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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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Lunch Meetings Suspended
After careful consideration and an over-abundance of caution, I have made the difficult decision to suspend all Rotary lunch and Board meetings for the foreseeable future. You are all too precious, and COVID-19 is not playing around.
Public health officials are encouraging citizens to avoid public gatherings, particularly those 60+ years old and those with health issues. We want to be a part of the efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, and I feel strongly that this is the right thing to do.
New cases are spreading exponentially around the world and here at home, and the CDC anticipates that the numbers will get worse before they get better. I am simply not willing to risk the health and safety of our members, especially considering our demographic is on, "mature" side.
There is the possibility of conducting online meetings in the future, and I will, of course, keep you apprised of our status all along the way. If you know of any members who may not check their email or with whom you have regular contact, please check in with them by phone to make sure they are up to date.
Please take good care, follow the CDC guidelines, and know that your Queen loves you all very much.
In good health and Rotary,
Kids Against Hunger Event is Postponed
Due to the public health threat of the coronavirus, the Kids Against Hunger food packing event scheduled for Saturday March 14 at the Community House in Winnetka is postponed to a future date to be determined. We will not be packing food this Saturday
Public health officials are encouraging citizens to avoid public gatherings, particularly those 60+ years old and those with health issues. We want to be a part of the efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, so postponing Saturday’s event is the right thing to do. 
Our hope is to reschedule the event to a date after the coronavirus threat is gone. We will be in touch as those plans develop later this year. 
As we have already funded the bulk food and packing materials for this event, we hope you will agree to wait until we have our new date identified before requesting a refund of your participation fees. Of course, if you do request a refund now, we will issue it through Eventbrite as soon as we can. Refund requests and other questions should be directed to 
Thank you for your support of this project and for feeding hungry children. 
Meeting Recap March 5
President Marie Kuipers chaired the meeting.
Guests:  Liz Taylor introduced Sylwia Pacyk from Northview Bank and Trust (a Wintrust Community Bank).
Birthdays:  No birthdays today.
Anniversaries:  Joe Fell celebrated his 24th year as a Rotarian.
  1.  Remember the District Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday April 24 and 25 at the Schaumburg Hyatt;
  2. David Grant reminded us of the Counseling Center of the North Shore’s benefit at the Botanic Gardens on Friday, March 6.  It includes dinner, orchids and the Northern Trust Band.
  3. Joe Nash  recapped the Little Ricky’s event of last week for Kids Against Hunger.  It raised about $1,400.
  4. Heidi reminded us that the Kids Against Hunger is slated for March 14.  They already have 240 volunteers but are hoping for a total of 400.
Happy Bucks:
            Liz Taylor announced her daughter just gave birth to her newest grandchild.
            Barbara T. said the Volunteer Center had their recognition annual event last night.  It was filled with impressive stories of our fellow Northshore citizens helping others.
            Robert M. said he has been out of town the last two weeks and greatly enjoys reading about the meetings he missed and wanted to give special thanks to all the scribes.
Dig and Grin:   Todd Stephens entertained us with Rotary jokes.
This week was Club Assembly.  President Kuipers asked us to think of ways to increase our membership.  Think creatively on ways to attract new members.
There were three tables that generated a number of thoughts, comments and ideas as follows:
  1.  We need to do a better job of letting the local community know who we are and what we do;
  1. We need to connect with the local clergy (at one time 4 local pastors were members of the club) and to connect with more local businesses like our dentists;
  1. Ads in the Winnetka Current might be effective;
  1. We need to remember to ask friends that we see on a regular basis such as bridge clubs and book clubs;
  1. We might want to think about having events such as breakfasts and evenings;
  1. We need to develop a social media presence such as Instagram;
  1. We need to do better follow up with guests that do come to meetings;
  1. It might help if we were able to better publicize our weekly speakers;
  1. It might make sense to review our dues structure;
  1. A big name speaker might be a draw;
  1. Maybe we should publicize “Hear our free speaker and get a free lunch;”
  1.  We should all try to determine why Rotary is important to each of us and find a way to communicate it to the rest of the local community; and
  1. Maybe make up monthly posters with the speakers advertised.  Spread those posters throughout the community.
Wes B. won the raffle and pulled the 7 of diamonds.
Give School Supplies to Peruvian Children

Winnetka-Northfield Rotarian Rik Borjesson and his family 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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rodger (Rodg) Morris
March 18
Bill Leske
March 25
Todd Stephens
March 26
Rich Lalley
March 30
Join Date
Joe Fell
March 1, 1993
27 years
Marie Kuipers
March 16, 2014
6 years
John Thomas
March 28, 2013
7 years