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Multi-Club Grant Applications Now Available!

VISIT THIS LINK to access the online application for this year’s Cooperative District Grant Program.  Create a consortium of three to ten clubs to pursue a local project addressing one of the seven areas of focus, and apply for a match for each club’s spending up to $1000. 
A bonus of 10% will be added to the District DDF for projects focused on Empowering Girls; SEE HERE for ideas. 

Nominations Open for District Governor 2024-2025

Immediate Past District Governor Lyle Staab has announced that nominations are now being accepted for District 6440 Governor for Rotary Year 2024-2025.  Information for those interested, and the nominating form to be submitted, are available on the District Website by clicking here.   
Nominating forms must be submitted to PDG Lyle by Monday, September 6th.  A Nomination Committee chaired by PDG Lyle, and consisting of past club presidents, current or past club secretaries, Past District Governors, and members-at-large, will interview candidates on the evening of Monday, September 13th, beginning at approximately 7:00PM.  
Questions?  Email PDG Lyle.
The Grant Management Seminar is a required training event for Clubs intending to apply for a Global Grant or a District Grant. The Grant Management Seminar will be Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 9:00 - 11:30 AM. This virtual training event is required for Clubs intending to apply for a Global Grant or a District Grant. 
This event will be virtual. Click on the link to the left and register today!
Event Schedule:
Time                   Topic
9:00-9:10           Welcome & Intro
9:10-9:25           Foundation Basics
9:25-10:00         District Grants
10:05-10:50       Global Grants
10:50-11:00       Scholarships
11:00-11:05       Wrap Up & Conclusion andmAnnouncement of District Cooperative Grant Awards
11:05-11:30       Optional Breakout Sessions
Get Involved NOW!


President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) is just around the corner and registration will be open before you know it!  As a member of the seven district Midwest PETS Council collaboration District 6440 is represented by our current Governors and a Member At Large.  If you are a past president (as of July 1, 2022) and would be interested in learning more about the exceptional opportunity to serve as our Member at Large  please speak with any member of the Governor line.  
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.
Want to learn more about it?  Check out this article about the Buffalo Grove Club’s 14 year history of supporting Ak ‘Tenamit.
Shelter Box: Many of our clubs contribute to Shelter Box. Watch this video on the impact of Shelter Box in which ShelterBox USA hosted their annual virtual benefit on November 4th and raised over $600,000.  Contact Donna Lee Gulley if you want to learn more about Shelter Box or get involved.   
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.  


Quote of the Week

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 04, 2022
Jan 11, 2022
Jan 18, 2022 6:00 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
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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. Location TBD. Drinks at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:15, Speaker at 7:00 p.m. We have hybrid-meetings. Join us! Contact to join us.
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