Speaker Date Topic
Lisa Court Feb 21, 2019
Shriner's Hospital

Lisa is the Director of Development for Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Galveston and has been an advancement professional in higher education, healthcare, community service and the arts for 30 years.  She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego (Ah-swee-Go) and LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY.


Lisa enjoys a long history in Rotary - Her father Richard was a Rotarian, her family hosted numerous exchange students and she too was a Rotary exchange student to Cape Town, South Africa.  Lisa was a member of the Cortland Rotary Club, co-chaired the youth exchange committee and subsequently served as club president in 2001.  She is now a member of the Galveston Rotary Club.  She moved to Texas nearly three years ago to join her brothers who have settled in Galveston.


Lisa is here today to share the powerful story of Shriner’s Hospital for Children and their mission of “Love to the Rescue!”

Brian Troy and PEP graduates Feb 28, 2019
JuliAnna Jelinek Mar 07, 2019
The Arbor School
The Arbor School

JuliAnna Jelinek serves as Executive Director of The Arbor School. Previous to assuming this role, she served as The Arbor’s Chief Development Officer for two years. As Executive Director, Ms. Jelinek is responsible for overall management of The Arbor including operations, brand management, business development, and public engagement. Prior to joining The Arbor, Ms. Jelinek spent over seven years in business development and fundraising for public policy and advocacy groups in Arizona, California, and Washington D.C.

Mary Green Mar 14, 2019
The Hay Center
Dr. Ed Nash Mar 21, 2019
Stem Cell Therapy
Alex Johny Mar 28, 2019
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Barry Ward Apr 11, 2019
Ted Bereswill Apr 18, 2019
Presidential Advance
Nicole Normandin Apr 25, 2019
Stuff The Sleigh


Nicole Normandin currently serves as the Executive Director for Stuff the Sleigh, a nonprofit organization that supports the psychosocial and emotional needs of pediatric cancer and hematology patients and families. Over the last ten years, Nicole has worked with vulnerable populations in several capacities – most recently as a Clinical Social Worker at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and as a Community Outreach Specialist with the American Cancer Society.


Nicole has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Social Work, both from the University of Texas at Austin. In May 2017, she completed the Rice University Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives. She has extensive work volunteering and serving others, including time as the President of Student Hope, a pilot program through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


What she loves most about her role in Stuff the Sleigh is the ability to give each patient, sibling and parent a little something to make them smile despite the devastating circumstances around them. When Nicole’s father lost his 7-year battle to pancreatic cancer, her personal and professional passion for positively impacting the lives of cancer patients was reinforced, allowing her to lead the efforts made by Stuff the Sleigh.

Alicia Lawyer May 02, 2019
Vanessa Wyche May 09, 2019
John Thornton - Eva and Caty May 23, 2019
Rotary Youth Exchange: Year-End Presentations
John Thornton - Enea May 30, 2019
Rotary Youth Exchange: Year-End Presentations
Installation at Pico's Jun 20, 2019 8:15 AM
Gary Gillen will be installing our new officers for 2019-2010.