Speaker Date Topic
Sonia Saleh Apr 20, 2021 12:15 PM
The Rotary Foundation

"The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Our mission:
The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty."

Sonia Saleh has worked both in the for-profit and not-for-profit world. During her hospitality career she served as a board member for national, regional, and local nonprofits. All this experience and knowledge has given her the unique expertise and understanding of both executives and board members serving nonprofits. 

She uses these gifts to teach, train, and coach executives and board members of nonprofit organizations in fundraising. She has her own company, Uplifting Nonprofits, and has created a course called “Unleash your Inner Fundraiser” that helps individuals optimize their fundraising efforts while doubling their fundraising results. The course is a combination of new thinking with brain science and learning how to move beyond your comfort zone, to cultivate your own personal style to attract and build relationships to benefit you and the organization. 

She speaks 3 languages Arabic, French, and English, and travels regularly, except for now. She lives to travel and eat potato chips.

Bob Kozlowsky May 04, 2021 12:15 PM
Human Trafficking

Bob has been a member of the Shelton CT Police Department for 21 years. He is currently a lieutenant assigned to administration. He is a certified police instructor who teaches several topics at the recruit and recertification levels. Bob has taught throughout CT and in several other states. CT police officers are mandated to take a human trafficking every year and Bob is a CT certified instructor in Human Trafficking and Human Trafficking of Boys and LGBTQ individuals.  

Stephanie Dunaieff May 18, 2021 12:15 PM
Using Google for Club Organization

Stephanie Dunaieff is a Google for Education Certified Trainer.  She will be discussing how Google is currently being used to organize club documents, files, and schedules.  If you are logged into your club Google account, you will be able to go through everything step-by-step.

Jason Gardner Jun 08, 2021 12:15 PM
Radical Shift Coaching

Jason Gardner, the founder of Radical Shift Coaching, is a respected coach with capabilities for unlocking human potential. With a long history in magic, escapology, and performing, he helps people free themselves of the invisible constraints they create for themselves and reach their full personal potential and the freedom they crave.

Jason has spoken and performed in over 100 cities and over a dozen countries to more than 1,000,000 people as an escape artist, magician, drummer, and life coach. Jason has a mesmerizing ability to immediately connecting with anyone and has a natural ability to create transformation in the lives of anyone he meets.

Jason will share his super-secrets about how he is able to consistently create "magic" in his own life and the lives of others. These strategies, tips, hacks, and systems have been curated and developed by Jason over his lifetime and now he wants to share them with you. Get ready to ESCAPE WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK!

Osman Canales Jun 22, 2021 12:15 PM
Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter

Osman is the Outreach and Community Educator for the Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter. Mr. Canales presents on topics on Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. The topic that could be presented to your group is the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's Association is a non-profit Organization. The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Stella Hendrickson Jul 06, 2021 12:15 PM
Rebuilding Together Long Island, Inc.

Retired from the business world in 2014 and have volunteered with Rebuilding Together Long Island (RTLI) for many years. Three years ago I was selected as president of RTLI and also serve as the grant writer.

A volunteer organization, we began in 1992 as Christmas in April serving struggling homeowners in the Massapequa area.  In 2000, our name was changed to Rebuilding Together Long Island to better reflect our work and the people we serve.  As an affiliate of the national organization, Rebuilding Together, our mission is repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives.  More importantly, we touch hearts and renew people's faith in their fellow man by showing them that their neighbor's care and are willing to lend a hand to those in need.  All volunteers, our retirees give freely of their time and their expertise to help low income homeowners who are seniors, veterans, families and those with physical limitations.  There is never a charge to those accepted into our Safe & Healthy Homes, as well as our Aging in Place programs.  Our work focuses on safety, accessibility into the home and allowing seniors to age in place.  Our work may consist of constructing wheelchair ramps, installing grab bars and smoke detectors, repairing windows and doors, installing new flooring to eliminate trip hazards, repairing sheetrock, correcting minor plumbing and electrical hazards and so much more.  Pre-Covid we were completing over 160 projects each year.  Our clients have ranged in age from 7 months old to 106 years young.

Eric Schramm Jul 20, 2021 12:15 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters Of LI

In my role at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, I focus on increasing our mentor base. The more volunteers we have in our organization the more children we can assist. There is always a need for children to have additional guidance in their life. If we can match those youth with a Big (adult mentor) we can help make a real difference in the world.

We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving: Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships Avoidance of risky behaviors Educational success Unique to BBBSLI, we provide a system of ongoing evaluation and support which is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that Littles will perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and peers. We match children between the ages of 7 and 16. Our volunteers are ages 18 and over. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island is a private, non-sectarian, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters International operates in 12 countries. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States.

Tori Cohen Aug 03, 2021 12:15 PM
Long Island Alzheimer's & Dementia Center

It is a local nonprofit dedicated to offering hands-on services to those impacted by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.