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All meetings are  currently being held  in-person at The Mane on Main, 201 E. Main St., 15th Fl., Chase Bank Building, Lexington, KY, unless otherwise noted and on online at 12:15 via Zoom. If you would like to attend a meeting please email  To view a past meeting go to

January 20 – Mark Royse, Executive Director, RADIOLEX

January 13 – Bob Babbage , National Managing Partner, Babbage Cofounder

January 6 – Dave Hatter, Cyber Security Consultant, Intruct, IT

December 23 & 30 – No Meetings

December 16 – Annual Holdiay Celebration

December 9 – Dr. Mark Newman, Executive Vice-President, University of Kentucky HealthCare

December 2 – Tim Johnson, President & CEO, United Way of the Bluegrass

November 25 – Thanksgiving – No Meeting

November 18 – Michael Noftsger, District Governor,                          Rotary District 6740

November 11 – Brigadier General Kevin J. Nally, Chief Information Officer, United States Secret Service

November 4 – Susan May Griffith – Associate Hospital Administrator, eastern State Hospital

October 28 – Bill Goodman, Executiv Director, Kentucky Humanities Council

October 21 – Jim Host, Founder, Host Communications, CEO,

October 14 – Peter Baniak, Publisher, Lexington – Herald Leader

October 7 – John Calipari, Head Coach, University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball

September 30 – Fifth Thursday,  NOON – AG Day,  LOCATION: E. S. Good Barn, University of Kentucky 

September 23 – Mark Whitworth, VP for Athletics Asbury, Former Asst. Director Southeastern Conference

September 16 – Eric Brooks, Curator and Site Manager, Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

September 9 – Kate Savage, Executive Director,  Arts Connect Lexington,  LOCATION: THE MANE ON MAIN

September 2 –  Steve McCalin, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Kentucky Retail Federation

August 26 – Chris Eddie, Co-owner, Smiley Pete Publishing

August 19 – Mark Stoops, Head Coach, University of Kentucky Football

August 12- Chad Needham, Owner, Needham Properties, Development of Greyline

August  5 – David Helmers, Producer, Railbird Music Festival 

July 27 -FIFTH THURSDAY: No noon meeting –  5 PM – SOCIAL HOUR AT GOODWOOD BREWPUB, 200 Lexington green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503

July 22 – Brien Lewis, President, Transylvania University, Meeting held at Transylvania University

July 15 – Eric Gregory, President Kentucky Distillers’ Association 

July 8 – Installation of Officers, Bill Wilson’s Vision for 2021-2022

July 1 – NO MEETING- 4th of July Holiday

June 24 – Red Mile – President’s Day with President Jamie Schrader.

June 17- Matt Gosnell, Director of Development, APPHARVEST

June 10 – Rotary Outdoors, Noon, Lexington Legends, Lexington Legends Ball Park

June 3 –  Bill Owen, President & CEO, Lexington Conference Center. Meeting held at new convention center, High Street.

May 27 – Craig Skinner, Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball, University of Kentucky

May 20 – Tommy Bell Day, Honoring an Outstanding High School Student Athlete  with Pete Perlman, Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyer

May 13 –  Rotary Club of Lexington’s Scholarship Day

May 6 – Andy Beshear, Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky & Mike Berry, Secretary of Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

April 29 – Shannon Arvin, President & CEO, Keeneland Association

April 22 – Rob Morphonios, President and CEO, Kentucky Wired &  David Flessas, CEO, Accelecom

April 15 – The Rotary Foundation Day, Celeste Herbert, Major Gifts Officer, Rotary International

April 8 – Michel A. Smith, MD, Director of Ultrasound & Senior Attending Physician, Medstar Washington Hospital; Center; Langston D. Smith, DMD, Captain (ret), US Navy Dental Corp, Chair (ret), Department of Endodontics, Howard University College of Dentistry

April 1 – Jamie Dockery, Horticulture Extension Agent, Fayette County Cooperative Extension; Dr. Dan Potter, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

March 25 –  Dr. Rob Farley, Senior Lecturer, University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy

March 18 –  Mathew Kaplan, Radio Producer and Host, the Planetary Society

March 11 – Jonathan Matos, Senior Manager, Blue Origin

March 4 – Ron Harris, Vice-President, Diversity, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

February 25 –  Dr. Rudolph G. Buchheit, Dean, University of Kentucky College of Engineering

February 18 – Reverend L. Clark Williams, Director of Ministries, Shiloh Baptist Church

February 11 – Roszalyn Akins, Dr. Gerald Smith, Co-Chairs, Mayor’s Commission for Racial Justice and Equality

February 4 – Rufus Friday, CEO, Rufus Friday Consulting, LLC

January 28 – Dr. Mark Dougherty, Epidemiologist, Central Baptist Hospital

January 21 – Congress Andy Barr, Kentucky 6th District

January 14 – Janae Green, Community Relations , C-SPAN

January 7 – Derrick Feldmann, Corporate Responsibility

December 24th & 31st  – NO MEETINGS

December 17 – Annual Holiday Celebration

December 10 – Patrick Lewis, The Flison Historical Sociaety

December 3 – Nick Rowe, President, Kentucky American Water

 November 19 – Eric Frankl, Executive Director, Blue Grass Airport

November 12 – Rotary International President Holger Knaack will address the Rotary Club of Lexington and District 6740.

November 4 – John Calipari, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, University of Kentucky

October 29 – Commerce Lexington President & CEO Bob Quick and Chief Communications Officer Mark Turner

October 22 – James Glass, Rotary District 6740 Governor

October 15 – Robert G. Clark, Founder & President, Sustainable Business Ventures

October 8 – Councilmembers Jennifer Mossotti and Kathy Plomin, Breaking the Bronze Ceiling

October 1 – Michael Adams,   Secretary of State, Commonwealth of Kentucky

September 24 – Matthew Mitchell, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, University of Kentucky

September 17 – Mark Stoops, Head Football Coach, University of Kentucky

September 10 – Lyle Hanna, President, Hanna Resource Group

September 3 – Bill Thomason, President & CEO, Keeneland Association

August 27 – Kelly Knight Craft, US Ambassador to the United Nations             

August 20 – Dr. Janie Heath, Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, University of Kentucky College of Nursing           

August 13 – Dr. Mark Dougherty, Infectious Disease Consultant and Epidemiologist, Central Baptist Hospital

August 6 – Lawrence Weathers, Chief, Lexington Police Department

July 30 –  On-Line Meeting – Mitch Barnhart, Athletics Director, University of Kentucky

July 23 – On-Line Meeting – Susan Elkington, President/CEO, Toyota Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.

July 16 – On-Line Meeting – Dr. OJ Oleka, President, Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities

July 9 – On-Line Meeting -Austin Simms, Executive Director, Lexington Housing Authority


June 24 – On-Line Meeting- President’s Day, President Gerald Marvel Presiding

June 18- On-Line Meeting – Mike Halligan, CEO , God’s Pantry Food Bank

June 11 – On-Line Meeting – TBA

June 4 – On-Line Meeting – Paul Wagner, Executive Producer, Black in Blue

May 28 – On-Line Meeting – Lark Doley, Immediate Past President, Toastmasters International

May 21 – On-Line Meeting – Federal Reserve

May 14- On-Line Meeting – Scholarship Day

May 7 – On-Line Meeting – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear

April 30 – On-Line Meeting – Dr. Aaron Thompson, President, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

April 23 -On-Line Meeting – Tom Eblen, Journalist and Photographer

April 16 – On-Line Meeting – It’s Time to Cook!,  Gwyn Everly, Owner J. Render’s  Southern Table and Bar

April 9 – On-Line Meeting – Jack “Goose” Givens

April 2-  On- Line Meeting  – Hitting Your Stride,  Shelia Kalas, Physical Trainer and Owner Fitness Plus, Inc.

March 26 –  On- Line Meeting  – Lee and Hayley Show

March 19 – On-Line Presentation by Lexington -Fayette County Health Department   

March 12 – Meeting Cancelled

March 5 – Carrie Butler, General Manager, Lextran

February 27 – Amy Samples, Director of Culture, AppHarvest

February 20 – Engineering Day

February 13 – Ouite Michel, Chef & Owner, Outia Michel Family of Restaurants

February 6 – Ryan Quarles, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commonwealth of Kentucky

January 30 – Gregg Hall, PhD., Assistant Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky, “State of the World”

January 23 – Stuart Foster, PhD., State Climatologist, Commonwealth of Kentucky

January 16 – Rod and Diane Perez, Founders & Owners, DV8 Kitchen, Life Changing Food

January 9 –  Alex Waldrop, President & CEO, National Thoroughbred Racing Association

January 2 – No Meeting 






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