Speaker Date Topic
Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken Sep 24, 2018 11:30 AM
One Sioux Falls
One Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken will be presenting his One Sioux Falls vision and strategy that was just unveiled. Sioux Falls is thriving and full of opportunities. Yet, there are numerous challenges ahead of us. The mayor will articulate his vision, priorities and focus for the next several years and discuss how Rotarians and members of the public can be engaged in addressing these challenges. He will also look back on his first 100 days in office and discuss his participation in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

Our Speaker: Paul TenHaken was elected mayor of Sioux Falls in May 2018. Paul is the founder and former CEO of Click Rain, a marketing technology agency in Sioux Falls. He has won numerous business and entrepreneurial awards over the years, but his proudest accomplishment is his family–wife, Jill, and their three young kids.

State Ballot Questions: Voters’ Guide Oct 01, 2018 11:30 AM

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and South Dakota Legislative Research Council Director Jason Hancock will deliver an informative joint presentation about five statewide ballot issues that will be decided by South Dakota voters on Nov. 6.

The proposals include three amendments to the South Dakota Constitution and two initiated measures. A “Ballot Question Informational Pamphlet” produced by the South Dakota Secretary of State will be distributed to everyone attending the program. Information also is available online at sdsos.gov/elections-voting/. Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary meetings are open to the media, to all Rotarians and to guests of Rotarians.

Lunch is available at 11:30, $15 payable at the door, with the program starting at 12:00.

Teri Schmidt Oct 08, 2018 11:30 AM
Marketing Sioux Falls As a Destination
Marketing Sioux Falls As a Destination

Executive Director Teri Schmidt of the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau will explain the CVB’s work, “why we do it, how we do it, and how Rotarians can help grow the visitor industry in Sioux Falls.”

Congressional Candidates Debate Oct 22, 2018 11:30 AM
Two native South Dakotans seeking the state’s lone seat in the US House of Representatives will elaborate about their qualifications and policy platforms in a moderated debate.
 
Democrat Timothy Bjorkman served as a South Dakota Circuit Court judge from 2006 to 2017 and previously sat on the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles, 2002 to 2006. Republican Dusty Johnson is former chief of staff to Gov. Dennis Daugaard and a former member of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission.
 
Veteran journalist Jack Marsh, a Rotary past president, will pose the same set of questions to both candidates and enforce a uniform time limit on responses. At Marsh’s discretion and as time permits, some rebuttals will be accommodated. Questions won’t be shared in advance. This extended meeting of Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary will begin at noon and will adjourn by 1:15 p.m. Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary meetings are open to the media, to all Rotarians and to guests of Rotarians.
 
Lunch is available at 11:30, $15 payable at the door, with the program starting at 12:00.
Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Oct 29, 2018 11:30 AM

The two major party candidates for South Dakota governor, Republican US Rep. Kristi Noem and Democrat South Dakota Sen. Billie Sutton, will face off in an hour-long moderated debate.

Veteran journalist Jack Marsh, former Rotary president, will pose the same set of questions to both candidates and enforce a uniform time limit on responses. At Marsh’s discretion and as time permits, some rebuttals will be accommodated. Questions won’t be shared in advance. This extended meeting of Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary will begin at noon and will adjourn by 1:15 p.m. Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary meetings are open to the media, to all Rotarians and to guests of Rotarians.

Lunch is available at 11:30, $15 payable at the door, with the program starting at 12:00.