Speaker Date Topic
John Nanni, Polio Survivor Oct 27, 2020 7:15 AM
The Three Ps in My Life: Polio, Post Polio Syndrome and Polio Plus
Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, ESRAG Nov 03, 2020 7:15 AM
Supporting the environment & ESRAG’s Role
Supporting the environment & ESRAG’s Role

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ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Groups)

Karen Kendrick-Hands, a member of the Rotary Club of Madison, WI, USA, D6250 since 2012, helped to form the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG), to synergize her passions for Rotary Service and mitigating climate change and providing a way for like-minded Rotarians to collaborate. She has served as ESRAG’s Chair, Director of Communications, and is currently the Director of Projects.  She was the first ever Observer Delegate sent by Rotary International to the UNFCCC climate talks, attending COP24 in Katowice, Poland, December 2018.  In February 2020, Karen presented to the Rotary Foundation’s Environmental Issues Task Force, on behalf of ESRAG.  Rotary International’s Directors and the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation accepted the Taskforce report unanimously and have created a seventh Area of Focus: Supporting the Environment.

Karen is active with the Wisconsin Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and is the Co-leader of its Rotary Action Team.  When active as an attorney, Karen worked as a volunteer public interest advocate for cleaner air and mobility and transportation choices, including serving on various local, state and regional advisory bodies, for over 30 years. 

Karen is blessed to have been a Rotary Youth Exchange student in 1967-68 to Australia. Karen and her husband Larry Hands, also a Rotarian and ESRAG Board member, have been married for 46 years, and have two married sons and three grandchildren. Together they are building a carbon-neutral home  and working to restore prairie and savanna habitat on 80 acres in southwest Wisconsin, USA.

Laura Issacson Nov 10, 2020 7:15 AM
The Changing Landscape of Nutrition, Health, and Wellness
The Changing Landscape of Nutrition, Health, and Wellness

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Laura Isaacson is a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Dietetics Lead at Vida Health. She was previously the Director Clinical Nutrition and Director of Community Outreach at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, Wisconsin and has also worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and with the Neurosciences Department at The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. While at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Laura was selected to participate in the UWHC Division of Nursing and Patient Care Services and University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing 2011 Clinical Leadership Institute as well as in the 2011 American Dietetic Association Leadership Institute. Laura received a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine-Orono.  She completed a supervised practice in dietetics at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

Laura has enjoyed volunteering with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in a variety of roles. She is the Past-President of the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has previously served as the Wisconsin Delegate to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Medical Nutrition Practice Group, and President of the Madison District Dietetic Association. She has previously served on the Board of Directors for Fifth Season Cooperative, The Healthy Classrooms Foundation and The Montessori Children’s Community School. Laura received the 2019 Upland Hills Health Leadership Award and the 2019 Rural Health Ambassador Award, was recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2014 and was awarded the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award in Wisconsin in 2010. Laura lives in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin with her husband Chet, sons Henry and Will, three dogs and two horses. In her spare time, Laura enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, traveling and hiking. 

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Noelle Stary, Author Nov 17, 2020 7:15 AM
Tips on Running a Succesful Small Business
Tips on Running a Succesful Small Business

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What motivated you to write your book?

  • Small Business is about being a problem solver. And I wanted to give some framework for people to be able to succeed.

Takeaways in your book? 

  • Find your grit.  It’s not always easy – but you can will yourself through anything
  • Breathe.  Things will go wrong.  Often.  But learn to fail forward
  • Develop a team.  Having a Mentor may not be enough.  Develop a team who can lift you up when you need it more.

Did you write your book for a specific audience in mind?

  • Main Street/Small; Business owners across the US. Male and Female owners

How do you want (expect) people to feel about your book when they’ve finished reading it? I.e. Enlightened, inspired, a call to action etc.?

  • Gritty.  Like – I got this

 A story of success and failures, all built during the time of beginning a business from scratch, building a culture, and a community.  The struggle between managing your own identity and the public identity you begin to craft when building your business and managing your way out of imposter syndrome.

I’d like to tell you the story about my swimming background – and what is learned, not just through sports, but playing instruments – and how the most important thing you learn is that to master anything – takes time, practice and dedication.

Mark Moody, D6250 Friendship Exchange Nov 24, 2020 7:15 AM
Rotary Friendship Exchange - What it's all about!
Rotary Friendship Exchange - What it's all about!
Jake Brown, Director of Donor Relations Dec 01, 2020 7:15 AM
Boys & Girls Club of Sun Prairie (Virtual Tour)
Boys & Girls Club of Sun Prairie (Virtual Tour)

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Chad Wiedmeyer & Rose Freidel Dec 08, 2020 7:15 AM
Club Assembly
Lynn Brady, President & CEO Journey Mental Health Dec 15, 2020 7:15 AM
Dealing with Mental Health During the Pandemic
Dealing with Mental Health During the Pandemic
TBA Dec 22, 2020 7:15 AM
TBA Dec 29, 2020 7:15 AM
Provided by George Alexander Jan 05, 2021 7:15 AM

Provided by George Alexander

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TBA Jan 12, 2021 7:15 AM
Provided by John Belken Jan 19, 2021 7:15 AM

Provided by John Belken

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Diara Parker, Equity and Inclusion Consultant Jan 26, 2021
Racial Justice
Racial Justice

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Diara Parker is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, as well as a change management and organizational culture champion. As a consultant and Vice President of Operations for EQT By Design, Diara supports organizations and communities as they redesign, build, and implement strategic initiatives using an equity-centered change management approach. 

Diara has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Development from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has experience leading strategy development, systems analysis, and community engagement through an equity-centered lens on both a local and statewide level. She is passionate about employing equity-driven, people-centric approaches to change management and strategy development that center the voices of diverse stakeholders and support long-term sustainability. 

Provided by David Berggren Feb 02, 2021 7:15 AM

Provided by David Berggren

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TBA Feb 09, 2021 7:15 AM
David Rippl, SPHS DECA Advisor Feb 16, 2021 7:15 AM
Volunteering & the Partnership with Downtown Sun Prairie
Volunteering & the Partnership with Downtown Sun Prairie

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Provided by Colleen Burke

Provided by Joanna Cervantes Feb 23, 2021 7:15 AM

Provided by Joanna Cervantes

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David Benjamin, Author/Publisher Mar 02, 2021 7:15 AM
Provided by Daniel Darrow Mar 09, 2021 7:15 AM

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Provided by Daniel Darrow

Provided by Debbie Fox-Schroeder Mar 16, 2021 7:15 AM

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Provided by Debbie Fox-Schroeder

Provided by Philip Frei Mar 23, 2021 7:15 AM

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Provided by Philip Frei

Provided by Rose Freidel Mar 30, 2021 7:15 AM

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Provided by Rose Freidel

Provided by Logan Georgeson Apr 06, 2021 7:15 AM

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Provided by Logan Georgeson

Provided by Lynne Goldsmith Apr 13, 2021 7:15 AM

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Provided by Lynne Goldsmith