January 9, 2018

This Week's Meeting
Happy New Year!
Today January 9. 2018- John Howard will give us an update on the Rotary Foundation.
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting- Glenbrook North High School's Express Choir performed a selection of holiday songs.
It was great to see Barb Kearney at our holiday luncheon.  
Mark Your Calendar
January 16th: Volunteer event at the Northfield Township Food Pantry.  Help unload the Pantry's monthly delivery from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and stock Pantry shelves.  We need between 6-10 volunteers to help between 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.  To sign up contact Dave Masters at
District 6440 Conference 
Mark Your Calendar!
This year's District Conference will be held at the Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sheboygan Wisconsin, May 17th-20th.  Registration will begin soon.  For more information visit  
On to Toronto (International Rotary Convention- June 23-27, 2018)
Toronto has been shaped by immigrants, who have added new languages, customs, and foods while boosting the economy. Condo buildings are going up rapidly, and beyond downtown’s skyscrapers, Toronto is a sprawling network of neighborhoods: from ethnic enclaves such as Little Italy and Little India to Kensington Market with its bohemian cafés and Yorkville with its postcard-perfect Victorian houses. But despite its size, Toronto is safe and easy to navigate. The streets are clean. And the city’s 2.8 million residents – half of whom were born in other countries – speak more than 140 languages. The result is a cultural convergence that makes Toronto feel like home no matter where you’re from.
Rotary's Wheel Emblem
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made by Chicago
Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and
motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads. Finally, in 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. Thus, in 1923, the present gear wheel with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." A group of engineers advised that the gear wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the centre of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added and the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.
On a Lighter Side
Some Thoughts for the New Year
-Happiness is often the result of being too busy to remember.
-You don’t find life with living- you make it that way.
-The happiest people don’t always have the best of everything; they make the best of what they have.
-The only time you must not fail is the last time you try.
-There are two times to keep your mouth shut, when you are swimming and when you are angry.
-The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without it.
-Anger is only one letter short of ‘Danger’.
-Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
-The man with push will pass the man with pull.
-God will take you home, when your work for him is done on earth.
By Dr. Norman Watson, the first president of the Northbrook Rotary Club
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brian Rieger
January 13
Norm Levine
January 21
Carlos Früm
January 27
Nate Ruben
January 29
Ed Nadler
February 3
David Masters
February 6
Marc Lonoff
February 14
Ica Gociman
February 21
Michael Riggle
February 23
Jason Han
February 24
Howard Schultz
February 25
James Mazzetti
February 26
Friedoon Hakimian
January 15
Ernst Janzen
January 24
Ev Schwartz
Barb Schwartz
February 14
Kyint Chwa
Laura Chwa
February 16
Join Date
Ed Nadler
January 1, 1979
39 years
Molly Hamer
January 1, 2007
11 years
Patricia Scherer
January 1, 2003
15 years
Ronald Bernardi
January 1, 1967
51 years
Scott Rose
January 22, 2013
5 years
Steve Brownstone
January 24, 2017
1 year
Bill Byrne
January 25, 2000
18 years
Larry Kanar
January 28, 1986
32 years
Kathi Quinn
January 31, 2017
1 year
Marc Lonoff
February 7, 2017
1 year
Michael Doman
February 7, 2017
1 year
John Howard
February 8, 2011
7 years
Friedoon Hakimian
February 11, 1975
43 years
Larry Levine
February 24, 2002
16 years
Rob Bassler
February 26, 1980
38 years
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