Speaker Date Topic
Sherri Meyers Jul 29, 2021 12:00 PM
Building the Plane While We Were Flying It
Building the Plane While We Were Flying It

How your community-owned grocery store learned to pivot during a global pandemic while simultaneously remodeling the entire store -- and the toll it took. Sherri Meyers is the General Manager of Just Food Coop.

Johnathan Van Roekel Aug 05, 2021
USDA Renewable Energy Development Assistance for Rural Businesses and Producers
USDA Renewable Energy Development Assistance for Rural Businesses and Producers

This presentation will focus on the USDA Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA) program and the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments AmeriCorps program.  Rotary Youth Exchange alumnus, Johnathan Van Roekel, the current Renewable Energy Coordinator with Lake County Resources Initiative in Lakeview, OR, is serving two terms with the RARE AmeriCorps program and will present on specific USDA Rural Development programs and the work he has been involved in during his time in South Eastern Oregon.  

Hosted by Vicki Dilley.

Lee Runzheimer Aug 12, 2021 12:00 PM
Monarch Butterflies—Can They Be Saved From Extinction?
Monarch Butterflies—Can They Be Saved From Extinction?

Hear & see what the local Monarch Butterfly Restoration Program is doing, and learn what more we can do.

If possible before the meeting, please watch the 44-minute-long movie Flight Of The Butterflies. It's available for a small fee on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play and more.

Hosted by Bill Carlson.

Richard DeBeau Aug 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Everything You Want to Know about Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Everything You Want to Know about Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Richard will discuss what the major car companies are doing with EVs, the complete cost of EVs (from mining to disposal) compared to gas, and the upcoming EV car show and drive event. 

Hosted by RCAT.
Emily Lloyd Aug 26, 2021
LGBTQIAP 101: Past and Present
LGBTQIAP 101: Past and Present

Club members will leave this session with a clearer understanding of “what the letters mean”, etiquette when interacting with LGBTQIAP people, new trends in coming out (such as age), and a quick grounding in the past to where we are now.

Emily is the Youth Services Librarian & Selector at the Northfield Public Library.  

Hosted by Beth Kallestad.

Rick Heidick Sep 23, 2021 12:00 PM
Fast for Hope and the Water Project
Fast for Hope and the Water Project

Rick will update us on how our district Fast for Hope program has led to our current water project in Nicaragua and explain how we are using district and global grants to help us bring water to a rural community of about 120 families. Rick is the chair of the district Fast for Hope Initiative.

Hosted by Vicki Dilley.

Benjamin Hauser Sep 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Perspectives — a classification talk
Perspectives — a classification talk

Follow Ben Hauser's journey to Northfield, MN which started from a small dairy farm in a little village in South Korea. He will share what he has learned and the different perspectives he's been able to experience as he had to learn a new language and culture at the age of 7 — and return to his land of birth at the age of 27 where he had to relearn a language he had completely forgotten as well as the culture. 

Hosted by Jesse Steed.

Matt Hillmann, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools Oct 07, 2021 12:00 PM
What's Next for Northfield Schools?
What's Next for Northfield Schools?
Superintendent Hillmann will provide an update about what is on the horizon for Northfield Public Schools.
Susan Hvistendahl Oct 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Northfield's Oldest Building, the Lyceum
Northfield's Oldest Building, the Lyceum

Local historian and author Susan Hvistendahl will speak about Northfield's oldest building, the 1857 Lyceum at 109 E. 4th Street. The building still stands today as a testament to the social and intellectual pursuits of Northfield's pioneers.

Hosted by Jean Wakely.