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.
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
Date: 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
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.
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 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.
Delaware’s Mt. Cuba Center with Jeff Downing
Date: 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.
The State of Small Business with Damian DeStefano
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.
Delaware’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative with Sheila Bravo
Date: 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.