CLUB INFORMATION

 

             
                       ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY
 
                    We meet on Thursdays at 12:10 PM
 
                                 Barone's Restaurant
                             475 Pennsylvania Avenue
                             Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
                                      
 
Home Page Stories
Last week we had a very informative speaker, Tim Kustusch, from World Relief DuPage/Aurora. World Relief is a non-profit organization helping Refugees assimilate into the culture of the United states. 
A couple of weeks ago our Glen Ellyn Rotary Club met at the Brookdale Senior Living Center hosted by Les and Mary Ann Sommers. They are residents of the  center and Les has been a member of our club for 40 years,. He is a Past District 6440 Governor.
 
 
Erika Krehbiel and Laura Flamion instructed our club in the "Technology Tidbits" that will help our us communicate and promote ourselves better with hands on demonstrations. We all brought our personal communication tools.
 
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Rotary Member Spotlight Is Here!

Each month we 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 Don Fischer. Don has been a driving force of good in his professional and personal life. He is humble man who cares very deeply about others. We are fortunate to call him our friend and fellow Rotarian.
 
When did you become a Rotarian?
I became a Rotarian with the Hinsdale Rotary club in 1967.A job and location change took me out of Rotary for 6-7 years but in 1980, when I became President of a local bank, I  joined Glen Ellyn Rotary.
 
Why did you join Rotary?
 I became a Rotarian first for the business connections and second, to be an active citizen and add something back to the community where I worked.
 
What is your best Rotary memory?
My best rotary memories relate to adding value to Glen Ellyn Rotary through being the catalyst for both  our Christmas celebration of gifts to children and our Significant Achievement Awards program.
 
What are some of your hobbies/interests outside Rotary?
I truly enjoy  theater,  travel, reading, community service, and entertaining friends.
 
What is one fun fact about you that no one might know?
For many years I owned and rode  motorcycles and was an active scuba diver.
Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn,
 
I  would like to introduce you to our newest Rotarian, Sarah Elizabeth  Oldham! 
She was born yesterday, February 20, at only 36 weeks old at 4:56pm, measuring 6 lb 12 Oz, and 20 1/4 inches. Sarah and I are going great! ....Kathy Borello Oldham,
 
What can you and what can you not recycle?   That is the question! - Kay McKean
Kay gave us the rundown on many interesting recycling ideas and the do's and don'ts of recycling.
 
Status of the Village of Glen Ellyn with Village President Alex Demos and Village Manager Mark Franz

 

Today we mark 112 years since the founding of Rotary. It's incredible to think about how much has changed since the first Rotary Club met in Chicago, with Paul Harris as a founding member.
 
We will never know how different the world would have been without Rotary. But I do know that the world is a far better place with Rotary and Rotary itself is stronger because of everyone of you. Thank you for being a part of Rotary Serving Humanity.
 
I hope that you take the time to not only reflect on all that we have done in the past 112 years, but also celebrate our recent accomplishments. 
 
~Yours in Rotary
 
John F. Germ
Rotary International President 2016-17.
District 6440 Past Governor Sarah Oliver enlightened us with a preview of the
Grants Seminar Training scheduled February 18, 2017.
As many of you already know, our friend and a member of the
Glen Ellyn Rotary Club for close to 50 years,
Stuart (Stu) Stone, passed away yesterday, February 4, 2017, from a protracted illness.
 

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Jan 05, 2017

Steve Beck

How to have a Great Day, Everyday!

 

Steve is recognized as an outstanding Keynote Speaker, Motivator, Instructor and Consultant. His seminars are lively, informative, funny and insightful. His knowledge stems from a 20-year career at Management and Vice President level. 

Steve challenges his audiences to go for it 100%, in their personal life and at work. His message stays with his audience for a long time as he talks about how important the effect they have on others, the importance of setting goals, and being their BEST everyday!

Steve is the author of the book, How to Have a Great Day Everyday! & Leave Your Funk at the Door’ and has plenty of hands-on experience helping businesses, schools, associations and organizations reach and sustain excellence.

 

 

Rotary Member 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 Jeff Waters. Jeff is among our numerous ‘best kept secret’ type of members. He does an amazing amount of charity work not just in our club, but in our community. He gives his time selflessly and quietly. Jeff is one of the kindest people you could be fortunate to meet in this world.
 
When did you become a Rotarian?
I became a Rotarian in 2009.
 
Why did you join Rotary?
I joined Rotary after meeting several Rotarians from other clubs over the years including the Wheaton and Elmhurst clubs. I did not know much about Rotary, however, I admired the men and women who I knew in the community and at church who were Rotarians.
 
What is your best Rotary memory?
One of my favorite Rotary memories includes working outside the Glen Ellyn Public Library landscaping the area along the Prairie Path.
 
What are some of your hobbies/interests outside Rotary?
My hobbies include hiking, biking, bank reconciliations, skiing and coaching soccer.
 
What is one fun fact about you that no one might know?
I'll have to get back to you on this one - I don't think this one applies to accountants!
 
College of DuPage Madrigal singers
 
Thank you for supporting the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn Citrus Sale.  Your support makes it possible for us to offer college scholarships to students from Glenbard South and Glenbard West
High Schools as well as fund many impactful local charities.  Today is the last day to pick up your order at the Village Links. Visit us from 9:00am until 1:00pm to get your juicy oranges and grapefruit. Check out our photo album from yesterday's deliveries!  Citrus 2016 Photo Album
 
Rotary Member 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 Peter Zeuthen. Peter is a fascinating person to speak with, widely traveled and has a great sense of humor.
 
When did you become a Rotarian?
I first was exposed to Rotary in the mid-50s when my father became a charter member of Odense Øster Rotary Klub, D-1460. It was a group of very distinguished, cigar-smoking and at my young age, very old business men in my home town of Odense, Denmark. After I was transferred to Chicago in 1973, I was approached by a Glen Ellyn Rotarian, John Rosch, to consider joining Glen Ellyn Rotary Club. On June 30, 1979, during the final days of the reign of Club President Bob Williamson, the pharmacist at the Glen Ellyn Clinic, I was inducted.
Why did you join Rotary?
My upbringing was somewhat internationally-influenced. My father was known to occasionally bring home a hungry foreign hitchhiker for a home-cooked meal and without warning, much to my mother's surprise; this plus hosting a Rotary GSE member from Bureau County, Illinois in 1968 coupled with my European travels as a teenager, and later my fantastic experience as a foreign exchange student in Ohio all widened my horizon and whetted my appetite to be a Rotarian. I wanted other youths to  experience being a foreign exchange student, and the hosts to experience hosting. (President Les Sommers asked me to be his Youth Exchange committee chair in '80-'81, it was the kick to get involved), and our Club had many exciting years hosting foreign students and raising funds for it. Our years of fun Cheese & Wine parties in Rotarians' homes are still remembered by some of us, with Les Sommers the fantastic raffle ticket salesman. Simultaneously, we sent local high students abroad; one of those students has been a big citrus customer of mine for a good number of years as a Wheaton Rotarian.  
 
What is your best Rotary memory?
Rotary has brought me many unforgettable memories and friendships, both here in Glen Ellyn and elsewhere as it has others. Rotary's international conventions that Beth and I attended were all highlights. Being told by District 6440 to find a host family to a foreign exchange student in 1988 presented a challenge. I finally pushed this young girl from Brazil on my neighbors down the street, the Fondas, and a beautiful exchange experience followed for all involved. The student had a wonderful year, partially warmed by a winter coat from Don Fischer, and we became friends with the Fondas and with other Rotarians through this. In November 1999 we all attended the wedding of our exchange student daughter in Brasilia, Brazil. In 2006 I proposed Roy Fonda as a potential member, he was accepted and the rest is history. Roy's induction and Beth's introduction of him in song (with revolvers present) was an unforgettable Rotary event.
 
 
What are some of your hobbies/interests outside Rotary?
Outside our 7 grandchildren and their parents scattered throughout the Midwest, I am interested in travels with my wife, Beth, in good foods and good wines, in history and in genealogy. 
 
 
What is one fact about you that no one might know?
When traveling to Brazil for the wedding of a former Glen Ellyn Rotary Club foreign exchange student, don't let a future Glen Ellyn Rotarian talk you into diving into a Sheraton swimming pool with an elevated bottom.....you will immediately incur a blemish on your forehead.
 
 
 
Glenbard South and Glenbard West High School students came together with professionals from the area to explore various careers during Mentor Day. Our Rotary club has supported this important program for many years and are very appreciative of the time people in our community give to show these young adults a glimpse into their careers.  Students shadowed people in careers ranging from early childhood education, medical professions, law, architecture, interior design, law enforcement and more. Check our more photos from this fun day HERE!
 
Rotary Member 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 John Mulherin. In addition to John's generosity, he has a natural ability to share stories and connect with people.
 
When did you become a Rotarian?
I joined the Glen Ellyn Rotary Club in October of 1987.  I was sponsored by, who else, Don Fischer.  
 
Why did you join Rotary?
I had been the guest of several other Rotarians over the years so I was familiar with Rotary.  Don had been a tremendous, friend and colleague for some time and it was his recommendation that induced me to join Rotary.  I wanted to be more active in my community and it was obvious that being a part of this organization would give me that opportunity.
 
What is your best Rotary memory?
I have two “Rotary memories.”  The first was my attendance of the RI Convention in Nice France in June of 1995. It was an amazing experience to be exposed to fellow Rotarians from so many counties. I experienced Rotarian fellowship; a common bond of people from all over the world. The second was instigated by Peter Zeuthen.  Peter, the late Pat Schauer and I traveled to Denmark in February of 2005. I was privileged to speak before the Rotary Club of Copenhagen on the one hundred year of the anniversary of Rotary, February 23, 2005.
 
What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of Rotary?
Outside of law and Rotary I spent many years in community theater.  I performed in over seventeen plays and directed two plays for Wheaton Drama.  I am most proud of having directed The Lion in Winter.  
 
What is one fun fact about you that no one might know?
I was in a professional production. The play, Scapino, was produced in October of 1996 in conjunction with the opening of what is now the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage.
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We couldn't have asked for better weather this past Sunday for the first annual Pumpkin Flotilla event. The Glen Ellyn Park District hosted a family fun afternoon and evening full of music, children's activities, recipe contest, pumpkin carving demonstrations and the pumpkin parade on the lake. We had Rotarians and Interact students out in full force serving hot dogs and brats in the newly renovated boat house.  We love getting out into the community and spreading some fellowship outside our club walls. Thanks to everyone that helped make the event a success and thank you to all the families that stopped by to grab a bite to eat and say hello!  See more pictures from the event HERE.
Announcement:  
 
Our meeting this week - 10 20 16 - will be at:         
  • B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County
    49 Deicke Dr., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Please don't go to the Glen Oak Country Club because you will eating lunch with the wait staff by yourself....PJ Keenon

Glen Ellyn Rotary Club social night - "Platform Tennis" hosted by President Scott Park at the Glen Ellyn Park District Platform Tennis Facility. Steve Morris GEPTC Past President and Jim Nelson GEPTC board member gave a short talk on the Platform Tennis Club founding and development. Training in rudimentary techniques and play were given to several club Rotary club members. The rest of us ate pizza from Nancy's Pizza and socialized. - See more photos HERE
 
Rotary Member 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 Roy Fonda. Roy is one of the most welcoming and sincere people you will ever meet.
 
When did you become a Rotarian?
Roy: I became a member of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn on June 28, 2006.
 
Why did you join Rotary?
Roy: I joined Rotary to get Peter Zeuthen to stop bugging me about it!  No, actually I was retired and had the time and interest to participate in a service organization.  I had attended a number of Rotary meetings and events as Peter's guest and knew quite a few of the then current members of the Glen Ellyn Club, even though I was no longer living in Glen Ellyn.
 
What is your best Rotary memory?
Roy: My best Rotary memory is the night of my induction into the Glen Ellyn Club.  Unknown to me, my family had been invited and surprised me by being there.  Beth Zeuthen, Peter's lovely wife, made up a song about me becoming a member to the music of Home on the Range, and she sang it in front of everyone at that meeting.  My second best Rotary memory, even though I was not yet a member then, is the school year long (9 months) hosting of a Rotary exchange student from Brazil, Patricia Borello de Castro, who later married my son's best friend and currently lives with her family in Naperville.
 
What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of Rotary?
Roy: I play golf and enjoy making simple woodworking projects.  I closely follow the University of Illinois Fighting Illini and the Chicago White Sox.  I attend almost all of my daughter's coached Glenbard South High School Softball games.  I am active in my college fraternity alumni organization, served on the board of directors of our homeowner's association and am a member of the Village of Winfield's Public Works Committee. 
 
What is one fun fact about you that no one might know?
Roy: When I was working for IDOT as the District Operations Engineer, I was interviewed on live television early one weekday morning by ABC Channel 7's Roz Varon, while I was at home sitting in my living room in my pajamas! 
 
 
Rotary Member 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 Sue Martin, although she probably needs no introduction. Her family has a long history in our town and she runs TMC2 computer consulting services in town. Everyone should be so lucky as to know Sue. She has great character and wonderful outlook on life!
 
When did you become a Rotarian?
Sue: June 2013
 
Why did you join Rotary?
Sue: I was asked to do program on technology safety. I really liked the energy and fun they had at the meeting. About a year later my friend, Don Fischer asked me to come to a meeting and consider membership. I learned about the work the club did on behalf of our community. The club supports a number of organizations that we work with. This was important to me.  I liked that there are a number of civic leaders in the club who keep us informed about important things happening in our town.
 
What is your best Rotary memory?
In June of 2015 I was named Rotarian of the year along with Meryl Rajeck.  This was a complete surprise.
 
What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of Rotary?
 I’m a runner.  I’m an animal lover and I love being outside with my dog.
 
What is one fun fact about you that no one might know?
Sue: A LONG  time ago, before my husband and I started dating, I was the manager of his band and provided them practice space and got them gigs. That was back when I was cool.
 
District 6640 Governor Richard A. Rivkin of the Rotary Club of Northbrook joined us last week to share his vision for our District's work and our theme this year Rotary Serving Humanity. 
 
 
 
Speakers
Dr. Paul Gordon, District 41
Mar 30, 2017
Meeting @ Barones - " State of Our Schools"
Bill Kmiecik
Apr 06, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC - District 6440 Annual Fund Program
Phil Zaleski, exec. director
Apr 13, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC - Illinois Fire Safety Alliance
All GE Rotarians
Apr 19, 2017
Dinner @ GOCC - BIG WHEEL NITE
All GE Rotarians
Apr 20, 2017
No Meeting today - did you attend BIG WHEEL last night ?
Karen Hall, director
Apr 27, 2017
Meeting @ GE History Center - tour of Stacy's Tavern & History Center
All GE Rotarians
May 04, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC - Significant Acheivement Awards
Jeff Waters
May 11, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC - Foundation Grant Awards, part 1
Jeff Waters
May 18, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC - Foundation Grant Awards, part 2
Dick Cavenaugh - former MLB umpire, pilot & author
May 25, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC - Tales from a well lived life
All GE Rotarians
Jun 01, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC - High School Scholarship winners
TBA
Jun 08, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC -
TBA
Jun 15, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC - Flag Day program
TBA
Jun 22, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC -
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms
Public Image PR
Vocational
Club Service
Youth Services
Community Service
Club Service
Web Site Coordinator
Programs
Club Photographer
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Local Project Chair
 
 

Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn  P.O. Box 3510 Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60138