Speaker Date Topic
Betsy Schneider, BI Worldwide, VP Marketing Oct 21, 2021

As BI WORLDWIDE’s Vice President of Marketing, Betsy is responsible for BIW’s integrated marketing approach to increase brand awareness and lead generation including content strategy, digital channels, webinars and live events. She has designed and facilitated customer forums and seminars across the US and internationally for several years.

Betsy began her career with BIW shortly after she graduated from college. She supported new product development in the Reward Systems Group as well as worked on the delivery of customer programs in Client Services. Most of her tenure at BI WORLDWIDE has been in the area of Marketing. Betsy has a Bachelor of Arts degree both in Communications and Psychology from the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She completed her Executive MBA from the University of St. Thomas in May 2014.

When she’s not at work, you can find Betsy on her boat on Lake Minnetonka, at the golf course, strength training or traveling with her husband Mark.

Marianna Khauv, District 5950 Governor 2021-22 Oct 28, 2021
Dick Bremer, Twins & Gophers Announcer/Broadcaster Nov 04, 2021
Joanie Kraus, Director of Sales, KARE 11 TV Nov 18, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Basket Assembly Nov 24, 2021
NO MEETING - Thanksgiving Nov 25, 2021
Paul Walser, President NADA and Dealership Owner Dec 02, 2021

Paul Walser, President NADA and local dealership owner

Paul Grangaard, Faribault Woolen Mills, CEO Dec 09, 2021

Paul Grangaard, Chairman and CEO, Faribault Woolen Mills

No Lunch Meeting - Holiday Evening Party Dec 16, 2021
NO MEETING - Winter Break Dec 23, 2021
NO MEETING - Winter Break Dec 30, 2021
Issac Orr, American Experiment Fellow Jan 06, 2022
Expert on Energy Choice and Policy
Kendall Qualls, founder, TakeCharge Minnesota Jan 13, 2022
Bill Lentsch, V.P. Delta Airlines Customer Service Jan 20, 2022
To Be Determined Jan 27, 2022
Frank M. White, Historian and Author Feb 03, 2022
Book Author, "They Played for the Love of the Game" - Negro Baseball Leagues in Minnesota

Frank M. White is a former athlete, coach, official, and sports administrator. He currently coordinates the RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program for the Minnesota Twins.  He gained national notoriety with his book "They Played for the Love of the Game." 

A century before Kirby Puckett led the Minnesota Twins to World Series championships, Minnesota was home to countless talented African American baseball players, yet few of them are known to fans today. During the many decades that Major League Baseball and its affiliates imposed a strict policy of segregation, black ballplayers in Minnesota were relegated to a haphazard array of semipro leagues, barnstorming clubs, and loose organizations of all-black teams—many of which are lost to history.

They Played for the Love of the Game recovers that history by sharing stories of African American ballplayers in Minnesota, from the 1870s to the 1960s, through photos, artifacts, and spoken histories passed through the generations. Author Frank White's own father was one of the top catchers in the Twin Cities in his day, a fact that White did not learn until late in life. While the stories tell of denial, hardship, and segregation, they are highlighted by athletes who persevered and were united by their love of the sport. 

Katie Simpson, V.P. Bank of America Feb 10, 2022
John Magnuson, Ex. Dir, MARRCH Feb 17, 2022

John Magnuson, Ex. Dir, MN. Assn. of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health

Mike Rakun, Owner, Mill Valley Kitchen & Group Feb 24, 2022
To Be Determined - HELD OPEN Mar 03, 2022
Hoss Al-Gassid, Mgr. Martin Patrick (Retail) Mar 10, 2022
Chris Newhouse, Matter, Dir. Ag. Programs Mar 17, 2022

Chris Newhouse, Matter, Dir. Ag. Programs, topic :  Zimbabwe

To Be Determined Mar 24, 2022
To Be Determined Mar 31, 2022
To Be Determined Apr 07, 2022
Human Trafficking Workshop w/ERMC Apr 12, 2022
Sugar Sites, Detective Carter Staaf