Speaker Date Topic
Laine Hendricks, District Governor Dec 12, 2023 8:00 AM
Rotary International and District Update
Marlene Capra Jan 09, 2024 8:00 AM
SpeakSafe: Overview on the Work of Prevention of Exploitation of Youth in Marin County.
SpeakSafe: Overview on the Work of Prevention of Exploitation of Youth in Marin County.

Marlene Capra is the Founder and Executive Director of SpeakSAFE: Save Adolescents from Exploitation that
aims to fund and implement a collaborative approach to provide preventative education on human trafficking
and exploitation of youth in the Bay Area. In addition to managing all aspects of the program, Marlene
personally conducts trainings in conjunction with a youth team, many of whom are survivors of abuse. Both in
person and on social media, they present on exploitation and the victimization of youth and what support is
needed to encourage them to find their voices and come forward, enabling them to find assistance and
healing. Through this forum, survivors have mobilized their voices in partnership to make lasting change while
working together on this initiative. Hence, SpeakSAFE.

Marlene will be discussing what is exploitation/human trafficking, what does this really mean?
We will talk about our prevention work in Marin and the Bay Area, and how this crime affects
the health of our youth and families in our county. More importantly we will touch on what
“we” can do to protect those in our community and those we know and love.

Vincent Valenzuela, ED, North Bay, Amer Red Cross Jan 30, 2024 12:00 AM
Overview of Red Cross Programs and Volunteer/Partnership Opportunities
Overview of Red Cross Programs and Volunteer/Partnership Opportunities

Vincent Valenzuela’s journey with the Red Cross began in 2018 as a Disaster Program Manager for Solano and Marin Counties. In this role, he successfully built strong internal connections with the volunteer base while also establishing partnerships throughout the community, working closely with the local Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) in the North Bay Chapter. He has supported the Red Cross mission with multiple local and national disaster deployments to hurricanes, wildfires, floods and home fires.

Vincent has over 20 years of non-profit experience and is dedicated to supporting communities, families and building connections. In his new role as Chapter CEO, Vincent will work to bridge our Red Cross leadership to the volunteers carrying out the mission on a daily basis, facilitating the free flow of information and sharing of ideas.  He will also focus on developing even stronger connections with our donors and recruiting partners and board member prospects.

A North Bay resident, Vincent enjoys adding to his vinyl record collection, cheering for Bay Area sports teams, and spending time with family and friends.