Posted by Paul Fischl on Nov 22, 2022

 Rotopep Vol. 103 No. 21

Rotary Club of Evanston

November 24, 2022

Program:  No Regular Thursday Lunch Meeting This Week: Happy Thanksgiving!

(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

New Member Proposal--First Publication:
  • Josif Bozovic has submitted his application for membership and is sponsored by Bridget McDonough.  This is the first of two notices of Josif’s application for membership.

Save the Date – Holiday Party – December 15th!
Please mark your calendars for our annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 15th at the Alcove.  All members, partners and friends of the club are welcome!  More details to follow. 
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. 
  • Birthdays
    • Curt Hansen, 1 November
    • Shawn Iles, 5 November
    • Bjorn Gylling, 25 November
    • Gene Servillo, 25 November
  • Rotarversary; Don Baker, 1 November, 35 years
Upcoming Events:
  • Pam Rosenbusch had a big thanks you to the club members who helped with the Coat Drive for Connections for the Homeless: Michele Berg, Dave Stumpf, Barbara Huffman.
  • Mark Lowry announced the Warm Beverage Walk in Downtown Evanston on the evening of 12/1. On the evening of 12/3 is the Evanston Holiday Lighting Festival.


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!
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!!