Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls
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Dr. Kenneth S. Snell, who has served as coroner and medical examiner for Minnehaha County since January 2011, addressed the Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls, Monday, June 19.  Snell is a forensic pathologist and works for Sanford Health Pathology Clinic. 

The Minnehaha County coroner is responsible for certifying all non-natural deaths in the county and all natural deaths outside of a medical care facility.  When necessary, the coroner will order an autopsy to determine the cause of death.  As the Minnehaha County medical examiner, Snell performs autopsies, collects evidence, generates formal reports and provides court testimony in criminal proceedings.
J. Tyler Haahr, chairman and chief executive officer of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank, addressed the Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls Monday, June 12.

MetaBank is a federally chartered savings bank with headquarters in Sioux Falls.  Meta Financial Group, Inc., is the holding company of MetaBank and its divisions, including Meta Payment Systems. 

Meta differs from traditional banks due to the unique products and channels we’ve developed,” Haahr said.  “We are constantly looking for ways to implement our vision of financial inclusion for everyone through the products and services we offer.”
Metro Communications Director Paul Niedringhaus provided an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the 9-1-1 emergency center in a presentation to The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls, Monday, June 5.  Niedringhaus, using a remote video feed, lead the audience on a virtual tour of the secure facility located adjacent to the Minnehaha County Jail.

Niedringhaus has overall responsibility for dispatching 9-1-1 emergency services in Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County.  He explained operations and management of the consolidated city-county public safety communications center.
Four candidates for one seat on the Sioux Falls School Board faced off in an hour-long forum at the Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls meeting, Monday, May 22.

Randy Dobberpuhl, Dimitrios Gliarmis, Cynthia Mickelson and Carol Robinson were questioned about their qualifications and relevant experience, their interest in serving and their positions on a variety of issues involving public education and the Sioux Falls School District specifically. Retired journalist and Rotarian Jack Marsh moderated. 

The top vote-getter in the June 6th election will succeed Douglas Morrison, whose term expires June 30. There won’t be a run-off election. The five-member school board oversees the largest school district in South Dakota, with almost 25,000 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, about 3,300 employees and an annual budget of about $300 million. School board members are paid $75 for each day they are in service to the school board.
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We meet every Monday at 12:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Downtown Sioux Falls.
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