Posted by David Grant
Barb led today’s meeting.
Donation Opportunities:
Through our Winnetka-Northfield Charitable Foundation you can donate to these Rotary Humanitarian Disaster Relief projects:
  1. Don Crost’s Little Blue Truck trip from Florida to Evanston, which will support Shelterbox relief going to Turkey
  2. Operation Warm is sending clothing to Turkey/Syria.
Announcements:  Once again, and thanks to the generous donations of visitors to the WCH, the donation collection box in the lobby of the WCH is full, so several Rotarians took the donated food items to the New Trier Food Pantry. The box will continue to collect items thru the end of March.
Speaker:  Today Jim Balcer joined us via zoom to talk about his experiences as a Chicago City Alderman in the 11th Ward for 4 terms from 1997 – 2015.  He is a member of the Democratic Party, a proud resident of Bridgeport, and was appointed by Mayor Richard Daley in 1997.  During the Vietnam War Jim was awarded a bronze star as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.  After the war he worked in Veteran’s Affairs, and advocated for Veterans’ rights in Chicago.