Speaker Date Topic
Jerrie Ueberle Aug 03, 2024 8:30 AM
Women’s Voice for Peace
Women’s Voice for Peace

Jerrie Ueberle is the founder and president of Global Interactions, Inc., a Phoenix-based non-profit corporation focused on increasing worldwide communication and understanding among U.S. professionals and their international counterparts.  enterprises and international businesses.  The United Nations granted Special Consultative Status to the organization in 2023.

In 2009 Ms. Ueberle founded the World Academy for the Future of Women to promote and accelerate women’s leadership worldwide.  The program, housed on Sias University campus, has expanded from a one-year Academy for 100 women each year, to a second year Advanced Academy and a third year Academy in Action, In addition a Men’s Academy for the Future of Women was begun to promote collaborative work that prepares men to understand and act on issues related to advancing and promoting women in society and the workplace.  The Academy gained recognition from the United Nations as a charter ASPIRE member in 2013.

Over the 17 years the Annual Women’s Symposium she founded, held each May, attracts international speakers and has grown to reaching 10,000 participants, including university students and their mothers. 

In 2015 she received the Women’s International Network Global Leadership Award and the Social Entrepreneur 2015 Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Global Community Service from the World Network of Entrepreneurs Worldwide. In 2017 she was one of 20 women named in the book 20 Women Changemakers, Taking Action Around the World,  and in 2018 Firestarters, How Innovators, Instigators, and Initiators can Inspire You to Ignite Your Own Life told of her work.  In 2017 she was named as a Lady Leading a Legacy. In  2019 she received the Outstanding Contributor Award from Sias University. She was invited to speak in China on Democracy, the Shared Future of Mankind. The World Academy has programs in 7 countries including China, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Mexico, Kenya, and Uganda.

Jerrie’s commitment is to women’s equality and the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Salvador Rizzo Taveres RI Director Aug 03, 2024 11:30 AM

Salvador Rizzo Tavares is a Mexican who founded and has been leading as CEO since 1987 of the RIZZO Group, which specializes in developing technological solutions for private companies and governments. For 29 years, he was the most important wholesaler in Latin America in the sale of office equipment, with a presence in 20 countries.

He was the creator of the technological model “Aula Inteligente®”, used to equip more than 120,000 classrooms in public elementary education schools in Mexico. Additionally, he collaborated with INTEL® in the development of the first student laptop, "Classmate®", which sold over 200,000 units in Latin America.

Salvador joined Rotary in 1989 at the age of 27 and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Monterrey Carlos Canseco, serving as president in 2002-2003 and 2011-2012, District Governor of 4130 District in 2009-2010, and Rotary Coordinator in 2015-2018.

He has led 5 global grants addressing issues related to eating disorders, and environmental matters, and providing equipment to hospitals and public schools.

In his Rotary life, he has primarily focused on three aspects: connecting Rotarians across clubs, cities, and countries; actively engaging young professionals in Rotary beyond their local club through workshops and forums in several Latin American countries; and providing training to enhance understanding of Rotary. To do that, he was the founder of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in 11 countries, leading it for 10 years. Additionally, he served as a Training Leader at the IA in 2020 and 2021. In 2014-2015, he was a member of the World Committee for New Generations.

He will serve as a Director of Rotary International and a member of the RI Board for the 2024-2026 term.

Salvador and his partner, Esmeralda, are Rotary Foundation Major Donors, Benefactors, Paul Harris Fellows, and Bequest Society.

In his free time, Salvador enjoys watching various sports, has played soccer and golf, and has completed several marathons.

He has three children: Anna María, Salvador, and Paulina, and three grandchildren: Enrique, Regina, and Santiago.



Jim Halderman, PDG District 5450 Aug 03, 2024 3:30 PM
Rotary Peace Activator Program
Rotary Peace Activator Program

Jim Halderman, PDG District 5450
Email:  jimspeaker@comcast.com

Jim Halderman has taught court ordered, company ordered, and spousal ordered, clients for 28 years in anger and conflict management. He is certified with National Curriculum Training Institute, the leader in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Change Programs, personality profiles, NLP, and other learning tools. College brought studies in science, music, and philosophy. He has trained in prisons with Alternative to Violence Programs teaching anger management and life skills.  Along with Anger Management he has trained extensively in public speaking and communication skills in many venues.  Attending classes at a local University in neuroscience he has added a deeper understanding of the brain to all teachings.

His background includes many successful years in the retail industry, along with an avocation in music and theatre. Jim has been a Rotarian since 1991 and serves as the Ombudsman for District 5450.   Zones 26/27 list him in their ExpertHub for conflict resolution.  He was one of 27 in the US and Canada to be trained in the new peace endeavor of Rotary International and the Institute for Economics and Peace. He trained for PETS and at Zone for eight years.  A recipient of Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award in 2020 his passion is to work with Rotarian’s effort to bring peace to all. Jim, and his wife Peggy, also a Rotarian, are Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society.

Mário César Martins de Camargo RIPE Aug 03, 2024 6:30 PM

Mario Cesar Martins de Camargo is a business consultant to the printing industry and former director of Gráfica Bandeirantes, a printing company founded by his father. Under his leadership, he expanded the company to be a supplier of printed material for clients in Brazil and South America including Visa, Ford, Volkswagen, and Microsoft.

De Camargo attended military school and graduated from a high school in St. Paul, Minnesota, during a youth exchange program. He did a yearlong internship at MAN Roland, a printing press manufacturer in Offenbach, Germany, before earning his undergraduate degree at the Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Business Administration in São Paulo. He also received his law degree from the School of Law of São Bernardo do Campo.

He has led numerous professional associations, including as president of the Brazilian Association of Printing Technology (ABTG) and the Brazilian Printing Industry Association (ABIGRAF). He was also delegate director of the Federation of Industry of the State of São Paulo (FIESP) in the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), vice president of FIESP, and vice president of the Latin American Confederation of the Printing Industry (Conlatingraf). He received the Printing Leader of the Americas award from the Printing Association of Florida and the Global Presidential Print Award from NPES, The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies.

De Camargo joined Rotary in 1980 at the age of 23. A past director and trustee, De Camargo will be the fourth Brazilian to serve as president of RI. He has also volunteered for numerous international roles including as RI learning facilitator, Zone Coordinator for the Avoidable Blindness Taskforce, Latin American Coordinator for the Health Problems Taskforce, RI president's representative, and delegate to the Council on legislation. He has also served on committees including the RI Membership Development Committee, The Rotary Foundation Programs Finance Committee, and the International PolioPlus Committee.

De Camargo says Rotary global reach never ceases to impress him. “With Service Above Self, Rotary has created a unique global identity that is unlike any other I know,” says Camargo. “I think we all need to remember that we belong to an organization that opens up the world to us.”

During COVID lockdown in 2020, De Camargo took on two projects: studying for (and passing) the bar exam—38 years after attending law school — and learning Italian. He also enjoys reading history and biography books and appreciating good wine.

De Camargo is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation's Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Denise, are Level 3 Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.