Speaker Date Topic
Astrid Martinez & Carla Rosale, Mano a Mano Jan 23, 2019
Introduction of Mano a Mano
Introduction of Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano is a non-profit organization focused on empowering immigrant families in Lake County to become full participants in American life and our vision is an integrated community in which everyone has opportunities and pathways to success.  Serving more than 4,000 families every year, Mano a Mano is the only immigrant-focused organization in all of Lake County with comprehensive health, education, and legal services. Mano a Mano’s main office is in Round Lake Park and we have community sites in Wauconda, Mundelein, and Highland Park.  Mano a Mano is recognized by the US Department of Justice to practice immigration law. 

Host: Ron Salski 

Kraig Moreland, founder of NVA sports, auther Jan 30, 2019
The Furnace Girl
The Furnace Girl

Kraig Moreland is a resident of Lake Bluff IL. 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 past fall on WGN, and it was featured in Forest and Bluff and Sheridan Rd magazine.  

Host: Dave Schafer 

Tom Rozenak, Founder, New Conversations for Change Feb 06, 2019
Conversations with The Inner CEO

Tom Rozenak is the founder of New Conversations for Change. He is a brilliant executive coach and corporate trainer who will speak about Conversations with The Inner CEO. This is about how virtually all of us have conversations with ourselves about things that we know we need to change or do differently, whether in our businesses, our retirement lives, our club lives, or our personal relationships, but very often WE DON’T! One of our Inner CEO voices wants to make the change while typically the other Inner CEO voice has reasons not to change. Tom will shed light on how we can have more productive conversations with ourselves that will help us be more successful in whatever way we apply this concept.

Host: Rebecca Tanaka

Mark Leider, president/owner of Leider Greenhouse Feb 13, 2019
History of Leider Greenhouses of Buffalo Grove
History of Leider Greenhouses of Buffalo Grove

Mark Leider is the president/owner of Leider Greenhouse located in Buffalo Grove.  Mark lives in Lake Bluff and heads a family business started in 1898.  Mark's company currently supplies all of the local COSTCO stores with their flowers.

Mark will present the interesting history of his family business.

Host: Bill Summers

ANN MARIE MATHIS Founder/Executive Director TANMC Feb 20, 2019
Twice As Nice Mother & Child
Twice As Nice Mother & Child

Founded in 2010 by Ann Marie Mathis, Twice As Nice Mother & Child (TANMC) was built with the goal of providing disadvantaged families with what they need to get back on their feet. TANMC provides help and hope to families in crisis by distributing diapers and other needs at no cost through agency partnetships as well as direct service, while raising awareness about diaper need and working to build a sustaiable diaper program in lake county.

Since inception, TANMC has fostered partnerships with over 30 social service agencies and now provide help to 300+ children a month...and counting. With just 11 volunteers and no paid staff, the organization subsists entirely on the generosity of its volunteer base and the altruism of its board.

Host: Zhuming Smith

John Bell – Teacher, Trainer, Coach and Mentor Feb 27, 2019
Mentoring The Next Generation
Mentoring The Next Generation

K. John Bell is a teacher, trainer, coach and mentor. In the first 15 years of ministry, John worked with Chosen People Ministries as a church planter, evangelist, Regional Director and Executive Vice President. 
In 1989, he became the Senior Pastor of Grace Pointe Church, with campuses in Naperville and Plainfield, Illinois, where he served for 25 years. He also served as a founding member and Transformational Director for Pinnacle Forum in the Greater Chicago area for 5 years. 
Throughout his ministry, John has worked with men and women to help them to be the masterpiece they were created to be. He has worked with New Canaan Society and Pinnacle Forum as a speaker and equipper. He leads a number of small groups in the Chicago area as well as disciplining men in one-on-one relationships.

John works with churches, mission organizations, companies and individuals to develop relational leadership. All of this led him to launch John Bell Ministries in 2017. John will visit the club to speak about:

Equipping men and women to be amazing in their learning, leading and relationships.

An amazing man or woman is someone who is able to express all the dimensions of maturity in his or her own unique personality through family and in community.

Host: Richard Slayton

TBA Mar 06, 2019
Host: Ann Trandai
TBA Mar 13, 2019
Host: Chris Webb
TBA Mar 20, 2019
Host: Jenny Wojcik
TBA Mar 27, 2019
Host: Ellen Young
TBA Apr 03, 2019
Host: Tong Zhang