Speaker Date Topic
Mary Stewart Oct 06, 2020
Community Partners with Youth

Mary Stewart, Executive Director of Community Partners with Youth (CPY), will tell us about activities of her organization to provide community social services for the low-income children and youth in New Brighton and Mounds View. This summer CPY partnered with Ralph Reeder Food Shelf to provide food boxes and educational kits every week to children and their families living in 7 low-income apartments and mobile home communities. The effort was funded by grants from the Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition.  

Ed Marek Oct 13, 2020
Rotary District 5960 Governor's Club Visit

The annual visit of our 5960 District Governor is a highlight of the program year.  We will hear about things that excite and concern our new District Governor, Ed Marek.  And we will have the opportunity to ask about District programs and areas of emphasis in the 2020-21 Rotary year.

Heather MacDonald Oct 20, 2020
Crime, Race, and policing
Beverly Wadsworth Oct 27, 2020
Jessi Faue Nov 03, 2020
Twin Cities Suicide Prevention Coalition
Twin Cities Suicide Prevention Coalition

Jessi Faue is a US Army Veteran, serving in the National Guard from 2002-2006. She deployed in 2005 to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Automated Logistics Specialist, Combat Lifesaver, and M203 Gunner. During her military service, Jessi received the Army Achievement Medal. Prior to joining the Army, Jessi completed a degree in Public Health and then after completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Northern Michigan University.  Jessi has spent the last decade working in the mental and behavioral health field as a Registered Nurse (RN, BSN), currently working as a Community Engagement and Partnership Specialist with Suicide Prevention at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.

Jessi participates in the Minnesota State Suicide Prevention Taskforce, the Governors Challenge Taskforces, and facilitates the Northeast MN Suicide Prevention Coalition as well as the Twin Cities MN Suicide Prevention Coalition. She serves on the board for Thrive Range, Minnesota Military & Veterans Exchange (MNME), the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Women’s Committee, and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Military Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV).  She is an advocate for Veterans, women’s health, mental health, and reducing stigma.

Jessi is a published poet and active participant in Warrior Writers, a poetry group which helps Veterans tell their stories. She was a 2019 Veteran’ Voices Award recipient, and recently published in the anthology Rocked by the Waters.  Jessi also spends her free time being a Girl Scout Brownie Troop Leader, running and training for half marathons, biking, hiking, and most importantly, being a momma to her three beautiful, busy daughters.

Erin Glaccum Nov 10, 2020

Love146 is an international human rights organization focused on ending child trafficking. Love146 has been doing survivor care and prevention work with youth for almost 20 years in the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and the United States. You'll learn about human trafficking in the US, Love146's prevention program Not a Number, and what Minnesota is doing to address child trafficking. Erin Glaccum is the Prevention Programs Coordinator with Love146.

Peggy Strom Nov 17, 2020
Rotary Foundation Month