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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • James Barr
    May 15
  • Kevin Wallace
    May 17
  • Rita Fletcher
    May 31
  • Michael E Camerer
    May 10
  • Michael Falese
    Jill Falese
    May 22
Join Date:
  • Valerie L Salmons
    May 3, 1989
    27 years
  • Karen Pearson-Kirkby
    May 9, 2012
    4 years
  • Peg Mueller
    May 9, 2013
    3 years
  • Michael Musson
    May 22, 2008
    8 years
  • Ralph Tovar
    May 22, 1986
    30 years
  • Karolyn Nance
    May 31, 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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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!!! 

Thank you to Ray for his informative classification speech. It was a pleasure getting to know all about him!!!!!!

May 2016- Valerie Salmon and Dave Strutzel
June 2016-Helen Tollerud and Ralph Tovar
July 2016-Kevin Wallace and Donna Weir

2 proposals submitted
Free To Be You and Me Park-Parks Foundation
Score Board for Activity Complex-Bartlett High School Boosters
The Club voted to support the following as our special fund projects: 
Donate $25,000 to the Bartlett Boosters for the High School Score Board.
Keep $5,000 in the Special Project Fund.
Donate $5,000 now to the Park District Foundation for the Fee To Be You and Me Park with an additional pledge of $20,000 to be raised by May of 2017.  
The $5,000 left over in the special fund can be earmarked for the Free to Be You and Me Park if the full $20,000 is not raised.
The Bartlett Rotary Club will be presenting a check to the Bartlett Parks Foundation for a $5000 donation for the inclusive playground and a $20,000 Pledge Agreement to be paid out by May of 2017. Please join us on Tuesday May 24ath at 7:30pm in the T. C. White Administration Building for the presentation. 

Thank you to Marcus and Leeanda for hosting a wonderful St. Paddy's Dave Random Rotary!!!!!

Lauren's project has been put on hold. She will reach out to us when she is able to proceed. The donated money will be earmarked out of the 2016-2017 FY Budget.

A motion was made to donate $250 by JoJo Abraham and seconded by Kris Gabrenya to Kids against Hunger.

2016-2017 Officers
We now have all positions filled:
President: Kris Gabrenya
President Elect: Mike Musson
Treasurer: Joe Sadoff
Executive Secretary: JoJo Abraham
Recording Secretary: Karolyn Nance

Random Rotary is Friday, May 19. 2016, 5:30 PM at the Tipsy Monkey.

Thank you everyone who help with the prep of the food for Rotary 5000 and thanks to everyone who help set up the hall, serve the food, conduct the evening and clean up.  Also thanks to everyone for your contributions and sales of tickets.  It was a very successful event on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Fellow Bartlett Rotarians:
At our upcoming PETs meeting (President-Elect Training) they are conducting a humanitarian project - collecting donations to Veterans and families.    I will be collecting donations at each of the next two upcoming Bartlett Rotary meetings on February 25th and March 3rd and will take the items to the Midwest PETS meeting on March 4th.
If you have something to donate but would prefer for me to pick it up from your home or  business (Bartlett only) please let me know, I would be happy to do so. 

Congratulations to Alka Amin on her induction! Welcome to the club Alka!!!!

Sycamore Trails Elementary School is looking for volunteers for their Fun Fair on Friday, March 11, 2016. Duties would include assisting in games and overseeing activities. There are two shifts availabe: 5:00pm-6:30pm and/or 6:30-8:00pm. If you're interested, please contact T.L. Arends for further details and contact information.

Bartlett Park Districts is hosting a Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 6:30pm. The event will be at Villia Oliva, 1401 W. Lake Street, Bartlett, IL 60103

Congratulations to Matt Mittal for receiving a Paul Harris + 2 Award! .

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