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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM 
Hyannis Country Club
1840 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA  02601
United States
PO Box 39, Hyannis, Ma 02601
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Since March, 2010, Andi Genser has proudly served as the Executive Director of WE CAN, a Cape Cod organization that empowers women to achieve lasting, positive change. Prior to her move to Cape Cod in 2008, Andi worked in the Boston area in a wide range of nonprofits that support children and families. In all of these roles Andi brings her passion for social justice, commitment to working in collaboration with others and focus on providing participant-centered services. Andi is a parent, grandparent and loves cycling the roads and bike paths of Cape Cod.

Bill O’Neill has been president of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod since 2013. The mission of CLI is to foster the growth of existing and potential community leaders on Cape Cod and the Islands. Since 1992, CLI has helped 600 local leaders learn more about the issues facing Cape Cod and the Islands and how they can become more involved in providing the leadership needed in the community to help solve these problems.
Bill grew up roaming around Centerville and Osterville on bike and on foot, and graduated from Barnstable High School. He got his start in the communications industry delivering the Cape Cod Times on his bicycle. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Harvard College, where he was a reporter and editor for a weekly campus newspaper. Bill has worked as lifestyle editor for the Cape Cod Times and a freelance reporter for many print and online publications. Bill also has worked in Cape Cod’s nonprofit world, doing PR and fundraising for Housing Assistance Corporation and fundraising for the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

PronovostPaul.jpgPaul Pronovost has been with the Cape Cod Times since November, 2000, beginning as Metro Editor, then Editor beginning in 2005, and Executive Editor since 2014.  Under his leadership, the Cape Cod Times has continued its stellar record as a winner of numerous awards every year from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.  He has provided especially vital and effective leadership in establishing digital platforms for the Cape Cod Times.  In 2016, he was named Editor of the Year, and the Cape Cod Times Newspaper of the Year by GateHouse Media.
Paul has served on the Boards of numerous organizations, including the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Salvation Army and the Massachusetts Press Association.  He served as a Juror for Local News for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, and for Public Service in 2010. 
Paul earned his Master’s in Public Administration from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University and was an English major as an undergraduate at Saint Anselm College.  He grew up in Medfield, MA, and now lives in Cotuit with his wife Trish Tavares Pronovost.

LariviereMarilyn.jpgMarilyn Lariviere is a native Cape Codder who is President of the Cape Cod chapter of Church Women United, and she just finished a term as president of the national Church Women United, an organization that describes itself as a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive ecumenical women’s movement.  Welcoming women from all Christian traditions, Church Women United strives to live up to their motto:  Agreed to Differ. Resolved to Love. United to Serve.  You can learn more about Church Women United at their website, http://www.churchwomen.org 
Marilyn has worked in youth ministries at several churches, and she has worked in prison ministries.  She currently works with the Cape Cod Council of Churches as Program Manager for Youth StreetReach and the “Adopt a Unit” project for Safe Harbor Shelter (the project Hyannis Rotary has committed to this year).  She has been married to her husband Ed for 55 years, they have four children, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
She comes to our Rotary Meeting on August 11 specifically to talk about the Safe Harbor project, “Adopt a Unit.”


Come and join the Rotary Club of Hyannis on August 4th to hear Leslie Fishlock as she speaks about Women in Techology.

Leslie is best known as the Founder & CEO of Geek Girl (IDEATED on Cape Cod in 2008!), everyone’s favorite resource for empowering women and girls in tech (and dudes!), supporting startups and making technology easy to understand and use for everyone from 8-88. Geek Girl accomplishes this through its highly touted, localized Geek Girl Tech Conferences around the country, workshops, seminars, consulting, Help Desks, and Geek Girl for Hire from Cape Cod to San Diego. She consults with many individuals and companies through the Geek Girl for Hire program on tech issues and is in high demand to speak at conferences, schools and companies on a variety of various issues with tech; Tech Careers, Diversity and Inclusion, Digital Footprint & Personal Branding, Internet Safety, Startups, Entrepreneurialism, STEM/STEAM and cyber crime. 

Leslie has been involved in internet startups since the first DotCom bubble in 1997 in Boston and has been a champion for startups as well as women in tech since then. Prior to Geek Girl, Leslie was the Marketing Director for several ecommerce and financial web startups, and was at the helm of Genevate, a web applications company she and business partner and geeky boyfriend, Chris Corriveau started in 2002 in Cataumet. (They are both still talking to each other.)

She spends her free time with said geeky boyfriend and their three devoted but highly manipulative Australian Shepherds Nano, Duke and Pepper. When they aren’t working, you can find them supporting, mentoring and investing in other startups around the country, taking long beach walks with their dogs, and eating fish tacos.
Leslie Fishlock
Founder & CEO, Geek Girl

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