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Member Birthdays:
  • Robert C Mueller
    July 2
  • Robert C Mueller
    July 2
  • TL Arends
    July 14
Join Date:
  • Mary McFarland
    July 24, 2014
    2 years
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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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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. Karolyn made a motion to donate $100 to the event. It was seconded by Valerie. Motion passed.  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. Planning for a late August or early September date. Please let her know if you would like to volunteer. 

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.

Thank you to  Jerry Simandl and Cindy Kaneshiro.for their presentation on severe weather preparation.  

Mike Musson has re-scheduled our Spring Pantry Food Event from 8:30  to 11:30  am on Thursday, May 12, 2016.    The Food Pantry was already booked on the 19th. We will all be able to make it to our Regular Lunch Meeting afterwards. Please let Mike know if you will be able to help out.

The second  Saturday in June-June 11, 2016 has been set aside for our Habitat For Humanity Work Day. We need at least 12 volunteers. Please confirm your attendance  to Tim or Karolyn so we can make sure we meet the minimum?

On October 22, 2016 (Make A Difference Day)  we will be joining in helping to serve 100,000 meals for hungry people with our neighboring Rotary Clubs. Please save the date! More details to come soon.

Ray Deyne was presented the Rippy Award as in Rip Van Winkel by Mike Camerer who was the previous award recipient.
Congratulations Ray you really, really deserved this award!!!!!!!!! 


The club approved purchasing as ad in the Veteran's Memorial Foundation Booklet at the cost of $120.

Karolyn and Matt attended the District Conference.  Santiago participated in the Youth Day Celebration. It was great to see him in the talent show. He is a leader of his peers and very gracious for this opportunity. 
Matt became a certified Visionary Leader with Rotary. He will be asked to go other clubs to speak about his training. Please congratulate him!!! 

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