Speaker Date Topic
Andrea Berube, Adam Olson, and Jackie Johnson Dec 02, 2021 12:00 PM
Northfield Splash Pad
Northfield Splash Pad

A committee of Northfield and Dundas community members have received approval from the City of Northfield to begin planning and creating a zero entry water feature, also known as a splash pad.  We will update the Rotary on our progress since meeting in 2019 as well as talk about what a splash pad is, the process to build, and type of splash pad that is planned to be built.

 

Andrea, Adam, and Jackie have served on the Northfield Splash Pad Board since 2017, 2019, and 2021 respectively.  They have been working closely with community partners and other outside organizations to make this inclusive space possible.

 
Hosted by Mark Lancaster.
Becky Ford Dec 09, 2021 12:00 PM
A Year of Service: How Americorps Members Contribute to Rice County's Flourishing
A Year of Service: How Americorps Members Contribute to Rice County's Flourishing
In 2020-2021, 45 Americorps members served at 24 host sites across Rice County. Unfamiliar to many people, Americorps is quietly making a positive impact in the lives of children and families in our local community. Through strategic collaboration and leveraging of federal resources, Americorps provides an opportunity for individuals to get started, give back and make connections!
 
A youth development professional for 20 years, Becky Ford works for Healthy Community Initiative coordinating outreach and support of Americorps members serving in Rice County schools and human service organizations. Becky also serves as Faribault Youth Investment's Director and is passionate about facilitating community collaboration. 
 
Hosted by Anika Rychner.
David Anderson Dec 16, 2021 12:00 PM
News from St. Olaf
News from St. Olaf

St. Olaf College President David Anderson will present an update on activities and plans at St. Olaf.

Hosted by Barry Carlson.

End of 2021 Holiday Party Dec 23, 2021 12:00 PM

Mark your calendar for a day of fun and festivities as we celebrate the last meeting of 2021 on December 23rd.  There are numerous holidays to note this time of the year and we celebrate them ALL.  Be sure and mark this day on your calendar, but you might be shopping for some outlandish and festive socks for this particular event.  Stay tuned for more details later!  From your Hospitality Committee

New Year's Eve Eve Dec 30, 2021
No Meeting
No Meeting

Wishing you a happy new year!

Kimberly Smith and Anna Hori Jan 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Affordable and Sustainable Housing: A 20-Year Vision for Northfield
Affordable and Sustainable Housing: A 20-Year Vision for Northfield

Achieving a stock of housing that is both affordable and sustainable requires a long-term plan, drawing on the best scholarship and practices on sustainable local development. We hope to begin a rich and lively discussion aimed at developing such a plan.

Kimberly Smith has taught environmental law and policy at Carleton College for 22 years and has served on the Northfield Environmental Quality Commission. Anna Hori is a senior Carleton College student majoring in Political Science and minoring in Education Studies.

Hosted by Beth Kallestad.