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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

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business, professional, nonprofit, educational, 
and government communities who share a 
common commitment to community service.

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After Dark

Date: 4/12/2019
Subject: 2019 Nairator 4/11
From: Christine C Bloom


  Nairator The Rotary Club of Naperville    

Monday, April 15

Week of April 11, 2019
Presiding Officer: Randy Ems Song: Sophia Luo Pledge: Brett Weiss
Invocation: John Knobloch
In Our Thoughts & Prayers
Julie Berkowitz asks to keep her mother in your thoughts
Sunrise Rotarian Art Mulheiser is in the hospital
John Knobloch thanks everyone for their prayers for his daughter in law's recovery

Yashica Weeks introduced Karen Kuhn Executive Director College of DuPage Foundation.
Dick Galitz introduced Molly Martin, Music Education, Private Instructor of Music, Naperville Young Singers
Janet Derrick introduced colleague Jane McDonald, Director of Community Health, Loaves & Fishes.
Nancy Wiersum welcomed Joliet Rotarian, Mike Thiel, Republic Bank
John Gallagher introduced Bill Johnson, retired CFO Cabot Microelectronics.
Tom Turigliatto introduced William Moore, soon to be joining our ranks
John  Norman introduced Claudia Carmichael, Organic Hair Care Inc.

Plant with Purpose, David Mahar

4/12 International Service Meeting, 7 AM
Naperville Bank & Trust
International Service, Dick Galitz       

Save the Date:
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

Chuck Newman brought a banner to exchange from the Sedona Rotary Club. We are happy you got to spend some time in warmer weather with local Rotarians Chuck!

Brian O'Malley and Joe Nelson talked about the "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 - NOON, Bolingbrook High School.
St Patrick's Residence Nursing and Rehabilitation needs volunteers to help "spring clean" their outdoor areas, 9 - NOON.
NAMI DuPage needs volunteers to help at their annual Shine the Light Gala, Naperville Marriott
Keep 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 
The lack of access to clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene resources is one of the world’s biggest health problems – and one of the hardest to solve.  Rotary has worked for decades to provide people with clean water by digging wells, laying pipes, providing filters, and installing sinks and toilets.  But the biggest challenge has come after the hardware is installed.  Too often, projects succeeded at first but eventually failed.

Rusted water pumps and dilapidated sanitation facilities are familiar sights in parts of Africa, South America, and South Asia – monuments to service projects that proved UNSUSTAINABLE. That is why Rotary has shifted its focus over the past several years to emphasize education, collaboration and sustainability.  Now TRF requires clubs and districts that apply for grants in other countries to show that local residents have developed a project plan that includes the above. In doing so, projects are successful
Your contribution to TRF enables this to happen.   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 

2019 ISS photo1 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 McDonnellThere 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 

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 

Volunteers Needed!!!
 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 

  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.

 Info see Kacie Chitwood

 INFO see Brett Weiss

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.

Taste of Route 66 - Nourishing Learners
Fundraiser addressing weekend hunger through the Backpack Program
Tuesday, April 23
6 PM
Ashyana Banquets
Downers Grove, IL

Click on TASTE for additional info or to buy tickets

t click HERE for more info


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

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
      plant with purpose   

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. 
Environmental Restoration

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.
Economic Empowerment

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. 
Spiritual Renewal
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
See you at the next meeting!
Christine Bloom