We are proud to share our community impact!
During the period beginning 07/01/2022 through 05/27/2023
15 Service Projects, 169 Volunteers, 350 Service Hours
Grants & Donations: $71,831 - Next Award Cycle 08/2023
Secure Paper Shredding
June 10, 2023 - Sam's Club Parking Lot
Last year we shredded over 5,000 pounds of paper. Let's see if we can beat our own record! Here are photos from the 2022 event.
  • Personal paper shredding, up to four boxes per car.
  • Certified secure and shredded on site.
  • Clean out your old files and make room for the new stuff!
  • Saturday June 10, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • The old Sam's Club parking lot.
We are proud and happy to honor our longest serving member, Tom Van Cleave. On April 4, 2023, Tom was informed that the club's board of directors had decided to rename our Rotarian of the Year award the Tom Van Cleave Award. Tom has been with the Rotary Club of Batavia since January 1, 1983! Over the past forty, that's right - 40, years, Tom has been the quintessential Rotarian. He has supported Rotary worldwide, enthusiastically supported club projects and events, and shared his enthusiasm with everyone he meets. Tom is an impactful ambassador for our club and for Rotary International. Congratulations and thank you, Tom, for being a Rotary role model for all in our club and for those you impact globally. Click here to read the full proclamation.
Margaret Perreault engaged with Rotary before she joined the club, assisting Chamber Executive and Rotarian Holly Deitchman during a Salvation Army “Ring the Bell” day. It was only natural to join Rotary when Margaret succeeded Holly as President and CEO of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. What began as a civic duty has turned into a community commitment. Margaret jumped right in. Having previously served as Community Service Chair and Outreach Services Chair, she is in line to become club president for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. Margaret likes the good people of Rotary and the good works we perform. Margaret rarely misses a weekly meeting. She believes the best way to engage with the Rotary community is to regularly attend the meetings. That’s where the impact begins. Margaret has lived in Batavia with husband Jim since 2000. They have four children: Jimmy, Maggie, Mary Clare, and Michael. They recently welcomed Jimmy’s spouse Basia to the family. Margaret is very happy to be a Rotarian and encourages all members to participate in regular meetings, offsite meetings, and service projects.
Dick Larson is one of our longest serving members, having joined almost 28 years ago. He was invited to speak at the club while a sitting Kane County judge. He liked what he saw and visited the club multiple times after speaking. He decided to join after member Walt Donat invited him. Dick has always been active in his community, so joining Rotary was a natural step. Dick was Club President and brought a Rotary International President’s Citation to the club during his term. He supports the work of the Rotary Foundation and particularly likes the international efforts Rotary initiates. Dick appreciates the community involvement, the local and international projects, and specifically values the efforts of ShelterBox USA. He regularly talks up Rotary within his Sugar Grove community, his church, and believes in Rotary’s Four-Way Test: “Is it the Truth, Is It Fair to All Concerned, Will It Build Goodwill & Better Friendships, Will It Be Beneficial to All Concerned.” What keeps Dick in the club after 28 years? Even as the club has evolved over the years, he always feels welcome.
That’s the amount we donated to local and international causes during our last review! Here is a list of organizations that received our support: AID, Batavia Parks Foundation, Batavia United Way, Donka Inc., Fox Valley Special Recreation, Lazarus House, Making Kane County Fit for Kids, Paramount Arts REACH, Second Act Scene 2, and ShelterBox USA.
The Rotary Club of Batavia reviews grant applications each year in February and August. We also proactively provide support at our discretion throughout the year.
The proceeds from our Annual Corvette Raffle funds our philanthropy. We appreciate the community’s support.
The Rotary Club of Batavia is a service and social organization that is open to all community members. We bring community leaders together in an inclusive, non-political, and non-religious organization to positively impact our community. Visit www.BataviaRotaryClub.org to learn more about Rotary and www.BataviaRotaryCharities.com for information on our annual raffle.
Meeting Information

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Apple Villa
1961 W Wilson
Batavia, IL 60510
United States of America
We order breakfast at 7:30 AM and complete our meal before the meeting begins. All meetings are streamed to remote participants on Zoom. Email us for a Zoom invitation or to RSVP for live attendance: "info@BataviaRotaryClub.org".
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Community Service Chair
Youth Service Chair
Program/Greeter Chair
International Service Chair
Membership Chair
Fundraising Chair
Rotary Foundation
Grants Chair
Public Image
Club Historian
Environmental Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Bob Spence
May 30, 2023
Business to Barrio
Sonja Johnson
Jun 06, 2023
Impressions of Spring District Training
Elly Flemming
Jun 13, 2023
Bluestem Ecological Services
Katie Hanlon
Jun 20, 2023
Project CURE
Stacey Vassil
Jun 27, 2023
Cal's Angels
No Meeting
Jul 04, 2023
Ginnie Seaman
Jul 11, 2023
Many Pathways Counseling