Speaker Date Topic
Marnie Wells Jul 24, 2019
Rotary & Tanadoona; a partnership since 1924


Marnie Wells, CEO of Camp Fire Minnesota, will share with us the history between Tanadoona, the 103 acre property on Lake Minnewashta in Excelsior (owned by Camp Fire Minnesota) and Rotary.   Because of the visionary leadership of the Rotary members in 1924, Tanadoona has been serving young people and connecting them to nature ever since!  Kids spend on average 7 ½ hours per day in front of a screen and 90% of their time indoors.  Connecting young people to nature is more important than ever!


Tom Fisher Jul 31, 2019
The Minnesota Design Center

Thomas Fisher, Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota will talk about the work underway at the center ranging from the impact of autonomous vehicles on our cities to the development of housing for the homeless in partnership with HCMC to the use of design thinking in helping Greater Minnesota communities re-imagine their future.

Kristal Leebrick Aug 07, 2019
Thank you for Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores

In her new book Thank You for Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores, author Kristal Leebrick presents the history and stories behind Minnesota’s late, great department stores. Join us to share a nostalgic look at shopping’s glory days for all who remember the service, style, and charm of stores like Dayton’s, Powers, Donaldson’s, the Emporium, and the Golden Rule.

Anna Prisacari Aug 14, 2019
Augmented and Virtual Reality
Clyde Doepner - Minnesota Twins Curator Aug 21, 2019
Jerseys and Memorabilia: "How do I know it is real?"
Kraus Anderson Aug 28, 2019
Urban Beekeeping