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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 - 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
open date
Nov 06, 2018
hold open in event -- possible date for Tri City Rotary to be hosted by St Charles club
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
Tri City Rotary hosted by Batavia club
Feb 12, 2019
to be announced and location to be announced
 
 
Home Page Stories
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. 
Thank you Geneva Rotary volunteers   Karen,  Chris, Mike and Joe  for work on the Rotary flower bed  knuckles in downtown Geneva  on August 25.  They look great.
Julie Allen  was a past outbound Geneva Rotary youth exchange student  to Venezuela.  She now lives and works in Minnesota.  Julie visited Geneva Rotary at its August 22, 2018 meeting.
Geneva Rotary is co-sponsor with St Charles Rotary   of 2018 2019   inbound Rotary  youth exchange student Nicoline  Komdrup Pedersen.  Thank you to our 2018 2019 youth exchange host families  and club members who assist with this program.      Nicoline will attend high school and participate in Rotary youth exchange activities.  Welcome Nicoline.  
 
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.
 
https://www.geneva.il.us/818/International-Cultural-Exchange-Committee
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. 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
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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