April 17, 2018

This Week's Meeting
Today April 17, 2018: This year's GBN student guests will return and provide the program.
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting-Dr. Tyra Manning described how with professional help she overcame depression and addictation and became one of the nation's top school superintendents. Dr Manning encouraged individuals with mental health problems to seek help and to be positive and look forward to a fulfilling and productive life.
Mark Your Calendar
May 17th-20th: District 6440 Conference in Sheboygan, WI.  
May 24th:  Rotary Grants Banquet at Youth Services of Glenvew/Northbrook located at 3080 W. Lake Avenue in Glenview beginning at 6:00 pm.
June 16th: Rotary Installation Dinner, Saturday June 16th at Sunset Ridge Country Club beginning at 6:00 pm.
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
Lucky Bucks winner: Larry Kanar
From the Community Service Committee
Volunteer opportunities:
Northbrook Public Library: Ushers for film and music programs.
Special Gifts Theatre: Concession and ticket sales for performances on April 14th, 15th and May 20th.
Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Serve water during event intermissions.  Performance dates: March 25th and May 6th.
Village of Northbrook: Clean up debris around the village on April 21st.
North Suburban Special Recreation Association: Register runners for 5K fun run on May 18th.
GBN Grad Night Committee: Help decorate GBN for Grad Night on June 1st or 2nd.
If you’re interested in any of these projects, please contact Dave Masters.
Motivating Volunteers (from the Rotarian)
When you personally ask people to take on a task that is important to a cause they care about, great things can happen. The key is finding out what will give volunteers satisfaction without drawing attention to the fact that you are trying to motivate them. In many ways, motivating volunteers is much harder than motivating employees. You don’t pay volunteers, and you can’t fire them. But there are still effective approaches: Remember that every potential volunteer is looking for something, whether it’s personal satisfaction, the chance to contribute to a good cause, or simply a fun thing to do. 
Youth Exchange
Give a young person the opportunity of a lifetime by starting a Rotary Youth Exchange. Exposure to new cultures and customs is a powerful way to promote global understanding and peace. And it’s not just students who benefit – your Rotary club and host families will too.
Exchanges can be short term or long term. Short-term exchanges last from a few days to several months and often take place when school is not in session. Students typically stay with a local family in the host country, but they might also attend a youth camp or tour the country with students from around the world.
During a long-term exchange, students spend a year in another country living with different host families and attending classes at the local school. Traveling abroad is an exciting experience, but it can also pose risks, including political unrest, natural disasters, crime, injury, or disease.
To ensure the safety of exchange students, your district must obtain RI certification before participating in Rotary's Youth Exchange program.
Rotary District 6440 Conference
Most Rotarians have never attended a Rotary district conference. They have, not experienced one of the most enjoyable and rewarding privileges of Rotary membership. A district conference is for all club members and their spouses, not just for club officers and committee members. The purpose of a district conference is for fellowship, good fun, inspirational speakers and discussion of matters that make one's Rotary membership more meaningful. Every person who attends a district conference finds that being a Rotarian becomes even more rewarding because of the new experiences, insights and acquaintances developed at the conference. Those who attend a conference enjoy going back, year after year. Everyone of Rotary's more than 525 districts has a conference annually These meetings are considered so important that the Rotary International president selects a knowledgeable Rotarian as his personal representative to attend and address each conference. The program always includes several outstanding entertainment features, interesting discussions and inspirational programs. One of the added benefits of attending a district conference is the opportunity to become better acquainted with members of one's own club in an informal setting. Lasting friendships grow from the fellowship hour at the district conference.
District 6440 District Conference is May 17-20th.  
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.  
2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto
When you’re in Toronto for the 2018 Rotary International Convention, from June 23rd-27th, build some time into your schedule to see the sights of this beautiful city.
The iconic CN Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Toronto, welcoming about 1.5 million visitors each year. The tower has two observation areas and two restaurants, all of which provide breathtaking views. For the adventurous, the tower also offers a hands-free walk around the outside ledge of its main pod, which is 1,168 feet above ground.
For something easier on the nerves, stroll through St. Lawrence Market, which has dozens of vendors selling food products and specialty items, or the Distillery District, a restored historic area that has been turned into an entertainment and shopping district. 
You could also visit Gothic Revival-style mansion Casa Loma. Built in 1914 by a Canadian multimillionaire, it has almost 100 decorated rooms as well as secret passages and 5 acres of estate gardens. Once a private residence, the “House on the Hill” is now a museum and hospitality venue. 
To enjoy nature, visit High Park – a huge green space with sunken gardens, hanging basket gardens, nature trails, and streams – or take a ferry to the Toronto Islands, which have meadows, woods, lagoons, and sandy beaches.
On a Lighter Side
(To the tune It Came Upon a Midnight Clear)
They come on April 15th dear,
To take away our gold.
Tax men unmoved by plea or tear,
It makes your blood run cold.
Oh income tax! You break our backs,
The government takes all.
A thief by any other name
Would never have such gall
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Elke Friedman
April 3
Joel Meisel
April 16
Judy Warchol
April 20
Gayle Curcio
May 4
Samuel Harris
May 13
Suzi Gantz
May 17
Michael Doman
May 23
Dick Hochschild
May 24
Jim Kucienski
Nancy Kucienski
April 4
Ronald Bernardi
April 9
Jay Glaubinger
May 25
Alan Karzen
May 31
James Karagianis
Julie Karagianis
May 31
Join Date
David Schwalb
April 4, 2017
1 year
Ica Gociman
April 8, 2014
4 years
Donna Gulley
April 13, 2004
14 years
James Mazzetti
April 18, 1995
23 years
Jay Glaubinger
April 20, 2010
8 years
Frank Cantarelli
May 5, 2015
3 years
James Karagianis
May 6, 2014
4 years
Samuel Harris
May 13, 1966
52 years
Lawrence Lechner
May 16, 1978
40 years
Lucinda Kasperson
May 22, 1989
29 years
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