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Members of the Rotary Club of Evanston formally welcomed Rotary Global Scholar Junji Takaoka to the club on Aug. 14. Junji is enrolled at the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern. He will receive two degrees in 2016 from NU -- an MBA and a master’s in engineering. Junji's sponsoring Rotary club is the Matsudo-East Club in Japan. President Paul Larson presented Junji with a club banner.
Doug Silverstein, President of Northshore Evanston Hospital, addressed the Rotary Club of Evanston on Aug. 15. Mr. Silverstein spoke about national issues related to health care, and a variety of issues faced by hospitals in the U.S., including the impact of the Affordable Care Act. He discussed NorthShore University Health Systems’ affiliations with the University of Chicago and the Mayo Clinic and various services offered to help keep residents of Evanston healthy.
You and other friends, neighbors, family and strangers are invited to celebrate the holidays with our club at our 2013 Holiday Benefit.
When: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Where: The Hilton Orrington/Evanston
The Grand Ballroom
1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston
Proceeds from this celebration will support of the Rotary Club of Evanston Charitable Fund.
The Rotary Club of Evanston planned and built the International Friendship Garden in the early 1960s as a living symbol of goodwill toward all people of the earth. It is a central part of Evanston’s 23-acre Ladd Arboretum on McCormick Blvd. The club maintains this beautiful resource, available to all Evanstonians, on an annual basis, planting flowers and providing general upkeep.
In 2012, the Rotary Club of Evanston hosted two special tree-planting ceremonies celebrating the Garden’s 50th anniversary. At both events, Rotary’s top elected official – its International President, Sakuji Tanaka, was present.
For more than 90 years, the Rotary Club of Evanston has divided its service to the community between hands-on, volunteer projects, and raising funds to help organizations and causes. It has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for not-for-profit organizations, helping Evanston cope with pressing issues ranging from illiteracy to HIV/AIDS to homelessness and poverty.
The club’s philosophy is to provide general assistance wherever it is needed – thus it has provided volunteers for everything from building homes for low-income families to cleaning up Evanston’s beaches to delivering hot meals to the needy.
In its recent history, the club has placed a strong emphasis on helping Evanston’s youth. Projects range from youth mentoring to after-school reading programs and scholarships
Rotary Club of Evanston members are business, professional, and community leaders who meet regularly to plan and implement community service activities and network with other professionals. For those interested, members can also choose to become involved in international humanitarian service efforts. We meet every Thursday at 12:00 at Rotary International Headquarters, 1560 Sherman Ave. Evanston.
Former Evanston Police Chief and longtime club member Bill Logan shared memories on January 12 of his experiences providing special police protection when Rev. Martin Luther King visited Evanston in 1962 and 1963.
Rotary Club of Evanston and Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse members, plus other Rotarians and community members, participated in a special meeting Thursday, October 20 at Rotary international in observance of World Polio Day.