June 26, 2018

This Week's Meeting
Today June 26, 2018:Avenues of Service
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting:  We heard biographies from Dan Lechin, Steve Doblin and PDG Rick Rivkin.
Culminating Dinner and Installation of Officers and Board of Directors for the 2018-19 Rotary Year
Rotarian of the Year Courtney Olson
Past District Govenor Rick Rivkin and 2017-18 Club President Andy Vass
District Governor Donald Brewer and 2018-19 Club President Scott Rose
This year's Culminating Dinner and Installation of Officers and Board of Directors for the 2018-19 Rotary year was held on Saturday, June 16th at  Sunset Ridge Country Club.  
We want to thank  Andy Vass and the 2017-18 Board of Directors for there leadership this past year and wish Scott Rose and his team all the best for the coming Rotary year.
Congratulations to Rotarian of the Year Courtney Olson.
2018-19 Rotary Club of Northbrook Officers and Directors
President: Scott Rose
President Elect: Gary Moriello
Immediate Past President: Andy Vass
Secretary: Bill Byrne
Treasurer: Courtney Olson
Sergeant-At-Arms: Suzi Gantz and Mitch Portugal
Director, Club Service: James Karagianis
Director, Community Service: David Masters
Director, Fundraising: Alan Karzan
Director, Grants: Donna Gulley
Director, International Service: Jeff Tideman
Director, Membership: Andy Vass
Director, Public Relations: Nate Ruben
Director, Rotary Foundation: John Howard
Director, Vocationsl/Youth Services: Gary Moriello
Website Administrator: Gayle Curcio
Northbrook Rotary at the Northbrook Chamber Golf Outing
Northbrook Rotary July Activities 

Join us for some fun at the Northbrook Village Green on July 4th and 10th  

The Annaul Pancake Breakfast will take place on July 4th beginning at 7:30 AM. 

Come back to Village Green on July 10 for the 16th Annual Rubber Ducky Race starting at 7:00 PM.


Pancake Breakfast  July 4 from 7:30-11:00 AM

Enjoy fresh pancakes, sausage, coffee and a drink (juice, milk, or water) while you gather with family and friends for this annual event.  If you participate in the Liberty 5K race, receive $1 off.  We also offer a gluten free option.  


Children Under 3-  FREE

3 Pancakes & 3 Sausages- $7

Rubber Ducky Race July 10 at 7:00 PM

Watch the 16th Annual Rubber Ducky Race. The race begins at the Shermer Avenue Bridge in downtown Northbrook after the first band during Concerts in the Park.

Sponsor a ducky for $10 per duck, $25 for a "Quack Pack" of three,  or "Flock" of 15 for $100 for a chance to win over $2,000 in cash and other prizes. Need not be present to win.

This important fundraiser helps fund our annual community grants programs, scholarships, and global initiatives.

Visit to purchase your ducky tickets.

 Volunteers & Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to help out?  You can sign up to volunteer to help with the breakfast or race here or to come walk with us in the parade.

Students will receive service hours if they choose to volunteer.  

Paul Harris Society: PDG Ellen Young welcomed Helen Rivkin into the Paul Harris Society.  The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.
Rubber Ducky Race: Rubber Ducky tickets are available.  Please see Ed Gordon to get your tickets.  Watch your inboxes, volunteer signup sheets for ticket sales, 4th of July activities and race day will be out soon.  Click here to purchase your ducky tickets online.
Volunteers are needed to sell ducky tickets at Starbucks and Waterways.  Click here to sign up to sell tickets or contact Steve Doblin for more information.
Mark Your Calendar
July 3rd: No Noon Meeting. 
July 4th: Pancake Breakfast & Parade.  
July 10th: Rubber Ducky Race at Village Green.  There will be NO noon meeting on July 10th.
October 26th: Rotary 800
From the Community Service Committee
Volunteer opportunities:
Northbrook Public Library: Ushers for film and music programs.
If you’re interested in any of these projects, please contact Dave Masters.
Lucky Bucks Winner: Carlos Frum
Obsessive Documentation (from the Rotarian)
What if everything you ever did or said was ready to be called up as evidence, forever? The reappearance of photos from a forgotten part of my life was a sign of a profound change in how we live in the world. It pointed to a future when your past trails behind you like a chain that can never be cut. It signaled the arrival of an era when your history, your mistakes, your poor choices, your party pictures will forever weigh you down. It makes us think harder about the things we say and the choices we make, because we know they may be there forever. One wonders if this is why young people are reported to have an obsession with self-improvement that their parents lack: For them, the pressure to be (or to appear to be) their best selves never relents. This may be creating a generation of people who are better behaved, but also more cautious and less willing to make the kinds of mistakes that can help a person grow.
Opportunities for Fellowship
Most Rotarians are successful professional and business executives because they hear opportunities knock and take advantage of them. Once a week the opportunity for Rotary fellowship occurs at each club meeting, but not all members hear it knocking.
The weekly club meeting is a special privilege of Rotary membership. It provides the occasion to visit with fellow members, to meet visitors you have not known before, and to share your personal friendship with other members. Rotary clubs that have a reputation for being "friendly clubs" usually follow a few simple steps:
First, members are encouraged to sit in a different seat or at a different table each week.
Second, Rotarians are urged to sit with a member they may not know as well as their long-time personal friends.
Third, members invite new members or visitors to join their table just by saying: "Come join us, we have an empty chair at this table.” Fourth, members share the conversation around the table rather than merely eating in silence or talking privately to the person next to them. Fifth, Rotarians make a special point of trying to get acquainted with all members of the club by seeking out those they may not know.
When Rotarians follow these five easy steps, an entirely new opportunity for fellowship knocks each week. Soon Rotarians realize that warm and personal friendship is the cornerstone of every great Rotary club.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lawrence Lechner
June 9
Sandy Früm
June 12
Larry Hewitt
June 15
Helen Rivkin
June 16
JP Deheeger
June 20
Larry Levine
June 28
Barb Kearney
June 30
Andy Vass
July 5
Kellie Allgauer
July 10
Steve Doblin
Suzye Doblin
June 2
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
Michael Riggle
July 10
Suzi Gantz
Lou Gantz
July 11
Marc Lonoff
Alice Lonoff
July 14
Patrick Doland
Kathy Doland
July 21
John Howard
Barbara Howard
July 27
Join Date
Jim Kucienski
June 1, 1989
29 years
Carlos Früm
June 10, 1993
25 years
Edward Gordon
June 12, 2001
17 years
Howard Schultz
June 12, 2007
11 years
Barb Kearney
June 15, 1993
25 years
Helen Rivkin
June 25, 2016
2 years
Jeff Tideman
June 30, 2009
9 years
Daniel Craig
July 1, 1994
24 years
Elke Friedman
July 1, 2003
15 years
Dick Hochschild
July 11, 1989
29 years
Judy Warchol
July 16, 1991
27 years
Brian Rieger
July 27, 2006
12 years
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