Speaker Date Topic
Mariam Ibrahim Sep 18, 2020
Enactus Cairo University - Project Rosie and other projects
Enactus Cairo University - Project Rosie and other projects

Mariam Ibrahim is a business student at Cairo University. She joined Enactus Cairo University in 2019 as a marketing and public relations specialist.  She then became the marketing and PR team head in the year 2020. She successfully managed the marketing of 4 projects both online and offline including the Enactus World Cup winner project "Rosie".

Liset Morales & Abigail Palomares Sep 25, 2020
Bright Futures
Bright Futures

Liset Morales


Liset Morales from Bright Futures has been leading and teaching courses with at-risk youth for the past 19 years. She specializes in engaging youth in programs to help them build self-awareness and stronger life skills. 


She supervised and trained life skills coaches and mentors to work with youth and keep youth on track to achieving their goals in life. Liset provides consulting to coaches and individuals to achieve their maximum potential.  She enhances and adapts course materials based on current needs of the youth and develops different methodologies for maximum effectiveness.

She co-leads trainings at annual off-site camps to ensure youth are meeting the objective criteria.  She also adapts previous course materials according to current-year youth groups and updates content as needed. She has been leading the annual intensive retreat for the Bright Futures- Step Up program for the past 6 years. Prior to that, she trained mentors, staff, youth, parents and volunteers from California Community Partners for Youth. 

While living in Mexico, she volunteered at Special Olympics and different Drug and Alcohol Prevention programs.

Bright Futures is a program to empower youth (and the adults who support them) to live meaningful lives through the practice of their four cornerstones; Accountability, Commitment, Possibility, and Community.

Abigail Palomares

Abigail received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Justice Studies from San Jose State University. She is currently working on a Master's degree in Public Administration while serving as a commissioner for the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women. She is the Program Director for Bright Futures, and is passionate about social equity and making a positive impact in the lives of the youth and families she has the honor of working with.

Ryan Rowe Oct 02, 2020
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene as a pathway to peace
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene as a pathway to peace

Ryan  Rowe is a public health and development specialist with 15 years of combined experience in community mobilization, corporate finance, event management, fundraising, knowledge management, international business, marketing & communications, non-profit management, and water/health policy and practice.


Currently leading digital transformation, knowledge management, and learning for Mission inclusion, a private foundation working for the social and economic inclusion of vulnerable groups in Quebec (Canada) and 12 other countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America/Caribbean.

Prior professional experiences include advising the Governments of Haiti and Malawi on policies for safe drinking-water, directing a non-profit in the United Arab Emirates, and establishing a US$630 million Middle East-focused infrastructure investment fund for the Macquarie Group, an investment bank.

In addition to his native English language, Ryan speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese. He has traveled to over 60 countries and has lived in Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, the Turks & Caicos Islands, and the United Arab Emirates.

Ryan holds a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada and a Master of Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA. His accomplishments in academia and non-profit work have won him awards and honours and he was named as a Rotary Peace Fellow in 2010. He speaks regularly at private and public engagements on his work in dealing with water and health issues.

Ryan is open to new professional opportunities and connection requests from those with whom he has common interests, including work with Rotary, water/health/community development projects, fundraising and social entrepreneurship/impact

Dr. Abdulrahman Olatunji Funsho Oct 09, 2020
Polio Eradication
Polio Eradication

Dr Tunji Funsho, is a member of the Rotary club of Lekki Phase 1 Lagos (D9110). Previously he was a member of Rotary club of Kano which he joined in 1985.

Dr Tunji Funsho currently serves as Chairman Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee. He is also a member of Africa regional Polio Plus committee, Member International Polio Plus committee IPPC, Member End of Polio Subcommittee, Member Polio awards subcommittee of IPPC. A physician/cardiologist and Healthcare Consultant, Dr Tunji Funsho graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Medical School in Zaria in 1974.

The World Health organization declared Africa to be polio free recently. To read more of this, please click here.

Dr Tunji Funsho worked with the Kano and Lagos state governments from 1974- 1976 before proceeding to the UK for his postgraduate specialization in Medicine/cardiology where he attended National Institute for Neurology London, Royal Postgraduate Medical school London, National Heart Hospital London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians(London.) He returned to Kano to practice with the state government until 1985 when he retired into private practice.

Dr Tunji Funsho was a District Governor 1995/96 (He received the Calgary award for membership.) He was a State Polio Plus representative, Polio Plus chairman, The Rotary Foundation Grant’ subcommittee chairman, District Trainer, Member (district strategy committee) and a delegate to the Council on Legislation COL in 2001. 

Currently he is Chairman Health Concerns Committee of D9110.  He is instrumental to the formation of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Nigeria division and was chair of the Nigeria Division for 5 years and regional chair for Africa until June 2015.

Please click here to see an interview with him last November.

Club Members Nov 20, 2020
Celebration of Harvest Festivals Around the Globe