Upcoming Events
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 10, 2021 5:30 PM
Nov 17, 2021 11:30 AM
Demention Friendly Highland Park
Nov 24, 2021 11:30 AM
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Pearls of the Club
It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
             - Henry James
This Day In History
November 3, 2014 - One World Trade Center officially opens in NYC on the site of the Twin Towers.
November 3, 1948 - Newspaper mistakenly declares "Dewey Defeats Truman".
November 3, 1883 - Charles E. Boles, "Black Bart", makes his last stagecoach robbery.
November 3, 1777- George Washington learns of the effort to discredit him (known as the Conway Cabal).
Notes From the Nov 3rd Meeting
President Karen Dennis welcomed our speaker Vera Holroyd and Club members. She opened the meeting and the Club recited the Pledge of Allegiance and The Four Way Test. 

Post Gala Update: A preliminary tally looks like we made about $18,000! Thank you to sponsors, donors and attendees!

New Member Induction! Next Wednesday, November 10th at 5:30 p.m. at the Summer Inn.
Please join us and your better half for a new member induction! So many new members - a few of them joined during the pandemic!
Please RSVP to Karen if you are attending. Members are responsible for their own meals. Don't forget to bring your pajama and socks donations!

Northern Illinois Food Bank needs Volunteers! This Friday, the 5th, at 3p.m. and next Friday, the 12th, 3 p.m. at the Fort Sheridan Metra Station.
Pajama Drive for area Foster Children!
New pajamas, socks and mittens are needed to give area foster children warmer and happier holidays! From newborn to teenager and all sizes in between!
Collection day will be Wednesday November 10th - bring your new clothing to the meeting that day!!!! They will then be delivered to State Senator Julie Morrison's office.
MLK, Jr. DAY OF SERVICE Plans are already in the works! We will again be collecting for PADS.
Watch this space for the list of needed items.

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 

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. Our goal is to publish in 2022!

Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Vera Holroyd, Speaker
50/50 Winners
1st Place:  Eric Ephraim
2nd Place:  Sheri Hammonds
3rd Place:  Ron Borden
Happy Dollars
This week, Club members were happy for: Karen Dennis was happy because she got her booster that morning, and if any of you love the cello as much as she does (maybe Larry Block?), there is a recital with family and friends this weekend. Please contact her for more information; Mike Babian for Karen Dennis and MYA for donating the musician and vocalist for the gala! Eric Ephraim was happy to be there; Sheri Hammonds was happy for the fabulous gala; Bill Pigati shared the story of a man who when things weren't going well, sold everything and traveled for one year. When he returned, he restarted and was more successful!
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
Our speaker Vera Holroyd loves to travel. She met her husband while he was an exchange student from Indiana University's Kelly School of Business in her home country of Slovenia. After they married and moved here, they had to jump through hoops to obtain her green card. Once she had it, she found herself at a temp job at Rotary International! Jump ahead a few years (and kids) and she incorporated her love for travel and cooking into a blog - passportsandspice . She shared with us trends in travel during a pandemic.
A couple of cons to traveling during a pandemic is quarantining and catching the virus. One of the pros, however, is less crowded destinations. Currently, proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test result are required along with very strict mask mandates in most countries. 
Many travelers looked to the National Parks and other great outdoor destinations, including glamping as a way to escape the confides of home during lockdowns. Families also booked more rental homes so multi-generations could be together. The trend is also showing travelers are slowing down - a stretch in the time they take off. Instead of one week, they may take a two or three week trip to a destination and immerse themselves in that community. 
Travel companies, airlines, and hotels  offer great deals right now and have changed their cancellations policies to be more accommodating and or generous. This may be a great time to take a look at your bucket list and check some boxes off. Vera says if the deals are great and you can be flexible for those last minutes trips - do it!
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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