Speaker Date Topic
Gov. Jim Martin Apr 23, 2018
"Revelation Through Science"
"Revelation Through Science"
Charlotte "Char" Farin Apr 30, 2018
"The Haiti Goat Project: Improving Child Nutrition and Supporting Community Agricultural Development
"The Haiti Goat Project: Improving Child Nutrition and Supporting Community Agricultural Development

For more than a decade, Professor Charlotte Farin and the NC State Haiti Goat Project have joined the country’s struggle against rampant childhood malnutrition: the project provides high-protein lunch supplements to rural schools, while working to improve the genetic stock of local goat herds.

Now they plan to expand, doubling the number of protein-rich meals provided to schools each month.

Susan Gravely, Vienti Inc. May 07, 2018

Susan Gravely is the Founder & Creative Director of VIETRI, Inc., a lifestyle brand offering Italian inspired and artisan crafted dinnerware and home and garden accessories. 

After over 30 years of managing the daily operations of VIETRI as both CEO and head Product Designer, Susan is now solely focused on leading VIETRI’s product development team and overall creative vision, utilizing her greatest strengths. 

Susan decided at the end of 2015 that balancing her dual roles was not in the best interest of VIETRI. Founded in 1983, VIETRI began with a trip to Italy where Susan and her mother Lee and sister Frances fell in love with the hand painted Italian dinnerware on the Amalfi Coast. Today, VIETRI is America’s largest Italian ceramics importing company, partnering with numerous manufacturers in various regions throughout Italy and Europe

Patrick Diener, Liger Leadership Academy May 14, 2018
"Cultivating a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders"
 "Cultivating a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders"

PATRICK DIENER, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Patrick Diener has over twelve years of development and management experience working with a variety of national and international organizations. Prior to joining Liger Leadership Academy, Patrick served as a Director of a specialty consulting firm in the United States, training development teams and creating management plans for multi-million-dollar capital campaigns. Patrick has a Bachelor Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). He is also a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has an adjunct appointment as the founding Director of the Institute of Catholic Philanthropy at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Patrick lives in North Carolina with his wife Kathryn and five children.

Techa Beaumont May 21, 2018
Rotary Peace Scholar, Duke University
Rotary Peace Scholar, Duke University

Techa Beaumont, Australia

Master in International Development Policy, Duke University 

Techa Beaumont was born in Australia of Persian, Jewish, Indian and European descent. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Theatre) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales in Australia.  Her professional work experience includes advocating for environmental and human rights for Indigenous communities across the globe, researching and reporting on human rights issues as well as grassroots community cultural development and capacity building.

No meeting - Memorial Day May 28, 2018
Jim Lee (Clayton Rotary) Jun 04, 2018
Department of Defense program ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves)
Department of Defense program ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves)
Jason Harding, Raleigh City Planning Jun 11, 2018
"Planning to Accommodate Raleigh's Rapid Growth"
 "Planning to Accommodate Raleigh's Rapid Growth"
New Officers Installation Jun 18, 2018
Dexter Heaper Jun 25, 2018
YMCA "Southeast Raleigh Promise" Purpose Built Community (bus tour; box lunch)
YMCA "Southeast Raleigh Promise" Purpose Built Community (bus tour; box lunch)

Changing Neighborhoods, Changing Lives

Imagine breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. The Purpose Built vision guides neighborhood revitalization by creating pathways out of poverty for the lowest-income residents, and building strong, economically diverse communities.

 

No meeting - Independence Day Jul 02, 2018
Jim Miller, Jonesboro Rotary Club Jul 09, 2018
Rotary's partnership with ShelterBox
 Rotary's partnership with ShelterBox

Jim is a member of the Jonesboro Rotary Club and is a ShelterBox USA Ambassador.

About ShelterBox

OUR VISION is of a world in which all people displaced by disasters and humanitarian crises are rapidly provided with emergency shelter and vital aid, which will help rebuild their communities and lives.

OUR MISSION is to deliver humanitarian relief in the form of equipment and materials that bring shelter, warmth and dignity to people made homeless by natural or other disasters worldwide.

Dale R. Folwell, CPA, NC Treasurer Jul 16, 2018
“The Price of Promises”
“The Price of Promises”

Dale R. Folwell, CPA
State Treasurer of North Carolina

Dale R. Folwell was a four-term member of the N.C. House of Representatives, including two years as Speaker Pro Tempore. During that time, he sponsored 29 major pieces of legislation enacted with bi-partisan support. 

More recently, he was Assistant Secretary of Commerce with the Division of Employment Security​, where he took the most “broke and broken” unemployment system in the United States and turned it into a national leader in debt-repayment, quality and customer service. 

He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a Masters in Accounting. Married for 28 years with three children, he lives in Winston-Salem. 

Keith Tessinear, Raleigh Fire Marshal Jul 23, 2018