Upcoming Events
Beach Clean Up with Interact Club
Oct 05, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
HPHS Interact Inauguration @ HPHS
Oct 23, 2019
7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
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Aug 26, 2019
What you don't know about this 3rd Generation proprietor!
Sep 02, 2019
Sep 09, 2019
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Pearls of the Club

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

  - Henry David Thoreau
Notes From the August 19th Meeting
President Paul Munk welcomed attendees and our guests. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four Way Test.
Rosemary Heileman from the Buffalo Grove Club, described their fundraising event of a duck race sponsored by their Club. She welcomed donations from our members.
Jim Berardi said the Golf Outing was enjoyed by all participants: good weather, great meal and a good time together for a fundraising purpose.
Dale Mugler described the Club's special park bench project. This project is for providing the city with a requested bench as part of the HP150 festivities. When Dale said that 14 of our members  donated $100 each, for a total of $1400 and that one more $100 donation was needed to reach required $1500 mark, Mike Babian volunteered to be the final donor.
Manu Khodadad reported on donations to the Foundation. Len Tenner has now contributed a total of $9,000!  Manu also reported the total provided to the Rotary Foundation of our Club - over a million dollars!
Bill Pigati said he has two busboys working for him who are HPHS Interact Club members, and they have benefited a great deal from their membership.
August is Membership Month!  
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Guests and Visiting Rotarians

Sarah Pressly, Feed My Starving Children, Speaker
Michael Rudman, guest of Jon Levey
Rosemary Heileman, Buffalo Grove Club

50/50 Winners
1st Place: Frank Lomoro
2nd Place: John Pasquesi
3rd Place: Ghida Neukirch
Happy Dollars
Happy dollars were given by: Bill Pigati recommending Highwood's upcoming music event "Nashwood"; Len Tenner for having his entire entire family together this past weekend. They saw the show "Teatro ZinZanni" downtown that was very good; Jim Berardi for he and his wife will soon become empty nesters; Jon Levey who was a judge at the garlic fest in Highwood recently, and also for his son and daughter went back to school this week; Several members gave Jim Berardi kudos for his hard work on the golf-outing.
The Day's Program
Program Chair Dick Stone introduced Sarah Pressly from "Feed My Starving Children" (FMSC) which is located in Libertyville. It is a Christian charitable organization. They provide packets of food for children in countries around the world, including Haiti, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Uganda, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, North Korea, Ukraine, Sudan and Venezuela.
The bags of food for one meal are packed with four items: rice, vegetable protein with soy, dried vegetables and a vitamin powder. She said 91% of the donations are used for charity alone. She indicated that 99.7% of the food packed gets to its destination. All packing is done by volunteers, which included quite a few of our Club members as participants at some point in the past. She said 364 million meals were packed last year -  all food for the packing having been donated. To feed a child one meal daily for the entire year costs $88.
FMSC has a "marketplace' where they sell products made in the countries served. The profits go back to those who made the products. The program raises about $400K a year.
Thank you to Dale Mugler for his notes!
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Public Image
Rotary Foundation
Grants Chair
Director Vocational Service
Director Community Service
Director Youth Service
Director Club Service
Director International Service
Youth/Interact Liaison
Fellowship Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Gabrielle Cummings
August 10
Jon Levey
August 10
Russell Hampton
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