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Member Birthdays:
  • Helen Tollerud
    December 2
  • Kristina Gabrenya
    December 8
  • Ray Deyne
    December 13
  • Karolyn Nance
    December 16
  • Michael E Camerer
    December 26
  • Joe Sadoff
    December 31
  • James Barr
    Jessica Barr
    December 6
  • Laurel Engelmann
    December 8
  • Ivan E Barriga
    December 17
  • Gerold Abraham
    December 31
  • JoJo Abraham
    Gerry Abraham
    December 31
Join Date:
  • Kristina Gabrenya
    December 20, 2012
    4 years
  • James Barr
    December 22, 2008
    8 years
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We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Villa Olivia Country Club
1401 W Lake St
Bartlett, IL  60103
United States
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Please dont forget to go into club runner to update your profiles. If you have any questions, please see Matt! 
Valerie assigned  names of children form Mike Musson for Wayne Township and James Barr for Hanover Township. The wrapping party will be held on Wednesday December 7, 2016. If you have any questions please see Valerie. 
Bill and Kris Gabrenya will be hosting our November Random Rotary on Thursday November 17, 2016. Stay tuned for more details. 
President Kris  reviewed the 3 big goals that she would like to accomplish. They are:
To fulfill commitment of donation to the Free to Be Me Park District Foundation Project.
To review, train, recruit and/or engage members to fulfill duties of the various chair positions.
To achieve a Presidential Citation.  
We as a club look forward to supporting Kris as we work towards achieving these goals!!  
Mike reported that we have 82 runners signed up. Registration was the best that it has ever been in terms of organization! We may get a few more sign ups and we are also looking for a couple more sponsors. Please see Mike if you have any questions. 
Kris had an opportunity at a work conference to pitch a charity project in a competition. She chose to share the Free to Be Me Project She won the small group contest and then had to compete in front of the whole conference against the other small group winners. She did an amazing job and won the competition. She won $3700 from all of the other attendees and then she herself donated $300, bringing the total commitment to $4,000! Way to go Kris!!!!
So our commitment to the Free to Be Me Project now stands at $11,000. We are confident that the funds raised from the Hustle Up The Hancock and the Rotary 5000 will help us to meet that goal! 
The VFW is holding a pasta night fundraiser on November 5, 2016. JoJo is selling raffle tickets. If you are interested in attending the event or purchasing tickets, please let her know.
Mike and Kris will be participating in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday October 9, 2016. Please keep them in your thoughts!! Mike has raised over $3000 for Team World Vision! If you are still interested in donating, please let him know. 
Good luck to both of you!!!!!!  
The Club voted to appoint Ralph Tovar to the position of President Elect for the 2018-2019 year! !   Congrats Ralph and thank you for your service!!! 
Booster Scoreboard Sign has been installed! We have been invited to attend the Bartlett High School Homecoming Game on Saturday October 8, 2016. There will be a VIP tent from 11 to 12pm. Kickoff is as 12pm. The Booster Club will acknowledge our support and generous donation. Please let Kris know if you will be able to attend. 
We will once again be participating in the Holiday Citrus Program. If you would like to place an order, please see JoJo. Deadline is Friday, November 5, 2016. 
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. 
If you have an outstanding balance please make sure it is paid up as soon as possible.  Please note all charges will on one invoice going forward. Dues will be charged ahead of time and other guest or additional fees will be charged as the occur. 
You may now use a credit card to pay your invoices. The Club approved that a 3% transaction fee will be added to all transactions paid by credit card. 
Please hold off on paying fees for Oktoberfest. There was an an error and members will only have to pay $12.00. Guests will still be charged $25.00. 
If you have any questions, please see Matt. 
Report on “Rotarians Against Hunger” Helping Pack Food for Haiti on Oct. 22, 2016 
The final tally was
84,024 Meals Packed for the Hungry on “Make a Difference Day.”
What an exciting Saturday as people from several different communities came together to pack food for the Hungry.  
There were 215 volunteers who packed the food, assisted by 30 different helpers working a total of 70 hours before, during and after the event.
There were 52,920 Kids Against Hunger “International” meals packed, with 50,000 on the way to Haiti. Another 864 of these meals went to Norma’s Food Project for
hungry people in the Philippines.
There were 31,104 Kids against Hunger “Latin Rice” meals packed. With the addition of some meals packed by employees of Zurich NA there will be 42,768 meals going
to Northern Illinois Food Bank for distribution throughout 14 counties in Northern Illinois.
Funding for this project came through Rotary Clubs in Bartlett, Bloomingdale/Roselle, Carol Stream, Lisle and the Wheaton Noon Club.
The Holiday Inn and Suites of Carol Stream provided the tent and gracious assistance in numerous ways related to moving so many people and amounts of ingredients
in and out.
Additional Sponsorships came from Countryside Funeral Homes and McNees and Associates law offices as well as several individual gifts. 
Thank you to everyone for helping to make this project so successful!!! 
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 was scheduled on Saturday October 1, 2016 from 9:45 am to 12 pm.  There was 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.   
 Together we served 40 children and their parents and caregivers. We figured about 120 total attendance counting the children, parents, caregivers and siblings.
Thank you to the following Readers:
Kayla Jensen
Elisabeth Gonzalez
Nadia Nikolova
Smridhi Mittal
Jessica Nicholson 
Matt Mittal
Kevin Wallace
Gerry Abraham
Ralph Tovar
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.
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.  
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