The Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise Welcomes John Huston, a noted polar explorer as our guest speaker for Thursday, December 6, 2012. John Huston will give us input into foundations for Community Service, International Service, and Vocational Service.
John Huston has completed major expeditions on to the North Pole, South Pole and on Greenland. He works as a motivational speaker, safety and logistics consultant, and wilderness guide. John also works part time in commercial real estate. He has had numerous appearances on CNN, The History Channel, the BBC, and National Public Radio and in Outside Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. John sees his expeditions as values based journeys that push him beyond his limits and challenge him to new levels of possibility. In April of 2009 John and his partner in expeditions, Tyler Fish, became the first and only Americans to travel “unsupported” from land to the North Pole. This was no easy expedition! This fifty five day, four hundred and seventy five- mile journey has been accomplished by only 13 expeditions and has been called the “toughest expedition on the planet.” To travel unsupported means to travel under one’s own power without resupply of materials. In December of 2011, John and Tyler published Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole.”
Founded in Chicago over 100 years ago, Rotary is a world-wide, non-denominational service organization. The Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise is active in a wide variety of community and international service projects and is affiliated with Rotary International to advance numerous humanitarian projects, including the drive to eradicate polio worldwide. The club meets weekly at the Glenview Park Golf Club Café at 800 Shermer Road in Glenview. The meetings begin at 7 AM and feature weekly speakers. Members of the public interested in service are welcome to attend.
The club invites members of the public interested in hearing John Huston present and learning more about Rotary to attend this program. The entry fee of $12 includes the program and the breakfast buffet. Because of limited seating an RSVP is required and can be made by contacting Eric Weingart at 847-205-0611 prior to Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
For further information regarding Rotary and club membership in the Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise, please visit the club website at www.rotaryglenviewsunrise.org.