Aurora Cosmopolitan Club
 
The mission of every Cosmo member is to contribute to community well-being
through charitable donations and volunteer service with special emphasis on supporting efforts to prevent and find a cure for diabetes.
 
 
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 AURORA COSMOPOLITAN CLUB

    November 15, MEMBERSHIP MEETING  
 
Diabetes Educational Presentation
Featured Speaker: 
Donna Carter RN, BSN, CDE, CPT
Diabetes Education- Rush Copley Heart Institute
 
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Oak Street Restaurant 
           945 Oak Street, North Aurora, Illinois

            Dinner 5:30 pm     Meeting 6:30 pm
          Guests Welcome (Dinner on your own)

 Information Contact: Russ George, Club President
      630-205-9065 - 1msgeorge@comcast.net
Happy 100th Anniversary Cosmopolitan Club International
 
Happy 100th Anniversary Cosmopolitan International!
 
Cosmopolitan International celebrates its 100th anniversary today, March 12.  On this date in 1918 our founder, Patrick J. Hodgins, saw the very first Cosmopolitan club chartered in Kansas City, Missouri.  Soon after, several more clubs were chartered in Missouri and Kansas, and the first federation then was off to a strong start.  
 
Today, much has changed within Cosmopolitan.  In the years since 1918, diabetes has been adopted as our cause, and women have been admitted to our ranks.  And yet, much remains unchanged in our beloved organization, perhaps most notably that Cosmopolitan continues to embrace unity, service, and action as our cornerstone principles.
 
As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, let us look back in gratitude to our founding leaders for their dedication in building a club with the timeless principles that continue to strengthen and define us today.  And to all Cosmopolitans, thank you for the work you do everyday in service to others.  May we remain strong and committed to serving our fellow citizens for the next 100 years and beyond.   
Cosmopolitan Club participated in Aurora's National Night Out in August at Washington Park. Aurora City Council recognized the groups that participated. The Cosmopolitan members at the  award ceremony with Mayor Irvin and Alderman Franco.
 Our 8th Annual Indoor Rummage Sale will be Friday April 6th 9:00 am-4:00 pm and Saturday April 7th 9:00 am -2:00 pm.
It is located at Timberlake Club House at 1600 Colorado Drive Aurora 60506.
Proceeds from the sale go to youth Diabetic Summer Camps.
For easy understanding and branding purposes, the "Smooch a Pooch" program is now known as the "Paws Saving Lives" program.  This program is being led by our own Rick Swansboro.
 
See the Download Files section to the left for the Powerpoint Presentation that explains the program.
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Club Treasurer
Club Sargent at Arms
 
 
Discover Membership
The Aurora Cosmopolitan Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at Oak Street Restaurant. The annual dues are $150. You can pay monthly, quarterly, or annually. We support many different causes like, University of Chicago Kolver Research Center, student scholarships at Waubonsee Community College, and summer camp scholarships. Our fundraisers are selling Carson booklets, a Wine Tasting Event, and a garage sale. We partner with community agencies like Communities In Schools and Salvation Army.
 
 
 
 
Discover Our Reach
 
The Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora supports the University of Chicago Kovler Research Center.
We give scholarships to students attending Waubonsee Community College and give scholarships to kids attending a diabetic summer camp.
The University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center is a comprehensive center for innovative diabetes research and unparalleled patient care. Their mission at the Kovler Diabetes Center is to provide holistic treatment, care and education that empowers our patients to effectively manage their diabetes for a lifetime.
The club raises money through fundraisers like the Wine Tasting Event, selling Carson's Community Day's Booklets, and a rummage sale. 
 
 
 
Discover Our Origins
 
The Cosmopolitan International Club of Aurora, Illinois was chartered in April of 1927 and upon completion of the membership drive, the Inaugural Banquet was held on Monday, June 6, 1927 at the Masonic Temple, with 65 members. Frank Weisgerber was the first president, a true civic leader. He was the spirit and symbolof child welfare in Aurora. It was through his efforts that the Aurora Cosmopolitan Club, became a sponsor of the Edna Smith Children's Home, (also known as the Juvenile Protective Association) that lasted through the late 50's. The club provided Christmas parties with gifts, Easter egg hunts, summer camps, day trips, egg and milk needs for all 40 children, plus three entries into the annual soap box derby. Frank Weisgerber passed away on April 11, 1952 and left $250,000.00 of his estate, to the Edna Smith Children's Home.