The Exchange Club of Naperville will hold its Annual Allocation Lunch beginning at 11:30AM on Fri., March 2, at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Avenue.

The Allocations Committee, made up of 27 club members, is co-chaired by Bob Black and Barry Greenberg. The committee reviews donation requests and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors and Membership for fund disbursement.

The annual luncheon is a time when the 48 agencies who are given funds from the club’s annual Ribfest tell their stories. Funds also are given to the Edward Care Center and Project Help. This special event is always a very moving lunch and one that makes all those hot, long days volunteering at Ribfest all worthwhile and meaningful.

All of the organizations that receive funding also volunteer at Ribfest. We are proud of the work these organizations do and pleased that our club is able to help them achieve their goals.

The lunch is open to the public at a cost of $25. RSVP by calling (630) 779-2702 by February 23 for the Allocations Lunch. Payment may be made at the event with cash or a check.

2018 Ribfest planning is in the works, slated for July 4-7 at Knoch Park. Anyone interested in being involved as a sponsor of Ribfest, contact

Exchange Club always is looking for new members. If you want to meet new friends and get involved in Naperville, contact me at Through the Programs of Service – Americanism, Community Service, and Youth Programs – members support activities that benefit youth, promote pride in our country, and honor military and public service providers, to name a few. Exchange’s National Project is the prevention of child abuse.