30 out of 58 Rotarians attended; 51.72%
Guests and their respective web presences:
John Zeddies – www.winnetkacurrent.com guest of Tim
Lynn Sanders – www.differencemakersmedia.com  guest of Liz
Karen Kikos – www.kmklux.com guest of David B.
Happy Bucks:
Robert – His new business name: Counseling Center of the North Shore
Ned – His new State i.d. card and its useful functionality
Sam – His 4th anniversary of wedded bliss (after 54 years in marriage #1!)
Patti – Annual Club Benefit to support community grants to be at Michigan Shores Club May 13, 2016
Heidi – Kids Against Hunger takes place March 12, 2016 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM – Rotarians please sign up!
NEXT TWO WEEKS – OUR MEETINGS START AT 12:00 with Village Trustee candidates
Speaker: Brad Schneider
                Former U.S. Congressman for the 10th District of Illinois (2013 to 2015), and current Democratic candidate for the same office. In 2014, he lost his bid for re-election in a rematch against former Republican congressman Bob Dold. His parents fled a pogrom in Poland and followed the American Dream to Denver, where he was raised. He received a B.A. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern in 1983, an M.B.A. from Northwestern in 1988, and went into consulting for small and medium size businesses. He moved to Deerfield in 1991 and raised two sons with his wife who works for Mesirow. Brad values family and community. He wants to address education and climate change in office. He acknowledged that money in politics and re-districting were both threats to democracy. He deplores the congressional work schedule of Monday through Thursday, which contributes to congressional gridlock. He is concerned that 1/3 of people over his age (54) have zero saved for retirement. He wants to have a broad debate on deficit spending, acknowledging the need to tighten belts and make hard decisions. Gun control is a very personal matter to Brad, and he is proud of his “F” rating from the NRA.