Submission DateSubject Area (pick one)TopicBrief overview of the speaker's presentationSpeaker's NameSpeaker's EmailSpeaker's PhoneRelevant websiteIs 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 08:40:08Medical/HealthMoral Decision Making: Prevent Moral Injury, Moral Distress, and PTSDDr. 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 Walkerjohn.bair@comcast.net847-302-31120 - YesNorth ChicagoJohn P. BairNorth Chicago john.bair@comcast.net
2022-09-16 18:16:50Motivational/Leadership/ManagementThe Art of Reverse MentoringWhat 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 KinatukaraAbkinatukara@gmail.com9734775923https://www.espeakers.com/marketplace/profile/44710No - Anupama Kinatukara - Abkinatukara@gmail.com
2022-09-13 14:46:47New Generations/YouthWords in RedRoger 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=gP6yH3lUNGoRoger E. BreischREBreisch@alum.mit.edu6302486291REBreisch.comNo - Roger Breisch - REBreisch@alum.mit.edu
2022-09-13 13:20:20CommunityKeeping people and their pets togetherAnderson 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 Kohleybkohley@gmail.com847-697-2880 x34ahconnects.orgNo - Kate Halma6440either
2022-09-13 08:55:04EnvironmentHealing People and the PlanetDid 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 Gamecgame@brushwoodcenter.org269-967-0527brushwoodcenter.orgYesNorth ChicagoAngela Walker/Catherine GameNorth Chicagocgame@brushwoodcenter.org
2022-09-06 18:54:24HumanitarianHope From the Bottom UpHOPE 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 Beezatrobert@robertbeezat.com630-747-5028www.hopefromthebottomup.comNo - Robert Beezat - robert@robertbeezat.com
2022-08-16 07:09:15Medical/HealthMental health stress removalStress - 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 goyalDrvgo999@gmail.com00919824048232Www.drvinodgoyal.comYesAhmedabad heritageSelfAhmedabad heritage 00919824048232
2022-08-15 13:17:57EducationEarly 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 Rosenrickrosen18@sbcglobal.net - - YeswheelingRichard Rosenwheelngemial
2022-07-20 14:40:45Motivational/Leadership/ManagementEmbrace Every Mission ChallengeHow 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 Mellendennismellen@hotmail.com4256818652https://BeABean.netNo - - - Phone is best
2022-07-12 15:32:57HumanitarianStories from Service Work in AfricaRichard 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:

https://bulamuhealthcare.org/videos
Richard Sieglerrichards@bulamuhealthcare.org13126232331www.bulamuhealthcare.orgYesRotary 1 (Chicago)John ShusterBarrington john.shuster@wellsfargoadvisors.com
2022-04-08 07:27:43Medical/HealthAddiction 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 Swarthoutjames.swarthout@amitahealth.org847-650-5254AMITAhealth.org/AddictionYesFox Valley Sunset Charter MemberFr. Jim SwarthoutFox Valley Rotaryjames.swarthout@amitahealth.org
2022-04-02 07:21:52New Generations/YouthYouth Programs D6440Overview of Youth Exchange, RYLA, and InteractMary BakGov.maryb@rotary6440.org847-530-6859Rotary6440.orgYesGlenview SunriseMary BakGlenview SunriseGov.maryb@rotary6440.org
2022-02-23 15:20:09Service ProjectsBuilding Better Lives for KidsKids 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 Inserracinserra@kidsaboveall.org18472242870www.kidsaboveal.orgNo - Catherine Inserra - 847-224-2870
2022-02-15 15:11:59Business & 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 stepsCob Kniepjacob@speakercob.com6305518803www.speakercob.comNo - Jacob - 6236063488
2022-02-08 10:20:58EnvironmentCoral 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 Courtneyanita@sanacora.world907-240-7847www.sanacora.worldYesLong Grove, IllinoisAnita CourtneyLong Gove, Illinoiseanita@sanacora.world
2021-12-30 09:52:15Motivational/Leadership/ManagementProactive 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.

COVID-19 RESPONSE
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: info@azentertainment.com
Howard Wallachinfo@azentertainment.com(847) 537-5100azentertainment.comNo - Kathi QuinnNorthbrookkathi@northbrookchamber.org
2021-11-16 12:05:20Motivational/Leadership/ManagementCharacter Based ManagementThe 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.
Robert Beezatrobert@robertbeezat.com630-747-5028 www.characterbasedmanagement.net No - - - -
2021-10-06 08:06:01Medical/HealthReclaim Your Personal Power: Take Responsibility for Your Emotional Health NowCoach 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 Kafkismkcoachllc@gmail.com847-507-6164thebrainbs.com No - Kathleen QuinnNorthbrook (Dist 6440)quinn.kathi@gmail.com
2021-09-08 10:18:54EnvironmentRenewal Energy/SolarLots of information on how solar installations work. economic benefits/electrical savings.
The future of solar and wind technology
Dave Wilmsdwilms20@gmail.com847-641-8169 - No - Stan RoelkerLincolnshire Rotary Clubsrroelker@gmail.com
2021-07-26 20:58:50Business & FinanceDo not invest in solar panels until you hear thisRudy 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 Segoviarudy.segovia@sbcglobal.net312 804-5050sunnussolar.comNo - - - -
2021-05-17 19:23:56Medical/HealthAlzhimer's DiseaseWhere 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 Skibinskibets.ski@gmail.com18479511497 - - - - - -
2021-05-10 00:46:15InternationalStoveTeam International - eliminating open-fire cooking in Latin AmericaStoveTeam 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:

https://youtu.be/Auu4BsT7REk

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 Resenerforest@stoveteam.org(541) 554-4638www.stoveteam.org No - Forest Resener - forest@stoveteam.org
2021-03-30 10:25:51CommunityVeteran OutreachHighlight 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 Taylorjtaylor@mshv.org630-871-8387 x617www.helpaveteran.orgNo - Joshua Taylor - jtaylor@mshv.org
2021-03-11 08:05:24CommunicationsMuseum of Broadcast CommunicationsThe 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 politicsSusy SchultzSschultz@museum.tv - Greatdebates.orgNo - Kristine YoungBarrington BreakfastKriyoung@comcast.net
2021-03-07 13:21:31Leisure/Lifestyle/EntertainmentLife 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 Steinersteinerabasso@comcast.net8472801927www.touchbasswithalan.comNo - Alan Steiner steinerabasso@comcast.net
2021-02-16 19:55:28EnvironmentEnding 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 Katsvairotawainga@buctechnologies.com850 508 2128 - YesTallahasseeChet SadlerSanibel Captivachet@sanibelrotary.org
2021-02-15 14:40:49Medical/HealthBe The Match, Life Saving OrganizationHeartwarming 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 Scottkscott@nmdp.org6129109742https://bethematch.orgNo - - - kscott@nmdp.org, 612-910-9742
2021-02-12 10:05:25Medical/HealthDisability, 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.com440-221-2941 - No - Marie KuipersWinnetka-Northfieldauntiemooie@gmail.com #435-655-5070
2021-02-10 09:51:28EducationWeiss Scholarship Foundation Supporting Education in KenyaWeiss 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 Weissbrett@weissscholarshipfoundation.org630.248.5405https://www.facebook.com/weissscholarshipfoundationYesNapervilleChuck MilesGenevacmiles6926@gmail.com
2021-01-31 09:42:40HumanitarianTCP Global-microloansTCP 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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeOM0tFOaEU&t=46s
Rita Novakrmn1208@sbcglobal.net312-919-1523https://tcp-global.silkstart.com/cpages/homeNo - Mary BakGlenview Sunrisegov.maryb@gmail.com
2021-01-19 18:34:13EnvironmentOperation 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 SteinChris_Stein@nps.gov(402) 881-1387https://operationpollination.netYesnew E-Club out of Iowasamesameemail or call the info above
2021-01-17 18:44:26InternationalConnecting the World & Building Cultural BridgesInspired 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 BezrodnovRotaryCF@gmail.com216-214-0828www.RotaryChildrensFund.orgYesDowntown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club, NC District 7710Vitaliy BezrodnovDowntown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club, NC District 7710RotaryCF
2020-10-08 16:11:17Motivational/Leadership/ManagementConnecting: Harnessing the Power of PeoplePhil 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.
Philipjmartin.me
Phil Martinphil@philipjmartin.me6082150636philipjmartin.meNo - - - phil@philipjmartin.me
2020-08-03 22:38:47Motivational/Leadership/ManagementBattling Distractions During CrisisCrisis 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 Kinatukaraabkinatukara@gmail.com(973) 477 5923 - YesThe Rotary Club of Fair LawnAnupama KinatukaraFair Lawn, NJabkinatukara@gmail.com
2020-07-16 13:46:31CommunityAdult Allies: Supporting LGBTQ+ YouthLizzy 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 ApplebyLizzy.Appleby@ysgn.org - https://www.ysgn.org/services/prideNo - Rich LalleyWinnetka-Northfieldrichlalley@gmail.com
2020-06-15 10:26:50CommunityService DogsKate 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 Halmakate@truebluedogs.org815-482-5138www.truebluedogs.orgNo - Marlene FrisbieWoodstockmarlenefrisbie@gmail.com
2020-06-11 14:41:16CommunityNative American Cultural Center — TricksterJoe 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 PodlasekJoep@tricksterculturalcenter.org630-640-3828Www.tricksterculturalcenter.orgNo - Kristine YoungBarrington BreakfastKriyoung@comcast.net
2020-06-07 14:04:32HumanitarianDomestic 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 Weiningerrweininger@nslegalaid.org847.737.4042 Http://nslegalaid.orgNo - Rich LalleyWinnetka-Northfieldrichlalley@gmail.com
2020-06-03 20:00:20Environmentcoral reef restorationGuy Courtney and Anita Laurence share their hands on involvement and passion and insights into the coral reef ecosystem and its restoration
guy@sanacora.com and anita@sanacora.com
guy courtneyguy@sanacora.com - www.sanacora.comYeslong grovemark s gibsonbarrington breakfastmsailg2@gmail.com
2020-05-14 15:50:43Medical/HealthThe Three Ps in My Life: Polio, Post Polio Syndrome and Polio PlusJohn 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 Nannijntenor@yahoo.com609-449-4007 (cell) - YesMOT Rotary Club Middletown DENancy KeppelWheeling708-975-4391 (cell)
2020-04-21 19:32:28Service ProjectsShelterBoxUSAA virtual presentation to bring clubs up to date with the ShelterBox disaster relief...Donna Lee Gulley and othersdonnalee127@gmail.com8474809502ShelterBoxUSAYesNorthbrookDonna LeeNorthbrookdonnalee127@gmail.com
2020-04-09 19:21:58EnvironmentEmployment for People with Disabilities through Recycling Unwanted ElectronicsBlue 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 Morrisbill@bluestarrecyclers.com(719) 494-4436www.bluestarrecyclers.comNo - Bill Morrisreferred by Lyle Staabbill@bluestarrecyclers.com
2020-03-26 11:04:19CommunicationsPublic Relations teams for the 21st centuryDiscussing 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 Raimbaultjenna.raimbault@gmail.com3065307966eastviewrotary.orgYesRotary Club of Regina EastviewJenna RaimbaultRotary Club of Regina Eastview306-530-7966
2020-03-02 21:07:14Communications"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 Sweetdafsweet@aol.com847-527-7119 - No - Randy BlaserGurneerandyblaser1@gmail.com
2020-01-01 13:45:41Rotary & DistrictMaking friends through RotaryDonna’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 Gulleydonnalee127@gmail.com847 208 4107 - YesNorthbrook - - -
2019-12-04 15:28:31CommunicationsThe Art of Engaged ConversationMotivational 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 Nepperjohn@johnnepper.com2624962751Johnnepper.comNo - Suzanne GibsonBarrington Breakfastgov.suzanne@Rotary6440.org
2019-10-23 13:59:32EnvironmentClimate ChangeCitizens' 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 Zanillomike.zanillo@citizensclimatelobby.org312 504 1732citizensclimatelobby.org - - Mark GibsonBarrington Breakfastmsailg2@gmail.com
2019-02-27 01:44:57Medical/HealthBrain 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 Keenon memere1019@gmail.com630 881 5329Preventativehealthpathway.liveeditaurora.comNo - Paul KeenonGlen Ellyn630 881 5602
2019-02-07 09:55:04CommunityModern Estate PlanningA 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. Shamashsshamash@madonia.com847-691-2989www.madonia.comNo - Sande S. ShamashAnyshamashlaw@yahoo.com
2018-09-21 19:05:40InternationalEngineers Without borders, Chicago Professionals ChapterAs 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 McDonaldxengmc@outlook.com847-668-2421http://ewb-usa-chicago.orgYesLibertyville Sunrise RotaryJohn McDonaldLibertyville Sunrise Rotary847-668-2421
2018-06-07 19:04:33Motivational/Leadership/Managementstrategic 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 Knightkevin@liberationisimperative.com310 254 6908https://kevinjknightllc.comNo - Kevin Knight - 310 254 6908, kevin@liberationisimperative.com
2018-05-22 10:28:45InternationalHope's In: How My Daily Endeavours Caught Up with my HeartDescription: 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 McGoverncourtney@hopesin.org847 542 1577https://hopesin.orgNo - Suzanne GibsonBarrington Breakfast847 668 7482
2018-04-30 14:08:07InternationalHuman Rights and combatting human slaveryKatie 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 Russellkrussell@ijm.org571.447.5108https://www.ijm.orgNo - Suzanne GibsonBarrington Breakfast Rotary Clubgov.suzanne@gmail.com
2018-04-13 08:30:15Motivational/Leadership/ManagementLinking happiness, optimism + positivity to higher performanceDon’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 Sandeldon@gopositiv.com224-688-6544http://gopositiv.comNo - Rich LalleyWinnetka-Northfieldrlalley@yahoo.com
2018-02-11 07:46:05CommunicationsThree Keys to Transforming Your CommunicationThe 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)jerry@theawardscompany.com630 640 9219 - No - Suzanne GibsonBarrington Breakfastgov.suzanne@gmail.com
2018-01-25 14:21:07Business & FinanceMARKET YOUR BUSINESSPromotional 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 successfuljackie jacksonjackiej@janscoinc.com6307900004www.janscoinc.comNo - JACKIE jacksonGLEN ELLYN773-457-7851
2017-03-24 12:28:47CommunityAbsent 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.

THE PROBLEM

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.
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David Hirschdhirsch1@mindspring.com - 21stcenturydads.orgNo - Susan FisherWilmette Harbor -
2017-02-08 04:59:14Leisure/Lifestyle/EntertainmentKeep 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 Rosnerjoe.rosner@usa,net888-439-1411bestdefenseusa.comNo - Greg CardelliRotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woodsgcardelli@gmail.com
2016-09-10 19:58:44EducationIncreasing Access to Higher EducationPauline 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 DeGraziapauline.degrazia@nl.edu847-947-5223www.nl.edu/mypathYesWheeling Pauline DeGraziaWheeling pauline.degrazia@nl.edu
2016-08-31 14:46:44Motivational/Leadership/ManagementThe Positive Way: How Positive Leaders Create Positive ResultsRegardless 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 Durkinbilldurkin@onepositiveplace.com6302155144www.onepositiveplace.comYesHinsdale/Burr RidgeChad CoeNorthbrookChad@mastermindconnections.com
2016-08-29 11:37:24InternationalChinese Moon FestivalThis 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 Moymoy.angela1@gmail.com847-920-8828 - No - Susan FisherWilmette Harbor -
2016-07-16 15:37:21 - NASA - Space programExplanation of NASA from an insiders point of view.Beth Mundbeth@bethmund.com630 885-3155bethmund.comNo - Paul J. KeenonGlen Ellynodftinc@meritech.net
2016-04-27 13:38:54Educationcareer planningCareer 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 Kochgkoch@careervision.org630-469-2633careervision.orgNo - Al LewekGlen Ellyn630-858-7020
2016-02-13 17:20:03HumanitarianVeterans Assistance CommisionAVAILABLE 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 Ayersaayers3667@gmail.com847-477-8042http://www.lakecountyil.gov/Veterans/About/Pages/default.aspxNo - Kevin StevensNorth Chicagowww.northchicagorotary.org
2015-08-27 22:17:07Medical/HealthHereditary Cancer - Lynch SyndromeMost 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.nbperlman@gmail.com847-571-0912www.fightlynch.orgYesLincolnshireNeil PerlmanLincolnshirenbperlman@gmail.com
2015-05-19 16:30:58Medical/HealthKidney DonationI’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 Myselharvey@LKDN.org312-473-3772www.LKDN.orgNo - Ralph Helm Elginhelmrv@aol.com
2014-07-17 13:32:02CommunityDiveheartJim 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 Elliottjim.elliott@diveheart.org - www.diveheart.orgNo - Bob CampbellPark Ridgercampbell@willowwellness.com