Speaker Date Topic
RaShall Brackney, the Charlottesville Police Chief May 28, 2019
Responding and Reacting to Adversity

Resilience, Resignation and Resistance: Responding and Reacting to Adversity.

In todays’ uncertain culture and climate—politics, polices, and global events can cause individuals to respond to external stressors in a variety of ways. The key to successfully navigating adversity is leaning how to “respond” versus “react.” Dr. RaShall Brackney, Chief of Police for the City of Charlottesville will lead a presentation and discussion on identifying stressors, responses to adversity as well as introducing healthy coping concepts for individuals in high-stress professions or environments.   

Robert McFarland Jun 11, 2019
What Your Employees Wish You Knew - Their top four concerns

Robert is a fellow Rotarian in the Harrisonburg Club. His first book was a best seller entitled Dear Boss: What Your Employees Wish You Knew. He researched today's workforce across industries and regions of the country and discovered the top four concerns of employees. He would like to share with our club what these research findings are and how these workplace culture problems (faced by virtually every company in the marketplace) can be addressed.  Robert McFarland President Transformational Impact LLC

Dave Segars Jun 25, 2019
Africa - St. Dennis Vocational School in Uganda & African Peace Partners - Rwanda

Dave and Kathy Segars travelled to Uganda and Rwanda in February to investigate service opportunities.  They toured vocational schools in Uganda, intervieing students who were in need of tuition assistance.  Later, they met our own Jim Mustin in Rwanda for a brief respite and tour of the Ihumure Peace Center in Gisenyi, Rwanda.  The Peace Center is a recipient of a $70,000 Rotary Global Grant, and will be using the funds to expand their effective peace building process.