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Rotarians Helping Feed the Food Insecure
The Rotary Club of Northbrook volunteer efforts on Saturday, November 16 at Sunset Foods helped in the coordination and distribution of 120,000 Lbs. of protein chicken to food shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, and churches.
 
  • Hunger Resource Network (HRN) is an all volunteer organization
  • HRN provides high quality protein and produce to recipient agencies at no cost to them
  • HRN serves communities in an area from Lake County in the north to the south side of Chicago and west as far as the Fox Valley area
Rotarians Ron Bernardi, Denis Polina, Mitch Portugal and Andy Vass were among the dozens of volunteers and recipient organizations.
 
The Rotary Club of Northbrook volunteer efforts on Saturday, November 16 at Sunset Foods helped in the coordination and distribution of 120,000 Lbs. of protein chicken to food shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, and churches.
 
  • Hunger Resource Network (HRN) is an all volunteer organization
  • HRN provides high quality protein and produce to recipient agencies at no cost to them
  • HRN serves communities in an area from Lake County in the north to the south side of Chicago and west as far as the Fox Valley area
 
Rotarians Ron Bernardi, Denis Polina, Mitch Portugal and Andy Vass were among the dozens of volunteers and recipient organizations.
 
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Find your passion and your passion will find you -Rotarian Donna Gulley in Words and Works
Find your passion and your passion will find you - says Donna Gulley 
Find your passion and your passion will find you
Newscope 10/22/2019
 
Ron Bernardi did a great job with Fun and Frolic as usual. Jim Karagianis spoke briefly about his trip to South Africa. He was shocked by the conditions. There is a significant percentage of the population with no running water or proper sewerage living in very unsanitary conditions. He reminded us how lucky we are to be living in America.
 
Donna Gulley was the presenter and it was one of the best presentations! Donna has been in Rotary for 16 years and has visited almost every club in the district. She has visited Rotary clubs in several states including Boston, New Orleans, and Hawaii. And she has visited over 15 countries , not only as a fellow Rotarian but also as a representative for Shelter Box. The places she has visited include Bermuda, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Peru, Capetown S. Africa, Panama, Sarasota, Australia , New Zealand, Japan , Serbia , Guatamala and El Salvador meeting wonderful people everywhere and had some great stories to tell. In Bermuda she met a woman that raised money by walking the entire perimeter. In Santorini she helped them to get a Pulsox meter. In Panama Donna helped get air conditioning into some hospital rooms. And Donna is doing amazing work and helping hundreds of people as a representative for Shelter Box.
 
Donna reminded us to visit Rotary Club Locator on all our travels to connect with other Rotary members throughout the world. It’s a great way to meet some interesting people and maybe even make a difference in the world as Donna has done on many occasions.
In Donna’s words “I joined Rotary to change the world and Rotary changed me. “
She also shared these words of wisdom “Find your passion and your passion will find you.“
There are 1.2 million Rotarians around the world. So when you travel remember to use Rotary Club locator and always wear your Rotary pin. You just might run into a fellow Rotarian where you don’t expect to (like the airport!)                      
 
Reported by Jon Jay Miller, Public Image Committee  
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Newscope October 2019
Welcome to the October Newscope. Your patience has been appreciated as we are transitioning committees!  Newscope will be published monthly, with periodic updates!  Newscope content will include summaries of our overall month of events and initiatives provided by board and committee heads.
 
GUEST SPEAKERS:
On October 8th, Beverly & Gary Moriello shared their 29 year journey with the Operation Santa Clause project tge former educators founded.  Bev shared a number of heartbreaking stats about literacy in the USA and Illinois. The program entails a couple of schools in under-served areas where the gift of a book can be life changing. Each child creates a list of books for their "wish list" and donors buy the books and wrap them up. The Operation Santa teams delivers the books to the children at a festive school event. Donations are appreciated. 
On October 1st,  our guest speaker was Kevin Kuhn, Volunteer Coordinator, Cook County Forest Preserves (CCFP). In addition to catching us up on local initiatives, he provided maps, informative booklets and addressed opportunities for volunteering and attending events.
 
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is a governmental commission in Cook County, Illinois, that owns and manages the Cook County Forest Preserves. The preserves are a network of open spaces, containing forest, prairie, wetland, streams, and lakes, that are mostly set aside as natural areas. Cook County contains Chicago, and is the center of the most densely populated urban metropolitan area in the Midwest. The Forest Preserves encompass approximately 68,000 acres of open space within the urban surroundings of Chicago. It contains facilities for recreation, as well as a zoo and a botanic garden. The forest preserve is an important asset of our county, state and country. Find out more at https://fpdcc.com.
 
REASONS TO ATTEND AND BRING A GUEST:
Check out our programming for October. You may find something that resonates with a colleague, client, family member, friend, service provided or employee. Rotary offers a wide range of opportunities to explore ones’ philanthropic mission.
  • On Oct. 8th Gary & Bev Moriello’s Operation Santa Claus program. This program provides life changing books for lower income children.  
  • Then on the 15th hear David Carlton from the Samaritan Counseling Center (SamaraCare) discuss mental health issues in our community.
  • Followed by Donna Gulley sharing her global experiences, as an International Rotarian on the 22nd.
  • The evening of the 22nd we are all invited to attend the Village civic meeting where President Sandy Frum will present our club with a proclamation for End Polio Now.
 
How to contribute: Your committee content is important. Please send your updates and ideas to RotaryClubofNorthbrook@gmail.com with a subject line that reads: XYZ Committee, Your Name. Don’t worry about format, but if you can share details we will edit appropriately.
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