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NO SPEAKER (no meeting today) Aug 29, 2017
Craig Quigley Sep 05, 2017
Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance

Craig Quigley is the Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, a public-private partnership dedicated to attracting, retaining and growing federal facilities in the region. He was an officer in the United States Navy and a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, who retired with the rank of Rear Admiral.  A native of Winthrop, Iowa, he is an active public speaker, and believes in the value of mentoring juniors and developing teamwork to accomplish difficult objectives. He has been listed in “Who’s Who in American High Schools and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, and was selected as an “Outstanding Young Man of America” in 1980. He serves as a member of the Communications Committee of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees; a member of the Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association; and Vice President of the Association of Defense Communities.

John Padgett Sep 12, 2017
District Governor Update
District Governor Update

John Padgett is the Office Managing Partner for McGuireWoods in Norfolk, an international law firm with approximately 900 lawyers. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1980 and from the Washington & Lee School of Law in 1983, with honors. Mr. Padgett works with a wide range of clients in all stages of their corporate trajectory. His professional career focuses on international trade and transportation issues. Mr. Padgett has a depth of experience with the maritime community, terminal operations, logistics and supply chains and international transactions. He has worked on the salvage claim involving the Titanic and was involved in the development of the largest private container terminal in North America. John Padgett has been recognized by his peers and clients as one of the best transportation and corporate attorneys in Virginia and designated as a Super Lawyer in several publications. Mr. Padgett has also been active in the community. He served as Chair of the State Council of Higher Education, the Chamber of Commerce for South Hampton Roads, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads, and Vice-Chair of the Tidewater Community College.  He has also worked as an officer in the Hampton Roads Economic Development Association.  A Norfolk Rotary Club member since April 1989, John has served as President of the club and Assistant District Governor.  He is District Governor-Elect for District 7600 of Rotary International.

Lisa Sands Sep 19, 2017
Virginia Opera 2017-2018 Season
Virginia Opera 2017-2018 Season

Virginia Opera Association, Inc., in its 42nd year of operation, is known and respected nationwide for the identification and presentation of the finest young artists, for the musical and dramatic integrity of its productions, and for the ingenuity and variety of its education and outreach programs. The Company has a working budget of $5.3 million with over 28 mainstage performances, reaching nearly 50,000 attendees. In March of 1994, by unanimous vote of the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Opera was named The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia in recognition of the organization’s contribution to the Commonwealth and to the world of opera.  During today's program, we'll hear about the 2017-2018 Season that begins with Camille Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, followed by the "first Spaghetti Western," Puccini's The Girl of the Golden West (La Fanciulla del West)​; Benjamin Britten's vivid retelling of Shakespeare's classic story, A Midsummer Night's Dream; and​ ​ending with the most iconic of all bel canto operas, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.​

NO SPEAKER (no meeting today) Sep 26, 2017
Kim Warp Oct 03, 2017
The Cartoonist as Cultural Commentator
The Cartoonist as Cultural Commentator

Kim Warp is a cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The New Yorker and Reader’s Digest, among other publications. She has lived in Virginia Beach since 2004.  She received the National Cartoonist Society Gag Cartoon Award for 2000.

RADM Jack Scorby & CAPT Rich McDaniel Oct 10, 2017
Celebrating the Centennial of Naval Station Norfolk
Celebrating the Centennial of Naval Station Norfolk

Rear Adm. John C. "Jack" Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic and Captain Rich McDaniel, Commanding Officer, Naval Station Norfolk will provide a "tag team" presentation about Naval Station Norfolk's grand centennial celebration.  They also will discuss current status and future plans for the world's largest naval installation.  With over 116,600 civilian and military personnel, Naval Station Norfolk is our area's biggest employer by far, with an annual payroll of over $9.2 billion.

Classification Day: Fellow Rotarians Oct 17, 2017
What's My Line?

Time to hear from some of our newer members, who will tell us about themselves and their businesses.

NO SPEAKER (no meeting today) Oct 24, 2017
NO SPEAKER (no meeting today) Oct 31, 2017
J. Van Rose, Jr. Nov 07, 2017
Balancing Work, Life, and Service Above Self
Balancing Work, Life, and Service Above Self

A much sought-after motivational speaker, J. Van Rose, Jr., is COO and principal owner of Rose & Womble Realty Company, one of the largest real estate companies in Southeastern Virginia.  For the past 30 years, Rose has been president of the company’s New Homes Division, marketing almost 400 different new construction communities in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina with sales of more than 30,000 new homes.  In 2009, he was awarded the “Legend of Residential Marketing” honor by the National Association of Homebuilders. There are only 35 people in the country who hold this designation.

Michael J. Allen Nov 14, 2017
Impact of Global Warming on Hampton Roads
Impact of Global Warming on Hampton Roads

Dr. Michael Allen joined the Department of Political Science and Geography as an Assistant Professor in 2014.  A Pittsburgh native, Michael earned his B.S. in Earth Science- Meteorology from California University of Pennsylvania.  Earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from Kent State University, his research explores the intersection of weather and climate on human health particularly as it related to extreme temperatures, climate variability and change.  He has a number of peer-reviewed publications in journals including the International Journal of Biometeorology, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, and the International Journal of Climatology.  His research on seasonal climate change has also been highlighted by National Geographic Magazine.  A member of the Virginia Geographic Alliance, Dr. Allen serves on the Wetlands Watch Board of Directors and is affiliated with the ODU-Resilience Collaborative.

Morgan Burgess Nov 21, 2017
LifeNet Health: Saving Lives, Restoring Health, Giving Hope
LifeNet Health: Saving Lives, Restoring Health, Giving Hope

Morgan Burgess is Foundation Development Coordinator for LifeNet Health, a non-profit global leader in regenerative medicine and the world's largest provider of Allograft bio-implants and organs for transplantation. Since 1982, LifeNet Health has helped to save lives, restore health and give hope to thousands of patients each year.  It is the world's most trusted provider of transplant solutions, from organ procurement to new innovations to bio-implant technologies and cellular therapies - a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, while always honoring the donors and healthcare professionals who allow the healing process.

NO SPEAKER (no meeting today) Nov 28, 2017
Imam Rachid Khould Dec 05, 2017
Part 2 of 3: Advancing Cross-Cultural Understanding in Hampton Roads
Part 2 of 3: Advancing Cross-Cultural Understanding in Hampton Roads

Rachid Khould is the Imam of Crescent Community Center in Virginia Beach. Born in Morocco, he came to the United States to study comparative literature at City College in New York.

Imam Khould was called to leadership by the Virginia Beach Muslim community in 2009. Since then, he has been leading them in prayers, helping with family counseling, and organizing religious events. The Crescent Community Center is also involved in numerous inter-faith and community initiatives and Imam Khould often is called upon to represent the mosque in speaking about Islam.

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NO SPEAKER (no meeting today) Dec 26, 2017
Skip Stiles Jan 02, 2018
Sea-Level Rise: What We're Doing About It
Sea-Level Rise: What We're Doing About It

Skip Stiles is Executive Director of Wetlands Watch, a statewide nonprofit environmental group based in Norfolk. In this position he has been involved in sea level rise adaptation work at the community level for nearly 10 years.  Prior to his current position, starting in 1998, Mr. Stiles was an independent consultant, providing editorial and public policy services to a number of clients on issues related to science, the environment, and public policy. A partial list of his clients includes: the While House Office of Science Policy, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pew Center on Agricultural Biotechnology, RAND Corporation, and the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor James V. Koch Jan 09, 2018
29th Annual Economic State of the Region
29th Annual Economic State of the Region

Dr. Jim Koch is back to talk about our region's economic state--this will be his 29th annual presentation for our club!  

James V. Koch was recruited from the University of Montana to become Old Dominion's sixth president. During his tenure at the University of Montana he was cited for his success in bringing several international programs to the university and for his success in dealing with the state legislature.

Under Dr. Koch's leadership, Old Dominion's first capital campaign exceeded its goal netting over $50 million in contributions. During Dr. Koch's tenure, Old Dominion's annual contracts, grants, and strategic alliances with regional organizations grew. Between these regional and other efforts, Old Dominion University created more jobs than any other school in the state, and added millions of dollars to the Hampton Roads economy.

Included on President Koch's list of accomplishments that made him most proud are: improvements in the appearance of the campus, the development of The Village, starting the TELETECHNET distance learning program, and increasing diversity on campus.

After leaving the presidency, Dr. Koch took a year sabbatical and returned to Old Dominion in 2002 to teach Economics.

Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz Jan 16, 2018
Part 3 of 3: Advancing Cross-Cultural Understanding in Hampton Roads
Part 3 of 3: Advancing Cross-Cultural Understanding in Hampton Roads

Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz became the rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk in 2011. He came to Norfolk from Congregation Beth El in Voorhees, New Jersey, where he served as the Associate Rabbi from 2003 to 2011. He received his Bachelor of Science degree Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Child Development and Child Care, a social work degree. While studying, he worked with special needs students at local Hebrew schools including tutoring for bar and bat mitzvah preparation. After college, Rabbi Arnowitz studied at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem before beginning his rabbinic studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he was ordained in 2003.

NO SPEAKER (no meeting today) Jan 23, 2018
NO SPEAKER (no meeting today) Jan 30, 2018
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