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Meeting  Notes for May 11, 2021
The Light for May 11, 2021
By Myra Janus
President Chris Joyce presided.  He drew our attention to the communication from Holger Knaack, Rotary International President, regarding the Covid crisis in India.
The Thought for the Day was presented by Nick Powers.


Chris Joyce reminded people to fill out the survey that he sent promptly before the Club Service Committee meeting Wednesday at Linc and Myra Janus’ house.
Gary Peterson announced that the total Rotary Foundation donations have reached $17,300 out of a year-end (June 30) goal of $18,000. Please contribute to reach our goal.
For the new members of the club,
Harold Bauer shared that Carol Pandak is head of the Rotary worldwide effort to end Polio.
Roasts & Boasts
Randy Usen boasted Bryant Wallace for becoming a new member of The Evanston Community Foundation Board.
Bruce Baumberger boasted Don Gwinn for creating beautiful wooden trivets for him from the front panel of Bruce’s old dishwasher.
John Searles boasted his granddaughter, Jessica Searles, on her graduation from Purdue University with degrees in Linguistics and Political Science, for which she received several awards.
Marv Edelstein roasted members for not responding to his announcement regarding Zoom software client updates.
Zbig Skiba boasted his son for finding a new job with a 50 percent increase in salary.
Harold Bauer boasted his granddaughter who was furloughed from the Four Seasons Hotel chain in the Bay Area and now has been assigned to a hotel on Owahu, Hawaii, and loves it. He also thanked new member Clarence Weaver for his inspiring presentation last week.
Chris Joyce boasted Ann Searles and Bruce Baumberger for their gifts of ginger snaps after Joy’s injury, and Bruce for including the recipe.
Joy Joyce boasted the Evanston Nouveau Rotary Club which she visited last week when they met at the Harburt-Payne Park. More information is available at Guests are welcome, of course.
Title: Member Biographies
Speakers: Troy Perkins and Steve Steiber
Troy Perkins was born in Valparaiso, Ind., on Sept. 13, 1980. He likes to say he was almost born on a firetruck. as his dad threatened to drive his mother to the hospital on a fire truck, but his mother would have none of that! 
He was always drawn to technology,and in 1999 was hired by Opportunity Enterprises, a non-profit providing jobs and services to persons with disabilities. There he worked in the IT department. In 2006 he moved to Chicago, where he was hired by the Tawani Foundation, a non-profit run by James (later Jennifer) Pritzker. He was eventually put in charge of all of Tawani's information services.
In 2008 he traveled to East Africa, where he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to 18,000 feet. until he blacked out from the high altitude. He remembers taking crayons and pencils to hand out to children in the area.
In 2012, Troy married Julijana Lazarevich in a small restaurant named Coobah’s. Due to the NATO Summit occurring in Chicago at the time, it was difficult for wedding guests to get to the restaurant, but they made it.
Troy and Julijana have traveled to more than 21 countries around the world, including visiting her parents in Poland and Serbia and friends in Australia.
In 2018, Troy landed his dream job working with the largest networking vendor in the world and a place that truly gives back to various groups to foster a conscious culture, Cisco Systems. In 2020 Troy joined our club, where he is excited about the opportunities for service and the mission of the club.
Steve Steiber grew up in Mitchell, S.D., home of Mitchell’s Corn Palace. After graduating from Mitchell High School, he attended college at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. He received an M.A. at Wichita State University and a doctorate at the University of Arizona.
He worked for the American Medical Association as a researcher in health policy and was involved in overseeing surveys. After two years he left and with a partner formed a new company which was eventually sold to Gallup. He continued to do consulting, including patient satisfaction surveys on such products as minoxidil or Rogaine and similar work for other pharmaceutical companies.
Eventually his work life and personal life intersected when he met Charlotte, to whom he has been married for 21 years. They share six children from previous marriages. The children are now grown. When Charlotte and Steve are not working together, they like to travel, including taking a trip to New Zealand. For fun he enjoys making distilled spirits, stargazing, and gardening.
Guests and Milestones
Paul Harris Award
PH Pin +2 – Neil Gambow
MaLu Simon – May 7
Steve Steiber – May 15
Club Anniversaries
Miquel Hernandez – May 16 – 4 years
Carol Pandak – May 17 – 16 years