Rotary Club Speakers Series

Portland Rotary Speaker - Steve Hewins

Steve Hewins, CEO of the Maine Restaurant and the Maine Innkeepers Association presents a proposal for a new Convention Center in downtown Portland

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Paul Drinan

Paul Drinan, Executive Director, Friends of Fort Gorges

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith, Executive Vice President, Maine Medical Association

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Pihcintu Chorus

Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Steve Shaffer

Steve Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Erin Bishop

Museum Consultant, PhD Erin Bishop Cadigan, talks about the career of President Abraham Lincoln

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Dan Sonenberg

Composer Dan Sonenberg talks about his opera "The Summer King"

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Greg Powell

Greg Powell, President of Dexter Enterprises/Alfond Foundation

Portland Rotary Speaker Series

John Curran and Dean Rock talk about their project to provide prosthetic hands for people in the Dominican Republic through the use of a 3-D printer

Portland Rotary Speaker Series

Bill Green of WCHS-6

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Governor Paul Lepage

Governor Paul LePage talks about the 2016 Elections

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Sandy Maisel

Sandy Maisel, Professor of Government at Colby College speaks on the 2016 Elections

Portland Rotary Speakers - Kevin Hancock

Guest Speaker: Kevin Hancock, President of Hancock Lumber

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Dana Totman

Guest Speaker: Dana Totman, President & CEO of Avesta Housing

Portland Rotary Speakers - Tae Chong

Guest Speaker: Tae Chong, Business Counselor for CEI's SmartStart program

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Margo Walsh

Guest Speaker: Margo Walsh, Founder & Owner of MaineWorks

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Chase Hagaman

Portland Rotary welcomes Chase Hagaman, New England Regional Director of the Concord Coalition

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Danielle Conway

Portland Rotary welcomes Danielle Conway, Dean of Maine Law at the University of Southern Maine

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Glenn Cummings

Portland Rotary welcomes Glenn Cummings, President of the University of Southern Maine

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Dana Eidsness

Portland Rotary welcomes Dana Eidsness, Director of the Maine North Atlantic Development Office

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Danielle Conway

Danielle Conway, USM Dean of Maine Law

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Glenn Cummings

Glenn Cummings, President, University of Southern Maine

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Dana Eidsness

Dana Eidsness, Director, Maine North Atlantic Development Office

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Clayton Rose

Clayton Rose, President, Bowdoin College

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Andrew Rudalevige

Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin College

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Michael Greer

Michael Romy Greer, Executive Director at Portland Ballet

Portland Rotary Speaker Series -Steve Rowe

Steve Rowe, President of the Maine Community Foundation

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Yellow Light Breen

Yellow Light Breen, President, Maine Development Foundation

Portland Rotary Speakers Series - Bill Williamson

Bill Williamson, President of Bank of America, Maine

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Anita Cianchette-Maker

Attorney Anita Cianchette-Maker of Pierce-Atwood. She provides governmental relations services through lobbying, government contracts and strategic positioning of organizations to achieve desired results.

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Hildy Ginsberg

Hildy Ginsberg, Executive Director of the Maine March of Dimes talks about the work of the organization

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Phil Coupe

Phil Coupe, Managing Partner of ReVision Energy, talks about the future of solar power in Maine

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Michael Norton

Guest Speaker: Michael Norton, Director of External Communications & Community Relations for Hannaford Supermarkets

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Lonnie Hackett

Guest Speaker: Lonnie Hackett of the Lusaka, Zambia Project

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Mark McAuliffe

Guest Speaker, Mark McAuliffe, Principal, Apothecary By Design

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Mike O'Reilly

Michael O'Reilly, Senior VP, Bangor Savings Bank

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Dr. Don St. Germaine

Dr. Don St. Germaine, Director of MMCRI at Maine Medical Center

Portland Rotary Speakers Series - Kaign Smith, Jr.

Attorney Kaign Smith, Jr. of Drummond Woodsum's Indian Law Practice Group

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Liz Cotter Schlax

Liz Cotter Schlax, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Portland, talks about her organization's work in the city

Portland Rotary Speaker Series

Dr. Paul Berkner and Dr. William Heinz of the Maine Concussions Management Initiative talk about concussions in sports

Portland Rotary Club Speakers

Lynn Tillotson, President & CEO, of the Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau

Portland Rotary - Liz Hall

Liz talks about the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and bicycling trends.

Portland Rotary - Herb Adams

Historian Herb Adams paints a picture of Portland a century ago.

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - "Casino Ed" & "Dee Mystify"

"Casino Ed" and "Dee Mystify" show you how to go to a casino and have a good time while not losing your shirt

Rotary Club Speaker Series - Eliot Cutler

Eliot Cutler, CEO of USM's new Professional and Graduate Center Initiative talks about the new program

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Janine Bisaillon-Cary

Janine Bisaillon-Cary, President of the Maine International Trade Center, talks about the role of international trade in Maine's economy.

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Edit Smith and Dan Reardon

Edie Smith and Dan Reardon of Senator Angus King's staff share what it's like working for Maine's Independent Senator

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Dr. Glenn Wilson

Dr. Glenn Wilson, USM's Director of the Research Computing Group, talks about computer hacking and cyber security.

DO NOT AIR - Portland Rotary Speaker Series

Amber Lambke of the Somerset Grist Mill talks about how the Maine Grain Alliance is working to preserve grain traditions from earth to hearth.

DO NOT AIR Portland Rotary Speaker Series

Joy Jewett Johnson talks about how "Embrace A Vet" provids direct and supportive services to Maine Veterans living with symptoms of PTS(d) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury and their families.

Portland Rotary Speaker Series

Christopher Sauer of Ocean Renewable Power Company talks about his company's work harnessing the tides to generate electricity

Portland Rotary Speaker Series

Graham Shimmield of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences talks about his company's work exploring and analyzing the world's oceans

Rotary - John Coleman

The CEO and founder of the VIA Agency, John Coleman speaks about what he feels is the secret to great entrepreneurship.

Portland Rotary Presents Liz Helitzer & David Greenham

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine uses the lessons of the Nazi Holocaust and other genocides to combat prejudice and discrimination in Maine and beyond.

Portland Rotary presents Dr Sheila Pinette

Dr. Sheila Pinette of the Maine Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

Portland Rotary Speaker Series

Steve Podgajny and Steve Bromage discuss the collaboration between the Portland Public Library and the Maine Historical Society

Rotary 10-17-14

Seth Koeing, Portland Bureau Chief for the Bangor Daily News speaks at the Portland Rotary.

Portland Rotary Speaker Series

Michelle Hood and Eileen Skinner talk about the current state of the healthcare system in Maine

Portland Rotary Speaker Series - Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy discusses the upcoming elections in Maine

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Nova Star Cruises

Mark H. Amundsen, President and CEO of Nova Star Cruises was invited to the Rotary Club in Portland Maine to talk about this exciting addition to Portland.

Rotary Club Speaker series presents Dominican Republic

Rotary Club Portland invites Dr Roger Fagan, Dick Giles and John Curran to talk about the exciting humanitarian projects happening in the Dominican Republic.

Rotary Club Speaker series presents Charles D Fizzle

Charles Frizzle joined Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company in 1971 as n Engineering Assistant. Over the next 26 years, Mr. Frizzle held several positions from Assistant Plant Manager to President and Chief Executive Officer.

Rotary Club Speaker series presents Senator Justin Alfond

The Portland Rotary club invites Senator Justin Alfond to speak before the Rotarians.

Rotary Club Speaker series presents Joe Foster's "Tribute to WWII Veterans

Mr. Foster initiated a program to replace the "dreaded 11th grade research paper" with ta project that would prove rewarding beyond his imagination. He asked his students to interview and report (in 3000 words) on a member of the "Greatest Generation." Mr. Foster opened the eyes and hearts, both within the student body as well as beyond.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Peter Neilson

Peter Neilson speaks about the Circus Conservatory.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Glenn Nerbak

Glenn Nerbak, director of Portland Mentoring Alliance speaks about mentoring.

Rotary Club Speaker series presents Casey at the Bat

Keynote speaker Mort Soule presents 'Casey at the Bat' a classic poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Dennis Wellman

Portland Rotary Club invites Dennis Wellman to speak on helping veterans find work.

Rotary Club Speaker series presents Arla Patch

Rotary Club invites Arla Patch to speak.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Richard Hall

Special guest speaker, fellow Rotarian, Richard Hall.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Amanda Crockett

Amanda Crockett works for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Eric Cioppa

Eric Cioppa, Superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance, speaks about the Affordable Care Act.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Harold Pachios

Harold Pachios speaks about the JFK Assassination.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Gary Crocker

A story about the life of Gary Crocker by Gary Crocker himself.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Mark Bessier

President of the Portland Museum of Art speaks at the Portland Rotary Club.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Ronald Cantor

Ronald Cantor is the President of Southern Maine Community College.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents: Rob Hillman of MCHO

Robert Hillman, Chief Operating Officer of Maine Community Health Options (MCHO), one of the insurance companies that will be selling health plans on the Maine Health Exchange. The Affordable Health Care Act, (aka 'ObamaCare') mandated the creation of these exchanges, in one form or another, in every state. Their purpose is to provide options in health care coverage.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents: Big Bros Big Sisters - Sam Beal

Sam Beal, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maine, speaks about the program.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents 3 H Project - Hearing, Hands and H2O

On Friday, we heard from some of our members who have worked to make the “3H” project (hearing, hands and H2O) into what looks to be one of the most powerful projects in our 98 year history.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Caity Hagar

Caity Hager is the Program Coordinator of the Environmental Health and Safety Division of DHHS for the City of Portland. She discusses the preparedness of the city and county in the event of a biological, chemical or other mass disaster that could potentially happen.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Don Tuski of MECA

Don Tuski, Associate Professor and President of the College of Liberal Arts, talks about MECA.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Educate Maine

Our vision is that Maine’s students and workers will be the best educated and highly skilled in the world.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents SailMaine

SailMaine is a non-profit organization formed to support sailing in Maine at the grass-roots, community level. SailMaine connects people of all ages and abilities to the coast of Maine through fun and affordable sailing education, recreation, and competition, stimulating individual growth and creating community.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - James Tolan

JamesTolan is the President of U.S. Operations for Sgurr Energy, based in Portland, Maine. SgurrEnergy is a global renewable energy consulting firm, headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland. His team in Portland are currently active in projects such as the Cape Wind offshore wind farm in Massachusetts and other renewable energy projects in Idaho, California, Nova Scotia, Ontario, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and have a staff member now working in Mongolia on that country’s first wind energy project.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Kate Braestrup

As an ordained minister, Braestrup performs weddings, and advises individuals and couples on 'how to enter into, be content within, or extract themselves from the married state.' It is out of these experiences, coupled with her own, that Braestrup has written Marriage and Other Acts of Charity.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Our speaker, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, had an interesting career in academia, politics, and public service before joining Goodwill. Her experience ranged from teaching at Western Kentucky University to managing Senator Paul Simon’s Chicago office and his 1990 re-election campaign.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Rob Tod founder of Allagash Brewing Company

The fact that it’s a bit cloudy and brewed with wheat, along with a bit of Curacao and orange peel tossed in, make Belgian beer unique in a world used to clear, crisp brews. But it’s so wonderfully delicious, one wants to think more of Brussels than old Milwaukee. Portland can claim one of the best Belgian-based breweries as one of its own due to the efforts of Rob Tod.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Don Gooding

Don Gooding has been Executive Director there since October of 2010. Among the signature programs of MCED is 'Top Gun', a customized, entrepreneurial development program that identifies highly talented entrepreneurs in Maine and matches them with mentors who will help guide them as they continue to develop their innovative business model.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Peter Mills

Our speaker this week will be Peter Mills, the recently appointed Executive Director of the Maine Turnpike Authority, whose presentation will focus on America’s failing transportation system.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Robert Freson

This week, we'll be hearing from a major international photographer, Robert Freson, whose lens has captured some of the most famous people of the past half century. Robert photographed Princess Di's wedding for the Times of London and also worked for magazines like Look, Esquire, Vogue, National Geographic, and the Ladies Home Journal.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Author Lois Lawry

Lois is one of the most successful and acclaimed children’s authors of our time. Lois Lowry, two-time winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal, will give us a glimpse into her life, her writing and her passions.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Greg Mitchell

Portland Rotary Club invites Greg Mitchell, economic development director for the City of Portland to speak about Portland's economy.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Robert Martin Me. Tech. Inst.

Robert A. Martin is the President of The Maine Technology Institute, the industry-led venture organization that invests public funds in companies engaged in development of innovative technologies, and propels them to commercialization.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Dr Draper Hunt

Portland Rotary Club invites historian Dr Draper Hunt.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Irwin Gratz

Rotary Club invites Irwin Gratz from Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Dr Eason & Earl Levitt

In memory of Dec. 7th, Pearl Harbor Day, Rotary Club invited Dr. Paul Eason and WWII Veteran Earl Levitt to talk about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Steve Fuller

Rotary Club invites the Vice President of Marketing of L.L. Bean to speak.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents Paul Dobbins

In today's show you will hear about the food sensation that has exploded onto the Maine scene: Kelp! Portland’s Ocean Approved is the first commercial kelp farm in the United States.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Angus King

Portland Rotary Club invites Angus King to speak to fellow Rotarians.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - George Jacobson

George Jacobson, the State Climatologist, spoke with Rotarians about climate change.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Charlie Summers

Portland Rotary club invites Charlie Summers, U.S. Senatorial Candidate, to speak at their weekly meeting.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Dave Talbot

The Portland Rotary Club presents guest speaker Dave Talbot, a survivor of Polio, who made it a mission to bring 'Crutches to Africa.'

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Theodora Kalikow

The Rotary club invited Dr. Theodora Kalikow, president of the University of Southern Maine to speak.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Chellie Pingree

Rotary Club's weekly guest speakers.

Rotary Club Speaker Series presents - Michael J. Sauschuck

Portland Rotary Club invites Portland Police Chief Michael J. Sauschuck to speak.