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Weekly Program

August 2 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am

Dave Lovely - The Manic Nomad

Rotary Who doesn’t like stories about travel? In this presentation, Dave focuses on life lessons that he learned or had reinforced over his past 10 years of traveling the world. Interesting stories from his travels that he accumulated are used to highlight those lessons in a way that they can be applied to oneself to make it through life happier and more fulfilled. A few of the life lessons you’ll hear about include compassion, challenging oneself, and appreciation. All the life lessons presented correlate to the essence of being a Rotarian.

About the Speaker

Dave Lovely was born and raised in Olympia, graduating from Olympia High School. One year was spent as an exchange student in Japan. He obtained a B.A. from the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan majoring in Business Administration. Many years later he obtained an M.B.A. from the University of Washington. Most of Dave's working career was in the travel industry. He ran a cruise-only travel agency, worked as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ International Sales Director for Asia, founded a software company that developed travel agency-focused software, and was the Director of Cruise Product for Expedia. Dave has been a Rotarian off and on for the past 38 years, having been a member of 6 different clubs in 4 Rotary districts. His primary interest in Rotary is the Rotary Youth Exchange program. He has lived as a resident in Japan, Canada, and most recently Argentina. He speaks fluent Japanese and is working hard to get better at Spanish. He has 2 grown daughters, 4 grandchildren and is married to his Argentinian wife. In 2014, Dave quit his job, transformed into The Manic Nomad, and started his quest to travel to every country in the world. To date he has visited 153 countries, of which over 100 have been on his motorcycle.


August 2
7:15 am - 8:30 am
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Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club
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The Salvation Army Eastside Corps
911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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