Speaker Date Topic
Emeritus Professor Reynaldo Martinez Jr. Oct 27, 2020
International Workforce Education and Training
International Workforce Education and Training

Dr. Reynaldo L. Martinez Jr is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Adult and Career Education at Valdosta State University (VSU) in Valdosta, Georgia.  Dr. Martinez served as department head and professor while at VSU. He also served as a faculty member in similar departments at Oklahoma State University and the University of Maryland.  He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Vocational Education from Colorado State University with a specialty in Teacher Education.  Prior to his 27 year career in higher education, he worked as a Vocational Television Production Instructor for 10 years at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School in Texas during which he earned a Masters of Science Degree in Occupational Education from Corpus Christi State University.  Dr. Martinez earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Secondary Education with certifications in Speech and English Education from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas.  Dr. Martinez is also a former Rotary member of the Frontier Rotary Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

COVID Grant Awards Committee Nov 03, 2020
COVID Grant Awards-2
COVID Grant Awards-2
Britt Woodrum Nov 10, 2020
The 14er's Project: Climbing 58 Peaks for ShelterBox
The 14er's Project: Climbing 58 Peaks for ShelterBox

Brittney “Bert” Woodrum is a Rotary Peace Fellow Candidate who became a ShelterBox ambassador nearly a year ago when she began her masters in Humanitarian Assistance at the University of Denver. A Kentucky native, she graduated from the University of KY in 2015 with a focus in Nonprofit Administration and Spanish and, over the past four years, has put her education to good use, working for a variety of NGOs across the globe, including in Mexico, Hong Kong, and Myanmar. In her free, Bert enjoys studying languages, cycling, and hiking. As an avid thru-hiker, she has completed the entirety of the Appalachian Trail and Camino de Santiago and hopes that before leaving Colorado, she’ll have the opportunity to explore all that the Rockies have to offer. Above all else, however, Bert’s ultimate goal is to be of service to the global community and plans to dedicate her life to solving logistical challenges across the field of Humanitarian Assistance.

 

To learn more about the project, visit: www.shelterboxusa.org/fourteeners

To follow along with my daily progress: www.facebook.com/The14ersProject

Katharine Reece Nov 17, 2020
The Opp. Gap in Boulder County: How the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Is Helping to Close This Gap
The Opp. Gap in Boulder County: How the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Is Helping to Close This Gap

Katharine will review data from the Community Foundation’s recent TRENDS report about poverty in Boulder County and discuss how that creates an educational opportunity gap (which has previously been called an achievement gap). Fortunately, there are organizations like “I Have A Dream” in Longmont specifically that are working to close this gap.

Katharine Reece holds over ten years of experience as a writer, editor, and non-profit fundraiser. After spending nearly a decade in New York, Katharine moved to Colorado in 2018 and began working for the "I Have A Dream" Foundation of Boulder County. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has also worked as a photographer and writing coach, and is committed to social justice.

Peggy Pingel Nov 24, 2020
Who is Watching? Lessons in Personal Security and Scam Prevention
Who is Watching?  Lessons in Personal Security and Scam Prevention

Does it seem like the scam artists know more about you when they call these days?  Do the calls come from the same first six numbers of your phone so you are more likely to answer?  How are the bad guys getting access to so much data?

Let’s talk about all the places your data is “leaking” and what you can do about it.

Peggy Pingel is the Analyst for the Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Unit at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.  She has been at CBI for nine years working on mortgage fraud, identity theft and financial investigations.  Prior to joining CBI, Peggy was a mortgage banker for 35 years. 

Peggy and her husband are avid square dancers and love the active life here in Colorado.

Cara Silletto Dec 01, 2020
The Millennial Mindset: The Generational Story You’ve NEVER Heard
The Millennial Mindset: The Generational Story You’ve NEVER Heard

Workforce thought leader Cara Silletto, MBA, CSP, works with organizations of all sizes to reduce  unnecessary employee turnover by bridging generational gaps and making managers more effective in their roles. As a Millennial herself, she knows first-hand what it is like to have a heightened sense of entitlement, very little employee loyalty and a dependency upon her smart phone. However, unlike many Millennials, Cara has figured out exactly how these attributes were cultivated during her formative years, and she now shares that story with leaders across the country, including teams at Toyota, UPS, Cintas and Humana.

Cara learned early in her career, from her Baby Boomer and GenX mentors, what “professionalism” meant to them, and absorbed critical information about management expectations during her first decade in the business world. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the top-ranked University of Louisville Entrepreneurship program, lived overseas teaching German executives about business practices in the U.S., and then started her consulting firm, Crescendo Strategies, in 2012. 

Today, at age 38, she’s a highly-sought-after national speaker conducting 50 to 100 engagements annually and she has already earned her Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, which less than 10% of speakers achieve. Louisville Business First recently named her one of their 2018 Forty Under 40 young professionals. Workforce Magazine in Chicago named Cara a “Game Changer” for her innovative approach to solving generational issues in the workplace and Recruiter.com listed her in their “Top 10 Company Culture Experts to Watch,” list. She is also the author of the book, Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer.

District Governor Bob Kemp Dec 08, 2020
Rotary District 5450 Governor 2020-21
Christmas Fellowship Program Committee Dec 22, 2020
Christmas Fellowship Program
Christmas Fellowship Program
Music & Fellowship Program Committee Jan 05, 2021
Music & Fellowship Program
Music & Fellowship Program
John Caldwell & Charlotte Tyson Jan 26, 2021
Longmont Rotary Charity Fund (LRCF) Annual Meeting
Longmont Rotary Charity Fund (LRCF) Annual Meeting

The Longmont Rotary Charity Fund (LRCF) was started in 1982 by visionary Rotarians to provide a tax-exempt structure for donations from local Rotarians and Friends of Rotary, and establish an endowment fund from which contributions can be made to local human services organizations in the name of Longmont Rotary.   LRCF is a separate 501 c(3) organization, with a separate board of directors, but all members of Longmont Rotary are also members of the Longmont Rotary Charity Fund.

Each year the Longmont Rotary Charity Fund (LRCF) presents an Annual Report to Longmont Rotary.   At this meeting the minutes from the previous meeting are approved, a financial report is presented, activities of LRCF over the past year are reviewed, and LRCF board members for terms beginning in the new fiscal calendar year are elected by members of Longmont Rotary.