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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: 4/20/2019
Subject: 2019 Nairator 4/18
From: Christine C Bloom


  Nairator The Rotary Club of Naperville    

Week of April 18, 2019

In Our Thoughts & Prayers
Our deepest sympathies to Matt Doyle and his family, on the passing of his mother Mary Beth Doyle. For information regarding visitation or to leave the family a message of sympathy, please go to  condolences.

UPCOMING EVENTS4/25  No Regular Meeting
Empire Burgers & Brew, 5:30 pm 
5/2  Regular Meeting
Chicago Bulls Ticket Operations
Joe O'Neill

5/9  Paul Harris Fellow Community Awards Luncheon  

Next Thursday - 4/25
5:30 pm

NO REGULAR MEETING! See you there!

Rotarians Dan Firks and John Anderson received Quilts of Valor in honor of their service in the Armed Forces.
 2019 QOV John Anderson Dan Firks
 2019 Quilts of Va;or John Anderson  
 2019 Quilts of valor dan firks  
Thank you gentlemen for your service to our country.

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

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

Watch for a special email and sign up page for volunteers

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 

It takes more than installing sanitation facilities for a water and sanitation project to succeed in the long term.  It’s also important to cultivate healthy habits.  Good hygiene practices can reduce diseases such as cholera, dysentery, and pneumonia by nearly 50%. Washing hands with soap can save lives.  

The Rotary Club of Box Hill Central, Victoria Australia, facilitates Operation Toilets, a program that builds toilets and delivers sanitation education to schools in developing countries including India and Ethiopia.  The group constructs separate facilities for boys and girls to ensure privacy, and Rotary members teach students how to wash their hands with soap. Workers in each school are instructed in how to maintain the facilities.

In the Philippines, the Rotary Club of Puchong Centennial Malaysia sponsored several speakers to instruct students about oral hygiene, hand washing and the importance of frequent bathing.  After each presentation, students were given kits that included toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, combs and other toiletries.

And in the United States, members from the Rotary Club of Ithaca in Ithaca, New York, visit schools within their district to instruct youngsters about the importance of handwashing and how to effectively wash their hands.

Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enables this to happen.  Giving to the Foundation is much easier – 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 


The International Service Committee meets the second Friday of the month, 7 am. Next Meeting 5/, 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!

District Conference April 12-14
Club members Pat Merryweather, Randy Ems, Rachel Ossyra, Alma Jones, Brian O’Malley, Barry McKeown, Hunter Byington and Chuck Newman attended the annual District 6450 Conference at the historic Union League Club in Chicago last weekend and had a great time networking with Rotarians from around the District. There were outstanding panel discussions on women in Rotary and on increasing economic development in underprivileged communities in Chicago.
Our members led 3 of the breakout panel discussions on the impact Rotary is having locally and globally: Barry (initiatives of the Rotary Action Group for Diabetes), Chuck (Simple Schools Global Grants pilot program), Rachel (impact of the Peace in Action Grants from the Foundation). And we picked up some District awards.
  Randy received a District Award recognizing us as one of the top per capita giving clubs to Rotary Foundation.
  Pat received a District Governor’s Award for her extensive service as Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator.
  Rachel received a District Award for her service as District Grants Committee Chair.
Many of the Rotary International Directors who were in Chicago for the Council on Legislation this week attended the Saturday night dinner (which featured keynote speaker past RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran) and hosted tables that were open to any attendees.
2019 District Award Randy Ems 2019 District Award Rachel Ossyra 2019 District Governor Award Pat Merryweather Arges 
Mark your calendars for next year’s District Conference will be April 24-26 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook.


The Council on Legislation has decided that going forward Rotaract Clubs will be elevated, allowing them to join RI, the same as Rotary Clubs do, rather than being a “program.” They will retain their uniqueness, but will received increased support from RI and the new status will enhance their ability to serve. Hopefully that will have a positive effect on our 2 Rotaract Clubs, at North Central College and Benedictine University, and help them become more firmly established.

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

North Central College is hosting multiple events for Earth Week and inviting community members to participate. Thursday, April 25, educator and rap artist Joey Fine Rhyme is hosting an interactive educational event on sustainability. The event will be held in the Koten Chapel on the NCC campus from 12-1:30 pm.
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


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

NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - NO REGULAR MEETING - Join us at Raise the Bar. Empire 5:30 pm

See you at the next meeting!
Christine Bloom