Speaker Date Topic
Susan Spalding, MN-North Dakota Alzheimer’s Assoc. Jun 18, 2019
Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Sue Spalding joined the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter as the chief executive officer in 2012, and became the Region 5 leader for the Association in January of 2017. The Chapter recently hosted the second largest Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in the country and raised $1 million at The Purple Gala in the Twin Cities. Spalding is a member of the Edina Rotary Club. Before joining the Alzheimer’s Association, Spalding served as the executive director of The ALS Association, Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter for eleven years. Prior to her work with ALS, she was the executive director of the Pearson Lakes Arts Center in Okoboji, Iowa. Spalding holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Iowa State University. Currently, she lives in St. Michael with her family.
4th of July Picnic Jul 02, 2019
4th of July Picnic

 

 

Mario Rodriguez, Integrated Leadership Systems Jul 09, 2019
Communication Based on Thoughts, Beliefs, and Emotions
Communication Based on Thoughts, Beliefs, and Emotions

Mario Rodriguez is a professional speaker, consultant, and executive coach. He has a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN and a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Business Economics from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. Rodriguez is an active member of Toastmasters International. He has spoken at research conferences and non-profit organizations and conducted training and facilitated workshops in a variety of companies.

 

Amanda Ottman, Global Connections Officer Jul 16, 2019
American Refugee Committee
American Refugee Committee

Amanda Ottman is the Global Connections Officer for American Refugee Committee. She has worked in international organizations and non-profits in the US, Latin American, and Europe. Ottman has a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in Global Studies and a M.A. from the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She began her Rotary journey as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Argentina in 2000. In 2011-12, Amanda served as a Rotary World Peace Fellow, completing her Master’s studies in International Relations at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina and interning with Save the Children in Spain. Amanda is a member of the Eden Prairie Noon Rotary.

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