Speaker Date Topic
Brian Smith Oct 13, 2022 7:00 PM
Believet Canine Service Partners
Believet Canine Service Partners

Mission:  Freedom for Veterans, Dogs with a Mission.

Trained service dogs can provide an essential source of security, affection, and connection for our veterans.  Believet dogs are custom-trained for mobility and psychiatric tasks.  They can wake a veteran from a nightmare, ease their anxiety in a crowded public place, and provide comfort through compansionship and physical contact.  Believet dogs also help keep veterans on a schedule because the dog need care and attention on a regular basis. 

Believet provides hightly trained service dogs, free of charge, to disabled vets, helping them to lead more productive, independent lives. A service dog provides a sense of security, greater independence, non-judgmental acceptance, affection, physical asisstance, and peace of mind.

Learn more:  https://believet.org/about-us/

Lloyd Campbell, District Governor Nov 10, 2022 7:00 PM
Rotary District 5950 & You!
Rotary District 5950 & You!

"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."

Lloyd Campbell takes that to heart.  He does so with a very unique perspective.  We are honored to have the 2022-2023 District Governor speak at our club meeting.  Lloyd is married to club member and vet Dr. Rwanda Campbell.

District 5950 of Rotary International is a group of 64 Rotary Clubs located in Central and Southwestern Minnesota. These clubs represent 41 Minnesota communities ranging in size from Minneapolis to Springfield. Our District is one of 529 Districts in 166 countries throughout the world and totaling 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 35,000 local Rotary Clubs.  Lloyd was instrumental in helping launch our Rotary Club of MN Veterans in 2019.

Learn more: Rotary5950.org

Dave Schiedler Dec 08, 2022 7:00 PM
We Got Your 6 Outdoor Adventures
We Got Your 6 Outdoor Adventures

Mission: Providing life enriching outdoor adventures for Veterans, current military and their families.

To give veterans a day of therapeutic outdoor adventures with other veterans. The outdoors and fishing provide a stress free environment for veterans to connect with a group of their peers and begin the process of healing.

We Got Your 6 Outdoor Adventures is based out of Cadott, Wisconsin (where the fishing is awesome!)


Bill Hottel Jan 12, 2023 7:00 PM
Camp Gratitude
Camp Gratitude

In addition to being a realtor for RE/Max Results, Business Igniter, Bill Hottel, is the creator of Camp Gratitude.  Camp Gratitude is a free week-long camping experience for military and veteran families to relax and have fun while building strength, resilience and connection following deployment. Just because veterans have returned home from their deployment does not mean they are home safe.  Veterans suffer disproportionately high rates of unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and drug abuse, divorce and suicide.  Veteran families need help coping with these issues and adjusting to life following return from deployment.  Recognizing this need, Camp Gratitude provides camp participants access to professional family therapists, to give them a way to ease back into every day family life following deployment.

Camp Gratitude has been helping military families since 2010 to honor and thank these families for their service to our country. Learn more at campgratitude.org