Upcoming Events
Ronald McDonald House (Lurie Children's Hospital)
Jan 26, 2019
3:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Bernie's Books
Mar 16, 2019
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Curl Up with Rotary
Mar 21, 2019
Jan 21, 2019
Jan 28, 2019
Feb 04, 2019
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Pearls of the Club

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. 
   - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Notes From the January 14th Meeting
President Ghida Neukirch called the meeting to order and welcomed guests AG Don Gwinn, Assistant City Manager Rob Sabo and guest speaker Laura Frey.  President Neukirch asked our speaker to  lead those gathered in the Pledge of Allegiance. The club recited the Four Way Test.
Our Rotary Club will be joining other non-profits for the city's MLK Day of Service (1/21/19). Our project is putting donated/solicited food into kits for Wings, Inc., a women and children in crisis organization. Help is needed in picking up the food and putting the kits together. If you are able to volunteer for a two hour shift between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., please contact Mike Stroz at michaelstroz@gmail.com.  There will be NO lunch meeting that day.
Curl up with Rotary  is coming soon! It's a community outreach event planned to take place March 21st at Exmoor Country Club. Interact parents have been invited in an opportunity to get to know them. In addition to appetizers, individuals will have an opportunity to curl! More information coming very soon!
Save the Date! Tell your friends!  
Our Spring Gala will be held Saturday, April 27th at the Exmoor Country Club at 6 p.m. We will be honoring our very own Larry Block for his 40 years of passionate work with the Highland Park Strings. More information to follow.
This Sunday, January 20th, MYA will be performing "Jazz in January" featuring jazz trombonist Francisco Torres. The concert will be at the MYAC Center, 878 Lyster Rd, Highwood at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children. Tickets are available at mya.org.
AG Don Gwinn was asked to give a report. He announced that Rotary International is seeking input from members on how to better serve the organizations. A survey will be sent to all members. Please take a few moments to complete the survey. Everyone's feedback is appreciated.
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Laura Frey, HP Senior Services Manager, Speaker
Rob Sabo, Assistant City Manager, guest of Ghida Neukirch
Assistant District Governor Don Gwinn
The Day's Program
Laura Frey is the Senior Services Manager for the City of Highland Park and recently began managing operations at the Highland Park Country Club.
She shared with us the many activities and programs available not only for the seniors, but many are also open to the public! Social opportunities for seniors is important to keep them active mentally as well as physically. Becoming a member of the Senior Center is quite beneficial and fun. 
Senior Adult Prom, St. Patrick's Day Party, Valentine's Day Luncheon are sure to be part of a senior's busy calendar along with viewing films followed by discussions and the humanitarian series where the world of Winston Churchill and the history of candy in Chicago will be discovered. Day excursions vary from casino outings to performances at Lyric Opera to museum trips.
The Monday Speaker Series provides many topics from poetry and presentations of historical people, safety and financial and physical aspects pertaining to senior living. Classes for Seniors encompass art, games, and exercises; registration is required for many of these. Some activities like Wii Games are free while others have fees. The Senior Center also partners with a variety of local theater and concert venues to offer their members specially negotiated discounted tickets.
Aside from classes, excursions and discussions, social services are available to HP seniors. Support groups, well being checks and help with insurance are just some of what is offered.
The Senior Center is located at 1701 St. Johns Avenue.
Laura was born and raised in Highland Park. She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor od Science in Leisure Services and became a Certified Leisure Professional in 1999.  She has held positions with the focus of community services in the Wheeling Park District and the City of Lake Zurich Recreation Department prior to coming to Highland Park in 2001.
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Executives & Directors
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Immediate Past President
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The Rotary Foundation
Community Service Chair
Fundraising Chair
International Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
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Henry Kohn
January 7
Len Tenner
January 16
Cliff Bregstone
January 19
Rick Nelson
January 29
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