Speaker Date Topic
Michael Sigourney, Founder & CEO - AVTECH Software May 29, 2019 12:15 PM
Small Business Working to Operatre Worldwide

Michael Sigourney is the Founder and CEO of AVTECH Softward and Sigourney, LLC also owner of properties in RI including Cutler Mills in Warren, RI.  He travels globally throughout the world for his business. 

Their websited describes "AVTECH Software (AVTECH), a private corporation founded in 1988, is a computer hardware and software developer and manufacturer. Our Room Alert ® products monitor computer rooms, data centers and other facilities for conditions such as temperature, humidity, power, flood / water leakage, smoke / fire, air flow, room entry, motion, cameras and more.

Device ManageR ™ will automatically discover devices across the network, log and graph sensor data, alert users when environmental events occur or thresholds are passed, and allows reporting, auto response, and more. Automatic corrective actions resolve issues for a lights out response, allowing ‘Disaster Prevention’ instead of ‘Disaster Recovery’.

Room Alert Accounts ™ allows users to remotely manage Room Alert monitors. This powerful service allows access from any mobile or internet connected device. Room Alert Accounts will monitor, alert, log, graph, map, report and protect."

 

Bob Aldrich, Middletown Rotarian Jun 05, 2019 12:15 PM
Water for Cambodia Project

Bob Aldrich, from Bristol and also a Middletown Rotarian wa spast Exec. Director for Water fpor Cambodia Project.  He will bring the club up to date on the project.

"Water for Cambodia (WFC) originated in 2002 under the direction of Middletown Rhode Island Rotarian Gunther Hausen. On a visit to Angkor Children’s Hospital in Siem Reap Gunther and his wife Nicole learned of the hundreds of children arriving at the hospital with preventable waterborne diseases due to the lack of clean drinking water. In response to the hospital's urgent request for help, Gunther began the Water for Cambodia project. In addition to providing biosand filters, he understood that teaching literacy was important for the women care givers to achieve improved health and economic conditions for their families. 

In February 2006 WFC was officially born with the hiring of the first full-time staff members in Cambodia. By the end of that year a pilot was completed with the installation of 50 biosand filters and 2 literacy classes totalling 50 students. During 2007 and early 2008 the Siem Reap Water Quality Laboratory was established. With the addition of a field test technician and filter installation specialist and funding from Rotary clubs from Edinburgh, Scotland and Lyon, France filter production was increased. By mid 2008 nearly 1100 biosand filters had been built and installed.

In June of 2008 The Rotary Foundation awarded WFC a 3 year, $300,000 3H (health, hunger and humanity) grant allowing the project to increase production of filters to about 2000 per year and add more literacy classes. Since receiving the 3H grant WFC has been able to attract additional Rotary grants and other donor funding developing into the most successful program in Northern Cambodia. Over 24,000 biosand filters have been installed across seven provinces bring clean drinking water and measurably increasing the daily health of thousands of children. Nearly 3,000 students are now literate."

 

Gary Watros - NASA Mission Control Engineer Nov 13, 2019 12:15 PM
50th Anniversary of Apollo 12 Launch - Contrast of Apollo 12 success vs. Apollo 13 which went wrong