Speaker Date Topic
Tom Farley Jul 17, 2024
Growing Up Farley: A Story of Addiction, Love and Forgiveness
Growing Up Farley: A Story of Addiction, Love and Forgiveness

TOM FARLEY grew up in Madison and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Marketing.  He began his career in banking and finance, living and working in the New York City area.  From 1999 to 2012, he ran The Chris Farley Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit dedicated to substance abuse prevention. Like his brother, Tom was successful in opening the “eyes and ears” of youth audiences through the powerful and effective use of humor.  In 2008 he wrote “The Chris Farley Show”, a New York Time bestselling biography of his late brother, the actor and comedian Chris Farley.  In his Rotary presentation, Tom will chronicle his lifelong journey with his brother, Chris. Touching on lessons learned from Chris and his struggles with addiction, Tom will begin by speaking about his brother’s addiction and the affects it had on his family, and specifically, himself. He will discuss his own journey in recovery and his work as an advocate for those with substance use disorders. Using humor, the family gift, Tom approaches these difficult topics with compassion, generosity, and honesty. 

Mary Roth Jul 24, 2024 12:10 PM
MSCR: Your Public Recreation Department
MSCR: Your Public Recreation Department

Madison School & Community Recreation has been Madison’s public recreation provider since 1926. As a department of the Madison Metropolitan School District, MSCR plays a unique role in the community providing accessible recreation and enrichment opportunities to people of all ages while also supporting. MARY ROTH, Executive Director of MSCR, will share some unique ways MSCR supports the community, program opportunities you may be less familiar with and a celebrated partnership between Rotary Club of Madison and MSCR.

Marlene Sorenson & McKenzie Valenza Jul 31, 2024 12:10 PM
Human Trafficking in Dane County
Human Trafficking in Dane County

Human trafficking is a growing issue within our culture and our communities here in Dane County. This reality impacts each of us in ways we may not understand or initially recognize. MARLENE SORENSON, co-founder and CEO of Zeteo Community, will tell us what it means for us locally to empower individuals with accurate and up-to-date information regarding the complexities of human trafficking around us. We will hear the personal story of trafficking survivor, McKENZIE VALENZA, who was trafficked right here in Madison. Marlene will share about Zeteo Community which is working to meet one of the greatest needs the survivors face which is long term residential programming.  Zeteo Community workis to provide housing, healing and hope for women who have been sexually exploited and their children. She started Zeteo Community eight years ago alongside her husband Kenton. Together they have built a growing community of people working to bring solutions to the problem of human trafficking.

TBD Aug 07, 2024 12:10 PM
FBI Cyber: Imposing Risk & Consequence

This presentation will cover some of the following items:

  • the scope cybersecurity (What is the geographic area the FBI covers, how many staff do they have, what are the most common/most unusual types of cyber threats/cases they work on), 
  • what kind of challenges do they face in trying to keep ahead of technological advances used by hackers. 
  • How has AI helped prevent cyber attacks?  And conversely: how does AI make hackers more effective and dangerous? 
  • Has the FBI played a role in investigating the recent ransomware attacks 
TBD Aug 14, 2024 12:10 PM
Program Invitation Outstanding
Matthew Teague Aug 21, 2024
What If...A Magic Show (Bring a Child/Grandchild to Rotary Day)
What If...A Magic Show (Bring a Child/Grandchild to Rotary Day)

"What if --A MAgic Show About Following Your Dreams and the Power of Imagination."  MATTHEW TEAGUE is a world class, award winning American magician based in Madison, Wisconsin.  He has traveled around the country and is ready to astonish our audience on August 21 at the Park Hotel for Bring a Child to Rotary Day!  His magic has caught the attention of some of the most famous Magicians in the world, David Blaine and David Copperfield! He has been on the national tour with Abracadabra, created by Brett Daniels of the Broadway smash hit The Ellusionist. Matthew has appeared on Pop TV's Don't Blink, CW's Street Magic and most recently, Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 

Rotary District Governor Todd Restel Aug 28, 2024 12:10 PM
District Governor Address
No Meeting Nov 27, 2024
No Meeting
Holiday Buffet Lunch Dec 18, 2024
Holiday Buffet Lunch
Holiday - No Meeting Dec 25, 2024
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Holiday - No Meeting Jan 01, 2025
Holiday - No Meeting