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Club Meeting: Impact of Trauma on Children
May 30, 2023 7:30 AM
Club Meeting: Local Food
Jun 06, 2023 7:30 AM
Community Service Meeting
Jun 06, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting: ELRC Intl. Service Year-End Report
Jun 13, 2023 7:30 AM
Club Service Committee - Zoom
Jun 14, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Club Service Meeting
Jun 14, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Club Meeting: Club Assembly
Jun 20, 2023 7:30 AM
Board of Directors meeting
Jun 21, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Jun 27, 2023
Annual Board Changeover, June 27, 2023
The Residences at Sherman Plaza
Jun 27, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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The Light for May 23, 2023

By Neil Gambow
President Kathy Tate-Bradish called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. on the dot with the ringing of the bell and read the Land acknowledgment.: We acknowledge that Evanston and Rotary International 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. It was also a site of trade, travel, gathering, and healing for more than a dozen other Native tribes. 
Mike Merdinger  - read “Why We Are Rotarians” and thoughts for the day
  • It is the obligation of every person boarding in a safer room to open the door when someone in danger knocks.  Dina Nader
  • If we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.  President Ronald Reagan.
  • Don't assume that it's too late to get involved. Unknown source
Kassandre McGovern - The theme for this year’s Evanston Fourth of July Parade is “Community United Cannot Be Divided.” Our club will be participating and marching in the parade. Members are asked to wear Rotary attire. Red ‘End Polio Now’ T-Shirts can be purchased at the Rotary gift shop located at 1650 Sherman Ave., Evanston or Online. If you plan to participate, please Click Here to sign up and let us know if you’ll be walking or riding in the parade. We need a photographer to take photos of the event, and we still need convertibles. If anyone has a convertible and can drive Rotarians who are unable to walk the whole parade route, please contact Kassandre McGovern.
Don Gwinn –  Don Gave an overview and presentation about his recent trip to the school project in Ak’ Tenement, Guatamala.  This is a project supported by several local Rotary Clubs.  The work this time was primarily to add a second floor to the boy’s dormitory.  At the end of the presentation, he was asked to comment on the impact education is having on the students.  He commented that the impact is broad with students going on to bigger cities to gain employment.  He also commented that this trip happens about two times a year and we are all invited to come.   
ProgramPride Unites Us!
Presented by two founding board members of Evanston Pride, President Jackson Adams, and Secretary Rada Yovovich. In addition to their LGBTQIA+ advocacy and action, their day jobs are – Jackson: Life: Styled by Jackson and Rada: The Darkest Horse
Rada gave a presentation with statistics surrounding LGBTQIA+ status in the country.  She went on to talk about all the actions that the organization has taken in Evanston, noting that Evanston is a welcoming community and has been very supportive.  The full presentation can be seen by clicking this link: ELRC club meeting - Zoom


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