Club News
Today, we got to meet our October Student of the Month via Zoom.
Kien (Miya) Che transferred to RHS from a small girls boarding school in Cameroon in 10th grade.
She enjoys challenging herself with her course work and is a member of the Nat'l Honor Society, Speech/Debate Team, Math Team, Quiz Bowl Team, Student Ambassador among other clubs.  Miya hopes to attend the U of Chicago and has also applied at Harvard, Northwestern & John Hopkins.  She plans to study Forensics and/or medicine. 
In her words, "I try to make small changes to make an impact" & "enjoy helping people".  She didn't seem thrilled about being inducted into the NHS until she found it to be a service society along with being academic.
Miya's name means "thank you".  We thank you Miya and applaud you for who you are.   You certainly are a living example of Rotary's motto, Service Above Self.  We wish you the very best in 2020 and beyond.
Today we heard from Matt Flory, Strategic Partnerships Manager of American Cancer Society.
Oct is Breast Cancer Awareness and Matt taught us many things:
* Breast Cancer is the most common of cancer and that 1 in 8 women will get it  *  that it is the 2nd cause of death but with early detection, it can be treated successfully  *  99% 5 Year Survival Rate locally  *  women are delaying care during COVID  *  Reach to Recovery program supports people facing breast cancer  *  in 2017, our Rosemount Police Dept became the first law enforcement agency in MN to join the nationwide Pink Patch Project!
Thanks Matt for your great presentation!   Also thanks to our very own, Eric Becker, who is participating in Real Men Wear Pink campaign!  Visit https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR/RMWP/RMWPCY20NOR?px=51634123&pg=personal&fr_id=97825 to hear Eric's story and consider supporting his efforts.
 
 
Today we heard from Mark Jacobs.  He has been the Director of the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board since 2001.  Their mission is to lead, collaborate and provide linkages that facilitate workforce planning and supports economic development providing individuals, families, employers and the community opportunities to transform lives through optimal employment.
Just some of the services they provide include: Dislocated worker program ~  Drive Through Job Fairs ~  MN Family Investment Program ~ Resource Rooms & Workshops.
We also learned that the unemployment rate in Dakota County is higher than the State's rate and that this was not the case pre-COVID.
That pre-COVID, there were 5 job seekers for 10 jobs....now 8 job seekers for 1 job.
We heard about Traitify, a 90 second personality assessment (see photo)....give it a try.
 
Thanks Mark for your great presentation and all the work you and the Workforce Board do!
Today Greg Johnson gave his Classification Talk.  That is when we learn about his vocation, hobbies & interests.   Greg came to us from the Sioux Falls Rotary Club.  After retiring from the South Dakota Dept of Labor, he and his wife moved to Rosemount to be close to their daughter and grandchildren.  Prior to his work with the Dept of Labor, Greg was with Target Corp and was helpful in opening the 1st store in Omaha (#31 Target store).   He is a big fan of the MN State Fair and hosted a mini State Fair for his family during COVID.  The reason Greg joined Rotary was, "I wanted to network with people who care about Community".  Greg is also passionate about his family as evident in the photo.   Thank you Greg for your commitment to the Rosemount Community and to family!
 
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Speakers
Tony Compton - Stephanie Plaster - Jesse Mamaril
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Host Home Program in Dakota County
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