Speaker Date Topic
BILL NAGEL, GARY HARTY, PHIL CERNANEC Jan 22, 2019
CYCLING WITHOUT AGE - LITTLETON

Cycling and enjoying the outdoors and fresh air can be enjoyed at any age.  Phil and friends will discuss some of the many options available, and if logistics permit, they may have a trishaw available at the meeting for members to inspect, and possibly be given a ride.

DR. APRYL STEELE, PRESIDENT AND CEO Jan 29, 2019
DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE
DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE

The challenges involved in animal welfare, both at the Dumb Friends League and throughout our greater community, are becoming increasingly complex. At the same time, the opportunities for saving more pets’ lives are greater than ever. As President and CEO, Dr. Apryl Steele and team are charged with developing and coordinating strategic innovations and solutions to achieve our mission of ending pet homelessness and animal suffering. From a collaborative and people first viewpoint, she oversees operations, development, communications, finance and administration for the Dumb Friends League and Colorado Humane Society & SPCA.

A dynamic leader as well as a practicing veterinarian in Denver for 18 years, Apryl has extensive knowledge of our community and animal welfare. She is a past president of the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and the Animal Assistance Foundation. Apryl is currently on the board of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, member of Hill’s Shelter Advisory Board and the Cat Friendly Council, and has served on the boards of PetAid Colorado and the Dumb Friends League, and is a veteran of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.  

Apryl and her partner Kim share their home with two dogs, Mister and Reba, and three cats, Karou, Rufous and Empress Von Digit.

 

JON PROCTOR Feb 05, 2019
COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON THE SOUTHEASTERN FRONT IN THAILAND AND MYANMAR
COMBATING  HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON THE SOUTHEASTERN FRONT IN THAILAND AND MYANMAR

This presentation provides an overview of Paladin Rescue Alliance; a 501(c)(3) non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to combating human trafficking in Southeast Asia.  Paladin was founded in May 2016 and was created with the following Mission Statement: “To provide freedom, hope, and a future to human sex trafficking victims”.  To accomplish this mission Paladin works across three pillars to include prevention, rescue, and aftercare.  Opportunities for involvement that are tangible and meaningful are also discussed. 

Jon Proctor is the President of Paladin Rescue Alliance and the Director of Analytics for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.  He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and Research Methods from the University of Nebraska.  He has been fighting on the front lines against human trafficking for the past five years. 

(Evening Meeting) ANDRE VAN HALL Feb 05, 2019
HOW CURIOUSITY IGNITES THE POWER OF CHANGE
HOW CURIOUSITY IGNITES THE POWER OF CHANGE

Backed by 40 years of “5-star” leadership experience as an executive in the hospitality industry, André van Hall presents a fresh, proven message to audiences: “Curiosity is the key to instigate change.”

As the Curiosity Instigator, he challenges business executives and teams to adopt an attitude of curiosity in order to be innovative, to experience breakthrough thinking, and to be on the forefront of change. In other words, to become a Change Leader.

André knows, first hand, that curiosity leads to breakthrough thinking.

Thanks to his innate curiosity, André was able to quickly adapt to sudden and life-changing sight loss. His inquisitive nature led him to adjust to an entirely new lifestyle.

As a “5-star” executive, André has held extensive and varied positions at luxury hotels worldwide, including The Historic Ritz Paris. (He speaks English, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish.) Career highlights include orchestrating the opening of several new, flagship hotels as well as driving significant improvements to revenue, profit, customer service, and employee retention.

André and his wife Nancy reside in Denver, Colorado. Still an avid skier, André also enjoys tandem bicycling and cooking.
 

STEPHANIE PALM NEVES AND CINDY ROLD Feb 12, 2019
ROTARY IN CENTRAL AMERICA

You will have the chance to hear about the success of our TOILETON: WASH in Schools project in El Salvador. Stephanie Palm Neves, Executive Director of Socially Conscious Coffee and an integral part of making the project happen, and Cindy Rold, Chair of our International Committee, will share pictures and comments about the project and its completion. Cindy will also share her very recent experience of going on a Rotary trip with the Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP), where they delivered textbooks and opened computer labs at various schools in Guatemala.

 

Stephanie Palm Neves is Executive Director and Founder of Socially Conscious Coffee® (SCC), a nonprofit organization that creates sustainable prosperity with coffee harvesters, their families, and their communities through education, health care, and environmental stewardship. SCC was recognized at the United Nations for furthering the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

 

Cindy Rold is an executive coach and speaker with Maverick Coaching & Speaking as well as The Marcus Buckingham Company. She coaches individuals around the world to strengthen their resilience so they can be more successful and fulfilled professionally and personally.

(Evening Meeting) MARK GINKEL Feb 19, 2019
SOUL DOG RESCUE: SAVING TO SERVICE
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