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Introduction-Randy Brown

Randy Brown is a national author, keynote speaker, and coach. Randy is a national expert on the topics of networking, leadership, team building, and adversity. In his coaching career he reached the highest level in men's college basketball at the NCAA level.  His 18-year career includes Iowa State, Marquette, Arizona, and Miami of Ohio. Naismith Hall of Famer Lute Olson at the University of Arizona mentored Randy. His book, Rebound Forward, Rebound from Life’s Most Devastating Losses and Stay in the Game, highlights his rise in the college coaching world as well as failure, adversity, and tragedy. He is a role model for resilience in the face of life’s most devastating circumstances. A Fort Dodge native, he has two daughters, Claire and Jane, and lives in Ames, Iowa.

Randy Brown
Jan 29, 2018

Details TBD

Mayor Frank Klipsch
Feb 05, 2018
Feb 05, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Feb 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Please join us for a Rotary Club of Davenport Visioning event on Saturday, February 10th.  Dave Cook, District 6000 Visioning Chair will facilitate this session from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Dave has helped dozens of clubs in District 6000 successfully clarify their vision and plan for the future.  Your thoughts and ideas are needed as we navigate the future for our Club.
President Jim Wegener
Feb 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

No Noon Meeting in celebration of the Presidents' Day Holiday!

No Noon Meeting
Feb 19, 2018
In-Coming District Governor 6000 Tom Narak
Mar 05, 2018

REGISTRATION opens November 29; register early before the price increases.

P.E.T.S. (President Elect Training Seminar) is for incoming Rotary Club Presidents.  This is required training for Presidents-Elect, but also the very best way that Rotary leaders can help them become prepared.  It's a unique opportunity to network with other incoming Presidents from 4 Districts 6000, 5970, 5960 and 5950!  Presidents-Nominee are also invited to attend.

This year's Multi-District event is at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN; check in will be in the newly renovated Grand Lobby West.  There is a welcome reception with appetizers Thursday evening and the official training starts early Friday morning with breakfast and ends Saturday just before lunch.  Our sessions for just our District will be in Suite 106.  See attached Facility Map.  Dress is business/business casual.

Remember to book your Hotel room (the DoubleTree and Hilton Garden Inn are closest), information for hotels with negotiated PETS rates is at this link NC PETS under the register tab.  These hotels are connected to the Mayo Civic Center via Skywalk.

Mar 08, 2018 6:00 PM –
Mar 10, 2018 12:30 PM

Steven Bahls has been president of Augustana College (Illinois) for thirteen years.   Augustana is a liberal arts and sciences college in Rock Island, Illinois.  He has also served as dean of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, associate dean and professor of University of Montana School of Law and as a practicing lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He taught corporate law and published many scholarly articles about corporate governance.  As a law professor, he taught in Canada, Germany, Greece and China.

He has written extensively about higher education and shared governance in Trusteeship, AGB Blog, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, Huffington Post and Inside Higher Ed.  He is the author of the best-selling book, SHARED GOVERNANCE IN TIMES OF CHANGE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES, published in 2014 by AGB Press.   He wrote much of this book during his recent sabbatical, which he spent in the arctic regions of Canada. 

He is a consultant for the Association of Governing Boards, working with higher education institutions across the United States to improve shared governance in order to create the alignment necessary for outstanding educational outcomes.

He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and earned his J.D. at Northwestern University, where he was Head Executive Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.

President Bahls is serving on or has served on the boards of several national organizations including the Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Lutheran Education Conference of North America and University of Montana School of Law Board of Visitors.  He is chair of the board of the Putnam Museum and Science Center.  He is also the vice chair of the board of the Federation of Illinois Independent Colleges and Genesis Health Systems. 

President Steven Bahls
Mar 26, 2018
Barry Donald
Apr 16, 2018

Emily Tinsman, a junior music education major at Drake University, is proud to represent this part of the state as Miss Eastern Iowa 2018. Through her year of service, she will travel, perform, and volunteer for a variety of organizations and charities. Emily is especially proud of her connection with Children’s Miracle Network in which she has raised thousands of dollars for. She is proud to represent future and current fine arts teachers as an advocate for a platform known as TEMPOS: Teaching and Encouraging Music Participation in Our Schools. TEMPOS is a movement she created to advocate and fundraise for arts programs in our schools. She’s all about providing musical and artistic opportunities for students and showing them the power of being involved in the arts. She is thrilled to be here and share with you a bit about her journey to Miss Iowa and her passion for arts education. ​

Emily Tinsman
May 21, 2018