Speaker Date Topic
Jennifer Warren, Co-Founder, The Hague School Jun 18, 2019
The Hague School, A Unique Approach to Learning
The Hague School, A Unique Approach to Learning

Ms. Warren holds a Juris Doctor degree and is one of the founders of The Hague School, currently serving as the school’s Associate Head of School.  She served as the Business and Litigation Manager of Warren & Associates from 2001 through 2018 and has taught numerous Alternative Dispute Resolution courses through Old Dominion University both locally and abroad, in addition to providing team-building training and managerial courses to businesses and organizations throughout Virginia. Wearing various hats in preparation for the school’s opening in the fall, she has been instrumental in defining the school’s brand and vision, creating community partnerships and outreach opportunities, and speaking to area organizations and schools in seeking student enrollment. In addition, she will offer electives in Women’s Studies to reflect her passion for building confidence and self-esteem in young women while empowering them to express themselves at the table and serve as the school’s International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator, guiding the school through the candidacy process through authorization to offer the Diploma Programme for the 11th and 12th grades.


Next meeting will be Tuesday, 09 July, when we will induct the 2019-2020 Board of Directors.


Next meeting will be Tuesday, 09 July, when we will induct the 2019-2020 Board of Directors.

New Club President Lorna Cochrane Jul 09, 2019
Rotary Club 2019-20 Board Induction
Rotary Club 2019-20 Board Induction
David S. Rosenthal, CLM Norfolk Dept. of Utilities Jul 16, 2019
History of the Norfolk Water System
History of the Norfolk Water System

Past President of the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads, David S. Rosenthal currently serves as Assistant District Governor for our Region 14.  He is a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member and Benefactor, and a Paul Harris Fellow.  David also is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science (Biology and Geology) from the University of Akron, OH and a Master of Arts degree in Oceanography and Limnology from Western Connecticut State University.  A Certified Lake Manager (CLM), David has been employed by the City of Norfolk for nearly 30 years.  As Reservoir Manager, he oversees the City's eight drinking water reservoirs and watersheds, including 200 miles of shoreline; water quality testing/analyses; shoreline protection and permitting; and recreation manager.  His duties also include aquatic plant management and restoration and public relations with waterfront property owners, anglers, and boaters.  He serves as official liaison with local, state and federal officials as well as non-profits engaged in lake and watershed management.  David and wife Lisa live in Virginia Beach.

Tiel Exchange Students Jul 23, 2019
Our Cultural Experience of the United States
No Club Meeting Jul 30, 2019
Jutta Page, Director, Barry Art Museum Aug 06, 2019
Barry Art Museum @ ODU
TBA, NATO Aug 13, 2019
Buddy Gadams, President Marathon Development Group Aug 20, 2019
Downtown Norfolk Development
Downtown Norfolk Development

Buddy Gadams has lived in Norfolk Virginia since 1993.  In the last 10 years Buddy has closed over 600 million in real estate deals, which has made him Norfolk’s largest private real estate owner. With a focus on State Historic Tax Credits, New Market tax credits and Opportunity Zone Properties, his projects have  included condos, apartments, office, industrial, marinas and retail.  Buddy’s specialties are in Capital Markets with Debt and Equity. Buddy was a founder of the Virginia Chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and he is also a member of the YPO Family Office organization. YPO is a global organization with over 20,000 members who are business owners. In 2018, he was appointed by the Governor to the James Madison University Board of Visitors. 

No Club Meeting Aug 27, 2019
Dr. James T. Roberts, CPS Superintendent (Retired) Sep 10, 2019
A Discussion on State Funding for Public Schools
A Discussion on State Funding for Public Schools

Dr. James T. Roberts Roberts started his career in 1969 as a social studies teacher at Portsmouth’s I.C. Norcom High School. He later worked as an assistant principal at Manor High School, and in various central office positions for Portsmouth.  He came to Chesapeake in 1995 as budget director; he became an assistant superintendent in 2004, and in 2010 was named superintendent, serving until his retirement last year.  Dr. Roberts was named the top superintendent for the Hampton Roads region in 2014.  Chesapeake has consistently posted the top graduation rates in South Hampton Roads in recent years, and its scores on Standards of Learning exams top the state average.  Under Dr. Roberts, Chesapeake Public Schools boasted one of the highest on-time graduation rates (92.7 percent) and one of the lowest drop-out rates (4.1 percent) in the Commonwealth.  The Chesapeake School Board Board cited Roberts’ financial knowledge as a key aspect of his leadership. Chesapeake avoided laying off staff members when funding was slashed during a recession early in his tenure.

Lisa Sands: Virginia Opera Sep 17, 2019
This season at Virginia Opera
This season at Virginia Opera

Adam Turner, Artistic Director of the Virginia Opera, says: "Whether you are a veteran opera-goer or contemplating your first “night at the opera,” I wholeheartedly encourage you to embrace the experience of heading to the theater to enjoy the talent and spectacle that is opera. You will be treated to the best voices in the world, the fabulous musicianship of two stellar symphony orchestras – the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Orchestra – as well as being thoroughly transported by the theatrical thrill of our productions’ lavish sets and vibrant costumes."  Past Rotarian Lisa Sands will tell us all about the upcoming season.

District Governor Clenise Platt Oct 01, 2019
District 7600
Erik Neal, Director, Chrysler Museum of Art Oct 08, 2019
Chrysler Museum of Art
Brian Smith, Ph.D., HRT Oct 15, 2019
Hampton Roads Transportation System

Dr. Smith is Chief of Staff at Hampton Roads Transit, where he supports the CEO in managing and directing agency work in collaboration with executive team members. Brian is a fourteenth generation native of Hampton Roads and a US Army veteran, receiving numerous medals and awards while serving as a Stinger Missile Team Chief with the First Infantry Division. He serves on the MPA National Advisory Board for Regent University. He is a LEAD Hampton Roads 2016 graduate and holds a seminary degree in addition to a PhD in organizational leadership. In 1999, he was a Delta International Scholar and studied abroad in Belgium. His doctoral research focused on leadership in collaborative regional networks. He has a master’s degree in public policy from Regent University and an advanced certificate in public administration from Old Dominion University, with an emphasis on public budgeting and finance. He is married to Monica, a public school music teacher, and is the proud father of two children who’ve both attended Norfolk Christian Schools since pre-K. Eli will be a freshman in high school next year, and Regan, along with most of Brian’s disposable income, will be headed to Virginia Commonwealth University starting this Fall.

No Club Meeting Oct 22, 2019
No Club Meeting Oct 29, 2019
PP Pam Tubbs, A Personal Polio Story Nov 05, 2019
A Personal Story of Polio
Les Parks, Dir of Horticulture, NBG Nov 12, 2019
Fall into Plants
Dr. C. W. Gowen, CKHD Nov 19, 2019
No Club Meeting Nov 26, 2019
Rotarian Greg Brockheim, Director The VA Zoo Dec 03, 2019
The Virginia Zoo
CPT Christopher Melhuish, USS Constitution Dec 10, 2019
USS Constitution