Speaker Date Topic
Jason Hunt Nov 21, 2017 6:00 PM
Leadership Starts Here -- Evening Meeting! Different Location!

Jason Hunt of I2 /Eye Squared in Owatonna will speak on "Leadership Starts Here" to a joint gathering of the Minneapolis South and North Rotary Clubs.

Jason is a speaker, trainer and coach who is passionate about working with new and upcoming leaders. His positive attitude, hard work ethic and ability to communicate ideas will help you not only learn imperative leadership principles, but will also help you reflect on the APPLICATION of these principles, while providing to you the BELIEF that you can grow and become a very effective leader and influencer.

The meeting will take place at Emerge Career & Technolgy Center in North Minneapolis, 1834 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411

Time: 6 p.m.

The meeting will include social time and a light dinner.




Victoria Lauing Nov 28, 2017
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center (CAFAC) is a non-profit arts organization that fills a unique niche in arts programming for the Twin Cities region. Its focus is on fine and industrial art forms that are produced using heat, spark, or flame—collectively known as "fire arts"—including sculptural welding, blacksmithing, glasswork, jewelry making, and others. CAFAC provides classes to anyone with an interest, from youth to adult and beginner to master-level artisans. CAFAC offers studio rental facilities to working and emerging artists and feature a storefront gallery space.

Victoria Lauing has 20 years of experience in higher education, serving students at Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC). For the past twelve years she has managed arts and culture programs for MCTC’s Workforce Development, Continuing Education & Training department. Victoria brings to CAFAC her passion for lifelong learning, as well as extensive expertise in developing and providing educational opportunities for a range of audiences and managing complex training projects.

Angie Swanson Dec 05, 2017 7:15 AM
The Minnesota-Liberia Connection

Before coming to Open Arms Minnesota, Angie Swanson and her husband, Ben, lived in Liberia for two and a half years as Peace Corps volunteers. Liberia is a country with an interesting history, culture and ties to Minnesota.

Brush up on their adventure through their blog: https://kingswan.wordpress.com


Bob Halagen Dec 12, 2017 7:15 AM
Our District Governor
Bob Halagan has been a member of the Buffalo Rotary Club since 2000 and served as its President in 2009-2010.  He has also served as District 5950 Legal Counsel from 2011-2014, Area 13 Assistant Governor from 2010–2013 and District Fundraising Chair from 2013-2016. 
Bob’s Rotary journey has taken him, among other places, on numerous service trips to Guatemala where his club, in conjunction with other Rotary clubs has authored or participated over $400,000 in Rotary grants including grants promoting economic development, nutrition and maternal health for indigenous women. 
In his non-Rotary life, Bob is an attorney who began practice with the largest law firm in Minnesota and is now the owner of the smallest law firm (one person).   Bob’s legal practice focuses on small businesses and he believes the proper role of an attorney is to help owners make their best business decisions in an ethical, practical and profitable manner.  Bob also serves as a mediator and arbitrator and has participated in hundreds of mediation sessions where the parties have successfully resolved their legal disputes
Irene Mantasti Dec 19, 2017 7:15 AM
Holidays in Italy

Our exchange student, Irene, will introduce us to her home country and its celebrations. All are welcome to this festive meeting.

No Meeting Dec 26, 2017
Happy Holidays!
TBD Jan 02, 2018 7:15 AM