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