Skokie Valley Rotary Club Member Sam Smith
At the Skokie Valley Rotary Club weekly meeting of May 28, Rotarian Sam Smith did his Member Classification Talk.

"My name is Sam Smith, I am a resident of Evanston, and work in Lincolnwood. I am owner operator of BRC Access Care, Inc., dba Better Residential Care. We have an office in Lincolnwood, and a remote agency branch in Naperville. Was raised in Northeast Texas, attended elementary school in Pittsburg, TX, and high school at Pine Tree High School in Longview, TX,  where I was a member of the Interact club.  This was where I first met rotary club members,  and one of them hired me as an intern. I graduated from Baylor University, in Waco in 1976 and have an MBA degree in Economics and Marketing.

I lived in Waco, and Dallas, TX most of my adult life, and spent three years as a church staffer in Vancouver, BC.  I Have been single now for about six years, and before that was married to my ex wife for 35 years. I have a married daughter with three beautiful children, who lives in Waco TX,  and a son who lives in Tulsa, OK.

I am an amature artist focusing on geometric designs, primarily mandalas, using pen and ink, and love to take long walks by the lake or wherever I can. Most of all, I love doing FaceTime with my grandchildren on a regular basis. 

I moved to Chicago area, in order to work on growing my business in affiliation with Better Care Home Health in Des Plaines. We have formed an Accountable Care Network, enabling the insurer, to place their beneficiaries in the home setting rather than in a facility like a hospital or nursing home. This is a cost savings to the payer. This is a growing system. We are working in conjunction with private insurors, such as IlliniCare, or Next Level Health, or Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

I learned of the Rotary Club of Skokie Valley through Rotarian Sam Eckerling, and joined the club in July 2018".