Speaker Date Topic
Mark Dawiziak, author and journalist Apr 27, 2021 12:15 PM
Moralists in Disguise

Mark TwainMarks says about his talk: "I do a talk that crosses two areas of interest and several of my books. 'Moralists in Disguise' looks at the many professional and personal parallels between Mark Twain and Rod Serling. It's a fun talk, and I've worked up a Power Point presentation to go with it, and that seems to work well."

Richard "Pete" Peterson, Author May 04, 2021 12:15 PM
His new sports history book, The Turnpike Rivalry: The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns

Richard "Pete" PetersonRichard "Pete" Peterson is the author of Growing Up with Clemente and Pops: The Willie Stargell Story. He is professor emeritus of English at Southern Illinois University. Richard and Stephen Peterson are the coauthors of The Slide: Leyland, Bonds, and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates. Stephen has worked as a teacher and screenwriter for the last ten years.

USN Commander Mike Sargent May 11, 2021 12:15 PM
Operations Officer at Fleet Logistics in Pearl Harbor
Operations Officer at Fleet Logistics in Pearl Harbor
Ohio State Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine May 18, 2021 12:15 PM
Inside the State Supreme Court
Inside the State Supreme Court

Justice Pat DeWine began his six-year term on the Supreme Court of Ohio on Jan. 2, 2017, following his statewide election in November 2016. An excellent writer, Justice DeWine is known for the quality and thoroughness of his legal opinions. His opinions reflect his strong belief in judicial restraint and his respect for the constitutional roles of the other coequal branches of government.

Marc Crail, Author May 25, 2021 12:15 PM
Tales Out of School
Tales Out of School

Former Kent City Schools Superintendent, former Kent Rotarian, and author

Marc Crail believes that it is far better to be lucky than good and because of that he claims to be the luckiest man in the world.

Professionally, Marc struggled with dyslexia but with help and persistence he became a successful teacher, principal and superintendent. That success came about with a great deal of help from family, friends, colleagues and students. He was able to earn a doctorate in Educational Administration because as he likes to say, he just kept showing up.

Personally, Marc and his wife Jayn have been married for over 45 years. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and two grand daughters. Jayn and Marc live in Mount Dora, Florida. Marc credits his parents for reading to him and believing in him. He thanks his family for their unconditional love and patience.

"Tales Out of School" is Marc's first novel but he is currently writing a sequel titled "More Tales Out of School".