Speaker Date Topic
Andrew Hill Aug 11, 2022
Update from Rotary's District Governor of China
Update from Rotary's District Governor of China

We are privileged to host Rotary’s district governor of China, Andrew Hill. During these dynamic times, Rotary provides an great opportunity for international engagement so that we can better understand each other and and work together. Andrew will speak on Rotary in Shanghai including a highlight on Rotaract and Interact.  He will also cover a few China-wide items which may be interesting to the club members. 

Andrew was elected as the 2016 president of the Rotary Club of Shanghai, where he was involved in a number of service projects, including donating books and building shelves in The Library Project and funding heart surgeries for children from poor families for The Gift of Life Project. Now, he is the District Governor for Rotary China. He will be joined at our meeting by his mother - Karn Hill, wife - Cindy Sun, and son - Zachary Hill who will be attending Carleton College starting this Fall. We are quite excited about their visit 
Richard DeBeau Aug 18, 2022
Biological Factors in Anti-Social Behavior
Biological Factors in Anti-Social Behavior

Anti-Social Personality Disorder is a Mental Illness Violent crime has causes. Critical to preventing or reducing criminal behavior is understanding the dynamics that can cause it. Empathy and engagement prevent most people from physically hurting others. Some perpetrators are different, and many have biological and anatomical characteristics that lend themselves toward violence and harm.

Richard has worked as a counselor and social worker for decades. He will share his studies on Antisocial Personality Disorder, which is a DSM-V(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition), diagnosis assigned to individuals who habitually and pervasively disregard or violate the rights and safety of others without remorse.

Mark Elliot Aug 25, 2022
Northfield Police Update
Northfield Police Update

Chief Mark Elliott will provide an update on new programs and changes that took place in the department in 2021 and 2022 including a new Policy Manual, body cameras, Emergency Operations Plan, community mental health resources, and many others. Mark has served over 31 years in law enforcement and is the current Police Chief of the Northfield Police Department.

Mark’s previous experience includes Police Chief in Prior Lake from 2015-2019, and prior to that 22 years with the Bloomington Police Department serving in a variety of positions in patrol and investigative capacities as well as supervisory positions, rising to the rank of Commander. Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Mary’s University. He is a graduate of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations course, and Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.

Mark has served on many regional and state level boards and working groups focused on law enforcement and public employee matters. He has testified before the state legislature several times as a subject matter expert on law enforcement topics. Mark has two adult daughters out thriving in the world and an adult son in college. He has many years of experience coaching and officiating youth athletics and serving in volunteer and board positions for youth sports. He is a big brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, and an advisor to Protector’s Peak, a Christian based support program for police officers and their families that hosts local seminars and runs a retreat center in the mountains of Idaho.

Clarice Grabau Sep 01, 2022
Northfield City Council
Northfield City Council

Clarice has been a city council representative since 2018. She has been especially focused on building opportunities for people and business; serving on Human Rights Commission, Northfield Promise Council of Champions, Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Finance Subcommittee and Employment Committee. She will discuss the City Council dynamics, the accomplishments, the challenges, her values, and her hopes for the community's future.

Clarice has lived in Northfield for over 20 years. She is also a mother, teacher, and dog lover.