Speakers Details

The Rotary club of Dulles South meets on Wednesday evenings 7-8PM at the Mug n Muffin, 42020 village Center Plaza #130, Stone RidgeVillage Center, Stone Ridge, VA 20105. Please join us at 6:45PM for coffee/drinks/food and fellowship!

April 4th
Tony Hayes, Loudoun County Recycling specialist, will discuss the proper method to recycle

MOMs grocery store will be collecting batteries for recycling during this event

Previous Speakers

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August 31 at 7pm Sheriff Chapman speaks on current crime trends and prevention, heroin initiatives (with local, state and federal partners), Crisis Intervention Team training, and agency accomplishments in addition to addressing community concerns.

October 5th at 7pm Loudoun WorkForce Resource Center speaks on how they connect businesses and job seekers to achieve their employment goals.

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October 19th at 7pm Congresswoman Comstock talks about our constituent services with a legislative update.

October 25th Dulles South Community Health Forum


November 9th at 7pm Cindy Cooke speaks about helping vulnerable children in Sierra Leone. Cindy is a retired RN after a 33 years carrier  in hospital care. She lives in Manassas and her husband is a rotarian in the Gainesville-Haymarket club. She started going to Sierra Leone with Helping Children Worldwide in 2009. Since then she has made 7 trips working with the Child Rescue Center and Mercy hospital. In 2015 she was introduced to the Biosand Water filter.

Cindy’s most recent trip to Sierra Leone was in Aug to train others in the production and sales of the filter. She is working with the West Springfield Rotary club to provide water filters to schools in three different villages near Bo Sierra Leone.




November 16th at 7pm Bruce McBarnette, from the Tysons Rotary Club, speaks on “Turbo Charge Your Memory.”  Bruce McBarnette has taught seminars on memory techniques at a number of corporations, government agencies, and colleges including the US Navy, Wheat First Securities, George Washington University, and Northern Virginia Community College.

January 11th at 7pm Rob MacLean – Chief of US park police

Chief Robert D. MacLean is a 24-year veteran of the United States Park Police. He has held numerous law enforcement leadership positions in both operational and administrative capacities including assignments to Crime and Violence Task Forces, Media Relations, Internal Affairs, SWAT and Canine. He served as the commander of the Force’s Homeland Security Division.
As the Chief of Police, he has executive responsibility for the Force’s mission in the Washington Metropolitan Area, as well as its Field Offices in New York and San Francisco. This mission is intrinsically linked to the department’s strategic plan and goals of protecting this nation’s most symbolic monuments and memorials as well as the visitors to them.


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January 18th Friends of Loudoun mental health
For those with mental illness, and the family and friends who care for them, it is a night that has fallen in their lives. The mission of Friends of Loudoun Mental Health is to drive back the darkness afflicting so many of our fellow citizens in Loudoun County.

As President of Friends, Katrina is working diligently to bring recognition of the organization’s work to the public to increase awareness of the need for good mental health, the struggles people with mental illness deal with on a daily basis, the need for better services, and erasing the stigma associated with mental illness.  She also has as a personal mission of the prevention of suicide, especially in our youth.

Joey Coburn has worked in the nonprofit and association management industry for many years. Some of the organizations she has worked for include, American Red Cross, National Kidney Foundation, and WISER. She volunteers her time by serving on a number of nonprofit committees in Loudoun County. Joey lives in rural Loudoun County with her husband, son and dog. She enjoys gardening and cooking.


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March 8th at 7pm Job Seekers: Re-tooling and Re-tuning for Job Success presented by Graziella McCarron, PhD

Description: This workshop focuses on strategies for re-tooling your current employment profile in an effort to boost marketplace competitiveness.  Those hoping to change careers, transition back into the workforce, and/or simply sharpen key career skills would benefit from this workshop. The discussion will include tips on resume reboots but focus mainly on deciphering continuing education and career skills training options.

 Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron, Ph.D.

Leadership Educator, Learning Consultant, and Coach

Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron’s professional background integrates experience in corporate practice with higher education leadership and administration, university teaching, workforce development, career coaching, curriculum design, training/development, assessment, and learner engagement. Over the course of her career, whether as a leadership faculty member, career counselor, university academic administrator, strategic operations consultant, or as a training instructional designer, Graziella has sought to develop and deliver high impact learning and professional development experiences across issues of organizational practice, leadership, assessment, curriculum, and education program design.

Currently, Graziella serves as a leadership studies faculty member within the School of Integrative Studies at George Mason University — focusing on courses in ethics and leadership and leading change. A significant focus of Graziella’s professional practice has included constructing teaching, learning, and coaching experiences that significantly boost the capacity and overall development of her clients/students.

Graziella earned her bachelor’s degree in business with concentrations in marketing and finance from American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, DC and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland College Park’s College of Education. She completed her Ph.D. with a concentration in assessment and strategic planning.