Posted by Evelyn Lee on Jan 28, 2020
Rotopep Vol. 100 No. 28
Rotary Club of Evanston
February 6, 2020
Program:  RCE Charitable Fund: Committee Chairs Updates to members
Location: 1AB
Note: The club meeting will adjourn at 1pm on 6 Feb. Members are welcome to stay for the Charitable Fund Board Meeting which will be held in the same room.
Scribe: Helen Dickson
Greeter:  Ned Schaub
GreeterPaul Fischl
Sgt.-at-Arms: Karen Danczak-Lyons
Inspiration:  Phill Klein

Rotary Club meeting January 30th 
Dave Stumpf provided a very nice overview and inspiration around our club's focus on building Food Security
Visiting Rotarians
  • Rotary International Board of Directors and their partners, including RI President Mark Maloney and his partner Gay Maloney, and RI President-Elect Holger Knaack and his partner Susanne
  • Rotarians visiting RI for meetings
  • AG: Don Gwinn
  • Monica Fox, recently relocated to Evanston from Berkeley, CA
During our regular club meeting on January 30th, over 30 RI Board members and partners attended our club meeting and generously donated over $1,000 to support this service project and future meal packing projects. Our members also generously donated a wide assortment of fruits, peanut butter & jelly, cookies, and chips! We started with a group lunch, and after lunch, over the course an hour, we created:
100 hygiene kits to Interfaith Action
200 meal kits to Interfaith Action
50 birthday kits to Hillside Pantry
The bags were decorated and thoughtful handwritten notes were included with the birthday kits and meals! The pictures tell the story! 
A special thanks to Gay Maloney and Susanne Knaack for their support in hosting this service project, and to RI President Mark Maloney, and President-elect Holger Knaack for joining us for this service project! This was an enjoyable and memorable experience for our club and all of our visitors, thank you! 
And also, great news, President-elect Holger Knaack and Susanne have confirmed that they will participate in the 2020 Evanston 4th of July parade! 
Important Dates to Remember:
6 February - Order your Rotary Club of Evanston spirit wear! Contact: Janet Butterfield
15 February - Evanston Big Ideas 2020 at ETHS, in collaboration with the morning club  Contact: Karen Kring
17 February - Random Acts of Kindness Day 
14 March - Kids Against Hunger Event hosted by Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club 
2 May - Centennial Gala at the Orrington Hotel. Get your tickets today: Contact Michele Berg or Helen Dickson if you would like to be a sponsor or amongst the event's 100 Friends

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