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:
  • 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