Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Chief Pete Carey Sep 22, 2017
Law Enforcement in Colorado Springs
Law Enforcement in Colorado Springs

Peter Carey began his law enforcement career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 1982.  In 1984, he joined the Colorado Springs Police Department as an officer in Patrol and then with the Metro Vice, Narcotics & Intelligence Division.  Promoted to sergeant in 1991, he supervised in Patrol, the Training Academy, Tactical Enforcement Unit, Investigations, and Metro VNI.  In 1999, he was promoted to lieutenant with assignments in Patrol, Patrol Support and in Persons Crimes.  Promoted to Commander in 2004, he was assigned to Patrol Support and then to the Stetson Hills Patrol Division.  In 2008, he was promoted to Deputy Chief over the Administrative Services Bureau and then to the Patrol Bureau.  In October 2011, he was appointed Acting Chief of Police, formally receiving the permanent appointment in January 2012.

Chief Carey holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.  He is a graduate of the 229thSession of the FBI’s National Academy and a 2010 graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Policing.

Chief Carey serves on many boards in the Fourth Judicial District, enhancing the quality of life for the citizens who live and visit here.  Chief Carey is married and has four children.

James Wilkins as Governor Ralph Carr Sep 29, 2017
Ralph Carr, CO Governor from 1939-1943
Ralph Carr, CO Governor from 1939-1943

James Wilkins is a Denver Rotarian who portrays Ralph Carr the 29th Governor of Colorado. Governor Carr "was guided by the ideals that America stands for,” said William Wei, a history professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder who is an authority on Carr’s legacy. “He is one of our unknown heroes. In American history, we have many of them: many individuals who do what’s right but who are often overlooked.” Carr was named Colorado's "Person of the Century" by the Denver Post.

Sally Rothstein Oct 06, 2017
Project Angel Heart
Project Angel Heart

Sally Rothstein is the Colorado Springs Regional Manger of Project Angel Heart, founded in 1991 to address major challenges facing Coloradans living with a life-threatening illness—getting the nutrition they need to get stronger and remain independent in their homes. Many are too sick to get to the grocery store, have to choose whether to buy food or medication or are too weak to make themselves or their dependents a meal.

Project Angel Heart and partners in this work–from top local restaurants to donors and corporate sponsors, to the thousands of volunteers who stir, chop, deliver meals, answer phones and more–guarantee that each client will receive nutritious meals made with love and designed to give hope

Drew Martorella Oct 13, 2017
UCCS Presents and the Ent Center for the Arts
UCCS Presents and the Ent Center for the Arts

Drew Martorella is the Executive Director of UCCS Presents which includes Theatreworks, the Galleries of Contemporary Art, the University Center and Conference Services and operation of the new Ent Center for the Arts, a transformational, five-venue collaboration involving the university, six community arts partners and three local school districts. The new Ent Center for the Arts will house:

  • A 750-seat theatre
  • A 245-seat recital hall
  • The Gallery of Contemporary Art (GOCA)
  • The Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater (THEATREWORKS)
  • The Osborne Theatre
  • Rehearsal and instructional studio space
  • Support and office space
Jesse G. Collette Oct 20, 2017
Planet Walk Colorado Springs
Planet Walk Colorado Springs

Jesse Collette is the brainchild of the Colorado Springs Planet Walk, a trail that includes a display of planets of our solar system, all relatively sized and placed in order. He recently presented the idea to the city's Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services advisory board.  His vision is to place a sun measuring 21 feet in diameter in America the Beautiful Park downtown, with smaller planets arrayed along the Santa Fe Trail.

Andy Vick Oct 27, 2017
Culture in the Pikes Peak Region
Culture in the Pikes Peak Region

Andy Vick is the Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPR) a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports and promotes the creative community in the Pikes Peak region. Andy oversees the daily operation and management of a non-profit, local arts agency serving a two-county region with a population of almost 700,000. In conjunction with his work at the Cultural Office, Andy serves on the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Board of Directors, is an Ex-Officio Board member of the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, and is on the Executive Committee for the United States Urban Arts Federation (an Americans for the Arts council of local arts agency executives from the 60 largest US cities). Andy is an experienced public speaker and consultant on the topic of using the arts as a tool for economic development and community vitality.

Kelly L. Cline, District 11 Nov 03, 2017
Teaching from the Front Line
Teaching from the Front Line

Kelly Cline is a Mathematics teacher at Palmer High School, and most importantly, a 2013 Rotary Diamond Award Winner. As a student she attended Stratton and Queen Palmer elementary schools and East Junior and Wasson High School.  She has over 23 years of experience as an educator. She was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education by Colorado State University and has a Master of Arts in Education degree as well. She is uniquely qualified and positioned to provide an update on teaching and education from where the rubber meets the road. 

Charlotte Waters, Pikes Peak YMCA Nov 10, 2017
Your YMCA and Contributions to Healthy Communities
Your YMCA and Contributions to Healthy Communities

Charlotte Waters is the Chief Healthcare Strategist of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. Since December 2016 she has worked to establish partnerships that align with he YMCA's priorities to improve population health. Her efforts emphasize improved access and reduction of barriers to essential health maintenance programs and services. Before joining the staff of the YMCA, she served as the National Clinical Informatics Manager of Catholic Health Initiatives and as the Director, HealthLink and PBX at Memorial Hospital. She has a Master's Executive Certificate in Executive Leadership in Health Care Informatics from the University of Colorado at Denver, an MBA from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and a Bachelor of Science in Science and Healthcare from the University of New Mexico.

Don Cesare Nov 17, 2017
Blue, Gray, Black - My Service to Country
Blue, Gray, Black - My Service to Country

 

Don will speak about his book, Blue, Gray, Black - My Service to Country, to include CIA projects he worked on, such as the U-2 spy plane incident, and training of Tibetan Freedom Fighters at Camp Hale, Colorado.  He will also talk about his service in the FBI involving the investigation of the President  Kennedy assassination and the Miburn investigation involving the murder of the three civil rights workers in Mississippi by the Ku Klux Klan.

Larry Liston Dec 01, 2017
The Legislative Process in Colorado
The Legislative Process in Colorado

Larry Liston is the State Representative for Colorado House District 16. Larry served eight years in the Colorado General Assembly (2005-2012), and was recently re-elected. He served as chairman and ranking member of the business committee, member of the local government committee, and ranking member of the state veterans and military affairs committee. He will talk about the things Colorado citizens should know about their legislature.

Simon Lomax Dec 08, 2017
The Oil and Gas Industry and the Colorado Economy
The Oil and Gas Industry and the Colorado Economy

Simon Lomax is a research fellow with Vital for Colorado, a coalition of state business leaders focused on energy policy. Simon is a former newspaper and wire service reporter. He covered energy policy in Washington, D.C. during the Bush and Obama administrations. In 2012, he left the news business, became a consultant and adviser to pro-business groups, and moved his family to Colorado as fast as he could. Simon has studied energy sector trends and the strategies of environmental activist groups for more than a decade. He’s a frequent guest columnist for newspapers across the state and has testified to Congress about the campaign tactics of anti-fracking groups. Simon lives in the Denver suburbs with his wife and two daughters, but he’s originally from Australia, and is a journalism graduate of the Queensland University of Technology.

 

World Peace and Understanding Day Jan 05, 2018
World Peace and Understanding Lunch
Jennifer Daugherty Jan 12, 2018
Colorado Springs Early Colleges
Colorado Springs Early Colleges

Jennifer Daugherty- Jennifer is the Head of School of Colorado Springs Early Colleges. She has a passion for education reform and teacher coaching as well as a commitment to student success. She has worked with charter schools for the past 9 years serving most recently as the Lead History Teacher at James Irwin Charter High School where she gained valuable experience in leadership, curriculum development, and effective teaching methods. She has also worked as a Curriculum and Assessment Consultant for Harrison District 2 and as a PRAXIS grader for Social Studies teacher candidates. She has also been committed to fostering an inclusive learning and social environment within the high school to ensure that students feel valued and to encourage genuine relationships between peers. She served as advisor to several student organizations including LINK Crew, cheerleading, Student Council and NHS while also serving on leadership teams such as the School Accountability Committee. She earned her BA in Social Sciences and her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of West Florida while her husband was serving in the Navy.

Rotary Assembly Jan 19, 2018
President Ron Rubin
Judge David Shakes and Dr. Steven Kidd Jan 26, 2018
Veterans Trauma Court
Veterans Trauma Court

Honorable David Shakes

Judge Shakes has served as a District Judge since March 2003. Currently, his case assignments include adult felonies, juvenile delinquency cases, and other juvenile matters. Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Shakes was a partner in the Colorado Springs law firm of Hendricks, Hendricks and Shakes, P.C. His practice was primarily in the areas of construction and commercial litigation as well as business transactions. Judge Shakes came to Colorado in 1979 when he was stationed at Fort Carson as an Army Judge Advocate. While on active duty in the Army Judge Shakes served as a claims officer, prosecutor, and defense counsel. Since leaving active duty in 1983, he has remained active in the Army Reserve. Judge Shakes is a Colonel in the Army Reserve and currently serves as the Commander of the trial judges of the Army Reserve.

Steven Kidd, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist and Manager Colorado Springs Veterans Administration Dr. Kidd is currently a staff psychologist and manager of the Community-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program with the VA of Eastern Colorado. He is an affiliate of the UCCS Trauma, Health and Hazards Center. He is also a current member of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs and an Advisory Board Member of the Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition.