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Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club meeting
One Rotary Center
Aug 22, 2023 7:30 AM
August Board Meeting
NU Tech Building
Aug 23, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM UTC-05:00
International Service Committee
Aug 28, 2023
7:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club meeting
One Rotary Center
Aug 29, 2023 7:30 AM
Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club meeting
One Rotary Center
Sep 05, 2023 7:30 AM
Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club meeting
One Rotary Center
Sep 12, 2023 7:30 AM
Club Service Meeting
RI cafeteria
Sep 13, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Taste of Evanston
Dawes House
Sep 17, 2023
Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club meeting
One Rotary Center
Sep 19, 2023 7:30 AM
Club Service Meeting
RI cafeteria
Sep 20, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Aug 22, 2023 7:30 AM
Measuring Results: Applying the Theory of Change in Rotary
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The Light for August 22, 2023
By Vaidehi Ravikumar
President Bryant Wallace welcomed members to the meeting and read the Land Acknowledgment.  
Thought for the day - Zbig Skiba shared a story about traveling in Europe with a friend, a few decades ago, before smart phones and GPS’s were around. When he and his friend were unsure of where to go, a kind stranger showed them the way. He remembers this incident after all these years and the thought for the day that he shared was “Don’t under-estimate random acts of kindness even if it is as simple as holding the door open for someone."
Aimee Resnick shared the following announcement:
"Are you a Northwestern Alumni? Did you study abroad? Did you connect with a Rotary Club in your destination of study? If you answered yes to all three of these questions, send us your testimony! The Northwestern Rotaract Club is jumpstarting the Rotaract Global Scholar Award. Through this program, Northwestern Students will be matched with a Rotary Club in the destination of their study abroad experience. Host Rotary Clubs will serve not only as a networking hub for students, but also as a trusted source for local recommendations, meaningful support, and warm connection during their time abroad. Rotaract Global Scholars will also be recognized at an annual event."
As we work with the Global Learning Office to publicize this incredible opportunity, we are requesting testimonials from Northwestern alumni who interacted with Rotary during their study abroad experience. If you have a story to share, please email it to along with a photo of you while abroad."
Bill Glader shared an update on the Taste of Evanston (TOE) event coming up on September 17.  So far, we have sold 159 tickets and the goal is to sell 500 tickets. He urged everyone to followup on the e-mails that were sent out to our contacts multiple times if necessary. He also reminded members interested in donating to TOE to write a check (preferred method); but we would also go to the TOE Web page and click the DONATE button to donate using our credit cards.
He mentioned that a few of our Rotarians attended the Middle Eastern festival brought to our attention by Ekram. At that event, we were able to promote TOE event while at the same time learning more about the causes supported by the festival.
Bill also thanked Bruce Baumberger for making available for volunteer sign up. Please contact Bill or Dan for questions about volunteering.
Jose Lopez made the following announcements:
Many of you most likely know Jim Wales, former Chief of Police, Lake in the Hills, and PP Lake in the Hills Rotary Club. He is now a member and PP of the Rotary Club of Chicago Citywide Service, which he and Colleen started.  Some of you may have accompanied him and Colleen on previous service trips.  Jim is planning a service trip to Cartagena, Columbia. He is working with a local Rotary Club on plans for a service project at a school. 
Tentative Date: Jan 20-29, 2024
Details will be forthcoming.
Please let your club members know about this opportunity.
Contact Dr. Robert Scott Steinberg at 847-650-3668 if there is interest. Space will be limited.
The next International Service Committee meeting will take place via Zoom at 7:15 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28. We will discuss five potential international service projects that are looking for partners. If interested in joining this committee, please contact Jose Lopez at 517-290-6019 or at 
The RD 4060 Governor, Dr. Ruben Goico, announcing that he is planning a trip along with several Rotarians (including some PDGs) from the Dominican Republic. The objectives of the trip include learning more about RI, making major gifts to TRF, and developing new friendships with other Rotarians.
Date of travel: Arrives at ORD Friday, Sept. 29, and departs ORD Wednesday, Oct. 4.
General schedule: Friday-Sunday stay at a hotel in Chicago and do some sightseeing/tours then move to a hotel in Evanston for Monday and Tuesday night. On the way to Evanston, the visitors plan to tour the Paul Harris Home. On Monday, the participants would tour and attend workshops at RI headquarters. On Tuesday, the participants plan to attend the Evanston Lighthouse meeting at 7:30 a.m. and the Northbrook club at noon.  Help from members will be needed. If available to help, please contact Jose Lopez at 517-290-6019 or at
Program Speaker: 
Dr. Regina Fuller-White
Dr. Regina Fuller-White is the Basic Education and Literacy Area of Focus Manager at Rotary International.  Regina brings eight years of experience as a researcher and evaluator of education and public health programs in the U.S., Africa, and Latin America. Regina joined Rotary in September, 2022, and enjoys helping Rotary members learn about monitoring and evaluation and apply those concepts to their service projects. In 2011, Regina was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Ghana. Dr. Fuller-White holds a PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in African Studies from the University of Ghana.
Searles, John        August 22
Bartling, Chuck      August 25
Naujokas, Marisa    August 27
Club Anniversaries
Banks, Keith, 2 years, Aug 24, 2021
Searles, John, 26 years, Aug 26, 1997
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