Posted by Carl Yudell
Bill Leske chaired the meeting commencing at 12:21.  Lunch was being delivered late.
Chuck Norton presented John Thomas with a Paul Harris +1 Rotary Pin.
            Rich Lalley reminded us of the October 15 Benefit concert at Valley Lo with GERALD MCCLENDON "THE SOULKEEPER".  The concert benefits Operation Warm.  The cost is $60 for dinner and a cash bar.  More auction items are needed  More information can be found on the Web Site:
            Rotary is co-sponsoring on September 22 another benefit concert.  It will be at the Wallace Bowl, Gillson Park, Wilmette from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  The benefiting charity is Our Place which is a center for  teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Volunteers are needed.  More information can be found at:
            Robert Mardirossian reported that Alan Ramsay, a long-time member of the Rotary Club, passed away.  A Memorial will take place at the Winnetka Congregational Church on Saturday, October 23.  The start time for the Memorial will be 10:00am. 
            Robert also reported that the Membership Committee needs new members.
            Liz Taylor introduced Andy Knox with Wintrust as her guest.
Birthdays:  Wes Baumann and Terry Dason are celebrating birthdays this week.  Wes made a special gift of $81.00 to Rotary Foundation celebrating his birthday.
Anniversaries:    Todd Stephens celebrates 23 years as a Rotarian on September 10, 1928.  Fred Schwimmer celebrates 9 years as a Rotarian since September 13, 2012.
Happy Bucks:  
  • Robert Mardirossian saved some money on banking fees and is donating that amount to the Rotary Foundation.
  • Liz Taylor is happy because the food arrived.
We broke for lunch and then today‚Äôs speaker, Chad Fitzloff from Edward Jones Securities was introduced.  We have been in a significant Bull Market several years. We had a recession but this was a very different recession.  In most cases, the recessions have been driven by the financial markets and are therefore Financial Recessions.  This last recession was a biological driven recession. Given all the factors, Edward Jones is still bullish on the stock market and feels there is still room to grow.