Posted by Paul Fischl on Aug 02, 2022

 Rotopep Vol. 103 No. 5

Rotary Club of Evanston

August 4, 2022

Program: No Regular Lunch Meeting


(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:


Please contact Evelyn Lee at

Meeting of July 28, 2022:


Inspiration: Mark Lowry

Program: Devon Horton- Superintendent of Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and Marcus Campbell District 202 Superintendent came to discuss the current state of Evanston, and Skokie schools.

-          Some Key things accomplished last year:

-          Miracles framework for continuous improvement in all areas of the school district.

-          Launch of academic skills centers: small group tutoring 3-5 times per week. In 16 schools. 10-12 week tutoring program. This provided a higher growth rate.

-          5th ward financing- funds to make new school in the 5th ward. They are currently being transported to different schools in the city.

-          professional learning opportunities

-          Special education support

-          College and career exploration in middle schools

The complete presentation will be forwarded to all Rotary members.

Sergeant-at-arms: Paul Larson provided us with great trivia on the Interstate Highway system.

Orchids and Onions: Helen Dickson started a new role as a project manager at Rotary.

We have an opportunity to serve our community on August 31, 2022 from 4:15 to 7PM.  Closer to the event, we will find out what groceries that the good people at Beth Emet want us to bring to help prepare the food for their Soup Kitchen from 4:15 to 7 PM on August 31st.  I already have several volunteers, but I need a few more.
After arriving we will help cook the meal, help set up the serving table, and then actually help serve the meal for around 50 to 60 people.
In addition to that period of nearly 3 hours of service, I need someone to prepare 3 salads for that meal.  You can prepare them at home and you can drop them off to me, to deliver to the temple that night.  I will have more info next month on what those salads are to be or not to be.  Barbara Huffman is making the 55 sack lunches that I will deliver that night. I am making the 36 servings of brownies, blondies, and cookies for that evening.
Please contact Pam Rosenbusch if you are interested and available to help on the 31st of August or interested in making the 3 salads ahead of time. 

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

A podcast that should be of interest to all: 

Inside the Skev Podcast

Listen to our very own Aaron Masliansky’s recent episode of Inside the Skev, with Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko:  And don’t forget to subscribe!

As the club has now returned to in-person meetings, Paul has asked for a volunteer to help organize our in-person lunches. Upcoming programs will offer insights into the “state of our schools” from two superintendents, a tour of the newly refurbished One Rotary Center, and the latest on our polio eradication efforts.
Upcoming events include:
  • 8/9 – Service Project at Meals on Wheels (1:00-2:30 pm)
  • 8/31 – Service Project at Beth Emet (4:15-7:00 pm)
Little Library:  Don't forget you can donate your used books to our Little Library at the Friendship Garden!
We have baseball hats!  These are black caps of washed chino twill fabric with contrasting sandwich visor, cloth strap and antique brass sliding buckle closure, embroidered with Evanston Club Logo. One size fits most, and are available for the low, low price of $11.99.
Contact Treasurer Curt Hansen to BUY YOURS TODAY!!!

Don't forget to place all your orders for Amazon through Amazon Smile--You can direct Amazon to direct a portion (.5%) of your purchase to the Evanston Rotary Club Charitable Fund.  It does not cost you anything extra, but you will be helping us help our local and international partners!  visit:, and be certain you have selected "Rotary Club of Evanston" as your choice for charity. Then always shop through vs!!