Upcoming Events
Ronald McDonald House ( Lurie Children's Hospital)
Apr 14, 2019
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting
Highland Park Country Club
Apr 15, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Military Children Welcome/Farewell Kit Day
Apr 26, 2019
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Apr 15, 2019
Apr 22, 2019
Suicide Prevention
Apr 29, 2019
Personal relationships
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Pearls of the Club

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
   - Sitting Bull

Notes From the April 8th Meeting
President Ghida Neukirch welcomedour speaker Janet Szlyk, guests and attendees. The Club recited Pledge of Allegiance and the Four Way Test.
Gala Reminder - April 27th at Exmoor C.C. Get your RSVPs in! If you didn't receive your invitation or raffle rickets in the mail, please see Michael Babian (847-432-5570 or michael.babian@gmail.com.
There is a service opportunity with Northwood School on April 26th. Please see Ghida for more informationAdults are needed for the Misericordia Days event.
Fred Orkin gave an update on the Financial Literacy program. The next sessions of the program include activities at Highland Park Bank and Trust, First Bank of Highland Park, HP Police, City Hall and the Hyundai dealership.
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Dr. Janet Szlyk, President and CEO of The Lighthouse, Speaker
Rhoda Pierce, guest of Dan Pierce
50/50 Winners
50/50 Winners  
 1st Place: Rick Nelson
2nd Place: Eric Ephraim
3rd Place: Phil Lazarus
Happy Dollars
Happy dollars were given by: Rick Nelson - for his grandson getting engaged; Phil Lazarus- glad to be back home after his travels with the TABU; Eric Ephraim - for opening day at Wrigley; Skip Jacobs - glad to be here and anywhere; Mike Babian - happy his driver's license was renewed, and Janet Szlyk, happy to here to share about Chicago Lighthouse. 
The Day's Program
Our keynote was Janet Szlyk, Ph.D., who is the President and CEO of The Chicago Lighthouse.    Dr. Szlyk is a highly respected researcher and scientist in the field of low vision.  Dr. Szlyk assumed leadership of The Lighthouse in 2008, becoming the second woman in the organization’s 110-­year history to hold the top position.   The Lighthouse provides employment opportunities for hundreds of people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans. The Lighthouse has more than 1,000 employees, and supports 40 programs and services in the areas of rehabilitation, education and employment.   
Dr. Szlyk shared about the Chicago Lighthouse programs and that the mission is to improve quality of life for those served.  The organization is the oldest social service organization in the Chicagoland area, starting in 1906.  She shared that there are high unemployment rates (70%) for those who are blind or visually impaired.  The organization is supported by business revenue from employment initiatives, grants and philanthropy.  The Chicago Lighthouse is also a clockmaker and Dr, Szlyk presented President Neukirch with a clock that displayed the Rotary logo. 
Thanks to Carrie Callas for her notes!
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