Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Nov 02, 2017
Ak’ Tenamit
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
Government Benefits
Nov 30, 2017
Classification Speech
Dec 07, 2017
Holiday Party at Continental Restaurant
Dec 14, 2017
Family Law
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Upcoming Events
Fundraiser to Benefit Ak'Tenamit
Continental Restaurant
Nov 01, 2017 6:00 PM
Healthrays Fundraiser at Pinstripes in Northbrook
Nov 03, 2017
Holiday Food Basket Distribution
Nov 18, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:43 PM
Last Week's Meeting
Last week our speaker was Mary Beth Beiersdorf, the Executive Director of Salute, Inc., whose mission is to help fill in the gaps by providing short term financial assistance to bridge the temporary income gaps and meet the basic needs of post 9/11 veterans.  Matt, a veteran who was helped by Salute, Inc. also attended our meeting and he gave us his story.  SALUTE, INC. was founded in 2003 by Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf. Shortly after 9/11, Will (a Naval Reservist), was called to active duty and deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for 13 months. While Will was serving in Cuba, Mary Beth and her children coped with the fear of the unknown as well as the financial and emotional strain caused by the deployment. Family, friends and their extended community stepped in to help the family, and the couple wanted to give back.  SALUTE, INC. is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial support for our military men and women and veterans through a variety of fundraising activities.
Outreach Committee Meeting on Thursday 
Lisa is reminding members of the Outreach Committee that there is a meeting on November 2nd at 11:15 at Lou's.  
Save the Date - Holiday Party on December 7
Mark your calendars for the club's holiday party on December 7th at Pete's Continental Restaurant at 6 pm.  There will be no lunch meeting that day.
Fundraiser on Nov. 3 at Pinstripes for HealthRay Project
We will be selling tickets at the meetings for the fundraiser for the Rotary District 6440 HealthRay Project on November 3, at 6:30 at Pinstripes at 1150 Willow Rd, Northbrook.  The cost is $55 for a light dinner and bocce.  There will be a cash bar.  If you cannot purchase tickets at the meeting, please contact Ryan at
Ak' Tenamit Fundraiser on Nov. 1st
We will welcome Steve Dudenhoefer, the founder of Ak’ Tenamit, and Graciela Coy, the president of Ak’ Tenamit, at a celebratory dinner on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Continental Restaurant. 
The dinner is a fundraiser for Ak' Tenamit.   We are inviting all Ak' Tenamit project alumni, as well as family, friends and other Rotarians.  Steve and Graciela will give a presentation about Ak' Tenamit.  There will have a 50/50 raffle, as well as a drawings for a variety of Guatemalan handicrafts. 
The cost is $40/person.  Cash bar will open at 6:00pm, followed by dinner at 7:00pm.  Please see either Dan Wolf or Stephen Legge about this exciting event!
Lake Cook Corridor Development Meeting Nov. 16
The Third Public Meeting for the Lake Cook Corridor has been RESCHEDULED to:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Village Hall
Due to the importance of this project, the meeting date has been rescheduled to ensure that the draft vision presented to the public is as comprehensive as possible. The project team values the public’s input and apologizes for this inconvenience. Please join the project team at the rescheduled meeting on November 16 at Buffalo Grove Village Hall, 50 Raupp Boulevard, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held in an open house format, meaning you can stop by anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm at Village Hall. We look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled meeting which will reveal the draft vision for the Lake Cook Corridor that was shaped by your feedback and ideas. This is a draft vision – and we would like to continue to receive your feedback.
All residents, business owners, property owners, community leaders and other stakeholders are invited to participate. Please join us and share your opinion and the vision for Lake Cook Corridor.
For more information view the project webpage at  or contact Village Planner, Nicole Woods at or 847-459-5539.
Gabriel's Wish List
Gabriel has given us his wish list for his year with us - these are things he would like to experience.  Please see if you can grant a wish for him!

Chicago Bears game with face painting
Shedd Aquariam
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry 
Follow Michelle During her exchange in Brazil!
You can follow Michelle (Jing's daughter and our outbound exchange student) during her exchange in Brazil.  Click here for her blog!!
Holiday Baskets Committee News
Denny Snyder reminds the club about the following dates for the food distribution:
November 15 and 16, if needed - 4 pm - 8  pm, packing and sorting food boxes at the former Arlington Toyota, 935 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove  for the food distribution on Nov. 18
November 18 - Food Basket Distribution from the former Arlington Toyota, 935 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove, 8:30 am -12:30 
Duty Roster
Duty Roster
November 2:
Greeter:  Rick Drazner
Pledge:  Lenny Manewith
4-Way Test:  Mike Rylko
Thought for the Day:  Lisa Siwek
Foundation Fact:  Rod Stackhouse
Member Moment:  Cristen Carlson
Fun and Frolics:  Dan Davis
November 9:
Greeter:  Leslie Forman
Pledge:  Glenn Meier
4-Way Test: Melanie Santostefano
Thought for the Day:  Quintin Sleigh
Foundation Fact:  Chad Waynee
Member Moment:  Steve Balinski
Fun and Frolics:  Dennis Depcik
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rick Drazner
October 4
Brian Hicks
October 10
Richard Klein
October 18
Adriane Johnson
October 24
Thomas Kloepfer
October 27
Kevin Weasler
November 3
Michael Rylko
November 17
Dennis Gilbert
November 18
Quintin Sleigh
November 25
Dan Schimmel
November 26
Join Date
Leslie Forman
October 1, 2015
2 years
Jing O'Brien
October 4, 2007
10 years
Rick Drazner
October 9, 1994
23 years
Neil Zweiban
October 19, 2012
5 years
Dennis Gilbert
October 21, 1999
18 years
Eric Smith
November 1, 1988
29 years
Melanie Santostefano
November 19, 2015
2 years