Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Meeting Updates from 2/2, 2/9 & 2/16!
Greetings fellow Rotarians,
Here is a recap from our meetings of 2/2, 2/9 & 2/16:
February 2
Our club received a request from the Villa Park Parks & Recreation Department to consider sponsoring a concert in Cortesi Park this coming summer. The concerts will be held on Thursday nights. President Pavelchik asked for input regarding this request.
Next week we will be having a presentation by NEDSRA. 
President Pavelchik shared information about a social outing to a dueling piano show on February 20th to see if there was interest by members to attend. He also asked if there would be interest by members to attend a Chicago Wolves game in the near future.
Our club received a request from Tony Palmisano in regards to a few students at York Center School who would love to be in Boy Scouts but can't afford the costs. A request was put out to the club via email by President Pavelchik previously asking for input from club members. We have been asked to help offset the costs for these kids by paying $55.00 for each child. A motion was made by Jay Tovian to pay for ten boys to join the Cub scouts. This will be a one year agreement and the club will revisit it next year. Al Reed seconded the motion. All in attendance were in favor.  None were opposed. Motion passed to pay for ten boys from York Center School to join the Cub Scouts.
A reminder was shared that Jan has printed copies of dues invoices for those members who do not have email access.
Jay Tovian made an announcement that Tony Palmisano has agreed to be President Elect for the following year.
Happy news was shared by club members.
February 9
Today's announcements:
President Pavelchik reminded club members about the request from the Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department about sponsoring a Thursday night summer concerts at Cortesi Park. He asked for more input from members.
Happy news was shared amongst members.
We also welcomed our guest speaker today, Karen Lesniak from NEDSRA. Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) improves the quality of life for thousands of people with disabilities each year, by providing them with a variety of recreational and social programs.  The programs are offered in partnership with eight park districts and three village recreation departments. The 135 support staff members and approximately 600 volunteers at NEDSRA work hard to provide quality programming and activities including:  Skill Development, Swim Lessons, Adaptive Sports, Sensory Station, Special Olympics, and many, many more programs and activities. Check out their website at: for more details on this organization and the great things they do.
The Villa Park Rotary Club also made a donation to NEDSRA at today's meeting.
February 16
Happy news and announcements by members were shared.
Happy birthday to Jay Tovian!
President Pavelchik asked for input from club members about the Villa Park Parks and Recreation's request to the Villa Park Rotary Club to sponsor a concert in the summer at Cortesi Park. There will be a discussion at the next board meeting.
Respectfully submitted,
Kandice Krettler
Club Information
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Villa Park
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Crazy Pour
105 E. North Ave.
Villa Park, IL  60181
United States
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