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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. All meetings are also on ZOOM. If you would like the Zoom link email [email protected].  


Aug 22  Shane Ensminger, Kentucky Bankers Association, Fraud Prevention Program

Aug 15  Doing Rotary Differently, NO Lunch Meeting, Service Week

Aug 8  Alexander Stewart, Governor, Rotary District 6740 

Aug 1  Jeff Ashley, President and Founder, Ashley?Roundtree and Associates, Philanthropy Trends

Jul 25  Brad White, Football Defensive Coordinator, The University of Kentucky

Jul 18  Installation of Officers, In coming President Bret Anderson’s vision for 2024-25.

Jul 11  No Meeting- Volunteer at the KY Championships, Keene Trace, Nicholasville

Jul 4  Happy 4th! No Meeting

Jun 27 President’s  Day-  President Kim Johnson Presiding

Jun 20 3rd Thursday, No Lunch Meeting, Doing Rotary Differently

Jun 13 Frank Minnifield, Executive Director of the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame and Kay Collier McLaughlin

Jun 6 Brent Harrison, PhD UK Professor Computer Science, The Promises and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence

May 30 5th Thursday, No Lunch Meeting, Social Event, Henry Clay Estate, $5, 5:30-7:00 pm

May 23 US Navy Rear Admiral Craig Mattingly

May 16  3rd Thursday, No Lunch Meeting, Doing Rotary Differently ( see Events & Gatherings)

May 9 Benjamin F Adams,III,  BG US Army (Ret), Kentucky Honor Flight

May 2 Shannon Arvin, CEO Keeneland, Keeneland Update and Derby Preview

Apr 25 Tommy Bell Award Program

Apr 18 No Lunch Meeting, Doing Rotary Differently ( see Events & Gatherings)

Apr 11  Jeff Bishoff, Chief Sales Officer, Gray Construction

Apr 4 Laura Prewitt, Executive Director, Surgery on Sunday

Mar 28 Jeff Piecoro, and Doug Flynn, Broadcasters,  Baseball Stories

Mar 21 – 3rd Thursday, No Lunch Meeting, Doing Rotary Differently ( see Events & Gatherings)

Mar 14 – Hannah Went, Co-Founder, TruDiagnostics

Mar 7 – Haviland Argo, Restoration of Latrobe’s Pope Villa

Feb 29- 5th Thursday, No lunch meeting, Trivia Night at Columbia’s Steakhouse, Richmond Road, 6 pm $5.

Feb 22 – Max Blankenhorn, Territory Sales Manager, Beam Suntory

Feb 8 – Foundation Day, Andrew Shenkan, Chair, Rotary Club of Lexington Foundation Committee

Feb 1 – Shea Brown, Deputy County Clerk, Digitize Access Project

Jan. 25 – Stephanie Arnold, YMCA of Central Kentucky, Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Jan. 15-19 –  No Lunch Meeting, Doing Rotary Differently ( see Upcoming Events)

Jan. 11 – Reuben Watson, Director of Outreach and Advancement at Sunrise Children’s Services

Jan. 4 – Dr. Robert Fraley, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky, ” State of the World”


Dec. 21 & 28 –  Holiday Break – No Meeting

Dec. 14 – Children’s Holiday Celebration- Happy Holidays from Rotary!

Dec. 7 –  Mark Summers, Author, Historian, Professor, University of Kentucky  – Remembering Pearl Harbor

Nov. 30- 5th Thursday, No Lunch Meeting


Nov. 16 – Beverly Stafford, American Cancer Society Association

Nov. 9 – Brad Taylor, Author, Side Hustle, Sports Betting

Nov. 2 – Bob Babbage, Managing Partner, Babbage Cofounder, ” State of the Commonwealth”

Oct. 19 – John Calapari, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball, University of Kentucky VENUE CHANGE, THE CAMPBELL HOUSE, 1375 S. Broadway, LEX. KY

Oct. 12 – Daniel Cameron,  Kentucky Attorney General

Oct. 5 – Jeanne Clark, Rotary District 6740 Governor

Sep. 28 – Juli Fulks, Women’s Head Basketball Coach, Transylvania University


Sep. 14 –  Yamel Patterson-Munoz, Foundation for Latin American Culture & Arts, Miranda Brown, Casa de la Cultura

Sep 7 Bob Quick, President, CEO, Commerce Lexington

Aug 31- 5th Thursday, No lunch Meeting,   

Aug 24 Dr. Wilford Reilly, Asst. Professor of Political Science, Kentucky State University: Empirical Testing of Political Claims


Aug 10 Mark Stoops, Head Coach,  Football, University of Kentucky  

Aug 3  Mark Rucker, Certified Bourbon Steward, The Bourbon Life

Jul 27  Dr. Burton Webb, President, University of Pikeville

Jul 20 Installation of Officers and President Kim Johnson Addresse to the Club

Jul 13 No Meeting, VOLUNTEER! Barbasol Championships! Jul 10-16

Jul 6 No Meeting,  4th of July  Week 

Jun 29 Fifth Thursday, No Lunch Meeting, Counter Clocks baseball Tour and Game 5:00 pm

Jun 22 Presidents Day, Winn Stephens , President, Rotary Club of Lexington

Jun 15  Solar Energy, Everything you Need to Know

Jun 8 Darren Nelson, Director, Barbasol Tournament

Jun 1 Foundation Day,  Celebration of The Rotary Foundation

May 25 Commissioner Whitney Allen, Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs, Memorial Day Program

May 18 Scholarship Day, Scott Neal, Chair Scholarship Committee

May 11 Matthew Gibson, Director, Singletary Center for the Arts

May 4 Shannon Arvin, President and CEO, Keeneland

April 27 Dr. Demetrus Liggins, Superintendent, Fayette County Public Schools & Tommy Bell Award

April 20 No MEETING

April 13 Dr. B. Mark Evers, Director, Markey Cancer Center, UK Healthcare

April 6 Andrew Shenkan, Membership Chair, Rotary Club of Lexington


March 23 Fred Cowan, Partnering for Peace

March 16 – Linda Gorton, Mayor, City of Lexington 

March 9 – Lawrence Weathers, Chief, Lexington Policy Department

March 2 – Brian Blank, Director of Marketing, Kenntucky Fish and Wildlife Resources

February 23 – Andy Barr, Congressman, Commonwealth of Kentucky

February 16 – Nick Covault, Executive Director, Kentucky’s Governor’s School for the Arts

February 9 – Kris Kimel, Co-Founder, Space Tango

February 2, 2023 – Dr. Robert Farley, Patterson School of Diplomacy, University of Kentucky

January 26, 2023 – Andrew McNeill, Kentucky State Policy and Competitiveness

January 19, 2023 – Kyra Elzy, Head Coach Women’s Basketball, University of Kentucky

Januaray 12, 2023 – Chris Roty, President, Baptist Health

January 5, 2023 –  Dr. Steven Stack, Commssioner Department of Public Health, Commonwealth of Kentucky

December 22 & 29th – HOLIDAY BREAK

December 15- Annual Holday Party with Booker T. Washington Students at Mane on Main

December 8 – NO Lunch Meeting, HOLIDAY PARTY FOR MEMBERS & GUESTS, Lexington Country Club, 6:30pm

December 1  Rocky Adkins, Senior Advisor to Andy Beshear, Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky


Novemeber 17 Georgia Green Stamper, Author, My Small Acreages of the Universe

November 10 LTC Stephen Martin, 751st Battalion Commander, Kentucky Army National Guard

November 3 Town Branch Park Update, Location- LexArts, 161 N. Mill St.

October 27 Vince Marrow, Assistant Football Coach, University of Kentucky

October 20 Dr. Seema Sachdeva, District 6740 Governor

October 13 Lexington Rotary Endowment Day

October 6  John Calipari, Head  Men’s Basketball Coach, University of Kentucky ( meeting location Central Bank Convention Center)

September 29  EVENING MEETING, 6 pm,Lexington Opera House, Reception and dress reherasal viewing of The Magic Flute

September 22 David O’Neill, Property Valuation Administrator, Fayette County, Kentucky 

September 15 Chief Jason G. Wells, Chief, Lexington Fire Department

September 8 Monica Conrad, Director Parks and Recreation, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government – EVERYTHING PARKS!

September 1 Michael Adams, Secretary of State, Commonwealth of Kentucky, ELECTION UPDATE

August 25 Dr. Julian Vasquez Helig, Dean, College of Education, University of Kentucky – EQUITY IN EDUCATION  ( Meeting held at The Carrick House)

August 18 Tina Bryson, Assistant Director Communication, Christian Appalechian Project

August 11  Melisse Brunet, Music Director and Conductor, Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra

August 4 Susan, Douglas, Chief Executuve Officer, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road

July 28 Dan Patrick, Environmental/Biology Teacher, Ret., THE IMPORTANCE OF POLLINATORS!

July 21 Melissa Coulston, co-sponsor developer, Kentucky Refugee Ministries

July 14 Installation of Officers and Directors with President Winn Stephens

July 7 – NO MEETING –  

June 30 Bill Wilson, President’s Day

June 23 Jerry Tipton, Sportswriter, Lexington Herald-Leader

June 16 Jay Blanton, Chief Communications Officer, University of Kentucky

June 9 Maggie Chism, Public Relations Director, Kerrington’s Heart

June 2 Devine Carama, Director, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Youth Anti Violence Program

May 26  Memorial Day Program, Cameron Boutin, Park Guide, Camp Nelson National Monument 

May 19  Annual Scholarship Day–Scott Neal, Chair, Scholarship Committee

May 12 Robert Farley, Senior Lecturer, UK Patterson School of Diplomacy & International Commerce

May 5    Shannon Arvin, President & CEO, Keeneland Association

Apr 28 – Amy Sohner, Executive Director, Bluegrass Greensource

Apr 21 –  Tommy Bell Award Day

Apr 14 –  Lindsey Burke, AM, JD, Founder, Micah Legal

Apr 7 –  Membership Meeting

March 31 – Dr. Eli Cpailouto, Presdient, University of Kentucky, OFF SITE MEETING AT UK GATTON STUDENT CENTER

March 24 – Brittney M. Roethemeier, Executive Director, Fayette Alliance

March 17 – Carol Stiler, Executive Director, Women Leading Kentucky

March 10 – Dr. David McFaddin, President, Eastern Kentucky University

March 3 – Mayor Linda Gorton, Lexington-Fayette County Government

February 24 – Christopher Miller, Sr., Director of Education, National Underground Railroad Museum

February 17 – Ray Daniels, Chair, Lexington for Everybody

February 10 – Tiffany Brown, Equity and Information Officer, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

February 3 – Yvonne Giles, The Cemetery Lady

January 27 – Rob Rumpke, CEO, Bluegrass Tomorrow

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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