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Batavia City Council proclaims Sunday March 25, 2018 Rotary Club of Batavia Day

Rotary Club members receive the proclamation from Mayor Schielke during the March 19 Batavia City Council meeting.

Mayor Jeff Schielke delivered the proclamation during the March 19 meeting of the Batavia City Council. Recognizing the Rotary Club of Batavia for delivering Service Above Self throughout the club’s existence, the mayor proclaimed Sunday March 25, 2018 as Rotary Club of Batavia Day in the city. The club was chartered on March 25, 1948, making this a very special 70th club anniversary.

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.

Through grants and service hours, the Rotary Club has supported numerous local charities and organizations. Some of the recipients of Rotary support include CASA Kane County, The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Chip-In Batavia, Lazarus House, and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The club also sponsors a Batavia High School Interact group. The group is 140 members strong and is focused on developing leadership skills and delivering valued service to the community. Not limited to local service, the Rotary Club supports national and international projects as well, including clean water projects in developing countries and a focused effort to eradicate polio. We are “this close” with only 37 new cases reported worldwide in 2017.

Rotarians pledge to always place Service Above Self and commit to the following Four Way Test in the things we think, say, and do.

1.       Is it the TRUTH?

2.       Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3.       Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4.       Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The Rotary Club of Batavia meets at 7:15 AM on Tuesday mornings at Denny’s Restaurant in Batavia. We have 24 active members and have recently introduced an Associate Member level. Visit our website to learn more about the Rotary Club of Batavia: http://www.bataviarotaryclub.org/. Better yet, join us for breakfast. We are at Denny’s most Tuesday mornings.