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Pearls of the Club
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
           - Lydia M. Child
This Day In History
May 10, 1994 - Nelson Mandela was inaugurated at South Africa's Black president.
May 10, 1940 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain.
May 10, 1924 - J. Edgar Hoover began his 48 years tenure as FBI Director.
May 10, 1877 - President Rutherford B. Hayes has the phone installed in the White House.
May 109, 1869 - The transcontinental railroad is completed.
Notes From the May 10th Meeting
President Dale Mugler opened the meeting by greeting our presenters, Jazz Seiden, Maddie Engelman, Audrey Murphy, Summer Rosenberg, Dillon Freed, Caroline Kern, Zachary Freed, Annie Bilow, Jacob Mintzer and their Interact Sponsor, Melissa Zientara and members. We recited the Four Way Test. 
Club News
Calling all Volunteers!
For those interested in volunteering for the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Highwood 
Volunteers are needed in the months of April, May, and June. The following are the dates:
Friday, April 30
Friday, May 14 & 28
Friday, June 18 & 25
If you’re available to serve, please sign up here.
Highland Park’s Bike/Walk Advisory Group (BWAG)
is asking for volunteers next week to perform their annual spring bike & pedestrian count (field surveys).
The field count provides data that is used to track the success of bike and pedestrian improvements, and to plan for the future. This year’s count comes on the heels of the City Council adopting the 5-year update of the City’s bike/walk transportation plan, MoveHP, last autumn. The information collected will be reported to the City Council, boards, commissions, advisory groups, and used in transportation planning. These counts will show pandemic-era impacts on walking and cycling within the Highland Park community, and prove to be very valuable to ongoing transportation planning work.
After you have signed up, BWAG will contact you with details and provide all of the materials you need for the count. Please provide your name, email address, and cell phone number so that we can reach you. Specific time slots are available for May 11, 12, and 15. The effort will need volunteers at 5 different time slots and 6 locations – and yes, you can volunteer for more than 1 shift or more than 1 location.
Please let Ghida know if you have any questions. You may also contact Peggy from BWAG, at laemle@sbcglobal.net
If you are able to help, please click on the button below to view the online signup sheet. If you know of others who might want to get involved, please share this link with them too.
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Jazz Seiden, HPHS Interact Student
Maddie Engelman, HPHS Interact Student
Audrey Murphy, HPHS Interact Student
Summer Rosenberg, HPHS Interact Student
Dillon Freed, HPHS Interact Student
Caroline Kern, HPHS Interact Student
Zachary Freed, HPHS Interact Student
Annie Bilow, HPHS Interact Student
Jacob Mintzer, HPHS Interact Student
Melissa Zientara, HPHS Interact Sponsor
Happy Dollars
Members were happy for: Mary Beth Bretzlauf was happy for the female club members virtual happy hour on Friday night. The ladies got to spend some of the time discussing potential projects; Jeff Colman was happy that his family got to spend a few hours over the weekend in a restaurant with all of them fully vaccinated; Dale Mugler is excited that his company will be presenting to a disruptive tech portion of the U.S. Air Force; Paul Clements was happy that he attended the "Draw Together" event at The Art Center over the weekend. He encouraged members to check out the latest exhibit in the galleries - it's not your typical exhibit!
The Day's Program
Over two weekends in March, our Club sponsored a different kind of student exchange for our TABU program - one that only a pandemic could bring about.  The virtual event was facilitated by a company called New Roots which gave the two dozen students - 12 from HPHS Interact, 6 from the Belfast, NI area and 6 from the Little Black Pearl Academy in Chicago - the opportunity to broaden their views.  Today, we heard from the HPHS Students who participated in the event to learn more of their experiences.
They watched a movie about the indigenous people of Australia and how they were abused during colonization. This was a great way to open the eyes of all the students since this was something never covered in our history books. This was also a way to realize how this social injustice has been going on for so long, everywhere in the world.  The students and facilitators discussed the film and other homework they were given. All of the students loved the breakout rooms where it was at least 1 HPHS, and one student from Belfast and one from Little Black Pearl. In one instance, they were prompted to share experiences of feeling like an outsider. A student from Belfast described for her small group of the wall that runs down the middle of her street and cuts the neighbor into the Catholics and the Protestants. A girl from Little Black Pearl shared how she and her friends walked into a store and were followed by the white owner until they left. This is how it always is for her and her friends.
Another aspect of the program was the app called "telegram" which enabled these new friends to continue communicating. Many of these students haven't traveled outside their countries and now are motivated to do so in the future because this program opened their eyes to the differences and the similarities among them. At the end of the two weekends they felt that even the small changes on their part can make a difference in bringing people together again. 
Like many of the testimonies we heard in years past from students here and abroad, whether the focus was on conflict resolution as in the past or today's social injustice, their message was the same: their eyes have been opened and they are excited and inspired to be a part of the change. 
AmazonSmile Donations!!!
Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. You can use the copy and assets below to share the news with your supporters.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Rotary Club of Highland Park- Highwood in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.
You can help raise money for our club by simply shopping on Amazon!
Everyday is a great day to get something special for yourself or someone you love and also give our club a boost by reminding you to shop at smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate to Rotary Club of Highland Park- Highwood when you shop!
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Public Image
Rotary Foundation
Grants Chair
Director Community Service
Director International Service
Youth/Interact Liaison
Fellowship Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Burt Schmarak
May 4
Mike Mills
May 12
Phil Lazarus
May 12
Diana Sotelo
May 15
Fred Orkin
May 22
Jack Soderlund
May 22
Russell Hampton
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