April 3, 2018

This Week's Meeting
Today April 3, 2018: Brett Weiss will tell us about the Dago Scholarship Fund.
Today is also Food Pantry Day. Please remember to bring non-peishable donations for the Northfield Township Food Pantry.
Items most needed at the Pantry include: rice, coffee, juice and juice boxes, diapers and personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies.
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting-We learned about the various projects in which our club is involved during our monthly Avenues of Service meeting.
Visit to Rotary International: New member Mitch Portugal visited RI Headquarters in Evanston with fellow members Mike Ellison and PDG Carols Frum. (pictured on the right)
Mark Your Calendar
May 17th-20th: District 6440 Conference in Sheboygan, WI.  
May 24th:  Rotary Grants Banquet at Youth Services of Glenvew/Northbrook located at 3080 W. Lake Avenue in Glenview beginning at 6:00 pm.
June 16th: Rotary Installation Dinner, Saturday June 16th at Sunset Ridge Country Club beginning at 6:00 pm.
October 26th: Rotary 800
Lucky Bucks winner: Suzi Gantz
From the Community Service Committee
Volunteer opportunities:
Northbrook Public Library: Ushers for film and music programs.
Special Gifts Theatre: Concession and ticket sales for performances on April 14th, 15th and May 20th.
Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Serve water during event intermissions.  Performance dates: March 25th and May 6th.
Village of Northbrook: Clean up debris around the village on April 21st.
North Suburban Special Recreation Association: Register runners for 5K fun run on May 18th.
GBN Grad Night Committee: Help decorate GBN for Grad Night on June 1st or 2nd.
If you’re interested in any of these projects, please contact Dave Masters.
Rotary Friendship Exchange
A Rotary Friendship Exchange team of 6 couples from Rotary District 3060 (west-central India) will visit our area June 1-14, 2018, just prior to the Rotary International Convention in Toronto. 
We are collaborating with Northern Illinois Rotary districts 6420 and 6450 for this Friendship Exchange. 
The team is being hosted by District 6450 from June 1st until Tuesday evening June 5th.
District 6420 will host the team from June 5th until Sunday morning June 10th and District 6440 will be the host from June 10th until the team departs on June 14th.
We need 6 host families for the period of June 10th-14th. The main responsibility is providing housing, meals when they are at home (breakfast, dinner if not with the group) and usually making sure they get to and from the designated pick up spot for the activities for each day. 
Anyone interested in being a host family should contact PDG Rick Rivkin, 847-909-9072,
R. I. President elect Barry Rassin's theme is "Be the Inspiration.”
One source of inspiration, Rassin said, has been Rotary’s work to eradicate polio. He described the incredible progress made in the past three decades: In 1988, an estimated 350,000 people were paralyzed by the wild poliovirus; in 2017, just 22 cases were reported. “We are at an incredibly exciting time for polio eradication,” he said, “a point at which each new case of polio could very well be the last.”He emphasized that even when that last case of polio is recorded, the work won’t be finished; Rotarians must continue to dedicate themselves to immunization and to disease surveillance programs. “Polio won’t be over until the certifying commission says it’s over – when not one poliovirus has been found in a river, in a sewer, or in a paralyzed child, for at least three years,” he said. “Until then, we have to keep doing everything we’re doing now.” 
Exchange of Club Banners
One of the colorful traditions of many Rotary clubs is the exchange of small banners, flags or pennants.
Rotarians traveling to distant locations often take banners to exchange at "make-up" meetings as a token of friendship. Many clubs use the decorative banners they have received for attractive displays at club meetings and district events.
The Rotary International board recognized the growing popularity of the banner exchange back in 1959 and suggested that those clubs that participate in such exchanges give careful thought to the design of their banners in order that they be distinctive and expressive of the community and country of which the club is a part. It is recommended that banners include pictures, slogans or designs that portray the territorial area of the club. The board was also mindful of the financial burden such exchanges may impose upon some clubs, especially in popular areas where many visitors make up and request to exchange. In all instances, clubs are cautioned to exercise discretion and moderation in the exchange of banners in order that the financial obligations do not interfere with the basic service activities of the club. Exchanging club banners is a very pleasant custom, especially when a creative and artistic banner tells an interesting story of community pride. The exchange of banners is a significant tradition of Rotary and serves as a tangible symbol of our international fellowship.
Rotary District 6440 Conference
Most Rotarians have never attended a Rotary district conference. They have, not experienced one of the most enjoyable and rewarding privileges of Rotary membership. A district conference is for all club members and their spouses, not just for club officers and committee members. The purpose of a district conference is for fellowship, good fun, inspirational speakers and discussion of matters that make one's Rotary membership more meaningful. Every person who attends a district conference finds that being a Rotarian becomes even more rewarding because of the new experiences, insights and acquaintances developed at the conference. Those who attend a conference enjoy going back, year after year. Everyone of Rotary's more than 525 districts has a conference annually These meetings are considered so important that the Rotary International president selects a knowledgeable Rotarian as his personal representative to attend and address each conference. The program always includes several outstanding entertainment features, interesting discussions and inspirational programs. One of the added benefits of attending a district conference is the opportunity to become better acquainted with members of one's own club in an informal setting. Lasting friendships grow from the fellowship hour at the district conference.
District 6440 District Conference is May 17-20th.  
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.  
On a Lighter Side
The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
And the winners are:
- Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.
- Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
- Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
- Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.
- Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
-  Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.
- Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
- Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.
- Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.
- Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
- Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
- Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Daniel Sideman
March 2
John Howard
March 7
Jay Glaubinger
March 8
Scott Rose
March 14
Jim Kucienski
March 18
Mitch Portugal
March 19
John Cavanaugh
March 23
Ken Kurtz
March 25
Elke Friedman
April 3
Joel Meisel
April 16
Judy Warchol
April 20
Lawrence Lechner
March 11
Ken Kurtz
March 27
Gary Moriello
Beverly Hides-Moriello
March 29
Jim Kucienski
Nancy Kucienski
April 4
Ronald Bernardi
April 9
Join Date
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
David Schwalb
April 4, 2017
1 year
Ica Gociman
April 8, 2014
4 years
Donna Gulley
April 13, 2004
14 years
James Mazzetti
April 18, 1995
23 years
Jay Glaubinger
April 20, 2010
8 years
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