Posted by David Grant
Barb led today’s meeting.  She reminded us of the Volunteer Center Recognition event on 5/10 – tickets are available on their website.
Two visiting Rotarians attended: 
  • Ken Drummond is a Mews neighbor and guest of David Birkenstein. He is a past Rotary President of the Lichfield, Il Club.
  • Deborah from the Wilmette Rotary Club shared the plans for the ‘Rotary Hope Walk for the Homeless.’
Significant Upcoming Rotary Dates:
  • Thursday, 5/4 Rotary lunch is the Pollinator Garden Service Project during our regularly scheduled meeting.Heidi Siebert and Martin Landscaping will be hosting this hands-on project where we help plant a garden at the WCH.Our Club received a District Grant which pays for ½ of this project.Heidi says: “Bring your planting gloves and wear your grubbies to the meeting and be prepared to hear about the birds and the bees!”
  • Saturday, 5/6 our Club is participating in the ‘Walk for the Homeless’ organized by the Rotary Club of Wilmette. It will be held in Gillson Park, beginning at 10AM. 
  • Thursday, 5/11 is a social meeting at Avli restaurant in the Laundry Mall in lieu of our regular meeting location of the WCH that Thursday for lunch.No speaker – so come to enjoy the company of fellow Rotarians.
  • Saturday, 5/13 is the District Conference in Schaumberg.
Speaker:  Elisha Gray brought the beauty of the Green Bay Trail into the WCH with a presentation about the ‘Friends of the Green Bay Trail.’  The FGBT is a non-profit organization founded 13 years ago to improve and advocate for the trail.  Two Board members from the FGBT also joined Elisha – Ann Reilly & Craig Witty.  We learned about cutting Buckthorn, collecting 15 million seeds from 53 different species of plants on the trail, and about educational programs given by the FGBT.  Learn more about the trail and the organization at: