Speaker Date Topic
Digital Inclusion in Sioux Falls Oct 03, 2022 11:30 AM

According to survey data, roughly 10% of Sioux Falls households lack an internet subscription. In order to address this challenge, the City of Sioux Falls, in partnership with Midco, in 2020 founded the Inclusivity Digital Equity (IDEA) Task Force. This effort transformed into Connect Sioux Falls, an alliance of community stakeholders seeking to address gaps in digital equity in our community. Rotarian Andrew Curley will moderate a discussion with fellow Connect Sioux Falls Co-Chair Heather Krause and Siouxland Libraries Director Jodi Fick centered on the what, why, and who is behind this effort.

The buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:30 am. The menu will be: Meat Lasagna, Cavatappi Pasta with Alfredo & Marinara Sauce, sliced Chicken Breast, Roasted Veggies, Tossed Salad & Dessert. RSVP is not required.

The presentation, at the club’s regular weekly meeting, will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls and will begin at noon. All Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary Club programs are open only to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and streamed live on Facebook & YouTube. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 25 clubs in the world. For more information on how to become a mentor or involve your organization in mentoring visit Sioux52.org.

Initiated Measure Prohibiting New Slaughterhouses Oct 10, 2022 11:30 AM
On Monday, October 10 we will meet at the Washington Pavilion Belbas Theater for a conversation regarding the initiated measure involving the construction of new slaughterhouses within the Sioux Falls’ City Limits. We will host a moderated conversation aimed at better understanding both sides of the issue. Christine Erickson and Brendan Johnson will debate the merits of the initiated measure on which Sioux Falls residents will vote November 8. Christine Erickson is a former city council member and Chair of Sioux Falls Open for Business. She currently serves as Executive Director for the South Dakota Trucking Association and Automobile Dealers Association. Brendan Johnson is a former United States Attorney and legal counsel for Smart Growth Sioux Falls. He is a partner with Robins Kaplan law firm.

We are offering a boxed lunches you can eat during the meeting or take with you. Boxed lunches will be available only if you pre-order using this link. Lunches will be available beginning at 11:30 am and the program begins at noon.

The presentation, at the club’s regular weekly meeting, will be held at the Washington Pavilion Belbas Theater, Sioux Falls and will begin at noon. All Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary Club programs are open only to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and streamed live on Facebook & YouTube. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 25 clubs in the world. For more information on how to become a mentor or involve your organization in mentoring visit Sioux52.org.

South Dakota Gubernatorial Race Oct 17, 2022 11:30 AM

On Monday, October 17th we will host a debate with the two candidates running for Governor of South Dakota. The 2022 gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022. Incumbent Republican Governor Kristi Noem is running for a second term against Democratic nominee Jamie Smith. Both candidates have been invited to attend.

The buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:30 am. The menu will be: Chef Premade Sandwich, Pub Chips, Soup, Fresh Fruit, Tossed Salad and Dessert. RSVP is not required.

The presentation, at the club’s regular weekly meeting, will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls and will begin at noon. All Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary Club programs are open only to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and streamed live on Facebook & YouTube. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 25 clubs in the world. For more information on how to become a mentor or involve your organization in mentoring visit Sioux52.org.