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)?
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 - - - - - -
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:

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 No - Forest Resener -
2021-03-31 17:23:37EducationBuilding Better Lives for ChildrenThis presentation will inform the audience in learning about Kids Above All, a 127 year old child welfare agency that started as an orphanage in Lake Bluff, IL. Today, Kids Above All steps up for kids by putting their safety, well-being and education above everything else. We offer programs and services for kids ages 0 - 24 in Cook, Lake, Kane and DuPage counties. Kids Above All values all our partners in service and mission for building better lives for children, so they can reach their potential in life. A power point is available for online meetings during CoVid19 restrictions. We offer an array of exciting ways to support our mission from volunteering, mentoring, and service projects to attending dynamic events throughout the year - both online and in person soon. Thank you.Catherine Inserracinserra@kidsaboveall.org8472242870www.kidsaboveall.orgNo - Catherine InserraRichard
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 -
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 - Greatdebates.orgNo - Kristine YoungBarrington
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
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
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 - - -, 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 #435-655-5070
2021-02-10 09:51:28EducationWeiss Scholarship Foundation Supporting Education in KenyaBrett Weiss is a Rotarian in Naperville. He is a retired Bartlett teacher and has a family foundation that supports a school in a small village in Kenya. He has an inspiring story and this is a good way for Rotarians to support an international project focused on education.Brett Weissbrett@weissscholarshipfoundation.org630.248.5405
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:
Rita Novakrmn1208@sbcglobal.net312-919-1523 - Mary BakGlenview
2021-01-26 20:40:24EducationEarly Childhood Literacy Will Save A Child From A Life of Poverty and Crimef"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 - - YeswheelingRichard RosenWheeling -
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. The future stake of life on Earth as we know it depends on our actions today!

Chris 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
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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.
Phil Martinphil@philipjmartin.me6082150636philipjmartin.meNo - - -
2020-09-22 12:39:15Rotary & DistrictThe Rotary NetworkThe Rotary Network provides Rotary and Rotaract members with resources that will help with career services, networking, mentoring, financial questions and other ways to leverage Rotarian sharing of knowledge. District 6440 TRN Teamgov.billk@rotary6440.org18478040967TheRotaryNetwork.orgYesVariousBill KmiecikArlington Htsemail preferred
2020-08-31 11:47:37Governmental AffairsConsumer FraudDescribe the programs and services of the Illinois Attorney General's Office and how our office can help your targeted audience.Ryan - - Ryan Aderman -, 312-909-7497
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 477 5923 - YesThe Rotary Club of Fair LawnAnupama KinatukaraFair Lawn,
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 - - Rich
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
2020-06-11 20:35:34Service ProjectsmotivationalDarrin, CEO of Bernie's Book Bank- presentation invokes a service spirit and a can do philosophy that goes beyond the Book Bank. I found him fantastic - someone who can be tapped for PETS training.DarrinUtynek847-921-0883www.berniesbookbank.orgNo - Happie DattLake Forest-Lake Bluff847-668-3608
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
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
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 and
guy - www.sanacora.comYeslong grovemark s gibsonbarrington
2020-05-15 23:13:01Medical/HealthStaying Sane During the QuarantineDr Berge walked us through symptoms of anxiety and depression and offered tips on how to deal with them, offering several free online tools.Dr Mary Berge - http://www.drberge.comYesunknownJane
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
2020-04-20 14:14:27CommunityEarly Childhood LiteracyI am our district's literacy chairman who during your Zoom meeting would like to make a short presentation on early childhood literacy (and corollary to crime and welfare later in one's life). My additional focus is on helping those communities in need here in our 6440 district Then I would like to open discussion with your members on what your club is doing in this area and ideas I have regarding the samerichard rosenrickrosen18@sbcglobal.net847-209-2104 - YeswheelingRichard Rosenwheelingphone
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 494-4436www.bluestarrecyclers.comNo - Bill Morrisreferred by Lyle
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
2020-02-29 12:10:33CommunityWatts of LoveThis wonderful charity provides solar-powered lights to very poor villages all over the world. Villages where kids learn next to kerosene lamps that cause cancer and occasionally get knocked over, causing burns. Helps children learn and allows parents to earn a higher living. Let's share the light. - Andy Vass, AGErla Telierla@wattsoflove.org630-418-0678www.wattsoflove.orgNo - Andy
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
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 - - Mark GibsonBarrington
2019-09-19 23:54:31CommunicationsEthical use of screen technologiesMark Neal works as the VP of Digital Marketing for C. Grant & Company, a local marketing firm. He is the co-author of two books on C.S. Lewis and he lectures and teaches both nationally and internationally. His own company, Wayfinders Group, helps businesses and other organizations develop ethical frameworks that enable them to think critically about how screen technologies impacts our humanity.

The talk was essentially about the need to build ethical frameworks for our use of screen technologies, so that we minimize the effects of overuse of these technologies.
Mark Nealmark@markneal.org16308815602markneal.orgNo - Paul KeenonGlen Ellyn630 881 5602
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2019-05-19 08:32:02Motivational/Leadership/ManagementFinding My WhyMegan discusses her journey to Northwestern is both unique and relevant allowing for a strong connection to all Rotarians. As a small business owner for 22 years, she closed my business and spent all of 2018 on a quest for her encore career and “Finding My Why”. Why did I close my business? Why did I not stay in retail? Why Northwestern?

Megan's passion is truly motivating and challenges you to think about what you are doing and does it matter.
Megan Van Treeckmegan.vantreeck@northwestern.edu847-491-2287 x0967NUsports.comNo - Gregory CardelliLong Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn
2019-03-21 19:02:24Medical/HealthCrossing The Line“Crossing The Line is a true life story of my battle with Alcoholism.
Hank is a Vietnam Veteran, Former Business Executive, Father and Grandfather and Recoverying Alcoholic. He has been speaking to organizations, clubs, schools, treatment centers, and meeting with individuals, sharing his personal story of alcohol addiction and recovery.
Hank Pietraszekhankbpm@gmail.com312-953-1077Crossing The Line pdf - - - - -
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
2019-02-08 03:40:51Motivational/Leadership/ManagementAchieve More with MindfulnessRavi Rade, an executive leadership coach, and mindfulness teacher canl speak about how mindfulness can help to reduce stress from our busy, demanding lives and how to achieve a focused concentration that leads to greater performance and success. In the corporate world, from the last 10 years, mindfulness is becoming more and more sought after technique for outstanding leadership, stellar performance, and well-being of employees. You will also get an experience of how just a few minutes of mindfulness meditation can make our mind calm, reduce stress and build focus.

Ravi has an MBA, experience at the Chicago Board of Trade and has 25 years of corporate experience. And now he works with growth-hungry professionals to maximize their success and reduce stress from their lives.
Ravi Raduravi@theleaderinsideyou,com - - YesLake Zurich Nancy ShepherdsonLake Zurich847-340-0262
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.
2019-01-03 14:27:45Leisure/Lifestyle/EntertainmentNorth Shore MusicAs a new business the speaker discusses the offerings of lessons and services available on string instruments. Will give a brief concert on a guitar during the presentation.Alejandro Urzaqastensmwilmette@gmail.com847 906 4401 - No - Richard JanzowWilmette 3150708 528 8583
2018-11-23 01:05:49EducationPreventing Pet PoisoningsDr. Michelle Carlino is a veternarian with the ASPCA Poison Control Center in Chicago, treating animals who are harmed by toxins. She will talk about the 5 most common toxins that can cause kidney failure and possible death in your pets. She will go over signs that you may see if your pet gets into toxins and how you can prevent that. (Dr. Michelle's father is a founding member of the Lake Zurich Rotary Club.)Michelle Carlino, DVMmichelle.carlino@aspca.org847-846-6303 - No - Nancy ShepherdsonLake
2018-10-22 19:12:02CommunityLet Me Run Wellness Program for Boys - Mary Connollymaryc@letmerun.org201-406-0081 LakeviewMary ConnollyChicago
2018-09-25 18:27:40Medical/HealthDistrict 6440 HealthRays® in GuatemalaHealthRays is making great strides to reach its end goal of 29 units, each requiring a separate global grant, which will bring access to digital x-ray technology to millions of Guatemalans for the first time! Help Rotarians be informed and stay up-to-date about this unique, long-term district project and the amazing progress that has been made since its inception in 2011. This project is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed by our district and the Ministry of Public Health and the Pan American Health Organization. Learn about how HealthRays will impact an entire country and serve as a catalyst for future projects around the world.
Assistant Governor Larry Kanar will be happy to schedule a presentation for your club.
Larry 522-4401 Club of NorthbrookDebbie StaceyRotary Club of
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
2018-06-26 17:11:17HumanitarianHuman Sex TraffickingGeneral Overview
Local Impact/Social Media
How to Guard Your Families
Refuge for Women program for women survivors
(speaker is city director for local Refuge for Women residential home)
Karen Schultzkaren.schultz@refugeforwomen.org7083807419www.rfwchicago.orgNo - Karen M Schultz -
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 6908http://kevinknightinspires.comNo - Kevin Knight - 310 254 6908,
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
2018-05-21 16:04:17InternationalImaBridge AfricaSince 2008 ImaBridge Africa (IBA) has built bridges of love in confrontation of extreme poverty in Africa through the provision of Drinking Water, Healthcare, Education and Micro-finance. Simultaneously IBA builds here in the USA, and around the world, bridges of friendship and a caring community of people who seek to make the world a better place.

IBA’s goal is to build bridges of love beyond the limitations of national, religious and political boundaries espousing the message of Jesus as he told us, “I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, sick and in prison and you visited me” and you ministered to my needs. (Matt 25: 31ff). With your support we are dedicated to building transformational relationships between people from dissimilar communities, the privileged and the underprivileged not by giving fish, but by giving nets so they can fish for themselves. I am convinced that when we commit to building bridges of love, nothing will surmount the indomitable resilience of our collective goodwill in ensuring that there can never be room for poverty that denies anyone what is needed for a dignified life. Please look at our website in order to see how you can be part of building bridges of love with ImaBridge Africa.

Video at:
Father Godwin Asuquofrgodwin@stpatrickmchenry.org3365081132https://imabridge.orgYesRotary Club of McHenryJohn HalbleibRotary Club of McHenry3365081132
2018-04-30 14:08:07InternationalHuman Rights and combatting human slaveryAn overview and introduction to IJM:
International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.

The largest human rights organization of its kind, IJM combats slavery, sex trafficking, rape, police brutality, property grabbing and other forms of violence in nearly 20 communities throughout Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Pamela Jensenpjensen@ijm.org312.659.6339https://www.ijm.orgNo - Suzanne GibsonBarrington Breakfast Rotary
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
2018-04-02 08:46:37Medical/HealthHealth and PostureDr Rick has inspired his patients of the importance of improved posture by giving talks about helpful habits to improve their posture.
He gave a health talk to his fellow Rotarians at the community house in Winnetka and the talk was very much appreciated.
Dr Rick 881-5010www.winnetkafamilychiropractic.comYesWinnetka/NorthfieldSandra OrtizWinnetka/NorthfieldYes, both
2018-02-20 11:51:32Motivational/Leadership/ManagementGetting off the Treadmill: Escaping the Race to NowhereMike Lauesen calls himself a recovering CPA and computer salesman who cofounded his own chemical coating company (Nicoat) at the age of twenty-eight.
After building the enterprise into a multi-million dollar international company, he exited as founder/CEO and started a new career as a professional speaker and life coach. He enjoys his family, cycling, travel, and is a fanatical Chicago Cubs fan.
In April 2017 Mike released his first book, Getting off the Treadmill: Escaping the
Race to Nowhere. Mike is a Competent Toastmaster (International Speaking
Association) and coaches/ mentors business leaders or anyone who is a ready student. He is passionate, entertaining, and motivates audience members to take immediate and meaningful action steps at work and in our personal lives.
Mike Lauesenmlauesen@gmail.com847-657-8848gettingoffthetreadmill.comNo - Patti Van CleaveWinnetka-Northfield3123437571
2018-02-14 10:00:53New Generations/YouthPeace buildingHands of Peace is an interfaith organization that develops peace building and leadership skills in Israeli, Palestinian and American teens by bringing them together for a 19 day program each summer. The Glenview Sunrise Club has supported them for many years by providing host families, financially, and by hosting meals for the participants.
Rick Rosenfeldrrosenfeld@handsofpeace.org224-406-5045www.handsofpeace.orgNo - Mary BakGlenview
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
2018-02-05 23:09:21Motivational/Leadership/ManagementTime on the suicide hot line!Having spent more than 3000 hours answering calls on a suicide hotline and thousands of hours working with teens in an anti-drug, anti-alcohol program, Roger Breisch has learned a great deal about the challenges and miracles that comprise much of the human journey.Roger reBreisch.comNo - Paul J. KeenonRotary Club of Glen Ellyn630 881 5602
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
2018-01-16 02:14:10EnvironmentEradicating BuckthornMatt Ueltzen, ecologist with the Lake County Forest Preserve District, talks about the severe environmental impact of buckthorn locally and how homeowners, businesses and municipalities can help eradicate it.Matt Ueltzenmueltzen@lcfpd.org847-968-3290 (w)lcfpd.orgNo - Nancy ShepherdsonLake
2017-11-13 16:32:27Service ProjectsCradles to Crayons A representative from Cradles to Crayons presents about the mission and model of the organization, while presenting a variety of way for folks to get involved through service projects including group volunteer outings, collection drives of children's essential items, leadership opportunities, and more. Cradles to Crayons provides children living in low-income and/or homeless situations with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play. They provide these items free of charge by connecting and engaging with the Chicago community.Jessica 967-1681 - Jessica Lewis Rotary Club of
2017-09-14 17:57:47CommunityLake County Community FoundationMiah Armour gives an excellent and informative program on the history and mission of the Lake County Community Foundation.Miah Armourmiah@lakecountycf.org847-377-0520 Ext. 24 - No - Randy BlaserGurnee847-323-5786
2017-09-13 22:15:47HumanitarianRoad Home Program for Military VeteransWill Beiersdorf, US Naval Reserve and Illinois Army National Guard veteran, is the Executive Director of the Road Home Program at Rush University Medical Center. The Road Home Program serves veterans and their families who are dealing with the invisible wounds of war and life, veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other behavioral and mental health challenges, along with supporting and caring for their families who may need their own mental and behavioral health care. Road Home treats veterans and families from Chicago and Illinois, along with those from other states throughout our country. To learn more about Road Home Program go to or call Will at his office at 312-563-6654.Will YesArlington HeightsKevin StevensNorth
2017-08-03 15:12:57Business & FinancePROMOTIONAL PRODUCTSPromotional 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@janscoic.com7734577857www.janscoinc.comNo - jackie jacksonohareeither or
2017-07-27 22:28:57InternationalRefugees or detainees - refugee camp Moria, GreeceOverview of the refugee crisis moving through Greece and it's refugee camp on the Island of Lesvos, GreecePaul J. Keenonodftinc@ameritech.net630 881-5602 - YesGlen EllynPaul J. KeenonGlen
2017-07-27 22:25:25Medical/HealthMental Health First AidOver view of mental health needs and what we can do to help those around us...First Aid.Denise Eisbree LCSWdeisbree@edward.org630 646-5154 - No - Paul J. KeenonGlen
2017-07-20 11:36:24New Generations/YouthYouth Service - the Power of 2500!There are more participants in District 6440's Youth programs - Interact, Rotaract, Long and Short Term Exchange, and RYLA - than there are Rotarians! The Youth Service team is available to speak to your Club about any or all of these programs, to help you expand your offerings or make the most of what your existing commitments. Together, let's harness the Power of 2500 Youth in our District, and at the same time strengthen our Clubs.District 6440 Youth Service - - YesFrom across the DistrictLyle StaabLong Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn
2017-07-11 13:23:28Medical/HealthSo you want to do an NID?Kat Beringer actively participated in an NID in January 2017, in the state of Maharastra, India.
She talks about what to expect, what to wear and gives advice on what to pack to insure a happy and healthy experience.
Her presentation will also cover how India currently handles NID's in the more resistant areas of the country.
Kat BeringerKatB@H2TB.com815.341.5433 - YesFox Valley SunsetKat BeringerFox Valley Sunset815.341.5433
2017-06-26 18:00:25Business & FinanceThe Urgency for PLANNED GivingHow to help Rotary and yourself and your family by engaging a professional in the Planned Giving Process.
Rotary Preferred Lecture - A joint 30 minute presentation by:
- Ned Meisner MSFS, ChFC, CRPC, REBC - Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
President of Meisner Financial Services Group, Inc. - a network of highly qualified and civic minded advisors.
- Randy Fox - seasoned professional in providing sophisticated Gift Planning advise to High Net Worth clients.
Together they have over 75 years of experience in the financial services arena. See Bio attached.
Many people think that putting Rotary in their Will is a "plan". Actually, that is what most people do who have failed to plan. If your advisors can help you to make that gift today and create a current income tax deduction, that would benefit all concerned. Additionally, it will help assure that your financial/estate house is in order.
Meisner Financial is expecting that most Rotary clubs have members who are financial planning professionals who would be interested in helping other members with some of this planning. Ned and Randy are available to assist, if needed. They will ask, in advance, who these professionals are so that they can refer to them in the presentation.
Contact Ned Meisner to schedule this valuable lecture. 1-847-297-2792

Ned Meisnernedmeisner@meisnerfinancial.com8472072792www.meisnerfinancial.comYesWinnetka-NorthfieldNed
2017-05-18 12:52:28Medical/HealthFood as MedicineCarla Hightower, MD founder of Living Health Works, a service providing individualized health coaching and corporate wellness programs.
Dr Hightower relies on her 25+ of medical experience to talk about the benefits of food as medicine. Her philosophy is to address the root causes of chronic illnesses, empowering people to tap into their own abilities to restore their health and get their life back.
Dr Carla - http://www.livinghealthworks.comNo - Susan FisherWilmette Harboryes
2017-05-12 10:38:13Business & FinanceObamacare Repeal UpdateAn update on the "Repeal & Replace" of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).Eric Birkensteineric@birkensteinfinancial.com847-461-6553http://www.birkensteinfinancial.comYesWinnetka/ NorthfieldRyan
2017-04-25 13:42:48Motivational/Leadership/ManagementHow quickly life can change - Distracted DrivingMy presentation centers on the experiences following a severe car crash which left me to relearn to walk and speak. Listening to the presentation with elicit feelings of motivation, shock and inspiration. This is a story that no one will surely not forget!Ben Pohlben@benpohlspeaks.com630 930 7298www.benpohlspeaks.comNoPrevious memberBen PohlWoodridgeEmail
2017-03-29 14:15:53Business & FinanceThe Amazing Adventures of Harry MoonINSIDE THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF HARRY MOON
Unravel Rabbit Publishers remarkable story of success as they take you inside the creation of the breakout bestseller tween series, Harry Moon. With more than twenty titles in two years, Harry Moon is destined to unseat Wimpy Kid as the #1 children’s bestseller. All Rotary attendees will receive a complimentary Harry Moon book for a child or grandchild.
Meet Harry Moon at:
Steve Goerthsteve@harrymoon.com847-508-4796www.harrymoon.comNo - Vince ManzellaGlenview,
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.


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 - 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
2017-02-07 14:17:13Motivational/Leadership/ManagementHow to take your organization from average to super fantastic.As a member of Dr. John C. Maxwell's leadership team, I teach organizations how to grow through leadership. I cover two very important elements of leadership that will assist in your club experiencing explosive growth.

Talei ThompsonTaleithompson75@gmail.comaa773-842-0070Taleithompson.comYesMaywood-Proviso Club - - -
2017-01-11 17:10:48CommunityIllinois Joining Forces - Military & Veteran SupportIllinois Joining Forces needs your Club's partnership in YOUR community!! Sign on to collaborate and provide support for local Veterans and their families!!

Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) was launched in 2012, through an inter-governmental agreement between the Illinois Departments of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and Military Affairs (IDMA) as a statewide, public-private network of military and veteran serving organizations working together to improve services for Service-members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF).

No one organization can do it all. But veterans shouldn’t have to wander from office to office – or website to website – to determine who does what and which organization can best meet their needs.

Despite the wealth of resources and opportunities, some veterans lag behind the general population in key health and wellness indicators and remain vulnerable to financial, employment, relationship, and legal-related difficulties, as well as homelessness and substance abuse in their transition back to civilian life.

The government’s efforts, while necessary and valuable do not fully position veterans for success following their military service. The private sector and non profit sectors are often better positioned to address social and local factors that influence positive outcomes.

By searching the IJF website or by asking the IJF support team for help, service providers, veterans, and military families open one door and find a whole world of support.
James Dolanjim.dolan@illinoisjoiningforces.org630-750-5522http://illinoisjoiningforces.orgYesLincolnshire MorningstarKevin StevensNorth
2017-01-04 09:24:16Business & Financeinsurance The presentation covers the many ways life insurance can help you plan for your future financial needs including ways you've never thought about.Mark and Donna Adamsmark@paradisefinancial.biz815-363-1117www.paradisefinancial.bizYesMcHenry SunriseScott Siman McHenry
2016-12-28 11:46:35EducationNovel- Casino corruptionIn the Absence of Honor: Conspiracy, power, greed and love are center stage in this story of Native American corruption in casinos.Jim Proebstleprodyne1@att.net8473234144jimproebstle.comNo - - - 847-323-4144
2016-12-28 11:44:23EducationHistorical fiction book - WWIIFatal Incident: A WW II historical fiction story of conspiracy, espionage and human emotions based on a true story of an unresolved military air disaster in Alaska.
Jim Proebstleprodyne1@att.net8473234144jimproebstle.comNo - - - 847-323-4144
2016-12-28 11:41:41Medical/HealthNon-fiction book on concussionsUnintended Impact: One Athlete's Journey from Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia: Non-fiction account of the tragedy and destruction of a star athlete's life as a result of concussions.

Jim Proebstleprodyne1@att.net8473234144jimproebstle.comNo - Jim Proebstle - 847-323-4144
2016-10-14 09:50:33Leisure/Lifestyle/EntertainmentLyric Opera of ChicagoShort history of Opera in Chicago, the Civic Opera Building, and the Lyric Opera as a company. Brief overview of programming for the coming season and special programs offered to the community.Sam Fain sfain@lyricopera.org312-827-5613www.lyricopera.orgNo - Sam Fain -
2016-10-11 11:46:41Business & FinanceHR and MarketingAs the work place continues to change with work/life balance lines blurring, an increased emphasis on culture and the introduction of Millennials, it is crucial to understand how to communicate effectively with recruits and employees.
Tim, a former Rotary member, delivers a dynamic and engaging presentation (about 45 minutes) on how better communication can help build a better culture, engage employees and attract talent.
Tim is the Founder and CEO of Pepper Group, a B2B marketing agency that has been recognized four times as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago and one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois, and the co-founder of Teer1, a mobile-first platform for employee volunteering.
Tim Padgetttim@peppergroup.com847.963.0333 x220http://www.peppergroup.comNo - Stephanie Saghafi -
2016-09-15 11:45:55CommunityCommunity ServiceThe district Community Service chair coordinates and promotes club community service projects within the district. The chair works with clubs;encourages district-wide participation;shares information and ideas with Rotarians in the district. How can the district be helpful to your club? Let's talk!Glenn 399-2421 - YesArlington HeightsSuzanne GibsonBarrington Breakfast -
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 Pauline DeGraziaWheeling
2016-09-03 21:02:45InternationalPromoting education in GuatemalaNinos de Guatemala (NDG), established in 2006, is a Guatemalan-Dutch non-governmental organization, which works towards building a better future for Guatemalan children through education. We have opened two primary schools, Nuestro Futuro and El Porvenir, which now serve more than three hundred Guatemalan children from low-income families in the towns of Ciudad Vieja and San Lorenzo de Cubo, near Antigua. In 2015, we started our first básico, or middle school program.

I will present information on Ninos de Guatemala, with the hope of generating local interest and support.
Randy McCool, MDmccoolr3@icloud.com847-707-4065http://ninosdeguatemala.orgNo - Lyle StaabLong Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn
2016-09-01 14:04:36Business & FinanceChange ManagementThis interactive and intriguing presentation uses the metaphor of GPS navigation to highlight key elements of effective change management in a fast paced, ever changing (think construction zones on your route!) business environment.Susan Krause/Michele Gillskrause@ospnext level.com815-451-5385www.ospnextlevel.comNoformerly Woodstock NoonSusan Krauseformerly Woodstock
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
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 -
2016-08-11 17:30:14Governmental AffairsThe Iran Nuclear Deal
My talk focuses on three questions:
Is Iran living up to the terms of the deal?
What about issues not covered by the deal (e.g. terrorism?)
How can we hold Iran accountable to norms of international behavior?
Bob Fefermanbfeferman@uani.com574-339-5800www.uani.comNo - Bob Feferman - -
2016-08-10 13:08:57CommunityFighting Poverty in IllinoisAs a social justice activist, non-profit leader, and international speaker, Michelle Gale de Oliveira is passionate about Rotary's role in combating injustice. "Rotary has had a massive impact on my life, from the time I was 15 until now, and the values Rotary taught me - service above self as well as the concept of business as a tool to fight poverty - have inspired me to work in international development toward the eradication of poverty. We are at a critical moment in human and world history, and Rotarians are playing an ever-more critical role." A graduate of District 6440's Rotary Youth Exchange program, living in both Brazil & Germany for a year-long exchange, her career has focused on human rights and solving economic and social injustices, and she is an international speaker on green economics, social movements, and gender and development. Michelle recently moved from Brazil back to the Chicagoland area, where she is delighted to serve as Director of Development at an innovative non-profit, the UMMA Center. She speaks at Rotary Clubs around the world about the impact Rotary has had on her life and career, from living in the US, Germany, Brazil, the UK, and again in Brazil, she speaks on development around the world, and offers a personal look into the work of the UMMA Center, an organization that is transforming one of the poorest regions of Chicagoland and showing Rotary values in action locally. Visit her LinkedIn profile here ( and read more about the UMMA Center here: Gale de Oliveiramichelle.s.g.oliveira@ummacenters.org630-624-2654www.ummacenters.orgNo - Michelle Gale de Oliveira - -
2016-07-16 15:54:26Rotary & DistrictCultural Exchange to PakistanWhile on a District 6440 Cultural Exchange trip to Pakistan we had many varying experiences first hand with culture, Pakistani living and Rotary Polio eradication.Paul Keenonodftinc@ameritech.net630 881 5602 - NoGlen EllynPaul J. KeenonGlen
2016-07-16 15:49:48Motivational/Leadership/ManagementTurkey from an insider!He works for Niagara Foundation an organization dedicated to relations between Turkey and the people of the USAHakan Berberogluhakan@niagrafoundation.org773 762 3219niagarafoundation.orgNo - Paul J. KeenonGlen
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
2016-07-07 08:42:07CommunityNortheastern Social Work Series: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGTBQ) communities and the performing arts as a vehicle for social justice.Dr. Ramirez, Assistant Professor of social work at NEIU, is the curriculum specialist for the social work practice curriculum, and co-founder of En Las Tablas Performing Arts, a 501 (C)(3), in Chicago’s predominantly Latino neighborhood of Hermosa. She is available to speak about her current research projects:

• Puerto Rican and Mexican transgender (female to male) experiences of masculinity
• Performing arts and its impact on the self esteem of young girls
• Older LGBT populations access to health care
• Intimate partner violence among LGBT populations in Chicago, California and New York

Dr. Ramirez has over 15 years of clinical practice experience in diverse settings such as child welfare, juvenile criminal justice system, substance abuse, school settings and community practice.

Northeastern Social Work Series: Presented by the faculty of the Department of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University, the Northeastern Social Work Series (NSWS) examines some of the most difficult social problems we face in our communities, our country, and internationally.

The NSWS supports the Northern Illinois Rotary/Northeastern Illinois University Social Work Scholarship Challenge. For more information on the challenge click here.
Milka Ramirez, Ph.D., MSWj-butler-ludwig1@neiu.edu773.442.4219 - - John Butler-Ludwig - or 773.442.4219
2016-07-07 08:35:28Governmental AffairsNortheastern Social Work Series: Poverty, dependency, and the work incentive: Implications for the Supplemental Security Income program.The presentation provides a brief overview of how we define, explain, and measure income poverty in the U.S., and how we seek to mitigate the potential for dependency in devising our anti-poverty government programs.

Northeastern Social Work Series: Presented by the faculty of the Department of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University, the Northeastern Social Work Series (NSWS) examines some of the most difficult social problems we face in our communities, our country, and internationally.

The NSWS supports the Northern Illinois Rotary/Northeastern Illinois University Social Work Scholarship Challenge. For more information on the challenge click here.
Jin Kim, Ph.D., J.D. j-butler-ludwig1@neiu.edu773.442.4219 - John Butler-Ludwig - or 773.442.4219
2016-07-07 08:32:13Medical/HealthNortheastern Social Work Series: The impact of trauma and mental health among immigrant and refugee populations in the Chicagoland areaThis presentation provides an overview of the best practices in delivering culturally sensitive mental health services to refugee adults and children and of the importance of advocacy for dignified and supportive resettlement policies for new immigrants adjusting to life in the United States.

Northeastern Social Work Series: Presented by the faculty of the Department of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University, the Northeastern Social Work Series (NSWS) examines some of the most difficult social problems we face in our communities, our country, and internationally.

The NSWS supports the Northern Illinois Rotary/Northeastern Illinois University Social Work Scholarship Challenge. For more information on the challenge click here.
Aimee Hilado, Ph.D., LCSW j-butler-ludwig1@neiu.edu773.442.4219 - - John Butler-Ludwig - or 773.442.4219
2016-07-07 08:29:11EducationNortheastern Social Work Series: Developing the engaged change agentThis presentation provides an overview of NEIU’s new Master of Social Work program, and how students will engage in practical and innovative solutions to address change for the most vulnerable in our society.

Northeastern Social Work Series: Presented by the faculty of the Department of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University, the Northeastern Social Work Series (NSWS) examines some of the most difficult social problems we face in our communities, our country, and internationally.

The NSWS supports the Northern Illinois Rotary/Northeastern Illinois University Social Work Scholarship Challenge. For more information on the challenge click here.
Troy Harden, Ed.D., LCSW Director MSW Programj-butler-ludwig1@neiu.edu773.442.4219 - John Butler-Ludwig - -
2016-07-07 08:26:48InternationalNortheastern Social Work Series: The State of Education in Post-Ebola Sierra LeoneThis presentation provides an overview of the experiences of primary and secondary school pupils, their parents, teachers, and school administrators in Post-Ebola Sierra Leone. Policy initiatives in Post-Ebola Recovery will be discussed and assessed.

Northeastern Social Work Series: Presented by the faculty of the Department of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University, the Northeastern Social Work Series (NSWS) examines some of the most difficult social problems we face in our communities, our country, and internationally.

The NSWS supports the Northern Illinois Rotary/Northeastern Illinois University Social Work Scholarship Challenge. For more information on the challenge click here.
Jeffrey Bulanda, Ph.D., LCSW j-butler-ludwig1@neiu.edu773.442.4219 - John Butler-Ludwig - or 773.442.4219
2016-07-07 08:23:52EducationNortheastern Social Work Series: The leadership roles, skills, and capacities of social workers in schools.This presentation presents a current research study examining a year-long professional learning community model for school social workers from throughout metropolitan Chicago.

Northeastern Social Work Series: Presented by the faculty of the Department of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University, the Northeastern Social Work Series (NSWS) examines some of the most difficult social problems we face in our communities, our country, and internationally.

The NSWS supports the Northern Illinois Rotary/Northeastern Illinois University Social Work Scholarship Challenge. For more information on the challenge click here.
Andrew Brake, Ph.D. j-butler-ludwig1@neiu.edu773.442.4219 - - John Butler-Ludwig - or 773.442.4219
2016-07-07 08:16:31HumanitarianNortheastern Social Work Series: The nature of hope among women who have experienced homelessness.The presentation provides an overview of the micro, mezzo and macro implications of homelessness for women, and the ways in which homelessness becomes an interpersonal and intra-psychic phenomenon that requires intervention beyond and above the provision of housing.

Northeastern Social Work Series: Presented by the faculty of the Department of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University, the Northeastern Social Work Series (NSWS) examines some of the most difficult social problems we face in our communities, our country, and internationally.

The NSWS supports the Northern Illinois Rotary/Northeastern Illinois University Social Work Scholarship Challenge. For more information on the challenge click here.
Jacqueline Anderson, Ph.D., LCSWj-butler-ludwig1@neiu.edu773.442.4219 - - John "jb" Butler-Ludwig - or 773.442.4219
2016-07-07 08:10:27HumanitarianNortheastern Social Work Series: Building restorative communities to address trauma and violence.This presentation explores the impact of violence, including structural violence, and how individuals, families, communities and institutions can come together to restore trust, hope, and well-being.

Northeastern Social Work Series: Presented by the faculty of the Department of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University, the Northeastern Social Work Series (NSWS) examines some of the most difficult social problems we face in our communities, our country, and internationally.

The NSWS supports the Northern Illinois Rotary/Northeastern Illinois University Social Work Scholarship Challenge. For more information on the challenge click here.
Troy Harden, Ed.D. LCSW, Director MSW Programj-butler-ludwig1@neiu.edu773.442.4219 - - - or 773.442.4219
2016-07-01 12:34:02InternationalORPHANetwork in NicaraguaORPHANetwork is working to break the cycle of poverty in Nicaragua by providing children living in Nicaraguan orphanages with programs & services that support a strong foundation for good health in the areas of nutrition, education & job skills.Dick Andersondick.anderson@orphanetwork.org847-414-0282www.orphanetwork.orgNo - Lori CorriganSchaumburg
2016-06-10 20:03:38Leisure/Lifestyle/EntertainmentThe BluesMusical history of the Blues, with video and audio clips, including Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Hound Dog Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Rolling StonesTerry Abrahamsonterryabramson@gmail.com773-203-1147www.inthebellyoftheblues.comNo - Mary BakGlenview
2016-05-26 14:19:50Medical/HealthHealthcare Update & Proton CenterOur team would like to come and give a presentation to your rotary club regarding some exciting things happening at Northwestern Medicine and our Proton Center.Tammy Pressley & Philip Duffinannmarie.andexler@cadencehealth.org630-933-1955 - No - Ann Marie AndexlerBloomingdale-Rosellesee above
2016-05-21 21:26:40HumanitarianBlack Diamond Charities - Veterans Program and Back Pack for KidsDawn Bluemke is the Executive Director of Black Diamond Charities.

Black Diamond Charities provides children with BacPacs filled with school supplies. These school supplies include Crayons, Pencils, Pens, Paper, Notebooks, Scissors, Markers, Erasers and so on.

Black Diamond Charities “Veterans Program”. Transitioning from Military life to Civilian life isn’t as easy as it seems. Through our program we teach a course in Project Management. The course teaches the student the tools and techniques that team members need to make the project team successful. It benefits them by helping to set goals for their transition. It also promotes motivation, confidence and leadership.

For more information visit:
Dawn Bluemkedawnbluemke@blackdiamondcharities.org630-772-1794 - Kevin StevensNorth
2016-05-13 09:33:47Medical/HealthFirst Responders - Addiction/Mental Health SymposiumFr. Jim Swarthout a Paul Harris recipient and charter member of Fox Valley Sunset will present about Addiction and Mental Health issues with our First Responders. Fr. Jim will be speaking at the first symposium of it's kind in the county this September in Chicago. This Symposium will bring together first responders from around the county to us here in Chicago.Fr. Jim - Florian ProgramYesFox Valley SunsetFr. Jim SwarthoutFox Valley Sunsetboth is fine!
2016-05-11 01:41:20InternationalFriendship/cultural ExchangePakistani Exchange trip and hosting Pakistani inbound guests.Paul Keenonodftinc@ameritech.net630 881-5602 - YesGlen EllynPaul J. KeenonGlen Ellyneither
2016-04-27 17:50:42Service ProjectsPacking Food for Hungry PeopleDarrel Malcom gives a PowerPoint program explaining the effectiveness of Kids Against Hunger - Fox Valley in packing food for hungry people around the world and around the corner.Darrel Malcomdarrel@kah-fv.org630-528-1315www.kah-fv.orgYesCarol StreamDarrel MalcomCarol Stream630-528-1315
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
2016-04-15 10:19:58HumanitarianAllen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans FoundationThe Lynch Foundation provides grants to veterans who are in need of financial assistance. In general, Veterans or their dependents will receive a one-time grant to assist in overcoming financial needs. The Lynch Foundation provides a wide range of grant assistance; including but not limited to rent, temporary housing, medical expenses and auto payment. All funds are paid directly to creditors or service providers. We do not pay grants directly to applicants.

Allen Lynch has spent his entire life serving his fellow veterans with the Federal Veterans Administration as well as the Illinois state government veterans department. He also served with the US Army Reserve and the Illinois National Guard until reaching mandatory retirement.

Allen served with Company D, 1st Battalion of the 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) from 31 May 1967 until 1 June 1968. He had been "in-country" for six months when the action took place that would result in his receiving the Medal of Honor. The recognition of his conspicuous gallantry and selfless service to others on that day would be the catalyst for a life of service to others.

Al Lynch has spent his entire life serving his fellow veterans with the Federal Veterans Administration, as well as the Illinois state government veterans department. He also served with the US Army Reserve and the Illinois National Guard until retiring in 1994.

He and his wife, Susan, have three children and are now blessed with 6 grandchildren.

You can review his Medal of Honor citation here:
Allen J. Lynch - 847-377-3344http://www.ajlynchfoundation.orgNo - Kevin StevensNorth
2016-02-17 16:13:39Leisure/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 - Nancy ShepherdsonRotary Club of Lake
2016-02-13 17:20:03HumanitarianVeterans Assistance CommisionAVAILABLE TO VISIT YOUR CLUB BEGINNING MAY 2016

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. While enlisted, he was selected for a commissioning program, and as a result, 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.

While Allan has been serving as a volunteer in many different capacities during his working life, he became directly involved with veterans when he retired. Since then, he has volunteered in several organizations in McHenry and Lake Counties actively supporting fund raising efforts as well as improving employment support programs and providing veterans with guidance in job search and training.

He is currently acting as the Employment Specialist at the Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission, and also serves as a job search volunteer in the Vocational Rehabilitation Unit at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. He brings a strong background in both business needs in the hiring process and a solid understanding of the skill requirements and the challenges veterans face when they return to the civilian work force.

Potential speaking topics. Allan is happy to discuss specific topics an organization might have in mind. Listed below are some suggestions:

1. The challenges of the veteran employment process.
2. Priorities for hiring Veterans – Walking the talk.
3. Beyond the job fairs - finding skilled veterans.
4. Working with service organizations who are supporting veterans.
5. Advanced manufacturing – where are the veterans?
6. How to reach the younger generation of veterans.
Allan Ayersaayers3667@gmail.com224-475-0650 - Kevin StevensNorth
2016-02-07 14:05:09HumanitarianMidwest Veterans ClosetMidwest Veterans Closet is a not-for-profit charity that is taking the lead in Impacting Veterans Lives by providing FREE clothing, personal items, household items and furniture for patients and homeless transitioning to self sustenance. The adjacent Drop-In Center provides Veterans computer access for resume building, job search, or just communicating with their family and friends, a TV, and camaraderie where the coffee is always brewing. Midwest Veterans Closet engages Vets while giving them a second chance at a new beginning.Mary CarmodyMary.Carmody@midwestveteranscloset.org847.354.2108www.midwestveteranscloset.orgNo - Kevin StevensNorth
2016-01-13 22:59:52HumanitarianService Animal Advocacy - PTSD Awareness and EducationLon Hodge is a Vietnam era Veteran living with PTSD. Four years ago Lon was severely impaired by his condition, and with his treatment came an awareness and a mission. Lon and his Labradoodle Gander the Service Dog travel the country providing advocacy and awareness for service animals, and sharing education and goodwill through "Planned Acts of Community Kindness." Gander has been awarded the American Kennel Club Award for Canine Excellence and enjoys a following of well over 200,000 friends on Facebook.Lon Hodge and Gander the Service - http://www.operationfetch.comYesNorth Chicago Kevin StevensNorth Chicago -
2015-11-15 07:16:32HumanitarianDistrict 6440 Veteran AffairsThe Veteran Liaison position recognizes the parallel that exists between our military servants and the mission of Rotary: “Service Above Self.” With this vision in mind the Veteran Liaison will interact with the District, local Rotary Clubs, Military Veteran organizations and committed individuals that are active in the region of Rotary District 6440 providing support services for our Military servants and their families.

The three primary areas of focus for the Liaison are: 1) Supporting the district in locating and promoting service opportunities for individual Clubs, Sectors and the District at Large. 2) Supporting existing and new District and Club events and activities that are Veteran focused. Examples would be The Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Awards sponsored by The Rotary Club of North Chicago and District 6440 Sponsorship of Veterans to attend the Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park. 3) Assuring that proper public relations are managed for events and opportunities to demonstrate awareness both internally and in the public media.

Your presentation can be crafted to address specific areas of interest for your Club or provide an overview of the support offered by the District Veteran Affairs Liaison.
Kevin - - YesNorth Chicago Kevin Stevens - -
2015-10-13 12:55:52Medical/HealthAlzeimersSigns, Symptoms and a personal story.Betsy - No - Jim UszlerHuntley224-391-3140
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
2015-08-23 06:59:32CommunityLake County Honor FlightLake County Honor Flight transports America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the monuments and memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. Lake County Honor Flight works diligently to raise funds so that trips are available to veterans at no cost! We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501c3 non-profit. Your donation is tax-deductible.
Paula Carballido is native of North Chicago and a 2013 recipient of The Rotary Humanitarian Patriot award. Paula continues to be a respected leader in her passion for serving those who serve.
Paula Carballido1pcarballido@gmail.com847-800-5753http://www.lakecountyhonorflight.orgNo - Kevin StevensRotary Club of North
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
2015-02-13 09:51:56EducationPOWT, The Power of Working TogetherI wanted to connect with you about arranging to do a presentation about a 501 c 3 organization called POWT, The Power of Working Together, based in Arizona. POWT is a community-based organization. Their primary goal is to teach needed skills and partner with students along with their families to develop critical steps for planning and funding for college.

I conduct presentations to church groups; youth sport clubs, local chambers, rotary clubs and other service organizations in the western suburbs. Because of my 35 years experience as an Asst. Professor in liberal art institutions POWT has asked me to volunteer in giving qualifying interviews and/or presentations.

Currently I am a local community volunteer that conducts qualifying interviews with motivated students, and their parents, to connect them with college merit based money that doesn’t need to be paid back.

I would like to arrange to do a presentation concerning college choice/funding. Below is a brief outlined on some of points that I would cover in the POWT presentation:

1-Career Planning Exploration:
2-The key in knowing which schools to approach.
3-Coaching in advanced financial aid planning:
4-Coaching parents about FAFSA forms
5-ACT/SAT Test Preparation-custom curriculum based in individual performance based on student driven input and student needs:
6-Understanding of merit base aid:
7-What POWT Membership support is:
8-Award winning planning guide

As I mentioned I am the local community volunteer for these presentations/qualifying interviews. It’s my way of giving back.

I live Schaumburg Woodfield Mall area and can speak to Rotary Clubs in the Western and Northern Suburbs of Chichago.
If you need any further information please contact me. Let me know your thoughts. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards
Peter Glon
“Mastering the game of life through sport”
Peter Glonpaglon@gmail.com8478487783peterglon.comNo - Peter Glon - 847-848-7783
2015-01-21 15:48:10CommunityChaplaincy ServicesTim was a great speaker. He is the President of Chaplaincy Services and is expanding this service throughout local communities. He talks about what they do which is basically assisting the Police and Fire Departments when there is a crisis and letting the families know about a death or assisting people in need if they are suicidal or have challenging issues. They work as a counselor and are a completely volunteer organization. Tim Perrytim.perry@chaplainnow.org847-890-5003www.chaplainnow.orgNo - Wendy RomeroRotary Club of
2014-11-25 15:38:47CommunityProposed improved Metra serviceThe exciting proposal to connect the Metra Electric with the Metra North Central line could really improve service -- with direct connections from the south suburbs to O'HareRick Harnishrick.harnish@midwesthsr.org773-334-6758http://www.midwesthsr.orgNo - Ed
2014-09-02 10:54:54Medical/HealthChiropractic Healthcare without Needles, Drugs or SurgeryDr. William Pollackdrpollack@comcast.net847-215-2225www.pollackclinic@comcast.netNoHe was at one timemindi newmandeerfield ilphone
2014-08-21 15:29:36Medical/HealthBe all you can be without drugs and surgeryBecause the nervous system controls every cell of your body, we as chiropractors can effect many conditions in addition to BACKACHES and STIFF necks. It is for this reason I have had incredible results with migraines, fibromyalgia and remarkably DEPRESSION and ADD. My passion as a chiropractor is helping you thrive; be all you can be!Dr. William Pollackdrpollack@comcast.net847-215-2225www.pollackclinic.comNo - - - phone
2014-08-14 16:39:18CommunityOperation North PoleOperation North Poles's primary mission is to provide the most unique and fun filled day at the start of the holiday season for families who battle an emotional and financial roller coaster all year long because one of their children has a life threatening illness. To that end, we have adopted the story of the Polar Express as an example for us to follow, encouraging families to "Believe" ..... that miracles can happen, even if it means forgetting about their current situation for only one day. For these families who may not get a chance to enjoy a "normal" Christmas, we hope to fulfill that story for them. We hope to provide to these families, the true gift of Christmas, through a few small acts of kindness by strangers they may never meet again.Tim 813-5387http://operationnorthpole.orgNo - Rich
2014-08-11 14:24:38InternationalEvery Kid Needs FunEvery kid needs fun ... that's a scientific fact. Yet children who have experienced the worst the world has to offer ... war, famine, disease ... seldom have the opportunity to forget how little they have and experience the healing nature of play. Kids Around the World recycles donated playgrounds (over 350 since 1994) for children in underprivileged areas (55 countries). They remove the equipment and refurbish it, as necessary. then ship it overseas.Jim Rosene President/Founderjimr@kidaroundtheworld.com815.229.8731www.kidsaroundtheworld,comNo - Elizabeth McGrathBarringtonBreakfastRotary312.590.6693
2014-08-01 19:34:17HumanitarianHuman TraffickingLorraine Dillon talks about her nonprofit, Right to Be Free, which works with a partner organization in Ghana, West Africa, to negotiate the release of children being used as forced labor in fishing boats. She shows a documentary she made of her trip to Ghana where she accompanied local volunteers on a rescue mission.Lorraine No - Nicki SnoblinLake Forest-Lake
2014-07-26 07:54:39InternationalHow Cranes are promoting peace in the Korean DMZ.Hall Healy is Chairman of the Board of the International Crane Foundation, a non-government organization (NGO), headquartered in Wisconsin, USA and dedicated to preserving the fifteen species of cranes and their habitats around the world. He is Past President of The DMZ Forum, an NGO headquartered in New York, dedicated to supporting preservation of the globally unique biological and cultural resources of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). He is a professional environmental facilitator and consultant, conducting training, facilitation and planning projects in the US, Russia, China and the Republic of Korea. He has helped establish conservation partnerships in Russia and Mexico.

Mr. Healy has a BA degree in Political Science from Colgate University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Executive Program. He has written two publications: “Environmental Management” for American Management Association’s (AMA) Manufacturers Handbook and Packaging and Solid Waste, co-authored; and he has written and had published numerous papers on Korean DMZ and crane conservation and strategic planning issues. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest non-profit conservation organization and is on the Governing Board of the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo. He also is a member of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Task Force on Transboundary Protected Areas Committee.
Hall Healyhallhealy@aol.com847-373-7770www.savingcranes.comNo - Rich
2014-07-17 23:03:05InternationalRYE Impact on Students' FutureOn the 10 year anniversary of returning to the US from a year in Denmark, Angela Lopez has achieved many remarkable things. After buying a house at 19 and putting herself through college to become a Spanish teacher. Angela now works as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia. She is an English teacher trainer as well as a developer of a deaf life skills program for the 50 deaf students at her school who have recently acquired the right to a free education through free interpretation. Angela - http://whereismslopez.wordpress.comNo - - - -
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 - www.diveheart.orgNo - Bob CampbellPark
2014-07-07 10:16:19Medical/HealthGeneral Eye HealthVision problems and eye health affect all ages and races, across the world. The most common reasons for vision loss are treatable and avoidable, both in the US and abroad. The presentation will give an overview of common eye health issues and how they can be addressed. William C. Park, MDdrwilliamcpark@gmail.com847-392-9220 www.nweyemd.comYesArlington Heights Noon ClubLynn JensenArlington Heights Noon
2014-06-29 17:52:47Leisure/Lifestyle/EntertainmentSelf DefenseJoe Rosner's background in the military and law enforcement has helped him develop practical ways to prevent personal violence. His presentation is funny and informative and highly energetic. http://www.bestdefenseillinois.comJoe Rosnerjoe.rosner@usa.net815-575-0299 - No - Jill BrickmanGlenview
2014-06-11 10:02:37Rotary & DistrictBuilding a bridge in NicaraguaDavid Baker, Vice President at the Illinois Institute of Technology, or Sandy Morganstein, District 6440 AG and Club Service Chair, would like to come and give a presentation to clubs about the effort IIT is putting together to build a small bridge in a small town in Nicaragua. So far, IIT has put together his Rotary club (it's in District 6450), The Dundee Township Rotary Club, a Rotary club in Boston and a Nicaraguan Rotary club for this project. They would like to get participation from several clubs in District 6440.David Bakerbakerd@iit.edu312-567-3561www.iit.eduYes - Carolyn KasperDundee Rotary847-421-1473
2014-06-05 09:52:32New Generations/YouthYouth Philanthropy and Global CitizenshipAllowance for Good (AfG) develops the rising generations of philanthropic leaders who cultivate global citizenship and empower others around the world to achieve their full potential. We seek to educate and engage US youth ages 13-18 in philanthropy in order to extend their perspectives beyond our borders encouraging them to acknowledge the extreme poverty and lack of access to resources faced by youth around the world. We do this by enriching, empowering, and educating youth through three programs: our Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy educational series, a Global Philanthropy Summit introducing youth to Chicagoland’s philanthropic sector, and our Global Engagement Expeditions in experiential service learning.Elizabeth Newtonelizabeth@allowanceforgood.org8477330393www.allowanceforgood.orgYesRotary Club of Evanston LighthouseElizabeth Newton -
2014-06-04 16:13:01CommunicationsVanishing Cultures ProjectVanishing Cultures is a groundbreaking photographic, educational and historical account of the American cultures, which have shaped or nation by world-renowned photographer Dennis Manarchy.Richard - http://butterfliesandbuffalo.comNoFormerly, Dundee TownshipSandy MorgansteinDunde
2014-06-04 16:08:00Medical/HealthAffordable Care Act EnrollmentMr. Manarchy, past president of the Dundee Township Rotary Club, is certified as a licensed benefits adviser for both the affordable care act (ACA) and Medicare benefits.Richard - - NoFormerly, Dundee TownshipSandy MorgansteinDunde
2014-06-03 15:36:22Rotary & DistrictRYLA STUDENTS SPEAKJessica Kuhns and Natalya Damato
speak of their Leadership Camp that they participated in for one week.
Natalya Damatopauldamato@sbcglobal.net847-658-8919 - Yesdundee rotary clubCarolyn KasperDundee Rotary Club847-421-1473
2014-06-03 15:27:20CommunityWOOD WORKING SPECIALTIESNiCK PAGE lives in the community and is a woodworker - He has a woodworking shop at his home and presented some of his pieces of art.
He was very interesting.
NICK PAGEnicklpage@sbcglobal.net847-845 5829www.woodguysworkshop.comNo - Carolyn KasperDundee Rotary Club847-421-1473
2014-06-03 15:12:57InternationalPeace Corps PartnershipROK TEASLEY is a Illinois Peace Corps
recruiter in Chicago.
Spoke of his Peace Corps experience and the recent partnership with Rotary International
Rok Teasleyrteasley@peacecorps.gov312-353-1128Peace CorpsNo - Carolyn KasperDundee Rotary Club847-4211473
2014-06-03 15:08:38CommunityJudson UniversityMary Dulabaum - Director of Communications and Marketing
discussed Judson's focus for 2014
Shape Lives to Shape the World.
top 2 degrees are for Design and Architect.
Dr. Crume is President
Mary Dulabaummdulabaum@judson.edu847-628-2089 - No - Carolyn KasperDundee Rotary Club847-421-1473
2014-05-29 13:59:46Motivational/Leadership/ManagementUnlimited Confidence and GivingI sit on 5 non profit boards including Northbrook Rotary. I am also in charge of fundraising for the club. I would love to speak on how to raise more money without stress or much effort. chad Coechad@specialkidsnetwork.org8472823170www.specialkidsnetwork.orgYesNorthbrook ILchad Coe Northbrook Rotary either
2014-05-28 13:34:57Motivational/Leadership/ManagementHow to Have a Great Day Every DayKey Points discussed in this Presentation include:

• What it takes to ‘Have a Great Day Everyday!’
• How much attitude affects others
• The importance of getting along with co-workers
• Several ways to improve their relationships at work and at home
• The importance of LEAVING ONE’S FUNK AT THE DOOR
• The impact of body language and the message it sends
• How to ‘Fire Up’ every day regardless of the day of the week
• A secret technique Army Rangers use to get through basic training

It’s Engaging, Funny, Entertaining and Educational

Steve Beckstevebeck@beckseminars.com630-474-0052www.beckseminars.comNo - Chad CoeNorthbrook, ILyes
2014-05-28 08:28:58Service ProjectsHabitat Restore McHenry county Rotary district McHenry --

Years ago, I was trying to find interesting content for a sales leads group in which I participated. At times we were successful, and other times we relied heavily on strong coffee to get through that morning meeting.

Today, we are looking to present our story though a Power Point presentation to morning breakfast/lunch leads group meetings. If you are looking for content for such a meeting, we can help. We are Habitat Restore of McHenry County. The mission of Habitat is to eliminate poverty housing throughout the world. Among other projects, we build or rehabilitate houses for people who cannot obtain housing through normal channels. We have relied on government grants and corporate contributions to fund our mission. Understanding that reliance on government funding would likely decline over the years, the Restore in Woodstock was started in February of 2013. While our first year has been successful as a start-up year, we need to reach out to all of McHenry County for donations, volunteers and development of awareness of the Restore in the County. Most of our Restore activities result from remodeling by residents or modernization by companies. We take in donations of furniture, fixtures, hardware, appliances and resell same as an effort to fund Habitat. Our efforts to pick up, refurbish, and repair donations is primarily completed by volunteers. Volunteers also stock the store and man our cashier stand.

Our goals for this presentation would be:
1) Seek out business partners where we could stage a place to park our Restore truck to accept community donations on a specific Saturday.
2) Seek to increase awareness of the Restore to businesses as outlet for excess or obsolete inventory or other saleable materials.
3) Seek volunteers from current and retired businessmen / women and their families who wish to help in the

Thank You.

Bill Bulman
Volunteer Coordinator - Restore
Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County
2205 South Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL
Phone (815)334-0500Call:

Mark Peteler
ReStore Director
Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County
2205 South Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone (815)334-0500
Fax (815)334-0502
Mark Peteler mpeteler@habitatmchenry.org815 3340500 - No - - - -
2014-05-22 08:23:06Medical/HealthOrgan Donation Saves LivesIn late 2010, the 58-year-old was the recipient of a miracle. It's the only word she can use to describe the gift of a heart, transplanted from an Army Ranger who died after fighting to save his comrades in Afghanistan. "He saved people when he was wounded and saved even more people when he died; how many people can say that?" Judy said while sitting in the Winnetka home where she grew up. Since receiving the heart of Cpl. Benjamin Kopp in July 2009, Judy has made it her mission to spread the word about the importance of organ donation. It's what Ben would have wanted, Judy believes, and is the least she can do to carry on his spirit. "If just one person decides to be an organ donor, they'll be honoring Ben," Judy said. Not a day goes by that Judy doesn't think about Ben, his gift and the incredible circumstances that led up to the transplant. She wears a metal bracelet bearing Ben's name, a gift from another soldier. Dangling from her neck is a pink heart, and 400 miles away in Minneapolis, Minn., an identical heart rests on a chain around the neck of Jill Stephenson, Ben's mother. Happenstance or fate? Contact Judy at to arrange to hear her amazing story.Judy Meiklejudymeikle@yahoo.com847-791-5839 - No - Rich
2014-05-21 17:51:54Service ProjectsOperation Warm- Coats for Kids projectOperation Warm partners with Rotary clubs to provide high quality new winter coats to local children living in need. Learn how your club can execute a high impact, easy to manage community service project that brings joy to at-risk kids and empowers them to attend school with pride on cold winter days.Rich