Speaker presentations support the personal and professional development of members and broaden members understanding of current issues and challenges. Presentations often identify opportunities for service locally and around the world.

Below is a sampling of the speakers who made presentations in 2018. They represent a wide range of interests and expertise, including the arts, government services and policy, health, business, social services, civil discourse, the environment, world affairs and sports.


Lisa Bushman, Licensed Professional Counselor with the Center for Counseling, Growth & Discovery, The Risk for Addiction

Ted Celeste, Founder of Next Generation, a Project of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, How to Promote Healthy, Civil and Productive Political Debate

Antoine Clark, Music and Artistic Director of McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, Where Does  That Music Come From?

Jeri Diehl Cusack, Board Member of the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership, Fun Facts About U. S.  Presidents

Rachael Dorothy, Worthington City Council, Business and Infrastructure Development Update

Karen Ezirim, Parent Support-Group Advocate and Volunteer, Succeed, An Innovative Peer- Support  Program

Heather Grossman, Director of Quality Operations, Cardinal Health, How to Increase Effectiveness and Efficiency in Your Daily Life

Stu Harris, Candidate for the Ohio General Assembly, 21st House District

Vivian Harvey, Former Assistant Dean of the OSU College of Human Ecology, Working with Mayan   women in Guatemala

Fred Hower, Horticultural Consultant, Certified Arborist and Landscape Designer, Home Landscaping and Gardening

J. R. Klein, principal at J.R. Global, The Primary Question of Globalization

Laurie Lathan, Executive Director of Thurber House, The legacy of James Thurber and Importance of  Thurber House’s Museum

Mitch Lerner, Associate Professor in the Department of History at The Ohio State University, Insights  Into the North Korean Peninsula

Beth Liston, Candidate for the Ohio General Assembly, 21st House District

Mark Lundine, Economic Development Administrator, Columbus Dept. of Development, Current and Prospective Development Projects

Matt Marrash, Freelance Photographer and Sales Associate and Trainer at Midwest Photo Exchange, Drone Photography

Gary Monti, Center for Managing Change, Effective Ways to Fight Fake News

Bernard Palchick, Volunteer at the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and Retired Professor of Art, The Expansion and Renovation of the CMA

Anil Patel, Ohio Assistant Attorney General, How to Deal with Cybercrimes

Ryan Pedon, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at The Ohio State University, The Prospects for the  2018-19 Season

Bhuwan Pyakurel, The Saga of the Bhutanese/ Nepali Refugee Community

Jan Ramer, Vice President of The Wilds, Conservation Medicine in Rwanda and in Your Back Yard

Wendy Reichenbach, Event Coordinator, Worthington Crop Walk: Ending Hunger One Step at a Time

Cornell Robertson, Franklin County Engineer, County’s Upcoming infrastructure Projects and Use of Roundabouts

Doug Southgate, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, OSU, China’s Economic Emergence

Aaron Wilson, Senior Research Associate, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Climate Change and  Extreme Weather

October 9th 2019 at 7:30 am
Club Meeting
Speaker: Franklin County Board of Elections Representative
New Voting Process and Machines
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October 16th 2019 at 12:00 pm
Club Meeting
Speaker: Amber Runyon, Founder of Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co.
Making Candles, Helping Human Trafficking Survivors
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October 23rd 2019 at 12:00 pm
Club Meeting
Speaker: Tom Carter, Owner, The Shops at Worthington Place
The Transformation of the Shops at Worthington Place
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November 6th 2019 at 7:30 am
Club Meeting
Speaker: Bill Wagg, Relationship Manager, thinkCSC
Cybersecurity for Work and Home
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November 13th 2019 at 7:30 am
Club Meeting
Speaker: Patty Cooper, Executive Director, Leadership Worthington
Developing Leaders in Our Community
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November 20th 2019 at 12:00 pm
Club Meeting
Speaker: Amy Klaben, Move to PROSPER Project Facilitator
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December 4th 2019 at 7:30 am
Club Meeting
Speaker: Tom Reis, Chairman, Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club Foundation
Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club Foundation: Annual Report to Membership
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January 8th 2020 at 7:30 am
Club Meeting
Speaker: Yvonne Lesicko, Vice President of Public Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau
Issues Facing Ohio Farmers and Residents
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January 15th 2020 at 12:00 pm
Club Meeting
Speaker: Kenny McDonald, One Columbus
The Growth and Development of the Columbus Region
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February 19th 2020 at 12:00 pm
Club Meeting
Speaker: Kathryn Sullivan, Retired Astronaut and Past President and CEO of COSI
Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention
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Brian Krosnick, COSI Outreach Education Specialist, Superhero Science, Interactive Presentation

What did we learn?

  • What the customer wants determines the end product.
  • The way you set up your space influences how you do work
  • A few seconds of thinking can reduce the time a task takes
  • You can always improve your flow (if you want to)
  • Many hands only makes light work if everyone knows what to do!

                    Heather Grossman
                    Quality Operations Director


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