June 3, 2021 Meeting Notes
In Person (Walker Brothers) & Remote (ZOOM) Meeting

Attendance:  Brad Burke, Alan Nerad, Stan Roelker, Janice Kellman, Neil Perlman, Karen Van Craenenbroeck, Tom Krueger
Guests: India Alexis Ehioba
Pledge: Alan Nerad
Four-Way Test: Karen Van Craenenbroeck
Thought for the Day: Neil Perlman

Fun & Frolic: Stan Roelker

Happy Bucks/Sad Bucks: 

Speaker: Alan Nerad introduced India Ehioba from Shore Community Services. Shore's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Shore is celebrating 70th anniversary this year. Ms. Ehioba noted she previously was a member of the LaGrange and Park Ridge Rotary Clubs. Ms. Ehioba noted she has been CEO of Shore for the past 5 years. She noted the agency is located in the old Skokie Police Station. She noted Shore completed a gut renovation of the building when it was purchased about 5 years ago. Prior to locating in Skokie, the agency was headquartered in Evanston. 

Ms. Ehioba provided an update on the various services provided to the disabled community. She shared information on the organizations development over time.  Ms. Ehioba shared how the pandemic affected the organization and services it provides. She shared information on clients involved in various work programs. Ms. Ehioba shared information on Shore clients coming back to more and more of the day programs.  She noted families are excited to have the opportunity to be back and developing skills.

Ms. Ehioba shared information on what the future of Shore looks like. She noted Friday, June 25, 2021 Shore will be hosting a golf outing at Deerfield Golf Club. She noted the agency is excited to host fundraisers in person again. She shared information about gala fundraising event to be held in September. She noted the event will be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden - $250 per person for this event.

Stan Roelker asked how many clients working in light industry in Shore's various programs. Ms. Ehioba noted more than 100 prior to COVID. She noted that they are at about 40 to 50 individuals currently and hope to top out at about 70 individuals working in light industry. Ms. Ehioba shared information on the work regulations in Illinois and sub-minimum wage provisions under state law. Stan Roelker asked a question about how the agency receives funding. Ms. Ehioba noted Shore has a contract with the State to provide the services. The rate paid by the state has been the same for a very long time with no change.

Alan Nerad provided an update on the 5K Race. He noted the drop dead date for getting everything to the shirt people is June 24, 2021 which give us one day to get all materials to the t-shirt vendor. Alan noted we are on a tight time-frame to get all donations in the door for the shirt advertising.

Alan Nerad noted we need a schedule for Sign Up Genius for corn sales from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at North Park on the Fourth of July.
Brad will contact Ron Salski at Mundelein Park District after June 24, 2021 event. 
Alan asked if  Rotary wants the club to be in the parade. Alan suggested asking Rotary Youth Club members to participate in the parade and race.

Adjourn: The meeting adjourned just after 9:00 a.m.