Posted by Patti Van Cleave
President Bill called the meeting to order at 12:21.
Laura shared a witty quote.  
Brooke led the Pledge to an imaginary flag.  
Visiting guests & Rotarians
Cam Johnson, Director of Advancement at the Community House, joined us.  
No Birthdays or Anniversaries!!
Upcoming Speakers:
                May 5 – Past District 1462 Governor Vygintas Grinis will talk to us about mental health assistance for Ukrainians living in Lithuania.
                May 12 – Our meeting will be ZOOM ONLY due to the Rummage sale. We will view a video of Alex Johnson, member of the Plano TX club, who grew his membership exponentially during the pandemic. Alex spoke at PETS training this spring.
                May 19 – NO LUNCH due to the Benefit that evening. 6:00 at Valley Lo Club.
                May 27 – Rockey Flinterman
                June 9 – Bruno Abate
The Wilmette Club is hosting a Walk for the Homeless on May 14.
Liz asked about the Installation Dinner. Patti has asked the New Trier Township Clubs if they would like to have a joint installation dinner, and is waiting for a response. Rich has reached out to Jennifer Jones to see if she might be in town in June to officiate.
Rich is still looking for volunteers for the food packing project this Saturday, the 30th.
Bob Baker noted that we have received thank you letters from the Rotary Club of River Cities for the approximately $4500 that we donated to their Club for relief in Ukraine.
Happy Bucks:
Liz for the Chamber luncheon yesterday – wonderful community spirit!
Moha, who is taking a driving trip getaway to the Padre Islands.
Rick thanking the Community House for displaying the environmental projects of Washburne students, one of whom is his!
Patti for the Chamber honoring our Honorary Member Markie Gekas at the luncheon.
David B, who bought a Rotary hat and is delighted that it is blue and yellow – colors of Ukraine!
President Bill for his daughter, who is turning 39.
Fred challenged us with a quiz on Presidential History facts. It was extensive, and difficult for some of us, your scribe included! Fun facts, and a good brain workout!
President Bill adjourned the meeting at 1:30, when we recited the 4 Way Test.