A Message From The President

SILL President
  Dr. Robert Barylski
    SILL President

Welcome to SILLís 46th year of outstanding lectures. SILL exists for you and thrives because of your continued support.

In 1972, SILL was founded as an educational, non-profit corporation to present lectures on the burning issues of the day. Back then, we held one lecture a week. Today, we operate five days a week and use five different locations. Last year SILLís weekly attendance reached 3500 and hundreds more watched telecasts at major retirement centers.

SILLís week begins with Music Mondays. June LeBellís upbeat, informative, and entertaining program blends humor, intelligent discussion, and performance.

Tuesday through Friday we present the best global affairs lectures available anywhere in Southwest Florida. SILLís enthusiastic and intelligent audiences attract truly distinguished foreign policy professionals and academic experts who really know the score. This year Bob Deutsch and the Program Committee are bringing you an amazing set of world class speakers.

How does SILL work? Our board members and volunteers perform the key tasks--everything from defining topics and recruiting speakers to renting the halls, marketing the programs, and selling the tickets. Would you like to help? Join our team of loyal volunteers who meet and greet, collect tickets, and help out at each venue. Make a donation to SILL and join the ranks of the Friends of SILL. Bring friends to lectures.

It is a great honor and responsibility to serve you as SILLís president to congratulate SILLís team of some 125 people for the great work they do.

Dr. Robert V. Barylski President