Speaker Date Topic
Harry Glenn Henderson, Jr. Oct 27, 2020
Rotary District 7610 Governor

Join us as our Club meets with the District Governor to learn more about District 7610 initiatives and leaedership priorities.  See DG harry Henderson's bio here on the District website: https://www.rotary7610.org/DG.html 

All are welcome, no registration required.  The link to join us for this meeting is: https://zoom.us/j/4866555172?pwd=QVJGTmRoUU1jWExiakEyMkdhVTFyZz09

Binod Koirala Nov 10, 2020 9:00 AM
Fishtail Rotary Club in Pokhara, Nepal (Meeting begins at 9:00AM)

Situated just south of the Annapurna section of the Himalayan mountain range with some of the tallest peaks in the world, Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal, with about the same population of Richmond. The picturesque city also supports several Rotary Clubs, including the Fishtail Pokhara Club.  Join us tonight at we hear from Binod Koirala, Past President of the Fishtail Pokhara Rotary Club, and learn more about the several outstanding projects this club has been able to launch and maintain even during COVID lockdown conditions in Nepal in recent months.  

Note: This meeting will take place at 9:00am (Eastern U.S. time) in order to accomodate a more reasonable time for our guest speaker in Nepal.  

All are welcome, no registration required.  The link to join us for this meeting is: https://zoom.us/j/4866555172?pwd=QVJGTmRoUU1jWExiakEyMkdhVTFyZz09

Judy Divita Nov 24, 2020
Richard Morris, Cultivate Charlottesville Dec 08, 2020
Greens-Space: Reimagining Gardens, Parks, and Communities

Name: Richard Morris

Title: UAC, Farm and Foodroots Program Director

Organization: Cultivate Charlottesville

Session Title: Greens-Space: Reimagining Gardens, Parks, and Communities

Session Description: A discussion of the power of urban agriculture to grow communities.

Description of the talk: Urban agriculture often arises as an afterthought on vacant lots of America’s cities. They flourish for a time before being plowed under for new development. But what if urban agriculture was a planned component of urban development? Cultivate Charlottesville is advancing that very idea. Imagine a Greens-Space that produces food, offers park-like amenities, provides job training for teens, develops entrepreneurs, and is a first food responder when the next pandemic hits. That’s urban agriculture 2.0.

Speaker bio: Richard Morris has worked in healthcare as a graphic designer and medical illustrator. He served as an instructor of design in education before moving on to the aerospace industry. There, he developed training software for aircraft personnel. Richard was a Design and User Experience manager for Thomson Financial’s billion-dollar trading desktop for Merryll Lynch. He began a career in agriculture on the Flack Family Farm, in Vermont, before doing a ten-year stint at Polyface Farm. For several years, Richard raised pigs, chickens, and turkeys on a home foodstead in Central Virginia.

Artist, actor, activist, and author of “A Life Unburdened: Getting Over Weight and Getting On With My Life,” Richard has volunteered with local Charlottesville food equity organizations. He was Co-Chair of the steering committee at Bread and Roses, and serves as a board member at Loaves and Fishes. Currently, Richard heads up the Urban Agriculture Collective program of Cultivate Charlottesville.

Samuel Moore-Sobel Dec 15, 2020
Overcoming Adversity and the Evidence of Survival

Samuel Moore-Sobel is an author, speaker and columnist. His debut memoir, Can You See My Scars? is the story of a harrowing encounter with sulfuric acid, trauma and severe burns. His book is currently available for purchase on Amazon. He writes about trauma and his experience as a burn survivor. He has a degree in government and international politics and currently lives with his wife in Northern Virginia. You can read more at his website, www.samuelmoore-sobel.com

Brandon Dillard, Mngr. of Historic Interpretation Jan 26, 2021
Slavery at Monticello
Follow-up panel discussion Feb 09, 2021
Education & Equity in CVille Schools