Presenters: Betty A. Storey
has been doing genealogy/family history research for more than 25 years. Always interested in new documents for finding tidbits of family history, she looked into the records of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Mari Niescior
has worked for Outpost Natural Foods for over 17 years. She oversees ownership benefits for Outpost's 16,000 co-op owners and spends a large amount of her time teaching and writing about the cooperative business structure. She is also a trustee for the Howard Bowers Fund. Jo McReynolds-Blochowiak
is a lecturer/speaker, writer and community educator who makes history come alive. Prof. Mike Foster
is a retired English professor who began his study of English fantasy writers, including C.S. Lewis, by studying Marquette University's J.R.R. Tolkien manuscript collection in 1977, focusing on the author's revisions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. From 1978 until his retirement in 2005, he taught literature courses in Fantasy literature at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois and Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Harold Galitzer
has been a van driver, and volunteer for the Ronald McDonald house for the last 19years. He also has been the Speaker Bureau Chairman for the last 3 years.