Speakers

Profile of Upcoming Speakers

Dan Watson, Astrophysicist- Where is the Next Civilization?

RPS Luncheon, February 8, 2023 -Join Dr. Watson as he discusses star and planetary system formation and where the next civilization might be found.

Jim Memmott, Remarks on my Remarkable Rochesterians: Some thoughts on the over-achievers who have done our area proud.

RPS Luncheon, March 8, 2023 -Join Jim Memmott to learn about the interesting and remarkable people who have made significant contributions to the Rochester area.

Dr. Gregory Heyworth, In the Footsteps of Petrarch: Recovering Lost Classics from the World’s Oldest Libraries

RPS Luncheon, April 12, 2023 -Join Dr. Gregory Heyworth to learn about the imaging and restoration of historic books and manuscripts.

Lisa Roy Baron -A New Urban State Park in Rochester, How Should it be Developed?

RPS Luncheon, May 10, 2023 – Lisa Baron will chronicle the challenges of funding and creating a plan to designate greater High Falls as the first organized Ecodistrict in NYS

Tara Nelson -Visual Studies Workshop

RPS Luncheon, September 13, 2023 – Tara Nelson, curator of the Moving Image Collection at the Visual Studies Workshop will discuss the 16 mm collection and film in general.

Interested in joining RPS?

Would you like to be contacted by our membership committee? Just submit your details on the blue form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch with you shortly. We look forward to speaking with and learning more about you.

I joined RPS many years ago and have been enjoying the monthly tradition of seeing my old friends and colleagues at the luncheons at Oak Hill. The food is wonderful. We really enjoy the fellowship, the new learning experiences, and having fun interacting with both new and long term members.

Dr. Donald Duckles, M.D.
General Surgeon, URMC

Past Speakers

  • James Townsend – Adirondack Park Agency
  • Robert Marcotte – Assistant Editor D&C
  • Don Alhart – TV Anchor
  • Sandra Parker – RBA
  • Maggie Brooks – County Executive
  • Dennis & Trudi Frengle – Voyage around the world
  • Dr. Marjorie Hunter – Technology at UR
  • Milton Shares – Underwater Photographer-Erie Canal
  • Kathy Connor – GEH Curator
  • Eleanor Stearns – Amelia Earhart
  • Mark Cuddy – Artistic Dir GEVA
  • Deborah Hughes – Susan B Anthony
  • Betty Perkins Carpenter – Behind scenes at Olympics
  • Heidi Zimmer Meyer – Downtown Development
  • Scott Hill – Pictometry
  • Anne Kress – MCC
  • Jim Kennard – Deep Sea Diver
  • Guy Kittelsen – Atom Bomb
  • Don Jeffries – Rochester Broadway Theatre
  • Rachel Baker August – Seneca Zoo
  • Janet Anders – Seaquist – CSI
  • Joe Testani – FBI
  • John Adams – St Lawrence Seaway
  • Grant Holcomb – MAG
  • Evan Dawson – Finger Lakes Wine
  • Jack Garner – Movie Critic
  • Jim Howe – Pro/Con Hydrofracking
  • Dr. Marcia Bornhurst Parkes – Consultant & Music Director