Posted by Carl Yudell
President Marie Kuipers chaired the meeting.
Guests:  Mary Bak joined us from the District
Birthdays:  No Birthdays Today
Anniversaries:  Chuck Norton celebrated his 22nd anniversary as a Rotarian
  • Mary Bak reminded us of the District meeting on Friday and Saturday April 24 and 25 at the Schaumburg Hyatt.
  • Rik Boerjesson is going to Peru. As he and his wife have done in the past, he is collecting money to buy school supplies for the children of Pinchollo, the most remote village in the Andes.
  • Barb Tubekis reminded the group of March 14, packing food for hungry children in Nicaragua.Kids Against Hunger will provide over 100,000 meals.Meet at the Community House Gym.The cost is $25 per person.
  • Patti Van Cleave said there was another opportunity to benefit Kids Against Hunger on February 13 from 7-9 at the Bottle Shop in Wilmette.
  • Joe Nash is planning a Band Night at Little Ricky‚Äôs on February 22 for Kids Against Hunger.Raffle items are welcome.
  • Chuck Norton presented the annual meetingwith voting on a ByLaw revision and for the new officers and directors.
Happy Bucks: 
  • Marie Kuipers said she was going back to Roller Derby.
  • Tony Kambich contributed towards a wheel chair for Marie.
  • Wes Baumann suggested that everyone should plan on making a $2.00 gift each week.While it is not much, it makes a big difference.
  • Tony Kambich asked us to remember Roger giving $100 at the beginning of each year so he would not miss a chance to contribute each week.
Dig and Grin:   Patti Van Cleave entertained us with a story from Facebook.
Speaker:   Becky Hurley, a long time Winnetka resident and a former member of the Winnetka Plan Commission, spoke on Winnetka Futures 2040.  Winnetka was an early adopter of a Comprehensive Plan for the Village starting with the first plan in 1920.  The Comprehensive Plan is meant to provide guidelines for the future real estate development of the Village.  Becky walked us through the  process of developing the 2040 Plan.  The last plan was created in 1999.  The Lakota Group will be managing the process.  History plus Tradition plus Innovation will generate the plan.  There are three steps in the process.  First, Analyze.  Bring together focus groups and get input from the Community.  Second, Visioning.  Think more about the information received and determine how that should translate into the future of the Village.  Third, Draft the Plan.  Put the ideas on paper and get further input from the Community.  It will be a long process, but an interesting process that will give guidelines for the Village decision makers for the next 20 years.