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Pearls of the Club
Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaking in the wind.
           - Johannes Brahmns
This Day In History
May 24, 1935 - MLB held its first night game.
May 24, 1883 - The Brooklyn Bridge opens.
May 24, 1844 - Samuel Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from D.C. and Baltimore.
May 24, 1543 - Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus dies.
Notes From the May 24th Meeting
President Dale Mugler opened the meeting by greeting our speaker, Sarna Goldenberg, 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 May and June. The following are the dates:
Friday, May 28
Friday, June 18 & 25
If you’re available to serve, please sign up here.
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Sarna Goldenberg, Director of Marketing & Communications, Bernie's Book Bank, Speaker
Happy Dollars
Members were happy for: Mary Beth Bretzlauf was happy to hear from our speaker, Sarna Goldenberg Phil Lazarus was happy for his granddaughter's Bat Mitzvah, and thankful for the great weather; Karen Dennis gave a dollar for each each of the 13 concerts MYA performed on Sunday (and for the weather); Doris Xie was happy for the summer-like weather and that she was part of the Charities Committee with Paul Munk and Jeff Colman.
The Day's Program
Our speaker, Sarna Goldenberg, is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Bernie's Book Bank. BBB started in 2009 and in that time they have distributed nearly 20 million books! BBB distributes free quality children's books to significantly increase book ownership among infants, toddlers and school aged children mainly throughout the Lake, Cook and McHenry counties. They partner with schools and other organizations where there is a need - usually those students getting reduced or free lunches. They also work with area food banks. Even during the pandemic, without volunteers, BBB found new distribution resources and managed to distribute 1.7 million books in 2020!  The organization currently has 30 employees - about half are fulltime. They are currently closed to volunteers at this time but hope to have our Club and the Interact students help out again very soon. In the meantime, they are accepting donations of new and gently used children's books for children from birth to 6th grade. They cannot accept reference and textbooks or coloring books. If monetary donations are more your thing, every $12 provides 12 books for an under-served child.
This presentation was a great dovetail to Rich Rosen's about literacy last month.
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!
Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Rotary Club of Highland Park- Highwood at no cost to you!
Click on the link below:
#StartWithaSmile at  smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2957334 for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Rotary Club of Highland Park-Highwood.
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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