Speaker Date Topic
Author Jim Proebstle Sep 28, 2017
Unintended Impact: One athlete's journey from concussions in amateur football to CTE dementia


All three of Proebstle's books have received outstanding industry and reader recognition. He earned his BA and MBA from Michigan State University.  He was fortunate enough to play on a National Championship football team in 1965 and earn academic honors.  Jim received the Eli Broad College of Business Outstanding Alumni Award in 2001.   

District Governor Don Brewer Oct 05, 2017
Annual meeting with Rotary District Governor
Mike and Mary Michael McLaughlin Oct 12, 2017
Trees that Feed

Our mission is planting fruit trees to feed people, create jobs and benefit the environment. We supply individuals and groups with quantities of the best varieties of fruit trees, while being sensitive to the environment. We provide trees for planting in small farms, field margins, agroforests and urban backyards. We will also work with commercial orchards on large scale planting. Most of our work thus far has been planting breadfruit trees in Haiti and Jamaica. We also provide equipment and training to individuals and groups for production of post-harvest food products. TTFF is proud of the successful young entrepreneurs we have helped to launch. We purchase and distribute fruit and locally produced post-harvest products such as a tasty breadfruit porridge to schools, orphanages and hospitals. And we provide education to children about the advantages of planting trees.

Rebecca Wolf Oct 19, 2017
Library Update: New services and refreshed spaces

Rebecca Wolf is the Director of the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District. With a strong background in technology, her strengths include fostering library excellence and innovation. She envisions the Library as a favorite community destination that provides exceptional service, reliable information, and enriching educational and entertainment programs for all ages, with welcoming spaces to read, work and study.

Her accomplishments include directing the redesign of the library website and marketing programs, renovating the Children’s areas at both the main and branch libraries, managing facilities projects such as a new roof and HVAC system at the Winnetka Library, increasing digital resources including the 3M Cloud library, Hoopla digital and Lynda training. Last but not least, she developed the concept and creation of The Studio, a state-of-the-art makerspace located in the Winnetka Library.  Website at: Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District