Two inspiring speakers highlight these events on Monday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday Nov. 15, in the Terrace Ballrooms. Doors open at 12:15 p.m., with the speakers taking the stage at 12:45 p.m.

Registration is $55 per luncheon; contact your treasurer to register. Monday’s sponsors are CompManagement Inc.; FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.; Peck Shaffer & Williams LLP; and PNC. Tuesday’s sponsors are Bricker & Eckler LLP and CompManagement Health Systems Inc.


Lyn St. James
Race car driver

Monday, Nov. 14, 12:15 p.m.

Lyn St. James’ story is remarkable, culminating in victories few others can claim — winning the title of Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year and setting 31 international and national closed circuit speed records.

Now she is giving back, launching programs that focus on driver development, advocacy, diversity and education, particularly for women who aspire to become race car drivers. She’s giving to those who follow in her path, like so many gave to her along the way, and turning her journey into a path of helping others.


Stacey Bess
Inspirational teacher

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 12:15 p.m.

Stacey Bess is an inspirational educator and author who speaks on the importance of service, mentorship, leadership and overcoming adversity. For 11 years, she taught homeless children in a small shed known as The School with No Name, an experience that profoundly affected her, as well as her students. During that time she discovered that, by teaching and modeling love, self-worth and courage, she could reach children with no homes and little hope, children who had previously been labeled “unteachable.” To inspire others with a passion for service, Bess wrote Nobody Don’t Love Nobody, which was adapted into the April 2011 Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Beyond the Blackboard.”