Speaker Date Topic
Jeff Reed - District Governor Aug 25, 2017
District Update
District Update

Born in Wisconsin, I moved away, and then returned in 1998. I have worked both in industry (consulting and Xerox Corporation) and in higher education (professor of psychology, management and academic dean). 

The Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club became home and a source of Rotary friends starting in 2000. Travel and international service are passions, along with music, theater, and gardening. My wife Sylvia just retired after years as an institutional researcher and my son Daniel is starting his career as a naturopathic physician.

I look forward to working with you and your Club this year to provide service in our communities and around the world.

Tim Vertz - President Vertz Marketing Sep 15, 2017
Small Business Marketing
Small Business Marketing

Vertz Marketing is the leading marketing and advertising agency focused on small and mid-sized businesses in Wisconsin and the Midwest. We partner very closely with businesses that are on a mission to grow their bottomline with the very best marketing tools and strategies. Our goal is to help your company live up to its full profit potential. We’re here to help your company with our talented, creative marketing and strategic experts.

Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, J.D. Lotus Legal Oct 20, 2017
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking

Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, J.D.
Chair and Assistant Professor, Justice Department
Coordinator, LOTUS Legal Clinic at Mount Mary University

Education:

  • Marquette University Law School,  J.D., cum laude, May 2004
  • Marquette University, Honors B.A. in English and Theology, magna cum laude, May 1999

"Mount Mary's undergraduate justice majors are amazing women.  I get to train them to enter the professional world and to make changes for social good. This happens within their own lives at the same time as it ripples out to effect the community.  I teach about women's law, human trafficking, gender violence, comparative and international law and innovative legal responses to persistent legal problems and new ones created by new technology, climate change, and populations in flux.  

The LOTUS Legal Clinic (Legal Options for Trafficked and Underserved Survivors) and the Untold Stories program series are lynchpins and signature for Mount Mary's work on social justice.  We are committed to a survivor-centered view of changing the status quo of law and culture.  

In the classroom, I also have the joy of sharing my practice experiences in the field of Elder Mediation- a branch of dispute resolution that works with Elder law, probate, trust, and adult guardianship issues.  I draw on my professional network to help my students find their unique place in the law."