Speaker Date Topic
Sean Nelson, Volunteer RYLA Conference Chairman Apr 25, 2018
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - or RYLA - is a not-for-profit leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe.  Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program.  High School Freshman – Seniors, who have demonstrated leadership skills or show the potential to be leaders, are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to attend the event run by the club's district committee.

During the 3 Day Conference participants:

  • Explore their own style and strengths
  • Learn skills that will enable them to be aware of and to address community needs
  • Interact with adult role models who are active in their professions and community
  • Develop and learn leadership skills
  • Have a lot of fun!

Goals of the program are to:

  • Learn and incorporate new concepts of leadership and citizenship.
  • Have opportunities to express ideas and concepts.
  • Feel and give acceptance of and to each other.
  • Experience the joy of learning teamwork.
  • Become comfortable in expressing opinions in a supportive group environment.
  • Meet new friends and learn how to reach out and make new friends without the usual conventions (cliques, etc.).
  • Be challenged to “Return to Serve” their community.

Sean Nelson, is the Volunteer RYLA Conference Chairman. Sean has been a Wheaton Noon Rotarian for 20 years and has been the conference Chair for the past 15 years. During that time, the conference has doubled in participation and is nearing capacity. Sean believes that the speakers at the conference are arguably the best that participants might ever have an opportunity to hear at any price! Sean is the Executive Director for Illinois YMCA Youth and Government.

Sean will be joined by some of the students that the LF-LB Rotary Club sponsored to attend RYLA this year to discuss their RYLA experience.

Host: David Belmonte

Kathy Hug, Special Agent, FBI May 02, 2018
Social Engineering
Social Engineering

Special Agent Kathy Hug's presentation will explain what social engineering is, how it works, and how you can protect yourself from it (both physical and cyber social engineering).

Special Agent (SA) Kathy Hug has been with the FBI since January, 1998.  Her first office of assignment was Billings, Montana, which is a Resident Agency out of the Salt Lake City, Utah, Field Division.  In January, 2001, SA Hug was assigned to the Chicago Division of the FBI and began working white collar crime.  Several years later, SA Hug transferred to a Counterterrorism Human Intelligence Squad as the Terrorism Liaison Officer Committee (TLOC) Coordinator.  Following this position, she moved to a covert squad and worked National Security matters and then became the InfraGard Coordinator working with the public and private sectors to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.  Currently, SA Hug works on a regional platform supporting covert operations.

In June, 2000, SA Hug was nominated for, and received, the Director's Award for Outstanding New Employee.

As an auxiliary duty in 2002, SA Hug joined the FBI’s Hostage Negotiation Team.  In 2006 she became the team's Coordinator and was responsible for the Chicago Division's 18 member team.  As the Coordinator she was responsible for team training, deployments, management and liaison with other area teams. SA Hug has traveled overseas to instruct foreign law enforcement officers on hostage negotiation; to participate in negotiations involving kidnap victims and to attend the National Hostage Negotiators Course at New Scotland Yard in London, England.

SA Hug is originally from Grand Island, New York.  She attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Administration.   She later attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned her MBA with a concentration in finance.

Host:  Peter Elmer

TBA May 09, 2018
Host: Joe Erkenswick
Youth Recognition Breakfast May 16, 2018
Host: David Barkhausen
TBA May 23, 2018
Host: Jim Gregory
Bill Bucklew May 30, 2018
I walked 3,000 miles to fight Parkinson's Disease
I walked 3,000 miles to fight Parkinson's Disease

Despite his diagnosis of early-onset Parkinson’s disease at age 43, Bill Bucklew walked nearly 3,000 miles across America to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Eight states, 67 days, several animal attacks and many pairs of shoes later, he joins us to talk about the experience:



Host: John Hancir

TBA Jun 06, 2018
Host: Ron Hirawawa
TBA Jun 13, 2018
Host: Drew Irvin
TBA Jun 20, 2018
Host: Fred Jackson
TBA Jun 27, 2018
The Discipline of Optimism

Host: Russ Clark

Independence Day Jul 04, 2018
No Meeting This Week
No Meeting This Week
Changing of the Guard - Evening Event Jul 11, 2018
7PM, American Legion Hall, 801 N. McKinley Rd, Lake Forest
7PM, American Legion Hall, 801 N. McKinley Rd, Lake Forest
Club Assembly Jul 18, 2018
Host: Happie Datt, Rotary Club President
TBA Jul 25, 2018
Host: Jayson Kaus
TBA Aug 01, 2018
Host: Jerry Kelly
TBA Aug 08, 2018
Host: Bob Kenehan
TBA Aug 15, 2018
Host: Cliff Kiehl
TBA Aug 22, 2018
Host: Bob Kiely
TBA Aug 29, 2018
Host: Bob Kinnucan
TBA Sep 05, 2018
Host: Larry Kuhl
TBA Sep 12, 2018
Host: Tim Larkowski
TBA Sep 19, 2018
Host: Dick Janson
TBA Sep 26, 2018
Host: Catherine Lemmer
Club Assembly Oct 03, 2018
Host: Happie Datt, Rotary Club President
TBA Oct 10, 2018
Host: Rick Lesser
TBA Oct 17, 2018
Host: Art Lewis