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Member Birthdays:
  • David Strutzel
    February 15
  • Marcus C Jaeger
    February 25
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Preet Mittal
    February 4
Join Date:
  • Kevin Wallace
    February 3, 2011
    6 years
  • Michael Falese
    February 3, 2011
    6 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 Wayne Township Holiday Meal Boxes that the Bartlett Rotary is co-sponsoring is scheduled for Thursday April 13, 2017 from 10am to 12pm. 
Kris made a motion to donate $100 to the Anderson Animal Shelter in memory of Debby (Falese) Thoman. Karolyn seconded, the motion was approved. 
The Bartlett Parks Foundation Fundraiser is scheduled on Fri Feb 24 at Villa Olivia for the Free To Be Me Park. Please see Donna or Rita if you have any questions! 
Chamber of Commerce Casino Night Fundraiser will be held Fri Feb 3rd Oak Room Park. Hope you all can make it! 
Thank you to Carol Wells the End Polio Now Chair from District 6440 on her informative presentation. It was a pleasure to have her at our meeting! 
Wayne Johnson from the Bartlett 4th of July Fest Committee is seeking volunteers to support the 4th of July Fest. If you are interested in helping out please email Wayne at 
Ray and ted informed the club that the spots for the Fourth of July  Bingo Tent have all been filled. If we would like to participate next year we will have to make the decision earlier to secure a spot.  
The 2017 District Conference is scheduled for the weekend of April 27, 2017 through April 30, 2017 at the Lincolnshire Marriott. If you are planning on attending, please let Kris know. 
ABC's of Rotary is scheduled on Monday January 23, 2017 at the Rotary International Headquarters. 3pm to 6pm. If you attend you will be able to learn more about Rotary and the Rotary Foundation and meet RI's Leadership. 
The February 2017 Random Rotary location will be at Pietanza's. This is the new restaurant on Army Trail Road next to the old Ohare's.  
The Bartlett Rotary Club observed a moment of silence in honor of Past District Governor Mike Yesner. 
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the  Hanover Township Holiday Meal Boxes event!!
The Interact Club has a new board for the 2017-2018 year. We will be hosting an Interact Appreciation event which will include the officer’s inductions during our May 18, 2017 Random Rotary at Morretti’s. The club is working on fundraising for Hustle up the Hancock and will be doing another Kid’s Against Hunger project. 
The RYLA Sessions are March 9-12 and April 6-9. We have four applications. The committee will be meeting next week to review the applications. 
Random Acts of Kindness Day is Friday February 17, 2017. Cards were printed out for our club members. The cards can be given to the person you perform a random act of kindness for. Some examples are-purchasing a cup of coffee for the person in the car behind you, helping someone to carry something. Making cookies for someone just because and etc.  We hope that all of our members will actively participate and do something kind for lots of residents in Bartlett. 
Please dont forget to go into club runner to update your profiles. If you have any questions, please see Matt! 
Thank you to all who purchased gifts for our clubs annual Claus & Effect!!!  
Bill and Kris Gabrenya will be hosting our November Random Rotary on Thursday November 17, 2016. Stay tuned for more details. 
President Kris  reviewed the 3 big goals that she would like to accomplish. They are:
To fulfill commitment of donation to the Free to Be Me Park District Foundation Project.
To review, train, recruit and/or engage members to fulfill duties of the various chair positions.
To achieve a Presidential Citation.  
We as a club look forward to supporting Kris as we work towards achieving these goals!!  
Mike reported that we have 82 runners signed up. Registration was the best that it has ever been in terms of organization! We may get a few more sign ups and we are also looking for a couple more sponsors. Please see Mike if you have any questions.  Please be sure to join the group on the 26th to help cheer the climbers on! 
Kris had an opportunity at a work conference to pitch a charity project in a competition. She chose to share the Free to Be Me Project She won the small group contest and then had to compete in front of the whole conference against the other small group winners. She did an amazing job and won the competition. She won $3700 from all of the other attendees and then she herself donated $300, bringing the total commitment to $4,000! Way to go Kris!!!!
So our commitment to the Free to Be Me Project now stands at $11,000. We are confident that the funds raised from the Hustle Up The Hancock and the Rotary 5000 will help us to meet that goal! 
The VFW is holding a pasta night fundraiser on November 5, 2016. JoJo is selling raffle tickets. If you are interested in attending the event or purchasing tickets, please let her know.
Mike and Kris will be participating in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday October 9, 2016. Please keep them in your thoughts!! Mike has raised over $3000 for Team World Vision! If you are still interested in donating, please let him know. 
Good luck to both of you!!!!!!  
 A motion to accept the 2017-2018 Officer Nominations which include the following positions, President: Mike Musson, President-Elect: Ralph Tovar, Treasurer/Past President: Kris Gabrenya, and Secretary, Karolyn Nance. Motion approved. Thank you to JoJo and Matt for their service.  
Booster Scoreboard Sign has been installed! We have been invited to attend the Bartlett High School Homecoming Game on Saturday October 8, 2016. There will be a VIP tent from 11 to 12pm. Kickoff is as 12pm. The Booster Club will acknowledge our support and generous donation. Please let Kris know if you will be able to attend. 
We will once again be participating in the Holiday Citrus Program. If you would like to place an order, please see JoJo. Deadline is Friday, November 5, 2016. 
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...