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Pearls of the Club

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

 - John Dryden

Notes From the July 13th Meeting
President Dale Mugler opened his first meeting as President by greeting our guests, Nancy Goldberg and Shoshana Friedman from the League of Women Voters.We recited the Four Way Test.
Member Mike Lebelfeld's father passed away. Those wishing to send a card can do so at Mike's home address, 1223 Greenwood Avenue, Deerfield, IL 60015.
We wished Skip Jacobs a belated Happy Birthday, and congratulated Sandra Bast and Gabrielle Cummings on their one year Rotary anniversaries and Mary Beth Bretzlauf on her four year Rotary anniversary!
Manu Khodadad, outgoing Committee Chair of The Rotary Foundation gave the Club an update. In the last six months, The Rotary Foundation has approved 1540 grants! Much of their grants include scholarships and medical equipment.  Here are the Club's numbers:
Club members 52
Paul Harris fellows 34
Rotarian donors 47  
Rotarian non donors 5
Total contribution to foundation $1,016,810 
Two members contributed over $9000
One over $8000
Four over $7000
Five over 5000
Five over $4000
Four over $3000
Two over $2000
Eleven over $1000
Thirteen less than $ 1000
Volunteer Opportunities are waiting for YOU! 
Please contact these Chairpersons...
MembershipEric Ephraim (Director)
Public Relations/Communications
Ghida Neukirch  (Director)
Mike Babian
Paul Clements (Director)
Paul Munk (Director)
Youth Service
Len Tenner
Paul Munk/Jenanne Rock
Community Service
Scott Coren (Director)
The Rotary Foundation
Court Williams (Director)
Phil Lazarus
Jeff Colman (Director)
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Nancy Goldberg, League of Women Voters/Highland Park
Shoshana Friedman, League of Women Voters/Highland Park
Happy Dollars
Len Tenner donated in celebration of his daughter's 50th birthday outdoors at Bella Via; Jon Levey who is grateful to be going back to his office to work (hoping now he'll work normal hours now). He also was happy to attend his first drive in movie! Shoshana Friedman donated for the League of Women Voters of Highland Park/Highwood. She has followed Rotary for some time through the Tenners; Mary Beth was excited that her poem "Window" was published in this month's edition of Highland Park Neighbors; Manu Khododoad in celebration of his daughter graduating from U of I - Champaign-Urbana. In lieu of a gift her daughter asked her parents to donate to food banks in Champaign, Northern Illinois and the Moraine Township!Fred Orkin, who set up an ongoing happy dollar donation, is grateful to be alive. Nancy Goldberg donated in celebration of women having the right to vote for the past 100 years!
It's back and easy!  Please Click on the yellow box below to give your Happy Dollars via PayPal. Then send Mary Beth an email of what you are happy about - hphwrotary@gmail.com
The Day's Program
Nancy Goldberg,  Communications Chair of the League of Women Voters Highland Park, joined the non-partisan organization in 2008. Nancy shared with us some history. On June 4, 1919, the US Senate passed the 19th Amendment, which was sent to the states for ratification. On June 10, 1919, Illinois ratified the 19th Amendment, claiming to be the first. The League of Women Voters was founded on February 14, 1920. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the Amendment was adopted.
LWV of Highland Park/Highwood are just part of the big umbrella of  LWV.. As part of  LWV Lake County, they focus on Criminal Justice in regards to violent death reporting and mental health, candidate forums,  the Lake County Board Observer Corps, including environment issues such as ethylene oxide and storm water management, Waukegan Harbor and wetland restoration,.  The LWV Lake Michigan Region focus their concerns for water quality and education, LWV Illinois  advocates for voter protection, redistricting, criminal justice, gun violence and fair taxes. The U.S. organization focuses on health care reform, voter suppression, money in politics, redistricting immigration and the census.  
Shoshana Friedman is Coordinator of the Stroll to the Polls program. This was a program initiated in Naperville with great results. The objective of the program is to increase involvement and encouraging those who haven't voted before to register.  She partnered with the HPHS civics department in the spring of 2019 and the ideas started adding up. In the Fall of 2019 they had planned the event beginning with a rally and ending with a pizza party. There were certain challenges to this kick off in January like using school buses to take the students into the neighborhoods, collaborating calendars and with the police department. Bags handed to the student volunteers included maps, student name tags, door tags in both English and Spanish. Safety was of course the primary concern of the teachers and sponsors - the students were dropped off and picked up at a certain corner, they only approached homes with a front door facing the street and no apartments were included.  Teams of 3 or 4 walked around their assigned block going door to door to educate residents of the upcoming election. Like the Naperville program, the result was about 20% of the contacts registered.
Nancy, a native of New Jersey,  is also a board member of the Lake County League. She has been a resident of Highland Park since 1985. A former educator, she switched careers to the technology field.working 29 years in software development. She retired from Bank of America in 2008 as a Senior Technology Principal for B of A.
Shoshana has been a member of the League since 2017. As Citizen Educator and Voter Registration Chair, Shoshana is responsible for voter registration events, She also serves on the Leadership Team. Born and raised in the Chicago area, she has lived in Highland Park for 44 years. After a career in sales, she devoted her time volunteering at community based organizations and nonprofits.
This and That
AmazonSmile Donations!!!
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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!
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Public Image
Director Community Service
Director International Service
Youth/Interact Liaison
Fellowship Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Skip Jacobs
July 2
Doris Xie
July 23
Michael Lubelfeld
July 30
William L. Pigati
July 30
Russell Hampton
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