Event Types


Opioid Epidemic

Lexi Reed Holtum, Executive Director, and Frank Hennick, Administrative Assistant, Steve Rummler Hope Network, will speak about the Opioid Epidemic.

The mission of the Steve Rummler Hope Network is to heighten awareness of the disease of addiction as it relates to the physical and emotional burdens of chronic pain and to improve the associated care process.

Lexi Reed Holtum, Executive Director and lobbyist of the Steve Rummler Hope Network, has been with the Network since its inception. Lexi was instrumental in the passage of Steve’s Law and the 2015 appropriation enabling first responders to have the resources they need to implement the law. She is also responsible for the creation of the Network’s Overdose Prevention Program and for fostering partnerships between hospitals, treatment and sober living facilities, and communities to reduce opioid overdose deaths. In addition to the contributions Lexi makes in the state of Minnesota, she is also a sought-out speaker and advocates federally. Lexi’s testimonies in Washington DC offer necessary perspective to agencies like the CDC, FBI, DEA, and FDA in order to push for necessary changes to our country’s current prescribing practices, treatment of addiction, and available resource. Lexi is a person in long-term recovery from the disease of addiction, she is the proud mother of one child, and she was Steve Rummler’s fiancé.

Frank has a passion for writing and editing, with several years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. He served in the Peace Corps for two years, teaching English to students of all ages in Macedonia. Frank has a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Frank also has a Masters of Arts from the University of Michigan.

May 08, 2018

Retired Warden, MN Correctional Facility – Faribault

Connie Roehrich joined the Affinity Plus Board of Directors in 2008 and most recently served as Board Chair. Roehrich worked for the MN Department of Corrections for over 30 years; she served as a warden at three different correctional facilities over the past 20 years. Roehrich has been a member of numerous criminal justice organizations and currently is involved with MN Partners of the America, working closely with the correctional professionals in Uruguay, South America. Roehrich has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bemidji State University in social work and a Master of Science degree from Mankato State University in sociology.

May 15, 2018
May 17, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Innocence Project of Minnesota

A native of Kemp, Texas, Nick obtained his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington before moving on to several positions in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement and court administration. He went on to graduate from Texas Tech University School of Law where he first joined the Innocence Project of Texas as a volunteer student. Nick went right to work after law school, first serving as the Case Director and then the Executive Director.  Nick was instrumental in IPTX’s efforts to combat junk science, including important work on the Dog Scent Lineup Report and the Statewide Arson Review partnership with the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office. After leaving IPTX in 2015 he served as the Assistant General Counsel to the Texas Forensic Science Commission where he managed the Commission’s hair microscopy and bite mark comparison case reviews. Nick is excited to once again be an advocate for the innocent working to free the wrongfully convicted in Minnesota and the Dakotas.

The Innocence Project of Minnesota represents people who were wrongfully convicted for crimes they did not commit. We also educate attorneys and criminal justice professionals on best practices, and work to reform the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions and other unjust results in criminal cases.

May 22, 2018

Tour of PRISM's new building

Golden Valley-based nonprofit PRISM has opened its doors at a new location. Staff say the new space allows them to better serve clients as well as offers a chance to generate more revenue through a larger thrift store.

The new location at 1220 Zane Avenue North is just east of the roundabout on Douglas Drive and Golden Valley Road. A donor purchased the building and gave it to Jewish Family and Children’s Services, who leased space to PRISM.

The new location has a storefront for a larger, more shopper-friendly thrift store. The nonprofit hopes the thrift store will generate more revenue.

The food shelf also offers a better-feel for clients. Instead of the large warehouse that served as storage and shopping space, the shopping area looks like a grocery store. There are more coolers and more fresh fruits and vegetables.

PRISM embarked on a two-year campaign to raise $350,000 for this move.

May 29, 2018


John Mackey has spoken on many occasions on the topics of credit, FICO scoring, and debt collection defense. Said Mackey, “There is so much misinformation on credit, credit scoring, and debt collection that has been perpetrated by our professional institutions, credit bureaus, and advertisements. Nobody recognizes what the truth is anymore. Credit is one of the most important factors in American’s lives now. It determines where we live, what we drive, and how much we pay for items, even items that don’t even appear on the credit report (mobile phones, for example). We are penny wise and pound foolish and how we purchase items. I am here to shed light on the truth.” Mackey is founder of creditGeni.us, Master Credit Solutions, US Credit Project, and Give Me Credit Media. John is a former radio show host of “Give Me Credit”, heard both locally and nationally. Author of the current book, "Debt Collectors: Lies, Damn Lies, And Deceit", currently being sold on Amazon and Barnes & Noble online.

Jun 05, 2018

MN Twins History

Clyde Doepner, the official Minnesota Twins curator, will bring alive the history of the Twins through stories and baseball memorabilia.

Before he became the only full-time curator in Major League Baseball, a position he has held with the Twins since 2009, Clyde Doepner was both an avid collector of Twins memorabilia and a longtime history teacher at Tartan High School.

His association with the Twins grew out of a chance encounter with former owner Calvin Griffith, and his collection of team memorabilia became particularly notable when the organization had its first TwinsFest at the Metrodome in 1989. Being hired in 2009 as a full-time employee, he said, was a dream job.

Doepner has logged memorabilia from all generations of Twins baseball — Harmon Killebrew to Kirby Puckett to Joe Mauer and now the new generation with Miguel Sano and co. Among his favorite pieces are those from Killebrew, a player he considers his hero. But the collection still is growing, as evidenced by an addition from the very recently retired Torii Hunter.

Jun 12, 2018

Annual Awards Luncheon

The Golden Valley Rotary Club will gather with members of the community to celebrate all things Rotary during the 2017-2018 year. We will award the Citizen of the Year award and the Rotarian of the Year award. Our high school scholarship recipients will be honored. Paul Harris Fellows will be given for extraordinary service. And Colleen Haubner, Club President, will pass the presidential gavel to Julie Peterson, President-Elect. A great celebratory event in the forty-five year history of the Golden Valley Rotary Club!

Jun 19, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Heart Safe AED Training

All are welcome! Feel free to invite friends and family.


Jun 26, 2018

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Jul 03, 2018

Health Effects of Climate Change

Doctor of Nursing Practice Student, University of Minnesota

Rachel Kerr, DNP, BS, RN, OCN is currently pursuing a DNP degree at the University of Minnesota in Health Innovation and Leadership. She is focused on using her nursing expertise to examine and intervene the effects of climate change on the health of vulnerable and underserved populations, both locally and globally.

She is an innovative, future-forward, transdisciplinary-minded nurse and DNP student with a career goal of taking action on climate change as a nurse leader. Her nursing practice, formerly centered on oncology and infusion therapy, is currently expanding to include earth-care as a means of addressing the social determinants of health, both locally and globally.

She is interested in taking down the physical, cultural, and metaphorical walls that divide and replacing them with supportive structures that facilitate connection, sustainability, optimal health, and well-being for all. She believes that we, as global citizens, owe our deepest allegiance to Future Generations.

Jul 10, 2018

Future Roots Project

The Future Roots Project is a collective founded in Minnesota that focuses on sustainable educational, artistic, and health initiatives in Nicaragua.

From teachers trainings to designing sustainable classroom materials, Future Roots brings educational and artistic opportunities to impoverished communities that improve literacy rates, creativity, self worth, health & empowerment in children.

Jaime Belden is from Robbinsdale, Minnesota but starting at a young age has pursued every opportunity possible to travel internationally. Her passion for understanding other cultures led her to Hamline University where she earned a BA in Global Studies, minoring in Political Science and Spanish. She became highly experienced in teaching the fundamental skills necessary to read in Spanish while working with the underprivileged, malnourished and neglected students in the Twin Cities. Jaime currently dedicates herself to improving the education system in Nicaragua by providing teacher trainings focusing on literacy, creativity, and music.

Elizabeth Dahl grew up in Winsted, Minnesota. After graduating high school she attended Hamline University where she studied Cultural Anthropology & Philosophy. She also attended The Art Institute studying Culinary Arts and Management. She worked as an Executive Chef for five years in the restaurant industry before becoming more active organizing food drives, growing gardens, and feeding the less fortunate in her local community. Liz is a co-founder of the international Future Roots Project. She is currently living in Nicaragua where she teaches art while sharing her knowledge of nutrition and sustainable gardening.

Jul 17, 2018
Jul 19, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Vision for District 5950 in 2018-19

Irene Kelly is a​n Eden Prairie AM Rotarian, 5950 District Governor, a coach, a mother, and a grandmother.  In her Rotary life, her goal is to encourage members to share their passion to make a positive impact in the world.  In her professional life, she has the honor of serving her clients to make their highest contribution to the world.  In her personal life, her proudest title is “Gma” of 3 grandchildren ranging from 3-9.  Life is great!

Jul 24, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Club Picnic location:

New Hope YMCA

7601 - 42nd Ave. N

New Hope, MN 55427

Jul 31, 2018

University of Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Peggy Nelson, Ph.D. is a professor of audiology in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota, where she has taught and conducted NIH-funded research since 2000. Her research focuses on hearing loss and the problems of understanding speech in noise by a variety of populations, including children in schools, second-language learners, hearing aid users, and cochlear implant listeners. She is currently the founding director of the University of Minnesota’s new Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science (CATSS). There she oversees interdisciplinary research in vision, hearing, balance, and tinnitus. As Center director, Professor Nelson and colleagues have engaged the community in a discussion of sensory loss and sensory aids. Dr. Nelson served on the EHDI Advisory Board for 10 years and served on the US Access Board committee that developed acoustic guidelines for schools. Over the years, she has testified for the Commission on many different pieces of legislation. Fun fact: she used to be a certified sign language interpreter.

Aug 07, 2018

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

The Executive Director reports to a fifteen-member Board appointed by the Governor. Mr. Gove directs the licensing system for Minnesota's 10,500-plus state, county and municipal peace officers and part-time officers. The licensing system includes components of minimum selection criteria, professional standards, continuing education, complaint investigation, and the rule-making process. He also collaborates with law enforcement agencies, higher education programs, the legislature, and the Office of the Governor on issues germane to POST functions and responsibilities. 

Nathan Gove took over as the 7th Executive Director of the MN POST Board after retiring from a nearly 29 year police career in Minnesota. Most recently, he was a police officer for the Golden Valley Police Department for over 20 years, spending the last 6 years as a commander. During his career at Golden Valley, he was a member of the West Metro S.W.A.T. Team for 19 years and held the positon of team commander for approximately 14 years.

He has a B. A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, law enforcements credits from Mankato State University, a Master’s Degree from the University of St. Thomas, and he’s a graduate of the 245th Session
of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.


Aug 14, 2018

TreeHouse Update

Christa Troup is the Development Coordinator/Grants Manager for TreeHouse. The vision of TreeHouse is to reach every at-risk teen so they are loved, feel hope, and realize life transformation. To accomplish this vision they seek to fulfill their mission to bring living hope to hurting youth and families leading to life transformation.


Aug 21, 2018

Golden Valley Historical Society tour

Aug 28, 2018

To be determined

Sep 04, 2018

Rotary Peace Fellowships

Sep 11, 2018

Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Institutions

Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

Sep 18, 2018

Days for Girls sewing hygiene kits

Sep 25, 2018

Golden Valley Orchestra


Oct 02, 2018

Better Angels

Oct 09, 2018

Can Do Canines

Oct 16, 2018

Club Social/Service

Club Social/Service

Oct 23, 2018

Club Visioning

Tuesday evening, 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. Dinner provided.

Oct 30, 2018