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 08, 2019
Apr 15, 2019
Apr 22, 2019
Suicide Prevention
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Pearls of the Club

It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don't stop. 
   - Confucius

Notes From the April 1st Meeting
President Ghida Neukirch welcomed guests and attendees. The Club recited Pledge of Allegiance and the Four Way Test.
Welcome to Jenanne Rock, a new Rotary club member being inducted at the meeting. She was welcomed, given her Rotary packet, pictures with Ghida and Joe. She then introduced herself. 
Welcome to Assistant Governor Don Gwinn, who announced the District Training at Harper College, District Conference on May 3rd & 4th, and presented our Club with a certificate from the Rotary Foundation for our support.
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 Michale 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 information.
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Lynn Samuels, Speaker
Marilyn Reversz Speaker
Abby Block, guest of Larry Block
Barbara Strangin, guest of Jenanne Rock
Don Gwinn, Assistant District Governor
50/50 Winners
50/50 Winners  
 1st Place: Len Tenner
2nd Place: Jeff Colman
3rd Place: Larry Block
Happy Dollars
Happy dollars were given by: Martha Gray - happy to be back from the recent TABU trip to Northern Ireland, and in memory of Devlin Arrington, a junior at HPHS who died in a car accident out east while on a college visit; Larry Block - for his wife, for their Grandson getting engaged, for Lynn Samuels (guest speaker) who is a pledge daughter from college of his wife, and for the upcoming HP Strings concert; Eric Ephraim - the NCAA tourney'; Jon Levey - happy to be home; and Len Tenner - to welcome our new member Jenanne Rock.
The Day's Program
Our guest speakers were Lynn Samuels and Marilyn Reversz from Grand Times.
Grand Times started in 2000, and matches retirees with teachers' needs for classroom enrichment. They have 60 retired members currently. Larry Block and Dale Mugler are both members. They also provide tutoring and mentoring. Grand Times sponsors field trips, robotics, mentoring of youth, and DECA sponsors. They complete 150 placements per year per high school (HPHS and DHS). Their membership includes a nuclear physicist, a world traveler and teacher, and a dentist, among many others.
Thanks to Court Williams for his notes!
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Public Relations
The Rotary Foundation
Community Service Chair
Fundraising Chair
International Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Liza McElroy
April 10
Larry Block
April 20
Russell Hampton
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