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Pearls of the Club
The following was recently heard in the Dahlmann Home:
Sparky the bird to Alexa while Mary and Neil are at work: More seeds! More seeds!
Alexa to Neil and Mary later that night: It is time to reorder bird seed.

     by Mary Beth Bretzlauf
                      August 3, 2020


Notes From the August 3rd Meeting
President Dale Mugler opened the meeting by greeting our members, ADG Don Gwinn and  DG Lyle Staab. We recited the Four Way Test. 
Scott Coren, Community Service Chair, said the community service project with Aperion Care seniors via, telephone, email or old fashioned letters and cards will begin soon. Anyone else who'd like to get on board, please contact him at scoren@cityofhighwood.org.
Bella Via is willing to open for us in their outdoor area. We are shooting for a date in the near future to meet face-to-face. Keep watching the bulletin when more details are available.
Have you committed to our Rotary in Motion fundraiser yet? Well, several of our members have already! Join Dale Mugler, Karen Dennis, Eric Ephraim, Jeff Colman, Ghida Neukirch Doris Xie, Paul Clements and Larry Block in an activity (swimming, walking, etc.), to raise money for our club when this pandemic. Get your friends and family to support your commitment by pledging money toward your achievement.  See the chart below:
NAMEDescription of their fund-raising activityFunding goal
Karen DennisWalk and swim (when HP Center pool opens) for 1 hour/day for 8 weeks$10/week, total $80
Ghida NeukirchWalking and jogging (2.5 miles/day), biking 10 miles/week$100
Dale MuglerWalking (the equivalent) from Highland Park to Indianapolis, about 210 miles$400
Jeff ColmanSwimming (the equivalent) across Lake Michigan, 190 km  total.  Lake Michigan at it's widest point which is 118.2 miles or 190 Kilometers. Do this by the end of September and starting July 20.$3/km, $570 total personally.  Ten pledges at $1/km totaling $190 each.  Total of $2,470.
Eric EphraimWalking (the equivalent) 10 times the perimeter of Highland Park, or from Highland Park to South Bend, about 120 miles$2/mile, Total $240
Doris XieWalking, 3 miles per day, 4 days per week$300 to $500
Larry Block
Walking from HP to Hyde Park and back (68 miles) $3/mile
is his goal or $204 dollars
Paul Clementswalking from HP to Madison, WI or 159 miles $2/mile$318
 Totals as of July 26 $                          4032
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
District Governor Lyle Staab
Asst. DG Don Gwinn
Happy Dollars
Len Tenner donated to welcome DG Staab and ADG Gwinn, that it was nice to be alive and for the news that Fred and Sylvia Orkin were safe: Fred Orkin donated because he and Sylvia narrowly escaped when their car started on fire! It wasn't just any car - his babied 1987 Jaguar!. Doris Xie and Mike Mills also donated upon the good news of Fred and Sylvia's escape.
It's back and easy!  Please click on the yellow box below to give your Happy Dollars via PayPal. Then send Mary Beth an email of what you are happy about - hphwrotary@gmail.com
The Day's Program
District Governor Staab shared with the club the reason he was wearing a suit and tie by playing the video of RI President Holzer Knaack of Germany. In the video, Knaack reveals his theme for 2020-21 - Rotary Opens Opportunities and the RI tie or scarf is given to DGs to help promote this theme. The DGs are asked to wear these accessories when they visit the clubs. DG Staab reiterated what RI President Knaack said "Rotary is an invitation to endless opportunities and to live a richer, more meaningful life." Of course, the pandemic has created substantial challenges that are also opportunities.
There is no denying that COVID-19 has disrupted Clubs around the world. Like us, many of them had grand plans (RYLA, fundraisers that were all cancelled). For the districts, getting exchange students home was another issue. Two students remain here for health or economic reasons. One student from Romania, whose father is a physician felt his daughter was better off here in the States. The other, a student from Venezuela where the economy and food security compounded by the pandemic isn't a secure place for her to return.
Here are a few other things going on around RI:
Just this week, the district received $25,000 to distribute to the Cook County and Northern Illinois Food Banks.
At this time, 95% of the Clubs are meeting on Zoom. The District is looking at how to help members connect with our online meetings.
Saving the environment has become the seventh area of focus for RI. The district is working on programs with some Wisconsin Clubs on the clean up of the Fox River.
The Rotary Network was created with D6450 (Chicago) and D6440 to share knowledge, vocation mentoring, business networking, a Rotary business directory, career services, financial information, and sharing ideas. You can find more information at therotarynetwork.org.
The District hopes that by sharing and collaborating they can help Clubs raise money. 
There will also be a focus on areas without a Club.
Polio vaccinations have restarted in focused areas of Pakistan.  End Polio Now Day is Saturday, October 24th.
RI is suggesting each Club conduct strategic planning. Where are we now, where do we see our Club in 3-5 years?
In closing, DG Staab asked us to continue adapting and to invite others to be a part of Rotary!
This and That
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.
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Rotary Foundation
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Skip Jacobs
July 2
Doris Xie
July 23
Michael Lubelfeld
July 30
William L. Pigati
July 30
Russell Hampton
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