August 28, 2018

This Week's Meeting
Today August 28, 2018: We will welcome Rotarians visiting from Italy.
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting: AJ Holzer a senior at Highland Park High School talked about his experiences with Interact and Rotary International.  He shared ways that we can engage with young people to get them involved with Rotary.
Want to get involved with our annual fundraiser?  The planning committee meets at 11:00 am on Tuesdays.  All are welcome.
Mark Your Calendar
August 25th: North Suburban YMCA 50 Fest.  Come celebrate the Y's 50th Anniversary with kids activities, bingo, food, live music and much more.  For complete details visit  
Volunteers are needed to help out at the  Y's 50 Fest, to sign up visit .
August 30th: Northbrook Chamber's Meal Packing Event.  
September 2nd: Memorial Service for Lucinda Kasperson.  The service will begin at 2:00 pm with a reception following at 3:00 pm at the Skokie Country Club located at 500 Washington Avenue, Glencoe.
September 3th: 2018 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park.  For ticket and sponsor information visit  
September 11th: Club Board Meeting 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Civic Room at the Northbrook Public Library.
September 17th: Dinner Meeting at Granite City Food & Brewery.  Join us for an evening meeting beginning at 6:00 pm at Granite City Food & Brewery.  More details and RSVP information to follow.
September 18th: NO Noon Meeting  
October 10th:  Club Board Meeting 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Pollack Room A at the Northbrook Public Library.
October 20th: One Rotary Summit Fall Training Day.  7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Harper College Wojcik Center.  Click here for more information.
October 24th:  World Polio Day
October 26th: Rotary 800 
November 10th: 2018 Youth Assembly.  9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Forest View Education Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.  Click here for more information.
Lucky Bucks winner:  Judy Warchol

Ich bin ein Hamburger

Drop anchor in Germany’s gateway to the world, where it’s easy to feel like a local (from The Rotarian)

Walking through Hamburg’s main train station on our first day in the city, my husband, Anton, spots a man sitting in a tiny bar enjoying a beer and a smoke. His peculiar garb – black corduroy jacket, vest, and bell-bottom pants, along with a battered top hat – gives him away. He’s one of Germany’s Wandergesellen, a journeyman carpenter who, in a tradition that dates to the Middle Ages, travels the world for two or three years carrying only a change of clothes, a few euros, and his skills.

Like us, he’s just another visitor to Hamburg. A real person in a real city – a city, as we come to realize, that’s the coolest place we never knew we wanted to visit.

Visit to read the entire story.

On A Ligther Side
· What if my dog only brings back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it?

· If poison expires is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?

· Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C?

· Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V?

· Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and it just takes 75-100 years to fully work.

· Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty.

· The word “swims” upside-down and backwards is still "swims".

· Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, and scissors is just as hard as trying to win.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Michael Ellison
August 11
Bill Byrne
August 21
Kate Hall
August 23
Ronald Bernardi
August 29
Larry Kanar
September 1
Ned Schechter
September 6
Gary Moriello
September 21
Ernst Janzen
September 22
Rob Bassler
September 25
Larry Hewitt
August 8
Michael Ellison
Fern Ellison
August 13
Ed Nadler
Sue Nadler
August 14
John Cavanaugh
August 17
Norm Levine
Shelly Levine
August 20
Carlos Früm
Sandy Frum
August 23
JP Deheeger
Jil Deheeger
August 23
Sandy Früm
August 23
Brian Rieger
August 24
Daniel Craig
August 30
David Schwalb
Shawna Schwalb
September 4
Howard Schultz
September 4
Dick Hochschild
September 5
Scott Rose
Gwen Rose
September 15
Andy Vass
September 16
James Mazzetti
September 20
Jeff Tideman
September 21
Join Date
Ned Schechter
August 1, 2017
1 year
Rick Rivkin
August 1, 1999
19 years
Daniel Sideman
August 14, 1984
34 years
Kyint Chwa
August 24, 1999
19 years
Andy Vass
August 28, 2012
6 years
Nathan Levin
August 29, 2017
1 year
Ernst Janzen
September 1, 1966
52 years
Stanley Sherman
September 1, 1970
48 years
Ev Schwartz
September 3, 2013
5 years
Alan Karzen
September 15, 2009
9 years
Joel Meisel
September 24, 2002
16 years
Gayle Curcio
September 27, 2006
12 years
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