Guest Speakers

We invite Guest Speakers to our weekly meeting to talk about a variety of issues of interest to our members and relevant to our work as Rotarians.

Following is a history of our speakers since early 2008.

 

2020-21 – Bill Hale, President

Date Speaker Topic
19-Nov-20 John Caskey, Professor, Economics, Swarthmore College Why is Chester, PA so Poor – New Publication and Research
12-Nov-20 Deborah Bronk, PhD, President and CEO, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Climate Change Research in Antarctica
5-Nov-20 Liv Elicker, Adult Group Tours Coordinator Brandywine River Museum of Art: What We’re Doing Virtually
29-Oct-20 Joy Huertas, Vision Zero Communications Manager Philadelphia Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability for Philadelphia
22-Oct-20 Roberta Winters, President of the Radnor LWV Actionable Environmental Challenges in DELCO
15-Oct-20 Nat Fenton, Lawyer and Historian The Life and Impact of Alice Paul on the Civil Rights Movement
8-Oct-20 Greg Brown, VP Swarthmore College Higher Education and Adapting to COVID-19
1-Oct-20 Kerry Saunter, Constitution Learning Center and Chair Voter Service, LWVPA Elections and Get Out The Vote
24-Sep-20 District Governor Kevin Katarynick Official Club Visit
17-Sep-20 Joy Kieffer, Family & Women’s Ministry, Foundry Church LifeWerks Food Pantry, District Grant Recipient
10-Sep-20 Robert Trudnak Serious Barbequing
3-Sep-20 Police Chief Stufflet, Swarthmore Police Department Meet and Greet Police Chief Stufflet
27-Aug-20 Brian Craig, Rotarian, Police Chief, Retired The Magic Of The Photograph
20-Aug-20 Victoria Clement, PhD, Analyst, Marine Corps University, Quantico Language Politics in Central Asia: Why Now and What It Means for the US
13-Aug-20 Dr. Todd C. Jenkins, Senior Diversity & Innovation Lead, J. B. Hunt, Transport “Moving from Diversity to Inclusion”
6-Aug-20 Jared Reed, Producing Artistic Director, Hedgerow Theater Company Backstage at Hedgerow: The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have on a Zoom Call
30-Jul-20 Julie Kornfeld, Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School Let Them In: Representing Refugees in the Age of the Invisible Wall
23-Jul-20 Umar Mycka, Owner, I Don’t Want Poison Ivy Gardening at Home and in the Greater Philadelphia Area
16-Jul-20 Steve Platt, Engineer Public Art in or near Swarthmore’s Central Park
9-Jul-20 Martha Perkins Swarthmore Town Center
2-Jul-20 Dan Snyder, Swarthmore Senior Citizen’s Association Swarthmore Walks and Trails Project

 

2019-20 – Maria Zissimos, President

Date Speaker Topic
25-Jun-20 Induction of New Officers, Rosemarie Halt, Public Health Consultant, Delaware County  
18-Jun-20 CogNotes not published  
11-Jun-20 Connor O’Brien Peace Corps Experience in the Ukraine
4-Jun-20 John Zissimos, VP Creative, Brand, Media & Global Customer Programs, Google  
28-May-20 CogNotes not published  
21-May-20 CogNotes not published  
14-May-20 CogNotes not published  
7-May-20 CogNotes not published  
30-Apr-20 CogNotes not published  
23-Apr-20 CogNotes not published  
16-Apr-20 CogNotes not published  
9-Apr-20 Meeting Cancelled  
2-Apr-20 Meeting Cancelled  
26-Mar-20 Meeting Cancelled  
19-Mar-20 Meeting Cancelled  
12-Mar-20 Mark Hopkins, Director at Moody’s Analytics The Next Recession
5-Mar-20 Jill Bennett Gaieski and Lori Kettering Knauer, Owners, Village Vine, Swarthmore Mission Grape: Opening Swarthmore’s First Wine Bar
27-Feb-20 Evening Reception  
20-Feb-20 Bridget Scott, Swarthmore College alum, Fulbright Teaching Assistant The New Africa Education Foundation Project
13-Feb-20 Carole Adrienne Murphy, CEO JAMCO films The Making of the Civil War Medicine Documentary Series
6-Feb-20 Peter Williamson, Vice President Conservation Services, Natural Lands Natural Lands: Conserving and protecting green space in Delaware County and the more densely populated areas of the region
30-Jan-20 Evening Social  
23-Jan-20 Eric W. Stein, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Penn State CEO e3garden Indoor Farming: The Future is Here
16-Jan-20 Mark Thomas, Springfield Ford Before the Thunder: Electric Vehicles and the Auto Industry
9-Jan-20 Mandy Santiago, MSS, Executive Director, Tyler Arboretum 2020: The Year of Community Partnerships
2-Jan-20 No Meeting  
26-Dec-19 No Meeting  
19-Dec-19
Evening Social Reception at the Swarthmore Inn
 
12-Dec-19 The Silvertones Annual Concert at CADES
5-Dec-19 Mark Wallace, Ph.D. Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College Creating opportunities for understanding of American people, culture and institutions with international undergraduate students and scholars
28-Nov-19 Thanksgiving  
21-Nov-19 Beth Koniers Brown, Director Delaware River Watershed Program, Audubon PA Protecting the Delaware River Watershed for Birds and People
14-Nov-19 David McKeighan, MSW, Executive Director Delaware County Medical Society Delaware County Medical Society: Public Health Initiatives in Delco
7-Nov-19 John Billheimer Author presentation, Hitchcock and the Censors
31-Oct-19 Club Assembly  
24-Oct-19 Lou Klarevas, author Rampage Nation Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings
17-Oct-19 Peter Mardinly District Governor – Official Visit
10-Oct-19 Kevin Skoglund, Chief Technologist Citizens for Better Elections
3-Oct-19 Marty Spiegel, Mayor of Swarthmore Borough State of Affairs of Swarthmore Borough
26-Sep-19 Joanne D. Craig, MS, Vice President for Programs, The Foundation for Delaware Co The Foundation for Delaware County, Your Community Foundation
19-Sep-19 State Senator Timothy Kearney Report from the State House
12-Sep-19
Jim Gallagher, MS
Strength for Life Workout Studio in Wallingford
5-Sep-19 Rotary Social Dinner/Social – hosted by Whitaker-Shimko
29-Aug-19 Loubna Lemgard , Owner, La Cannelle Restaurant A Restaurant in Wallingford Via Morocco
22-Aug-19
Beth Murray, Sharon Mester, and Greg Brown
Swarthmore Town Center Revitalization
15-Aug-19 Dr. Jay Fluellen, Composer Making the Philadelphia Community Mass
8-Aug-19 Betsey Fiel, Volunteer Coordinator, WHYY Volunteering at WHYY
1-Aug-19 Marjorie Wainfan, Executive Director, The Art Barn Foundation Painting it Forward. Building Community Through Creativity and Kindness
25-Jul-19 Gwen Soffer, MSW, Nationalities Service Center Helping 5,000 immigrants and refugees make life anew in Philadelphia each year
18-Jul-19 Greg Brown, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Swarthmore College Construction on Campus – The Maxine Singer ’52 Hall
11-Jul-19 Erol Veznedaroglu, M.D. and Deborah Love, Regional Director, Crozer-Keystone Outstanding Neuroscience Services at Crozer-Keystone
4-Jul-19 Independence Day No Meeting

2018-19 – Craig Fava, President

 
 
Date Speaker Topic
27-Jun-19 Andy Rosen, Swarthmore Farmer’s Market Coordinator This Year’s Market
20-Jun-19 Anthony Stover, Community Relations Manager Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, 45 Years of serving families of seriously ill children.
13-Jun-19 Installation Dinner  
6-Jun-19 Blue Rocks Game   
30-May-19 Danette Reid, Founder of Reid Cares Foundation The New Face of Hunger: College Student Food Insecurity
23-May-19 Swarthmore Rotary / Women’s Club Scholarship Winners SHHS Scholarship Winners Abigail MacPherson and Benjamin Wain Fan
16-May-19 Happy Hour Social  
9-May-19 Dr. Joy Gates Black, President of Delaware County Community College The College’s Successful Dual Enrollment Program
2-May-19 Joseph Lesniak, Fun Fair Chair  Swarthmore Rotary Fun Fair 2019:“Having Fun Helping Others”
25-Apr-19 Judy Byron Schachner New York Times Bestselling Author and Illustrator
18-Apr-19 Jim Hardy, founder and director of the Kensington Soccer Club Former Rotary Exchange Student
11-Apr-19 Andrea Bruno of Empowering Directions Alexander Technique
4-Apr-19 Linton Stables Time-Bank
28-Mar-19 Ryan Martin District Director, Boy Scouts of America Cradle of Liberty Council
21-Mar-19 Glenn Chelliah from Great Valley Rotary Appeal for Project CURE followed by Service Project: Dental Supply Packaging Mini-Service Event
14-Mar-19 Gundaker Foundation Chair Bill Graham and ADG David Houtz Gundaker Foundation Repositions for the Future
7-Mar-19 Psychoanalysist Bill Davis, co-founder of The Third Act Project Aging in Place in Swarthmore
28-Feb-19 Rev Peter Friedrichs of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, Media, and Rabbi Jeremy Gerber of Ohev Shalom, Wallingford The work of the Interfaith Council of Southern Delaware County
21-Feb-19 Peter Conn, Vartan Gregorian Professor of English Emeritus, UPENN American Monuments and American Memory
14-Feb-19 Gil Rose, Classics Professor Emeritus Swarthmore College Great Love Affairs of the Ancient World
7-Feb-19 Political Scientist Jack Nagel, U Penn Emeritus Instant Runoff Voting, a reform designed to ensure majority rather than plurality rule in single-winner contests as has been adopted by referendum in Maine
31-Jan-19 Gaia Pomaro Exchange student from Italy
24-Jan-19 John Brodsky, MD Silvan S Tomkins’ theory of psychology based on a newborn’s biological responses to stimulus density
17-Jan-19 Barbara Whitaker-Shimko and Anne Hansen The Rotary Foundation Update
10-Jan-19 Don Garfinkle  
3-Jan-19 Todd Strine, Chris Reynolds, Rob Bergstrom & Diane Madison  
27-Dec-18 No Meeting  
20-Dec-18 Linton Stables and students Appalachia Service Project
13-Dec-18 The Silvertones Annual Concert at CADES
6-Dec-18 Amber Osbourne Swarthmore Librarian
29-Nov-18 Jerry Frost Professor Emeritus Swarthmore College
22-Nov-18 Thanksgiving  
15-Nov-18 Community Service Planning with Rotaract  
8-Nov-18 Marion Eberly
Director of Osher Lifelong Learning
1-Nov-18 Ray Didinger Marion Eberly 
25-Oct-18 Barbara Amstutz Classification Talk
18-Oct-18 Paul Quintavalla District Governor – Official Visit
11-Oct-18 Media Theatre State Street Miracles
4-Oct-18 Andrea Packer Celebrating the Quilts of Gee’s Bend
27-Sep-18
Ben Yagoda
Can we do anything about Biases?
20-Sep-18 Lauren Fine, Esq Co- Director, Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project The background and work of the YSRP
13-Sep-18 Professor J Wesley Leckrone, Widener University Politics in Pennsylvania
6-Sep-18 Shannon Elliott HOM
30-Aug-18 Tim Plummer Rose Valley Mayor and West Point Grad will talk about his book “Unnecessary Risks: A memoir of Adventure”
23-Aug-18
Pearl Kim
Republican Candidate for US Congress 5th District PA
16-Aug-18 Nancy Craskey, Director of Development of Cityteam An Overview of Cityteam Chester
9-Aug-18 Craig Fava, Club President Report back from the Rotary International Convention in Toronto
2-Aug-18 Mary Gay Scanlon The Year of the Woman in Federal & State Elections
26-Jul-18 Blue Rocks Game   
19-Jul-18
Voice Students who Sing with the Chester Children’s Chorus
Voice Recital
12-Jul-18 Installation Dinner  
5-Jul-18 􏰒􏰓􏰋􏰌􏰄􏰈􏰔􏰁􏰌􏰅Tim Kearney Swarthmore Mayor

2017-18 – Joy Charlton, President

 
Date Speaker Topic
28-Jun-18 Club Assembly  
21-Jun-18 Kathryn Jones, MD Classification Talk
14-Jun-18 Anne DeLuca, Esq Classification Talk
7-Jun-18 Paula Dale Manager, Swarthmore Collage Community Bookstore
31-May-18 Cello students of Amy Sue Barston  
24-May-18 Rotary Scholarship Recipients  
17-May-18 Former Swarthmore Mayor Rick Lowe Does a State Have the Unilateral Right to Secede From the Union?
10-May-18 World of Work Students  
3-May-18 David Smith The upcoming PBS Special “The Power to Heal: Transforming American’s Segregated Hospitals” narrated by Danny Glover (based on David’s research)
26-Apr-18 􏰫􏰋􏰮􏰪􏰤David Komarnicki, author of Five Stars in the Window  Will talk about bustling Chester, PA, during WWII when his family displayed five stars in their window representing their five family members who were off serving their country
19-Apr-18 Cheryl Colleluori, Nick’s Mom and President of the Headstrong Foundation A “HOME away from HOME” for families fighting cancer
12-Apr-18 Centenarian Ed Jones Recollections on the past One Hundred Years
5-Apr-18 Melissa Tier and Aurora Winslade, Swarthmore College Sustainability Office Program Manager and Director Zero Waste Leadership and reducing waste
29-Mar-18 Anita Barrett Swarthmore Town Center Coordinator
22-Mar-18 Beth Murray Swarthmore Centennial Foundation’s Visioning Report
15-Mar-18 Swarthmore Professor Tyrene White Disaster: Politics & Policy
8-Mar-18 Flutist Audrey Emata  
1-Mar-18 Bronwyn Martin Rotary Foundation Chair
22-Feb-18 􏰫􏰌􏰖Dr. John Davies, Widner University How George Washington Accidentally got us into the Fench and Indian War
15-Feb-18 Jane Billings Borough Manager
8-Feb-18 􏰡􏰁􏰆􏰈Josh Twersky The New Tax Law and how it will Affect Us
1-Feb-18 Janice Boros My Rotoplast to Myanmar to provide needed surgery to correct Cleft Paletes in children
25-Jan-18 CCSA Fundraiser at Hedgerow Theater  
18-Jan-18 Rebecca Davis, University of Delaware Associate Professor of History and Women and Gender Studies The History of Marriage in the 20th Century
11-Jan-18 Thurm Brendlinger and Anna Harris The Climate Reality Project and the Direct Impact of Climate Change on the Causes of Rotary International
4-Jan-18 Janice Boros Rotoplast in Myanmar
28-Dec-17  No Meeting  
21-Dec-17  No Meeting  
14-Dec-17 The Silvertones Annual Concert at CADES
7-Dec-17 Josh Twersky Pennsylvania EITC
30-Nov-17 Andy Hartzell Chief Counsel for PA Department of Environmental Protection Southeast Region  
23-Nov-17 Thanksgiving No Meeting
16-Nov-17 Suri Steuber Solarize Great Media Project
9-Nov-17 PDG Bonnie Korengel Rotary Foundation
2-Nov-17 Beth Murray, Centennial Foundation Envisioning Swarthmore’s Future
26-Oct-17 Steve Murray and Linton Stables Appalachian Service Project 2017
19-Oct-17 Ken Wright & Peg Christensen End Polio Now
12-Oct-17 David Dye, recently retired creator and host of the World Café The arc of his career and how growing up in Swarthmore influenced it
5-Oct-17 Bill Beck, owner of Beck’s Cajun Café at Reading Terminal  
28-Sep-17 Pam Bartholemew, President of the Swarthmore COOP Board  
21-Sep-17 Dawn deFuria District Governor – Official Visit
14-Sep-17 Heather Saunders Classification Talk
7-Sep-17 Eric Chapman, former Accenture executive Impact investing: Can you do well while doing good?
31-Aug-17 George Hatzfeld, former Mid- Atlantic Project Mgr., Project C.U.R.E. The Gift of Health — How Rotary and Project C.U.R.E. Partner to Deliver Health and Hope to the World
24-Aug-17 Jason Cotton, Regional Dir. of Operations of The Olympia Companies  The Inside Scoop on The Inn at Swarthmore
17-Aug-17 Anthony Coschignano Classification Talk
10-Aug-17 Sean O’Donnell, Drexel University
What have we wrought: How climate change is affecting our planet
3-Aug-17 Marilyn Hershey, Ar-Joy Farms Sustainable Food Production
27-Jul-17 Sa’ed Atshan, Assistant Director of Peace and Conflict Studies, Swarthmore The Current US Administration’s Policy on the Middle East
20-Jul-17 Garrick Schultz The Borgen Project
13-Jul-17
Blue Rocks Game 
 
6-Jul-17 Chester Children’s Chorus private voice students Music Salon

2016-17 – Lisa Lee, President

 
Date Speaker Topic
29-Jun-17 Sean O’Donnell, Drexel U. Professor, Dept. of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science  Climate Change
22-Jun-17
Installation Dinner, Tyler Arboretum
 
15-Jun-17 Syom Bhanot, Swarthmore Professor His work with the City of Philadelphia
8-Jun-17 Gudmund Iversen Tahiti Slide Presentation
1-Jun-17 Andy Rosen The new Season of the Swarthmore Farmer’s Market
25-May-17
Blue Rocks Game 
 
18-May-17 Dan Urevick-Ackselsberg, Public Interest Law Center staff attorney Education Funding in PA: Inadequate, Inequitable & Unconstitutional
11-May-17 Zane Memeger, Former U.S. Attorney Reflections of a U.S. Attorney on dealing with public corruption and violent crime in Philadelphia
4-May-17 Gautier Joste
Swarthmore Rotary’s Inbound Exchange Student from France 
27-Apr-17 Robyn S Young, Historian and Author Marking the Trail of Women’s History
20-Apr-17    
13-Apr-17 Dr Nicole Otto Surkis, Sports Medicine Specialist Working with patients with concussions
6-Apr-17 Gail Hale Her recent Expedition to Antarctica
30-Mar-17 Club Assembly  
23-Mar-17 Debra Ciamacca, Fair Districts PA Gerrymandering and the legislative process under way to take redistricting out of the hands of political Party Leadership and into the hands of an independent, non-partisan citizens commission.
16-Mar-17 Greg Brown, Vice President for Finance and Administration at Swarthmore College Classification Talk
9-Mar-17 Jonathan Corle, Director of Corle Enterprises, LLC a succession and exit planning firm “LANDING THE PLANE: Business and Career Transitions”
2-Mar-17 Dr. Julie Wollman President of Widener University will talk about her vision for the University
23-Feb-17 Janice Biros Update on Rotary’s Rotoplast Initiative
16-Feb-17 Rev. Zuline Wilkinson Executive Director, Chester Eastside, Inc.
9-Feb-17 Fair Districts PA Speaker Debra Ciamacca with Fair Districts PA Gerrymandering and Legislative Process
2-Feb-17 Jeff Cole Investigative Reporter for Fox 29
26-Jan-17 Ellen Monsees, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist & Transformational Life Coach Time Heals All Wounds and Other Myths: How to Complete the Grieving Process and Move Beyond Loss
19-Jan-17 Ryan Berley Curator of the new Rose Valley Museum
12-Jan-17 Mike McCann Mover and Shaker in the Philadelphia Real Estate world participating in the city’s growth and improvement.
5-Jan-17 Akosua Watts, Head, Chester Charter School of the Arts Building Bright Futures
22-Dec-16 The Silvertones Annual Concert at CADES
15-Dec-16 Rotarian Brian Casey The State of American Banking
8-Dec-16 No Meeting  
1-Dec-16 DG Dave Haradon  
24-Nov-16 Thanksgiving No Meeting
17-Nov-16 Dr. Balu Athreya, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine and teaching consultant at A I DuPont Hospital for Children Meditation – Some Facts and Myths
10-Nov-16 Akousa Watts, new Head Mistress at the Chester Community School of the Arts Building Bright Futures
3-Nov-16 Ken Hemphill, Communications Director at Save Marple Greenspace Saving Green Space in Delaware County
27-Oct-16 Paul Tarr and Reds Barr, graduate of Swarthmore High School The school’s powerhouse football team that went 28 games undefeated in the late ‘40s
20-Oct-16 Dr. Kevin Browngoehl, of Drexel Hill Pediatric Associates and President of the Board of Directors of Haiti Clinic Haiti Clinic’s Dental Program
13-Oct-16 Daniel Hopkins, Professor of Political Science at the Univ. of Penn The evolution of increasingly nationalized politics and political identification in the United States and the ramifications of those trends for the 2016 Presidential Election and both major political parties
6-Oct-16 Harry J Augensen, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Widener University The Widener University Observatory: an Educational Resource for Chester and the Surrounding Region
29-Sep-16 Jim Hazard, Genealogical Researcher Family History and the Swarthmore Friends Historical Library
22-Sep-16 Historian Tom Childers His book “Soldier From the War Returning: The Greatest Generation’s Troubled Homecoming from World War II”
15-Sep-16 Club Assembly  
8-Sep-16 David Bloom, Managing Director of Wilmington Trust The Economic Outlook and Market Update combined with insights into the two presidential candidates’ tax policies
1-Sep-16 Joseph Callahan, CEO of Ciright One Philadelphia and the Rebirth of Technology Leadership in “Liberty Valley”
25-Aug-16 Dr Lisa Palmer New Superintendent of the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District
18-Aug-16 Violinist Sylvia Durian Recipient of the SHHS Class of 2017 George H. Slick Fellowship for the Arts
11-Aug-16 Rotarian Bill Hale, PhD in Energy Management and Policy The Greater Tragedy of Commons Dilemma Games with Regenerative and Exhaustible Re- sources
4-Aug-16 Rich Cairncross, Professor of Engineering at Drexel University Sustainability of Trash to Energy
28-Jul-16 Bob Inman, Professor of Economics at Wharton Passage of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax: A Good Idea?
21-Jul-16 Patti Rodgers Morrisette Republican Candidate for State Representative in the 161st District
14-Jul-16 Lora Pietrangelo, Owner of Harvey Oak Mercantile New Swarthmore Town Center Coordinator
7-Jul-16 Jack Nagel, Professor Emeritus of Political Science University of Pennsylvania The Electoral College and the National Popular Vote

2015-16 – Joe Lesniak, President

 
Date Speaker Topic
30-Jun-16 Annual Installation Dinner  
23-Jun-16 Club Assembly  
16-Jun-16 Stuart Hain, Vice President, Facilities and Capital Projects, Swarthmore College Upcoming Building Projects at the College
9-Jun-16 Meltem Gonella Changes in the World of Journalism in the Past 30 Years
2-Jun-16 Seth Rosenberg, President of Syncretic Cybersecurity and Ransomware: Protect Yourself
26-May-16 Keith Reeves, Chair of Political Science Dept, Swarthmore College Mass Incarceration in America
19-May-16 Blue Rocks Game  
12-May-16 President Judge Chad Kenney Delaware County Court of Common Pleas
5-May-16 Steve Golub Are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Right that International Trade is Bad for America?
28-Apr-16 Sebastian Kenny His experiences in Japan apprenticing in a traditional Japanese sword forge and his connection to local Rotarians there
21-Apr-16 Club Assembly  
14-Apr-16 Rotarian Ken Wright His recent trip to India to participate in RI’s effort to eradicate Polio
7-Apr-16 RI Exchange Student Sabine Lynge Her home country and her experiences in the US
31-Mar-16 Rotarian Theresa Hartzell, Esq. Classification Talk
24-Mar-16 Linton Stables Swarthmore Aging in Place Task Force Findings and Recommendations
17-Mar-16 Ed Kline Emergency Preparedness, a Personal Responsibility
10-Mar-16 St. Patrick’s Day Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Party at Sligo’s
3-Mar-16 Kelly Cook Andress Founder and President of Plush Mill Senior Living Community: “My Love Affair with the Silent Generation?”
25-Feb-16 Andy Huemmler  
18-Feb-16 Leanne Kruger-Braneky State Representative
11-Feb-16 Swarthmore Tree Committee  
4-Feb-16 Jim Rosen Philly Pop, Rock, Rhythm & Blues
28-Jan-16 Club Assembly Old Mill in Rose Valley
21-Jan-16 Dr. Valerie Smith President of Swarthmore College
14-Jan-16 Dr. Kathy Hornberger Associate Professor of Science, Director of Environmental Community Outreach Widener University will talk about the Delaware County Institute of Science, located in Media
7-Jan-16 Peggy Dolan Executive Director, Kelly Anne Dolan Foundation
31-Dec-15 New Year’s Eve No Meeting
24-Dec-15 Christmas No Meeting
17-Dec-15 CADES Silvertones
10-Dec-15 Hedgerow Theatre A Christmas Carol at Hedgerow Theatre (6:30)
3-Dec-15 Media Armory Museum Lunch and Tour of the Museum
26-Nov-15 Thanksgiving No Meeting
19-Nov-15 Physicist Jamie Saxon Former Rotary Exchange Student and current Enrico Fermi Fellow at the University of Chicago will talk about Why Matter has Mass: The experimental observation of the Higgs boson confirms the physical mechanism through which fundamental particles acquire mass
12-Nov-15 Chris Reynolds New Swarthmorean Editor
5-Nov-15 Arto Woodley The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility at Swarthmore College: Urban Leadership
29-Oct-15 No Meeting Evening: New Member Cocktail Party
22-Oct-15 Jeff Havilland “DCLC Tutor and his Adult Learner”
15-Oct-15 Ben Yagoda University of Delaware Professor of English & Journalism – “His recent book, The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song.”
8-Oct-15 Elizabeth Bromley – TCLR Co-Director “Inside the Creative Living Room. From the Dream Business of Four Women to an Exciting Non-Profit: The Life of TCLR and it’s Hope for the Future.”
1-Oct-15 Club Assembly  
24-Sep-15 Gudmund Iversen “Photo Memories of Swarthmore and Beyond”
17-Sep-15 Debra Boyajian Paul Paulsen’s daughter, will speak about her father and present a film about his life, from his early years in Armenia to his life in America
10-Sep-15 Attorney Harris Resnick How to help our parents as they get older: basic estate planning, end of life legal issues, and how to deal with a nursing home admission.
3-Sep-15 Dinner and Blue Rocks Game  
27-Aug-15 Andy Rosen “Food Sustainability and Local Food Systems”
20-Aug-15 Ian Dickinson SHHS Rotary Exchange Student – “His 14-15 Academic Year in Germany”
13-Aug-15 Cricket Brien New Director of Tyler Arboretum
6-Aug-15 Chad Rosenberg District Governor – Official Visit
30-Jul-15 Jason DeVries Blue Band Coffee Owner – Blue Bands and Red Hearts: Coffee and Why We Love It.
23-Jul-15 Michael Matote and Joe Coyle Co-owners: Open Sky Energy
16-Jul-15 Carr Everbach Swarthmore Professor “The Science of Hydraulic Fracking”
9-Jul-15 Club Assembly  
2-Jul-15 Ernest Chisena College Funding PA “The Art of College Cost Funding”

2014-15 Perri Evanson, President

 
Date Speaker Topic
25-Jun-15 Steve Murray and Team “SUMC’s Appalachia Service Project”
18-Jun-15 Installation Dinner  
11-Jun-15 Mark Kuperberg Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College “Potholes”
4-Jun-15 Amy Sue Barston Cellist praised as “passionate and elegant” by The New York Times
28-May-15 Don Heebner Rotary District 7450 Rotaplast Committee Chair – “The Next Mission: Rotaplast returns to Pereira”
21-May-15 Margie Baker & Guy Smith The Swarthmore Centennial Foundation’s new Swarthmore Central Park project
14-May-15 Jason Romanoff eCommerce Fraud Analyst, Bryn Mawr Trust Co. “Internet Fraud”
7-May-15 Ed Jones, Esq. “72 Years of Practicing Law in Delaware County Makes Perfect”
30-Apr-15 Rich Shimko Swarthmore Rotarian – Classification Talk: Medical Radiation Devices
23-Apr-15 Kari Dandrea Proprietor of Pureblend Tea Company – Creator and seller of signature hand blended organic teas and matcha “My Craft and Mission”
16-Apr-15 Susan LeGros Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development – “The Shale Gas Conversation: Defining a Way Forward”
9-Apr-15 Norm Mawby Author – “Balls, Batts and More”
2-Apr-15 John Alston & Maurice Eldridge Chester Charter School for the Arts and Chester Fund for Education and the Arts
26-Mar-15 Dr. Barbara Whitaker-Shimko Swarthmore Rotarian – Classification Talk: Long Term Perspectives on Feminism
19-Mar-15 Matt Stewart Strath Haven Senior – An update on raising chickens in Swarthmore and other pertinent topics
12-Mar-15 Allison Chisholm Author, “The Inventive Life of Charles Hill Morgan: The Power of Improvement in Industry, Education and Civic Life”
5-Mar-15 No Meeting  
26-Feb-15 Sara Heller University of Pennsylvania Criminology Professor – “Summer Jobs and Youth Violence”
19-Feb-15 Chester Lawrence New General Manager – Swarthmore COOP
12-Feb-15 Bill Menke Swarthmore Historical Society
5-Feb-15 David Smith, PhD. Professor Emeritus Department of Risk, Insurance and Health Care Management, Temple University – ”The Neglected Gift: Civil Rights, Medicare and the Struggle to Transform Health Care”
29-Jan-15 Teya Sepinuck “Theatre of Witness – Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace”
22-Jan-15 Christopher Curtin Master Chocolatier, Eclat Chocolates
15-Jan-15 Andrew Sullivan Stop Hunger Now – Classification Talk
8-Jan-15 Allison Jo Stoutland Inch by Inch Publications, Author and Motivational Speaker
1-Jan-15 No Meeting Happy New Year
25-Dec-14 No Meeting Merry Christmas
18-Dec-14 Silvertones Meeting at CADES
11-Dec-14 Joe Lesniak Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up Training Video
4-Dec-14 Christmas Caroling  
27-Nov-14 No Meeting Happy Thanksgiving
20-Nov-14 Michael Carroll “Mindful Leadership”
13-Nov-14 Bishop Billy Simbo, Sierra Leone “Increasing Awareness of Ebola”
6-Nov-14 Rev. Beatrice Warren, Board President Bill Henderson Chester Eastside Re-Formation
30-Oct-14 George Whitfield Assistant District Governor
23-Oct-14 No Meeting New Member Cocktail Party – Oct 24
16-Oct-14 Work Ready Interns “My Summer Experience”
9-Oct-14 Kathy Trow, DVM “Unity Vet’s Unique Business Model”
2-Oct-14 Tim Kearney Mayor of Swarthmore
25-Sep-14 Rachel Pastan Author of “Alena”
18-Sep-14 Dom Giordano Radio Talk Show Host – “Issues 2014”
11-Sep-14 Fred Bernardo Owner – Fred’s Music Shop and Tasty Licks BBQ – “Music and BBQ”
4-Sep-14 Pat Moyer Coach, Partner – Keller Williams Realty – “Options for a 50+ Lifestyle”
28-Aug-14 Janna Hasbrouck Certified Health Coach, Living Without Limits – “The 3 Keys to Personal Success and Exceptional Health”
21-Aug-14 Ben Yagoda Professor of English and Journalism, University of Delaware, and Author of the new e-book, You Need to Read This: The Death of the Imperative Mode, the Rise of American Glottal Stop, The Bizarre Popularity of ‘Amongst,’ and Other Cuckoo Things That Have Happened to the English Language
14-Aug-14 Dawn Mazzone President and Sustainability Director of Horn and Hardart “Horn and Hardart Then and Now”
7-Aug-14 Jeffrey Babin Senior Lecturer & Associate Director, University of Penn. Engineering Entrepreneurship Program – “Entrepreneurship”
31-Jul-14 Doug Blazey District Governor – Official Visit
24-Jul-14 Rob Zarko Ship Bottom Brewery – “Building a Brewery One Beer at a Time”
17-Jul-14 Anne & Hogie Hansen 2014 Rotary International Conference
10-Jul-14 Jim Freeman Founder/Artistic Director/Conductor of Orchestra 2001, Emeritus Professor of Music, Swarthmore College – “Stories from a Passion for New Music”
3-Jul-14 Dan Honig Principal, Structures Consulting Engineers – “Evaluating Structural Damage in the Collapse of a Coastal Bulkhead System”

2013-14 Hillard Pouncy, President

 
Date Speaker Topic
26-Jun-14 Mike Malone Principal, Swarthmore Investments, LLC – “What people do when they don’t know what They are doing”
19-Jun-14 No Meeting  
18-Jun-14 Installation Dinner  
12-Jun-14 Maria Zissimos Esq. The Chester Housing Authority: Building Communities
5-Jun-14 Stu Ockman NY Times Crossword Puzzle Writer – “Confessions of a Crossword Junkie”
29-May-14 Jennifer Karsten Executive Director, Pendle Hill
22-May-14 Syd Carpenter Artist and Sculptor, Swarthmore College, will talk about her upcoming solo exhibit at the Museum of African American Art.
15-May-14 Richard J. Anthony, Sr. Managing Director, The Solutions Network, Inc; Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Villanova University Center for Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
8-May-14 Doug Harnsberger On an advocacy film project in Yosemite National Park concerning the restoration of the legendary Hetch Hetchy Valley.
1-May-14 Jim Sredenschek Swarthmore Branch Manager, Bryn Mawr Trust – Rotary Classification Talk
24-Apr-14 Claire Baker Director of Gardening Programs Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
17-Apr-14 Justin Dula, Manager, and Rebecca M. Ross, Principal Planner County & Regional Planning, Delaware County Planning Department – the 2035 Comprehensive Plan focusing on local impact and transportation.
10-Apr-14 Robert Wrease and Nefetaria Yates Global Grant Partners from the Chester Workforce Development Center
3-Apr-14 Larry Seidman Professor of Economics, University of Delaware – “Stimulating the Economy without Deficits and Debt”
27-Mar-14 Ann F. Corson M.D. How traditional Chinese arts are being revived by the non- profit organization Shen Yun Performing Arts.
20-Mar-14 Dr. Rebecca Chopp President – Swarthmore College
13-Mar-14 BettyAnn Flynn Examples of her Photography
6-Mar-14 Club Assembly  
27-Feb-14 Hillard Pouncy “About My Dad”
20-Feb-14 Dr. Tom Callaghy Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science U of Penn – “The Dangers of Sovereign Debt Crises”
13-Feb-14 Dr. Rebecca Chopp President of Swarthmore College
6-Feb-14 Mary Ellen Mannix, Jen Egmont Pre-K for PA
30-Jan-14 Susan Smythe Immediate Past President – Swarthmore Council – “My Years on Council”
23-Jan-14 William Ryan, Chairman, Doug Harbach, Dir of Communications The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
16-Jan-14 Peter Hansen Discussing his book The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment
9-Jan-14 John Sacharok Partner At Golden Valley Farms, Coffee Roasters – “Cultivation to Cup”
2-Jan-14 No Meeting  
26-Dec-13 No Meeting Christmas
19-Dec-13 Silvertones Christmas Performance at CADES
12-Dec-13 Jennifer Hu, Lauren Sibeck, Marissa Bradley, and Alondra Rosales Swarthmore College Rotaract Students
5-Dec-13 Janet Riley Ford Executive Director of the Chester Youth Collaborative
28-Nov-13 No Meeting Thanksgiving
21-Nov-13 George Whitfield “Assistant District Governor”
14-Nov-13 Professor Richard Beeman “Founding Fathers of 1787: Lessons in Political Leadership”
7-Nov-13 Mark Ingram Sr. Associate Athletic Director – “Update on Temple University and Temple Athletics”
31-Oct-13 Joe Henwood –  “Revitalizing Chester’s Historic Business District to Enhance Lives, Preserve our Environment and Honor our Creator”
24-Oct-13 Member Social No 12:00 Meeting
17-Oct-13 Gudmund Iversen A Pictoral Essay
10-Oct-13 Brian Lentz, Former PA State Representative “Strategies for Gun Violence Reduction”
3-Oct-13 Charles Streitwieser – Governor, Rotary District 7450 Official Visit
26-Sep-13 Andrew Huemmler – Lecturer, Energy and Sustainability, Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science “The Energy Climate Future”
19-Sep-13 Lori Foglio President of the Board, ABC Strath Haven
12-Sep-13 Lawrence A. Husick – Senior Fellow Foreign Policy Research Institute Co-Chair, Center for the Study of Terrorism “Understanding Stuxnet and Other Covert Responses to the Iranian Nuclear Threat”
5-Sep-13 Club Assembly  
29-Aug-13 Dr. Frederic Hellman – Delaware County Medical Examiner “Elegant Bones”
22-Aug-13 David Belanger Director, Delaware County Library System
15-Aug-13 Rick Valelly – Claude C. Smith ’14 Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College “The Court’s Voting Rights Decision and America’s Second Reconstruction”
8-Aug-13 Margie Baker – Master Gardener “All about Tomatoes”
1-Aug-13 John Alston – Founder of the Chester Children’s Chorus “Developments in Chester”
25-Jul-13 Joan Wright and Joe Lesniak Classification Talks
18-Jul-13 Kevin Barr – Owner of Healing Axis at Wellness on Park, Nationally Certified Practitioner of Acupuncture “Integrated Energy Medicine: Acupuncture and Related Treatment Modalities”
11-Jul-13 Ray Hopkins, Sue and Don Larsen “Bhutan: Shangri-La for Visitors”
4-Jul-13 No Meeting Independence Day

2012-13 Brian Craig, President

 
Date Speaker Topic
27-Jun-13 Dr. Mark Duggan – Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Wharton, Former Senior Economist for Health Care Policy at the White House Council of Economic Advisers “Obamacare at Age 3: An Early Assessment and What Lies Ahead”
20-Jun-13 Kelly O’Connor and Lauren Schenkel “Our Recent Rotary Group Study Exchange with Korea”
13-Jun-13 No Meeting  
6-Jun-13 Laura Kiehner “Papa Tortuga: One Man’s Mission to Save the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles”
30-May-13 Rick Lowe “State of the Ville”
23-May-13 Lew Rinko Swarthmore author of About the Unique Childhood of a Hummer
16-May-13 Beth Murray aFewSteps.org
9-May-13 Megan Bucknum Sales Wrangler of Philly CowShare and contributing author to Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement is Changing the Way We Eat
2-May-13 Denise Stuart Development Director of Symphony in C, Camden Orchestra (formerly the Haddonfield Symphony)
25-Apr-13 Chief Brian Craig – Swarthmore Police Chief “Safety Tips for Everyday” Part II
18-Apr-13 Reisa Mukamal “Art Goes to School”
11-Apr-13 Dr. Linwood Haith – Head of the Crozer-Chester Burn Center “Burning Issues: Advances in Medical Care at The Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center”
4-Apr-13 Craig Fava Physical Therapist, Classification Talk
28-Mar-13 Michael Carroll – Author of Fearless at Work: Timeless Teaching for Awakening Confidence Resilience and Creativity in the Face of Life’s Demands “Mindful Leadership: How Mindfulness Meditation Is Being Applied in the 21st Century”
21-Mar-13 Club Assembly  
14-Mar-13 Kate Hyzer New Director, Delaware County Literacy Council
7-Mar-13 Carolyn Pouncy Author of “The Golden Lynx”
28-Feb-13 John Linder Mayor of Chester
21-Feb-13 Dr. George Assaf – Director and Representative of UNIDO to the UN “Sustainable Development”
14-Feb-13 Josh Twersky, CPA – Swarthmore Rotarian “Affordable Health Care Part II”
7-Feb-13 Chief Brian Craig – Swarthmore Police Chief “Safety Tips for Everyday”
31-Jan-13 Club Assembly  
24-Jan-13 Claudia Cueto, AIA – Principal, CuetoKEARNEYdesign, LLC “Passive House on Dartmouth, a Sustainable Retrofit”
17-Jan-13 Sharon Friedler – Director of the Dance Program and former Stephen Lang Professor of the Performing Arts, Swarthmore College “The Arts and Social Change”
10-Jan-13 Judith Byron Schachner – NY Times Best Selling Author and Illustrator of Skippy Jon Jones Series of Children’s Books “Orbiting the Fur Ball: The art of writing and illustrating for Children”
3-Jan-13 Eric Jensen Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Swarthmore College “Why the New Year Begins on Our January 1st”
27-Dec-12 No Meeting  
20-Dec-12 Colin Darrell – Entrepreneur “You Heard it Here First – Grow Culture Restaurants”
13-Dec-12 Silvertones At CADES
6-Dec-12 Paul Downie – New President, Community Arts Center “Celebrating the Holidays with the Community Arts Center”
29-Nov-12 Andrew Bunting Curator, Scotts Arboretum
22-Nov-12 No Meeting Thanksgiving
15-Nov-12 Bob Pierson “Farm to City – Thanksgiving Bounty from Local Farms”
8-Nov-12 Doug Klepfer – Ardmore Rotary Club “The Japanese Earthquake and Rotary’s Response”
1-Nov-12 Jim Harris – President, Widener University “Civic Engagement in Chester, PA”
25-Oct-12 Rebecca Robert – Scotts Arboretum “The Arts Matter in Delaware County”
18-Oct-12 Debbie Morton – Director/Producer of the PBS telecast “Fast Times at West Philly High”
11-Oct-12 Carol Long – Assistant Curator, Winterthur “A Tour of Winterthur”
4-Oct-12 Jim MacMillan – Journalist-in-residence, Swarthmore College, “Philadelphia’s Violence Epidemic”
27-Sep-12 Ben Berger Swarthmore College, Author, “America’s Attention Deficit: Political Ritalin in 2008?” The Election
20-Sep-12 Steven Barnes – Associate Dean of Communications, University of Pennsylvania Law School “How Greater Awareness of Service Projects Can Improve America’s Civic Dialogue”
13-Sep-12 William Ronayne, Jr, Head of the Mario Lanza Museum, Brooklyn, NY “Mario Lanza: The Man, The Music, The Magic”
6-Sep-12 Belkys Lopez Former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
30-Aug-12 Dave Ellis District Governor
23-Aug-12 Deborah Brandt “Bringing a New Magazine to Media, PA”
16-Aug-12 Charles Cresson Swarthmore Horticultural Society “The Gardens of Swarthmore”
9-Aug-12 Denise Stuart “The Academy of Vocal Arts – Philadelphia’s Hidden Gem”
2-Aug-12 Cindy Messerle Executive Director of the Delaware County Community Foundation
26-Jul-12 Ray Hopkins To Horta and back in a Small Sailboat
19-Jul-12 Lyn Samson, Executive Director of Help Hope Live Let Me Introduce to You ‘Help Hope Live’
12-Jul-12 Mares Stellfox Sprint Car Driver
5-Jul-12 No Meeting  

2011-12 Brian Casey, President

 
Date Speaker Topic
28-Jun-12 Classification Talks Donna Amalfitano, Bill Baldwin
21-Jun-12 No Meeting  
14-Jun-12 Rick Semak, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Startup Corps How Startup Corps Helps High Schools Develop Entrepreneurial Leaders
7-Jun-12 Rob Lowe, Swarthmore Mayor State of the ‘Ville’
31-May-12 Vitor Gimenes, Rotary Exchange Student Farewell Address
24-May-12 Fred Catona, Founder and Chief Marketing Strategist of Bulldozer Digital, the company that helped launch Priceline Advertising: The Key to Success and Wealth
17-May-12 Rebecca Bonner, Greater Philadelphia Association for Recovery Education Why a Recovery High School?
10-May-12 Mike Dever, Author The Free Lunch Portfolio and Other Outrageous Investing Advice
3-May-12 Michael C. Ryan, Swarthmore Coop Meat Manager/Fishmonger A Cooking Demonstration – Deliciousness is in the Details
26-Apr-12 Jack Dobbyn, Delaware County Author My Book: Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture
19-Apr-12 Denise Devine, Froose Foods, Media, PA From Great Idea to Great Product – How I Did It
12-Apr-12 Club Special Event Celebrating Swarthmore Rotary’s 75th Anniversary
5-Apr-12 Police Chief Brian Craig My Annual Photo Essay
29-Mar-12 Linda Bond, Habitat for Humanity, Delaware County Building a Home: Bettering a Community
22-Mar-12 Barrie Shepherd, Poet and former Pastor, Swarthmore Presbyterian Church Read and discuss selections from Faces by The Wayside, his new book centered on the Lenten season
15-Mar-12 Lora Lavin, League of Women Voters, Representative Government Specialist “Changing Shapes and Playing Fair: An Update on Redistricting in Pennsylvania
8-Mar-12 Carl Cherkin, Vice President, The Philadelphia Union The Philadelphia Union
1-Mar-12 Carol Carr, Director of Lending and Training, Women’s Opportunity Resource Center (WORC) Something Borrowed for Something New – Micro-Enterprise Loans
23-Feb-12 Tony Messina Me, Sinatra and Music that Swings
16-Feb-12 Mel Allen, President/CEO/Founder, Project Forward Lessons Learned: Chester and the Project Forward Leap Experience
9-Feb-12 Sandy Sparrow, Former SRS Principal Alumni and Friends supporting Kids in the WSSD
2-Feb-12 George Lakey, Visiting Professor, Lang Center, Swarthmore College Viking Economics: Is there anything we can learn from Norwegian experiments with equality?
26-Jan-12 Perri Evanson The Real Estate Report
19-Jan-12 SWIM Presentation Swarthmore Wallingford Interfaith Ministerium
12-Jan-12 Club Assembly  
5-Jan-12 John Pickett Mineral Hill and Other Topics
29-Dec-11 No Meeting  
22-Dec-11 No Meeting  
15-Dec-11 DG Bonnie Korengel Official Visit
8-Dec-11 The Silvertones  
1-Dec-11 PDG Hogie Hansen Rotary’s World Peace Centers
24-Nov-11 No Meeting Thanksgiving
17-Nov-11 Denise Aquilante On the Ultimate Turkey
10-Nov-11 Joe Hortua Playwright and Television Writer
3-Nov-11 Cynthia Jetter The Five College Initiative in Chester
27-Oct-11 Mark Kuperberg The Great Recession – Part II
20-Oct-11 Dr. Jerome Parker President, Delaware County Community College – Part II
13-Oct-11 Rose Fairley My Life on Stage – So Far
6-Oct-11 Dr. Kevin Browngoehl Doctors in Service – The Haiti Clinic
29-Sep-11 Vitor Gimenes Rotary Youth Exchange Student From Brazil
22-Sep-11 Eileen Diangelo Mad Poets and Good Spirits
15-Sep-11 Tom Stephenson The Nicaragua Project
8-Sep-11 Charles Streitweiser The Rotary Foundation 2011-2012
1-Sep-11 Jeff Haviland Youth Services at Strath Haven High School
25-Aug-11 Thurm Brendlinger Community Based Energy Conservation
18-Aug-11 Bill Richardson The Great Wade Fire of 1978
11-Aug-11 Jerome Parker President, Delaware County Community College
4-Aug-11 Meg Kramer Driving Safely from the Start
28-Jul-11 Charles Cooney, Manager Swarthmore Swim Club Getting into the Swim of Things
21-Jul-11 Mike Malone Risky Business
14-Jul-11 Anne Hansen Diary of an Assistant Governor
7-Jul-11 Jodi Button Executive Director, Francisvale Shelter for Small Animals

2010-11 Marv Gelb, President

 
Date Speaker Topic
30-Jun-11 Gudmund Iversen Gudmund in China
23-Jun-11 Club Assembly  
16-Jun-11 No Meeting  
14-Jun-11 Installation 2011-2012 Club Officer Installation
9-Jun-11 Mary Gay Scanlon A Foundation for the School District
2-Jun-11 Cary Baskin The Fine Art of Branding Small Business
26-May-11 Beth Murray Report on Haiti
19-May-11 Jeanna Vanni Pilates for Everyday Health
12-May-11 No Meeting Members Social Friday May 13
5-May-11 Shareen Hinson Project Manager, PECO Education Team
28-Apr-11 Classification Talks Rich O’Donnell, Lisa Lee
21-Apr-11 Philip Coleman Updating the Energy Situation
14-Apr-11 Daniel Hoffman Poet Laureate of the United States, 1973-74.  A celebration of National Poetry Month.
7-Apr-11 Amy Vollmer Bacteria, Viruses, Vaccines: and Antibiotics: practical knowledge for all citizens.
31-Mar-11 Classification Talks Brian Casey, Jim Leming
24-Mar-11 Tony Salvatore Delaware County Suicide Prevention & Awareness Task Force
17-Mar-11 George Strimel How the Boro Can Make Money While Providing Great Cable Programming
10-Mar-11 Marge Stern – Delaware County Literacy Society “One Book, Every Child” Program
3-Mar-11 Dr. Chris Williams New Technology in Eye Care
24-Feb-11 Classification Talks Gladys Snively, Dean Wolfe
17-Feb-11 Louis Massiah My Life in Art and Film
10-Feb-11 Mayor Rick Lowe The College Inn and The Police Department’s Green Initiative
3-Feb-11 John Staufer Ethiopian Refugees
27-Jan-11 Classification Talks Madeline Bialecki, Randy Winton
20-Jan-11 Suzanne Stadnicki & WSSD Students The Strath Haven High School Kenya Project
13-Jan-11 Donald Applestein An Insider’s Look at Independence Park
6-Jan-11 Brian Craig My Life in Pictures
30-Dec-10 New Years No Meeting
23-Dec-10 Christmas No Meeting
16-Dec-10 Club Assembly At Swarthmore Methodist United Church
9-Dec-10 Silvertones At CADES
2-Dec-10 Josh Twersky The Ins and Outs of Health Care Reform
25-Nov-10 Thanksgiving No Meeting
18-Nov-10 Anne Hansen Foundation Update
11-Nov-10 Chris Darrell ABC House
4-Nov-10 Cynthia MacLeod Superintendent, Independence National Historic Park
28-Oct-10 Dan Terpstra Belize Water Project Update
21-Oct-10 Richard Noonan – WSSD Superintendent Introduction by WSSD Board Chair Mary Gay Scanlon
14-Oct-10 Perri Evanson On Real Estate
7-Oct-10 Guy Gardener, Former Astronaut, President, Williamson Free School From the Heavens to the Williamson School
30-Sep-10 Laurie Perman, Director – Pendle Hill Pendle Hill: Wallingford’s Hidden Treasure
23-Sep-10 Gary Cummings, Nether Providence Town Manager TBD
16-Sep-10 District Governor, Joan Batory Official Visit
9-Sep-10 Herb Jenkins, Senior Community Services Family Care Giving
2-Sep-10 Pat Meehan, Former Federal Prosecutor, Republican Candidate for Congress Meet the Candidate
26-Aug-10 Don Delson Publisher, The Swarthmorean
19-Aug-10 Tina Johnson Chester Coop
12-Aug-10 Michal Smith, Project Leap Forward New Program
5-Aug-10 Bryan Lentz, Democratic Candidate for Congress State House Report
29-Jul-10 George Strimel, General Manager Radnor Studio 21, former VP, WHYY TV Local Cable
22-Jul-10 Brian Casey, Club Webmaster and Tech Specialist Unlocking the New Club Website
15-Jul-10 Kristen Peck Rotary Ambassador Scholar
8-Jul-10 Steve Kosiak The Fish and Streams of Delaware County
1-Jul-10 Laura Repcheck Gift of Life Family House

2009-10 Betty Ann Flynn, President

 
Date Speaker Topic
24-Jun-10 Bruce Kelly, owner, Fitness Together, Media Strength Training for Mature Adults
17-Jun-10 No Meeting  
16-Jun-10 Installation Dinner  
10-Jun-10 Ashley Cowen, Rotary Vo-Tech Award Winner Hopes and Dreams
3-Jun-10 Ray Didinger, Award Winning Sportswriter Q and A with Ray
27-May-10 Club Assembly  
20-May-10 Ed Jones with Ted Peters of Bryn Mawr Trust The Bank Merger
13-May-10 Marc Browngold Sustainable Agriculture and Your Co-op
6-May-10 Dr. Mathania Weiss My Israel, My Home, My Pictures
29-Apr-10 Alfred Hurd A Home for Delaware County Community Performing Groups
22-Apr-10 Sharon Ford, Town Librarian Libraries – Necessities or Amenities
15-Apr-10 Faith Holefelder, Rotoplast Viet Nam and Rotoplast
8-Apr-10 St. Sen. Ted Erickson State House Report
1-Apr-10 Anthony Ditommas President, Buys for Good
25-Mar-10 Norman Mawby Author, Part of the Parade, The Phillies Come Back
18-Mar-10 Carol Goertzel, President/CEO PathWays Vulnerable Families
11-Mar-10 Rick Lowe State of the Ville
4-Mar-10 Brian Casey Our Club: How We are Leveraging the Web
25-Feb-10 Meeting Cancelled  
18-Feb-10 Juhani Rantakallio The Year to Date from our Exchange Student
11-Feb-10 Meeting Cancelled …due to storm.
4-Feb-10 Club Business  
28-Jan-10 Lin Axamethy Floyd Former Nether Providence Commissioner, Recycling Update
21-Jan-10 Elizabeth Price Executive Director, Delaware County Bar Association
14-Jan-10 Geoff Shepard and Raymond Hopkins The First Year of the Obama Presidency
7-Jan-10 Carol Williamson Exchanging Bikes, Saving Lives
31-Dec-09 No Meeting  
24-Dec-09 No Meeting  
17-Dec-09 Silvertones This meeting is at CADES – Click “Silvertones” for Directions
10-Dec-09 President Chopp Open discussion (Meeting is at Bond Hall – Click “Chopp” for directions)
3-Dec-09 David Gilbert TV & U
26-Nov-09 Thanksgiving No Meeting
19-Nov-09 Rick Anthony Boomervision, part II
12-Nov-09 Charlotte Hobson and Reisa Muckamal Adult Literacy from a Local Program Graduate and a Program Tutor
11-Nov-09 Board Meeting Borough Hall
5-Nov-09 Craig Fava The Rotary Foundation
29-Oct-09 Harry Urian Market Update
22-Oct-09 Pat Ukropec, Hair Studio Owner What’s New at the Studio
15-Oct-09 Alyssa Dickinson and Juhni Rantakallio Presentations by Rotary Exchange Students
1-Oct-09 6:00 Wine & Cheese at the Co-op  
24-Sep-09 Carrie Shankweiler, The Academy In Manayunk The Arts, Learning and Kids: Making the Connections
17-Sep-09 Rebecca Chopp, President Swarthmore College Living and Learning at and in Swarthmore: A Conversation with Rebecca Chopp
10-Sep-09 David Welsh First Time Home Buyer Stimulus – Did it Work?
3-Sep-09 Nicola Tollett Jefferson, The Achievement Project On TAP: The Achievement Project
27-Aug-09 Penelope Reed, Hedgerow Theatre The New Season
20-Aug-09 Club Assembly  
13-Aug-09 Stephen Bell, Exec. Dir. Marketing & Communication Neumann College is Now Neumann University – How We Did It and Why
6-Aug-09 Hansjakob Werlen, Professor, Swarthmore College Slow Food
30-Jul-09 Rick Anthony, Director, The Solutions Network A Program for the One in Four in Delaware County
23-Jul-09 Hogie Hansen Polio in a Time of Recession – Update on the Gates Foundation/Rotary Collaboration
16-Jul-09 Jim Thomas, Owner Springfield Ford New World for American Car Dealerships
9-Jul-09 Carol Boslet Healthy Hearts for Sports
2-Jul-09 Peg Hendricks Delaware County Community Foundation

2008-09 Josh Twersky, President

 
Date Speaker Topic
25-Jun-09 Marsha Dworkin Supervisor of Hearing and Language Programs, Delaware County, Do You Hear What I Hear?
18-Jun-09 Jay King Cars
11-Jun-09 No Meeting  
4-Jun-09 Michael Malone Rotary
28-May-09 Anne Hansen Update on Belize Water Project
21-May-09 Michal Smith Project Forward Leap, Summer Institute
14-May-09 Mark Kuperberg On the Economy
7-May-09 David Swanson My Life in Pictures: Ground Zero, Afganistan and Iraq
30-Apr-09 Rudy Rubeis “The State of the District”
23-Apr-09 Richard Vallely “Hasta La Vista John Yoo and Dick Cheney”
16-Apr-09 Pat Whitehair – Davidson School – West Chester, PA Autism
9-Apr-09 Geoff Shepard “Deep Throat, Frost/Nixon and Baby Boomer Memories: What Would Nixon Say?”
2-Apr-09 Husnu M. Kalkanoglu and Ben Williams “New Solar Technologies and New Solar Technology Financing Options”
26-Mar-09 Raymond Hopkins – Swarthmore College, Emeritus “What I Learned in Bishkek [Krygystan]”
19-Mar-09 Gerry Greway A Look at the Swarthmore COOP
12-Mar-09 Julie Soper Swarthmore student on Siberian Youth Exchange
5-Mar-09 Club Assembly Club Assembly
26-Feb-09 Gudmund Iversen Rotary Biography Series
19-Feb-09 Juliet Wunsch Lighting and set Designing for the Theater.
12-Feb-09 Classification Talks and Fun Fair Planning Craig Fava & Grace McAndrews speak about their classifications. Fun Fair planning.
5-Feb-09 Philip Coleman The Energy Puzzle – Lawrence Berkeley Labs
29-Jan-09 Joel Chesney District Governor Visit & Update
22-Jan-09 Rabbi Mark Robbins Farewell
15-Jan-09 Sheriff Joseph F. McGinn Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
8-Jan-09 Abdulla Mizead Iraq – Journalist-in-residence for War News Radio at Swarthmore College
1-Jan-09 No Meeting New Year’s Day
25-Dec-08 No Meeting Christmas
18-Dec-08 Silvertones – MEETING AT CADES Holiday Music
11-Dec-08 Nick Fortunatus – MEETING AT METHODIST CHURCH Rotary Group Travel Exchange
4-Dec-08 Chris Darrell A Better Chance
27-Nov-08 No Meeting Thanksgiving Day
20-Nov-08 Lucas Gelape – Rotary Exchange Student From Brazil With Rotary
13-Nov-08 Michael Malone Rotary Foundation Month
6-Nov-08 Dan Terpstra and Chuck Hadden The Belize Water Project: (Living Waters of the World)
30-Oct-08 Mark Stewart Project Forward Leap
23-Oct-08 Robert Hatmaker Amigos de Guatemala
16-Oct-08 Ruby Benson and Joyce Van Ravensway Interfaith Hospitality Network
9-Oct-08 Matt Scanlon The Egg and I
2-Oct-08 Club Assembly Club Discussion & Upcoming Events
25-Sep-08 Edmund Jones I Remember Nuremberg
18-Sep-08 Ben Sexton A conversation on his Rotary Exchange trip to Germany
11-Sep-08 Joe Hackett Republican Candidate for State Representative – 161st Legislative District
4-Sep-08 Marty Spiegel State of the “Ville”
28-Aug-08 Craig Williams Candidate for House of Representatives 7th District
21-Aug-08 Maurice Eldridge Chester’s Music School
14-Aug-08 CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates Information on Activities and Program
7-Aug-08 Representative Joe Sestak Report from our Congressman
31-Jul-08 Holgar “Hogie” Hansen Rotary Polio Eradication Effort
24-Jul-08 Chief Brian Craig A Photographers Holiday
17-Jul-08 Joy Bergey Global Warming
10-Jul-08 Bill Bossert History of the Rotary Club of Swarthmore
4-Jul-08 No Meeting Independence Day Celebration serve lemonade to town 9:30AM to 11:00AM
2-Jul-08 Dinner Party at Spring Haven County Club Recognition & Induction Ceremony

2007-08 Anne Hansen, President

Date Speaker Topic
27-Jun-08 Siobhan Leavy-Buttil Delaware Co. Reading Olympics
20-Jun-08 Dr. Sal Mangione Diseases of Famous Historical Figures
13-Jun-08 New Member Classification Talks  
6-Jun-08 Dr. Hans Kersten Reach Out & Read at St. Christopher’ Hospital
30-May-08 Jay King Report on Katrina Relief work-Bay St. Lewis
23-May-08 Club Board Members Club Assembly
16-May-08 Madeline Bialecki and Charlotte Hopson Delaware County Literacy Council
9-May-08 Joan Sobel Moderator Panel on Retirement Choices
2-May-08 Joel Chesney Rotaplast- Volunteering in India
25-Apr-08 New Member Classification Talks Lynne Firlein, Rudy Rubeis, & Carl Beresin
18-Apr-08 State Rep Bryan Lentz Patriot’s Day – What is happening in Harrisburg?
11-Apr-08 Robert McLoughlin Sr. VP The American College Fin Services Edu.
4-Apr-08 Ray Hopkins and Ron Vanlangeveld Report from Belize
28-Mar-08 Jack Gallagher Developing a Peer Court in Chester High School
21-Mar-08 No Meeting Trip to Phil. Water Works
20-Mar-08 Board Meeting Boro Hall 4:30pm
14-Mar-08 Hillard Pouncy Strengthing Family & Community
7-Mar-08 Sue Vatnick Reading Instruction & Brain Function
29-Feb-08 Pat Trippoli “Woman of Strength” The Anti-Violence Movement in Chester
28-Feb-08 Board Meeting Boro Hall
23-Feb-08 Progressive Dinner Silent Auction- Helping to Eradicate Polio
22-Feb-08 New Member Classification Talks- Steve Laxton & Barbara Kaplin
15-Feb-08 Peg Hebner How Polio has affected my life- Post Polio Syndrome
8-Feb-08 Joy Charlton Page Lang Center for Social Responsibility Swarthmore College
1-Feb-08 Lynne Schofield “Our Voices Together”

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