Speaker Date Topic
Exchange Students Graduation Party May 19, 2022
Gathering of the Students, their families and the club
Gathering of the Students, their families and the club

Rotary club members and their families are invited to join our outbound students and their friends and families at the Estenson Event Center to recognize our outbounds and formally send them on their exchange year. Dinner followed by a short program will include introductions and opportunities to support our outbounds as they go abroad this summer.

Holger Knaack May 26, 2022
People of Action
People of Action

Northfield Rotary is honored to host the 2020-21 president of Rotary International, Holger Knaack. Holger is a memeber of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Molin in Germany. He believes that the People of Action Campaign offers new public awareness possibliites for Rotary. "This campaign conveys our global image while still respecting differences in regions and cultures"

A member of Rotary since 1992, Knaack has servered Rotary in many leadership positions. He is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. We was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125 year old family business. He is the founder of the Karl Adam Foundation and the Civic Foundation for the City of Ratzeburg. His wife is Susanne.

Mar Valdecantos Jun 02, 2022
Identity, Personal Biases and Stereotypes
Identity, Personal Biases and Stereotypes

Mar Valdecantos is an extraordinarily active new member: Translator of the Northfield School District 659, Director of Rice County Neighbors United, Member of the Northfield Human Rights Commission, Former Gov. Dayton Task Force on Housing, Radio show host El Súper Barrio Latino, KYMN and much more. Her Classification Talk will be a stand-up comedy performance on identity, personal biases and stereotypes! This will be fun and enlightening!

Northfields Outbound Exchange Students Jun 16, 2022
Introduction of our worldwide representatives
Introduction of our worldwide representatives

Rotary club members and their families are invited to join Northfield Rotary's 7 Outbound Exchange Students, their friends and their families at the Estenson Event Center. Dinner followed by the program. The students will introduce themselves and answer questions from the program sponsors and audience.

As we emerge from the pandemic, this is an exciting time! Sending out Exchange students for the first time in 3 years. Come feel the international spirit of Rotary! Welcome the students and families. Support our outbounds as they go abroad this summer. Share the joy and vibrancy of our club at this wonderful outdoor evening event.

Todd Lippert Jun 23, 2022
The Common Good and Uncommonly Divisive Politics: Bridging Divides in Minnesota Politics
The Common Good and Uncommonly Divisive Politics: Bridging Divides in Minnesota Politics

Toddy will share his understanding of the Common Good, and how it can address what is needed in this politically divided, or politically sorted, time. He will also review highlights and hopeful moments from the legislative session, including what is required for us to come together and heal our politics in our state.

Todd Lippert is the Minnesota House Representative for Northfield's District 20B. He is not seeking relection in 2022. He is also the former senior pastor at Northfield's United Church of Christ. He resides in Northfield with is wife and three children.