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July 24, 2018

This Week's Meeting
Today July 24, 2018:Avenues of Service
 
Last Regular Meeting
Last Regular Meeting:  President Scott Rose talked about the various Rotary experiences he has participated in since becoming Club President.  They included but were not limited to; attending the District Conference, International Convention and the District Governor's Installation.
Scott also shared his vision and goals for the coming year.  He would like to see growth in membership and continuing the club's strong support of the Rotary Foundation and End Polio Now campaign. 
 
Foundation Chair John Howard reported on the Club's 2017-18 Foundation Giving.  A few highlights include:
Six First Time Club Donors
Two New Paul Harris Society Members
Club Donors increased to 76%
Achieved 120% of our annual fund goal.
If you have questions about your giving or would like to set up an account to manage your foundation giving visit Rotary.org or call 847-866-3000. 
 
If you are interested in working on the Foundation Committee contact John Howard.
 
Fundraising Chair Alan Karzen shared some of the numbers from the pancake breakfast and Rubber Ducky race.  He thanked everyone who helped with those activities and the club for their support.  He did ask that everyone get involved and help with the Rotary 800. It takes the entire club membership to make our fundraising events a success.
 
Mark your calendars, the Rotary 800 will be on October 26th.  The first planning meeting will take place on Monday at the Northbrook Public Library beginning at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome.
 
Stories
Northbrook Rotary 2018-19 President Scott Rose visits the District 6440 HealthRays booth at the Rotary International Convention in Toronto, June 2018, with PDG Pam Kerr.
Recognizing the enormous impact the lack of accessible x-ray technology has on personal health, Rotarians in Rotary District 6440 (Illinois, USA) have developed an ambitious project with a simple goal: Make sure poor people around the world have access to x-ray technology starting with the rural poor in one country, Guatemala, and expanding the effort to other countries. To achieve this goal, Rotary leaders in District 6440 have created HealthRays®, an exciting new template for action in Guatemala that combines traditional hands-on volunteer strategies with multi-sector, multi-organization partnerships, including Guatemala’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), international Rotary Districts, and individual Rotary clubs. Together, these partners will buy and install 29 digital x-ray units to serve the rural poor in Guatemala.
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THE WINNER IS? 
2018 Rubber Ducky Winners

 

Position

Number

Name

Prizes

1

1718

Joe Longo

$1,000

2

1899

David Bartlett          

$500

3

434

David Arnburg

$250

 
Click read more for the complete list of winners.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who supported this year's Rubber Ducky Race.
2018 Rubber Ducky Winners

Position

Number

Name

Prizes

1

1718

Joe Longo

$1,000

2

1899

David Bartlett

$500

3

434

David Arnburg

$250

4

2001

Jean Streeter

Waterways

5

246

Jordin and Patrick Kane

Waterways

6

2134

T Hillierich

Currough

7

1163

Nancy Kucienski

Granite City

8

2294

  

9

1088

  

10

1162

  

11

1577

  
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News
From Club Secretary Bill Byrne:  There are a few members who do not have a photo assigned to their member profile on ClubRunner.  Please verify that your profile is current including a photo.  If you need help, contact Secretary Bill.
 
Lockout Hunger Campaign
Please support and encourage others to support the Lockout Hunger campaign and the Northfield Township Food Pantry by visiting receptacles at the following locations:
 
Northbrook Bank
Northbrook Village Hall
Sunset Foods Northbrook
NSYMCA
Centrust Bank (coming)
Hobbytown USA (coming)
Max and Benny’s (coming)
 
Mark Your Calendar
 
July 23rd: Rotary at the Multi-Chamber Business Expo: The Club will have a booth at the Multi-Chamber Business Expo being held at the Northbrook Hilton from 5-7:30 pm.  Stop by and share the benefits of Rotary and what the club is doing to make a difference in our community.
 
July 30th: Fireside Meeting 5:30-7:30 pm at Marcello's.  Please make plans to join us as we discuss new plans and projects for the 2018-2019 Rotary year. This event is for Club members only. Dinner will be served along with a cash bar.
 
No Noon Meeting on July 31st
 
August 30th: Northbrook Chamber's Meal Packing Event.  Dave Masters is looking for members to join our team for the meal packing event.  There are 10 open slots.  Contact Dave if you would like to participate.
 
October 26th: Rotary 800
 
Lucky Bucks Winner: Larry Kanar

Step Right Up
In Rotary’s membership game, everyone’s a winner (from the Rotarian Magazine)

When it comes to finding new members for his Minnesota Rotary club, Tom Gump doesn’t just walk the walk, he trots the trot: the turkey trot. Gump is a former president of the Rotary Club of Edina/Morningside, which makes boosting membership a priority. In fact, that’s the fourth item on a list of 10 tips to attract and retain members which has been prepared – and practiced – by the club. It’s tip No. 10 that finds Gump clad in a turkey suit. More on that shortly.

 
The tips work: During Gump’s 2016-17 stint as club president, Edina/Morningside added 31 members. Eleven of them were women; 10 were under 40 years old. With 94 members, the club “went from being classified as a medium-size club to being one of District 5950’s large clubs,” says Gump, who will be the 2020-21 district governor. “There were 13 clubs larger than our club in our district, and now there are only four.”

The tips have proven so effective that Gump has taken the Edina/Morningside show on the road, using a PowerPoint presentation to coach other clubs on specific ways they can expand their membership. “I have been called a good salesman,” says Gump (who, for the record, is a real estate lawyer and a developer). “But to me, recruiting new Rotary members is not really selling. It’s matching up potential members with what he or she wants in a club.” 

So if you’re looking to add members to your club, consider taking a page from the Edina/Morningside playbook. Read on for the club’s 10 tips, as well as five suggestions for increasing membership from other Rotarians and Rotary clubs.

Create a list of all the great things about your club

The point is not just growing your club, but boosting Rotary’s capacity to make a difference around the world.

List your star members, the advantages of your meeting location, how many members you have, the kinds of projects and events you host, and so on. The list can serve as a template when sending an email or letter to a potential member. Make sure to tailor any correspondence so it addresses the specific interests and wants of any potential member. For instance, if someone is interested in international work, your email or letter should focus on that.

Keep a list of potential members 

It doesn’t matter if it’s a paper list or if it’s kept on the desktop of your computer. Either way, it makes you think about those people who might be a fit for your club. Discuss the list at board meetings – not just the concept of bringing in new members, but the specific names and who’s going to contact them and when. And don’t overlook some obvious suspects, such as members’ spouses, Youth Exchange host parents – “they already have a taste of what Rotary is about” – and even former members. “We had two founding members rejoin recently,” Gump says. “Sometimes people need to leave for a reason and then later they have more time and just have to be asked to come back.”

 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Andy Vass
July 5
 
Kellie Allgauer
July 10
 
Michael Ellison
August 11
 
Bill Byrne
August 21
 
Kate Hall
August 23
 
Ronald Bernardi
August 29
 
Anniversaries
Michael Riggle
Stephanie
July 10
 
Suzi Gantz
Lou Gantz
July 11
 
Marc Lonoff
Alice Lonoff
July 14
 
Patrick Doland
Kathy Doland
July 21
 
John Howard
Barbara Howard
July 27
 
Larry Hewitt
Colleen
August 8
 
Michael Ellison
Fern Ellison
August 13
 
Ed Nadler
Sue Nadler
August 14
 
John Cavanaugh
Lisa
August 17
 
Norm Levine
Shelly Levine
August 20
 
Carlos Früm
Sandy Frum
August 23
 
JP Deheeger
Jil Deheeger
August 23
 
Sandy Früm
Carlos
August 23
 
Brian Rieger
Sharon
August 24
 
Daniel Craig
Linda
August 30
 
Join Date
Daniel Craig
July 1, 1994
24 years
 
Elke Friedman
July 1, 2003
15 years
 
Dick Hochschild
July 11, 1989
29 years
 
Judy Warchol
July 16, 1991
27 years
 
Brian Rieger
July 27, 2006
12 years
 
Ned Schechter
August 1, 2017
1 year
 
Rick Rivkin
August 1, 1999
19 years
 
Daniel Sideman
August 14, 1984
34 years
 
Kyint Chwa
August 24, 1999
19 years
 
Andy Vass
August 28, 2012
6 years
 
Nathan Levin
August 29, 2017
1 year
 
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