July 27th Speaker: Sara Im, Award Winning Author and Inspirational Speaker


As a survivor of the “Killing Fields,” during the oppressive Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s, it’s been my privilege during the past few years, to share my experiences with others. I speak to inspire, motivate and encourage others to have hope, to be resilient and to gain a more positive perspective in their own lives.

Sadly, many people today struggle silently with emotional and physical pain, often due to high stress, health and personal issues which prevent them from fully enjoying life. Indeed, some even slip into depression or develop illness despite trying hard to regain

I’ve found that by sharing my own painful experience of survival in a Cambodian forced labor camp, people have come away from my talks with more positive perspective in their own lives. It gives me great pleasure to share my story and bring hope to others.

I’ve written my story in an inspirational award winning book called How I survived the Killing Fields—A Story of Hope, Love and Determination. I look forward to speaking to your group with the earnest hope that I may in some small way, help them to get through their own challenges.


Email: sara@saraim.com

July 13th Speaker: Janet Stringfellow, Volunteers of America


Janet Stringfellow received a BA in Public Communication in 1992 and a Master’s of Rehabilitation Counseling in 1996 from the University of Puerto Rico.

Janet relocated to Florida in 1997 and joined Volunteers of America in 1998. She is extremely honored to build on the 120 years of service and proudly upholds the distinction of the being the first Hispanic President/CEO of a Volunteers of America affiliate.

As a Rehabilitation Counselor, she developed experience in the areas of:  forensics, holistic intra-disciplinary services to traumatic brain injury patients, mentally and physically disabled individuals, seniors, homeless veterans and dually diagnosed participants.

Janet will be talking about an event in 2017 with the Sauce Boss and our club will be volunteering at this event!



June 22nd Speaker: Officer Reginald A. Mitchell


Join us this week to hear from Crime Prevention Officer Reggie Mitchell. He is a St Pete native with 21 years of service in the St. Petersburg Police Department including patrol, community policing, School Resource Officer 3 and Detective in Robbery/Major Crimes last 9 years before becoming a Crime Prevention Officer.

We’ll be at the downtown St Pete Hilton on Wednesday at 6:00 pm. See you there!

June 8th Speaker: Lindsey Parks, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.

Lindsey Parks is the Marketing & Business Development Coordinator at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. Fairway’s 501c(3) American Warrior Initiative seeks to educate, encourage and inspire Americans to give back to our military.

A key part of this initiative is the education platform for real estate agents and mortgage professionals. Boot camps are held throughout the country where real estate agents have the opportunity to not only receive continuing education credits, but also the certification of “Certified Military Residential Specialist”. Lindsey’s next boot camp is June 21st at the Rusty Pelican. Come Wednesday to learn more about AWI and Lindsey!

May 25th Guest Speaker: Debra Kent Faulk, VP of Community Affairs – W. Florida, Wells Fargo

Debra Faulk headshotJoin us Wednesday May 25th and hear from Debra Kent Faulk, VP, Community Affairs, West Florida at Wells Fargo Bank. Debra has served the Tampa Bay community for more than 20 years.

As vice president of Community Affairs, West Florida at Wells Fargo, Debra is a consultant, trusted advisor and coach to senior leaders and multiple stakeholders across a large and complex geography for strategic philanthropy, volunteerism, community leadership and reputation management. She serves as liaison to more than 300 Wells Fargo grantees supported through a $2 million foundation budget, leads a $1 million workplace giving campaign, is the driving force behind one of the company’s Top 10 volunteer groups, and founded and currently co-chairs a regional Women’s Team Member Network, the company’s largest employee resource group in Florida.