• MADCO Employment & Training

    Gerry Schuetzenhofer introduced us to Tony Fuhrmann and Sarah Lorio from Madison County Employment ∓ Training. The two explained what is in store for Madison and Bond Counties with the launch of the Apprenticeship Program.

  • EHS Vocational Program

    Allyson Morrison is the Vocational Coordinator and runs the S.T.E.P. (Secondary Transition Experience Program) at EHS. In addition, Allyson has the distinct honor of being SJ Morrison's sister-in-law! Susan Converse is the Life Skills Vocational Coordinator and founder of the Tiger Den Coffee Shop at EHS. Susan is currently one of 10 competing for Illinois Teacher of the Year!

  • Nancy Schneider presents Brian Pezza

    Nancy Schneider invited, one of our own, Brian Pezza to speak about the importance of having a employee manual.

  • Rick Parks presents Edward J. Koharik III

    Ed retired from the Air Force in 2015 and now resides in Belleville. He was the first Air Force pilot qualified to operate the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and has more than 3,300 hours of flying experience in several varieties of aircrafts.

  • Ed Rodney presents Dr. Valorie

    She spoke to the group about the LCCC Building Futures/"Opportunity Youth" program they provide. The goal is to reconnect 16-24 year old's that are not in school, not working, and are in need of connection to meaningful education, training and employment opportunities.

  • Tim Harr presents Eric Williams

    Eric gave us a update on what projects are being planned, in the works and recently completed in our community. The City of Edwardsville has done a great job of getting federal and county funds for a lot of the projects. We sure live in a great community!

  • Detective Sgt. Mike Lyberger

    Detective Sgt. Mike Lyberger with the Edwardsville Police Department. Mike gave our club an eye-opening talk on WIFI safety. I think I speak for the group when I say, I will never use public WiFi again!

  • Criterium Rally

    Brian got the Rotary crowd excited for the upcoming Edwardsville Criterium and the newest addition...the Downtown Dash!

  • Visit from new District Governor, Brian Barstead

    Mr. Barstead gave a great presentation on making the most out of Rotary and how we have a chance to "Be the Inspiration".

  • Bill Phillipe presents Jim Harriss & Tom Hewlett

    Jim and Tom gave a great talk on the history and origin of the sport. Pickleball is much more popular and prevalent in America than anyone, except maybe Tony Malench, knew about.

  • Nate Tingley presents Mary Ettling

    A career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist is extremely rewarding, and the need for professionals in these fields is expected to increase over the next decade. Opportunities in a variety of work settings are numerous and include educational facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health, colleges and universities, to name just a few.

  • Brian Pezza presents Chase Hopkins

    Chase has a mission bring opera to Edwardsville. He is excited to about bringing this asset to the community. The website is not yet established but the dream is. The first performance is scheduled for Christmas at the Wildley.

  • Musonda Kapatamoyo presents Mark Poepsel

    Mark gave a very interesting talk on Information & Communication. Some of the topics he touched on were: technology shifts, normative evolution (freedom vs. responsibility), bias of communication and the "chaos theory of journalism".

  • Matt Parrott presents Joseph Hall

    As a Marine transitioning from the Marine Corps to a civilian life our founder (Joseph Hall), found himself constantly missing his comrades and his job. He had trouble finding a way to cope with the sudden change in his life. He then began looking for outlets to cope with these issues. It was through this search that began hunting and turning back to the roots of being in the "field" that the military instilled in him. Upon discovering the therapeutic like feeling that a venture can bring, he immediately felt that he had to share this opportunity with other veterans.

  • Rick Marteeny presents Mark Oberhauser

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

  • Sarah Palermo presents Sheila Voss

    As the VP of Education, Sheila helps engage, educate, and inspire current and future generations of citizens to transition to a more sustainable world. She leads a team of diverse professionals based at the Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Sheila leads the public awareness and education initiatives of BiodiverseCity St. Louis, a region-wide effort involving more than 100 organizations working to gather to enhance and protect local forests, wetlands, grasslands, rivers, parks, trails, and community green space in ways that improve health, well-being, and quality life for all.

  • Keith presents Wendy & Dr. Stroud

    Wendy gave our group a thorough description of the clinical services and treatments that are offered at the Warren Billhartz Cancer Center at Anderson. It was informative and enlightening to learn that all of these services are right in our neighborhood.

  • Brian Mulhall presents Alex Fox

    Alex Fox was accompanied by his wife, Tara Fox, who is also Principal of Woodland Elementary School. Alex proved to be an engaging speaker. He told us up front that he only had 13 slides to present. He mentioned that 3 athletes who attended University of Illinois were EHS graduates; Don Ohl, Governor Vaughn and Mannie Jackson.

  • Ellen Milton presents Judge Sarah Smith

    Judge Smith serves as an Associate Judge in the State of Illinois judicial system. She presides in the Family Division in Madison County. As a member of the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, she chairs the veteran's subcommittee that provides legal services to local veterans. Additionally, Smith is a member of the Standing Committee on Military Affairs for the Illinois State Bar Association. She is a member of the Illinois Judges Association and has been nominated to serve on its Board of Directors for a three-year term.

  • Dave Mindrup presents Steve Gilbertson

    We had the pleasure of meeting Edwardsville fulfillment center Senior Operations Director, Steve Gilbertson. Steve now oversees $45M annual budget, 1400 employees, and 20 operations managers in 775K sq.ft. facility with 1.4M+ units of inventory.

  • SJ Morrison presents Chad Opel

    By 2010, Edwardsville Neighbors in Need was established as a certified 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Today, we work diligently to promote our services in the community and actively seek and accept nominations for families facing medical hardship within District 7.

  • Christi Gerrish presents Greg Yank

    A Rotarian since 1978, Greg is a member of the Rotary Club of O'Fallon, IL where he served as Club President in 1992-93, and then as Governor of District 6510 twice in 2001-2002 and again in 2010-11. District 6510 is comprised of 48 clubs and 1600 members in Southern Illinois.

  • Steve Grant presents Courtney Breckenridge

    The NCERC is a not-for-profit research center that conducts research and findings for industrial and institutional clients. Our missions is to facilitate the commercialization of new technologies for producing fuel ethanol more effectively.

  • Rotary presents Marian Smithson

    Marian, retired SIUE administrator, stepped up to the plate to ensure that the gardens continue to flourish.

  • John McDole presents The Rotary Foundation

    Our club gives $6000 per year to the Foundation and for extra projects. For example in 2010 we helped fund a water well and brought electricity to provide irrigations for the AVOH farm in Zambia. Our club gave $4000, a New York club gave $2000. It was a $25,000 project. After donations the Foundation matched 100% of the monies.

  • Dennis McCracken presents Derek Huber

    Derek is with the Edwardsville Fire Department and in charge of the local Bleeding Control Basic (BCon) Course. Civilians need basic training in bleeding control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person.