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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.

Northwestern University Political Science Associate Professor Elizabeth Shakman Hurd challenged the Club with a fascinating presentation on religious violence and global politics.

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.


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Upcoming Speakers
May 05, 2016
Lisa Degliantoni, Editor, Evanston Magazine
"Evanston Magazine" - Covering Our Community
May 12, 2016
Joe Brownlee, Club President-Elect
"Planning for 2016-17 Rotary Year"
May 19, 2016
Support Pizza Fest May 17 and 18
May 26, 2016
Northwestern U. President Morton Schapiro
"Northwestern and Evanston: Strong Together"

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