June 4, 2019

This Week's Meeting
Today, June 4, 2019
Speaker: Tim Wambach: Handicap This! A Story of Inclusion and Tolerance.
Today is also Food Pantry Day.  Don't forget to bring donations for the Northfield Township Food Pantry.
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting: Ryan Yantis spoke about being at the Pentagon on 9/11 and American Pride Inc, non-profit organization that has been developed to bring a positive impact to the lives of all first responders and their families. 
Mark Your Calendar
6/13: Installation Dinner at Sunset Ridge Country Club.  Invitations have been mailed for the 2019-2020 Installation Dinner.  Please RSVP to Suzi Gantz by June 5th.  Remember you are charged for the dinner even if you don't attend.
6/14: Northbrook Chamber Golf Outing:  Our club will be sponsoring a hole at the chamber's golf outing.  Volunteers are needed to man the hole and talk about Rotary.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Scott Rose.
7/4: Annual Pancake Breakfast 
7:30 am - 11:00 am
Village Green
Volunteers will be needed to help out at the breakfast.  The link to sign up for volunteer shifts will be emailed shortly.
7/9: Annual Rubber Ducky Race will take place at 6:45 pm at the Village Green. 
Lucky Bucks winner: Dick Leopold
2019 Annual Rubber Ducky Race
Tuesday, July 9th
6:45 pm
Village Green

The Rotary Club of Northbrook invites all to join the excitement and watch ducks race to the finish.  

Get your tickets in advance  

No tickets will be sold on race day


Enter for a chance to win: 

1st Place: $1,000

2nd Place: $500

3rd Place: $250


Sponsor a Quack Pack of 5 ducks for $20.


One Lucky Duck is $5 or 30 ducks for $100.


All money raised supports the Rotary Club of Northbrook's local and international projects. 



Community Grants Distribution 2019
Our club funded the following agencies through our Community Grants Program, distributing over $41,000 in grants.
  • Boy Scouts of America 
  • Cancer Wellness Center
  • Center for Enriched Living
  • Center on Deafness
  • Family Promise Chicago
  • Friendship Circle of Illinois
  • GBN Grad Night
  • Gratitude Generation
  • Hunger Resource Network
  • Josselyn Center
  • Keshet
  • Northbrook Historical Society
  • Northbrook Symphony Orchestra 
  • Northfield Township Food Pantry
  • North Suburban Special Recreation Association Foundation
  • Rainbow Hospice and Pallilative Care
  • Special Gifts Theatre
  • Total Link 2 Community
  • Youth Servies of Glenview/Northbrook

The View from Above

Photographer George Steinmetz has taken to the sky to show us the big picture

Above the door of George Steinmetz’s garage hang two unusual traffic signs: one of a llama from the Altiplano high desert of Bolivia, the other of a dromedary camel, the type that he has photographed in his trips across the Arabian Desert.

Inside the house, surfaces are stacked with books and collections from his travels, including butterflies and giant insects, hats, and bottles of desert sands. His sunny studio looks out on treetops, and cabinets full of photographic transparencies line the walls. Museum-worthy framed photographs are everywhere — some his own, others by his talented and famous friends and colleagues from around the world.

In more than 40 years as a photographer, Steinmetz has captured panoramic aerial images of the plains of Africa, the Gobi desert, the vast sand dunes of Brazil, and the frozen expanses of Antarctica. He has photographed New York City’s urban landscape, Kansas’ wheat fields, and Indonesia’s palm oil plantations. He has done much of his work while dangling from a paraglider in what looks like a flimsy motorized lawn chair.

His photographs have appeared in the New YorkerSmithsonianTime, and the New York Times Magazine, and he is a regular contributor to National Geographic. He has also published several books: African AirEmpty QuarterDesert Air, and New York Air.

Steinmetz is used to being the observer, not the observed. Talking about himself may not be his preference, but he proved a lively conversationalist when he sat down with frequent contributor Julie Bain at the New Jersey home he shares with his wife, Lisa Bannon, and their daughter and twin sons. In a lengthy chat, interrupted by a tour of the house and a photo show-and-tell on his studio computer, he described what it’s like to capture the world from an aerial perspective.

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Upcoming Events
Club Assembly
Jun 11, 2019
Monthly Board Meeting
Northbrook Public Library
Jun 12, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Club of Northbrook Installation Dinner
Jun 13, 2019
Monthly Board Meeting
Northbrook Public Library
Jul 10, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Jun 04, 2019
Handicap This! A story of Inclusion and tolerance
Jun 17, 2019
One Book, One Northbrook community
Jun 25, 2019
How the best and brightest achieve stellar performance
Jul 02, 2019
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sandy Früm
June 12
Larry Hewitt
June 15
Helen Rivkin
June 16
JP Deheeger
June 20
Larry Levine
June 28
Andy Vass
July 5
Kellie Allgauer
July 10
Peter Herman
July 14
Jon Jay Miller
July 23
Larry Levine
Beth Levine
June 17
Samuel Harris
June 18
Rob Bassler
June 22
Edward Gordon
Joanne Gordon
June 25
Helen Rivkin
Richard Rivkin
June 26
Ned Schechter
Eileen Schechter
June 26
Rick Rivkin
Helen Rivkin
June 26
Stanley Sherman
June 27
Keith Tucker
Ivy Tucker
June 30
Michael Riggle
July 10
Suzi Gantz
Lou Gantz
July 11
Patrick Doland
Kathy Doland
July 21
John Howard
Barbara Howard
July 27
Join Date
Carlos Früm
June 10, 1993
26 years
Edward Gordon
June 12, 2001
18 years
Howard Schultz
June 12, 2007
12 years
Helen Rivkin
June 25, 2016
3 years
Jeff Tideman
June 30, 2009
10 years
Daniel Craig
July 1, 1994
25 years
Elke Friedman
July 1, 2003
16 years
Judy Warchol
July 16, 1991
28 years
Brian Rieger
July 27, 2006
13 years
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