Posted by David Grant
Thought of the Day:  Tony Kambich shared his interactions with John F. Kennedy.
Zoom Attendees:  Keith Reed, Sylvia Pacyk, Laura Cunningham
Induction of New Member:  Congratulations and welcome to Moha Bouacha!!!
  • Rich Lalley announced the Wilmette Club Benefit Concert to be held on 9/22.
  • Rich also is planning a Benefit for Operation Warm to be held at the Kenilworth Club on October 1.
  • Rich encouraged members to sign up for the ‘District Leadership Academy,’ which is an e-learning format on-line.
  • Teri Dason invited us to participate in a Blood Drive on Wednesday, 8/18.Details can be found on the Winnetka Chamber website.
Happy Bucks:
  • Amy Skalinder is launching an Adult Program Guide for the Community House.
  • Tony Kambich called our attention to an article in this month’s Rotarian Magazine about the Peace Academy located in Kampala Uganda.
  • Queen Marie Kuipers encouraged us to get vaccinated.
Dig and Grin:  Fred Schwimmer took us on a donkey ride, and told us if you try to please everyone you will lose your ass.
Speakers:   Stacy Sigman, Northfied Village Manager spoke first about the excellent state of government in Northfield.  Some of the highlights are:
  • 4 of 7 new Board Members
  • Kept AAA bond rating
  • Progress on infrastructure planning
  • Advanced the goals for a 2040 plan.
  • Promoted local biz
  • Despite COVID, Village revenues were 10% better than their ‘best projection.’
Steve Gutierrez, Northfield Director of Communications, spoke about development projects in the Village:
  • Skokie Valley Trail is 100% funded.
  • Happ Road Reconstruction is in phase 2 engineering work.
  • Lowest retail vacancy rate (only the old Subway location is vacant).
  • The new branch of North Shore Community Bank is open
  • Josselyn Center completed renovation of their offices, and opened a new administrative location.