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.
2020 HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
One stop Christmas Shopping opportunity includes a selection of wines, olive oil, chocolates, salmon and notecards with illustrations of local landmarks including Wilmette Harbor and the Baha’i House of Worship by Linda Frothingham and an exciting new item: a solar inflatable lantern and phone charger! Our raffle this year includes a chance to win a week in Scottsdale or a party venue provided by the Porchlight Theater or Lettuce Entertain Gift certificates! The order deadline is  Friday, December 4, 2020. Please consider an additional cash donation payable to "The Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor Foundation" to benefit those in need. Click here to order:  http://www.rotarygifts.com    Thank you!
 
We did it!  Our members purchased over 55 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.
DONATIONS TO OUR COMMUNITY
In November, our Club donated 220 warm winter coats to St. Thomas Canterbury School and 54 coats to Family Matters. Over 270 children now have high quality winter coats for the cold Chicago winters.
Upcoming Events
Speakers
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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WEEKLY UPDATE

Last Week's Meeting

Linda Brennan Phd. shared practical tips for "Making it a Great COVID Winter".  Linda shared her slides and are available for members.  Find it here.

This Week's Meeting
 
Our next club event is the Christmas get together on Sunday, December 6th at 5pm.
 
On Wednesday, December 9th
 
Join us for a presentation by Susan Schultz, Museum of Broadcast Communications . "The Role Broadcast Media Played in the 2020 Election".
 
Thought and Pledge: Beth DeWall
 
Other News:
  • Heidi Voorhees and Beth DeWall have organized support for the Wilmette Lunch Club effort to assist with purchasing sleeping bags for the homeless in Chicago.  If you are interested in supporting, please contact Heidi or Beth.
  • Jim Pockross hosted a ZOOM Thanksgiving - Giving Thanks Call on Thursday morning at 9:00 am.  About 10 club members and family attended in what we hope will be an annual (in person) event.   Thanks Jim for organizing!
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will next meet on December 10th at 5:00 pm.   
  • Our Holiday Fundraiser is well under way.  Jim Pockross reports that 50% of club members have participated as of November 27th.  Please find the easy to complete form on the website or see below.  Brent Hendricks sent out a helpful FaceBook posting for members to share. 
Last Week's Meeting
 
Our club forum focused on:
  • 2020 -2021 Club Goals - Thanks to our members hard work we are doing very well in achieving our Governor's Challenge Goals. Jim Pockross is keeping us on task!
  • Community Assessment - Corinne McClintic shared the report last week and led a discussion on how we can use the information for shot and long term planning.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee - Susan Fisher provided and update and got input from the membership.  Next meeting scheduled (see below).
  • Learned tips on sharing/posting club information on social media - Thank you Brent Hendricks whose tips will be very helpful with our Fall/Winter Fundraiser.
This Week's Meeting
 
Join us for a presentation by Linda Brennan. Phd  "Making it a Great COVID Winter"

About our speaker:

Linda’s career has spanned management and engineering positions at Philip Morris, IBM, the Quaker Oats Company, and the Coca-Cola Company; consulting in dozens of industries, and teaching leadership, management, and strategy to audiences from undergraduates to executives.

Her passion is to help others to help themselves for maximum impact.  Working with ambitious and dedicated professionals, she stresses the importance of working toward a clear vision with intentionality and accountability to provide bottom-line improvement.  Clients realize greater organizational performance and individual effectiveness as a result. 

A seasoned professional and creative problem solver, she is a widely published author. She completed her PhD from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and her bachelor’s from the Georgia Institute of Technology. A Six Sigma Black Belt, she earned her professional engineering license in Georgia and has been a certified Project Management Professional.  

Other News:

  • Heidi Voorhees and Beth DeWall organized support for with Wilmette Lunch Club effort to assist with purchasing sleeping bags for the homeless in Chicago.  Thus far our members has funded over 20 sleeping bags!   If you are interested in supporting, please contact Heidi or Beth.
  • Jim Pockross will host a ZOOM Thanksgiving - Giving Thanks Call on Thursday morning at 9:00 am.  All are welcome and we encourage members to invite family members to attend.  Find ZOOM Details on the web site. 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will next meet on December 10th at 5:00 pm.   
  • Carol Wells shared that past President/Club Member - Rob Davis - lost his mother earlier this month.  If you would like to send him a card/note it can be sent to:
    Rob Davis
    P.O. Box 169
    2917 Settlement Rd.
    Ephraim, WI  54211
Last Week's Meeting
 
End Polio Now District Chair, Glenn Garlick provided a twenty-five-minute presentation of this year's Polio theme "Be Like Jack".  Glenn shared stories about the Gates family original connection with Rotary and the End Polio cause as well as famous individuals who overcame polio.  
 
Mariana Alfar of the Wilmette Rotary Lunch Club asked for our clubs help with purchasing sleeping bags for the Sister of Notre Dame's homeless shelter in the city.  Watch for more information on how we can support this important cause.
 
This Week's Meeting
 
We will host a club forum to
  • review our recently completed Community Assessment - 
  • get an update on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • hear tips on sharing/posting club information on social media
  • discuss 2020 -2021 Club Goals
 
Other News:
  • Our Fall/Winter Fundraiser is officially launched with wines, food items, and raffle prizes finalized.  See the article below.  Committee will receive orders on Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Panera Wilmette. 
  • Susan Fisher and George Pearce hosted our second Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion meeting on November 12th at 5:00 pm.   Thanks for the great ideas and participation.  More information will be shared at the Club Forum this Wednesday.
  • The Community Assessment document was distributed last Friday.  Thanks again to Corinne McClintic and committee members for their efforts on this exciting project.
One-stop Christmas/Holiday Shopping opportunity includes a selection of wines, olive oil, chocolates, salmon and notecards with illustrations of local landmarks including Wilmette Harbor and the Baha’i House of Worship by Linda Frothingham and an exciting new item: a solar inflatable lantern and phone charger! 
 
Our raffle this year includes a chance to win a week in Scottsdale or a party venue provided by the Porchlight Theater or Lettuce Entertain Gift certificates!
 
The order deadline is  Friday, December 4, 2020. Please consider an additional cash donation payable to "The Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor Foundation" to benefit those in need. Click here to order:  http://www.rotarygifts.com    Thank you!
 
 
Last Week's Social Meeting
 
We had a nice group join us at 4:30 pm on Wednesday at the Village Hall for an informal outdoor socially distanced get-together. The weather was absolutely perfect and it was great to see everyone.  
 
This Week's Weekly Meeting
 
End Polio Now District Chair, Glenn Garlick will provide a twenty-five-minute presentation of this year's Polio theme "Be Like Jack". 
 
Other News:
  • Our Fall/Winter Fundraiser is officially launched with wines, food items, and raffle prizes finalized.  See the article below.
  • November ZOOM Board meeting is this Tuesday at 5:00 pm.
  • Susan Fisher and George Pearce will host our second Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion meeting on November 12th at 5:00 pm.   
  • Operation Warm coats arrived and were distributed this past week!  Thanks again to Hank Huffnagel and George Pearce for coordinating.
Last Week's Meeting
 
Mike and Mary McLaughlin, founders of not-for-profit Trees That Feed Foundation provided an inspirational presentation of their organization. The foundation plants fruit trees to feed people, create jobs, and benefit the environment. In its effort to combat food insecurity and protect the environment with sustainable agroforestry, the foundation has blossomed in 12 years from a small-scale distributor of seedlings to a provider of nearly 200,000 breadfruit, mango, avocados, and other fruit-bearing trees for orchards, small farms, backyard plots, and urban gardens in 18 countries, including Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Kenya, and Pakistan. Our club was one of Mary's first presentations and earliest contributors. Thanks to Susan Fisher for sponsoring the talk,
 
This Week's Social Meeting
 
Join us at 4:30 pm on Wednesday at the Village Hall for an informal outdoor socially distanced get-together. Bring a chair, your drink of choice, and a Luminaire (solar light - if you have one).  
 
Other News:
  • Our Fall/Winter Fundraiser is officially launched with wines, food items, and raffle prizes finalized.  An easy online purchase is available on our website.  Thank you Brent Hendricks for the work developing the very easy-to-use electronic order form.  More information was sent by Jim Waite
  • Big thank you to Frank Hussey and all the volunteers who worked October 23, 24 and 25th and those who contributed for World End Polio Day. Early numbers were close to $2,000.
  • Susan Fisher and George Pearce hosted our first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion meeting October 29th. A follow-up meeting is scheduled for November 12th at 5:00 pm.