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The Rotary Meeting will be held in the May Pavilion at the Palace Theatre
276 West Center Street  Marion, OH 43302

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Angela Carbetta will introduce Francisco "Paco" Ollervides our guest speaker for today.  Francisco Ollervides is better known as “Paco,” a common nickname in Mexico where he was born and raised. For over 14 years, Paco has enjoyed helping nonprofit organizations think and act strategically by improving their efficiency and efficacy. He focuses his work on the Great Lakes, providing capacity building and organizational development support to organizations across the region working for clean and healthy rivers. Paco’s main interest is to strengthen leaders to ensure organizations’ continuity and success in their campaigns and programs. Paco works with groups in the areas of strategic planning, fundraising, and board development and succession planning.

Prior to joining River Network, Paco served as Senior Field Coordinator with the Waterkeeper Alliance advising numerous nonprofit advocacy groups throughout Latin America. He has also served as Director of the School for Field Studies (Center for Coastal Studies) in San Carlos, Mexico and as resident lecturer and adviser in the areas of Economic and Ethical Issues in Sustainable Development, Coastal Ecology, and Resource Ecology and Management (Boston University). He has participated in and presented at numerous professional and academic conferences, both in the U.S. and internationally.     Paco is a biochemical engineer and a bioacoustician by training. He has conducted field work assessing the impacts of boat noise on gray whale behavior. His work has been featured in The Eye of the Whale by Dick Russell (Simon and Schuster, 2001), in El Largo Viaje de la Ballena Gris (Eva Van den Berg, National Geographic España, 2006) and in academic journals. Paco holds both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department at Texas A&M University. Paco is based near Columbus, Ohio. In his free time, he likes to go on long walks in the woods with his entire family, travel, and savor local cuisine and history.  The invocation will be given by Angela Carbetta and Jason Price will greet you.

Upcoming Programs: 
December 13  - River Network, Francisco "Paco" Ollervides
December 20 - Weisenbach Recycled Products
December 27 -  Club Assembly 

NOTE: The Salvation Army Kettle will be at all of our noon meetings until December 20th.  Please bring your personal and corporate donations on all Tuesdays until December 20th, which will be the last day, so your Club will get credit for them from the Salvation Army.Steve Jenkins Co-Chairman.  The Salvation Army is far behind in their donations this year. 

"Service Above Self”

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?