Speaker Date Topic
Jon Shabica Sep 20, 2018
Lake Michigan Beach Erosion
Lake Michigan Beach Erosion
John O McGinnis Sep 27, 2018
Federal Judicial Confirmations
Federal Judicial Confirmations

Professor McGinnis will speak on federal judicial confirmations. He will discuss the reasons for increased partisanship and the prospects for the future. He will talk about the way judicial confirmations shape the nature of constitutional law.  He will also discuss specific issues relating to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.

John O. McGinnis is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He also has an MA degree from Balliol College, Oxford, in philosophy and theology.

Chuck Dowding Oct 04, 2018
Fixing the Infrastructure is Not So Simple

Unpacking the Report Card on America’s Infrastructure:

The American Society of Civil Engineers assess the condition of American Infrastructure with a report card, whose D+ GPA would prevent it from being accepted at any university. What is “infrastructure?” Some components are obvious; some are hidden, and some are surprising. Why is the grade so low? Pot holes are only the tip of the iceberg. What will it take to get into college? Resuscitation will be like open heart surgery on a tennis player while playing tennis.

External factors and mega trends affecting the infrastructure will be explored.  What is the level of expenditure compared to the gross domestic product? What are the effects of undervaluing benefits provided? How does location preference affect risk of infrastructure failure?  What can be expected in the next half century?


Chuck Dowding Bio: 

Charles H Dowding is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, with a BS from the University of Colorado, PhD from the University of Illinois, and an assistant professorship at MIT.

His consulting engagements have involved projects in Alaska, Panama, Hong Kong, Italy and some 30 of the United States. He has consulted for many governmental agencies including the National Park Service, US Department of Transportation, US Department of Energy, and companies, including IBM, MWH, Stone & Webster, Sargent & Lundy, Vulcan Materials, CH2MHill, Shell and Fina oil. He is also active in public service and is currently the Chair of the Environmental and Forestry Commission in Winnetka, IL.








District Governor Julie Clark Oct 11, 2018
Official Visit
Official Visit

Julie is retired in the sales and marketing profession where she worked on developing recognition and service programs for fortune 100 companies.   Julie has also been in business development and marketing for a nationally recognized non-medical senior care company. 

Julie is a member of the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates Rotary Club “The Friendly Club”. She has been in Rotary for 15 years. She served as President in 2010-11.  She is a recipient of the Rotarian of the Year award and the Aaron Ruff Award, which is an award that is given for living the Four Way Test in both your professional and personal life. She is a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society and a member of the Bequest Society.

Julie has served at the District level as a Fall Seminar Chair, Assistant Governor and Trainer.  She is the recipient of the District Rotarian of the Year Award.  Julie is happily married for 29 years to her husband John.  She lives in Elgin for the last 28 years.  They have one daughter, Allison who is married to Brett and they have one child Leeroy John they live in Michigan.

Julie is a founding member and Past President of the Amita Breast Cancer Ambassador Group that supports education, public awareness and mentoring for those diagnosed with breast cancer.  This group is affiliated with Amita Health in the Northwest Suburbs.



Jahmal Cole Oct 18, 2018
My Block * My Hood * My City
My Block * My Hood * My City

Jahmal Cole is a tireless volunteer and role model. An advocate for education reform in Chicago, Jahmal is passionate about improving schools and is a frequent speaker at colleges in the Chicagoland area. Jahmal is the author of The Torch of Decency: Rekindling the Spirit of Community Organizations, “Athletes & MC’s” and “50 Excuses: to not Follow your Dreams.”

Recognized for his contributions to the community, he is the recipient of many awards, including a 2012 Certificate of Appreciation from Governor Pat Quinn, 2012 Chicago Ideas Award Winner presented by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, 2013 Scion Motivate Winner presented by Toyota, 2013 John Lennon Song Writing Grand Prize Award Winner, 2013 Cook County Juvenile Detention Center Volunteer Award. 2016 Roberto Clemente Global Health Award, 2016 Chicago Urban League Innovator Award 2017 Outstanding Commitment to Community Service Award on behalf of State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, and 2017 Mazda Drive for Good Competition Winner and 2017 Bluhm Helmand Social Innovation Fellow. 2018 Chicago Defender Men of Excellence Honoree, 2018 Chicago City Council Resolution Award recipient. He was appointed as honorary chair of State of Black Chicago Steering Committee by Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court and named one of Huffington Post’s 15 Inspiring Chicagoans. Most recently, he has successfully launched a groundbreaking social initiative entitled “My Block, My Hood, My City, where he takes teenagers from underserved Chicago communities on City Wide explorations.

Peter Butler Oct 25, 2018
How Could the Mid-term Elections Impact Healthcare?
Dr. Rick Boerjesson Nov 08, 2018
How Stress affects your Body

Dr. Rick has over 20 years of experience as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He was born and raised in Sweden. His dedication to living a healthy lifestyle and helping others inspired him to a career in chiropractic.   

No speaker - Good News Partners bag stuffing Nov 15, 2018
New Trier Swing Choir Dec 13, 2018
Holiday Party

Our annual holiday lunch featuring the New Trier Swing Choir. Guests encouraged!