To help welcome and get to know our new member we asked Amy a few questions. See below:
Hometown? Harvard, IL….Home of Milk Days!!
Backstory? I grew up in Harvard, IL and had less than 100 people in my graduating class, so I decided I wanted to go to a large university, with a warm climate, in a far off place. I moved AZ two weeks before my 18th birthday and went to Arizona State University and Scottsdale Community College. I lived in AZ for 5 years and moved back to IL in 2000, after I graduated. I began working for the Boy Scouts a few months later. I married my husband Duff in 2007 and we have a 5 year old daughter named Jenna.
What are your interests and/or hobbies outside of Rotary? I am an avid reader, who loves talking books and book recommendations. I love to cook, garden, go to concerts and outdoor festivals, canoe, kayak, and spend as much time as possible with my daughter and husband.
Most memorable motivating/inspirational moment? I attended an Eagle Scout ceremony for a Scout named Brandon back in 2003 or so. Brandon was the most amazing person I have ever met. He was born completely blind, yet he accomplished anything he set his mind to. He used to come to day camp and talk to the younger Scouts about the scouting ranks that he was working on. He had such a great attitude and the younger scouts loved asking him questions. I remember one year he came and brought the Harry Potter book he was reading at the time. His braille version of the book was contained in 3 or 4 computer paper boxes.
We look forward to sharing many Rotary moments with Amy now and in the years to come.
Welcome and Yours in Rotary,
Batavia Rotary Club
Packing Potatoes at the Northern Illinois Food Bank
Batavia Interact High Schoolers and the Batavia Rotary Club join forces at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The few hours we were there we bagged hundreds of pounds of potatoes. Thank you to all who came out and got your hands dirty. Special thanks to Haley Nickolaou, Interact Coordinator and Holly Deitchman, Batavia Rotary President for setting this up so we can share in aiding those in our communities and at the same time sharing in wonderful fellowship.
Winner of the 27th Annual Corvette Raffle takes the keys!
Roy Wackerlin takes delivery of his Brand New 2016 Corvette Convertible. Members of the Batavia rotary Club were there to thank Roy for his participation in the 2015 Annual Corvette Raffle. Batavia Rotary Club President Holly Deitchman (pictured) was there to hand Roy the keys.
The Rotary Club of Batavia, Illinois Annual Corvette Raffle enables us to do the great work which includes support for local, national, and international service projects. We support programs to eradicate polio, fight hunger, provide clean water, promote literacy, and alleviate suffering worldwide. We get involved!
Congratulations to the Winners of the 27th Annual Corvette Raffle Winner of the 2016 Corvette Convertible or $40,000 Ticket Number 775 - Roy Wackerlin
#498 - Anita King - $1,500
#805 - Dan Hoefler - $1,000
#759 - John & Aaron Anderson - $500
#252 - James Paschal - $500
#623 - David Satkus - $500
#88 - Dave Kleren - $500
#450 - Robert Albrecht - $300
#474 - Jerry Fagan - $300
#195 - Matt Foley - $200
Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all who participated.
The Batavia Rotary Club in Partner with Barnes and Noble (Geneva Commons), St Charles (Noon) Rotary Club, St. Charles Breakfast Rotary Club and Geneva Rotary Club hosted the book fair on October 17. Over $5,000 of books and merchandise were sold during the event. A portion of all the proceeds will go to benefit many groups and individuals. Books were also purchased that will go directly to Lazarus House, Aunt Mary's Story Book Project, CASA, Illinois Youth Center, Batavia Apartments and Two Rivers Head Start. Thank you to all Rotarians and friends who participated and came out to help make this a huge success.