Featured Programs and Speakers

The Rotary Club of Wilmington meets on Thursdays at Noon. Each week, subject matter experts present on topics relevant to public and private sectors in the City of Wilmington, the state of Delaware and across the globe.

To learn more about upcoming events, visit the calendar. Information and recordings of previous programs can be accessed via the links below.

jeff bullock delaware

The role that the Secretary of State plays in Delaware and the impact of the COVID-19 on the local economy. 

Date: August 13, 2020

Speaker: Jeffrey W. Bullock, Delaware Secretary of State

Topic: Delaware Secretary of State

Learn more and watch the interview with Secretary Bullock here.

The Business Case for Early Childcare Education

Date: August 6, 2020

Speaker: Julia Barfield, MPH, MSW, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Topic: Early Childcare Education in Delaware and the United States.

Learn more and watch the interview with Julia Barfield of the United States Chamber of Commerce here.

Social Determinants of Health

Date:  July 30, 2020

Speaker: Joel Brown, Christiana Care

Topic: Social Determinants of Health

Learn more and watch the interview with Joel Brown of Christiana Care here.

Education in Delaware and the Digital Divide

Kendall Massett Education DelawareDate: July 23, 2020

Speaker: Kendall Massett, Delaware Charter School Network

Topic: The State of Education in Delaware and the impact of the Digital Divide on students and families.  

Learn more and watch the interview with Kendall Massett of the Delaware Charter Schools Network here.

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Dean Gary Henry Delaware

Date: July 16, 2020

Speaker: Dean Gary Henry, University of Delaware

Topic: Early Childcare Education 

Learn more and watch the interview with Dean Gary Henry of the University of Delaware here.

Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Caregivers with Heather Farley, M.D. of ChristianaCare

Date: May 21, 2020

Speaker: Heather Farley, M.D., MHCDS, FACEP, Chief Wellness Officer, ChristianaCare

Topic: Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Caregivers

Learn more and watch the interview with Heather Farley of ChristianaCare here.

COVID-19 Market Outlook with Kei A. Sasaki, CFA, Regional CIO of Wells Fargo

Date: May 14, 2020

Speaker: Kei A. Sasaki, CFA®, Regional Chief Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Topic: Darkness Before Dawn: Looking Beyond the Crisis

Learn more and watch the interview with Kei A. Sasaki, CFA here.

Joseph Kang Piano

Concert Series with Pianist Joseph Kang

Date: May 7, 2020

Guest: Joseph Kang

Topic: Concert Series with Pianist Joseph Kang

Learn more and watch the concert and Q&A with Joseph here.

The State of Early Childhood Education in Delaware with Lucinda Ross

Date: April 30, 2020

Speaker: Lucinda Ross, Executive Director of St. Michael’s and President of daeyc

Topic: Challenges of Early Childhood Education in Delaware (Before, During and post COVID-19)

Learn more and watch the interview with Lucinda Ross here.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Restaurant & Hospitality Industry with Xavier TeixidoXavier Teixido

Date: April 23, 2020

Speaker: Xavier Teixido, owner of Harry’s Hospitality Group

Topic: COVID-19 and the impact on the Restaurant & Hospitality Industry

Learn more and watch the interview with Xavier Teixido here. 

Jeff DowningDelaware’s Mt. Cuba Center with Jeff Downing

Mt Cuba Center DelawareDate: April 16, 2020

Speaker: Jeff Downing, Executive Director

Topic: Delaware’s Best Kept Secret, The Mt. Cuba Center

Learn more and watch the interview with Jeff Downing here. 

Damian DeStefano DelawareThe State of Small Business with Damian DeStefano

Division of Small Business Delaware

Date: April 9, 2020

Speaker: Damian DeStefano, Director of Small Business

Topic: Resources and Relief for Delaware Small Businesses

Learn more and watch the interview with Damian here. 

Sheila Bravo DANADelaware’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative with Sheila Bravo

Delaware Nonprofit DANADate: April 2, 2020

Speaker: Sheila Bravo, Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA)

Topic: A Nonprofit Collaborative Response to the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic

Learn more and watch the interview with Sheila here.