Speaker Date Topic
Carol Pandak, Director of Polio Plus, RI Oct 18, 2017
Final Global Polio Eradication Effort
Final Global Polio Eradication Effort

Carol will update club members on the current status of polio eradication, share experiences from her recent trip to Nigeria where she visited Borno State where the most recent cases of polio in that country were discovered in August 2016, relate the work that Rotarians are doing in the polio affected and high risk countries to reach every child with the polio vaccine, and describe what still needs to be done to achieve a polio free world.  Carol will also discuss what all Rotary members can do to help support this historic achievement. 

Carol Pandak, ED.D., is the Director of Rotary International’s PolioPlus program where she directs all aspects of Rotary’s polio eradication activities including administration, advocacy, grants management, financial oversight, fundraising support, and volunteer engagement.  She supports Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee, the volunteer committee that provides strategic guidance to the PolioPlus program.  In her position, she works closely with the partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative including WHO, UNICEF, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and serves on multiple cross agency management groups of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. 

Carol is past president of the Schaumburg AM Rotary club and member of the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary club. 

Host:  Ellen Young

TBA Oct 25, 2017
Host: Chris Webb
Club Service Project Nov 01, 2017
Meet at the Gorton Community Center Porch / Solarium at 7:15am
Meet at the Gorton Community Center Porch / Solarium at 7:15am

On Wed Nov 1 2017, in lieu of meeting at the Lake Forest Club, we will meet at the Gorton Community Center at 400 East Illinois Road in Lake Forest at 7:15 am in the Porch / Solarium (the entrance facing Illinois Road)  for 15 minutes of fellowship and a breakfast of coffee and donuts.  Following that, we will do a simple service project - wrap and zip 50 newly planted trees in LF with a Rotary Club water bag!

Maps with the location of a cluster of 6-8 newly planted trees on city parkways will be handed out to each self-selected group of 5-6 Rotarians.  The number is determined by proximity to each other and are expected to be primarily in east LF.  Each group will then retrieve the same number of water bags with our Rotary wheel and logo and proceed to the location to wrap and zip the bag around the tree trunk of the identified trees. The city water trucks will soon follow and fill the bags with water and the members are then free to go. 

Corey Wierema, LF City Forester and his people and the city water truck[s] will be at hand at Dunkin Donuts to give us a demonstration of how to wrap and zip-up the bag around the tree, remembering to keep the logo side facing the street! A tree-wrapping photo-op with President Carl and City Mayor Robert Lansing has been planned.

The city reuses these durable water bags, with a life expectancy of 3-5 years by taking them down after a prescribed number of weeks, cleaning and storing them and bringing them out for the next planting season.

It is with your collective enthusiasm, we will have a fun, successful outcome!  Lessons learned from this trial to be applied when when we include Lake Bluff area trees.

Host: Happie Datt

TBA Nov 08, 2017
Host: Brad Andersen
TBA Nov 15, 2017
The Salvation Army

Host: Mark Dewart

Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2017
No Meeting This Week
TBA Nov 29, 2017
Host: Ann Trandai
Lake Forest High School Madrigal Singers Dec 06, 2017
TBA Dec 13, 2017
Host: John Barth
Evening Holiday Party Dec 20, 2017
No Morning Meeting
Christmas Dec 27, 2017
No Meeting This Week
Club Assembly Jan 03, 2018
Host: Carl Marcyan, Rotary Club President
Dr. Charles Evans, Pres, Fed Res Bank of Chicago Jan 10, 2018
2018 Economic Breakfast
2018 Economic Breakfast

The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club will present its 18th Economic Breakfast on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 7AM to 9AM.
The event will feature Charles Evans, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a voting member of the Federal Open
Market Committee. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the current economy and insights into what the future may bring,
including an update on federal reserve policy on interest rates and contraction of the Fed's balance sheet in a question and answer
The event will commence with a buffet breakfast and networking at the Lake Forest Club, followed by the featured speaker answering
questions. The Economic Breakfast will bring together an audience of over 250 local business owners, professionals, and community

TBA Jan 17, 2018
Host: Rich Brandel
TBA Jan 24, 2018
Host: Carol Buss
TBA Jan 31, 2018
Host: Art Chantler
TBA Feb 07, 2018
Host: Russ Clark
TBA Feb 14, 2018
Host: Tom Coyle
Donald Brewer, District Governor, District 6440 Feb 21, 2018
Official Visit and District Update
Official Visit and District Update

Donald joined Rotary as a charter member of the  Algonquin Lake in Hills club in Algonquin, Illinois, District 6440, in 1992.

Donald was introduced to Rotary in 1984 when he spent a month in India, with his brother HB, on mission trip and was the featured speaker to present a program on the American Jurisprudence system.  That was his introduction to Rotary which has extended these many years to Service Above Self in his involvement in community outreach and not for profits.  Donald gives his time and efforts to these community groups and not for profits that lend aid to under resourced individuals whether they be in need of support for their organization's vision or support for those afflicted with disease, more particularly cancer.

Donald has served in every capacity of his Rotary club except for treasurer and has been President three (3) times in the 24 years the club has been in existence.  Donald has been an Assistant District Governor for several terms under several District Governors serving  District 6440 clubs, McHenry, Crystal Lake, Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers, Woodstock Noon, Woodstock Breakfast, Huntley, Cary, Dundee Twp, Lake in the Hills, Richmond/Spring Grove. At the District level he served as the District 6440 Membership Chair and is presently on the Midwest PETS Council.

Donald is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a charter Member of the Paul Harris Society, and a Major Donor of the Rotary Foundation.  In 2010 his entire family of 15 were Paul Harris recipients.

Donald is a graduate of the University of Iowa earning a BSEE and John Marshall Law School earning his JD degree. He is a practicing attorney licensed in the State of Illinois and Federal Courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. He regularly practices in Illinois Circuit and Appellate Courts and in Federal Courts in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Texas.  He is a licensed Patent Attorney, licensed to practice in the Patent, Trademark and Copyright offices of the US Patent Office. His main practice revolves around litigation where he has developed a specialty in the courtroom litigation arena.  He loves to be before the juries where he feels he connects with the people on the street.

Host: Carl Marcyan

TBA Feb 28, 2018
Host: Len Dedo
TBA Mar 07, 2018
Host: Terry Desmond
TBA Mar 14, 2018
Host: Mark Dewart
TBA Mar 21, 2018
Host: Michael Edelberg
TBA Mar 28, 2018
Host: Peter Elmer
Club Assembly Apr 04, 2018
Host: Carl Marcyan, Rotary Club President
TBA Apr 11, 2018
Host: Joe Erkenswick