Rotary Lunch Program: Behind The Scenes at a News Station

On Tuesday, March 5, our lunch program will be a presentation from Andrew Untermeyer and Matt McDonald from Central Oregon Daily News, entitled “Behind The Scenes at a News Station”.

Andrew Untermeyer   Matt McDonald

Andrew is a broadcast advertising veteran with a combined 35 years of experience in Central Oregon. Growing up in inner city San Francisco he was a big fan of the 49ers and Giants where Live broadcasts of his favorite teams were few and far in between. Fast forward, live sports on are some of the biggest events on television. Over the years, many of his local clients have been in events such as Duck and Beaver Football games, baseball’s World Series and the Super Bowl. Being the son of a broadcast professional, his father used to say: “Without Advertising, You Wouldn’t Know”. Having a career where paying attention to News, Sports, Politics and Culture is not a bad way to spend the day.

Matt is a veteran journalist who has called Central Oregon home for the better part of two decades. Originally an engineering student, an insatiable curiosity and a love for great stories lead Matt into a new career path. He was part of the team launching KOHD (ABC for Central Oregon) in 2006 and would find himself the News Director at the very same station 13 years later. The values Matt has aspired to have never changed. Be honest. Be clear. Bring great stories to life. And be there when your community needs you most.

We’ll be in our usual room at the Riverhouse – Deschutes South.

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This meeting will both in-person and virtual. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110.

Dr. Vicki Johnson   Based on her own experience adventuring, studying, and working all over the world during her previous career in public health, Dr. Vicki Johnson is pleased to share her secrets to paid adventuring and career advancement.

In this presentation, she will share how her organization, ProFellow, helps people find and win unique funding awards for professional development, graduate study, research, and creative projects.

Come prepared to tell her what you want to achieve and she’ll show you how to find a fellowship for you!

Dr. Vicki Johnson is Founder and Director of ProFellow™, the world’s leading online resource for professional and academic fellowships, now listing more than 2,700 funding awards. She is a four-time fellow, public speaker, and an award-winning social entrepreneur. Dr. Johnson speaks at universities and conferences throughout the United States on application secrets to achieving competitive fellowships and funding opportunities. She is also the creator of the Fully Funded Course and Mentorship Program, an online course and group coaching program for graduate school applicants that has helped more than 300 people enter top PhD and Master’s programs and collectively win more than $30 million in graduate school funding. During her previous life, a 15-year career in public health policy, Dr. Johnson completed her MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and her PhD in Emergency Management at Massey University in New Zealand.

We’ll be in our usual room at the Riverhouse – Deschutes South.

Signup for lunch here.

This meeting will both in-person and virtual. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110.

John Rollert   Nancy Gilbertson

Speaking will be Nancy Gilbertson, the teacher in the COIC Skills Lab Classroom, and John Rollert, Community Justice Specialist Supervisor for Deschutes County.

An experienced educator, Nancy is also passionate about gardening, live music, hiking, crafting, culinary endeavors and family and friends.

We’ll be in our usual room at the Riverhouse – Deschutes South.

Signup for lunch here.

This meeting will both in-person and virtual. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110.

Rotary Lunch Program – Bend High Debate Team

On Tuesday, February 6, our lunch program will be a presentation from Malia Mills and her Bend High Debate team.

Bend High Debate team

On April 29th, 2023 the Bend High Debate team took First Place for the 5A teams in all of Oregon at the State Tournament. They also have 3 students who qualified for the National Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona. These National Competitors will be giving their speeches to the Rotary Club. Their speeches are humorous, and both speeches are 10 minutes long.

We’ll be in our usual room at the Riverhouse – Deschutes South.

Signup for lunch here.

This meeting will both in-person and virtual. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110.

Scot Dalquist   Chris Skully   Greg Ferenz   Wendy Patton

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This meeting will both in-person and virtual. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110.

Rotary Lunch Program: Justin Coats – Integrating AI into your Business

On Tuesday, January 16, our lunch speaker will be Justin Coats.

Justin Coats He’ll be giving a presentation entitled “Integrating AI into your Business”.He’ll be teaching us how to develop basic AI skills with this talk that focuses on practical application, encouraging learners to use ChatGPT effectively in their business, job role, and personal life.

It aims to boost confidence in AI utilization, fostering career advancement, innovative thinking, and personal development

Justin is a seasoned CEO with over 10 years of experience in ecommerce and startups helping over 150 different companies across many different industries scale, grow, and integrate new technologies to ensure a competitive advantage. Recognized for his analytical acumen, he has delivered hundreds of hours of specialized training sessions with individuals and small to medium-sized groups, mastering the art of AI integration for business solutions that resulted in teams completing projects weeks before their deadlines or in some cases months before they would have normally completed their project. Justin is your go-to authority for AI Integration Coaching, ensuring that you not only feel comfortable stepping into the world of Ai integration, but feel empowered to do so.

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This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (Deschutes South, our usual room), and virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link. You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Rotary Lunch Program: International Projects

Bruce Abernethy   On Tuesday, January 9, our lunch program will be presentations on International Projects from Bruce Abernethy and Jamie Garza.   Jamie Garza

Bruce Abernethy will share information about his 2023 travels to Nepal with a few Interact students. Jamie Garza will give a brief presentation on our club’s international project.

In August, Bruce traveled to Nepal for three weeks as part of a delegation with Ten Friends, a Sisters-based nonprofit that supports a girls boarding school, an orphanage, and the development of libraries in rural villages. The co-founder and Bruce were the two adult chaperones and they took five high school students with them (3 from Sisters HS and 2 from the Summit HS Interact Club). The trip was life-changing for all of them as they experienced being in a culture where giving is more valued than receiving.

Signup for lunch here.

This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (Deschutes South, our usual room), and virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link. You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Rotary Lunch Program – New Year’s Toasts 2024

Happy New Year   On Tuesday, January 2, our lunch program will be be our annual New Year’s Toasts, led by Neil Bryant.

If you’d like to give a toast during the meeting, we’d love to hear what you have to say.

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This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (Deschutes South, our usual room), and virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link. You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Rotary Lunch Speaker: Erik Berglund – Language of Leadership

On Tuesday, December 12, our lunch speaker will be Erik Berglund from The Language of Leadership.

Erik Berglund   Upon graduating from Bend high in 2002, Erik didn’t see a path to living here and pursuing a career. He didn’t see how a local kid could make enough to buy a home and raise a family in an economy built on boom/bust construction and tourism. He’s passionate about changing that for his daughters, and works with business owners who will make that a reality by bringing more career options and higher paying jobs to the community. He’s a business coach, Interim CxO, and founder of the Language of Leadership.

He helps business owners build out the systems, processes, and products they need to scale, and then exit their businesses. He helps owners and executives grow as leaders, by focusing on the words they use to lead their people. He helps them get their time back by developing the talent already on their team. When he’s not doing these things, he spends most of his time with two daughters (7 and 4), dog (Myka) and his awesome wife.

Signup for lunch here.

This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (Deschutes South, our usual room), and virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link. You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Rotary Lunch Speaker: Derek Abbey – Project Recover

On Tuesday, December 5, our lunch speaker will be Derek Abbey from Project Recover.

Derek Abbey from Project Recover   Derek spent 23 years in the US Marine Corps, serving as an enlisted Marine and an officer, both on the ground and in the air. He served as an F/A-18 aviator and in the special operations community, with multiple deployments in the Hornet and holds more combat time in the jet than in peaceful skies.

Additionally, he is a plank holder (original member) at 1st Raider Battalion and Marine Special Operations Company Delta.

He has been a member of Project Recover for 20 years and currently serves as the President and CEO. Project Recover searches for Americans missing in action (MIA) from our nation’s previous conflicts with the intention of providing answers and closure to Gold Star Families and helping to heal the wounds of war.

Since retiring from the Marine Corps in 2014, Derek has remained committed to serving the military populations in a number of capacities. These not only include Project Recover, but also working extensively with military in higher education at San Diego State University and University of San Diego, as well as several military-connected nonprofits.

Derek is an avid outdoorsman. He believes that spending time in the outdoors and nature while maintaining a hardy lifestyle are key elements to physical and mental health. He strives to spend time in the outdoors on a daily basis. This includes trail running, hiking, camping, spending time on the river in multiple ways, birding, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more.

He studied history at Oregon State University for his undergraduate education while he was an active duty Marine. He holds an M.A. in Higher Education Leadership and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. Additionally, he holds a credential from Stanford University in Non-Profit Executive Leadership and is a 2019 President George W. Bush Scholar.

He was raised in and around Seattle and today lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife, Michelle.

Signup for lunch here.

This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (Deschutes South, our usual room), and virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link. You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.