Posted by April Jensen on Nov 12, 2019
Rotopep Vol. 100 No. 20
Rotary Club of Evanston
November 21, 2019
Program: Edina Mehovic, Annual Giving Officer, Zones 28W & 29
Location: 1AB
Scribe:  Helen Dickson
Greeter: Kelly Fidei
Greeter: Paul Fischl
Sgt.-at-Arms: Tori Foreman
Inspiration: Pete Giangreco

Thanks to Evelyn, Pam and Elio for supporting the Nominating Committee this year.
(Second Publication)
Proposed Board of Directors 2020-21
Tracy Tebear
Immediate Past President
Evelyn Lee
Stephanie Murray
Vice President
Shawn Iles
Helen Dickson
Dave Stumpf 
Director at Large
Karen Danczak Lyons (term ends June 2022)
Director at Large
Mark Lowry (term ends June 2023)
Director at Large
Tori Foreman (term ends June 2021)

Meeting of November 14, 2019:

This week our club hosted its 6th annual "Heads Up, Evanston" community networking luncheon, inviting more than 20 organizations to join in a dialogue on the topic of food insecurity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. In 2017, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure – that’s 40 million Americans, including more than 12 million children. The Rotary Club of Evanston will focus its fundraising and hands-on service efforts on this topic for the next several years and the November 14 luncheon brought together local leaders to help get the initiative started. Our thanks to the 38 community leaders who joined us for this discussion:

Books & Breakfast

Campus Kitchens, Northwestern U.

City of Evanston Health and Human Services

Compass Group, Northwestern U.

Connections for the Homeless

Curt's Café

District 65 Nutrition Services

Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market

Edible Evanston

Erie Family Health Centers

ETHS Nutrition Services

Evanston Community Foundation

Evanston Food Exchange

Evanston Vineyard Food Pantry

Family Focus

First Presbyterian Souper Saturday

Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Hillside Pantry

Interfaith Action of Evanston

Meals on Wheels of Northeastern Illinois

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Salvation Army of Evanston


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