Speaker Date Topic
Root Edmonson Feb 26, 2018
"Vietnam Revisited"
"Vietnam Revisited"
Cub Assembly Mar 05, 2018
Chuck Nichols, President, Sharefish Mar 12, 2018
Stacy Miller Mar 19, 2018
Overcoming Obstacles
Anne Matthews, Ph.D. Mar 26, 2018

If you had the opportunity to speak with Anne Matthews of Columbia, SC, you would know what a charming Southern lady she is. Takes you right back to the "Gone with the Wind" movie. My husband and I had the pleasure of dining with her at the Zone 33-34 Institute in Raleigh, NC in October 1998, when she was the Governor Nominee from District 7770. Ever since, we have been meeting at the Zone Institutes and also when she came to speak at our District Foundation Seminars. 

Dr. Anne L. Matthews is president of Matthews and Associates, an educational firm in Columbia, SC. She has three earned degrees, including a doctorate from the University of South Carolina. She is an educator by profession, an author of business texts, and a public speaker. She served as president of several national educational organizations and served on numerous boards, including her undergraduate alma mater, Coker College. She is the recipient of several honors including ones from the YWCA, Girl Scouts of America, key to Lake City, SC, Distinguished Alumni Award, Hall of Fame from Florence County School District 3, National Business Education’s Distinguished Service Award, and Leadership SC. She received two appointments from President Ronald Reagan. Anne has spoken and/or consulted in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and 20 foreign countries on educational issues and/or the Rotary Foundation. (Shown on the left with RGHF DG 13/14 Lorraine Angelino, who inducted Anne into RGHF. Both are seen wearing their RGHF membership pins.)

Anne Matthews, Ph.D. Mar 26, 2018

2nd RF trustee, 3rd woman RI Board member, 1st woman Foundation Trustee

No meeting -- Easter Monday Apr 02, 2018
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