Posted by David Lloyd on Apr 18, 2024

 Rotopep Vol. 104 No. 41

Rotary Club of Evanston

April 18, 2024


Program: No Regular Lunch Meeting This Week


(Special Note:  We will publish the Zoom link in every Rotopep, even where there will not be a meeting.  That should make it easier to find when members are looking for our Zoom link. Please try to remember that a Zoom Link will not automatically mean that there is a meeting that week)


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.

Weekly Rotary Club of Evanston Meeting

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:

Meeting of April 11, 2024
Today’s meeting is at Industrious, Aaron Masliansky’s office space.
Aaron passed out wraps and chips for lunch,
12:17 pm Shawn calls the meeting to order.
Three on line members
Jason Orloff rejoining after two years away.
Julie Peterson visiting from Winettka visiting today.
Shawn gave inspiration in Jane Ricciardi’s absense.
Our speaker today is Alecia Wartowski with Foundation 65
Alecia’s guest is Steve walker
speaker over at 12:49 pm
Tracy back
Gene is back
Next speaker Chris Livatino from ETHS
Please sign-up for various service opportunities on the club’s Sign-up Genius
25 April: C&W Market Foundation: Cocktails for a Cause.  Click HERE for details.
27 April is Evanston re-building day.  Save the date and look for details soon. 
30 April – Pub Night – 4:30-6:30 – Ridgeville Tavern.
4 May -- Rotary Walk for the Homeless: Here are the links to register or donate.  After you pay, you designate ROTARY CLUB OF EVANSTON

8 May -- The ETHS Senior Scholarship Night will occur May 8, 6:30 - 8:00 PM this year.  At the venue, we will hand out the scholarships in honor of Dick Peach and Curt Sharp. 
Two announcements from Downtown Evanston: 

2024 Earth Day Clean-Up---Sunday April 21, from 12-2 PM.  Click HERE for more details.
2024 Evanston Rides!  Click HERE for more details.

A Massachusetts Rotarian is hoping to be hosted by a local Rotarian in mid-June prior to attending a medical conference June 20-22.  Please contact President Shawn if you might have a lead or be interested in hosting yourself.

    The Northwestern Rotaract is seeking Rotarians to host local community dinners for Rotaract students. Here, you have the unique opportunity to be a trusted adult for Rotaract Students. Having a trusted adult is the single biggest protective factor for youth transitioning to college. In fact, college students with a trusted adult demonstrate higher levels of connectivity, engage in less risky behavior, and have increased levels of overall well-being. Students with a trusted adult are also less likely to drop out of college, misuse substances, and die by suicide. You can make this difference for students.


    The Northwestern Rotaract Club is seeking Rotarians to host at-home dinners for 3-4 students at a time. At these dinners, you will make lasting connections with bright, engaged students. If you are interested, please email to schedule an evening. You can be reimbursed for hosting costs. Dinners will be offered from October - June.

    Please Sign Up for Campus Kitchen and Meals on Wheels:

    Please check out our Signup Genius for available opportunities over the next few months, since we update this schedule routinely:

    We have changed our delivery of food to the senior citizens living in the Noyes apartment buildings from Wednesday evenings to Saturday mornings.  Please consider signing up for one or more opportunities to serve our community! 

      Rotary Voices Podcast
      Rotary International has recently launched a new podcast featuring stories from the Rotary Magazine and Rotary Voices Blog. Check it out here, or wherever you get your podcasts. 


      A reminder to make your sergeant-at-arms contributions to the Charitable Fund to help our club continue its good work in the community. Donate here:

      The Rotary Foundation recently received its 14th consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator, placing it among the top 1% of charities in the US. Make an impact at home and around the world with a donation to The Rotary Foundation:

      Note: Donations to The Rotary Foundation generate recognition points towards Paul Harris Fellow recognition

      Little Library:  Don't forget you can donate your used books to our Little Library at the Friendship Garden!