2013-14 – Jeff Martin, President
District Governor Sarah Oliver is our clubs 3rd District Governor for 6440 and served our district so proudly.  Thanks Sarah! 
We started out the year with a questionnaire of what we like and what we’d like to try different.  Highlights for the year: Pooling monies ($6,500) for global grants bringing digital X-Ray technology to the poor in Guatemala clinics, joint meetings with sister clubs Winnetka and Wilmette Noon, the re-introduction of the Steve Jevelian Award to past winner, Vern Squires and 2014 recipient, Greg Korak.  We changed our breakfast provider to A La Carte and have had wonderful food all year long!  There were 4 new members introduced this year which brings us to 66 strong.   We welcomed back the exchange student program with a short term student Anna Wesseli (2013) from Germany and Carolina Ramirez from Chili in August 2014.  We started our clubs Facebook page and twitter account this year - Thanks to Susan Fisher.   We continued the Beach Sweep program, supported Coats for Kids & Operation Warm, gave Afghanistan soldiers some supplies, participated in Blood Drive at Northshore Bank, fed the homeless at local church’s 4 times/yr., built backpacks with NU students for Southside kids and supported Kids Against Hunger with the New Trier Interact Club, We successfully had 3 fundraisers (Fresh Market Wine tasting, Fall Fundraiser and Winnetka Artisan Fair) that brought in approximately $34,000 for grants next year to roughly 20 organizations.  We bought shelter boxes for tornado victims, wrapped journals for the needy for Literature for All of Us and donated books to a local prison.  We donated $2,000 to Polio Plus, We started a 50/50 raffle,  We celebrated an Arch Klumph Society member - John Kessler.    We sponsored 3 kids for RYLA, presented 4 kids with vocational scholarships, provided local pantries thru food drives @ Jewel.  We did a group Civil War tour by our very own – John Glasgow, NU Rotary tailgates, a toy drive for the under-privileged, and another wonderful Christmas Holiday party, at John Bowman’s house.  We grilled for the YAP (young adult program) at Gilson Park, Fellowship Happy Hours at Bar Louis, The Avenue, Wilmette Theater “Nicky’s Family” and Gilson’s.  We had RI participation record donations thanks to Walter Reed’s inspiring stories and nudging.  We housed a GSE team from India, sponsored and supported children through the Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund in AK ‘Tenamit, and successfully battled the Illinois Dept. of Revenue for late filings for our charitable organization.  We participated in Go Green, attended District conferences in Oakbrook, and announced our commitment to donate $25,000 to the Elmwood Dunes Project in Wilmette for our Silver Anniversary.   We skied with adaptive adventurers, played paddle with fellow Rotarians and learned about so many different organizations. Just to name a few of the things we did.  What a wonderful year it was!   Rotarian of the year – Barry Miller