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Pearls of the Club
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.
- Henry David Thoreau
This Day In History
November 23, 1936 - The first issue of "Life" magazine was published.
November 23, 1863 - The Battle of Chattanooga began.
November 23, 1804 - Franklin Pierce, the 14th president was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.
Notes From the November 23rd Meeting
President Dale Mugler opened the meeting by greeting members and our guest speaker, Chris Tarzon. We recited the Four Way Test. 
Mark Your Calendars: Service Opportunities on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday January 18, 2021. We will be working with the HPHS Interact Club to collect donations and put together personal care items like toothpaste, etc., I Care Packets for PADS (Providing Advocacy Dignity and Shelter). More details to come.
Our Virtual  Holiday Party will be on Saturday December 19th. Details are being worked out - stay tuned!
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Chris Tarzon, Manager Director Savill Group, and Chairman of Boys Hope Girls Hope Illinois, Speaker
Happy Dollars
Members were happy for: Karen Dennis wishing everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving; Mary Beth Bretzlauf because her husband had a good weekend.
email of what you are happy about - hphwrotary@gmail.com
The Day's Program
Our Speaker Chris Tarzon is the Managing Director of Savills Real Estate Group for the Chicago area. The company is based in the UK. Savills assesses the needs of their clients and advises them on the best commercial space for them. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Boys Hope Girls Hope Illinois.
Chris spoke about the commercial real estate market during the pandemic. Some companies were caught without a plan of action when we were locked down - many didn't have enough company laptops that allowed their employees to work from home. Now companies realize their employees can work from home and be productive. As businesses re-emerge from the pandemic, some companies are keeping a "hub" space in Chicago with "spokes" in the suburbs. Chris feels that in the post pandemic life, more companies will have three types of employees: the resident who will come to the office site 4-5 days a week, the hybrid worker who will work about 2-3 days a week in the office and the other half of the week from home, and the at-home telecommuter.
Chris said with the commercial real estate business quieter these past few months, he was able to spend more time with Boys Hope Girls Hope Illinois. BHGH was founded in 1977 by Paul Sheridan. Based in St. Louis, it has 14 sites across the U.S including one in Guatemala. Mexico. The organization provides group homes for academically capable students who may be at-risk at home. In the Chicago area, the students live in Evanston, where there are 2 homes for boys and 1 for girls, but a second girls' home will open soon. They have live-in counselors who also help them with life skills while they study at Loyola Academy. BHGH supports the students through high school and college with scholarships and mentoring in the first couple years of their professional life. Although the students live in group homes, they go back to their parents on the weekends - a co-parenting approach. During the pandemic, they also had to provide some services when school was remote, like wifi hot spots. Currently they have 32 high school students, 50-60 college students and 100 in their professional life being mentored.  They have a budget of $1.7 million and work at building corporate sponsors while having a couple of fundraisers throughout the year.
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Public Image
Rotary Foundation
Director Community Service
Director International Service
Youth/Interact Liaison
Fellowship Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dale Mugler
November 8
Ghida Neukirch
November 10
Mike Stroz
November 22
Sandra Bast
November 30
Russell Hampton
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