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President Elect and Director Paul W. Larson
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Secretary and Director Adam Doty
Inspiration Coordinator William H. Logan
Community Service Denise R. Martin
Club Administration Chair Dick Peach
Club Service Dick Peach
International Service Diane Krier-Morrow
Executive Secretary Dick Peach
Campus Kitchens Paul Fischl
Foundation Chair Diane Krier-Morrow
Membership Co-Chair Wally Bobkiewicz
Membership Co-Chair Bridget McDonough
Immediate Past President and Director Pamela Rosenbusch
Pizza Fest Chair Gene Servillo
Holiday Benefit Co-Chair Stephanie Murray
Holiday Benefit Co-Chair Tracy Tebear
Public Relations Paul W. Larson
Vice President and Director Diane Krier-Morrow
4th of July Chair Dick Peach
Web Site Coordinator Paul Fischl
Sergeant at Arms Michael Pure
Bulletin Editor Paul Fischl
President Nominee Wally Bobkiewicz
Youth/Interact Liaison Tom Swigert
Charitable Fund Chair Diane Krier-Morrow
Classifications Harry Vroegh
Attendance Gary Bowen
Scholarship Committee Chairperson Dick Peach
Director Michele Berg
Director Wally Bobkiewicz
Director Tracy Tebear
Director Stephanie Murray
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Director William H. Logan
Friendship Garden Chair Dick Peach
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Posted by Richard Peach on Jan 18, 2014

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RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucious who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness."
 
"There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California.
 
"The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world," said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan.
 
After announcing his theme at the opening session of the five-day training meeting, Huang urged club members to Light Up Rotary in the coming year by hosting a Rotary Day in their community and including local Rotaract and Interact members in their service projects.
 
"How you Light Up Rotary is up to you," Huang said. "You know where you are strong, you know what your community needs, and you know how you can help."
 
Huang also shared his membership development goals, including the need for more women and young adults and his goal to increase membership to a total of 1.3 million members. He asked Rotarians to invite their spouses, family members, and friends to join Rotary.
 
"We need to assume leadership for building strong clubs, and that starts with bringing in new members," he said.
 
Addressing the status of the fight against polio, Huang noted that with the current momentum Rotary is on track to achieve full polio eradication by 2018.
 
"When we eradicate polio — and we will — we will have proved ourselves an organization capable of great things. And we'll be even better equipped for the next challenge we choose to take on. We'll have given the world a gift that will endure forever," he said.
 
By continuing to fight against polio, setting an example in local communities, and growing membership, Huang hopes to see Rotary shine brighter than ever.
 
"Light Up Rotary is our theme, but it is more than our theme. It is how we live in Rotary, how we think in Rotary, how we feel, how we work," Huang said. "It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, every district, and every country where we serve."

Posted by Karen Kring on Nov 24, 2013

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You and other friends, neighbors, family and strangers are invited to celebrate the holidays with our club at our 2013 Holiday Benefit.

 When: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Where: The Hilton Orrington/Evanston
The Grand Ballroom
1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston 

Proceeds from this celebration will support of the Rotary Club of Evanston Charitable Fund.


Posted by Richard Peach

 

The Rotary Club of Evanston planned and built the International Friendship Garden in the early 1960s as a living symbol of goodwill toward all people of the earth. It is a central part of Evanston’s 23-acre Ladd Arboretum on McCormick Blvd. The club maintains this beautiful resource, available to all Evanstonians, on an annual basis, planting flowers and providing general upkeep.

 

In 2012, the Rotary Club of Evanston hosted two special tree-planting ceremonies celebrating the Garden’s 50th anniversary. At both events, Rotary’s top elected official – its International President, Sakuji Tanaka, was present.

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Posted by Richard Peach

For more than 90 years, the Rotary Club of Evanston has divided its service to the community between hands-on, volunteer projects, and raising funds to help organizations and causes. It has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for not-for-profit organizations, helping Evanston cope with pressing issues ranging from illiteracy to HIV/AIDS to homelessness and poverty.

The club’s philosophy is to provide general assistance wherever it is needed – thus it has provided volunteers for everything from building homes for low-income families to cleaning up Evanston’s beaches to delivering hot meals to the needy.

In its recent history, the club has placed a strong emphasis on helping Evanston’s youth. Projects range from youth mentoring to after-school reading programs and scholarships

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Posted by Richard Peach

Rotary Club of Evanston members are business, professional, and community leaders who meet regularly to plan and implement community service activities and network with other professionals. For those interested, members can also choose to become involved in international humanitarian service efforts. We meet every Thursday at 12:00 at the NorthShore Hotel, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Grand Ball Room, Evanston.

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Posted by Richard Peach on Apr 11, 2012

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Dino Robinson was our guest speaker and told us about his passion for uncovering the rich history of African-Americans along Chicago's North Shore and share that with all of us. The passion has led to gathering pictures and memorabilia and finally to the creation of
Storefront Legacy Center.
Posted by Richard Peach on Apr 12, 2012

Our club received notification from District Governor Carlos Frum that we have been award the 2011-2012 Changemaker Award by Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee. We will have the award presented to President Paul Fischl on April 21st at 2:00 PM in conjunction with the 'Innovations Presentations' at our District Conference in the Grand Ballroom of the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. This is a terrific honor for our club as only eight clubs and one Rotaract club in the District have been awarded this honor.

Congratulations to the members of the Rotary Club of Evanston for making a positive and significant change in our community and the world!
Posted by Karen Kring

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Historian and author Leslie Goddard provided an entertaining glimpse at the life of Frances Willard, temperance reformer, educator, and woman’s suffragist during our January 19, 2012 meeting. Dressed in Victorian era clothing, Goddard “became” Willard, offering colorful reminisces of her life in Evanston, where she attended school and lived during her national career.


Posted by Karen Kring on Jan 18, 2012

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Former Evanston Police Chief and longtime club member Bill Logan shared memories on January 12 of his experiences providing special police protection when Rev. Martin Luther King visited Evanston in 1962 and 1963.

Posted by Karen Kring

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Rotary Club of Evanston and Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse members, plus other Rotarians and community members, participated in a special meeting Thursday, October 20 at Rotary international in observance of World Polio Day.

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