There were 38 persons in attendance at the March 26 meeting.  Along with 34 members, we had three guests and a visiting Rotarian, Penny Fields from the Highland Park Club.  Our guests included our speaker’s wife Nancy Baumberger, Annie Hayashi from the North Shore Senior Center, a guest of Liz Taylor and Alan Zablocki, next week’s speaker and guest of Marie Kuipers.
President Baker passed around sign-up sheets for the tri-club meeting with the two Wilmette clubs to be held on April 15th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sheridan Shores Yacht Club in Gilson Park.  This will be a time to visit with fellow Rotarians from our sister clubs; light appetizers, wine and soft drinks will be served.  We will have two more opportunities to sign up – April 2nd and 9th.
Heidi Sibert announced that our club with the help of 400 volunteers packed over 100,000 meals on Saturday, March 21st for children in Nicaragua.  This brings the total to over 500,000 meals our club has supplied for the Kids Against Hunger program in the past five years.  Heidi individually thanked the members of her committee for a job well done.  The club extends our gratitude for Heidi’s leadership in our biggest annual project.
John Stone had a paid advertisement for a non-profit organization called “Total Link 2 Community.”  They are looking for employment opportunities for persons with disabilities that could be paid minimum wage for types of work they could perform.  To find out more about this organization check it out on the Internet.
Rich Lalley announced the upcoming Rotary District conference would be held April 10, 11 and 12 at the Westin Hotel in Itasca.  It is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary!
David Birkenstein urged members to pass along their copy of the monthly Rotarian Magazine to neighbors or friends or to put it in your office waiting area.  It is another way to spread the word of Rotary.
Happy Buck$ this week came from Keith Reed, David Gotaas and Connie Berman.
This week’s speaker was introduced by David Birkenstein.  Bruce Baumberger spent 33 years working on information technology at Allstate and he now owns his own computer-consulting firm designed for small businesses and individuals.  Bruce is a Rotarian with the Evanston Lighthouse Club and is a past District Governor.  He handed out an outline with 14 topics listed that he covered briefly.  Topics included:
1. Cloud Storage Services for Computer Backup
2. How to Back Up Your Computer
3. A Quick Fix for Poor Passwords
4. Two-factor Authentication
5. Two-level Authentication
6. How to Make Sure Your Email Gets Read
7. Ten Tips for Mastering Microsoft Outlook
8. Increase the Security of Your Laptop While on the Road
9. Ways to Protect Your Computer
10. Windows 10
11. Printer Considerations
12. How to Sync Your Music, Movies and eBooks
13. Streaming Video Options
14. Cable TV vs. the Internet
At the bottom of the outline there is a link (, which will take you to the outline and by simply clicking on any of the topics an article that Bruce selected will come up that addresses the specific topic.  For those interested, please know that this link will only be available for two weeks, until April 8th