Posted by David Grant
Discussion:  President Greg led the meeting.
Thought:  Julie Tye could not join us today, so she arranged for Barb Tubekis to read the Outword Bound motto, which is an excerpt from Ulysses, by Tennyson:
Come, my friends, 
'T is not too late to seek a newer world. 
Push off, and sitting well in order smite 
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds 
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths 
Of all the western stars, until I die. 
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: 
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, 
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. 
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho' 
We are not now that strength which in old days 
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; 
One equal temper of heroic hearts, 
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will 
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
  • Rich updated us on Ukraine fundraising.The Northbrook Club is organizing a food-packing event scheduled for Saturday, 4/30.
  • Moha advised us not to miss next week’s meeting – he has arranged a fabulous speaker from Northwestern U.
Happy Bucks: 
  • Robert donated because he is on the way to the Cubs opener.
  • Bob donated because he is not on his way to the Cubs opener (raining and 30 degrees).
  • Tony wants us to pray for peace in the world.
  • Rich is happy that next week Moha will run the IT at the meeting in his absence.
Speaker:  In honor of International Women’s Day, Barb Tubekis shared a video celebration of how Rotary is working towards a vision of gender equality.  Rotary is in a unique place to make a difference as women confront barriers in education, marriage, etc. around the world and particularly in third world countries.  Covid has been particularly difficult for many young girls.