Speaker Date Topic
Mayor Paul TenHaken – Sioux 52 Mentorship Kickoff Jan 27, 2020 12:00 PM

Mayor Paul TenHaken will be at Rotary to announce Sioux 52 – a collaboration between the City of Sioux Falls, 211 Helpline Center, the Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary Club, Lawrence & Schiller as well as business leaders and mentoring organizations in the Sioux Falls region. By 2026, the Sioux 52 movement aims to increase existing mentorship efforts by

  • 52 non-profit partners
  • 520 business partners
  • 5,200 mentors

Sioux 52 hopes to involve the whole community in mentoring in some way or another. Encouraging the community members to become a mentor to adults, youth, teens, and/or business professionals. 

This event will be held at the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Sciences in the Belbas Theater and begins promptly at Noon.  Lunch will NOT be served.  You do not need to be a Downtown Rotarian to attend this program. 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 North America.

Changing the Rules of an Industry–Michael Ziebell Feb 03, 2020 11:30 AM
trū Shrimp Company President & CEO
trū Shrimp Company President & CEO

Michael Ziebell, President & CEO of trū Shrimp Company will discuss how trū Shrimp production facilities and their industry will provide significant economic growth and opportunity for the communities in which they are built and operate. In addition, value is added to local the local commodities of soybeans, hard red wheat, and corn. They have created, validated and commercialized revolutionary technology for shrimp aquaculture.  Their shrimp also have an unprecedented rate of growth, density and survival.

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 the Speaker:

With over 45 years in the food industry, Michael Ziebell has brought a highly strategic approach to The trū Shrimp Company. With many years of executive, strategic and marketing management experience, Mr. Ziebell leads the trū Shrimp team to a shared vision of the future. His 22 years with Schwan’s Company and 6 years leading a manufacturing company provides his foundation to lead the creation of the world’s first fully integrated shrimp company. Mr. Ziebell earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and a Masters of Business Administration
from Minnesota’s own University of St. Thomas.