Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
The Summer Inn
Oct 13, 2021 10:30 AM
Board Meeting
The Summer Inn
Oct 20, 2021 10:30 AM
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Pearls of the Club
With the new day comes new strengths and new thoughts.
           - Eleanor Roosevelt
This Day In History
September 15, 1961 - President Kennedy signs Peace Corps legislation.
September 15, 1862 - President Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation.
September 15, 1828 - Shaka Zulu is assassinated.
September 15, 1776 - Nathan Hale is executed by the British for spying.
Notes From the Sept 22nd Meeting
President Karen Dennis opened the meeting and the Club recited the Pledge of Allegiance and The Four Way Test. 
Please keep Paul Clements' family in your prayers. Many of you know his mother has been ill for some time. She passed away Wednesday (9/22) afternoon. Cards can be sent to 716 Marion, Highland Park. Please pardon my typo in the earlier email.
Support by the community by volunteering at the Highwood Mobile Food Pantry
Volunteers are needed to pack food boxes and then distribute them to people in need.  This is an outdoor volunteer project although masks are strongly encouraged.  
Friday, October 22, 2021
Fort Sheridan Metra Station, 508 E. Old Elm Road, Highwood
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Please RSVP to Ghida Neukirch at gneukirch@cityhpil.com
Wanted!  Updated information and headshots for the directory!
Mike Mills has convinced us that it is time for a new directory. So pictures will be taken (if you want a new one) and an update form will be available at the next meeting. If you have professional pictures or information you want updated, you can send it to Mary Beth at hphwrotary@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed at Bernie's Book Bank
The start of the school year is right around the corner and we need your help! Volunteer to sort, sticker and pack books for under-served children throughout Chicagoland at Bernie's Book Bank in Lake Bluff.  Sessions are limited to 25 volunteers. Visit their website
for more information 

It's Gala Time!
Our Gala will be October 23rd at the Exmoor Country Club.
Check your mail - be on the look out for your invitation, raffle tickets and sponsorship opportunities!
FYI: Amazon Smile donations for the last quarter was $29.90! Way to go, everyone!  
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Chris Stein, Rotarian, Retired Park Ranger, Speaker
Jack Diamond, guest of Phil Lazarus
Ron Borden of the Wheeling Club
50/50 Winners
1st Place:  Rhoda Pierce
2nd Place: Joe Lolli
3rd Place: Ghida Neukirch
Happy Dollars
This week, Club members were happy for: Karen Dennis was thankful she was able to overcome the technical glitches for today's meeting; Mary Beth Bretzlauf was happy because today is her son's 32nd birthday. That was also the day Hurricane Hugo landed in North Carolina. She reminds him every birthday that if his Aunt Audrey was his mother, his name would have been Hugo! Ghida Neukirch was happy to be at the meeting; Len Tenner was happy to welcome Ghida, Penny Fields and Doris Xie to the meeting! Joe was happy to just be here! Rhoda Pierce was happy for the City's dedication of a memorial in Dan's honor last weekend. Pierce Gardens is at First and Central - the garden with the big whale.
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
Chris Stein retired after 40 years of service as a National Park Ranger. He is from the northern Midwest and has lived in many of the most beautiful areas of our country, surrounded by the majestic beauty of our National Parks. He helped manage Yosemite, the Great Smoky Mountains and American Samoa, in the South Pacific. Today, Chris shared with us information that focuses on our own backyards as well as our community while being a part of Rotary's 7th Area of Focus - the environment, with their project Operation Pollination.
Without our pollinators (bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds, etc.) our plants will be less robust. Some farmers have even spent $10,000 on one robotic bee to pollinate their plants. 
The goal of this Rotary project is to protect and enhance pollinator species and their habitat in both the private and public sectors. Through the public-private partnerships, the goal is to develop strategic plans to improve or create habitat for these valuable pollinators. Through education, they hope to encourage voluntary collaborative and locally led conservation that has proven to be effective in maintaining and enhancing working landscapes.  This is something that has already been discussed in our Club by partnering with Go Green Highland Park.
The District has already taken the step to sign a pledge. Now we need pledge our commitment and start planning with Go Green HP to make that project along the McClory bike path take place.
To learn more about Operation Pollination, 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
Dick Stone
September 10
Michael Babian
September 12
Russell Hampton
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