Today's get to know your fellow Rotarian is Matt Wahl. Matt was a civil engineer who was working for his family’s business but also “loved fine jewelry”. His wife, Susan and Matt began running the local Forsythe Jewelers in 1987, when Susan’s parents retired. They bought the business from her parents in 1999.  They have a son, Anders, who is working on a production crew for Cirque de Soleil in Las Vegas and has expressed interest in the family business.
 
Peter Brown shared some of the ideas from the multi-district President-Elect Training Seminar which he can't wait to implement.  Matt O'Connor shared a letter of appreciation from Saint's Place for the Saturday morning volunteer work our members have provided.
 
Today's guest speaker is Colonel (Ret) John Perrone, who currently serves as the Director of the Homeland Security Management Institute. He was selected to be the Commander of the Joint Detainee operations Group at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. As the Commander of the al Qaeda Terrorist Detention Facility, COL Perrone commanded 1200 soldiers conducting long term detention operations that included receiving, securing and caring for over 600 suspected terrorist in support of the Global War on Terrorism. His duties also included escort operations in and out of Afghanistan, linguist and intelligence support and coordination with numerous Federal and State law enforcement agencies.
 
 

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