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Rebuilding Together
Boys Hope/Girls Hope
Apr 27, 2024
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Evanston Lighthouse Beach Cleanup
Evanston Lighthouse Beach
Apr 27, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Club Meeting
One Rotary Center
Apr 30, 2024 7:30 AM
Rotary Hope Walk for the Homeless
Gilson Park / Wallace Bowl
May 04, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
One Rotary Center
May 07, 2024 7:30 AM
Umbrella Arts Festival
Fountain Square
May 11, 2024
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Club Meeting
One Rotary Center
May 14, 2024 7:30 AM
ELRC May Board Meeting
NU Ford Building
May 15, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
International Service Committee
May 20, 2024
Club Meeting
One Rotary Center
May 21, 2024 7:30 AM
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The Light for April 23, 2024
By Neil Gambow
President Bryant Wallace called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. on the dot with the ringing of the bell and our land acknowledgment statement.
Kathy Tate-Bradish read “Why We Are Rotarians."  To listen to her Thought for the Day, a George Bernard Shaw quote recounted by actor  Jeff Goldblum, click here.
Gina Clark – On May 5, I will be volunteering with the Makers Market Evanston Made. They are looking for more volunteers. The makers market is a unique shopping experience. It is one of Evanston's most accessible and fun community art and shopping events. So if you're interested in volunteering, contact Gina.
Kathy Tate-Bradish - Walk, Roll the Line, starts at Twiggs Park at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.   
Chris Joyce invited the club to come Friday afternoons to the Evanston History Center, 1-3 p.m., and he will give you a tour.
Sunday, May 12, is the annual Evanston House Walk, sponsored by the History Center.  Tickets are available at their website. And also they are looking for volunteers to be docents at the houses on that day.  Contact Chris for more information. 
Our meeting on Tuesday, May 7, is our annual RYLA Day, where our attendees at the RYLA camps this spring will be here, either on Zoom or in person, to tell us about their experiences.
Helen Oloroso - We will launch the silent auction website for the Taste of Evanston just before the start of September. We would like to start identifying items that are going to be able to be put up for auction. The committee working on this right now consists of Mary Beth Cleary, Aimee Resnick, Myra Janus, and Don Croft.
Steve Goranson - The Lighthouse Beach cleanup is going to be on Saturday, April 27, from 9 –11 a.m. You're going to receive an email that has a sign-up link.
Don Gwinn – Rebuilding Together will be Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noonish.  It will be at 824 Gaffield Place. Look for the Rotary sign. 
Carol Pandak – Invites everybody to a photo exhibit at the Chicago Center for Photo Journalism, which is at 1226 West Wilson, which is about three blocks west of the Red Line station.
She gave a brief update on End Polio.  We are recognizing two major milestones this year. The Southeast Asia region, including India, has been certified, polio-free now for 10 years, which is an amazing accomplishment, and the Americas have been certified polio-free for 30 years.
Roasts and Boasts
Kathy Tate-Bradish boasted Gina Clark, Jackie Mack, Kelly Fidei, Ann Weatherhead, and Aimee Resnick’s mom, Susan Resnick, who brought food for Zhe.  
Helen Oloroso boasted Aimee Resnick for creating a Google Doc that we're using to trace or to track all the TofE silent auction and an online form that will put all the information about these items directly into this Google sheet. So we're really well organized!.
TopicDowntown Evanston
Speaker: Andy Vick, Executive Director
Andy is an Evanston native with strong connections to the local community.  He joined Downtown Evanston in August, 2023, after working for almost 20 years as a nonprofit executive director of local arts agencies in Maryland and Colorado.  Earlier in his career, Andy and his wife were full-time visual artists and successful small business owners.  Andy worked in marketing and human resources for companies in the Washington, D.C., area.  Over the years, he's also been an active and engaged board member for several chambers of commerce, local and state tourism offices, and a variety of cultural organizations in a downtown development authority.  Andy is passionate about economic development and community vitality and intentional about working to foster a culture of equity and inclusion across the Downtown Evanston business district.
Andy told a little bit about what his organization, Downtown Evanston, does, some of the programming they are working on, and some of the other things that are going on in Downtown Evanston
The job of Downtown Evanston is to promote the downtown, to market the downtown, to create programming in downtown, and to create a vibrant downtown Evanston.  More information can be found on their website:
Visiting Rotarians 
Andy Vick – Evanston Neuveau Club
John Worthheim – Wilmette Club
Kolawole Olumide
Rose Policarpio
Andy Vick
Susan Lausen
Baraka Kengwa
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