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Winnetka Community House
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Club Information
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 February 15: Jeff Shepard
Jeff Shepard serves as a wealth advisor at Eastgate Capital Advisors, located at 650 Green Bay in Winnetka.   He is an accomplished financial professional with deep experience as a portfolio manager, as well as fixed income sales, real estate, and foreign exchange. Previously, Jeff served in fixed income Institutional Sales with William Blair & Co LLC; a Partner with LaSalle Jackson LLC and Fixed Income Associates LLC; a fixed income portfolio manager with Segall Bryant & Hamill and was a Senior Vice President and Director of the Insurance Asset Management Group of Columbia Asset Management where he managed $4.4 billion.  Jeff has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Economics and earned his AM in Economics from University of Chicago. Jeff lives in Chicago with his wife, with whom he has three adult children.
Meeting Recap February 8
The meeting in the Winnetka Community House was opened by President Tom Nash. The pledge of allegiance followed by “Thought for the Day” from Rich Lalley. He noted both North and South Korea had joined temporarily in the Olympics celebration and hoped this was a great example of goodwill triumphing all else.
Lunch was served at 12:15 and the meeting started about 12:35. 28 of our 51 members in attendance. Our guest for the day was Narayan Murarka, a Barrington Rotarian. He gave a 10 minute explanation about a $425,000 grant from the Rotary Foundation for a WASH project (water, sanitation, hygiene) in which our District and others are involved.    
ANNOUNCEMENTS:  President Tom reminded us that there is a District Training seminar next week and he had further information should any be interested. He also announced the Feb. 11 speaker has the unique subject of “Bitcoins” and there may be a need to sign up visitors early.
Joe Nash is staging another “guest bartender” night at Little Ricky’s on March 8 to benefit Kids Against Hunger and that raffle items are needed. However, he added that a popular local band will do two sets that will immeasurably enliven the evening.
Heidi Sibert reminded us that the Kids Against Hunger food packing free-for-all takes place soon and we still need volunteers.
HAPPY BUCKS:  Robert Mardirossian gave some Happy Bucks in recognition of being part of the WASH effort
DIG & GRIN: Peter Skalski told a subtle anecdote that was understood by most.
SPEAKER: David Birkenstein introduced  Mike Lauesen (“Lawson)”an author and motivational speaker. His latest book is “Getting Off the Treadmill”. He provided a variety of anecdotes illustrating how several traits could make life easier and more enjoyable. He was particularly impressed some years ago by a talk from the Reverand Bob Richards , a gold medal Olympic pole vaulter. The key points were:
            - have well defined and realistic  goals
            - be willing to pay the price to achieve those goals
            - have an attitude that says great things can and will happen
            - realize one can’t control outcomes.
 The meeting was closed at 1:27 after a recitation of the 4-way pledge.
Meeting Assignments
February 15
GreeterBob Thomas
Dig-n-GrinBarb Tubekis
Thought John Thomas
Sgt-at-ArmsDirk Tussing
ScribeWes Baumann
February 22
GreeterRebecca Wolf
Dig-n-GrinPatti Van Cleave
Thought Carl Yudell
Sgt-at-ArmsBob Baker
ScribeKeith Reed
March 1
GreeterTerry Dason
Dig-n-GrinConnie Berman
Thought David Birkenstein
Sgt-at-ArmsEric Birkenstein
ScribeJohn Thomas
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Patrick (Pat) O'Day
February 12
Jeanne Beckman
February 23
Join Date
John Stone
February 1, 1981
37 years
Thomas Nash
February 13, 2014
4 years
Eric Birkenstein
February 18, 2010
8 years
Carl Yudell
February 19, 2015
3 years