We spent a lovely, snowy, December evening celebrating the memory and impact of Rotarian David Webster on December 13th, 2013. Joining us were his wife Beth, and two of his three daughters and their families. Tina put together a a wonderful slideshow of Dave throughout the years and always with a smile on his face.  We miss Dave every Thursday, but we are so lucky to have been a part of his life.
 
We had dinner and cocktails at the newly re-opened Black Ram Restaurant at 1414 East Oakton. The new owners are Bulgarian, and the menu feels part Mediterranean, part Baltic, and part Middle Eastern.  Charcuterie and cheese appetizers, fresh crisp salads, grilled chicken and marinated pork, flourless chocolate cake - we'll be back there soon!
 
The club formally inducted three new members (Daniela, Andy and Rose), welcomed new officers for 2014, and gave a special award to our 2013 Rotarian of the Year to Ella Bramwell. Ella serves as speaker coordinator as well as contributing to the website and every community activity in which we are involved. She has organized an excursion to see the Cubs play, a tour of Rotary iInternational, an afternoon at Holy Family Medical Center, and many other special events.  We are thrilled to have Ella as a member of our Rotary family.