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Board Meeting
The Summer Inn
Nov 17, 2021 10:30 AM
Board Meeting
The Summer Inn
Dec 15, 2021 10:30 AM
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Nov 17, 2021 11:30 AM
Nov 24, 2021 11:30 AM
Dec 01, 2021 11:30 AM
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Pearls of the Club
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
           - A.A. Milne
This Day In History
June 14, 2016 - Terrorist drives truck through a Bastille Day celebration. 
June 21, 1968 - Hank Aaron hits 500th homer.
June 21, 1881 - Billy the Kid was shot to death.
June 21 1789 - French revolutionaries storm the Bastille.
Notes From the July 14th Meeting
President Karen Dennis opened the meeting by greeting our speakers, Ramesh Kanapareddy, and members. We recited the Four Way Test. 
Club News
Installation of Officers took place - in person this time! 
Your 2021-22 officers are:
     Karen Dennis, President
     Eric Ephraim, Presiden-Elect
     Dale Mugler, Immediate Past President
     Sandra Bast, Treasurer
     Neil Dahlmann, Secretary
     Membership Co-Directors: Mike Babian and Martha Gray
     Club Programs: Paul Clements
     Service Projects: Jim Berardi (Youth Services, Scholarships, Fundraising)
     Interact/Youth Services: Len Tenner
     Charities: Doris Xie
     Community Service: Scott Coren
     International:  Phil Lazarus
     The Rotary Foundation: Doris Xie
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Rotary Night at Ravinia!!  Thursday, July 29th 6 pm.
$25 per person includes lawn ticket and boxed dinner. Bring a lawn chair!
Program: CSO: Zukerman Plays and Conducts
Sign up at Wednesday's meeting when you check in or contact Mike Babian at 847-432-5570.
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Golf Outing - time to get your foursome lined up!
Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 19th at Sunset Valley Golf Club
the registration form and flyer are on the website - check "Downloads"
click on each form below. 
Save the Date!
Our Gala will be October 23rd at the Exmoor Country Club.
More details to follow...
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Ramesh Kanapareddy, Director of HP Public Works Department, Speaker
Abby Block, guest of Larry Block
Carol Lazarus, guest of Phil Lazarus
Sylvia Aruffo, guest of Fred Orkin
50/50 Winners
1st Place:  Beth Alberts
2nd Place:  Martha Gray
3rd Place:   Abby Block
It's safe to say that the women ruled today's meeting - in more ways than one!
Happy Dollars
Members were happy (not in any particular order) for: Karen Dennis for her mother; Eric Ephraim was happy to be out again and meeting in person; Jon Levey and Sandra Bast were also happy to be in person; Joe Lolli  gave $100 for being a member of the club for 35 years and that we are still here after all we've been through; Mike Mills was happy that he's been a member for 37 years and was glad we are back to seeing each other in person; Len Tenner, who claimed to be a member for the past 12 minutes, was also thankful we can meet in person; Penny Levin-Fields was was thankful to be alive and well; Ghida Neukirch was happy to see our speaker with us today, Ramesh Kanapareddy; Larry Block and Paul Munk were thankful for Dale's leadership during a difficult year; Dale Mugler was happy to introduce and welcome our newest member Beth Alberts; Bill Pigati was happy for the Wednesday meeting days and that he was able to be at someone else's restaurant for a change! Abby Block was excited to announce the 43rd season of the Highland Park Strings kicks off in October; Sylvia Aruffo was also excited to announce a watercolor exhibit at the Evanston Art Center from July 17th through August 22nd. And finally, Jim Berardi was happy to promote the Golf Outing on August 19th - forms can be downloaded from the website.
The Day's Program
Our speakers, Ramesh Kanapareddy brought us up to date on the City's recycling program. The city is part of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) program.  The recycling center is located at 1180 Half Day Road and is open year round on Tuesdays and the first Saturday of the month from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Accepted items are:
  • Electronics (televisions, computers, printers, cell phones)
  • Foam #6 (polystyrene)
  • clothing and textiles (with self-serve drop off bins)
  • rechargeable batteries 
  • holiday lights
  • fluorescent bulbs
  • shoe recycling boxes
Changes made during the pandemic are being able to stay in your car. All items need to be in the trunk or hatchback area. Foam items need to be clean and placed in a bag. Fluorescent bulbs must be in a box or bag - no broken light bulbs will be accepted.
For a downloadable brochure of the city's recycling center, click here.
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
Dale Mugler
November 8
Ghida Neukirch
November 10
Jack Diamond
November 13
Sandra Bast
November 30
Russell Hampton
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