Speaker Date Topic
Annie Aggens Jun 01, 2017
Polar Exploration

Annie Aggens will be speaking about Global Heating and Climate Change as well as Polar Issues, including PolarExplorers, which is the premier polar expedition guiding company.  — Celebrating 23 Years!

"One of the top 100 Outfitters on Earth" - National Geographic

"50 Tours of a Lifetime" - National Geographic

"Rough Guide recommended"

"Best Skiing Blog" -Tripbase travel blog awards




Joe Rosner Jun 08, 2017
Keep Yourself Safe!

Joe Rosner, former military and law enforcement officer, will help club members learn how to keep themselves and their families safe from crime and violence. This fun and informative program features tips, tactics and techniques you'll want to share.  Joe also explodes myths about personal protection that you might have heard elsewhere, using humor and demonstration to maximize learning and fun.

Bridget McDonough Jun 15, 2017

Bridget McDonough, General Manager of Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) in Evanston, will give the club insight into the business of the theater business.  She worked in theater management at a variety of companies before co-founding Music Theater Works in 1981.  She has served on many industry boards including the National Alliance for Musical Theater. She is past president of the Rotary Club of Evanston and has been a member for 27 years.


David Hirsch Jun 22, 2017
Twenty-first Century Dads


21st Century Dads Foundation, a 501c3, was established to address the epidemic of father absence, one of the root causes for what ails society.  An estimated 24m children are growing up in father absent homes across the United States.   

Installation of Tom Nash-evening meeting Jun 29, 2017
Installation Dinner

We will have an evening meeting in the Garden Room to install Tom as our new President.

Roger Nasci & David Zazra Jul 06, 2017
Those Pesky Mosquitos

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) is a local government agency responsible for controlling the regional mosquito population in order to reduce the risk of disease from mosquito borne illness and minimize the negative impact mosquitoes have on the quality of life in the municipalities of Deerfield (Cook County only) Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview (east of Pfingsten Road), Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles (east of Harlem Avenue), Northbrook (east of Pfingsten Road), Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka. Please visit www.nsmad.com for more information.


Roger S. Nasci, PhD.

Executive Director, Roger S. Nasci, PhD, came to the NSMAD in July 2016. In his previous position as Chief of the Arboviral Diseases Branch in the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Dr. Nasci was responsible for directing the epidemiology, diagnostic, ecology and arbovirus research activities of the Arboviral Diseases Branch in Fort Collins, Colorado.

His primary research focus is on mosquitoes, arbovirus ecology, vector control, and the design and implementation of arbovirus surveillance and response programs. Dr. Nasci has authored more than 90 scientific publications in these areas. Dr. Nasci earned his Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts and was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Notre Dame’s Vector Biology Laboratory.


David Zazra

Communications Manager, David Zazra, has been with the District since July 2003. Prior to joining the District, Mr. Zazra worked at several marketing communications agencies in the Chicago area.

Mr. Zazra has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing Communications from Columbia College, Chicago.