SHCRC Lunch & Speaker Series

The Southern Harford County Rotary Club sponsors a monthly Speakers Series which is open to the entire community.

Join us for our next Lunch & Speaker Series event! These speakers are timely, interesting and will give you informative information about what's happening in our community. It is an intimate setting where questions and interaction with the speaker is not just welcome but also encouraged.

Be a Guest Speaker

Do you have a topic or presentation you would like to speak about?

Our Club is seeking speakers that have interesting and informative speech topics to present.

SHCRC welcomes speakers who provide awareness of the service needs in the Southern Harford County community. Our Speakers always bring an interesting subject and point of view to our members and guests.

If you are interested in speaking at our club or have an interesting program idea, please Contact Us.

2019 Speakers

This year the goal is to have two speakers per month. They will be invited to join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month during our regularly scheduled meeting at Pairings Bistro in Bel Air. The board will supply one speaker each month and our ask is that each Rotarian invite a speaker as well. Topics can be anything educational, empowering or enlightening. If you have a speaker in mind please email:

Past Speakers

Below are some of the talented and diverse list of speakers we've had over the years.


April 2019
APG Discovery Center

Dr. Peter Plostins - APG Discovery Center - a STEM facility for kids to come and learn how education, technology and history all come together. It will be very hands on!

February 2019
The Harford Center

Sherry Nolte - The Harford Center, Inc. - a not-for-profit day habilitation program for adults with disabilities.

March 2018
No More Stolen Childhoods

Wayne Coffey - No More Stolen Childhoods - raising awareness of childhood sexual abuse, educating and protecting children from it, and helping victims heal.

January 2018
Griffith of the Never Give Up Foundation

Dwight Griffith - The Griffith Never Give Up Foundation is a 501C(3) non-profit charitable foundation.

November 2017
Sappari Solutions

Nettie Owens - Sappari Solutions shared practical tips and materials designed to increase efficiency and reduce stress.

October 2017
Harford Office Drug Control Policy

Joe Ryan - Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy - addressed our club on the opioid epidemic in Harford County.

September 2017
Harford County Department of Community Services

Silvana Bowker - Harford County Department of Community Services - spoke about the programs available in the county for families.

June 2017

Ashira Quabili - Greater Excellence in Education Foundation - shared ways we can work with GEEF to improve the lives of the youth in our service area.

May 2017
Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding

Cathy Schmidt - Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding told us how horses help individuals facing physical and psychological challenges.

April 2017
Veteran Compost

Justen Garrity of Veteran Compost told us how they help veterans and their families and learn about composting. Tis the Season for planting!

June 2016
Steve Rouse

Steve Rouse, Radio Personality & Harford County Farmer, delighted us with an interactive presentation on questions and topics from the audience.

February 2016
Graham Phillips

Graham the Fantastic spoke to us about hypnosis, from stop smoking to weight loss to relaxation to letting go. What a great experience!