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Meeting Notes from November 5, 2019
The Light for November 5, 2019
By Neil Gambow
Photography by John Searles
Meeting called to order by President Helen Oloroso at 7:30 a.m. on the dot followed by reciting Why We Are Rotarians.  Thought for the day was given by Linc Janus, taken from his father’s desk.
Helen announced that our speaker scheduled for the day would not be here, as he was unable to obtain a visa on a timely basis, so we would devote the entire meeting to our Club and hoped we could fill the time.
Miguel Hernandez, Kate Collinson, and Kathy Tate-Bradish were streaming the meeting.
The changes to the Club bylaws that have been sent out as required were reviewed by Linc Janus.  He noted that there was a quorum present and called for a voice vote.  The vote to approve the bylaw changes passed unanimously. 
Susan Prout
  • Is hosting the next Community Service meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Her house is at 1743 Wesley Ave.  in Evanston.
  • Bundled blessings – packing diapers –is set for Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 7 – 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St.
Linda Gerber – Told us about a book Patrick Mbollo collaborated on, Reimagining Science and Statecraft in Postcolonial Kenya: Stories from an African Scientist is coming to the stage and Patrick is returning to Kenya for the book launch.
Kathy Tate-Bradish:
  • On Thursday, Nov.  7, from 7-8:30 p.m.  at the Evanston Public Library there will be an information session on “Illinois Needs a Fair Tax.”  This is in reference to the vote on changing the Illinois constitution from a flat tax to a graduated rate.  Register at www.EPL.Org or by calling 847/448-8260. 
  • The holiday party is set for Dec. 15 at Kathy’s house.  More info to come on this soon.
Chris Joyce – reminds all to send notes to the scribe each week for announcements.  And there will be a club service meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 8 a.m. in the RI Cafeteria to talk about, among other things, fellowship and the upcoming 35th anniversary of our Club founding.
John Searles – Raffled off two NW/Purdue football tickets, with proceeds going to our club foundation.
Steve Steiber
  • Auctioned off two tickets to Romeo and Juliet for the benefit of the foundation.
  • Working on planning for a new technology initiative to use new communication and media technology.
Ann Searles – Collecting 4”-10” tall vases for the Random Acts of Flowers program.
Jean Saunders
  • The Tucson “End Polio” ride is set and has been communicated by email.  Donations can be made through our club website.
  • There will be an indoor “ride” at the YMCA on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for those who want to ride, but not outside.  There is no charge, but donations to “end Polio” are welcome.
Marissa Naulokas – It’s Holiday Sales time!  The new order website, Shopify, should be ready very soon.  Please be patient, hold your orders, and wait for the notice that the site is up.  Credit card charges can be done directly on this site.  Because of an unruly crowd in the back of the room, she had to admonish them “Will the kids in the back of the room sit down!!!”
Neil Gambow – We have two approved outbound exchange students for 2020-2021, Ceci Lawton and Ash Nelson.  We will meet them soon.
Roasts & Boasts
Neil Gambow – Boasted his son, Dennis, who resides in Dallas, for having the foresight several years ago to build a safe place under his house in case of a storm.  With three minutes notice of a tornado heading for him, he and his family dove into the shelter with one minute to spare.  His house was badly damaged but they were all unharmed!
Ann Weatherhead – Boasted 15 club members for helping with the recent Soup Kitchen project.
Linda Gerber - Boasted Bruce for helping to get the right forms on-line for an International Service program.
Kristin Brown – Gave the update that her husband, Mahmood, is free from cancer after being diagnosed last year.  Boasted Helen for being there when she was needed to help run meetings Kristin could not make.  And boasted the Kellog Cancer Center for their great care. 
Topic: Myra Janus Bio
Myra was born in Rochester, N.Y., of parents that had a strong social conscience.  Her family hosted an AFS Exchange student in her senior year, who taught her knitting.  They are still in contact.
After graduating from Oberlin College, she went into the Peace Corps and served as a teacher in Liberia.  She got the chance to travel around Africa during that time. 
She returned to Chicago and earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Chicago and taught at a small school in Flint, Mich., where she met Linc.  They moved to Winnetka and had three children: Alex, Liz, and Nick.  She was a stay-at-home mom and, when the kids were older, went to work part-time in District 65 school system as a coordinator of the INVEST program.
Linc was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma during that time and they lived in three-month increments as they tried to make life as normal as possible.  In spite of two recurrences, he remains healthy 20 years after his first diagnosis.
After a few years, she was hired as a grant writer for D65 and continued in this work until retirement 7 years ago.  They now have four grandsons – ages 2, 3, 6, and 7.
She and Linc are involved in a refugee family at their church.  She is working on improving quilting skills and taking classes with Linc at NW. 
Why did she join Rotary?  She views Rotary as an extension of her commitment to maintaining a world-centered view. 
Myra Janus
Guests and Milestones
Visiting Rotarians
Sparky Leonard – D6380 District Governor
Ashish Sarrar – Ann Arbor, Mich., Club
Club Anniversaries
Gary Schultz – 13 years
Eric Schmelling – 10 years
Paul Harris Award
Kristin Brown +7