April 30, 2019

This Week's Meeting
Today, April 30, 2019: Mindy Leonard will talk about gun sense in America.
Last Regular Meeting
Last regular meeting Abbie Weisberg and Avi Lesser told us about the wonderful programs Keshet provides to children and adults with intellectual challenges.
Update on Scott Rose: Gary shared a message from Scott.  He is feeling stronger and was happy to see everyone at the Monday evening meeting.
Assistant Governor Roger Crawford introduced us to Barry Gray.  Barry will be our Assistant Governor for the 2019-2020 Rotay year.
Mark Your Calendar
4/27: 2nd Annual Healthy Kids Day 5k Run.  
Help the North Suburban YMCA with it’s Healthy Kids Day 5k run on Saturday April 27th.  Volunteers are needed between 7:00am - 9:00am or between 9:00am - 11:00am to pass out water bottles, help control race traffic, and other race related jobs at and around the YMCA.  Please contact Dave Masters at if you want to help or sign up directly at
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.
5/4: Give the gift of life at the Vitalant blood drive. This event is jointly sponsored by our Club, The Woman’s Club of Northbrook and our good friends at Sunset Foods.  Blood donors are needed on Saturday, May 4th, between 8:00am and 1:00pm at Sunset Foods in Northbrook.  
Volunteers are also needed to work at the blood drive. If  you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dave Masters at
7/4: Annual Pancake Breakfast
7/9: Annual Rubber Ducky Race will take place at 6:45 pm at the Village Green. 
July Activities Commitee: Kate Hall (pancake breakfast coordinator), Gayle Curcio (rubber ducky race coordintaor), Kathi Quinn (public relations), Brian Reiger (pancake breakfast supplies), Sherri Lowly (pancake breakfast permits), Alan Karzan (sponsorships), Mitch Portugal (rubber ducky ticket sales) and Ed Gordon (race day).  We will need everyone's help to make these events a success.  More information about  ticket sales and volunteers opportunities will be shared in the coming weeks.  
If you are interested in being part of the planning commitee please contact Kate or Gayle.
Lucky Bucks winner: Helen Rivkin
From The Rotarian Magazine

Putting civility back into civil discourse


The woman sitting at the end of the carefully arranged tables looks as though she would rather be someplace else — maybe at her real estate agency, maybe just with people she knows, people who see the world the way she does. But a friend asked her to come here, and she agreed, and she will carry out her role.

“It’s not my notion of a family,” she says firmly, her chin set as she explains the burden of holding conservative views in a liberal town. “It’s my truth of a family. I don’t want my views to be considered hate speech. But I don’t want to celebrate things that I don’t celebrate.”

At least half the people sitting around the table disagree with her. But none of them show it, not by a snort, or an impassioned interruption, or even a rolled eyeball.

It’s almost as if she’s in a place, and a moment, where people actually talk to each other — and listen to each other.

She, and the other people in the room, are in a workshop of Better Angels, a growing movement built around the idea that red and blue Americans can meet and talk for a day without name-calling or Twitter-blasting one another — and that the custom could spread. In a church activities center in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, seven people from each side of the ever-widening divide — all of them white, most of them old enough to remember the time before the internet ate politics — get together, work through a set of carefully arranged exercises, and discover that they can talk politics without sounding like a cable news network.

Since its inception in 2016, Better Angels has held hundreds of workshops around the United States, from daylong events to 2½-hour training sessions, to help people cultivate the vanishing skill of listening.

Upcoming Events
District Assembly & Assistant Governor Training
Harper College - Wojcik Center
Apr 06, 2019
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Amy O'Leary - Dinner Meeting
Francesca's North
Apr 15, 2019 6:00 PM
No Tues. Lunch Meeting
Apr 16, 2019
Monthly Board Meeting
Apr 17, 2019 6:00 PM
District Conference
The Hyatt
May 03, 2019 - May 04, 2019
Monthly Board Meeting
Northbrook Public Library
May 08, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RYLA Presentation
May 14, 2019
Grant Awards Dinner
May 20, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
Gun Sense in America
May 07, 2019
Eradicating sex trafficing and domestic abuse
May 28, 2019 11:55 AM
Pentagon 9/11/2001: Leadership, Luck, & Service.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Denis Pollina
April 2
Elke Friedman
April 3
Matt Jaggard
April 5
Judy Warchol
April 20
Kathi Quinn
April 28
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
Ron Knight
Roberta Knight
May 25
Alan Karzen
May 31
James Karagianis
Julie Karagianis
May 31
Join Date
David Schwalb
April 4, 2017
2 years
Ica Gociman
April 8, 2014
5 years
Donna Gulley
April 13, 2004
15 years
Dick Hochschild
April 15, 1978
41 years
James Mazzetti
April 18, 1995
24 years
Jay Glaubinger
April 20, 2010
9 years
Dan Lechin
April 24, 2018
1 year
Mike Sperling
May 5, 2009
10 years
James Karagianis
May 6, 2014
5 years
Samuel Harris
May 13, 1966
53 years
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