Posted by LBS on Jul 13, 2017
  • Tickets are still available for the July 29th outing to see the Cubs play the Brewers at Miller Park.  Club members are free, and guests are $ 95.  There will be a tailgate party prior to the game.  Sign-up on Clubrunner.
  • As reported at last week's meeting, There's an opportunity to talk with new (2017-2018) Rotary International President, Ian Riseley, 7/18/27, Tuesday, 7:15 a.m. at the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club Meeting.If you would like to attend, contact (click) David Jaffe ( 847-222-5000) our Club Administrator, or our new President, Jim Thomson ( 847-368-8500 ).   The cost is $20.  This meeting will be at the Evanston Garden Hilton Hotel, 1818 Maple Ave. in Evanston.
Expressing him commitment to transparency and good club communication, new President Jim provided an update on this month's Club and Foundation board meetings:
Club Meeting:
  • The 2017-18 budget is now on Clubrunner.  Log in, got to the member area, click on administrations, then documents and scroll down to Club budgets where you will find a folder for the Club and Foundation 2017/18 budget.
  • Minutes of the June board meeting were approved and will soon be posted on Clubrunner.
  • Our Club needs a bylaws update to reflect changes such as the shared membership program.  Jim Bertucci, Jon Ridler, and Bill Kmiecik have  volunteered to get this started.
  • We are looking at ways to improve our process for handling weekly attendance at meetings.  One recommended change is that we start collecting guest fees at the door instead of adding them to members' bills.
  • Several members, especially newer members  have expressed an interest in getting Rotary shirts and other Rotary gear.  Jason Ivy, our new membership chair will be coordinating this.
Foundation Meeting
  • Karen Baker and the Community Service committee is working to identify projects for this year and would like input from club members.  Surveys will be distributed at the meeting and on-line.  Members are urged to take time to respond.
  • Mary Kendall, our new Youth Services chair is taking over the reigns from Mary Jablonsky.  In addition to chartering our second Interact Club at Prospect High School, we learned the RI has recognized the Rolling Meadows Interact Club.   We will be inviting them to a meeting in the fall to recognize them and their accomplishments.
  • The Duffer Outing is just 2 months away.  There are still sponsorship opportunities, and members are encouraged to get their foursomes signed up.  It will be a great opportunity to introduce people to Rotary and support the Foundation.