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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: 5/17/2019
Subject: 2019 Nairator 5/16
From: Christine C Bloom


  Nairator The Rotary Club of Naperville    

Week of May 16, 2019
Presiding Officer: Randy Ems (in disco mode) 
Song: Sophia Luo   
Pledge: Matt Doyle

Invocation: Sean Nadeau
In Our Thoughts and Prayers:
NIna Menis' mom is having surgery Tuesday. Speedy Recovery!
Tom Tarpey passed away. His wife Margie was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2018. Our sympathies to those who knew his kindness so well.
Randy Ems' dad is in the hospital. Get well wishes!
Sharon Drendel, wife of Gene Drendel, needs our prayers.
Prakash Tata asks for prayers you keep his sister in your thoughts.
Guests: Introduced by Roger Iliff
Nina Menis
introduced Earl Dowling, Vice President Advancement and Karen Kuhn, Foundation Executive Director, both from College Of DuPage.
Kristin Eccles 
introduced Christina Bonaparte, Head  Coach, Women's Lacrosse, Aurora University.
Brian O'Malley introduced Dave Sonner, Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, owner
Jason Altenbern 
introduced Jacque Clermont, District 203 Community Relations Director
Marlin Reishus welcomed Gordon Shultus, Rotarian from Lisle
John Knobloch introduced Dominic Floro, Chicago Title
Sean Nadeau introduced Luis Aguilar, District Executive, BSA
Dick Galitz welcomed Molly Martin
Pradeep Kandimalla introduced Asha Konduru

         Enjoy the holiday weekend!
5/30  RAISE the BAR, TBA, 5:30 pm
6/6    Scholarship Luncheon

Congratulations New Blue Badge Members!
Laura Wrasman 
Laura Wrasman, Jay Hitzelberg, Nancy Linford

Your Invited!
Installation of President Rachel Ossyra and the 2019-2020 Board 
A Celebration of President Randy Ems and the 2018-2019 Board
will be  

Thursday, June 27
Stonebridge Country Club
Register HERE  

Brian O'Malley, Community Services Director, congratulated and thanked the club for a successful Rotary Day of Service, Saturday, May 11. Volunteers supported the American Red Cross “Sound the Alarm” program installing smoke alarms in homes in Bolingbrook. 
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Volunteers did yard work at St. Patrick's Residence Nursing and Rehabilitation helping them with their Spring Clean Up.  
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Rotarians supported the NAMI Gala at the Marriott Hotel in Naperville.  
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Over twenty Rotarians and family members participated in the Rotary Day of Service. Thank you to all the club members who volunteered - John Lansing, Dave Wentz, Joe Nelson, Brian O'Malley, Colin Dalough & son Ewan, Alma Jones & husband Greg, Kacie Chitwood & son Devin, Laura Wrassman, John Wightkin, Mary Lynn Hoffer, Lisa Schwarz-Barry & husband Chris & daughter Emma, Stephanie Kastelic, Brett Hintz, Rich Tatara, Dan Firks and Pradeep Kandimalla. 
See all the photos from the day here  2019 Rotary Day of Service


Richard Tatara, Foundation Chair asks that each of us make a donation of at least $25 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!

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Each time the member reaches an additional $1000, a new level of donor recognition is attained
This year the Foundation recognized the following members for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation. 
John Anderson
Janet Derrick
Barry McKeown
Marlin Reishus
John Sims
Curt Stowers

Foundation Minute for the Week 

Rotary International is a global organization that operates in nearly every country in the world and deals in twenty-nine (29) currencies.  Rotary takes stewardship of its funds very seriously.  Money is spent on life-changing, sustainable grants, as well as programs and services that support its members’ transformative work. Three billion dollars have been invested in thousands of projects over the past 100 years.

Rotary International is a member organization and is overseen by its Board of Directors.  As a separate part of RI, the Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operating exclusively for charitable purposes and is governed by a Board of Trustees. RI and TRF are both tax-exempt organizations.  (The former is new for RI)

The headquarters of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation are in Evanston, Illinois, USA. There are associate foundations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, German, India, Japan and the United Kingdom.  

Contributions to The Rotary Foundation enables Rotary to carry out its life saving work.  Giving to the Foundation is easy– just go to you. 


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  


Global Grants Management Seminar June 15

If your club is considering doing a Global Grant this year, we strongly encourage you and your team to come to the Global Grants Management Seminar on June 15. The training will cover:

   -- the Global Grants process
   -- how to use the Grant Center
   -- developing "reverse" global grants for local projects
   -- your specific grants questions

We invite global grant teams, clubs interested in funding global grants, international service committee members, foundation chairs, club officers, district leaders and ANYONE who wants to Do Good in the World to participate. EVERYONE is invited!

The training will be from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at Primera, 650 Warrenville Road, Suite 300, Lisle. The training is free. Please register here
Please contact District Grants Subcommittee Chair Rachel Ossyra or
District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Chuck Corrigan at with any questions


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.



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

Monday June 10, Arrowhead Golf Club

Spring Great Evening of Jazz - North Central College
Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 pm, Wentz Concert Hall

You are cordially invited to experience…

Jazz Combos led by Jack Mouse, Mitch Paliga & Chris White

Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Janice Borla, director

Janice and Jack have worked with clients from Little Friends through the Rotary supported Jazz as Therapy program, and the students are excited and ready to perform their first concert!
Rotarians are invited as guests!! Please contact Alma Jones for more info.

SARGENT AT ARMS - John Higgins
Happy Bucks!
Prakash Tata was awarded The Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is presented annually to citizens whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to the United States are cause for celebration. Medalists are Americans who have made freedom, liberty and compassion a part of their life's work. We congratulate and applaud you Prakash for your service to all!
Prakash Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2019
Mike Calabrese celebrated turning 50 on Facebook while benefiting the fight against Alzheimer's. If you would like to contribute to help end Alzheimer's visit Mike's FB page. Mike will match all contributions up to $5000.
Curt Stowers showed his support for the scholarship fund and encouraged everyone to help reach the goal of $20,000 in this years efforts.
Nancy Wiersum and Janet Derrick celebrated this years Mail Carriers Food Drive which brought in 77,000 lbs of food to Loaves & Fishes Community Services help feed families in our area.
Kathryn Hoffman is happy to have her stepdaughter & her husband visiting from Oklahoma City, on their way to Japan, and her daughter is visiting from Ft Worth. Enjoy your company!
Roger Iliff was happy to attend Brett Weiss fundraiser for the Bernard & Elsie Weiss Dago Scholarship Foundation. He won a wine basket and chose to auction it off at today's meeting. Colin Dalough was the winning bidder! Bravo gentlemen.
Matt Doyle was proud his daughter, Wrigley, participated in the National Gymnastics Finals this past weekend.
Brand Bobosky celebrated that his two long standing buddies, Ed Channell and Dave Stuart were at today's meeting. He thanked them for supporting him and helping give rise to Century Walk, Naperville's Public Art Initiative,
a passion of Brand's.
Pradeep Kandimalla was proud to volunteer with fellow Rotarians at the NAMI Gala last Saturday.
Prakash Tata stood in support of Brett Weiss's Dago Scholarship Foundation.
Marlin Reishus pledged his generous support to Alzheimer's.

NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - NO Regular Meeting    
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!

Be Here Pot - Colby Martin asked Pat Merryweather to draw a name. John Higgins won the pot and generously donated it to the Scholarship Fund.
Thank you, John!

Four Way Test - John Lansing

See you at the next meeting!
Christine Bloom