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Randi Chambers, Development Officer Aug 24, 2022
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank

Northern Illinois Food Bank’s mission is to provide nutritious food and resources for our neighbors, with dignity, equity and convenience through partnerships and innovation with a vision of everyone in Northern Illinois having the food they need to thrive. Since 1983, we have been committed to advocating for and with our neighbors by telling their stories and engaging a diverse community of supporters, who unite in giving their time, donating food and contributing funds to improve access to nutritious meals and increase food security throughout our 13-county service area. Through the collaboration among more than 900 food pantries and programs, dedicated staff, volunteers, and food and fund donors, we provide nutritious food to an average of 375,000 neighbors every month and have distributed 78 million meals in FY22. We continue to engage in this immense and crucial work with compassion, boldness and purpose, along with the understanding that we are all neighbors and when we are each involved, whether we are seeking assistance or offering help, together we will solve hunger.

Randi Chambers is a former Middle School Teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University. Randi’s passion for working in the nonprofit world began in 2019 with her full-time volunteer service as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Agency Team. There, she helped to assess and assist with capacity building needs for some of the food pantries in the Food Bank’s Southern Region. She served a second VISTA year, joining the Food Bank's Philanthropy Team in April 2020, where she helped to secure funding, met with donors, and presented to groups who were interested in learning more about the Food Bank and how they can engage in the mission. This experience provided a solid foundation for the work that she has been doing since officially joining the Food Bank Team in January 2022 as a Development Officer of Corporate and Foundation Giving, with a focus on grant writing and donor relations.

Host: Peter Elmer

Host: Joe Erkenswick Aug 31, 2022
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TBA Sep 07, 2022
Feed My Starving Children

Host: Mark Dewart

Laura Kaufmann, Owner & Operator LBK Design Sep 14, 2022
Custom Kitchen Design and Interior Architecture
Custom Kitchen Design and Interior Architecture

Laura Kaufmann is the owner and operator of LBK Design. Her firm offers complete design services from AutoCAD drawings to coordination of surfaces, fixtures, and finishes. While her specialty is kitchen designs with custom cabinetry, she works on areas throughout the home. She'll discuss current kitchen and home trends, key resale improvements, and the opening of her new studio in downtown Lake Forest.

Host: Thea Colwell

Aaron Arnold & Liz Fales, Waukegan 2 College Sep 21, 2022
Waukegan 2 College
Waukegan 2 College

Aaron Arnold is the Executive Director and Liz Fales is the Director of Development & Community Engagement of Waukegan 2 College (W2C).

W2C began in response to an urgent plea from the Waukegan community: “I don’t want my son to be stuck doing landscaping or my daughter working long, hard hours cleaning hotel rooms because they didn't go to college.”

These Waukegan parents knew they had neither the experience nor expertise to guide their first-generation college bound children on the pathway to college graduation. The school system was equally inadequate to meet their needs.

W2C formed in 2009 as a result of a series of listening sessions in Waukegan churches and other local institutions. The sessions — sponsored by Lake County United — highlighted a universal need and urgent priority to help their sons and daughters get to and through college graduation.

From its 2009 launch with 25 students and one staff member, W2C has grown to 170 scholars, a full-time staff of seven, and 100+ volunteers who work as board members, tutors, and mentors.

Host: Randy Daniel

 

Larry Kuhl, Foundation Committee Chair Sep 28, 2022
Our Two Foundations
Our Two Foundations

Larry, who chairs the Fund Raising Committee and the Club's Foundations, will bring us up to speed on the activities and status of the Club's Foundations.

Host:  Larry Kuhl

Jerry Kelly, Club President Oct 05, 2022
Club Assembly
Club Assembly

Host:  Jerry Kelly

Host: Jim Gregory Oct 12, 2022
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Host: John Hancir Oct 19, 2022
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Host: Ron Hirawawa Oct 26, 2022
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Host: David Hone Nov 02, 2022
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Host: Drew Irvin Nov 09, 2022
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Host: Fred Jackson Nov 16, 2022
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No Meeting This Week Nov 23, 2022
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
Host: John Johnson "JJ" Nov 30, 2022
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Lake Forest High School Madrigal Singers Dec 07, 2022
Holiday Cheer
Holiday Cheer

Dressed in Renaissance-era costumes and equipped with their singing voices, the Lake Forest High School Madrigal Singers spread holiday spirit throughout our community.

Host: John Johnson "JJ"

 

No Morning Meeting Dec 14, 2022
Evening Holiday Party - Date TBA
Evening Holiday Party - Date TBA

Host:  Social Committee

Host: Jayson Kaus Dec 21, 2022
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No Meeting This Week Dec 28, 2022
2023 - A New Year
2023 - A New Year
Jerry Kelly, Club President Jan 04, 2023
Club Assembly
Club Assembly

Host:  Jerry Kelly

Host: Jerry Kelly Jan 11, 2023
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Host: Bob Kenehan Jan 18, 2023
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Host: Cliff Kiehl Jan 25, 2023
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Host: Bob Kinnucan Feb 01, 2023
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Host: Larry Kuhl Feb 08, 2023
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Host: Tim Larkowski Feb 15, 2023
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