Speaker Date Topic
Donn Peterson, forensic engineer Jan 22, 2019
Case Studies in Forensic Engineering
Case Studies in Forensic Engineering

A renowned figure in his field, Mr. Peterson has amassed 55 years of professional excellence in his area of expertise. The president of Peterson Engineering, Inc., since 1985, he provides engineering services to individuals and corporations in need of implementation, maintenance, and repair. He served as president and principal of Don Peterson and Associates Real Estate/Auctions from 1971 to 1985, a systems engineer of the aviation group with General Electric from 1963 to 1970, and an advanced engineering courses student with General Electric from 1963 to 1966.

In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Peterson has accrued several accolades during his career, including being named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Brainerd in 1992, 2005, and 2013.

Jason Sturgis, Golden Valley Chief of Police Jan 29, 2019
Body Cameras and other Technology in Policing
Body Cameras and other Technology in Policing

Vocational Visit at City Hall of Golden Valley

Jason Sturgis has been Golden Valley's Chief of Police since Jan 1, 2016. He joined the Golden Valley Police Department in 2004, starting as a patrol officer and serving as a firearms and use of force instructor, field training officer, and a member of both the West Metro SWAT Team and the Hennepin County Weapons of Mass Destruction Tactical Team. In 2009 he was promoted to patrol sergeant, and in 2012 he was appointed detective sergeant. He was promoted to patrol lieutenant in 2012 and to police commander in 2014.

Before coming to Golden Valley, Sturgis was a patrol officer with the Minneapolis Police Department from 1996-2004. He served as an infantryman in the US Army from 1992-1995, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. He holds a BA in business administration from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA, a MA in criminal justice leadership from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN, and completed the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Kate DeVries Feb 05, 2019
Hopkins High School Robotics Team



Charlie Kelley-Pegg, senior at Perpich Arts High Feb 12, 2019
Camp Enterprise Experience
Camp Enterprise Experience

Camp Enterprise 2018 was November 1 - 3, 2018. Golden Valley Rotary Club sponsored one student, Charlie Kelley-Pegg, to attend. Charlie will report on their experience at Camp Enterprise.

Camp Enterprise is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of District 5950 and 5960. The extensive three-day camp offers students the opportunity to participate in leadership activities focusing on the free enterprise system. Camp Enterprise provides high school students with mentoring from today's business leaders.

Frank Freedman, medical device consultant Feb 19, 2019
A Corporate Refugee Bares All



Club Service Feb 26, 2019
Club Service