Jun 08, 2020 12:00 PM
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Pearls of the Club
Be not simply good - be good for something.

 - Henry David Thoreau

Notes From the June 1st Meeting
President Munk opened the meeting greeting our guests, Speaker, Donna Lee Gulley. John Howard, Maria Peterson, and Elke 

Club News
A couple weeks ago, "Shop & Drop"  delivered about 55 meals a week - last week they delivered food to 65 families! 
Sunset Foods has been a big supporter of this plan. If you'd like more information, please see the flyer below in "This and That".
The Interact Club will be honoring their graduating seniors with a virtual celebration.
Installation tine is almost here! Installation of officers and directors will take place June 30th at 6 p.m. More details to follow.
District News
Today marks the start to a Sister Districts Agreement between District 4250 (Belize, Guatemala and Honduras) and 6440. The Sister Districts celebrated with a zoom meeting to discuss the many projects that bind us: Wash in Schools (WinS), HealthRays, Service Trips Mechanical Cow, Ak'Tenamit and Literacy. 
The Speaker Series continues:
June 8th at 12:30 p.m.: Steve Dudenhoefer. Steve is a recipient of the Service Above Self Award. He will speak on the rich history of District 6440's relationship with Ak'Tenamit - a residential vocational school in the Guatemalan jungle serving 500 students.
June 16th at 12:30 p.m. - The Shedd Aquarium & The Alliance for the Great Lakes will discuss environmental concerns and initiatives.
To register for for these events, send an email to admin@rotary6440.org
RI News
The Hearts of Europe Global Grants initiative  is funded jointly by USAID (US Agency of International Development) and the Rotary Foundation. This three year program aims to foster collaboration, networking and friendship among Rotary clubs in select Eastern Wuropean countries and the US. The Program will be administered through the Foundation's global grants but will offer additional financial and project support. The following countries where USAID has a presence: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldov, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine. To learn more about the initiative click here.
RI has announced this year's convention will go virtual - June 20 - 26, 2020. A link to the schedule will be coming soon. Don't forget to wear your Hawaiian shirt!
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Donna Lee Gulley, ShelterBox Ambassador and Northbrook Club Member, Speaker
John Howard, Northbrook Club
Elke Friedman, Northbrook Club,
Maria Peterson, President-Elect, Barrington Club
The Day's Program
Our Speaker Donna Lee Gulley is a member of the Northbrook Rotary Club and a ShelterBox Ambassador. Donna updated our Club about ShelterBox's mission.  ShelterBox provides shelter to vulnerable families who have lost their home due to disaster, enabling them to rebuild their lives. Often these communities are overlooked by other organizations but ShelterBox is there to deliver what is needed - a tent, blankets, tools like a hammer, shovel, nails, saw and pliers.  Other essentials like pots, pans and utensils, a water filtration bag,  and solar light are included in their green box. Since 2012, ShelterBox and Rotary have been in partnership to help those displaced.  Often where the Red Cross will not go, ShelterBox and Rotary do. 
During each deployment, ShelterBox sends a team to ensure the people who need it most get it. The team is always assessing what they can do differently by listening to those people they are helping.They don't just leave the box and let those vulnerable people wondering what to do or how to do what's needed next. They help them by training them to build homes that last - 'a hammer doesn't build a home, but a hammer in the hands of someone with the knowledge, desire and motivation to build a home will'. ShelterBox also helps the displaced connect with a livelihood so they can get back on their feet - gaining skills  with tools people need to work in the fields, tend to livestock or support trades. Rebuilding the community is just as essential and this organization helps there as well.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, soap has been included as well.
As of today, ShelterBox has served over 200 countries, responded to over 300 disasters and sheltered over 1.5 million people. The organization has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and 2019. Currently there are over 88 million people displaced due to disaster; over 65 million due to conflict. Every minute, 25 people are forced from their homes.
The cost of a ShelterBox is $1000. An individual can donate towards an item that is part of the box. It can be as low as $30 for a solar light or as high as $500 for the tent. Donna said many clubs pledge to donate annually at one of the three levels of sponsorship - one box for the bronze level, three boxes for the silver level, five boxes for the gold level. Many times, ten people will pledge $100 each to provide a family in need with shelter and essentials.
This and That
AmazonSmile Donations!!!
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!
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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
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jerry Rudman
June 6
Martha Hershenson
June 20
Ronald Domsky
June 20
Penny Levin-Fields
June 26
Russell Hampton
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