Speaker Date Topic
Nick Tyrell, Joliet Rotarian Jan 23, 2018 12:15 PM
Learning to Ski in the Swiss Alps and other Adventures!
Mark Carlson, Major League Umpire Jan 30, 2018 12:15 PM
Calling it like I see It, My Life as a Major League Umpire
Calling it like I see It, My Life as a Major League Umpire

Mark Carlson has been umpiring in the major leagues since 1999.

The Joliet West graduate has enjoyed plum assignments. He worked the 2003 All-Star Game, a 2007 National League Division Series, 2011 and 2012 American League Division Series and the 2013 and 2014 National League Championship Series.He began the 2014 season umpiring the opening series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia.

In 2015, Carlson was in St. Louis and at Wrigley Field for the NL Division Series between the Cardinals and Cubs. He was the home-plate umpire for Game 4 at Wrigley, where the Cubs ended it with their third straight victory. Carlson also worked as one of seven umpires for the 2105 World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals.

John Spesia Feb 20, 2018 12:15 PM
Malawi Education and Water Initiative Project Update
Malawi Education and Water Initiative Project Update
Cornel Darden, Megan Millen, Keitaro Matsuoka Feb 27, 2018 12:15 PM
Meet some of our Newest Members: Red Badge Rotarian Day!
Michael J. Schwarz, AICP Mar 27, 2018 12:15 PM
Downtown Joliet's Historic Central Spine: the Chicago Street Corridor Plan
Downtown Joliet's Historic Central Spine: the Chicago Street Corridor Plan

Michael J. Schwarz, AICP, Planning Director for the City of Joliet, will discuss the planning and design process for the Chicago Street Corridor in Downtown Joliet. 

Anna Walters, Director of Health Services May 01, 2018 12:15 PM
Bridging the Communication Gap: Between adult child and aging parent

The communication gap between adult child and aging parent can make caregiving difficult. Discussions include caregiver perceptions and methods to strengthen relationship between the parent and adult child caregiver.

Registered Nurse Anna Walters is director of health services for Senior Star at Weber Place in Romeoville. In addition to hands-on care at Senior Star, she spearheads many innovative programs for residents and families including several caregiver support groups that have proven successful in helping family members better understand the complexities of Alzheimer’s and dementia.