Don't forget, this week's meeting is a special joint meeting with the Wilmette Harbor morning and Wilmette lunch clubs.  It will occur Wednesday from 6pm - 8pm at Sheridan Shores Yacht Club (click here for a map).  Our speaker will be Retired Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, a woman of many firsts. She was one of the first women to enter ROTC and train as an equal with men. She was the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Regional Support Command; she was the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division; and she was the first woman Homeland Security Advisor for the State of Illinois. The Colonel handled disaster recovery during the San Francisco earthquake, worked as a peacekeeper in Bosnia, and sheltered Kosovar refugees. For her performance in Iraq in 2004, she received the Bronze Star. Upon retirement, the Army awarded her the Legion of Merit.
 
 
 
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