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

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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: 5/10/2019
Subject: 2019 Nairator 5/9
From: Christine C Bloom



   

  Nairator The Rotary Club of Naperville    

Honor that special lady!

Week of May 9, 2019
Presiding Officer: Randy Ems   Song: Rich Tatara   Pledge: Dick Galitz
Invocation: Rev Dr Scott Mitchell


UPCOMING EVENTS 5/15 Board Meeting, 4:00pm
        Naperville Bank & Trust
5/16  Regular Meeting, Fellowship
5/23  NO MEETING SCHEDULED
Enjoy the holiday weekend!
5/30  RAISE the BAR, TBA, 5:30 pm

CLUB NEWS

2019 Paul Harris Community Awards Luncheon
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The Rotary Club of Naperville awarded community members with the highest recognition that Rotary bestows on individuals who exemplify Rotary's motto "Service Above Self". The Club honored individuals who have made a positive, lasting impact on the quality of life for people in our community and around the world and have shown leadership in volunteer service.

This year's ceremony recognized:
Ned Bacon, Paul Hinterlong, Rita Pennington, Susie Wing, Jerome McDonnell, Dr. Vemuri S. Murthy, Bill Novack, Janice Borla, Jack Mouse, Julie Rothenfluh, Ann Cluxton, Kathy Gasser, and Ellen Spitalli.

Congratulations to all our honorees and thank you to those Rotarians who nominated candidates! Thank you also to the Foundation Committee for planning such a wonderful event and to Curt Stowers, who spoke about the Paul Harris Society and Rich Tatara who introduced the honorees. 
See all the photos from the event here 2019 Paul Harris Community Awards . Special thanks to Hunter Byington for being our photographer!



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!

COMMUNITY SERVICE

"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 

As of April, 2019, nine cases of polio have been reported in the world specifically within the endemic countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan.    Polio continues to spread in these countries due to the unchecked borders where movement of people threatens efforts to eradicate the disease.

The numbers of those affected have decreased dramatically since 2014, however polio is still found in the country.  In response to that, the government of Pakistan has increased the number of manned permanent transit posts across the Pakistan/Afghanistan border where children can be vaccinated against the virus.  Conflict, political insecurity and remoteness of areas, combined with a highly mobile population and logistical challenges are significant obstacles to Pakistan’s effort to eradicate polio.  

The difficult geographical terrain in Afghanistan has been responsible for polio outbreaks.  Areas of the country, which are home to nomads, seasonal and economic migrants and agricultural laborer families, make it hard for immunization teams to reach them.   

Rotary along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and other NGOs continue their efforts to eradicate this dreadful disease.  Your financial support will support them – until the battle is finished.  
Giving to the Foundation is easy – just go to rotary.org/donate

Thank you.


INTERNATIONAL SERVICE 

The International Service Committee meets the second Friday of the month, 7 am. Next Meeting 6/14, 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 6, 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  


DISTRICT 6450


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 

  

  
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 - John Higgins
Happy Bucks!
Dick Galitz chaperoned an Honor Flight this week. Honor Flight Chicago flies our senior war heroes to Washington DC, for a day of honor at the war memorials on the Mall. It is intended as a heartfelt thank you for their sacrifice and service to a grateful nation.This recent trip had 100 veterans participating, twelve of whom were WWII veterans. Bravo!
Keith Druek celebrated his oldest daughter getting married. "I am officially broke" sighed Keith :) Congratulations to the happy couple!
Roger Iliff headed north to Rotary International headquarters in Evanston to gather support for the International Committees' Simple Schools Honduras Project. Wonderful work!
Brand Bobosky and his lovely guest, wife, Mary Ann, were down in Dallas to celebrate their grandson's First Communion in a lovely hispanic church. The lively 8 year old asked " Can I start shaving now?". I'd like to know if he wore a bow tie Brand. :) Warmest Wishes.

NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - Regular Meeting 
It's a “Happy Buck Free for All” as we enjoy a day of fellowship, sharing & communication, and a few surprises. It isNational Do Something Good For Your Neighbor Day”, so one Rotarian from each table can share with the group for :30 seconds each describing the “nicest thing a neighbor has ever done for you”.  Yes, there will be prizes!  A fun day for all!

ANNOUNCEMENT!!
NO Rotary Meeting on May 23 due to the Memorial Day Holiday.  Get out with your friends & family and honor those who died in active military service to make possible the freedoms we all celebrate and enjoy!  Have a safe holiday!


Four Way Test - Mary Lynn Hoffer


See you at the next meeting!
Christine Bloom
Editor