President Chuck Norton chaired the meeting.
Guests:  We did not have any special guests but we had a special person:  John Peterson joined us from the Park District
Birthdays:  Liz Taylor’s birthday will be September 27.
Anniversaries:  Robert Mardirossian has been a Rotarian for 27 years
  1. Terry Dason:  The Farmers’ Market is being extended to Nov. 7 and needs your help. You can help out in 2 hour segments 8am-10am or 10am to Noon.  You can also help set up at 6:30am.  There are lots of jobs!
  2. Rich Lally:  Rich is trying to set up a virtual auction and virtual concert to benefit Operation Warm.  Call him for details.
  3. Barb Tubekis:  We are looking for help on our “Twinning Event.”  Our US group will be teamed up with a group in England.  It will be holding conversations with the elderly in a reach across the pond.
  4. Barb is also working on “Make a Difference Day” at Wilmette Junior High collecting items for Charity.  Save the date and time:October 24 from 9am to 12 noon.
Dig and Grin:  Rich Lally entertained us with Corona-19 Virus jokes and puns
Speaker:  Terry Dason from the Chamber of Commerce was our speaker on “What is the Chamber doing Today?”
The Chamber has been busy working with local businesses to learn the Covid-19 regulations.
The Farmer’s Market has shown a huge growth in participation and use.
October 2 will feature a Music Outside Fun Event.
Three new Mexican restaurants are joining the town.
The Chamber has been sponsoring “Business for Breakfast” on the 3rd Wednesday of each month that has been very successful.
Unfortunately, Café Aroma and Little Ricky’s are gone.  The taxes are forcing up rents which are forcing out businesses.  Some of the problem lies with the new assessor who has forced a large increase in taxes paid by the commercial properties.
REMEMBER:  Think local and buy local!