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June 25: Carmela Carr - Induction of NB Rotary Club Officers for 2021- 2022



Denise Mainville – A New Approach to “Doing Development”: Leveraging the Private Sector to Achieve Food Security and Alleviate Poverty, with Examples from Africa

April 30th
Denise Mainville

Denise is an Agricultural economist dedicated to poverty alleviation, food security, and economic and agricultural development. Her expertise is in agri-food market systems
development, value-chain analysis, gender, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, organizational development, relief-to-development, incentive-based development approaches, and behavior change. She has sector-specific experience in staple and high-value markets including grains and legumes, fresh produce, spices, cacao, and seed with professional experience in Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Central and South Asia. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, with rudimentary French, Swahili, Bangla and Juba Arabic.

Ron Kaltenbaugh – Electric Cars

April 23rd
Ron Kaltenbaugh

Climate change is often referred to as a problem for future generations impacting our children and grandchildren. However, the impacts are being felt today. Also, just like saving for retirement, actions taken today have an outsized impact over actions taken many years from now. This presentation will describe everything you need to know about how electric cars are an important part of the solution.

Ron Kaltenbaugh has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and works as a Network Engineer for a Fortune 500 company. He is President of the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC (EVADC) and is Chair the of the Frederick County Sustainability Commission. In March of this year, Ron attended a Climate Reality Project conference in Denver, CO and has been refining and making this presentation on climate change to a variety of audiences.

Jane Meyers – Lubuto Library Partners

April 16th
Jane Meyers

Jane’s experience in library development and implementation spans four decades. She has organized libraries for USAID’s Office of Women in Development, Sahel Development Program, Asia Bureau and other offices to coordinate them with the USAID Library. At the World Bank, in the early 1980s, she established and marketed library and information services in the Bank’s central agricultural advisory department. 

In the mid- to late-1980s, under a World Bankfinanced project in Malawi, Jane managed the establishment of the government’s network of agricultural research libraries and was cited in Science magazine for her innovation in bringing the first CD-ROM to Africa. From the early 1990s through 2001, she served as a consultant to the Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, the FAO, the U.S. National Agricultural Library, the USIA’s MLK Jr. Library and Information resource Center in Zambia, and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs. She has given invited presentations at conferences of the ALA, SLA, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Library Associations, library schools at the University of Alabama, University of South Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, Drexel University, Simmons College, the D-Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Library of Congress.