Rotary Club of Villa Park
 
 
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Youth Exchange Officer
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Welcome to our Club!

Welcome to our Club!

Villa Park

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Crazy Pour
105 E. North Ave.
Villa Park, IL  60181
United States
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Greetings,
 
Notes from our meeting yesterday:
 
PLEASE NOTE: On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, we will be meeting at
Highview Restaurant
(located at 425 W Saint Charles Rd, Villa Park) 
for a presentation from the Schafer School Destination Imagination Group.
  • On Tuesday, April 25, we will be having a performance by the School District 45 Destination Imagination group from Schafer School. The kids from the Schafer DI team recently were awarded the Renaissance Award. This meeting will be held at Highview as noted above.
  • Scott Helton shared the news that there will be a town hall meeting at Willowbrook on Saturday, April 22. Please see the attachments on our website for all of the details.
  • Scott also shared news about the D88 Interact Club who have the opportunity to visit Nevada for a group trip. The club will receive a scholarship for the hotel and activities, but need to raise funds for transportation to Las Vegas. Tony made a motion to donate $1,000 to the D88 Interact Club to assist with the transportation. Buzz seconded the motion. All were in favor. None were opposed. The motion passed.
  • Jay shared information about the Rotary 6440 Conference at the end of April. There is also a Youth Conference for Interact and RYLA members at this time. Rich made a motion to send 10 students from District 88 (5 from each school) to the Youth Conference. The fee is $25 per student. Bob seconded. All were in favor. None were opposed. 
  • Our club was also contacted to host another Youth Exchange student. After a brief discussion it was decided that we would look to host another exchange student for the 2018-2019 school year. Bill S. made a motion to host an exchange student during the 2018-19 school year. Jan seconded. All were in favor. None were opposed. The motion passed. 
We did not have a speaker this week, but we did have a guest make a brief presentation about an upcoming Eagle Scout project. Ethan Rojek from Boy Scout Troop #242 talked about his upcoming Eagle Scout Project. He will be working on improving the entrance to the Great Western Trail. Ethan will focus on the benches and stamped concrete to be added to beautify the area and another Boy Scout will work on cleaning up the bushes, trees, etc. The time frame for the project start will be June or late July with an estimated completion time of August. Our club presented Ethan with a check in the amount of $750.00 for a bench sponsored by our club.
 
The next Board meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 27 at 5:30pm. 
 
Mike Byron was this week's winner of the President's Raflle.
 
Happy news was shared.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Kandice Krettler
 
 
Greetings,
 
Here is a brief recap from the weekly Rotary meeting of Tuesday, December 20, 2016 held at Jackson Middle School:
  • Rotarians in attendance passed the hat to collect for a York Township donation
  • Our meeting next week will be back at Crazy Pour
  • Jan gave a holiday auction financial recap from the Annual Christmas Dinner & Auction. The raffle made $700 and auction items (Silent & Live) brought in $5,293.18. The total profit from this year's event was $8,163.00.
  • A suggestion was made for next year's auction that we publicize the acceptance of credit cards on the event flyer.
  • The date has been reserved with Diplomat West for 2017
  • A few birthdays were celebrated
After the brief meeting, the club members enjoyed a performance by the Chamber Strings Orchestra of Jackson Middle School. The kids sounded great and everyone in attendance enjoyed the holiday music.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Kandice Krettler
Greetings,
 
Here is a brief recap from the weekly Rotary meeting from November 22: 
  • Don't forget about the Annual Christmas Dinner & Auction, which is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6. The event will begin with a social hour at 6pm. The event will be held at the Diplomat West in Elmhurst once again this year. Event information is available on a flyer on our website. 
  • Donation items can be brought to the Villa Park Public Library. Please see Sandy Hill or Kandice Krettler. Please remember to fill out your donation form, which can also be found on our website.
  • Guest Roy Fonda shared information about the Glen Ellyn club's Annual Citrus Sale. The flyer and order form are also available on our club's website.
  • The Jackson Middle School orchestra is interested in performing for our club at an upcoming meeting. A few dates were thrown out and December 20 was decided upon as a possibility. Tony Palmisano will confirm and let the club know next week.
  • The next board meeting will be on Thursday, December 1. The meeting will begin at 5:30pm at Roundheads in Lombard.
  • Rotarians present at today's meeting passed the hat for York Township collection.
  • Happy news was shared and the weekly raffle was held.
Respectfully submitted,
Kandice Krettler
Greetings everyone,
 
Here is a brief recap from today's meeting (11/01/16) and from last week (10/25/16):
 
11/01/16 Meeting Update:
  • At today's meeting we welcomed a visitor. James Stelter from the Rotary Club of Bensenville and Wood Dale stopped in to invite members to their annual fundraiser. This event will be held on Thursday, November 10 at the White Pines Banquet Hall in Bensenville. Tickets are $60 each and dinner is included. If you would like more details, please contact Jim at jstelter@bs2.org or call him at (630) 7656-5940 x 1108.
  • Tonight kicks off the first night of the annual Shoe & Boot Drive at Payless from 6-8pm. The sign-up sheet is available so if you haven't seen it yet and would like to sign up for a time slot, please let Tom know.
  • Our club voted to make a donation to the Salvation Army in the amount of $250.00 in lieu of bell ringing this year.
  • This is a reminder that the annual Holiday Dinner & Auction will be held on December 6th. A flyer will be available shortly and shared with members of the club. It's time to start gathering prizes and selling tickets. Tickets will be $50 per person.
  • Our club received a nice complimentary letter from the District Governor in regards to his past visit.
  • We will be having a speaker from Easter Seals within the next few weeks.
  • Happy news was shared and club members participated in Al's trivia.
10/25/16 Meeting Update
Today's meeting featured a presentation by the Interact Club from both Addison Trail High School and Willowbrook High School. Sponsors Marco Gasca and Jeorge de Leon from Addison Trail High School and Andrew Levin from Willowbrook High School introduced representatives from the Interact Club from each high school.
 
Addison Trail High School Seniors Leslie Tolentino, Club President and Diana Graciano, Club Publicist were in attendance to talk about some of the activities and events planned for the year. Rotary club members were invited to attend the Kermes Latino Food Festival, which will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 11am-3pm at the Addison Trail High School Student Cafeteria. Here are more details: http://www.dupage88.net/site/page/3530;jsessionid=74A732EC16FC8A23443F3287B1E7E4B7.  This is a fundraiser to support student scholarships. The ATHS Interact Club also participates in the annual Salt Creek Clean-up, serve at a PADS shelter in Itasca, helps out with Kiwanis Peanuts Day, serves as bell ringers for the Salvation Army during the holidays, and also participates in "Feed My Starving Children" an initiative to help provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.  
 
Willowbrook High School Seniors Allison Letson and Valbora Shameti were also in attendance to talk about their clubs activities. The WBHS Interact Club works on a project to help provide clean water with their water and sanitation project. Their club has also worked on helping to establish a library in Senegal. The club has helped collect and send 54,000 books to help start the library. They are also participating in the "10,000 Girls" project, where they aim to help 10,000 girls graduate from college.
 
After the presentation, our club made a donation to each Interact Club to help continue their projects.
 
Happy news was shared and trivia was held.
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
Kandice Krettler