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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
Dec 18, 2018
Bob Shiffler - president of Library Board
Jan 08, 2019
New Geneva Public Library
Cathy Schweiger United Way
Jan 22, 2019
Dial 211 - a new program
Club Assembly
Jan 29, 2019
Tri City Rotary hosted by Batavia club
Feb 12, 2019
to be announced and location to be announced
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
 
 
Home Page Stories
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.
Kim Svevo-Cianci  executive director of Changing Children's Worlds Foundation (CCWF)  presented to Geneva Rotary at the club's October 2, 2018 meeting.   CCWF seeks to support children and their families with empathy based training and support for parents and caregivers.  Terry Allen who presents CCWF programs at Hesed House homeless shelter also  spoke and helped with the presentation. 
Elizabeth Clements  chair of the City of Geneva's volunteer Strategic Plan Advisory Committee (SPAC)  spoke to Geneva Rotary at its September 18 2018 meeting.   Elizabeth described SPAC  and its role in giving a voice to the city's residents  with city government.    Stephanie Dawkins City Administrator  also attended  and addressed several questions from club members.  The presentation was interesting and well received by the club. 

Rotary in 1985 launched PolioPlus and spearheaded the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which today includes the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to immunize all the children of the world against polio.

 

 Polio cases have dropped by over 99.9 percent since 1988, and the world now stands on the threshold of eradicating this dread disease and thereby eliminating the threat of polio-caused paralysis to every child in the world.   Geneva Rotary Club has been an initial and  continued supporter of  Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation in their efforts to eliminate the polio disease.

George Shkutov  is Geneva Rotary's newest club member.  He was inducted at the September 11, 2018 meeting by club president  Chuck Miles.  His sponsor was Geneva Rotarian  Greg Simon.  George works in the mortgage business  and  lives in Geneva.  Welcome George.
Sheavoun Lambillotte executive director of Geneva Park District presented at Geneva Rotary Sept. 11 2018 meeting.  Jerry Culp  the park district's new superintendent of parks and properties was also at the meeting.   Geneva Park District has 56 parks with over 700 acres  and serves over  32,000  residents in Geneva and surrounding areas.  The park district has recently  taken on management of  two riverfront park areas from the City, and is also developing pollinator gardens in 8 parks.  Peck Farm Park continues to be  a prime focus for the district as well.    The Park District also hosts its annual Autumn Fair event on September 15 2018  at Peck Farm Park.
Ed Greetis  and Karen Clutter  are two of Geneva Rotary's newer members  but both have been very active in  participation and  supporting the club.  They both gave a classification talk at the club's August 28 meeting describing   their careers, personal interests and their interest in  fellowship and  service  as Rotary club members.  Ed is  a financial advisor with Edward Jones Financial  and  Karen is a national account executive with Bunn Corporation. 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership Chair
Director - International Service
Director - Club Service
Club Scholarships
Director - Community Service
AID Party Chair
Swedish Days Coordinator
Public Relations
Youth Exchange
 
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