Speaker Date Topic
Power of Public-Private Partnerships Dec 05, 2022 11:30 AM
Great Plains Zoo and Butterfly House & Aquarium Merger
Great Plains Zoo and Butterfly House & Aquarium Merger

Over the past year, the Butterfly House & Aquarium (BHA) and Great Plains Zoo (GPZ) explored the possibility of a formal partnership with the guiding principle of better serving our community, animals, and staff. On December 5, Don Kearney City of Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Director; Rotarian Becky Dewitz, CEO of the Great Plains Zoo; and Audrey Otto-Pepper, Chief Executive Officer of the Butterfly House & Aquarium will provide an overview on this partnership and highlight other public-private partnerships involving the City of Sioux Falls. 

The buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:30 am. The menu will be Build your own French Dip served with Chef's choice of sides, 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.

Proactive Policing: Engaging Our Community's Youth Dec 12, 2022 11:30 AM

With youth crime on the rise in our city, the Sioux Falls Police Department is taking a proactive approach by building relationships with a younger generation to change their perspective on police relationships. SFPD is partnering with area organizations to reach students and one of these community engagement partnerships we'll discuss is Camp POSTCARD. Camp POSTCARD (Peace Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams) is a free, weeklong summer camp that brings together law enforcement officials and middle school students from the Sioux Falls area. Rotarian Brian Mulder will moderate a conversation with Lt. Andrew Siebenborn and Sarah Hanson, Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives at Volunteers of America, Dakotas.

The buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:30 am. The menu will be Roadhouse Chili, Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls and Grilled Cheese served with Chef's choice of sides, 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.

"Spirit of Rotary" Holiday Celebration Dec 19, 2022 11:30 AM
Please join us on Monday, December 19th for the "Spirit of Rotary" Annual Holiday Celebration. Ring in the holidays with fellow Rotarians during the final meeting of 2022 and enjoy holiday musical numbers by the Augustana Blues and Gold Jazz Combo. Our program will take a look at the renovation and much anticipated re-opening of the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota.
 
Rotarians and their significant others are invited to attend. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am. A plated lunch, wine and cider will be served to all who RSVP and is complimentary for Downtown Rotarians and their significant other.
 
 

RSVP is required. Please RSVP using this link: Rotary Holiday Celebration


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.