Join us for a taste of the best restaurants in Evanston including La Principal, Farmhouse, Bistro Bordeaux, Creperie St Germain, Mount Everest, Hearth, Ten Mile House, Koi, Peckish Pig, and Hecky’s Barbecue, while being entertained by a strolling magician and live music from funk/soul/rock/jazz band Suite Mollie Seven! Here is the link to purchase tickets: http://evlrotaryclub.pingg.com/Taste16
The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club is always looking for new members!
If you are interested in community service, philanthropy & fellowship, please contact our Membership Chair Jackie Mack (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about our activities!
The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club meets Tuesdays from 7:15 to 8:30 am at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201, for breakfast and a speaker. Membership is open to service-oriented residents and workers of the area. Guests are welcome to attend the meetings.
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The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club distributed $17,400 in grants to 10 local organizations at its June 3rd meeting. The ELRC's Community Service Committee sought to support local organizations and programs that help improve the quality of life for those Evanston residents most in need. Proposals in the areas of education, hunger, homelessness, employment and health received priority consideration.
Funds for the grants, which ranged from $800 to $3000, were raised by club members through sales of poinsettias and other florals, citrus, nuts and hams at holiday time, as well as donations from members and other supporters.
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Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club 2014 Community Service grantees. From left to right: Kathleen Watson Nadler and Sue Murphy, Interfaith Action of Evanston; Andrea Densham, Childcare Network of Evanston; Lori Dube, Curt’s Café; Jeanie Ramsey, Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes; Mary Fulton, Hillside Food Pantry; Elaine Clemens, Justin Wynn Fund; Sabrina Clark and Cari O’Donnell, Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association; Patti Anderson, Curt’s Café; Julianne Dieterich, Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club; Andrea Horton, Youth Organization Umbrella.
The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club is proud to be one of the most active clubs, internationally, in DIstrict 6440.
During the 2013-2014 club year, the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club provided funds to the following international organizations for their work around the globe:
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These are some of the volunteers from the Rotaract Club of Northwestern University who joined us on Saturday, 27 April, for our annual Rebuilding Together project. Volunteers cleaned up a basement with water damage, painted a ceiling, installed a floor in the kitchen, and installed kitchen cabinets. We could not get everything done in one day so a few volunteers worked additional days.
Merwan Benlamine, an Ambassadorial Scholar at the Kellogg School of Management, created a video:
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Students at Umuojima Ogbu Secondary School in Aba, Nigeria, now have drinking water at their school thanks to a grant from The Rotary Foundation. In the background are two Evanston Lighthouse Rotarians, Steve Carlson and Bob Maxman, who visited project sites in February. This is one of twenty-one schools to receive water wells, training in hygiene and sanitation, and new Interact Clubs. Read more about our Water and Sanitation Project partnership with the Rotary Club of Eziukwu-Aba.
Students at St. Joseph Secondary School in Aba, Nigeria, have a new water well. The school can stay open longer each day because schools in Nigeria are required to close when their water supply runs out. All twenty–one water wells and two toilet facilities in our Rotary Foundation grant have been completed. Click here for more information on our club’s largest international service project.
StreetWise venders at table
Please bring non-perishable food items to our club meetings. Useful items include: canned vegetables, fruit, beans, chili, soup, dry beans, pasta, rice and soup mix. Someone from Streetwise will pick it up once a month. Bill Glader coordinates this activity, and volunteers take turns collecting food items at club meetings.
At our club meeting on 13 March 2012, Jim LoBianco, Executive Director of StreetWise, provided an overview of StreetWise’s programs. The magazine is sold by people without homes or those at-risk for homelessness. It is the oldest running street newspaper in North America. Supportive client programs target workforce development and training, housing outreach, and financial literacy. He stressed that StreetWise’s clients are men and women who are motivated to work and willing to take a job to attain or maintain stability in their lives and, generally, move on to more skilled, higher paying employment. He asked everyone to respect the work ethic and dignity of StreetWise vendors by taking the magazine if you pay for it. If you don't want to read it, pass it along to someone else.