2022 District Conference Registration

Gov. Kevin reminds us of an important Deadline...

Good Morning Rotarians and Friends!
We are pleased to announce that our room block at Grand Geneva has been expanded and our discounted rate will be available through Tuesday, April 26th!  Please make your reservations now - rooms are limited! 
There are additional accommodation options on the conference website including a discounted rate at Timber Ridge Resort and Waterpark, which is on property at Grand Geneva!
We also have an expanded line of conference gear - thanks to your personal feedback!
Please visit our conference website today and see the exciting program our committee has created for you!  Remember registration closes May 10th, however accommodations are limited - so early registration is important at:
We look forward to seeing you in May as we Celebrate Changing Lives!
GOLF: Governors Cup Golf Outing with a $10,000 Hole in One!  
PRESENTER: Celebrate Clean Water & Hygiene with our "own" Donna Gulley
Feed6 Opportunity- Service Opportunity

April 30th Meal Packing: Feed Ukrainian Refugees

Please join us on Saturday April 30th for a Feed6 meal packing program to Feed Ukrainian Refugees.
Our Northbrook Rotary Club is sponsoring 2 team tables of 10-12 volunteers each.
Location:  Meridian Banquet and Conference Center -at 1701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Time:        10:00 A.M.-12:30P.M.  We start at the tables at 10 AM - Please arrive a few minutes early to get to your work station on time.
Each team will pack approx. 3000-3500 meals. The event in total is aiming to have 15 teams with a goal of 50,000 meals.
All meals will be convoyed to refugee centers in Eastern Europe by Outreach-Feed 6's partner Convoy of Hope,
Please sign up to serve. Invite your family and friends.
Thank You,
Mitch Portugal-Community Service Chair/President Elect
Service Above Self 

Governor’s Month of Service Challenge - Tech Help Needed

Here is a simple one. You come to the meeting this is easy!
Help set-up, manage, or take-down the tech equipment. Besides learning a new skill – you are helping to open the doors to our club for members, guests and speakers who cannot attend right now.
This Tuesday training with Rick, so there are members who can jump in as needed.
So, we need some help now and need 6 Rotarians to step up Tuesday to get trained.  
Here is the schedule of assistance that will be needed until Rick, Carlos and Debbie are back in full swing:
Rotarians to learn to manage our audio equipment for both room audio (no longer connected to Hilton room system) and hybrid for Zoom. See Rick at April 26th meeting before lunch for training!! Remember -our corporate and working members cannot always leave their offices to get to a meeting in the middle of the day. Help is needed to continue providing this access to our remote club members.
April 26th TRAINING DAY: Rick will train, but will run the equipment during the meeting because we expect guests from Germany on Zoom. Carlos is not available.
April 26 – Debbie and Carlos will lead -need 2 HELPERS to set up, take down, and run the equipment.
May 3 – Debbie and Carlos will lead -need 2 HELPERS to set up, take down, and run the equipment.
May 10 – Debbie WILL NEED 3 HELPERS to set up, take down, and run the equipment.
May 17 – Debbie WILL NEED 3 HELPERS to set up, take down, and run the equipment.
May 31 – No technical. Service project at Bernie’s Book Bank.

Service Above Self!!

John Hewko Speaks About Ukraine

Rotary International Leader Addresses on Ukraine Relief - Chamber & Club Event

Area Rotarians are invited to this special luncheon event to hear John Hewko.
RSVP for May 25 Luncheon
As the war in Ukraine continues to fuel a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions, Americans are looking for effective ways to help. In a special Ask the Expert presentation, the Chamber welcomes Rotary International’s Secretary General for a first-hand look at how the global organization has mobilized to provide aid for refugees. 
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has led to an estimated 10 million individuals displaced from their homes, with more than 4 million fleeing to neighboring countries. At the same time, regional supply chains for food and fuel have been disrupted. With local affiliates established throughout the world, Rotary International was well positioned to channel emergency assistance directly to volunteers in Ukraine and border countries.  
Through the Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund, designated Rotary districts in Ukraine and surrounding countries can apply for grants of $25,000 to $50,000 to provide relief to refugees or other victims of the crisis including items such as water, food, shelter, medicine and clothing. As of mid-April, the fund has collected over $9.4 million in contributions. In addition, Rotary districts have joined forces to send cargo jets filled with medical supplies from Chicago to Ukraine distribution points.
Our guest speaker, John Hewko, is the general secretary and chief executive officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. As general secretary, Hewko leads a diverse staff of 800 at Rotary International’s World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, and seven international offices. His professional journey includes extensive experience in Ukraine and Russia: Hewko was an international partner with the law firm Baker & McKenzie, where he helped establish the firm’s Moscow office and was the managing partner of its offices in Kyiv and Prague. Hewko assisted the working group that prepared the initial draft of the new Ukrainian post-Soviet constitution and was a charter member of the first Rotary club in Kyiv. Hewko has been a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University,  a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. Now residents of Evanston, he and his wife Marga are both of Ukrainian descent.
The Chamber’s Ukraine luncheon event will be held at the Hilton Chicago Northbrook, 2855 Milwaukee Avenue, on Wednesday, May 25 at 11:45 a.m.  Admission is $35 for Chamber and Rotary members, $45 for non-members.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Rotary International Disaster Relief Fund. Advance registration is required by May 23. The Chamber’s Ask the Expert series is sponsored by ComEd.
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Service + Training  Opportunities: Bring a prospective member to join you!

  • April 25th  Fundraising Committee Meeting- Board Room at the Y at 4:30 PM
  • April 26th - Tech Training with Rick Rivkin at club lunch meeting
  • May 7- District 6440 Spring Training for your 2022-23 Club Leadership Team is coming up - Saturday, May 7th!  Registration opens soon.
  • May 20-22, 2022 for our District 6440 Conference at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva.  More details to come!
  • May 25th John Hewko, RI General Council program from NCCI. Area Rotary Clubs are invited. Details soon. 
  • June 10th  - Heritage Oaks - Rotary hole sponsor at Chamber outing, needs set-up, take-down, hourly participants-Volunteers Needed
  • July 4th Pancake Breakfast - Volunteers Needed
  • Save-the-Date - November 2023 - Rotary reserved for a community display at FBHP


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Meeting Details - Virtual + In-Person
WEEKLY MEETING ZOOM LINK:  ZOOM access to our Rotary Club of Northbrook Meeting, Every Tuesday 12:15 PM Central Time unless noted.
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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 or other locations as announced, and the club Covid protocol must be followed.
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May 03, 2022
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May 10, 2022
Vocational Scholarships
May 17, 2022
Shelter Box brining hope to the people of Ukraine
May 24, 2022
May 31, 2022
Bernie's Book Bank - Service Project
Jun 07, 2022
Preserving Memories
Jun 14, 2022
The flugelhorn and other brass instruments
Jun 21, 2022 6:00 PM
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April 4
Ronald Bernardi
April 9
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David Schwalb
April 4, 2017
5 years
Donna Gulley
April 13, 2004
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April 20, 2010
12 years
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