Business Expo!

Rotary at Business Expo – Monday, July 25th   5-7:30 PM

Our club will be “exhibiting” at the upcoming Multi-Chamber Business Expo at the Hilton. This is a great opportunity to meet people who might be good additions to the club for membership, volunteering or sponsorship!
Our club members, as members of the chamber, may attend the show for free, Pre-registration is required by noon on Monday.
DEI in Action 

From RI – Jennifer Jones

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and make the most of their club experiences.
During her year, Jones will focus on four presidential initiatives that Imagine Rotary: advancing our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); creating a welcoming club experience; empowering girls; and expanding our reach.
Imagine: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Diversity is one of Rotary's longstanding core values and greatest strengths. Jones knows there is more to be done to ensure that Rotary's culture exemplifies our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Rotary, with input and guidance from the DEI Task Force, has strengthened our commitment to DEI, resulting in a greater focus on celebrating every individual's contributions, advancing equity, and creating a more welcoming and inclusive culture.
President Jennifer Jones encourages each of us to do our part to ensure Rotary is a welcoming and inclusive community by:
  • Learning more about DEI in Rotary, including understanding definitions and how to celebrate and respect our differences.
  • Determining why DEI matters to our club and community and how using DEI principles can help our club grow and become stronger.
  • Raising awareness of DEI, including creating a DEI committee in your club that reflects the demographics of your community.
  • Taking action on DEI in our club and community for instance educating yourself about underrepresented groups in your community in order to become a more knowledgeable and effective advocate for DEI.
Learn more and take action by reading the DEI presidential brochure.
Find additional resources on our DEI web page. Watch what Jones hopes to accomplish with DEI (download).
Imagine a welcoming club experience: Comfort and Care
Rotary has an important role to play to ensure that the club environment and experience is welcoming, inclusive, and enjoyable for all members and participants. Surveys show that comfort and care is the single greatest driver of satisfaction and our most powerful tool for retention. This begins with listening to and understanding what members and participants want out of their Rotary involvement. We often speak of the importance of "exit interviews" to better understand why former members leave. But why wait for them to leave?
Jones urges club leaders to incorporate "entrance interviews" as well to understand the needs and expectations of new members at the outset. And of course, be sure to regularly survey all existing members, to ensure they have an opportunity to share thoughts about their membership experience.
Watch Jones talk about her Comfort and Care initiative (download)
Empowering Girls
Jones will continue past RI President Shekhar Mehta’s Girls Empowerment initiative, recognizing that empowered girls become empowered women. Share your Girls Empowerment projects on Showcase.
Imagine Impact: Expanding Rotary's reach media tours
Imagine Expanding Rotary's Reach Throughout the year, Jones will visit eight service projects that represent each of Rotary's areas of focus and polio eradication.
The tour will provide examples of how Rotary can make a measurable difference, while introducing Rotary to new audiences and potential partners and influencers.
Intern Day at Rotary

The Future of Rotary 

On July 19, 2022, Shiva Mohsenzadeh, Northfield Township Supervisor, spoke about the Northfield Township Services.
The First Bank of Chicago and Northbrook Chamber of Commerce had Interns attending this meeting, led by Ron Knight.  
It was an exciting event that not only introduced Rotary to our up and coming leaders, but gave them an opportunity to meet business leaders, and  an elected official.
Shiva was elected as the Northfield Township Supervisor in April 2021, and prior to that, served as a Northfield Township Trustee. 
Her presentation focused on Northfield Township services, including the food pantry, as well as a bit of history on the township and its current initiatives.
Rotary and the Environment

Rotarians IMAGINE and Implement Climate Solutions

July marks the start of the new Rotary year, historic because of the inauguration of Jennifer Jones as the first woman to serve as Rotary International President. Dr. Patricia Armstrong has taken the helm as Chair of ESRAG, joined by seven dynamic new members of the Board from Europe, Africa, Australia, and North America.
Undaunted by terrible news - including the war in Ukraine, record-shattering heatwaves, and public policy setbacks in the US - ESRAG invites you to act on Jennifer Jones’ invitation to IMAGINE effective environmental solutions. This issue shares a wealth of tools to help you design and implement climate action in the spirit of the Four-Way Test.
You’ll find:
  • Courage and a call to action from ESRAG Chair Pat Armstrong
  • Singapore Rotarians demonstrate how clubs can Be the Solution for their region
  • Project Drawdown’s new and updated solutions, and Climate-Poverty webinars
  • The Climate and Peace Aug. 2 webinar on Becoming a Net Zero Community
  • ESRAG’s 2023 Climate Summit in Costa Rica
  • ESRAG’s impact and strategy, shared in recorded presentations at the June 23 Annual General Membership Meeting
  • News on climate policy in Europe and the US, the first in a series on high-emitting nations. This includes links to the new Dartmouth study quantifying the economic losses caused by emissions in the US, China, Russia, India, and Brazil.
Photo: Ambaree Majumdar, Chair of ESRAG's Southeast Asia Chapter and Co-Chair of the Plant-Rich Diet Task Force, chaired a major Rotary climate conference in Singapore in June. She's shown here with Rotarian Anil Changaroth, who spoke about the connection between climate action and peace. July 2022 Volume 7 Issue 2
News to Note

Polio is on our minds and in the News....

Dear Rotarians,
My name is Glenn T. Garlick and this year I was once again asked to be the D6440 End Polio Now Chair.  In the past month we have had two reports of Vaccine derived polio in western countries – England and United States.  I’d like to offer my assistance in explaining where Rotary International is in the fight to eradicate Wild Polio. 
Please talk to your club’s admin or speaker coordinator and let’s set up a date where I can come in and explain where we are at now and the plan going forward to eradicate Wild Polio. 
If you would like to combine that talk with a brief talk about the Rotary Foundation, That could be arraigned. I look forward to getting out to all of the clubs for this important discussion.
Glenn T. Garlick
Proud Member of Buffalo Grove Rotary Club
Rotary District 6440 “The HOME District”
District End Polio Now Chair
District Veterans Affairs Liaison
District Community Service Advisor
District Community Service Committee
World Polio Day is October 24th – but we must plan now.
But due to the fact that Polio is in the news why not start now?  
Here are some things to consider:
  • A Committee to Plan Community Events
  • Polio Banner in NB Triangle Park
  • Coin Collections at local retailers
  • Library Display
  • Bring the Iron Lung to Northbrook
  • Etc?
ABC News - LOS ANGELES -- It's been nearly a decade since polio was detected in the United States.

Now, an unvaccinated young adult from New York recently contracted the potentially debilitating disease.
Experts say a newly identified case just outside of the Bronx in New York should serve as a wakeup call.

"If you are an adult, you know, particularly if you're 30 or 40 and it has been a while since you were immunized, you might be required to get a booster," said infectious disease specialist Dr. Daisy Dodd with Kaiser Permanente Orange County.

Polio boosters are routine for those who travel to third world countries, and anyone who's come into contact with the Rockland County resident is encouraged to get vaccinated.

"We just want people to take the good guidance from the health department as necessary. Most people have nothing to worry about, some should be concerned," said Rockland County Executive Ed Day.

Polio is a viral disease spread through fecal matter, contaminated food or water.

On rare occasions, Dodd said, one can get polio from someone who is shedding the virus after receiving the oral vaccine. Officials say this is what happened in New York.

"The result of that in the U.S., we no longer give the oral vaccine or the live attenuated vaccine," she said.

"It's an amazing vaccine that people waited online for back in the mid-1950s," said Dr. Patricia Ruppert, the Rockland County Commissioner of Hospitals.

The injectable version, which is the version given in the U.S. now, does not contain live virus. The patient, who is suffering from paralysis, started experiencing symptoms a month ago.

"Not only does it give you vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, but it can lead to paralysis because it does affect the central nervous system," Dodd said.

Polio was once one of the nation's most feared diseases with annual outbreaks causing thousands of cases of paralysis. Thanks to the vaccine, polio was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 1979.

Officials say vaccine hesitancy is on the rise.

Experts warn it's a situation that can lead to more outbreaks of diseases Americans haven't seen in a long time.

"It is a reminder that we have to get our children, and perhaps, ourselves either the primary series or the booster shots, and do not forget to wash those hands," Dodd said.
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Volunteers Opportunities + Commitments: 
  • July 25th - Multi-Chamber Expo at Northbrook Hilton - Rotary Booth see Helen to volunteer
  • July 28th - Denis Polina hosts Fundraising Committee meeting at the Y, 5 PM
  • July 30th - International Day of Friendship


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NOTE: Meetings are no longer recorded, and no longer on zoom.    
  • 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.
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