Our club meets every Wednesday morning from 7:00-8:15 a.m. at the Hudson House Grand Hotel. Please feel welcome to attend meetings as a guest or prospective Rotarian. We better serve our local and global communities when we connect with professionals from all backgrounds, ideas, and occupations.

Hudson House Grand Hotel
1616 Crest View Drive



August 23, 2017  Tom Goeltz – Tom’s daughter, Megan Goeltz, a 2012 graduate of Hudson High School, was killed by a distracted driver on Feb. 29, 2016, near Stillwater, MN. Megan worked at the Christian Community Home in Hudson as a certified nursing assistant and was raising a 3 year old at the time of the accident. Tom has been conducting Distracted Driving training and presentations throughout the country, including the entire student body at Hudson High School, to raise awareness of this serious issue. Tom is a professional safety consultant and distracted driving advocate with the National Safety Council with 30 years of experience.

August 30, 2017  Scott Rogers and/or Dave Christensen – Representatives from the Western Wisconsin Rail Task Force will discuss the ongoing evolution and of  providing rail service from Eau Claire to the Twin Cities which would go through Hudson. Recently, Corridor Capital, a private company interested in working with the Task Force has provided additional support to develop the service.

September 6, 2017  Burt Riskedahl – The “Fast for Hope” Initiative is based on the belief that while project based funding is critical to address immediate needs in developing parts of the world, a new model needs to be created in order to more effectively address the problem of systemic poverty in the world. This new model is based on a belief that the local community knows best what they need and that the community must take ownership of any solution in order for it to be successful. Instead of doing a project in multiple communities, this is intended to be a multifaceted effort simultaneously addressing the myriad of needs that are interconnected and which cause the residents of one or two particular communities to live in extreme poverty.

September 13, 2017  Joe Folsum – SCORE a national, nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship offers workshops and one-on-one counseling/mentoring services. SCORE was started in Minneapolis in 1964 as a strategic partner with the Small Business Association.

September 20, 2017  Abdul Sharah – Sharah operates a health clinic in India that the Daybreak Rotary Club has supported over the past few years. He lives in Bloomington and regularly travels to India for extended periods of time to operate the clinic.

September 27, 2017  Kyle Haugen – Rotary Club 5960 District Governor – Joint Meeting with the Noon Club