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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 www.genevarotary.org 

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August 2018
Club Information

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
Club assembly
Aug 21, 2018
club business, club member stories
Karen Clutter and Ed Greetis
Aug 28, 2018
no meeting today
Sep 04, 2018
no meeting today - Happy Labor Day week
Sheavoun Lambillotte and Jerry Culp
Sep 11, 2018
Geneva Park District
Elizabeth Clements
Sep 18, 2018
Geneva's Strategic Plan Advisory Committee (SPAC)
Club Assembly - classifications
Sep 25, 2018
Club business, club member stories
Kim Svevo-Cianci
Oct 02, 2018
Changing Childrens Worlds Foundation
Steve Hill - Salvation Army
Oct 09, 2018
Kettle Campaign
Elizabeth Moriarty
Oct 16, 2018
Fox River Valley Initiative
Sarah Oliver District 6440
Oct 23, 2018
Rotary Foundation
Club assembly and classifications
Oct 30, 2018
club business -- club members stories
Julie Clark District Governor
Nov 13, 2018
District 6440 Rotary
Club Assembly
Nov 27, 2018
club business - prepare for AID holiday party
Cathy Schweiger United Way
Jan 22, 2019
Dial 211 - a new program
Home Page Stories
Mutual Ground  event in St Charles –What: A showcase featuring art and stories by survivors of sexual abuse
Where: Mixology Salon Spa, 116 W Main Street, St. Charles, IL, 60174
When: Friday, August 24th  from 5 PM – 8 PM
Experience incredible artwork and stories by survivors of sexual assault and learn more about how you can support services to help victims of violence.
This event is FREE, but all proceeds will benefit Mutual Ground.   Geneva Rotary is a long time supporter of Mutual Ground
Tri City Rotary  Steak Fry   September 19, 2018   5 pm at Riverview Banquets  - RSVP   at next club meeting  or  send an email to Kathy Coffey – Rotarians  get a free dinner and guests only $15  per person
There will also be golf earlier  that day for those who want to play – contact  Kathy Coffey for golf too
Geneva’s International Cultural Exchange Committee  ( ICEC  ) 
Eight friends from Croissy-sur-Seine, Geneva’s cultural partner, will visit Geneva from September 21-25, 2018.  ICEC has planned several events, providing a great opportunity to mix and mingle with our French guests, renew friendships, and make new friends.   Visit the ICEC website to learn more and to sign up for some of the events  or to help with the visitors.
Geneva Rotary was a silver sponsor of this fundraiser run and walk for Big Heart Foundation.  Thank you to  club members and  family  volunteers who   helped at the race and   represented Geneva Rotary  club.
The Kristoffer Larsen BIG HEART Memorial Foundation has been established by the Larsen family of Geneva, Illinois to honor the great memory of their beloved son and brother Kristoffer Larsen (1993-2016).
Kristoffer suffered a sudden cardiac death on May 27, 2016 at age 22 while visiting his grandparents in Norway. He was a healthy and active young man that cared greatly for his siblings, family, friends, and people around him. Our work with the Foundation is dedicated in his honor, to preserve his spirit, positive outlook, and to help prevent other families from experiencing the devastation of suddenly losing a loved one.
More pictures  see  club photo album and our facebook page
Rick Nagel leads Kane County Connects  an on line news and information source for Kane County government, other local government bodies, local non-profits and local news.  He spoke to Geneva Rotary at its August 14  2018 meeting. 
Loy  joined Geneva Rotary in 1981.  He is a past president of the club and has always been a strong supporter of the club and its 4 avenues of service  -   Club, Community, International and Vocational.  Thank you Loy for your service and dedication to Rotary. 
Steve Coffinbargar is the assistant director of Kane County Division  of Transportation  KDOT.  Steve talked to the club about  KDOT's many road and transportation projects and services in Kane County  including Longmeadow Bridge and Parkway  project, new roadway lanes, intersection safety and improvements,  bridges  and more.  Steve  presented at Geneva Rotary's August 7, 2018 meeting.

Greg Simon  is our newest  Geneva Rotary member.  Greg transferred from Rotary club in Seattle area and was inducted into Geneva Rotary on July 31, 2018.    Greg   works in logistics with DHL.   He and his family now reside in Geneva.


Also  club members please mark your calendar for  Rotary food booth Work day August 11  AM.     Cleaning and maintenance of equipment and the booth components.  Sorting and inspection of supplies.  Volunteers needed!!   There are some heavy items so we need many hands.   -- if you can help out sign up at next club meeting or contact Chuck Miles  or Chris Reiss.  The booth and equipment in barn  at Fisher home on Keslinger Road  just  west of Randall Road. 


Sign up as Geneva Rotary  volunteer for August 18  Big Heart foundation 5k race.    Please sign up as volunteer on the Big Heart foundation website   - runners and walkers can sign up there too


Date and time:
August 18th at 9:00AM CST and 16:00CET
Discount code: flash
Sign up: 
Select Team ROTARY during the registration process.
Sheriff Don Kramer presented to Geneva Rotary at its July 24 meeting.  Don was also made an honorary Geneva Rotarian in recognition to his service to the community over many years.  He has been on boards and active member of many community organizations.  As sheriff he has also facilitated cooperation with mental health services for the community.  As Sheriff  he  administers  almost 300 staff  and  is in charge of the county jail that has over 500 inmates.  He emphasized the importance of training, professionalism and career development for his officers.
Geneva Rotary's Loy Williams  met with Pueblo Mexico Rotary  past club president  Gustavo Sanchez  on Loy's recent extended  visit to Mexico.
Gustavo was President of the Puebla Rotary Club Miatador of Miatador, Pueblo City, Pueblo, Mexico  who arranged for youth exchange student  Vero Castro Lopez to be  Rotary exchange student from Mexico Rotary  District 4185 to Geneva Rotary several years back.  Gustavo  is an accountant in Pueblo.    photo  Gustavo Sanchez and Lydia Sanchez.    Good travels Loy!
Julia Drendel presented to Geneva Rotary about her school year in Budapest Hungary 2017- 2018.  It was very well done and inspiring talk by Julia.  Julia was a Rotary youth exchange student sponsored by Geneva Rotary.
This schedule  will also be in the download section of the website

2018/2019 Greeters Schedule

July – Chuck Miles & Michele Kinzler
August  -  Mark Allen & Loy Williams
September – Chris Reiss & George Salomon
October – Karen Clutter & Dave Nelson
November and  December – Merritt Walker & Kathy Coffey
January – Don Cummings & Kathy Melone
February – Mike Deagle & Michaela McDaid
March – Joe McMahon & Ed Greetis
April – Gordy Hard & Arun Mani
May – Paula Krapf & Michele Kinzler
June –  Ed Greetis & Karen Clutter
July – Loy Williams & Merritt Walker

The duties of the greeters include the following. 

  • Put up the club banners and make sure name badges are out and available.
  • Welcome members and guests, make sure members are wearing their name badge and we know the visitors name.  If the visitor is a potential member get their contact information for follow up.  Introduce guests to the club.
  • Sell Raffle tickets, count the money and determine how much is to be given away and run the raffle. 
  • After the raffle,  solicit “Happy Bucks” 
  • After the meeting put the banners back and close up name badges
If you are not able to be there on one of your assigned dates please arrange a substitute
Lara Clow our 2017-2018  inbound youth exchange student has almost completed her year.   Lara attended St Charles East High.   Best wishes to Lara  for final weeks  in St. Charles and Geneva  and for her return home.  Thank you also to the host families and youth exchange leaders for the Geneva and St. Charles clubs that  hosted.
Chuck Miles is Geneva Rotary's president  2018-2019.  He was sworn into office at June 26  2018 meeting by Assistant District Governor Kitty Weiner  and  immediate past club president Chris Reiss.  Best wishes to Chuck for leading the club in 2018 - 2019  and  thank you to Chris  for his service and leadership in 2017-2018 year. 
Thank you volunteers -- Geneva Rotary club members, family, friends,   and all    customers too .   Special thanks to Geneva Gymnastics -- gymnasts and coaches for  support and great volunteer help.
 Over $8500 raised this year.   Food booth sales support our club scholarships, youth exchange, RYLA camp, AID holiday party, grants to local charities  and more.   Visit our photo album section  and our facebook page for more pictures. 
Thank you volunteers -- Geneva Rotary club members, family, friends, Geneva Gymnastics  and all  are  customers too .  June 19 to June 24  2018  -- Geneva Rotary food booth  at 3rd and Campbell downtown  Geneva Illinois.  Food booth sales support our club scholarships, youth exchange, RYLA camp, AID holiday party, grants to local charities  and more.   Visit our photo album section  and our facebook page for more pictures. 
Geneva Rotary  meeting June 12  2018 was attended by Berit Lubben and Rachael Carlson  both are Geneva High students who attended Rotary District 6440 Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp  held in spring 2018.  Berit and Rachael talked to the club about RYLA  camp 2018.    Also in at Geneva Rotary meeting that day was Meagan Donohue a Geneva Rotary  club scholarship award winner.  Meagan  attends North Central College  and  plans to become a teacher.   Meagan's father Dan  was also in attendance. 
Rotarian Ross Spencer of the Long Grove club talked to Geneva Rotary about ShelterBox Disaster Relief organization.  Ross is a longtime volunteer and supporter of ShelterBox.    This international organization responds to natural and man-made disasters with ShelterBox and ShelterKit   supplies to provide immediate shelter and to support recovery.  ShelterBox is a Rotary Project Partner.  Visit   ShelterBoxUSA.org   Ross brought    ShelterBox and ShelterKit    components to the meeting for demonstration as well.  

Sharon Verzal  of  Kane County Health Department  talked to Geneva Rotary about safe  food handling and food preparation practices and requirements at  festival food booths.  Her presentation was informative and lively and generated many questions and comments.    Geneva Rotary  has  its food booth  at Swedish Days festival to be held June 19 to June 24 this year.

Audrey Pack and Tatum Keene  will be rappelling  down 16 story Pheasant Run tower  to raise funds to allow more girls to take part in  scouting activities in our area .    Audrey and Tatum talked  to the club  at its May 29 meeting about their scouting experience and how they have enjoyed Girl Scouts.   Their mothers  Jessica Pack and Jane Keene  also attended the meeting. 
Association for Individual Development (AID)      https://www.aidcares.org/       honored Geneva Rotary with a plaque at its May 22  2018  for its annual AID Holiday party done as a Geneva Rotary service project each year.   AID serves those with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges in Kane County and the surrounding area.  Geneva Rotarian Chuck Miles  is also a long time board member for AID. with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose
Rotarian  Kathy Melone  is development director at Mutual Ground and gave an inspiring and informative presentation to Geneva Rotary at its May 22 2018 meeting about Mutual Ground which serves the Fox Valley area.
Mutual Ground provides services and resources to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse.    http://www.mutualground.org/
Geneva Rotary is a longtime supporter  of Mutual Ground and its important work.
Planting of Summer Flowers at Rotary knuckles on State Street  between 1st and 2nd Streets will be done Saturday  May 26 - if you can help with the planting stop by  8 am.  Thanks volunteers.    Our club will award 5 scholarships this year - Mike Deagle, Michaela McDaid and Joe McMahon served on our scholarship committee this year. 
Scholarships are  given as  the Stan Esping Memorial Award  in honor of our late club  member.
Thank you volunteers for helping serve the Herbies Friends  family bereavement support group  dinner on May 15 - Geneva Rotary community service project.   
Elena Melone  spoke to the club about  RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards  camp  that she recently attended. RYLA is an annual  overnight camp for area  high school students  that includes leadership education, activities, speakers, and lots of fun too.  Elena  is  a student at St Charles East High and has been a long time volunteer for Geneva Rotary  events too. Thank you Elena.
Please  sign up for shifts  at the Rotary booth  for Swedish Days   2018  - June 19 to June 24   and for booth set up and take down   on June 18 and June 25.    Sign up at upcoming meeting  or  contact Kathy Coffey or Chris Reiss to add your name.  Friends, family members  are also welcome to volunteer.  Our food booth located at 3rd and Campbell Streets in downtown Geneva.  
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - International Service
Director - Club Service
Club Scholarships
Director - Community Service
AID Party Chari
Public Relations
Youth Exchange
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