February 20, 2018

This Week's Meeting
Today February 20, 2018: Get to Know Your Fellow Rotarians.
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting- Larry Stein talked about things to keep in mind when selling your business and tips for planning for your future.
From the Fundraising Committee
Help is needed in planning our 4th of July activities.  If you are interested in being on the planning committee, please contact Kate Hall or Alan Karzan.  
The first planning meeting will be Tuesday, February 27th at 5:00 pm at the Northbrook Public Library.
From the Community Service Committee
The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra needs two volunteers for each performance to distribute free bottles of water during intermissions. 
Performances will be held at the Sheely Center at Glenbrook North High School.  Volunteers should arrive at 3:30pm and expect to be there until at least 5:15pm.  
Concerts are scheduled on March 25th, and May 6th. Volunteers get free admission to the concert.  
The Northbrook Public Library needs volunteers to help as ushers at its film and music programs.  The events are held on Wednesdays and weekends.  Your commitment would involve 1-2 shifts per week for about 2-3 hours at a time.  Ushers, of course, get to see the show!
If you’re interested in any of these projects, please contact Dave Masters.
Mark Your Calendar
March 8th: NSYMCA Strong Kids Dinner at Pinstripes.  Special ticket pricing for Rotarians with code Rotaryticket2018.  Click here for more information.
March 9th: Pasta Dinner benefiting the Northfield Township Food Pantry at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Northbrook.  Click here for more information.
May 17th-20th: District 6440 Conference in Sheboygan, WI.  
October 26th: Rotary 800
Lucky Bucks winner: Jim Kucienski
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.  
Three Days of Peace and Music as Rotarians Convene at the United Nations

A column by Geoff Johnson from The Rotarian

Walter Gyger is the very model of a modern UN diplomat. When I first meet him – in the lobby of the Intercontinental hotel in Geneva, Switzerland – he’s clad in gray trousers, a white shirt with a dark tie, a gray sweater vest, and a blue blazer. Silver haired and with a trim mustache, he speaks perfect English, albeit with a Continental accent. 

If you called central casting and asked for someone ambassadorial, this is who they would send.

A distinguished veteran of the Swiss Foreign Service and Rotary’s primary representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Gyger has come to the Intercontinental to escort me and some of my colleagues to a fondue dinner at the Café du Commerce. After a mere two months as a senior editor at The Rotarian, I’ve traveled from Chicago to Geneva ostensibly to cover Rotary Day at the United Nations. In fact, the three days that I spend in Genève (as the Swiss call it) will introduce me to the vigorous and transformational spirit that imbues all things Rotary. Walter will serve as one of my guides on this revelatory journey. I mean no disrespect: Sooner or later, everyone calls him Walter.

Click here to read the entire column.

ShelterBox Establishes its First Operations Base Outside the UK in Time for Typhoons in Philippines
A team from ShelterBox has been working with the Philippines' government and the Rotary Club of Biliran Island, focusing on the municipalities of Caibiran, Almeria, Naval and Biliran which suffered serious flooding, mudslides and loss of homes and livelihoods when two months of rainfall fell within two days.
ShelterBox aid distributions have been carried out on the island of Biliran, providing families with vital weather-resilient tents, shelter kits for weatherproofing damaged properties, and other desperately needed items including solar lights, water carriers, blankets and mosquito nets.
On a Lighter Side
On a Lighter Side
Aphorism - a short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise
or clever observation, or a general truth.

1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
2. Money will buy a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
3. If you don't have a sense of humor you probably don't have any sense at all.
4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a
company can operate without.
8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?                                            9. Stroke a cat and you will have a permanent job.
10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car.
11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.
12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m. -for example, it could be the right number.                                                                                   13. No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning. 
14. I've reached the age where 'happy hour' is a nap.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
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
Daniel Sideman
March 2
John Howard
March 7
Jay Glaubinger
March 8
Scott Rose
March 14
Jim Kucienski
March 18
John Cavanaugh
March 23
Ken Kurtz
March 25
Ev Schwartz
Barb Schwartz
February 14
Kyint Chwa
Laura Chwa
February 16
Lawrence Lechner
March 11
Ken Kurtz
March 27
Gary Moriello
Beverly Hides-Moriello
March 29
Join Date
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
Marvin Feig
March 1, 2016
2 years
Kate Hall
March 3, 2010
8 years
Gary Moriello
March 5, 2013
5 years
Patrick Doland
March 15, 1999
19 years
Michael Riggle
March 16, 1999
19 years
Kellie Allgauer
March 27, 2012
6 years
Jason Han
March 28, 2017
1 year
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