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.  
Joman Calendar 2020- Help Lazarus House 2019-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving Morning Community Service 8 am to 10 am 2019-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
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. 
District Governor Visit November 12 2019 2019-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
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.
Tri City Rotary Nov. 5 2019 2019-11-05 06:00:00Z 0
Final Geneva Beautification Community Service - knuckle clean up 2019 November 2 -- thank you Rotarians for community service
Community Service Geneva Rotary 2019-11-03 05:00:00Z 0
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.

Purple Pinky Event at Geneva High 2019-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
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
No meeting on October 29 for Geneva Rotary 2019-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
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.  
Jerry Culp joins Geneva Rotary 2019-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
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.
World Polio Day 2019 in Geneva 2019-10-21 05:00:00Z 0
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
Geneva Rotary - special events 2019-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Royal Family Kids Camp 2019-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
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!
Loy Williams 2019 William Barth Award Winner 2019-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
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/
Kathy Melone - Mutual Ground 2019 2019-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
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.
ADG Mike Musson 2019-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
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.
St Charles Rotary Visits Oct 8 2019 2019-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
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.
College year in Israel 2019-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Youth Exchange 2019 2019-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
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.  
Geneva Rotary Sept. 17 2019 2019-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
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
 
RYLA  2019  2020 camps for high school students 2019-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
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
Geneva Rotary News 2019-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
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 Beautification 2019 2019-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Geneva Rotary Bike Rack 2019-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Young Life Kane County - Dan Griebel 2019-08-20 05:00:00Z 0
August 27 and Sept 3 meetings cancelled for Geneva Rotary 2019-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
https://www.marklund.org/
 
Marklund -- Making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities
 
Presentation at Geneva Rotary  August 13 meeting
Marklund at Geneva Rotary 2019-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary awarded scholarships to 11 students  in 2019.  We had 4 of the scholarship  students along with family members at our Geneva Rotary August 6 meeting.  Best wishes to all our club scholarship recipients.   Also at the meeting Mark Allen was recognized with his 37 years of Rotary Service.       
2019  Scholarship Winners – Eliza Peters, Ryan Kredell, Lauren Klis, Joel McEvoy, Eileen Drew, Claire Nowak, Jack Bowman, Stephanie Howe, Jameson Shanahan, Landon Jones, Rajin Bains
 
 
Club Scholarships 2019 2019-08-06 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary and St Charles Rotary greeted our 2019-2020 inbound youth exchange student at O Hare Airport Chicago on August 5th.  Welcome Smaranda!
Youth Exchange 2019-2020 2019-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
Alex Englehardt  executive director of Fox Valley Special Recreation presented to Geneva Rotary at its July 30th meeting.     Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) was formed in 1976 and is an extension of the Batavia, Fox Valley, Geneva, Oswegoland, St. Charles, Sugar Grove Park Districts, and South Elgin Parks & Recreation Department to provide a diverse range of year round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyles.
Fox Valley Special Recreation at Geneva Rotary 2019-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
Karina Villa State Representative 49th District at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2019-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Our club president Chuck Miles visited Vero Beach FL Rotary club recently while on family vacation.   All Rotarians may visit the regular meetings of other Rotary clubs in the US and worldwide.  Visit the Rotary International website to find clubs and their meeting places, times and costs for meals.
Chuck Miles visits Vero Beach club 2019-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Chuck Stone state coordinator for Better Angels  presented to Geneva Rotary at its July 16 meeting.   His presentation was very interesting and well received by the club.  Better Angels  does workshops, education  and presentations to reduce political polarization in America.   https://www.better-angels.org/           
Mission statement for the Better Angels group---
 
Better Angels is a citizens’ organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America
 
 
 
•We try to understand the other side’s point of view, even if we don’t agree with it
•We engage those we disagree with, looking for common ground and ways to work together
•We support principles that bring us together rather than divide us
Better Angels Chuck Stone David Nelson Geneva Illinois Geneva Rotary Loy Williams Rotary Club of Geneva
Better Angels at Geneva Rotary 2019-07-16 05:00:00Z 0 Better Angels,Chuck Stone,David Nelson,Geneva Illinois,Geneva Rotary,Loy Williams,Rotary Club of Geneva
Mike Musson is Geneva Rotary's new Assistant District Governor (District 6440)   - he visited Geneva Rotary at its July 16 2019 meeting.  Mike is from the Bartlett club  and  is ADG for the two St Charles Rotary clubs too.    Geneva Rotary also unveiled its new 4 way test banner on July 16.
Geneva Rotary Rotary Club of Geneva
Mike Musson - our new ADG 2019-07-16 05:00:00Z 0 Geneva Rotary,Rotary Club of Geneva
Suzy Shogren and Eleanor Hamilton board members of the Geneva Mental Health Board  presented to Geneva Rotary at its July 9th meeting.  Eleanor gave a overview of the history of mental health care in the US and Suzy provided explanation of the role and services of our local Geneva Mental Health Board.  The presentation was lively and well done.  Thanks to Eleanor and Suzy for presenting.  
Geneva Mental Health Board 2019 2019-07-09 05:00:00Z 0

2019/2020 Greeters Schedule

 
July – Chuck Miles & Paula Krapf
August - Mark Allen & Loy Williams
September – Kathy Coffey& Kathy Melone
October – Karen Clutter & Dave Nelson
November and December – Merritt Walker & Michele Kinzler
January – Arun Mani & Joe McMahon
February – Mike Deagle & George Shkutov
March – Greg Simon & Paula Krapf
April – David Rutter & Kathy Coffey
May – Paula Krapf & Michele Kinzler
June –  Kathy Melone & Karen Clutter
July – Greg Simon & 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
Greeters - Club Service 2019-20 2019-07-03 05:00:00Z 0
Please sign up for a week  to handle the weeding  of our Rotary Knuckles  on south side of State Street between 1st and 2nd Street   (across from Little Owl) --  sign up list will be available at upcoming meetings  or  contact Karen or Chuck.    Thanks for community service to our volunteers!
Rotary Knuckle Work Schedule 2019 2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Sarah Oliver  message as to the District 6440 Leadership Academy Class of 2020.

 

  Our leadership academy is an entirely online educational program that will broaden and deepen your Rotary knowledge and allow you to sharpen skills that maximize the effectiveness of your Rotary service.  Our groups of students in past years have represented a wide range of Rotary interests and service involvements.  Click here to learn some of their opinions regarding DLA.

 

All club members are welcome to become Leadership Academy students; and we especially encourage Presidents-elect, Presidents Nominee, and club Directors and Committee Chairs to take advantage of this opportunity.  You will work with your club to analyze current activity in various areas and then make a goal and plan to improve effectiveness of that activity or expand to new ones.  It can be particularly enjoyable to have two members of your club going through DLA at the same time.

 

The program is a six-and-a-half-month series of courses (no course in December) that covers RI Communications, Membership, Public Image, Youth Service, RI Organization, and The Rotary Foundation.  Coursework for each topic is completed during the month in which that particular course is “live”, but the specific hours chosen to devote to it each week are entirely at the discretion of the student.

 

After you enroll, you will receive access to the online system and will complete a very short Pre-course of an hour or two.   The RI Communications course begins September 1, with the first three courses taking place before late November and the second three between January 1 and April 15.

 

All documents required to be completed for Academy admission can be downloaded from the District website at the page for District Leadership Academy 2019-2020 or from our academy website – www.academy6440.org - through the download menu at the bottom of that home page.  Submission deadline for documents and tuition is August 15, 2019.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me at gov.sarah@rotary6440.org with any question you may have about DLA for this Rotary year.  Anyone among us who has taken advantage of Rotary education through District Leadership Academy strongly encourages you to make 2019-2020 the year for you personally to do so.

 

Rotary Leadership Academy 2019 2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary will not meet on Tuesday July 2  2019.  Happy July 4 2019!
 
Our next regular meeting on July 9 2019. 
 
Thank you again to all our volunteers at Swedish Days food booth  2019-- Rotarians, family, friends and Geneva Gymnastics.  The booth proceeds will be used  for club scholarships for local students, AID holiday party, grants to local charities, RYLA camp for high school students and youth exchange.  Thanks to all who enjoyed our food and drinks  this Swedish Days.
 
No Meeting July 2 2019 2019-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Lichter joined Geneva Rotary  and was inducted at the club's June 25, 2019 meeting by club president Chuck Miles.  Welcome Paul !
Chuck Miles Geneva Rotary Illinois Paul Lichter Rotary Club of Geneva
Paul Lichter - Geneva Rotary 2019-06-27 05:00:00Z 0 Chuck Miles,Geneva Rotary,Illinois,Paul Lichter,Rotary Club of Geneva
News from Geneva Rotary's June 25 2019 meeting
 
1.  No meeting July 2 2019  Happy 4th of July week
 
2.  Great success for our  Swedish Days food booth   - it looks like we well  exceeded profits from last year  - Michelle Kinzler gave a report at the June 25 meeting -- thank you to all our club  volunteers, Geneva Gymnastics, friends and family    - lots of hard work and great effort to raise funds for our club scholarships, RYLA camp, youth exchange, grants to local charities and more 
 
3.  Mike Deagle and Arun Mani - Paul Harris fellows -  a Rotary honor for substantial financial support to the Rotary Foundation
 
4.  Dave Nelson  23 years  as Rotarian  and Arun Mani  10 years as Rotarian
June 25 Meeting 2019-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
Swedish Days continues to Sunday June 23 --  visit our booth  and thank you for your volunteer hours  there--   volunteers also needed for booth takedown project on Monday  June 24  8 am  -- 
Geneva Rotary Club of Geneva Rotary Club of Geneva Illinois Swedish Days
Geneva Rotary Food Booth Swedish Days 2019 2019-06-20 05:00:00Z 0 Geneva,Rotary Club of Geneva,Rotary Club of Geneva, Illinois,Swedish Days
Visit our Geneva Rotary Food Booth at 3rd and Campbell-- thank you to all our volunteers--  Swedish Days June 18 to June 23 Tuesday to Sunday   Cold brew coffee this year at Geneva Rotary food booth along with brats, hot dogs, sweet corn, drinks and chips. Geneva Rotary will have its food booth at 3rd and Campbell for the annual Swedish Days festival. Thank you to club members, family, Geneva Gymnastics, friends and volunteers for supporting the club's efforts at the booth to raise funds for scholarships, youth exchange, RYLA leadership camp for high school students, grants to local charities.
Geneva's 70th Annual Swedish Days Festival kicks off Tuesday, June 18 and runs through Sunday, June 23.----
Swedish Days 2019 2019-06-18 05:00:00Z 0
Club volunteers and friends  -  Geneva Rotary food booth will be set up on Monday June 17th.  Please arrive at Fisher home on Keslinger Road  at noon    or go to 3rd and Campbell at 1 pm.   For more information on booth set up  contact Joe McMahon or John Vyskocil.
Geneva Rotary will have its food booth at 3rd and Campbell for the annual Swedish Days festival.  Thank you to club members, family, Geneva Gymnastics, friends and volunteers  for supporting the  club's efforts at the booth to raise funds for scholarships, youth exchange, RYLA leadership camp for high school students, grants to local charities. 
 
Geneva's 70th Annual Swedish Days Festival kicks off Tuesday, June 18 and runs through Sunday, June 23.
 
No regular club meeting on June 18.   Next club meeting will be June 25  2019
Swedish Days 2019 2019-06-11 05:00:00Z 0
Loy Williams and Chuck Miles  at June 11  2019 meeting.  Loy told the club about his work with Habitat for Humanity for the past several months  in Texas.  Congratulations also to Loy on his upcoming wedding with Pam Lurz.
 
Loy Williams - June 11 meeting 2019-06-11 05:00:00Z 0
Clint Scharff  Scout Executive CEO of   Three Fires Council based in St Charles    spoke to the club at its June 4 2019 about Scouting  and this local organization that leads local troops and affiliates.   http://adventure.threefirescouncil.org/         

The Three Fires Council serves nearly 14,000 youth and Illinois across :

  • DeKalb County
  • DuPage County
  • Kane County
  • Kendall County
  • And portions of Cook & Will Counties
Three Fires Council at Geneva Rotary June 4 2019-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
Claire Nowak is one of Geneva Rotary's scholarship recipients for 2019.  She visited the club's June 4 2019 meeting with her mother Kelly Nowak.   Claire who graduated from Geneva High School will attend college in the fall.  Congratulations Claire.  photo with club president Chuck Miles
2019 Geneva Rotary Scholarship Award Winner 2019-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
Thank you club volunteers for work on the Rotary club knuckles on south side of State Street  between First and 2nd Streets downtown Geneva.  The knuckles are looking great.  Karen Clutter is  our club chair for the beautification project for 2019.  More pictures  in our photo album section and on facebook -- Plantings and maintenance  are done from April to November.
Community Service Geneva Beautification 2019-05-28 05:00:00Z 0
Swedish Days 2019 2019-05-28 05:00:00Z 0
Zac Cesario of Fox Valley Food for Health  spoke to Geneva Rotary at its May 21, 2019 meeting.      Fox Valley Food For Health’s mission is to promote a nutrition focused community through teen education and serving those struggling with a health crisis.  https://foxvalleyfoodforhealth.org/     
Fox Valley Food for Health 2019-05-21 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary awarded 11 scholarships this year.  Thank you to club members and scholarship committee for their support of this program.  2019 scholarships went to Eliza Peters, Ryan Kredell, Lauren Klis, Joel McEvoy, Eileen Drew, Claire Nowak, Jack Bowman, Stephanie Howe, Jameson Shanahan, Landon Jones and Rajin Bains.    The club was represented by Karen Clutter and Chuck Miles at the annual Geneva High awards night on May 16 2019. 
Geneva Rotary Scholarships 2019 2019-05-17 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva High DECA  club  has developed a public relations and marketing plan for Geneva Rotary.  The DECA team presented the plan to Chuck Miles and Paula Krapf at May 14 meeting at the high school.
DECA Geneva High and Geneva Rotary 2019-05-14 05:00:00Z 0
May 14 7 am– Tri City Rotary meeting  led by  Batavia club -- special program  by  George Sheetz   Batavia Rotarian and director of Batavia library--    'Over  100 years of  Geneva and Batavia football rivalry in Fox Valley'.  Great presentation by George with lots of research and fun facts about the schools  and their football teams
Tri City Rotary May 14 2019 2019-05-14 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. Steve Holtsford MD spoke to the club at the May 7 2019 meeting.  He discussed the medical reasons for dependence on opioids and why this has become a crisis for our communities. Steve discussed the extent of the problem and  present status  and also ways to combat the problem.  The program was well received and much appreciated by the club.   Dr. Holtsford is an emergency room physician at  Northwestern's  Delnor hospital in Geneva.   
Presentation on Opioid crisis May 7 2019 2019-05-07 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary club members on line training 2019-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Meetings
                April 30 – No Club Meeting for Geneva Rotary – Attend another Rotary club's meeting if you can
 
                May 7 –   Dr. Steve Holtsford MD Opioids -- Emergency Medicine   - we meet as usual at Riverside Receptions 35 North River Lane Geneva IL
 
May 14 7 am– Tri City Rotary -  We will  meet   at   Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia - the corner of Route 31 and Main Street  with Batavia and St Charles clubs. George Sheetz and 100 years of football rivalry in Fox Valley
 
May 21 – Fox Valley Food for Health   -- back at our regular location  Riverside Receptions
No club meeting on April 30, 2019 2019-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards ‘RYLA’   The purpose of this Rotary   program for high school students 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.  RYLA is a 3 day overnight  camp   that teaches leadership, teambuilding, communication through presentations and discussions.  There are also lots of fun activities  too.  RYLA is a Rotary District 6440 program and  students are sponsored by clubs throughout the district which encompasses  over 70 clubs in the north, northwest and west suburbs of Chicago. There  were  two  RYLA  camps sponsored by District 6440  this  year one session in March and another in April. 
RYLA 2019 – students sponsored by Geneva Rotary Tom Antonso, Nicholas Cutrara,  Madeline Dreyer, Edward Greetis,  Clarissa Kelly,  Elena Melone, Giancarlo Melone,  Nicoline Pedersen and  Holden Scott.  The RYLA students and family members attended the Geneva Rotary April 23, 2019 meeting and told the club about their camp experience,   also in attendance Tom Rogers principal of Geneva High School.   The Rotary club members enjoyed the presentation by the students  and much appreciated their enthusiasm for RYLA.
 
April 23 2019 RYLA at Geneva Rotary 2019-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
Former inbound youth exchange student  Filip  from  Croatia  visited the club at its  April 23, 2019 meeting.  Filip is now a university graduate and  works with DHL logistics in Germany.  He spoke to the club about his youth exchange experience and how it has greatly benefitted him in his studies, career and personal life. 
Geneva Rotary Youth Exchange 2019-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Hannah Kramer and Miranda Barfuss of  TriCity Family Services  presented on their annual   Wilderness Challenge program  at the April 16 2019  Geneva Rotary meeting.    This program takes  local  teenagers  on an 8 day canoe trip to the Boundary Waters area of Minnesota.  Problem solving, communication, relationship  and team buildings  skills  are learned and emphasized.   This program has  helped local teens for over 30 years   and   has long been supported by Geneva Rotary.   The club made a grant of $500 to Tri City Family Services at  the meeting.   

Tri City Family Services at Geneva Rotary 2019-04-16 05:00:00Z 0
President Chuck displayed banners received from Australian Rotary clubs.  Chuck was on business trip to Perth Australia recently.
Australia Connection 2019-04-16 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva club president Chuck Miles on business to Australia  attended Rotary at South Perth Burswood this week.   Chuck presented  the Australians with banners from Geneva Rotary.     This is our Geneva Rotary Club record for 'make-up'  farthest from Geneva. 
South Perth Burswood Rotary 2019-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
Nic Zito presented to Geneva Rotary at its April 9 meeting. He talked about Marketing to Millenials (Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat etc.) Great program Nic!
Marketing to Millennials - Nic Zito 2019-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Don Cummings       was honored at March 26 2019 meeting of Geneva Rotary.      Don  still operates his Blue Haven Capital  business  in Geneva  but  has recently moved his residence  so  he will not be in the club in the future.
Geneva Rotary thanks Don  for his many years of service to the club.  Don and his family were Rotary  youth exchange host parents.  Don also contributed numerous volunteer hours at Swedish Days and club  service projects.  He has  also been   a  generous  supporter of  the club's social and fundraising events.  Thank you Don. 
Don Cummings - Geneva Rotarian 2019-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary club sponsored a team for the annual Trivia Bee fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley  held March 16 2019 at FONA in Geneva.   Thank you to our trivia team  and club supporters.
Geneva Rotary supports Literacy Volunteers 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Mark McClain president of 786 Club  a civilian volunteer organization supporting USS Illinois (SSN-786)    a US Navy nuclear submarine spoke to Geneva Rotary  and made a power point presentation  at the March 12  2019 meeting.  The 786 Club supports the crew and families of this Virginia-class submarine following its commission on October 29, 2016.
786 Club at Geneva Rotary 2019-03-12 05:00:00Z 0
Thank you to all who supported the Geneva Rotary club annual benefit dinner held March 3, 2019 at Villa Verone restaurant  Geneva. Geneva Rotary thanks all who bought tickets, donated or purchased silent auction items,  and to club volunteers at the event.   Those in attendance  enjoyed dinner, found good buys at the silent auction and  heard a great show by Dennis O'Brien  singing  favorite songs.     Thanks to Villa Verone  Geneva  for donating the  delicious buffet dinner. Special thanks also to Kathy Melone our event chairperson for her efforts in organizing and leading this event.  Proceeds  support Geneva Rotary scholarships, RYLA camp for high school students, youth exchange and grants to local charities.
Geneva Rotary Annual Benefit Dinner March 3 2019 Dave Nelson 2019-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
Our  Geneva Rotary  regular  club meeting  for  March 5  2019  is cancelled.  Next regular club meeting on March  12  2019.
 
 
We  do have extra seats  still open for the Geneva Rotary  Annual   Benefit dinner  --   tickets can be paid for at the door.  Geneva Rotary appreciates your support of our club thru this event.  Lots of great silent auction items and a wonderful show by Dennis O'Brien along with the buffet dinner.   Only $25 per person!
 
 Annual Benefit Dinner  March  3  2019   Villa Verone Geneva  5:30 pm start, ends by 8 pm.        –   Only  $25  per person—includes  Dennis O’Brien show-- singer, musician  -  your favorite songs  from the 60's, 70's, 80's 90's  and today  , Villa Verone buffet dinner, silent auction – cash bar. Support Geneva Rotary scholarships, youth exchange, RYLA camp for high school students, AID holiday party, grants to local charities    and more
Club News  - 2019-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Geneva Chamber of Commerce president Paula Schmidt spoke to Geneva Rotary at its February 26 2019 meeting.  Paula talked about the upcoming Swedish Days festival and other events.  She also described the Chamber's membership and its services.  
Geneva Chamber of Commerce 2019-02-26 06:00:00Z 0
Dave Quillen  is executive vice president for finance and operations for Waubonsee Community College and is a member of Geneva Rotary.  He spoke to the club at its Feb. 19 2019 meeting about his career, personal life and Waubonsee.  Waubonsee has over 10,000 students and serves portions of  Kane, Kendall, Will, DeKalb and LaSalle counties.  The 4 Waubonsee  campuses are located in Sugar Grove, Aurora (2)    and Plano.
Waubonsee Community College - Dave Quillen 2019-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Association for Individual Development's  (AID)  new executive director  Lore Baker  made a presentation to Tri City Rotary  (Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles clubs)   at  February 12  2019  meeting hosted by Geneva  club at Riverside Receptions.  AID  has worked for over 50 years to serve our community  and  has long been supported by the Rotary clubs in our area.  Lore  discussed AID services and future plans and fielded questions from Rotarians as well at the meeting. 
AID's mission --
To empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose
Association for Individual Development's (AID) new executive director Lore Baker 2019-02-12 06:00:00Z 0
  Annual Benefit Dinner  March  3  2019   Villa Verone Geneva  5:30 pm start, ends by 8 pm.        –   Only  $25  per person—includes  Dennis O’Brien show-- singer, musician  -  your favorite songs  from the 60's, 70's, 80's 90's  and today  , Villa Verone buffet dinner, silent auction – cash bar. Support Geneva Rotary scholarships, youth exchange, RYLA camp for high school students, AID holiday party, grants to local charities    and more
   Please pay  the ticket fee  to Geneva Rotary club  -- please pay in advance if at all  possible – thank you.   Submit check or cash to any Geneva Rotarian. Only $25 per person for dinner, show, silent auction- a great deal supporting a great cause.  
 
Event open to all   Geneva Rotarians,  Tri City Rotarians, friends of Rotary, family members, supporters  - only 80 tickets will be sold – buy today !  Rotarians  turn in names of attendees and  payment at upcoming meetings.  Also bring in silent auction items  too  at  upcoming meetings in February.
Annual Benefit Dinner March 3 2019 2019-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
Anna Evans  of Dogs on the Go talked to Geneva Rotary at its February 5, 2019 meeting.  This not for profit  organization trains service dogs and provides them to persons in need.  They especially try to assist persons who are deaf. Anna brought Devon  a dog in training to our meeting and demonstrated his skills  with a ringing phone, a person knocking at the door  and  a person calling  out. 
Dogs on the Go presentation 2019-02-05 06:00:00Z 0
Our Geneva Rotary meeting on January  29 2019  is cancelled due to  renovation work at Riverside Receptions.  We meet again on February 5  2019 at Riverside  Receptions. 
January 29 2019 meeting cancelled!! 2019-01-24 06:00:00Z 0
Michael Meyers of Fox Valley United Way presented to Geneva Rotary at its  January 22 2019 meeting.  He talked to the club about  the Dial 211 service sponsored by United Way  and others.   This  free referral  service helps connect  persons in need with the proper social service agencies  and support agencies both government and private that can help.  Dial 211 operators can also direct those wishing to volunteer or make contributions.  Dial 211  now available in Kane County. 
Dial 211 United Way 2019-01-22 06:00:00Z 0
Bob Shiffler Geneva Library board president  made presentation to the club  January 8 2019 about the new Geneva Library building under construction at 227 South 7th Street, Geneva.  Construction on the 57,000 square foot  building began August  2018 and is to be completed November  2019.  His presentation was well received by the club and generated many questions. 
 
Paula Krapf  is Geneva Rotary club president nominee  to be club president in the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  Thank you for your service Paula.
 
Rotary District  training events -- Membership training  February 2 2019  and Grant training February 16 2019.   Contact president Chuck  if you are interested in attending or for details.     Visit the District 6440 website for more information too.
 
March 3   2019  -- Annual Benefit Dinner for Geneva Rotary  at Villa Verone Geneva  5:30 pm ---- save the date,  buy your tickets  and bring  some friends too (tickets  only  $25 per person);    donate some silent auction items --  gift cards, vacations, collectible items, electronics, etc.   --   contact Kathy Melone our chair  if any questions
 
photo -- Paula Krapf, Bob Shiffler  and Chuck Miles    l to r
January 8 2019 meeting and news 2019-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
Our Geneva Rotary annual benefit dinner  is  March 3  2018 5:30 pm   to 8 pm  at Villa Verone Geneva, IL.   Please save the date to attend  and bring guests - our goal  this year   is 80 tickets sold.   Think of friends, family, business associates.   Tickets  only  $25 per person -- includes  buffet dinner, entertainment, silent auction  -- cash bar.
 
  Please also gather some silent auction items --  vacations, gift cards or certificates to local restaurants and businesses, etc.  
Annual Benefit Dinner for Geneva Rotary 2018-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Applications are available now for 2019 club scholarships  --    these are for high school graduates  who are  or will be attending community college, college or vocational school  in 2019.  Relatives of club members are not eligible.   Please tell  eligible  students  to apply.  Application form  in the download documents section of this website.  Mike Deagle our scholarship chair  can be contacted  with questions   or if you wish to join his scholarship   committee.    
Geneva Rotary scholarships 2019 2018-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
David Rutter, Esq.    principal of Rutter Family Law LLC in Geneva was inducted into Geneva Rotary club at its  December 18 2018.  Welcome Dave Rutter.
David Rutter - joins Geneva Rotary 2018-12-18 06:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary will not meet  December 25  and January 1.   Please  join us at our next  club  meeting on January 8 2019  and hear  about the new  Geneva Library.  Best wishes to Geneva Rotary's Loy Williams  who will take a winter 'break'  by working on Habitat for Humanity homes in Texas   - best wishes Loy.
Geneva Rotary News 2018-12-18 06:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary hosted  over 80 clients  and many staff from  Association for Individual Development (AID) at annual holiday party.  Chapel Street Church west campus was the  beautiful location.    A delicious lunch was served, musical entertainment, juggling and comedy by Ken Schultz and then Santa and his helpers and gifts for all.  Thank you to  all our volunteers, donors and organizers of this special event.  Much fun and  countless smiles  at the  party held on Dec. 11 2018.  More pictures at the club photo albums  and  the Facebook page.
Annual AID Holiday Party by Geneva Rotary 2018-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
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.  
Radon presentation at Dec 4 Geneva Rotary 2018-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Holiday Social Dec. 1 2018 2018-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
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
Thanksgiving Morning Community Service 2018-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
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
Geneva Rotary tree at Geneva History Museun 2018-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
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
Geneva Rotary News -- 2018-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
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
Gordon Hard - Honorary Rotarian 2018-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
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.
District Governor Julie Clark 2018-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
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. 
RYLA Camp 2019 - applications now available 2018-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
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. 
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity at Geneva Rotary 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
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 Rotary November 6 meeting 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
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
Geneva Rotary Community Service 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Gordy Hard 35 years of Service with Rotary 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
Dave Quillen Joins Geneva Rotary 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
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.

Rotary Foundation Presentation by Sarah Oliver 2018-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
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
Rotary 4 Literacy - Book Fair shopping event 2018-10-16 05:00:00Z 0
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 
Fox River Valley Initiative presentation to Geneva Rotary 2018-10-16 05:00:00Z 0
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.
 
 
World Polio Day- City of Geneva 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Geneva Rotary at AID Benefit Dinner 2018-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Changing Children's Worlds Foundation 2018-10-02 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Geneva Rotary Sept. 25 2018 meeting 2018-09-25 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Elizabeth Clements at Geneva Rotary 2018-09-18 05:00:00Z 0

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.

World Polio Day October 24, 2018 2018-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
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.
George Shkutov Geneva Rotary's Newest Member 2018-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Geneva Park District at Geneva Rotary 2018-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
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
 
Geneva Rotary Information 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Classifications- Geneva Rotary 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Community Service-- Beautification 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
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.  
Welcome to inbound youth exchange student 2018-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Julie Allen - Rotary youth exchange 2018-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
 
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
News from August 21 meeting 2018-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
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
Big Heart 5K run and walk August 18 2018 2018-08-20 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Rick Nagel - Kane County Connects 2018-08-14 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Loy Williams - 37 years in Geneva Rotary 2018-08-14 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Steven W. Coffinbargar Kane County Division of Transportation 2018-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

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.
 
 
July 31, 2018 Geneva Rotary 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Sheriff Don Kramer - Geneva Rotary July 24 2018-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
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!
Rotarian Gustavo Sanchez Pueblo Mexico 2018-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Best wishes to Lara Clow our youth exchange student from Germany 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Julia Drendel returning youth exchange student 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Scholarship Award Winners 2018 2018-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
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
Club Greeter Schedule 2018-2019 2018-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Inbound youth exchange - Lara Clow 2018-06-26 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Chuck Miles Geneva Rotary president 2018-2019 2018-06-26 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Swedish Days 2018 Geneva Rotary food booth 2018-06-26 05:00:00Z 0
Swedish Days 2018 2018-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Swedish Days 2018 2018-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Geneva Rotary Supports Youth 2018-06-12 05:00:00Z 0
Ed Greetis - Geneva Rotary New club member 2018-06-12 05:00:00Z 0
 
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.  
ShelterBox at Geneva Rotary - Disaster Relief and Recovery 2018-06-05 05:00:00Z 0

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.

Kane County Health Department presents to Geneva Rotary 2018-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

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. 
Girl Scouts Rappelling Fundraiser 2018-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Mutual Ground at Geneva Rotary May 22, 2018 2018-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
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
AID and Geneva Rotary 2018-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
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.  
News from May 22 meeting 2018-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
Laura Poss is  new executive director for Tri City Family Services a long established local organization that provides counseling services, referrals and support to local families.  Laura talked  to Geneva Rotary at its May 15 meeting about Tri City's services, projects  and fundraising events
Laura Poss Tri City Family Services 2018-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
Karen Clutter is Geneva Rotary's  newest member.  Karen is an executive with Bunn  which provides beverage makers and beverage programs  to commercial customers.  Welcome to Geneva Rotary Karen.  Photo with Chris Reiss and Merritt Walker  at May 15 club meeting.
Karen Clutter - New member 2018-05-15 05:00:00Z 0

 

Joe Brand talked to Geneva, Batavia and St Charles Rotary clubs  at  our May 8, 2018 Tri City Rotary meeting.

Joe is  Kane County Cougars radio announcer WBIG AM 1280  and  also handles other public relations and special events  duties for the Cougars.   His presentation was well received  and generated  many questions about the team, baseball, sports and media  today. 

Kane County Cougars - Tri City Rotary 2018-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards  (RYLA)  camp for high school students is a long time program of Rotary District 6440  and supported by the district clubs.   6  Geneva High students attended this year and 3 St Charles High students as well.  This overnight camp held twice each spring  includes team building, leadership skills, motivational speakers, activities and a  lot of fun.   3 of the RYLA camp students spoke to the club about  their camp experience at Geneva Rotary’s April 24 2018 meeting.  
 
Photos   -  Tom Antonson  with father Jeff;  Hayden McCoy and Kailin McCoy with their mother Tricia and RYLA facilitator Phong Saad
RYLA Camp 2018 2018-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
Peg Coker of Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley  spoke to Geneva Rotary at its April 17 meeting.  Literacy Volunteers  serves  dozens of local residents each year seeking to improve their language skills and to better assimilate to life in central Kane County.  Literacy Volunteer tutors  who receive  training  from the organization  typically work with students directly for 1 hour per week.    http://www.lvfv.org/      Geneva Rotary  is a long time supporter  of Literacy Volunteers  and  participates each year in their  Trivia Bee fundraiser event.   photo  Peg Coker  and David Nelson
Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley at Geneva Rotary April 17 2018-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
Chris Reiss   talked to the club about his November 2017  trip with Rotarians and other volunteers to Houston.  He was part of a group of 19  volunteers from across the US  (including those experienced in construction trades  and those with no experience)  that helped rebuild a badly damaged home in Houston during an 8 day stay.   The team stayed at  local church  and worked  12 hour days  most of the time.  The project was completed except for electrical and plumbing work that needed to be done by local licensed tradesman.  Thank you Chris.
Houston Service Trip - Hurricane relief 2018-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary annual benefit dinner  was held April 8, 2018 Villa Verone restaurant in Geneva.  Wonderful entertainment by  singer and musician  Dennis O'Brien .     Thank you to event chair Kathy Melone  and to club members, friends  and supporters for silent auction donations, silent auction purchases  and for attending the event.   Thank you also to Villa Verone for donation of the buffet dinner, so all proceeds can go toward our club scholarships, grants to local charities, youth exchange, RYLA camp and more. 
Geneva Rotary Annual Benefit Dinner 2018-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Chris Reiss club president led the April 3, 2018 meeting.   Geneva Rotary annual benefit dinner is April 8, 2018 Villa Verone restaurant in Geneva  5:30 pm to 8 pm.  $25 per person includes singer and musician  Dennis O'Brien show, buffet dinner, silent auction, cash bar.     RSVP  to any Geneva Rotary member. Tickets will be available at door too.   It will be another great  Geneva Rotary annual benefit dinner!   Thank you to event chair Kathy Melone  and to club members, friends  and supporters for silent auction donations and for attending the event.   
Club scholarship chair Mike Deagle  announced the end of the 2018 scholarship application period.  The scholarship committee will interview  students who have applied for our 2018 club scholarships in coming weeks.   Thank you to the committee  and to the club for helping students.   
Geneva Beautification  community service  April 7  8 am to 9 am  at the Rotary knuckles on State Street between 1st and 2nd Streets - volunteers from our club to clean up the beds and plant new flowers.  Congratulations to Chris Reiss on the recent sale and closing of his business.  Congratulations also to Merritt Walker IV  who is now a Technical Sales Representative for ALS Global; Merritt sells food safety operations and programs for ALS through their Marshfield Food Safety division. 
 
 
 
Club Assembly - News 2018-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
Gary Urweiler  executive director of Mooseheart talked to Geneva Rotary about the residential school and its  103 year history.  Mooseheart serves children from infant to 21 years old and at present has over 200 residents.  They have a strong emphasis on social skills as well as academics, sports and vocational skills.  Mooseheart has Holiday Lights and Easter Egg Hunt events for the public.  Gary attended Mooseheart as a student.   photo Gary Urweiler   with Mike Deagle
Mooseheart - Gary Urweiler Executive Director 2018-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

Geneva Rotary LVFV trivia bee team, Alex, Chrissy, Warren with Coach Joe McMahon.  Literacy Volunteers fundraiser March 24 2018.  Thank you to Geneva Rotary for sponsoring the team and supporting  Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley

Literacy Volunteers fundraiser March 24 Trivia Bee 2018-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
2017-2018 club president Chris Reiss  announced  grants by Geneva Rotary at the club's March 20 2018 meeting.  The club is supporting Tri-City Family Services;  Eagle Scout project of Tommy Antonson to provide baseball and sports equipment  to needy children in Central America and in Chicago; and Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley  (LVFV)   - Geneva Rotary will have  a team at LVFV's annual trivia contest event  March 24.   Please attend Geneva Rotary's annual benefit dinner  on April 8 2018  5:30 pm   at Villa Verone Geneva   to support  community service  such as these grants and our annual club scholarships and more. 
Geneva Rotary supports our community 2018-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
https://www.chicagohearingsociety.org/hearthecheers   Eliza Peters  - Geneva High student - Hear the Cheers provides hearing aids to local students in need.   Eliza  made an interesting and well received presentation to Geneva Rotary at its March 20 meeting.  Her mother Amber Peters  was also in attendance and assisted with the presentation.    photo with club president Chris Reiss
Eliza Peters Hear the Cheers 2018-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Tormod Larson presented to Geneva Rotary at its March 13, 2018 meeting  about The Kristoffer Larsen Big Heart Memorial Foundation.  This foundation seeks to raise awareness about and work to prevent sudden cardiac deaths.  The foundation was started by the Larsen family to honor the memory of their son Kristoffer who died at age 22 from sudden cardiac death.  The foundation recently supported heart screening of over 1400 students at Geneva High school.  Tormod Larsen and Chuck Miles  l to r.
 
 
sudden cardiac death; Chuck Miles; Big Heart Foundation; Geneva
The Kristoffer Larsen Big Heart Memorial Foundation 2018-03-13 05:00:00Z 0 sudden cardiac death; Chuck Miles; Big Heart Foundation; Geneva
Dennis O'Brien singer and musician    to perform at our annual benefit dinner  April 8 2018. Delicious Villa Verone buffet dinner. Silent auction with many great  items to bid on.  Great company.  Support our Geneva Rotary club scholarships, RYLA camp for high school students, youth exchange, grants to local charities and more.  Only $25 per person.   Geneva Rotary members  can take reservations and collect payment for the dinner.  Checks payable  to Rotary Club of Geneva. 
 
Ask friends, relatives  and co-workers  to support our  annual benefit dinner on April 8 at Villa Verone  --   Dennis O'Brien  will provide musical entertainment   http://www.dennisobrienmusic.com/             please  RSVP   to Kathy Melone  for  yourself and guests   --  only $25 per person  and that includes  dinner and the show, and silent auction.   Please  let Kathy know too about  items you can contribute  for silent auction.   Bring payment for tickets and silent auction items   to upcoming club meetings    and also can be paid at the door.
Dennis O'Brien; Geneva Rotary; annual benefit dinner
Geneva Rotary's Annual Benefit Dinner at Villa Verone - April 8 2018-03-12 05:00:00Z 0 Dennis O'Brien; Geneva Rotary; annual benefit dinner
March 6 2018 Geneva Rotary meeting  - Gordon Hard told the club about the sale of his business Valley Insurance in Geneva  and his  continued work  at Valley Insurance  for the past several months  in transition to new ownership.  The Geneva club has also received 8 applications for the RYLA camp from Geneva and St Charles high school students.  RYLA is a   youth leadership overnight camp held  March and April  and presented by Rotary District 6440.   photo Joe McMahon, Chuck Miles and Gordon Hard  l to r
Geneva Rotary News March 6 2018 2018-03-06 06:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary's Kathy Coffey  helped raise funds for Special Olympics  by swimming in an ice cold lake at Silver Springs State Park, the 'Polar Plunge'  Thanks  for your community service Kathy!  Kathy is a long time Geneva Rotarian  and   is a manager at First State Bank.
Kathy Coffey Polar Plunge 2018 2018-03-06 06:00:00Z 0
Joe McMahon led the February 27 2018 club assembly meeting.   Don Cummings  also spoke about City of Geneva and   Historical Preservation Commission process, Don is city alderman; George Saloman   is on the Historical Preservation Commission  and also helped with the discussion.    Volunteers needed  for  April 7 planting morning  Rotary Knuckle on State Street between 1st and 2nd streets 8 am start.      Speakers  and programs needed  for  upcoming meetings  - if you want to speak  or have a speaker  please  contact Dave Nelson or president Chris.    Kathy Coffey  will be club liason with Geneva Gymnastics  for Swedish Days - this group furnishes  many volunteers  for our food booth.   We will need club volunteers  for Swedish Days  - day captains, shift workers, booth set up,  beverage and food  purchase and delivery  and more.         Exciting news for our annual benefit dinner on April 8 at Villa Verone  --   Dennis O'Brien  will provide musical entertainment   http://www.dennisobrienmusic.com/             please  RSVP   to Kathy Melone  for  yourself and guests   -- tickets only $25  and that includes  dinner and the show, and silent auction.   Please  let Kathy know too about  items you can contribute  for silent auction. 
Geneva Rotary News 2018-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Nanette Sheperdson-Thomas  for Guiding Lights   presented to the club at its Feb. 20, 2018 meeting.  Guiding Lights and do-over.me   supports those who are unemployed, underemployed or unhappily unemployed.   Guiding lights provides a  network for members which partners them with volunteers to serve as mentor, advocate and friend.  Cynthia Wade  and Laura Esposito  of do-over.me also attended and assisted with presentation.  Laura is leading  do-over.me's   Faces of the Fox  community art installation program too.    Nanette and Laura  are graduate students at Adler University  and working at do-over.me as part of their scholastic program.    Visit www.do-over.me  for more information on this group's services and programs.
Guiding Lights do-over.me 2018-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Batavia Rotary hosted a Tri City Rotary meeting on February 13 2018 at Riverview Banquets in Batavia  with   Geneva Rotary and St Charles Rotary clubs.  The special guest speaker  was Roger Breisch local author and speaker.    Roger's topic  was Changing Human History.  His talk was moving and was well received by the group.    http://rebreisch.com/rebproject/
 
Geneva Rotary; Batavia Rotary; St. Charles Rotary; Roger Breisch
Tri city Rotary meeting February 13 2018 2018-02-13 06:00:00Z 0 Geneva Rotary; Batavia Rotary; St. Charles Rotary; Roger Breisch
Chuck Miles inducted at Geneva Rotary 2018-02-06 06:00:00Z 0
Eric Weidner  of All State Insurance Geneva Illinois was  inducted to Geneva Rotary club at it's January 30 2018 meeting.      Welcome Eric!      Photo  Eric  with Chris Reiss l to r
Eric Weidner - our newest Geneva Rotarian 2018-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Charles 'Chip' Barber  long time Geneva Rotarian has moved south and now works as loan officer for MidSouth Bank.  Best wishes to Chip and Kathy in their new home.       His future contact information. 

Charles A Barber – MidSouth Bank  768 N Beal Parkway NW  Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

       Cell 850 896-0452

       Email  Charles.barber@bankmidsouth.com
Chip Barber now at MidSouth Bank 2018-01-26 06:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary -- Suicide Prevention 2018-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Brett Weiss spoke to Geneva Rotary club at its January 23, 2018 meeting about his efforts to assist children in Dago Kenya.
  Brett is  Founder and Director of the Bernard and Elsie Weiss Dago Scholarship Fund
The scholarship funds  helps needy children from this  village in Kenya to attend high school.   Most residents of Dago do subsistence agriculture and life expectancy is very low.   Brett has traveled often to Dago  and   has authored a book  on  the scholarship program and the  children  “Just Give Them A Hug…And The Rest Is Easy”.  Brett  is a Rotarian from Naperville.  Photo – Chris Reiss and Brett Weiss
Dago Kenya scholarship presentation by Brett Weiss 2018-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Amy Chally.  presented  a great personal story and also told the club about  Service Team Ambassadors  and Canine Companions for Independence.   ' Portland'  Amy's service dog  demonstrated skills and ways he assists Amy with her daily living.

 Amy is a  Social Worker, Author, Speaker, Consultant

 and Advocate.   Her interesting and inspiring presentation  was related to the Geneva Rotary club at its January 16, 2018 meeting..  www.amychally.comwww.teamchally.com

Also in attendance was her father Darrell Chally.

Amy Chally - Service Team Ambassadors 2018-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Marta Jill Keenon RN BSN speaker  at  Geneva Rotary  - her business is Preventative Health Pathway.  She focusses on brain health and works with Alzheimer and dementia patients.  She emphasizes prevention and lifestyle choices.   Marta made a lively and interesting presentation to the Geneva Rotary club at Jan. 9, 2018 meeting.     photo  Chris Reiss and Marta Jill Keenon.
Marta Jill Keenon presentation to Geneva Rotary 2018-01-09 06:00:00Z 0
Tom Antonson troop 37 Boy Scouts - presented to Geneva Rotary at its December 19 meeting.  Tom talked about his Eagle Scout project which is collecting baseball equipment for migrant workers  and their children  working  in Costa Rica. Tom is handling local collections, shipping and fundraising for the project.  He was introduced by Rotarian  George Salomon
Tom Antonson Eagle Scout Project 2017-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
Igor Honore from Lille France and past youth exchange student at Geneva High  visited Geneva Rotary at its Dec. 19 2017 meeting  .  Igor is presently a college student  studying for a year in Mexico--   photo   Brian Borkowicz, Igor and Don Cummings 
Igor Honore past youth exchange student 2017-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary hosted its annual holiday party for Association for Individual Development  on December 12 2017.  Delicious lunch, entertainment, gifts for all and special visit by Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and two elves.  Thank you to all volunteers, sponsors and supporters of this event.
Geneva Rotary - Association for Individual Developem 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Susan Ericson Development Coordinator for  Making Kane County Fit for Kids   presented Geneva Rotary with a plaque for the club’s sponsorship of 2017 Walk to School Day.  Over 80 Kane County schools participated in this annual family event.  Photo David Nelson and Sue Ericson.
Fit for Kids - Walk to School Day 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Joman calendars for 2018 now available  from McMahon Builders of Geneva or from Geneva Rotary.  Thanks to Joe McMahon and Kelsey McMahon for creation of the calendars.  They are provided free with a donation to Lazarus House  homeless shelter which serves Geneva, St. Charles and surrounding communities.
Support Lazarus House -- Joman Calendars for 2018 2017-12-05 06:00:00Z 0
Rick Burchell is director of Fox Valley Career Center  which provides vocational education courses  for over 500  students from several area high schools. Rick made a  well received presentation to the Geneva Rotary club at its December 5 2017 meeting.  photo  Chris Reiss and Rick Burchell  l to r
Rick Burchell Fox Valley Career Center 2017-12-05 06:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving Day Community Service 2017-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Author Roger Breisch at Geneva Rotary 2017-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary made a $1000 sponsorship donation to Mutual Ground.  Mutual Ground serves victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the Fox Valley area.  Mutual Ground provides  shelter,  counseling and other services   to its clients.  The check was presented at November 7, 2017 meeting.    photo Mike Deagle  and Kathy Melone.
Geneva Rotary Supports Mutual Ground 2017-11-07 06:00:00Z 0
Charles 'Chip' Barber long time Geneva Rotarian has taken a new banking job in Florida.  He will be missed  at Geneva Rotary and  the club thanks Chip for his  many  hours  of service for our club.   Best wishes to Chip with his new job and to Chip and Kathy on their move to Florida.
Chip Barber -- Geneva Rotarian - Thank you for your service 2017-11-07 06:00:00Z 0
November 4, 2017 - end of season clean up of our Rotary knuckles- part of downtown Geneva beautification project.  Geneva Rotary has responsibility of two flower beds 'knuckles' on State Street between 1st and 2nd Streets.  Thank you to our volunteers that day -- Joe, John and Michele.
Geneva Rotary Community Service 2017-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Erin and Kyle Hempel - New Baby 2017-11-03 05:00:00Z 0
Don Brewer  2017-2018 district governor 6440  led a special dinner board meeting on October 30 hosted by Geneva club president Chris Reiss.  Governor Don then was special guest speaker at October 31 club meeting.  He  presented to the Geneva club  banners honoring the club's contributions to the Rotary Foundation.   Don  also inducted into the club its newest members   --  Penny Vyskocil and  John Vyskocil.   Geneva Rotary appreciated his lively and informative  presentations and thanks Governor Don Brewer  for his Rotary service.
District 6440 Governor Don Brewer 2017-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Judge Clint Hull visits Geneva Rotary 2017-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day (October 24) was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are vaccines.

 

In 1952, the polio epidemic became the worst outbreak in America’s history.

Of nearly 58,000 cases reported that year 3,145 died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In the two years before the vaccine was widely available, the average number of polio cases in the U.S. was more than 45,000. By 1962, that number dropped to 910.

 

In 1980, WHO certified the world free from smallpox.

However, an estimated 500,000 children worldwide were still being paralysed by polio every year.

 

In 2016, there were a total of 37 polio cases worldwide.

To date in 2017, there have been 12 polio cases worldwide.

We’re 99.5% polio-free, but it’s not enough.

It takes only one case, one unimmunized child to keep the polio virus alive and crippling children in our world.

 

What can you do?   Please help us by going to: 

https://www.facebook.com/ RotaryDistrict6440IronLung/

“Like” and “Follow” the Facebook page, then invite others to do the same.

Together we can raise awareness and eradicate polio.

 

 

World Polio Day October 24 2017 2017-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Keenon assistant district governor  Rotary 6440  was a two week volunteer at international refugee camp in Lesvos Greece an island just off the coast of Turkey.   He related to the club his experiences and also provided much information about the refugee situation in that area and worldwide.   His program is available to Rotary clubs and other interested groups.  Paul and Michele Kinzler  Oct 24 2017
Paul Keenon - Refugee camp presentation 2017-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
Sheriff Kramer visits Geneva Rotary 2017-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
Jim Buckalew and Jan Krueger  with Royal Family Kids Camp presented to Geneva Rotary at its Oct 17 2017 meeting.  This summer camp program for grade school to high school students  serves  abused and neglected children who are nominated by Illinois DCFS .  Geneva Rotary is a long time sponsor  for this charity.  photo  with Mike Deagle 
Royal Family Kids Camp 2017-10-17 05:00:00Z 0
Assistant district governor Kitty Weiner  at Geneva Rotary  October 17 meeting  - photo Kathy Coffey, youth exchange student Lara and ADG Kitty Weiner
ADG Kitty Weiner visits Geneva Rotary 2017-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Steve Andersson 65th district State Representative spoke to Tri City Rotary at October 10 2017 meeting. Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles clubs. He discussed his past years in Springfield and state government issues.   His presentation was very informative and well received at the meeting.    Paula Schmidt St Charles Breakfast Rotary led the meeting - photo  Paula with Steve Andersson 

 

Steve Andersson at Tri City Rotary October 10 2017 2017-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Kris Anderson of Casey's Safe Haven Horse Rescue presented to the club at its  Sept. 19 club meeting about this local charity.  With club president Chris Reiss.    Chris Reiss was also winner of our Ace of Spades  50 50 drawing.   Congrats to Chris!
Casey's Safe Haven Horse Rescue 2017-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Brian Borkowicz spoke to Geneva Rotary at its September 5 2017 meeting.  He presented on his trip with family this past summer to France including  visit to Lille, Normandy, Paris and Bruges Belgium.   They were hosted by Igor Honore  and his family  - Igor  was past inbound Rotary youth exchange student  in Geneva. 
 
Brian Borkowicz classification 2017-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
St Charles Breakfast Rotary president elect  David Pietryla  visited Geneva Rotary at its August 29 meeting to promote  the annual Book Fair event at Barnes and Noble to be held September 30 2017.  Shoppers can help support Geneva, Batavia and St Charles Rotary clubs  for donations of books and supplies to local organizations promoting youth literacy.  Donations for the literacy event also welcome.  
Book Fair Literacy Event Sep 30 2017 2017-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Gary Baum lead instructor  for the Fire Science program at Kane County's Fox Valley Career Center talked to Geneva Rotary at its August 29 2017 meeting.   This school serves high school students  from 7 schools in Kane County including Geneva.  Gary discussed the program and its importance for training tomorrow's fire fighters.  He encouraged referrals of interested  students to the Fox Valley Career Center.   
Fox Valley Career Center Fire Science 2017-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotarian George Saloman talked to club at its  August 22, 2017 meeting  about  his automotive consulting business.  George provides services to car dealers and others in the automotive business.  He has been involved with automotive industry  most of his life.  George and his family live in Geneva .   He is also involved with the local community  including Boy Scout  leadership and City of Geneva committee as well.  photo with club president Chris Reiss and Kathy Melone
George Saloman classification 2017-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Welcomes Youth Exchange Student 2017-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Lynn O'Shea executive director  and Chuck Miles board member presented to Geneva Rotary at its August 15, 2017 meeting.  They made a presentation about Association for Individual Development  'AID' which serves  clients in   dozens of communities in the west and northwest suburbs.  AID  serves persons with physical and mental disabilities including residences, personal care, vocational services, victim services and more.  AID is presently in a capital campaign and is seeking support of the community- groups and individuals.    photo  Loy Williams, Chuck Miles, Lynn O'Shea, Chip Barber   l to r
Association for Individual Development at Geneva Rotary 2017-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Julia Drendel  of North Aurora is our Rotary outbound youth exchange  student this school year.  She will be in Hungary for 2017-2018.   photo - Mark Allen Geneva Rotary, Julia Drendel and her father Kevin Drendel
Outbound Youth Exchange 2017-2018 2017-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Club president Chris Reiss  2017-2018  will  need  club members for various roles this Rotary year.  Club directors  to help  with club goals, decide on charitable contributions, provide leadership for fundraising --   4 meetings per year;  Swedish Days Committee; Scholarship committee;  RYLA committee;  Rotary  Foundation  (must  attend one  district meeting on grant process );    Annual Benefit Dinner  (work with chair Kathy Melone);  Membership ( check with   local businesses, not for profits, government,  etc.- help grow our club);  AID Holiday party  (work with chair Gordy Hard);  Social Committee (plan social events thru the year);  Youth Exchange (assist chair Brian Borkowicz, assist with our exchange student  and host families);  Public relations, website, facebook page (assist chair Dave Nelson).    More information  on any of these  or to sign up  --   contact  Chris Reiss  or one of the club chairs.  Please try to take on one  or more   club service role for  2017- 2018.   
Geneva Rotary club service 2017- 2018 2017-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary welcomed our five  2017 club scholarship award winners  at the club's July 25, 2017 meeting.  Family and friends of the award winners also attended.    Scholarship committee chair Mike Deagle introduced the students who each  told the club about their future educational  plans.   Our scholarships  also  honor the late Stan Esping  a long time Geneva Rotarian.    Photo  of award winners  l to r  Alycia Hostman, Karolina Hrehorowicz, Nicole Kohorst, Delaney Shanahan, Morgan Donohue and Mike Deagle.
2017 Geneva Rotary Scholarship Award Winners 2017-07-25 05:00:00Z 0
Mike Albrow talked to Geneva Rotary at its July 18, 2017 meeting about Fermilab - 'particles', neutrinos and other scientific research and accomplishments.  He also discussed the history, architecture, natural resources and recreation opportunities at the lab.  His program was lively and well received by the club.  Mike is a recently retired Fermilab physicist and  is a Naperville Sunrise Rotary club member.   In his academic and professional career  he has worked in England, Switzerland and Sweden  as well as  25 years at Fermilab.   photo  Mike Albrow  and Kyle Hempel  l to r
Michael Albrow - Fermilab 1967- 2017- 50 years 2017-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
Mike Deagle  led the meeting and club discussed  last month's  Swedish Days and Geneva Rotary food booth there.   The food booth was a great success in 2017 due to great efforts by club volunteers, friends, family members and Geneva Gymnastics.    Thank you to all our customers, supporters and volunteers.
Our Geneva Rotary food booth profits for 2017 exceeded $17,000.  All profits benefit Geneva Rotary club scholarships, AID holiday party for disabled adults, service projects, youth exchange, RYLA leadership camp for high school students and more.   PHOTO  Chip Barber, Merritt Walker and Mike Deagle  l to r  at  July 11 2017 meeting
 
 
July 11 2017 Club Asembly 2017-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
Chris Reiss 2017 2018 Geneva Rotary President 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Swedish Days 2017 June 20 to June 25 -- visit the Geneva Rotary food booth at 3rd and Campbell - support Geneva Rotary club scholarships, RYLA leadership camp for high school students, annual holiday party for disabled adults and more -- thank you to our customers and to all our wonderful volunteers
 
Swedish Days 2017 2017-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
Vote for the Rotary Bike - Geneva Chamber of Commerce event 2017-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Rui Faccin from Brazil visited Geneva Rotary at its  June 13 meeting.  Rui  is a club president and also  an Assistant District Governor  serving clubs in Brazil and also a club  in Argentina.  His daughter Vitoria Faccin also visited - she is a former Rotary Youth Exchange student  and  will be  in masters degree program at Iowa State  in the fall.  The Faccins  are hosted this week by the Allen family - Mark Allen of Geneva Rotary club.
Rui Faccin Visiting Rotarian from Brazil 2017-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Please visit our Geneva Rotary food booth during Geneva's Swedish Days Festival  June 20 to June 25 2017.  Buy a brat, hot dog or pulled pork, sweet corn, drinks and more.   All proceeds support Geneva Rotary scholarships, RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership camp, AID Holiday party for disabled adults, grants to local charities, youth exchange and  community and international service projects.
 
Geneva Rotary club members and friends  thank you for your service as volunteers at our booth during the festival.  
 
Please note that the club will not hold any regular meetings  on June 20, June 27 and July 4
Swedish Days 2017 - Support Geneva Rotary 2017-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary sponsored 5 students for Rotary Youth Leadership Award camps  held in March and April 2017.  RYLA camp attendees  related their experiences at the camp at the club's June 6, 2017 meeting.  All found the camp to be very rewarding and fun.  Our 2017 RYLA camp students  were Morgan Donohue, Jackson Dietrich, Ben Melone, Fionnuala Cottrell  and Brigid McCarthy.  Thank you also to Geneva Rotary and our supporters for financial support for this program. 
RYLA 2017 - Great Experience for our students 2017-06-06 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotarians Don Cummings and Brian Borkowicz received Paul Harris Fellow recognition at the club's May 30  2017 meeting.  Paul Harris Fellows  support the Rotary Foundation with significant financial contributions.  The Foundation supports  Peace scholars, polio eradication efforts, local and international service projects and much more.     photos with club president Arun Mani
Paul Harris Fellows - Don Cummings, Brian Borkowicz 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Community service-- Rotarians prepared and served dinner for Herbies Friends-- a family bereavement support group with Fox Valley Hands of Hope-- thank you volunteers
Community Service May 24 2017 2017-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Jasmine is a local high school student taking part in a service trip this summer to Ghana Africa.  Her group will be  constructing a sanitation facility and will also learn about the culture and see sights in Ghana.   She did a presentation for the club at our May 23 2017 meeting.  Best wishes to Jasmine on her trip.
Jasmine Galvan - Service Trip to Ghana 2017 2017-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Kitty Weiner is our Assistant District Governor ( ADG)  (district 6440)  for 2017-2018 Rotary year .  Geneva Rotary thanks Paul Keenon for his many years of service as 'ADG'   for our club.  Kitty is a member of Elk Grove Village  Rotary club.  

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    Geneva Rotarians  Joe McMahon and Paula Krapf  helped with  community service work May 20  - planting and weeding our Rotary knuckles on State Street.  Special thanks to them for working on a rainy Saturday  morning.
News May 23 Geneva Rotary 2017-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Katie Mann joins Geneva Rotary 2017-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
 Michelle Meyer of Mutual Ground  presented to Geneva Rotary at its May 16 2017 meeting.  Mutual Ground  works  to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence.  It serves Geneva,  Aurora  and other  communities in the Fox Valley.  Geneva Rotary is long time supporter of Mutual Ground and its vital work.  Our club's Kathy Melone is executive  for fundraising and development for Mutual Ground.   Visit  for more information    mutualground.org     
Mutual Ground - Where the healing begins 2017-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Judge DJ Tegeler addresses Geneva Rotary 2017-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Tri City Rotary May 2 2017 2017-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Vic Zaderej principal of Happy Leaf LED   http://www.happyleafled.com/  was program speaker at the May 2 2017 Tri City Rotary.  Vic made a lively and well received presentation on LED lighting and indoor gardening.  There were many questions from the crowd.  Happy Leaf sells indoor plant lights and related products.  Zaderej is also a senior engineer with Molex.
Vic Zaderej at Rotary May 2 2017 2017-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Chris Danzi presented to the club about her company Elder Bridge.  Elder Bridge  assists seniors, the ill and disabled in their homes.  She discussed when services of her firm might be needed  and signs to l watch for as to disability.  She also talked about services Elder Bridge provides.  www.elderbrdige.com     photo Chris Danzi and Gordie Hard  l to r
Elder Bridge - Chris Danzi RN 2017-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Sheriff Don Kramer presented at Geneva Rotary at its April 18, 2017 meeting.   He talked about the Sheriff's department duties for the county jail, public safety and court house security.  The Sheriff's office also provides leadership and active police work county -wide for murder investigations, fatal traffic accidents, SWAT, bomb squad, canine unit and more.  His talk was lively and generated many questions from club members. 
Kane County Sheriff - Don Kramer 2017-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Morgan Abate, an AmeriCorps volunteer  at Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva made an interesting and  detailed presentation to Geneva Rotary at its April 11 2017 meeting.  The food bank which serves 13 county area distributed 8.9 million meals in 2016  in Kane County;  and  served 62.5 million  meals across their service area of  13 northern  Illinois  counties  .   1 in 5 children in the service area are benefitted  by food bank programs.    www.solvehungertoday.org
Morgan Abate of Northern Illinois Food Bank 2017-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
Geneva Beautification --  flower planting and clean up of our Rotary Knuckles  on State Street.  April 8 2017  club volunteers Mark, Paula and Merritt.  Thank you for your efforts- the beds look great!
Community Service - Thank you Volunteers 2017-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
George Saloman of Geneva is our newest club member.  He was inducted in ceremony led by club president Arun Mani at the April 11 2017 Geneva Rotary meeting.  George is an automotive industry consultant.
George Saloman - New Geneva Rotarian 2017-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
Ben Pohl is a survivor of a terrible distracted driving accident that happened in 1997 where he was the  teenage distracted driver.   He speaks to clubs and organizations to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.  Ben is an inspirational and lively speaker and his message about distracted driving was well received by the club at its April 4 2017 meeting.   photo  with Arun Mani, Michele Kinzler and Ben Pohl--    www.benpohlspeaks.com 
Ben Pohl - Distracted Driving 2017-04-04 05:00:00Z 0

Geneva Public Library board member Paul Conterato made an informational presentation to Geneva Rotary at its March 21 meeting about the upcoming building referendum for proposed new library building. photo Paula Krapf and Michel Kinzler l to r and Chris Reiss and Paul Conterato l to r


Geneva Public Library presentation 2017-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
Lindsay Henley talked to Geneva Rotary about  Salesians Life Choices    - a development organization in South Africa    www.lifechoices.co.za    Lindsay worked for many years with this organization  in Capetown South Africa  and was long time resident of that city.    The organization promotes  youth and family education, employment and health.    Lindsay gave a lively  and  very interesting  presentation  to the club. photo Lindsay Henley and Kathy Coffey  l to r  
Lindsay Henley at Geneva Rotary March 14 2017 2017-03-14 05:00:00Z 0
Brian Warner 'Tri City Family Services Strengthening People. Building Community'. Brian Warner, TCFS Board member and Chair of the Resource Development Committee -   Tri City provides mental health and family counseling services on non profit basis  and has served the Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles communities for  50 years.   Brian spoke to Geneva Rotary at its March 7 meeting.  Geneva Rotary has been long time supporter of   Tri City Family Services.   photo   Brian Warner and Rotarian Dave DiIorio 
 
 
Tri City Family Services and Geneva Rotary - March 7 meeting 2017-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Chris Reiss of Geneva Rotary  attended Rotary District 6440  President Elect Training Seminar  2017.   Club president elects were given training on membership, service opportunities, leadership and more.  Chris  received reports at the seminar  that Rotary's  continuing  polio eradication  'Polio Plus'   have been very successful  and  the goal of total eradication of the polio virus is  very close.   
President Elect Training Seminar 2017 2017-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

Great evening at Villa Verone Geneva with delicious buffet.  Scott Piner magic show, silent auction, wonderful company.  Thank you from Geneva Rotary to all who supported our event.

 

Proceeds from ticket sales, silent auction and raffle benefit Geneva Rotary scholarships for local students, RYLA camp for high school students, grants to local charities, service projects and more. Thank you to all who attended and made donations to support the club

 
Geneva Rotary Annual Benefit Dinner March 5 2017 2017-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Chris Reiss our club president elect 2017 - 2018 will attend Rotary district 6440 President elect training March 4 2017.  Brian Borkowicz will also serve as club youth exchange officer for 2017-2018.  Geneva Rotary along with St Charles Rotary will sponsor  an inbound youth exchange student for the 2017-2018 school year.   Thank you both for your club service.  photo   Brian  and club president Arun Mani
Rotary Club Service 2017-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Dr, Jeff Van Meter   http://www.drjeffvanmeter.com/     spoke to Geneva Rotarians at our Feb. 28, 2017 meeting.  His talk was  on  “The Human Leader’s Journey: How to change the world in six steps"   - leaders  having qualities   of integrity, honesty, openness, vulnerability, boldness and  being 'real'   --  Jeff has a psychology practice,  and also teaches leadership to business owners and managers.   He spoke at Rotary thru Freespeakers.org   a public speaking website that connects  clubs, groups to  speakers.   photo  Dr. Van Meter and Rotarian Loy Williams.
Dr. Jeff Van Meter at Geneva Rotary 2017-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Chris Reiss will serve as president - elect  and  will be club president for 2017-2018.  Chris will be assisted by Mike Deagle and Joe McMahon.  Paula Krapf will be our club secretary for 2017 as well.  Thank you also to Chris for representing the club at the District 6440 training day  held Feb 18 2017.  CASA  recognized the club for its contribution to CASA's annual gala fundraiser.  Waubonsee Community College honored the club as well see article above
Feb 21 Meeting Club News 2017-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
“I do not seek applause, nor to amuse the people, I want to convince them.” —Abraham Lincoln
 
Dan Van Haften of Batavia  co-author of Abraham Lincoln - The Structure of Reason   with  David Hirsch  spoke to Geneva Rotary at its February 14 2017 meeting.  His presentation was very informative and generated many questions from Geneva Rotary club members in attendance.   The co-authors new book is  The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address.
 
Author Dan Van Haften - Abraham Lincoln 2017-02-14 06:00:00Z 0
Engineers without Borders - St Charles Rotary 2017-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
Marv Kombrink and Pam Kombrink are volunteer 'Puppy Raisers' for  Canine Companions for Independence  'CCI'    cci.org    This national organizations provides service dogs, hearing dogs, facility dogs and companion dogs to those in need  at no cost.   CCI  will hold a Dog Fest event Oct 14 2017 in St Charles Illinois.  The Kombrinks presentation was well received and  they brought  Ferdinand II   the mixed lab and golden retriever they are presently raising for CCI.  
Canine Companions for Independence at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
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Do something nice  for a friend, family member or  stranger --  when you do it  hand them one of our cards.  'You are the recipient of a Geneva Rotary Club Random Act of Kindness  -- Please Pay It Forward'   Rotary clubs throughout our District 6440  will be doing Random Acts of Kindness  on  Feb. 17 2017 but feel free to use the cards anytime.  Pick some  cards up at the next club meeting.  
Rotary Random Act of Kindness Day Feb 17 2017 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
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Congratulations to Geneva Rotary's  Kathy Melone with her new job as Director of Advancement at Mutual Ground   http://www.mutualground.org/   
 
Volunteer needed from the club to serve as president-elect  - and to serve as president in the 2017-2018 Rotary year with assistance from Mike Deagle and Joe McMahon
 
50-50 led by Chris Reiss  and  Happy Bucks  by Joe McMahon --
 
RYLA camp applications from high school students are needed  ASAP - please turn in - also do not forget about the Geneva Rotary club scholarships for 2017 - application forms on club website
 
Silent auction donation items for Geneva Rotary's annual benefit dinner on March 5 2017  - bring to upcoming  meeting or contact event chair Kathy Melone with information-- also please buy  tickets to the very fun and reasonably priced event  only $25 per person! All proceeds for Geneva Rotary scholarships, RYLA camp students, international and local service projects, grants to local charities, AID Holiday party and more.
 
Joe McMahon classification talk ended the meeting, entertaining and inspiring -  thank you Joe  for an unbelievable story !  smiley
January 25 2017 Geneva Rotary meeting Dave Nelson 2017-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Annual Benefit Dinner  tickets only $25  per person   see any Geneva Rotarian for tickets--  price includes  silent auction with many great purchases available;  Scott Piner Magic  show       ; delicious Villa Verone - Italian buffet dinner; cash bar   -- March 5 2017 Sunday  5:30 pm to 8 pm
 
please sell some tickets  to the event - and bring in silent auction items --    all proceeds  support Geneva Rotary scholarships, grants to local charities and club service projects
Annual Benefit Dinner March 5 2017 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary made a donation to a school in South Africa to help purchaser school uniforms for needy children.  Loy Williams of Geneva Rotary led efforts for the donation on behalf of Geneva Rotary.  see more pictures in photo album section and at Facebook
International Service South Africa - Geneva Rotary 2017-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
 
Seth Hanford - Head of School - for Elgin Academy an independent school in Elgin Illinois present to Geneva Rotary at its January 17 club meeting.  Seth gave a lively and well received talk about the school of 300 students with students from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.    He was accompanied by Bonita Deering  community outreach director for the school.     http://www.elginacademy.org/
Elgin Academy at Geneva Rotary 2017-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Diane Moca  with club president Arun Mani at Jan 10 2017 meeting


Diane Moca gave a lively and well received presentation to Geneva Rotary at its January 10 2017 meeting on the challenges and fulfillment of juggling career, family, friends, community and more. Diane does volunteer public speaking to groups thru freespeakers.org and has her own website dianemoca.com Geneva Rotary much appreciated her program.
Diane Moca presentation at Geneva Rotary 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Barnes & Noble book presentation on 12-21-16. Tri City Rotary literacy project
Books donated to    Casa, Il Youth Center, Aunt Mary's, Lazarus House, Batavia Project.
Literacy service project 2016 2016-12-25 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary - our last meeting of 2016 held December 20 at Riverside Receptions in Geneva    - No meetings December 27 2016 and January 3 2017. Next club meeting January 10 2017. Lots of interesting programs for 2017. Guests and potential new members for Geneva Rotary invited 7 am to 8:15 am Tuesdays
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Over 100  clients and staff  from the Association for Individual Development  attended Geneva Rotary's annual holiday party.  Musical entertainment, Ken Schulz juggling, balloons and comedy, great food by inglenook Pantr, Santa and his helpers, gifts for all the AID clients.  A great event and much appreciated by our guests from AID.  Thank you to all our club members and friends who volunteer their time, make financial contributions, shop for gifts, and in any way help with this special event.
Geneva Rotary December 13 AID Holiday Party Great Success 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Annual AID Holiday Party upcoming 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Chris Reiss was honored as 4 time Paul Harris fellow for his significant contributions to the Rotary foundation  and its efforts as to local and international service, scholarships, polio eradication and more.    Mike Deagle  was also recognized for his generous  sponsorship contribution for the  annual Geneva Rotary  'AID' holiday lunch and party for disabled adults.      photos --  Chris Reiss with club president Arun Mani,  and Mike Deagle and Gordon Hard  at December 6 meeting.
Thank you for your support of Rotary 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary  upcoming  events  --  December 8 gift wrapping 6 pm to 8 pm at McMahon home  ; December 10 club social holiday party at Mani home 6 pm to ??; December 13 AID lunch and party for disabled adults  sponsored by Geneva Rotary - club members and friends and family needed to volunteer  11 am to 1:30 pm  at First Baptist Church Geneva - West Campus  (no regular meeting on December 13);  December 20  regular club meeting 7 am to 8:10 am at Riverside Receptions;  no  club   meetings December 27  and  January 3
Geneva Rotary Upcoming Events December 2016 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotarians, family members and friends  worked  the annual Geneva Rotary Thanksgiving Day AM  service project at two Geneva homes to help beautify the  yards, make repairs to exteriors, fix fences and more.  Thank you volunteers for your community service.  Joe McMahon was again chair of the event
 
more pictures in photo album and on our facebook page
Thank you volunteers- Thanksgiving Day AM Service Project 2016-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Governor 6440 - Rick Rivkin  did an well prepared  and inspiring presentation to the Geneva Rotary club at its November 29 meeting.  He told many stories of Rotary service locally and globally.  Rick encourage Geneva Rotary to continue its efforts in service - Community, Vocational, Youth, International and Club.  Rick also helped lead a club  board meeting with 2016-2017 Geneva Rotary club president Arun Mani.  Rick made good suggestions for the club's continued growth and efforts to serve.  District 6440 is a Rotary district for 70 clubs in the North, Northwest and West suburbs of Chicago. 
District Governor visit to Geneva Rotary November 29 2016 2016-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary's Joe McMahon has created his Joman Calendar (2017 edition) with original cartoons by Joe.  All guaranteed to make you smile at least a little bit.      All proceeds from the calendar  go directly to Lazarus House homeless shelter in St Charles Illinois. Thanks also to our club's Kyle Hempel with Apple Graphics for  donation of printing services.    Pick up a few calendars  from Joe at the next club meeting  or call  Joe at  McMahon Builders  in Geneva -- they make great gifts too.
Joman Calendars Support Lazarus House 2016-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary November Events 2016-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Denise LaCure is the assessor for Geneva Township  and handles the real estate tax assessments for the township.  She had brochures and handouts and gave a well received and interesting talk to the club  at its  November 1 2016 meeting and responded to questions and comments from club members in attendance.
Denise LaCure Geneva Township Assessor @ Geneva Rotary 2016-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Community Service = Geneva Beautification Dave Nelson 2016-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Chris Reiss will be club youth exchange officer and is working with St Charles Breakfast Rotary as to sponosring an inbound student for the 2017-2018 school year.  Thank you Chris for  your club and international service.
Rotary Youth Exchange 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Randy Hultgren Congressman District #14 Illinois gave an informative and interesting  talk to Geneva Rotary club at its October 25 2016 meeting.  Club members also had comments and questions for Congressman Hultgren.  Susan Russell from his Campton Hills office was also in attendance.
Congressman Randy Hultgren at Geneva Rotary 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary will make a contribution to Demulani School in South Africa  to help needy children obtain school uniforms.  Geneva Rotary has long time connection with Demulani School through Geneva Rotary's Loy Williams  and  Georgie Kendall a former Peace Corps volunteer who assisted at the school  in past years.   photo  Loy Williams
International Service - Demulani School 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Gordon Hard long time Geneva Rotarian  since 1985  and owner of Valley Insurance in Geneva since 1978 gave a classification talk.  He described his business career  in insurance  and  talked about his personal life too.   He  also gave the club members a quiz on insurance related topics.  His presentation was thorough and well received by the club at its October 18, 2016 meeting.   
Gordy Hard - Classification 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Jim Carr made an interesting and well received  presentation on his many years as volunteer docent  on Amtrak  for the National Park Service.  He was at the October 11 2016 Geneva Rotary club meeting.   Docents would provide stories and entertainment to passengers on long distance rail trips.  Jim handled portions of the Empire Builder, Texas Eagle and Southwest Chief routes  leaving from Chicago.  Jim  Carr  is part of freespeakers.org  a volunteer group that  provides speakers on many topics for service clubs and other groups needing programs and speakers.  Thank you Jim. 
Jim Carr-- Amtrak Docent  at Rotary 2016-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Oranges, grapefruit, cashews, mixed nuts are available this year.  Proceeds  support Geneva Rotary  AID Holiday party, club scholarships and grants to local charities.    Order forms   at  club meetings  and  on the club website in download section.  Order by Nov. 10, 2016   delivery date  Dec. 8, 2016.  Thank you for your support of this fundraiser for Geneva Rotary. 
Annual Geneva Rotary Citrus Fruit Sale Fundraiser 2016-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Scavenger Hunt 2016 2016-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary 4 Literacy at Barnes and Noble Oct 15 Saturday-- Tricity Rotary community service project - Paula Krapf at Sep 27 club meeting  Volunteers needed to help that day
Rotary 4 Literacy  2016 2016-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Steve Andersson Illinois State Rep District 65 r. visited Geneva Rotary at its Sep 27 club meeting. His talk on state government was interesting and well received by the club and he took many questions from club members. With Arun Mani l. 2016-2017 Geneva Rotary club president.
State Rep Steve Andersson at Geneva Rotary 2016-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
 
Sep 21 Rotary News Although the annual golf outing was affected by the weather - there was a good turnout to the Tri City Rotary Steak dinner at Riverview Banquets. Thank you to Kathy Coffey for her work on the event and to St Charles Breakfast and Noon Rotary clubs and Batavia Rotary club for support and efforts - an excellent meal too! Do not forget the upcoming Geneva Rotary club Scavenger Hunt event on October 6 more info on the club website sponsored by our Geneva Rotary Social committee. St Charles Noon Rotary also announced their annual benefit concert at the Arcada on Oct 29 CSNsongs - Crosby Stills tribute. Batavia Rotary has their annual Corvette raffle underway too. St Charles Breakfast is leading the Literacy fundraiser event October 15 at Barnes and Noble store
Steak Fry Dinner Night  Sep 21 2016-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Michelle Gale de Oliveira  presented to  Geneva Rotary  about its education, career and empowerment programs.  The organization is based in Waukegan Illinois.   The mission of the UMMA Center is to empower the lives of underprivileged individuals in Lake County by providing educational support and community resources. The UMMA Center believes that Lake County will be strengthened by the growth that education, hope and purpose bring to those seeking to enrich their lives with opportunities.    Michelle is a former Rotary youth exchange student  who lived and studied in Germany and Brazil.  She gave an interesting and well received program to the club.    http://ummacenters.org/     Michelle  and club president Arun Mani
UMMA Center presentation Sep 13 2016 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z 0

Anna Koehler of St Charles Breakfast Rotary visited Geneva Rotary at its Sep 6 meeting. She reminded the club of the upcoming Rotary 4 Literacy Barnes and Noble Bookfair to be held October 15 2016 https://www.facebook.com/events/1248167018580590/ Geneva Rotary and Batavia Rotary along with St Charles Rotary breakfast and noon are supporting this fundraiser to help local charities

Rotary 4 Literacy 2016-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Assistant District Governor Paul Keenon (6440) brought Geneva Rotary gifts at its Sep 6 meeting -- he brought in 2 high blood pressure awareness and education kits and also brought in District 6440 2016-2017 directories -- thank you for your support of our club Paul. Paul Keenon with blood pressure kit, Joe McMahon and Loy Williams with District directory
ADG Paul Keenon at Geneva Rotary 2016-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Bob Kerbs from State Bank of Geneva is leaving our Geneva Rotary club  after many years.  He has been a very active club member and has  participated in all avenues of Rotary service.  He has done great work supporting our annual benefit dinner finding silent auction item donors.  His strong efforts at Swedish Days  on the grill and corn roaster are much appreciated.  Bob also assisted our long time member Stan Esping getting  to club meetings for several years.  He has also supported our Rotary Foundation.   Bob will be missed.  Best wishes to Bob and Marilyn in retirement  and in their new home.
Bob Kerbs Geneva Rotarian 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Jill Thorson of Fox Valley Hands of Hope    http://fvhh.net/  presented to Geneva Rotary at its August 30 meeting.  Jill is manager of the organization's Children's Bereavement Programs which assists hundreds of children throughout the Fox Valley deal with the loss of loved ones.   Geneva Rotary is major sponsor of their  upcoming fundraiser  'A Walk to Remember'  Sept 24, 2016 
 
  A Walk to Remember fundraising event is on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10 a.m. This event is a 5K loop walk along the Fox River, starting in Batavia. It is an opportunity for entire families to support Fox Valley Hands of Hope. Walk participants are asked to solicit pledges from friends and family. Participants can dedicate a portion of the course to a loved one. Bring a photo of your loved one to post on the “Memory Board.”
Fox Valley Hands of Hope at Geneva Rotary 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary volunteers will help with clean up, weeding and planting fall flowers at the Rotary knuckle - Saturday 8 am - August 27.  Thank you Rotary volunteers for your community service
Geneva Rotary Beautification - Downtown 2016-08-24 00:00:00Z 0

August 9 Geneva Rotary - Beth Mund presented 'Lessons Learned from NASA' at the club's meeting Beth's business BethMund.Com helps leaders who want to communicate clearly and influence others. She is also a college instructor. Her presentation on our Space program was lively, well received by the club and generated many questions and comments. l to r David Nelson, Beth Mund and club president Arun Mani.

NASA - Beth Mund - Aug 9 Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2016-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Club scholarship chair Mike Deagle introduced the  Geneva Rotary 2016 scholarship Award Winners at the July 26, 2016 club meeting.  All are 2016 graduates of  Geneva High School.   Johannes Vandermeij will attend Cedarville University (Ohio),  picture with  his parents Jan and Jill and brother Willem .   Michael Wilkins will attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Indiana), picture with his mother Kim.    Molly McQueeny is attending Carthage College (Wisconsin)  , picture with her mother Nancy.   Club members Joe McMahon and Eric Spicher assisted with the scholarship committee as well.
2016 Scholarship Award Winners - Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 6440 Past District Governor visited Geneva Rotary July 26, 2016.  Ellen announced to the club  that Chris Reiss  is part of the Paul Harris Society  for his generous and continuing  contributions to the Rotary Foundation.   The Rotary Foundation, a part of Rotary International,  funds scholarships, local and international service projects , peace initiatives, Polio  eradication efforts and gives support to Rotary clubs world wide.  Chris has also been active and much appreciated member of Geneva Rotary for many years.  He is a past president, chair for youth exchange, international service project participant and has had many other roles supporting the club.  Congratulations Chris.   
 
Chris Reiss -- Paul Harris Society 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Fox Valley Mental Health Advocacy Counsel 2016-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Dave DiIorio and past president Kathy Coffey. Dave was named club Rookie of the year for his strong participation in club activities and service events in 2015-2016.
Geneva Rotary Rookie of the Year 2015-2016 2016-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
Club secretary Sean McFadden 2016-2017 2016-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
Club president Arun Mani, 2015-2016 youth exchange student Renato and host parent Mary Swanson at July 5 club meeting. Renato made a gracious and well prepared address to the club at the meeting. He gave special thanks to his host families the Walkers, the Borkowiczes, the Swansons, youth exchange officer Chris Reiss and other Rotary club members who supported him in his year in Geneva. Best wishes to Renato in college and for all his future endeavors. Renato attended most of our club meetings in 2015-2016 and many other club events. He was very active in youth exchange events, classes and theater at high school . He has been a wonderful youth exchange student for Geneva Rotary and will be greatly missed.
Farewell to Renato our 2015-2016 Youth Exchange Student Dave Nelson 2016-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Installation Dinner June 29 2016 2016-2017 club officers - Arun Mani president, Michele Kinzler and Paula Krapf-treasurers and Sean MacFadden secretary. Steve Rambo outgoing secretary and Dave Nelson website and public relations were named Rotarians of the Year for 2015-2016, also they were both made multiple Paul Harris fellows; also recognized 2015-2016 president Kathy Coffey, treasurer Kathy Melone, Chris Reiss youth exchange, Dave DiIorio ' Rookie of the year'. Michele Kinzler Swedish Days, Joe McMahon community service, Gordy Hard AID party and to all Geneva Rotary members for club, community, international and vocational service for the 2015-2016 Rotary year.  Event held at Villa Verone Geneva.
June 29 installation dinner- 2016-2017 officers 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to our patrons and Thank you to all volunteers at Geneva Rotary food booth during Swedish Days 2016: Geneva Gymnastics, friends, family members and Geneva Rotarians. Funds raised support annual club scholarships, grants to local charities, local and international service projects, RYLA camp for high school students, youth exchange and more. Persons interested in Geneva Rotary a service club for executives, professionals, business owners and community leaders are invited to attend our meetings as our guest.     Geneva Rotary offers service projects, networking opportunities, social events, weekly meetings with programs, exchange programs to its members.  photo  Don Cummings of Blue Haven Capital  works the grill for Geneva Rotary at Swedish Days festival.
Swedish Days 2016 - Great Success 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to all our volunteers  who make our food booth a success and help Geneva Rotary raise funds for scholarships, service projects, grants to charities and more.  Geneva Gymnastics, club members, friends, family and all who help out.   
Swedish Days June 21-26 2016 2016-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Merritt Walker, Dr. Dave Diiorio and Mike Deagle of Geneva Rotary bought coupons for the Geneva Rotary food booth -- 3rd and Campbell Swedish Days 2016 Support our food booth and support scholarships for local students, RYLA camp for high school students, youth exchange, local and international service projects, grants to local charities and more Swedish Days 2016 in downtown Geneva Illinois starts June 21st----- no regular club meetings June 21 or June 28-- club  installation dinner on June 29
Swedish Days June 21-26 Rotary Food Booth 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
State Senator Jim Oberweis made a presentation to the Geneva Rotary club at its June 7 meeting. He discussed the many challenges for state government. His interesting talk generated much discussion with club members. Kathy Coffey, Joe McMahon and Jim Oberweis l to r.
State Senator Jim Oberweis at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2016-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
University of Illinois program at Geneva Rotary May 24, 2016. Several students to attend U of I and also several parents of students in attendance. The program was given by Matt Wszolek Marketing Executive for U of I and Jon Salvani Director of Advancement. The program was lively and well received by the Rotarians and guests, and many questions and comments from the audience were discussed.  photo  l to r  Jon Salvani  and Charles Barber of Geneva Rotary club.
U of I at Geneva Rotary May 24 Dave Nelson 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Scholarship chair announced the club's 2016 scholarship award winners-- Stan Esping Memorial Awards -- they are from Geneva High-- Congratulations and thank you to all who applied-- Award winners for 2016:
Michael Wilkins
Molly McQueeny and
Johannes VanDerMeij
 
Special thanks to our scholarship committee led by Mike Deagle.
2016 Geneva Rotary Scholarships Dave Nelson 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Sao Borja Rotary club president at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Charlie Vyskocil and Tanner Searcy of Geneva High attended Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp recently - this overnight camp for area teens teaches leadership and team building skills and has many fun activities as well. l to r Tanner, John Vyskocil and Charlie. Thank you to Charlie and Tanner for your presentations to the club  at May 17 2016 meeting
RYLA Students at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
2015 - 2016 Rotary Youth Exchange student Renato will be a Geneva High graduate -- Congratulations Renato
Congratulations Renato Dave Nelson 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
May 17 club meeting l to r Cynthia Wade, Veronica Castro Lopez Loy Williams and Sandy Kaczmarski - Veronica was a past Rotary Youth exchange student in for a visit
Veronic Castro Lopez Visit Dave Nelson 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Chris Reiss, Michele Kinzler and Arun Mani l to r of Geneva Rotary are recently returned from a Rotary District 6440 service trip to Ak Tenamit in Guatemala http://aktenamit.org/ They made a lively and well received presentation to over 75 Rotarians and guests at recent Tri-cities Rotary meeting May 3 2016 for the Geneva, Batavia and St Charles clubs. They asked the clubs and individual Rotarians to consider supporting the Guatemala Tomorrow Fund which helps support this boarding school for Mayan children.
Tri Cities Rotary May 3 2016 Dave Nelson 2016-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 3272 Friendship exchange team from Sahiwal Pakistan attended the Geneva Rotary led Tri Cities Rotary meeting on May 3 2016. They are from Rotary Club Sahiwal 101
Pakistan Rotarians Visit Dave Nelson 2016-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Greenfields of Geneva Senior Living presented at Geneva Rotary on April 26 about their residences, assisted living, memory care and nursing facilities. Jim Holbrook executive director and Kathy Barber Lifestyle Manager represented Greenfields. photo l to r Gordy Hard, Kathy Barber, Jim Holbrook and Kathy Coffey.
Greenfields at Geneva Rotary April 26 Dave Nelson 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Renato our 2015-2016 Rotary youth exchange student has been active at Geneva High School with studies and participation in music performances. Thank you to the Walker family, Borkowicz family and Swanson family for hosting and to all club members and friends who have supported his activities and stay here in Geneva. Renato and Brian Borkowicz at April 26 club meeting
Youth exchange 2015-2016 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Peg Coker executive director of Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley presented to the club at its April 19 meeting -- Geneva Rotary - is a long time supporter of this local charity which serves over 300 adults each year to help improve English language and cultural skills, 90 volunteer tutors are trained each year as well. l to r Paula Krapf, Dave Nelson and Peg Coker
Literacy Volunteers at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2016-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Michaela McDaid of Waubonsee Community College and Geneva resident was inducted into the Geneva Rotary club at the April 19 2016 meeting. Michaela is Adult education faculty manager for Waubonsee at its downtown Aurora campus. l to r Michaela McDaid, Dave Nelson and Kathy Coffey
Michaela McDaid Joins Geneva Rotary club Dave Nelson 2016-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Mayor Kevin Burns visited Geneva Rotary April 12 and gave the club a presentation on new developments in town and news about city government. Club members had many questions and comments and the presentation was informative and well received
Mayor Burns at Geneva Rotary April 12 Dave Nelson 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
April 5 2016 Geneva Rotary photo l to r Renato, Merritt Walker, Michele Kinzler, Chris Reiss, Arun Mani and Kathy Coffey. Michele, Chris and Arun will represent the club on the annual Rotary District 6440 service trip to Guatemala to do work at Ak Tenamit school there. Thank you for your Rotary service.
Geneva Rotarians - Guatemala Service Trip Dave Nelson 2016-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Evan Tawzer of Geneva High School recently attended RYLA Camp - Rotary Youth Leadership Award- he gave a presentation to the Geneva Rotary club at its April 5 2016 meeting. Geneva Rotary sponsored Evan. RYLA camp is a 3 day overnite leadership camp . Picture - Evan and his mother Sam l. and father Lance and Geneva Rotary club president Kathy Coffey far r.
Geneva Rotary RYLA attendee Evan Tawzer Dave Nelson 2016-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Dave DiIorio of Fox Chiropractic in Geneva is one of the club's newer members but already active with Geneva Rotary activities. He made a short presentation about his profession , business and personal background at Geneva Rotary's March 29 meeting
Dr. Dave Di Iorio Fox Chiropractic Dave Nelson 2016-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Visiting Rotarian Jon Bartelt exchanged banners with Geneva Rotary club president Kathy Coffey at the March 29 meeting at Riverside Receptions -- Jon is president elect of the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary club
Visiting Rotarian Jon Bartelt Dave Nelson 2016-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Royal Family Kids Camp  presented at Geneva Rotary March 15, 2016 .  This organization provides an annual  'up north'  summer camp for children from foster homes referred by DCFS for Kane County.  Geneva Rotary has been a long time supporter of this worthy cause. Photo  l to r  Don Cummings of Geneva Rotary;   Jim Buckalew Royal Family Kids Camp  and Kathy Coffey of Geneva Rotary and Jan Krueger Royal Family Kids Camp
Royal Family Kids Camp at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2016-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Annual Benefit Dinner March 13 2016 Dave Nelson 2016-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Arun Mani - club president elect Dave Nelson 2016-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Jean Gaines of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce presented to Geneva Rotary about on going and new special events and programs of Geneva Chamber of Commerce. Photos - Jean Gaines and Jean Gaines with Loy Williams  March 1 2016 meeting
Jean Gaines Geneva Chamber of Commerce Dave Nelson 2016-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Paula Krapf is our newest Geneva Rotary club member. Paula is marketing director for Geneva Public Library. She was inducted at the club's Feb 23 2016 meeting. l to r Michelle Kinzler and Paula Krapf
Paula Krapf our newest Rotarian Dave Nelson 2016-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Steven Matravers arborist with Davey Tree presented to Geneva about trees and pests, diseases and care. He also presented the club a gift certificate for $250 in services for the Geneva Rotary upcoming annual benefit dinner silent auction on March 13. L to r Brian Borkowicz, Steve Matravers and Kathy Coffey. Geneva Rotary much appreciates the support of Davey Tree.
Davey Tree at Geneva Rotary FEb 23 2016 Dave Nelson 2016-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
News from Feb 23 Geneva Rotary meeting - Colleen Thomas l. of Dundee Rotary club presented Geneva Rotary's club president Kathy Coffey r. with check for $300 resulting from a fundraiser project - money will go to Geneva Rotary club scholarships. Our exchange student Renato will be part of the cast of the upcoming Geneva High Musical - My Fair Lady - to be staged in March 2016.
Geneva Rotary News Feb 23 2016 Dave Nelson 2016-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Engineers without Borders USA-Chicago ewb-usa-chicago.org made a presentation at the special Tri-City Rotary meeting Feb 16 2016 - this meeting was led by the St Charles club and also attended by Geneva and Batavia clubs. l to r Daniel O'Dell, AJ Voth and Patrick Miller -- thanks for the presentation
The group is helping with design and installation of a water project to bring clean water to 4 villages in El Salvador
Tri City Rotary FEB 16 - EWB USA Chicago Dave Nelson 2016-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Arun Mani club president elect  and Meritt Walker club membership chair  recently attended the District 6440 seminar on Feb. 6th.   Arun learned about grant applications and procedures  to help the club secure future grants for its AID holiday party and other service projects.  Merritt was part of the membership seminar meeting.  Merritt was presented with a special pin for his work on club membership.  Merritt Walker and Kathy Coffey.
Rotary District Seminar - Feb. 6 2016 2016-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Sacha Urban of Tri City Family Services presented to Geneva Rotary at its February 9 2016 meeting about its special events,  programs and services to help at risk children and families  --   www.tricityfamilyservices.org    Tri City has served Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia and surrounding area for over 45 years.  Geneva Rotary has been a long time supporter of Tri City Family Services and made a $500 grant at the meeting. 
Tri City Family Services at Geneva Rotary 2016-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Chip Barber of American Bank and Trust and long time Geneva Rotarian gave a classification talk about his business and personal life at the Feb 2 2016 club meeting
Chip Barber - Classification Talk 2016-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Feb 2 2016 Geneva Rotary - Geneva Rotary announced a grant to the Geneva Beautification project of $100 and a sponsor grant to CASA Kane County for $500. Club president Kathy Coffey also accepted a banner from St Thomas East Rotary Virgin Islands US brought back by Loy Williams.
Geneva Rotary Grants Aid Local Charities 2016-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Chris Reiss of Geneva Rotary is a multiple Paul Harris fellow recognized for his contributions to the Rotary Foundation to support its scholarships, service project grants and polio eradication efforts with Kathy Coffey at January 26, 2016 meeting.  Thank you Chris for your Rotary Service.
Chris Reiss - Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Dave Nelson 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Dave DiIorio of Fox Chiropractic in Geneva is the newest member of Geneva Rotary. He was inducted by the club at its January 26 2016 meeting - Dr. Dave with club president Kathy Coffey
Dr. Dave Di Iorio Newest Geneva Rotarian Dave Nelson 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0

Kane County Connects Rick Nagel at Geneva Rotary--Rick made a presentation to the club about the newsletters, blog and social media efforts of Kane County government to keep residents informed of current news, events and announcements  l to r Rick Nagel and Brian Borkowicz

Kane County Connects Rick Nagel at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0

Geneva Rotary was recognized by Rotary District 6440 for its 100% participation in making contributions in 2014-2015 to the Rotary Foundation. Assistant District Governor Paul Keenon presented to club past president Kyle Hempel at the January 12 2016 club meeting. Support Geneva Rotary by attending its annual benefit dinner on March 13 2016 at Villa Verone in Geneva 5:30 pm to 8 pm or by donating a silent auction item for the event.


Rotary Foundation Supported Dave Nelson 2016-01-13 00:00:00Z 0

Changing Childrens Worlds Foundation made a presentation at Geneva Rotary at its January 12 2016 meeting. This local not for profit supports parents and children with education, training and advocacy. Annette Cowart of CCWF along with Kyle Hempel and Kathy Coffey. Geneva Rotary made a grant to the organization as well.

Changing Childrens Worlds Foundation at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2016-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Jason Michnick of Geneva and NIU graduate student in public administration  spoke to Geneva Rotary about his upcoming study and service trip to Kenya and Tanzania.  He will study in Nairobi and then assist with an  on going  education project in Nyegina, Tanzania.  His talk was well received by the Rotary club at its January 5 2016 meeting.   Kathy Coffey of First State Bank and Jason Michnick
Jason Michnick presents on Tanzania and Kenya project and study Dave Nelson 2016-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary helped St Charles and Batavia Rotary with a Literacy fundraiser and book buying day at Barnes and Noble Store - local organizations benefitted Lazarus House, CASA, Batavia Apts Youth services ., & the St Charles Youth Home - thank you to club volunteers and contributors to the effort
Literacy Support from Tri City Rotary clubs Dave Nelson 2016-01-02 00:00:00Z 0

Geneva Rotary held its annual holiday party for AID on Dec. 16, 2015 at First Baptist Church West Campus.  Association for Individual Development residents enjoyed delicious lunch, entertainment, visit from Santa and his helpers and gifts - Geneva Rotary club members and supporters make this special event possible- thank you for your community service

Our AID Holiday Party - 2015 Dave Nelson 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0

Geneva Rotary's Joe McMahon has created his 9th annual Joman calendar. Contact any Geneva Rotarian for a calendar - only 350 available for donation to Lazarus House homeless shelter -- the calendar offers 12 months of humor and cartoon artistry  

 
Joman Calendars 2016 - Helps Lazarus House Dave Nelson 2015-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 6440 Foundation chair Mike Erickson visited Geneva Rotary at its December 1, 2015 meeting.  Polio eradication a primary goal for Rotary has been successful - in 2015 only 57 new cases of polio compared to over 365,000 new cases in year 1985.  Mike also discussed grants from the foundation to local club service projects and expressed his appreciation to Geneva Rotary for its long standing support of the Rotary Foundation.  Mike is a past district governor for district 6440.   photo Charles Barber, Michele Kinzler, Kathy Coffey and Mike Erickson l to r.
District 6440 Rotary Foundation - Mike Erickson Dave Nelson 2015-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
4th annual service project on Nov. 26 2015 - 12 volunteers- Rotarians, friends and family did a late fall cleanup for a local resident in need. Thank you volunteers for your Rotary community service
Thanksgiving AM Community Service = Geneva Rotary dav 2015-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Help Lazarus House our local shelter for homeless -  get a Joman calendar with a contribution to Lazarus House - Geneva Rotary's Joe McMahon draws up some great cartoons - 12 months of fun   see Joe or any Geneva Rotary club member for your calendar--
Joman Calendars 2016 - Helps Lazarus House 2015-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary November 24 2015 Dave Nelson 2015-11-25 00:00:00Z 0

'Geneva Rotary's Gordy Hard'
Longtime Geneva Chamber of Commerce board member and former President Gordon Hard is the 2015 winner of the Wood Award — Geneva’s annual recognition for the community’s top citizen.

Hard is the owner of Valley Insurance Agency and is very active in the Geneva Rotary and other community groups.

...

About the Wood Award

The Wood Community Service award is presented each year to an individual who has made significant community contributions in the areas of business, education, youth involvement, civic organizations, art, recreation, charity or government. The award is named in honor of Bill and Elise Wood, and Nell and Burton Wood — four individuals who have all contributed to the growth and health of the city of Geneva.

Gordy Hard receives Award for community service Dave Nelson 2015-11-21 00:00:00Z 0

Blue Haven Capital's Don Cummings at Geneva Rotary - Don made an interesting and well prepared presentation on Technology Today for the small business and home. He gave club members many great ideas for using internet resources to be more efficient, save money and make business activities more effective. He makes these presentations for local business and service groups. Don is a long time Geneva Rotarian.

Don Cummings Presentation to Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Local high school students can apply to Geneva Rotary for RYLA camp 2016  -- two sessions -- March 10 to 13 2016  or April 7 to 10 2016.  RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards --  camp teaches leadership skills and the long weekend is full of adventure and fun for participants.  Application form on this website.
RYLA 2016 - Applications now available 2015-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
visiting Rotarians Annabeth Payne and her husband John Kador at November 10 2015 club meeting; John is a Geneva club past president - they now reside in Pennsylvania
Visiting Rotarians Dave Nelson 2015-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Banner presented to Montgomery Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-11-09 00:00:00Z 0

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is now Fox Valley Hands of Hope www.fvhh.net Kathy Melone Director of Development for Fox Valley Hands of Hope (and long time Geneva Rotarian) made a presentation to Geneva Rotary club about the name change at Rotary's October 27, 2015 club meeting. Kathy Melone also presented the club with a T-shirt from the group's recent Walk to Remember fundraiser. Geneva Rotary was a major sponsor of the event. Kathy Melone l and Kathy Coffey r.

Fox Valley Hands of Hope Dave Nelson 2015-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Gary Swick at Geneva Rotary October 20 Friends of the Fox River Dave Nelson 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0

Geneva Rotary community service helped Herbies Friends is a bereavement support group for families organized by Fox Valley Hands of Hope formerly Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. Geneva Rotary volunteers cooked and served one of Herbies Friends monthly dinners on October 16, 2015 - Rotarians  Kathy Melone   and Kathy Coffey l to r.

Geneva Rotary service - Herbies Friends Dinner Dave Nelson 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0

October 13 2015 Geneva Rotary club; Gordon Hard of Valley Insurance made a presentation to the club about insurance trends and ways to save on your insurance - photo Gordon Hard and Kathy Coffey -- Gordy will also again be chair of the club's upcoming annual AID Holiday Party and Lunch for Disabled Adults to be held in December. Cash donations to help sponsor for this special event are always appreciated by Geneva Rotary-- Kathy and Mike Deagle also were our recent   2015 Scavenger Hunt champions

Gordy Hard - Valley Insurance presents to the club Dave Nelson 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
    Geneva Rotary will be selling 20 and 40 lb. boxes of oranges, grapefruits or mixed box as well as nut gift boxes to support its philanthropic efforts. This sale in conjunction with Dundee Rotary. See any Geneva Rotary member thru Nov 9. Delivery on Dec 10. Mike Deagle l and Colleen Thomas of Dundee Rotary r.  Sell some citrus or nuts today!!  Great gift for the holidays for home or work!
Annual Citrus Fundraiser - Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
  Mera Johnson president of Montgomery Illinois Rotary club visited and gave a presentation to Geneva Rotary at its Oct 6 2015 club meeting. Montgomery Rotary is one of the newest Rotary clubs founded in June 2015. Best wishes to Mera and the Montgomery club.  The Geneva club will donate  the Montgomery club's first Rotary display banner.  Mera Johnson l and Kathy Coffey of Geneva Rotary r.
Mera Johnson and Montgomery IL Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Loy Williams and Merritt Walker of Geneva Rotary club were  recognized at its Sep 29, 2015 as multiple Paul Harris Fellows  and given special pins in honor of their significant financial support of the Rotary Foundation.  Thank you for your contributions and service  Loy and Merritt.
Merritt Walker and Loy Willams - Multiple Paul Harris Fellows Dave Nelson 2015-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Loy Williams   long time member and past president of Geneva Rotary  sold the winning ticket for the recent Geneva Chamber of Commerce 50-50  charity raffle.  He donated his $1000  prize for selling the ticket to Geneva Rotary club to support its scholarships, local and international service projects, grants to local charities, youth exchange programs and other worthy causes.  Kathy Coffey 2015 - 2016 club president  and Loy Williams l to r -- Thank you Loy!
Loy Williams - Special Gift to Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Renato our Geneva Rotary inbound youth exchange student gave an interesting and informative talk about Peru his home country  and Arequipa  his home city to the club at its Sep 29 2015 meeting.  His hostparents are Merritt Walker and Ruthann Walker.
Exchange Student Renato Pinto Riega Presentation Dave Nelson 2015-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Elena  (daughter of Geneva Rotary's  Kathy Melone) and friend Clarissa brought a bake sale to Geneva Rotary at its Sep 29 2015 meeting.  They are raising $200 as a  project  to pay for cleft palate surgery for baby Danny - an infant in Guatemala.  Thanks for your service Elena and Clarissa!
Bake Sale at Geneva Rotary 2015-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
At its September 22 2015 board meeting  Geneva Rotary led by club president Kathy Coffey approved its 2015-2016 budget.  The club plans to make over $19,000 in philanthropic expenditures.  Included are club scholarships to local students, AID holiday party for the disabled, polio plus donation, RYLA camp for local students, grants to local charities and international service projects and youth exchange program.
Club Budget for 2015-2016 - Helping Others Dave Nelson 2015-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
The St. Charles Breakfast Rotary Club with Barnes and Noble (Geneva Commons), St Charles (Noon) Rotary Club, Batavia Rotary Club and Geneva Rotary Club are will be hosting a Bookfair on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9am to 11pm.  The project known as Give the Gift of Literacy is raising funds to support several Fox Valley area organizations.  Specifically, the organizations are: Illinois Youth Center (St Charles), Lazarus House, Aunt Mary’s Storybook, CASA of Kane County, Batavia Apartments, and Two Rivers Head Start.  Each of these organizations needs books on a regular basis to share with their clients to help them learn and develop reading skills.  Please mark your calendars for this date and join us for shopping, fun and more​
Tri City Rotary Oct 17 Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Dave Nelson 2015-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Mike Dixon Amazing Armenia Dave Nelson 2015-09-16 00:00:00Z 0

Final days to buy 50-50 raffle tickets - $5000 minimum prize - drawing on Sept 13 festival of the vine in Geneva- support Geneva Rotary and many other worthy groups in town - tickets from any Geneva Rotarian l to r Sean McFadden of Inland Bank and Trust and Kyle Hempel of Apple Graphics--- thanks to past president Kyle for his work  on this fundraiser!

Sep 13 2015 -- 50 - 50 raffle $5000 minimum prize!! Dave Nelson 2015-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Candidates for Rotary outbound youth exchange --  August 2016 to July 2017  should apply to Geneva Rotary youth exchange officer  in next month.  Students applying  will be  between ages 16 and 18.   Contact Chris Reiss  club youth exchange officer for more information.
Out bound Rotary Youth Exchange 2016 - 2017 2015-09-08 00:00:00Z 0

Tri City Rotary clubs will have a special shopping day at Barnes and Noble October 17 2015 to help raise funds for literacy projects in Batavia, St Charles and Geneva - Kim Luthin l of Barnes and Noble presented to the Geneva club at its Sep 1 meeting - with Michele Kinzler r. Shop Barnes and Noble on October 17 and tell them Rotary sent you.  Volunteers will be needed that day so save the date to help out a few hours at the event.  

Literacy Fundraiser by Rotary Oct 17 2015 Dave Nelson 2015-09-02 00:00:00Z 0

Geneva Rotary received a donation to its scholarship fund of $164 from Fox Valley Orthopedic which raised the funds with a 'Jeans Day' at its office - Chase Behrendt of Fox Valley Ortho and of Geneva Rotary presented the check Sep 1 2015 to club president Kathy Coffey

Fox Valley Orthodpedic Supports Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
District 6440 Governor Rodney Adams at Geneva Rotaryda Dave Nelson 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Governor Rodney Adams - District 6440 visited the Geneva club and led a board meeting on Monday night.  The dinner and meeting were held at Michele Kinzler's home.  Many aspects of the Rotary district  and the Geneva club were discussed at the meeting.  Guatemala and development projects in that country are a focus of District 6440 for international service in 2015-2016.  As to club service - membership growth and retention of existing members were emphasized. Continued community service and building Rotary's image in Geneva  is also a club goal.  Vocational service and service to youth also needed.  Governor Rodney complimented the club on its past efforts and encouraged Geneva Rotary in continuing its Rotary service in 2015-2016. 
District 6440 Governor Rodney Adams at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Inland Bank's Sean McFadden Joins Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Lisa Ewers of Mutual Ground presented to Geneva Rotary at its August 18 meeting - Mutual Ground provides important community service to prevent and mitigate domestic violence and abuse l to r Michele Kinzler, Lisa Ewers, Bob Kerbs
Mutual Ground at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary welcomes its 2015-2016 youth exchange student Dave Nelson 2015-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary's Bob Kerbs  was honored as a multiple Paul Harris Fellow for his long time and generous support of the Rotary Foundation and its charitable efforts - photo with Kathy Coffey club president 2015-2016
Bob Kerbs - Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Dave Nelson 2015-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary club was honored by Rotary District 6440 and its past district governor Ellen Young for its 50 years of service 1965-2015.  Geneva Rotary also received a grant of $1680 from the district toward the club's annual AID holiday party for disabled adults.   Kathy Coffey, Ellen Young and Kyle Hempel l to r.  August 11 2015 meeting
Geneva Rotary Honored for 50 Years of Service Dave Nelson 2015-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Jeremy Swanson was Geneva Rotary's outbound exchange student for the 2014-2015 school year. He attended high school and lived in Lille, France. Jeremy presented to the club at its August 11 2015 meeting about his Rotary Youth Exchange experience. photo  Mary Swanson his mother and Jeremy Swanson
Jeremy Swanson our outbound exchange student to France Dave Nelson 2015-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Congressman Randy Hultgren  visited Geneva Rotary August 4 with Susan Russell from his office.  He visited with club members and gave a talk about his background, his years in Congress and his views on many domestic and international issues.  There were many questions and good discussions with club members.  photo l to r Chip Barber, Congressman Hultgren and Bruce Weigel
Congressman Randy Hultgren at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Cynthia Wade leads Do Over . Me    http://www.do-over.me/   a local not for profit that assists persons in transition such as those in career change, returning to work force,  or change in family circumstances.  The organization also provides  training for individuals and businesses.  Check out their website to find out more.  Cynthia led a lively and well received presentations for Geneva Rotary at its July 21 meeting.  photo  l to r Dr. Arun Mani and Cynthia Wade
Cynthia Wade at Geneva Rotary July 21 2015 Dave Nelson 2015-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary 2015-2016 club offficers were sworn in at the July 15 2016 installation dinner at Villa Verone.  Steve Rambo, secretary, Kathy Melone treasurer, Kathy Coffey president, Arun Mani president elect and Kyle Hempel past president, l to r.
2015-2016 Geneva Rotary Officers Dave Nelson 2015-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you Kyle Hempel club president 2014-2015 2015-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Changing Childrens Worlds Foundation at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary club President elect Kathy Coffey r. and Susan Russell l. from Congressman Randy Hultgren office District 14 at club's July 7 meeting-- Kathy will be inaugurated at the club's   July 15 annual installation dinner along with other officers and club leaders -- 
July 7 2015 Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary raised over $12,000 for club scholarships, grants to local charities, youth exchange program, annual holiday party for disabled and local and international service projects with its Swedish Days food booth.  Thank you to all our customers and special thanks to our volunteers- Geneva Gymnastics, friends, family and Geneva Rotarians.  Sales during the 6 day festival included 500 lbs. of bratwurst, 200 lbs. of pulled pork, 200 lbs of hot dogs and over 2000 ears of sweet corn. 
Successful Swedish Days 2015 Dave Nelson 2015-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Swedish Days - Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Our club food booth at 3rd and Campbell in downtown Geneva Illinois = thank you volunteers-- Geneva Gymnastics, friends, family and Rotarians for making our food booth a success and supporting Rotary causes
Geneva Rotary at Swedish Days 2015 Dave Nelson 2015-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Swedish Days 2015 June 23 to June 28 2015-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Club Scholarship 2015 Recipients   --our 2015 Stan Esping Memorial Award Scholarship Winners- all from Geneva High School Angelie Humbert,  Lauren Gambino,  Katherine Rogers -   thank you to Scholarship committee  Mike Deagle chair, Joe McMahon and Dr. Eric Spicher for interviewing and choosing our 2015  award winners   and thank you to all students who applied this year.
2015 Club Scholarship Winners Announced Dave Nelson 2015-06-10 00:00:00Z 0

Geneva Rotary club is sponsor for USS Illinois commissioning - this is a new US Navy submarine http://ussillinois.org/ Bruce Weigel l. of Geneva Rotary is on the commissioning committee and he accepted the sponsorship donation from club president Kyle Hempel r

USS Illinois and Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student for 2014-2015  Glenn  has finished his studies at Geneva High-- congratulations Glenn!! 
Congratulations Glenn Dave Nelson 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z 0

Sign up for booth shifts  at next club  meeting or contact Kyle Hempel.  Day captains Tuesday Joe McMahon and Gordy Hard; Wednesday Kyle Hempel; Thursday Mark Allen and Loy Williams;  Friday Chris Reiss and Mike Deagle;  Saturday Merritt Walker ; Sunday  Gordy Hard.      ! Please take on this important club service  if you can.  Also booth setup on June 22  noon to 4 pm    and  booth take down June 29  8 am to noon.. Thank you for your club service.   Food booth proceeds help provide club scholarships,  grant to local charities, youth exchange, AID holiday party and more.  Friends of Rotary and family members are invited as food booth volunteers as well. 

Swedish Days Geneva Rotary Food Booth - Volunteers Needed Dave Nelson 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Vero Castro Lopez is a former Rotary youth exchange student who attended Geneva High School. She recently graduated from college in Mexico and is now a licensed architect as well. Geneva Rotary's Loy Williams one of her host parents here was able to attend the graduation and the many festivities for the event.
Congratulations Vero Castro Lopez - a new architect Dave Nelson 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z 0

Kyle Hempel of Geneva Rotary, JIm Elliott and Tinamarie Hernandez both from Diveheart. Jim led a presentation on this organization that allows the disabled to take part in scuba diving at local pools and on special field trips around the world. www.diveheart.org   The May 19 meeting was a Tri City meeting with Rotarians from Geneva, Batavia and St Charles in attendance

Diveheart at Tri City Rotary May 19 2015 Dave Nelson 2015-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Downtown Geneva Illinois Beautification - May 16 2015 - Geneva Rotary helped with this community service event by planting flowers at its location along State Street - Dr. Eric Spicher of Integrated Natural Medicine and David Nelson of Chicago Title were Rotary's volunteers at the May 16 planting  in spite of rainy weather!
Geneva Rotary helps with community beautification May 16 Dave Nelson 2015-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Loy Williams - local counselor  and Bob Kerbs of State Bank of Geneva are selling Geneva Chamber of Commerce 50-50  raffle tickets .  Proceeds help support our club scholarships, AID holiday party and more.  Buy from any Geneva Rotarian-- $5 each  or 5 for $20  or  30 for $100.  Drawing on Sep 13 2015.   Grand prize of at least $5000!
Rotarians Sell 50-50 Raffle Tickets to Benefit Rotary programs Dave Nelson 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Buy Geneva Chamber of Commerce--  50 - 50 raffle tickets from any Geneva Rotarian - $5 per ticket with discounts for larger purchases - Drawing at Festival of the Vine Sep 13 2015 - minimum of $5000 to the winner !! Geneva Rotary and many other local charitable groups benefitted by this contest -- Rotarians, please pick up your tickets to sell from president Kyle - thank you for your support of this fundraiser to help the club  and the community 
50-50 raffle benefit - tickets now available Dave Nelson 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z 0

Amy Singer of the Joshua Tree Community in Geneva told Geneva Rotary about this new organization in town that serves non aggressive mildly developmentally disabled persons 22 years old and above. The group offers many daily activities and is based at St Marks church in Geneva. joshuatreecommunity.com   photo  Amy Singer and Steve Rambo at May 5 2015 Geneva Rotary meeting

Joshua Tree Community at Geneva Rotary May 5 2015 Dave Nelson 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary scholarships, youth exchange, RYLA, service projects and grants to charities were benefitted greatly by this event led by club chair Kathy Melone. Scott Piner Magic provided entertainment. Wonderful silent auction and great food by Villa Verone Geneva. Exciting and fun Sunday night in Geneva.  Thank you to all friends, family and Rotarians for  support of this special event.  photo - Chris Reiss takes part in the magic show.   Many more photos at the club website photo album section and on our Facebook page.
2015 Annual Benefit Dinner April 26 2015 - 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Steve Andersson Illinois State Representative-65th District- gave an interesting and informative talk to Geneva Rotary club at its April 14, 2015 meeting. A lively question and answer session with club members followed his presentation.  Dave Nelson, Steve Andersson and Arun Mani  l to r.
State Rep Steve Andersson at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary Community Service- Geneva Beautification- clean up and plant spring flowers at two knuckles on State Street between 1st and 2nd Streets-- thank you Rotary volunteers
Geneva Rotary Community Service April 11 2015 Dave Nelson 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
19 Geneva Rotary Past Club Presidents helped celebrate Geneva Rotary's 50th anniversary at a special April 7 2015 meeting. Each president gave a short talk as to accomplishments and memories of their 1 year term leading Geneva Rotary. Thank you to all our past presidents for participating.  More pictures at the photo albums section and on our facebook page.
Geneva Rotary Club Presidents at Apil 7 meeting Dave Nelson 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Conservation Foundation at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0

Mara Hauser of 25N Coworking gave the club a presentation on her business which gives small businesses and entrepeneurs a membership based place to work. Flex space, dedicated space and private space as well as meeting rooms, business services and frequent special events are offered 25ncoworking.com Mara Hauser and Kathy Coffey l to r

25N Coworking at Geneva Rotary March 24 Dave Nelson 2015-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary helped support this annual fundraiser for LVFV  held March 21 at the Q Center in St Charles - more pix on the club facebook page and in this websites photo albums- thanks to Geneva Rotarians and friends who made up this years team  and its supporters
Geneva Rotary at Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley 2015 event Dave Nelson 2015-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Mark McClain of the USS Illinois SSN 786 Commissioning Committee  made an interesting and well received presentation to Geneva Rotary club at its March 17 2015 meeting which was a joint meeting with St Charles Rotary Breakfast Club.  This newly built submarine will soon be in service for the US Navy. photo  Mark McClain and Geneva Rotary's Bruce Weigel    visit www.ussillinois.org  for more information
USS Illinois SSN 786 at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
7 past presidents  and current members of Geneva Rotary invite  all Geneva Rotary past club presidents to attend a special 50th anniversary breakfast meeting on April 7 2015.  Please RSVP to any Geneva Rotarian  if you can attend this special  'reunion' meeting; photo lt to r Mark Allen, Michele Kinzler, Gordy Hard, Charles Barber, Kathy Coffey, Dave Nelson and Kathy Melone
Past presidents of Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary presented with banner from Taiwan Dave Nelson 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Exchange student Glenn with Mark Byars  at our Feb 24 club meeting.  'year of the sheep   Sheep : February 19, 2015 - February 07, 2016'
Happy Chinese New Year 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Kimberly Svevo-Cianci  of Changing Children's Worlds Foundation   CCWF -  presented to the club at  its Feb 24 meeting.  She told about the progress of CCWF  which teaches and organizes community based programs to promote positive parenting  and to reduce violence.   CCWF is a Geneva based not for profit organization.
Changing Childrens Worlds Foundation 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Engineers without Borders Tri City Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Ed Ritter of Carpentersville Rotary club  promoted an upcoming Jazz Consortium Big Band concert  April 19 at 3 pm at Elgin Community College to benefit Carpentersville Rotary  charities  for info visit their webpage  or  tickets.elgin.edu   l to r  Loy Willliams and Ed Ritter  at Feb 10 Geneva Rotary meeting
Carpentersville Rotary -- Jazz concert benefit Dave Nelson 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Roger Breisch gave a talk to Geneva Rotary at the Feb 3 2015 club meeting. 'Brain is Lying to You' which was thought provoking and well received by the club. Thank you Roger. rebreisch.net l to r Roger Breisch and Chip Barber
 
Roger Breisch at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
 to r. Kelli Westphal, Geneva Rotary club president Kyle Hempel and Diana Haberkamp -- Diana is the executive director of based in St. Charles Illinois, she made a presentation to the Geneva Rotary club a...t its January 27, 2015 meeting. Kelli is also on the staff of Neurofibromatosis Midwest. This organization is dedicated to education, support for patients and families and cure for Neurofibromatosis. Visit www.nfmidwest.org for more information and to support their efforts.
Neurofibromatosis Midwest at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
right to left-- Hillary Allen, Geneva Rotarian Bruce Weigel, Glenn -- Hillary is a past Rotary Youth Exchange student and will be spending a college semester studying Portugese in Brazil, Glenn is our 2014-2015 Rotary Youth Exchange inbound student. Photo taken at January 27 club meeting
Hillary Allen visits Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Richard Rivkin District 6440 governor nominee will serve this Rotary district as governor in the 2016-2017 year. Richard visited Geneva Rotary at its Jan 20 2015 meeting. Joe McMahon, Richard Rivkin and Merritt Walker  l to r
Thank you for your Rotary Service Richard.
Richard Rivkin District 6440 governor nominee Dave Nelson 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Career Vision's Georgia Koch visited Geneva Rotary club at its January 20 2015 meeting. Career Vision  based in Glen Ellyn IL   helps students, families and others with college and career choices by measuring aptitude and abilities. http://careervision.org/ Georgia Koch and David Nelson  l to r in photo
Career Vision at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
our newest Geneva Rotarian and club president Kyle Hempel. Chase is an executive with Fox Valley Orthopedic in Geneva and he was inducted at the club's January 13 2015 meeting. Welcome Chase.
Welcome to Geneva Rotary Chase Dave Nelson 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Liz Jensen and A.J. Voth are with the Engineers without Borders organization. Liz presented to Geneva Rotary at its Jan 13 2015 meeting about several projects the group is organizing in developing nations. The Chicago chapter is especially active in Central America with water , sanitation and waste management efforts. She is president of the Chicago chapter and AJ is a long time member of the group as well.
Engineers without Borders at Geneva Rotary dav 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Holiday Social at Allen Home Dec. 2014 Dave Nelson 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotary hosted its annual Holiday party for clients of the Association for Individual Development- delicious lunch, fun entertainment, Santa and his helpers, gifts for all -- a great day. Event was held at First Baptist Church Geneva West Campus Building
Thank you to all Geneva Rotarians, family members and friends  who made this a special day for our guests from AID.  Much fun was had by all in attendance.  Lots of photos in the club photo album on this website and at the club Facebook Page  
Geneva Rotary Annual AID Holiday Party and Lunch Dec 16 2014 Dave Nelson 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Annual AID Holiday Party Geneva Rotary Dec 16 Dave Nelson 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Taiwan Presentation at Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Exchange student Glenn wore traditional ceremonial clothing and made a presentation to the club at its Dec 2 meeting. He will be making a slide show presentation about Taiwan  at the Dec 9 club meeting
Rotary Youth Exchange Presentation 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Geneva Rotarians took a turn for the Salvation Army on Nov 29 2014  at a  3rd Street kettle in Geneva.  Thank you to our Rotary volunteers and friends who helped raise funds for the Salvation Army.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing by Geneva Rotary 2014-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving Morning Community Service 2014-11-27 00:00:00Z 0

Joe McMahon Calendars Are Back!

For the past few years, amateur cartoonist Joe McMahon has created a 12-month comic masterpiece, all for the benefit of our neighbors

who are homeless or risking homelessness. People who have seen past calendars are just waiting for the new one to come out. You don't want to miss it!

We are forever grateful to Joe, his quick wit and his big heart, for helping us out and putting a smile on so many faces! McMahon Builders absorbs the entire cost of the calendar, so 100% of your donation goes to Lazarus House.

Order one for your friends, but you'll also want to get one for yourself. A minimum donation of $20 is requested for each calendar. The

2015 edition is available for a limited time only. So place your order soon or you will miss out! To order, contact Joe at McMahon Builders, 630-232-7562, or email him at mcmahon_joe_05@yahoo.com Lazarus House thanks you for your support!

Joman Calendars to Support Lazarus House 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Sacha Urban development manager and Jim Otepka executive director for Tri City Family Services thanked Geneva Rotary for its annual support for the past 20 years for the Wilderness Challenge that helps at risk teens with an annual trip to the Boundary Waters.  photo l to r Jim Otepka, Loy Williams and Sacha Urban.   http://www.tricityfamilyservices.org/
Tri City Family Services at Geneva Rotary 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Kelly Nowak vice chair of the Geneva School Board  made a well received presentation to the club at its Nov 18 2014 meeting  about current developments with Geneva Schools and Kelley Munch Communications Coordinator at Geneva Community Unit School District 304 also attended.  photo Kelly Nowak and Kelley Munch  l to r
Kelly Nowak Geneva School Board Vice Chair at Geneva Rotary 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Assistant District Governor - District 6440- Roger Smith Dave Nelson 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Thanks to all participants who helped the club raise funds for our Geneva Rotary club scholarships - Event held Nov 16 2014 at Rays Evergreen Tavern in St Charles and prizes donated by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer - The cool weather  helped keep the birds solid and the competition was spirited but friendly-- over $600 was raised for our club scholarships
Turkey Bowling Fundraiser Event Helps Fund Scholarships 2014-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Citrus sale orders for  case or half case of oranges, grapefruit or mixed box.  Also this year  gift boxes of nuts available too.  Contact any Geneva Rotarian to order -- Orders due by Nov 18  and delivery to be made to the club on Dec 11 at the AID wrapping party event. We partner with Dundee Rotary   which will deliver the citrus  and nuts to us.  Proceeds benefit Geneva Rotary scholarships, grants to local charities, our annual AID Holiday party for the disabled  and more.  Photo  Colleen Thomas of Dundee Rotary  and  Michele Kinzler of Geneva Rotary  l to r.
Citrus Sale 2014 Benefits Geneva Rotary Dave Nelson 2014-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Brian Borkowicz is a long time Rotarian with Elgin Rotary  and has recently moved to the Geneva club.  He is an executive with Davey Tree Expert Company  a national landscape and tree care company  http://www.davey.com/    He told the club about his career with Davey and his personal life.  He discussed urban forestry and some of the challenges and opportunities to improve this important part of our lives.  His presentation was well received by the club. photo  Brian Borkowicz r and Kyle Hempel l.