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Member Birthdays:
  • Michael Musson
    June 17
  • Ted Lewis
    June 22
  • Valerie L Salmons
    June 22
  • David Strutzel
    June 9
  • Marcus C Jaeger
    June 13
  • Kristina Gabrenya
    Bill Gabrenya
    June 25
  • Michael Musson
    June 25
  • Timothy Ridenour
    June 25
Join Date:
  • Jay Sinnes
    June 4, 1980
    36 years
  • Robert C Mueller
    June 4, 1980
    36 years
  • Tik Tiknis
    June 4, 1980
    36 years
  • Michael E Camerer
    June 11, 1992
    24 years
  • Marty Struwing
    June 23, 2015
    1 year
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 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.  

JoJo and Gerry are hosting the Rotary Club for lunch on July 7, 2016 at 12:15pm. 7N330 IL Route 59 Bartlett, Il. Please RSVP to JoJo if you will be able to attend!!!!  

The Installation Dinner for President Elect Kris Gabrenya and the 2016-2017 Officers is scheduled for June 30, 2016 at Emmitt's in West Dundee. So save the date!!!!!   The address is 128 W Main Street, West Dundee and the social hour will beging at 5:30pm. Meeting will start at 6Pm and Dinner will be served at 6:15pm. Please call Kris or Karolyn if you have any questions.  

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!!! 

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

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.

Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a...
Health: Survival of the Fitbittest
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Cynthia Salim: Former Rotary Scholar makes clothing with a conscience
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian The way Cynthia Salim sees it, the fashion industry doesn't have much to offer a young, socially conscious woman like her when it comes to work clothes. "The fashion industry often does 'sexy' or 'fun' or 'hip,' and things that encourage frequent purchases," the 29-year-old says. "It's very rare that the design community will design something that will make a young woman look credible and influential as well as timeless." Add "and is ethically made" to that list, and it becomes a tall order that Salim became increasingly frustrated trying to fill when...
Member Interview: Susan Davis uses social entrepreneurship to fight poverty
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Susan Davis has devoted the past three decades to using social entrepreneurship and microfinance to address extreme poverty, particularly in Bangladesh. A Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship in the early 1980s allowed her to study international relations at the University of Oxford. A decade ago, she co-founded BRAC USA (previously the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee) to help the world’s poor through self-empowerment. She is co-author, with journalist David Bornstein, of the book Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to...