Speaker Date Topic
Ken Hola Aug 11, 2020
Alternatives for New Member Recruitment

Now, while meetings are being conducted via Zoom, and close proximity to others is minimized, is a good time to think strategically about the alternatives available to us for when the Covid crisis has passed, as we hope it soon will.  Our club has traditionally relied heavily on personal invitiations issued to friends and colleagues to build membership.  However, other means can be equally successful, and if our growth targets are to be met, we might benefit from a broadening of our recruiting strategy.  In this session, we will explore some of the possibilities available to us and solicit additional ideas for how to grow our membership.

Kay Baker Aug 18, 2020
Welcominbg New Members to Our Club

Welcoming new members doesn't end with, "Congratulations, you're in."  Becoming a Rotarian, a real, committed, satisfied, and productive Rotarian, takes a lot of work, and not just by the new member.  This discussion will speak to the actions and attitudes that veteran members can take to help new members become confident, committed, and involved members.

Mike Aug 25, 2020
Helping New members Develop and Flourish Beyond Orientation

Everyone has opinions.  Everyone has ideas.  Everyone has concerns and reservations.  Not everyone is voluntarily forthcoming with their thoughts and ideas.  Club leadership needs to have the benefit of member creativity and feedback, and members need to know that their ideas are sought after, welcomed, and appreciated.  Active mentorship, appropriate committee assignments, ongoing consultation and development all contribute to a continuous process of strengthening and growth.  This session will focus on the first two to three years of Rotary membership.

Brianna Gohde Sep 01, 2020
Nature Heals

Ramsey County Master Gardener, Brianna Gohde, shows us how the healing power of nature enhances our lives.

Sylvia Allen Sep 08, 2020
Sylvia's Children
Sylvia's Children

Sylvia Allen is a member of the Rotary Club of North St Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale. For the past 40 years, she has served as President of Allen Consulting. Her marketing and public relations firm has produced more that 10,000 events during that time, raising millions of dollars of sponsorships for her clients each year. She was on the faculty at New York University for 20 years and has taught seminars on sponsorship, public relations and sales around the world.

In 2003, Sylvia Allen went with a non-profit organization on a humanitarian trip to Uganda, Africa. While she was there, she was asked by Geofrey Kawuma, head of the Mbiriizi Primary School, to be the school’s Grandmother. With 1,000 children in the school, of which 250 are orphans due to the AIDS crisis, she was honored to accept the responsibility. Out of this Sylvia’s Children, Inc. was born, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of her ‘grandchildren’; to give the children a fighting chance. (www.sylviaschildren.org)

Since then, she has raised over $2,000,000. These funds have developed the school from four buildings to 26, built a chicken farm and pig farm, a6,000 sq. ft. medical clinic and four bed hospital, plus planted 650,000 coffee tree seedlings and 100,000 mango trees.  In that period of time, over 2,000 children (of which 25% are orphans) have been given an opportunity to come out of poverty with 150 currently attending high school and another 100 in college plus 49 who have already graduated and are teachers, nurses, plumbers, beauticians, etc...

Angela Eifert Sep 15, 2020
Serving Refugees Around the World

Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) is based in Minneapolis with over 2,000 employees worldwide.  Currently they are assisting refugees in 12 countries around the world, including some of the most dangerous such as Somalia and Syria.  In her work with Alight, Angela Eifert has traveled to locations all around the world.  She is a member of the Roseville Rotary Club and a past District Trainer.  She will talk about the refugee situation, particularly now with Covid19.  She will also tell us about the role that Rotary is playing and the formation of a Rotaract Club in a camp in Rwanda.

Brook Schaub Sep 29, 2020
The Search for the Last Russian Tsar

Brook Schaub is a former St. Paul police officer who got into computer forensics and became an expert in finding things on computers that others thought they had erased.  Now he is doing computer forensics for a large accounting firm.  He has been to Russia several times and has made important discoveries in the search for the clandestine grave of the Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov....the real last Tsar of Russia.  You don't want to miss his story.


Mary Stewart Oct 06, 2020
Community Partners with Youth
Erin Glaccum Oct 13, 2020

Erin Glaccum is the Prevention Programs Coordinator for LOVE146. Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. They are working to prevent child trafficking & exploitation, care for survivors, and empower a growing movement.