Speaker Date Topic
Annie VanGelderen Oct 25, 2021
President & CEO, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Annie VanGelderen joined the BBAC Board of Directors in 2003 and later also assumed a full-time volunteer staff position as Enterprises Director.  In 2011, she was appointed President and CEO of the BBAC. VanGelderen plays a leadership role in the community, serving on the boards of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, Birmingham's Public Arts Board, and the Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Council. She is also on the advisory council of Southfield's Partnerships for Education Council and the membership committee of the regional CultureSource organization. In Oakland County, she is an alumna of Leadership Oakland and of the Advanced Leadership Institute. In 2015, she was given the Leader of Leaders Award. VanGelderen was also a member of the 2015-16 Leadership Detroit class. Since 2011, with a focus on inclusivity and increasing opportunities to those who might otherwise lack access, she has advanced the BBAC’s roster of ArtAccess programs. Beneficiaries include individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia, incarcerated youth, people of all ages with cognitive and physical challenges, and senior citizens. VanGelderen continues her own practice of art-making and is committed to the BBAC vision of “art for all.” On October 25, she will bring to the Rotary meeting a Halloween-inspired art package for everyone to take home!

Saundra Porter, SOCRRA Nov 01, 2021
Proper recycling habits, plus educating children and adults about the environment

Saundra Porter is a Project Manager with Iris Waste Diversion Specialists, a consulting company contracted by SOCRRA to provide education and outreach programs. She has worked in the industry for 12 years. Although not formally educated in environmental studies, Saundra's passion and commitment have guided her personally and professionally. She is driven by a deep personal passion for stewardship of our earth and for educating children and adults about the positive impacts our behavior can have on the environment.     

Chris Cornelius and Jeremy Fick Nov 08, 2021
Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund
Madonna Van Fossen, SMART Nov 15, 2021
Transportation in the Detroit Metropolitan Area
Roxanne Brinkerhoff, CEO Nov 22, 2021
Detroit Institute for Children
Maureen Smith Nov 29, 2021
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Dan Marsh, Executive Director Dec 06, 2021
Birmingham Family YMCA
Bryan Frank Dec 13, 2021
Holiday Party
Ken Johnson Jan 10, 2022
To be announced