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Key speakers

MRW takes pride in having a wide diversity of speakers talking about everything from national and political issues to local elections and community news.

Following is a list of the speakers we have hosted at our monthly meetings in 2023:


  • Ronnie Fields, More County Sheriff, discussed the recent attacks on electrical substations.

  • Hal Weatherman, former Chief of Staff for Dan Forrest, announced he would be running for Lt. Governor of NC in 2024.


  • Mickey Foster, CFO, First Health of the Carolinas

  •  “Lunch and Learn” Special Program: Politics 101: Understanding the Role of Precincts in Politics presented by MRW Board Members


  • Dr. Julie Baugher, FirstHealth Concierge Clinic, discussed the benefits of concierge healthcare in today's medical environment, which requires doctors to have too many patients in their practices.

  • Representatives from Adult & Teen Challenge of Sandhills, a faith- centered recovery program for men struggling with life-controlling addiction.


Gordon Chang, internationally acclaimed expert on China, provided his insights into what is happening in China and its goals and actions.


  • A.P. Dillon, reporter for The North State Journal, discussed the Protect Our Students Act (HB 142) currently before the state legislature.

  • Towanna Dixon, Chair of the Moore County Board of Elections, provided an overview of BOE, the new voting machines, the audit process, and the desperate need for poll workers.

  • John Kane, Jr., candidate for the North Carolina GOP chairmanship against Michael Whatley, talked about changes he would make.

  • Addul Ali, candidate for North Carolina vice chair position, discussed his run for this office.

Previous speakers (2022)

Previous speakers (2021)

Previous speakers (2020)

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