Apr 05, 2021
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Pearls of the Club
The more things change, the more they are the same.
           - Alphonse Karr
This Day In History
March 29, 1973 - U.S. withdraws from Vietnam
March 29, 1929 - Herbert Hoover has a telephone installed in the Oval Office.
March 29, 1848 - Niagara Falls stopped flowing due to a huge ice jam.
Notes From the March 29th Meeting
President Dale Mugler opened the meeting by greeting members. We recited the Four Way Test. 
For those interested in volunteering for the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Highwood this Friday, please contact Paula Carballido at Christ Church Highland Park, 847-800-5753 and pcarballido@christchurchil.org. They are looking for volunteers in April, May and June
Here is something that might interest you:
Haven't seen Rotary One yet? If you're new to Rotary, or just haven't made the trip to Rotary One in Evanston, here is a link to take a virtual tour!
Happy Dollars
Members were happy for: Mary Beth Bretzlauf was happy to have her vaccine appointments! 
Apparently no one was happy about the teams that made the Elite Eight in the NCAA March Madness tournaments...
The Day's Program
Our Club Member Doris Xie is the Executive Director of Finance for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation received a four-star rating (the highest) from Charity Navigator in 2020 for the 13th year in a row! Less than 1% of charities rate that high.
The Rotary Foundation helps Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment and alleviating poverty. This encapsulates the Areas of Focus for The Rotary Foundation.
Of the funds collected through our dues and donated, The Rotary Foundation has five funds from which they help projects within our district and abroad. 
  1. The Annual Fund-SHARE is the primary source for local and international activities.
  2. The World Fund supports grants and program opportunities available to all Rotary districts.
  3. The Polio Plus Fund is Rotary's top philanthropic priority. 
  4. The Disaster Relief Fund grants that meet the immediate needs related to natural disasters.
  5. The Endowment Fund ensures the long-term viability of the Foundation's grants and programs.
With the pandemic, funds from the disaster relief fund have been made available for PPE at hospitals. Polio workers are coordinating the outbreak response over seas. They are also educating communities about prevention tactics - wearing masks, washing hands, etc. Along with investigating cases of the virus as well as tracing contacts, they are training health workers.   
When it comes to the status of ending polio, there are only two countries left that are reporting new polio cases - Afghanistan and Pakistan, These two countries have wary cultures and unstable governments which makes it hard to complete the task.
Rotary International is asking members to support The Rotary Foundation's Endowment 2.025 by 2025 campaign. The goal is to reach $2.025 billion by 2025. 
Doris provided a summary of the Foundation's expenses through February of this year:
We thank Doris for her hard work!
AmazonSmile Donations!!!
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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.
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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
Ronald Davis
March 2
Court Williams
March 16
Jeff Colman
March 16
Russell Hampton
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