|Submission Date||Subject Area (pick one)||Topic||Brief overview of the speaker's presentation||Speaker's Name||Speaker's Email||Speaker's Phone||Relevant website||Is the speaker a Rotarian?||If yes, what club?||Submitted by:||Rotary Club:||How can you be contacted (provide a phone or email)?|
|2022-09-30 08:40:08||Medical/Health||Moral Decision Making: Prevent Moral Injury, Moral Distress, and PTSD||Dr. Bair and Ms. Walker will address the vital importance of Moral Decision Making. They have spoken and published a number of research articles detailing the tragic consequences of Moral Distress and Moral Injury. They have teamed up for years using expressive therapies of music, ceremony, ritual and community belonging to reduce Moral Distress and promote Moral Decision Making for Veterans and their families. Their work is often within Rotary and in the Rotary Tradition. (Pictures available)||John P. Bair, Ph.D. and Ms. Angela Walkeremail@example.com||847-302-31120||-||Yes||North Chicago||John P. Bair||North Chicagofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2022-09-16 18:16:50||Motivational/Leadership/Management||The Art of Reverse Mentoring||What is Reverse Mentoring? It is the secret to every generation adding and extracting value from each other. When veteran teammates and new team members add value to each other from their strengths, everyone wins. Why should we listen to a younger generation? Anupama will share some insights from her experience as a leader managing the younger generation in her own leadership journey and her involvement with Non Profit organizations like Rotary International and Toastmasters International.||Anupama Kinatukara||Abkinatukara@gmail.com||9734775923||https://www.espeakers.com/marketplace/profile/44710||No||-||Anupama Kinatukara||-||Abkinatukara@gmail.com|
|2022-09-13 14:46:47||New Generations/Youth||Words in Red||Roger speaks to several thousand high school students each year about destructive self-images and how they come about. After answering more than 11,000 calls on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Roger has a unique perspective, and hundreds of stories, that touch students. Rotarians find the remarks are applicable to them as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP6yH3lUNGo||Roger E. Breisch||REBreisch@alum.mit.edu||6302486291||REBreisch.com||No||-||Roger Breisch||-||REBreisch@alum.mit.edu|
|2022-09-13 13:20:20||Community||Keeping people and their pets together||Anderson Humane now offers in-home assistance with dog-walking, sifting the litter box, and temporary foster care - for no charge. Those in need should not have to surrender their pet because they are in need.||Barb Kohleyemail@example.com||847-697-2880 x34||ahconnects.org||No||-||Kate Halma||6440||either|
|2022-09-13 08:55:04||Environment||Healing People and the Planet||Did you know that spending just 5 minutes in nature can instantly reduce your stress hormone levels? A growing body of research demonstrates the vital importance of access to the outdoors for physical and mental health, especially for children. However, many green spaces, and even the basics like clean air and clean water, are not equitably available in our communities.
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods works collaboratively with community partners, artists, health care providers, and scientists to improve health equity and access to nature in Lake County, Illinois, and the Chicago region. We engage people with the outdoors through the arts, environmental education, and community action. Brushwood Center’s programs focus on youth, families, Military Veterans, and those facing racial and economic injustices.
Learn more about this work and ways to get involved!
|Catherine Gamefirstname.lastname@example.org||269-967-0527||brushwoodcenter.org||Yes||North Chicago||Angela Walker/Catherine Game||North Chicagoemail@example.com|
|2022-09-06 18:54:24||Humanitarian||Hope From the Bottom Up||HOPE FROM THE BOTTOM UP WEBSITE
OUR HOPES, OUR CHOICES, OUR FUTURE!
Nothing moves forward unless people have hope.
• Hope for themselves
• Hope for their families
• Hope for their communities
• Hope for their country
The Mission of the Hope From the Bottom Up www.hopefromthebottomup.com website is to capture, share, and celebrate the many good things individuals and groups, including Rotary, are doing locally, nationally, and internationally to bring hope to all of us.
|Robert Beezatfirstname.lastname@example.org||630-747-5028||www.hopefromthebottomup.com||No||-||Robert Beezatemail@example.com|
|2022-08-16 07:09:15||Medical/Health||Mental health stress removal||Stress - acc to new definition - is not given by others - but - your way of taking decided called perception - and accordingly new treatments are there.||Rtn dr vinod kumar goyal||Drvgo999@gmail.com||00919824048232||Www.drvinodgoyal.com||Yes||Ahmedabad heritage||Self||Ahmedabad heritage||00919824048232|
|2022-08-15 13:17:57||Education||Early Childhood Literacy||"Early Childhood Literacy Will Save a Child from a Life of Poverty and Crime". |
This presentation is focused on areas located within many of our #6440 communities. With program ideas, this presentation will show how your Rotary club can directly make a difference and impact to many households who lack books and to parents who lack the know how to teach their child essential literacy skills before entering kindergarten.
|Richard Rosenfirstname.lastname@example.org||-||-||Yes||wheeling||Richard Rosen||wheelng||emial|
|2022-07-20 14:40:45||Motivational/Leadership/Management||Embrace Every Mission Challenge||How can you engage and inspire your team towards elite performance? You get elite performance and 10x profit through a culture fueled by the ultimate KPI. Your leadership is the single biggest influencer in changing challenges into opportunities. During this session you will learn my easy-to-implement team-leading strategies that embrace change through Kulture, Positive Leadership, and Interrelationships (KPI). Learn how to make your team say, “I get to go to work” not “I have to go to work”. Be the best flight lead and lead the mission.||Dennis Mellenemail@example.com||4256818652||https://BeABean.net||No||-||-||-||Phone is best|
|2022-07-12 15:32:57||Humanitarian||Stories from Service Work in Africa||Richard speaks about his team's transformative work in providing 300+ low-income African students with full scholarships to US colleges, with students who have accepted scholarships for $80 million approximately. He now leads a healthcare organization, Bulamu, which has treated 300,000 total patients since 2016, including about 12,000 surgery patients total. Bulamu has one global grant underway and a 2nd grant in progress, with a focus on Maternal and Child Health, that will serve more than 100,000 maternity patients per year when fully achieved. This is inspiring work and our club really enjoyed hearing about it! For a few videos on Richard's team's work, please see here:
|Richard Sieglerfirstname.lastname@example.org||13126232331||www.bulamuhealthcare.org||Yes||Rotary 1 (Chicago)||John Shuster||Barringtonemail@example.com|
|2022-04-08 07:27:43||Medical/Health||Addiction Behavioral Health Medicine Ascension Health Hospitals||What to Do When the Addiction/Mental Health Crisis Comes to Family and Work
Fr. Jim Swarthout: M.Div, MSW, CAADC,CIP
Director of Addiction and Behavioral Health Medicine with Ascension Hospital System. (formally Amita) will speak to this area of urgency and possibility and recovery.
Fr. Jim has been a Rotarian for over 25 years and a Paul Harris Fellow.
|Fr. Jim Swarthoutfirstname.lastname@example.org||847-650-5254||AMITAhealth.org/Addiction||Yes||Fox Valley Sunset Charter Member||Fr. Jim Swarthout||Fox Valley Rotaryemail@example.com|
|2022-04-02 07:21:52||New Generations/Youth||Youth Programs D6440||Overview of Youth Exchange, RYLA, and Interact||Mary Bak||Gov.firstname.lastname@example.org||847-530-6859||Rotary6440.org||Yes||Glenview Sunrise||Mary Bak||Glenview Sunrise||Gov.email@example.com|
|2022-02-23 15:20:09||Service Projects||Building Better Lives for Kids||Kids Above All is a 128 year long child serving agency in the Chicagoland area building better lives for kids. We believe in placing the safety, well-being and education of kids above all else from ages 0 to 24. Hear about the impactful services and programs from early childhood learning to foster care services, group homes, a grief camp for kids loosing a loved one to homicide, and housing for homeless young adults. Best practices for trauma informed therapy are integral to upholding our mission. Learn about ways to serve and step up for our kids.||Catherine Inserrafirstname.lastname@example.org||18472242870||www.kidsaboveal.org||No||-||Catherine Inserra||-||847-224-2870|
|2022-02-15 15:11:59||Business & Finance||"The Importance of Falling"||This story of how a former Circus Performer took what they learned through teaching Aerial Acrobatics to kids, and translated it into more sales at work. Through the power of Psychological Safety and Empathetic Selling, Cob has been able to increase sales by 30% in the very first month of implementing these easy steps||Cob Kniepemail@example.com||6305518803||www.speakercob.com||No||-||Jacob||-||6236063488|
|2022-02-08 10:20:58||Environment||Coral Reef Restoration||"Sanacora restores Coral Reef environment around the globe. With a greater importance than the rain forests, Coral needs attention and needs it immediately. Hear Guy and Anita Courtney describe the current Coral situation around the world and learn what they are doing to solve the Coral degradation problem. Not only is the Coral a beautiful underwater landscape, it is a vital world for 50% of all ocean life. Their message will fascinate you and your family and is delivered in an easily understood way. You will learn the importance of this environment and how it impacts you no matter your location! Presented with incredible photography and a very engaging manner, Guy and Anita will share an unbelievable story with you and other Rotarians."||Guy and Anita Courtneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||907-240-7847||www.sanacora.world||Yes||Long Grove, Illinois||Anita Courtney||Long Gove, Illinoiseemail@example.com|
|2021-12-30 09:52:15||Motivational/Leadership/Management||Proactive Habits||Program Overview:
Howard Wallach shares his PROACTIVE HABITS platform that any professional can use to grow and thrive in business and life. Howard demonstrates his techniques for using mentoring, connecting, and paying it forward outside your own four walls. His personal philosophy of living a life with intent fueled the growth of his, A-Z ENTERTAINMENT, LTD., which includes Motivational & Corporate speaking. Discover how to lay the foundation for your life using a set of guiding principles that give fresh impetus to a mission of serving and inspiring others through his examples.
BIOGRAPHY & BACKGROUND
From his humble beginnings as a Chicago nightclub DJ, to performing at some of the biggest and brightest special events in the country, HOWARD WALLACH, professionally known as TOP DAWG, has become one of the most polished and in-demand producers and entertainers in corporate and social events. His versatility and leadership in the hospitality field has afforded him ample opportunities to speak at industry events and energize audiences around the United States.
Throughout his career, Howard has found his passion in mentoring, connecting, and paying it forward outside his own four walls. His personal philosophy of living a life with intent fueled the growth of his, A-Z ENTERTAINMENT, LTD., and laid the foundation for his PROACTIVE HABITS platform, a set of guiding principles that give fresh impetus to his mission of serving and inspiring others.
Howard believes that in a global pandemic, even with social distancing enforced, no one should miss a milestone. And with the new normal comes a new level of production value. Adapting to the best of his capability, he brings depth of expertise in event production, mastery of digital technology, a sixth sense in matching mood with music, and positive energy that is off the charts.
VIRTUAL EVENTS THAT HIT THE HIGH NOTE
In response to the coronavirus crisis, Howard has tailored his offerings to meet the needs of people relegated to celebrating milestones in the virtual world. His electric personality, ability to engage attendees, and expertise in gamification deliver exceptional value for businesses staging virtual conferences, meetups, or mixers.
HYBRID EVENTS THAT OBSERVE HELATH & SAFETY GUIDELINES
A master logistician, Howard is adept at coordinating all the moving parts of a wedding, Mitzvah, or other special occasion and making the experience memorable. With hybrid events emerging as a viable option, he and his team are prepared to support events that attract both virtual and in-person attendees in accordance with CDC recommendations.
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
Although the event industry has been devastated by COVID-19, Howard continues to boost his game. Prior to the onset of the pandemic, he tacked on international experience and expanded his versatility with DJ performances in Asia and engagements in the cruise ship industry. Until IRL events return, he and his A-Z team are focused on providing high-impact virtual solutions and creating extraordinary customer experiences. To discuss your next event: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Howard Wallachemail@example.com||(847) 537-5100||azentertainment.com||No||-||Kathi Quinn||Northbrookfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2021-11-16 12:05:20||Motivational/Leadership/Management||Character Based Management||The title of my presentation is the following: Character Based Management.
What makes us a good or bad boss are the behaviors we call a person’s character.
We can improve our character, and thereby improve our organization’s
effectiveness and productivity as well as our job satisfaction.
Now is the time to start!
Here is a brief bio: Robert Beezat is a management consultant who has worked with over 350 public, private, and not-for-profit organizations around the country. He is also a former city manager and business owner. He has been an adjunct faculty member at several universities teaching business, human resource, and supervisory management courses. He is the author of "Character Based Management: A Key to More Productive & Effective Organizations" and "Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness." You can find out more about him and his books at the website below.
I have spoken to over 130 Rotary Clubs in northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin about one or both of my books.
|2021-10-06 08:06:01||Medical/Health||Reclaim Your Personal Power: Take Responsibility for Your Emotional Health Now||Coach Maureen Kafkis wants you to imagine a world where we choose our thoughts on purpose to create the way we want to feel and the results we desire.
“No this is not a fantasy or a pie in the sky dream,” states Kafkis, “The only thing standing between us and what we want, is our Brain BS™.”
Kafkis has noted a specific type of Brain BS™ unique to women in particular which has become the epicenter of her coaching program. The reason for that might be explained by societal expectations and found in our collective past.
When we were little, we were “taught” that other people could hurt our feelings. For example, another child called us a name or said something mean and we might come home from school crying because of it. Our parents would get really upset. Sometimes they would get upset enough to call the parent of that child; or even the school - if the parent was not handling the situation the way they thought they should.
The complaint might be that the offending child should be “nicer” and should not be making kids “feel bad”. We were operating under the false premise that controlling others, like this offender, is the way to handle the situation. Kafkis says, “Essentially, we were taught that other people have more control over the way we feel than we do ourselves.”
We learned that the way to feel better in life is by trying to control what other people say and do, instead of focusing on how we respond to them and manage our minds. As women in particular, we have learned to become people pleasers and to make everybody else’s needs a priority over our own.
This has never worked, and never will, states Kafkis who stresses that instead of focusing on the bully and the undesirable behavior it would serve us so much better to learn that the only way we can feel anything is because of what we are thinking. Anything else would totally rob us of our personal power, she stresses.
Emotional health and living life up to our potential is accessible to all of us. The proof can be found in the exploration and support that can be experienced through the power of coaching says, Kafkis, who has developed the Brain BS™ method.
Kafkis is so passionate about helping people get started on a life changing emotional health journey she is offering complimentary sessions to Rotarians get them started. The presentation will include some tips to empower oneself by taking control over emotional health.
Maureen Kafkis, founder of Brain BS™ and Brave Brainiacs, is a Coach, PODcaster, and Speaker based in the Chicagoland area. Her website is: thebrainbs.com.
|Maureen Kafkisemail@example.com||847-507-6164||thebrainbs.com||No||-||Kathleen Quinn||Northbrook (Dist 6440)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2021-09-08 10:18:54||Environment||Renewal Energy/Solar||Lots of information on how solar installations work. economic benefits/electrical savings.
The future of solar and wind technology
|Dave Wilmsemail@example.com||847-641-8169||-||No||-||Stan Roelker||Lincolnshire Rotary Clubfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2021-07-26 20:58:50||Business & Finance||Do not invest in solar panels until you hear this||Rudy Segovia is a solar consultant. His information is vital to making a decision about solar panels. This is an informational presentation not a sales demo. Learn what to ask from a sales solar sales rep.||Rudy Segoviaemail@example.com||312 804-5050||sunnussolar.com||No||-||-||-||-|
|2021-05-17 19:23:56||Medical/Health||Alzhimer's Disease||Where are my Glasses, Where are my Keys...signs, symptoms, are you concerned, Should you be, plus sharing stories with my mom who had Alzheimer's Disease for 12 years. I have also had a story of my mom published in the Alz Assoc. newsletter 2020.||Betsy Skibinskifirstname.lastname@example.org||18479511497||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2021-05-10 00:46:15||International||StoveTeam International - eliminating open-fire cooking in Latin America||StoveTeam International is a nonprofit organization started by a Rotarian, that is working in Latin America to save families from the dangers of open-fire cooking. The cookstoves we provide not only help families avoid respiratory illnesses, which account for 4 million deaths every year, but they also save CO2 from entering the atmosphere, and provide local employment!
Our innovative approach has won StoveTeam numerous awards, and resulted in the donation of over 78,000 cookstoves to date. But around the world, we are still nowhere close to addressing this issue on the scale it deserves.
To raise awareness for this devastating issue, we have developed an engaging and informative interactive pre-recorded video presentation, specifically for Rotary clubs. This fun new format allows us to show your club the issue of open-fire cooking firsthand and give an inside look at StoveTeam’s programs, through an interactive experience that allows your club to ask questions and visit links. And because the presentation is pre-recorded, our staff can remain focused on providing cookstoves, while enabling your club to learn and raise awareness about this issue.
See a demo video with excerpts from the presentation:
Please note, since it's pre-recorded, any meeting date will work. This video format allows us to show you our programs firsthand via dozens of short videos and photos, in a way that we can't through an "in-person" Zoom presentation. The video is about 23 minutes long, and at the end buttons pop up allowing your club to choose which questions they would like answered!
If you are interested, please let me know the meeting date when you would like to host, and I will send you the video link and instructions.
|Forest Reseneremail@example.com||(541) 554-4638||www.stoveteam.org||No||-||Forest Resenerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2021-03-30 10:25:51||Community||Veteran Outreach||Highlight the many things the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans has been doing over the years, as well as educate about our new mobile outreach program to take our mission to the clients. We would also like to discuss our ongoing need of essential items and ways to help our organization directly impact the lives of at risk veterans and their families. Thank you.||Josh Tayloremail@example.com||630-871-8387 x617||www.helpaveteran.org||No||-||Joshua Taylorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2021-03-11 08:05:24||Communications||Museum of Broadcast Communications||The title was “Broadcast, Politics and News Literacy.” The museum pivoted with Covid to an online exhibit to explore the Presidential Debates over time and the influence of media in presidential politics||Susy Schultz||Sschultz@museum.tv||-||Greatdebates.org||No||-||Kristine Young||Barrington Breakfast||Kriyoung@comcast.net|
|2021-03-07 13:21:31||Leisure/Lifestyle/Entertainment||Life as a performing musician||"Touch Bass with Alan" is a fun and educational program that introduces audiences to the world of classical music through the deep sounds of the double bass. Alan plays, tells humorous stories and anecdotes and, for Rotary, relates similarities between teamwork necessary for orchestral performance and successful businesses.||Alan Steineremail@example.com||8472801927||www.touchbasswithalan.com||No||-||Alan Steinerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2021-02-16 19:55:28||Environment||Ending Soil Erosion in Haiti for Economic Development||Soil erosion in Haiti paralyzes the economy. The erosion is caused by the deforestation of trees for firewood and charcoal. The only source of energy in this oil and electric deficient country. Dr. Tawainga Katsvairo addresses a game-changer solution of planting deep-rooted, heat and drought tolerant perennial grasses which will not be harvested for charcoal. The grasses reduce mudslides during hurricanes, build soil health, provide habitat for wildlife, protect fisheries and critical infrastructure. The grasses protect watersheds consistent with Rotary focuses areas of environmental, clean water, and ending poverty. The program has ambitious goals to end soil erosion for sustainability and a prosperous economy in Haiti. The presentation has been well received by numerous clubs across the US.
||Dr. Tawainga Katsvairoemail@example.com||850 508 2128||-||Yes||Tallahassee||Chet Sadler||Sanibel Captivafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2021-02-15 14:40:49||Medical/Health||Be The Match, Life Saving Organization||Heartwarming and inspiring presentation shares the life-saving work that Be The Match is doing for patients with blood cancers (leukemia/lymphoma) or blood diseases. Details how everyday people may join the Be The Match Registry to save the life of patients in need. Additionally, shares other ways to get involved.||Kristin Scottemail@example.com||6129109742||https://bethematch.org||Nofirstname.lastname@example.org, 612-910-9742|
|2021-02-12 10:05:25||Medical/Health||Disability, Accessibility, and Ableism||A thorough overview of what constitutes a disability and the protections afforded by the ADA. Accessibility accommodations requirements for public spaces are also discussed. Finally, a candid discussion about language etiquette regarding disabilities and and introduction to Ableism and how it manifests in society.||Vickey Young||Vcastk@gmail.com||440-221-2941||-||No||-||Marie Kuipers||Winnetka-Northfieldemail@example.com #435-655-5070|
|2021-02-10 09:51:28||Education||Weiss Scholarship Foundation Supporting Education in Kenya||Weiss Scholarship Foundation empowers children in Kenya with education as we work to build a world where every child gets a great education. We provide a holistic approach so in addition to paying all the school fees, we have staff on the ground to provide the support our students need to be successful. We believe education is the only long-term, sustainable solution to poverty and we cannot end poverty unless girls are educated. We ask people to imagine a world where every child gets a great education. Hear this story of hope that we can create such a world. Educated children will solve all the other problems.||Brett Weissfirstname.lastname@example.org||630.248.5405||https://www.facebook.com/weissscholarshipfoundation||Yes||Naperville||Chuck Miles||Genevaemail@example.com|
|2021-01-31 09:42:40||Humanitarian||TCP Global-microloans||TCP Global is an NGO providing microloans to communities across the globe. It works closely with Rotary clubs. The US team is former Peace Corps Volunteers. Program summary:
|Rita Novakfirstname.lastname@example.org||312-919-1523||https://tcp-global.silkstart.com/cpages/home||No||-||Mary Bak||Glenview Sunriseemail@example.com|
|2021-01-19 18:34:13||Environment||Operation Pollination||"Do you like to Eat?" In 20 minutes, learn how your District/Club can get involved in this very simple "7th area of focus project"...Operation Pollination. https://operationpollination.net The future stake of life on Earth as we know it depends on our actions today!
||Chris Stein||Chris_Stein@nps.gov||(402) 881-1387||https://operationpollination.net||Yes||new E-Club out of Iowa||same||same||email or call the info above|
|2021-01-17 18:44:26||International||Connecting the World & Building Cultural Bridges||Inspired by Rotarians, Funded by Rotarians, Run by Rotarians.
International Cultural Exchange Program.
This program has reached over 1 million people in the US. Over 500 youth and young adults have had the opportunity to travel Internationally as cultural ambassadors in this program.
|Vitaliy Bezrodnov||RotaryCF@gmail.com||216-214-0828||www.RotaryChildrensFund.org||Yes||Downtown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club, NC District 7710||Vitaliy Bezrodnov||Downtown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club, NC District 7710||RotaryCF|
|2020-10-08 16:11:17||Motivational/Leadership/Management||Connecting: Harnessing the Power of People||Phil Martin uses his 35 years in theatre as a director, producer, actor, and writer to present his effective philosophy on how to go beyond communicating (often misunderstood) to truly connecting with people. Phil leads a fun and interactive discussion, using a three-point approach, designed to avoid the dreaded “failure to communicate”: 1) know yourself, 2) create a true team, and 3) practical lessons on how to engage and connect. This presentation will dramatically reshape your business and personal life.
|2020-08-03 22:38:47||Motivational/Leadership/Management||Battling Distractions During Crisis||Crisis is a distraction for everyone. It pulls us away from our life focus and towards something else. We must discipline ourselves to stay focused in times of crisis so we can stay focused in times of crisis so we can turn adversity into and opportunity, giving hope to others. Anupama will share some insights into what one needs to put behind and what needs to be put before us, based on her own experience during this critical time.||Anupama Kinatukarafirstname.lastname@example.org||(973) 477 5923||-||Yes||The Rotary Club of Fair Lawn||Anupama Kinatukara||Fair Lawn, NJemail@example.com|
|2020-07-16 13:46:31||Community||Adult Allies: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth||Lizzy Lizzy is Youth Program Manager at Youth Services of Glenview Northbrook. She oversees their Pride Youth Program for LGBTQ+ youth. Her talk will discuss various aspect of gender and sexual identity and how to foster more inclusive communities.||Lizzy Appleby||Lizzy.Appleby@ysgn.org||-||https://www.ysgn.org/services/pride||No||-||Rich Lalley||Winnetka-Northfieldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2020-06-15 10:26:50||Community||Service Dogs||Kate Halma is the Executive Director of True Blue Dogs in Woodstock, Illinois. True Blue Dogs trains dogs to serve individuals with disabilities. Kate's presentation focuses on the rights and responsibilities of service dog teams.||Kate Halmaemail@example.com||815-482-5138||www.truebluedogs.org||No||-||Marlene Frisbie||Woodstockfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2020-06-11 14:41:16||Community||Native American Cultural Center — Trickster||Joe Podlasek, a member of the Ojibwe Nation, is Director of Trickster Cultural Center in Schaumburg. He spoke about Native American history, culture and traditions, and participation in US Military Service. It was very informative and engaging. I would also recommend you begin the session with a “land acknowledgment.”||Joe Podlasek||Joep@tricksterculturalcenter.org||630-640-3828||Www.tricksterculturalcenter.org||No||-||Kristine Young||Barrington Breakfast||Kriyoung@comcast.net|
|2020-06-07 14:04:32||Humanitarian||Domestic Violence||Rebecca Weininger, Director of Domestic Violence Law Practice with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, discusses the plight of domestic violence victims and the support she and her organization offer them.||Rebecca Weiningeremail@example.com||847.737.4042||Http://nslegalaid.org||No||-||Rich Lalley||Winnetka-Northfieldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2020-06-03 20:00:20||Environment||coral reef restoration||Guy Courtney and Anita Laurence share their hands on involvement and passion and insights into the coral reef ecosystem and its restoration
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
|guy email@example.com||-||www.sanacora.com||Yes||long grove||mark s gibson||barrington firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2020-05-14 15:50:43||Medical/Health||The Three Ps in My Life: Polio, Post Polio Syndrome and Polio Plus||John Nanni is a Polio Survivor, a Post Polio Syndrome Survivor and a Rotary Polio Plus advocate. He was diagnosed in 1953 with polio before he was one year old. He details his journey through polio and post polio syndrome and his journey with Polio Plus. He also compares polio and the pandemic we are currently experiencing. Great program. Presented via Zoom.||John Nanniemail@example.com||609-449-4007 (cell)||-||Yes||MOT Rotary Club Middletown DE||Nancy Keppel||Wheeling||708-975-4391 (cell)|
|2020-04-21 19:32:28||Service Projects||ShelterBoxUSA||A virtual presentation to bring clubs up to date with the ShelterBox disaster relief...||Donna Lee Gulley and firstname.lastname@example.org||8474809502||ShelterBoxUSA||Yes||Northbrook||Donna Lee||Northbrookemail@example.com|
|2020-04-09 19:21:58||Environment||Employment for People with Disabilities through Recycling Unwanted Electronics||Blue Star Recyclers is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission of recycling electronics to create local jobs for people with disabilities. Our presentation tracks the accidental discovery of occupational assets possessed by people with disabilities, how our model not only receives zero government funding, but reduces taxpayer burden, and how recycling electronics produces a significant environmental and economic impact. Blue Star Recyclers has partnered with several Rotary clubs since 2010 on various projects with outstanding results.||Bill Morrisfirstname.lastname@example.org||(719) 494-4436||www.bluestarrecyclers.com||No||-||Bill Morris||referred by Lyle Staabemail@example.com|
|2020-03-26 11:04:19||Communications||Public Relations teams for the 21st century||Discussing why it's so important for your club to have a strong public relations team, and providing practical steps for how to build one.||Jenna Raimbaultfirstname.lastname@example.org||3065307966||eastviewrotary.org||Yes||Rotary Club of Regina Eastview||Jenna Raimbault||Rotary Club of Regina Eastview||306-530-7966|
|2020-03-02 21:07:14||Communications||"Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final"||Local author David Sweet of Lake Forest discusses his new book on the 1972 Olympics Gold Medal Basketball game, where the final three seconds were played three times until the Soviet Union defeated the U.S. team in one of the most controversial games in Olympic history. David weaves the tragedy of the terror attack with the drama and significance of the game and the reason why some basketball officials wanted the Soviets to win.||David Sweetemail@example.com||847-527-7119||-||No||-||Randy Blaser||Gurneefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2020-01-01 13:45:41||Rotary & District||Making friends through Rotary||Donna’s presentation is designed to motivate each Rotarian to make friends through Rotary in their own club, the district, the United States and around the globe. Northbrook Rotarians were the first to hear this her talk and commented: amazing, inspirational, just what millenials are looking for, passionate, riveting, sincere, contagious. By giving excerpts of how she has made Rotary friends, Donna hopes that each Rotarian listening will follow her lead and make new and further Rotary friends locally and globally.||Donna Lee Gulleyemail@example.com||847 208 4107||-||Yes||Northbrook||-||-||-|
|2019-12-04 15:28:31||Communications||The Art of Engaged Conversation||Motivational Speaker. John's mission is to create a joyful world by maximizing the best of human potential. He encourages listeners to
"Be brave and have a conversation that might matter to your life. To engage 1) give up your agenda, 2) want to learn their story, and 3) don’t fix, don’t fix, don’t fix."
|John Nepperfirstname.lastname@example.org||2624962751||Johnnepper.com||No||-||Suzanne Gibson||Barrington Breakfast||gov.suzanne@Rotary6440.org|
|2019-10-23 13:59:32||Environment||Climate Change||Citizens' Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our respectful, non-partisan approach to climate action is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations.||Mike Zanilloemail@example.com||312 504 1732||citizensclimatelobby.org||-||-||Mark Gibson||Barrington Breakfastfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2019-02-27 01:44:57||Medical/Health||Brain health - preventing dementia and Alzheimer||"Preventative Health Pathway"
M. Jill Keenon
RN, BSN, CLNC (Certified Legal Nurse Consultant), Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
How can you prevent or find ways to reduce the effects of dementia and Alzheimers? Can you help your loved ones who are showing signs?
|M. Jill Keenonemail@example.com||630 881 5329||Preventativehealthpathway.liveeditaurora.com||No||-||Paul Keenon||Glen Ellyn||630 881 5602|
|2019-02-07 09:55:04||Community||Modern Estate Planning||A presentation about estate planning in today's world. Why it's important, why it's different than 10 or 20 years ago, why it will save you money, why it will benefit your family now and when you're gone, why everyone should do it and much more.||Sande S. Shamashfirstname.lastname@example.org||847-691-2989||www.madonia.com||No||-||Sande S. Shamash||Anyemail@example.com|
|2018-09-21 19:05:40||International||Engineers Without borders, Chicago Professionals Chapter||As activity develops, the presentation would include new projects (currently one in Kenya and one in Guatemala) status of existing projects (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador). In general EWB deals with potable water supply, solar power, sanitation, bridges, or other engineering projects as determined by the community.||John McDonaldfirstname.lastname@example.org||847-668-2421||http://ewb-usa-chicago.org||Yes||Libertyville Sunrise Rotary||John McDonald||Libertyville Sunrise Rotary||847-668-2421|
|2018-06-07 19:04:33||Motivational/Leadership/Management||strategic principles to develop and strengthen your own self-worth, how to find the freedom to be who you are, to live a life and leave a legacy that is consequential and lasting.||Kevin Knight is a best-selling author, an award-winning speaker and a leadership breakthrough expert who knows what it takes to turn your life around. An inspired communicator and strategist, he has a record of enhancing performance for both individuals and companies. Best-selling author of "Liberation is Imperative" he focuses on effective ways for people management, good communication which are the keys for success. Also presents on how to manage conflict and connect to today's generation- Millennial. Topics to cover are: - 5 Critical skills of Leadership - Living Your Life by Design - What I Learned Coaching Executives & Athletes - Lessons Learned - The Difference Between "Influence" and "Impact" - The Currency of Leadership - Assessment of ExcellenceProfessionals At the end of the session, Kevin will share strategic principles to develop and strengthen your own self-worth, how to find the freedom to be who you are, to live a life and leave a legacy that is consequential and lasting.
||Kevin Knightemail@example.com||310 254 6908||https://kevinjknightllc.com||No||-||Kevin Knight||-||310 254 6908, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2018-05-22 10:28:45||International||Hope's In: How My Daily Endeavours Caught Up with my Heart||Description: When she was just 15 years old, Courtney McGovern co-founded the nonprofit organization, Hope's In NFP. Now, McGovern has graduated from New York University with a degree in Nonprofit Organization Management and a Minor in Spanish and works full time for Hope's In NFP. The organization's mission is to empower families living in Guatemala City as well as develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. Through building homes, running medical clinics and leading over 300 local people to Guatemala, Hope's In NFP continues to sharpen and strategize their plan for the future. Hear from McGovern as she talks passionately and honestly about her discoveries, experiences, and lifelong effort to have her intellect, community, methodology, and strategy for global impact catch up to her heart's initial investment in humanity.
||Courtney Quigley McGovernemail@example.com||847 542 1577||https://hopesin.org||No||-||Suzanne Gibson||Barrington Breakfast||847 668 7482|
|2018-04-30 14:08:07||International||Human Rights and combatting human slavery||Katie Russell is the Director of Mobilization in Chicago for International Justice Mission, a global human rights organization that protects people in poverty from violence. IJM partners with local authorities in 24 program offices in 14 countries to combat trafficking and slavery, violence against women and children, and police abuse of power. Prior to joining IJM, Katie served as Senior Director, External Affairs for International Student House of Washington, DC, as small nonprofit that fosters dialogue and life-long connections among graduate students from around the world. She worked closely with the organization’s Board of Directors, alumni, and managed their communications and fundraising efforts. Prior to DC, Katie worked at Park Community Church, a multi-site church in Chicago where she supported the activities of the young professionals community. In a volunteer capacity with Renew Chicago, Katie oversaw a large-scale day of service that engaged hundreds of volunteers and partner organizations throughout Chicago. Katie is an Americorps alumna, and her intern experience includes the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.||Katie Russellfirstname.lastname@example.org||571.447.5108||https://www.ijm.org||No||-||Suzanne Gibson||Barrington Breakfast Rotary Clubemail@example.com|
|2018-04-13 08:30:15||Motivational/Leadership/Management||Linking happiness, optimism + positivity to higher performance||Don’s expertise is in the field of positive psychology, specifically how a positive mindset enables higher performance. He is a sought after speaker on the topic, often presenting at local, national and international conferences, and has been published nationally. In the recent past, Don has led high quality teams that focus on leadership development, high potential development and executive coaching. He has built programs for United Airlines, Allscripts and Astellas Pharma Inc. Don is a risk taker who has most recently founded a company called GoPositiv, that links happiness, optimism, and positivity to high performance. Don has a Masters Degree and recently obtained a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology.
||Don Sandelfirstname.lastname@example.org||224-688-6544||http://gopositiv.com||No||-||Rich Lalley||Winnetka-Northfieldemail@example.com|
|2018-02-11 07:46:05||Communications||Three Keys to Transforming Your Communication||The Three Keys to Transforming Your Communication
When we think about how to become a better communicator, we often think about the tools we use: our PowerPoint deck, our posture and our poise. And these are crucial. But the real key to sustained, long-term improvement and success as a communicator might surprise you, in part because they are simple, easy to implement and available to everyone.
Attitude (positive and proactive)
Commitment (total and persistent)
Training (thorough and long term)
Now you have the right attitude, commitment and training --what next?
In this session you will learn four major skill sets to improve communication:
* Assess: Analyze honestly your own skill and the challenge in front of you.
* Message: Craft a clear, persuasive and compelling argument.
* Document: Support that message with slides or other supplementary media.
* Deliver: Present your message with confidence and clarity.
|Jerry Evans, DTM (Distinguised Toast Master)||firstname.lastname@example.org||630 640 9219||-||No||-||Suzanne Gibson||Barrington Breakfastemail@example.com|
|2018-01-25 14:21:07||Business & Finance||MARKET YOUR BUSINESS||Promotional Products is an 18 Billion dollar industry and what companies are buying to promote their logo and get their brand awareness. Goes over what is hot and case studies of how some of the promotional merchandise is used and how it is successful||jackie firstname.lastname@example.org||6307900004||www.janscoinc.com||No||-||JACKIE jackson||GLEN ELLYN||773-457-7851|
|2017-03-24 12:28:47||Community||Absent father||21st Century Dads Foundation
21CDF is a 501c3 created to address the issue of father absence, one of the root causes of what ails society.
There are approximately 24 million kids growing up across America without their dads. Children from father-absent homes are more likely to; drop out of school, abuse drugs and alcohol, get involved with crime and become incarcerated, become teen parents, have psychological problems and commit suicide.
There are a number of factors contributing to father absence, including, but not limited to:
Out-of-Wedlock Births, which have increased from 11% in 1970 to 41% today
Divorce, which strikes and estimated 1:2 marriages,
Lack of Paternity Establishment, which is greater than 50% in some communities,
Incarceration, which is more acute in certain populations,
Abandonment, which can be both physical and emotional
Lack of Employment, which results in lack of supporting basic needs
Death, which occurs prematurely too often among low income families.
|David Hirschemail@example.com||-||21stcenturydads.org||No||-||Susan Fisher||Wilmette Harbor||-|
|2017-02-08 04:59:14||Leisure/Lifestyle/Entertainment||Keep Yourself Safe!||Joe Rosner, former military and law enforcement officer, will help club members learn how to keep themselves and their families safe from crime and violence. This fun and informative program features tips, tactics and techniques you'll want to share. Joe also explodes myths about personal protection that you might have heard elsewhere, using humor and demonstration to maximize learning and fun.||Joe Rosner||joe.rosner@usa,net||888-439-1411||bestdefenseusa.com||No||-||Greg Cardelli||Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woodsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2016-09-10 19:58:44||Education||Increasing Access to Higher Education||Pauline DeGrazia is the Manager of the Harrison Professional Pathways program at National Louis University, Wheeling campus. This new undergraduate program was designed to help more young people from the northwest suburbs of Chicago get to and through college. The program uses an innovative, affordable, flexible, and supportive approach to undergraduate education created to assist students who face barriers to college such as first generation to college, low income or underrepresented minorities.||Pauline DeGraziaemail@example.com||847-947-5223||www.nl.edu/mypath||Yes||Wheeling||Pauline DeGrazia||Wheelingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2016-08-31 14:46:44||Motivational/Leadership/Management||The Positive Way: How Positive Leaders Create Positive Results||Regardless of whether you’re involved with business battles or family feuds, your life as a leader is filled with conflict. It’s not a question of if but rather when you’ll have to deal with another disagreement. The only uncertainty regarding conflicts is whether your relationships and results tend to get stronger or weaker after you collide with a co-worker, client, family member, or friend.
The Positive Way program will help you bring out the best in yourself and others while you resolve the daily conflicts in your life.
|Bill Durkinemail@example.com||6302155144||www.onepositiveplace.com||Yes||Hinsdale/Burr Ridge||Chad Coe||Northbrook||Chad@mastermindconnections.com|
|2016-08-29 11:37:24||International||Chinese Moon Festival||This speaker offers a presentation on the Chinese Moon Festival which falls on September 15, 2016,. The presentation covers the following topics:
- Legends of the moon festival
- Moon Festival Traditions
- Enjoy music "The Emperor's Journey to the Moon" from Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra and the story behind the score
|Angela Moyfirstname.lastname@example.org||847-920-8828||-||No||-||Susan Fisher||Wilmette Harbor||-|
|2016-07-16 15:37:21||-||NASA - Space program||Explanation of NASA from an insiders point of view.||Beth Mundemail@example.com||630 885-3155||bethmund.com||No||-||Paul J. Keenon||Glen Ellynfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2016-04-27 13:38:54||Education||career planning||Career Vision’s Ball Aptitude Battery offers a personalized service dedicated to helping students, and adults, make the best decisions to achieve success and satisfaction in their careers.
By testing each person’s unique potential, our staff translates each person’s profile into different career possibilities. Career Vision’s highly personalized career consulting service gives students, and their families, guidance to use now and as they progress through their careers.
Career Vision is a not for profit located in Glen Ellyn. The program is 20 minutes long, suitable for meetings. 45 minute programs are also available.
|Georgia Kochemail@example.com||630-469-2633||careervision.org||No||-||Al Lewek||Glen Ellyn||630-858-7020|
|2016-02-13 17:20:03||Humanitarian||Veterans Assistance Commision||AVAILABLE TO VISIT YOUR CLUB BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2022|
Allan retired in 2012 after 44 years in business and management consulting. Prior to entering the civilian business world, he served for 8 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, starting as an enlisted man in 1960. He completed his military career as a Captain at the end of 1967. He served as “Second in Command” for the Marine Corp’s major computer installation at their supply depot in Danang, Vietnam.
Allan has served as a volunteer in many different capacities during his working life. When he retired he became directly involved with veterans. Since then, he has actively volunteered in organizations in McHenry and Lake Counties in several different capacities. He now serves on the Boards of the Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) and the Allen J Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Foundation. Since 2013, Allan has published a monthly newsletter for the VAC which now reaches over 8,000 readers.
In addition to working with Veterans, Allan has volunteered in numerous types of organizations over the years:
• Mentoring young men in the inner city
• Served on the Board of his professional association
• Assisting the Northern Illinois Food Bank
• A member of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
• Writing articles for his neighborhood HOA
• A certified AARP TaxAide
• As a Visitor Greeter for Choose Chicago.
Potential speaking topics. Allan is happy to discuss specific topics an organization might have in mind related to either Veterans or Volunteerism. Listed below are a few general suggestions:
1. So, you want to be a volunteer!
2. The challenges veterans face in the civilian world.
3. Should my business hire more veterans?
|Allan Ayersfirstname.lastname@example.org||847-477-8042||http://www.lakecountyil.gov/Veterans/About/Pages/default.aspx||No||-||Kevin Stevens||North Chicago||www.northchicagorotary.org|
|2015-08-27 22:17:07||Medical/Health||Hereditary Cancer - Lynch Syndrome||Most people with Lynch syndrome are unaware they have it but they are at increased risk for Colon, Uterine, and Ovarian cancers. Dr. Perlman is a cancer survivor raising awareness for the most common genetic cause for Colon and Uterine cancers. Explains the science behind the disease to help identify people with it and to help prevent and diagnose cancers at their earliest stage.||Neil Perlman, M.D.||email@example.com||847-571-0912||www.fightlynch.org||Yes||Lincolnshire||Neil Perlman||Lincolnshirefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2015-05-19 16:30:58||Medical/Health||Kidney Donation||I’m a 2-time kidney transplant recipient and started the non-profit organization Living Kidney Donors Network (LKDN) to help those in need of a kidney transplant become successful at finding a living donor. I’ve helped hundred’s of kidney donors and recipients through the transplant process. One of our goals is to educate the public about the need for living kidney donors. Nationally we’ve done an excellent job of educating the public to register to be an organ and tissue donor. The same needs to be done about the need for living kidney donors.||Harvey Mysel||harvey@LKDN.org||312-473-3772||www.LKDN.org||No||-||Ralph Helm||Elginemail@example.com|
|2014-07-17 13:32:02||Community||Diveheart||Jim Elliott of Diveheart presents a wonderful program on scuba diving opportunities for individuals with disabilities. He uses a powerful video, and shows how diving can provide empowerment.||Jim Elliottfirstname.lastname@example.org||-||www.diveheart.org||No||-||Bob Campbell||Park Ridgeemail@example.com|