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Rotary Recognizes Club Veterans with Quilts of Valor 



Since Veterans Day last November, The Rotary Club of Naperville has recognized
14 military veterans among their membership with Quilts of Valor.
 





On February 9, the Rotary Club of Naperville presented Mayor Emeritus George Pradel with a Quilt of Valor in recognition of his military service.  Rotary President Nina Menis presided over the ceremony, saying “This will be a very special presentation for one of our most beloved members. Mayor Pradel has served his country and community with great distinction and devotion.” 

 

On November 3, 2016, the Rotary honored 14 Rotarians who are veterans by awarding Quilts of Valor from the National Quilts of Valor Organization (QOV). Mayor Pradel was unable to attend the November 3 program. QOV is a national 501(c)3 organization that awards beautiful quilts, handcrafted by its members, for military veterans. The Mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to “cover service members and veterans touched by war touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.” http://www.qovf.org/.






The other members of The Rotary Club of Naperville receiving a Quilt of Valor are:

Richard Stompanato, John Robbins, Pete Ellman, Marlin Reishus,
Dick Galitz, Cliff Crone, Frank Slocumb, Leo Lesage, Roger Iliff,
John Sims, Ron Ory, Jim Rothermel and Ed Channell.





 February's Raise the Bar at Country House Restaurant 
A little rain couldn't dampen the evening's spirit!

Check out photos from the evening:

Raise The Bar: February 23
                     













Watch for upcoming information regarding March's Raise the Bar and plan on registering to join us.



February is Rotary Foundation Month!

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service that change lives close to home and worldwide.


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Help us celebrate 100 years of the Foundation
Help us achieve 100% of club participation Every Rotarian Every Year
Help us achieve every member at the sustaining level of $100

The contributions to the Foundation come back to clubs around the world as Grants focused on International projects. As a club, we have gotten back far more than we have contributed!

Please follow this link to help us reach our "300 GOAL"










The Rotary Club of Naperville offers annual grants
for humanitarian programs
through the Rotary Club of Naperville Community Service Grant Committee
and through Naperville Rotary Charities.

If you know of a group who might request our assistance,
please ask them to complete our application and
return it by
 March 3, 2017.


Click here to learn more about our program and click here to download the application. 


























Welcome to Our Newest Members!
Induction February 2



John Dickey 
Retired, Corporate Counsel for DuPont Chemical

      John Holds a BSChE from Georgia Tech and a JD from the University of Houston College of Law. After 30 Years with DuPont John retired. He and his artist wife, Linda have settled in Naperville to be nearer to their grandchildren in Glen Ellyn. John was a member of the Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club. He has a strong interest in Community Service. He is an avid sailor. John is sponsored by Nina Menis.
 
   
Katy LeClair
CEO, 360 Youth Services


Katy holds a BBA from Webster University and a JD from the Thomas M Cooley Law School. Katy served the YMCAs throughout the country for more than 12 years before joining 360. Most recently she served as CEO for the greater Joliet Area YMCA. Katy is also a member of 100+ Women Who Care and  serves on the Public Policy Advisory Board for the Illinois Collaboration on Youth. Katy is sponsored by John Norman.



UPCOMING EVENTS

February 2 Meeting: Speaker AUSTIN HANSEN ,
"
Oh The Places You'll Go":
 Naperville to Washington and Beyond

February 9 Meeting: Speaker DAVE GORMAN,
Bikes for Lesotho

February 15 BOARD Meeting: Naperville Bank & Trust 4:30 PM

February 16 Meeting: Speaker DAN BRIDGES ,
Superintendent, District 203

February 23 RAISE THE BAR COUNTRY HOUSE RESTAURANT
5:30 - 7:30 pm, please register HERE

The Rotary Club of Naperville

meets
Thursdays, 12:15 PM
at
Meson Sabika
1025 Aurora Avenue

Please Join Us
and
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Rotary Celebrates the Holiday Season!

 December 15 at Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora
 
 
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It was a night to remember as

The Rotary Club of Naperville
Celebrated 75 years!

 

Click here to relive a wonderful night!
And here to download your pictures with friends!


Past Presidents Photo 75th Anniversary celebration
Photo courtesy of Jini Clare, Clare Communications

Past Presidents Photo from the 75th Anniversary Celebration.











                                              Come Join Us! Join Rotary Today!

Do you believe in Service Above Self?

Would you like to make a difference in Naperville and the world beyond?



The Rotary Club of Naperville is a group of business, civic, and non-profit leaders and people interested in helping their community by providing their time and talents to promote world peace, understanding, and helping their fellow man.

It's a great way to make new friends, to get out of the office for lunch once a week, learn about your community, and to give back to your community. If you are interested in joining our club you are very welcome to visit one of our meetings!

Please click on Become A Member
 
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 END POLIO NOW!




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 OrganizationUNICEF, 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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