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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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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
no meeting today - Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2019
meeting cancelled-
Club assembly
Dec 03, 2019
Upcoming AID Holiday Party - preparation for the event
need program
Dec 10, 2019
no meeting today
Dec 24, 2019
Merry Christmas Eve
no meeting today
Dec 31, 2019
Happy New Years Eve
Susan Ericson
Feb 11, 2020
Making Kane County Fit for Kids
 
 
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Karungi Okwir Elizabeth  founder of Kingz Kidz Ministries in Uganda  presented to Geneva Rotary at its November 19 2019 meeting.  Her group works with refugee and local children  in Uganda.
 
Also at the November 19 meeting Salvation Army's  Lt.  Scott Smith visited the club   and thanked the club for its  annual support and participation in bell ringing fundraiser.  This year Geneva Rotary will be at the Salvation Army kettle at  Dodson Place  from 10 am to 2 pm.
Support Lazarus House  shelter  -- pick up your Joman Calendar  for 2020  and send a generous donation to Lazarus House.     Thank you to McMahon Builders  for  the calendar  and our own Joe McMahon for the humor and efforts   to help Lazarus House.  
Rotary District 6440  Governor Suzanne Gibson  2019-2020 year  presented to Geneva Rotary at its November 12 2019 meeting.  She talked to the club about goals and projects for Rotary International  and Rotary District 6440.  She complimented and thanked Geneva Rotary for its service as well. 
Great turnout  and very enthusiastic Tri City Rotary  meeting on November 5  2019    - Batavia, St Charles  Noon and Morning  and Geneva Rotary clubs.  St Charles Morning led meeting and provided the speaker.   Meeting at Riverside Receptions.   Program  by Michael Valipour  of  Bio Blaze Community Bio Lab --  https://www.bioblaze.org/       from their website ---       BioBlaze provides STEM K-12 outreach, biotech workshops for adults, ongoing global and local community projects, and a space for grassroots innovation in science for people to work on their own projects. At BioBlaze, we strive to democratize science by providing a coworking lab space and shared equipment to promote open-source collaboration among people with diverse knowledge and backgrounds.  The Bio Blaze presentation  by  Michael Valipour  was  very informative  and generated many questions from the Rotarians.
Final Geneva Beautification Community Service - knuckle clean up 2019 November 2 -- thank you Rotarians for community service
World Polio day October 24 2019-- Geneva High School DECA club held at Purple Pinky day to raise funds and awareness about polio  and polio vaccination.  Thank you to DECA!  
 

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever.

As a founding partner of the , we've helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent.

It’s crucial to eliminate polio from the last three countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free.

The meeting for October 29 2019 is cancelled
 
Next club meeting on November 5  2019
 
Volunteers for Geneva Beautification 8 am  November 2  Saturday at Rotary Knuckles -- end of  year  clean up the 'Knuckles'  - thank you volunteers  and Karen Clutter for leading that effort
Jerry Culp  was inducted into Geneva Rotary  at  the club's October 22  2019 meeting.    Jerry is  Superintendent of Parks & Properties for Geneva Park District.  Welcome Jerry!  l to r  Mike Deagle, Chuck Miles, Jerry Culp and Kathy Coffey.  
October 24 2019 is proclaimed World Polio Day in Geneva - City of Geneva Council Meeting on October 21 2019- Mayor Burns with club president Chuck Miles and Geneva High DECA club - the DECA club will hold a Purple Pinky day on October 24th to raise funds for End Polio Now. Thank you to the City and to the DECA club.
October 21  7 pm Geneva City Council  - World Polio Day proclamation
October 24 noon to 1  - Geneva High School  - Purple Pinky day - fundraiser for polio vaccination efforts
November 2  8 am  - final clean up of Rotary Knuckle
November 11 - evening meeting with District governor
November 28 8 am to 11 am - Thanksgiving Day Community service project - location to be announced
December 7  Salvation army bell ringing - community service
December 14  club holiday party at Mani home
December 17   AID Holiday Party and luncheon - club members and friends  needed to volunteer for this event!  10:30 am to 1:30 pm - please  volunteer for all or part of that time - Ken Mate magic show is our entertainment this year  and special visit from Santa Claus too
This summer camp program serves local children at annual summer camps.  The children who are in separate elementary, middle school and high school  camps  are typically in or just out of foster homes.   The Geneva Royal Family Kids camp has been in operation for over 15 years and relies on donations from supporters to operate the camps.  Geneva Rotary has been a long time supporter of Royal Family Geneva.  Royal Family board members  Jan Krueger  and  Glen Clear presented to Geneva Rotary at its  October 15 meeting.
The William D. Barth Award was established in 1985 and recognizes one individual each year who has made a significant and positive impact, through community service, on the Central Kane County area.
Sponsored by TriCity Family Services, the William D. Barth Award honors the memory of William D. Barth, a founder of TriCity Family Services and a dedicated community leader.    The award is given to someone whose belief in the community and concern for those living here is shown by an ongoing involvement in community life. The recipient will have worked for the community by participating in activities affecting the quality of life in the Tri-Cities. These include civic, service, charitable, educational, cultural, youth and recreational organizations, as well as church and government
 
Loy is a long time member of Geneva Rotary  and  is active supporter and participant with Rotary's 4 avenues of service ----   Club, Community, International and Vocational
 
Congratulations Loy!
Geneva Rotary's Kathy Melone spoke to the club at its October 8 meeting about Mutual Ground and its services and plans for the future.
Mutual Ground provides shelter, protection and aid to victims of domestic and sexual violence; and also works to educate to  help prevent such actions.  Kathy is director of development for Mutual Ground  and long time Geneva Rotarian.
  https://www.mutualground.org/
Assistant District Governor Mike Musson visited the club on October 8  2019 and spoke to the club about upcoming District 6440 events and programs.  Thanks to Mike for Rotary club service.
St Charles Breakfast Rotary visited to promote two community service projects.  A literacy  and books for youth  shopping day at Barnes and Noble Geneva  on Saturday October 26 2019.  Do your Barnes and Noble shopping that day and ask the Rotarians there for 'beads'  to identify you with the cashier.  All funds raised support local youth literacy programs and books for those organizations.  They are also holding a Koats for Kids event on Saturday November 12 to provide winter coats to local youth in need.  Thank you St Charles Rotary  for your community service.
Jaye Vyskocil presented to Geneva Rotary at its Sept. 24 2019 meeting.  Jaye is an international studies major at Portland State.  She studied in Jerusalem for 9 months  and included travel to many parts of Israel and the West Bank.  She described to the club about Roots  an organization there that works to reduce conflict and build relations between  residents of that area; she was able to observe and participate with this group extensively.  Her talk was very interesting and  well prepared.  Thank you Jaye.   She is daughter of Geneva Rotarians John and Penny Vyskocil.
Inbound youth exchange student Smaranda presented Geneva Rotary club president Chuck Miles  a banner from her sponsoring club in Romania at Geneva Rotary  Sept. 24  2019 meeting.  Her sponsoring club is  Rotary Club Dorna  in Vatra Dornei Romania - Rotary District 2241.
Geneva Rotary welcomes Jerry Culp to the club- Jerry is building and grounds supervisor for Geneva Park District.
 
Geneva Rotary needs chair person for annual benefit dinner to be held in spring 2020.  Contact president Chuck if you can lead this event.  Thank you to Kathy Melone for being chair and leading this great fundraiser night for the club for many years.
 
Steve Andersson  addressed the club at the Sept 17  meeting.   Steve is long time Geneva resident  and  was recently appointed as commissioner to the Illinois Human Rights Commission    https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/ihrc/Pages/default.aspx       He was formerly state representative for Geneva and surrounding area and also has had a long time law practice in Kane County.    Thank you Steve for interesting and inspiring program.  
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp for Rotary district 6440 --   applications and brochure now in download section of this website
 
Geneva Rotary will be sponsoring students again this year
 
These camps feature group activities, motivational speakers,  education  and lots of fun too.  
 
These overnight  leadership  camps for high school student  can be applied for now-- district 6440 has added a fall session this year too.
 
 
 
three RYLA weekends this year for students to choose from;
  • November 14-17, 2019
  • March 12-15, 2020
  • April 2-5, 2020
Turn in applications from high school students to  Geneva Rotary club members -- club members please bring to meeting  or forward application to Dave Nelson -  we will then forward to  the district 
 
see the brochure and application form in download section
 
Thank you club volunteers for planting and maintaining the knuckles located on State Street between 1st and 2nd Streets --
 
Congratulations to Loy Williams  and Pam Lurz  on their September 15  2019 wedding
 
Dave Nelson did program on phone photography at September 10 meeting
Thank you club volunteers for August 24 2019 service -- fall plantings and maintenance at the Geneva Rotary knuckles in downtown Geneva  - along State Street between 1st and 2nd Streets.  Karen Clutter is our chairperson for 2019-2020 year for this community service project.
Geneva Rotary donated this decorative bike rack  a few years ago to the City of Geneva.  It is located at  3rd Street and State Street  outside the Starbucks store.
Dan Griebel   Area Director at  Young Life Kane County spoke to the club about Young Life's ministries for  High School and Middle School students, students with disabilities and young persons at the St. Charles  Illinois Youth Center. 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Director - Membership Chair
Public Image
Public Relations
Director - Rotary Foundation
Grants Chair
Director - International Service
Club Scholarships
Literacy Chair
AID Party Chair
Swedish Days Coordinator
Youth Service/Director
Youth Exchange
Villa Verone Benefit Coordinator
 
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