The Rotary Club of Wilmette formed an evening Satellite Club with eight new members at the Bottle Shop Dec. 3rd.  While the main Rotary Club of Wilmette has 48 members and meets noon Wednesdays at the Wilmette Golf Club, the evening Satellite Club appeals to interested neighbors who work downtown or can’t get away from suburban responsibilities mid-day.  It recognizes the busy workloads and personal schedules of many Wilmette-area adults who can now fully participate in the world’s oldest and largest service organization at a convenient time.
The Satellite meets at 7 pm twice monthly at a member’s home, office, local winery or restaurant.  Its members are full Rotarians and will participate in Rotary Club of Wilmette activities and service projects (including their own), and all of Rotary International.
Smiling at the first induction ceremony are (back row from left) Rotary Club of Wilmette President John Held, Satellite chair Brian Bradley, Kurt Zoller and Dave Fox.  And (front row from left) Marianna Al Far, Laurie Cavalier, Patricia Ohle, Satellite chair-elect Martha Sheridan and Club Membership Chair Debora Morris.  Not pictured are Julie Minato and Mary Collins White.
The Rotary Club of Wilmette is 94 years old and support local students, community organizations and charities; conducts service projects; and funds water and imaging projects in Africa and Central America. Rotary International has brought polio to the brink of extinction and focuses on promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water/sanitation/hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies.
For information on the Rotary Club of Wilmette, check or Facebook: Rotary Club of Wilmette.  For the Satellite Club, email