Bernie gave us the thought for the day on the 72nd anniversary of D-Day about how war robs the poor. Donna had a special lunch menu in honor of Gina who is leaving our Club and in recognition of her extraordinary service. Our guest was John Ripka of the Winnetka Fire Department. Robert Smith invites everyone to attend the Rededication of Hubbard Woods Park at 5:30 June 15.
Terry Dason of the Winnetka Chamber of Commerce was welcomed as our newest member. David Birkenstein was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow plus three. Rich Lalley was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow plus four. Happy Bucks came from John Stone, Uncle Ned, Patti, Keith and Rich. Robert Mardirossian gave us his favorite quotes for dig and grin.
Recycling Flowers – Delivering Smiles. Our speaker Joanie Bayhack is the Executive Director of the Chicago chapter of Random Acts of Flowers, which recycles and repurposes flowers by engaging volunteers to deliver beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities across the country. These unexpected gifts of fresh cut flowers delivered to inpatients create enormous goodwill for both the recipient and the giver. Over 50 flower partners have provided flowers which are delivered to over 140 locations. Their 36,000th bouquet was delivered recently.