Posted by Paul Fischl on Feb 20, 2024

 Rotopep Vol. 104 No. 33

Rotary Club of Evanston

February 22, 2024


Program: Yolande Wilburn, New Director, Evanston Public Library--Note that we will be meeting at the Library, and NOT at RI HQ


Scribe:  Aaron Masliansky
Greeter:  David Stumpf
Sgt.-at-Arms:  Jane Ricciardi
Inspiration:  John Robertson


We are not able to meet at One Rotary Center this Thursday.  Please RSVP for our 2/22 visit to the Evanston Public Library to meet Yolande Wilburn, the new Library Director.  Please indicate your lunch choice if you are on the lunch plan.  Choices are Turkey/Cheddar, Ham/Provolone, and Vegetarian Caprese.  If you are a guest or not on the RCE meal plan, cost for Curt's Cafe box lunch will be $15.
Please note that there will also be a zoom option for this meeting if you are unable to make it to the meeting in person.


(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:

Feb. 24: Soup for Scholarships. 

    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!