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Glen Ellyn

"The Friendliest Club in Rotary"

We meet Thursdays at 12:10 PM
Barones Resturant
475 Pennsylvania Ave
Glen Ellyn, IL  60137
United States

Phone:
(630) 386-6641
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Nicaragua Humanitarian Journey 2017
Jens and Jettee Nielsen
Founders of Nicaragua Direct
 
 
The first thing to understand is there are no administration cost for the work that is done by Nicaragua Direct.

This is a  One Hundred Percent Direct Effort.
NO – Administrative Expenses.  All costs are absorbed by us personally.

Welcome our most recent new member
Thomas (Tom) Van Winkle
President and owner of Sign Identity, Inc.
Inducted March 29, 2018
 
 
 
Assistant Governor Paul Keenon inducting Tom Van Winkle.
MaryBeth Growney Selene who is a past Rotary International Director and currently a Foundation Director with a Rotary leadership pedigree rivaled by none. She is the perfect person to expound on the inter- workings of the hierarchy of Rotary International.
 
 
 
Three Questions That Can Predict Future Quality of Life!
 
Rick Poole from CIMA Hartford MIT asked us some strange questions to ascertain the quality of our life
 
 
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Our most frequent person who makes up for missed meetings at his own club, Rotary Club of Wheaton, and frequent guest of the Rotary Club of Carol Stream as well, therefore an expert on MAKING UP is the President Elect of the Rotary Club of Wheaton Steve Johnston helped us understand the Joys Of Making UP a missed Rotary club meeting. You thought maybe he was a counselor or psychiatrist didn't you?... Nope but he dose have over 20 years of perfect attendance in Rotary. That is 52 meetings a year for 20 years. That's well over 1,000 meetings with no misses...WOW!
 
The newest member of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn
John Chereskin,
Glen Ellyn Fire Department Administrator
 
 
Assistant Governor representing Governor Don Brewer inducts John Chereskin with Club President Ed Scheer
 
 
 
Governor Don and his wife Roseann visited our club and conducted a board meeting before the club meeting. Both meetings were casual and congenial as is the way with our current Governor. Roseann has mad all the club visits with him and is well received as his time keeper and organizer. Governor Don allowed the board members to discuss their hopes for the future of the club and their desires  for their part in it's future.
 
 
 
Whether you are interested in guided events or looking to create your own unique adventure, there is tons to do here at Cantigny. Below are some activities that are always available at Cantigny. Join the fun and make your visit to Cantigny one-of-a-kind!
Picnic Grounds
We have a spacious picnic area with coal receptacles and pavilions to rent.
Nature Walks
Explore our 2½ mile nature trail through woods, fields and gardens.
Playground + Tank Park
Our playground is currently under construction until May 2018, but the tank park is open for climbing.
families.
The First Division Museum, dedicated to the history of the Big Red One, t
Geocaching
Join us in an outdoor treasure hunting game that lets you explore the park in a unique way.
 
The Robert R. McCormick Museum, a historic house museum interpreting the life and legacy of the Colonel. The mansion reveals the public and private sides of one of America’s wealthiest and most philanthropic he famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Many exhibits are interactive and all of them provide fascinating insights about America’s military, past and present.
 
 
Changes must come! Will it be because we choose or are swept up with the winds of change? Tammy and Penny lead us through a session asking "What would you like to see us do as a club? 
Then  a lively discussion ensued with give and take from many visions and desires. All in all it was a worth while endeavor to get us thinking.
 
Impressive, Yes Impressive! Easter Seals is strength, perseverance and love to so many people with physical difficulties.
Amy says, "Live each day with an attitude of gratitude!"
 
 
 

Country

Over Party

Our own Ken Bucheit spoke to us about  "NO Labels". Non partison reasoning to bring about true Democracy!
 
 

 

 

 

Changes must come! Will it be because we choose or are swept up with the winds of change? Tammy and Penny lead us through a session asking "What would you like to see us do as a club? 
Then  a lively discussion ensued with give and take from many visions and desires. All in all it was a worth while endeavor to get us thinking.
 
 
ROTARY SPOTLIGHT IS HERE!
Each month we will feature one of the many Glen Ellyn Rotary members that make such a difference in our communities. These are people that fill many roles in their day to day lives and apply Rotary values in everything they do. This month’s member is Tammy Lemke. Tammy is the type of person who gets things done and always has a smile on her face. Her compassion and commitment to do good in the world are contagious. We are lucky to have her as a member of our club.
 
When did you become a Rotarian?
I first became a Rotarian in 2003 – Joined the Champaign West Rotary in Champaign IL. Received the Newcomer Award in 2003-2004. Unfortunately, moved to Glen Ellyn in 2007 and left the Champaign Club.  After being appointed the B.R. Ryall YMCA CEO in 2015, Les Sommers asked me to attend the Glen Ellyn Rotary Club as his guest. My journey continues.
 
Why did you join Rotary?
I joined Rotary in 2003 to associate with a group of people who all wanted to make our community better. I rejoined in 2015 for the same reason.   
 
What is your best Rotary memory?
My best memory so far is working the Pumpkin Flotilla last year. What fun! Enjoyed sharing the Rotary story with others and making memories with my fellow Rotarians.
 
What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of Rotary?
What do I like to do? I enjoy the outdoors, decorating, and hanging with my family. 
 
What is one fun fact about you that no one might know?
A fun fact?  I was voted Ms. Congeniality in the Miss Villa Grove Contest (high school).  Unfortunately, my arch nemesis won – so can’t get over that!
 
 
Gifts are one of the traditions of the Christmas holiday. With Rotary clubs it is no different.
One difference is that the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn does not give gifts to each other, rather we each select one or more children to bless with the joy of the season by providing their gifts. Also, we include a gift card so they may choose a gift for themselves. As you can see we make a party out of the tradition.
 
 
 
 
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Ian Riseley
President, 2017-18
 
 
 

Dear fellow Rotarians,

As we look ahead to 2018, it is time to look ahead as well to the next stage of our work to eradicate polio. When you look at the numbers we’ve seen over the last few years, it is clear what trajectory we are on. We had 416 cases of polio in 2013, 359 cases in 2014, 74 cases in 2015, 37 cases in 2016 and 17 cases so far in 2017. We are on our way to zero—and 2018 may well be the year we reach it.

It’s important to understand that this won’t mean our work is over. Rotary is committed to polio eradication until the world is certified polio free. For that to happen, we must be sure beyond any doubt that there is not a single virus left anywhere in the world. Poliovirus is very good at hiding and that is why we put so much effort into surveillance: looking not only for new cases of the disease, but for signs of the virus in waterways and sewage.

Once at least three years have passed from the last time poliovirus is found, an independent committee will certify the world polio-free. Then, and only then, will our work be done. Until then, it’s vital that we keep on doing everything we’re doing now: all the surveillance, all the immunizations, and all the advocacy work.

In 2016, Rotary helped vaccinate 450 million children, preventing an estimated 650,000 cases of paralysis. It could never have been done without a strong membership, ready and able to do the work. Looking ahead, all of us need to do our part to ensure that Rotary’s membership stays strong and ready for any future challenge. Each January, Rotary sees a sharp increase in prospective members reaching out to express their interest in being connected with a Rotary club. These prospective members are screened by Rotary, then assigned to districts to be reviewed and sent to a club via the membership leads program. Yet less than half of the leads we received last year were followed up by districts and only a quarter were assigned to clubs in 2016-17. I ask all of you to ensure that any membership leads you receive are followed up appropriately. If you have any questions about the membership leads program, see Connect to Membership Leads.

In other news, our Rotary Peace Centers Committee, having considered over 550 candidates, has selected the finalists for our 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships. The selected finalists represent citizenship from over 50 countries, and we are delighted to welcome them.

Finally, as some of you start thinking about holiday shopping, I’d like to remind you that Rotary Global Rewards is a wonderful way to get the most for your money; you can find it right in the Rotary Club Locator app on your phone. And for those who need an idea for the Rotarian on their list, why not commemorate the Foundation’s Centennial Year with a copy of its history? It’s a beautiful way to look back on some of our Foundation’s achievements, and be inspired by what is yet to come.

Juliet and I send all of you our warmest wishes for a healthy and happy 2018, full of friends, family, and Rotary service.

Sincerely,

Ian Riseley
Rotary International President, 2017-18

 
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        ROTARY SPOTLIGHT IS HERE!

        Each month we will feature one of the many Glen Ellyn Rotary members that make such a difference in our communities. These are people that fill many roles in their day to day lives and apply Rotary values in everything they do. This month’s member is Dave “Doc” Clayton. Doc is skilled at storytelling. He has the gift of humor, while at the same time, sharing wisdom and life lessons that inspire us all to be better people.  

        When did you become a Rotarian?
        I joined Rotary in 1968.

        Why did you join Rotary?
        I joined to meet other business leaders and to give back to the community. 

        What is your best Rotary memory?
        My best memory is becoming president in 1676 and as a result, going to the International Convention in Montreal.

        What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of Rotary?
        I enjoy golf, reading, being involved in my businesses, and keeping up with my five grandchildren.

        What is one fun fact about you that no one might know?
        I have been a farm hand, bus boy, shoe salesman, kennel cleaner, bartender and martial arts black belt. All leading to becoming a veterinarian, go figure!

        Jill Keenon,  RN, BSN, CLNC, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach  spoke to the club about Brain Health the why's, wherefore's, and disciplines to avoid brain deterioration, especially Alzheimer's. 
         
        The Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club Christmas Sponsor a Family Program, one the local organizations that we have honored with a grant for the last several years through the direction of Rotarian Stu Stone.
        Lynn Lullo and Dawn Cassata, Co-chairs of the Christmas Basket drive filled us in.
         
        Partners in Missions, a Ugandan Ministry with headquarters in Glen Ellyn, IL with a mission to God's marginalized children. Rev. Canon John Mulindbigwi and his companion Joel traveled from Uganda to inform us about the work there. Barbara Retelny is the local US President of the board.
         
        The Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn Mentor Day for Glenbard West and Glenbard South high school students was held on Thursday, November 2. Mentor Day has been in existence for over 20 years and continues to grow.
         
         

        ROTARY SPOTLIGHT IS HERE!

        Each month we will feature one of the many Glen Ellyn Rotary members that make such a difference in our communities. These are people that fill many roles in their day to day lives and apply Rotary values in everything they do. This month’s member is George Bradshaw. George is a friendly face that is always ready to stop and listen.  

        When did you become a Rotarian?
        I joined Rotary in 1977.

        Why did you join Rotary?
        Shortly after moving my office into Glen Ellyn, I was invited to attend a meeting by Perry Woodward. While I initially saw it as a way to meet business and community leaders, I soon found that I enjoyed the comradery and that the ideals of Rotary were consistent with my own. 

        What is your best Rotary memory?
        Over the course of 40 years, there are so many. In my early years, I always enjoyed the interplay between Woody Webb and Chief Hill. This was followed by the more recent comedy team of Chiefs Stone and Norton.

        What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of Rotary?
        I have always been an avid golfer. I also enjoy traveling whenever I can.

        What is one fun fact about you that no one might know?
        I am originally from New Jersey. I moved to Illinois in 1965 to attend Elmhurst College and loved the Chicago area so much that I decided to make it my home. But I have traveled back to the Jersey Shore nearly every year since.

         
        Kitty Weiner from the Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village gave us a brief self introduction.
         
        She is a first year Assistant Governor. Please give her a strong welcome. Her relationship to the Rotary Club of Glen Ellen is as an advisor to the club. She will guide our president and board on issues that need to be clarified from the district or Rotary International.
         
         
        Glen Ellyn Rotary Club President, Ed Scheer and District 6440 Assistant Governor Kitty Weiner
         
         
         
        Speakers
        Brett Weiss (Rotarian from Naperville)
        Apr 26, 2018
        Meeting @ Barones- Elsie Weiss Dago Scholarship Fund
        Significant Achievers Day
        May 03, 2018
        Meeting @ Barones
        Sean Nelson - RYLA
        May 10, 2018 12:10 PM
        Meeting @ Barones - RYLA students to present their experiences
        Mark Franz or President McGinley
        May 17, 2018 12:10 PM
        Meeting @ Barones - State of the Village Update.
        High School Scholarship Awards
        May 24, 2018
        Meeting @ YMCA
        Ashley Downing
        May 31, 2018 12:10 PM
        Meeting @ Barones -- DuPage County Historical Museum
        Jesse Greenberg (Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan)
        Jun 07, 2018
        Meeting @ Barones -- Energy Renaissance in America
        Community Grants
        Jun 14, 2018
        Meeting @ Barones - Community Grants
        Community Grants
        Jun 21, 2018
        Meeting @ GOCC
        TBD
        Jun 28, 2018 12:10 PM
        Meeting @ GOCC
        No Meeting
        Jul 05, 2018
        No Meeting
        TBD
        Jul 12, 2018 12:10 PM
        Meeting @ GOCC
        GE Rotary Club Installation
        Jul 18, 2018 5:06 PM
        Meeting @ GOCC - Installation of President and Board
        Professor Galiimaa Nyamaa, Mongolian University
        Jul 19, 2018
        Meeting @ Barones - The Dying Ritual of Mongolian Camel Coaxing
        2018/2019 Board Meeting
        Jul 19, 2018 12:10 PM
        Meeting @ GOCC - No regular meeting - Combined Board meeting
         
        Club Executives & Directors
        President
        President Elect
        Immediate Past President
        Secretary
        Treasurer
        Sergeant at Arms
        Membership
        Public Image PR
        Vocational
        Club Service
        Youth Services
        Community Service
        Web Site Coordinator
        Club Photographer
        International Service
        Rotary Foundation
        Local Project Chair