The speakers at our lunch meeting on August 10, 2017 were Chuck Frankiewicz and Dave Zuehlke, who both gave their classification speeches.


Chuck spoke about A Soldier's Journey Home, which is an organization that he is associated with that builds homes for veterans that are severely injured in the line of duty. The core of his volunteers are firemen and tradesmen.  The organization has built homes in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Illinois.  After identifying a qualified recipient veteran, the group meets with local village representatives, identifies a general contractor, obtains donations for materials and labor, and (after building the substructure), completes the final construction of the home in an amazing 10 days.  The organization’s largest corporate benefactors are Home Depot, First Midwest Bank, and several large general contractors.  Students from Hersey, Rolling Meadows, and Buffalo Grove High Schools all contribute their time and effort to fundraising and assistance with construction. For more information please see


Dave Zuehlke became a member in January 2017, and is a neighbor of Wendy Davis.  Dave grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and received his bachelor of science and MBA degrees from Michigan State University. Dave is a builder, loves sailing and photography, and includes woodworking, gardening and cooking among his many hobbies. He is also active in the Boy Scouts and his church. Dave’s first career was with Amoco Corporation where he served in financial, accounting and administrative positions in both Detroit and Chicago. His second career, which started after his retirement from Amoco, is in remodeling in maintenance with his son. The focus of their company is in residential, condo associations and senior facilities.