Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls
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Conflict in the workplace or home is costly and disruptive. It can lead to lost productivity and dangerous stress.  Combining a wealth of practical knowledge with high energy and a straightforward approach to interpersonal problem-solving skills, Gary L. Mc Cann is a favorite among seminar leaders. Spanning a 32-year career before retirement as a manager with the United States Postal Service and more than 22 years of management experience in the technical and business field, Mr. Mc Cann brings more than expertise, he brings experience. His philosophy to Think Positively. Act Powerfully. Communicate Effectively. 

Dr. Michael J. Lawler discussed what children say about their lives, what children in South Dakota say about their well-being, and what the common factors that predict well-being for children around the world.  Since 2010, Dr. Lawler has been spearheading a study in which children provide a self-assessment of their own lives: What do children say about their own lives?  This is an important indicator of developmental health and well-being (Ben-Arieh, 2010; Casas et al., 2013).  Furthermore, individual and contextual factors with geographic and cultural variation contribute to children’s subjective well-being (Broberg, 2012; Dinisman & Rees, 2014; Legace-Suguin & Case, 2010).
“We know the future success and well-being of our community and region in part depends on ensuring everyone has access to quality education and employment regardless of race, ethnicity or socio-economic status” states Southeast Tech’s newest President, Robert Griggs.
Southeast Tech began in 1968, and this year marks the 50th anniversary.  Over 20,000 graduates live and work in our region.  Ninety-eight percent of the graduates are employed within 6 months and 92% of them work in the their graduate field.  In addition, 6 of the college programs have a 100% state and national exam pass rate.  Southeast Tech received Noel Levitz 2017 National Retention Excellence Award.   Southeast is the first higher education institution to receive this award in the state of South Dakota.  
Adult literacy can change everything. Health. Gender equality. Poverty. Every important social issue is impacted by low literacy. When individuals learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers, they have the power to lift themselves out of poverty, lower health care costs, find and keep sustainable employment, and ultimately change their lives.
Reach Literacy Center provides individual, group, and workplace literacy tutoring.  The Center is funded entirely through grants, United Way, events, donations, and special events.  There is no cost for the tutoring.  The philosophy of the organization is "Learn to Read.  Read to Learn."
On September 4th, 2009, Marty J. Jackley was sworn in as the 30th Attorney General for South Dakota. He serves as the chief law enforcement officer and legal adviser for the State.

As Attorney General, Mr. Jackley has a proven record of leading an office that protects families and is committed to crime prevention. South Dakota's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force proactively protects children from sexual predators, while South Dakota's Child Abduction Response Team has received national certification for its ability to respond to a missing child emergency.
He has worked with the Legislature to strengthen human trafficking laws and the sex offender registry, and to develop a prescription drug monitoring program that emphasizes prevention over prosecution. South Dakota's 24/7 Alcohol Sobriety and Monitoring Program has been extended across South Dakota and the nation. The sobriety program has reduced the likelihood for subsequent alcohol offenses and requires the offenders to pay all the program costs.
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Upcoming Speakers
Senator Kris Langer and Senator Billie H. Sutton
Feb 19, 2018
SD Legislative Update
Casey Williams, Director
Feb 26, 2018
Precision Oncology Research at Avera
Charles Marohn, Founder & President - Strong Towns
Mar 05, 2018
Urban Development, Transportation & Financially Sound Cities
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We meet every Monday at 12:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Downtown Sioux Falls.
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