Posted by Keith Reed
The meeting was chaired by Bob Baker.  His Installation dinner is scheduled for June 20 @ 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the WCH.  Actress Audrey Hepburn was cited for the “thought of the day” and Moha got a big laugh from the crowd with his joke about how 4 world leaders and a 7 year girl decided how to use 4 parachutes to escape a disabled plane.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES: Ned Meisner, Tom Nash, Joe Fell, Barb, Patti and Bob Baker are all celebrating April birthdays—Club anniversaries were Heather Higgins (28), Terry Dason (7), Liz Taylor (21) and Monica Dombrowski (2).
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Members were reminded of the Club’s participation in the Walk for the Homeless organized by the Rotary Club of Wilmette in Gillson Park May 6; that our next noon meeting on May 11 will be at the Avli restaurant in Winnetka from 12:15 to 1:30 pm—(call Bob Baker or the Avli  restaurant to pre order your noon meal if you didn’t do it at our 5/4 meeting--this will be primarily a social event although there will be a  Q and A segment that will surely be entertaining.)  Rich announced the completion of Rotary’s Uganda grant which was $275,000 with 30 Rotary Clubs participating (our Club gave $5,000 towards this project).  He also announced that Rotary has its District Conference next Saturday in Schaumburg with a special speaker from India who not only is a polio survivor but rode a special mechanized bike all the way from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean.
SPEAKER AND TASK MASTER FOR THE DAY:  Heidi Sibert, Landscape Architect and Rotarian, and her two co-workers (Alex Mauldin and Sam Seaman) from James Martin Associates were very informative (and patient) in presenting the attached “Pollinator Garden Fun Facts”  and directing the “pollinator garden service project” performed by amateur Rotarian gardeners on the southwest side of the WCH!!
Heidi’s Pollinator Fun facts can be viewed here: