Upcoming Events
Board Meeting Via Zoom
Miramar Bistro
Apr 20, 2022 1:00 PM
Board Meeting Via Zoom
Miramar Bistro
May 18, 2022 1:00 PM
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Apr 13, 2022
Communication, Connection & Creativity in Healing
Apr 20, 2022 11:30 AM
Apr 27, 2022 6:00 PM
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Pearls of the Club
One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
             - William Feather                                                                                   
This Day In History
March 30, 1968 - "2001: A Space Odyssey" is released in theaters.
March 30, 1917 - The U.S. officially enters World War I.
March 30, 1896 - First modern Olympic Games.
March 30, 1830 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is established.
Notes From the April 6th Meeting

President Karen Dennis greeted our speaker Alan Frisch, and fellow Rotarians in person and online.

Don't forget to RSVP and record your order (in the comments box) before Tuesday afternoon so we can send the order ahead to Miramar. Now that the website is set up to accept credit cards, you can pay for your lunch ahead of time. This makes it easier and quicker for Miramar to serve us.

Mark Your Calendar!!!!
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.

City of Highland Park is looking for volunteer counters for the Bike/Walk Count (Move HP). 
Since 2012 of Highland Park’s first Bike and Pedestrian Plan, now called MoveHP, the City has been counting walkers and cyclists at various intersections almost semi-annually. These counts help the City plan for future street and sidewalk improvements. Data from past counts has informed the goals in MoveHP, and has enabled the City to receive grants to improve the non-motorized transportation network and to be designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

Planning is underway for the Spring 2022 Bike & Pedestrian count, to be held on May 3, 4 and 7 and we need your help!

There are 5 different time slots and several locations around HP where we'll be counting. This year, we will be using sign up genius to manage the schedule. You may sign up for one or more shifts, but please sign up for only one location per shift. If you'd like to be on call in case of a last minute cancellation, there are spaces to sign up as an alternate for each time slot. The count happens rain or shine. Please share the sign up with others who might be able to help.
There are two locations where we are counting on the west side this year - Clavey and Ridge Road, and Park Ave W and the Skokie Valley Bike Trail. I am definitely hoping some neighbors would be interested in counting at these locations!

A virtual training for new counters will be held on April 21 at 6:30 pm. If you are unable to attend, the training will be recorded and available to view at your convenience.
Prior to the count, we will contact people who have signed up with details and provide everything needed for the count. Please fill in your name, email address and cell phone number so that we can reach you.
And here is the link for sign-ups:
Northern Illinois Food Bank and Moraine Township Food Pantry are looking for volunteers. Click here to sign up.
Volunteers needed on: 
      April 1st & 22nd

Tutor a child, change two lives
Reading Power, Inc., an early literacy tutoring program working one-to-one with elementary school children in North Chicago, Waukegan, and Zion schools, is seeking volunteers to tutor prekindergarten through second grade students. Tutors commit to once-a-week tutoring. Both virtual and in-person opportunities are available. Guided and trained by Reading Power staff, tutors provide literacy instruction while forming meaningful relationships with students during the school day tutoring sessions.
Come join us! Visit www.readingpowerinc.org or email Kristin Fine at Kristin.fine@readingpowerinc.org  to learn more and apply.

A 2014 Survey given by Rotarian Quentin Wodon, a Lead Economist at World Bank, our fellow Rotarians said these top five things were the main reason they joined Rotary:
     1) Serving the local community (1st by a wide margin)
     2) Enjoyed weekly meetings
     3) maintaining/developing friendships
     4) Serving the international community
     5) Networking professionally
Know anyone else like that? Bring them to lunch!
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Alan Frisch, Highland Park Ford, Speaker
Allan Dennis, guest of Karen Dennis
Happy Dollars
This week Club members were happy for: Jon Levey gave in honor and gratitude for our speaker, Alan Frisch; Phil Lazarus was just happy to be there; Fred Orkin was thankful for the card we sent when he was under the weather; Bill Pigati was happy and thankful to have his Rotary family at "his house" last week; Jim Berardi was happy to see Burt Schmarak, also to be at Bill's last week and for his youngest daughter having an internship this summer! Allan Dennis was happy that for so many Rotarians have been wonderful to his wife Karen.
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
Alan Frisch was in college with an architecture major during the Vietnam war. He went through army basic training and after that wanted to finish school, nut also needed a job. A neighbor suggested he sell used cars at a lot the neighbor's brother owned. Alan went to see the lot owner, who asked him to just answer the phone for a few minutes while he ran a quick errand. Well, the owner didn't return right away, and Alan that's how he learned to sell cars! 
He worked in Skokie, Niles, and even managed a lot on the south side of Chicago. At one time, during the 1968 Democratic convention,  they carried live ammo, then later, during the MLK riots, they did not. He told us one time he was the only salesperson to come in and he sold 12 cars that day! When he at last was able to purchase his own dealership, he purchased the Highland Park Ford Lincoln at 1333 Park Avenue West.
Alan said that he didn't have to lay off any employees during the pandemic.  However, Alan expects the supply shortage to continue into 2023. It isn't only the issue of computer chips, it is also glass, rubber, and steel. Parts are also effected, The average age of a car on the road is 12 years old! There is a bigger demand for electric and hybrid cars, despite the fact there are a lack of charging stations and there is no consistent interface for them. Alan feels the future will be hydrogen powered cars, but we are several years out from that. 
Normally he would have 500 cars on the lot. Right now he has 15 and only one of them is a truck.  Currently, he feels dealers are doing well - the average price of a used car is about $1000 more than before the pandemic. But if you want a new car, you either order one (which could take anywhere from 3 months to a year) or you take what they have on the lot. He feels that the cars made now are some of the best cars ever made.
Both Jon Levey and Jim Berardi raved about the service they receive at Alan's dealership.
Alan has long ties here in HP. His uncle owned Leo's Deli in the Ravinia District back in the 50's and early sixties. Alan and his wife are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They have two grown children and 5 grandchildren.
Paul Clements shared a little known fact that would tickle Mike Mills if he'd been there. Joseph Sears and Henry Ford were friends They came to an agreement that Sears would not sell cars. However, they did collaborate on a car care kit that later became known as Turtle Wax!
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
Kurt Schneider
April 29
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