Posted by David Masters on Jul 01, 2012
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Northbrook Illinois and thank you for visiting our web site.
Posted by Gayle Curcio on Nov 16, 2013
Posted by Carlos Früm on Nov 22, 2013
Posted by Vera Mayer on Nov 16, 2013
Posted by Patrick Doland on Nov 16, 2013
Posted on Sep 24, 2013
The 2016-17 District Governor Nominating Committee has selected Richard (Rick) Rivkin as its nominee designate, announced Past District Governor and committee chair Mike Yesner.
Richard (Rick) Rivkin joined the Rotary Club of Northbrook in 1999 and served as President during the 2009-2010 Rotary year. During his tenure in the club, he served as International Service Chair and continues as Webmaster.
Rick participated in the first district mission to Guatemala in 2007 and returned to Guatemala a few years later. In 2012 Rick organized and led a PolioPlus NID trip to India followed by a PolioPlus NID trip to Nigeria in 2013.
At the district level, Rick is an AG serving the Arlington Heights Sunset, Park Ridge, and Winnetka-Northfield clubs.
Professionally Rick is President and CEO of Saf-T-Gard International, a 4th generation family business based In Northbrook. Saf-T-Gard is a global supplier of industrial safety products and personal protective equipment. Rick and his wife Helen have lived in Deerfield since 1973. They have 3 children and 3 grand-children (soon to be 4).
Posted by Howard Glaubinger on Jun 18, 2013
On June 18 2013, The Rotary Club of Northbrook presented charitable grants to local organizations. Click "more" below for the full list.
Posted by Edward Gordon on Jun 11, 2013
June 11, 2013, marked the changing of the guard with the installation of incoming club president Dave Masters and the new board of directors. The guest speaker (guest of honor) was Rotary International President-Elect Ron Burton.
Posted by Michael Riggle on Apr 09, 2013
During the school year, selected students from Glenbrook North High School join our weekly Rotary Club meetings. On April 9 2013, the students took over the meeting.
Posted by Richard Rivkin
Are you ready for Rotary? Northbrook Rotary is ready for you! Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Membership in the Northbrook Rotary Club evidences a commitment to Service Above Self and offers a number of benefits, including
- Supporting change within the community
- Advancing business and professional contacts
- Developing leadership skills
- Having an impact on international humanitarian issues.
Want to know more?
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Jul 01, 2013
From April through June 2013, we had some dynamic speakers, including some of our own members, and an evening "fireside chat" where President-Elect Dave Masters shared his vision for the 2013-2014 Rotary year.
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Jun 03, 2013
Even after the writer joined a Rotary Club several months ago, he wasn’t sure just what to think. The average age of our active club members—judging by appearances—is north of 65. The image of a bunch of senior men—with a few younger women and a smattering of guys who still have hair that isn’t all gray—singing the National Anthem and reciting the pledge of allegiance seemed a throwback to a time before he was even born.
Click to read the full story from Forbes Magazine April 25, 2013
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Jan 14, 2013
Rotary International President for 2013-2014 Ron Burton unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2013 International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, the annual training event for incoming district governors. “If we really want to take Rotary service forward, then we must make sure that every single Rotarian has the same feeling about Rotary that each one of us here has today,” Burton said. “We need to make sure that every Rotarian has a meaningful role to play, that they’re all making a contribution, and that their contribution is valued.” Burton said the July launch of The Rotary Foundation’s new grant model, Future Vision, makes it an exciting time to be a Rotarian. He said the new grant model, which has been used by about 100 pilot districts since 2010, represents a new era for the Foundation, and will help Rotarians get excited about Rotary’s ability to change lives. “It takes everything that is wonderful about Rotary and raises it to a new level — by encouraging bigger, more sustainable projects while providing increased flexibility for local projects, both of which address the needs of the community being served,” he said.
Posted by Thomas Dolson on Jul 02, 2013
Our ducks got rained out!
Due to inclement weather, the Rotary Riverchance Rubber Ducky Race had to be cancelled. Winners were selected by a random drawing of ticket stubs on July 2, 2013.
Click "more" for the results.
We want to thank our sponsors Northbrook Tower, media sponsors, Steve Foley Cadillac, Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, Allgauer's on the Riverfront, UPS, Divine Word Missionaries, Alphagraphics North Shore, Abt Electronics and Sunset Foods. And of course we want to thank the Village of Northbrook and the Northbrook Park District for their assistance with this event.
See you next year!
Posted by Jeffrey Tideman on Apr 27, 2013
The Rotary Club of Northbrook participated in funding 2 international service projects in Brazil (Rotary District 4560) in 2012 together with the Rotary clubs in Deerfield and Highland Park. Matching grant funding was also provided by Rotary District 6440 and The Rotary Foundation. The projects benefited 3 local organizations whose missions are to provide services to the homeless, drug addicts, the severely handicapped, and children and adolescents at social risk.
Click more for details and pictures.
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Mar 31, 2013
Posted by Courtney Olson on Dec 27, 2012
District 6440 is proud to make available handsome and customizable "Four-Way Test Plaques" for businesses and clubs. Each plaque can feature a color logo of the recognized business or governmental body. Plaques cost $60 plus $7 shipping, with $15 for each plaque being donated to the End Polio Now campaign. Quantity discounts are also available.
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Feb 19, 2013
Rotarians from the United States and Sweden were in Nigeria in February-March 2013 to join with Nigerian Rotarians and local health workers in immunizing children ages 0-5 against polio. This is part of Rotary International’s commitment to END POLIO NOW. Beginning with the first administration of oral polio vaccine in 1979 to children in the Philippines, Rotary International has been an active participant in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative together with project partners World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Northbrook Rotarians Rick Rivkin (with Helen), Larry Kanar, and Donna Gulley were on the team. Click here to follow the blog.
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Dec 12, 2012
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Dec 29, 2012
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Dec 11, 2012
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Oct 07, 2012
At the recent United Nations General Assembly session in September 2012, speakers ranging from the UN Secretary General to Bill Gates to government leaders made the commitment for the final push to END POLIO NOW. Invest 1 hour & 15 minutes and watch the video. It is truly inspiring.
Posted by Richard Hochschild on Sep 27, 2012
Members of the Rotary Club of Northbrook can download a member directory from our web-site. Your log-in and password are required because this is secure, private date for the sole use of our members. After loggin-in, select View Club Documents from the web-site Admin page. Click here to access.
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Oct 08, 2012
We heard from our new members, our past district governor, and some fascinating speakers.
Posted by Vera Mayer on Aug 21, 2012
Welcome to our new Rotary Exchange student Mao Sampei from Osaka, Japan. She will be attending Glenbrook North High School this year and we look forward to hearing about some of her experiences and impressions of our country.
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Sep 24, 2012
Posted by Jill Narens on Sep 08, 2012
Fellowship pizza party - September 8, 2012
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Aug 27, 2012
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Jul 04, 2012
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Jul 26, 2012
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Jul 13, 2012
You can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free mobile app. In the Apple app store and Android market, it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International. The app also will soon be offered for BlackBerry phones.
The Rotary Club Locator app helps you find a Rotary club meeting when you're on the go.
- The "Near Me" search locates clubs within a physical radius of 100 miles. (Note: Actual driving distances may be further.)
- A keyword search for clubs. This search looks for the keyword in either the club name or meeting location address. This is useful for finding clubs that are outside of the 100-mile radius from your current location.
- A map showing a club's location and driving directions
- The ability to save search results to a list of favorite clubs
- The ability to add a club to your phone's contact list
- The club's website and primary phone number, if available
- A search function to find clubs by district
Posted by Richard Rivkin on Jan 27, 2012
Posted by Richard Hochschild
- Have you recently moved to Northbrook?
- Are you looking to get more involved in your community?
- Are you looking to have an impact on international humanitarian issues?
- Are you looking to advance business and professional contacts?
Click here to learn more about Rotary.
Posted by Larry Hewitt on Jul 01, 2012
A gift to The Rotary Foundation for a loved one is meaningful way to honor or memorialize that person. Tribute gifts can be a perfect birthday, wedding, or holiday gift for the person who has everything. And now it can all be done online.
Posted by Edward Gordon on Mar 20, 2013
We greatfully recognize the work of our esteemed Newsletter Editors, Ron Dahlquist and Gayle Curcio. Thank you both for your wonderful service to our club!