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2019 – 2020 Schedule, Notes and Photos

Guests always are welcome to general weekly meetings that begin at 4:44PM most Wednesdays in Hugo’s Frog Pond located in Main Street Promenade. A guest fee of $20 is charged to visiting Rotarians and other individuals who may be interested in attending. Every meeting includes light refreshments, soft drinks, wine, camaraderie and enlightening programs.

***Asterisks indicate events with Rotary connections; Rotary “Extras” on days other than Wednesdays.

These photos with “P.S.” long captions help tell the story of the Rotary Club of Naperville/Downtown, set to find a way to build fellowship while trying to enhance educational experiences every week, aimed at creating a warm welcome and better community for all concerned. Join us any week. We go around the room with introductions and a “question of the day” that typically connects to the theme of the day’s featured program. Cheers!


Rotary Club of Naperville, Month-by-Month Meetings


Wed., July 10 / Carlos Madinya, Director of Sales at the Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau will talk to us about the economic impact that comes with local hotel stays, etc. (Carlos will be working with our club as we plan the Installation Dinner for Chuck Corrigan in 2020 when he’s in line to become Rotary District 6450 Governor.)

When we go around the room, tell us briefly when/why you’ve experienced one of Naperville’s 19 hotels.

***Extra! Extra! Extra! Fri., July 12, is the WGN Parade and Block Party from 8AM to 9:30AM. Chuck Corrigan, Kevin McQuillan and Jeff Davis think it will be a great way to demonstrate Rotary spirit and promote our Rotary Bike Ride. Wear a Rotary spirit shirt and a Rotary smile. It’s that easy to participate.

Wed., July 17 / Comprehensive Master Plan Community Workshop is a small-group discussion to assist the City of Naperville in updating its Master Plan. Details will follow. Your participation is very important.

Wed., July 24 / Connor McGury has been invited to talk about the new coffee enterprise at North Central College.

***Rotary Extra! 7:30PM Thurs., July 25 / Rotary Downtown is the sponsor of the Naperville Municipal Band Concert to help the band celebrate its 160th anniversary year! On the Fourth of July, Kevin McQuillan was the sponsor and he also promoted Rotary Ride. Chuck Corrigan and the band will pitch our Rotary Ride and we’ll have an ad in the program book. It’d be great to see some Rotary spirit wear in the audience. We’ll also have a bike, biker jersey and helmet on display with a banner!  Some visiting Rotarians are expected as guests of the Corrigans.  Stay tuned.

Wed., July 31 / Chuck Corrigan and Gary Baumgartner will present a program about their Rotary International Convention experience in Hamburg, Germany, and other European adventures while across the Pond.


***Rotary Extra! / 7PM, Tues., Aug. 6 / WSI Quiz Night at Quigley’s Irish Pub / Last call to experience team play with the Corrigans as the dynamic duo turns over 13 years of leadership to new WSI Quiz Night coordinators.

Wed., Aug. 7 / Club Assembly – Board Meeting

***Rotary Extra! Sun., Aug. 11 / Rotary Ride beginning and ending at Commissioners Park. The ride benefits Loaves & Fishes Community Service, 360 Youth & Family Services, Naperville Responds for Veterans and Rotary International End Polio Now.

Wed., Aug. 14 / Program Idea Welcome from Downtown Rotarian.

Wed,., Aug. 21 / Chip Staley, former director of music in School District 204, now retired, who received a $1,000 grant from our Giving Fund about two years ago for 20 headphones with play lists, contacted me recently to update us about the ArtSpeaks initiative Alive Inside Outreach program that greatly impacts elders. (Coincidentally, this program is the one Teresa Ryan mentioned at our Installation Dinner at Meson Sabika.)

Wed., Aug. 28 / Program Idea Welcome from Downtown Rotarian.


Wed., Sept. 4 / No meeting. Holiday week. Happy Labor Day!

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Wed., Sept.  25 / Rotarian Aaron Bondi will share the story of his occupation.


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Wed., Oct. 16 / Rotarian Mike Havala will share the story of his occupation.

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Wed., Nov. 27 / No meeting. Holiday week. Happy Thanksgiving Day!


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Wed., Dec. 18 / Annual Holiday Sing-a-Long & Trivia with Santa Jimbo

Wed., Dec. 25 / No meeting. Holiday week. Happy Christmas Day!