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Oruna Foods North America President Roisin Hennerty spoke to the Club this week about marketing Irsih dairy products under the Kerrygold brand.  Oruna Foods USA operation is based in Evanston.

Club member Mark Steele updates the Club on the success of our "Soap to Water II" international project which is empowering women in Africa to help themselves economically by selling soap.



Karena Bierman from The Rotary Foundation made a presentation to the Club on remembering Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation in personal estate planning.

Evanston Chief of Police Richard Eddington spoke to the Club today on community safety issues and challenges facing Evanston.

Youth and Opportunity United Executive Director Seth Green spoke to the Club to provide an update on the organization's work helping youth and families in Evanston.

The club was honored last week to welcome Bob Adams to membership in our Club.  Bob was a Rotarian in Tennessee and Arkansas before recently moving to Evanston.  Welcome Bob!

The Club distributed hats and gloves to 120 children this afternoon enrolled in programs at the Fleetwood Jourdain Center and Family Focus. Thanks to Adrian Dortch and Brian Brown for their outstanding work on project. More Photos


The Club was fortunate to welcome The Rotary Foundation Chair Ray Klinginsmith as our speaker this week. He shared with us updates on the work of the Foundation as well as history as to how Rotary came to be headquartered in Evanston. Not surprising to find out, members of our Club had a hand in Rotary's move from Chicago in the 1950s.

The club welcomed Yunxiao He to membership and welcomed back Don Bally to the club today.



Oakton Community College President Joi Smith and Interim Associate Vice President Colette Hands spoke to our Club this week on vocational educational opportunities at Oakton.


Twenty five Evanston community organizations joined us today for our second annual "Heads Up Evanston" where community organizations share what they do and learn more about Rotary.


Thanks to Joe Flint and John Cahill for talking with the Club today about the important work of the Cradle adoption agency, based in Evanston since 1923.

The Club heard today from Karen Demorest and Eileen Hailstrom from the Youth Job Center on issues facing youth and young adults in the job market.  Their talk kicked off October as Rotary Vocational Education Month.


Evanston icon Bill Logan was honored today as the Club awarded him a Paul Harris Fellow award.  Logan, who has been a 31 year member of the Club was recognized for his long time service to the Evanston community.

Our thanks to Evanston Public Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons (left) and Collections Manager Betsy Bird for attending our meeting to give us an update on all the great things happening at EPL. 

The club welcomed Tina Pinkston as a new member today.  Tina comes from a family of Rotarians.  We are excited to have her as a member of the club.



The club welcomed this week District 6440 Governor Rodney Adams who shared his views on the year and the activities of Rotary in our district.

Club members can sign up for shifts at booth here.


We were so happy this week to welcome back Bob Loweth as a member of our club.  He was away living in the San Diego area for a few years and now is back in Evanston again.  Welcome back!!



Club members get school supplies ready for distribution. More photos



Northwestern University Football Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald spoke to the club and was honored for his service to the Evanston community.  President-elect Joe Brownlee presented Coach Fitz with a plaque from the club.

Courtney White, President and Founder, Culinary Care - Courtney shared her personal experience founding Culinary Care 2 ½ years ago, inspired by her father’s battle with cancer. Culinary Care delivers complimentary meals to ensure individuals fighting cancer don’t have to worry about feeding themselves or their family. Presently, they serve approximately 40 meals per month, each feeding 4-6 individuals.

The Club rededicated the International Friendship Garden today and unveiled a new sign.  For more photos go here.  For more info on the Garden go here.


Representatives from the City of Evanston Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services spoke to the Club today.  Director/Deputy City Manager Joe McRae gave an overview of department programs and activities, Senior Program Coordinator Myra Gorman discussed the Evanston Farmer's Market and Fleetwood Jourdain Theater Artistic Director Tim Rhoze discussed the current season at the theater.


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Upcoming Speakers
Feb 18, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern U.
"Religious Violence and Global Politics"
Feb 25, 2016
Japanese Consul General Toshiyuki Iwado
"U.S. - Japanese Relations: The Evanston Connection"
Mar 03, 2016
Paul Larson, Club Strategic Planning Chair
"Club Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting"
Mar 10, 2016
Dr. Paul Goren, Superintendent, District 65
"Educating Evanston's Children"
Mar 17, 2016
Shelia Merry, Exec. Dir. Evanston Cradle to Career
"Cradle to Career: Working Together for Evanston Youth"
Mar 24, 2016
Glen Madeja, E.D., Frances Willard Hist. Assoc.
"Frances Willard: Evanston's Most Famous Figure"

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