Speaker Date Topic
Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, CIDRAP Aug 05, 2020 7:30 AM
How COVID-19 Changed The World & What The Future Holds
How COVID-19 Changed The World & What The Future Holds

Join us for a presentation from one of the country’s leading experts on pandemics. Dr. Michael Osterholm will provide a current, in-depth review of COVID-19 and offer a glimpse into the future of this pandemic, explaining how it will continue to unfold and its impact worldwide. 

Michael Osterholm is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota. From June 2018 through May 2019, he served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the US Department of State. In October 2008, he was appointed to the World Economic Forum Working Group on Pandemics.

Ron Wirtz, Fed Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Aug 12, 2020 7:30 AM
The COVID State Of The Minnesota Economy
The COVID State Of The Minnesota Economy

Ron Wirtz will discuss COVID-19’s impact on firms and workers in Minnesota and recent efforts by the Minneapolis Fed to develop better real-time measures of economic activity during the pandemic.

Ron Wirtz is the Regional Outreach Director for the Minneapolis Fed, tracking current business conditions, with a focus on employment and wages, construction, real estate, consumer spending, and tourism. In this role, he networks with businesses in the Bank’s six-state region and gives frequent speeches on economic conditions. 

Tom Gump, Rotary District Governor of 5950 Aug 19, 2020 7:30 AM
Rotary Opens Opportunities
Rotary Opens Opportunities
Our District Governor Tom Gump is a member and Past President of The Rotary Club of Edina / Morningside.  He is passionate about growing Rotary Membership through forming new and innovative, cause-based clubs.  He, his wife Catherine and son Andrew are very involved in Rotary Youth Exchange having hosted six exchange students.  Tom serves on the Board of Directors for both the North Star Rotary Youth Exchange and The District 5950 Foundation
 
Tom has served Rotary at the Zone Level as Promotion Coordinator for both the Honolulu and Toronto Rotary International Conventions.  Tom currently serves as the Assistant General Chair of this year's Zone Institute and will serve as the General Chair for the 2021 Institute. Tom and Catherine are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and members of both the Paul Harris and Bequest Societies
Sam Ndely, Director of Employer Inclusivity Aug 26, 2020 7:30 AM
Center for Economic Inclusion
Center for Economic Inclusion

As Director of Employer Inclusivity, Sam leads the Center’s efforts to accelerate racial equity and inclusive economic growth in the region. He works directly with private-sector employers, regional leaders, and community champions to equip them with the knowledge, tools, resources, and networks to disrupt racially and economically exclusive policies and practices and institutionalize new, racially inclusive talent, procurement, investment, and stakeholder policies, practices, and actions.

Sam is Co-Founder of Graveti, an organization that helps BIPOC communities break into the technology startup industry in Minnesota. Most recently, Sam was a business consultant for Meda (2017-2020), where he worked with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and connect them to resources, capital, and educational and networking opportunities.

Gail Rosenblum, Editor of Star Tribune Sep 23, 2020 7:30 AM
How To Consume The News Without Being Consumed By It
How To Consume The News Without Being Consumed By It

We all want to be informed, but the 24/7 nature of today’s news makes many among us want to crawl into bed in the fetal position. Gail’s goal is to give you back control by helping you understand the nature of news and how to use it to your advantage.

Gail Rosenblum is editor of Inspired, the Star Tribune's weekly section focusing on goodness, hope and solutions. Before taking over Inspired in 2018, Gail was a Star Tribune columnist for 10 years. In addition, Gail speaks throughout the community about the importance of storytelling, and teaches news and magazine writing at the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism. Gailʼs first book of essays, "A Hundred Lives Since Then: Essays on Motherhood, Marriage, Mortality...and More," was published in 2011. She has three young adult children, three bonus kids, a new daughter-in-law and a spoiled 11-year-old whipped named Penelope Princess of the Lakes. She is a huge champion of Rotary, having spent a year in Toulouse, France, as a post-graduate Rotary International Fellow a REALLY long time ago, In addition, her mother, Estelle Rosenblum, and her brother, Jay Rosenblum, are Rotary members in Albuquerque, New Mexico, her hometown. And her youngest daughter, Carly, was awarded a four-year Rotary Scholarship while a student at the University of Minnesota.