Speaker Planning

Potential Speakers List

If you are interested in speaking at our club or have an interesting program idea, please send us an email.  We will forward the information to our Club Program Chair, as well as consider posting the message on this page for members to view.

Link to the District's Speaker's Bureau

The District Office receives many offers of programs for clubs’ consideration. They have set up a Speaker’s Bureau online to help you find programs, and they add new programs quite often. Date added is far right hand column. You will need the account name (future) and password (yourhands) to access this list.  Here is a link.

Fair and Balanced

Please note that our club has a long standing policy regarding political candidates as speakers:
"During election season, elected officials or announced candidates may not speak to the Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club after June 1 in the year they are up for election."
This preserves the club's "fair and balanced" status amongst our members.  Thank you for understanding.

Rotary's Areas of Focus

Rotary support grants and other activities based on six areas of focus:

  • Water & Sanitation
  • Education and Literacy
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Maternal & Child health
  • Economic Development
  • Disease Prevention & Treatment

We strive to present programs that identify with at least one of these areas of focus.


Speakers That Have Contacted Us
Mary Brown, Vice President of Marketing & Events at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge (MnTC). MnTC is a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery program that has been in operation since 1983. With 11 locations throughout the state, MnTC offers a full range of services including long- and short-term intensive treatment programs as well as extensive prevention services through the organization's program, Know the Truth (KTT).
Chris McArdle with The Salvation Army headquarters in Roseville would like to do a power point presentation at one of your meetings to show how much money SSR has raised over the years and what that money helps with.
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We offer a presentation on Chinese culture and history, and how the Shen Yun show brings the 5,000 –year civilization to life on stage. The presentation is free of charge, and can be customized to fit the interest and timeline of different clubs.
Was scheduled last year for the Sunrise Rotary, but our software was not delivered or functional at that time. Today, we have a software alternative in use since June, 2017.

I am just wrapping up my first year as an Americorps Minnesota Reading Corps tutor.  I hope you will consider contacting us for a program.  There are over 1,000 volunteers in our state, in every community.  We are always recruiting and hope you will help us get the word out. Volunteers are needed all over our state.

I am the Marketing Director at Liberty Classical Academy, a Christian, Classical, private school located in White Bear Lake. I am looking to align the headmaster, Rebekah Hagstrom, with possible speaking engagements which would hopefully support your mission at the Stillwater Rotary Club.