Posted by Tracy Tebear on May 04, 2021

 Rotopep Vol. 101 No. 43

Rotary Club of Evanston

May 6, 2021

 Program:  Happy Hour--No Regular Thursday Lunch Meeting: Please join us at 5:30 for an online social get-together!


Meeting Location or Virtual Login details:
This will be the same meeting login for all club meetings every week including happy hour and fireside chat.
You can also join the meeting manually from your Zoom App or from, using the meeting number and password below.
Meeting ID: 896 382 967
Password: Rotary2372
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Enter Meeting ID: 896 382 967#
Participant Number: (no participant number, so just push the # key)
Enter Password: 941281#
One-tap for smart-phone users:
+13126266799,, 896382967#,,,,0#,,941281# (US Chicago)
Visitors: Find your local number:
Please contact Jane Ricciardi at

Program: Fireside Chat – All things Rotary Club Fundraising

We had a great discussion and identified ideas for possible fundraisers.  Please take a look at this list below and feel free to email Tracy Tebear ( on your thoughts or any other ideas that come to mind.  One topic for the fundraising committee to discuss is what options would work best for our club and could any of these ideas be combined.

1)      Some combination of one of the following: Wine & Cheese tasting or Beer & Cheese or Beer & Pizza*

2)      Make a request for donations outside of the club*

3)      5k or Stair Climb

4)      Virtual or in person Bake Sale

-          Consider selling vouchers to local bakery and restaurant for dessert for a future date

5)      Garden party with food and drinks

6)      Live or silent auction *

7)      Noteworthy speaker and fee for tickets *

8)      Service Auction *

-          Offer talents from club members

9)      Trivia Bowl *

10)   Ornament decoration party

11)   Pizzafest

12)   Breakfast with Santa

13)   Nan Sharp Dinner

-          Consider at a different time of the year?

 *Maybe could be done virtually

The fundraising committee will continue to explore these options, and everyone is welcome to join in the conversation at the next upcoming committee meeting.    

11 May starting at 12pm: Fundraising Committee meeting open to all members. 


May Member Birthdays

May 8               Danczak Lyons, Karen

May 15             Jensen, April

May 15             Lawicki, Jane

May 28             Larson, Paul

May 29             King, Brian


May Rotary Anniversary

Lee, Evelyn       5 years

King, Brian        7 years

Larson, Paul      13 years

Looking to help with Evanston's COVID vaccination?

You can apply through Evanston Health & Human Services to volunteer a maximum of 10 hours a week.  Apply HERE

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Contact Treasurer Dave to BUY YOURS TODAY!!!

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