Posted by David Grant
President Bob began the meeting with a soothing breath. Total attendance is 28: 16 Rotarians and 12 recipients & guests of financial awards from our Winnetka-Northfield Community Grants program.
Club Announcements: 
  • Please buy tickets for our Centennial!
  • The meeting on 6/13 will be at Avli because the Winnetka Music Festival will be using the WCH.
  • Rich reminds us to EYER:Every Year Every Rotarian donate to the Rotary International Foundation.
Program:  Patti emceed the distribution of 8 checks to the organizations our Charitable Foundation chose to fund this year.  The winners are:
  • Pickles Group  Iliana Vazuka, Chief of Staff
This group, which started in Winnetka, provides free peer-to-peer support and resources for kids and teens impacted by their parent or guardian’s cancer.
  • Counseling Center of the North Shore Kim Hassenfeld, Clinical Director
High Quality Mental health therapy regardless of ability to pay
  • Volunteer Center Bridget Lewis, Executive Director
Helps residents and service groups of all ages and abilities in the New Trier Township, the North Shore and greater NE Metro Chicago area find volunteer opportunities or participate in Days of Service with nonprofit partner organizations.
  • Evanston Lighthouse Rotary  Jose Lopez, Incoming President
In support of a project in the Dominican Republic providing water purification and daycare for children of teenage mothers.
Also donating our club’s unused DDF (District Designated Funds) for a downtown Chicago project providing pregnancy care.
  • Special Gifts Theatre Elise Larson
Theatre programs for children with disabilities.
  • Blues Kids Foundation   Fernando Jones
Established to preserve, perform and promote the Blues among America's youth, parents and educators under the tutelage of highly qualified instructors
  • SamaraCare Counseling   Anita Scott, Director of Development – North Region
Foster emotional, relational, and spiritual well-being through access to affordable life-changing mental health care.
  • C24/7 Father’s Arms Ministries   Natalie & James Crockett
Job Development, after school programs for children and young adults in the  North Howard neighborhood.