February 6, 2018

This Week's Meeting
Today February 6, 2018: Howard Schultz will bring us up to date on the North Suburban YMCA.
Today is also Food Pantry Day.  Please remember your non-perishable donations for the Northfield Township Food Pantry.
Items most needed at the Pantry include: canned fruit, canned peas, juice and personal hygiene items.
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting- Walter Grandberry talked about how Gateway for Cancer Research finds and funds research projects to give those fighting cancer a more hopeful future.
From the Community Service Committee:
Please consider being a volunteer for the following community  service projects.  
Special Gifts Theatre is looking for volunteers to sell tickets ans concessions at their upcoming performances on February 10th or 11th from 11:30am - 4:00pm at Ebinger School, 7350 W. Prattin Chicago. It’s OK if you can only help for a few hours. See for more info about this organization.
The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra needs  2 volunteers for each performance to distribute free bottles of water during intermissions. 
Performances will be held at the Sheely Center at Glenbrook North High School.  Volunteers should arrive at 3:30pm and expect to be there until at least 5:15pm.  
Concerts are scheduled on March 25th, and May 6th.  Volunteers get free admission to the concert.  
The Northbrook Public Library needs volunteers to help as ushers at its film and music programs.  The events are held on Wednesdays and weekends.  Your commitment would involve 1-2 shifts per week for about 2-3 hours at a time.  Ushers, of course, get to see the show!
If you’re interested in any of these projects, please contact Dave Masters.
From the Club Service Committee:
The President of Highland Park/Highwood Rotary Club, Yesim Sonmez, would like to invite us to join them, along with the Rotary Clubs of Deerfield and Lake Forest Rotary, to attend a Bingo fellowship night.
The Bingo night will be held Monday Feb 12, 2018 at 6pm at the Highland Park Country Club.
The cost of the event will be $25. They will provide dinner ($20) and bingo cards ($5).
This event is not a fundraiser but simply a time for fellowship and to get to know our neighboring clubs.
Please email Jason Han your RSVP if you plan on attending.
Mark Your Calendar
February 17th: Grant writing and fundraising workshops at Harper College.  If you are interested in attending contact Scott Rose.
February 10th: Blood drive at Sunset Foods.  More details to follow.
March 8th: NSYMCA Strong Kids Dinner at Pinstripes.  Special ticket pricing for Rotarians with code Rotaryticket2018.  Click here for more information.
May 17th-20th: District 6440 Conference in Sheboygan, WI.  
Lucky Bucks winner: Marvin Feig
Rotary 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 is open! Visit to secure your spot.  
World Without Polio
The poliovirus affects a type of cell in the spinal column, and once these cells are killed, there’s no way for the brain to send messages to the muscles. The result is what’s called acute flaccid paralysis, or AFP, and that muscle doesn’t work anymore – it can’t flex or contract. The virus often affects an arm or leg, which tends to shrivel from disuse. If the disease affects the muscles of the chest or diaphragm, polio can be fatal, because the patient can’t breathe.
What makes it possible to get rid of the virus is that it can only reproduce in humans and that it can live in humans for only a few weeks to a month or so until the body gets rid of it. During that time, virus is excreted in the stool, but once outside the human body, it can survive for only a week or two. It has to find another person to infect in that time, or it dies off. So if you can break the chain of transmission – stop the virus from spreading from person to person by making enough people immune through the vaccine – you can actually drive the virus into extinction. But you have to get rid of the virus everywhere or it can come back, reinfecting places where it had been eliminated. This is why the World Health Assembly voted, in 1988, to eradicate polio. Rotary was incredibly important at that time. They took ownership of the mission from the beginning, and they assisted numerous countries in the early stages of this effort. 
Toronto International Convention (June 23-27, 2018)
It’s impossible to leave Toronto without talking about hockey. Canada has produced some of the game’s best players, and the Hockey Hall of Fame is a shrine to the country’s sports heroes. When it opened in 1961, then-Prime Minister John Diefenbaker said, “There is nothing greater than hockey to bring about national unity.”
The hall is a short walk from the MTCC and features interactive experiences such as a virtual shootout against computer-generated versions of famed goalies Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist, who try to block your puck. It’s also home to 18,000 square feet of hockey memorabilia – the largest collection in the world.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
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
Daniel Sideman
March 2
John Howard
March 7
Jay Glaubinger
March 8
Scott Rose
March 14
Jim Kucienski
March 18
John Cavanaugh
March 23
Ken Kurtz
March 25
Ev Schwartz
Barb Schwartz
February 14
Kyint Chwa
Laura Chwa
February 16
Lawrence Lechner
March 11
Ken Kurtz
March 27
Gary Moriello
Beverly Hides-Moriello
March 29
Join Date
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
Marvin Feig
March 1, 2016
2 years
Kate Hall
March 3, 2010
8 years
Gary Moriello
March 5, 2013
5 years
Patrick Doland
March 15, 1999
19 years
Michael Riggle
March 16, 1999
19 years
Kellie Allgauer
March 27, 2012
6 years
Jason Han
March 28, 2017
1 year
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