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News from Rotary International

Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria
Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease. "Rotarians have [gone] into remote areas of the country by car, canoe, motorbike, and even on foot to ensure every child gets the vaccine," says Rotary's Nigeria PolioPlus Committee Chair Tunji Funsho. In Katsina state, members of the Nigeria PolioPlus Committee (NPPC) recently met with leaders of two communities notoriously opposed to immunization, mainly on religious grounds and in protest of the lack of basic health care. They persuaded...
Rotary Scholar’s unique ability in bringing clubs together
In a municipal hospital in Cubatão, Brazil, a new mammography machine funded by a Rotary global grant provides breast cancer screening to women who previously had to wait for weeks before they could get in for a checkup with a doctor. A Rotary global grant also funded training for medical staff and cancer awareness education for people in the community. Isis Mejias Carpio of Houston, studying at the University of São Paulo on a Rotary scholarship, played an instrumental role in bringing together Rotary clubs in two countries to make the grant possible. Members of the Rotary Club of Cubatão,...
Rick Burns’ thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
Humanitarian Rick Burns, a retired civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army, has been helping people in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. He's seen a lot of good, but he's also seen what happens when good intentions go awry. Take the fertile grounds of Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, for example. Burns recalls an initiative to help fruit exporters become profitable again after the war. Cold storage facilities were built, but because no one considered the country's spotty electricity, the facilities ended up being too expensive to maintain. "We really want to make...
Pedaling coast-to-coast for a purpose
Keith Harris is pedaling for a purpose. At the tender age of 50, he's set out on an eight-week, 4,400-mile bike ride across the U.S. to raise $25,000 for The Rotary Foundation. He's also hoping to raise an additional $2,500 for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where a few years ago he was treated for a life-threatening heart condition. "The trip is sort of my midlife crisis," he admits but it's not the first time he's pedaled across the country. He made the trek about 20 years ago, before he married his wife, Christina. Harris has been a Rotary member for 18 years. He's...
Blown away by the realities of human trafficking
At the age of 17, Jennifer was sleeping on the streets of Atlanta. She'd felt abandoned most of her life, unprotected from her brothers and her mother's boyfriends, who physically and sexually abused her since she was five. And now, kicked out of her house, Jennifer - whose last name is withheld for privacy - was alone and vulnerable. She was soon lured into sex trafficking and was unable to escape for two years. Then she found Covenant House. "Studies have shown that if a young person ends up on the street, within 48 hours someone is going to approach them with the intention of exploiting...
 

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On June 24, 2014, PDG Carlos Frum installed the new officers and directors for the Rotary Club of Northbrook.  Click on read more for the full list.
 
 
 
Tickets are still available!
 
 

 
 
Who's coming to cheer on the White Sox and help End Polio Now? 
If you can't come, or even you do, how about buying some tickets for Veterans?
 

 
 
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April 10, 2014
Dear Members of the Northbrook Rotary Club,
I would like to take an opportunity to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your help in collecting and donating toiletries to Stand Up For Kids. Most of us are unable to imagine a world in which the privilege of taking a shower is not an everyday occurrence; but for the kids that we are striving to help, that world is a reality. You have no idea how much it means to these kids to be able to go into the local YMCA and get cleaned up. And thanks to your thoughtful donations, these kids are able to work towards implementing better hygienic practices.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

A few names you don’t know:

Harry Ruggles, a printer and fifth member of Rotary introduced singing to Rotary.

Oscar Bjorge, of the Duluth club, redesigned the Rotary wheel and inserted a keyway so the wheel will not spin freely because ‘we are workers, not idlers’.

Sylvia Whitlock was the first woman president of any Rotary club.  She was from Duarte, California, the first club to induct women.

Daniel Cady of the Rotary Club of New York was the keynote speaker at the first Rotary Convention and forecasted 1,000 clubs in 80 years’.  We reached that goal in eleven years.

Astronaut Frank Borman took his club banner around the moon.  He was a member of the Space Center Houston club.


 

 

 
 

ImageConfucius once said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness." Although the Chinese philosopher died nearly 2,400 years before Rotary was founded, RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang calls him "the world's first Rotarian." Inspired by his teachings, Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15.

"There are so many problems in the world, so many people that need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California.

"The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world," said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan.

After announcing his theme at the opening session of the five-day training meeting, Huang urged club members to Light Up Rotary in the coming year by hosting a Rotary Day in their community and including local Rotaract and Interact members in their service projects.

 
 
 

Cheers for holiday cheer!

 

 
 

With holiday entertainment from the Glenbrook North Express and a surprise visit from S.C.!

 

 
 

Rotary 800 is our club's annual major fund-raising (and fun-raising) event. On November 4, 2013, our raffle and auction benefited the Northbrook Rotary Charitable Projects Foundation while attendees watched the Bears-Packers Monday Night Football game.

 

 
 
 

 
 

ImageEven after the writer joined a Rotary Club several months ago, he wasn’t sure just what to think. The average age of our active club members—judging by appearances—is north of 65. The image of a bunch of senior men—with a few younger women and a smattering of guys who still have hair that isn’t all gray—singing the National Anthem and reciting the pledge of allegiance seemed a throwback to a time before he was even born.

Click to read the full story from Forbes Magazine April 25, 2013

 

 

 
 
 

 
 

ImageAre you ready for Rotary?  Northbrook Rotary is ready for you!  Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  Membership in the Northbrook Rotary Club evidences a commitment to Service Above Self and offers a number of benefits, including

  • Supporting change within the community
  • Advancing business and professional contacts
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Having an impact on international humanitarian issues.

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From April through June 2013, we had some dynamic speakers, including some of our own members, and an evening "fireside chat" where President-Elect Dave Masters shared his vision for the 2013-2014 Rotary year.

 

 

 
 
District 6440 is proud to make available handsome and customizable "Four-Way Test Plaques" for businesses and clubs. Each plaque can feature a color logo of the recognized business or governmental body. Plaques cost $60 plus $7 shipping, with $15 for each plaque being donated to the End Polio Now campaign. Quantity discounts are also available.
 
 
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Northbrook can download a member directory from our web-site.  Your log-in and password are required because this is secure, private date for the sole use of our members.  After log-in, select View Club Documents from the web-site Admin page.  Click here to access.
 

 
 
You can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free mobile app. In the Apple app store and Android market, it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International. The app also will soon be offered for BlackBerry phones. Image

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We greatfully recognize the work of our esteemed Newsletter Editors, Ron Dahlquist and Gayle Curcio. Thank you both for your wonderful service to our club!

 

 
 
 

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Speakers

Aug 05, 2014
District Governor Ellen Young
District Governor's Address
Aug 12, 2014
President's Choice
President's Choice
Aug 19, 2014
Sharon Tash
Better quality of life at any age
Aug 26, 2014
Sam Harris
Holocaust memories
Sep 02, 2014
Representative from three nonprofits
Stand up for kids, and two other nonprofits
Sep 09, 2014
Ed Gordon will introduce Rick Harnish
The Midwest High Speed Rail Association
Sep 16, 2014
President's Choice
President's Choice
Sep 23, 2014
Dan Jariabka
Hunger Resource Network
Oct 07, 2014
President's Choice
President's Choice
Oct 14, 2014
Debra Shore, Comissioner
Metopolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Oct 21, 2014
TBA
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Oct 28, 2014
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TBA
Nov 04, 2014
TBA
TBA
Nov 11, 2014
President's Choice
President's Choice
Nov 18, 2014
Rotary Foundation Chairman
The Rotary Foundation
Nov 25, 2014
Coat Off Your Back
Coat Off Your Back
Dec 02, 2014
TBA
TBA
Dec 09, 2014
President's Choice
President's Choice
Dec 16, 2014
TBA
TBA
Dec 23, 2014
Holiday Party
Holiday Party
Dec 30, 2014
No Meeting
No Meeting
Jan 06, 2015
TBA
TBA
Jan 13, 2015
TBA
TBA
Jan 20, 2015
NB Celebrity Auctioneers
White Elephant Auction
 
 
 
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