What a great turnout! Ten Rotarians, three family members, seven Explorers, and three Deputies proved once again that many hands make small work. Our one-mile section of Main Street took a total 1 hour and 20 minutes to clean. This is a twice per year project covering Main Street Batavia between Deerpath Road and Nelson Lake Road.
Thanks again to Sgt. Sal Rodriguez and the Kane County Sherrif Explorers for coming out in force. We have now worked with the Explorers twice and can confirm that they are a great bunch of future leaders who are not afraid to get their hands dirty.
After a few years of sponsoring the annual Batavia to Lake Geneva Bike Ride supporting the Batavia Bicycle Commission and the Heart and Soul Fund, we are passing the torch to Cal’s Angels.
Scheduled for Saturday, September 10th, the ride has been rebranded “Follow the Fox”. This year, the Heart and Soul Fund is raising funds for Cal’s Angels. Cal’s Angels supports research to help children battling pediatric cancer. The Batavia Bicycle Commission will also benefit from the ride. Learn more about "Follow the Fox" at  HTTPS://CHARITY.PLEDGEIT.ORG/FOLLOWTHEFOX. Additionally, you can support the Heart and Soul riders at HEARTANDSOULFD.ORG. The ride starts at Laurelwood Park in Batavia and continues to Lake Geneva with stops along the way. Bus transportation back to Batavia is available. Past riders … this is your call to register and support these outstanding organizations
UPDATE: Our contractor has reported that we collected 5,922 pounds of paper. That's just shy of 3 tons! And, that doesn't include the 100's, if not 1,000's of batteries, the many boxes of books, a guitar, flute, alto sax, and accordion. Thanks again to all who made this event a success. We look forward to doing it again.
Under the able leadership of our Environmental Chair & President-Nominee Teri, we can confidently say that our first public shredding event was a success. We estimate that we served over 150 cars during the 3-hour event. A team of 10 Rotarians, 4 Interactors, 4 family & friends, 2 Kane County Sheriff Officers, and 11 Sheriff’s Explorer Post members helped make this a memorable morning. In spite of the rain! We think this could become an annual event. Thank you to all who worked hard to provide this valuable service.
While the Rotary motto is "Service Above Self ", you'll find that Rotarians can be as social as anyone. We often get together outside of our club meetings or service projects to share valuable fellowship. This is where we learn more about each other and create lifelong friendships. Here is a photo of a recent dinner we shared at the Turf Room in North Aurora. Thirty club members and guests enjoyed a good meal, shared stories, and just enjoyed each other's company. 
Are you looking to find your place in the community, meet new friends, or reacquaint yourself with some old friends? Rotary might be just the group you're looking for. Especially if you want to include community service in the mix.
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
All meetings are streamed to remote participants on Zoom. Email "info@BataviaRotaryClub.org" for a Zoom invitation or to RSVP for live attendance.
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Jul 05, 2022
Chuck Miles, Mark Lucas, Rob Hollis
Timothy Massawe
Jul 12, 2022
Rotary in Tanzania
Irv Kaplan
Jul 19, 2022
Paul Harris Home
John Dillon
Jul 26, 2022
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