Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Ted Shaughnessy Jul 17, 2018
How to Be An Expert Carnival Ticket Seller on 19-22 July!
How to Be An Expert Carnival Ticket Seller on 19-22 July!

Don't want to get yelled at for selling tickets incorrectly at the Needham Rotary Carnival?  Then this is the meeting for you!  Spare yourself the wrath of Ted and the Carnies!smiley

NO MEETING Jul 24, 2018
Have a Great Summer!
Have a Great Summer!
To Be Announced Jul 31, 2018
Incredible!
Incredible!
NO MEETING Aug 07, 2018
Have a Great Summer!
Have a Great Summer!
Rebecca Ping - Emergency Mgmt Prog Coordinator Aug 14, 2018
Town of Needham emergency preparedness
NO MEETING Aug 21, 2018
Have a Great Summer!
Have a Great Summer!
To Be Announced Aug 28, 2018
Fantastic!
Fantastic!
Judi Getch Brodman Sep 04, 2018
From Mathematics and Physics to Plot and Characters
From Mathematics and Physics to Plot and Characters

Needham author Judi Brodman will be with us to discuss her new novel, "She's Not You". 

Judi’s software consulting work has taken her all over the world even out to the Marshall Islands where she flew to work each day.  Her bookshelves are filled with photographs and journals that capture her experiences and feed her imagination as she writes.  But her roots and true inspiration come from New England, in the mountains of Vermont and by her childhood beaches of Wellfleet on Cape Cod. 

In 2011, she began her writing journey with three published travel articles on Ireland, The Many Faces of Ireland, followed by a short story, Safe Harbor, published in July 2012.  Then, inspired by the death of her sister in 2015, Judi wrote and published two children's books, "Fiona - the Lighthouse Firefly" and "Fiona the Firefly - LOST!” both titles available on Amazon, the proceeds of which feed a scholarship fund that Judi set up in her sister’s name.  Scholarships are being awarded to students studying Business and Technology.

In her spare time, Judi is a professional watercolorist showing her works at the Front Street Art Gallery in Scituate Harbor; she loves to read, take long walks, and dig in her gardens.  Family and friends always come first in her life.  But wherever she is, her characters and their magical worlds fill her mind. 

Her degrees are a BA in Mathematics with a minor in Physics and a MS in Computer Engineering.  Judi has been involved with writers’ groups for years, has taken Creative Writing at FAU, and worked last winter with author Heidi Jon Schmidt at 24 PEARL STREET, Provincetown, MA.  She’s also an editor for Wiley’s technical magazine, Journal of Software: Evolution and Process.  Judi serves as a member of the Emmanuel College Alumni Association Board.

Judi is founder of TSS, Inc., a computer consulting company, and is co-owner of LOGOS International, a well know software process improvement consulting firm, working closely with the U.S. Air Force and small businesses.

Judi and her husband Steve have lived in Needham since 1975.

“She’s Not You” is her first novel.

You can find out more about Judi at:

LinkedIn – Judi Getch Brodman

https://judigetchbrodman.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/judigetchbrodman/

Keith Rollag Sep 11, 2018
"What To Do When You're New: How to Be Confident, Comfortable, and Successful in New Situations"
"What To Do When You're New: How to Be Confident, Comfortable, and Successful in New Situations"

Keith Rollag is currently a Professor of Management, Dean-Elect of the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business (starting July 1, 2018), and former Chair of the Management Division. His teaching focuses on organizational behavior, teamwork and leadership, and his research focuses primarily on newcomer socialization and training, organizational culture, social networks and leadership development.

 

Professor Rollag's book "What To Do When You're New: How to Be Confident, Comfortable, and Successful in New Situations" was named by Success Magazine as one of the 10 "Best Books of 2015." and was a featured "New Non-Fiction Release" at Barnes and Noble stores nationwide. More information at http://www.whenyourenew.com

 

Professor Rollag also has published articles in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, MIT/Sloan Management Review, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Management Education, International Journal of Management Education, Business Horizons, and the Journal of Innovative Education.

 

His research and thoughts have also been featured in places like the New York Times, National Public Radio, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Fortune, and Cosmopolitan, among others.

 

In 2013 Professors Rollag and Sinan Erzurumlu recieved the 2013 Journal of Innovative Education Best Teaching Brief Award for their publication entitled 'Increasing Student Interest and Engagement with Business Cases by Turning Them into Consulting Exercises' (VOL.11, No. 4).

 

Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, he was a product development manager at Procter & Gamble.

Steve Sager - District 7910 District Governor Sep 25, 2018
Update on Rotary District 7910 Activities
Update on Rotary District 7910 Activities
A notable person with relevant insight Nov 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Needham Wellesley Football Dinner

Speaker TBD

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: NO MEETING Dec 25, 2018