The Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown is one of four Rotary Clubs serving Naperville, Illinois.
The Rotary Club of Naperville was chartered in February, 2007, and is a member of Rotary International, District 6450.
The Club meets weekly on Wednesday, at 4:44 p.m. in downtown Naperville.
For information about upcoming meetings, see our Meeting Schedule.
New location for our weekly meetings!
Rotary Club of Naperville/Downtown is moving its weekly meetings ... to the "Fish Pond" meeting room at Hugo's Frog bar, located building at 55 South Main Street (entrance off of Van Buren Street) in downtown Naperville. Click HERE for a map. The Frog Pond is located back by the Century Walk sculpture/fountain and across the promenade from Hugo's Frog and Fish Bar in the Main Street Promenade.
Rotary meets in one of the private rooms. Typically, we start arriving at 4:30 PM for fellowship and fun, take attendance at 4:44PM and begin the official meeting at 5:00 PM. Look for the Rotary signboard on the sidewalk.
Naperville’s third Rotary club was chartered with 27 members in February 2007.
“The timing also is significant because Chicago attorney Paul Harris founded Rotary on February 23, 1905,” said Gary Baumgartner, Past President, who coordinates Rotary Foundation donations. “As the story goes, Harris called three business associates to a meeting with a goal to start a club that would develop fellowship by ‘rotating’ from business to business.”
Today, Rotary, an international service organization comprised of more than 1.2 million members, has 32,000 clubs in 200 countries. Rotarians meet weekly to build friendships, goodwill and peace worldwide with a motto of “Service above Self.”
Paul Harris Fellowships denote contributions to the Rotary Foundation, an endowment established in 1917. Anyone who contributes $1,000 or more over time to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund may become a Paul Harris Fellow. Typically, clubs recognize Paul Harris awards once a year.
View the list of 2012-13 board members and committee chairs.