Upcoming Events
March 2, 2022 Meeting - RSVP & Order Lunch
Mar 02, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Board Meeting Via Zoom
Miramar Bistro
Mar 16, 2022 10:30 AM
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Mar 02, 2022 11:30 AM
Mar 09, 2022 11:30 AM
Mar 16, 2022 11:30 AM
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Pearls of the Club
If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing.
             - W. Edwards Deming                                                                                      
This Day In History
February 23, 1954 - Children receive first polio vaccine.
February 23, 1945 - U.S. flag is raised at Iwo Jima.
February 23, 1861 - Abraham Lincoln arrives in Washington, D.C.
February 23, 1778 - Friedrich von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge.
Notes From the Feb 23rd Meeting

President Karen Dennis greeted our speaker, Rebecca Weiniger and members both in person and via Zoom.

We will continue meeting at Miramar through March. An evening event is planned at Del Rio March 30th. - stay tuned for more details!
Don't forget to RSVP and record your order (in the comments box) before Tuesday afternoon so we can send the order ahead to Miramar. Now that the website is set up to accept credit cards, you can pay for your lunch ahead of time. This makes it easier and quicker for Miramar to serve us.
Mark Your Calendar!!!!
A memorial for Dick Stone will held at Makom Solel Lakeside on Clavey Rd. in Highland Park on Sunday May 15 at 11 a.m. Sadly, no one from the Club went to the Shiva.

Northern Illinois Food Bank and Moraine Township Food Pantry are looking for volunteers. Click here to sign up.
Volunteers needed on: 
     March 4th & 18th
      April 1st & 22nd

Tutor a child, change two lives
Reading Power, Inc., an early literacy tutoring program working one-to-one with elementary school children in North Chicago, Waukegan, and Zion schools, is seeking volunteers to tutor prekindergarten through second grade students. Tutors commit to once-a-week tutoring. Both virtual and in-person opportunities are available. Guided and trained by Reading Power staff, tutors provide literacy instruction while forming meaningful relationships with students during the school day tutoring sessions.
Come join us! Visit www.readingpowerinc.org or email Kristin Fine at Kristin.fine@readingpowerinc.org  to learn more and apply.

A Note from Ida ...
I also wanted to mention that Love2Learn with Interact has become quite popular not only with our membership but we have increased our students to 30 kids.   It's a wonderful site to see how much the families trust us and the tutors.   And how much fun all that are involved are having.    I'm happy to share the dates if any of the rotary members want to attend even just to pop in!
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Rebecca Weiniger, North Suburban Legal Aid Services, Speaker
Happy Dollars
Whew! We haven't had Happy Dollars for the past couple weeks, so it's no wonder that we had so much to be happy about, or just share with our Rotary family!
This week Club members were happy for: Karen Dennis happy that MYA back in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston for the first time in 2 years on Saturday and the Chicago National Chamber Music Competition was Live again at Bennett-Gordon Hall at Ravinia yesterday.  She shared with the Club the loss of her marketing coordinator who got a new job (she wishes her well) and a music scholar who had been with their program since she was in 4th grade. Paul Munk couldn't be here, so he donated his lunch payment for Happy Dollars celebrating the 53rd anniversary of him coming to this country and his son Henry's 30th birthday. Mike Babian was so happy to see familiar faces we haven't seen in a long time! Jon Levey was happy that he got to spend time with hi s father this past weekend in St. Louis. He was also happy to see his friend Rebecca; Mary Beth Bretzlauf was happy to be with everyone; Sandra Bast was happy to be done with training; Eric Ephraim was excited that his son chose Oberlin College for school and for football; and Diana Sotelo was happy to have participated in a Rotary golf outing this past weekend. Rhoda Pierce gave Sharing Dollars in honor of the second anniversary of Dan's death. And after our speaker's presentation, Len Tenner gave Happy Dollars, thankful  to have heard her presentation.
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
Rebecca Weiniger is the Director of Domestic Violence Law at North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. This mother of four has endless energy to help her clients.
When a domestic violence victim, be it a woman, man or child, makes that first call to get help, Rebecca and the other four full-time attorneys will speak with them directly and make sure they are given all kinds of information, and where they can access more resources in case they never call back. Many of these people already live with housing and food insecurities and have immigration issues as well. There is one full time social worker working with the team to offer more support for their clients. Rebecca and her team are there for legal help, but also emotional and spiritual. It is very scary for these victims/survivors to take that first step. They may make several attempts before they can feel secure enough to make that monumental move. The clinic's help is free. Where Prairie State Law receives government funds, they cannot assist clients with immigration matters. Since NSLAC doesn't receive those funds, they can help in that area. Some of the attorneys speak Polish, Spanish, Korean and Russian.
Rebecca and her team provide videos and podcasts that lets their clients know their rights, financial literacy, share with them information on how to leave, documents needed, schools and pets. Many times these are disguised by a website that looks like a banana bread recipe, or a cooking class. All the information is shared through the chat. Now she and her team are opening a dialogue with teens. Though social media and other events similar to the cooking shows, they are helping teens tell if they are in an unhealthy/abusive relationship.
Rebecca is committed to her clients - enough so that she is working to work herself out of a job - ending domestic violence one case at a time.
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
Frank Vena
February 2
Karen Dennis
February 3
Neil Dahlmann
February 4
Paul Munk
February 16
Brian Romes
February 20
Manu Khodadad
February 25
Eric Ephraim
February 26
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