December 13, 2016
Holiday Program: Past Presidents Singing, Shortridge Choir, Ugly Sweater Contest
December 6, 2016
John Hammond, “Understanding the 2016 Presidential Election from an Indiana Perspective”
November 29, 2016
Katie Smardo, District Governor, District 6560
November 22, 2016
Scott Shoemaker, Eiteljorg Museum
November 15, 2016
Mary Beth Growney Selene, Rotary Foundation Centennial Committee
November 8, 2016
Ron Stiver, President, System Clinical Services, IU Health
November 1, 2016
Roger Billings, Author, “Abraham Lincoln Esq.: The Legal Career of America’s Greatest President
October 18, 2016
Mike Terry, CEO, IndyGo
October 11, 2016
Michelle Study Campbell, CEO, Ronald McDonald House of Indiana
Providing Comfort and Care for Families in Crisis, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana
October 4, 2016
Perry Hammock, Executive Director, Indiana Bicentennial Commission
Indiana at 200: Celebrating the Hoosier State
September 27, 2016
Rotary Club of Indianapolis Pack Away Hunger Service Project for Indy Do Day
September 20, 2016
Cliff Chapman, Executive Director, Central Indiana Land Trust
Saving the Best, to Last. Cliff Chapman will highlight the natural wonders that surround us in Central Indiana and what CILTI is doing to protect them. As an organization, the Central Indiana Land Trust preserves the best of our natural areas protecting plants and animals so Hoosiers can experience the wonder of the state’s natural heritage.
September 13, 2016
Brian Murphy, Holcomb Observatory
The New and Improved Holcomb Telescope
The Holcomb Telescope is now a vastly improved version of its old self and is remotely operable and used by Butler students and faculty for research from anywhere in the world. In this presentation Brian Murphy gave a bit of history of the observatory, explained the improvements to the telescope and described the outreach and research programs at Holcomb Observatory.
September 6, 2016
Rev. Dr. Stephen Hrekio, Chin Community of Indiana
The Rotary Club of Indianapolis learned about the Chin community- the struggles they’ve experienced and their efforts to assimilate into Indianapolis and become valuable, educated, employed citizens.
August 23, 2016
Jeff Smulyan, Chairman of the Board, Emmis Communications Corp
Jeff Smulyan, discussed how NextRadio is a game changer for the radio and advertising industries. And, specific strategies that Emmis uses to adapt and change in order to remain relevant in the radio industry.
August 16, 2016
Howard Kellman, Voice of the Indianapolis Indians
Howard gave a presentation on Baseball, including a few of his favorite recollections regarding the Indianapolis Indians.
August 9, 2016
Hunter Smith, Musician and retired Indianapolis Colt
Hunter Smith was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.
August 2, 2016
Chef Thom England, DIG In and Ivy Tech Culinary School
Chef Thom England, is a professional chef, food writer, educator and mentor and has shared his expertise with many aspiring and seasoned chefs for over 20 years. Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Chef England trained in New York at the Culinary Institute of America.
July 26, 2016
Panel Discussion: Who is Responsible for Patient Safety?
Ken Lazarus, MD,
Academic Content Specialist for the Indiana University School of Medicine
Sharon Barclay, RN, MSN
CEO of Hancock Regional Hospital
Indianapolis Rotarian, Betty Tonsing, Ph.D., CLSS/GB
Author, Stand in the Way! Patient Advocates Speak Out
July 19, 2016
David Shaheed and a performance by the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
Judge David Shaheed shared his experience as the grandfather of an MYO student and an adult participant. This program is so much more than just music education- it is about creating great citizens through character education, family engagement and mentorship.
July 12, 2016
Don Knebel, President, Center for Interfaith Cooperation
What Truth Can Set Us Free? How to view the religious beliefs of others in ways that encourage respect and not fear and hatred.
July 5, 2016
Tom Richardson, Director of Training & Development, Rainmakers
A professional development opportunity for Rotarians to learn more about how to maximize networking by building authentic relationships that will help them achieve their personal and professional goals.
June 28, 2016
Growing Rotary Celebration Dinner and Awards Program
June 21, 2016
Susan Miles with Riley Children’s Foundation, Kids Sharing and Caring Director
Susan Miles is passionate about sharing news of the hospital’s good work and invites youth to discover the power of philanthropy.
June 14, 2016
Jonathan Nalli, Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent
After two years as CEO of Indiana’s second largest health care system – and the state’s seventh largest employer – Jonathan Nalli has fully immersed himself into what he calls “a deeper purpose” to drive patient-centered excellence across the statewide ministry of St.Vincent.
June 7, 2016
President Elect Sheila Carlson and Brenden Paradies
Rotarian President Elect Sheila Carlson and her son, Brenden Paradies, talked about the journey they have taken during Brenden’s transition- he was born a female but has been living life now identifying as male.
May 31, 2016
Congressman Todd Rokita
Todd Rokita is serving and fighting for all Hoosiers so they can build better lives for themselves and their families.
May 10, 2016
Tanya Walton Pratt, Judge of the US District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Tanya Walton Pratt was appointed judge of the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, on June 15, 2010. Judge Pratt is the first African-American federal judge in Indiana history.
May 3, 2016
Rodney Mann, Executive Director, Scottish Rite Cathedral
History of the Scottish Rite Cathedral
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral is a magnificent example of Tudor-Gothic architecture and is the home of Freemason member activities, as well as public and community events.
April 26, 2016
High School Honors Day with Sue Ellsperman
Political Civility in Public Service. American politics is often framed as a fight or war between parties and candidates. The current presidential elections still in the primary season have set a new low bar for language and attacks. At the same time, voters beg for “nonpoliticians” to run for office. Sue will share her own journey, the positive impacts of political civility on governing, and the practical policies, skills and mechanisms that can promote excellence in public service.
April 19, 2016
Professor Tom Turpin
Professor Tom Turpin from Purdue University’s Entomology Department will be sharing his insight into Honey Bees and pollinators. Professor Turpin has published several articles and spoken to many groups about the importance of bees and pollinators. In fact, he can draw on his own personal experiences as a Bee Keeper.
April 12, 2016
Clay Robinson, Sun King Brewing Company
“If you want to be a community leader, you’ve got to support those who share your vision,” co-founder/brewer Clay Robinson.
April 5, 2016
Dale Ogden, Chief Curator of Cultural History, Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites
Indiana in 200 Objects
Indiana in 200 Objects; A Bicentennial Celebration will introduce significant moments, events, artifacts and people from Indiana’s past and present, as well as present our state’s amazing natural history.
March 29, 2016
Leonard Hoops, president & CEO, Visit Indy
The Why, How, and What’s Next for Indy’s $4.5 billion tourism economy
Visit Indy CEO Leonard Hoops will share why tourism is critical to the region’s economy (hint: it’s about jobs and tax revenues), how Visit Indy has been doing, and what still needs to be done for Indy to become a must-see destination.
March 22, 2016
Anucha Browne, VP, Women’s Basketball Championships
Anucha Browne is the NCAA’s vice president of women’s basketball championships. In this role, Browne sets the strategic direction for, and oversees the operation and management of, the Division I, II and III women’s basketball championships.
March 15, 2016
Ann Murtlow, President and CEO, United Way
On April 1, 2013, Ann D. Murtlow became the 13th executive to lead United Way of Central Indiana. She was chosen following a national search and has extensive corporate and nonprofit board experience.
March 8, 2016
Brian Payne, CICF
CICF will turn 100 years old in 2016 and it has big plans to celebrate its role in promoting philanthropy in Central Indiana since 1916.
CICF is one of the largest and oldest community foundations in the country. It has had a tremendous impact in furthering the Arts such as the Cultural Trail, the Nature Conservancy, and other charitable endeavors in central Indiana. Brian is former executive director of the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre.
February 23, 2016.
Michael McRobbie, President, Indiana University
Michael A. McRobbie became the 18th president of Indiana University on July 1, 2007. IU is one of the largest university systems in the U.S. with eight campuses, a total budget of around $3 billion, and more than 7,000 faculty, 11,000 staff, and nearly 115,000 students.
February 16, 2016.
Mike Pence, Governor of the State of Indiana
February 2, 2016.
Natalie Sutton, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen® Central Indiana
25 years of local impact
Susan G. Komen Central Indiana is celebrating the 25th Annual Race for the Cure on April 16, 2016. Learn how thousands of volunteers, participants and small donations come together each year to create a big impact on our community and the lives of local women affected by breast cancer.
January 26, 2016.
Kevin Brinegar, President and CEO, Indiana Chamber
Kevin joined the Indiana Chamber’s lobbying team in November 1992, became the chief lobbyist and senior vice president of government affairs in 1997 and president and CEO in 2002.
January 19, 2016.
Marc Konesco, Founder / CEO, Tact
A Sabbatical from the Corporate Life: A family of 5 sails the ocean for 2 years
January 12, 2016.
Jerome Adams, State Health Commissioner
Public health issues in the state of Indiana
January 5, 2016.
Rotary District 6560, Governor, Mark Blade
Be a Gift to the World