Speakers Series Program

Fall 2018 Program Schedule

All Meetings except as noted in the schedule occur on Tuesdays at the MAC Center starting at 2 P.M. The MAC Center is located at 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD

September 4
Wayne Shelton, Director of Campus Sustainability and Environmental Safety at Salisbury University will speak on “Going Green at SU”. (Tom Matey)

September 11
Coach Matt Marciarello will speak on “All About Doverdale”. (Marie Calafiura)

September 18
Mike Walsh, and avid birder and President of the Tri-county Bird Club, will speak on “Just flying through Delmarva”. (Tom Matey)

September 25
Todd Becker, Ambassador of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from 2000 – 2008, will speak on “Liberal Democracy”—discussing the current challenges to our basic form of democracy in Europe and the United States. (Tom Matey)

October 2
Steve Leonard, President of Peninsula Regional Medical Center will provide an update on PRMC. (Brady Roberts)

October 9
Sharon Dashiell, Co-chair of Mission of Mercy will discuss dental services for adults and Patty Tingle, Executive Director of MAC Center will provide an update on the MAC Center and services it provides. (Marie Calafiura)

October 16
Mark Thompson, Mentoring Coordinator with the Department of Student and Family Services at Wicomico County Schools will speak on the Mentoring Project at Wicomico County Schools. (Maggi Gallaher)

October 23
Billy Weiland, Director of Communications for the Assateague Coastal Trust, will speak on “The Challenge of Single-Use Plastics”. (Maggi Gallaher)

October 30
Robert Anderson, an investment professional, will speak on “Reverse Mortgages”. (Jeanne Stitt)

November 6
Chris Dominick, a world traveler, will speak on “The Dramatic Galapagos Islands”. (Carol Broderick)

November 13
Dr. Lori DeWitt, Chair of the Communication Arts Department at Salisbury University will speak about “Interpersonal Conflict and Forgiveness”. (Jeanne Stitt)

November 20
Martin Hutchinson, Pastor at the Community of Joy Church will speak on “Not Just About Veggies” about the benefits of community gardens. (Jeanne Stitt)

November 27
Stephen Adams, Chair of the Management and Marketing Department at Salisbury University, will speak on “Before the Garage: Beginnings of Silicon Valley”. (Tom Matey)

December 4 Holiday Luncheon
The fall luncheon will be held at Salisbury University, in the Worcester Room from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person and payment must be received by November 6. Please note that you will need a parking pass for on-campus parking. Entertainment for the luncheon will be announced at a later time. Please contact IRP President Ann Suthowski if you have special dietary requirements.