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Jan 14, 2020
Effective Presentations Ted Talk Style
Jan 21, 2020
Operation Warm Coats
Jan 28, 2020
How Economics affects the way we raise our kids
Feb 04, 2020
Feb 11, 2020
Making friends through Rotary: locally to globally
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
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Upcoming Events
ELRC Board meeting
NU Ford building
Jan 13, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
RETREAT: International Service Committee
Unitarian Church of Evanston
Jan 18, 2020
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
 
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
 
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Meeting Notes from January 7, 2020
The Light for January 7, 2020
 
By Neil Gambow
 
Photography by John Searles
 
Meeting was called to order by President Helen at 7:30 a.m. on the dot, followed by reciting Why We Are Rotarians.  Thought for the day was given by Jean Saunders with thanks to Ann Searles for bailing her out with a quote: New beginnings mean new things.  What do we live for? To make things for others easy. – George Elliot. 
 
Announcements 
 
Helen Oloroso – Rotary News:
 
RI won the Volunteer Organization award for its float in the 2020 Rose Bowl Parade.
 
A grant management seminar is scheduled for Feb. 15.  Helen is going, and we need one more participant.
 
Rotary Random Acts of Kindness day is Feb. 17.  Feel free to upload any pictures or videos of your actions on that day to District 6440.
 
April 24 and 25 are the dates for the District Conference.  More to come on this later.
 
January is Vocational Service month for RI.
 
We will be reaching out to local Toastmasters clubs to establish a connection to an organization outside of our Rotary family. 
 
The next Club board meeting is on Monday, Jan. 13,from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Ford Engineering Building on Northwestern's campus. 
 
Chris Joyce – The next Club Service meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 8:00 a.m. in the RI cafeteria.
 
Susan Prout – The next Community Service meeting is on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Westminster Place, 3200 Grant St., hosted by Horton Kellogg.
 
Potter – We are all invited to hear him sing in the ETHS Choral presentation on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theater at ETHS. 
 
Bill Glader – The kick-off committee meeting for the 2020 Taste of Evanston will be on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 5:30 p.m.  at Reba Place, 707 Seward St., in the Rotary room.  It is pot luck. 
 
Kate Collinson – After a wonderful trip to Nepal last summer, Deniba and Seissourby Soma are in the early stages of planning a Rotary Friendship Exchange with a club in Nepal.  This would involve hosting Rotarians from Nepal and a group traveling to Nepal.  If you have an interest in this or some ideas, please contact Kate, Denoba, or Seissourby. 
 
Jean Saunders – We still have some coffee to sell at $5/bag.
 
Bruce Baumberger – Please get all your payments from the Holiday Sale in as soon as possible.
 
Leslie Peters – Solicited comments on Florida vs. California oranges in the Holiday Sale.  Most favored the California oranges. 
 
Harold Bauer – Presented a summary of a wonderful letter he received from the Right to be Free organization in Ghana, which we support. 
 
Roasts & Boasts
 
Nick Powers tested our knowledge about federal holidays and suggested we reverse the questions at some point by asking him questions.  Of course, Nick wants us to tell him the category – where is the fun in that!!!
 
Ann Searles – Boasted Linc and Myra Janus for giving up Potter for a trip to the Field Museum for a day.  He brought a Venezuelan friend so the conversation was interesting.  Lots of fun to watch teens absorb new information – and they eat a LOT!!!
 
Marv Edelstein – Boasted Sam Lovering.
 
Helen Oloroso
 
Boasted the Club for expressing how they missed it for the Holiday period of three weeks we did not meet.
 
Roasted herself for getting food poisoning on Dec. 22 and had it for five days!!!  Her husband also got it!  YIKES! 
 
 
Program 
 
Kassandre McGovern – Member Bio
 
Kassandre was born and raised on the island of Montserrat, a British Territory in the Caribbean.  She is one of 10 children raised in a rural setting there. Her father was an entrepreneur and her mother was a nurse.  Her family raised livestock to support themselves and Kassandre did her part managing the herd.  She even had a “pet” cow that followed her around.  Her relationship with animals and plants lead her to be very intuitive about relating to them.
 
After completing her secondary education, she decided to come to the U.S. for college.  Her siblings went to the U.K. and Canada for their education and she was the only one to opt for the U.S.  After seeing a picture of the Chicago skyline, her mind was made up and she applied to Northwestern and was accepted.  Kassandre earned a BA in Psychology. 
 
Kassandre is currently employed as a Director of Supply Chain for a local company in the food flavoring business with 34 locations around the country.  She is currently working on a Masters's Degree in Supply Chain and an MBA at Loyola.  
 
When she arrived in 1984, she was happy to see that Evanston was the RI headquarters, as Rotary has been on the island since 1970.  During the questions asked, she commented that she did not think about being black until the second day after arriving in Chicago.  And she is still trying to get used to the weather! 
 
Most recently, she completed a trip to California to see her son, who is very interested in lighthouses.  They toured the California coast and spent valuable time together.  He is currently attending college there.   Her family currently resides in the U.K. and she has a few contacts still on the island.  It is worth noting that the island was colonized by England, sending Irish criminals there.  Thus the Irish heritage and her last name!! 
 
Kassandre likes to stay busy and wants to be part of contributing to Evanston's life through our Club. 
 
Kassandre McGovern
 
Guests and Milestones
 
Guests
 
Del Eshetc – Prospective member
 
Birthdays
 
Willie Steiner, Yves Lassere
 
Club Anniversary
 
Willie Steiner – 26 years
 
Paul Harris Award
 
Albert Menard  +13!
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