Kissing Frogs and the Legacy of Service

March 4, 2016
Hosted by Nelinia Varenas

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Guest Information

Episode Description

Building programs that have lasting benefits are the result of people working together toward a common goal. From inception to execution and follow-on, the process is fundamentally the same. Terry Geiling will walk us through some of the service projects in which he was personally involved:

- Fisher House Project
- The Jonas Project
- The Rotary Polio Immunization Project
- Gold Star Manor Development Project

Terry will share his insights and observations about each of these undertakings. We can learn key points about what it takes to assure successful completion and how to keep all the stakeholders engaged with their eyes on the beneficiaries. Are you ready to kiss some frogs?

Your Why

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Why do people decide to take a bold action or to do nothing? This smart, spirited and fun show takes you on an inspiring tour through the life-defining experiences of remarkable people who, with grace, selfless purpose, vision and drive, have saved lives, infused hope and provided critical help to others. These true stories delve into the thoughts, perspectives and emotions of guest speakers as they juggled decisions that ultimately altered lives of others for better. Provocative and yet sincere questions will reveal motivating touchstones for you as you apply what you hear to your own life. Our program is designed to provide authentic, frank, and at times humorous conversations. The undercurrent of the program is to help you expand the legacy that you leave in your wake and to become an inspiration and a beacon of joyful living to others.

Nelinia Varenas

Nelinia’s parents immigrated to the United States with the dream of living a life of which they could be proud and that would grant fulfilling opportunities, happiness and intrinsic satisfaction. Nelinia’s father and mother instilled the values of integrity, responsibility, respectfulness, curiosity, knowledge, sacrifice and hard work. Throughout her life, Nelinia has surrounded herself with role models who encouraged her to set high standards, achieve and succeed. These same role models also helped her evolve into the caring and compassionate person she is today. Nelinia is committed to helping people in the same way that she was helped: through encouragement, kindness, selflessness and vision. As a perennial student of life and boundless optimist, Nelinia stays engaged with people in all walks of life. She is a member of Rotary International, Junior League, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters International and Business Networking International.

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