Speaker Date Topic
Shannon Full, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Jun 09, 2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Businesses
The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Businesses

Shannon Full has over 20 years of experience and expertise in chamber leadership, economic development, talent solutions, and organizational management. Full joined the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce in St. Louis Park, MN as the President/CEO in February 2017. Prior to TwinWest, she was most recently the President/CEO of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Regional Partnership in Appleton, WI. She began her Chamber career at the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce in Mounds View and subsequently led Chambers in Melbourne, FL and Cedar Rapids, IA. Full has received numerous awards for her work including the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s Governors Young Professional of the Year in 2016, and the Best in Show Winner for Talent Upload Program from the International Economic Development Council in 2015.

Krysta Peterson, District 5950 Public Image Chair Jun 23, 2020
The Public Image of Rotary
The Public Image of Rotary

Krysta Peterson is the District 5950 Public Image Chair, a Past President of the South Minneapolis Metro Evening (SMME) Club, and Assistant Governor (AG) for District 5950 Area 3. Krysta works for 3M in supply chain management.  She joined Rotary in 2011 when she lived in Wisconsin. After moving to Minnesota, she became a member of SMME.

Annual Awards Luncheon Jun 30, 2020
Annual Awards Luncheon

The Golden Valley Rotary Club will "gather" with members of the community to celebrate all things Rotary during the 2019-2020 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 Bryan Palmer, Club President, will pass the presidential gavel to Michelle Ness, President-Elect. A great celebratory event in the forty-seven year history of the Golden Valley Rotary Club!

Dorsey Howard Aug 18, 2020
Virtual Meeting - Author, 'One Way - Short Stories About Left Turns'
Virtual Meeting - Author, 'One Way - Short Stories About Left Turns'

VIRTUAL MEETING

Dorsey "Dee" Howard is a mentor, motivational speaker, and storyteller whose single-minded goal is to change minds and save lives. In his first book, "One Way - Short Stories About Left Turns," Dorsey shares about the consequences of a life that is full of left turns. While several of the stories are fictional, many are based on actual events that happened in his life. Dorsey is passionate about helping kids examine their lives and see the destructive choices they may be making.  His personal experience gives him unique credibility and an understanding of how to present his message in a captivating way. The book gives kids the tools to begin making right turns before it's too late.

 

Helene Johnson Aug 25, 2020
Virtual Meeting - Global Golden Valley
Virtual Meeting - Global Golden Valley

VIRTUAL MEETING

Helene Johnson's career has focused on continuing and professional education in corporate, public, and nonprofit settings. She retired after 38 years as Executive Director of a small nonprofit which provided educational programs for local government decisionmakers, staff, and advisory commission members in Minnesota - as well as their collaborators. She has been a resident of Golden Valley since 1989, and began her volunteer involvement here in 2004 as co-facilitator for the Golden Valley visioning process supported by Rotary. She continued as a member of the Envision Connection Project Board, a Bridge Builder, and a founding board member of the Golden Valley Community Foundation, where she still serves. Helene started Global Golden Valley in 2012 as a way to highlight, celebrate, and connect those from different cultures in our city with other interested individuals. She has traveled extensively in various capacities (study abroad, sister city exchanges, and country to country partnerships, spouse of a group travel agent, lifelong learner) and believes strongly in the benefits of taking advantage of what the world has to offer, far away and in our own city!