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Current (and Past) Meeting Schedule

Recent and Future Speakers

5/17/24The Intersection of Business and Sustainability and how to Benefit from It
5/24/24No Meeting. Have a great Memorial Day
5/31/24Bob Whitson — “Civil War Artifacts and Background”
6/7/24Tiffanie Marksbury — “Diabetes Programs…History, Experience and Value”
6/14/24Alex Scarbrough Fisher — “Small World Yoga”
6/21/24Stacey Levine — “State Parks and Added Value to Community”
6/28/24Installation of new Officers
7/5/24July 4 Holiday
7/14/24Deb Macfarlane Enright: CEO Macfarlane Group — Corporate Responsibility and Its Impact on the Community

Discover the Transformative Power of Small World Yoga: Liz Veyhl & Alex Fisher

Speaker Friday, June 14, 2024 On June 14th at 7:15 am, the Green Hills Rotary Club is thrilled to welcome Liz Veyhl, Founder and Executive Director, and Alex Fisher, Founding Board Member and yoga instructor, from Small World Yoga. This dynamic duo will provide an inside look into Nashville’s first and only nonprofit yoga studio and its mission to increase access to yoga across…

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Discover the Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children: Tiffanie Marksbury

Speaker Friday, June 7, 2024 On June 7th at 7:15 am, the Green Hills Rotary Club welcomes Tiffanie Marksbury, APN from Vanderbilt Diabetes and Endocrinology, to discuss the Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children (TCDC). This camp provides a unique experience for children living with Type 1 diabetes. With over 1.45 million Americans affected by Type 1 diabetes, and 64,000 new cases diagnosed each year,…

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Discover Nashville’s Civil War History Through Artifacts: Bobby Whitson

Speaker Friday, May 31, 2024 Join the Green Hills Rotary Club on Thursday, May 31st at 7:15am for Bobby Whitson’s insightful presentation. The purpose of this meeting is to network with fellow Rotarians and learn about an important period in Nashville’s past. The Battle of Nashville was a critical event that essentially ended the Civil War in the Western Theater. However, much of the…

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Unlocking Sustainable Business Opportunities: Jeff Gowdy, Owen Graduate School

Speaker Friday, May 17, 2024 The Green Hills Rotary Club is honored to welcome Jeff Gowdy, Adjunct Professor of Management at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, as the guest speaker at our upcoming meeting on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:15 AM. He is a globally recognized thought leader and practitioner in this field of sustainable business practices. During the meeting,…

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Get Ready to Bid! Green Hills Rotary Club’s Huge Auction Fundraiser

Fundraiser Saturday, May 4, 2024 Circle Saturday, May 4, 2024 on your calendar because the Green Hills Rotary Club is bringing the thrill and excitement with its epic Auction Fundraiser! This can’t-miss event will be held at the luxurious Abbottsford Clubhouse, offering a fabulous evening of mingling over hors d’oeuvres and beverages before the real rush begins – an auction lineup absolutely overflowing with…

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A Closer Look at Cockrill Elementary with Principal Casey W. Campbell

Speaker Friday, May 3, 2024 The Green Hills Rotary Club is pleased to have Casey W. Campbell, Principal of Cockrill Elementary School, as our guest speaker for the upcoming meeting on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:15 AM. During his presentation, Campbell will provide an overview of Cockrill Elementary, a school serving a historically working-class neighborhood that has been experiencing gentrification in recent years. He…

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Barb Izzo Shares Her Unwavering Commitment to a Polio-Free Future

Speaker Friday, April 19, 2024 Empowering a Polio-Free Future The Green Hills Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Barb Izzo as the featured speaker at our upcoming meeting on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:15 AM. Izzo will be sharing her personal connection to the devastating impact of polio and her ongoing commitment to the global eradication of this disease. Izzo’s journey with polio began…

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Thomas Gooch — Recovering More than Just Sobriety

Speaker Friday, April 12, 2024 The Holistic Approach of “Our Father’s House” Rebuilding Families The Green Hills Rotary Club is pleased to invite all members to an insightful meeting on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:15 AM. In addition to valuable networking opportunities, attendees will have the privilege of hearing from a distinguished guest speaker, Mr. Thomas Gooch. Thomas Gooch is the Founder and Executive…

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David A. Smith — The Rise of Legal Sports Wagering in Tennessee

Speaker Friday, April 5, 2024 The Green Hills Rotary Club welcomes David A. Smith, Director of Engagement for the Tennessee Sports Wagering Council, to speak at our weekly meeting on Wednesday, April 5th at 7:15am. Mr. Smith will provide an inside look at the state’s foray into legalized online sports betting since its launch in November 2020. Over $10 billion has already been wagered…

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Eden Murrie — Supporting Middle TN’s Veteran Community

Speaker Friday, March 22, 2024 The Green Hills Rotary Club welcomes Eden Murrie, CEO of Operation Stand Down Tennessee, for our weekly meeting on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:15am. An Air Force veteran herself, Ms. Murrie will discuss the vibrant veteran ecosystem here in Middle Tennessee. She will provide an overview of Operation Stand Down’s critical mission to engage, equip and empower local military…

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Bre Clark — Enriching Lives at Nashville’s Senior Renaissance Center

Speaker Friday, March 15, 2024 The Green Hills Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Bre Clark, Program Coordinator for the Senior Renaissance Center (SRC), as our guest speaker on March 8th at 7:15am. Ms. Clark will provide an inside look at SRC’s mission of empowering older adults through community connection, continued learning opportunities, and engaging activities. A Nashville mainstay for 35 years, SRC is…

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David Delaney — Unlocking Your Strengths with ADHD?

Speaker Friday, March 8, 2024 The Root Down. An ADHD-Inspired Presentation and Process to Know, Respect, and Connect Yourself. The Green Hills Rotary Club is excited to welcome David Delaney, communication expert and CEO of Futureforth, for our weekly meeting on March 8th at 7:15am. Mr. Delaney’s presentation is titled “The Root Down: An ADHD-Inspired Presentation and Process to Know, Respect, and Connect Yourself.”…

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Karen Woolridge — Unpacking Tennessee’s Literacy Crisis and Cycle of Poverty?

Speaker Friday, March 1, 2024 Does America have a literacy problem or a poverty problem? The Green Hills Rotary Club invites you to our weekly meeting on Friday, February 23rd at 7:15am featuring guest speaker Karen Woolridge. Ms. Woolridge is a veteran Nashville educator with over 38 years of experience in Metro schools, after-school programs, and teacher training. Her presentation will examine the alarming…

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Andrea Prince — Preserving Affordable Housing in Nashville

Speaker Friday, February 23, 2024 Rebuilding Nashville Together The Green Hills Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Andrea Prince, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Nashville, to speak at our weekly meeting on Friday, February 23rd at 7:15am. Ms. Prince will discuss the critical importance of maintaining safe, affordable housing options for Nashville’s most vulnerable residents. She will share details on Rebuilding Together Nashville’s efforts…

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Rob Quinn — Distinguishing Normal Memory Loss from Dementia

Speaker Friday, February 16, 2024 Dementia, Aging and Memory Loss Over Time Join the Green Hills Rotary Club for our weekly meeting on Friday, February 16th at 7:15am as we welcome Dr. Rob Quinn to speak on the important topic of dementia and memory loss. Many of us have an elderly family member or friend diagnosed with some form of dementia. Dr. Quinn will…

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Lisa O’Dell — Supporting Nashville’s Small Business Growth

Speaker Friday, February 9, 2024 Starting a Small Business – SCORE Mentor The Green Hills Rotary Club welcomes Lisa O’Dell, Chair of the Nashville SCORE Chapter, to speak at our weekly meeting on Friday, February 9th at 7:15am. Ms. O’Dell will discuss SCORE’s mission of supporting small business owners through free mentoring and educational resources. With over 20 years of marketing leadership experience, including…

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Howard Osaitile — Mastering People Skills for Business

Speaker Friday, February 2, 2024 Using DISC for Business Success The Green Hills Rotary Club is pleased to host Howard Osaitile as our featured guest speaker at this Friday’s weekly meeting on February 2nd, 7:15am. Mr. Osaitile brings over a decade of leadership experience managing complex healthcare technology projects. He will share his insights on “Mastering People Skills for Business” – defining emotional intelligence…

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Jim Easter, Easter Healthcare — The Future of AI in Healthcare

Speaker Friday, January 12, 2024 The Future of AI in Healthcare The Green Hills Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Jim Easter, healthcare executive and strategist, as our guest speaker at this Friday’s meeting on January 26th at 7:15am. Mr. Easter will discuss the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in advancing healthcare treatment plans, methods, and techniques moving forward. He will provide an overview…

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Kelli Nowers, Awake TN — Support to Women and Children

Speaker Friday, January 12, 2024 Advancing Justice and Equity in Tennessee. The Green Hills Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Kelli Nowers, Executive Director of AWAKE TN, as our guest speaker at this Friday’s meeting on January 12th at 7:15am. AWAKE TN is a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 with a mission to advocate for the advancement of women and young people in Tennessee…

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Jim Shulman — Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cumberland University

Speaker Friday, January 5, 2024 Politics, academia, business, How are they alike and how are they different? Our speaker this week Jim Shulman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cumberland University, will give us an idea of what he has learned over the past 3 months switching from political life to academia. Jim Shulman is a new Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cumberland….

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Daryl Curry, Nashville Chamber — Talent Education and the Nashville Chamber

Speaker Friday, December 15, 2023 Closing Nashville’s Talent Gap The Green Hills Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Daryl Curry, Director of Education and Workforce Partnerships at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, as our guest speaker at this Friday’s meeting on December 8th at 7:15 am at the Boy Scout Service Center on Hillsboro Road. Mr. Curry will discuss the pressing issue of…

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Alex Langerman, M.D., Surgeon — “Value of Recording and Data Science in Surgery”

Speaker Friday, December 8, 2023 Transforming Surgery for the Future The Green Hills Rotary Club will hold its weekly meeting on Friday, December 8th at 7:15am. We are excited to welcome Dr. Alexander Langerman, head and neck surgeon and researcher at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as our guest speaker. Dr. Langerman’s talk is titled “Transforming Surgery for the Future.” He will discuss how recording…

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Ms. Lesley-Ann Browning, Director of Pediatric Surgical Clinics — Pediatric Care Spotlight

Speaker Friday, December 1, 2023 Join Us for Our Next Rotary Meeting – Pediatric Care Spotlight The Green Hill Rotary Club invites you to our upcoming weekly meeting on Friday, December 1st at 7:15am, located at the Boy Scout Service Center (123 Main St). We are thrilled to have Ms. Lesley-Ann Browning, Director of Pediatric Surgical Clinics at the prestigious Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s…

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Julia Tanner and Beth Easter — Cello and Story: An Autumn/Thanksgiving Surprise

Speaker Friday, November 17, 2023 Join us this Friday, November 17th at 7:15am for our weekly Green Hill Rotary Club meeting. Our special guests will be Julia Tanner and Beth Easter, who will present “Cello and Story: An Autumn/Thanksgiving Surprise.” Julia and Beth’s presentation will focus on nurturing thankfulness in our hearts through story and music. Julia Tanner was the assistant principal cellist with…

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