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Paralympian Dennis Ogbe defying paralysis
Dennis Ogbe grips the discus in his right hand. He swings his arm and twists at the waist as far to the right as he can. With one move he snaps back, letting the saucer fly. Upper-body strength is important for any discus thrower, but for Ogbe, a Paralympian, it’s everything. At age three, Ogbe contracted malaria, and while receiving treatment at a clinic near his home in rural Nigeria, he became infected with the poliovirus. Paralyzed from the waist down, he was sent home in the arms of his mother. He credits his physical rehabilitation to a harsh form of therapy – the taunts of the other...
Moving doctor’s office rescues women from breast cancer
In Tamil Nadu, India, two doctors, both members of the Rotary Club of Srirangam, discovered an alarming trend in the remote city outskirts of Trichy, women dying of breast cancer. Drs. K. Govindaraj and K.N. Srinivasan knew that much of the death and suffering could be avoided, and both were motivated by their personal experiences with the disease. Govindaraj watched his mother die of breast cancer a decade earlier, and helped found the Dr. K. Shantha Breast Cancer Foundation in her memory.  Srinivasan, an oncologist, witnessed unprecedented growth in the number of younger patients coming to...
Writer and war widow Artis Henderson finds peace through Rotary
In the first month of my stay in Dakar, Senegal, as a Rotary Scholar, a friend gave me a piece of helpful advice. “Buy a wedding ring,” she said. I had already learned that as a young American woman in a Muslim country, I attracted a certain kind of attention. But a ring? My friend nodded. “That way everyone will leave you alone.” With my thumb I felt for the empty space on my left ring finger -- a place that, even now, I sometimes touch and worry where my ring has gone. I removed my wedding band on the one-year anniversary of my marriage, eight months after my husband, Miles, was killed in...
Peace fellow Ali Reza Eshraghi on today’s Iran
Iranian-born journalist Ali Reza Eshraghi, 35, is the Iran project manager at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and a teaching fellow in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After working as an editor at several Tehran newspapers – all of which were eventually banned or shut down by the government – he became a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and met Pate Thomson and Mary Alice Rathbun, of the Rotary Club of Berkeley. In 2012, he completed his studies as a Rotary Peace Fellow at the Duke-UNC Rotary...
Water project unites Lebanon clubs across all divides
A project to provide clean water to all of Lebanon’s schools is uniting leaders from many of the country’s diverse religious, cultural, and political divisions. In 2011, Rotary members in northern Lebanon decided to install new tanks and water filters in a few nearby schools with the help of a Rotary Foundation grant. The idea caught on and a few other clubs followed suit. Two years later, District 2452 Governor Jamil Mouawad and other district leaders saw the potential of creating one giant water project that could reach every school and involve all 24 of the country’s Rotary clubs. They...
 

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The Eighth Annual Ken & Alta Thiel North Suburban YMCA Strong Kids Fundraising Dinner Honoring UPS for the 2014 Thiel Award for Leadership & Social Responsibility
Recognizing UPS’s longstanding support of the Y’s mission and programs, and its support of the community at large.
Wednesday, April 30 • 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Allgauer’s Hilton Northbrook 2855 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, Illinois
Dinner • Entertainment • Live & Silent Auctions
The North Suburban Y is a beneficiary of the Rotary Club of Northbrook Charitable Projects Foundation.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

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

 

 

 
 
 

 
 

The 2016-17 District Governor Nominating Committee has selected Richard (Rick) Rivkin as its nominee designate, announced Past District Governor and committee chair Mike Yesner. 

Richard (Rick) Rivkin joined the Rotary Club of Northbrook in 1999 and served as President during the 2009-2010 Rotary year. During his tenure in the club, he served as International Service Chair and continues as Webmaster. 

Rick participated in the first district mission to Guatemala in 2007 and returned to Guatemala a few years later. In 2012 Rick organized and led a PolioPlus NID trip to India followed by a PolioPlus NID trip to Nigeria in 2013. 

At the district level, Rick is an AG serving the Arlington Heights Sunset, Park Ridge, and Winnetka-Northfield clubs.

Professionally Rick is President and CEO of Saf-T-Gard International, a 4th generation family business based In Northbrook. Saf-T-Gard is a global supplier of industrial safety products and personal protective equipment. Rick and his wife Helen have lived in Deerfield since 1973. They have 3 children and 3 grand-children (soon to be 4). 

 

 
 

On June 18 2013, The Rotary Club of Northbrook presented charitable grants to local organizations.  Click "more" below for the full list.

 

 
 
 

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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June 11, 2013, marked the changing of the guard with the installation of incoming club president Dave Masters and the new board of directors.  The guest speaker (guest of honor) was Rotary International President-Elect Ron Burton.

 

 

 
 

During the school year, selected students from Glenbrook North High School join our weekly Rotary Club meetings.  On April 9 2013, the students took over the meeting.

 

 

 
 

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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A gift to The Rotary Foundation for a loved one is meaningful way to honor or memorialize that person. Tribute gifts can be a perfect birthday, wedding, or holiday gift for the person who has everything. And now it can all be done online.
 
 
 

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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

Apr 22, 2014
Chris Greulich
Melissa Early will introduce program.
Apr 29, 2014
RYLA GBN Students
Dr. Riggle will introduce the RYLA students who will share their experiences.
May 05, 2014
Rotarians
Biographies
May 13, 2014
TBA
Vocational Scholarships
May 20, 2014
Joe Ahern
Chad Coe will introduce this program on "The 100 Club"
May 27, 2014
Steve Beck
Chad Coe will introduce this program on "Leadership"
Jun 03, 2014
Rotarians
Biographies
Jun 10, 2014
TBA
Charitable Grants
Jun 17, 2014
Sharon Tash
Chad Coe will introduce this program titled " Better quality of life at any age"
Jun 24, 2014
Installation Dinner
Installation Dinner...No noon meeting.
Jul 01, 2014
Sam Harris
Holocaust Memories
Jul 08, 2014
Robert Dold
Ed Gordon will introduce Robert Dold
Jul 15, 2014
Bill Moller
Chad Coe will introduce program
Jul 22, 2014
TBA
TBA
Jul 29, 2014
TBA
TBA
Aug 05, 2014
TBA
TBA
Aug 12, 2014
TBA
TBA
Aug 19, 2014
TBA
TBA
Aug 26, 2014
TBA
TBA
Sep 02, 2014
TBA
TBA
Sep 09, 2014
TBA
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Sep 16, 2014
TBA
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Sep 23, 2014
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