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Upcoming Meetings


Monday, February 27, 2017

9:30 – 10:30 MONDAY INTEREST GROUPS Please see the Bulletin page 14

BOOK DISCUSSION Old Filth by Jane Gardam
Sir Edward Feathers has had a brilliant career, from his early days as a lawyer in Southeast Asia to his final working days as a respected judge at the English bar. Borrowing from biography and history, his childhood, schooling, and professional success, Gardam retraces 20th-century history.

GREAT DECISIONS Topic: Trade and Politics
The United States political mood toward trade has gone sour. Do the numbers support that conclusion? Obtaining an accurate picture of our economic stature requires a critique of those numbers. Only then can we develop appropriate policy solutions for the challenges at hand.

Make a one-of-a-kind beaded badge or glasses holder for yourself ($5) or make one to be sold to raise funds for our branch.

KNOW YOUR DEVICE Minneapolis Members of this group will answer each other’s questions about smart phones, iPads, and general technology mysteries.

Join fellow members who enjoy writing of all kinds. No experience is necessary.

10:45 – 11:45 WRITERS AND READERS:  Meet The World’s Greatest Cyclist

Speaker: Terry Kerber, President, Kerber’s Financial, Cyclist, Author

Businessman and cyclist Kerber is co-author of Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame. The book pays homage to the career of a heroic professional cyclist who overcame the prejudice and threats of his opponents and went on to win international awards, respect, and fame.


12:00 – 1:15 LUNCHEON

1:15 – 2:15 EDUCATION: The Next Iteration of Public Schools

Speaker: Mary Cecconi, Former Policy Director of Parents United for Public Schools

It’s hard for public schools to effectively educate 100% of their students. Cecconi’s trajectory in the education arena, as a licensed teacher, administrator, and elected school board member catapulted her to the state level to work on education policy. Cecconi will trace the current situation of funding and results, changing demographics, and expectations for our students. She will suggest that we are on the crest of a new iteration for our schools. What will those new schools look like?


Monday, March 6, 2017


Building a Better World through Young Minnesotan Women

Speaker: Saanii Hernandez, Vice President, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, where she co-leads the newly-launched Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (WFM) made history when it launched the Minnesota Girls Are Not for Sale campaign in 2010. It convened over 100 leaders from all over Minnesota and created a strategic, multi-sector blueprint to combat child sex trafficking. WFM still continues this work. Today, we will learn about the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, a statewide public-private partnership between WFM and the Governor’s Office of the State of Minnesota, which began late October, 2016.

10:45 – 11:45 HEALTH

Sleep and the Brain

Speaker: Michael Howell, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology,
University of Minnesota

Howell is a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders. He is program director of the Clinical Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center.
His clinical interests include sleepwalking and related disorders such as REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Sleep Related Eating Disorder, sleep seizures, and other violent sleep behaviors.

11:45 – 12:00 ANNOUNCEMENTS

12:00 – 1:15 LUNCHEON


Bipolar Disorder: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Speaker: Todd Mulliken, MS, LPCC, Family Counselor, Mulliken Counseling Center

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong, chronic condition that affects two to three million Americans. Mulliken will attempt to clarify what this complex and often misunderstood disorder really is and what it isn’t. He will discuss effective evidence-based treatment modalities, as well as identify how friends and family can best support a loved one struggling with this disorder.



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