Speaker Date Topic
Club Action Meeting Sep 25, 2018
Jack Zipes Oct 02, 2018 7:30 AM
Fairy Tales For Today
Fairy Tales For Today

Jack Zipes is a retired U of M professor who had done scholarly work on fairy tales. He has authored more than 40 books on the subject, most recently a re-telling of the Russian tale of Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse. His other works include: Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards (Minnesota, 2017); The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern WorldBreaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales; and Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry.



Sophie Martin Oct 09, 2018 7:30 AM
An Exchange Year in Indonesia
An Exchange Year in Indonesia

Sophie Martin spent her junior year of high school doing something bold: living in Indonesia as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student. Hear her account of her experience.

Rotary on the Road Angela Campbell, Herbalist Oct 14, 2018
Herbs for Autumn Health & Herb Walk
Herbs for  Autumn Health & Herb Walk

Herbs for  Autumn Health & Herb Walk

Free experiential class & herb walk by local Herbalist Angela Campbell

Snacks (including vegan and gluten-free options) and refreshments provided

Sunday, October 14th, 2018


Powderhorn Park: 3400 15th Ave S, Minneapolis 

Meet at the picnic tables next to the community center on the Southside.       

INFO: 612-250-4123, jldahlem@stkate.edu

Rain alternative:  home of Marta  3501 12th Ave. S  Minneapolis, MN

Class Description

We’ll discuss plants that grow all around us that make great oils, their uses and how to prepare them for topical application.  Everyone will go home with a sample salve and freshly gathered herbal material to make medicinal oil at home. In preparation for the fall's medicinal root harvest, we will cover the therapeutic uses of some of our beloved, weedy roots and how to prepare them as tinctures.  We will also take a short herb and plant walk in the park.


Angela Campbell is a community-based, sliding-scale herbalist and crystal reiki practitioner in South Minneapolis. Her practice incorporates western herbalism, flower essences, crystals and reiki treating both the emotional and the physical bodies.  She has studied extensively in both the Bay Area and the Twin Cities. You can find her at www.flora-and-stone.com

Sponsored by:

Out in the Backyard (OIBY) a community-based effort to connect LGBTQ people, to create community, improve health, and work to reduce the gap with non LGBTQ people– Like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/outinthebackyard/  Out in the Backyard to see the monthly calendar!! All activities open to everyone!  OIBY is a volunteer effort. OIBY is a project of the Backyard Initiative, a partnership between the Cultural Wellness Center and Allina Health Systems, to improve the health of the people in the backyard neighborhoods in south Minneapolis through a variety of community and culturally based activities.

TBD Oct 23, 2018
Club Action Meeting Oct 30, 2018
Rotary on the Road Nov 06, 2018
Jonah Traaseth Nov 13, 2018 7:30 AM
Human Trafficking -- Minnesota and South East Asia
Human Trafficking -- Minnesota and South East Asia

Jonah Traaseth is the executive director of Spero. Spero works to prevent sex trafficking through community and economic development. Spero is based out of Minneapolis but does work primarily in South Asia. Spero works toward a self-sustaining model of human trafficking prevention. It works to empower local people to take on the problem of human trafficking by partnering girls homes, safe houses, and other programs with small start-up businesses. These start-up businesses provide economic opportunity for those who have been rescued out of trafficking, and they donate all of their profits to the programs dealing with the problems that trafficking creates. This creates a self-sustainable model that hits at the root causes of human trafficking.


Angela Hinkley Nov 20, 2018
City Slicker's Guide To Offroading
City Slicker's Guide To Offroading

Angela Hinkley, the founder of the Ladies Rock Offroad Club, will give a Offroading 101 lesson to us City Slickers. Hint: offroading probably isn't what you're thinking!

Club Action Meeting Nov 27, 2018
Rotary on the Road Dec 04, 2018
TBD Dec 11, 2018
Alex Dec 18, 2018
Holidays in Mexico

Our exchange student, Alex, will talk about holidays in his native Mexico.

Rotary on the Road Jan 08, 2019 4:30 PM
Open Arms of Minnesota

Please plan to arrive at Open Arms 10 minutes prior to your shift to get checked-in and put your personal items in lockers.

You MUST wear flat, CLOSED-TOE, stable shoes to be allowed in our kitchen(tennis shoes are preferable). Please wear comfortable clothing and leave your jewelry at home. We also request that volunteers wear shirts with sleeves, volunteers wearing tank tops may be asked to wear a chef’s coat.

Open Arms has a parking lot adjacent to our building.  If the lot is full, there is ample free parking on the street on Bloomington Avenue and 25thStreet.

Individuals who are sick OR have someone in their home who is sick with a stomach bug in the last 72 hours will be unable to volunteer in the kitchen.

Finally, as you plan for your volunteer shift, please keep in mind that all ingredients are paid for by donations and no donation is too small.  We rely on your generosity so we can continue serve more clients in the Twin Cities!  http://www.openarmsmn.org/donate/ 


The Open Arms of Minnesota building is located at 2500 Bloomington Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404. The staff host and chefs will break the group into smaller teams to work on various meal prep and packaging tasks. Kitchen tasks may include, but aren’t limited to, chopping vegetables, packaging savory soups, scooping cookie dough and assembling meals in our state-of-the-art kitchen. 

Interested in learning more about us before your volunteer experience? Read up on thework of Open Arms, learn about our clients, see the impact of our volunteersor just check outwhat’s newwith us!