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Rotary Friends 2021

Season's Greetings to All



In Memoriam

Heather Gottfried (1970-2021)


Heather was born in Miami, Florida. She was a graduate of Havre High School in Havre, MT and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Montana State University - Northern. Heather is survived by her daughter Aspen and numerous friends in Montana and Illinois. Heather was a personal wealth manager at Citibank Financial Corporation. Heather loved to travel to many unique places on vacation with her daughter. Heather was past president of the Naperville Rotary After Dark Club, active in the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, Inside Out Club, and numerous other charitable organizations. Heather will always be remembered for her can do attitude and the fun and fellowship she brought to everything she did.




Thank you to IBEW Local 701

for the use of their facilities.

Thank you to all

who dropped off their treasures.

Goods will be

repurposed and recycled

helping others

and staying out of landfills.

Another fun day of service for RAD!






It was a beautiful day

to walk for a great cause.

Thank you to all who walked, raised money

or donated in support of

The 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Our team raised over $3000!

WAY to go RAD!!






5th Annual Backpack Drive a Huge Success!



Thank you for all the donations to our Annual Backpack Drive! Your generosity allowed us to provide over 160 backpacks for kids at Hesed House. In the last fifteen years the annual drive has provided over 1800 backpacks and 10,00 pounds of school supplies to help kids start the school year right.

Thanks to RAD members, Caroline Morrison for leading the project , and Linda & Ashley Wilhelm who were able to get us a great deal on the backpacks.

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Another beautiful day at Fredenhagen Park

serving our community.

A beautiful resource, the park provides enjoyment for everyone.

Thank you RAD for your commitment to

Service above Self.






NCTV17 "Spotlights" Rotary After Dark


President Kristy Sullivan was recently interviewed

by Jane Wernette on NCTV17's Spotlight.

Click on the video to learn more about RAD

and what we mean by People of Action.

Interested in serving with us?

Click here for information Become a Member





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2021-22 Installation
Installation of 2021-22 President Diane Ferris,
Officers and Board of Directors

President Kristy Sullivan presented honors to Rotarians and guests who made this an awesome year for RAD. Kristy thanked her husband Jeff Sullivan for all of his support. Heather Gottfried was recognized for her Leadership and Guidance as Past President. Tim Peterson received a Four Way Test award. Ashley Wilhelm and Christine Bloom were given Above & Beyond awards. Linda Wilhelm was awarded a Believe There is Good in the World honor. Lisa Pinto received a Service Above Self award. Guests Brad McGuire and Eric DeSimone, DQS US and Jennifer DeSimone, Huck Bouma PC were recognized for their service as club partners. Rotarian of the Year honors went to Mary Morrissey who served as Membership Chair and championed the club's Adopt a Grandparent projects that helped so many local seniors. Many thanks go out to this past year's Board and to all our members who made this extraordinary year a success.

The club welcomed Past District Governor and 2022-24 Rotary International Director Nominee Pat Merryweather Arges who gave the oath of office to incoming President Diane Ferris and Board members. We look forward to the coming year and serving others through our club.



RAD celebrates

Earth Day 2021

helping to beautify

Fredenhagen Park


The Club adopted Fredenhagen Park

and is committed to enhancing

this beautiful community resource.

The park, named for Walter and Grace Fredenhagen,

is located on Washington Street at the Dupage River,

the site of the Cock Robin ice cream store.

It is the gateway to the east extension of the Naperville Riverwalk.


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Earth Day Fredenhagen Park 4/2021
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Balloon Buddies 2020


ADOPT A GRANDPARENT
Rotary Club of Naperville After Dark
along with Huck Bouma PC participated recently in the National Campaign 
We would like to thank Michelle from Awesome Balloons Creations for creating these darling Balloon Buddies for the residents of Independence Village in Naperville.
With the support of donations from Michelle Tibble herself, Huck Bouma, and Naperville Rotary After Dark, we were able to provide a balloon buddy for each of the 48 residents. Nothing but joy and kindness was spread from the delivery of the buddies for all the residents, Huck Bouma Staff, and members of Naperville Rotary After Dark







HOLIDAY HAPPINESS Spreads Cheer



Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Naperville After Dark, Huck Bouma PC and DQS US for providing holiday cards, candy and poinsettias to the over 1,000 nursing home and assisted living residents who have been on lockdown for almost 9 months now with no regular visitation in the home from family, friends, volunteers, chaplains.


Thank you for your selfless service comforting so many people in need.

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wheaton village holiday 2020 visit
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2020 Fredenhagen Park Cleanup 10/24




Fredenhagen Park Cleanup


Saturday, October 24 Rotary After Dark members gathered to pull weeds in the flower beds and dig up invasive shrubs at Fredenhagen Park. The park, named for Walter and Grace Fredenhagen, is located on Washington Street at the Dupage River, the site of the Cock Robin ice cream store. It is the gateway to the east extension of the Riverwalk.






A Totally RAD 80's
Trivia Extravaganza was TOTALLY RAD

Thank you to all that joined us for this awesome event as we raised funds for our Naperville Community. 


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Totally RAD 80's Trivia Extravaganza

Check out the pics!!