May 8th, Congressman Randy Hultgren - Proudly Representing Illinois' 14th District Since 2011 visited the Batavia Rotary Club. 
It was a great honor to meet with Randy and share in a conversation about the issues at task with our great country. 
 
For the 5th year the Batavia High School Interact Club lives by the Rotary motto "Service Above Self" The Batavia High School Interact Club has experienced growth every year as they continue to do great work throughout the community. A big thank you to Haley Nickolaou for leading this group of superstars. All received certificates for their service and Interact pins for all new members.  Shown below: Haley Nickolaou, Interact Board of Directors, Batavia Rotary Club Prez. Rick Pumo.

Batavia High School Interact Club Members are now helping dress children around the globe.

Beethoven Trio performed at our first Tuesday meeting of the year Jan. 3rd by Andrew Pedersen on double bass, Samuel Pedersen on viola and Anna Pitrowski on violin. 
 
 
Fox Valley Service Clubs Hockey Fundraiser
Friday, February 24, 2017
Fox Valley Ice Arena, Geneva – 7:05 p.m.

Join the Fox Valley’s newest team, and the Fox Valley Service Clubs for a night of family fun. The service clubs of Fox Valley and the Chicago Steel are uniting to raise funds for LivingWell Cancer Resource Center. A portion of the ticket proceeds purchased through this online portal will go towards LivingWell.
 
Go to steelgroups.com to purchase tickets online. Follow instructions and enter password: Service. Click on image below.
 
Visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com for additional information about the organization and upcoming schedule.
 

Bonnie Streid Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Corvette Raffle accepts the grand prize from Batavia Rotary Club President Rick Pumo.

 
Watch this video of the winners being picked for the 2016 28th Annual Batavia Rotary Club Corvette Raffle.
 

The Winning Ticket is revealed from our Batavia Rotary President Rick Pumo and Raffle Drawing Chair Tom Von Lunen.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 28th Annual Corvette Raffle

Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Corvette Coupe (1LT) or $45,000

Ticket #0467 - Bonnie Streid

 

Plus Our 10 Additional Prizes Winners of $500 Cash!

#0313 - Terry Igoe - $500

 #0776 - Ray Jaquette - $500

 #0961 - James Frybarger Jr - $500

#0081 - Dennis Richerson - $500

#0322 - Robert Albrecht - $500

#0031 - Mike Minella - $500

#0425 - Robert Goodson - $500

 

EARLY BIRD WINNERS!

#0014 - Danny Youmara (August 19th Winner) - $500

#0637 - Robert White (September 19th Winner) - $500

#0842 - Jason Posluszny (October 19th Winner) - $500

Last week, with the help of the Batavia Rotary:
1. 20 Batavia kindergarteners spent their afternoons learning and engaged with their peers at full-day kindergarten - instead of staying at home for ½ a day, while their peers with deeper pockets enjoy a finer education. 
2. 2 Batavia High School Graduates planned their first trips back home for Thanksgiving – enjoying a semester of school paid in part by a Rotary scholarship
3. A Kane County CASA child appeared in court, supported in part by funds from the Rotary.
4. Families fighting to make ends meet, worried less about stocking their cupboards as they loaded their carts with food and sundries at the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry
5. The 4,000 residents of Armenta, Honduras drank and bathed in clean, fresh water every day – instead of twice a week.
6. In Haiti, relief workers slept and ate under the security of one more Shelter Box.
7. People from mountain villages in Guatemala trekked down their mountain because for the first time, medical care including an x-ray machine was waiting for them.
8. Children and adults across Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan received the latest vaccine for the two remaining strains of the Polio virus.
 
This year:
1.One more at-risk youth enjoy a supportive and hopefully life changing experience at Royal Family Kids Camp 
2. 5 Interacters discovered more about their leadership potential over a weekend at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp
3. After years of struggle and failure, 40 Special Needs children experienced the thrill and independence of learning to ride a bike for the first time in the Fox Valley Special Recreation “Lose the Training Wheels” camp.
4. Children from families bent, but unbroken, listened attentively to the recorded voice of their mother, reading a bedtime story from a county jail – helping to minimize the effect of incarceration on family bonds. 
5. Hundreds of high-schoolers who knew the events of 9/11 only as a paragraph in a history book, listened to, and absorbed the emotion of the first-hand account of Pentagon survivor Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis.
 
We even contributed toward Batavia entertainment with our:
1. Donation to the fireworks
2. Sponsorship of the River Rhapsody outdoor Concert Series
 
Whether you bought a ticket – sold a ticket – helped to get the word out – or donated your time in any way, I believe with all my heart that we did so much more than help to achieve $100,000 in sales. We joined in an effort to make Batavia a warmer place to live, a more caring environment in which to raise and educate our children, a safer haven for those in need. When residents see that, and feel that, they become neighbors and we become a community. It feels nothing short of wonderful to be part of a club and a community that transforms money into something so immeasurable.
 
 
On Nov. 3rd, Batavia Rotarians and High School Interactors joined forces and packed 7,205 pounds of food providing 6,004 meals for hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois. The community needs us to pack potatoes and apples to help make a difference. Go Rotary!
 
 

Letter from Interact.

Written by Bianca Celozzi, Interact Exec Board memeber

Interact Club at the Batavia High School has been super busy with volunteering in the month of October! From helping package food at Feed My Starving Children to watching a movie at inclusion movie night at the Batavia Public Library, there has been a lot of students participating in both of these events. Interact Club, also, linked up the Central Dupage Hospital for Halloween. We got fifty bags and filled them with gooey eyeballs, pencils, and other halloween toys. Then we donated all of them to Central Dupage Hospital for Halloween. It was a blast and all the children in the hospital loved the goodie bags. We plan to do something with the hospital again sometime this school year. Along with the Halloween theme, there was a huge amount of people volunteering with the Haunted Quarry downtown Batavia. They got to dress up on the weekends and make the Haunted Quarry come alive by scaring the little kids. Everyone had so much fun, definitely a success. There is a handful of volunteer opportunities coming up for the holidays that Interact Club is tremendously excited about!

 
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Batavia

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Apple Villa
1961 W Wilson Street
Batavia, IL  60510
United States
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Speakers
Dan Hoefler, Batavia Rotarian
Jun 06, 2017
Batavia Depot Museum Expansion Project
Craig Frank, Rotarian
Jun 20, 2017
Rotary in Kosovo
Bob Pfister, Advanced Disposal
Jul 18, 2017
Garbage
Kevin Drendel and Eric Nelson
Jul 25, 2017
Administer Justice
 
 
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International Service Chair
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New Generations Chair
Club Foundation Chair
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