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Geneva Rotary is a service club of business owners, executives and community leaders.  The club has weekly breakfast meetings with guest speakers and opportunities for networking.  There are also many club social events each year.  Geneva Rotary service projects include: Holiday Party for disabled adults;  community service projects and Rotary international service trips. Geneva Rotary provides scholarships to local students for college or technical school; supports Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp for high school students and sponsors Rotary Youth exchange students.  In addition Geneva Rotary also helps support many  local charities and non profit groups with grants. Potential new members are always welcome at Geneva Rotary, learn more at www.genevarotary.org 
January 2019
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Geneva Rotary a service club for business owners, executives, professionals and community leaders


Making Our Community and Our World a Better Place

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Riverside Receptions
35 North River Lane
Courtyard entrance
Geneva, IL  60134
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Cathy Schweiger United Way
Jan 22, 2019
Dial 211 - a new program
Club Assembly
Jan 29, 2019
Dogs on the Go
Feb 05, 2019
Service dog organization
Tri City Rotary @ Geneva - Lore Baker speaking
Feb 12, 2019
Association for Individual Development (AID) Lore Baker is new CEO for AID
Dave Quillen
Feb 19, 2019
Waubonsee Community College
Club Assembly
Feb 26, 2019
Annual Benefit Dinner at Villa Verone
Nicoline Komdrup Pedersen
Mar 05, 2019
Rotary Youth Exchange 2018-2019 and Denmark
Mark McClain
Mar 12, 2019
Union League Club
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Our Geneva Rotary annual benefit dinner  is  March 3  2018 5:30 pm   to 8 pm  at Villa Verone Geneva, IL.   Please save the date to attend  and bring guests - our goal  this year   is 80 tickets sold.   Think of friends, family, business associates.   Tickets  only  $25 per person -- includes  buffet dinner, entertainment, silent auction  -- cash bar.
  Please also gather some silent auction items --  vacations, gift cards or certificates to local restaurants and businesses, etc.  
Bob Shiffler Geneva Library board president  made presentation to the club  January 8 2019 about the new Geneva Library building under construction at 227 South 7th Street, Geneva.  Construction on the 57,000 square foot  building began August  2018 and is to be completed November  2019.  His presentation was well received by the club and generated many questions. 
Paula Krapf  is Geneva Rotary club president nominee  to be club president in the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  Thank you for your service Paula.
Rotary District  training events -- Membership training  February 2 2019  and Grant training February 16 2019.   Contact president Chuck  if you are interested in attending or for details.     Visit the District 6440 website for more information too.
March 3   2019  -- Annual Benefit Dinner for Geneva Rotary  at Villa Verone Geneva  5:30 pm ---- save the date,  buy your tickets  and bring  some friends too (tickets  only  $25 per person);    donate some silent auction items --  gift cards, vacations, collectible items, electronics, etc.   --   contact Kathy Melone our chair  if any questions
photo -- Paula Krapf, Bob Shiffler  and Chuck Miles    l to r
Applications are available now for 2019 club scholarships  --    these are for high school graduates  who are  or will be attending community college, college or vocational school  in 2019.  Relatives of club members are not eligible.   Please tell  eligible  students  to apply.  Application form  in the download documents section of this website.  Mike Deagle our scholarship chair  can be contacted  with questions   or if you wish to join his scholarship   committee.    
David Rutter, Esq.    principal of Rutter Family Law LLC in Geneva was inducted into Geneva Rotary club at its  December 18 2018.  Welcome Dave Rutter.
Geneva Rotary will not meet  December 25  and January 1.   Please  join us at our next  club  meeting on January 8 2019  and hear  about the new  Geneva Library.  Best wishes to Geneva Rotary's Loy Williams  who will take a winter 'break'  by working on Habitat for Humanity homes in Texas   - best wishes Loy.
Geneva Rotary hosted  over 80 clients  and many staff from  Association for Individual Development (AID) at annual holiday party.  Chapel Street Church west campus was the  beautiful location.    A delicious lunch was served, musical entertainment, juggling and comedy by Ken Schultz and then Santa and his helpers and gifts for all.  Thank you to  all our volunteers, donors and organizers of this special event.  Much fun and  countless smiles  at the  party held on Dec. 11 2018.  More pictures at the club photo albums  and  the Facebook page.
Theresa Heaton of Kane County Health Dept.  made an interesting  and informative presentation to the Geneva Rotary club about radon at the club's Dec. 4 meeting.   She described radon; its widespread occurrence; health risks of radon exposure; how it occurs in homes; testing; laws and regulations  and county programs  to educate  and inform.   Her talk generated many comments and questions at the meeting.  
Thank you to Rotarians, family and friends  for helping  a Geneva neighbor November 22, 2018   see photo album  section or Facebook page for  more photos
Geneva History Museum-- Stop by and vote for Geneva Rotary Christmas  tree. Support the museum and Geneva Rotary -- thank you Kathy, Karen, Michele, Ruthanne and Merritt
No club meeting on November 20  2018.   We meet again November 27  2018.
Upcoming --
Geneva Giving Trees   at Geneva History Museum   – view Geneva Rotary’s entry and others  Nov. 20, 2018 thru Dec. 22  2018 – make a donation to support our entry  -- also on display is  historic  18th century ‘Little Traveler’  crèche  display.  Thank you to Michele Kinzler, Kathy Coffey, Ruthanne Walker and Merritt Walker for  setting up and decorating our  Rotary tree. 
AID holiday party gift buying – contact Kathy Coffey if you can assist  with  shopping this year
Nov.  22  Thanksgiving Morning Geneva Rotary Community  Service Project  - 8 am to 11 am - home in Geneva  on Division Street
Dec. 1   Salvation Army Bell Ringing   10 am to 2 pm --  sign up  to help or stop by to support and donate – on 3rd Street at Dodson Place  plaza
Dec. 6.  Gift wrapping evening  for AID annual holiday party  at McMahon home  
Dec. 11  Geneva Rotary - AID annual holiday party  -- many club volunteers needed!!  mark your calendar  10:30 am to 1:30 pm  --  family members, friends welcome to help  - work all 3 hours  or  some part-- this is a wonderful start to holiday season
Gordon Hard  has retired and  is leaving Geneva Rotary  after over 35 years of service.  The club honored  him by making Gordy  an honorary Geneva Rotarian  at its November 13 2018  meeting
Rotary District 6440 governor Julie Clark   visited Geneva Rotary at its November 13 meeting and presented to the club.   Julie is visiting  the 68 clubs  in District 6440  as part of her role as governor  for the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  The district has over 2100 Rotarians and  is located in the north, northwest and west suburbs of Chicago.  Julie's visit was well received  by the club.  Julie  also led  a special  club board meeting and dinner  held on November 12 2018.
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)    2019 --   Annual  Overnight camp and seminar  for  local high school students sponsored by Rotary District 6440  and  supported by Geneva Rotary club.  Geneva Rotary will sponsor several students this year.   Ask  high school students you know to consider RYLA camp.  Applications now available. 
The purpose of the program is to recognize young
people who have demonstrated leadership skills or show
the potential to be leaders, and provide them with an
opportunity to explore and further develop these skills
with other with similar capabilities.
Session 1: March 7-10, 2019
Session 2: April 4-7, 2019
During the 3 Day
Conference  and overnight camp
Participants will:
Explore their own style and strengths;
Learn skills that will enable them to be aware of
and to address community needs;
Interact with adult role models who are active
in their professions and community;
Develop and learn leadership skills
Have a lot of fun!!
RYLA application and brochure  are available at our club website in the download section. 
Jeff Barrett executive director at Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity presented to Geneva Rotary at its November 6 meeting.  The talk was  inspiring and well received by the club.  Also with Jeff was   Bob Channell  logistics director  for the area organization.  Jeff described the home ownership process which includes  extensive sweat equity contributions,  and  financial education  for the new home owner. 
Suzanne Gibson Rotary  district 6440 governor elect visited the club and  met with our club members and guests.  Thank you for your service Suzanne.    Other  announcements:  Arun Mani  will be 2019 Swedish Days chair; Greg Simon  attended  international service  training  with district 6440 this past weekend;    good bye happy hour for our long time member  Gordon Hard  at the Dam Bar 5 pm to 7 pm Tuesday November 13; community service Geneva beautification   at our Rotary knuckles   - John, Michele, Paula and Joe  did final 2018 clean up.   Thanksgiving morning community service project  will be at home on Division Street  and sign up at next week's meeting or contact Joe McMahon  to help out  8 am to 10 or 11 am -- clean up, minor repairs, landscape work.    Thank you for all for your service  -- Club, Community, International and Vocational - 4 avenues of Rotary service.
Geneva Rotarian Gordon Hard has 35 years of service with Geneva Rotary.  Thank you  Gordy for your efforts with Swedish Days, AID holiday party,  club president , youth exchange, benefit dinner, service projects  and  much more.   Best wishes to Gordon and Kathleen as they make  move to retirement  as well.
Geneva Rotary upcoming service projects -- November 3 2018  Rotary Knuckles Geneva Beautification  final fall clean up - 8 am to 8:30 am  at the Rotary Knuckles  on State Street  between 1st and 2nd Streets ;
Geneva Giving Tree decorations  Nov. 10 to 17  - Geneva History Museum -- contact  Merritt Walker
Nov.  22  Thanksgiving Morning Service Project  - 8 am to 11 am - home in Geneva  area  location to be announced to club members-- Joe M.   is contact
Dec. 1   Salvation Army Bell Ringing   10 am to 2 pm --  sign up page is being sent around the club at meetings  or contact Michele K.
Dec. 11  Geneva Rotary - AID annual holiday party  -- many club volunteers needed!!  mark your calendar  10:30 am to 1:30 pm  --  family members, friends welcome to help  - work all 3 hours  or  some part-- this is a wonderful start to holiday season
More information on all the events  at upcoming meetings  or contact the event chairs or president Chuck
Rotary Foundation presentation by Sarah Oliver at Geneva Rotary’s October 23, 2018 meeting.   The Foundation supports  both local and international Rotary service efforts  by fundraising and management  of funds.   Sarah  discussed  District grants, global grants, Polio Plus, Peace Fellows, Scholarships, Endowment and  how Rotary Foundation serves Rotary clubs.  Sarah is Rotary district 6440’s  Rotary Foundation chair and  a Rotarian with Wilmette club.  Geneva Rotary club and individual Rotarians support the Rotary Foundation each year with donations.  Paul Harris fellow awards are made to Rotarians who make substantial financial contributions to the Foundation.

Support efforts to buy books and children's  reading materials for 6 local charities-- St Charles Rotary 4 Literacy  - supported by Geneva Rotary.   Shop at Barnes and Noble Geneva Commons  on October 20, 2018  and tell the cashier you are shopping with Rotary 4 Literacy.  Or  Shop on line with Barnes and Noble  and  show the Bookfair ID 12396891     at  BN.COM/bookfairs    A portion of proceeds  will go to our fundraising for literacy.
Please stop by the Bookfair at Barnes and Noble Geneva Commons   on Oct 20  10 am to 3 pm  to shop and learn more     --  local Rotarians will be hosting a table at Barnes and Noble
Elizabeth Moriarty  of Fox River Valley Initiative  presented to Geneva Rotary at its October 16 meeting.   This organization seeks to build support for mental health, housing and economic development projects and programs  in the Fox Valley area.    The Fox River Valley Initiative (FRVI) is a growing broad-based group of non-partisan, everyday citizens dedicated to resolving pressing social problems facing our communities in Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and Elgin.    http://dupageunited.org/fox-river-valley-initiative 
The City of Geneva and Mayor Kevin Burns proclaimed October 24 2018 World Polio Day in the City of Geneva at the October 15, 2018 City Council meeting.  Club president Chuck Miles made a presentation about Rotary's over 30 year commitment to polio eradication and also promoted the Geneva Rotary club.
Geneva Rotary club's Gordon Hard   and Geneva Rotary   was honored by Association of Individual Development (AID)  at   AID's   October 11 2018 annual benefit dinner.   AID recognized Geneva Rotary's   annual holiday party for AID clients.      Gordy has been our club  chair for many years of   this   holiday  party event  .  Geneva Rotary has held this  event for over 35 years.
Club president Chuck Miles led Geneva Rotary club assembly at Sept. 25 meeting.  Upcoming events and club projects discussed.  President Chuck highlighted some of Geneva Rotary's major service efforts, how funds are generated and spent, also club volunteer projects too.  Our fundraisers  - Swedish Days booth and Annual Benefit dinner at Villa Verone  fully support our club's charitable grants and service projects.   We also receive an annual grant from  Rotary district 6440  for our AID  holiday party (this year  about $900).    Geneva Rotary spends approximately $20,000 on our service projects and grants to local charities.  Geneva Rotary club members and our supporters  also donate thousands  of volunteer hours each year for our service projects and fundraisers.
 Club members dues cover the breakfasts, Rotary International dues and donations to the Rotary Foundation.  Our Happy Bucks and 50-50  Raffle and club members contributions   cover social events.   Below see  2018 service by Geneva Rotary.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership Chair
Director - International Service
Director - Club Service
Club Scholarships
Literacy Chair
Director - Community Service
AID Party Chair
Swedish Days Coordinator
Public Relations
Youth Exchange
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