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List of speakers (Listed in no particular order) referred by D5890 Rotarians/Rotary clubs

Dr. Jory Pacht –  "Energy in the U.S. and the World" - jorypacht@windstream.net (you'll need to add your contact info in email form)(Referred by RC of West U - 30-minute Zoom Presentation)
 
PDG George Yeiter, Rotary District 5890 TRF Endowment Committee Chair – PDG George has created a 16-minute video that you can be shown during a Zoom meeting that introduces your members to the Endowment Fund of The Rotary Foundation, and how it is used. Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2-T64z14Ao&t=1s.   Contact PDG George Yeiter if you would like him to speak at your Zoom meeting - Click here to contact him.   (you'll need to add your contact info in email form)
 
Wayne Staton (Rotarian),  Topic: "What it means to be human: To have the ability to transcend our egocentric preconditioning and care so deeply for our children, partners, friends or even strangers that we would put their interest above our own, no matter what it might cost personally.  Click here to contact Wayne.(you'll need to add your contact info in email form)
 
Andrzej Stewart, "NASA: Travel to Mars & Mission Simulations Experience in Johnson Space Center, and Hawaii" - Andrzej is an experienced spacecraft operator for a wide variety of NASA missions.  He's worked as a spacecraft mission controller for NASA's Mars orbiter fleet, Juno, GRAIL, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.  He now works in Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center developing tracking and navigation operations for upcoming missions of the Orion spacecraft.  NOTE:  Andrzej is a member of the NASA Speakers Bureau, so your club will need to complete an online form once you confirm the meeting date with Andrzej. Click here to contact him.(you'll need to add your contact info in email form)  (Referred by RC of West U)
 
Tara Freemon, Founder and CEO of The Second Chance Women’s Council - Bridging Gaps, Breaking Chains. Their mission is to bridge the gap between incarceration and education to empower women for a brighter future.    Click here to contact Tara. (you'll need to add your contact info to the email form) (Referred by RC of Bear Creek-Copperfield)
 
Breanna Fetkavich, Director of Outreach for Street Grace in Houston (click for Ms. Fetkavich's bio) - Street Grace is a faith-based organization that utilizes evidence-based demand reduction strategies to eradicate the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) through prevention/protection and pursuit.  (Referred by the RC of Bear Creek-Copperfield)  Click here to contact Ms. Feltavich.
 
Joe Madison, Love People Not Pixels, "Fight Demand for Sex Trafficking", (Referred by the RC of Bear Creek-Copperfield)  Click here to contact Mr. Madison.(you'll need to add your contact info in email form)
 
Lauren Wappelhorst, Texas PC Recycling, "How to Recycle Electronics Responsibly, and for FREE" (Referred by the RC of Bear Creek-Copperfield) Click to contact Lauren.(you'll need to add your contact info in email form)
 
Rotarian Clayton Taylor, "Rotarian Malaria Partners".  Clayton is a member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, a board member of the Rotarian Malaria Partners, and traveled to many Malaria projects in the world.  Click here to contact Clayton (you'll need to add your contact info in email form)
 
Claudia Gee Vassar, Executive Director for the Houston Botanical GardenHouston's Botanical Garden is opening this September, and Claudia can share all the details.  Click here to contact Claudia (you'll need to add your contact info in email form)
Barbara Bronstein, President of Second Servings food rescue company - "Fighting Hunger, Ending Waste".  Click here to contact Barbara (you'll need to add your contact info on email form).  Referred by RC of West U which has been working with Second Servings for years.
 
Kim Rogers, Education, Service, and Visit Guatemala.  Kim is a former Rotary Youth Exchange student with a wonderful story about this organization.  Click here to contact Kim. (you'll need to add your contact info on email form (Recommended by the RC of West U)
 
Peter R. Gascoyne, PH.D (Member, Sharpstown Rotary) Professor-Department of Medical Physics at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (Retired), and Adjunct Professor, Dept of Biomedical Engineering at UT at Austin (Retired). A retired professor at MD Anderson Houston, Peter directed his own research program in Biomedical Engineering to develop new technology for cancer diagnostics.  His background is in Physics & Engineer which he applied to cell biology and cancer medicine for 30 years.  Options for Topics:, 1)  Why is a pandemic so hard to handle?  The tug-of-war between public health & economics in emerging infectious diseases";  2)  "Putting a laboratory into a chip:  How genetic testing is being made fast and affordable"; and 3)  "Precision Medicine:  How gene testing allows treatments to be targeted for individual diseases"; and "Peacebuilding:  The meaning of systematic violence"  (based upon his peacebuilding certification and mentoring experience with NewGen Peacebuilders and his ongoing collaboration with "Be The Peace Be The Hope."    Click here to contact Peter. (you'll need to add your contact info in email form)
 
Gwen Corolla, District 5890 Peace Committee (Member, Memorial-Spring Branch Rotary)  Topic:  "What is the District 5890 Peace Committee, and what is it doing?"  Available for Zoom, and in person.  Click here for contact details (you'll need to add your contact info in email form), or call 713-820-8606.
 
Jerry Moye, Vice President & Advisor with Bernstein Wealth Management, (Member, Rotary Club of Katy) Multiple Presentation Topics including:  Capital Markets, Investing, and the Economy".  Available for Zoom, and in person.  Click here to email Jerry (you'll need to add your contact info in email form), or call 484-809-8846 (mobile).