Outstanding array of speakers for Rotary

Meagan Johnson will be the featured speaker on June 7!

Meagan Johnson will be the featured speaker on June 7!

Norm Noble

On Tuesday, June 7, Meagan Johnson, partner with the Johnson Training Group, will be the featured speaker. She will be speaking about generational differences. She’s a bright, funny, delightfully obnoxious generational humorist! What exactly is a generational expert? It’s somebody who understands the differences between Baby Boomers (born 1945-1964), Generation Xers (born 1965-1980), and Gen Years also called Millennials (born 1981-2000) and how they can live, and most importantly, work together successfully without name-calling or bloodshed.

The potential for collision, conflict and confusion between the generations has never been greater and the chasm is growing wider every day we ignore the problem. Come listen to her insights.

On June 14, Pete Bolton, Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, will be the speaker. An established industry leader, Bolton is among the most successful and widely recognized market leaders in the Phoenix commercial real estate market. Since opening NGKF’s Phoenix office in 2012, he has recruited more than 20 of the industry’s most talented professionals. After 35 years in the industry, he has gained extensive experience related to commercial brokerage, corporate management, manufacturing and commodities. As a trusted voice among real estate professionals, Bolton has also served in a variety of community leadership roles and contributes regularly to a number of publications on industry trends and historical perspectives. He will discuss how downtown Phoenix is changing and what it will become in the future.

On Tuesday, June 28, Russell Yurk, an attorney with Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP in Phoenix, Arizona, will be the speaker. His practice focuses on professional liability, lawyer discipline and complex civil litigation. He regularly represents lawyers and other professionals in professional liability and discipline matters. Yurk serves as the Immediate Past Chair of DRI’s Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee and is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Arizona Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.

In his spare time, Yurk works as a Senior Replay Official with the National Football League, traveling to different cities and providing the replay support for the officials on the field. It is this topic that he will speak about – the evolution of replay in the NFL.

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.