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Member Birthdays:
  • Ralph Tovar
    August 1
  • Ivan E Barriga
    August 5
  • Robert J Krupp
    August 19
  • Kevin Navarro
    August 22
Join Date:
  • Joe Sadoff
    August 3, 2003
    13 years
  • JoJo Abraham
    August 22, 2000
    16 years
  • Marcus C Jaeger
    August 31, 1989
    27 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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The annual Little Read Literacy Event is scheduled for  Saturday October 1, 2016 from 10 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. 

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. 

Thank you to Mike and Colette for hosting  a wonderful Random Rotary event! 

District Governor Rick Rivkin
Assistant District Governor Sandy Morganstein
Jill Krupp 

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. 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.

Valerie has graciously volunteered to coordinate our annual Dog Days Event. Thursday September 1, 2016 has been set aside for the event. Stay tuned for more details. 

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.  

Thank you to JoJo and Gerry for hosting the Rotary Club for lunch on July 7, 2016. Everything was perfect and very much appreciated!!!!! 

The Installation Dinner for President Elect Kris Gabrenya and the 2016-2017 Officers was a success!! Thank you to everyone who attended!! 

Thank you to everyone who helped out on  Saturday the 11th with the  Habitat for Humanity build.  A new roof was put on a house in Elgin on the hottest day of the year, so far!!!!!!  

Katie Pearson was awarded the Bartlett Rotary Club's Vocational Scholarship Award. We wish her the best of luck in her endeavors!!!! 

Please join Tik at a celebration on Friday May 20, 2016 at the Fire Barn at 6pm. Please let Ray know if you would like to speak!!!!  Be sure to rsvp to Ray at

The club approved a $100 donation to the 22nd Annual Bartlett Lions Club Golf Outing for a Birdie/Par Sponsorship.
The event is Thursday, June 5th, 2016, 11 AM, at Bartlett Hills Country Club.

Please support the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club by attending their "Drinks For Everyone Fundraiser" on May 21, 2016 at the Quick Fire Grill in Stratford Mall from 3pm to 6pm.  The funds raised will go to support the El Salvador Water Project. 

The date has been set for June 11, 2016. Please save the date. We need a total of 12 volunteers.  Please let Tim or Karolyn know if you can attend.

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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
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Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
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