Submission DateSubject Area (pick one)TopicBrief overview of the speaker's presentationSpeaker's NameSpeaker's EmailSpeaker's PhoneRelevant websiteIs the speaker a Rotarian?If yes, what club?Submitted by:Rotary Club:How can you be contacted (provide a phone or email)?
2022-04-08 07:27:43Medical/HealthAddiction Behavioral Health Medicine Ascension Health Hospitals What to Do When the Addiction/Mental Health Crisis Comes to Family and Work

Fr. Jim Swarthout: M.Div, MSW, CAADC,CIP
Director of Addiction and Behavioral Health Medicine with Ascension Hospital System. (formally Amita) will speak to this area of urgency and possibility and recovery.
Fr. Jim has been a Rotarian for over 25 years and a Paul Harris Fellow.
Fr. Jim Swarthoutjames.swarthout@amitahealth.org847-650-5254AMITAhealth.org/AddictionYesFox Valley Sunset Charter MemberFr. Jim SwarthoutFox Valley Rotaryjames.swarthout@amitahealth.org
2022-04-02 07:21:52New Generations/YouthYouth Programs D6440Overview of Youth Exchange, RYLA, and InteractMary BakGov.maryb@rotary6440.org847-530-6859Rotary6440.orgYesGlenview SunriseMary BakGlenview SunriseGov.maryb@rotary6440.org
2022-02-23 15:20:09Service ProjectsBuilding Better Lives for KidsKids Above All is a 128 year long child serving agency in the Chicagoland area building better lives for kids. We believe in placing the safety, well-being and education of kids above all else from ages 0 to 24. Hear about the impactful services and programs from early childhood learning to foster care services, group homes, a grief camp for kids loosing a loved one to homicide, and housing for homeless young adults. Best practices for trauma informed therapy are integral to upholding our mission. Learn about ways to serve and step up for our kids. Catherine Inserracinserra@kidsaboveall.org18472242870www.kidsaboveal.orgNo - Catherine Inserra - 847-224-2870
2022-02-15 15:11:59Business & Finance"The Importance of Falling"This story of how a former Circus Performer took what they learned through teaching Aerial Acrobatics to kids, and translated it into more sales at work. Through the power of Psychological Safety and Empathetic Selling, Cob has been able to increase sales by 30% in the very first month of implementing these easy stepsCob Kniepjacob@speakercob.com6305518803www.speakercob.comNo - Jacob - 6236063488
2022-02-08 10:20:58EnvironmentCoral Reef Restoration"Sanacora restores Coral Reef environment around the globe. With a greater importance than the rain forests, Coral needs attention and needs it immediately. Hear Guy and Anita Courtney describe the current Coral situation around the world and learn what they are doing to solve the Coral degradation problem. Not only is the Coral a beautiful underwater landscape, it is a vital world for 50% of all ocean life. Their message will fascinate you and your family and is delivered in an easily understood way. You will learn the importance of this environment and how it impacts you no matter your location! Presented with incredible photography and a very engaging manner, Guy and Anita will share an unbelievable story with you and other Rotarians."Guy and Anita Courtneyanita@sanacora.world907-240-7847www.sanacora.worldYesLong Grove, IllinoisAnita CourtneyLong Gove, Illinoiseanita@sanacora.world
2021-12-30 09:52:15Motivational/Leadership/ManagementProactive Habits Program Overview:
Howard Wallach shares his PROACTIVE HABITS platform that any professional can use to grow and thrive in business and life. Howard demonstrates his techniques for using mentoring, connecting, and paying it forward outside your own four walls. His personal philosophy of living a life with intent fueled the growth of his, A-Z ENTERTAINMENT, LTD., which includes Motivational & Corporate speaking. Discover how to lay the foundation for your life using a set of guiding principles that give fresh impetus to a mission of serving and inspiring others through his examples.

BIOGRAPHY & BACKGROUND
From his humble beginnings as a Chicago nightclub DJ, to performing at some of the biggest and brightest special events in the country, HOWARD WALLACH, professionally known as TOP DAWG, has become one of the most polished and in-demand producers and entertainers in corporate and social events. His versatility and leadership in the hospitality field has afforded him ample opportunities to speak at industry events and energize audiences around the United States.

Throughout his career, Howard has found his passion in mentoring, connecting, and paying it forward outside his own four walls. His personal philosophy of living a life with intent fueled the growth of his, A-Z ENTERTAINMENT, LTD., and laid the foundation for his PROACTIVE HABITS platform, a set of guiding principles that give fresh impetus to his mission of serving and inspiring others.

COVID-19 RESPONSE
Howard believes that in a global pandemic, even with social distancing enforced, no one should miss a milestone. And with the new normal comes a new level of production value. Adapting to the best of his capability, he brings depth of expertise in event production, mastery of digital technology, a sixth sense in matching mood with music, and positive energy that is off the charts.

VIRTUAL EVENTS THAT HIT THE HIGH NOTE
In response to the coronavirus crisis, Howard has tailored his offerings to meet the needs of people relegated to celebrating milestones in the virtual world. His electric personality, ability to engage attendees, and expertise in gamification deliver exceptional value for businesses staging virtual conferences, meetups, or mixers.

HYBRID EVENTS THAT OBSERVE HELATH & SAFETY GUIDELINES
A master logistician, Howard is adept at coordinating all the moving parts of a wedding, Mitzvah, or other special occasion and making the experience memorable. With hybrid events emerging as a viable option, he and his team are prepared to support events that attract both virtual and in-person attendees in accordance with CDC recommendations.

COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
Although the event industry has been devastated by COVID-19, Howard continues to boost his game. Prior to the onset of the pandemic, he tacked on international experience and expanded his versatility with DJ performances in Asia and engagements in the cruise ship industry. Until IRL events return, he and his A-Z team are focused on providing high-impact virtual solutions and creating extraordinary customer experiences. To discuss your next event: info@azentertainment.com
Howard Wallachinfo@azentertainment.com(847) 537-5100azentertainment.comNo - Kathi QuinnNorthbrookkathi@northbrookchamber.org
2021-11-16 12:05:20Motivational/Leadership/ManagementCharacter Based ManagementThe title of my presentation is the following: Character Based Management.
What makes us a good or bad boss are the behaviors we call a person’s character.
We can improve our character, and thereby improve our organization’s
effectiveness and productivity as well as our job satisfaction.
Now is the time to start!

Here is a brief bio: Robert Beezat is a management consultant who has worked with over 350 public, private, and not-for-profit organizations around the country. He is also a former city manager and business owner. He has been an adjunct faculty member at several universities teaching business, human resource, and supervisory management courses. He is the author of "Character Based Management: A Key to More Productive & Effective Organizations" and "Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness." You can find out more about him and his books at the website below.

I have spoken to over 130 Rotary Clubs in northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin about one or both of my books.
Robert Beezatrobert@robertbeezat.com630-747-5028 www.characterbasedmanagement.net No - - - -
2021-10-13 18:32:14Motivational/Leadership/ManagementThis Is Good-Turn Challenges into OpportunitiesThe takeaway is a roadmap of how to lead your team changing challenges into opportunities.Dennis Mellendennismellen@hotmail.com4256818652https://BeABean.netNo - Dennis Mellen - 425.681.8652
2021-10-06 08:06:01Medical/HealthReclaim Your Personal Power: Take Responsibility for Your Emotional Health NowCoach Maureen Kafkis wants you to imagine a world where we choose our thoughts on purpose to create the way we want to feel and the results we desire.
“No this is not a fantasy or a pie in the sky dream,” states Kafkis, “The only thing standing between us and what we want, is our Brain BS™.”
Kafkis has noted a specific type of Brain BS™ unique to women in particular which has become the epicenter of her coaching program. The reason for that might be explained by societal expectations and found in our collective past.
When we were little, we were “taught” that other people could hurt our feelings. For example, another child called us a name or said something mean and we might come home from school crying because of it. Our parents would get really upset. Sometimes they would get upset enough to call the parent of that child; or even the school - if the parent was not handling the situation the way they thought they should.
The complaint might be that the offending child should be “nicer” and should not be making kids “feel bad”. We were operating under the false premise that controlling others, like this offender, is the way to handle the situation. Kafkis says, “Essentially, we were taught that other people have more control over the way we feel than we do ourselves.”
We learned that the way to feel better in life is by trying to control what other people say and do, instead of focusing on how we respond to them and manage our minds. As women in particular, we have learned to become people pleasers and to make everybody else’s needs a priority over our own.

This has never worked, and never will, states Kafkis who stresses that instead of focusing on the bully and the undesirable behavior it would serve us so much better to learn that the only way we can feel anything is because of what we are thinking. Anything else would totally rob us of our personal power, she stresses.
Emotional health and living life up to our potential is accessible to all of us. The proof can be found in the exploration and support that can be experienced through the power of coaching says, Kafkis, who has developed the Brain BS™ method.
Kafkis is so passionate about helping people get started on a life changing emotional health journey she is offering complimentary sessions to Rotarians get them started. The presentation will include some tips to empower oneself by taking control over emotional health.

Maureen Kafkis, founder of Brain BS™ and Brave Brainiacs, is a Coach, PODcaster, and Speaker based in the Chicagoland area. Her website is: thebrainbs.com.
Maureen Kafkismkcoachllc@gmail.com847-507-6164thebrainbs.com No - Kathleen QuinnNorthbrook (Dist 6440)quinn.kathi@gmail.com
2021-10-01 15:48:35Leisure/Lifestyle/EntertainmentRedesign of your closet spaceSpeaker's company can custom design your closet space so it is more efficient and aesthetic.
It is an education to learn how one can improve the closet space you have in your home.
Tom Happtom.happ@closetworks.com847-867-9675www.closetworks.comNo - Stan RoelkerLincolnshire Rotary Clubsrroelker@gmail.com
2021-09-08 10:18:54EnvironmentRenewal Energy/SolarLots of information on how solar installations work. economic benefits/electrical savings.
The future of solar and wind technology
Dave Wilmsdwilms20@gmail.com847-641-8169 - No - Stan RoelkerLincolnshire Rotary Clubsrroelker@gmail.com
2021-07-26 20:58:50Business & FinanceDo not invest in solar panels until you hear thisRudy Segovia is a solar consultant. His information is vital to making a decision about solar panels. This is an informational presentation not a sales demo. Learn what to ask from a sales solar sales rep. Rudy Segoviarudy.segovia@sbcglobal.net312 804-5050sunnussolar.comNo - - - -
2021-05-17 19:23:56Medical/HealthAlzhimer's DiseaseWhere are my Glasses, Where are my Keys...signs, symptoms, are you concerned, Should you be, plus sharing stories with my mom who had Alzheimer's Disease for 12 years. I have also had a story of my mom published in the Alz Assoc. newsletter 2020.Betsy Skibinskibets.ski@gmail.com18479511497 - - - - - -
2021-05-10 00:46:15InternationalStoveTeam International - eliminating open-fire cooking in Latin AmericaStoveTeam International is a nonprofit organization started by a Rotarian, that is working in Latin America to save families from the dangers of open-fire cooking. The cookstoves we provide not only help families avoid respiratory illnesses, which account for 4 million deaths every year, but they also save CO2 from entering the atmosphere, and provide local employment!

Our innovative approach has won StoveTeam numerous awards, and resulted in the donation of over 78,000 cookstoves to date. But around the world, we are still nowhere close to addressing this issue on the scale it deserves.

To raise awareness for this devastating issue, we have developed an engaging and informative interactive pre-recorded video presentation, specifically for Rotary clubs. This fun new format allows us to show your club the issue of open-fire cooking firsthand and give an inside look at StoveTeam’s programs, through an interactive experience that allows your club to ask questions and visit links. And because the presentation is pre-recorded, our staff can remain focused on providing cookstoves, while enabling your club to learn and raise awareness about this issue.

See a demo video with excerpts from the presentation:

https://youtu.be/Auu4BsT7REk

Please note, since it's pre-recorded, any meeting date will work. This video format allows us to show you our programs firsthand via dozens of short videos and photos, in a way that we can't through an "in-person" Zoom presentation. The video is about 23 minutes long, and at the end buttons pop up allowing your club to choose which questions they would like answered!

If you are interested, please let me know the meeting date when you would like to host, and I will send you the video link and instructions.
Forest Resenerforest@stoveteam.org(541) 554-4638www.stoveteam.org No - Forest Resener - forest@stoveteam.org
2021-03-31 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 Rosencinserra@kidsaboveall.org
2021-03-30 10:25:51CommunityVeteran OutreachHighlight the many things the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans has been doing over the years, as well as educate about our new mobile outreach program to take our mission to the clients. We would also like to discuss our ongoing need of essential items and ways to help our organization directly impact the lives of at risk veterans and their families. Thank you.Josh Taylorjtaylor@mshv.org630-871-8387 x617www.helpaveteran.orgNo - Joshua Taylor - jtaylor@mshv.org
2021-03-11 08:05:24CommunicationsMuseum of Broadcast CommunicationsThe title was “Broadcast, Politics and News Literacy.” The museum pivoted with Covid to an online exhibit to explore the Presidential Debates over time and the influence of media in presidential politicsSusy SchultzSschultz@museum.tv - Greatdebates.orgNo - Kristine YoungBarrington BreakfastKriyoung@comcast.net
2021-03-07 13:21:31Leisure/Lifestyle/EntertainmentLife as a performing musician"Touch Bass with Alan" is a fun and educational program that introduces audiences to the world of classical music through the deep sounds of the double bass. Alan plays, tells humorous stories and anecdotes and, for Rotary, relates similarities between teamwork necessary for orchestral performance and successful businesses.Alan Steinersteinerabasso@comcast.net8472801927www.touchbasswithalan.comNo - Alan Steiner steinerabasso@comcast.net
2021-02-16 19:55:28EnvironmentEnding Soil Erosion in Haiti for Economic Development Soil erosion in Haiti paralyzes the economy. The erosion is caused by the deforestation of trees for firewood and charcoal. The only source of energy in this oil and electric deficient country. Dr. Tawainga Katsvairo addresses a game-changer solution of planting deep-rooted, heat and drought tolerant perennial grasses which will not be harvested for charcoal. The grasses reduce mudslides during hurricanes, build soil health, provide habitat for wildlife, protect fisheries and critical infrastructure. The grasses protect watersheds consistent with Rotary focuses areas of environmental, clean water, and ending poverty. The program has ambitious goals to end soil erosion for sustainability and a prosperous economy in Haiti. The presentation has been well received by numerous clubs across the US.



Dr. Tawainga Katsvairotawainga@buctechnologies.com850 508 2128 - YesTallahasseeChet SadlerSanibel Captivachet@sanibelrotary.org
2021-02-15 14:40:49Medical/HealthBe The Match, Life Saving OrganizationHeartwarming and inspiring presentation shares the life-saving work that Be The Match is doing for patients with blood cancers (leukemia/lymphoma) or blood diseases. Details how everyday people may join the Be The Match Registry to save the life of patients in need. Additionally, shares other ways to get involved.Kristin Scottkscott@nmdp.org6129109742https://bethematch.orgNo - - - kscott@nmdp.org, 612-910-9742
2021-02-12 10:05:25Medical/HealthDisability, Accessibility, and Ableism A thorough overview of what constitutes a disability and the protections afforded by the ADA. Accessibility accommodations requirements for public spaces are also discussed. Finally, a candid discussion about language etiquette regarding disabilities and and introduction to Ableism and how it manifests in society. Vickey Young Vcastk@gmail.com440-221-2941 - No - Marie KuipersWinnetka-Northfieldauntiemooie@gmail.com #435-655-5070
2021-02-10 09:51:28EducationWeiss Scholarship Foundation Supporting Education in KenyaWeiss Scholarship Foundation empowers children in Kenya with education as we work to build a world where every child gets a great education. We provide a holistic approach so in addition to paying all the school fees, we have staff on the ground to provide the support our students need to be successful. We believe education is the only long-term, sustainable solution to poverty and we cannot end poverty unless girls are educated. We ask people to imagine a world where every child gets a great education. Hear this story of hope that we can create such a world. Educated children will solve all the other problems. Brett Weissbrett@weissscholarshipfoundation.org630.248.5405https://www.facebook.com/weissscholarshipfoundationYesNapervilleChuck MilesGenevacmiles6926@gmail.com
2021-01-31 09:42:40HumanitarianTCP Global-microloansTCP Global is an NGO providing microloans to communities across the globe. It works closely with Rotary clubs. The US team is former Peace Corps Volunteers. Program summary:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeOM0tFOaEU&t=46s
Rita Novakrmn1208@sbcglobal.net312-919-1523https://tcp-global.silkstart.com/cpages/homeNo - Mary BakGlenview Sunrisegov.maryb@gmail.com
2021-01-26 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 Rosenrickrosen18@sbcglobal.net - - 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. https://operationpollination.net The future stake of life on Earth as we know it depends on our actions today!

Chris SteinChris_Stein@nps.gov(402) 881-1387https://operationpollination.netYesnew E-Club out of Iowasamesameemail or call the info above
2021-01-17 18:44:26InternationalConnecting the World & Building Cultural BridgesInspired by Rotarians, Funded by Rotarians, Run by Rotarians.
International Cultural Exchange Program.
This program has reached over 1 million people in the US. Over 500 youth and young adults have had the opportunity to travel Internationally as cultural ambassadors in this program.
Vitaliy BezrodnovRotaryCF@gmail.com216-214-0828www.RotaryChildrensFund.orgYesDowntown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club, NC District 7710Vitaliy BezrodnovDowntown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club, NC District 7710RotaryCF
2020-10-22 08:13:33Governmental Affairs - - - - - - - - - - -
2020-10-08 16:11:17Motivational/Leadership/ManagementConnecting: Harnessing the Power of PeoplePhil Martin uses his 35 years in theatre as a director, producer, actor, and writer to present his effective philosophy on how to go beyond communicating (often misunderstood) to truly connecting with people. Phil leads a fun and interactive discussion, using a three-point approach, designed to avoid the dreaded “failure to communicate”: 1) know yourself, 2) create a true team, and 3) practical lessons on how to engage and connect. This presentation will dramatically reshape your business and personal life.
Philipjmartin.me
Phil Martinphil@philipjmartin.me6082150636philipjmartin.meNo - - - phil@philipjmartin.me
2020-09-22 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 Adermanraderman@ilattorneygeneral.gov312-909-7497www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov - - Ryan Aderman - raderman@ilattorneygeneral.gov, 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 Kinatukaraabkinatukara@gmail.com(973) 477 5923 - YesThe Rotary Club of Fair LawnAnupama KinatukaraFair Lawn, NJabkinatukara@gmail.com
2020-07-16 13:46:31CommunityAdult Allies: Supporting LGBTQ+ YouthLizzy Lizzy is Youth Program Manager at Youth Services of Glenview Northbrook. She oversees their Pride Youth Program for LGBTQ+ youth. Her talk will discuss various aspect of gender and sexual identity and how to foster more inclusive communities. Lizzy ApplebyLizzy.Appleby@ysgn.org - https://www.ysgn.org/services/prideNo - Rich LalleyWinnetka-Northfieldrichlalley@gmail.com
2020-06-15 10:26:50CommunityService DogsKate Halma is the Executive Director of True Blue Dogs in Woodstock, Illinois. True Blue Dogs trains dogs to serve individuals with disabilities. Kate's presentation focuses on the rights and responsibilities of service dog teams.Kate Halmakate@truebluedogs.org815-482-5138www.truebluedogs.orgNo - Marlene FrisbieWoodstockmarlenefrisbie@gmail.com
2020-06-11 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 BreakfastKriyoung@comcast.net
2020-06-07 14:04:32HumanitarianDomestic Violence Rebecca Weininger, Director of Domestic Violence Law Practice with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, discusses the plight of domestic violence victims and the support she and her organization offer them. Rebecca Weiningerrweininger@nslegalaid.org847.737.4042 Http://nslegalaid.orgNo - Rich LalleyWinnetka-Northfieldrichlalley@gmail.com
2020-06-03 20:00:20Environmentcoral reef restorationGuy Courtney and Anita Laurence share their hands on involvement and passion and insights into the coral reef ecosystem and its restoration
guy@sanacora.com and anita@sanacora.com
guy courtneyguy@sanacora.com - www.sanacora.comYeslong grovemark s gibsonbarrington breakfastmsailg2@gmail.com
2020-05-15 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 Bergehttp://www.drberge.com/contact - http://www.drberge.comYesunknownJane RicciardiEVANSTONjanericciardirotary@gmail.com
2020-05-14 15:50:43Medical/HealthThe Three Ps in My Life: Polio, Post Polio Syndrome and Polio PlusJohn Nanni is a Polio Survivor, a Post Polio Syndrome Survivor and a Rotary Polio Plus advocate. He was diagnosed in 1953 with polio before he was one year old. He details his journey through polio and post polio syndrome and his journey with Polio Plus. He also compares polio and the pandemic we are currently experiencing. Great program. Presented via Zoom.John Nannijntenor@yahoo.com609-449-4007 (cell) - YesMOT Rotary Club Middletown DENancy KeppelWheeling708-975-4391 (cell)
2020-04-21 19:32:28Service ProjectsShelterBoxUSAA virtual presentation to bring clubs up to date with the ShelterBox disaster relief...Donna Lee Gulley and othersdonnalee127@gmail.com8474809502ShelterBoxUSAYesNorthbrookDonna LeeNorthbrookdonnalee127@gmail.com
2020-04-20 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 Morrisbill@bluestarrecyclers.com(719) 494-4436www.bluestarrecyclers.comNo - Bill Morrisreferred by Lyle Staabbill@bluestarrecyclers.com
2020-03-26 11:04:19CommunicationsPublic Relations teams for the 21st centuryDiscussing why it's so important for your club to have a strong public relations team, and providing practical steps for how to build one.Jenna Raimbaultjenna.raimbault@gmail.com3065307966eastviewrotary.orgYesRotary Club of Regina EastviewJenna RaimbaultRotary Club of Regina Eastview306-530-7966
2020-03-02 21:07:14Communications"Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final"Local author David Sweet of Lake Forest discusses his new book on the 1972 Olympics Gold Medal Basketball game, where the final three seconds were played three times until the Soviet Union defeated the U.S. team in one of the most controversial games in Olympic history. David weaves the tragedy of the terror attack with the drama and significance of the game and the reason why some basketball officials wanted the Soviets to win.David Sweetdafsweet@aol.com847-527-7119 - No - Randy BlaserGurneerandyblaser1@gmail.com
2020-02-29 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 VassNorthbrookandy@andyvass.com
2020-01-01 13:45:41Rotary & DistrictMaking friends through RotaryDonna’s presentation is designed to motivate each Rotarian to make friends through Rotary in their own club, the district, the United States and around the globe. Northbrook Rotarians were the first to hear this her talk and commented: amazing, inspirational, just what millenials are looking for, passionate, riveting, sincere, contagious. By giving excerpts of how she has made Rotary friends, Donna hopes that each Rotarian listening will follow her lead and make new and further Rotary friends locally and globally.Donna Lee Gulleydonnalee127@gmail.com847 208 4107 - YesNorthbrook - - -
2019-12-04 15:28:31CommunicationsThe Art of Engaged ConversationMotivational Speaker. John's mission is to create a joyful world by maximizing the best of human potential. He encourages listeners to
"Be brave and have a conversation that might matter to your life. To engage 1) give up your agenda, 2) want to learn their story, and 3) don’t fix, don’t fix, don’t fix."
John Nepperjohn@johnnepper.com2624962751Johnnepper.comNo - Suzanne GibsonBarrington Breakfastgov.suzanne@Rotary6440.org
2019-10-23 13:59:32EnvironmentClimate ChangeCitizens' Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our respectful, non-partisan approach to climate action is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations.Mike Zanillomike.zanillo@citizensclimatelobby.org312 504 1732citizensclimatelobby.org - - Mark GibsonBarrington Breakfastmsailg2@gmail.com
2019-09-19 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 Woodsgcardelli@gmail.com
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. ShamashAnyshamashlaw@yahoo.com
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 Zurichnancyshepherdson@hotmail.com
2018-10-22 19:12:02CommunityLet Me Run Wellness Program for Boys - Mary Connollymaryc@letmerun.org201-406-0081http://www.letmerun.org/region/chicago-metroYesChicago LakeviewMary ConnollyChicago Lakeviewmary@thecausecoach.net
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 Kanarlpk471@gmail.com(224) 522-4401https://healthrays.info/YesRotary Club of NorthbrookDebbie StaceyRotary Club of Wilmettedsrotary95@gmail.com
2018-09-21 19:05:40InternationalEngineers Without borders, Chicago Professionals ChapterAs activity develops, the presentation would include new projects (currently one in Kenya and one in Guatemala) status of existing projects (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador). In general EWB deals with potable water supply, solar power, sanitation, bridges, or other engineering projects as determined by the community.John McDonaldxengmc@outlook.com847-668-2421http://ewb-usa-chicago.orgYesLibertyville Sunrise RotaryJohn McDonaldLibertyville Sunrise Rotary847-668-2421
2018-06-26 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)
Meredith Hodgemeredith.hodge@refugeforwomen.org7083807419www.rfwchicago.orgNo - Karen M Schultz - karen.schultz@refugeforwomen.org
2018-06-07 19:04:33Motivational/Leadership/Managementstrategic principles to develop and strengthen your own self-worth, how to find the freedom to be who you are, to live a life and leave a legacy that is consequential and lasting. Kevin Knight is a best-selling author, an award-winning speaker and a leadership breakthrough expert who knows what it takes to turn your life around. An inspired communicator and strategist, he has a record of enhancing performance for both individuals and companies. Best-selling author of "Liberation is Imperative" he focuses on effective ways for people management, good communication which are the keys for success. Also presents on how to manage conflict and connect to today's generation- Millennial. Topics to cover are: - 5 Critical skills of Leadership - Living Your Life by Design - What I Learned Coaching Executives & Athletes - Lessons Learned - The Difference Between "Influence" and "Impact" - The Currency of Leadership - Assessment of ExcellenceProfessionals At the end of the session, Kevin will share strategic principles to develop and strengthen your own self-worth, how to find the freedom to be who you are, to live a life and leave a legacy that is consequential and lasting.

Kevin Knightkevin@liberationisimperative.com310 254 6908https://kevinjknightllc.comNo - Kevin Knight - 310 254 6908, kevin@liberationisimperative.com
2018-05-22 10:28:45InternationalHope's In: How My Daily Endeavours Caught Up with my HeartDescription: When she was just 15 years old, Courtney McGovern co-founded the nonprofit organization, Hope's In NFP. Now, McGovern has graduated from New York University with a degree in Nonprofit Organization Management and a Minor in Spanish and works full time for Hope's In NFP. The organization's mission is to empower families living in Guatemala City as well as develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. Through building homes, running medical clinics and leading over 300 local people to Guatemala, Hope's In NFP continues to sharpen and strategize their plan for the future. Hear from McGovern as she talks passionately and honestly about her discoveries, experiences, and lifelong effort to have her intellect, community, methodology, and strategy for global impact catch up to her heart's initial investment in humanity.
Courtney Quigley McGoverncourtney@hopesin.org847 542 1577https://hopesin.orgNo - Suzanne GibsonBarrington Breakfast847 668 7482
2018-05-21 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: https://youtu.be/7n4fgWlcbiM
Father Godwin Asuquofrgodwin@stpatrickmchenry.org3365081132https://imabridge.orgYesRotary Club of McHenryJohn HalbleibRotary Club of McHenry3365081132
2018-04-30 14:08:07InternationalHuman Rights and combatting human slaveryKatie Russell is the Director of Mobilization in Chicago for International Justice Mission, a global human rights organization that protects people in poverty from violence. IJM partners with local authorities in 24 program offices in 14 countries to combat trafficking and slavery, violence against women and children, and police abuse of power. Prior to joining IJM, Katie served as Senior Director, External Affairs for International Student House of Washington, DC, as small nonprofit that fosters dialogue and life-long connections among graduate students from around the world. She worked closely with the organization’s Board of Directors, alumni, and managed their communications and fundraising efforts. Prior to DC, Katie worked at Park Community Church, a multi-site church in Chicago where she supported the activities of the young professionals community. In a volunteer capacity with Renew Chicago, Katie oversaw a large-scale day of service that engaged hundreds of volunteers and partner organizations throughout Chicago. Katie is an Americorps alumna, and her intern experience includes the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.Katie Russellkrussell@ijm.org571.447.5108https://www.ijm.orgNo - Suzanne GibsonBarrington Breakfast Rotary Clubgov.suzanne@gmail.com
2018-04-13 08:30:15Motivational/Leadership/ManagementLinking happiness, optimism + positivity to higher performanceDon’s expertise is in the field of positive psychology, specifically how a positive mindset enables higher performance. He is a sought after speaker on the topic, often presenting at local, national and international conferences, and has been published nationally. In the recent past, Don has led high quality teams that focus on leadership development, high potential development and executive coaching. He has built programs for United Airlines, Allscripts and Astellas Pharma Inc. Don is a risk taker who has most recently founded a company called GoPositiv, that links happiness, optimism, and positivity to high performance. Don has a Masters Degree and recently obtained a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology.

Don Sandeldon@gopositiv.com224-688-6544http://gopositiv.comNo - Rich LalleyWinnetka-Northfieldrlalley@yahoo.com
2018-04-02 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 Boerjessonmyswedishchiropactor@gmail.com(847) 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 Sunrisemarymbak@gmail.com
2018-02-11 07:46:05CommunicationsThree Keys to Transforming Your CommunicationThe Three Keys to Transforming Your Communication
When we think about how to become a better communicator, we often think about the tools we use: our PowerPoint deck, our posture and our poise. And these are crucial. But the real key to sustained, long-term improvement and success as a communicator might surprise you, in part because they are simple, easy to implement and available to everyone.
Attitude (positive and proactive)
Commitment (total and persistent)
Training (thorough and long term)
Now you have the right attitude, commitment and training --what next?
In this session you will learn four major skill sets to improve communication:
* Assess: Analyze honestly your own skill and the challenge in front of you.
* Message: Craft a clear, persuasive and compelling argument.
* Document: Support that message with slides or other supplementary media.
* Deliver: Present your message with confidence and clarity.
Jerry Evans, DTM (Distinguised Toast Master)jerry@theawardscompany.com630 640 9219 - No - Suzanne GibsonBarrington Breakfastgov.suzanne@gmail.com
2018-02-05 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 BreischreBreisch@alum.mit.edu630-248-6291 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 Zurichnancyshepherdson@hotmail.com
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 TeamD6440YouthServices@gmail.com - - YesFrom across the DistrictLyle StaabLong Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woodsltstaab@kanrish.net
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.
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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. nedmeisner@meisnerfinancial.com 1-847-297-2792

Ned Meisnernedmeisner@meisnerfinancial.com8472072792www.meisnerfinancial.comYesWinnetka-NorthfieldNed MeisnerWinnetka-Northfieldnedmeisner@meisnerfinancial.com
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 TwoseDeerfieldryan.twose@gmail.com
2017-03-24 12:28:47CommunityAbsent father 21st Century Dads Foundation
21CDF is a 501c3 created to address the issue of father absence, one of the root causes of what ails society.

THE PROBLEM

There are approximately 24 million kids growing up across America without their dads. Children from father-absent homes are more likely to; drop out of school, abuse drugs and alcohol, get involved with crime and become incarcerated, become teen parents, have psychological problems and commit suicide.

There are a number of factors contributing to father absence, including, but not limited to:

Out-of-Wedlock Births, which have increased from 11% in 1970 to 41% today
Divorce, which strikes and estimated 1:2 marriages,
Lack of Paternity Establishment, which is greater than 50% in some communities,
Incarceration, which is more acute in certain populations,
Abandonment, which can be both physical and emotional
Lack of Employment, which results in lack of supporting basic needs
Death, which occurs prematurely too often among low income families.
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David Hirschdhirsch1@mindspring.com - 21stcenturydads.orgNo - Susan FisherWilmette Harbor -
2017-02-08 04:59:14Leisure/Lifestyle/EntertainmentKeep Yourself Safe!Joe Rosner, former military and law enforcement officer, will help club members learn how to keep themselves and their families safe from crime and violence. This fun and informative program features tips, tactics and techniques you'll want to share. Joe also explodes myths about personal protection that you might have heard elsewhere, using humor and demonstration to maximize learning and fun.Joe Rosnerjoe.rosner@usa,net888-439-1411bestdefenseusa.comNo - Greg CardelliRotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woodsgcardelli@gmail.com
2016-09-15 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 Garlickgtgarlick@yahoo.com(630) 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 DeGraziapauline.degrazia@nl.edu847-947-5223www.nl.edu/mypathYesWheeling Pauline DeGraziaWheeling pauline.degrazia@nl.edu
2016-08-31 14:46:44Motivational/Leadership/ManagementThe Positive Way: How Positive Leaders Create Positive ResultsRegardless of whether you’re involved with business battles or family feuds, your life as a leader is filled with conflict. It’s not a question of if but rather when you’ll have to deal with another disagreement. The only uncertainty regarding conflicts is whether your relationships and results tend to get stronger or weaker after you collide with a co-worker, client, family member, or friend.

The Positive Way program will help you bring out the best in yourself and others while you resolve the daily conflicts in your life.
Bill Durkinbilldurkin@onepositiveplace.com6302155144www.onepositiveplace.comYesHinsdale/Burr RidgeChad CoeNorthbrookChad@mastermindconnections.com
2016-08-29 11:37:24InternationalChinese Moon FestivalThis speaker offers a presentation on the Chinese Moon Festival which falls on September 15, 2016,. The presentation covers the following topics:

- Legends of the moon festival
- Moon Festival Traditions
- Enjoy music "The Emperor's Journey to the Moon" from Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra and the story behind the score

Angela Moymoy.angela1@gmail.com847-920-8828 - No - Susan FisherWilmette Harbor -
2016-08-11 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 - -
2016-07-16 15:37:21 - NASA - Space programExplanation of NASA from an insiders point of view.Beth Mundbeth@bethmund.com630 885-3155bethmund.comNo - Paul J. KeenonGlen Ellynodftinc@meritech.net
2016-04-27 13:38:54Educationcareer planningCareer Vision’s Ball Aptitude Battery offers a personalized service dedicated to helping students, and adults, make the best decisions to achieve success and satisfaction in their careers.

By testing each person’s unique potential, our staff translates each person’s profile into different career possibilities. Career Vision’s highly personalized career consulting service gives students, and their families, guidance to use now and as they progress through their careers.

Career Vision is a not for profit located in Glen Ellyn. The program is 20 minutes long, suitable for meetings. 45 minute programs are also available.

Georgia Kochgkoch@careervision.org630-469-2633careervision.orgNo - Al LewekGlen Ellyn630-858-7020
2016-02-17 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 Zurichnancyshepherdson@hotmail.com
2016-02-13 17:20:03HumanitarianVeterans Assistance CommisionAVAILABLE TO VISIT YOUR CLUB BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2022

Allan retired in 2012 after 44 years in business and management consulting. Prior to entering the civilian business world, he served for 8 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, starting as an enlisted man in 1960. He completed his military career as a Captain at the end of 1967. He served as “Second in Command” for the Marine Corp’s major computer installation at their supply depot in Danang, Vietnam.

Allan has served as a volunteer in many different capacities during his working life. When he retired he became directly involved with veterans. Since then, he has actively volunteered in organizations in McHenry and Lake Counties in several different capacities. He now serves on the Boards of the Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) and the Allen J Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Foundation. Since 2013, Allan has published a monthly newsletter for the VAC which now reaches over 8,000 readers.

In addition to working with Veterans, Allan has volunteered in numerous types of organizations over the years:
• Mentoring young men in the inner city
• Served on the Board of his professional association
• Assisting the Northern Illinois Food Bank
• A member of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
• Writing articles for his neighborhood HOA
• A certified AARP TaxAide
• As a Visitor Greeter for Choose Chicago.

Potential speaking topics. Allan is happy to discuss specific topics an organization might have in mind related to either Veterans or Volunteerism. Listed below are a few general suggestions:

1. So, you want to be a volunteer!
2. The challenges veterans face in the civilian world.
3. Should my business hire more veterans?

Allan Ayersaayers3667@gmail.com847-477-8042http://www.lakecountyil.gov/Veterans/About/Pages/default.aspxNo - Kevin StevensNorth Chicagowww.northchicagorotary.org
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 DogVeterantraveler@veterantraveler.com - 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 Stevenskevsteve@yahoo.com - - YesNorth Chicago Kevin Stevens - -
2015-08-27 22:17:07Medical/HealthHereditary Cancer - Lynch SyndromeMost people with Lynch syndrome are unaware they have it but they are at increased risk for Colon, Uterine, and Ovarian cancers. Dr. Perlman is a cancer survivor raising awareness for the most common genetic cause for Colon and Uterine cancers. Explains the science behind the disease to help identify people with it and to help prevent and diagnose cancers at their earliest stage. Neil Perlman, M.D.nbperlman@gmail.com847-571-0912www.fightlynch.orgYesLincolnshireNeil PerlmanLincolnshirenbperlman@gmail.com
2015-05-19 16:30:58Medical/HealthKidney DonationI’m a 2-time kidney transplant recipient and started the non-profit organization Living Kidney Donors Network (LKDN) to help those in need of a kidney transplant become successful at finding a living donor. I’ve helped hundred’s of kidney donors and recipients through the transplant process. One of our goals is to educate the public about the need for living kidney donors. Nationally we’ve done an excellent job of educating the public to register to be an organ and tissue donor. The same needs to be done about the need for living kidney donors.Harvey Myselharvey@LKDN.org312-473-3772www.LKDN.orgNo - Ralph Helm Elginhelmrv@aol.com
2014-07-17 13:32:02CommunityDiveheartJim Elliott of Diveheart presents a wonderful program on scuba diving opportunities for individuals with disabilities. He uses a powerful video, and shows how diving can provide empowerment.Jim Elliottjim.elliott@diveheart.org - www.diveheart.orgNo - Bob CampbellPark Ridgercampbell@willowwellness.com
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 Sunrisejillbr@aol.com
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 Manarchyrmanarchy@healthmarkets.com - - NoFormerly, Dundee TownshipSandy MorgansteinDunde Townshipsjm1@usa.net
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 15:08:38CommunityJudson 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