Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
The Summer Inn
Oct 13, 2021 1:00 PM
An Evening Honoring HPHS Interact Melissa Zientara
Exmoor Country Club
Oct 23, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Pearls of the Club
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
             - Milton Berle
This Day In History
October 6, 1973 - The Yom Kippur War brings U.S. and U.S.S.R. to brink of conflict.
October 6, 1961 - President Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters.
October 6, 1926 - Babe Ruth sets a World Series record.
October 6, 1866- The Reno brothers carry out the first train robbery in U.S. history.
Notes From the Oct 6th Meeting
President Karen Dennis welcomed our speaker, guest and Club members, then  opened the meeting and the Club recited the Pledge of Allegiance and The Four Way Test. 
Karen told members we need a Club Champion for Operation Pollination.  We need someone among us to play a small role in improving our environment by keeping in touch with Go Green HP and our Interact Club on how we can play a role in becoming Wildlife Habitat certified.  Please contact Karen.

A Memorial Service celebrating Dan Pierce’s Life
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 12:30 PM
Congregation Makon Solel Lakeside
1301 Clavey Road
Highland Park, IL. 60035
Reception immediately following the service.
The Pierce family hopes that you will have been vaccinated.  In addition, please wear a mask so that everyone feels comfortable and is able to attend.

Highwood's Great Pumpkin Festival needs volunteers!
Everything from pumpkin carvers to bartenders are needed for THIS WEEKEND. Please contact Scott Coren at scoren@cityofhighwood.org
Support by the community by volunteering at the Highwood Mobile Food Pantry
Volunteers are needed to pack food boxes and then distribute them to people in need.  This is an outdoor volunteer project although masks are strongly encouraged.  
Friday, October 22, 2021
Fort Sheridan Metra Station, 508 E. Old Elm Road, Highwood
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Please RSVP to Ghida Neukirch at gneukirch@cityhpil.com
Pajama Drive for area Foster Children!
New pajamas, socks and mittens are needed to give area foster children warmer and happier holidays! From newborn to teenager and all sizes in between!
Collection day will be Wednesday November 10th - bring your new clothing to the meeting that day!!!! They will then be delivered to State Senator Julie Morrison's office.

Wanted!  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.


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 

It's Gala Time!
Important update: if you haven't mailed the RSVP card yet, DO NOT MAIL IT!
Please hand it in at the next meeting or you can drop it off at Neil Dahlmann's office-
436 Park Avenue East - HP.
Our Gala will be October 23rd at the Exmoor Country Club.
Check your mail - be on the look out for your invitation, raffle tickets and sponsorship opportunities!
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
State Senator Julie Morrison, Speaker
Jack Diamond, potential new member
Shari Hammond, potential new member
50/50 Winners
1st Place:  Fred Orkin
2nd Place:  Len Tenner
3rd Place:  Mary Beth Bretzlauf
Happy Dollars
This week, Club members were happy for: Karen Dennis was happy for the wonderful couple of days spent with Allan and friends up north; Mike Lubelfeld was happy to report the D112 schools are thriving, and learning is back to pre-pandemic levels - and he was very happy to see everyone in person! Eric Ephraim was happy to be here and to have Mike Lubelfeld in the house; Fred Orkin was happy for his raffle win today and to see everyone; Len Tenner was hoping Mike Lubelefeld would be joining us next week, but Mike is traveling, so Len wished him bon voyage instead; and finally, Rhoda Pierce reminded everyone that Dan's memorial service is this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Congregation Makon Solel Lakeside   1301 Clavey Road. 
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
State Senator Julie Morrison came to extend an invitation to help foster children this holiday season by donating new pajamas, socks or mittens. The collection period is October 15th - November 15th. Sizes from newborn to teenagers are needed. Although she didn't have a number for Lake County children in foster care, there are about 15,000 within Illinois. The Club will collect these items at our November 10th meeting.
Senator Morrison also gave the Club an update on a few of her bills. One bill that she presented was on underage vaping. The marketing to children and teens by offering fruity or exotic flavors has pulled them into trying and becoming addicted. School bathrooms are now referred to as the "vaping chambers" by students. When she researched vaping, she discovered that RJ Reynolds owns most of those vaping companies. Now when kids use their parents credit card to purchase nicotine cartridges online, her bill states the company must note the purchase of these cartridges must appear as nicotine cartridges so parents are aware of this transaction.  (Side note: Mike Lubelfeld agreed that vaping is a BIG problem among students.)
Another bill in the works is a bill that makes it easier and safer to vote. In the last election one third of voters voted by mail, one third by early in person and the final third in person on election day. It also created greater penalties for harassment of election judges and poll watchers (who earn very little for a long day's work). Harassment was reported in Cook County more so than in Lake County. 
The last bill she talked about was the re-districting map. With the new map, there are a couple of organizations that are contesting the map. One of these groups is a Latino organization that feels the new map does not represent them fairly.
She left with a few ideas for future bills to help those children in foster care by making it easier and faster to be adopted. Currently it takes several years. However, she did not answer Neil's question as to when we will stop changing the clocks for daylight savings, because Neil is the only person that has ever asked her about that. laugh
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
Martha Gray
October 6
Jim Berardi
October 9
Jenanne Rock
October 17
Frank Lomoro
October 28
Christopher Sheahen
October 30
Russell Hampton
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