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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*
During COVID we meet twice a month on Zoom.
 
 
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 In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
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none, IL 60134
United States of America
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Geneva Rotary's Kathy Coffey is fundraising for Special Olympics by doing Polar Plunge 2022 -- here is link to make a donation for Kathy-- thank you for support
Kathy's message---It is that time of year and I will be Plunging on March 6, 2022. It will be at the Maple Park Fire Department.
If you can I would like your support. Just click on the link and it will go directly to my page.
Kathleen M Coffey
 
Dear District Governors and Club Presidents,

We see the decision to vaccinate as a civic and humanitarian imperative. Rotary is not a political or religious organization, it is a service organization and this is the lens through which we are advising you of our position.
  1. Global vaccination is the path to ending the pandemic and the emergence of new variants. Rotary endorses and strongly encourages vaccination for all individuals including our members who are currently able to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In areas where COVID-19 is surging, communities are facing extreme challenges, health systems are overwhelmed, and contentious rhetoric is dividing us. It is critical that the virus be contained so that the world may begin to heal. To that end, the purpose of this statement is to reinforce Rotary’s position.
  2. Misinformation has become an “infodemic” that hinders the fight against COVID-19. In line with our Four-Way Test, Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation are committed to providing our members with science-based information.
  3. Rotary International staff at One Rotary Center were required to be vaccinated by 10 October 2021, as a criterion for employment after that date. RI’s employee vaccination rate stands at over 99 percent.
  4. Globally, Rotary is actively engaged in assuring equity in vaccine access to all people. Our efforts have included advocacy with the G-20, and a proof-of-concept program with GAVI/COVAX to leverage our frontline experience with polio eradication to facilitate vaccine delivery in several low- and middle-income countries where Rotarians are active. While we know many clubs are already deeply involved in COVID-19 prevention, we are working on additional strategies to multiply our collective efforts. GAVI/COVAX is a partnership including WHO and UNICEF focused on global access and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.
  5. Those children for whom vaccines are not currently available are at significant risk. Until vaccines are available for all children, the vaccination of adults is the best way to protect children who cannot be vaccinated. Pediatric admissions for COVID-19 are rising precipitously in areas of low vaccination.
  6. Rotary salutes health care workers everywhere as they continue to provide lifesaving services. Local recognition of these heroes by each of our clubs can help to encourage them to continue their important work. Rotary abhors any harassment and attacks on healthcare workers.
  7. Rotary and Rotaract clubs are encouraged to
    • set good examples by being exemplary role models; 
    • redouble their efforts to support COVID-19 treatment, prevention, and vaccination efforts.
  8. Vaccines have proven to be one of the greatest advances of modern medicine. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccines save between 2 to 3 million children’s lives each year, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative estimates the polio vaccine has saved more than 19 million children from paralysis. Vaccines are safe, effective and are responsible for eliminating or controlling many other vaccine-preventable diseases such as smallpox, measles, rubella, and Ebola. And now, there is the opportunity to end the COVID-19 pandemic through vaccines.
  9. The eradication of polio remains a goal of the highest order for Rotary. We can apply the lessons we have learned in fighting polio to the efforts in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regards,

Shekhar Mehta                                                                              John Germ
President, Rotary International                                                Chair, The Rotary Foundation

CC: RI Board of Directors & Directors-elect, TRF Board of Trustees and incoming Trustees, District Governors-elect, Club Presidents-elect, Regional Leaders, COVID-19 Task Force, International PolioPlus Committee, Communications Committee
 
Geneva Rotary has supported this organization in past years --  this message provided by Kristoffer Larsen BIG HEART Memorial Foundation- they have call for volunteers for heart screening event for students at Geneva High School
 
 
Volunteers,
We are reaching out as you have previously volunteered at the Geneva High School Cardiac Screening. If you have already signed up for the January 13th, screening, thank you so much for volunteering again! If you have not, please consider joining us again
 
 
Thank you so much for your consideration!
 
If you have a GHS student, you can sign them up at
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Sincerely,
Gry and Tormod Larsen
Founders  |   Kristoffer Larsen BIG HEART Memorial Foundation
Geneva Rotary Thanksgiving Morning Community Service -- Thank you all volunteers -- Geneva High School students and staff including DECA club and National Honor Society; Batavia Rotary; friends and supporters joined Geneva Rotarians -- over 40 volunteers helped a local resident with yard and gutter cleanup-- removal of landscape debris, raking, pruning and more.  More pictures  at club facebook page
Next club meeting-- Tuesday November 16, 7:00 am at Buttermilk Cafe for the Geneva Rotary meeting.  We will continue to plan for upcoming service projects, including with Thanksgiving Day project and AID holiday gifts.
 
Arun and Seema  Mani  Rotary Christmas party, Saturday December 4 at 6:30 pm.
 
Thank you Rotary volunteers for work at Northern Illinois Food Bank   project  Nov 6 --    hundreds served--  Rotary community service !
Charles 'Chip' Barber  past president and  long time past Geneva Rotarian passed away  recently.  We much appreciated his Rotary service and mourn his death.   Chip will be greatly missed.     Our condolences to his wife Kathy and all  the Barber family.
 
Charles (Chip) Austin Barber IV Obituary - The Destin Log


https://www.thedestinlog.com/obituaries/ppan0064478
Our next Geneva Rotary meeting October 26 2021 --- 7 am --
Geneva Rotarians and guests join us Tuesday October 26 7:00 am at the Geneva Buttermilk Cafe. The agenda includes:
1. AID Holiday Party Gifts-- volunteers needed to purchase and wrap gifts-- contact Chuck Miles if you can volunteer-- November and early December project-- no in person 'party' this year but please take part in this special project for gifts for our friends at Association for Individual Development https://www.aidcares.org/
 
2. Rotary Garden Clean Up -- The Rotary Garden Fall Clean Up will be Saturday October 30 at 8:00 am. We will have lawn bags available, please bring your favorite tools to help us put the garden to "bed" for the winter months-- thank you volunteers
 
3. Northern IL Food Bank--- help with sorting, assembly of food packages and distribution
November Service Project--- Elgin Community College parking lot on Saturday November 6, 8:30 am - 11:30 am. contact event chair Karen Clutter to sign up - Rotarians and friends welcome
 
-- October 24 2021 is World Polio Day - Rotary has been at forefront of efforts ot eradicate this disease thru decades of vaccination and education -- visit this Rotary website for more information or to make a donation https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day
Geneva Rotary - next club meeting-- the next Rotary meeting on Tuesday September 28 at 7:00 am at Buttermilk Cafe in Geneva. There will be several key items to discuss.
August 21 2021 -- Geneva Rotary volunteers helped with Geneva Beautification - planted fall mums and decorative cabbages and cleaned up the Rotary club knuckles in downtown Geneva Illinois-- Thank you Karen, Merritt C. Walker IV, Joe M. and Dave N.
Rotarians  and friends needed  at the Rotary  'Knuckles'  on State Street between 1st and 2nd Streets  this Saturday.    We will plant mums in our assigned garden beds this Saturday August 21 at 8:15 am -- bring small tools to plant mums and  weed.  Thank you for your community service.
 
Geneva Rotary Club   - upcoming meetings and events
Our  meetings for  July 27, August 3, August 10     will be held at
Total Body Health --- Dr. Arun Mani
 
453 Dunham Road  Suite 200  St Charles IL 60174
 
Club Meetings   7 am to 8 am
 
Thank you to Arun for hosting
 
Other events for August
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Club social  August 18   5:15  pm  start  location to be determined
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August 24 Tri City Rotary meeting  hosted by St Charles club – location and time to be announced
 
Thank you to Karen Clutter for hosting our  Geneva Rotary club social on Tuesday July 6.  Great food, drinks and company!
 
NEXT CLUB MEETING_______Please join us for the next Rotary meeting on Tuesday July 20 at 7:00 am at Buttermilk Cafe, Geneva.
Mike and Arun have a few business items to discuss with the club. We look forward to seeing you!
  
Here is schedule  for 2021  to weed our Rotary garden  'knuckles' on State Street  between 1st and 2nd Streets.  If you can fill in any of the open weeks  please  let Karen know.  
 
Here’s a list of dates  for weeding this summer.  Thank you so much for your service!

WEEK OF 6/20
Chuck Miles
6/27
Dave Nelson
7/4
Karen Clutter
7/11
Kathy Melone
7/18
Dave Nelson
7/25
Merritt Walker
8/1
Karen Clutter
8/8
Joe McMahon
8/15
Merritt Walker
8/22
Kathy Melone
8/29
Joe McMahon
9/5
Dave Nelson
9/12
9/19
Karen Clutter
9/26


We still have a few open dates, please let me know if you’d like to help out.  This is a great family activity to model service above self.


 
 
 
Geneva Rotary to meet Tuesday June 22 at 7:00 am, Buttermilk Cafe in Geneva.
Volunteers will be needed each week to help weed the Rotary knuckles-- sign up sheet at the meeting or contact Karen to volunteer -- thank you
John Nepper gave his program “The Art of Engaged Conversation”™,  to Geneva Rotary at its February 16 Zoom meeting. John Nepper is a motivational speaker, professional educator, and storyteller and musician. He did a great job  talking to our club  and  his presentation was much appreciated  and generated good discussion with the club members in attendance.  Thank you John---  visit his website  for more information  about John   www.johnnepper.com  
 
Update from our Rotary District 6440 on Rotary Youth Leadership Award 'RYLA'  camps, Youth Assembly event   and  Rotary Youth exchange programs for 2021
 
----District 6440  and RYLA Chair Sean Nelson have reluctantly decided to cancel RYLA for this spring 2021.  The availability of locations, the complications of scheduling, and the uncertainty at schools proved too great. 
 District 6440  also cancelled this year’s  spring Youth Assembly.  District 6440  now  planning the Youth Assembly for November  2021 and will schedule a fall  2021 RYLA session in addition to our normal two RYLA programs in the spring of 2022. 
Long-Term Rotary Youth Exchange will be paused until the 2022-23 Rotary Year.   Short-Term youth  exchanges also planned for  the Summer of 2022.   See the Rotary District 6440 website for more information  and to volunteer to help with the reboot of these programs.

January 19, 2021 Geneva Rotary Zoom meeting, 7 a.m.

 

 

program--

Denise Moret, Volunteer Fox Valley

Denise is Director of Administration for Fox Valley United Way, and Volunteer Fox Valley is one of their programs. Get connected to volunteer opportunities in your community. Learn more at http://www.volunteerfoxvalley.org/

 

 

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February 2  2021   7 am Zoom meeting  --   program  Brett Weiss -- Weiss Scholarship Foundation   -- providing education opportunities in Kenya  --

Denise Moret of Fox Valley United Way presented to Geneva Rotary at its January 19 2021 Zoom meeting.  Denise talked to the club and demonstrated the Volunteer Fox Valley website.  This website sponsored by United Way links volunteers to local charities that are in need of volunteers  both for special events and on a continuing basis.  Volunteers who are registered are informed of  volunteer opportunities based on their interests and skills.  Volunteer Fox Valley     Denise also talked about other United Way charitable  projects for children and families in our area.  Thank you Denise for informative and interesting program.
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