Speaker Date Topic
Carly Pace May 02, 2019
Sex Trafficking
Selah Freedom is a national organization with the mission to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited through four strong programs: Advocacy and Awareness, Prevention, Outreach, and Residential. Selah Freedom confronts the issue of sex trafficking and is upheld as the model for how to effectively bring solutions to survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation."
Carly Pace is a Residential and Advocacy & Awareness Advocate with Selah Freedom, the nation’s leading anti-sex trafficking nonprofit organization. She originally got involved in Selah Freedom’s mission as a volunteer, but she knew she wanted to make an even greater impact in the lives of survivors, which led her to joining the organization full-time. Carly became passionate about the issues of gender inequality and sexual exploitation as an undergraduate and graduate student. She has experience providing direct services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and has conducted research evaluating policy regarding these issues. In addition to working with survivors in Selah Freedom’s Residential Program, she leads trainings with local communities to help them gain a deeper understanding of sex trafficking, how to identify it and how to best serve this population. She is also a member of Selah Freedom’s team taking on legislative initiatives. Carly holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Philosophy and Spanish from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Arts degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.
Julie Tye, President May 09, 2019
Hadley 2.0: A Century of Seeing New Possibilities
Hadley 2.0: A Century of Seeing New Possibilities


For nearly 100 years, Hadley has helped people with vision loss maintain their independence and continue to thrive. This mission is as relevant today as it was in 1920, indeed, even more so. The aging of the Baby Boomer generation is expected to result in a tsunami of vision loss as a result of age-related eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Hadley is preparing to meet the needs of this population through an expanded set of relevant workshops as well as increased opportunities for participants to learn from each other. The presentation will include a hands-on demonstration of the accessibility features of iOS devices. Bring your iPhone!

Julie S. Tye is the President of the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Established in 1920, Hadley creates personalized learning opportunities that empower people to thrive—at home, at work and in their communities. Many of the 140,000 people who benefit from Hadley’s educational offerings each year are older individuals who are experiencing age-related vision loss.

Prior to joining Hadley in 2016, Julie was President and CEO of The Cradle, a not-for-profit child welfare agency located in Evanston, IL.  Julie spent the first part of her career in hospital management at Lutheran General Health System (now Advocate). Her responsibilities included business development of the system’s addiction treatment network, Parkside Medical Services. She was also responsible for the development of the hospital’s Older Adult Services program including Adult Day Care, Information & Referral, Nutrition Site and Geriatric Assessment.

Julie received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Science from Pace University in New York City.

Julie lives in Winnetka with her husband, Fred. They welcome visits by their children, Fred and Alison, and they share their home with their Cavoodle dog, Avery.

Len Joy May 16, 2019
Running in the Boston Marathon

Len Joy’s second novel, BETTER DAYS, was released in September 2018 with Moonshine Cove Publishing. It was described by FOREWORD Reviews as “a bighearted, wry, and tender novel that focuses on love and loyalty.”  KIRKUS REVIEWS called it “a character-rich skillfully plotted Midwestern drama.”

In July 2018 a collection of short fiction, LETTING GO was published by Hark! New Era Publishing.  KIRKUS REVIEWS described the stories as “Short edgy tales with depth.” It has been selected as a finalist in Forewords INDIES Book of the Year Award in the War & Military Category.

Joy’s first novel, AMERICAN PAST TIME was published by Hark! New Era Publishing in 2014. KIRKUS praised it as a “darkly nostalgic study of an American family through good times and bad, engagingly set against major events from the ‘50s to the ‘70s as issues of race simmer in the background…expertly written and well-crafted.”

Sandra Scofield, National Book Award nominee and the author of the craft textbook, “The Last Draft – A Novelist’s Guide to Revision” described Joy’s work as “No fancy stuff. No mumble jumble interiority. This is Do Something, Find out what happens, Deal with it…Len Joy is solid Americana.”

Joy is a nationally ranked age-group triathlete and competes internationally representing the United States as part of TEAM USA.

He lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife Suzanne.


Heather Conway May 23, 2019
The Best Way to Pack Your Luggage
Sergeant James Harrison, Winnetka Police Dept. May 30, 2019
Identity Theft and Personal Cyber Attacks

SGT Jim Harrison
Winnetka Police Department
Telephone (847)716-3404    
Email: jharrison@winnetka.org

  • 22 Years in Law Enforcement
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Crime Prevention Supervisor
  • Community Relations Supervisor
  • School Safety Supervisor
  • Motorcycle Patrol Supervisor
  • Juvenile Offender Program Supervisor
  • Former NIPAS (Northern Illinois Police Alarm System EST (Emergency Service Team) Operator (Otherwise known as SWAT)
  • Former North Regional Major Crimes Task Force Team Member (Homicide Investigation Unit)
  • Former New Trier High School SRO


Ethan Holland Jun 06, 2019
Intelligent Driven Prosecution
Alan Steiner Jun 13, 2019
What We Should Know about Music and interactive musical presentation

Alan Steiner, Double Bass

Graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music 1975


Former member:

Jerusalem Symphony (Israel)

Quebec Symphony

Niagara Symphony

Canadian Opera Co.

National Ballet of Canada

Joffrey Ballet Chicago



Assist. Pr. Bass, Lake Forest Symphony (IL.)

Principal Bass, Park Ridge Civic Orchestra (IL.)

Charter Member, Chicago Sinfonietta

Freelance player in Chicago Area


Presents “Touch Bass with Alan”, an introduction to classical music for all ages. Please see website at www.touchbasswithalan.com


Maintains a private home studio, teaching young bassists from elementary school through high school.


A regular clinician at the annual Chicago Bass Festival, generally focusing on beginning and intermediate students.


Bass faculty at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor, WI. since 1999.


District Governor Elect Suzzane Gibson Jun 19, 2019
Installation Dinner with New Trier Rotary Clubs
Installation Dinner with New Trier Rotary Clubs
District Governor Suzanne Gibson Oct 10, 2019
Rotary Update