Speaker Date Topic
Club Service Project Mar 05, 2024 12:00 PM
Painting Empty Bowls at PRISM
Painting Empty Bowls at PRISM

Roll up your sleeves and start thinking creatively! We will be painting bowls at PRISM to support Empty Bowls.

WHAT IS EMPTY BOWLS? A grass-roots effort to raise money for local food shelves. The event in March is open to the public and raises money through sponsorships and donations. At the event, they feature handmade ceramic bowls which are created by the community and local artists. Entertainment by musical groups and a light soup dinner are enjoyed as we come together to raise awareness and funds for local hunger.

PRISM will fire the bowls, so save the date for Empty Bowls on Tuesday, March 19, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Cooper High School. Find and purchase your beautifully painted bowls, supporting a great cause. Don’t miss out on this fun-for-all event that lets you unleash your inner artist while making a meaningful impact. https://ced.rdale.org/community/empty-bowls

Culver's lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.

John Crippen, Executive Director Mar 12, 2024 12:15 PM
Hennepin History Museum - Native Americans and Bassett Creek
Hennepin History Museum - Native Americans and Bassett Creek

John R. Crippen has been Executive Director of Hennepin History Museum since 2019. John has an extensive career in museum management having worked at the Minnesota Historical Society for 30 years, including serving as Director of the Mill City Museum and, more recently, as Director of Historic Sites and Museums. A native of Minnesota, John earned his B.A. in History at the University of Minnesota and received his M.A. in History Museum Studies from Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY-Oneonta.

John uses creative program leadership and strategic partnerships to bring diverse communities together and seeks ways to find new, sustainable operating models for the places that make history relevant to people in the 21st Century.

Hennepin History Museum brings the diverse history of people in Hennepin County to life and helps visitors understand the world through an exploration of local history with exhibits, collections, public programs, a magazine, and a research library.

John Marshall Mar 19, 2024 12:15 PM
Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Quad Communities

Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Quad Communities is a grassroots citizen group that engages the communities of Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale in support of military members, veterans, and their families. It joins nearly 200 Minnesota cities, counties, and businesses already proclaimed Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting military service members and their families with community support, training, services, and resources.

Bret Erickson, co-owner of Passkey Technology Mar 26, 2024 12:15 PM
Cyber Scams and How to Avoid Them
Cyber Scams and How to Avoid Them

After co-founding, drumming, touring and recording in Minnesota band Mango Jam, Bret's second career started by going back to school. He spent a year at Brown Institute for PC/LAN and another year for Computer Programming. During school in 1998, he started interning for Passkey and ended up staying, falling in love with the relationships and challenges with small and medium business technology. Bret sits on several boards and technology committees. He is a formation committee member for the NSITSP (National Society of IT Service Providers), a local campus IT task force, a non-profit foundation, an IT grant giving committee, and an Insurance industry Automation Committee. Bret also sat on the board for the Association for Corporate Growth, Minnesota Chapter where he headed the Social Media and Innovation committee.  He enjoys speaking on IT, innovation, and most of all CyberSecurity.

Passkey Technology is an IT Service Provider and CyberSecurity firm in Golden Valley, MN. We specialize in providing consulting and 24/7 support services for small and medium businesses. We can help with security, business continuity, backup strategy, disaster recovery, planning, monitoring, maintaining, purchasing, installing, and general IT support; remote and on-site.

Members of Golden Valley Rotary Apr 02, 2024 12:15 PM
Joke Day
Joke Day

An annual tradition! Bring your (Rotary appropriate) jokes for some good laughs in celebration of April Fool's Day. Can't find a joke? Never fear; Peggy Leppik has pre-approved jokes for sale.