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Rotary Peace Centers shape hundreds of careers in peace and conflict resolution
With bloody conflicts raging in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and parts of Central Africa, the message of nonviolence and reconciliation that nations worldwide will observe on 21 September demands more urgent and collective attention. In 2001 the United Nations designated the September date as an annual International Day of World Peace "to be observed as a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence" according to a General Assembly resolution. The day's devotion to peace connects closely with what Rotary members have been fostering since The Rotary Foundation's mission to advance world...
Illness leads former Navy code breaker to form world’s first Facebook-based Rotary club
When a life-threatening illness stripped away many of her professional ambitions, Amanda Wirtz, a former U.S. Navy code breaker and professional violinist, turned to humanitarian service and Facebook to give her life new purpose. Wirtz was in her twenties and pursuing a career as a fitness trainer when a sharp pain in her abdomen sent her to the emergency room. Expecting something manageable like appendicitis, she instead found herself facing a rare tumor disorder that required her to undergo 30 surgeries over the next several years. Forced to rethink her life plans, Wirtz began focusing on...
Tips to help your club find and nurture a Youth Exchange host family
With 12 children -- six girls and six boys -- the Labordes hardly needed to add another member to their family. But they did: Over 40 years ago, Julia Mullikin, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from the United States, became like another daughter to this large family in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. "She's been a blessing for us," says Maria Victoria Hallal de Laborde who was 18 when Mullikin arrived in 1973. Like many exchange students, Mullikin remains close to her host family. So close that when one of Laborde's sisters was diagnosed with a rare, fatal disease, Mullikin arranged to send the...
Free vegetable gardens sprouting up around France
Imagine a community where the residents are all free to plant, grow, harvest, and eat healthy food whenever they want without having to pay for it. Sound too good to be true? That's exactly what residents of more than 20 cities and towns in France are doing through a project called Potalib. Launched by the Rotaract Club of Versailles, Potalib was inspired by the Incredible Edible project, an international food-sharing movement founded by Nick Green in England. The Rotaract members obtained Green's permission to apply the concept in France, changing the name to "Potalib," a contraction of "...
Anti-vaccine movement may have global repercussions
Supporters of the anti-vaccine movement question the safety, efficacy and necessity of the very medicines that have so greatly reduced our children's risk of catching a host of once-common but potentially very serious infectious diseases, such as mumps, measles and whooping cough. And then there's polio, the disabling, sometimes fatal virus that was every American parent's worst nightmare until effective vaccines were developed in the 1950s — and which still infects children in the developing world. Some who oppose vaccines are well-meaning parents who have come to believe — wrongly in the...
 

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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.
 
 
 
 
 
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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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.
 
 
 
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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

Sep 23, 2014
Dan Jariabka
Hunger Resource Network
Oct 07, 2014
President's Choice
President's Choice
Oct 14, 2014
No Meeting
No Meeting
Oct 21, 2014
Debra Shore, Comissioner
Metopolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Oct 28, 2014
Randi Frank
Center on Enriched Living
Nov 04, 2014
President's Choice
President's Choice
Nov 11, 2014
TBA
Veteran's Day Program
Nov 18, 2014
Rotary Foundation Chairman
The Rotary Foundation
Nov 25, 2014
Coat Off Your Back
Coat Off Your Back
Dec 02, 2014
Dec 09, 2014
President's Choice
President's Choice
Dec 16, 2014
Holiday Party
Holiday Party...Please Note....Meeting Starts at 12:00 today.
Dec 23, 2014
No Meeting Today
No Meeting Today
Dec 30, 2014
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Jan 06, 2015
TBA
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Jan 13, 2015
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Jan 20, 2015
NB Celebrity Auctioneers
White Elephant Auction
Jan 27, 2015
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Feb 03, 2015
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Feb 10, 2015
President's Choice
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Feb 17, 2015
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Feb 24, 2015
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Mar 03, 2015
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Mar 10, 2015
President's Choice
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