Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor
February 14, 2021 Bulletin
Weekly Update  February 14, 2021

Last week's meeting

Our Speakers; Hal Sprague and Emily Hammermeister - Trajectory Energy Partners
Topic: Solar Energy Programs
Hal and Emily provided a educational overview of the the solar energy programs available in Illinois.  Their contact information is available for those interested.
This week's meeting
We will have our monthly club forum with updates from our international, community service and DEI committees.  
Other News:
  • Club members distributed the special club financial support recently raised by the club.  A number of the awards supported district match opportunities.  Special thanks to the fundraising committee including Jim Pockross, Jim Waite and Jim Bowman who led the effort and Corinne McClintic and George Pearce for distributing the funds.   
  • 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.
  • Beth DeWall and Jack Close remind us that we can pay our Rotary dues via links on our webpage.  Super easy! 
    • Go to Club website
    • Member login
    • Find Membership Dues -  right side of the Home page under Club Links
    • This link goes to the page with the dues options listed.
    • Please note that there is a small service fee that PayPal charges and that is included on the PayPal payment page.
    • Important news from the district:
  • COVID VACCINATION TASK FORCE  We’re working to promote and assist vaccination in our five counties. If you have information or ideas you’d like to share, send it to
    COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION SPEAKERS SERIES  D6440 will host a number of terrific speakers who will educate us on the vaccines and vaccination.  All are welcome; we encourage Clubs to invite their community partners.   The events will be both on Zoom and streamed on Facebook Live.
    • Dr. Jim Keller, Chief Medical Officer at Lutheran General, at noon on February 22nd.
    • We will hear from both Rafael Malpica, Community Outreach Coordinator with Advocate Aurora, and a Spanish-speaking physician, at a later date.
  • Here are a few opportunities you can share right now with your membership.  More are on their way.
  • Advocate Health Care needs volunteers at Vaccine Clinics across Illinois.  If you’re willing to be a greeter or to help with registration, sanitation, and supplies, click here for more information and apply here.  All volunteers serving onsite for these clinics will be offered the COVID vaccine. 
  • Those in Kane County can volunteer through the Medical Reserve Corps.  See here for more details, and click here to download the attachments mentioned in the email.
  • Those in Lake County can volunteer to assist at the mass vaccination site at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.  Click here for more information.  
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Maureen Barry
February 6
Chris Simcox
February 26
Carol Wells
March 3
Mike Bailey
March 8
Spouse Birthdays
Renee Freireich
March 20
Susan Fisher
Jonathan Yenkin
March 16
Join Date
Keith Dronen
February 3, 2010
11 years
Jack Close
February 18, 2014
7 years
Ben Ivory
February 21, 2010
11 years
Chuck Heller
March 1, 2018
3 years
Jacqueline Boland
March 1, 2017
4 years
Ben Chung
March 19, 2010
11 years
Sarah Oliver
March 31, 1997
24 years
Upcoming Events
Club Forum
Feb 17, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
March First Wednesday Social Meeting
Mar 03, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Glenview Values Project Dr Renee Dominquez
Mar 10, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Forum
Mar 17, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Feb 24, 2021
Evanston Reparations Program
Mar 24, 2021 7:00 AM
Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda
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Rotary District 6440
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Membership Chair
Web Site Coordinator
Community Service Chair
International Service
Club Foundation Chair
Grants Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
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