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Mar 07, 2023
RYLA Camp-March Session
Mar 09, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
Club Meeting: RI President Jennifer Jones
Mar 09, 2023 12:00 PM
Prepare Sack Lunches for the Homeless
First United Methodist Church
Mar 10, 2023 5:17 PM
Community Service Committee
Mar 13, 2023 7:31 PM
Club Mtg: Member Intro: R. Mendoza & B. Johnson
Mar 14, 2023 7:30 AM
Club Service Meeting
Rotary International
Mar 15, 2023
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Board of Directors meeting
Mar 15, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Club Meeeting: Career Service Committee & REBA
Mar 21, 2023 7:30 AM
Club Meeting: Schenita Stewart, Chief of Police
Apr 04, 2023 7:30 AM
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The Light for February 28, 2023

By Myra Janus
Zoom Host: Bruce Baumberger
Zoom Co-Host: Steve Goranson
President Kathy Tate-Bradish called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m.
Marv Edelstein read the Statement of Purpose and the Thought for the Day. 
It has been well established by science that humans possess an intrinsic instinct for mimicry. Frown at someone, and they will often glower back. Smile and you’re likely to inspire a reciprocal grin. A similar theory underlies the power of positive thinking: When we consciously choose to introduce a positive thought into our minds, our bodies respond instinctively. Positive thinking can reduce stress, improve immunity, and even make us more resilient in the face of adversity. When our bodies get the signal from our brains that all is well, they, in turn, signal our brains to feel more content. It’s a positive feedback cycle that can be quite powerful.
Even with negativity in the nightly news, our daily lives, and the world events, we can still move in the direction WE want. 
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
— Abraham Lincoln
Relating to our club, we can be bothered by homelessness or we can be excited about the opportunity to do good and move forward
Kathy shared the land acknowledgement, that we sit on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa, as well as the Menominee, Miami, Ho-Chunk, and other tribal nations. 
There will be no meeting next Tuesday. Instead, on March 9 at noon, RI President Jennifer Jones will speak to all three Evanston Clubs at noon in the RI auditorium on the third floor. Please use this link to order tickets or to register as a Zoom attendee.
After a joyful event last year, Cherie Animashaun, founder of Her Rising Initiative and our Empowering Girls Ambassador from our initiative last year, approached us to host another event this year and the Public Image Committee agreed to partner. She will be inviting guest speakers and presiding. From the club we will need 2-4 volunteers to welcome guests that evening. You can buy tickets for yourself or to donate to someone by clicking here. Tickets go on sale March 1st. 
Taste of Evanston - Here is a link if you want to check out the video recap of ToE 2022. Please remember to RSVP to if you are planning to come to the kickoff potluck meeting for ToE 2023, this Monday, March 6, at 733 Asbury Ave., Evanston. 6 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. meeting. You may also participate in the meeting via Zoom; just tell Bill.
To view the recording of this week's club meeting at which Dr. Annelise Riles, the Executive Director of The Northwestern Roberta Buffet Institute for Global Affairs discussed "Developing Solutions for Climate Change: From Assessing Disproportionate Impacts to Providing Nuclear Compensation" click here.  
Guests and Milestones
Our speaker Dr. Riles
Several prospective members
Susan Prout, March 5
Vaidehi Ravikumar, March 8
Joan Borg, March 13
Club Anniversaries:
Chuck Bartling, 27 years, March 1995
Joan Borg, 8 years, March 3, 2015
Susan Prout, 8 years, March 3, 2015
Georgia Viahos, 1 year, March 8, 2022
Dale Bradley, 16 years, March 13, 2007
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