2nd Annual International Service Summit
The 2nd Annual International Service Summit, hosted by the International Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Naperville and Naperville Rotary Charities, was held April 6 at Benedictine University.
Attendees heard Keynote Speaker, Wendy Pearlman, author and Northwestern University professor, discuss her latest book about her many experiences in regions of world conflicts. Audience members then participated in a Panel Discussion, International Service as a Catalyst for Peace, moderated by WBEZ's Jerome McDonnell. There were over thirty exhibitors from a wide variety of global service organizations.
Congratulations to the Int'l Serv committee: Dick Galitz, Rich Tatara, Rachel Ossyra, Prakash Tata, Brett Weiss, Atul Akhand, Barry McKeown, Chuck Newman, Roger Iliff, Carl Shuman, Julie Berkowitz, Monica Katsigazi, Jo Raoul, Pat Merryweather-Arges, John Robbins, Sophia Luo, John Robbins, Marlin Reishus, John Norman who worked so diligently and all the club members who attended. See the photos HERE
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 pm. If you want to inspire and provide support to tomorrow's leaders, please join us!
For more information, contact Youth Service Director, Kristin Eccles firstname.lastname@example.org
Eighth Grade Service Above Self Awards - The Committee needs two more volunteers to present the awards to students at Fischer & Granger 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
- Go to www.rotary.org, go to "For Members" and click on My Rotary or click on My Rotary where ever you see it.
- Click on Sign In/Register.
- If you are a first time user, click on Create account.
- Fill in the Account registration information and click on Continue. If club number is requested we are club #3359. Our District is 6540.
- You will be informed that an e-mail has been sent to you.
- 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.
- Fill in all the mandatory information and click on Create account.
- When the screen refreshes you will be given information describing what you can do with the MyRotary account. After reading, click on Continue.
Info see Kacie Chitwood
INFO see Brett Weiss
17th Annual Bowl to Strike Out Homelessness!
Saturday, April 13th – 12:00pm-3:00pm
1101 Butterfield Road
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
BUY TICKETS HERE !
EARTH DAY Events
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.
Taste of Route 66 - Nourishing Learners
Fundraiser addressing weekend hunger through the Backpack Program
Tuesday, April 23
Downers Grove, IL
Click on TASTE for additional info or to buy tickets
t click HERE for more info
1200 IROQUOIS Ave
SATURDAY, APRIL 13th
10 AM - NOON
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 - Keith Druek
Pradeep Kandimalla used his Be Here Pot winnings to visit many local Rotary Clubs. Pradeep wanted to assure everyone that, after some of the visits, he is truly proud to be part of a vibrant, active and vital club.
Alma Jones announced to all that today is National Pet Day and Jazz Appreciation Month. We all appreciate and enjoy Alma's musical energy she brings to the club!
PROGRAM - Plant with Purpose, Dave Mahar
2016 marked the year Dave Mahar joined the Plant With Purpose team as our ambassador to the Great Lakes region. Dave has a 25 year background serving on the pastoral leadership team of various congregations throughout California and Illinois. Originally from the Bay Area, he and his family moved to Illinois in 1997 where he began serving at Christ Church of Oak Brook as the Pastor of Student Ministry and Faith Development.
Dave has his M.Div from Fuller Seminary and BA in Psychology and Communications from Cal State Sacramento. He’s an avid runner and has been championing teams to run the Chicago Marathon and raise funds for clean water initiatives in Africa over the past decade.
Plant With Purpose employs a three-part approach for community development that addresses environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. The strategy is to provide training and tools that equip rural communities to develop and utilize their own talents and resources to reverse the effects of poverty.
Partnering communities receive agricultural training and plant trees to establish reforestation and sustainable farming techniques. The small-scale farmers within these communities can then work to restore the environment while simultaneously producing more income and crop yields.
Plant With Purpose uses the Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) model, created by CARE, to provide a sustainable form of microfinance that allows participants to build capital. This savings-led approach equips self-elected groups to create a financial safety net by saving their own money and making small loans to individuals within the group.
Plant With Purpose uses a formal program designed to mobilize congregations to be agents of change in their communities by finding solutions to existing needs using local resources.
NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - International Service Update, Dick Galitz
Be Here Pot - Colby Martin asked Rachel Ossyra to draw a name.
The person was not present so the pot Rolls Over!
Four Way Test - Abul Abdullah