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Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Avenue
Tyrrell Room (winter) 111A (summer)
Winnetka, IL  60093
United States
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Speaker on January 18: Dr. Whitney Sherman

Bio: Dr. Whitney Sherman is a scholar-practitioner of global learning and intercultural exchange. As the founder and lead consultant of Intercultural Adventures LLC, Dr. Sherman works with individuals and institutions to strengthen intercultural learning initiatives through gap year counseling, teacher training, and curriculum development. In addition to helping fuel the U.S. gap year movement, Dr. Sherman teaches intercultural competence courses at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Prior to launching her consulting company, Dr. Sherman oversaw study abroad and global internships for the University of Southern California and Boston University. Dr. Sherman was also privileged to be involved in building USC International Academy, a prestigious ESL pathway program for international students from over 30 countries. Dr. Sherman has also managed educational programming for a local NGO in Niamey, Niger, West Africa and taught English in France, Bulgaria, Romania, and Poland.

Dr. Sherman is passionate about designing and supporting learning experiences outside of traditional schooling systems. As a recognizable force in the gap year and alternative education movement, Dr. Sherman uses her scholarly expertise and personal educational experiences to publish academic articles, admissions publications, and blog posts relating to intercultural and progressive education.

Dr. Sherman is a Winnetka resident, global studies professor, and gap year counselor who helps families maximize meaningful travel experiences for their high school aged children.  She helps families explore the benefits of their children taking gap years.

Meeting Recap: January 11
The meeting in the Winnetka Community House was opened at 12:15 by President Tom Nash followed by “Thought for the Day” by Tony Kambich. The pledge of allegiance was led by Tom Nash.
Lunch was served and the meeting started about 12:35 with 24 of our 52 members in attendance. The guests were Rick Börjesson and Carole Barthel, (a Rotarian and wife of Chuck Norton).  Representing the Park District this week was John Muno, and representing The Winnetka Youth Organization was Christina Gikas.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:  President Tom announced first that Ms. Gikas is also a new member and read the Rotarian pledge. He then presented her with her member’s badge. The audience gave Ms. Gikas a standing ovation.
In turn Ms. Gikas announced there will be an Open House at the WYO at 1-3PM on Sunday Jan.28. She invited all to come see the totally rebuilt WYO space in the basement of the Community House.
Heidi Sibert reminded us that the Kids Against Hunger food packing free-for-all takes place soon and we still need volunteers. Barb Tubekis also spoke on the event which she has organized now for some years.
HAPPY BUCKS Robert Mardirossian gave some Happy Bucks in celebration of our new member, Christina Gikas. John Thomas contributed in recognition of the WYO being back in business after recovering from the November accidental tsunami and flooding.
DIG & GRIN: Substituting for Heather Higgins, Bob Baker favored the crowd with several anecdotes of a semi-humorous nature.
SPEAKER: The speaker was Hilary Rose, an author, photo-stylist and field editor for a variety of national interior design magazines. Several years ago, she wrote and produced an interiors book with photographer Jenifer Jordan, Been There Shot That.  She describes it as a playful mix of design advice, inspiration and humor. 
Ms. Rose explained what it entails to be a “field editor”, and then focused on her approach to photo styling. Showing images on slides, she talked about styling (accessorizing) bookcases, coffee tables, mantels, etc. Also discussed were good ideas she has seen for making one’s home live better and be more personal. She believes a successful home is functional, comfortable, beautiful or interesting in some way, and reflects the people that live there.
There was then a lively Q&A after her presentation
 The meeting was closed at 1:30 after a recitative of the 4-way pledge.
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Meeting Assignments
January 18
GreeterBob Baker
Dig-n-GrinSam Badger
Thought Connie Berman
Sgt-at-ArmsDavid Birkenstein
ScribeWes Baumann
January 25
GreeterNed Meisner
Dig-n-GrinRobert Mardirossian
Thought Greg Nelson
Sgt-at-ArmsJoe Nash
ScribeWes Baumann
February 1
GreeterRandy Reeves
Dig-n-GrinBrooke Peppey
Thought Chuck Norton
Sgt-at-ArmsLee Padgitt
ScribeKeith Reed
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jean Wright
January 19
Markie Gekas
January 27
Join Date
Jean Wright
January 1, 1993
25 years
Markie Gekas
January 1, 1998
20 years
Charles Norton
January 30, 1998
20 years