Speaker Date Topic
Charles Goldstein, Certified Career Coach Sep 21, 2021
Employee Handbooks - A Game Plan for Victory
Employee Handbooks - A Game Plan for Victory

Charles Goldstein has been an attorney since 1987 and has been named a super lawyer by Thompson Reuters. Charlie is a former member of the St. Louis Park Rotary Club. He is also a certified senior professional in human resources and helps small-to-medium sized businesses gain control through employee handbooks and proper compliance and management. He will relay some anecdotes to demonstrate the key elements with his presentation, “Employee Handbooks - A Game Plan for Victory”.

Club Service Project Sep 28, 2021
Healthy Snacks for PRISM Service Project
Healthy Snacks for PRISM Service Project

Rotary members will gather for a hands-on service project. We'll be packing bags with healthy snacks for kids at PRISM. Golden Valley Rotary received a District 5950 grant for the project. We plan to fill 300 bags at the September 28th meeting and 300 more bags at the October 5th meeting. Each bag will contain a 100% juice drink, peaches, applesauce, nut bars, granola bars, turkey sticks, cheese sticks, and chocolate covered raisins. PRISM will distribute the bags to children of their participants.

Club Service Project Oct 05, 2021
Healthy Snacks for PRISM Service Project
Healthy Snacks for PRISM Service Project

Rotary members will gather for a hands-on service project. We'll be packing bags with healthy snacks for kids at PRISM. Golden Valley Rotary received a District 5950 grant for the project. We plan to fill 300 bags at the September 28th meeting and 300 more bags at the October 5th meeting. Each bag will contain a 100% juice drink, peaches, applesauce, nut bars, granola bars, turkey sticks, cheese sticks, and chocolate covered raisins. PRISM will distribute the bags to children of their participants.

Tom Grady, MSP Wellness Oct 12, 2021
The Business of Weight Loss
The Business of Weight Loss

Tom Grady is a partner in MSP Wellness, and since 2017 he has been operator of K2 Capital Group's Profile by Sanford franchise locations. Profile is a health and wellness, 1-on-1 coaching service with locations all over the U.S. with six locations in the Twin Cities. Profile is a science-based, doctor and registered dietician-developed program started by Sanford Health. Tom has more than two decades of experience in finance and commercial banking, but enjoys the fun and mission of Profile to help people with their health. Tom will be talking about the business side of the weight loss industry.

Ryan Larson, President & CFO Oct 19, 2021
Golden Valley Supply
Golden Valley Supply

Ryan Larson is president and CFO of Golden Valley Supply, a building materials supplier located in Golden Valley. Larson has experience in global asset management and equity trading, with an MBA from DePaul University. He was recently elected to the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota Board of Directors. Ryan will serve on the board through June 30, 2022.

Anna Bonavita, Executive Director & Founder Nov 02, 2021
Esperienza: Celebrating and Preserving the Italian Culture
Esperienza: Celebrating and Preserving the Italian Culture

Anna Bonavita is a former scientist with a passion for culture, cuisine, and environment. In 2018, Bonavita read a New York Times article about the plight of many small towns and villages in Italy that are suffering from a devastating population loss due to changing times. With her own history and love of Italy, Anna decided to do something about it, beginning with the region she knew best. From this, Esperienza was born. The non- profit small group tour company researches, educates, and provides authentic, curated experiences in Italian villages that are selected for their exquisite beauty, cultural wealth, and rapidly declining population. Esperienza brings visitors to the historic town of Pennabilli and the Emilia-Romagna region where they immerse themselves in the local community and learn about the language, arts, culture, and cuisine. Bonavita is also the founder and former president of the Italian Cultural Center as well as the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Born in a small village in Bulgaria, but swept away by the waves of globalization, Anna claims several countries as the source of her cultural identity. She currently resides in Minneapolis, MN.

https://www.esperienza.org/

 

Angela Grill, Twin Cities Rotary Eco Club Nov 09, 2021
Fire to Frost: A Prairie Story
Fire to Frost: A Prairie Story

Angela Grill graduated from Minnesota State University—Mankato with degrees in ecology and geography. She has a passion for being outdoors and ensuring conservation of the natural heritage of our lands. As a wildlife biologist at Three Rivers Park District, she enjoys working on a wide range of projects from restoring prairies to pollinator surveys. The desire to share stories of nature is made possible by serving as co-host for the podcast, The Wandering Naturalist.

 

Marshall Tanick Nov 16, 2021
Are You Ready for Some Football? Law and Lore Here in Minnesota
Are You Ready for Some Football? Law and Lore Here in Minnesota

For 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.

Marshall will present on the topic of “Are You Ready for Some Football? Law and Lore Here in Minnesota"