Posted by John Thomas
The meeting in the Winnetka Community House was opened at 12:15 by President Tom Nash. Two anecdotal “Thoughts for the Day” were offered from Mark Kotz filling in for John Ford.  It was followed by the pledge of allegiance from Tom Nash filling in for Joe Nash.
Lunch was served at 12:20 and the meeting started at 12:36.  28 of our 51 members were in attendance.  A tuneful Happy Birthday was harmonized for Bob Baker, Barb Tubekis and Joe Fell..
ANNOUNCEMENTS: President Nash noted our annual W/N Rotary Club benefit will be next Friday, May 11. Thus, the regular meeting of May 10 will be at the Winnetka Park District Community Room – which is at the far North end of the Tennis center on Hibbard Road at Elm Street.
Rich Lalley again noted our District Meeting will be May 17-20 at a wonderful resort in Sheboygan. He also sold hard on the speakers and said “all in all, great place, great speakers and I urge you all to come”.
Robert Mardirossian pitched in $10 for the benefit and many others followed suit. He also sold  his Cubs tix for an evening game on Tues 5/8 to Christina Gikas, with the proceeds also being donated.
SPEAKER : The speaker was Mike Starke, a lifelong Lake Forest resident. After college he joined, and then ran, his father’s advertising agency, Ideas+Design, Inc. A few years ago he launched the successful Highland Park Neighbors magazine. The founder of the new Winnetka Living magazine asked Mr. Starke to take it over this March, which he did.  He currently is the publisher of both local magazines.
His talk was brief and he then spent 20 minutes in an in-depth Q&A with the audience mostly about local newspapers and their plusses and minuses.
The meeting closed at 1:34 p.m. with a recitation of the Rotary 4-Way Pledge.