Speaker Date Topic
Megan Watts of Boeing Global Engagement Aug 05, 2024 6:40 PM
Boeing in Washington
Boeing in Washington
Megan Watts, Community Investor for Higher Education Relations, Boeing Global Engagement, will speak with Rotary members about the important work happening at Boeing. In her presentation, Megan will share the latest market outlook and update members about Boeing’s ongoing partnerships and investments in the Puget Sound region.
 
Megan is a dynamic social impact and communications professional with more than 12 years of experience managing partnerships, strategic grantmaking, and effective storytelling for mission-driven organizations and corporate social impact programs. She is passionate about expanding access to the innovation economy through investments in workforce development and public-private partnerships.
 
As the community investor for the Higher Education Relations portfolio, she executes the company’s global post-secondary investment strategies, leads engagement and communications with the enterprise-wide university focal network, analyzes impact and evaluation data, and coordinates special projects in alignment with company initiatives.
 
Her previous experience includes roles with Lockheed Martin Space, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Washington State Opportunity Scholarship and College Success Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and public relations from Washington State University. Megan grew up in Renton, WA, and is a third-generation Boeing employee. She lives in Seattle
with her husband and two kids and enjoys running and road cycling.
 
 
 
Dean Wagner of Congo Peace Aug 12, 2024 6:40 PM
Supporting reconciliation and economic development in the east Congo region
Jason Chudy of ATF Seattle Field Division Aug 19, 2024 6:40 PM
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "101"
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "101"
Jason Chudy is the public information officer for the Seattle Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jason will discuss the ATF Seattle Field Division Citizens Academy and how to participate in it. The Academy includes a classroom portion at ATF division headquarters in Seattle’s SODO district, with the final day at a firing range and Washington State Fire Training Academy. Participants learn about ATF history; “ATF 101;” firearms and explosives laws and regulations; crime gun intelligence center operations; how the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, known as NIBIN, works to help tie firearm crimes together; ATF’s undercover agent and special response teams programs; and how ATF, and other law enforcement agencies, determine their “use of force” policies. The firing range experience includes handgun and rifle practice, and demonstrations of a semi-automatic handgun with an installed Glock switch, which makes these firearms fire fully automatic – meaning they are machine guns, according to the law.
 
Jason transitioned to ATF from the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection in Richland, Wash., where he worked for nearly 2 ½ years.  Joining federal service in July 2011, he served as a public affairs specialist at the U.S. Forces Korea/United Nations Command/U.S.-Republic of Korea Combined Forces Command and as the chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
 
Between April 2009 and June 2011, he served in a variety of public affairs and media-related positions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar with the Department of Defense and NATO, including serving as a counter-improvised explosive device multimedia team program manager in Afghanistan and an Army heavy brigade combat team public affairs specialist in Iraq.
 
After graduating from high school in May 1988, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving 21 years, mostly overseas, including tours on three aircraft carriers – two of which were based in Japan – and the flagship of the U.S. 6th Fleet in Gaeta, Italy. Jason holds a Master’s Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.
Lucy Hobgood-Brown of Rotary eClub of Grtr. Sydney Sep 09, 2024 6:40 PM
Rotary clubs and districts grant for Obstetric Emergency Training in the Congo
Rotary clubs and districts grant for Obstetric Emergency Training in the Congo
Sheila Cloney of Cloney Consulting Sep 16, 2024 6:40 PM
What does it mean to Kirkland to be a Main Street Affiliate
David Lynx of Kirkland Arts Center Sep 23, 2024 6:40 PM
News and outlook for the Kirkland Arts Center
News and outlook for the Kirkland Arts Center