Speaker Date Topic
ROTARY ON THE ROAD: Sanford International Sep 16, 2019 11:30 AM

Downtown Rotarians and their guests will be hosted at the Sanford International Golf Tournament

Monday, September 16th • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Minnehaha Country Club

Ticket Cost: $25

Our speaker will be one of the PGA Tour Champions golfers, yet to be announced.

To attend:

  • RSVP to Angie at DowntownSiouxFallsRotaryClub@gmail.com and include the names of any guests. Only pre-registered guests will be permitted.
  • Please make your payment online prior to the event to expedite the check-in process.
  • RSVP by Monday, September 9th. For this event, lunch is automatically included. In the event you have to cancel after the deadline, you will be invoiced for your lunch.

Lunch Menu: Sandwich Assortment, Salad, Chips, Cookies, Bottled Water & Pop

Parking: NO PARKING is available at Minnehaha Country Club. Please carpool as much as possible and park at the Sherman Park Softball Complex. There will be a shuttle to take Rotarians to the golf course and back to the complex at the end of the event. A Rotarian will greet you at the departure spot. Please plan to arrive early and know that your return may be delayed due to the shuttle process.

Vicki Kerkvliet – Business Resource Network Sep 23, 2019 11:30 AM

Vicki Kerkvliet, director of Business Resource Network, will present information about the resources available in our community for businesses employing individuals with disabilities.  Their mission is: “Providing businesses with education, awareness and resources to promote the successful employment of people with disabilities.”

Networking and lunch from 11:30 am - noon with the program beginning at noon. Lunch costs $15, payable at the door. Programs are open to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and Facebook Live Streamed. 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 40 clubs in the world.

About Vicki Kerkvliet:

Vicki Kerkvliet is the Executive Director of Business Resource Network in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Vicki has a B.A. in religion with a minor in psychology from Augustana University. She has worked in the field of disabilities for 27 years striving for full inclusion of people with disabilities in employment, community living and all aspects of society. Vicki was born with the disease Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) and uses a wheelchair for mobility. Vicki is a member of South Dakota RehabACTion, the Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource
Management, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation’s Recruitment Council and the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the South Dakota Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities Board and the USD Health Sciences Advisory Board. Vicki is a Peer Visitor for Independent Living Choices and plays flute at church and other community events. She was Ms. Wheelchair South Dakota in 1998. Vicki also received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Employee with a Disability in 2000.

Future of the School for the Deaf Campus & Poverty Sep 30, 2019 11:30 AM
Rich Merkouris
Rich Merkouris

Rich Merkouris, President of Kingdom Capital Fund, will bring awareness on how poverty is impacting the economy of SF and the social fabric of the community. Community Leaders are continually being asked to engage with different organizations and support different initiatives. How do they decide where to engage and how do they help bring more collaboration. He will discuss how poverty is a complex issue that requires collaboration, coordination and a holistic approach.

Networking and lunch from 11:30 am - noon with the program beginning at noon. Lunch costs $15, payable at the door. Programs are open to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and Facebook Live Streamed. 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 40 clubs in the world.

Speaker Bio:

Rich Merkouris serves as the President of Kingdom Capital Fund, a Christian foundation focused on raising funds to invest in special construction, farming or entrepreneurial projects. Rich is involved in the community in a variety of ways as a Pastor at King of Glory church and serving on the board of directors for the following organizations; The Sioux Falls Ministry Center, Compassion Child Care, and the Hope Coalition.