Club News
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!
 
Today our club heard from Jeff Hawkins.  Jeff was a prominent business man in Dakota County, now retired but not inactive.  Two of our members have worked under him.   Jeff's topic was the Great MN Get Together (MN State Fair).  Jeff serves on the Board of Managers.  He told us of the rich history of our State's Fair, the economic impact that it has made, the behind the scenes work that has to be done and how COVID has affected the Fair.  
Some of the things we learned were:
*  The Fair is governed by the MN State Agricultural Society represented by delegates from all 87 County Fairs in MN.
*  The Fair receives NO State funding.
*  The 10 member Board is responsible for all capital work and maintenance of the Fairgrounds.
*  Showtime magazine listed the MN Fair as the best State Fair 2 years in a row.
*  Newsweek listed the MN State Fair as the #2 best late summer festival in the WORLD!
*  There are 220 events that take place on the Fairgrounds during the non-fair time.
*  They have their own Full Recycling Center.
*  90% of their revenue is made during this 12 day event.
*  Jeff has 30 grandchildren.
There were so many other interesting facts/trivia to mention.
Thanks Jeff for that great presentation....we hope to see you next year when you help plan the Great MN Get Back Together Fair.
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Speakers
Tina Rexing ~ T-Rex Cookies
Nov 04, 2020
Trials & Tribulations of running a business
Pete Roback
Nov 18, 2020
Education @ RHS during COVID
Tony Compton - Stephanie Plaster - Jesse Mamaril
Dec 02, 2020
Host Home Program in Dakota County
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