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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Marty Struwing
    September 2
  • JoJo Abraham
    September 5
  • TL Arends
    September 7
  • Kevin Navarro
    September 12
  • Alka Amin
    September 14
Join Date:
  • Timothy Ridenour
    September 9, 1982
    34 years
  • Ivan E Barriga
    September 17, 2001
    15 years
  • Kevin Navarro
    September 27, 2012
    4 years
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Villa Olivia Country Club
1401 W Lake St
Bartlett, IL  60103
United States
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We will once again be participating in the Holiday Citrus Program. If you would like to place an order, please see JoJo. 

Matt requested that a motion be made to transfer the yearly $250 to the Interact Club for thie r2016-2017 Seed Money. Marcus made the motion and T.L Seconded the motion. Motion was approved. 

Thank you to Valerie for sharing her African Adventure with the Club on the 8th of September. It was delightful to hear about all of your experience. 

Ralph made a motion in the amount of $200 (Beverage Cart Sponsor)  for the Hanover Township Food Donation. T. L seconded the motion. The motion was approved.  If you are interested in signing up for a foursome, there are still spaces available. Please see Ray for more information!

R.L made a motion to donate $250 to World Vision in honor of Mike Musson, Mike Camerer seconded, the motion was approved. 

Statements will be coming out at the end of September. If you have an outstanding balance please make sure it is paid up as soon as possible. 

Please save the date SATURDAY OCTOBER 22, 2016 to participate  in the Rotarian's Against Hunger Project  from 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.  If you would like to be one the 11 volunteers that is needed please let Karolyn know.  We will also extend an invite to the Interact Club. 
More details to follow. 

Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped out at the  Kickstand Classic on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The event was a huge success!! 

The annual Little Read Literacy Event is scheduled for  Saturday October 1, 2016 from 9:45 am to 12 pm. Rotarian's will be assigned groups of kids to read to. There will also be an art project and musical entertainment. Thanks to the $500 donation from the Bartlett Rotary Club, each child will receive a free book to take home with them.   
Please let Karolyn know if you will be able to attend. 
(This event is limited to Rotarian's and Interact Students) 

Just a reminder that District Governor Rick Rivkin will be at our meeting on the 11th. There will be a special Board meeting starting at 10:30am and the regular meeting following at 12:15pm.  

Bob made a motion to donate $120 to the NSWAA for their project "Walk to End Alzheimer's", Chief Falese seconded. Motion was approved. 

The September Random Rotary Event will be held at Marcus and and Leeandra's house. 
444 Timber Ridge Drive
Bartlett, IL 60103
5:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to JoJo if you will be able to make it.

Katherine Lappico (Gerry and JoJo's daughter)
Ray Ray Deyne (Ray's son) 

Thank you to   District Governor Rick Rivkin and Assistant District Governor Sandy Morganstein for attending our meeting! The presentation was very energizing for our members! It is going to be a great year. 

Santiago is having a great time in  India. Please follow him on Facebook!! His pictures are wonderful to look at.  

Marcus reminded us that membership ebbs and flows. We need to be mindful in inviting potential members to have lunch with us!!  

The Lion's Day Dash will occur on Sunday September 11, 2016.  Hope to see all of you running!!!! 

Valerie will be setting a date for the annual road clean up which will occur sometime in September or October. More details to come! 

Enjoy a special evening at Bartlett Park with the Village of Bartlett, Bartlett Park District and Bartlett Fire Protection District. This award winning community event is scheduled to include: free food, giveaways, local business displays, and entertainment.
In honor of Bartlett’s 125th Birthday, the Village will attempt to set a Guinness world record at the NNO Picnic in the Park on 8/2. To tie into Bartlett’s history and train roots, the community will attempt to break the record of the most people blowing train whistles simultaneously. The current record is 1,127, held by the Friends of the Chatham Historical Society (USA) in Chatham, New Jersey. Let’s Go Bartlett - come to Bartlett Park on 8/2 and let’s blow some train whistles!
Please RSVP to Valerie that you will be able to attend.

Thank you to all of our participants who came out for the Annual Dog Days Event!!!!  A special thank you to all of the organizers who made the vent such a success! 

Interest was expressed in researching the feasibility of the club getting involved with the 4th of July Bingo Tent. Kris will research more details. Stay tuned. 

Please be aware that the Club approved a $20 special assessment fee back in February of 2016 for our outbound exchange student Santiago. You will see the assessment included in your next bill. 

Please welcome Phil Corrado as our newest honorary member of the Bartlett Rotary Club!!!!!  

June 9, 2016 was Gerry's official last day serving as the Treasurer of the Bartlett Rotary Club.Gerry will be taking a leave of absence for one year and we hope to see him back as a regular member soon after his leave.    Please wish him the best of luck in his endeavors. Gerry don't be a stranger and be sure to visit us when you can!!!!!!  

Joe informed the group that there will be a fee of $179 per quarter for membership dues.
The breakdown is as follows:
$35      Admin Costs
$12      Per Meal
48        Total Meals
$179    Per Quarter and $716 Per Year
If you have any questions, please refer to Joe.  

Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.