November 7, 2017

This Week's Meeting
Program to be announced.
Today is Food Pantry Day.  Please bring non-perishable food items for the Northfield Township Food Pantry. 
Items most needed at the Pantry include: chicken noodle soup, canned spinach, boxed mashed potatoes, diapers and household items.
Last Regular Meeting
Therese Manderino described how Artfully Gifted provides work space, computers, printers and support to entrepreneurs with disabilities in order to help them achieve their dreams and start their own businesses
Diamonds and Denim Charity Auction
Rotary Partners with Habitat for Humanity
EVANSTON, IL — More than 1 billion people around the world live in inadequate housing according to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements.
Through a partnership between Rotary and Habitat for Humanity, more will have access to safe and affordable housing across the globe. The partnership will facilitate collaboration between local Rotary clubs and local Habitat for Humanity organizations, enabling Habitat to extend their volunteer pool by tapping into Rotary’s 1.2 million members in 200 countries and regions. “Habitat’s aim to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope aligns perfectly with Rotary’s commitment to make positive, lasting change in communities around the world,” said Rotary General Secretary John Hewko. “With Habitat’s expertise and the power of Rotary’s volunteer network, we will help build the foundation for stronger communities.”
No Personal Privilege
Frequently, friends ask whether Rotarians receive special business benefits from their Rotary membership. Should Rotarians expect a special discount or some preferential service just because they are dealing with a fellow Rotarian? The answer is clearly "no."
The Rotary Manual of Procedure expressly states the Rotary position on this matter. The policy; originally approved by the RI Board of Directors in 1933, is that in business and professional relations "a Rotarian should not expect, and far less should he ask for, more consideration or advantages from a fellow Rotarian than the latter would give to any other business or professional associate with whom he has business relations." Over 50 years ago the concept was expressed that "true friends demand nothing of one another, and any abuse of the confidence of friendship for profit is foreign to the spirit of Rotary." On the other hand, if new or increased business comes as the natural result of friendship created in Rotary, it is the same normal development that takes place outside of Rotary as well as inside, so it is not an infringement on the ethics of Rotary membership. It is important to remember that the primary purpose of Rotary membership is to provide each member with a unique opportunity to serve others, and membership is not intended as a means for personal profit or special privileges.
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Club News
Meet the Newest Northbrook Rotarian:  At last week's meeting Tom Len was inducted into the club.  Tom was sponsored by Andy Vass.  We welcome Tom to the club and look forward to getting to know him.
Operation Santa Claus:  Donors are needed to participate in Operation Santa Claus.  If you are able to take a few shopping lists or make a donation, see Gary Moriello.
Mark Your Calendar:
11/3: HealthRays benefit at Pinstripes.  Tickets are $55 Click here for more information.
11/17: Diamonds and Denim Charity Auction.  The date is fast approaching, please sell raffle tickets and invite people to attend.
Diamonds and Denim Tickets
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Friedoon Hakimian
November 2
Ron Dahlquist
November 6
David Schwalb
November 21
Courtney Olson
December 7
Donna Gulley
December 7
Marvin Feig
December 16
Jeff Tideman
December 29
Marvin Feig
November 11
Kate Hall
Jon Hall
November 12
David Masters
Vicki Masters
November 19
Michael Doman
Devra Doman
November 19
Larry Kanar
December 4
Join Date
John Cavanaugh
November 3, 2015
2 years
Chadwick Raymond
November 19, 1985
32 years
Ron Dahlquist
December 1, 1973
44 years
JP Deheeger
December 2, 2014
3 years
Ken Kurtz
December 7, 2010
7 years
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