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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
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Peggy Deyne
    December 26
  • James Barr
    Jessica Barr
    December 6
  • Laurel Engelmann
    December 8
  • Ivan E Barriga
    December 17
Join Date:
  • Kristina Gabrenya
    December 20, 2012
    6 years
  • James Barr
    December 22, 2008
    10 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 of America
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The January Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday January 10, 2019  at 11 a.m. 
Please note that the date of the wrapping party has been changed to this Monday, December 10, 2018. It is still being held at Tim and Jerri’s house and will start at 5:30 p.m.
Please let Karolyn know if you are planning on attending.
Thank you to Lauren Weins for coming out to visit our club to speak about her organization Fellowship Housing.  It was very interesting to learn how the organization works to help so many single moms. 
Thank you to David Hood and Lynn Dunleavy for coming out to our club to speak about the Youth  Exchange Program.  It was very informative! 
Valerie presented the Children's names to the club for adoption. 10 from Hanover and 10 from Wayne Township are in need of a little bit of extra good will this year. If you have any questions or would like to adopt a kid, please see Paula or Valerie.  
The wrapping party is scheduled for 12/10 at Tim and Jeri's hours at 5:30 p.m.
If you have any questions, please see Paula or Valerie. 
Hustle Up the Hancock
Hustle up the Hancock is scheduled for Sunday, February 24, 2018. Registration opened on 11/1/18. As of 11/15/18 64 people have signed up. $155 registration and donation to American Lung Force to be paid when you register. $100 then needs to be given to the Bartlett Rotary Club.
If you plan on participating in the Hustle, if you can, please try and get signed up as soon as you can.  It is unpredictable when the event will fill up and registration will close.  In the past, it has sold out some years in a matter of hours……..other years it takes about a week.  I don’t want to miss out on getting you signed up. Remember when you sign up, go to:
Hustle Chicago
Then “register”
Then “join a team” and search and click on Bartlett Fire. Please remember to just pay the fee of $155, do not do your Rotary donation through the registration site.  The Rotary donation is 100% separate from the event.
Rotarian Ring Day, Saturday, December 8, 2018 -We committed to do the Rotary Ring Day for Salvation Army.  Bartlett sites are Jewel and Walgreens.  Saturday, December 8.  Grab a fellow Rotary Member and be a team.  We are competing against other area Rotary Clubs to see who can raise the most in the kettle.
The Salvation Army already has a website set up to register to Ring the Bells.  The site is  You may type in your town and then do a search. Our group name is Bartlett Rotary and it will take your right to our location and shifts. I have reserved the shifts at Jewel simply select your shift preference and fill out your information under “add member” and they will send you a reminder.   Please include the name of your Club when registering to ring so we may more easily track donations.  IF you have problems registering please let Paula know.
One shift left 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Please let Paula know if you can  take this shift!  
The Rotary Gift Exchange Party has been set for Thursday, December 20, 2018. 12:15 p.m. at Villa Olivia.  More details to come.  
Guest Speaker Darrel Malcom representing Rotarians Against Hunger in conjunction with Kids Against Hunger.  The event joins together several rotary clubs (Carol Stream, Bloomingdale/Roselle, Lisle  to pack meals for victims of Hurricane Florence and Nicaragua.  The event is Saturday, November 10 in the warehouse behind BMO Harris Drive In Bank located at 400 E. Irving Park Drive in Roselle.  The times are 8:30 -10:30 and 11-1 and 2-4.  To sign up to volunteer go to:
We would like to support this effort with volunteers, so if you sign up to volunteer please let Karolyn or Paula know. 
December 13, 2018 is the Chamber/Rotary Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. Villa Olivia.  
Please let Karolyn know if you will be attending!  
2019 Rotary NID India
Dear Club President and Fellow Rotarian:
The purpose of this correspondence is to announce our trip to India to participate in the late January/early February, 2019 polio National Immunization Days (NID) activities.  This trip offers you and the Rotarians in your club and District an extraordinary opportunity to have an experience of a life time.  Attached is a document that provides specific information about the trip, including a means of joining the program.  The material can also be accessed at our website:
Please feel free to share this information with the Rotarians and clubs in your District as soon as possible as we have a limited amount of space and expect this trip to be filled within the next week or two.
In 2015, India was declared polio free.  In past years, India would organize three or four NID dates.  However, in 2019, there is only one NID program.  Therefore, we expect this may be one of the last opportunities you will have to join a trip to India to participate in polio NID activities.
The following summarizes the key trip information:
Our program will travel to Delhi, India, where we will participate in the polio NID activities and attend other related Rotary events.  This trip also includes travel to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal, and Jaipur to visit the famous Rotary Jaipur Limb factory, and enjoy this extraordinary city.
Date of Departure:                         Friday, January 25, 2019
Date of Return:                               Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Per Person Cost, based on double occupancy:  $2,499.  This price does not include international, roundtrip airfare or Indian visa fees.  However, it does include hotels, transfers, Rotary events, participation in the NID activities, most meals, sightseeing, English speaking guide and other items as stated in the attached document.  Participants are free to secure their own air reservations using their frequent flyer mileage, or individual purchase.  Howard Tours will be happy to help you purchase airline tickets, which can be requested on the trip application.
This group will be limited to approximately 35 people, and confirmation in the program will be on a first come, first served basis.  To join us, please complete and sign the application on page five of the attached document.  If you, or people from your club are going to join us, we suggest immediate action.  Over the last two years, this program sold out in less than two weeks. 
We look forward to having you or club members join us. 
Jolene R. Bortz
Howard Tours
516 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 834-2260 voice
(510) 834-1019 fax
"We look forward to traveling with you"

Fake email and social media accounts target Rotary members in new scam

Rotary recently learned that scammers have created multiple email and social media accounts that impersonate RI President Barry Rassin and General Secretary John Hewko. The social media accounts are on LinkedIn, Twitter, and WhatsApp.
These are not authentic Rotary communications. They are phishing and spoofing attempts to obtain money and personal information.
Rotary monitors for and responds to these attempts as part of an ongoing effort to keep member, program participant, and staff data safe. We also work with LinkedIn, Twitter, and WhatsApp to remove imposter accounts.
Neither President Rassin’s nor General Secretary Hewko’s authentic accounts – nor any of Rotary’s systems – have been compromised.
Rotary members should continue to exercise caution:
  • Disregard any suspicious message that offers money, requests money, or asks for your personal information.
  • Avoid opening attachments or following links in suspicious messages.
  • Pay close attention to the details of the email address and signature block to verify the sender.
If you receive what you believe to be a suspicious message from the president, general secretary, or another Rotary leader, please forward it to Rotary’s chief information officer at and then delete it immediately. Please also report any suspicious social media accounts to
Bark Avenue Daycamp is hosting a Christmas Mini-Photo Shoot on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, 2108 from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
All pets and  costumes are welcome. 
Appointments are limited. Book Now by calling  630 289 8471.
If you have any other questions, please let Christina and/or Michelle know!   
Name: Balance Family Chiropractic Grand Opening/Parking Lot Bash
Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT

5th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Hanover Township Foundation 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing

  • Date:10/14/2018 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location:Bartlett Hills Golf Club
    800 W. Oneida
    Bartlett, Illinois 60103
  • Introduction:Hanover Township Foundation 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing, Hope to see you there!
    Please join the Hanover Township Foundation for the 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing at Bartlett Hills Golf Club, 800 W. Oneida in Bartlett.  Registration is at noon, 1PM Shot Gun Start.  9 Hole Scramble.  For registration and sponsor information please call 630.540.9085.  Hope to see you there!!
    October 24, 2018 is Polio Action Day.

    One Day. One Focus: Ending Polo.

    Hanover Township Supervisor Brian McGuire presented a resolution last week to Bartlett Rotary Club president-elect Ralph Tovar declaring October 24 World Polio Day in the Township. The Bartlett club does outstanding work in the community and works with other chapters across the globe in eradicating polio.

    The Rotary Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 11:00 a.m. at Villa Olivia.  Please feel free to stop on by! 
    Congrats to our newest member,  Suzie Sias!  We are so excited to have her as part of our Club!!!    
    Below is a picture of the shirts we will be ordering. Usually we order the blue one. Please take a look and let me know via email if you would like me to purchase you a new shirt, the color (if you want something different from blue)and the size you prefer. The cost is roughly $35. It may be less, depending on how many we order. If you have any questions, please let me know. 
    If you want to look at anything else the website is :

    Customize these easy-care pique polo shirts with your Rotary Club or District name! These attractive 100% Peruvian Pima cotton shirts (Grey Heather is 90 cotton /10 polyester) are machine washable and available in a variety of colors.

    Men's shirts: open collar - 3 button placket - Rib knit cuffs - Dura-Pearl buttons- available in sizes Small - 6XL.

    Women's shirts: delicate Y collar - 2 button placket - Rib knit cuffs - Dura-Pearl buttons - available in sizes Small - 3XL.

    Your embroidery will be light on dark shirts and dark on light shirts. 

    Lauren Asprooth shared with us an update on the work she is going to be doing in Rome which includes measurements on how certain agricultural changes are impacting the environment.  We wish her the best of luck in her future position. 
    Rita shared with the club that a time capsule was found when they were doing renovations on the Shrade Gymnasium. Inside they found a letter written by Bill Tiknis. :)  Along with the letter was a silver dollar. The letter was very nice and after a brief discussion, the club decided to leave the letter and dollar as is and place it back in the time capsule.  What a wonderful surprise from one of our founding club Rotarians. 
    Update from Chief Falese:
    We have roughly $18,000 in the special project fund. 
    No set amount of money has been defined. Proposals can be submitted for up to $18,000 or the club can decide on a bigger project to continue to raise money towards. 
    Hustle Up the Hancock is fleeting. There may be a chance that it will no longer be a viable fundraiser for the club. 
    Club members need to decide on a new fundraiser and get serious about implementing a new event. 
    Chief Falese will have forms for project submissions at the next Rotary meeting. 
    The committee recommendation includes the following: 
    Project should have high visibility  so that we can used it to help grow our membership,
    Project should have a local impact.
    A small group should be formed to research different fundraising events that we can implement in the near future.
    If you have any questions please see any of the committee members:
    Chief Falese
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