Club Information

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
ZOOM Meetings
20 Harbor Drive
PO Box 731
Wilmette, IL 60091-2881
United States of America
Currently meeting virtually via ZOOM Every Wednesday/7:30 AM. First Wednesdays/Night Meeting.
Upcoming Events
 

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

How We Serve and Support:
 
Club Executives & Directors
Co-President
Co-President
President
Director
Director
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Director
Director
Director
Membership Chair
Web Site Coordinator
International Service
Grants Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Speakers
Trees That Feed
Oct 28, 2020 7:15 AM
Susy Schultz, Museum of Broadcast Communications
Dec 09, 2020 7:30 AM
The Role Broadcast Media Played in the 2020 Election
Deb Kobak
Jan 13, 2021 7:30 AM
Providing Peace of Mind, Celebrating Life
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Our First Social Outing! Beautiful Evening on Lake Michigan with B'hai Temple Backdrop
Our Volunteers at Work
Last Week's Meeting
 
We enjoyed a presentation by the Rotary Club Prague International providing us with a perspective from a Rotary club in Europe.  We had 5 Prague club members attend and we learned about the club history, their fundraising projects and a little about Prague and their COVID status.   The Prague Club invites our club to participate in an upcoming Dragon Boat event.
 
This Week's Meeting
 
Join us for a presentation by the Trees That Feed Foundation: 

WHAT WE DO:  We plant fruit trees

In Haiti, Jamaica, Antigua, The Bahamas, Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominica, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent, Suriname, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda, and U.S. Virgin Islands.  We donate breadfruit trees, mango trees, avocados, cashews, and many others.

Our vision is seeing self-sustaining communities and entrepreneurs, based on agroforestry

Other News:
  • The Community Assessment Project continues with more successful interviews completed last week. 
  • Our Fall/Winter Fundraiser is launched with wines, food items, and raffle prizes finalized.  An easy online purchase is available on our website.  Thank you Jim Pockross, and committee members for organizing!
  • Coats are ordered and on their way for the Warm Coats Project.  
  • Rotarians were out this weekend honoring World End Polio Day. Thank you Frank Hussey for organizing.
  • Susan Fisher hosts our first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion meeting Thursday evening.  Look at the website for more information. 
Last Week's Meeting
 
We had an enjoyable get-together Wednesday evening at the Wilmette Harbor Club.   Maureen Barry organized a short agenda with questions for members to share COVID 19 experiences and discuss how we can support each other.  Some of the positive experiences shared by the club members:
  • Chance for walks and observe nature (parks, birds, flowers) 
  • New puppy
  • Learn Pickleball
  • Finish projects
  • Sidewalk chalk art with grand-daughter
  • Slow down and catch up on sleep
  • Reconnections with old friends, nearby and around the world 
It was a beautiful fall evening and a nice chance to catch up with fellow Rotarians.  Beth DeWall distributed Rotary masks which we will make available to club members.
 
 
This Week's Meeting
 
Join us Wednesday morning for a presentation by Katherine Sawyer of Oakton Community College and scholarship recipient Beata Geryk to discuss our Karen Kline Scholarship Program.
 
Other News:
 
  • The Community Assessment Project is underway with the thoughtful leadership of Corinne McClintic.  Contact Corinne if you have questions or want to help.
  • We have a new map of Wilmette identifying the various Rotary Wilmette Harbor projects.  Thank you George Pearce and Kate Amoruso at the Village for getting this together. 
  • Watch for more information for an End Polio Now effort for Saturday, October 24th (World Polio Day).
  • Looking for ZOOM meeting information at the last minute?   Access the website and click on the event to find ZOOM info.  Also, consider downloading CR (Club Runner) app to your smartphone for easy access to member data and meeting information.
  • District Club Training "Have you done a club virtual check-up" has a two-part program on October 22nd and 29th.  Contact Jim Pockross for more information.
 
 
Last Week's Meeting
 
Katherine Sawyer of Oakton Community College and our Karen Kline Scholarship recipient Beata Geryk provided us with an informative understanding of Oakton Community College and appreciation for our annual scholarship program.
 
This Week's Meeting
 
Join us for a presentation by the Rotary Club Prague International providing us with a perspective from a Rotary club in Europe.   The Club is a diverse group, active in the Prague community and supportive of various projects including a clean water project in India.  Co-President Ben Ivory was a member while working in Prague from 2013 to 2016.  
 
Other News:
  • The Community Assessment Project is progressing well with a few successful interviews completed last week.  Please contact Corinne McClintic if you have questions or want to help.
  • Our Fall/Winter Fundraiser is ready to launch with wines, food items, and raffle prizes finalized.  Thank you Jim Pockross, and committee members for organizing!
  • Coats are ordered and on their way for the Warm Coats Project.  We hear that the demand for coats is greater than ever this year.  Thank you Hank Huffnagel for guiding this year's program. 
  • Final plans for End Polio fundraising will be shared this week.  Frank Hussey is organizing and will ask for volunteers to assist next Friday, October 23rd and Saturday the 24th.   
Last Week's Meeting:   
 
We had good attendance and participation at our weekly meeting Wednesday morning.  The League of Women Voters of Wilmette provided a presentation regarding the Illinois Fair Tax Amendment.
 
This Week's Meeting:
 
Our first Monday of the month social meeting will be held at the Wilmette Harbor Club at 5:00 pm.  We plan to meet outdoors and adhere to all health safety guidelines.  Please join us for a rare opportunity to connect during the pleasant Fall weather.  
 
Other Updates:
 
Watch for information regarding our club's plans for World Polio Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
 
The Community Service Committee will host a training session this Wednesday morning for the Community Assessment Project. All members are welcome. This project is moving forward in conunction with the Noon Club.  Thanks to Corinne McClinitic for your efforts to lead this exciting project.
 
 
Several Club members worked on Sunday to pick up debris throughout the center of the Village. Members that participated included John Kessler, George Pearce, Puran Stevens, Beth DeWall, Ben Ivory and Susan Fisher. Not pictured: Jim Pockross.
 
Seven enthusiastic Club members worked with the Village of Wilmette Engineering and Public Works staff to plant several areas in front of Village Hall with new perennials. As part of a district grant, our Club donated $5,200 to help defray the $,700 cost of the 1,368 new plants.  The planting crew of Club members were George Pearce, Beth DeWall, Corinne McClintic, Susan Fisher, Jim Bowman, Jim Waite, Mike Bailey and John Kessler. Not pictured:  key team member Corinne McClintic.