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We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Avenue
Tyrrell Room (winter) 111A (summer)
Winnetka, IL  60093
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Meeting Recap February 6
Guests:  One of our previous presidents, Pat O’Day, joined us; Julie Tye represented Hadley; Mike Landers from the Winnetka Community House was with us as well;  Barb Tubekis introduced us to her friend Charlotte McGee from Christ Church.
Birthdays:  No birthdays today.
Anniversaries:  No anniversaries today.
  • Remember the District Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday April 24 and 25 at the Schaumburg Hyatt;
  • Heidi Sibert announced that on February 13 there will be a Wilmette After Dark wine tasting at the Bottle Shop in Wilmette benefiting Kids Against Hunger.Our packing event for Kids Against Hunger will be on March 14.
  • Patti Van Cleave told us that two students have been identified from Loyola and another two have been identified by New Trier to attend the annual RYLA conference.Donations are welcome.
  • Barb Tubekis told us about the lecture on Wednesday February 12 by Sherry Quam Taylor on “How to Fully Fund Your Nonprofit every Year.”The lecture is being sponsored by the Winnetka Chamber of Commerce and the Volunteer Center.
Dig and Grin:
David Birkenstein entertained us with “Fun Facts” such as:
  • Every year donkeys kill more people than sharks and plane crashes combined;
  • Cows can go up stairs but they cannot come down stairs.
Our speaker today, Steve Harper, a retired litigator from Kirkland and Ellis law firm, spoke on his impressions of the recent impeachment proceedings and the ensuing trial.  He had many interesting theories which were well presented and kept us all awake and on the edges of our seats with his conclusion that the Senate should have removed Trump from office.  He told us that Trump seemed to be courting the Russians with the intent of helping them rebuild the Russian Empire.  He was unhappy with the Trump defense team which he accused of lying.  In a normal court situation, as a litigator, he would have objected numerous times and asked for a side-bar with the judge with a request that Trump’s attorneys be admonished before the jury for lying.  He went on to say that, in his opinion, Trump has committed a number of criminal acts that were not part of the Impeachment proceedings, but clearly would have been sufficient to constitute High Crimes and Misdemeanors.  At this point, in his opinion, the Senate failed its obligations and history will be the ultimate judge.  As a personal comment, I think it would have been more interesting to have had an opposing argument presented but maybe we will have to wait for the history books to be written.  
Give School Supplies to Peruvian Children

Winnetka-Northfield Rotarian Rik Borjesson will soon be traveling to Peru. While there, he will be visiting Pinchollo, the most remote village in the Peruvian Andes. 

Rik plans to bring school supplies to the local school. In such a poor region, the schools have very limited essential supplies for their students. 

Please make a difference in a child´s education by donating for their most essential school supplies. Pinchollo is the most remote village in the Peruvian Andes at 11,000 ft above sea level. The main source of income is farming, the median income in Pinchollo per family is estimated to be 2 dollars a day.

With only 10 dollars you can send one student to school with their most essential supplies. You can contribute to this effort here

• 6 large notebooks

• 1 set of 12 colored pencils

• 1 set of 12 colored markers

• 1 pair of scissors

• 1 bottle of glue and 1 roll of scotch tape

• 2 red and blue pens, 1 ruler

• 4 pencils with eraser and pencil sharpener.

• 1 set of playdoh

• 1 set of watercolors

• 100 sheets of colored paper

• 5 sheets of cardboard

• Pencil case

100% of your donation will be used for school supplies. Please give what you can to support our fellow Rotarian and friend and to support children's education.
Make Young Leaders Through RYLA- Make a Donation Today!
RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program, provides life changing experiences to high school students. RYLA recognizes young people who have demonstrated leadership skills or show the potential to be leaders, and provides them with an opportunity to explore and further develop these skills with other with similar capabilities.
RYLA recipients and attendees are nominated and sponsored by Rotary Clubs. The cost to Rotary Clubs is $350 per student. This fee includes: coach bus transportation, to and from the conference,  (there are eight different bus pick up and drop off locations per weekend) room and meals, speaker fees, staffing, night security, snacks, supplies, RYLA tee shirt. All photos and videos from the weekends will uplinked to a private Facebook page. Students who attend RYLA are expected to speak at the sponsoring Rotary Club sometime within the following few months after their attendance.
Please help our club sponsor future leaders by making a donation today
Meeting Assignments
February 13
GreeterJoe Fell
Dig-n-GrinTerry Dason
Thought Rich Lalley
Sgt-at-ArmsHeather Higgins
ScribeJohn Thomas
February 20
GreeterTony Kambich
Dig-n-GrinGreg Nelson
Thought Joe Nash
Sgt-at-ArmsTom Nash
ScribeKeith Reed
February 27
GreeterChuck Norton
Dig-n-GrinFelicia O'Malley
Thought Lee Padgitt
Sgt-at-ArmsBrooke Peppey
ScribePatti Van Cleave
If you are unable to fulfill your assignment, please find a substitute. Sgt-at-arms helps set up and store our stuff, please come 15 minutes early and be prepared to stay a few minutes after the meeting; Greeter greets and announces names of visiting Rotarians and guests; Thought of the Day can be spontaneous or read from a script; Dig 'n Grin can make us laugh or think seriously.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Patrick (Pat) O'Day
February 12
Jeanne Beckman
February 23
Felicia O'Malley
February 24
Join Date
Thomas Nash
February 13, 2014
6 years
Eric Birkenstein
February 18, 2010
10 years
Carl Yudell
February 19, 2015
5 years
Rick Boerjesson
February 22, 2018
2 years