We are lucky to have so many respected and dynamic speakers. This is a list of both upcoming and past speakers. If you would like to speak or if you have a recommendation for a speaker, please use the speaker form on the Contact Us page.

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Shafi Parekh

2017/07/19 – District Governor’s Visit

About Shafi:
  • Club: West Raleigh
  • Member Since: 06/20/2008
  • Previous Years: 25 (prior to Dist.
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Rotary International District 7710Website: http://rotary7710.org/

About Shafi:

  • Club: West Raleigh
  • Member Since: 06/20/2008
  • Previous Years: 25 (prior to Dist. 7710)
  • Birthday: 12/27
  • Anniversary: 03/06
  • Sponsor: Jimmy Connell
  • Classification: Training & Management Consulting
  • Bus Name: Retired
  • Degree: B.Sc. in Dairying from the University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Hobbies: Strumming the guitar and singing, mostly ethnic (Indian & Pakistani) songs. Leading a South Asian Karaoke Group.

Rotary Activity:

RI Zone 33

  • DGs 2017-18 in ZONE 33: Member

Rotary District 7710

  • C.A.R.T. (Coins for Alzheimers Research Trust): DG-Nominee
  • Club Extension (New Club Development): Member
  • District Leadership Council: DG-Nominee
  • Governor’s Award Recipient: Member
  • TRF – PolioPlus: Grants

Rotary Accomplishments:

  • PHF – Paul Harris Fellow +1
  • Past President
  • Sustaining Member
  • New Members Sponsored: 2

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Dr. Stan Elliot

2017/07/12 – Dr. Stan Elliot, Shaw University

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Shaw UniversityDirector of Academic AffairsWebsite: http://www.shawu.edu
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Britt Keele

2017/07/05 – Growth and Leadership Development through Horses

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Pegasus Growth and LeadershipWebsite: https://www.pegasusleading.com/
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Melanie Dale

2017/06/21 – Benefits of Ballroom Dance

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A Step to Gold
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David Guice

2017/05/24 – NC Department of Corrections

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NC Department of Public SafetyWebsite: David Guice Bio
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Sophia Dragao

2017/05/17 – Rotary Youth Exchange, Inbound from Brazil

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Rotary Youth Exchange
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Christopher Perrien

2017/05/03 – SSN 777

Christopher Perrien is a 1974 graduate of the United States Naval Academy; a retired Technical Sales Executive with IBM; the Vice President of the USNA’s Triangle Chapter; and the Founder, along with Matthew Cox, of AnchorRTP.com, a service dedicated to veterans in career transition to the Research Triangle Park.…Read More
SSN 777 ClubWebsite: http://www.ssn777club.org/

Christopher Perrien is a 1974 graduate of the United States Naval Academy; a retired Technical Sales Executive with IBM; the Vice President of the USNA’s Triangle Chapter; and the Founder, along with Matthew Cox, of AnchorRTP.com, a service dedicated to veterans in career transition to the Research Triangle Park. A native of New Orleans, Christopher has lived in the RTP since 1985 with his wife, Tessa, and sons, Owen, a student at Appalachian State, and Lt. Alexander Perrien USN, stationed in Naples, Italy.

Discussion Topics:

  • an overview of the USS North Carolina, SSN-777 capabilities and mission; its command and crew
  • management and leadership lessons from an entity that spends 180 days underwater on 24/7 duty
  • SSN 777 Club’s purpose
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Abbey Riesett

2017/04/19 – Interfaith Food Shuttle

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Interfaith Food ShuttleWebsite: http://www.foodshuttle.org/

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Tradell Adkins

2017/04/19 – Interfaith Food Shuttle

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Interfaith Food ShuttleWebsite: http://www.foodshuttle.org

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Howard Feldman

2017/04/12 – Member Vocational Talk

Howie Feldman has 26 years experience providing insurance protection products and services for businesses, their employees, and individuals.…Read More
Integrated Insurance SolutionsWebsite: http://integrated-usa.com/about-us-our-team/howie-feldman

Howie Feldman has 26 years experience providing insurance protection products and services for businesses, their employees, and individuals. His stringent code of ethics places the clients needs above all others and demands uncompromising integrity in every aspect of his business conduct. To provide professional advise and service to all clients as if their needs were his own. He left Virginia to open Integrated Insurance Solutions North Carolina and be closer to his wife’s family. He moved to Raleigh in April 2016 with his wife Laura, son Danny, and 10 year old Boston Terrier Izzie. Howie has a Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice University of Maryland College Park. He is a Leadership in Life Institute graduate and has a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellowship (LUTCF) degree.

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