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
Miya Hasegawa and Laurie Goldstein
Mar 24, 2021 7:30 AM
HEROS (Healing Everyday Racism in our Schools) Program
Beth Drucker
Mar 31, 2021 7:30 AM
GoGreen Wilmette
Rick Olson
Apr 14, 2021 7:00 AM
Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda
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WEEKLY UPDATE

Last week's meeting

We had a good turnout of members and guests for our First Wednesday Social night.  The founder of the Shorefront Legacy Center, Dino Robinson, shared an excellent overview of the Shorefront Legacy Center and discussed black history in the North Shore. http://www.shorefrontlegacy.org/
 
Thank you (again!) to Susan Fisher for facilitating the educational meeting !
 
This week's meeting 
 
We welcome Dr. Renee Dominquez who will share more information regarding the Glenview Values Project.

Other News:

  • The club March board meeting is this Tuesday evening at 5pm
  • Special thanks and best wishes to club member Jim Giffiths who dropped off two large bags of eye glasses for donation. Watch for an update regarding our eye glass program in the next couple of weeks.  
  • March 15th at 6:00 pm, the district will host a Rotary Town Hall on COVID-19: with Dr. Ngozi Ezike MD, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health. This is presented in collaboration with Districts 6420 & 6450.
 
 
 

Last week's meeting

We had a productive club forum with updates from our international, community service and DEI committees.  Thank you Puran Stevens, Corinne McClintic, Susan Fisher and George Pearce for the reports and leadership.
 
This week's meeting
 
We are very excited to welcome Alderman Robin Rue Simmons -  Evanston Reparations Program

Ald. Rue Simmons will speak on Evanston’s reparations program to support affordable housing and housing equity, which will be funded by the first $10 million of Adult Use Cannabis sales tax revenue. The alderman will share what drives her commitment to affordable housing and equity and how RYLA helped her to grow as a young leader. Listeners will have the opportunity to learn how Evanston’s reparation project—the nation’s first local reparations program – will benefit African Americans in recognition of the persistent effects of slavery and the war on drugs

PLEASE NOTE:  We expect a number of guest this week.  We ask members to share guest names with Ben Ivory and Jim Waite in order to be admitted into the ZOOM meeting.  

Other News:
  • We will have our first Monday evening event Wednesday March 3rd.  The founder of the Shorefront Legacy Center, Dino Robinson, will give us a virtual tour of the Shorefront Legacy Center and discuss black history in the North Shore. http://www.shorefrontlegacy.org/
  • Due to recent unwelcome ZOOM bombers on club meetings, we are now using the ZOOM waiting room feature.  For each meeting you will now be asked to wait for the host to accept you into the meeting.  Please be patient and be sure to ask if you have any questions.
  • From our District Governor: THE COVID VACCINATION SERIES CONTINUES MONDAY THE 22ND AT NOON  Join us on Facebook Live to hear Dr. James Keller of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital speak on “A Chief Medical Officer’s View of COVID-19”.   If this is anything near as good as the first two sessions with Dr. Stuart Marcus, it’ll be WELL worth your while.   Invite your friends, family, and neighbors.