We are at only 75%* of our GOAL!

Join us March 14, 2023

for a Live Event & Sponsor Thank You Lunch

Prizes will be $3000, $2000 and $1000 dollars making it a popular annual event!  Each club member needs to sell $150 or more in tickets!  Feel free to send links for your page to your contacts.  Tickets are $50.00 each.

Our LIVE Pay It Forward Raffle will be held at the Hilton on March 14th. We are inviting our Sponsors' to join us at this event!  You will want to make sure you attend this exciting event so you can meet and thank them for helping our club!
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:
First Bank of Chicago
Sunset Foods
$1,000 Each From
Hobbytown USA
Lewis Floor and Home
Northbrook Ace Hardware
Northbrook Bank and Trust
Northern Weathermakers HVAC
Quick Kill Exterminating Co.
Reds Garden Center
Shelter Box
Strategic Wealth Partners LLC
Carlos and Sandy Frum
Gary and Beverly Moriello
The Pollina Family
* as of this draft Sun.March 12th 10 am 
International Women's Month 


NEWTON — Rotary International recognizes and celebrates International Women’s Month in March.
Members of the Rotary Club of Newton Conover wholeheartedly believe that “when a woman rises, those around her rise.”
To recognize International Women’s Month, the Rotary Club of Newton Conover participated in a community service project for the Women’s Resource Center in Hickory. The club chose to help fill their Pantry with a Purpose, by donating household and personal supplies.
“Celebrating International Women’s Month isn’t about giving empty accolades to women,” shared Club President Siobhan Loendorf. “It is about raising awareness around women and celebrating the women who make our communities great.”
Michelle Morgan, executive director of the Women’s Resource Center, shared with the Rotary group the work of the organization. Women’s Resource Center has offered assistance and support to women for the past 36 years. The organization serves four counties — Catawba, Alexander, Burke and Caldwell.
The Pantry with a Purpose is only one of the many services offered by the Women’s Resource Center. In addition, the organization engages in mental health counseling, support groups and workshops, financial assistance, job assistance and fulfilling the mission of Women’s Resource Center to advocate for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women and families regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or orientation.
The Rotary Club of Newton Conover was chartered in 1949. For additional information, contact Joy Cline,
PHOTO: Shown in back, from left, are Rotarians Scott Gilleland, Bobby Boyd, Chief Vidal Sipe, Duane Gibbs. In front are Rotarians Pat Gibson, Siobhan Loendorf, Anne Wepner, Michelle Morgan (WRC Executive Director), and Dianna Cloninger [Submitted photo] 
Submitted by Jeff Tideman, International Service Director:


MARCH, 2023


Olga and Mykola Stebljanko distribute donated medicine in Odesa.  Photo Courtesy of Mykola Stebljanko

This is Jeff’s board report for our Tuesday board meeting. It has not been voted on yet but included today to inform the club of all the amazing work he is doing for our club in the international arena – that is at the core of Rotary.
  • Most recent donation to Ukraine relief In February, the board voted to give $2,000 to Rick Rivkin’s German Rotarian contacts and Rick was travelling to Germany and able to deliver our contribution personally.
  • They are raising money for a large generator to mitigate Russian attacks on the power grid. Turkey / Syria Earthquake Relief This is best done by contributing to Shelter Box or to the Rotary Turkey Syria Disaster Relief Fund. The board voted to give $6,000 to Shelter Box.
  • Other Individual and Club Donation Opportunities: Our members should be aware they can donate online to Rotary’s efforts and receive Paul Harris credit in doing so on
  • We have also been informed that we can donate DDF directly to The Rotary Foundations relief funds for Ukraine or for Turkey/Syria or for Pakistan flood relief.
  • Our club has $2,540 remaining DDF for 2022-23. I recommend we wait and see if there is a global grant with matching capability that we wish to support.  If our $2,450 DDF is still available near the end of this Rotary year in May, we can choose to donate it then. The needs will still be great.
Past Giving to Ukraine Relief Projects -- Ukraine Humanitarian Donations
  • In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, our club’s charitable foundation had extra donations of over $9,000 and gave a corresponding amount for relief efforts. This was all in addition to our regular fund-raising and giving. This was not handled by the International Service Committee and was reported on the financial reports. It went through Rick Rivkin’s German Rotary contacts who were trucking supplies into Ukraine. This was done prior to June 30, 2022.
  • In June 2022 Board voted to approve giving our remaining District Designated Funds of $6,667 to Ukraine. By District policy, this DDF can normally only be earmarked for Global Grants, and to do so requires an equivalent cash match. The Governors Line and the Grants Committee agreed to renew the opportunity that was offered last year to utilize DDF without a requirement for a cash match. it will be directed to the general Disaster Response Fund.
  • In October, 2022, we approved $2,000 DDF for RC of Warsaw for a refugee integration and support center that will include day care, psychological support, vocational training, language training and other services. The physical location is in space donated by a bank. The money goes for costs of utilities, fixtures and Ukrainian staff.
The total grant is $30,000. The effort is being led in our district by Jim Peterson from the Wheeling club.
Other Non-Ukraine Commitments
  • In December 2022 NB Rotary Board approved funding $2,000 cash and $2,000 DDF for maternal health clinics in Uganda.
  • In March 2022 NB Rotary Board approved a proposal to partner with Niles club with $1,000 cash and $1,000 DDF for a global grant for medical relief in India. This global grant did not get completed and funded this Rotary year before 6/30/22, so it may be a 2022-23 commitment.
From Glenn Garlick: Good Morning Rotarians

Polio Plus Society: Below is this weeks Polio report

I would like to thank all of the current Polio Plus Society members that have funded their $100.00 for this rotary year.  I would also like to ask those that have not joined in funding the #1 cause of Rotary International - Eradicating Wild Polio - please think about it.  
I truly believe that Rotarians are special people and set themselves and their organization apart by being "doers" and "getting in the game".  We are so close to the eradication of Wild Polio so let's continue to fund this life changing program and finish the job!  Thanks in advance for your continued donations.  No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  
What is that Polio Picture?
March 8 was International Women's Day.
We celebrate Rosemary Mukui Nzunza, an immunization expert at the Center for Virus Research at the Kenya Medical Research Institute, who believes deeply that women in science should have the chance to go as far as they dream. As she finishes up her PhD in Molecular Medicine, Rosemary monitors lab work and biosafety, testing samples with her team for detections of polio, measles, and rubella to help protect children from the devastating impacts of preventable disease. Rosemary’s work is setting an example and showing other women and girls that they too can stand at the forefront of science.
Malawi -  A year since Malawi confirmed its first case of wild poliovirus type 1 in 30 years ( a case originating in Pakistan), more than 33 million children across five southern African countries have been vaccinated against the virus, with over 80 million vaccine doses administered over the past year.
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total - 10,  Indonesia - 2, Israel - 1, Madagascar - 5, Nigeria - 1, Somalia – 1
2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total - 818  Afghanistan - 43, Algeria - 3, Benin - 11 (3 in 2021), Cameroon - 3 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic - 5, Chad -44 (0 in 2021), DR Congo - 427 (28 in 2021), Republic of Congo - 1, Eritrea - 1, Ethiopia - 1, Ghana - 3, Indonesia - 1, Israel - 1, Madagascar - 14 (13 in 2021), Malawi - 4, Mali - 2, Mozambique - 21 (2 in 2021), Niger - 14 (18 in 2021), Nigeria - 48 (415 in 2021), Pakistan - 8, Somalia - 5 (1 in 2021), Sudan - 1, Togo - 2, United States - 1, Yemen - 162 (69 in 2021) .
New Polio Cases & Samples reported in the last week - Chad Chad - 1 cVDPV2 Case + 1 Sample, DR Congo - 17 cVDPV2 Cases + 10 cVDPV1 Cases, Israel - 1 cVDPV2 (2023) Case, Madagascar - 5 cVDPV1 (2023) Cases, Nigeria - 2 cVDPV2 Cases (1-2022, 1-2023) + 6 Samples.
Quote of the Day -  "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803- 1882
The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:
2023 Wild Polio Cases - 0
Pakistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this weekThe most recent Wild Polio Case in Pakistan was reported on 9/15/22.  
Twenty Wild Polio cases reported in 2022. One Wild Polio Case reported in 2021.  The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/20/22.  No WPV1 Samples and no cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan. 
Afghanistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  The most recent Wild Polio Case in Afghanistan was reported on 8/29/22.  
Two Wild Polio Cases reported in 2022 . Four Wild Polio cases reported in 2021  The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22. Afghanistan reported 56 Wild Polio cases in 2020.
No WPV1 Samples and no cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan. 
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!
Blessings, Glenn T. Garlick, End Polio Now Chair
Buffalo Grove Rotary Club   630-399-2421
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Feel free to use this "letter" for social media posts and emails to get donors! Thanks Rick for the copy:
We need your help. The members of the Rotary Club of Northbrook engage in Service Above Self 365 days a year. That has been Rotary’s motto since 1905. Our efforts are not for ourselves – it is to Pay It Forward to help the needy in our community and across the globe. Locally the Rotary Club Charitable Projects Foundation supports dozens of agencies feeding the needy, addressing mental health needs, engaging with our youth and seniors, supplying warm coats for refugees in our community, and providing vocational scholarships for needy and deserving students. Globally we have partnered with a Rotary Club in Germany to provide medical supplies to a hospital in Ukraine, supported ShelterBox delivering aid to victims of natural and man-made disasters, and continue to participate in Rotary’s commitment to End Polio Now worldwide.
Please help us with a donation. If your employer has a charitable fund, please forward our request with your recommendation.
Everybody gets a reward – because helping others is itself rewarding. In addition, each donation of $50.00 entitles you to be entered in a raffle to win a prize of either $3000, $2000, or $1000.
Please support our club so we can continue to PAY IT FORWARD.
We thank you for your consideration and your donation.
The raffle drawing will be on Facebook Live on March 14 at 12:45 pm.
Rotary Leaders 

President Jones & President-elect McInally

2022-23 RI President Jennifer Jones (second from right), and her partner Nick Krayacich (left), with aide to the president-elect Brad Howard, and his partner Marcia. Northern California, USA. 28 February 2022.
2022-23 RI President Jennifer Jones vaccinates a child inside a home near Gharibabad, Karachi, Pakistan. 03 August 2022
2023-24 RI President R. Gordon R. McInally speaks at the closing general session of the Rotary International Convention. 08 June 2022, Houston, Texas, USA.

New emails to use to contact various board members effective July 1

Thank you Rick for making a more seamless access for club info. In creating “general” generic E Mail addresses that get forward to the chair of the positions below.  After July 1 he will make changes due to changes of board positions - to make yearly transitions more seamless.
These emails are for club communications so remember - when our board changes so will the person reading the content.         forwards to Mitch         forwards to Beverly          forwards to Dave    forwards to Helen           forwards to Andy      forwards to John                forwards to Kathi/Debbie                for guests/non-members requesting access to our hybrid  meetings
Upcoming Events

SAVE-THE-DATES - Join us for our Sponsor Lunch

  • 14th    - Pay it Forward Drawing & Sponsor Lunch & Facebook Live Hybrid Meeting
  • 28th -    Hybrid meeting
  • 22nd  District 6440 Annual Meeting
  • 25th - Hybrid Meeting
  • 13th  District Conference
Reach out to Gary for details  for any volunteer opps and participation details.

TUESDAY ALERT FOR SNOW BIRDS - hybrid & zoom meeting info

We have been publicizing that the March 14 meeting for the raffle drawing will stream live on Facebook.
So we will also run hybrid with Zoom and the Zoom feed will be on Facebook.
Take note - we will do hybrid meetings on March 28, and April 25 as well.
Here is the link for Club members to use for Zoom access.
Topic: Rotary Club of Northbrook Meeting
Time: Last Tuesday of the month March April 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 295 416 335
Passcode: Rotary1965
Quote of the Week

Meeting Details 
March Meetings - NOTE hybrid - Facebook Live Raffle TUESDAY 
  • We have 6 meetings each month!
  • Satellite Club: Thursdays (2nd & 4th evening) 
  • Lunch meetings: Tuesday
  • NOTE: hybrid meetings on March 14 (Facebook live) March 28, and April 25
  • You are encouraged to invite guests interested in joining to attend. 
  • Advance Notice regarding Guests: 
    • Any Meetings: When you invite guests, let Helen know so she has a member lead, and Mike know with the lunch order, Andy for dinner order/location.
  • Notify Mike for lunch meetings and Andy for Satellite for food choices the Sunday prior to the meeting.
Meeting dates and times may change, always check our website for updates.
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Apr 04, 2023
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John Howard
March 7
Jay Glaubinger
March 8
Steven Greene
March 15
Court Williams
March 16
Jim Kucienski
March 18
Mitch Portugal
March 19
Ken Kurtz
March 25
Ken Kurtz
March 27
Gary Moriello
Beverly Hides-Moriello
March 29
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Kate Hall
March 3, 2011
12 years
Gary Moriello
March 5, 2013
10 years
Madeline Farrell
March 10, 2021
2 years
Michaela Kohlstedt
March 10, 2021
2 years
Ordel Brown
March 15, 2022
1 year
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