Speaker Date Topic
Andy Penry Oct 23, 2017

Andy Penry is a well known commercial litigator with extensive experience in construction disputes (including accident and death cases) and securities arbitration.

Clients frequently call on him for his extensive knowledge of North Carolina courts and juries. Fellow lawyers often call on him to mediate or arbitrate their commercial cases. Business North Carolina has named him among North Carolina’s Legal Elite in Construction Law and Litigation. He has been recognized for Construction Litigation and Securities in North Carolina Super Lawyers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law, Construction Litigation, and Securities Litigation (including two awards for Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation).

Andy also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Wake Forest University and Campbell University Schools of Law, where he teaches courses in Construction Law

Matthew Kane Oct 30, 2017
Paul Harris Society thanks to Mary Moss
Paul Harris Society thanks to Mary Moss

Matthew and his wife Sonia live in Raleigh and have been actively involved as a Rotary family. Two of their children were selected to be Rotary Youth Exchange students and spent a year living in Santiago, Chile. Their family has hosted three international Youth Exchange students. Ryan, their oldest son, is the President of the Raleigh Midtown Rotary Club.

Matthew grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and has 8 brothers and sisters. He graduated with a Business degree from Virginia Tech and then he and Sonia spent 6 years in Houston before intentionally looking on a map to select Raleigh as their new home.  Matthew is the founder of Cutting Edge Engraving and operated this business successfully for 28 years selling plaques, awards and industrial engraving  before selling his business in June to 5-Star Awards, another Rotarian owned business. His new title is “Happily Retired Rotary Volunteer”.

Brian Maloney - Capitol Broadcasting Nov 06, 2017
Sports Media - Where things used to be - Where they are headed
Sports Media - Where things used to be - Where they are headed
Club Assembly Nov 13, 2017
No meeting -- Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 20, 2017
Kara Bonvillian, Roc Solid Foundation Nov 27, 2017
Building Hope for Kids with Cancer
Grant Berry Dec 04, 2017
PGA Tour caddie
PGA Tour caddie

Grant Berry has been caddie for over 30 years and has participated in almost 1,000 tournaments on the European, Australian, Asian and US PGA Tours for over 60 professional golfers including: Daniel Berger (present), Henrik Stenson, Carl Pettersson, Thomas Bjorn, Jesper Parnevik, Gordon Brand Jr., Howard Clark, Russell Claydon, Anders Forsbrand, Richard Johnson, Tom Gillis.

Grant has caddied for over $30 million in prize money, with 13 Tournament Wins and National Team Play including The Ryder Cup, Dunhill Cup, Seve Trophy and all four Major Tournaments, The Masters, US Open, British Open, and PGA Championship, numerous times. A career highlight includes caddying the winning putt in the 2006 Ryder Cup with Henrik Stenson.

Grant, originally from Manchester, England now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

No meeting -- Holiday Luncheon Dec 11, 2017
Robert Hosford, NC Department of Agriculture, Dec 18, 2017
"Sentinel Landscape Program"

"Sentinel Landscape Program"

Develop compatible land use partnerships to reduce encroachment pressures and incompatible land uses that threaten the military’s mission by protecting working lands and critical natural resources.

Robert Hosford

Accomplished executive with a proven track record in state, federal and international affairs, with over 20 years in senior management positions in corporate settings, state and federal government positions, government relations and public affairs for private entities and associations. Managed staff as large as 16,000 and budgets up to $32 billion. A history of advocacy and successful engagement with U.S. Congress, The Executive branch of the U.S. federal government and 7 state legislative/regulatory bodies. Issues management and crisis management trained.

No meeting - Christmas Day Dec 25, 2017
No meeting -- New Years Day Jan 01, 2018
Susan Gravely Feb 05, 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.

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.)