The Rotary Club of Washington, DC is strategically located to gather the most prestigious group of speakers our nation’s Capital can generate. From Ambassadors, Business Executives, and Tribal Chiefs to an endless array of Champions of Change. Our Club Members, and visitors to our weekly meetings, receive an impressive amount of intellectually-stimulating, heart-warming presentations each week. Further, on this page, is a sample of speakers whom have recently spoken at our Club…
December 6th 2023 at 12:30 pmIn Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club MeetingWatch Democracy Grow
Mary Henrietta Uwera is the current coordinator for Watch Democracy Grow
activities for the USA Chapter. Watch Democracy Grow is an organization whose
mission is to integrate democracy on the continent of Africa based on its history
and to promote social stability and peace. Prior to that, Mary worked as a social
worker in the field of resettlement as a medical and financial assistance specialist
with the Tennessee Office for Refugees in the State of Tennessee.
As a community organizer/developer in the field of resettlement in the US, Mary
worked with different immigrants, such as groups from Sudan, Somalia,
Afghanistan, Burma, Liberia, Burundi, Moldovia, and Iraq. In addition to this,
she worked in the field of finance and administration overseas prior to coming
to the USA.
Academically, Mary comes from a political science and a public health
background. Her advocacy and outreach activities concentrate on the integration
of democracy, conflict prevention, dialogues, human rights, public health, and
other social human development aspects as they pertain to communities.
December 13th 2023 at 12:30 pmIn-person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club MeetingLeading Within Author and Strategist
Sharon Parker is a native of Calvert County, Maryland. She is a mother, a grandmother
and wears many hats serving as the President of Remembering Our Ancestors
Synergistic Association (ROASA), Inc. She is a former Commissioner of the
Maryland Commission of African American History and Culture, appointed by the
Governor of Maryland (2013-2015). She is the former President of Robert C. Weaver - Blacks in Government Chapter.
Sharon is also the former President of the Maryland Association of American Mothers (MD-AMI) President (2016-2022).
Sharon is a long-time Federal government employee and has worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) for over 35 years.
Sharon is the author of the book "True Synergy Works, Leading Within - Seven Defining
Principles of Knowing Self to Birth Greatness.” She uses all her leadership tools, skills
and technical background to help the next generation to connect with today's
professionals while learning about trailblazers of the past.
December 20th 2023 at 12:30 pm
In-person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting
Please join club president, Lisa Cohen for a holiday luncheon event.
December 27th 2023 at 12:30 pm
Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting
No Meeting. Happy Holidays!