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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Marty Struwing
    September 2
  • Kevin Navarro
    September 12
  • Alka Amin
    September 14
  • Elliot Meibach
    September 26
Join Date:
  • Timothy Ridenour
    September 9, 1982
    36 years
  • Ivan E Barriga
    September 17, 2001
    17 years
  • Kevin Navarro
    September 27, 2012
    6 years
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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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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. 
Mike Falese will be heading up the Special Project Committee which will consist of the the following Rotarian's:
This committee will focus on the process and coordination of making a decision about what project the club should fund with the savings of roughly $23,497. 
Stay tuned for more details.
Rotary received a framed photo from the Bartlett High School. The photo was a shot of the new Bartlett High School Stadium and was given to the club as a way to show their gratitude towards the generous donation the Club made which really got the momentum going!!!  
The September Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Villa Olivia. 
A motion was made and approved for the Bartlett Rotary Club to donate $100 to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation in honor of Karen Kirkby. 
Visitation Friday, August 31, 2018 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory 950 South Bartlett Road. (at Stearns   Rd.) Bartlett.
Funeral Saturday 2:00 p.m. at Living Christ Lutheran Church 1402 Arlington Dr. Hanover Park 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
Seth Lewis from the Bartlett Activity Complex thanked the Bartlett Rotary club for the $25,000 donation that kicked off the start and helped to build momentum in raising over 1.5 million dollars for a new sports complex at the Bartlett High school. He is inviting everyone out to the 1st football game on the home field on August 31, 2018.  
Please join Elliot on September 19, 2018 from 11:30 a.m.. to 1:00 p.m. at Edward Jones, 138 Bartlett Plaza, for an open house.  
Thank you to  Elliot for a wonderful classification speech! We learned a lot about you and we are so excited that you are part of our Club!!!!!   
One of the companies that we have partnered with for several years in the Hancock  Hustle is Auto Truck.  Mike F has been talking with them over the last few months about another community outreach program.  Initially it appeared we were going to be doing a “bike program”.  That was cancelled.  The new initiative is “A Day of Caring” and we will be building and distributing “Reading Chairs” for children.  This concept is taking place across the country and emphasizes reading with children.  It looks to support current initiatives in schools, libraries, and other locations with children reading.  Some of the details……………..
  1. Build 15 chairs
  2. Possibly conduct a book drive  to include some books with each chair
  3. September 21 is the building day for the chairs
  4. Identify location for the 15 chairs-Bartlett Library, Arts in Bartlett, Train Depot, Possibly the Townships?
  5. Possibly in a gentle manner put logos of Auto Truck, Fire District, and Rotary on the back of the chairs as the contributors
Please let Mike know if you have any suggestions on where to place the chairs or are interested in helping out with the project. 
Congrats to everyone who participated in the Lions Day Dash!!!! 
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to man the RILEE (POLIO-IRON LUNG) Display at Heritage Days on September 8, 2018 at the Bartlett Museum Depot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also-a special shout out to Pam from the Bartlett Museum who designed a display on how Polio affected a # of Bartlett residents. 
Thank you to everyone who brought a FRIEND to our meeting on Thursday. August 30, 2018!!! Also, thank you to everyone who donated a non-perishable food item for the Lock Out Hunger Drive being hosted by the Village Hall. They have almost reached full capacity. 
Thank you to our District Governor Julie  Clark and Assistant Governor Bill McGure for attending our meeting! It was great to hear all about the new, and exciting things happening in our District.  Here is to another great ROTARY year! 
The Bartlett Public Library has asked the Bartlett Rotary Club to once again partner with them to host the annual literacy night on Thursday November 15, 2018. The  $500 donation for the partnership will be used to purchase new books for each of the attendees and also provide some light snacks. Rotarian's are invited to be guest readers. 
The Bartlett Public Library Foundation asked for a donation for their annual giving campaign for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. The funds donated will help to pay for a mini-make over in the Library's Lobby Restrooms.  Valerie made a motion to approve $500 for this donation and it was seconded by Donna. Motion was approved by the club. 
Marcus made a motion to donate $250 for the Lions Dash. The motion was seconded by Bob Mueller and approved by the club.  
Karolyn will be placing an order for new t-shirts and badges for our members during the month of October.  If you need a new shirt or new badge please reach out to Karolyn to confirm your orders. There is a $30 charge for shirts and a $0 charge for new badges. If you have any questions, please let Karolyn know.
A big thank you to James Barr for creating the Bartlett Rotary Foundation By-Laws. These will be presented to the club during the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please see James. 
Program speaker was Nan Gudenkauf from the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.  She presented information about the Chamber’s next travel offering.  They will be going to Tuscany, Italy March 19-27, 2019.  Contact Chamber for more information.
New Member Induction – We welcomed Elliot Meibach as our newest member.  Marcus introduced Elliot and Mike made it official!  Elliot’s speech is TBA.
Teaching to save babies

Two Rotarian pediatricians – one in Ethiopia and the other in California – connected to save babies’ lives with the help of a vocational training

Go on journey with polio vaccinator in Uganda

Climb every mountainA Rotaractor ventures deep into her native Uganda with a polio vaccination team as part of Rotary’s newest virtual reality film, Two Drops of

Brazil Rotary member on mission to eliminate hepatitis

Our worldMission to eliminate hepatitisIn 2010, Humberto Silva was getting ready to travel from Brazil to South Africa to watch his country’s soccer team play in

2019-20 Rotary president selected

Mark Daniel Maloney selected to be 2019-20 Rotary

Rotary gives millions in grants to fight polio 2018

Rotary announces US $96.5 million to end polioEVANSTON, Ill. (August 15, 2018) — Rotary today announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of