Posted by David Grant
President Bob led today’s meeting with 14 in-person Rotarians and 2 zoomers.
  • Patti  Shelterbox is sending funds to Hawaii.  She will send them a personal donation. You can also donate at Home Page | Hawai'i Rotary District 5000 (
  •  Patti The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Foundation Board meets at NSCB @ 11:00am this Thursday, 8/24.
  •  Amy will empty the New Trier Pantry food collection box in the lobby of the WCH today.  We will continue collecting.
  •  Barb  This Thursday’s service project will be in the Garden Room at WCH.
  • Rich   Operation Warm concert is coming up soon.
Happy Bucks:
  • Patti is happy she is going to the Cubs for first time since 2019.
  • David is happy his wife Leslie and daughter Allegra came to hear him talk about Taylor Swift.
  • Barb is happy this is her 39th wedding anniversary.
Dig ‘N Grin:  Heidi dressed as a bumblebee and shared some bee puns.
Speaker:  Fellow Rotarian David Grant set the context for why Taylor Swift is getting so much attention this summer.  Her Eras tour will gross a record-setting $1.5 Billion with 148 concert dates.  The stadium tour will be seen by more than 7 million fans. The tour features songs from all ten of her albums which were released between 2006 and 2022. Her concerts last 3 hours, but we only had time to sample a few of her most popular songs. Below is a list of YouTube links, organized by album, if you want to listen to any of the songs we sampled:
Taylor Swift (2006)
  1. Teardrops on My Guitar:  Taylor Swift - Teardrops On My Guitar - YouTube
Fearless (2008)
  1. You belong with Me:
  2. Love Story: Taylor Swift - Love Story - YouTube
Speak Now (2010)
  1. Back to December: Taylor Swift - Back To December - YouTube
Red (2012)
  1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together:
1989 (2014)
  1. Blank Space: Taylor Swift - Blank Space - YouTube
  2. Wildest Dreams:Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams - YouTube
  3. Bad Blood: Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar - YouTube
  4. Shake it Off:
Reputation (2017)
  1. Look what you made me do: Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do - YouTube
  2. Delicate: Taylor Swift - Delicate - YouTube
Lover (2019)
  1. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince: Taylor Swift - Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Folklore (2020)
Evermore (2020)
  1. Willow: Taylor Swift - willow (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Midnights (2022)
  1. Anti-Hero: Taylor Swift - Anti-Hero (Official Music Video) - YouTube
  2. Karma: Taylor Swift ft. @IceSpice - Karma (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Carolina (2023)
Taylor Swift University Course Asks Psychologists: 'What Can We Learn From Her?'