Rotary Ambassador Speaker Showcase Event

August 3rd, 2019
10am to 3pm
Patty Jewett Golf Course Clubhouse
Colorado Springs, CO

Meet The Speakers

Who Are Rotary Ambassador Speakers?

They are eight Rotarians who have volunteered to develop a Rotary themed TED-styled talk, whose purpose is to spread the message of Rotary and attract new members. They have worked very hard to create their talks and to develop the skills to deliver the talk like professional speakers.

They will deliver their talks in public for the first time at this event on August 3rd, 2019. Please register and come to support them.

Here is the line-up!

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Bill Savage was Raised in Detroit Michigan and is an avid Michigan State Spartan fan; attended Michigan State University, The College of William& Mary and University of Southern California.

Bill is the Past President of the Rotary Club of north Colorado Springs and is passionate about Rotary and it's causes.

A Retired officer from the United States Army who served in various U.S. posts, Hawaii, Vietnam and 7 years in Germany, Bill also served 20 years in the telecommunication industry in operations and was the President/General Manger of three phone companies and the owner of his own consulting company.

He has been married for 52 years, has 3 daughters, 2 grandsons, and has made Colorado Springs his home for 12 years.

In Bill's talk is titled “I'm Not a Numbers Guy,” he will share with you how numbers can shed light in the impact Rotary has on the community.

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Richard Serby is the Owner and President of GeoSearch, Inc. which he established 1988.

Richard passionately volunteers as the coordinator for the ‘Pathways’ program through North Colorado Springs Rotary Club, Colorado Springs School District 11 Career Technical Education (CTE), and Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) providing internship and mentorship opportunities for high school juniors and seniors.  The mission of Pathways is to provide students with a clear vision of a career path and/or college plans as they approach high school graduation in a career field of high interest.

His previous experience serving sixteen years in public education as a high school classroom teacher, Cooperative Education (Work-Study) Coordinator, Junior High School Counselor, Assistant Principal, and Principal has uniquely prepared him for his work with youth, helping find their own path.
In his talk titled “You Can take the boy out of education, but you can’t take education out of the boy,” he will share with you what the Pathways program has meant to him and to the community.

Rachel Guttman began her entrepreneurial career at five years old, selling custom greeting cards to friends and family. Since then she has helped start three businesses and now works in Colorado Springs as a marketing consultant.

Rachel attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has a Bachelors in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration. During her time as an undergraduate, she was the university mascot, Go Golden Eagles!

She believes in the power of clear communication and aspires to one day speak to and encourage fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Rachel is involved in her local community church and has mentored with SCORE Colorado Springs. New to Rotary, Rachel hopes to get involved with various club projects and learn more about the people Rotary reaches.

In her talk titled “Don't Drop The Baby” she will share with us the terror and satisfaction that comes when someone entrusts you with something very important to them.

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Austin Shepard is an adventurer, athlete, entrepreneur, and founder of  Bump On The Head LLC and You Inspire Me! Speakers Bureau, which is a platform for people who’ve experienced and overcame challenges or traumatic events in their lives, and who wish to share their story. 

Austin's own entrepreneurial journey started with a traumatic event when he was 10 years old and he was hit in the head by a thrown baseball. He was in a coma for two and a half months. When he came out of the coma, he could barely walk, talk or do many of the things he used to do as a young, well rounded athlete.

Since then he has used what he has learned about overcoming these challenges to help and inspire others to achieve what they desire in their life.

In his talk “How a Thrown Baseball Forever Changed My Life,” he will share with us how this life changing incident has in many ways enriched hi slife and allowed him to enrich the lives of others.

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Dr. Khurshid Qureshi, is a globe trotter, volunteer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and retired business executive. He has worked in senior executive positions at General Motors, Ingersoll Rand and Hughes Corporation and now has turned his attention to helping others through volunteerism through work in many organizations.

His passion for travel and volunteerism has taken him to over 110 countries and territories. He joined Rotary because he liked the Service above Self while solving the world illiteracy, water and health problems. Currently he is working to establish a vocational training center in Amboseli Maasai region of Kenya which will provide job skills training to indigenous people of the area.

In his talk titled “Helping in a Harsh Environment,” he will share with us what the establishing a vocational center in Kenya has meant to him and the Maasai people.

Sponsored By

Speakers Pathway Coalition
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