Event Types

DRC Sponsor: Phil Iversen

DRC members Jim and Phil Iversen will describe some of the scientific data related to climate change by focusing on carbon dioxide and temperature measurements, collected from the Greenland and Antarctica ice core samples, as well as from monitoring stations established in recent decades. While they acknowledge that there are political issues concerning climate change, their goal is to share these particular data and the science behind them with our club.

Jim and Phil Iversen
 Sep 05, 2017

DRC Sponsor: Kim Bonnet

Justin Albers assumed duties as the Decorah Middle School Principal on July 1, 2017. He is a 2001 graduate of Decorah High School and has spent the last 11 years in education in the Sheldon Community School District; seven as a middle school social studies teacher, two as the 7-12 Activities Director, and two more with added responsibilities as the High School Assistant Principal. Mr. Albers is the son of Mark and Cindy Albers of Decorah. He will share his background and his ideas for the upcoming school year with our members. 

Justin Albers
 Sep 12, 2017

DRC Sponsor: Ashley Klocke

District 5970 Governor Ralph Smith will visit the Decorah Rotary Club as part of his scheduled visits of all of the District clubs and share his vision and ideas for our Rotary district. Governor Smith is a native of Charles City and holds degrees from Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota and from the University of Iowa Law School. He and his spouse Ruth have two children, Karl and Rachel. His primary focus for the current Rotary year is on maximizing “participation” in the Rotary experience at the club level.

Ralph Smith
 Sep 19, 2017

DRC Sponsor: Kim Bonnet

In January 2002, then Professor and now DRC member Alan Lerstrom led his first of many Luther College J-Term study abroad classes to the Canary Islands, with his course emphasizing intercultural, nonverbal behavior. Along with the rest of the class, Alan was joined by his wife Edie and current DRC member Kim Bonnet. While in the Canary Islands they encountered Silbo Gomero, which is a whistling language in which Spanish speech is transposed to whistling. Silbo Gomero was later declared a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Humanity" by UNESCO in 2009. Alan and Kim will share the details of their experience with the club in the context of traveling abroad shortly after 9/11.

Alan Lerstrom and Kim Bonnet
 Sep 26, 2017


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