2022 - 2023 Rotary International Citation for Membership Development
Congratulations! Your club has earned the Rotary Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve, for 2022-23. This past year, your club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape our future.
Please find your Rotary Citation certificate. I encourage you to display it proudly to celebrate your club’s achievement.
Once again, congratulations on a successful year as club president!
2022-23 RI President
Give from your heart & donate to those in need.
Give from your heart & donate to those in need.
Join Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough, the Rotary Club of Maywood-Proviso, City of Chicago Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin, City of Chicago Clerk Anna Valencia, and IL Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias - Organ and Tissue Donor Program, to help save lives by donating blood with the Community Blood Center and signing up to be an organ donor.
Location for the Blood Drive:
69 West Washington Blvd.
22nd floor - Rooms G/H
Chicago, IL 60602
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Karen Yarbrough, Cook County Clerk
- Anna Valencia, City of Chicago Clerk
- Melissa Conyers-Ervin, City of Chicago Treasurer
- Alexis Giannoulias, IL Secretary of State - Organ and Tissue Donor Program
- Community Blood Center
- Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso
or Call: 1-800-280-4102
For More Information Contact:
Robin L. Staggers
Special Assistant to the Cook County Clerk - Community Affairs
118 North Clark Street, Suite 230, Chicago, IL 60602
5113 South Harper Ave Suite 2C | Chicago, IL 60615
Cell: (407) 346-9209
Valentine's for Vets
Join the Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso as we send love to our Veterans!
Each Rotarian is asked to provide at least 5 valentines that you can either create or buy. Include a
special message to honor the veteran and sign with your name and the Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso.
Please return these cards on February 2nd at Meal of the Day Cafe, 1701 S 1st Ave. 4th Floor Maywood. Our regular meeting time is 12:15pm.
These valentines will be given to both Hines and Jesse Brown Hospital.
Biden Declares January Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Human Trafficking Awareness
Saturday, January 28, 2023
By Karen A Yarbrough
A presentation on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 12 noon will examine, contrast and understand the age-old problem of human trafficking.
We will discuss where this crime against humanity may have started and where we are today in addressing it.
Finally, we will hear from Dr. Marian Hatcher, who is a national expert on combating the demand, facilitates training on trafficking and prostitution by various law enforcement groups, including the F.B.I. and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She has traveled the country and internationally, speaking at various events and conferences, shedding light on the prevalent issue of trafficking and telling her own story as a survivor of sex trafficking and domestic violence.
Please join us:
What: Human Trafficking Awareness
When: Tuesday, January 31st
Time: 12 Noon
Meeting ID: 970 9425 7321
Annual Veterans Stand Down
Join the Rotary Club of Maywood and the Cook County Clerk's Office to volunteer for the Veteran's Annual Stand Down. This is a wonderful event where we can interact with Vets. A hot meal along with clothing items, blankets, haircuts and social service access is on hand to help.
Click the link to RSVP and join us in this Club Service Project: https://dacdb.com/index.html?EventID=77644419
Please join us!
Maywood Proviso Rotary Club Member is involved in the Pickwick Theater Benefit Screening
Orson Welles’ cinematic masterpiece, “Chimes at Midnight” restored in 6K scan from Harry Saltzman’s master negative.
Orson Welles’ film career continues to be very productive considering he passed away in 1985. Four years ago, Netflix completed and broadcast Welles’ last film plus three new documentaries about him have arrived and now, “Chimes at Midnight”, what Welles considered his best film, has been restored in a 6K scan from a master film negative and optical sound track.
After decades of inferior, faded, off-synch 35mm copies, a pristine 6K digital master now exists to fully experience Welles’ artistry and his cinematic craft as a master. This master negative 6K source is known as the “Harry Saltzman Negative” and has not seen since the 1960’s.
Pickwick Theater Benefit Screening
Special Advanced Sneak Prevue
Harry Saltzman, with partner Albert Broccoli, created the James Bond movie franchise and launched Sean Connery’s acting career. Harry Saltzman became Executive Producer of “Chimes at Midnight”, which Welles shot throughout
Harry Saltzman and later his estate have held ownership of the rights of the original AB roll negative and optical sound track, which had been in storage since the 1960s. After years of investigation, research and negotiation, Chicago Producer Michael Dawson and his partners acquired the rights to make use of the Harry Saltzman assembled AB roll negative and optical track to make a new 6K scan restoration.
Dawson said, “The advancements in digital technology applied to film restoration have been enormous, and in just a short period of time; High Def, 2K, 4K and now 6K.’ Dawson added, “Having the Harry Saltzman original assembled AB roll negative available to work from, allows us to show what the 6K scanning technology is capable of for restorations. This new 6K restoration will allow audiences finally to experience the most pristine version of Orson Welles’ masterpiece to date.”
Orson Welles’ “Chimes at Midnight”, also titled, “Falstaff” in Europe, is derived from five of Shakespeare’s plays; Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Richard II, Henry V and the Merry Wives of Windsor. The film’s plot centers on Shakespeare’s recurring character Sir John Falstaff and the father-son relationship he has with Prince Hal, who must choose between loyalty to his father, King Henry IV, or Falstaff. Welles said that the core of the film’s story was “the betrayal of friendship.” He further stated that it “acts as a metaphor of Merry Olde
“Chimes at Midnight” stars Orson Welles as Falstaff, Keith Baxter as Prince Hal, John Gielgud as Henry IV, Jeanne Moreau as Doll Tearsheet and Margaret Rutherford as Mistress Quickly, with narration by Ralph Richardson. Initially dismissed by most film critics, “Chimes at Midnight” is now regarded as one of Welles’ highest achievements, and Welles himself called it his best work: “If I had to offer up one work to get into heaven, this would be the one.”
Where: Pickwick Theater
5 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
When: January 10th @ 7:30 PM
Chimes At Midnight 6K Restoration Trailer:
When King Henry IV (Sir John Gielgud) ascends to the throne, his heir, Hal (Keith Baxter) the Prince of Wales, is befriended by Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles), an old, overweight, fun-loving habitual liar. Through Falstaff's eyes we see the reign of King Henry IV and the rise of Henry V.
Running Time: 119 minutes
The Pickwick Theatre (https://www.pickwicktheatre.
For more information contact:
The Maywood Chamber of Commerce, the Maywood-Proviso Rotary, Mariella's Banquet Hall, the Maywood Police Department and, host committee invite you to be our guest at the Mix, Mingle & Give holiday event on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm hosted by Loyola University Chicago - Office of Neighborhood Initiatives.
Come join us for some holiday cheer as we give to our local youth.
After registration, please consider making a charitable gift to the Shirley S. Nagel Memorial Scholarship Fund and/or bring an unwrapped toy to the event to support children in our community.
We are looking for donations of new (unwrapped) toys. If you are unable to attend the event, you can drop-off toys at the Maywood Police Department, 125 S. 5th Ave., Maywood, IL 60153 now until Monday, December 5th.
Don't forget to RSVP - https://forms.gle/
The attire is seasonably festive ... and you better sleigh!
What exactly is a microaggression?
Microaggressions are statements or actions that offend people or make them feel unwelcome by reinforcing negative stereotypes or asserting power dynamics, whether or not that’s intended. This course will help you understand the impact of microaggressions and learn how to respond to them in ways that uphold Rotary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Winter Coat Drive for Homeless Veterans
It’s time again to give to those in need!
The Cook County Clerk's Office is partnering with Rotary District 6450 to assist the Chicago Standdown in this year's Winter Coat Drive for Homeless Veterans. So, please join the Clerk’s Office and wrap your arms around a homeless veteran with a winter coat donation this season! Read more on how you can help below.
Since 1993, the Chicago Standdown has assisted those veterans who are less fortunate and experiencing homelessness – and this year they are looking for new or clean and gently used men’s winter coats (Sizes L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL).
Coats will be accepted through Friday, October 21st with collection boxes located at 118 N. Clark Street, Room 120 and 69 W. Washington, 5th Floor.
All donated coats will be given out at the Chicago Standdown on Friday, October 28th at the Kedzie Armory (Illinois National Guard Northwest Armory, 1551 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60651).
Questions can be directed to Brian Cross (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 312-603-5788.
Thank you for your participation!
Rotary After Dark “A National Diversity Day Celebration
Purpose: Develop a District 6450 wide event to celebrate DEI on a club level. National Diversity Day is the time to hold this event. Beginning with a small-scale event that grows into a large-scale event, increasing the participation of Rotary clubs.
Speakers: Maywood - Proviso Rotary Club President Karen Yarbrough, Rotary/One Club President Timo Rehbock, Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club President Ryan Ivenmeyer, and Aleta Williams & Osei Andrews-Hutchinson, Co-Chairs of the District 6450 DEI Committee.
Club Sponsors: There are three clubs sponsoring this event: Rotary/One, Aurora Sunrise Rotary, and Maywood – Proviso Rotary.
National Diversity Day is a day to celebrate and embrace who we are, despite our differences, no matter what race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or disability. National Diversity Day is an annual event on the first Friday in October, Diversity Awareness Month. It was founded by Dr. Leo Parvis and Julie K. Parvis.
Dr. Leo Parvis teaches cultural diversity at Dunwoody College of Technology. He serves on the Board of the League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions, and the Chaska (Minnesota) Human Rights Commission. Julie K. Parvis, is an award-winning marketing diva and writer who is an overweight Lutheran, with a Scandinavian, Native American, Basque, Irish, English (and probably more!).
References: Website Image from Yahoo search engine /Information from National Diversity Day Website.
Leading Voice for Advocacy and Change
Xavier Ramey can be described as innovative, impactful, and well-informed on the issues that affect communities of color. As the CEO of Justice Informed LLC., a social impact consulting firm based in Chicago, Ramey provides strategic social impact guidance to multi-billion dollar businesses, advises Fortune 500 executives, and leads Masterclasses to top-ranked graduate programs in business and executive communications. The dynamic Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club member was recently interviewed by Arika Linton in an online news article featured in TBT NEWS (Truth Be Told News).
Xavier Ramey is an award-winning social strategist, noted public speaker, and conflict mediator. Combining his background in economics, extensive management & social impact experience, and direct action campaigning in the Black Lives Matter movement, Xavier leads a company that brings a wealth of experience and network to clients seeking catalyzed strategies for inclusion, philanthropy, CSR, and community engagement. Xavier has consulted with institutions across the world on their DEI and has delivered keynotes across the world, including on the TedX stage as well as audiences of 20,000 people alongside world leaders on the topic of global equity.
Xavier served as the lead of the Social Innovation and Philanthropy strategy in the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement, managed multi-million dollar philanthropic portfolios to stimulate employment through the United Way of Metro Chicago, & worked as a nonprofit Director of Development in Chicago’s North Lawndale community. Xavier is a founding member of the #LetUsBreathe Collective, an artist-activist organization committed to addressing state and police violence against people of color.
He is a board member of Young Chicago Authors, the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology, and a member of the Rotary Club of Maywood-Proviso in Rotary International. Xavier recently talked with the Chicago Defender about the power of the millennial perspective and what it means to be a catalyst for change:
Arika Linton/CD: What is the misconception that comes with leading an organization as a millennial of color?
Xavier: We aren’t bosses, we are leaders. Bosses take the first cut, leaders take the first hit. However, I am very sensitive to the challenges and needs of my millennial peers working in industries with tiny margins and high costs. My ask is that people be more sensitive to the needs of leaders of color, rather than comparing them or shaming them for not producing what Whiteness has been shown to more likely produce in terms of financial revenues and profits. People are working with a little to care for a lot.
Arika Linton/CD: What can you share regarding your company’s mission and impact?
Xavier: Our mission at Justice Informed is to “change the face of expertise” to inform the social impact consulting sector by leveraging the definitions, needs, ambitions, and ideals of people who hold minoritized or marginalized identities. Growing a powerful team of consultants, ensuring they have meaningful compensation and professional opportunities, and ensuring the pace of social change moves at the speed of our ambitions rather than the speed of the fears of people who are racial, gender, or otherwise fragile is our mission at JI.
Arika Linton/CD: Why is it important that your actions are backed by your words?
Xavier: My father, Paul Ramey, was a west side Precinct Captain, community organizer, and entrepreneur who also led a social impact consulting firm before he passed away. He used to tell me that you’re not truly from a city unless they see you walking that city and that you’re not from a neighborhood unless they see you walking that neighborhood. I believe that the embodiment of social justice and social impact is far more important than just valuing social change. Words matter. People who want the outcome of racial equity don’t necessarily believe in the pace many Black and Brown people are fighting for. We need people, especially allies, who believe something enough that they do something about what is happening to all of us.
Arika Linton/CD: What is your hope for Black men that operate at executive levels?
Xavier: I think that Black men are in a very interesting, but challenging position. We are wrapped up in dealing with the challenges of racial and economic inequity, while navigating historical expectations for financial and cultural production, in a space where gender and sexuality are continually being considered. Increasingly, the conversation around safe and empowered Black masculinity and what it means to be a Black man in America is one that is nebulous at best.
Our colleagues, partners, friends, and the media assume what should/could/might bring us joy. But there is a little collective conversation that meaningfully includes us. And so given that struggle and that lack of definition and ownership over their very identity, I would say that for Black men in America my hope is that they step into the powerful work of imagining and self-defining who they are and what we need to be for this next age. We must create what Black maleness means for ourselves, our communities, and our companies in the future. And this includes not just cisgender heterosexual Black men. This specifically includes queer and trans-Black men as well. ~ - Content Curated By MG Media
New Board Takes the Reins
The Rotary Club Maywood-Proviso installed new officers for the 2022-2023 term. Elected are President, Karen Yarbrough; Secretary, Gabe Fakhouri; Treasurer, Sue Flanagan; Sergeant-At-Arms, Viola Mims; President-Elect, Val Talley and board members, Erica Sanchez, Tikisha Buford and Daisy Harmon Allen.
The event was held at Ella's in Maywood and attendance included District Governor Ade Onayemi and Osei David Andrew Hutchison. President Yarbrough challenged the club to focus their attention on the " changing times" for Rotary and other service clubs. " Rotary must continue to evolve and meet the newer membership by being cognizant of the many time constraints and needs of Rotarians' business and family lives. Yet, Rotarians have a very strong desire to provide service to others and meet the goals of the club." She went on to state that, "this year will be the year of the child, to provide resources, leadership and investment into the lives of future generations."
Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso Research Project Advances
The Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso has embarked upon an exciting journey, researching Maywood-Proviso’s almost 100-year history of Rotary through articles, clippings, pictures, and other artifacts at Maywood’s public library.
Each first Saturday of the month, through 2023, you will find Rotarians and community residents at work reviewing the archives, searching through boxes, film, and other artifacts. To date, we have located the very first picture of those who established our club, the first black woman President of the Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso and minutes from many meetings. (Rotary did not admit women until 1989. The Council on Legislation voted to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide. It remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary)
“We are excited to engage in this very worthwhile project, commented President Karen Yarbrough. While we are expressly seeking our history, the history of what was occurring throughout Proviso, Chicago and the United States is peppered throughout the clippings.” We invite anyone who enjoys research projects and the desire to learn about the Proviso area to join us in our searches. Additionally, we will, during 2024 be planning a wonderful gala to celebrate our 100 years. A time capsule will also be filled with items to be unveiled one hundred years from 2024.”