Agenda for On Line Meeting 2021
30 November 2021
6:30 PM PDT
- Welcome from Immediate Past President Barbara Gaughen-Muller
- Roll call and Introductions
- David Wick, President calls the meeting to order
- Current Announcements and News
- Comments and Questions
30 November 2021
Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., President and co-CEO of HeartMath
Deborah Rozman has over thirty years of experience as a business executive, serial entrepreneur, psychologist, author, and educator. She has been involved with HeartMath since its inception, first as founding executive director of the non-profit HeartMath Institute , then as executive vice president of HeartMath LLC, and for the past decade as founding director, President and CEO of Quantum Intech Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc) and more recently of HeartMath LLC. Prior to her work at HeartMath she was EVP of Biogenics, Inc., a biotech firm, from 1981 to 1987 and managed 90 employees through the company’s rapid growth, going from $3 million in sales to $17 million in nine months. She is also co-author with Doc Childre of HeartMath’s Transforming Series: Transforming Stress, Transforming Anger, Transforming Anxiety and Transforming Depression, and is a key spokesperson on HeartMath, heart intelligence, managing stress in these changing times and heart-based living.
7 December 2021
Darra Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita at Williams College. The founding editor of the journal Gastronomica, she is also the author of six award-winning cookbooks. Darra has consulted for the Council of Europe on using food as a tool for tolerance and diversity and has held distinguished fellowships in food studies at the University of Toronto and the University of Melbourne. She currently sits on the board of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts and is a member of the advisory “Kitchen Cabinet” of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. In 2020 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
14 December 2021
JonDarr Bradshaw is a former NASA contractor and military aviator with extensive experience in the aerospace industry. Working alongside NASA scientists, engineers, and astronauts, JonDarr has teamed up with science and technology educators from across the country to develop a variety of award-winning, aerospace-themed, engineering design challenges and activities for middle and high school students.
Mr. Bradshaw’s extensive experience in STEM education (spanning over 25 years) includes over 15 years with NASA’s SEMAA Project where he served as a the coordinator of the program’s first Aerospace Education Laboratory, the national training team lead, and eventually served as the
program’s National Operations Manager in the National SEMAA Office. He was the interim V.P. for
Education and Programs at Nashville’s Cumberland Science Center, and was a key team member at
Ohio’s Center of Science and Industry (COSI) contributing to such award-winning traveling exhibitions as Mission to Mars™ and Virtual Racing™. He has also designed, developed and facilitated over 1,000 hours of STEM-focused, professional development for science teachers at all levels. Through his work with NASA, JonDarr has designed and facilitated 28 spaced-themed robotics competitions and also provided key support for 52 local, 38 regional and 12 international robotics championship events for the FIRST and VEX Robotics Programs.
Mr. Bradshaw has appeared numerous television programs and science-related specials. This includes an appearance in the episode “Quest for Mars” from the PBS television series “Space Age” and was the “Science Guy,” a reoccurring subject matter expert on the long running TNN variety show “Nashville Tonight.” As a NASA contractor working with education, JonDarr has written and appeared in numerous NASA training and professional development videos and served as the head writer and program host for the award-winning, web-based, educational series “NASA Now!”
JonDarr is the 2002 recipient of the Frank G. Brewer Award for excellence in aerospace education, the 2003 recipient of the NASA’s prestigious John M. Hairston Jr., Trailblazer Award, and a 2007 co-recipient of a NASA Group achievement Award for his work with both the NASA SEMAA project and the Aerospace Education Laboratory (AEL) project. He is also a past member of Civil Air Patrol’s National Aerospace Education Advisory Committee and was the 2007 recipient of the FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Outstanding Volunteer Award winner.
JonDarr attended The Ohio State University and earned his Senior Aviation Badge at the U.S. Army
Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker. He currently serves as the Community Engagement
Coordinator and Aerospace Education Lead at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio where he engages young people and their families to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education across a variety of technology-based platforms. JonDarr is a cancer survivor and proud grandparent whose hobbies include astronomy, aviation, model rocketry, and robotics.
21 December 2021
Rudy Westervelt, Food Safety and Your Family
Rudy Westervelt has a BS degree from Cornell University and a MS degree from the University of Connecticut. He is a motivational speaker and a business coach, helping individuals and organizations handle change effectively.
His business career in food manufacturing and food safety have used his education in animal and meat science.
In his Rotary life, he is a member of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace, D5330. In District 5330, he was the District Governor in 2015-16. He was the convener of the Rotary World Peace Conference 2016, named as a Presidential Peace Conference, and Rotary World Peace Conference 2020. He is a Cadre member for The Rotary Foundation.
Rudy is the Co-Chair for RLI, Chair of Strategic Planning and Grants Chair in Rotary District 5330.
Rudy is a board member of Plan It Life, a non-profit organization, that manages group homes for foster children with advanced social problems. Rudy is a member of Mediators Beyond Borders International.
28 December 2021
Scott Martin, MBBI & Peace Fellow
Environmentally Friendly Living Christmas Tree Farm wins Shark Tank partnership with Mark Cuban. Also, Positive Peace Work on Entrepreneurship in Trinidad