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The Rotary Club
of Naperville

 Chartered in 1941, the Rotary Club of Naperville 

is one of the area's oldest civic organizations. 
Thank you for visiting our website, we'd love to have you visit in person. 

Our meetings are held Thursdays at 12:15 pm at   Meson Sabika.

Guests are Welcome
Club Mailing Address:
PO Box 2, Naperville IL 60566



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2018-2019 Officers

President

Randy Ems
President Elect

Rachel Ossyra
 
President Nominee

Alma Jones

Past President

John Norman

Treasurer

Curt Stowers
Secretary

Kathryn Hoffman
Sergeant at Arms

John Higgins

Director Club Service

Kristin Giannini
Dir Community Service

Brian O’Malley
Dir Vocational Service

John Wightkin
Dir International Service

Dick Galitz
Director Youth Service
Kristin Eccles
Public Relations Chair

Christine Bloom
Rotary Foundation Chair

Richard Tatara
Membership Chair

John Gallagher
Program Chair

Alma Jones
Website/Nairator Editor

Christine Bloom

Audit Committee Chair

Denise Gierach

Historian

John Knobloch

Hearts & Flowers

Roger Iliff

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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Date: 5/3/2019
Subject: 2019 Nairator 5/2
From: Christine C Bloom



   

  Nairator The Rotary Club of Naperville    

Week of May 2, 2019
Presiding Officer: Randy Ems Song: Kristin Giannini Pledge: John Knobloch
Invocation: Nancy Wiersum
In Our Thoughts & Prayers
 
Past Rotary District 6450 Governor, Arthur Eugene Meuhlhausen, passed away on April 27, 2019. OBITUARY
John Anderson and wife Agnes lost their beloved daughter. Our condolences to the family at this time of sorrow.
Tom Turigliatto's 
father in law is in hospice
Dave Wentz's nephew is ill and in need of a liver transplant
Prakash Tata has a dear friend whose daughter is seriously ill.
Guests:
Randy Ems welcomed son David Ems
Randy Ems also introduced friend and racquetball partner, Peter McCauley, President Watra Church Goods
Colin Dalough introduced Reba Osbourne, Director of Government Affairs, NACC and Jerry Hall, founder of Social Eye Media.
Dick Galitz introduced Molly Martin.


UPCOMING EVENTS5/9  Paul Harris Fellow Community Awards Luncheon 

5/10  International Service Meeting
7 am


5/15 Board Meeting, 4:00pm
Naperville Bank & Trust

CLUB NEWS

Paul Harris Fellow Community Awards Luncheon next Thursday, May 9

Please RSVP to Richard Tatara at foundation,  regarding your plans for attending. 
This is a very popular event and we need to accommodate many guests. Please make sure you and any guests you may be bringing are accounted for so we can have meals and seats for all!!!



SAVE THE DATE 
The 
Installation of incoming President Rachel Ossyra and the 2019-2020 Board 
A Celebration of President Randy Ems and the 2018-2019 Board will be  
Thursday, June 27
5-9pm
Stonebridge Country Club
A fun, family friendly event!  Watch for more details soon!


RECLAIM 13 UPDATE

Reclaim 13 recently completed their prevention/education video, The Path – Into Hidden Sex Trafficking, which was developed with funds from Festiville. The video is being introduced through educators, churches and community organizations, in several different audience-appropriate formats, along with a discussion guide. Rachel Ossyra and Nancy Limberg-Meyer are planning a Rotary roll-out and community showing in the near future. They will be meeting soon to view the video and develop plans. Rachel and Nancy welcome anyone who is interested in helping to contact either of them. Reclaim 13’s mission is to break the cycle of sexual exploitation of children. Their geographic focus is on the western/southwestern suburbs of Chicago. 

Metra trains will soon display posters with a help line and information for child victims of sexual trafficking and the general public.Watch the trailer  HERE

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Colin Dalough and Lisa Schwarz Barry 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

Please visit the volunteer sign up page to pick a time for service  SIGN UP  THANK YOU!!!!


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


FOUNDATION  

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 

ROTARY MAKES HIGH-QUALITY HEALTH CARE AVAILABLE TO VULNERABLE MOTHERS AND CHILDREN, SO THEY CAN LIVE LONGER AND GROW STRONGER.  ROTARIANS WORK TO ACCESS QUALITY CARE, SO MOTHERS AND CHILDREN EVERYWHERE CAN HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE.  AN ESTIMATED 5.9 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE DIE EACH YEAR BECAUSE OF MALNUTRITION, INADEQUATE HEALTH CARE AND POOR SANITATION – ALL OF WHICH CAN BE PREVENTED.  

HAITI HAS THE HIGHEST MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY RATE OF ANY COUNTRY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. ROTARY PROVIDED A FULLY EQUIPPED MEDICAL JEEP TO VOLUNTEERS AND MIDWIVES TO REACH MOTHERS AND CHILDREN IN REMOTE AREAS.

IN CHENNAI, INDIA, WHERE THERE IS A HIGH MORTALITY RATE OF WOMEN WITH BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER DUE TO A LATE DIAGNOSIS, ROTARIANS PROVIDED A MOBILE CANCER SCREENING UNIT AND AWARENESS TRAINING.

AND IN NIGERIA, ROTARY MEMBERS LAUNCHED A $3 MILLION, FIVE -YEAR PILOT PROGRAM TO SAVE THE LIVES OF MOTHERS AND CHILDREN DURING HOME DELIVERIES.  SINCE 2005, THEY’VE ALSO REPAIRED 1,500 OBSTETRIC FISTULAS RESTORING DIGNITY AND HOPE TO VULNERABLE MOTHERS.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION ENABLES THIS TO HAPPEN.   GIVING TO THE FOUNDATION IS EASY – JUST GO TO ROTARY.ORG/DONATE.

THANK YOU.  


Paul Harris Fellow Community Awards Luncheon next Thursday, May 9
Please RSVP to Richard Tatara on your plans for attending. 
This is a very popular event and we need to accommodate many guests. Please make sure you and any guests you may be bringing are accounted for so we can have meals and seats for all!!!


INTERNATIONAL SERVICE 

The International Service Committee meets the second Friday of the month, 7 am. Next Meeting 5/10, 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 June, 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 youthservice@napervillerotary.com 

Volunteer Needed!!!
Eighth
 Grade Service Above Self Awards - The Committee needs one more volunteer to present the awards to students at Fischer Middle School ceremony, June 6 at 10 am. Thank you to all the volunteers who've come forward so far! Please contact Kristin Eccles to volunteer. Kristin Eccles


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

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 6450

District Conference 

We had a memorable District Conference on the weekend of April 12-14.  We featured District Rotarians in all our panel discussions and break out sessions.  Many thanks to the Conference Chair Chuck Corrigan and Vice-Chair Bonnie Sanchez-Carlson.  Thank you to all the attendees and the clubs that participants in the Club Pride Expo.

We had a very special dinner on Saturday night! We were inspired by a keynote given by past RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran. We were also honored to host RI Directors, Directors-elect, TRF Trustees, and other Rotary dignitaries who were in Chicago for this year's Council on Legislation. Thank you all for your service and conversation over dinner!  Special thanks to RID Robb Knuepfer for helping invite them.

For more pictures of the District Conference go to https://rotary6450.clubexpress.com/

Mark your calendars for next year’s District Conference will be April 24-26 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook.


DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD TOGETHER!

This map shows the locations served by District 6450 Global Grants in the last 5 years, including our Global Scholarships.  Congratulations to District Foundation Chair, Chuck Corrigan and Grants Sub-Committee Chair, Rachel Ossyra for a great job!



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

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

  1. Go to www.rotary.org, 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.

MEMBER NEWS

 INFO see Brett Weiss


 click HERE for more info


 

  

  
5/13 Julie Berkowitz 5/17 Colby Martin 5/19 John Higgins
5/21 Dan Bridges 5/22 Bill Anderson

We'd like to wish you a Happy Birthday! Please add it to your bio in the Membership Directory

SARGENT AT ARMS -Colby Martin filled in for John Higgins
Happy Bucks!!
Alma Jones was thrilled to watch “Jazz as Therapy” an initiative for students with special needs, in partnership with Little Friends of Naperville and made possible by the Rotary Foundation.
Colby Martin is proud that his son recently got a promotion at work
Nancy Limberg Meyer is happy that her daughter has landed her dream job as a Biologist with the EPA, Washington, DC.
Rachel Ossyra is celebrating her daughter in laws graduation with a degree in Chemical Engineering.
Monica Katsigazi is celebrating 31 years with her husband, Happy Anniversary!
Tom Siurek is celebrating son, Thomas' 20th Birthday today!
Dave Wentz is proud that his daughter, Haley, has been nominated for "Rookie Manager of the Year" in her position at White Lodging in Nashville.
George Arges is proud that his son recently won several faculty awards from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

Shirley Brockman is happy for the recent rains - that mean lots of new sump pumps for her business. She is the only one happy about the rain, besides the many ducks around town.
Randy Ems won a Gold Medal at the Illinois State Racquetball Association Singles Championship. Congratulations Randy, we always think of you as a champion!

"LINKED in News"
Congratulations to Tom Siurek, who has taken a position at NaperSettlement and will be in charge of Major Gifts/Philanthropy for the Settlement.
Congratulations to Colin Dalough who has moved to Manager of Community & Government Relations at Edward Elmhurst Health.


PROGRAM - Joe O'Neil, Chicago Bulls Ticket Operation
 Joe O'Neil provided a very entertaining look back at his forty year career as Manager of Ticket Operations with the Chicago Bulls. Joe told a story of persevering, building confidence and never taking no for an answer, as his key to a dream career. With many amusing anecdotes and some wild eyed stories of youthful bravado, Joe chronologued his years with the Chicago Bulls and expounded on some pretty amazing experiences. Joe encouraged us all to "ask for what you want", and he drove home the motivating wisdom that "anyone is approachable" and "anything is possible".

NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM 
Paul Harris Fellow Community Awards Luncheon next Thursday, May 9
Please RSVP to Richard Tatara at  foundation@napervillerotary.com  regarding your plans to attend. This is a very popular event and we need to accommodate many guests. Please make sure you and any guests you may be bringing are accounted for so we can have meals and seats for all!!!

Be Here Pot
 Colby Martin asked Rachel Ossyra to draw a name. John Lansing won this week's pot!
Play to WIN!
Four Way Test Colin Dalough


 

See you at the next meeting!
Christine Bloom
Editor