Batavia is ringing the bell this holiday season. Twenty Batavia Rotary Club members came out to Jewel on Randall Road and Woodfield Mall this past weekend to ring the bell for Salvation Army. This is a long standing tradition for our Club and we look forward to helping give back for the Holidays every year.
 
And the Grand Prize Winner of the
2020 Corvette Coupe 1LT or $45,000 is...
Ticket #449 – Susan Weber
 
Winners of the 10 Additional Cash Prizes!
#362 - Dale F Wise - $500
#314 - David Binkkley - $500
#885 - Norm Freedlund - $500
#962 - Michael Conneely - $500
#32 - Albert Atkinson - $500
#974 - Tony Tripodo - $500
#678 - Gerald Balutis - $500
 
EARLY BIRD WINNERS!
#538 - William Mateus (Aug. 23rd Winner) - $500
#60 - Mike Mehelich (Sept. 23rd Winner) - $500
#190 - Michael Melarkley (Oct. 23rd Winner) - $500
 
Congratulations to our 31st Annual Batavia Rotary Club Corvette Raffle Winners and participants! Because of your support of the Batavia Rotary Club of Illinois’ Annual Corvette Raffle, over the past 30 years, the Batavia Rotary Club has returned over $700,000 back to the Community of Batavia. To learn more about who we support and where your contributions go, you can visit our Who We Support page.
Batavia Rotary volunteers at the Toy Drive. Started years ago by Rotarians and the tradition continues. Every year we help transport and prepare donated toys so every donation reaches the loving hands of a child. Merry Christmas!!
Batavia Rotary Club regularly gets together to donate time and share in fellowship at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Thanks to all Rotarians who give back to their communities by helping in this great cause.
Great evening meal served at Lazarus House on Oct 29. Lazarus house is  homeless shelter in St.Charles Il. Our club serves dinner at the facility once every three months.
  • 07/18: Strike Out Polio event at the Kane County Cougars. This is the 10th time we are hosting this annual event. Tickets are $22. Each ticket includes $10 in Ozzie Bucks (for food or drink) and a $5 donation to Polio Plus. We have sold 1,364 tickets over the years. Please place your orders with Dave Pedersen. The ticket order deadline is 06/27.
Seven Rotarians showed up on a Saturday in May to paint the walls of the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry.  With the much needed fresh coats of paint the food pantry volunteers and clients were pleased with the new look and thankful for the Rotary Clubs efforts
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Batavia Rotary and Interactors gathered together on Saturday April 13th to clean up the trash along Main Street in Batavia. Many treasures and friendship were found. 
5th Annual Batavia Interact Night was held April 24th. It is great to share what Interact and Rotary has to offer to the community. Interactors showcased yearly program of success and brought new members together for certificates and awards. Good job Batavia Interact.
  • Had a good turnout for the Food Sharing Day on April 27, to benefit the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, at Berkley. We collected 117 cases of food.
  • Thank you Rotarians for all you do - Peter Lowe, Bill Kettering, Bob Hubbard, Dan Hoefler, tom Von Lunen.
  • The Rotary Club Trivia Bee team "The Game of Throw-ins" Don Hoefler, Tony Winter, and Dave Pedersen came in 9th out of 31 teams. Pictured is Dave Pedersen with Batavia Rotarian George Scheetz representing the Batavia Public Library.

Leora thanked us for our efforts at collecting donations at Christmas time by bell ringing and how that enables the Salvation Army to serve others throughout the year.  Just some of the ways that they serve is through the food pantry, after school programs, summer camp, health education programs, and spiritual care programs. The funding gathered in the tri-cities stays in the tri-cities.  “Everyone has the ability to give in some way and you never know when you might need help.” Bell ringing raised just over $900K.  April 12th is their annual dinner in St. Charles; if anyone is interested in attending, more information can be found at https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/tricity/civic-dinner.

An induction ceremony for Bill Kettering and Brittany Bruno welcoming them as new members to the Club. Great to have two new members on board to experience the good work of Rotary.

Pictured is Rotarian George Scheetz, Master of Ceremonies; Rotarian Tony Winter (sponsor for Brittany Bruno), Brittany Bruno, Bill Kettering, Rotarian Dan Hoefler (sponsor for Bill Kettering).

The Batavia Rotary Club was up to their "Elbows in Macaroni" at the Northern Illinois Food Bank February 19th. Members of the Batavia Rotary Club and the Batavia Interact Club bagged 1,886 pounds of macaroni. This much macaroni will be filling the bellies for 1,566 citizens in need. Thank you to all who came out to help. This helps feed the hearts of all and especially the Batavia Rotary Club.
One of our newest members has been officially inducted into the Batavia Rotary Club. Michael Shoultz will be a great addition to our club. He has been on many service projects so far and will continue the good work under the name of Rotary. We are very happy to have you in our Rotary family. Pictured below is new Rotarian Michael Shoultz and his sponsor Batavia Rotary President Elect Tony Winter.
 
Batavia Rotarians Bob Hubbard and Tom Van Cleave (not pictured) help out with this years' Batavia Access Toy Drive. Bob is given a helping hand by our Mayor Jeff Schielke.

Congratulations to our 30th Annual Batavia Rotary Club Corvette Raffle Winners!

2019 Corvette #996 James Nasti

$500 #779 David Satkus

$500 #641 Alan Balutis

$500 #162 Connie Lemme

$500 #306 Dan Hoefler

$500 #761 David Satkus

$500 #557 Rickey Pierce

$500 #300 Kevin Scroggins

AUG Early Bird $500 #505 Daniel Zack

SEP Early Bird $500 #32 Carlton McLamb

OCT Early Bird $500 #308 Dan Hoefler

Fundraising Chair Tom VonLunen and Club President Dan Hoefler pick the winning tickets at the event on Saturday night.

Grand prize winner James Nasti visits our Club to meet our members and share in Rotary camaraderie.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

Donations will fund many worthwhile programs for local, national, and international service projects. We support programs to eradicate polio, fight hunger, provide clean water, promote literacy, and alleviate suffering worldwide.

 
Polio cases have dropped by over 99.9 percent since 1988, and the world now stands on the threshold of eradicating this dread disease and thereby eliminating the threat of polio-caused paralysis to every child in the world. October 15th at the Batavia City Council Meeting Mayor Jeff Schielke proclaims October 24, 2018 as World Polio Day in Batavia, Illinois. Batavia Rotary Club has pledged to continue to contribute their time and their resources to support Polio Plus and the Global Eradication Initiative.  We encourage all residents to join the Rotarians of Batavia and the world in the fight for a polio-free world.
 
"Service Above Self" brings us out the the Northern Illinois Food Bank on September 27th. Together with other volunteers we packed 1,690 pounds of food providing 1,408 meals for hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois. Thank you to all the Rotary volunteers for doing it again!

“Rotary is the world’s oldest and largest service organization with 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs across the globe.  Internationally, we’re eliminating polio, providing clean water, battling hunger, helping people read, furthering public health and more.

Locally, we meet every Tuesday at 7:15 am for breakfast at Denny’s in Batavia.  We socialize, hear a great speaker and map out service projects and funding opportunities.

Batavia Rotary Club does their part and teams up with  Batavia Interact Club to pick up road trash. A one mile section of Main Street in the Kane County "Adopt A Highway" program from Dearpath to Nelson lake Road is dedicated for the Club. The job is easy with good friends and family and good luck with great weather and plenty of smiles.
 
Let's hit this one out of the park. You, your family and friends are invited to the 9th Annual "Strike Out Polio" on July 19th. Tickets are $22 each and include $10 Ozzie Buck, Box Seats, Fireworks, and Out of the Park Rotary Fellowship.  Did I mention it's Thirsty Thursday Beer Night!
We did it again. Every two months we gather at the Northern Illinois Food Bank to do good will. In two hours and a team of Batavia Rotarians and other volunteers we bagged 4,275 pounds of onions. 3,563 meals will be provided to hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois due to our efforts.
 
Batavia Rotary competing in the Fox Valley Literacy Volunteers Trivia Bee. Our team did well coming in first against all the service groups and George Sheetz from the club was on the overall winning team from Batavia Library. Our team was Dick Larson Laura Newman Andrew Deitchman and Dan Hoefler.
 
Welcome to Our Club!

Batavia

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Apple Villa - Batavia
1961 W Wilson
Batavia, IL  60510
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Alex Englehardt
Dec 10, 2019
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
John Richmann
Dec 17, 2019
Illinois Constitutional Ammendment Regarding Taxes
Tony Ciro
Jan 14, 2020
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