Upcoming Events
Evening Fellowship Fiesta @ Casa de Isaac
Casa de Isaac & Moishe
May 25, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Board Meeting
Miramar Bistro
Jun 15, 2022 1:00 PM
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May 25, 2022 6:00 PM
Jun 01, 2022
Jun 08, 2022 11:30 AM
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Pearls of the Club
Nothing can be done except little by little. 
             - Charles Baudelaire                                                                              
This Day In History
May 18, 1980 - Mount St. Helens erupts in southwestern Washington State.
May 18, 1920 - Karol Josef Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) is born near Warsaw, Poland. 
May 18, 1896 - SCOTUS rules "separate but equal" in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson.
May 18, 1860  - Abraham Lincoln was nominated for President at eh Republican Convention.
Notes From the May 18th Meeting

President Karen Dennis greeted our speaker, Dr. Brian McDonough, guests Walter Safian and Erin Ottlinger and members.

PLEASE NOTE: BEGINNING IN MAY,  WE WILL ONLY BE HOSTING HYBRID MEETINGS IF THE SPEAKER IS JOINING US ON ZOOM. We look forward to seeing you back in person! You have been missed!

Member Update:
Mike Mills is currently at Sunrise Senior Living in Highland Park. Please let him know you're thinking of him! Sunrise Senior Living 1601 Green Bay Road, HP, IL 60035

Next Week!   Evening Fellowship Fiesta @ Casa De Isaac
We will be honoring our Grant Recipients!
Where: La Casa De Isaac & Moishe
              2014 1st St. Highland Park IL 60035
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 6:30pm
Price: $25 Per Person (includes Tax and 20% tip)  Cash Bar
What’s Included:
  1. Deluxe Taco Bar Choice of (Chicken, Ground Beef, Steak)
  2. Unlimited Chips, Salsa & Guacamole
  3. Fountain Drinks
Email to RSVP is coming - check your inbox!

OUR ANNUAL GOLF OUTING IS AUGUST 11th!!  Details to follow....

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! - Please note: Another date has been added!
Northern Illinois Food Bank and Moraine Township Food Pantry are looking for volunteers!
Help make a difference and support our community. Volunteers wanted at the Highwood Mobile Food Pantry
This is an outdoor volunteer opportunity whereby we sort food and then place them in vehicles of residents in need
Friday, May 27, 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022       
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Fort Sheridan Metra Station, 508 E. Old Elm Rd., Highwood
If you are unable to lift or move, you can still volunteer at the registration table.
Interested? Please RSVP to Ghida Neukirch at gneukirch@cityhpil.com
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Brian McDonagh, MD, Speaker
Walter Safain, of Promedica Health Systems
Erin Ottlinger, 700 On Sheridan
Happy Dollars
This week Club members were happy for: Karen Dennis was happy to see all the guests who joined us today, also see Rhoda was back, and that she started 2 new employees who are working out quite fabulously! Fred Orkin was happy for his 89th birthday, which made all of us break out in song! Neil Dahlmann was happy for his grandson's graduation from his Masters' program two years ago, but was celebrated this year due to the pandemic; Mike Babian was happy to announce next week's meeting will be an evening meeting at Casa de Isaac in HP and hopes we all attend! Eric Ephraim was happy because one son graduates soon and his other son came home from college. They spent some father and son time playing golf! Rhoda was happy because her son Eric Orner has a new book "The Life and Times of 'Smahtguy' Bernie Frank"; Dr. Donagh was happy to be with us and our noble cause; Dale Mugler was happy because he made some great connections and got good feedback at last week's conference in London. Sandra Bast was happy for the time she spent in Puerto Rico visiting her parents.
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
Brian McDonagh, M.D. is from Dublin, Ireland and has been in medical practice since 1970, with a focus on primary care, with a practice in Arlington Heights. Brian also completed training of rehab/restorative medicine at Wayne State, Detroit.
When he developed severe varicose veins during the 1970s, it led him to develop a successful injection treatment that out performed surgical vein stripping. It is now performed around the world. He opened 27 Vein Clinics of America but sold them in 2007 when  he developed arthritis in his knees. He learned of prolotherapy, had his knees treated, and he was so impressed with this that he went for training at UW-Madison. There, he learned about PIT which is the key to resolving chronic pain and certain forms of paralysis. 
In his Northbrook office, Brian uses PIT - Perineural Injection Therapy. This treatment was developed by Dr. John Lyftogt in New Zealand in 2004.  This is a new treatment for neuropathy, and as Brian shared, for so many other health issues from migraines, plantar fasciitis, dry eye, Carpal Tunnel, IBS, degenerative arthritis, bladder urgency, tennis elbow, shoulder injuries, some forms of fibromyalgia and MS. (I don't know about you, but I checked off about four of my ailments from this list!)
The patient helps to isolate the areas of pain to Brian, who will give that inflamed nerve or near-nerve an injection of a 5% dextrose solution - a common fluid used in medicine for IVs. The glucose solution (which is too diluted to affect diabetic patients) reduces the inflammation and therefore the pain because it is the lack of glucose that is causing the inflammation/pain. In many cases, the pain ceases after the first or first few injections.
These injections are not deep (only about half an inch) with a small/fine needle. There are no reported side effects from this treatment. Since this is still a relatively new treatment, it isn't covered by insurance yet. A single office visit with treatment will run about $350 - $500. Brian is very excited with PIT results that continue to stack up!
Being the inquisitive people that we are, we did pepper him with lots of questions. and he wasn't able to get to his favorite PIT results for MS. Brian's office is located at 60 Revere Drive #505, Northbrook. His daytime phone number is 847-612-2737.
Many thanks to Paul Clements who shared his previously published article about Brian with me to reference! - mb
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
Burt Schmarak
May 4
Mike Mills
May 12
Phil Lazarus
May 12
Diana Sotelo
May 15
Fred Orkin
May 22
Jack Soderlund
May 22
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