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Club News
Evanston History Center Executive Director Eden Juron Perlman was one of the non-profit leaders and community-oriented business executives who gathered to share stories, discuss what they are focusing on and how others can help them help at the Rotary Club of Evanston's Heads Up Evanston luncheon on Oct. 13.
A variety of individuals and organizations turned out on Sunday, September 25 to promote and celebrate peace during the Rotary Club of Evanston's 2016 PeaceFest. The event, held at the International Friendship Garden on McCormick Blvd., included speakers, music, arts and crafts, peace discussion-groups, yoga demonstrations and much more. Among the speakers were award-winning journalist Maudlyne Ihejirika, left, and her mother, Angelina. 
Click HERE for a speakers line-up for the program.
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.
On September 8, members of the Rotary Club of Evanston participated in a combined club meeting and site visit to the Erie Family Health Center, located at 1285 Hartrey Ave. in Evanston. Club members toured the facility and listened to a presentation about Erie’s mission and programs from Lisa Robinson, Erie’s Director, and Kate Birdwell, Erie’s Individual Giving Manager. The Rotary Club of Evanston is supporting Erie’s Reach Out and Read Program (above), which provides free books for young children to support literacy and healthy brain development. 

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!
Our club enjoyed marching in the Evanston 4th of July Parade along with the Lighthouse Rotary Club.

Northwestern University Baseball Head Coach Spencer Allen updated the Club on the prospects of the team in the coming year.
Dennis "Sonar" Greene joined the Club this week.

Autobarn Owner Richard Fisher shared with the Club the dealership's history and plans to open a new facility in south Evanston next month.
Evanston Community Foundation Monique Brunson Jones updated the Club this week on activities of the Foundation.

Northwestern University President Morty Schapiro spoke to our joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse this week on town gown relations.

The 2016 Pizza Fest was an outstanding success.  Thank you to everyone who attended.
The Club inducted new member Evelyn Lee this week with help from Rotary District 6440 Governor Rodney Adams. 
The Club heard from Evanston Magazine Editor Lisa Degliantoni on how magazine serves Evanston community. 

PizzaFest 2016 is May 17 and 18 at Gigio's Pizza, 1001 Davis Street.  Tuesday May 17 is for pickup and delivery only.  Wednesday May 18 is for dining in.  For further information and how to get tickets, see our PizzaFest website.
The club held a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse to recognize Evanston students from Evanston Township High School and Beacon Academy who participated this year in the District 6440 Rotary Young Leader Academy.

Evanston Cradle to Career Executive Director Shelia Merry updates the club on activities of the collaborative.
"The Rotarian" Editor John Rezek updates on Club on magazine and its mission to tell the story of Rotary around the world.
The Club proudly welcomed Cindy Beebe and Jasen Toussaint as new members in March.
Frances Willard Historical Association Executive Director Glen Madeja made a presentation on the life of Frances Willard and her pivotal role in the history of woman's rights and empowerment all from her home in Evanston.
Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin shares his insights and analysis on the results of the Illinois primary election.
Evanston/Skokie Elementary School District 65 Superintendent Paul Goren updated the Club today on elementary education issues in Evanston and kindly hosted our meeting at the District headquarters.

Outstanding presentation by Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago Toshiyuki Iwado discussing U.S. Japan relations. Official Residence of Consul-General is in Evanston.
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