2018 College of DuPage Scholarship Luncheon
College of DuPage Scholarship recipient's were celebrated March 8.
Recipients are chosen based on financial need, academic excellence, and community service and citizenship. Students shared stories of their personal struggles and their heartfelt gratitude for the very real impact the scholarship makes in their lives.
"Each year, we look forward to meeting the Rotary scholarship recipients. It is a very emotional day for us," said John Sims, COD Scholarship Committee Chair. "We are supporting the future of this country's best citizens, and we have a wonderful group of students here today to prove that point. Assisting students with their college education is one of the greatest and most important things we do here at Rotary Club of Naperville."
2018 COD Scholarship Recipients
Thank you to Dr. John Sims, Yashica Weeks and the COD Scholarship Services Offices for their leadership in this important club program.
Olivia Celinski, Carina Cabral, Clare Mayer, Mary Adduci, Alexis Cornelio, Lauren Hill, David Mechura, Aimen Ahmed, Jaklyn Erker, Marcanthony Marciel, Joshua Traynere, Nemi Achebo, Octavio Lopez Ortega, Christine Nwaezeapu, Jessica Richards, Jessica Halder, Plamen Pavlov, Catherine Burlage, Thomas Koza, Chrisi Madlom.
Save the Date!
Sunday, September 16
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The Foundation Committee is seeking nominations for this year's Paul Harris Fellows.
It is our club's tradition to honor individuals who are not Rotarians from our community as Paul Harris Fellows.
These honorees are recognized as individuals who meet the high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris. Nominees should be individuals that have made an impact on Naperville in the areas of: Club Service, Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service, or Youth Service.
If you know of a worthy candidate, please fill out a recommendation form by clicking HERE,
or reach out to a Foundation committee member.
Honorees will be recognized at the
Paul Harris Luncheon, to be held May 10, at Meson Sabika
Rotary Club of Naperville's International Service Committee
hosted it's first annual
The Keynote Speaker was
Atia Abawi - Former CNNForeign Correspondent and recognized Author,
who talked about her latest book,
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes.
The presentation was followed by a discussion panel moderated by
WBEZ's Worldview host Jerome McDonnell
"How to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of international projects."
2018 Summit Photos - Click here!
The summit had over 25 exhibitors representing service organizations involved in global service projects and support businesses.
The summit provided attendees the opportunity to network, share resources,
and find volunteer opportunities.
For more background information please visit www.internationalservicesummit.org
2017 Festiville Checks Awarded
Thank you to our sponsors, the committee and all who attended.
And thank you Naperville Rotary Charities for your support.
Rotary Harmony Park - Rotary Club of Naperville will work with Century Walk to design and build an interactive musical park over the next three years.
Human Trafficking - Reclaim 13, a Downers Grove organization dedicated to helping victims of sex trafficking locally, will use their monies to produce an educational video for at risk children.
Community Services - These local organizations received money to support their vital iwork:
Family Shelter Services, CASA of DuPage, and The Teen Parent Connection.
Rotary Salutes Veterans Program
It was a wonderful program filled with honor and gratitude. Community Services Co-Director, Alma Jones introduced Dr Benjamin White who served as Master of Ceremonies for the program. Mayor Steve Cherico read a proclamation declaring November 9, 2017 Rotary Salutes Veterans Day in Naperville. Boy Scout Troop #106 presented the colors. The Metea Valley Chamber Singers entertained with patriotic songs.
The highlight of the program was the presentation of the Quilts of Valor to five deserving veterans. The quilts were presented by Susan Wing and Carol Andermann, from the Illinois Quilts of Valor Foundation.
2017 Honorees: Wayne Fischer, John Kunsch,Sr., Terry Jelinek (accepted by wife Sue), Mike Barbour, Michael C. Rechenmacher
The Education Center Honors
Three Rotary Clubs of Naperville
Club President's John Norman, Kevin McQuillan, and Justin Klestinski
The Education Center honored The Rotary Club of Naperville, The Sunrise Club and The Downtown Club at the Kid's Best Friend Benefit that was held on October 20.
Congratulations to The Rotary Clubs of Naperville upon receiving the "Making A Difference" award.
Three Rotary Clubs of Naperville
present check to Police Department
Through a collaborative effort, The Rotary Club of Naperville, The Sunrise Club and The Downtown Club, presented a check to the Naperville Police Department at the annual CAPS Banquet. The monies will be used to purchase NARCAN, an anti-opiate that helps officers save lives.
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Polio epidemics have crippled thousands of people, mostly young children.
The disease has caused paralysis and death for much of human history.
A global effort to eradicate polio began in 1988, led by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and The Rotary Foundation. These efforts have reduced the number of annual diagnosed cases by 99.9%; from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to a low of 37 cases in 2016!!
If the global Polio Eradication initiative is successful it would be only the third time humankind has ever completely eradicated a disease, after Smallpox in 1979 and Rinderpest in 2010.
We are THIS CLOSE, to ENDING POLIO FOREVER!
World Health Organization Polio Status Website
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