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June 19, 2018

This Week's Meeting
Today June 19, 2018: Get to Know Your Fellow Rotarians.  We will hear biographies from some of our members.
 
 
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting:  We awarded this year's vocational scholarships.  Congratulations to all the recipients. 
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Northbrook Rotary at the Northbrook Chamber Golf Outing
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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.  

Cost:

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.

 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.  

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News
Rotary Friendship: PDG Rick Rivkin introduced the Friendship Exchange Team from Rotary District 3060 in Northweset India.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PDG and District Grants Committee Chair Bruce Baumberger recognized Donna Gulley for her work as District Grants Chair.
 
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.
 
The Installation Dinner is Saturday! Hope to see you at the Sunset Ridge Country Club.  The fun begins at 6:00 pm.
 
Mark Your Calendar
 
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: Lyle Staab
Rotary Fights Domestic Violence
The Rotary Club of Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, is changing attitudes about domestic violence and generating positive community response with its multifaceted approach. What began as a social media campaign has grown to include community educational programs, publicity events that have reached millions, and the opportunity to present its SAFE program to the Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria). The Support, Advice, Facilitation, and Early Intervention model is a collaborative approach that gives everyone in the community a role to play in addressing family violence. Garry Higgins, the club’s project manager for the campaign #SayNO2familyviolence, believes it’s the type of program that has global application. “As an independent, apolitical organization, Rotary can do and say things others can’t,” says Higgins, who presented the SAFE program to the Royal Commission. Getting people to talk about domestic violence — once a taboo subject in the small town — was one of the club’s biggest challenges.
The Rotary Foundation's Beginning
Some magnificent projects grow from very small seeds. The Rotary Foundation had that sort of modest beginning. In 1917 RI President Arch Klumph told the delegates to the Atlanta Convention that "it seems eminently proper that we should accept endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world." The response was polite and favorable, but the fund was slow to materialize. A year later the "Rotary Endowment Fund," as it was first labeled, received its first contribution of US$26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, USA, which was the balance of the Kansas City Convention account following the 1918 annual meeting. Additional small amounts were annually contributed, but after six years it is reported that the endowment fund had only reached US$700. A decade later, The Rotary Foundation was formally established at the 1928 Minneapolis Convention. In the next four years the Foundation fund grew to US$50,000. In 1937 a US$2 million goal was announced for The Rotary Foundation, but these plans were cut short and abandoned with the outbreak of World War II.
 
In 1947, upon the death of Paul Harris, a new era opened for The Rotary Foundation as memorial gifts poured in to honor the founder of Rotary. From that time, The Rotary Foundation has been achieving its noble objective of furthering "understanding and friendly relations between peoples of different nations."
 
By 1954 the Foundation received for the first time a half million dollars in contributions in a single year, and in 1965 a million dollars was received. It is staggering to imagine that from those humble beginnings, During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
Rotarians in the Community
District Governor Donald Brewer and Northbrook Rotarian Lucinda Kasperson at the ribbon cutting for the new Kasperson Center for Scouting. 
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
 
Anniversaries
Steve Doblin
Suzye Doblin
June 2
 
Larry Levine
Beth Levine
June 17
 
Samuel Harris
Dede
June 18
 
Rob Bassler
Beth
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
Eileen
June 27
 
Michael Riggle
Stephanie
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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