Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
The Summer Inn
Dec 15, 2021 10:30 AM
2021 Holiday Party
The Orkin/Aruffo Home
Dec 18, 2021
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Dec 08, 2021 11:30 AM
Demention Friendly Highland Park
Dec 15, 2021 11:30 AM
3 Seconds in Munich
Dec 22, 2021 11:30 AM
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Pearls of the Club
As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
             - Calvin Trillin
This Day In History
December 1, 1958 - Ninety children die in a fire at Our Lady of Angels School in Chicago.
December 1, 1955 - Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus to a white person.
December 1, 1862 - Abraham Lincoln delivers State of the Union address.
December 1, 1779 - George Washington establishes winter headquarters at Morristown.
Notes From the Dec 1st Meeting

Volunteer Opportunities!

MLK, Jr. DAY OF SERVICE Plans are already in the works! We will again be collecting for PADS.
Watch this space for the list of needed items.

Northern Illinois Food Bank and Moraine Township Food Pantry are looking for volunteers.
Volunteers Needed at Bernie's Book Bank
The start of the school year is right around the corner and we need your help! Volunteer to sort, sticker and pack books for under-served children throughout Chicagoland at Bernie's Book Bank in Lake Bluff.  Sessions are limited to 25 volunteers. Visit their website
for more information 

Updated information and headshots for the directory!
Mike Mills has convinced us that it is time for a new directory. So pictures will be taken (if you want a new one) and an update form will be available at the next meeting. If you have professional pictures or information you want updated, you can send it to Mary Beth at hphwrotary@gmail.com. Our goal is to publish in 2022!

Happy Dollars
This week, while we were all thankful for the Thanksgiving holiday, Club members were happy for: Karen Dennis was happy for a new assistant and the return of her bookkeeper from maternity leave and also the two free MYAC concerts on Sunday, December 13th at Ravinia's Bennett Gordon Hall at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m.;  Sheri Hammond was happy for having her sons home for the holiday and being with friends;  Mike Mills was happy to tell us what we get when you cross a guitar and a turkey - I'll let him tell you when you see him! Dale Mugler was happy his granddaughter, a 4th grader at Braeside was excited for the announcement that the school was a Blue Ribbon school and the students got to watch the presentation on Zoom; Len Tenner was happy for the 7 days he spent in LA (sporting a tan) and visiting his daughter;  Doris Xie was happy because she has been helping Sandra with a few forms and they are almost done; Mike Lubelfeld was thankful for the holiday, the new plans for the district and his son's football season; Eric Ephraim was also thankful for his son's football season because despite the broken leg early on, he was a co-winner of the "Giant Award" given by the HPHS varsity football team; Ghida Neukirch reminded us to shop local and that every Saturday from Thanksgiving until Christmas, in Port Clinton Square from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., shoppers can enjoy festive entertainment, delicious treats, hot chocolate and more while you browse , shop and dine in the HP's Central Business District establishments. Ravinia Brewing Company will also have cider and festive beers available for purchase. Mary Beth Bretzlauf was happy to present on behalf of The Bretzlauf Foundation, the Club with $1,000 toward scholarships. 
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!
The Day's Program
Today, since our speaker had to cancel at the last minute, the Club conducted some club business regarding the nominating committee. Eric Ephraim, as President-Elect oversees the nominating committee which includes Phil Lazarus and Rhoda Pierce as the two members asked by Karen Dennis to serve. In accordance with the bylaws, the membership voted for two more representatives on the committee. The members elected at the meeting were Sheri Hammond and Paul Clements. Sheri and Paul, Phil and Rhoda will now meet with Eric and will have a slate for us to vote on very 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
Rotary Foundation
Director Community Service
Director Youth Service
Director International Service
Youth/Interact Liaison
Program/Greeter Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Beth Alberts
December 2
Stuart Taussig
December 19
Barbara Reppen
December 28
Russell Hampton
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