Posted by Paul Fischl on Jun 11, 2024

 Rotopep Vol. 104 No. 49

Rotary Club of Evanston

June 13, 2024


Program: Laurel Sims—Evanston Grows

Scribe: Barbara Huffman

Greeter:  Josif Bozovic

Sgt.-at-Arms:  Karen Kring

Inspiration:  Belete Woldegies


(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:

As the Rotary year comes to a close, we hope you will be able to join us for a club celebration on Thursday, June 27th for our Board Changeover event. Special guest, RI President Gordon McInally, will join us for the beginning. Rumor has it that club member Josif will also be in town to celebrate with us!
Light appetizers will be provided from Panino's, beverages of all kinds can be purchased individually. 
When: Thursday, 27 June at 5:00pm
Where: Temperance Brewery, 2000 Dempster St., Evanston, IL
Our July 11th meeting will be one to remember as we host RI President Stephanie Urchick with the other Rotary clubs. The meeting will start promptly at 12:00pm in the auditorium. Capacity is limited, so please be sure to register: REGISTER HERE by July 7th. For those that haven’t had a chance to tour One Rotary Center yet, there will be post-meeting tours available which can also be signed up for via the link.

    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!