Speaker Date Topic
Rod Decker Jan 23, 2020
Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room
Michael Carney Jan 30, 2020
Youth Development on the Ute Reservation

For the past eleven years Arts-Kids and Arts-Teens have been serving the young people of the Uintah-Ouray Ute Reservation in northeast Utah. The program was designed by Social Worker Pat Sanger, who along with other Park City residents longed to respond to the variety of problems faced by today's teenagers. Arts-Kids and Teens focus on self-expression, both verbally and through a variety of creative activities. Rev. Michael Carney is the Vicar of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Whiterocks and the Coordinator of these programs. He and his wife have been serving there for three years, long enough to witness the positive impact of this work and the joy that young people find in the creative arts.

Matt Dias Feb 06, 2020
City Manager, Park City
Nicole Beal and Tatiana Feb 13, 2020
Project Amigo

Project Amigo provides scholarships that allow under-privileged students to continue their education, all the way through university. They were founded in the 1980’s by Rotarians from California and the majority of their donors are Rotarians to this day.They serve a handful of small rural communities in the Mexican state of Colima. For the 2019-2020 school year, they have 165 students in their scholarship program, from grade 7 through university. They do much more than just offer financial support and school supplies. There is an amazing and dedicated Mexican staff of 20 that work tirelessly to help these students reach their potential, not just academically, but as people.

Tatiana started in the Project Amigo program at age 12, when the scholarship is first available (seventh grade). In 2019 she completed her degree in architecture from the University of Colima. She will also share some of her personal story and how the opportunity to continue in school, as well as her interaction with volunteers from other countries, has impacted her life.

David Wiener, Chairman and CEO, 7Tunnels Feb 20, 2020
Quantum Computing

A very pertinent topic in today's world.  Scary implications for encrypted information.  Quantum computing can do in 200 seconds (three minutes and 20 seconds) what Summit, our fastest supercomputer, would take 10,000 years to do. Any existing encrypted information, whether it be business or national security related, is subject to being compromised by what is termed "brute force" quantum computer analysis.  

Mary Christa Smith Feb 27, 2020
Communities that Care - Student Health and Risk Prevention survey (SHARP) results

We know that prevention of substance use and suicide happens across our community – in our neighborhoods, schools and families.  Every 2 years the State of Utah conducts the Student Health and Risk Prevention survey (SHARP). Communities That Care utilizes the data in our coalition strategic planning to identify priorities for focus in our prevention work. On January 13th the coalition members will select/refine/reaffirm the prevention priority risk and protective factors. They will be at Sunrise Rotary to present those findings.


Bill Shillito and Jeff Kaplan Mar 12, 2020
ADRAG - Alzheimer Disease Rotary Action Group

Bill Shillito is a past district governor and is in charge of of the Alz Disease Rotary Action Group for national Rotary.

Jeff Kaplan is a member of Rotary and is employed by the Alz Assoc. as a development related person.