Rotary Club of North Chicago

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Web Site Coordinator
Membership Chairperson
Fellowship Chair
Literacy Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
End Polio Coordinator

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Welcome to The Rotary Club of North Chicago!

North Chicago

"Service Above Self"

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Flanagan's Restaurant
$12.00 Lunch Includes Beverage
3201 Buckley Road
North Chicago, IL  60064-3449
United States

(224) 419-4777
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Outreach Specialist Tiffany Toribio with A Safe Place visited with the Rotary Club of North Chicago today.

A Safe Place provides information and training about domestic violence to students, professionals and the general community, as well as shelter for victims of domestic abuse..

Members of North Chicago Rotary presented Tiffany with a donation for A Safe Place as a token of appreciation for visiting with us today.  As a note, Lake County has a population in excess of 700,000 people and A Safe Place is the only program in the entire county that deals exclusively with domestic violence.  

Tiffany shared some eye opening information.

> Lake County has a population in excess of 700,000 people and A Safe Place is the only program in the entire county that provides shelter exclusively for domestic violence. 
> Domestic abuse is not exclusive to any caste, race, economic group or gender.
> 1 in 3 women will suffer domestic abuse
> 1 in 7 men will suffer domestic abuse

Please visit to learn more. Also consider supporting A Safe Place with direct donations and attending their upcoming "Unmask the Violence Gala" register here:

Past District 6440 Governor and Paul Harris Society Development Chair Ellen Young visited the North Chicago Rotary Club today to recognized Eugene Stack for his commitment to Rotary with his membership in the Paul Harris Society.
Congratulations Eugene and thank you for your decades of honorable service to community and the mission of Rotary International! 
North Chicago Rotarians Eugene Stack and Kevin Stevens represented our Club at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, June 10 - 14th.
Through our Rotary International partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary has lead the effort to eradicate Polio across the globe.   The Gates Foundation announce a 2-to-1 mathch with Rotary to give up to $450 million to end polio!  Many of the dollars that support this global effort are raised at the local club level.  Learn more here:
Reverend Franco Valdemar visited with Rotary North Chicago today to share an update on his mission in Haiti with HOHAYE- (Hope for Haitian Youth and Elderly) and their applied ministry through the Hope International Missionary Guest House of Haiti.  HOHAYE works throughout southern Haiti to support education, preventative care, motivation and encouragement through it's ministry.  You can visit and provide hands on support as a guest at or through direct contributions at   HOHAYE is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
This week North Chicago Rotary enjoyed a team building exercise hosted by our Peer Chain corporate team Member Bill Haljun.  Small groups working together built some very creative displays!
Olympian Shakedia Jones shared an update on her not for profit Furthering the Lives of Youth.  Furthering the Lives of Youth or provides talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the resources they need to succeed through supplementary educational experiences, social skills and cultural experiences.
Game On Rotarians and Friends of Rotary!!!  It's time for a Road Trip!
Earliest bird deadline is March 31st!!  Save money and place your order today!
Join us on Saturday July 29th for the 2017 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park, and honor our Veteran friends from Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Madison, Milwaukee and Tomah VA Centers.  The game features the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs at the Milwaukee Brewers!
We step off our event with a classic Wisconsin tailgate party - including all the necessary fixins and live entertainment with Mellencougar!
Purchasing your tickets before March 31st will save you a large chunk of cash!   See the link or attached flyer and order form for details.
We are asking for your consideration as a Sponsor Club for this event.  As a Sponsor you are committing to a minimum of 10 event admissions - with at least four (4) of the ten to be donated directly to Veteran patients from The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and other regional VA medical centers.  Please respond directly to this email if you have any questions regarding sponsorship.
Proceeds from our event will benefit the One World Medical Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that provides support for research and treatment for Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and Moral Injury among our Military Veteran community.
Businesses and other enterprises are welcome to offer corporate sponsorship as well.   Additional sponsorship/underwriting opportunities are available - please respond to this email with questions.
Please forward this email to your Club membership and friends in your community!  
Ticket sales will end on June 21st or when we sell out of our ticket block - whichever comes first!  THIS GAME WILL SELL OUT!
If you have receive this message and the event flyer and the event order form are not attached Click HERE and gather more information and place your order on line!

*** Be aware if you plan to spend the evening in the Milwaukee, area hotels fill up early for this weekend!  Make your reservations NOW! ****

(If you already have game tickets - you can certainly join us for the Rotary Tailgate Party - CLICK HERE!)
District 6440 End Polio Chair Carol Wells discussed ongoing work in Polio Eradication and the integral part Rotary has played and continues to play as we come closer to global eradication. 
Carol is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor.  She has served as her club's EPN Chair since I joined Rotary in 2011.  She traveled to Nigeria in 2013 for an NID (National Immunization Day) with a group of International Rotarians led by our current District Governor.  Most recently, in June of 2016, she observed the STOP (Stop Transmission of Polio) training for a week at the CDC in Atlanta, GA.
Club President Joan Battley presents a book to Carol Wells that will be donated in her honor to the North Chicago Public Library.
Tell your Veteran friends this is OUR networking event!! Bring your ambition!! March 14th, 6 p.m at Foss Park Golf Pavilion in North Chicago - one mile from Naval Station Great Lakes! An opportunity to network, gain career advantage, and hear an informative presentation.

The Rotary Club of North Chicago is a proud partner with our regional business community in presenting the "Roll Call - North Shore" program series. The mission of Roll Call is to provide a professional, yet informal gathering of transitioning Veterans, established Veterans and local business partners designed to share camaraderie, career development and practical strategies in seeking meaningful employment.

We have confirmed our next "Roll Call – North Shore" for Tuesday March 14th. from 6 to 8 Foss Park Golf Pavilion in North Chicago and ask you to forward the attached promotional flyer to the military Veteran community with programming details.

Please encourage all Veteran guests to register with a simple email to

See the flyer for a partial list of participating employers. 

Thank you all for your support and commitment to this Veteran career networking initiative.

This week at Rotary North Chicago Ms. Christine Meltzer and Ms. Dorothy Nguyen from Rosalind Franklin Univertity of Medicine and Science presented their Studies on Eyetracking as Assessment for PTSD/TBI/Moral Injury. The presentation addressed emotional reactivity and executive function among our combat military veterans.

The Rotary Club of North Chicago is an advocate and supporter of our Veterans; and specifically research and treatment programs at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Please note The Rotary Club of North Chicago will not be meeting on Tuesday, December 27th.
Best wishes to all for a safe and healthy Holiday and we look forward to seeing you in the new year on Tuesday, January 3rd!
State's Attorney Michael Nerheim visited with The Rotary Club of North Chicago today and shared the scope of his Children's Advocacy Center and other programs he has initiated while serving Lake County.  The Children's Advocacy program has created a much more humane approach for working with victims of crime and has become a model for other State's Attorney offices across the country.  The State's Attorney also briefed the club on other programs from his office including Veteran's Court, Mental Health Court, A Way Out and Text a Tip.  To learn more visit:
Club President Joan Battley presents a book to State's Attorney Michael Nerheim that will be donated to the North Chicago Public Library in his honor.
Property Manager Tonja Gordon with Community Action Partnership of Lake County presented information on the Veteran specific housing rehab program sponsored by Abbvie, as well as the broader programs of CAP.  Through their Veterans program CAP is converting abandoned houses to domicile for Veteran families transitioning from homelessness.  The vision of CAP Lake County is to alleviate poverty through focus on its causes and consequences. For more information on CAP Lake County please visit:
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