Larry Barnett, Rotary Club of Barrington

A friend’s tale of tainted drinking water in Kenya spurred Larry Barnett to action. The original plan was to drill a few deep wells. His efforts are now transforming lives. Larry Barnett was not a Rotarian several years ago when a fellow church member spoke about his brother who died from typhoid in Kenya. But […]

Godrej “Billy” Billimoria, Rotary Club of Wilmette

Godrej Billimoria grew up in a small town in India. He and his wife, Avan, have lived on the North Shore since 1970. However, they continue to travel extensively, including trips to India to oversee a $2.5 million project to build a water filtration plant for Billimoria’s hometown, where people have had scarce access to […]

Tom Zengeler, Libertyville Rotary Sunrise Club

Tom Zengeler has collected thousands of prom dresses and winter coats for those who can’t afford them. But that’s not all.   A dry cleaner, he also refurbishes the garments so they look like new. When Tom Zengeler first learned about the Glass Slipper Project, a charity that outfits low-income students for prom night, he […]

Kris Slattery, Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood

“Everyone has a talent,” says Kris Slattery. Hers is raising money for Rotary’s worthy causes.   Kris Slattery is a fundraiser extraordinaire, often campaigning for multiple service projects at the same time. As a member of the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood, she was instrumental in raising $50,000 for the library’s youth section as well […]

Jill Brickman, Glenview Sunrise Rotary Club

Jill Brickman is a former finance professional, and currently serves in an elected position as a Northfield Township Supervisor. She joined Rotary in her 20s, and has helped to send young professionals on international career development trips. She’s personally travelled to Australia, France, Scotland, and Calgary to attend Rotary conferences. Brickman became a charter member […]

William Logan, Rotary Club of Evanston

William Logan is a retired Evanston police chief and former director of safety at Evanston Township High School. During his career, and now in his retirement, Logan has made community service—particularly mentoring African-American youth—a high priority. He says the Rotary Club of Evanston has enabled him to make an important difference in the community by […]

Mary Stitt, Sunrise Rotary Club of Arlington Heights

Mary Stitt’s dual passions are literacy and polio eradication. After retiring as an elementary school principal, she joined Rotary. She’s gone on international immunization missions seven times, and counting. Mary Stitt served as principal of an Arlington Heights grade school for 25 years. After she retired in 1992, Olive Mary Stitt Elementary School was renamed […]