Speaker Date Topic
Paul Mooty, Faribault Woolen Mills Dec 09, 2021
No Lunch Meeting - Holiday Evening Party Dec 16, 2021
Holiday Party -- Evening / No Noon Meeting Dec 16, 2021
NO MEETING - Winter Break Dec 23, 2021
Happy Holidays - No Meeting Dec 23, 2021
NO MEETING - Winter Break Dec 30, 2021
Happy New Year - No Meeting Dec 30, 2021
Issac Orr, American Experiment Fellow Jan 06, 2022
Expert on Energy Choice and Policy
Kendall Qualls, founder, TakeCharge Minnesota Jan 13, 2022
Todd Milburn, Edina Chief of Police Jan 20, 2022
Darryl Landstrom, U.S. Ski Association Jan 27, 2022

As a youth and teen, Landstrom pursued his athletic passion at Chester Bowl, both as a ski jumper and nordic combined skier. But when an injury sidelined him from competition at the age of 21, he turned his attention to volunteering, primarily in support of junior alpine ski racing in the then U.S. Ski Association’s Central Division.

His leadership skills and motivation to help youth ultimately saw him lead alpine sport committees in Central Division, Rocky/Central Region and today as the national Alpine Sport Committee chair and a member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Board of Directors.

His work in the midwest was pivotal in helping to increase the international ski racing presence in the Central Division. He was instrumental in scheduling the first night FIS slalom at Boyne Mountain, Mich. as well as securing giant slalom course homologation at Lutsen Mountain, Minn., now a perennial stop on the spring FIS racing tour in the USA.

Landstrom has also served an important role within collegiate ski racing. He has served as a board member of the U.S. Collegiate ski Association as well as chair of U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Collegiate Subcommittee and as the U.S. representative to the International Ski Federation’s University Racers Subcommittee.

Frank M. White, Historian and Author Feb 03, 2022
Book Author, "They Played for the Love of the Game" - Negro Baseball Leagues in Minnesota

Frank M. White is a former athlete, coach, official, and sports administrator. He currently coordinates the RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program for the Minnesota Twins.  He gained national notoriety with his book "They Played for the Love of the Game." 

A century before Kirby Puckett led the Minnesota Twins to World Series championships, Minnesota was home to countless talented African American baseball players, yet few of them are known to fans today. During the many decades that Major League Baseball and its affiliates imposed a strict policy of segregation, black ballplayers in Minnesota were relegated to a haphazard array of semipro leagues, barnstorming clubs, and loose organizations of all-black teams—many of which are lost to history.

They Played for the Love of the Game recovers that history by sharing stories of African American ballplayers in Minnesota, from the 1870s to the 1960s, through photos, artifacts, and spoken histories passed through the generations. Author Frank White's own father was one of the top catchers in the Twin Cities in his day, a fact that White did not learn until late in life. While the stories tell of denial, hardship, and segregation, they are highlighted by athletes who persevered and were united by their love of the sport. 

Katie Simpson, V.P. Bank of America Feb 10, 2022
John Magnuson, Ex. Dir, MARRCH Feb 17, 2022

John Magnuson, Ex. Dir, MN. Assn. of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health

Mike Rakun, Owner, Mill Valley Kitchen & Group Feb 24, 2022
Chad Greenway, Former MN Viking Mar 03, 2022
To Be Determined Mar 10, 2022
Chris Newhouse, Matter, Dir. Ag. Programs Mar 17, 2022

Chris Newhouse, Matter, Dir. Ag. Programs, topic :  Zimbabwe

To Be Determined Mar 24, 2022
Michael Brindisi, Chanhassen Artistic Director Mar 31, 2022

.  He has been in this position for 33 years and has been affiliated with the Theater since 1971.

Don Johnson, Jr. - VP Business Development, Shapco Apr 07, 2022
Human Trafficking Workshop w/ERMC Apr 12, 2022
Sugar Sites, Detective Carter Staaf
Jeff Meitrodt, Investigative Editor/Reporter, Star Apr 21, 2022
Erik Saltvold, Owner/Founder Erik's Bike, Board, Apr 28, 2022
Area 3 Vocational Ethics Day - TENTATIVE May 05, 2022
Scott Welle May 12, 2022
Out Perform Your Norm
Les Conrad, Award Winning Photographer May 19, 2022
Vocational Day - Involve MN at Mpls Women's Club May 26, 2022
Manoles Women in Leadership Jun 02, 2022