Speaker Date Topic
Margaret Breisch & Larry Jess - Musicians Dec 20, 2018
Christmas Carols
No meeting today. Enjoy the Holiday Season. Dec 27, 2018
IN HONOR OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASON, NO MEETING TODAY
Shaide, Mike Jan 10, 2019
Board Meeting
Duey Naatz, Athletic Director, UW Stout Jan 17, 2019
The Challenges and Rewards of being an AD at a WIAC university.

After 20 years as a UW-Stout football coach and instructor, Duey Naatz began his duties as the UW-Stout Athletic Director in August, 2010.

The move to the administrative chair came following three seasons as the Blue Devils' head football coach.  Naatz, who was a UW-Stout assistant coach under three different head coaches, was named the head coach in January, 2007.

Naatz has been a long time supporter of Humanitarian Service and honors a student athlete each year at the end-of-year all-sport recognition banquet.  

Naatz and his wife, Kay, have two sons, Tyler and Adam.  He is active in the community, working with his church youth group, youth baseball and basketball programs and has served as the chair of the local Ducks Unlimited chapter. 

Susan Peterson - Director Junior Achievement Jan 24, 2019
Junior Achievement

How the Students are Impacted ... as a Result of JA

Career Exploration

Personal Finance

Growing Middle School and High School Programs

Engaging Community People (Who Bring  Real Life Experiences) to "Teach"

speterson@jawis.org

Dustyn Dubuque - Director Main St Menomonie Jan 31, 2019
Main Street Menomonie, Executive Director
Jeff Asher, General Manager - Tractor Central Feb 07, 2019
Tractor Central

Tractor Central is Wisconsin's premier John Deere dealer, with 10 Sales, Parts, and Service locations, serving 27 counties, in West Central and North West Wisconsin.

Locations are: Arcadia, Cameron, Chippewa Falls, Durand, Granton, Menomonie, Mondovi, Sheldon, Westby and West Salem. Headquarters and Employee Training are located in Eau Claire Wisconsin.

Shaide, Mike Feb 14, 2019
Club Business

Rotary Fest planning

Paul Harris recogition

New member induction

etc

Monique Hammond - Hearing Loss Expert Feb 21, 2019
Hearing Loss - the Silent Epidemic

Monique Hammond is a registered pharmacist who lost hearing in her left ear – from a loud band - at a church fundraiser 10 years ago.  The incident became a life-changer – she had to quit her job at the University Hospital Pharmacy.  Monique had graduated with high distinction from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. 

After losing hearing, she did 5 years of research and wrote the book: What Did You Say? An unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss (now in the 2nd Edition).

Monique was appointed by the governor to the Commission of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard-Of-Hearing Minnesotans, where she completed two terms as vice-chair.  She is also past president of the Twin Cities’ Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America. 

Monique speaks regularly to employees and the members of the public about Hearing Loss and the dangers of loud noise.

Website and blog: https://hearing-loss-talk.com/

Tom Portz, CFP, Waukesha, WI Feb 28, 2019
Bitcoin: It Affects Us All

Bitcoin has been in the news quite a bit lately. As the most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin has drawn attention from private citizens to government agencies. Included are reports of people losing large sums of money investing in Bitcoin. Which is why an overview of Bitcoin is most timely.

The concept behind Bitcoin was introduced to the world in 2008 through an essay published online.  All transactions take place on a peer-to-peer basis; there is no banking or credit card system. A host of computers around the world authenticate and store the transactions. A sophisticated algorithm, developed by the National Security Agency, helps protect the data. Successful transactions are stored permanently in the computers in what are known as blocks. Those blocks form the foundation of blockchain technology.

Bitcoin has been in the news recently due to its widely fluctuating value.  Portz advises against investing in Bitcoin at this time.  Yet he suggests that the blockchain technology has merit. Blockchain technology could be valuable in numerous industries and processes, including health care, shipping, and warehousing. During a recall, for example, investigators could find the specific item in a container of goods without having to destroy the entire shipment. 

It remains to be seen how the technology evolves and is employed throughout the world.

FYI ... Tom Portz is a frequent speaker on the topic.  He does not sell anything and his presentation is educational.  

Tim Mather - West CAP Housing & Facility Director Mar 07, 2019
West CAP

West CAP is a non-profit committed to the alleviation of poverty in America, especially in West Central Wisconsin. 

Tim Mather, Housing & Facility Director, will give an overview of West CAP programs and share our Dunn County Impact Report.

West CAP is driven by the search for restorative and regenerative solutions to social issues that are also environmentally responsible and economically disruptive in favor of low-income citizens and the elimination of poverty across the communities and counties we serve.  

Shaide, Mike Mar 14, 2019
Board Meeting
Shaide, Mike Apr 11, 2019
Club Business

Rotary Fest planning

Paul Harris recogition

New member induction

etc