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.

Join us on September 9 to hear County Executive Matt Meyer speak.

Join us on September 9 to hear County Executive Matt Meyer speak about the actions he took to ensure residents were kept safe from the COVID-19 virus and prepare for a fast economic recovery, as well as the successful conversion of a 192 room hotel into the NCC Hope Center, the largest full-service homeless shelter in state history.

Date: September 9, 2021 | In-person Meeting

Speaker: New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer

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Join us to hear Robert Stechuk from UnidosUS and Karen Lantz from the Latin American Community Center to discuss early childhood education among the Latinx population.

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Rotary Club of Wilmington’s focus on early childhood education, we will welcome Robert Stechuk from UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, and Karen Lantz from the Latin American Community Center, to discuss early childhood education among the Latinx population nationally and locally.

Date: September 16, 2021 | Virtual Meeting

Speakers: Robert Stechuk from UnidosUS and Karen Lantz, from the Latin American Community Center

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Local historian Kevin McGonegal will join us in-person to reveal tales of “Wilmington’s infamous past” from his new book Wicked Wilmington Delaware.

Date: September 23, 2021 | In-person Meeting

Speakers: Local historian Kevin McGonegal

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The History Committee of the Rotary Club of Wilmington has set a goal of embracing the Club’s history and that includes the history of the club and its context in the city and the region.

The Fellowship Committee has joined this effort and will offer a chance to take in some history Thursday, September 30, we’ll forgo our usual meeting for a walking tour of Market Street.

Please join the Delaware Historical Society for a walking tour of Market Street—consider it a stroll of a meeting. We’ll convene at the Hotel duPont side of Rodney Square at Noon. We’ll walk for 60-75 minutes down the heart of the commercial district exploring its social and architectural history and current efforts to preserve and activate historic buildings on the street. We’ll end at the Delaware Historical Society, where restrooms are available.

Date: September 30, 2021 | In-person

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