Join us Tuesday, February 16th to hear Congressman Schneider


Legislative Update and reflections on recent news including the Capitol Attack and Impeachment vote

Brad Schneider represents Illinois’s 10th District in the United States House of Representatives, where he is serving his third term. He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and House Committee on Small Business. He has previously served on the House Foreign Affairs and House Judiciary committees.

As a member of Congress, Brad is focused on building a thriving economy that works for all Americans, and ensuring every family has affordable health care, quality education and a rising standard of living.  He knows that our communities are stronger when small businesses invest and grow, our environment is healthy, and people are working together for a better future. 

Brad is committed to tackling the challenges we face as a nation, including protecting Medicare and Social Security for future generations, reforming our broken immigration system, passing sensible gun safety legislation, and critically, urgently taking action to reduce the rate and address the impacts of global climate change. 

He is also a staunch advocate for the rights of women, including ensuring equal pay for equal work and protecting every woman’s right to make her own health care decisions about her body. Brad also favors extending federal civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community and was a strong supporter marriage equality long before he held public office.

Brad remains an influential voice on foreign affairs in Congress and believes our nation and world benefit when the United States exercises leadership and engages with the international community. A longtime proponent of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, Brad consistently leads on efforts in Congress to promote cooperation on security, counter Iran’s nefarious influence, and condemn efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Are You In?

Join Our Reverse Raffle for Fun and Community Support


UPDATED: The Rotary Club of Northbrook will host a Neighbors Helping Neighbors [NHN] Reverse Raffle that will be live streamed from the NSYMCA on March 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm.   Tickets are $50 each and must be purchased online BEFORE March 6, 2021, but winners do not have to be present to win.
The First Bank of Highland Park 
Carlos & Sandy Früm
Quick Kill Exterminator
Sunset Foods 
Northbrook Bank & Trust Company
Fields Auto Group
In-Kind Supporters:
North Suburban YMCA
We will be adding more sponsors soon. Sponsorships are available from $1,000 to $5,000 to support the event. Three $100 prizes will be drawn before the Grand Prize which is a 50/50 split up to $5,000!
“Our club is dedicated to building camaraderie and fellowship through service to our community. We help those in need in other regions or countries, but also locally,” says Carlos Früm, the president of the Rotary Club of Northbrook.
Community service is important and club members have participated in social distance volunteering over the past few months, and now are kicking off community fundraising after a unique year that saw events put on hold.  Gayle Cursio, chair of the fundraising committee, says, “Participation in this reverse-raffle will help support a number of local non-profits and charitable groups in our neighborhoods! Our raffle will be live-streamed from the North Suburban YMCA on March 13th so everyone can take-part and virtually participate in the fun!”
Proceeds from Neighbors Helping Neighbors Reverse Raffle will support Rotary Club of Northbrook projects and grants to local non-for-profit organizations. Previous local support included grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 – totaling about $42,000 - awarded to a number of local non-profit organizations such as: The Northfield Township Food Pantry; Hunger Resource Network; Outreach/Feed 6; Cancer Wellness Center; Friendship Circle Of Illinois; North Suburban YMCA; Keshet; Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care; Northbrook Symphony Orchestra; Josselyn Center; Northbrook Historical Society; Special Gifts Theater; Total Link 2 Community; Glenbrook North High School Grad Night; Center For Enriched Living; Center On Deafness; Northbrook Community Nursery School; North Suburban Special Recreation Assoc. Foundation; Youth Services Glenview - Northbrook; Family Promise Chicago; and Gratitude Generation.  Additionally, several Community Vocational Scholarships are distributed locally as well by the club.
Sponsorships – a critical source of support needed for Rotary’s works - included local businesses.  The Global Sponsor is The First Bank of Highland Park; and the Community Supporter is Saf-T-Gard.
Sponsors in the Club Supporter group include VIPs like long time members and civic leaders Sandy and Carlos Frum.  Carlos the club president, Sandy the Village President sponsored as Club Supporters with this thought, "With gratitude to the Rotary Club of Northbrook and Village of Northbrook for the trust bestowed on us during our years of service."
Other Club Supporters include: Quick Kill Exterminator; Sunset Foods; Northbrook Bank & Trust Company; Fields Auto Group. In-Kind Supporters: North Suburban YMCA where the event will be livestreamed.
For more information, to buy tickets or to sponsor the event contact the Rotary Club of Northbrook. There are links to purchase tickets on the homepage of or ask a local Rotarian for details.

Ticket sales close on March 6th  

Use this RallyUp link, to purchase tickets.
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Support Our Sponsors!  Thank you all!
Toastmasters on Tuesday Night

Invite from Suzanne Gibson to join in at 7 PM on February 16th 

As you may be aware, Toastmasters and Rotary have formed an Alliance to benefit both of our organizations.  One of the benefits is the structured leadership development courses offered by Toastmasters. Rotarians are encouraged to invite Toastmasters to join in on club service projects.
On February 16th at 7:00 pm, we are invited to join the Mt. Prospect Toastmasters Club as they Celebrate their founder Ralph C. Smedley's 143rd birthday with a meeting focused on Leadership and featuring speakers who are both Rotarians and Toastmasters. Rotarians and Toastmasters share the values of Leadership and Service.  The event is open to all, registration required at Eventbrite  and click on the green "register" button. 
Julia Kaufman, Distinguished Toastmaster and Rotarian, will be one of the speakers on February 16th.  See her video presented at the RI Virtual Convention 2020 under Roatrians you Should Know link.  In this video, Julia Kaufmann presents how she initiated a project to assist Outbound Youth Exchange students in preparing for presenting their presentations to their host clubs.  Julia organized a supportive safe environment for the Outbound students to present their presentation and receive an evaluation from experienced Toastmasters. 
Free, but registration is required:
Feb 16, 2021
Legislative Update and reflections on recent news including the Capitol Attack and Impeachment vote.
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"The 3P's in My Life: Polio, Post-Polio Syndrome and PolioPlus"
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International Service
Mar 16, 2021
Gratitude Generation
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February 6
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February 21
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Barb Schwartz
February 14
Kyint Chwa
Laura Chwa
February 16
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February 7, 2017
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February 8, 2011
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February 24, 2002
19 years
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February 27, 2018
3 years
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