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Rotary Club in Germany

"We presented a donation to support their relief efforts in Ukraine. And 2 of our club flags - 1 to keep and 1 to send to Ukraine. And a personal note to them from Elke."
Center is club president Martin Kollmar. Right is Michael Craiss who arranges all transport to the border of Poland and Ukraine for transfer to Ukraine Rotarians. 
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Rotary donates to Girl Scouts

Erica Huss (right), President of the Rotary Club of Marquette, presents a donation of $1,000 to Lori Doney, the Membership Engagement Coordinator for the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, serving the Marquette area.
The funds will support girls who would not otherwise be able to participate in Girl Scout Leadership Experience programming due to financial barriers to participation. Funds cover membership, dues, troop dues, uniforms, and fees for council-sponsored educational programming.
To learn more about the The Rotary Club of Marquette, visit its website at
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Two grandchildren of founding Rotary member to be recognized

by Anakin Bush | Today at 4:00 a.m.
At the upcoming Centennial Celebration for the Rotary Club of Fulton, two grandchildren of a founding charter member will serve as honorary chairs for the event.
Ovid Bell became a charter member of the Fulton Rotary Club almost 100 years ago. Today, two of his grandchildren carry on his legacy by participating in the club.
John Ovid Bell joined the Rotary Club in 1975, and remains active 48 years later, a release from the club states.
Bell served as president of the club in 1980-1981.
His sister, Mary Bell, moved back to Fulton and joined the Rotary Club in June, 2022.
John serves as a member of the foundation committee, and Mary serves as a member of the finance committee. Both were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation, a release states.
Ovid Bell played an important role in the founding of the Fulton Rotary Club, according to a release. He owned and managed "The Evening Gazette," which was the town's largest newspaper at the time. He sold the newspaper in 1927, and began the printing business Ovid Bell Press.
His son, Ovid H. Bell, joined the family business and Fulton Rotary Club in 1939.
The newsletter for the club was originally called "The Cog," but was taken over by Bell in 1927 and renamed to "The Blunderbus." This remains the name of the newsletter today.
In World War II, the club voted to reclassify all Rotarians who entered or might enter the armed forces as honorary members for the duration of the war. Bell was the first member who was honored, as he joined the army in 1941, a release states.
Susan Grant Krumm, another Fulton Rotarian, is also a descendant of a founding charter member. She is the great niece of T. Harrison Grant.
Krumm served as club president in 2007-2008, a release states. She currently serves on both the community service committee and the international service committee. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow.
In addition to Bell and Grant, the other founding charter members of the club include:
Harry "Mike" Atkinson, W. Ed "Pedie" Jameson, Robert O. "Oscar" Baker, Greene D. McCall, M. Fred "General" Bell, J. Burlie McCubbin, H. Clay "Mud" McGregor, Sam K. "Blick" Black, Luther U. "Uncle Luther" Nickell, Curtis E. "Curt" Blattner, John R. "Johnny" Pratt, Nick T. Cave, E. E. Reed, Richard H. "Dick" Crossfield, George T. "Percy" Reily, Waldo F. "Cap" Smith, Elmer C. "Slick" Henderson, J. Roy "Roy" Tucker, Boulware H. "Bo" Jameson and Matt Wymore.
The Centennial Celebration banquet celebrating Fulton Rotary's 100th anniversary will be March 15 at the Brick District Playhouse (613 Court St.).
The event is themed after "The Great Gatsby."
Costumes from that time period are encouraged.
To learn more about the banquet, visit Tickets are available for purchase until March 1.
Rotarians Good Works...

Rotary Club of Salem donates $1,000 to East Palestine

The Rotary Club of Salem along with the Salem Rotary Foundation gifted its sister club, Rotary Club of East Palestine, a donation in the amount of $1,000 to provide assistance to those in need following the recent railroad disaster in East Palestine.
Pictured is East Palestine Rotarian Bonnie Davis, who represented her club to receive the donation at the Feb. 14 weekly meeting held at Salem Community Center. She is pictured with Salem Rotarian and President Kyle Cranmer. (Submitted photo)
Pay It Forward



We are at 50%* of our GOAL!

March 14, 2023
Live Event & Sponsor Thank You Lunch

Prizes will be $3000, $2000 and $1000 dollars making it a popular annual event!  Each club member needs to sell $150 or more in tickets! Feel free to send links for your page to your contacts.  Tickets are $50.00 each.

When you solicit the sale of an on-line ticket, all this is essentially done for you.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to friends and relatives both near and far and give them the link to our raffle.  We have already gone LIVE with RallyUp. The link is on our website homepage. 
Our LIVE Pay It Forward Raffle will be held at the Hilton on March 14th. We are inviting our Sponsors' to join us at this event!  You will want to make sure you attend this exciting event so you can meet and thank them for helping our club!
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:
$5000-First Bank of Chicago; $3000- Saf-T-gard and Sunset Foods; $1000- Hobbytown USA, Lewis Floor and Home, Northbrook Ace Hardware, Northbrook Bank and Trust, Northern Weathermakers HVAC, Quick Kill Exterminating Co., Reds Garden Center, Shelter Box, Strategic Wealth Partners LLC, Carlos and Sandy Frum, Gary and Beverly Moriello, The Pollina Family
* as of this draft Sat. Feb 25th 
Upcoming Events

SAVE-THE-DATES - make sure to update your calendar

  • 24th - New Member Orientation event on at Rotary's International Headquarters 
  • 28th - Hybrid meeting
  • 3-5th   -Midwest PETS, President Elect training, Westin Northwest, Itasca, IL
  • 9-12th - RYLA Session 1
  • 14th    -Pay it Forward Drawing & Sponsor Lunch
  • 28th - Hybrid meeting
  • 22nd  District 6440 Annual Meeting
  • 25th - Hybrid Meeting
  • 13th  District Conference
Reach out to Gary for details  for any volunteer opps and participation details.
Zoom link notice

Hybrid Meeting Alert!

Take note - we will do hybrid meetings on February 28, March 28, and April 25.
Here is the link for Clun members to use for Zoom access.
Topic: Rotary Club of Northbrook Meeting
Time: Last Tuesday of the month February March April 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 295 416 335
Passcode: Rotary1965
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Meeting Details 
 February Meetings - NOTE hybrid meetings scheduled...
  • We have 6 meetings each month!
  • Satellite Club: Thursdays (2nd & 4th evening) 
  • Lunch meetings: Tuesday
  • NOTE: hybrid meetings on February 28, March 28, and April 25
  • You are encouraged to invite guests interested in joining to attend. 
  • Advance Notice regarding Guests: 
    • Any Meetings: When you invite guests, let Helen know so she has a member lead, and Mike know with the lunch order, Andy for dinner order/location.
  • Notify Mike for lunch meetings and Andy for Satellite for food choices the Sunday prior to the meeting.
Meeting dates and times may change, always check our website for updates.
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February 6
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February 8, 2011
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February 15, 2010
13 years
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February 27, 2018
5 years
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