Speaker Date Topic
Lucy Mellen Feb 28, 2024 7:30 AM
Sustainability in Village of Wilmette
Sustainability in Village of Wilmette

Lucy Mellen is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Village of Wilmette and Wilmette Park District. After receiving her bachelor’s degrees in Enviornmental Sustainabilty from Indiana University, Lucy knew that the municipal side of sustainability work was the path she wanted to follow. 

Join Lucy Mellen, Sustainability Coordinator for the Village of Wilmette and Wilmette Park District, to learn more about what sustainability is, what it looks like in Wilmette, and what you can do at home to be more environmentally-conscious.

Lucy Mellen Feb 28, 2024 12:00 PM
Sustainability in Village of Wilmette
Sustainability in Village of Wilmette

Lucy Mellen is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Village of Wilmette and Wilmette Park District. After receiving her bachelor’s degrees in Enviornmental Sustainabilty from Indiana University, Lucy knew that the municipal side of sustainability work was the path she wanted to follow. 

Join Lucy Mellen, Sustainability Coordinator for the Village of Wilmette and Wilmette Park District, to learn more about what sustainability is, what it looks like in Wilmette, and what you can do at home to be more environmentally-conscious.

Joe Coughlin, Editor in Chief Mar 13, 2024 7:30 AM
The Record - North Shore
The Record - North Shore

The Record North Shore is a nonprofit, nonpartisan community newsroom dedicated to the North Shore suburbs of ChicagoJoe Coughlin is a co-founder and the editor in chief who guides editorial policy, leads investigative reporting, and manages operational and fundraising efforts. Joe was the publisher for 22nd Century Media and is an award-winning investigative reporter, feature writer and photojournalist. Joe is also a former editor of The Wilmette Beacon and Chicagoly magazine.

Ben Wozney Mar 13, 2024 12:00 PM
Lakefront Management

Ben Wozney, Lakefront General Manager for the Wilmette Park District, will tell us about how the lakefront, sailing beach, swimming beach, Wallace Bowl, concessions, etc are managed and coordinated. 

Sarah Murphy Mar 19, 2024 7:00 PM
Protecting Lake Michigan

Sarah Murphy founded and manages Toesnwater.  Their mission is to make it easy for YOU and your community to be Lake Guardians. We exist to empower and inspire everyday people to live in harmony with lake nature through practical tools, resources, programs, and lake-loving goods.

Joe Coughlin, Editor in Chief Mar 27, 2024 12:00 PM
The Record North Shore
The Record North Shore

The Record North Shore is a nonprofit, nonpartisan community newsroom dedicated to the North Shore suburbs of ChicagoJoe Coughlin is a co-founder and the editor in chief who guides editorial policy, leads investigative reporting, and manages operational and fundraising efforts. Joe was the publisher for 22nd Century Media and is an award-winning investigative reporter, feature writer and photojournalist. Joe is also a former editor of The Wilmette Beacon and Chicagoly magazine.

Lisa Torem/John Philip Shenale Apr 10, 2024 7:30 AM
What's AI Got to Do with It!

Los Angeles arranger/composer/producer John Philip Shenale and local music journalist/rock author Lisa Torem have dedicated their careers to the creation of original works. But currently, A.I. has threatened massive ownership rights. The larger questions remain: What is creativity? How can artists and other entrepreneurs protect their intellectual property rights and mitigate this phenomenon moving forward?

It will be an interview by Lisa and John will respond to a series of curated, process-oriented questions that cover highlights of his career, and his view on the need for creativity in all aspects of life.

 

Kara Teeple, CEO Lawrence Hall Apr 24, 2024 7:30 AM
Hope, Healing, and Resiliency

The mission of Lawrence Hall is empowering those who have experienced trauma by providing healing, stability, and community connection. CEO Kara Steeple will tell us about how Lawrence Hall operates and the social services they provide.

Ahlam Al-Jebory & Asma Jarad I May 08, 2024 7:30 AM
Introduding ICNA
Introduding ICNA

ICNA Relief USA is a multicultural human development and community building organization. The purpose of the organization is to address the basic human and social service needs of the undeserved communities with in the United States, through its local chapters. As a vision and value-led organization, ICNA Relief operates under the principle that all people are created equal and when given the tools, will thrive and bring about change in their own lives and the lives of their communities. ICNA Relief’s mission is to promote justice through creating opportunities with young people and families to lead healthy and productive lives.

Ahlam Al-Jebory & Asma Jarad May 08, 2024 12:00 PM
Introducing ICNA
Introducing ICNA

ICNA Relief USA is a multicultural human development and community building organization. The purpose of the organization is to address the basic human and social service needs of the undeserved communities with in the United States, through its local chapters. As a vision and value-led organization, ICNA Relief operates under the principle that all people are created equal and when given the tools, will thrive and bring about change in their own lives and the lives of their communities. ICNA Relief’s mission is to promote justice through creating opportunities with young people and families to lead healthy and productive lives.

Location: Wilmette Golf Club

John Kilner May 21, 2024 7:00 PM
Interactive Assistance with Medical Decision-making
Interactive Assistance with Medical Decision-making

Member John Kilner has developed a resource for assisting people to make medical decsions.  He will demonstrate this intereactive method during the presentation.

Location: 1616 Sheridan Rd. Wilmette

John Kilner May 22, 2024 7:30 AM
Intereactive Assistance for Medical Decison-making
Intereactive Assistance for Medical Decison-making

Member John Kilner has developed a resource for assisting people to make medical decsions.  He will demonstrate this intereactive method during the presentation.

Location: Wilmette Harbor Club

John Kilner May 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Intereactve Assisitance for Medical Decison-Making
Intereactve Assisitance for Medical Decison-Making

Member John Kilner has developed a resource for assisting people to make medical decsions.  He will demonstrate this intereactive method during the presentation.

Location: Wilmette Golf Club

Lexy Gore & Holly Stevens Jun 12, 2024 12:00 PM
C.A.R.E. Animal Welfare, Rescue and Adoptioin
C.A.R.E. Animal Welfare, Rescue and Adoptioin

Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals. C.A.R.E. rehomes companion pets (mostly cats and dogs)  into safe, healthy, lifelong homes; serves as an educational and counseling resource; and works to reduce pet overpopulation

Lexy Gore joined C.A.R.E. as a volunteer receptionist in 2021. She is now Chair of the Community Outreach committee. In addition to C.A.R.E., She has extensive experience working in international affairs, both in the non-profit and academic sectors. She enjoys yoga, walking outside, travel and time with loved ones.

Holly Stevens (President) has been volunteering with C.A.R.E. since 2021. She is a Kennel Captain and is on the Fundraising and Events Committee. She has three dogs, including one C.A.R.E. dog that happened to be the first dog she walked as a volunteer. Holly has over 25 years of experience in fundraising and management, primarily with nonprofit organizations.

Under her fundraising leadership for recent work with an international association management firm in Chicago, she helped nonprofit clients strengthen their major gifts program and expand corporate support. As Development Director for the Southeast Region of Canine Companions for Independence, a national organization that provides highly-trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities, she created fundraising strategies that increased fundraising revenue annually by 6%-8%; transformed a Carnegie Library building into an active community cultural center; and served as an arts consultant to performing arts centers in Australia, including the internationally known Sydney Opera House.