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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 
  
WE MEET TUESDAYS 7 AM  RIVERSIDE RECEPTIONS GENEVA
 
 
 
WE STARTED MEETING AT RIVERSIDE RECEPTIONS FEB 15 2011
 
WE ARE CLUB 3122 IN  ROTARY DISTRICT 6440
 
OUR MAIL ADDRESS IS PO BOX 254 GENEVA IL 60134
 
GENEVA CLUB WAS CHARTERED MARCH 15, 1965 SPONSORED BY ST. CHARLES ILLINOIS CLUB
 
OUR OFFICIAL NAME IS “THE ROTARY CLUB OF GENEVA, ILLINOIS” AN ILLINOIS NOT FOR PROFIT CORPORATION - 
 
ROTARY STARTED IN 1905  FIRST MEETING JUNE 23 1905 CHICAGO ILLINOIS
 
 
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Club Information

Geneva Rotary a service club for business owners, executives, professionals and community leaders

Geneva

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
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Speakers
Club Assembly - Greg Simon
Mar 26, 2019
International Service
Steve Andersson
Apr 02, 2019
Illinois State Government
Nic Zito
Apr 09, 2019
Marketing like a millenial
RYLA Camp Students
Apr 23, 2019
2019 RYLA Camp
No meeting
Apr 30, 2019
Geneva Rotary will not meet today
Tri City Rotary hosted by Batavia Rotary club
May 14, 2019
location and program to be determined
Club Assembly
Jun 11, 2019
Discuss Swedish Days and upcoming Rotary year 2019-2020
No meeting
Jun 18, 2019
Swedish Days -- see you at 3rd and Campbell - Geneva Rotary booth
No meeting
Jul 02, 2019
Happy July 4th
 
 
Home Page Stories
Don Cummings       was honored at March 26 2019 meeting of Geneva Rotary.      Don  still operates his Blue Haven Capital  business  in Geneva  but  has recently moved his residence  so  he will not be in the club in the future.
Geneva Rotary thanks Don  for his many years of service to the club.  Don and his family were Rotary  youth exchange host parents.  Don also contributed numerous volunteer hours at Swedish Days and club  service projects.  He has  also been   a  generous  supporter of  the club's social and fundraising events.  Thank you Don. 
Geneva Rotary club sponsored a team for the annual Trivia Bee fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley  held March 16 2019 at FONA in Geneva.   Thank you to our trivia team  and club supporters.
Mark McClain president of 786 Club  a civilian volunteer organization supporting USS Illinois (SSN-786)    a US Navy nuclear submarine spoke to Geneva Rotary  and made a power point presentation  at the March 12  2019 meeting.  The 786 Club supports the crew and families of this Virginia-class submarine following its commission on October 29, 2016.
Thank you to all who supported the Geneva Rotary club annual benefit dinner held March 3, 2019 at Villa Verone restaurant  Geneva. Geneva Rotary thanks all who bought tickets, donated or purchased silent auction items,  and to club volunteers at the event.   Those in attendance  enjoyed dinner, found good buys at the silent auction and  heard a great show by Dennis O'Brien  singing  favorite songs.     Thanks to Villa Verone  Geneva  for donating the  delicious buffet dinner. Special thanks also to Kathy Melone our event chairperson for her efforts in organizing and leading this event.  Proceeds  support Geneva Rotary scholarships, RYLA camp for high school students, youth exchange and grants to local charities.
Our  Geneva Rotary  regular  club meeting  for  March 5  2019  is cancelled.  Next regular club meeting on March  12  2019.
 
 
We  do have extra seats  still open for the Geneva Rotary  Annual   Benefit dinner  --   tickets can be paid for at the door.  Geneva Rotary appreciates your support of our club thru this event.  Lots of great silent auction items and a wonderful show by Dennis O'Brien along with the buffet dinner.   Only $25 per person!
 
 Annual Benefit Dinner  March  3  2019   Villa Verone Geneva  5:30 pm start, ends by 8 pm.        –   Only  $25  per person—includes  Dennis O’Brien show-- singer, musician  -  your favorite songs  from the 60's, 70's, 80's 90's  and today  , Villa Verone buffet dinner, silent auction – cash bar. Support Geneva Rotary scholarships, youth exchange, RYLA camp for high school students, AID holiday party, grants to local charities    and more
Geneva Chamber of Commerce president Paula Schmidt spoke to Geneva Rotary at its February 26 2019 meeting.  Paula talked about the upcoming Swedish Days festival and other events.  She also described the Chamber's membership and its services.  
Dave Quillen  is executive vice president for finance and operations for Waubonsee Community College and is a member of Geneva Rotary.  He spoke to the club at its Feb. 19 2019 meeting about his career, personal life and Waubonsee.  Waubonsee has over 10,000 students and serves portions of  Kane, Kendall, Will, DeKalb and LaSalle counties.  The 4 Waubonsee  campuses are located in Sugar Grove, Aurora (2)    and Plano.
Association for Individual Development's  (AID)  new executive director  Lore Baker  made a presentation to Tri City Rotary  (Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles clubs)   at  February 12  2019  meeting hosted by Geneva  club at Riverside Receptions.  AID  has worked for over 50 years to serve our community  and  has long been supported by the Rotary clubs in our area.  Lore  discussed AID services and future plans and fielded questions from Rotarians as well at the meeting. 
AID's mission --
To empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose
  Annual Benefit Dinner  March  3  2019   Villa Verone Geneva  5:30 pm start, ends by 8 pm.        –   Only  $25  per person—includes  Dennis O’Brien show-- singer, musician  -  your favorite songs  from the 60's, 70's, 80's 90's  and today  , Villa Verone buffet dinner, silent auction – cash bar. Support Geneva Rotary scholarships, youth exchange, RYLA camp for high school students, AID holiday party, grants to local charities    and more
   Please pay  the ticket fee  to Geneva Rotary club  -- please pay in advance if at all  possible – thank you.   Submit check or cash to any Geneva Rotarian. Only $25 per person for dinner, show, silent auction- a great deal supporting a great cause.  
 
Event open to all   Geneva Rotarians,  Tri City Rotarians, friends of Rotary, family members, supporters  - only 80 tickets will be sold – buy today !  Rotarians  turn in names of attendees and  payment at upcoming meetings.  Also bring in silent auction items  too  at  upcoming meetings in February.
Anna Evans  of Dogs on the Go talked to Geneva Rotary at its February 5, 2019 meeting.  This not for profit  organization trains service dogs and provides them to persons in need.  They especially try to assist persons who are deaf. Anna brought Devon  a dog in training to our meeting and demonstrated his skills  with a ringing phone, a person knocking at the door  and  a person calling  out. 
Our Geneva Rotary meeting on January  29 2019  is cancelled due to  renovation work at Riverside Receptions.  We meet again on February 5  2019 at Riverside  Receptions. 
Michael Meyers of Fox Valley United Way presented to Geneva Rotary at its  January 22 2019 meeting.  He talked to the club about  the Dial 211 service sponsored by United Way  and others.   This  free referral  service helps connect  persons in need with the proper social service agencies  and support agencies both government and private that can help.  Dial 211 operators can also direct those wishing to volunteer or make contributions.  Dial 211  now available in Kane County. 
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.
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President Nominee
Treasurer
Secretary
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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