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Pearls of the Club
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. 
             - Lao Tzu                                                                        
Notes From the June 15th Meeting

President Karen Dennis greeted our guests and members.

Our last Wednesday of the month meeting (June 29th)
will be a BBQ potluck at MYA to celebrate
the installation of our new Board and
thank the outgoing Board Members!
JUNE 29th at 6 p.m
878 Lyster Rd
Member Update:
Mike Mills is currently at Sunrise Senior Living in Highland Park. Please let him know you're thinking of him!
Ellsworth Mills
c/o Sunrise Senior Living
1601 Green Bay Road,
HP, IL 60035

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!!!   Thursday, August 11th
You can download the flyer and registration form from the website.

Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Dr. Virpi Honolka RI Treasurer, Speaker
Jeff Atschul, guest of Sherry Hammond
Happy Dollars
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! 
This week, members were thankful for: Karen Dennis was thankful for the vacation she will be on next week - but will return in time to host our BBQ Potluck & Installation of New Officers! She was also happy to see Penny Levin-Fields back in the area and with us! Doris Xie was happy to have attended the RI Convention. It was a great experience even with meetings and activities from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., but being able to help make the Interact Club's experience unforgettable was what made her happiest. Len Tenner was thankful for all Doris did for the students (which brought a round of applause). He also told us the students have received invitations to have virtual chats with Clubs in California and Georgia! Also, Len and his family are celebrating the graduations of two grand daughters! Mike Lubelfeld had a many things to be happy about: the program for today; the approximately 400 students who graduated from Northwood and Edgewood; the construction that started at Edgewood is going well; and on a personal note, His daughter graduated from Deerfield High School and his son graduated from Caruso Middle School!
The Day's Program
Our speaker, Dr. Virpi Honkala lives in Raake, Finland, so she joined us via Zoom. Virpi, who is a surgeon, is also Rotary International Treasurer. Her zone covers from Greenland to the east border of Russia, and to the southern border of Poland. Her husband Matti is also a Rotarian and is a Finnish business professional. They became Rotarians in 2001. On the Club level, she was President 2003-04, was also Foundation Chair and Treasurer. She was DG in 2009-10, and on the District level, she was the coordinator for the Doctor Bank, the District Rotary Foundation. As an RI Director (2020-22) Virpi was a liaison to shaping Rotary's Future Committee, a member of the Council Legislation Advisory Committee and a member of the Administration Committee. As RI Treasurer this past year, she's been a member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.
On this day, Virpi reminded us of the core values that connects each Rotarian to one another all around the world: Fellowship, Integrity, Diversity, Service and Leadership. Rotary's vision is "Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves." As with the mission of The Rotary Foundation, to enable Rotarians to Advance world understanding, good will, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, the support of the environment and the alleviation of poverty, shared with us the many projects the Rotary Foundation has been financing - many of them she and her Club have been a part of.
Dr. Honkala shared with the Club some of thge projects that the Rotary Foundation has funded. The Pingori Miracle is the successful effort to harvest rainwater in a soil-rich but arid area in Maharashtra, India. In doing do, this provides water year round for crops. This community economic development project brought family farms from poverty to prosperity in just five years. This was a an international partnership with districts in Finland, Sweden, New Zealand and the U.S. Another example is the cataract operations performed on blind Ethiopians to give them their eyesight back. This was hosted by RC Nigdi-Pune in India, with international partners in Finland and Korea. She also suggested when we look for service ideas, we can look to the history of Rotary and their first project of public toilets. Many countries may not have facilities like we are used to. 
Rotary Peace Programs was another program Dr. Honkala mentioned. Clubs may find suitable candidates and send in applications through their districts. The peace fellows are chosen by an international committee. The Rotary Foundation covers all expenses.  Rotary Peace Centers are located in  Sweden, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Uganda, UK and U.S (Duke University). Up to 130 peace fellowship candidates are selected every year.
As an honorary member of this Club for several years now, it never ceases to amaze me (cliché, I know) to learn of the amazing work Rotary does everywhere everyday!
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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
Ronald Domsky
June 20
Penny Levin-Fields
June 26
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