Speaker Date Topic
Joe Troche Jan 25, 2022 12:00 PM
The Luther College Football Program

DRC Sponsor: Paul Mullen

Joe Troche was named as the new Luther College Head Football Coach on December 14, 2021. He will be speaking to our members about his background, his transition to Luther College, and his objectives for the coming year.

Coach Troche takes over the Norse football program after serving as recruiting and special teams coordinator at St. Olaf College the past three years. Prior to St. Olaf, he spent eight seasons at Hamline University (2011-18), the last two as defensive coordinator (2017-18). He also coached the safeties, linebackers and defensive line. During his first six years, he was also the assistant director of undergraduate admissions for the university. The first two years of his collegiate coaching career was spent at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire as a graduate assistant working primarily with the inside and outside linebackers.

A 2010 graduate of St. Olaf with a Bachelor of Arts in exercise science, Coach Troche played linebacker and defensive end for the Oles in his first three seasons before being moved to running back in his senior season.

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**Please complete your meal sign-up prior to the meeting, preferably not later than close of business Monday. Our face-to-face meeting will be hosted at the VFW, supplemented by Zoom broadcast. The meal sign-up, meeting announcment, agenda, and any other logistical information including a Zoom meeting link will be distributed to all members by email in advance.

Samantha Spilde Jan 27, 2022 5:30 PM
100+ Women Who Care

Rotary After Hours Sponsor: Brecka Putnam

The 100+ Women Who Care - Oneota Valley Chapter is an alliance of women who gather quarterly to streamline fundraising for a local non-profit organization. Since April 2017, the chapter giving circle has already donated over $101,000 to 15 local charities here in the Oneota Valley. 100+ Women Who Care is a worldwide phenomenon, starting in Jackson, Michigan in 2006 by Karen Dunigan. There are currently 650 actively operating chapters located throughout the world with more than 250 under development including women, men, people, kids, and teens chapters.

Samantha Spilde will share information how 100+ Women Who Care works and the impact that the group has made here in the local area. Samantha is the social media chair for 100+ Women Who Care - Oneota Valley and attends After Hours meetings of the Decorah Rotary Club. Along with her work at Luther College as a Development Officer, she is involved in the Decorah community serving on the Nordic Fest Board of Directors. Samantha resides in Decorah with her husband Daniel where they enjoy hiking and biking Decorah’s many outdoor trails.

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Rotary After Hours meets in the upstairs open mezzanine of Impact Coffee located at 101 West Water St.

Shanna Putnam Dibble Feb 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Viking Pride Community Wide

DRC Sponsor: Lorraine Borowski

Details TBA

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**Please complete your meal sign-up prior to the meeting, preferably not later than close of business Monday. Our face-to-face meeting will be hosted at the VFW, supplemented by Zoom broadcast. The meal sign-up, meeting announcment, agenda, and any other logistical information including a Zoom meeting link will be distributed to all members by email in advance.

Sarah Franklin Crose and Madeline Jungbauer Feb 08, 2022 12:00 PM
The Luther College Career Center

DRC Sponsor: Lorraine Borowski

Sarah Franklin Crose and Madeline Jungbauer are the Director and Internship Manager/Career Coach, respectively, at the Luther College Career Center.

Information about the Career Center can be accessed at https://www.luther.edu/career/.

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**Please complete your meal sign-up prior to the meeting, preferably not later than close of business Monday. Our face-to-face meeting will be hosted at the VFW, supplemented by Zoom broadcast. The meal sign-up, meeting announcment, agenda, and any other logistical information including a Zoom meeting link will be distributed to all members by email in advance.

Mark Muggli Feb 15, 2022 12:00 PM
The Charles Altfillisch Project

DRC Sponsor: John Moeller

Mark Muggli, Chair of the Decorah Historic Preservation Commission and former faculty member at Luther College, will speak to our club about the Charles Altfillisch Project, recognizing the important local legacy of its namesake and ongoing efforts to socialize that legacy.

Charles Altfillisch (1891-1978) was a Decorah City Engineer and architect who came to Decorah in 1919 and designed local buildings until into the 1960s. Some of his most prominent large-scale architectural designs are the West Side School, the Municipal Center and Firehouse, and many buildings at Luther College, including Main III, Valders Hall of Science, and the Tower residence halls. As city engineer, Altfillisch was perhaps the single most important figure in the development of the flood control plan that brought the dike system to Decorah in 1950.

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**Please complete your meal sign-up prior to the meeting, preferably not later than close of business Monday. Our face-to-face meeting will be hosted at the VFW, supplemented by Zoom broadcast. The meal sign-up, meeting announcment, agenda, and any other logistical information including a Zoom meeting link will be distributed to all members by email in advance.

 

Jon Lund Feb 22, 2022 12:00 PM
International Admissions at Luther College

DRC Sponsor: John Moeller

Jon Lund is the Director of International Admissions at Luther College, serving as the interface between the college and prospective international students originating from nearly 70 different countries each academic year. He will speak about the process of attracting, contacting, and mentoring incoming students coming from their incredibly diverse locations, backgrounds, and cultures.

For more about the International Admissions Office visit https://www.luther.edu/admissions/international/.

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**Please complete your meal sign-up prior to the meeting, preferably not later than close of business Monday. Our face-to-face meeting will be hosted at the VFW, supplemented by Zoom broadcast. The meal sign-up, meeting announcment, agenda, and any other logistical information including a Zoom meeting link will be distributed to all members by email in advance.