Rotary Club of Arlington (North)

Speaker Date Topic
Rome Madison Apr 23, 2018
"Lead Through Innovation: How To Win In An Era of Fierce Competition & Rapid Change"
"Lead Through Innovation: How To Win In An Era of Fierce Competition & Rapid Change"

Achieving and maintaining performance excellence in your business isn't easy or comfortable.  It's Hard!  
So why do some companies and teams make it look so easy while others struggle to separate from the pack?  

Drawing from over 20 years of commercializing cutting edge start-ups and lessons learned from perennial winning teams, Rome teaches the four dominant qualities of Innovative Leaders and why they consistently outperform the competition.

Ashley Miller May 07, 2018
Dallas Wings Basketball
Dallas Wings Basketball

We have all heard about Dallas Wings Basketball.  Now you are going to hear it from the top.  Ashley Miller will tell us about the everything we need to know as she enters her third season with the Dallas Wings and second as the Vice President of Basketball Operations.

Brian Troy May 14, 2018 12:00 PM
Prison Entrepreneurship Program
Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Today, the United States has the largest incarcerated population in the world. And although the United States has only 5% of the world’s population, it has 25% of the world’s inmates. After release, formerly incarcerated men are labeled “ex-cons” for the rest of their lives. This label dramatically reduces their prospects for legitimate work that pays livable wages. Not surprisingly, unemployment rates can be as high as 70% among ex-offenders.

But, for “ex-cons,” finding honest work at a fair wage isn’t the only challenge they will face. A prior felony makes it nearly impossible for them to find a place to live. Having served your sentence and paid your debt to society, you are free but face these daunting realities. What would you do? Without support and skills, how successful would your transition be? Without a job or a home, as many as 50% of released parolees become homeless and resort to living “on the streets.” Unemployment, homelessness, and incarceration become an inescapable cycle, and with few real options, many men return to a life of crime.

Unfortunately, this tragic cycle is why the majority of ex-offenders will commit new crimes within three years of their release from prison. In fact, the United States Department of Justice reports that ex-offenders commit nearly 70% of all crimes. These statistics demonstrate the vast need for rehabilitative programs that are specifically focused on career development, including entrepreneurship training, beginning in the prison system–prior to release–and that continue to offer support post-release.

Nicholas White May 21, 2018
Eagle Scout project for Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language
Katiuska Herrador May 21, 2018
Jones Academy: Bringing Learning to Life
Jones Academy: Bringing Learning to Life

Jones Academy designs and provides creative, language-rich, arts-integrated learning opportunities for its students. Students at this unique school have access to dual language immersion instruction in English and Spanish, Chinese Mandarin instruction beginning in 2nd grade and extensive fine arts experiences in every grade level.  Art, music, language, culture, dance, theatre and movement bring learning to life at Jones Academy. 

NO MEETING - Memorial Day May 28, 2018
Michael Jacobson Jun 11, 2018
Arlington Chamber of Commerce - A Bright Future for Arlington
Arlington Chamber of Commerce -  A Bright Future for Arlington

Michael Jacobson, President & CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the unprecedented investment in Arlington that is powering economic vitality today and a bright future for tomorrow.  He will also provide an update on the Chamber and their mission to bring businesses together to champion economic and community prosperity.

Officer Change Over Banquet Jun 18, 2018
Andrew Stein Jul 16, 2018
Polio Eradication Program at the World Health Organization
Polio Eradication Program at the World Health Organization

Andrew is the Technical Officer for Program Management for the Polio Eradication Program at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office in Africa in Brazzaville, Congo. He is on secondment to WHO from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2016. Prior to WHO, he worked for 5 years as a Public Health Advisor in polio and global immunization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Andrew is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and served for 2 years in Swaziland supporting community based health and HIV prevention efforts. Andrew earned a master’s degree in public health from Boston University and a master’s degree in management from the University of Georgia.