Club of
  Highland Park / Highwood
President Paul Munk welcomed guest speaker, Don Hayner who led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Club members recited the Four Way Test.
 
Announcements:
New members who have not yet reached a Paul Harris Fellowship pin, can donate $500 and the Rotary Foundation will match that as part of the Jack Blaine Challenge that continues until December 31st. If you have questions, please contact Manu Khodadad. The Rotary Foundation funds grants across the globe. Our Club was a recent recipient for the Service Above Self scholarship.
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
NSSD 112 and the 112 Education Foundation hosts a robotics tournament each December. This year several "referees" are needed. They will train the day of the event, so no prior knowledge is necessary. The commitment is from 8:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. on Saturday December 14th with a pizza lunch included.  Contact Bill Steinbach at bsteinbach@nssd112.org. You may also contact Eric Ephraim at  EEphraim@firstbankhp.com.
 
The Interact Club will be volunteering at Feed My Starving Children on December 14th in the afternoon. They are looking for several adults for this event. Please contact Len Tenner.
 
Glenbrook South is looking for volunteers for a parental discussion. Please see Paul Munk.
 
Highland Park Strings will be performing Sunday December 15th at 3 p.m. at HPHS. The concert is free. Rotarians will be acknowledged.
 
Holiday Party!!!
This Friday, the 13th is our Holiday party.The festivities begin Friday December 13th at 6 p.m. at the home of Fred Orkin and Sylvia Aruffo, 215 Prospect, Highland Park. If you'd like to "Stump the Club", please contact Mary Beth is once again seeking baby pictures for the game. Please call or email her at 847-432-1500 or mbbretzlauf@comcast.net - she needs the picture ahead of the party. There is a $15-20 dollar limit for the gift exchange (chocolate and wine are highly coveted when it comes time to steal). Members with last names A - I bring an appetizer, J-R bring a side dish and S-Z bring a dessert.
 
December 16th, the Club Assembly will be our last meeting of the year!  Join us! Your input about upcoming decisions is needed!
 
January 6th is our first meeting of 2020.
 
Mark your calendar!  Our annual Gala will be held May 16th at Exmoor Country Club.