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The three recipients of “Building a More Peaceful Evanston” grants will be recognized at the club’s luncheon meeting Thursday, June 4, starting at 12 p.m. at the Rotary International building, 1560 Sherman Ave.
The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy has been chosen for a $5,000 grant, which will help fund “Voices, Ideas and Perspectives,” a four-week educational program that teaches students problem-solving, communication and conflict-resolution skills through small group activities and peer collaboration.
During this fun event, members of the Rotary Club of Evanston and many local “celebrity servers” served all-you-can-eat pizza for four hours. Proceeds raised will now benefit local charitable organizations, including the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, the Youth Job Center of Evanston and the Mudlark Theater Company.
Many thanks to all who participated in our annual spring fundraiser!
The concert will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in the Rotary International Building Auditorium, 1560 Sherman Ave., in downtown Evanston.
“Our first goal is to simply celebrate the excellence of this great high school,” said Rotary Club President Paul Larson. “But we are also here to recognize our club’s long relationship with ETHS. We are like old friends, with a great heritage of partnership and connection.”
More than 30 guests were on hand for the event, including six students – who spoke about the school’s strengths and their plans for the future. Assistant Superintendent and Principal Marcus Campbell delivered a summary of the school’s many initiatives and statistics on academic testing results and other highlights.
Based in Chicago since 1969, White worked for the Chicago Daily News before joining the staff of the Chicago Sun Times in 1978, where he worked for 35 years. During his time at the Sun Times, he won the Pulitzer Prize and gained widespread acclaim for the breadth and quality of his photography.
CONTACT: TRACY TEBEAR, 847-424-5314
Recognizing the destructive impact of violence on communities, the Rotary Club of Evanston Charitable Fund will award several community grants to local organizations in 2015 that are using innovative programming to create sustainable change. Regular “Building a More Peaceful Evanston” Grants can range anywhere from $500 to $2,500. A special 2015-2016 grant of $5,000 for programs aimed at youth violence will also be available.
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. 14. 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.
President Paul Larson and President-elect Wally Bobkiewitz carry our Club banner in the 4th of July Parade.