Program Speakers

The following guidelines are provided to assist speakers with their presentation:

  • We respond positively to speakers who present a topic of informational, educational, motivational, or entertainment value that will be of general interest to all club members.
  • Programs are a maximum of 20 minutes to allow for a Q&A period.
  • Presentations should be non-political and non-sectarian. Elected officials may be allowed to speak to our club when the format is simply to report to constituents on congressional or legislative affairs.
  • Presenters MAY NOT SOLICIT a financial or in-kind donation or request purchase of products or services. It is okay for you to talk about your business/organization and its services. It is NOT okay to make a "sales pitch" or directly solicit purchases or donations. You are more than welcome to invite interested members to stay after the meeting to talk with you.
  • Handouts for club members and guests are welcome.
  • Using the Rotary platform to dispense individual financial advice is prohibited.
  • We urge speakers to tailor their presentations with minimal emphasis on PowerPoint sequences.

Information needed from speakers (prior to their speaking date)

  • Name and Organization
  • Biography or Introductory Information
  • Any audio/visual needs (given to the program chair at least one week prior to the meeting)
  • Someone to introduce the speaker, preferably a club member
  • Confirmation that the speaker is aware of these guidelines
  • Confirmation of the speaking date

If you would like to be considered as a program speaker, please fill out the form below.