put a photo on the membership directory. This helps us all connect names to faces and helps get new members noticed. Your bio is accessed by members only. Please share your professional credits and something about yourself. This is what networking is all about!
LOG IN to the website, click Members, click Membership Directory, hit SEARCH, find your listing and click on it. By hitting the pencil icon, you can edit it your information, by hitting the ? you can upload a pic. Thank you!


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

  1. Go to, go to "For Members" and click on My Rotary or click on My Rotary where ever you see it.
  2. Click on Sign In/Register.
  3. If you are a first time user, click on Create account.
  4. Fill in the Account registration information and click on Continue. If club number is requested we are club #3359. Our District is 6540.
  5. You will be informed that an e-mail has been sent to you.
  6. Check your email for the address you provided in step 5. You will receive a message which will ask you to click on the blue link to finalize the process.
  7. Fill in all the mandatory information and click on Create account.
  8. When the screen refreshes you will be given information describing what you can do with the MyRotary account. After reading, click on Continue.



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



Arbor Day Tree Sale:
The City of Naperville will offer hundreds of container grown trees for sale at great prices, on Saturday April 27 from 8 am to noon at the Public Works Center, 180 Fort Hill Dr. Free Shred Event: The Naperville Police Dept is hosting a free Shred Event on April 28 from 8 to 11 am at the Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Dr.

 click HERE for more info


4/9 Kristin Eccles 4/13 Sophia Luo 4/18 Atul Akhand 4/28 Rich Tatara 4/29 Mary Lynn Hoffer 4/30 Shirley Brokman
We'd like to wish you a Happy Birthday! PLease add it to your bio in the Membership Directory

SARGENT AT ARMS - John Higgins
John Higgins has a second granddaughter. Congratulations to his daughter and son in law and wife Susanne!
Scott Mitchell is celebrating the conclusion of a large building project at Samaracare. He is also celebrating his son & daughter in law's new baby girl, granddaughter Josephine. Congratulations Scott & family!
Rachel Ossyra welcomed her second grandson, Edward Patrick. Rachel visited her daughter and son in law and met Ned. Congratulations Rachel and family!
John Gallagher thanked everyone for all their well wishes. Everyone was overjoyed to have John at the meeting and we all pray for his continued good health.
Ed Graham and his wife Linette are celebrating 30 years of wedded bliss. Many more!

PROGRAM - Sunsense for the Skin, Dr. David Pezen, MD

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable. Melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is more dangerous and can cause death. The majority of these three types of skin cancer are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.

UV rays are an invisible kind of radiation that comes from the sun. UV rays can penetrate and change or damage  skin cells.Two types of UV rays are ultraviolet A (UVA), and ultraviolet B (UVB).

  • More UVA rays reach the earth’s surface than the other types of UV rays. UVA rays can reach deep into human skin, and damage connective tissue.
  • UVB rays, which help produce vitamin D in the skin, don’t reach as far into the skin as UVA rays, but they can cause sunburn and damage DNA.

Anyone can get skin cancer, but people with certain characteristics are at greater risk—

  • A lighter natural skin color.
  • Skin that burns, freckles, reddens easily.
  • Blue or green eyes.
  • Blond or red hair.
  • A large number of moles.
Regardless of whether you have any of the risk factors listed above, reducing your exposure to UV rays can help keep your skin healthy and lower your chances of getting skin cancer in the future. People get UV exposure from the sun when they spend time outdoors. Making sun protection an everyday habit will help you to enjoy the outdoors safely, avoid getting a sunburn, and lower your skin cancer risk.
  • Seek shade,especially during midday hours.
  • Wear clothing that covers arms and legs.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade your face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher, and both UVA and UVB (broad spectrum) protection.
  • Avoid indoor tanning.

A change in your skin is the most common sign of skin cancer. This could be a new growth, a sore that doesn’t heal, or a change in a mole. A simple way to remember the signs of melanoma is to remember the A-B-C-D-Es of melanoma.

  • “A” stands for asymmetrical. Does the mole or spot have an irregular shape with two parts that look very different?
  • “B” stands for border. Is the border irregular or jagged?
  • “C” is for color. Is the color uneven?
  • “D” is for diameter. Is the mole or spot larger than the size of a pea?
  • “E” is for evolving. Has the mole or spot changed during the past few weeks or months?

Talk to your doctor if you notice changes in your skin.

NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - Plant with Purpose, David Mahar

Be Here Pot - Colby Martin asked Laura Wrasman to pull a name. Pradeep Kandimalla won!
Four Way Test - Dave Stuar
See you at the next meeting!
Christine Bloom