Club of
  Highland Park / Highwood
Please enjoy these announcements from the last two weeks...
Every day is a good day to thank a veteran for his or her service. However, it's particularly important on November 11th, Veteran's Day.  We honor the sacrifices so many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy. It is the very foundation of Veteran's Day. For your bravery, hard work and dedication to our country, we thank all of our veterans! 
The 9th Annual Day of Giving event is hosted at Northwood Junior High School. Students organized clothes, toiletries, food and other necessities by donated by families. across District 112. Other students made blankets, cards and gift bags for local families. The 112 Education Foundation is proud to support this service-learning program. See below for the list of needed items in the article titled "Day of Giving 2019".  Our club member Scott Coren will be coordinating our effort. Volunteers needed for Friday December 6th and especially Saturday morning (the 7th) when kids are no longer involved. Businesses acting as collection points are both HP and Highwood City Halls, FBHP, HPB&T and at Northwood Junior High.
This just in......Our holiday party will be held December 13th at Fred Orkin and Sylvis Aruffo's home.  More details to follow very soon!
NSSD 112 and the 112 Education Foundation hosts a robotics tournament each December. This year several "refereed" are needed. They will train the day of the event, so no prior knowledge is necessary. The commitment is from 8:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. on Saturday December 14th with a pizza lunch included.  Contact Bill Steinbach at
Around the District
Deerfield Rotary Club President Pete Wirtz, asks clubs to open their hearts to support the rebuilding of Boy Scout Reservation MaKaJaWan which was hit by a severe thunderstorm on the evening of July 19th, 2019, The camp suffered substantial damage. Thousands of trees are down. Many buildings and program areas requires reconstruction. The clean-up process will be lengthy and costly. An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 scouts from in the District 6440 geographical area use this camp during the summer.  Individuals and Clubs can donate to rebuild MaKaJaWan. If you wish to donate, Contact North Shore Illinois Council District, Boy Scouts of America. Attn: Rebuilding MaKaJaWan.
Northbrook Rotary Club: International service veteran Larry Kanar of the Northbrook Rotary Club will be leading a service trip to Ak' Tenamit, a development in Eastern Guatemala on the beautiful Dulce River. This project has been supported by District 6440 for many years.The site includes a school and Healthcare Clinic. The group is limited to 20 Rotarians, family and friends. The experience includes service projects and teaching at Ak' Tenamit for 5-6 days then head to Cop├ín, the archaeological site of the Mayan civilization in Western Honduras for some history and relaxation. There are openings for 5 more participants for this project. Contact Barry Gray at the Rotary Club of Deerfield.