Upcoming Events
Virtual Wine & Cheese Celebration for Installation
Jun 30, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
View entire list
Jun 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Jun 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Jul 06, 2020
View entire list
Pearls of the Club

The challenges and how we deal with them: that's what defines us... our ability to overcome and transform.

 - Jared Leto

Notes From the June 15th Meeting
President Munk opened the meeting greeting our guests, Ilyse Strongin, Frank Pecaro, Mr & Mrs. Pecaro, Grace Kern and Mr. Kern.
Club News
Installation time is almost here! We will celebrate with a Virtual Wine & Cheese Celebration which will will take place June 30th at 6 p.m. Please check your inbox for the invitation.When you RSVP, you'll be sent options to customize your nosh box. This is free to members, but we are asking for donations to wish the new officers a prosperous Rotarian year. Your order will be delivered to you the night before. The deadline to RSVP is NOON on Monday June 22nd. Contact Mike Babian at michael.babian@gmail.com or Mary Beth Bretzlauf at hphwrotary@gmail.com.
The District is matching our $2600 grant to Shop & Drop for a total of $5200 going toward this program.
Please keep Sandra Bast in your prayers, she has returned to Puerto Rico to help her parents. Her father is ill.
Martha Gray gave us a great reminder - please remember to lock your cars at night! Thieves are checking unlocked cars for money and gift cards.
Did you miss it?  
The District's movie, The Year in Review, is now available to watch on YouTube, It's about 14 minutes long and we are about midway through. Check out all the wonderful things our District is involved in! Click here to watch.
Don't miss the new information regarding the AmazonSmile mobile app at the end of this bulletin!
Did you know? Your computer/tablet/phone's mic is very good at picking up noises around you. If you have things going on around you, try muting yourself during the presentation to avoid distractions.
District News
As our state looks at moving into Phase 4 of reopening, many clubs said they would continue meeting on Zoom and try a few in-person events. RI has left it to the individual Clubs to adhere to local, state and CDC guidelines and return to in-person gatherings when they are comfortable. We are continuing to be vigilant. 
In this time of unrest, we are reminded that Rotary's Peace Fellow program has tools for promoting peace.Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) will host a Peace and Together Webinar on Jun 19th at 4 p.m. Attorney Carolyn Jones will be the presenter. She served as Asst. AG for the State of Alaska. She is a decorated Civil Rights Attorney. Click here to register.
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Ilyse Strongin, owner & founder of Ripple Public Relations, LLC.
Frank Pecaro, HPHS graduate, Class of  2020, Service Above Self Scholarship Recipient
Grace Kern, HPHS graduate, Class of 2020, Frank J. Schwermin Scholarship Recipient
Mr & Mrs. Pecaro
Mr. Kern
The Day's Program
First our Club firsheard from our scholarship recipients, Frank Pecaro and Grace Kern. Frank is the recipient of this year's Service Above Self  Scholarship. Frank credits his grandfather, a Rotarian, and his parents with instilling in him a life focusing on service. In junior high, he worked on community projects like Highwood's Pumpkinfest which benefits Make-A-Wish. When he went onto HPHS, he was overjoyed to learn the school had a Rotary Interact Club. He knew he had found a home. He said the Special Olympic basketball tournament was by far his favorite service project. Frank also has excellent grades and was an athlete at school. He will be attending University of Illinois in the fall. 
Grace Kern is the recipient of the Frank J. Schwermin Scholarship.She too credits her Rotarian grandfather and her parents for supporting a service led life. It was during an astrophysics internship one summer that she realized she didn't want to spend her life looking a a computer screen - she wanted to help people. Her love of the sciences steered her into the direction of healthcare. She'd like to explore all the fields of medicine that are in a hospital setting to find the one that fits the best. She scored a 35 on the ACTs and will be attending Boston College which is service oriented so she knows she'll be among people like her. She also enjoyed the Special Olympic service project. 
Both thanked the club for their scholarships and promised to return at winter break to keep us posted on their progress. At this time, both expect to be at school when classes begin in the fall, knowing things could change during this pandemic.
Our next speaker was Ilyse Strongin is owner and founder of Ripple Public Relations, LLC. Ilyse's company handles the PR for both downtown Highland Park and Highwood. She gave us an update on the outdoor dining situation in both areas. Some streets have been closed off to accommodate more seating with social distancing while some restaurants like Washington Gardens has decided to not give up their parking spaces for outdoor dining. Instead, they are focusing on their curbside business, which has been brisk.  The Ravinia Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays until 1 p.m. Seniors can shop from 7 am - 8 am. Patrons are required to wear a mask and are not allowed to touch the produce or products. They can check the website for vendors and products and pre-order for pick up at the entrance. For more information, click here.
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.
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
ClubRunner Mobile
Please add mailservice@clubrunner.com to your safe sender list or address book.
To unsubscribe from future e-mails, click here.
To forward this email to your friends, click here.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
ClubRunner is a registered trademark of Doxess Technologies Inc.
© 2016 ClubRunner. All Rights Reserved.