Posted by Karen Kring on Jan 12, 2021
 Rotopep Vol. 101 No. 27

Rotary Club of Evanston

January 14, 2021

Program: Ike Ogbo: Evanston Health Department: Covid Update

Presiding: Evelyn Lee

Scribe:  Jane Lawicki

Greeter:  Helen Dickson

Sgt.-at-Arms: Aaron Masliansky

Inspiration:  Bridget McDonough

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
InspirationApril Jensen inspired us with a quote from Marie Shriver: There are more people doing good stuff and moving us forward than there are people sowing division. I surround myself with people who have faith.
Visiting Rotarians & Guests: Linda Gerber from the Rotary Club Evanston Lighthouse Club joined us at our meeting.
Program: Our speaker was Rebecca Cacayuran with the Evanston Community Foundation.
She filled us in on the foundation’s efforts in response to the pandemic.
She talked about the foundation listening to their grantees immediately when the pandemic started. In response restriction on how grantees could spend their granted funds was soon lifted so grantees could pivot and respond quickly.
In addition, ECF founded a Rapid Response Fund.
ECF has been serving as a bridge and a safety net for the community during the pandemic.
This included providing food for those needing it, as well as homes in hotels so families could socially distance.
ECF worked with District 65’s equity project to provide computers for kids who needed them for stay-at-home schooling.
She showed a video, which highlighted the food establishments which were trying to stay afloat while helping bring food to those needing it.
More about the Evanston Care Network: HERE
Club Business: President Tracy Tebear inducted Chris Cornue, formerly with a club in Loveland, Colorado.
We voted on the new slate of officers for the club.
Stephanie Murray will be our next president.
Sergeant-at-Arms: We didn’t do orchids and onions due to lack of time
Ada Kahn conducted a quiz about happenings happening this month in history.

January Member Birthdays:

1st Jan: Roger Nouneh

2nd Jan: Elio Romero

23rd Jan: Aaron Masliansky

January Member Anniversary:

Bill Logan (37 years)

Paulo Giordano (12 years)

Jane Ricciardi (1 year)

Dick Peach (21 years)

Little Library

Do you have any extra books to donate?  The Club Little Library has a low supply on books at the moment.  Please consider stopping by the International Friendship garden to drop some off.

Looking for an amazing dinner in your home? 

Check out our fellow Rotarian Chef Elio’s carry out menu at Alcove Evanston

Still saving your prescription bottles?

We are still collecting prescription bottles for a partnership project with the local Lions club to deliver them to Haiti.  Please have the bottles washed and put into sealed plastic bags and you can deliver to Tracy Tebear. 

Service Projects: Going Virtual

Reminder to anonymously share your “Random Act of Kindness”.  Track it in the club google sheets HERE.  We will share progress in club meetings.  


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 Dave to BUY YOURS TODAY!!!
The Lincolnshire Rotary Charitable Fund has Rotary branded face masks available for your club, friends, family, or community heroes.   ORDER ONLINE

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!!