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Pearls of the Club
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
           - Bertrand Russell
This Day In History
February 22, 1980 - The U.S. Hockey team beats the Soviets which is know as the "Miracle On Ice"
February 22, 1959- Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500
February 22, 1732 - George Washington was born
Notes From the February 22nd Meeting
President Dale Mugler opened the meeting by greeting members and visiting Rotarians, and our speaker Sucely Garcia. We recited the Four Way Test. 
We welcomed Rosann and Arty Levy, Rotarians from Bloomington, IN. They will be moving to Highland Park in a few weeks and we are excited to have them become a part of our Club!
We also welcomed an old friend of our Club, Basil Lewis from North Humberside, UK. He is looking good and it was wonderful to see him again.
Sending well wishes!
If you haven't heard, our fellow Rotarian, Manu Khodadad has been going through some health issues. He assures us he is on the mend, but we all know how much receiving cards can buoy our spirit. Well wishes can be sent to Manu at 3535 Patten Road, Highland Park.
Mark Your Calendar!
While our TABU program will be focusing on our students from HPHS and from the Belfast area, we will be hosting a virtual social event for those of us who want to connect with our Belfast friends. It will be Sunday, March 7th, at 1 p.m. If you'd like to take part, please let Dale or Mary Beth know so we can provide you with the link as it gets closer.
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Sucely Garcia from the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Speaker
Basil Lewis, Rotarian from North Humberside, UK
Arty and Rosann Levy, Rotarians from the Bloomington, IN 
From Our Friends Across the Pond
Compliments from our friend  and historian Basil Lewis...
From an ‘Ancient Rotarian’.
On February 23, 1905, PAUL HARRIS met with three friends in room 711 of the
Unity Building in Chicago. This was the office of mining engineer, Gus Lohr, and with Hiram Shorey and Sylvester Schiele, they decided to form a club based on “mutual co-operation and informal friendship”. This was the start of Rotary.
In 1983, Rotary acquired the rooms, and with the period furniture still there, and other pieces bought especially, put it all in store before recreating it in Rotary Center (sic), Evanston in North Chicago. The replica of room 711 was originally on the 16th floor, but for security and ease of access has been moved to the ground floor (U.S. 1st floor). Whenever I’m in the Centre, I make a point of visiting room 711, and if any of you ever get to Chicago, do visit the room as well as the other exhibits on show.
This month, February 26 will be the 71st anniversary of the death of a distinguished Rotarian and music hall artist. Harry Lauder who became a good friend of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary. He was born near Edinburgh, the oldest of 7 children. As a boy he worked down the
Eddlewood Mine for 10/- a week, performing as well at the local Band of Hope Hall, till in his twenties, he decided to become a professional performer. Wearing a kilt, a tam o’ shanter and a sporran, and carrying a cromach (ask Doug or Clive if you don’t know), he decided to try his act in London, and though many Londoners found his broad accent difficult to understand, by 1900 he had become a great success. His songs, like ‘I Love a Lassie’ and ‘Roamin’ in the Gloamin’ were universally popular, not only in the U.K. but also in America, which he toured on various occasions. He met Paul Harris there and became enthused with the ideas and ideals of Rotary, He was one of the early members of the Glasgow Club, the first club in Scotland, and his occupation was ‘comedian’. Now back in Scotland, he attended and spoke at the Rotary International Convention in Edinburgh in 1921. The same year he was knighted by the King in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Lauder continued as a Rotarian member till he died in 1950.
The Day's Program
Our speaker, Sucely Garcia has a BA in non-profit management. Upon graduating, she joined Northern Illinois Food Bank, which is under the Feeding America umbrella. Through financial and food donations, Feeding America sends food to Northern Illinois Food Bank and other organizations across the country. NIFB distributes food in bulk to its 900 sites in its network. The network consists of food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens,  and other feeding sites. The food is then doled out their community. Within our own community we have seen the increase of families needing food. 
Founded in 1983, NIFB serves 13 counties, 7000 square miles and serves more than half a million people every year. NIFB has 173 Member Agencies in Lake County. They include: 58 food pantries, 10 soup kitchens, 5 group homes/shelters, 7 senior sites, 42 backpack programs and 51 youth program sites. Last fiscal year (July1, 2019 - June 30, 2020) Food insecure people in Lake county numbered over 48,000 people  and over 14,000 children. This year, Feeding America is projecting a 58% percent increase of food insecure people and 95% increase in Lake County children.
Child and senior nutrition are major focuses. There are after school and summer meals programs, and even school pantries. Through these programs, in fiscal year 2020, they distributed 358,330 meals. Since July (this FY) almost 150,000 meals for hungry children were distributed so far. When it comes to senior nutrition, there is a senior grocery program, and NIFB delivers food boxes to 1300 seniors every month. In fiscal year 2020, they served 335,000 meals overall.  NIFB's mobile pantry delivers meat, produce, bread and non-perishable items to over 250 families. There has been an increase of frequency of deliveries in recent months.
There is also an Rx mobile, a partnership with healthcare organizations. The mobile sites are scheduled twice a months at five locations included Round Lake and Condell Hospital. From these sites they receive five varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, a variety of frozen meats, fresh milk, eggs and additional protein. From July 2020 to January 2021, 182,000 meals were distributed trough 13 Rx mobiles.
Northern Illinois Food Bank’s SNAP Outreach Team helps neighbors apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps.
One possible way for us as a Club to help NIFB is the Pop Up Market. It was started in July 2020 as a COVID-19 response. Over a thousand families are served this way. The one of the closest sites to us in at the College of Lake County. Proper masks and gloves are used in helping to distribute the food. You can check it out by clicking here.
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
Frank Vena
February 2
Karen Dennis
February 3
Neil Dahlmann
February 4
Joseph Lolli
February 12
Paul Munk
February 16
Brian Romes
February 20
Manu Khodadad
February 25
Eric Ephraim
February 26
Russell Hampton
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