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The Rotary Club of Evanston is busy making plans for an exciting new community event -- PeaceFest, to be held at the International Friendship Garden, McCormick Blvd. at Bridge Street (across from the Evanston Ecology Center) Sunday, Sept. 25. This family-oriented free festival is designed to raise awareness of peaceful living and anti-violence initiatives in Evanston. Join us from noon to 4 p.m. on September 25 for music, games, speakers, group yoga sessions and much more! For more information, please call 773-943-9270.
Many thanks to Rotary International Vice-President Jennifer Jones who shared her professional expertise and story telling savvy to our club on August 4 at One Rotary Center. [Photo by Michele Berg]
Our club is busy preparing for this exciting new event -- promoting peace and a culture of non-violence in Evanston. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details!
Posted by Paul Fischl on Jul 20, 2016
Our club enjoyed marching in the Evanston 4th of July Parade along with the Lighthouse Rotary Club.
Posted on Jun 16, 2016
Northwestern University Baseball Head Coach Spencer Allen updated the Club on the prospects of the team in the coming year.
Posted on Jun 09, 2016
Autobarn Owner Richard Fisher shared with the Club the dealership's history and plans to open a new facility in south Evanston next month.
Posted on Jun 02, 2016
Evanston Community Foundation Monique Brunson Jones updated the Club this week on activities of the Foundation.
Posted on May 27, 2016
Northwestern University President Morty Schapiro spoke to our joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse this week on town gown relations.
Posted on May 19, 2016
The 2016 Pizza Fest was an outstanding success. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Posted on May 05, 2016
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Posted on Apr 14, 2016
Evanston Cradle to Career Executive Director Shelia Merry updates the club on activities of the collaborative.
Posted on Apr 07, 2016
Posted on Mar 30, 2016
The Club proudly welcomed Cindy Beebe and Jasen Toussaint as new members in March.
Posted on Mar 24, 2016
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Northwestern University Political Science Associate Professor Elizabeth Shakman Hurd challenged the Club with a fascinating presentation on religious violence and global politics.
Posted on Feb 12, 2016
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Posted on Jan 28, 2016
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