Rotary and the UN – Celebrating 75 years of International Service
Mike Paddock, RCM member and Senior Technical Advisor to the United Nations Development Program, will explore the history of Rotary and the United Nations, its current accomplishments and the global challenges that lay ahead in a COVID-19 recovery.
Damian Buchman, founder and Executive Director of The Ability Center and Franklin Cumberbatch, VP, Engagement at Bader Philanthropies will share how their passion for service to others and their lived experiences led them to create The Opportunity Center. The Opportunity Center is a place where everyone can find activities to improve their quality of life, regardless of their age, race, income, religion, gender, physical or cognitive ability. It is where every user will be inspired to create the best version of themselves. It is the country’s first combined community center and urban sports tourism center designed and programmed for ALL
Dr. Paul Roebber is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee’s (UWM) School of Freshwater Sciences. Dr. Roebber is the Founder and Director of Innovative Weather, an experiential learning program which trains undergraduate and graduate students in providing weather decision support services to community partners in the upper midwest. He is an Affiliate Faculty with the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute in Milwaukee. Since 2016, Dr. Roebber has been contributing to the National Weather Service’s Meteorological Development Laboratory data science efforts, which seek to improve weather forecast model information across all of North America, and he holds active grants with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Roebber holds advanced degrees in meteorology and physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and McGill University. He has edited and published extensively in the scientific research literature, with 80 papers and book chapters in print, and is a co-author of a book published by MIT Press on Expert Forecasting (“Minding the Weather”). In support of this work, Roebber has won 43 grants from Federal and State agencies, as well as the private sector and the Government of Canada. He has directed 33 thesis students at the doctoral and masters level at UWM since 1994.
Start your day off with breakfast, bacon and Bucks basketball with Peter Feigin, President of the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, October 5th. Peter will share stories from the championship run that electrified Milwaukee and Wisconsin, and provide a look ahead to the 2021-22 season where your Milwaukee Bucks look to defend their title as NBA World Champions.
Don’t forget that starting on Tuesday October 5th, Rotary will meet for breakfast the first Tuesday of every month instead of lunch.
The buffet will open at 7:30 am, with the program starting at 8:00 am.
The war in Afghanistan has become the biggest foreign policy failure in American history. Chris Kolenda, author of Zero-Sum Victory: What We’re Getting Wrong About War, discusses what went wrong, lessons the United States should learn from the disaster, and ways you can help Afghan refugees rebuild their lives.
Chris will also discuss his upcoming Honor Ride to support a new Milwaukee Rotary scholarship endowment.