LinkedIn Can Grow Our Presence
LinkedIn – where our prospects can be found!
Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Please make sure if you do – you connect with our club page. LinkedIn is the largest business community – according to 60 Minutes on Sunday – noting this valuable platform connects professionals. It’s a great way to connect with Rotarians all over the world, too. Closer to home – it’s the place to engage with area businesspeople AKA future members. LINK:

LinkedIn Demographics & Biz Stats

  • Females account for 43.1% of the total LinkedIn users, while 56.9% of LinkedIn users are male. 
  • 48.5% of US LinkedIn users are Monthly Active Users 
  • There are 326 million female users on LinkedIn and 430 million male users. 
  • 19.2% of Millennials (18-24 years old) use LinkedIn. 
  • The age group with the most LinkedIn users is between the ages of 25 and 34 at 60.1%
  • There are 61 million senior-level influencers and 65 million decision-makers on LinkedIn. 
  • There are 17 million opinion leaders and 10 million C-Level executives on LinkedIn.
  • 37 percent of US adults use LinkedIn.
  • 80% of B2B leads come from LinkedIn 
  • There was a 55% increase in conversations on LinkedIn in 2020 
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On a Mission to Grow


Impact starts with our members — people like you who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

At club meetings in communities across the globe, our people of action come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.

Who can join?

We’re looking for people who want to give back to their communities. You know these people. They are your friends, family, associates, employees, clients, vendors and so on.
We challenge you to bring a former or prospective member to one of our upcoming events. We have a collection of incredible speakers that will resonate with many. Use that as your pull.
Rotary clubs also welcome Rotaractors, Rotary Peace Fellows, and other members of the family of Rotary who qualify for membership.

What are the benefits? Here are some talking points:

Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through regular meetings and events, you’ll:
  • Discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them
  • Connect with other leaders who are changing the world
  • Expand your leadership and professional skills
  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones
Other benefits of membership include:
  • The Rotary International Convention is our biggest event of the year. Rotary members from more than 130 countries meet at the convention each year to celebrate our successes and make plans for the future.
  • Rotary Fellowships give members the chance to join a group of people who share similar interests, hobbies, or vocations. Some groups use their fellowship to make a positive difference.
  • Rotarian Action Groups unite Rotary members, family members, program participants and alumni who share their expertise in particular fields by collaborating with clubs and districts on projects.

What’s expected of me?

As a club member, you will be asked to:
  • Pay club dues
  • Attend meetings and events
  • Use your professional skills and talents to make a difference

Rotaract and Interact clubs

If you’re between the ages of 12 and 18, you may be interested in joining an Interact club, a service club for youth. If you’re a young professional, at least 18 years old, you may be interested in joining a Rotaract club. Like Rotary clubs, Rotaract and Interact clubs give their members the chance to make friends, develop leadership skills, and create positive change. Learn more about Rotaract and Interact clubs.
  • How can this help our club? The children in Rotaract and Interact have parents who often want to get involved in family activities.
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation release position statement on COVID-19 vaccination
As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative. The Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees believe that:
  1. Global vaccination is the path to ending the pandemic, and we strongly encourage vaccination for all individuals, including our members.
  2. Misinformation hinders the fight against COVID-19, and we are committed to providing our members with science-based information.
  3. Rotary is engaged in assuring equity in vaccine access to all people. Through joint efforts with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance we are leveraging our frontline experience with polio to facilitate vaccine delivery.
  4. Rotary salutes health care workers everywhere as they continue to provide lifesaving services. We encourage clubs to offer recognition and encouragement to these heroes.
  5. Rotary and Rotaract clubs are encouraged to redouble their efforts to support COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts.
  6. As one of the greatest advances of modern medicine, vaccines are safe, effective and save millions of lives each year. They have eliminated or controlled numerous diseases such as polio, smallpox, measles, and Ebola, and now, there is the opportunity to end the COVID-19 pandemic through vaccination.
  7. The eradication of polio remains the goal of the highest order for Rotary. We can continue to apply the lessons we have learned in fighting polio to COVID-19 response efforts.
Weekly Service Opportunity

Club Volunteer + Service Opportunities

  • DECA Judges Needed 
    • Regional Competition which takes place in Rosemont, IL on Friday Feb 4th from 7:30 AM to Noon.
    • State competition which takes place in Rosemont, IL on Friday March 4th from 7:30 AM to 4PM.  
    Ak ‘Tenamit trip, April 23-May 2, 2022  --   Join Rotarians from District 6440 and 6450 in Guatemala this Spring. Sixteen people have signed up, six spots remaining. Contact Dr. Bob Steinberg, or 847-650-3668.


Quote of the Week


Rotary Club COVID-19 PROTOCOL  2022
As we are all aware, COVID-19 is constantly causing changes in the rules as to how we can meet in person.  As of January 3rd, the Cook County Department of Public Health has mandated that certain businesses (including food establishments) “must require any individual 5 years of age or older to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine in order to enter the establishment.”  This mandate applies to the Hilton – Chicago/Northbrook, as well as all restaurants in Cook County.
However, “businesses may, in the interest of efficiency, allow patrons to provide the vaccine proof prior to entry, either directly to the business itself or through an intermediary such as an event planner.”  
Given these new mandates, the Rotary Club of Northbrook is asking:
  1. All members to provide a copy of your vaccination card to Sandy Frum (email; text 847-370-2816; or at a meeting) so that she may maintain a master list of all those who are vaccinated.  The information included on the card will NOT be shared with others except to inform the meeting place that you have been vaccinated.
  2. All members to carry a copy of your vaccination card with you, either paper or digitally, when you attend a Club meeting in case you are required to show it.
Those who do not have a card OR have not sent or shown a copy of the card to Sandy Frum will NOT be allowed entrance to a meeting.
Thank you for your willingness to comply with these new rules during these difficult times.
Again, Happiest of New Years!
The Rotary Club of Northbrook
Virtual Meeting Details 
ZOOM access to our Rotary Club of Northbrook Meeting, Every Tuesday 12:15 PM Central Time unless noted.
Join Zoom Meeting on the Internet at
Meeting ID: 295 416 335
Password: Rotary1965

Join Zoom meeting on the good old-fashioned telephone!
        +1 312 626 6799 
Meeting ID: 295 416 335
Password: 726580 for telephone only
Please note - Meetings are no longer recorded. If you do not attend on zoom or in person you will miss the fun!  Meeting dates and times, or virtual access may change, always check our website for updates. In-person meetings are held at Hilton, 2855 Milwaukee Rd., Northbrook. 
Jan 11, 2022
Jan 18, 2022 5:30 PM
Village Manager, Northbrook
Jan 25, 2022
Wiss Janey, Engineering
Feb 01, 2022
State of the Village (Northbrook Village President)
Feb 08, 2022
The Days to Come: A Novel
Feb 15, 2022
Youth Services
Feb 22, 2022
Rotary Director Elect
Mar 01, 2022
Bell Flavor and Fragrances
Mar 08, 2022
State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation
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Birthdays & Rotary Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brian Rieger
January 13
Michaela Kohlstedt
January 21
Carlos Früm
January 27
Join Date
Ed Nadler
January 1, 1979
43 years
Molly Hamer
January 1, 2007
15 years
Ronald Bernardi
January 1, 1967
55 years
Jim Kucienski
January 20, 1993
29 years
Scott Rose
January 22, 2013
9 years
Steve Brownstone
January 24, 2017
5 years
Bill Byrne
January 25, 2000
22 years
Larry Kanar
January 28, 1986
36 years
Kathi Quinn
January 31, 2017
5 years
In-Person Meetings 
Making a Difference in our Community
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Allgauer's Hilton
2855 Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States of America
NO MEETING 1/4/2022! The January 18, 2022 meeting will be an evening meeting. Drinks at 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:00, Acorn Grill at Heritage Oaks on Dundee. We have hybrid-meetings. Join us! Contact to join us.
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