Past Batavia Event: VOL 13

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VOL 13

November 29, 2018
@ Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)

Over the River

Relax. Listen. Talk. Connect

Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)
645 South River Street (Illinois Route 25)

General Admission

Tickets in Advance: $5.00 at

Tickets at Door: $5.00 (cash only)


Doors open at 5:30 pm
Food and beverage sales begin at 5:30 pm
Show starts at 7:00 pm

Master of Ceremonies

Craig Foltos

Featured Presentations 


The Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence
Jan Wright


Monarchs: Journey of a Lifetime
Connie Sirota


Adventures on a Midwestern Book Tour: One Author’s Road Trip
Marnie O. Mamminga


"I have done a terrible thing: I have postulated a particle that cannot be measured."
Kirsty Duffy


The Family that Built the Pyramids
Colin Wright


There’s No Crying in Coaching!
Brian Karel


At the Heart of the Community
Naomi Krodel & Holly Miller


Crossing Cultural Catwalks: Bridge Stories Home and Abroad
Gib Egge


Naomi Krodel
Teacher in Batavia
Gib Egge
Instructor/Coordinator of Experiential Education, College of DuPage
marnie mamminga
author in Batavia,IL
Connie Sirota
Teacher, Self Employed in Bolingbrook
Jan Wright
retired educator in Batavia
Holly Miller
Registered Nurse, Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital in Batavia
Brian Karel
Technical Consultant, Brainsearch, Inc in Batavia
Colin Wright
Teacher, IPSD 204 in Batavia
Kirsty Duffy
Particle Physicist, Fermilab in Naperville, IL