Russell Hampton
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Feb 04, 2020
Discussion of his documentaries.
Feb 11, 2020
"Drip Drop, Tick Tock: Saving the Great Lakes and Our Race Against the Clock"
Feb 18, 2020
Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men
Feb 25, 2020
YWCA Equity Institute
Mar 03, 2020
Summary of her exchange experience
Mar 17, 2020
Member bios
Mar 24, 2020
Human Intelligence-Face Reading
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Upcoming Events
Club Service Committee Meeting
One Rotary Center Cafeteria
Feb 05, 2020
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Past Presidents Meeting
Feb 08, 2020
9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Taste of Evanston Meeting
Fran Caan's house
Feb 12, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International Service Committee Meeting
Lower Level Meeting Room in One Rotary Center Cafeteria
Feb 24, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Taste of Evanston Meeting
Linda Gerber's house
Mar 18, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International Service Committee Meeting
Lower Level Meeting Room in One Rotary Center Cafeteria
Mar 23, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
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Meeting Notes from January 28, 2020
Meeting Notes from January 28, 2020
By Kerstin Alischoewski
Photography by John Searles
Club president Helen Oloroso reported :
Rotary motto for 2020: Rotary opens opportunities.
District grand online version registration is now open.
Rotary Club of Wilmette has a new Satellite club that meets in members’ homes twice a month. So far it has eight members.
Polio report: In Pakistan there were 112 cases in 2019 up to 135 this year.
In Afghanistan there were 21 in 2018 . Increase to 28 in 2019. It will be declared a polio free country this spring.
There is an interim Public image chair needed for our club for the rest of this term. This is to fill in for the current chair, who had to resign.
Helen Oloroso is working with the Evanston Public Image Initiative and represents Rotary in that group.
The Front Page in our website on Club Runner ( is being redesigned by Kristin Brown. All are encouraged to submit pictures with a caption.
The 35th year anniversary dinner will be Tuesday, June 23.
Marcia Kazurinsky is taking breakfast to the YMCA. Any helpers are welcome.
Club members are needed to sign up to attend the February 15th event at Evanston Township High School: “Evanston’s Big Question 2020. What would make Evanston an Extraordinary Place for All kids to grow up in?“ Kathy Tate-Bradish will send another email with the Eventbrite invitation in it. We would like a critical mass of Rotarians in the room, both to listen and to share, and also to show how active we are in the community.
Our exchange student, Potter, is going to Woodstock to participate in an event this weekend. He needs a ride back to Evanston on Sunday, Feb. 2, around 10 a.m. Pickup is halfway between Evanston and Woodstock. So no need to drive all the way. Please talk to Neil Gambow if you are available to help.
Sunshine Report
Paul Brown had a bad fall last week and suffered three broken ribs and other wounds.
Sam Lovering is recovering from pneumonia and has gained a proud 3.5 pounds. Way to go, Sam.
Hall Gerber had a knee replacement.
Steve Goranson: His wife, Linda, was in hospice care and being cared for 24 hours a day. (Since Tuesday’s meeting, we learned that Linda, a former English teacher at ETHS, has passed away. Our sympathies are extended to the Goranson family.)
Roasts & Boasts
Malu Simons’ daughter just finished her residency program in pediatric dentistry at The University of Michigan Children’s Hospital.
Club Runner was roasted by our editor, Chuck Bartling . The first distribution of The Light  last week was emailed to members on Saturday, but did not make it to many members’ mailboxes. A second mailing arrived blank. Finally, a third mailing, sent Monday night, made it safely.
Bruce Baumberger was boasted for organizing a club social outing to see the Capitol Steps performance in Skokie, preceded by dinner at Bonefish.
Kathy Tate-Bradish reported on the recent retreat of the International Service Committee.  A total of 18 people attended. It was a big success, thanks to a fabulous and experienced facilitator. Future projects were discussed.  The committee has its own vision statement. This might be an inspiration to other committees.  Grant money for 2020 is at an all time high of $40,000, Kathy said.
Two projects were chosen for this year. On the website, one can review a sustainability model. Another program is “Right to be free,” which works with enslaved African children that live on boats. The report on the survey of Rotary members regarding their view of the International Service Committee was reviewed. Some 44 people responded.
Topic: Love, Money, and Parenting
Speaker: Matthias Doepke, HSBC Research Professor in Economics at Northwestern University
Statistical evidence, the speaker said, shows a correlation between income disparity and parenting styles. The stakes for the future prosperity of children of our current times are high. Comparatively, children that grew up during the 70`s and 80`s were raised differently.
Income inequality during that time was comparatively low. Parents were able to be more relaxed. Children were allowed more free time to play and explore on their own. And imagination and independence of children was higher.
Nowadays income inequality is high. No college means lower future salary and higher employment insecurity.  Anxiety levels in parents and children are higher.  Imagination and independence are lower.
There is inequality in parenting as some parents cannot keep up with the amount of money and time other parents can spend . Upwards mobility is less possible. The country is more polarized. This dynamic can be seen across different countries. It also holds true within individual countries.  
The speaker’s book is titled : Love, Money, and Parenting. How economics explains the way we raise our kids. By Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti.
Matthias Doepke and Helen Oloroso
Guests and Milestones
Steve Carlson
Bill Glader
Thought for the Day
I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy.
I woke and I saw that life is all service.
I served and I saw that service is joy.
By Kahil Gabren
Quoted by Steven Steiber