Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Sep 11, 2019
Rotary at Rosewood
Rosewood Beach
Sep 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Interact Speaker
Sep 20, 2019
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Sep 16, 2019 6:00 PM
Member Appreciation
Sep 23, 2019
Sep 30, 2019
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Pearls of the Club

Just remember once you're over the hill you pick up speed.

  - Arthur Schopenhauer
Notes From the September 9th Meeting
President Paul Munk welcomed attendees and our guests. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four Way Test.
Rotary at Rosewood returns! Monday, September 16th at 6 p.m. for fellowship, food and raffle. There will be NO LUNCH MEETING that day.   Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20.00. Contact Mike Babian to RSVP.
Lawn signs for Interact students are coming. Any member interested getting one for yourself, please see Ghida and Paul.
Rotary Day at the United Nations is November 9th. It is open to all Rotarians on a first come basis. Tickets are $75 and limited. Registration is now open. To register, please visit www.rotaryundaynyc.org.
Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief - Rotary District 6440 will monitor Rotary related activity. As always, Rotary's primary way of serving will as part of the long term recovery efforts. our District's Disaster Response team will explore developing or supporting hands on service opportunities and no doubt some of our clubs will join District 7020 to sponsor Global Grants to provide sustainable impacts in alignment with Rotary's Six Areas of Focus. We will keep everyone updated as developments warrant.
Chicago Ultimate Women's Expo, October 5-6, 2019. District 6440 has an unprecedented opportunity to reach out to 11,000 women during the expo. Click to learn more about the event. A collaboration with District 6450, our Chicago neighboring district, allows us an opportunity to raise awareness in Women in Rotary. Action Item: Women of 6440, eight volunteers are needed to join with District 6450 in the morning and afternoon in three hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6. Sign up with a friend to staff our shared booth with 6450. Contact our district administrator, Erin.
The Foundation Minute - Literacy Month
September is Literacy Month - Basic Education and Literacy is one of Rotary's Six Areas of Focus. 1.7 million additional teachers are needed worldwide to meet the goal of universal primary education; 781 million people over the age of 15 (60% are women) are illiterate; 57 million children worldwide are not in school.
Don't forget:  beach clean up day is October 5th. More details to come. Mark you calendar!
Welcome new member Paul Clements!!  His commitment to serve our community is what brought him to our Club. 
Guests and Visiting Rotarians

Dr. Connie Blade, Past Board President, Curt's Cafe, speaker
Susan Trieschmann, Executive Director, Curt's Cafe, speaker
Paul Clements, new member

50/50 Winners
1st Place: Larry Block
2nd Place: Eric Ephraim
3rd Place: Dale Mugler
Happy Dollars
Happy dollars were given by: Larry Block to welcome mew member Paul Clements; Eric Ephraim for his son's and HPHS's football team win; Len Tenner who will travel to California next week to attend the Emmy Awards, of which his daughter is a nominee!; Dick Stone celebrating his 78th birthday; John Pasquesi whose son at college is already looking for summer internships; Karen Dennis who just celebrated her 47th anniversary and Skip Jacobs who just returned from a 21 day trip to South America including Machu Pichu.
The Day's Program
Program Chair Dick Stone introduced Susan Treischmann, Executive Director,  and Dr. Connie Blade, Past Board President from Curt’s Café as our speakers. 
Curt’s Cafe (CC) has been in Evanston, IL for nearly eight years.  The HP CC will open around the second week of October.  A group of HP residents had done fund-raising to make this possible.
CC serves about six youth in the age range of 15-24 at a time.  The CC curriculum is a 90-day program that encourages the students (around 6-10 each period) to obtain a GED, offers them social services (such as helping them obtain a copy of their birth certificate and get a state ID), and makes used clothing available to those who need it. Many need life skills like financial literacy, and emotional tools like anger management. The program also gives them some experiences many of us take for granted - trips like a visit to Bahai Temple, a boat ride a trip to Saginaw, Michigan to visit Uncommon Ground.
CC managers are not given detailed information about whatever trouble the student has had in the past.  CC workers offer unconditional love and a listening ear to their students, who often see the CC as a family.    Managers think of CC as a workforce training program.  About 300 students have graduated from the Evanston CC. 
Curt’s Café (at 1766 Second St) will plan to offer breakfast and lunch, and be open from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  The Evanston CC is well-known for its good food.  There will approx. 45 seats in the HP restaurant. 
The speakers mentioned how helpful state’s attorney Mike Nerheim has been to the CC program, and HP Mayor Nancy Rotering as well.  CC does not use Federal funds. 
Some staggering figures to consider:
  • 16,000 youth are homeless in Chicago
  • Food and housing insecurity are in numbers way too large
  • 86% of youth who are incarcerated go back to jail after they are released for bigger crimes
  • the graduation rate of students in Waukegan is 72% and for North Chicago , 60%
Thank you to Dale Mugler and Karen Dennis for their 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
Dick Stone
September 10
Michael Babian
September 12
Gerry Brin
September 27
Russell Hampton
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