Northbrook Rotary Leadership

President Elect
Immediate Past President
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Membership Chair
Public Image Chair
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Vocational Service
International Service
Community Service
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Fundraising Chair
Rotary Foundation
Club Foundation Director
EPN Chair


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News from Rotary International

Miles to end polio: $6 million crosses the finish line for polio eradication
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and six RI staff members bicycled 104 miles in Tucson Arizona, USA, on Saturday, for the Miles to End Polio event, raising more than $6 million for polio eradication. The money raised by Rotary will receive a two-to-one match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to the team from Evanston, 100 Rotary member riders took part in the ride. The fundraising ride is part of the annual El Tour de Tucson bike event in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The race attracts more than 9,000 cyclists a year, making it one of the top cycling events in the U.S. The...
Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
A major breakthrough against polio
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus. The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012. "We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC. Rotary has played an important role in bringing type 3 polio close to extinction. PolioPlus grants have provided key...
Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...
Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls' education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation of children for financial gain, according to an announcement in October from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. In announcing the award, the committee praised Yousafzai for demonstrating that "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations." It noted...

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Congratulations to Gary and Don - Top winners in the Rotary 800 Raffle for 2014.


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Once again Northbrook Rotary is collecting gently used winter coats and clothing for the needy in Greater Chicagoland.  Collection barrels are located throughout the community through December 23, 2014.
  • Ace Hardware- Cherry and Meadow and at Landwehr and Dundee in Northbrook           
  • Northbrook Public Library
  • Sunset Foods in Northbrook
  • North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook
  • Northbrook Park District Leisure Center on Walters in Northbrook
  • School District 28: Greenbrier Grade School and Westmoor Grade School in Northbrook
  • Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook
  • Northbrook Bank and Trust Company at Shermer and Waukegan Roads in Northbrook
  • Fast Frame on Dundee Road in Northbrook
  • Remax Villager at 1245 Waukegan Road in Glenview
  • Northern Weathermakers at Anthony Trail and Commercial in Northbrook
  • Village Presbyterian Church at Cherry and Shermer in Northbrook
  • United Methodist Church at Western and Cherry in Northbrook
  • Congregation B'nai Tikvah on Wilmot Road in Deerfield.

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.

Biz Stone Says This Will Be the Future of Marketing

Forget social media or big advertising campaigns that cost big bucks. The new marketing strategy that's trumping traditional methods is philanthropy.

Most products or services can be purchased from multiple vendors across most geographic barriers. How can you differentiate yourself from the competition? One way may be giving money to charitable causes. Big businesses have been practicing philanthropy for a long time. A survey of large corporations by CECP found that 59 percent of them increased their philanthropy between 2007 and 2012. More companies are realizing that spending money on doing good is really good for business and the bottom line.


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.

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.
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



The Rotary Club Locator app helps you find a Rotary club meeting when you're on the go.

  • The "Near Me" search locates clubs within a physical radius of 100 miles. (Note: Actual driving distances may be further.)
  • A keyword search for clubs. This search looks for the keyword in either the club name or meeting location address. This is useful for finding clubs that are outside of the 100-mile radius from your current location.
  • A map showing a club's location and driving directions
  • The ability to save search results to a list of favorite clubs
  • The ability to add a club to your phone's contact list
  • The club's website and primary phone number, if available
  • A search function to find clubs by district


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.

Why not let your gift build a bridge of hope for those less fortunate around the world? Your generosity can provide food for a hungry child, clean water for an entire village, medicine for the sick, and thousands of other good works in our global community.

When you make a tribute or memorial gift, The Rotary Foundation will send a letter to the recipient or the recipient's family to let them know about your gift. The amount of your gift is not disclosed. We also will send an acknowledgment to you as the donor. You will receive a separate tax receipt for gifts above US$25.

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Dec 16, 2014
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Dec 23, 2014
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Dec 30, 2014
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Jan 06, 2015
President's Choice
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Jan 13, 2015
Jim Kucienski will introduce Ed Kaleta
Chicago Photographic Art Society
Jan 20, 2015
NB Celebrity Auctioneers
White Elephant Auction
Jan 27, 2015
Northbrook Resident Alice Cook
Jeff Tideman will introduce program by Alice Cook...a polio survivor.
Feb 03, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
President's Choice
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Feb 17, 2015
Mehdi Alister will Introduce Sue Harnack
Violin Soloist for Northbrook Sympony Orchestra
Feb 24, 2015
Judy Hughes
Northbrook History in Plain Sight
Mar 03, 2015
Paul Pryma
Paul will review his book on coaching and leadership.
Mar 10, 2015
President's Choice
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Mar 17, 2015
Chad Coe will inrtoduce Dale Duda
Northbrook Farmers' Market Association
Mar 24, 2015
Mar 31, 2015
Donna Gulley, International Service Director
Northbrook Rotary in action in Guatemala
Apr 07, 2015
President's Choice
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Apr 14, 2015
Apr 21, 2015
GBN Student Guests
GBN Sudent Guests Day
May 05, 2015
Donna Gulley, International Service Director
International Service Committee Presentation
May 12, 2015
President's Choice
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May 19, 2015
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