January 16, 2018

This Week's Meeting
There will be NO noon meeting.  
A group of Rotarians will be helping out at the Northfield Township Food Pantry from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.  For more information, contact Dave Masters
January 17, 2018-We will meet at California Pizza Kitchen  at Northbrook Court from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Come hungry, one and all!
January 23, 2018- We will have an Avenues of Service Meeting and discuss upcoming projects.
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting- John Howard described how the Rotary Foundation transforms our gifts into service projects that change lives close to home and around the world.
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Mark Your Calendar
January 16th: Volunteer event at the Northfield Township Food Pantry.  Help unload the Pantry's monthly delivery from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and stock Pantry shelves. 
To sign up contact Dave Masters at
January 17th: Meeting at California Pizza Kitchen at Northbrook Court, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm.
January 29th: ABC's of Rotary at Rotary International located at 1560 Sherman Road in Evanston.
February 10th: Blood drive at Sunset Foods.  More details to follow.
Lucky Bucks winner: Elke Friedman
Rotary District 6440 Conference
Mark Your Calendar!
This year's District Conference will be held at the Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sheboygan Wisconsin, May 17th-20th.  Registration is open! Visit to secure your spot.  
Women in Rotary
Until 1989 the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary club membership was for males only. In 1978 the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, invited three women to become members. The RI board withdrew the charter of that club for violation of the RI Constitution. The club brought suit against RI claiming a violation of a state civil rights law that prevents discrimination of any form in business establishments or public accommodations. The appeals court and the California Supreme Court supported the Duarte position that Rotary could not remove the club's charter merely for inducting women into the club. The United States Supreme Court upheld the California court indicating that Rotary clubs do have a "business purpose" and are in some ways public-type organizations. This action in 1987 allowed women to become Rotarians in any jurisdiction having similar "public accommodation" statutes.
The RI constitutional change was made at the 1989 Council on Legislation, with a vote to eliminate the "male only" provision for all of Rotary. Since that time, women have become members and leaders of clubs and districts throughout the world.
Millennials and Rotary (from the Rotarian)
Rotary is weird. Rotarians are old, mostly. They sing songs and say the Pledge of Allegiance before meetings. They tell lame jokes. But they also organize highway trash cleanups, blood drives, and literacy fairs. They raise money for students to study abroad, and they open their homes to foreign students studying here. They are fixated on eradicating polio. Yes, polio is still a thing. So what’s it like to be a millennial in Rotary? To most young people, Rotary is old-fashioned. For me, that’s what makes it cool. People in my peer group tend to isolate themselves. We are connected by technology, but not truly connected. Rotary is my antidote to that. 
Dominick Bonny, Rotary Club of Wenatchee North, Washington
On a Lighter Side
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brian Rieger
January 13
Norm Levine
January 21
Carlos Früm
January 27
Nate Ruben
January 29
Ed Nadler
February 3
David Masters
February 6
Marc Lonoff
February 14
Ica Gociman
February 21
Michael Riggle
February 23
Jason Han
February 24
Howard Schultz
February 25
James Mazzetti
February 26
Friedoon Hakimian
January 15
Ernst Janzen
January 24
Ev Schwartz
Barb Schwartz
February 14
Kyint Chwa
Laura Chwa
February 16
Join Date
Ed Nadler
January 1, 1979
39 years
Molly Hamer
January 1, 2007
11 years
Patricia Scherer
January 1, 2003
15 years
Ronald Bernardi
January 1, 1967
51 years
Scott Rose
January 22, 2013
5 years
Steve Brownstone
January 24, 2017
1 year
Bill Byrne
January 25, 2000
18 years
Larry Kanar
January 28, 1986
32 years
Kathi Quinn
January 31, 2017
1 year
Marc Lonoff
February 7, 2017
1 year
Michael Doman
February 7, 2017
1 year
John Howard
February 8, 2011
7 years
Friedoon Hakimian
February 11, 1975
43 years
Larry Levine
February 24, 2002
16 years
Rob Bassler
February 26, 1980
38 years
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