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Pearls of the Club
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
           - Robin Williams
This Day In History
April 19, 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing took place.
April 19, 1897 - First Boston Marathon is held.
April 19, 1824 - Lord Byron dies in Greece.
April 19, 1775The American Revolution begins at the Battle of Lexington.
From Our Friends Across the Pond
Compliments from our friend and historian Basil Lewis...
Did you know this about Rotary?

Transcending Borders. Changing Lives.

Globally, 5 billion people lack access to safe surgery. Children, teens, and adults suffer and die every day from treatable causes, and one child in eight will die before age 5. Mercy Ships deploy hospital ships to combat this overwhelming statistic. Since over 50% of the world’s population lives near a coast, our ships are the best way to reach them with state-of-the-art medical care. It is a floating surgical center and teaching hospital.

In October of last year, Mercy Ships announced a first look at the construction of the world’s largest NGO hospital ship which plans to sail to Africa in late 2021 under the name of Global MercyThe creation of this first purpose-built teaching hospital ship wouldn’t have been possible without amazing Rotary clubs and Districts like ours.

In the ‘wake’ of years of planning and partnership, its is almost ready for the next stage of her journey with some finishing touches in Europe ahead of the first field service in Africa. The Global Mercy will help bring hope and healing to hundreds of people in need.
Notes From the April 19th Meeting
President Dale Mugler opened the meeting by greeting our speaker Annie Aggens, visitors Scott Daniels, John McDonald, Patti Kalal, and members,. We recited the Four Way Test. 
Club News:
Martha Gray's mother passed away. You can send condolences to her and her family at 600 Carriage Way, Deerfield, IL 60015
Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends in Northern Ireland with the recent outbreak of violence.....
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.
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!
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Annie Aggens, Polar Explorers, Speaker
Scott Daniels, Glenview Sunrise Club
John McDonald, Libertyville Sunrise Club
Patti Kalal. guest of Neil Dahlmann
Happy Dollars
Members were happy for: Len Tenner was happy to welcome back Dale Mugler to the North, To welcome back Phil Lazarus from his 17 day trip and to welcome our speaker, Annie Aggens; Karen Dennis was also happy for to listen to 5 hours of chamber music the day before - even dressing up for the occasion!
The Day's Program
Our speaker Annie Aggens loved long camping trips in high school and college. That love and experience led her to becoming a guide and soon she found her way into leading groups to the North Pole with The Northwest Passage Travel Company in Wilmette. She'd been with the company since 2000.  She is also an expert climatologist.
There are five things Annie wants you to know about the North Pole -
  1.  It is a million pieces of frozen ocean - there is no land; Where the ice breaks and hasn't refrozen yet, these are called leads you must cross. Where there are pressure ridges, the ice has collided and created a ridge. You must pull your supply sled over it. while you are on cross-country skis, 
  2. There is only one sunrise - from March 21st to September 21st it is daylight all the time. However, travel after April is more treacherous since the ice is thinner; 
  3. The North Pole is really, really important to life on Earth, helping to cool the warmer water as it traverses the planet with the oceans' currents; 
  4. It is the new geo-political hotspot - Russia has 40 icebreakers compared to the U.S. having only 2. Other countries are trying to catch up. This can be for commercial or military purposes. Whether this will be an area of cooperation or conflict, only time will tell; 
  5. It has its own history - stories of ingenuity, success, failure, love, death, and the unyielding human spirit. 
The excursions can be as short as three days or as long as 50. The trek is completed on cross country skis as you pull a sled with your supplies. Many people who go on this trip join the company's five day training program. In the off-season, Annie trains by dragging a huge tire behind her going uphill at the park near her Wilmette home. She says she used to the strange looks.
While on the trek, you wear layers upon layers over your thermal underwear- even wearing your batteries to keep them warm. Satellite phones are the only source of communication but your cell phone can be used as your camera. Each day their coordinates are recorded with base camp back in Norway. Because the North Pole is not land, it moves with the ocean current, so you may have gone to sleep at one set of coordinates, and wake up to another. It may often seem like one step forward, two steps back, but Annie knows how to plan the day's trek by following the sun - not from above, but ahead. A compass is useless this far north.  
There is the Last Degree Challenge - this expedition traverses the 60 nautical miles that make up the last degree of latitude, from 89º to 90º north, across the frozen Polar Sea. Here's some additional information about our Last Degree Challenge.
The photographs from her treks were spectacular! It was so beautiful, you almost want to book a trip - almost.  - mb
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.
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