Speaker Date Topic
Elisa Vicuna — MN Aurora FC May 18, 2022
Women-Led and Community-Owned Soccer
Women-Led and Community-Owned Soccer

Come hear from co-founder and former Rotarian Elisa Vicuna as she shares the in and outs of Minnesota Aurora FC!  Minnesota Aurora begins play in the USL W League in May 2022. The team is women-led and community-owned. 

Being community-owned means that fans have stakes in the team. 3080 people invested during an overwhelming community investment campaign. Community Owners elect members to serve on the board and are a part of major decision-making throughout the year.

Vocational Roundtables May 25, 2022

City of Lakes members will share vocational information, conversation and networking time in a roundtable format. Members meet in small groups to discuss important questions such as, how does my vocation enable me to be of service to others? How does my vocation make me a better Rotarian? How does my membership in Rotary enable me to perform better in my vocation? Learn more about each other and share ideas on how we can serve each other and the community even better!

Terry Wu, PhD — TedX Speaker and Consultant Jun 01, 2022
How to Stop Infighting: The Science of Us Versus Them
How to Stop Infighting: The Science of Us Versus Them
Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, and has a 35-year career in Neuroscience. 
Speaking from insights gained over his 30-year career in neuroscience research, Dr. Wu will present background on the biology of how the brain works; insights into why we look at the world through the lens of Us vs. Them; and, how can we bring Us and Them together.
 
Marnita Schroedl — Marnita's Table Jun 08, 2022
Trust as a Catalyst for Change
Trust as a Catalyst for Change

Whether we want to communicate across difference or seek to heal divisions, our community won’t change until we can trust each other. Marnita Schroedl will tell us of getting people to sit around a table together, and of her now-nationally recognized model, Intentional Social Interaction (IZI).

Marnita’s Table seeks to close gaps across difference through making IZI the new pattern for society where people of color, the disenfranchised, the poor, the unheard, the fragile, the LGBTQ+, the traditionally unheard and excluded are actively and intentionally included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table.

Deb Salls — Social Venture Partners Jun 15, 2022
Innovative Grantmaking -Catalyzing Social Equity in Youth-Serving Organizations
Innovative Grantmaking -Catalyzing Social Equity in Youth-Serving Organizations

Deb Salls is the Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Minnesota.   

Social Venture Partners MN connects philanthropists and corporations who pool their professional skills and money with innovative youth-focused nonprofits to deliver extraordinary impact. 

Using an approach similar to venture funding, SVP-MN provides grants, skills-based volunteering and pro bono consulting to early-stage nonprofits. 

Anna Agripina Prisacari Jun 22, 2022
Ukraine