Speaker Date Topic
Judith Diment, Dean of RI Reps Oct 01, 2020
International Rotary
International Rotary

Judith ran an independent award-winning Thames Valley public relations consultancy and has held senior positions in marketing and communications for over 30 years. Client experience ranges from FTSE 100 companies to start-ups across print, broadcast and online media. Judith has wide-ranging experience of event management at all levels including international conferences, business to business conferences and exhibitions, workshops, seminars and business excellence awards. Judith project managed Slough Focus on Business (the largest annual business event in the Thames Valley)  from 1995-2000; managed the  Wycombe Business Excellence Awards for three years, and provided PR support for the Cambridge Business Awards 2002, and was a member of the judging panel for The Thames Valley Business Awards 2002-2007.

Judith’s involvement in local community work includes Thames Hospice Care Fund Raising, Rivertime Boat Trust, Cookham Festival, Stanley Spencer Gallery and was District Governor  for Rotary International District 1090 in 2012-13 and President of the Rotary Club of Windsor St George 2007-8. Judith is Coordinator of Rotary International Global Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force since 2013 and UK National Advocacy Adviser for Polio since 2010. In 2013 appointed Rotary International Representative to the Commonwealth. In July 2015 appointed to the International PolioPlus Committee. In Jul 2020 appointed as Dean of Rotary Representative Network to the UN and Other Agencies. In February 2008 arranged projection of End Polio Now on the House of Commons. Following the projection in June 2008  RI adopted the phrase End Polio Now for promoting the polio eradication globally. Represented Rotary International at European WHO Regional Assembly 2012, and World Health Assembly and Polio Partners Group since  2013.  Has organized many polio advocacy events at Houses of Parliament and European Parliament.  Elected to the Board of the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery.  

-        In 2004 Judith completed a charity cycle ride from London to Paris raising over £3000 for the Royal British Legion. In 2008 helped raise over £1 million for Rotary UK Flood Relief Fund with Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief, and £45,000 for End Polio Now from a dinner at Windsor Castle

      -       In 2012-13 helped raise £50,000 for Diamond Jubilee Project to fund a sculpture which was unveiled by HM The Queen on October 9th 2012.

-       £15,000 for matching grant for wheelchairs for polio survivors in Pakistan

 

Judith is an experienced lecturer and speaker and a published author. Elected a Councillor for the Royal Borough Windsor & Maidenhead in 2016-2019.

 

 

 

 
 
Daniel Fischer, Pres. MBR Foundation Oct 08, 2020
MBR Foundation
MBR Foundation
Lina Sergie Attar Oct 15, 2020
The Future of Syria
The Future of Syria

Lina Sergie Attar is founder and CEO of Karam Foundation. She is a Syrian-American architect and writer from Aleppo. She was named one of GOOD magazine’s 2016 GOOD 100 for Karam’s innovative work with Syrian refugees. Her articles and essays have been published in the NYT, Chicago Tribune, Foreign Policy, Politico, The Atlantic, and BBC. She has appeared on CNN, NBC News, BBC News, Huffington Post, NPR and other media outlets. Lina has spoken about the Syrian humanitarian crisis at schools, universities, and institutions including: RISD, Harvard, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, The New School, Phillips Exeter Academy, King’s Academy in Jordan, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, New America, the Aspen Institute, and others. Sergie Attar is a co-founder of the How Many More? project, serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Syria Campaign, and is a non-resident fellow at New America. See Lina’s TEDx talk here.