Speaker Date Topic
Andy Chlebana, Joliet Junior College Chef Nov 28, 2017
Food Network's "Best Baker in America" - Reality vs. Myth
Food Network's "Best Baker in America" - Reality vs. Myth

Chef Andy Chlebana - Culinary Arts Pastry Instructor, Joliet Junior College

Pat Kane, President, CEO of Matchbook Wine Company Dec 05, 2017
Leadership, Creativity and Vision in the Wine Industry
Leadership, Creativity and Vision in the Wine Industry

Pat Kane is the brother of Joliet Rotary's Vice President Jen Howard and also CEO and President of Matchbook Wine Company in California.

About Matchbook Wine Company
East of Napa, Left of Center: Family owned Matchbook Wine Company is tucked away in Northern California’s gently rolling Dunnigan Hills. The Giguiere family pioneered grape growing in this region in 1981 when they planted their first vineyard. By 1993, they had succeeded in making the Dunnigan Hills a nationally recognized American Viticultural Area. The Matchbook flame is an homage to the Giguiere brothers’ youthful fascination with fire. Today, Matchbook Wine Company produces 110,000 cases and 15 unique wines that showcase the flavor and potential of the Dunnigan Hills AVA. For more information, visit www.matchbookwines.com.

Annual Rotary Holiday Luncheon Dec 12, 2017
Dr. Patricia Garcia, Northwestern Hospital Dec 19, 2017
Getting to Zero: Eliminating Pediatric HIV in the State of Illinois
Getting to Zero: Eliminating Pediatric HIV in the State of Illinois

In 1991, Doctors Pat Garcia and Michelle Till developed one of the first Women’s HIV Programs in the country to address the unique needs of this population. A critical segment of the population is HIV-positive expectant mothers, so this innovative program was tailored to provide the necessary support to treat these moms-to-be and to bring their babies into the world free of the HIV virus. Today, over twenty years later, the Women’s HIV Program at the Infectious Disease Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is directed by Dr. Garcia along with Dr. Sarah Sutton, who lead a dedicated team of multi-disciplinary professionals to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to the HIV treatment of women. 

Linda McCarrin Jan 09, 2018
Emotional Intelligence

Owner of  Linda McCarrin & Associates, LLC.

James Rink, Senior Manager at Caterpillar Inc. Jan 16, 2018 12:15 PM
Caterpillar Joliet: Finishing Strong -- positively transitioning a workforce
Caterpillar Joliet: Finishing Strong -- positively transitioning a workforce