Speaker Date Topic
Club Assembly and Taste & Tour Planning May 24, 2022 12:15 PM
Club Assembly and Taste & Tour Planning
Club Assembly and Taste & Tour Planning

Not a meeting to be missed! The Golden Valley Rotary Club members will have a discussion on membership, leadership opportunities, grants, and future projects, etc. You'll definitely want to attend this Rotary meeting to contribute to the important Club conversations. We'll also be discussing our upcoming Taste & Tour of Golden Valley event, scheduled for Thursday, July 28. On hiatus for the past two years due to the pandemic, this event will be resurrected in 2022. To do this, we will need all hands on deck with the planning. There are many opportunities to make a difference in this project! Look forward to seeing you there!

Club Service Project May 31, 2022
The Bridge for Youth Packaging Project & Pollination Pledge Discussion
The Bridge for Youth Packaging Project & Pollination Pledge Discussion

Pollination Pledge discussion, a proposal from the Eco Club.

Golden Valley Rotary Club #2118 and Crystal-New Hope-Robbinsdale Rotary Club #2109 are joining together to donate 100 Intake Packets for The Bridge for Youth. The packets consist of a blanket, a zippered hoodie, a pair of sweat pants, a pair of socks, and a fidget toy.

On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the Golden Valley Club will meet at 12:15 at Brookview, 316 Brookview Pkwy S, Golden Valley, MN 55426, to assemble the first 50 packets. A second date to assemble the remaining 50 packets will occur at Prism, 1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422, at a time and date to be determined.

Marshall Tanick Jun 07, 2022 12:15 PM
Watergate Recalled: The Minnesota Connections
Watergate Recalled: The Minnesota Connections

“Watergate Recalled: The Minnesota Connections”
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in and ensuing scandal that changed American politics, Twin Cities attorney and historian Marshall Tanick will give a presentation about the connections between Watergate and Minnesota and why the western suburbs here were Ground Zero for Watergate.

For over 45 years, Marshall H. Tanick has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters, with emphasis on employment law; constitutional law, including defamation, privacy, and other communications; education law; animal law; pet law; land law; and business disputes. Tanick was named “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer magazine in 2019.

As much a student of law as a practitioner of it, Marshall stays abreast of legal trends and the latest case law by teaching at area law schools, conducting continuing legal education classes, and writing extensively for law and business publications. He also welcomes the opportunity to take on difficult cases.

George Sprouse and Sara Smith Jun 14, 2022 12:15 PM
Wastewater Tracking for Infectious Diseases

George Sprouse is Manager of Process Engineering and Research and Development at the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities and Co-Chair of the 2020 Residuals and Biosolids Conference.

Sara Smith is Metropolitan Council Environmental Services Sustainability Manager for Internal Operations.

Annual Awards Luncheon Jun 21, 2022
Annual Awards Luncheon

The Golden Valley Rotary Club will gather with members of the community to celebrate all things Rotary during the 2021-2022 year. We will present the Citizen of the Year award and the Rotarian of the Year award. Our high school scholarship recipients will be honored. Paul Harris Fellows will be given for extraordinary service. And Mary Timmons, Club President, will begin her second year. A great celebratory event in the forty-nine year history of the Golden Valley Rotary Club!

4th of July Picnic Jul 05, 2022 5:00 PM
4th of July Picnic

5:00 p.m. picnic at Brookview shelter

Holly Leppanen & Khadijah Cooper Jul 12, 2022 12:15 PM
The Annex Teen Clinic

Holly Leppanen, Director of Development and Communications and Khadijah Cooper, Director of Sexuality Education will present on behalf of The Annex Teen Clinic.

Holly Leppanen loves working at the Annex because of the creativity, care, and dedication Annex staff show every day. When she's not working, she loves spending time with family and friends, getting outdoors, and cooking.

Khadijah Cooper graduated from Robbinsdale Cooper High School in 2001. She received an A.S in Human Services from Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and with that 2-year degree, landed her DREAM JOB at the Annex. She's passionate about adolescent sexual health and ensuring that young people have the information to make healthy decisions in addition to having access to sexual health clinical services. In Khadijah's free time, she enjoys annoying her teenage daughter with made up songs and doing standup comedy.


Patricia Fenrick, Outreach & Workforce Development Jul 19, 2022 12:15 PM
DHS Refugee Resettlement Program
DHS Refugee Resettlement Program

Patricia Fenrick has worked with diverse communities for over 20 years. Most of her career has focused on refugee and immigrant populations. She was the Executive Director for the refugee resettlement agency, World Relief Minnesota, worked in community development with immigrants for the City of Eden Prairie, and oversaw the Human Rights and Diversity Commission. Patricia has been an adjunct professor for several local universities and teaches about social justice issues. She currently works for the Department of Human Services (DHS) Refugee Programs Office in education, outreach, and refugee workforce development.

Club Service Project Jul 26, 2022
Club Service Project
Karin Berdal, Development Associate + Lead Speaker Aug 09, 2022 12:15 PM
The Reel Hope Project
The Reel Hope Project

Karin Berdal was introduced to the world of adoption at a young age through a childhood best friend. She remembers printing off photos of children waiting to be adopted in the hopes of convincing her parents to adopt a little brother. Today, Karin runs her own 15 year old photography business and understands the power of digital storytelling. Karin oversees all aspects of fundraising and donor management for The Reel Hope Project. You will find her speaking at weekly churches and events, meeting with donors and spreading the mission of The Reel Hope Project across Minnesota.


Rotary District 5950 Gov. Lloyd Campbell Aug 16, 2022 12:15 PM
The 2022-2023 Rotary Year
The 2022-2023 Rotary Year

Service Above Self was Lloyd’s motto long before joining the Rotary Club of Glenwood, Minnesota, on July 19, 2012.
Lloyd grew up on a small farm in Edmondson, Arkansas. After graduating from high school and moving away, Lloyd received his BS from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from The University of Chicago in Marketing and Finance. Lloyd worked for Janssen Pharmaceutical, a Division of Johnson & Johnson, and later a small consultant firm.
After joining Rotary in Glenwood, Minnesota, Lloyd took an active role in developing its website and bulletin, serving as international committee chair, and re-establishing the Youth Exchange Program in Glenwood. He eventually served as club president.
Lloyd received Service Above Self Award two times, Rotarian of the Year award, and the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Glenwood Chamber of Commerce. On the District level, Lloyd served as Member of the International Grant Committee, District Grants committee, a facilitator for PETS, and served two years as district membership chair.
Lloyd is married to Dr. Rwanda Campbell. They have two sons. Dr. Campbell is a member of the Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans.