Upcoming Events
Jan 16, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Board Meeting
Miramar Bistro
Jan 18, 2023 1:00 PM
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Jan 16, 2023 10:00 AM
Jan 18, 2023 11:30 AM
Jan 25, 2023 6:00 PM
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Pearls of the Club
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
             - Swami Sivananda                                                   
Notes From the January 11th Meeting

President Eric Ephraim  welcomed members and our guest Tamara Hendershot, North Dakota Rotarian Ben Jagim (recently transplanted) and speaker, Steve Sarowicz. We recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four-Way Test.



The HP Business & Employee Fund has disbursed almost all of the money to businesses. Thank you again to members, their friends and family who donated!

Remember to RSVP for our Last Wednesday in January at Astra Roasters.
Music, food included $20 per person. Look for the RSVP email in your inbox.

MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 16, 2023
10 am - 12:30 pm
The City of Highland Park in partnership with the Park District are coordinating the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to pay tribute to Dr. King’s legacy.  MLK Day of Service will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 at the Recreation Center of Highland Park.
Rotary Volunteers are needed from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Attendees will have an opportunity to draw and write messages of hope and courage on white socks that will be donated to the homeless through PADS Lake County. 
MLK Day of Service will feature a keynote address on “Unity in the Community” by Gabrielle Cummings, President of Highland Park Hospital and a dance performance by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. Guests will be invited to participate in a variety of service projects facilitated by local organizations. A drive-through donation event will follow from 12:30 – 2 PM.
To sign-up to volunteer at the Rotary Table from 10 AM until 12:30 PM, please contact City Manager Ghida Neukirch at 847-456-2408 or email gneukirch@cityhpil.com.


D6440 News  
Visitation and funeral details for Mark Gibson, Rotarian and husband to past DG Suzanne Gibson, are contained in the following link.  
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Steve Sarowicz, CEO Julian Gray Foundation and Wayfair Foundation, Speaker
Tamara Hendershot, guest
Ben Jagim, newly transplanted Rotarian
Happy Dollars
You don't have to wait until meeting day to share your happiness! Click on the yellow box below, donate your happy dollars and then email Mary Beth at hphwrotary@gmail.com and tell her what you're happy about! 
This week, members were thankful for: Eric Ephraim is happy to have time with the boys home from college; Mike Lubelfeld was happy his daughter made the Dean's List! Mary Beth Bretzlauf was happy that her son and his fiancée will be getting married this summer and very happy to have Tamara Hendershot here. Tamara has only been trying to get to one of our meetings for several  months! Mike Mills (who came as Fred Orkin's guest) regaled us with one of his many jokes; Tamara Hendershot was happy to find her daughter (working on her PhD in Binghamton) came home from break announcing her engagement!
Note: If I didn't list your Happy Dollars from this week, please let me know and I will add it next time (I had to walk away to see about a lunch order). -mb
The Day's Program
Our speaker, Steve Sarowicz began his company Paylocity in 1993 as the only employee. It has since gone public. Worth about $80 million, he likes to joke that he has to live on dividends. At 57 years old, Steve is married and has two grown children.
He is now a busy CEO of two foundations he started; Julian Grace and Wayfair. Wayfair is in the process of purchasing the Renaissance Theater on Second Street. He plans to open on February 10th, and in the future play family friendly and uplifting movies. Another idea is to show documentaries followed by discussions with noted professionals in those fields.
His foundations focus on moving the ball forward on issues instead of applying band aids to the problems. According to the website. Julian Grace Foundation "is an entrepreneurial private foundation that does high-engagement grant making in order to create a just, unified and hopeful world".  Wayfair's goal is to break through the roadblocks to humanity coexisting peacefully, based on his Bahá'í faith. 
He was an interesting speaker with a lot of historic knowledge. We look forward to the opening of the theatre!
We missed those of you who couldn't make it - we hope to see you soon!
AmazonSmile Donations!!!
Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. You can use the copy and assets below to share the news with your supporters.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Rotary Club of Highland Park- Highwood in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.
You can help raise money for our club by simply shopping on Amazon!
Everyday is a great day to get something special for yourself or someone you love and also give our club a boost by reminding you to shop at smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate to Rotary Club of Highland Park- Highwood when you shop!
Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Rotary Club of Highland Park- Highwood at no cost to you!
Click on the link below:
#StartWithaSmile at  smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2957334 for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Rotary Club of Highland Park-Highwood.
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Public Image
Rotary Foundation
Director Community Service
Director Youth Service
Director Club Service
Director International Service
Youth/Interact Liaison
Program/Greeter Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Henry Kohn
January 7
Len Tenner
January 16
Ronald Borden
January 28
Rick Nelson
January 29
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