Posted by Patti Van Cleave
President Bill called the meeting to order at 12:20. We had two guests: Addie Ruey, visiting for the second time, and Liz DeChant, Community Development Director for the Village of Winnetka.
Thought of the Day: Wes Baumann filled in with some thoughts from the Rotary website.
Greeter: Rick B. led us in the Pledge.
Birthdays: None.   Anniversaries: Amy Skalinder (2), Mary Lou Bilder-Gold (23), Rodger Morris (49)!!
  • Ballots for next year’s slate will be emailed – look for it and cast your vote! If you would like to volunteer yourself or someone else for an open position, see Presidents Bill or Greg.
  • Our December 16 program is the always fabulous New Trier Swing Choir, with a special lunch catered by Donna Goodman. Respond to Bill’s email to RSVP. Bring a guest!
  • The club WILL meet on December 23 and 30.
  • David Grant announced that our Club’s Foundation is accepting grant proposals through the end of the year. More applications are desired, so reach out to nonprofits that you know and encourage them to apply.
  • Barb Tubekis encouraged club members who choose to to support three outreach efforts during the holiday season:
    • New Trier Township’s Caring Neighbors program, providing gift cards to families in need.
    • Beacon Place and Lambs Farm are looking for volunteers,See Barb for more information.
Happy Bucks:
  • Barb Tubekis had a happy buck for a good board meeting, deciding on their honorees for their event.
  • Moha gave a buck for Tony for NIU’s win, and another buck “which pained him” for Michigan’s win.   
Dig N Grin: Moha shared some good jokes! He is very funny, even though his wifr thinks otherwise.
Speakers: Terry Dason from the Winnetka-Northfield-Glencoe Chamber shared a brief history of the Chamber organization internationally and in the US, and an update on what her chamber is up to. She and Liz also shared that Balloons and Paper just opened where Oui Madame was, Fizz and Pop Soda will be opening in the Laundry, and Robin Thomas Design will be opening in Hubbard Woods.
President Bill adjourned the meeting at 1:30, when we all recited the Four Way Test.