April 2, 2019

This Week's Meeting
Today, April 2, 2019: Steve Jambor, a member of the Wilmette Rotary Club, will talk about his club's global grant that installs ultrasound machines in Uganda.
Last Regular Meeting
Last regular meeting we enjoyed fellowship and talked about the upcoming visioning program.
Past District Governor Don Brewer presented Immediate Past President Andy Vass with a banner and certificate acknowledging our club's donations to the Rotary Foundation.  Our club was 2nd in the District in giving to the Foundation.
Mark Your Calendar
4/6: District Assembly at Harper College.  Click here for more information.
4/12: 13th Annual Ken & Alta Thiel's Strong Kids 50th Anniversary Casino Fundraiser, 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm Chevy Chase Country Club.
Special ticket pricing available for Rotarians.  Visit and enter ROTARY 10 when you order your tickets.
Special VIP Bonus Table Bundles discounts are also available for Rotarians.  
4/17: Monthly Board meeting 6:00-8:00 pm at the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra's office located at 899 Skokie Blvd,. Room LL12.  PLEASE NOTE THE DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE.
4/27: 2nd Annual Healthy Kids Day 5k Run.  Information about volunteer opportunities will be coming.
5/3-5/4: Rotary District 6440 Conference will take place on May 3rd and 4th at Hyatt Regency Schaumburg.  This is a celebration of the year and an opportunity to come together and share what we do in our clubs.  This is going to be a great district conference.   You can register here.
Lucky Bucks winner: Brian Reiger
From The Rotarian Magazine

Profile: A vine idea

Heidi Kühn
Rotary Club of San Francisco

Heidi Kühn arrived in Utsunomiya, Japan, in 1975, a few months after the end of the Vietnam War. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange student, and what she saw and experienced in Japan led her to reflect on the post-World War II reconciliation between that country and her native United States. “The idea of former enemies bridging borders for peace left an impression in my heart,” she says.

Heidi Kühn, of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, founded a nonprofit called Roots of Peace to remove land mines and revive farmland.

Photo by Ian Tuttle

More than 20 years later, Kühn had become a successful television journalist. She was asked by the Commonwealth Club of California, a well-known public affairs forum, to host an event featuring Jerry White, a land mine survivor who had escorted Princess Diana on her last humanitarian mission in 1997. It was a short time after the death of Diana, whose efforts to ban land mines had inspired Kühn. “That night, I made a prophetic toast,” she recalls. “‘May the world go from mines to vines.’”

Kühn decided to act on those words and founded a nonprofit called Roots of Peace that has worked to remove hundreds of thousands of land mines and other unexploded ordnance from farmland and replace them with productive fields, such as orchards and vineyards.

In Afghanistan, the organization has helped restore fields in the Shomali Plain north of Kabul, which had been a thriving agricultural region until the Taliban burned vineyards, cut down fruit trees, and laid land mines. Since 2003, Roots of Peace has connected growers with supermarket chains in India. 

Roots of Peace is also partnering with the Rotary clubs of San Francisco and Bangkok Klongtoey, Thailand, which received a $197,000 global grant from The Rotary Foundation to remove land mines and plant black pepper vines and taro in Vietnam’s Quang Tri province, and help farmers market the high-value crop.

Kühn and her husband and Roots of Peace partner, Gary Kühn, visited Afghanistan in 2018 to see the fruits of their labor. They flew out of Afghanistan on a cargo plane carrying the harvest. 

“To me, that was the greatest inspiration, the greatest moment in my life, to know that we can turn dreams into reality,” Kühn says. “Not just for ourselves, but for countless farmers and families around the world.” 

On the Lighter Side

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.'  It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP?  Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?  We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.  We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.

At other times, this little word has real special meaning.  People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing:  A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.

We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.  We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary.  In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.  It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP.  When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP.  When it rains, it soaks UP the earth.  When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP.  One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now . . . my time is UP!

Oh . . . one more thing:  What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?



Did that one crack you UP?
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Apr 06, 2019
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Apr 16, 2019
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Apr 17, 2019 6:00 PM
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Northbrook Public Library
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RYLA Presentation
May 14, 2019
Grant Awards Dinner
May 20, 2019
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Ultrasounds for Uganda Rotary Project
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Showcasing benefits of mindfulness
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Youth Services of Glenview/ Northbrook
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