Club Information

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
Service above Self is our motto. Currently we are meeting virtually via ZOOM. There is an evening meeting the first Wednesday of each month. Make business and personal connections. Serve the community. Have FUN! All are welcome. Please join us.
Wilmette Harbor Rotary Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Statement
The Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor has no tolerance for racism. We seek to understand the impact of racism on ourselves and our community, promote diversity in our club, create a welcoming environment, support organizations committed to anti-racism, and consider underrepresented groups when issuing grants and scholarships. Learn more.
JANUARY BOOK DRIVE
The Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor collected over 1,200 books for Open Books Chicago to support literacy and educational programs for Chicago families. Special Thanks to Rotary Club member Ben Chung – Hong Kong Auto Service for support of the Book Drive.
 
2020 Holiday Fundraiser Success!
Our annual holiday fundraiser was a huge success with gross proceeds higher than the last five years! There were almost 800 items purchased including over 360 bottles of wine and over 200 raffle tickets. The Board is meeting soon to review distribution for the funds raised. Thank you to everyone who made this year's fundraiser so successful!
We did it!  Our members purchased 50 new sleeping bags for those that are homeless in Chicago. These purchases helped meet the request from the Noon Club for donations for the Fraternite Notre Dame in Chicago who are distributing the new sleeping bags to the homeless.

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

How We Serve and Support:
 
Club Executives & Directors
Co-President
Co-President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Sergeant at Arms
Immediate Past President
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Community Service Chair
International Service
Membership Chair
Web Site Coordinator
Fundraising
Club Foundation Chair
Grants Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Upcoming Events
Speakers
Edie Rowell - Woman's Club Of Wilmette
Apr 21, 2021 7:00 AM
Club History and Recent Rebuilding Project
Aaron Beuhler
Apr 28, 2021 7:30 AM
Tecnodomo - Innovation and Technology Center
Wilmette Police Chief Kyle Murphy
May 26, 2021 7:00 AM
Community Update
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WEEKLY UPDATE

Last week's meeting

Rick Olson provided an overview and the challenges of the Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Rick's presentation was followed by our monthly club forum.
 
This week's meeting 
 
Edie Rowell - of the Wilmette Woman's Club will provide the club an overview of the recent renovation project and a history of the organization.  
 
Other News:
 
  • Do your part on Earth Day!  A cleanup will be held at Elmwood Dunes for Club members and family or friends on Saturday, April 24 from 10am - 12pm.  The event is part of the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup, a multi-district initiative of Rotary Clubs throughout the Great Lakes region and through the Alliance for the Great Lakes.  Members from the NE Chicagoland Passport Club will be joining us.  Please bring your own buckets or paper bags, reusable gloves and any water or snacks for each participant, as we want to avoid adding additional waste to our collection!  Please contact Maureen Barry, George Pearce and/or Chris Simcox if you plan to attend!  More information can be found at: https://adopt.greatlakes.org/s/cleanup/a2o1L000000hkljQAA/aab19509
  • We are hoping for an in-person meeting for our first Monday evening meeting on Wednesday, May 5th.  More information to follow.
  • From our DG: Two important events coming up: 
    • April 28th: Protecting the Environment – Opportunities for Rotary and the Planet: Join Ian Riseley, Past RI President and Chair of Rotary’s Environmental Issues Task Force, to hear the background of this new Area of Focus and learn which activities are fundable with Global Grants.
    • May 1rst:  International Service Summit:
      • Meet and Network with People and Teams Performing Service Work Throughout the World.
      • View Informative Presentations from Experienced Leaders in International Service
      • View Exhibits from Non-Profits, Service Organizations, Religious Groups, and Supporting Vendors
 
 
 
 

Last week's meeting

For our first Wednesday evening meeting we welcomed back Bill Norris, CIBC Bank to discuss the economy.  Bill's outlook was positive and his presentation is available in case members missed the meeting.  Thank you again Jacky Boland for sponsoring our speaker. 
 
This week's meeting 
 
1.) Rick Olson - Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda
Rick will share details of the Global Grant 2122662 Providing Safe Drinking Water in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda. 
2.) Monthly Club Forum: Discuss membership, DEI and other club business
 
Other News:
  • Remember our club will host a clean up event on April 24th - 10 am to 12 noon at the Elmwood Dunes park to recognize Earth Day 2021.  Maureen Barry and George Pearce are helping organize Rotary Club events for the district including ours on the 24th.
  • Yard candidate signs can be dropped of for recycling behind the Village Hall.   Look for a Village pick up truck close the the large cell tower.
  • April Club Board meeting is Monday April 12th at 5 pm. 
  • From our DG: Two important events coming up: 
    • April 28th: Protecting the Environment – Opportunities for Rotary and the Planet: Join Ian Riseley, Past RI President and Chair of Rotary’s Environmental Issues Task Force, to hear the background of this new Area of Focus and learn which activities are fundable with Global Grant
    • May 1rst:  International Service Summit:
      • Meet and Network with People and Teams Performing Service Work Throughout the World.
      • View Informative Presentations from Experienced Leaders in International Service
      • View Exhibits from Non-Profits, Service Organizations, Religious Groups, and Supporting Vendors
 
 
 
 

Last week's meeting

Beth Drucker - Go Green Wilmette provided us an informative update regarding environmental issues in the community including ways our club and each of us can take action to protect our environment.
 
This week's meeting 
 
Join us on Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm for our First Wednesday evening program.  This month we welcome back Bill Norris,  CIBC Bank to discuss the economy.  Thank you Jacky Boland for sponsoring our speaker.  
 

Other News:

  • Our club will host a clean up event on April 24th - 10 am to 12 noon at the Elmwood Dunes park to recognize Earth Day 2021.  Maureen Barry and George Pearce are helping organize Rotary Club events for the district including ours on the 24th.
  • From Rich Lalley: "Greetings Rotarians. Our shoes have shipped and will be delivered this week to PDG Rick Rivkin’s warehouse in Northbrook. We will have our “shoe pick n pack” operation next Saturday, April 10, at 9:30am. If you are coordinating the delivery of shoes to a beneficiary organization(s), please plan to be there or send a delegate to help with picking and packing and to take your shoes with you."  Saf-T-Gard Warehouse, 205 Huehl Road, Northbrook IL 60062. Masks are required.  Rich Lalley asks volunteers to sign up in advance.  Please contact Corinne McClintic or Ben Ivory if you want to help next Saturday. 
  • From our DG: Two important events coming up: 
    • April 28th: Protecting the Environment – Opportunities for Rotary and the Planet: Join Ian Riseley, Past RI President and Chair of Rotary’s Environmental Issues Task Force, to hear the background of this new Area of Focus and learn which activities are fundable with Global Grant
    • May 1rst:  International Service Summit:
      • Meet and Network with People and Teams Performing Service Work Throughout the World.
      • View Informative Presentations from Experienced Leaders in International Service
      • View Exhibits from Non-Profits, Service Organizations, Religious Groups, and Supporting Vendors
 
 
 
 

Last week's meeting

Miya Hasegawa and Laurie Goldstein from the Wilmette based group HEROS (Healing Everyday Racism in Our Schools) provided an educational overview of the HEROS program.
 
This week's meeting 
 
Beth Drucker - Go Green Wilmette will provide us an update regarding environmental issues in the community.
 
 

Other News:

  • Our club will host a clean up event on April 24th - 10 am to 12 noon at the Elmwood Dunes park to recognize Earth Day 2021.  Maureen Barry and George Pearce are helping organize Rotary Club events for the district including ours on the 24th.
  • Susan Fisher shares how to get more information about recent club diversity, equity, and inclusion activities:
    HEROS – Healing Everyday Racism in Our Schools: http://heros.community/
    City of Evanston reparations: https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/city-council/reparatio
    Maywood Proviso Rotary panel discussion on Judas and the Black Messiah https://fb.watch/4uZbMNy1fV/
 
 
 

Last week's meeting

At our weekly club forum we had committee updates and continued the discussion regarding a community values initiative.  Jim Pockross also reviewed progress towards our Governor's Challenge Goals.
 
This week's meeting 
 
Miya Hasegawa and Laurie Goldstein from the Wilmette based group HEROS (Healing Everyday Racism in Our Schools) will speak to our club.
 

Other News:

  • We are pleased to welcome Andrew Levy as our newest club member! Andrew will provide a bio at a future club meeting. 
  • Our club will host a clean up event on April 24th - 10 am to 12 noon at the Elmwood Dunes park to recognize Earth Day 2021.  Maureen Barry and George Pearce are helping organize Rotary Club events for the district including ours on the 24th.
  • The district hosts a Toastmasters Alliance Speakers Series "Demo" Meeting on Tuesday evening March 23rd at 7:00 pm.  Registration is required.  For more information, see the district site. 
 
 
 

Last week's meeting

We welcomed Dr. Renee Dominquez and Bill Attea who shared more information regarding the Glenview Values Project.
 
This week's meeting 
 
We will have our weekly club forum with updates from the committees and general announcements.
 
Thought and Pledge: Heidi Voorhees 

Other News:

  • Our eye glass donation program alive.  Jim Waite is collecting glasses this winter until John Kessler's return from Arizona this spring,  Glasses can be dropped at the post office. For more information contact Jim Waite or John Kessler.   
  • Our club will host a clean up event on April 24th - 10 am to 12 noon at the Elmwood Dunes park to recognize Earth Day 2021.  Maureen Barry and George Pearce are helping organize Rotary Club events for the district including ours on the 24th.
  • Sunday (Today) at 5:00 pm the DEI Committee will host a  ZOOM showing of Judas and the Black Messiah.   See the calendar for details.
  • Friday, March 19th at 12 noon the district will host its next COVID Vaccination Speaker Series event. Dr. Damen Arnold, Medical Director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois will speak on Vaccinations and the Black Community.