Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Miramar Bistro
May 18, 2022 1:00 PM
Board Meeting
Miramar Bistro
Jun 15, 2022 1:00 PM
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May 18, 2022 11:30 AM
May 25, 2022 6:00 PM
Jun 01, 2022
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Pearls of the Club
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret weapon working 24 hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control the great power.
             - Irving Berlin (born on this day in 1888)                                                                              
This Day In History
May 11, 1960 - Adolf Eichman is captured in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
May 11, 1858 - Minnesota became the 32nd State to be admitted to the Union.
May 11, 1820 - Charles Darwin is aboard the HMS Beagle as it set sail, beginning his scientific voyage.
May 11, 1647  - Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam.
Notes From the May 4th Meeting

President Karen Dennis greeted our speaker, Assistant City Manager Erin Jacobs, and members.

PLEASE NOTE: BEGINNING IN MAY,  WE WILL ONLY BE HOSTING HYBRID MEETINGS IF THE SPEAKER IS JOINING US ON ZOOM. We look forward to seeing you back in person! You have been missed!

A memorial for Dick Stone will held at Makom Solel Lakeside on Clavey Rd. in Highland Park on Sunday, May 15 at 11 a.m. Sadly, no one from the Club went to the Shiva.

Northern Illinois Food Bank and Moraine Township Food Pantry are looking for volunteers!
Help make a difference and support our community. Volunteers wanted at the Highwood Mobile Food Pantry
This is an outdoor volunteer opportunity whereby we sort food and then place them in vehicles of residents in need
Friday, June 10, 2022       
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Fort Sheridan Metra Station, 508 E. Old Elm Rd., Highwood
If you are unable to lift or move, you can still volunteer at the registration table.
Interested? Please RSVP to Ghida Neukirch at gneukirch@cityhpil.com
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Erin Jacobs, City of Highland Park's Assistant City Manager,  Speaker
Happy Dollars
This week Club members were happy for: 
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
This week we had the wonderful opportunity to meet Highland Park's Assistant City manager, Erin Jacobs! Erin joined the HP Team in March. The HP Team includes the Business Development, Senior Services, Deputy Clerk, Sustainability, and shares Communication. Prior to joining HP, Erin has 23 years of progressive municipal experience - the last seven of which focused on Economic Development. She received a Masters in Public Affairs from Mizzou, a Certification on Economic Development from the University of Oklahoma, BA in Organizational Leadership from Elmhurst College University. She is also a graduate from the first Coed Class of Fenwick High School. She lives in Barrington with her husband and two stepchildren.
Erin brought us up to date on what's happening in Highland Park, starting with the redevelopment of Highland Park Hospital. The 22-acre campus is undergoing a $75M renovation and new construction project with several phases currently ongoing. This year they expect to have the project completed this year, including the $5M renovation of the Psychiatric Unit.
Ravinia Festival has a new open-air veranda/dining pavilion creating 2,ooo square feet of new outdoor dining area!
Other projects include: Albion at Renaissance Place, a five-story, 89 unit multi-family development is anticipated to be completed in 2023. Estimate construction cost is $23M; Oakwood Residences, a 20-unit multi-family residence $6.5M construction cost, completion anticipated this year. Bloom Street Walkups is a 22 unit townhouse development with groundbreaking anticipated this year.
As far as Business Development, Over 80 new businesses have chosen to be a part of the HP community since 2019. The strategic plan is to produce and support events to increase foot traffic; explore CBD TIF to encourage redevelopment and investment, policy consideration to attract new uses, and a business outreach and a meeting with the Mayor to engage businesses.
Among the new things happening with HP is THE LOT. Located at St. Johns and Central (think Festival Central), the Taste of HP will kick off the seasonal festivals on the weekend of June 24th and 25th.
Here is the calendar of events:
June 24 & 25 - Taste of Highland Park
July 16 - World Music Fest
August 6 - Vintage Car Show
August 20 - Vegetarian Fest
September 11 - Literary Fest 
September 16 & 17 - Oktoberfest
October 23 - Vintage Market
November 4 - Stews & Brews
Take-out Tuesdays  will also be located at THE LOT. From July 12  - August 30 there will be music, games food and fun!
Don't forget to sign up for newsletters from the City to keep you in the know and up to date at cityhpil.com/signup
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
Burt Schmarak
May 4
Mike Mills
May 12
Phil Lazarus
May 12
Diana Sotelo
May 15
Fred Orkin
May 22
Jack Soderlund
May 22
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