Rotary International, which is headquartered in Evanston, will participate in the October 25 observance of Evanston Day of Caring by opening up its facilities to the community.

Dubbed Rotary Day at One Rotary Center, the organization will open the doors to its executive offices on the 18th floor at 12:30 p.m., greeting the public with international hosts dressed in national attire.

A brief welcoming program will be held at 1:15 p.m., followed by a tour of its new state-of-the-art conference center on the first floor of the building, at 1560 Sherman Ave.

At 1:30 p.m., a lunch buffet will be served with international desserts, followed by entertainment. The event will conclude at 2:30 p.m.

Rotary International has more than 1.2 million members in nearly 35,000 clubs throughout the world. Its president this year is Gary C. K. Huang of Taipei, Taiwan, who lives in Evanston during his presidential year.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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