Speaker Date Topic
Susan Suhling, Executive Dir. Mother’s Trust Mar 20, 2019
Mothers Trust Foundation (MTF)
Mothers Trust Foundation (MTF)

Mothers Trust Foundation (MTF) has provided immediate assistance to children in Lake County since 1998.  Barbara Monsor founded the organization at a youthful 75 years of age following an 18-year career at Youth Guidance in Chicago, where she witnessed firsthand how a seemingly small amount of assistance might change a challenging situation for a child. Hers was a simple idea – connect people in desperate situations with those who want to provide assistance where it will truly make a difference. 

Susan has a long history working in the social services  and non-profit sectors to provide resources and  increased awareness of those in need within Lake  County and internationally.  Most recently, her  background includes event and program planning,  community development for Dickinson Hall, City of  Lake Forest; and oversight of grant applications and  fundraising for the Chicago Area Peace Corps  Association.

Host: Jenny Wojcik   

Ellen Young, Secretary-LFLB Rotary Club Mar 27, 2019
Explanation of How the Rotary Grants Process Works
Explanation of How the Rotary Grants Process Works

Ellen Young will be the speaker on Wednesday, March 28, 2019. She organized the recent Grants Management Seminar and has compiled 27 years of data about District 6440’s humanitarian efforts. She will unravel the mystery of District Designated Funds (a.k.a. “DDF”) and how access to matching funding from The Rotary Foundation is accomplished.
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club has historically been a player and supporter of international grants and the End Polio Now campaign. Come learn about our club’s history in international humanitarian assistance, and its support of the EPN campaign.

Host: Ellen Young 

TBA Apr 03, 2019
Host: Club Assembly
Kraig Moreland, author "The Furnace Girl" Apr 10, 2019
The Furnace Girl
The Furnace Girl

Kraig Moreland (Lake Bluff resident and founder/owner of NVA sports) recently authored a work of historical fiction released this past July. 

Kraig’s book, The Furnace Girl, lays out the plausible theory of what happened to the woman killed in the Lake Bluff Village Hall in 1928. It is told through the eyes of a young orphan boy, whose harrowing journey makes him an accidental witness to the crime.

The book is getting a lot of buzz. It sold almost 1,000 copies in its first four weeks, Larry Potash did a feature on it in a new primetime show he hosted this fall on WGN, and it was featured in Forest and Bluff and Sheridan Rd magazine.  

Host: David Schafer

TBA Apr 17, 2019
RYLA Recipients Apr 24, 2019
RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Young people ages 13–30 are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to attend the event run by the club's district committee.

TBA May 01, 2019
Host: Brad Andersen
TBA May 08, 2019
Host: Matt Barba
TBA May 15, 2019
Host: David Barkhausen
TBA May 22, 2019
Youth Recognition Awards
TBA May 29, 2019
Host: John Barth
TBA Jun 05, 2019
Host: David Belmonte
TBA Jun 12, 2019
Host: Carol Buss
TBA Jun 19, 2019
Host: Art Chantler
TBA Jun 26, 2019
Change of Guards
TBA Jul 03, 2019
Club Assembly
TBA Jul 10, 2019
Host: Russ Clark