Fascinating alignment of speakers at Rotary

Elaine Ralls

Elaine Ralls

Norm Noble

On Tuesday, August 2, Deborah Walden Ralls will talk about the world’s largest irrigated and vertically integrated pecan farm in the world – the Green Valley Pecan Co. Prior to joining the family business, Ralls worked for Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch and taught second and sixth grade children. Now she works “where the land is luscious, the water plentiful, and the weather perfect to grow the perfect pecan,” she says. Not certain if she will be bringing samples. But it would be nice.

On Tuesday, August 9, Elaine E. Ralls Ph.D. will talk about “Staying Relevant in a Changing Marketplace.” Ralls is the CEO of Commit, one of Arizona’s premier advertising agencies. At any given time, Commit Agency is responsible for growing between 40 to 50 brands nationwide as well as in several other countries. Elaine’s presentation will go behind the scenes to provide insights that impact both advertising effectiveness and return-on-investment. Ralls has been dubbed a “serial entrepreneur” by Biz AZ magazine and is a sought-after speaker on both business and personal growth strategies.

On Tuesday, August 16, Andrew Goldberg, with 20 years flying experience, will discuss his background as a drone pilot in the Middle East and what is happening with drones today. He has designed, built and flown many types of aircraft including multi-rotors and flying wings. He mostly flies giant-scale aerobatic airplanes now. He also enjoys aerial photography while flying multi-rotor aircraft. With all the talk about drones these days, this will be an interesting presentation.

On Tuesday, August 23, Joel Coen, Chief Digital Officer for Commit Agency will be our speaker. As Chief Digital Officer for Commit, he creates exceptional online and social media experiences in addition to implementing sales automation tools that engage digital consumers. His talk will be on “Social Media for Seniors.” Coen has been honored with numerous awards for business growth acceleration strategies, including his recognition as Business Person of the Year by the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce.

On Tuesday, August 30, Paul Pannozzo, MD will discuss “Advances in Pain Management.” As a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, he focuses on the evolving science of pain management. He has developed a unique treatment program for golfers, working with golf professionals to support each individual playing at their best. Dr. Pannozzo’s presentation will address the latest in pain management alternatives and share insights on not only living strong and healthy, but also on what to expect and look for in today’s world of pain management.

The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes meets for breakfast every Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the Oakwood Country Club Ballroom. The meetings start at 7:00 a.m. and end promptly at 8:00 a.m. Cost of breakfast is $12. To make reservations for any meeting, contact Rotarian Don Prestin at 480-802-0439. For Sun Lakes residents, if you want to know more, contact Charles Loew at 602-721-3680. SunBird residents should contact Walt Mills  at 480- 883-8007.