Speaker Date Topic
Chris Spear May 26, 2021
Biking for a cause

Chris Spear is an avid cyclist, who has biked over 100,000 miles in 18 countries and 26 states. When forced to work, he teaches engineers how to design and verify computer chips, and is the author of the best selling nerd book, SystemVerilog for Verification. He has been the president of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley for 1 1/4 years.

Sarah Marks Jun 09, 2021
Starting from Failure
Sara Mark,  Starting from Failure.
Sara Marks is a librarian at UMass Lowell. She has two masters degrees, has earned the title of Distinguished Toastmaster twice, and has published two novels, three short story collections, and three novelettes. Her third novel and fourth novelette come out this fall. She is a certified project manager and teaches workshops about writing, bullet journaling, and public speaking. She also failed out of college and had to return home in shame after four years at her first university. Today she’ll be talking about how that failure shaped her life and why she wouldn’t be the success she is today if she hadn’t been through the experience. You’ll understand why failure is a better teacher than success can ever be.