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Donna Peffley

2018-19 District 7710 Governor

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Rotary International District 7710Website: http://rotary7710.org/
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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