Posted by Ada Kahn on May 31, 2022

 Rotopep Vol. 102 No. 47

Rotary Club of Evanston

June 2, 2022

Program:  No Meeting This Week: Rotarian Choice


(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

In 2019, the Rotary Club of Evanston identified its signature focus as building food security. We are proud to announce that for our signature project we are partnering with the C&W Foundation to open a new food pantry at C&W Market next month. When the pandemic hit, Clarence and Wendy Weaver and with the help of many Evanston residents, began providing nutritious meals to families in need every Saturday morning. As the pandemic continues on, the need is still there and expansion is necessary. Through this effort, C&W will provide a more expansive list of offerings to community members.
Please join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, 4 June at 12:30 pm to celebrate the official opening and partnership!
Where: C&W Market, 1901 Church Street, Evanston, IL
When: Saturday, June 4 at 12:30 pm
Please RSVP at your earliest convenience: 

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

Meeting via Zoom  May  26, 2022
Scribe: Ada P. Kahn
Inspiration by Aaron Masliansky
"The only thing that permits human beings to collaborate with one another in a truly open-ended way is their willingness to have their beliefs modified by new facts.  Only open to evidence and argument will secure a common world for us." Sam Harris
Visiting Rotarian: Don Gwinn, LIghthouse Rotary Club
Guest:  Heidi King, College Inside Track  (speaker for the day)
June 2   No meeting
June 4: Opening of food pantry in partnership with C & W Foundation. 
Ribbon cutting at 12:30.  1901  Church Street. Register here: 
Donations welcomed to stock the food pantry.  Use the link. 
June 24: Community celebration of Bill Logan's life and 90th birthday
6 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m. ceremony kickoff at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.,  Evanston.  Come enjoy libations, hors d'oeuvres, and presentations by Bill Logan Jr., Dino Robinson of  Shorefront, and family members. 
First floor gallery display open for one month. To be live-streamed.
June 26: Honorary street naming: WIlliam  "Bill"  Logan Jr. Way
Place: Harbert-Payne Park, 1000 block of McDaniel Ave.  Naming ceremony around 2 p.m.   Event to include interactive drum circle. D J Corey Bless and D J Johnny Price presentations.  To be live streamed.
Don Gwinn, Lighthouse Rotary Club spoke about Rebuilding Together, a cooperative effort between our club and the L R C with emphasis on work done in  April, 2022 to upgrade a house at 743 Brown, Evanston.  Rotarians cleaned out a basement, filled a dumpster, donated to Goodwill. They painted, replaced a back door, replaced a microwave and fixed downspots, among other chores.
Member birthdays
Karen Danczak Lyons                      May 8
Jane Lawicki                                     May 15
Paul Larson                                      May 28
Brian King                                         May 29
Rotary anniversaries
Evelyn Lee                6 years             May 5, 2016
Brian King                 8 years             May 22, 2014
Paul Larson             14 years            May 22, 2008
Sgt-at-Arms: Brian King
Time limitation; no orchids, no onions
Program: Heidi King, College Inside Track
Just as realtors understand the housing industry, College Inside Track helps families navigate the college search landscape and understand "behind the scenes" situations.  The cost of college  tuition may be a family's second largest expenditure after buying a home.  Heidi spoke about many challenges in picking the right college, with a right fit for the family and student. 
An example of "right fit" not working is the high percentage of transfers at least once during a college career.  Costs of tuition have increased in private schools since 1990 by 415%.  Tuition at the U of Illinois has increased by 531%.
Heidi outlined aid options for paying tuition:  Merit-based aid and Need-based aid.  Some merit-based scholarships are given to attract a diverse student body and are based on transcripts and essays.  The best scholarships come from programs through the federal government, online scholarship aggregators, and colleges through applications and acceptance notifications.  Work-study programs and ROTC participation are other ways to reduce the financial burden of college tuition. 
Heidi recommended the best time to start looking at colleges and ways to cover the costs:  during sophomore or junior years of high school.
Scribe notes by Ada P. Kahn
Announcement/Mark your calendar for volunteer opportunities:
Meals on Wheels June 14.  Click HERE to sign up.
Campus Kitchen:  Drivers needed for May 27 and June 3  Please sign up HERE
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!!