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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 service trip to Guatemala. 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 

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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
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Kris Anderson of Casey's Safe Haven Horse Rescue presented to the club at its  Sept. 19 club meeting about this local charity.  With club president Chris Reiss.    Chris Reiss was also winner of our Ace of Spades  50 50 drawing.   Congrats to Chris!
Brian Borkowicz spoke to Geneva Rotary at its September 5 2017 meeting.  He presented on his trip with family this past summer to France including  visit to Lille, Normandy, Paris and Bruges Belgium.   They were hosted by Igor Honore  and his family  - Igor  was past inbound Rotary youth exchange student  in Geneva. 
St Charles Breakfast Rotary president elect  David Pietryla  visited Geneva Rotary at its August 29 meeting to promote  the annual Book Fair event at Barnes and Noble to be held September 30 2017.  Shoppers can help support Geneva, Batavia and St Charles Rotary clubs  for donations of books and supplies to local organizations promoting youth literacy.  Donations for the literacy event also welcome.  
Gary Baum lead instructor  for the Fire Science program at Kane County's Fox Valley Career Center talked to Geneva Rotary at its August 29 2017 meeting.   This school serves high school students  from 7 schools in Kane County including Geneva.  Gary discussed the program and its importance for training tomorrow's fire fighters.  He encouraged referrals of interested  students to the Fox Valley Career Center.   
Geneva Rotarian George Saloman talked to club at its  August 22, 2017 meeting  about  his automotive consulting business.  George provides services to car dealers and others in the automotive business.  He has been involved with automotive industry  most of his life.  George and his family live in Geneva .   He is also involved with the local community  including Boy Scout  leadership and City of Geneva committee as well.  photo with club president Chris Reiss and Kathy Melone
Lynn O'Shea executive director  and Chuck Miles board member presented to Geneva Rotary at its August 15, 2017 meeting.  They made a presentation about Association for Individual Development  'AID' which serves  clients in   dozens of communities in the west and northwest suburbs.  AID  serves persons with physical and mental disabilities including residences, personal care, vocational services, victim services and more.  AID is presently in a capital campaign and is seeking support of the community- groups and individuals.    photo  Loy Williams, Chuck Miles, Lynn O'Shea, Chip Barber   l to r
Julia Drendel  of North Aurora is our Rotary outbound youth exchange  student this school year.  She will be in Hungary for 2017-2018.   photo - Mark Allen Geneva Rotary, Julia Drendel and her father Kevin Drendel
Club president Chris Reiss  2017-2018  will  need  club members for various roles this Rotary year.  Club directors  to help  with club goals, decide on charitable contributions, provide leadership for fundraising --   4 meetings per year;  Swedish Days Committee; Scholarship committee;  RYLA committee;  Rotary  Foundation  (must  attend one  district meeting on grant process );    Annual Benefit Dinner  (work with chair Kathy Melone);  Membership ( check with   local businesses, not for profits, government,  etc.- help grow our club);  AID Holiday party  (work with chair Gordy Hard);  Social Committee (plan social events thru the year);  Youth Exchange (assist chair Brian Borkowicz, assist with our exchange student  and host families);  Public relations, website, facebook page (assist chair Dave Nelson).    More information  on any of these  or to sign up  --   contact  Chris Reiss  or one of the club chairs.  Please try to take on one  or more   club service role for  2017- 2018.   
Geneva Rotary welcomed our five  2017 club scholarship award winners  at the club's July 25, 2017 meeting.  Family and friends of the award winners also attended.    Scholarship committee chair Mike Deagle introduced the students who each  told the club about their future educational  plans.   Our scholarships  also  honor the late Stan Esping  a long time Geneva Rotarian.    Photo  of award winners  l to r  Alycia Hostman, Karolina Hrehorowicz, Nicole Kohorst, Delaney Shanahan, Morgan Donohue and Mike Deagle.
Mike Albrow talked to Geneva Rotary at its July 18, 2017 meeting about Fermilab - 'particles', neutrinos and other scientific research and accomplishments.  He also discussed the history, architecture, natural resources and recreation opportunities at the lab.  His program was lively and well received by the club.  Mike is a recently retired Fermilab physicist and  is a Naperville Sunrise Rotary club member.   In his academic and professional career  he has worked in England, Switzerland and Sweden  as well as  25 years at Fermilab.   photo  Mike Albrow  and Kyle Hempel  l to r
Mike Deagle  led the meeting and club discussed  last month's  Swedish Days and Geneva Rotary food booth there.   The food booth was a great success in 2017 due to great efforts by club volunteers, friends, family members and Geneva Gymnastics.    Thank you to all our customers, supporters and volunteers.
Our Geneva Rotary food booth profits for 2017 exceeded $17,000.  All profits benefit Geneva Rotary club scholarships, AID holiday party for disabled adults, service projects, youth exchange, RYLA leadership camp for high school students and more.   PHOTO  Chip Barber, Merritt Walker and Mike Deagle  l to r  at  July 11 2017 meeting
Swedish Days 2017 June 20 to June 25 -- visit the Geneva Rotary food booth at 3rd and Campbell - support Geneva Rotary club scholarships, RYLA leadership camp for high school students, annual holiday party for disabled adults and more -- thank you to our customers and to all our wonderful volunteers
Rui Faccin from Brazil visited Geneva Rotary at its  June 13 meeting.  Rui  is a club president and also  an Assistant District Governor  serving clubs in Brazil and also a club  in Argentina.  His daughter Vitoria Faccin also visited - she is a former Rotary Youth Exchange student  and  will be  in masters degree program at Iowa State  in the fall.  The Faccins  are hosted this week by the Allen family - Mark Allen of Geneva Rotary club.
Please visit our Geneva Rotary food booth during Geneva's Swedish Days Festival  June 20 to June 25 2017.  Buy a brat, hot dog or pulled pork, sweet corn, drinks and more.   All proceeds support Geneva Rotary scholarships, RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership camp, AID Holiday party for disabled adults, grants to local charities, youth exchange and  community and international service projects.
Geneva Rotary club members and friends  thank you for your service as volunteers at our booth during the festival.  
Please note that the club will not hold any regular meetings  on June 20, June 27 and July 4
Geneva Rotary sponsored 5 students for Rotary Youth Leadership Award camps  held in March and April 2017.  RYLA camp attendees  related their experiences at the camp at the club's June 6, 2017 meeting.  All found the camp to be very rewarding and fun.  Our 2017 RYLA camp students  were Morgan Donohue, Jackson Dietrich, Ben Melone, Fionnuala Cottrell  and Brigid McCarthy.  Thank you also to Geneva Rotary and our supporters for financial support for this program. 
Geneva Rotarians Don Cummings and Brian Borkowicz received Paul Harris Fellow recognition at the club's May 30  2017 meeting.  Paul Harris Fellows  support the Rotary Foundation with significant financial contributions.  The Foundation supports  Peace scholars, polio eradication efforts, local and international service projects and much more.     photos with club president Arun Mani
Geneva Rotary Community service-- Rotarians prepared and served dinner for Herbies Friends-- a family bereavement support group with Fox Valley Hands of Hope-- thank you volunteers
Jasmine is a local high school student taking part in a service trip this summer to Ghana Africa.  Her group will be  constructing a sanitation facility and will also learn about the culture and see sights in Ghana.   She did a presentation for the club at our May 23 2017 meeting.  Best wishes to Jasmine on her trip.
Kitty Weiner is our Assistant District Governor ( ADG)  (district 6440)  for 2017-2018 Rotary year .  Geneva Rotary thanks Paul Keenon for his many years of service as 'ADG'   for our club.  Kitty is a member of Elk Grove Village  Rotary club.  

    Geneva Rotarians  Joe McMahon and Paula Krapf  helped with  community service work May 20  - planting and weeding our Rotary knuckles on State Street.  Special thanks to them for working on a rainy Saturday  morning.
 Michelle Meyer of Mutual Ground  presented to Geneva Rotary at its May 16 2017 meeting.  Mutual Ground  works  to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence.  It serves Geneva,  Aurora  and other  communities in the Fox Valley.  Geneva Rotary is long time supporter of Mutual Ground and its vital work.  Our club's Kathy Melone is executive  for fundraising and development for Mutual Ground.   Visit  for more information     
meeting cancelled
Sep 26, 2017
no meeting this week - we have Tri City steak fry and golf outing this week
Don Cummings
Oct 03, 2017
classification - finance, technology
Tri City Rotary at Riverside Receptions
Oct 10, 2017
St Charles club to host _ speaker Steve Andersson
Bill and Jan Krueger
Oct 17, 2017
Royal Family Kids Camp
Paul Keenon
Oct 24, 2017
Refugee or Detainee
Don Brewer District Governor 6440
Oct 31, 2017
need program
Nov 07, 2017
need program
Nov 14, 2017
need program
Nov 21, 2017
Rick Burchell
Nov 28, 2017
Fox Valley Career Center fpr High School Students
need program
Dec 05, 2017
club assembly
Dec 19, 2017
Tri City Rotary - Batavia club to host
Feb 13, 2018
location to be announced - program to be announced
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership Chair
Fellowship Coordinator
Club Scholarships
Director - Community Service
AID Party Chari
Youth Exchange
Villa Verone Benefit Coordinator
Public Relations
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