Speaker Date Topic
Ann Mulholland Apr 20, 2021
Nature Conservancy Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota
Nature Conservancy Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota

Ann Mulholland is Chapter Director for the The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

“Climate change and protecting our lands and waters—these are the big challenges of our time and I look forward to working tirelessly on them with our partners. The Nature Conservancy is an incredible organization, with the ability to make a significant impact both locally and globally.“

Mulholland reviously worked as executive vice president of the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation, Minnesota’s largest community foundation, will begin working for TNC again on March 23. She previously served as deputy mayor in St. Paul, as a Minnesota-based marketing director for TNC, founded a family-owned local consulting business and worked as communications manager for General Mills.

Mulholland says she’s particularly excited about TNC’s efforts to help protect and restore the Mississippi River’s headwaters and its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

“The Mississippi River and the lands surrounding it provide clean drinking water to 44 percent of all Minnesotans. The river is an economic engine in the state and a haven for fish and wildlife. We must protect it for present and future generations.

“And we must build a larger and more inclusive community for conservation. We cannot make a difference if we’re not open and welcoming to people with different experiences and perspectives.”

Originally from Ohio, Mulholland developed her love of nature after moving to Minnesota in 1991. It was here that she was introduced by her husband Steve Cerkvenik to fishing, camping, harvesting wild rice and the Boundary Waters.

Mulholland resides in St. Paul with her husband. They have four daughters: Sofia (24), Mary (22), Frankie (20) and Ruth (17). Mulholland says whenever she’s not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and at their cabin on the Iron Range.

Kaycee Stanley Apr 27, 2021
Reel Hope Project
Reel Hope Project

There Is Nothing More Powerful Than a Story

Our goal is to make a video for every child in Minnesota who is waiting to be adopted. We receive referrals to make videos for children who need adoptive families. 

We travel across the state of Minnesota to meet these kids and capture their stories. We treat each child to a fun activity that matches their interests, and create a compelling video that celebrates the qualities that make them unique.

We deploy a search party for each child, sharing their reel on our website and social platforms to reach as many families as possible. The Reel Hope Project shares about Minnesota’s waiting kids at events and faith communities each week, while social workers use reels to introduce amazing kids to potential adoptive families. 

Greg Carlson May 04, 2021
Toastmasters and Rotary
Toastmasters and Rotary


A passport club is a Rotary club that gives its members a more flexible club. experience by: • Encouraging its members to visit other clubs and participate in their. club activities regularly. • Relaxing the attendance policy. Members of the District 5950 Passport Rotary Club come from around the midwest. Greg Carlson of Bismark, North Dakota, is a member. He is also a Toastmaster. Rotary International and Toastmasters International formed an alliance a few years ago.

The Rotary International / Toastmasters International alliance provides members with more opportunities for personal and professional growth is at the core of the newly formed Rotary/Toastmasters strategic alliance. This means strong communication and leadership skills for members of both organizations.

There is much excitement to leverage unique and similar strengths and meet the evolving needs of current and prospective members. Get behind the efforts to establish fellowship and connections, and potentially strengthen your clubs and diversify membership!

Toastmasters is partnering with our club on Camp Enterprise. We are excited to bring Toastmasters into the world of Camp Enterprise entrepreneurial training.

Retired District Court Judge Tim Connell May 11, 2021
Bob Kinsella May 18, 2021
Dan Rooney May 25, 2021
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House

At Ronald McDonald house, we believe when families are together, they cope better. We believe no family should have to deal with their child’s medical crisis alone. Visit the website at https://www.rmhc.org/about-us to read more about Ronald McDonald House.

Amalia Moreno-Damgaard Jun 08, 2021
Leadership Equity Achievement Diplomacy
Leadership Equity Achievement Diplomacy