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Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment

Kirsten Anderson is on a mission to end workplace harassment through education. She found herself an unlikely advocate for those facing harassment in the workplace after she took a stand against her former employer: the State of Iowa. On May 17, 2013 she was fired from her job Communications Director for Iowa Senate Republicans after filing her fourth complaint about repeated sexual harassment and retaliatory behavior by staff and lawmakers at the Iowa Statehouse. She sued the State of Iowa and Iowa Senate Republicans for wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation and won. She is now a full-time advocate and consultant for harassment-free workplaces.

Kirsten has a degree in broadcast journalism, is a 2018 Inspiring Woman of Iowa Finalist, and a 2008 Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute graduate. She’s President of the Central Iowa chapter of the Association of Women in Communications and in her free time enjoys sharing the hilarious random things her eight year-old son says and attending any live music show with her husband.

 

Jul 20, 2018

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen became the 16th president of Iowa State University on Nov. 20, 2017, after a nationwide search, followed by a unanimous vote of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The first woman to hold the university’s highest office, Dr. Wintersteen has served Iowa State for nearly 40 years in several capacities.

After working in eastern and central Iowa as one of the first female ISU Extension associates in integrated pest management, Dr. Wintersteen then completed her doctorate in entomology at Iowa State. Rising through the ranks to become a professor of entomology (with a brief stint at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.), she then assumed a number of administrative roles in extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

Most recently, Dr. Wintersteen served for eleven years as the endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. During her tenure, CALS rapidly increased enrollment to become the third largest college of agriculture in the nation, research grants increased markedly, awards for teaching excellence grew, and the college achieved a 98% placement rate for its graduates.

As president, and with the support of her administrative team, Dr. Wintersteen is advancing Iowa State University for the 21st century with priorities focused on enhancing student success, strengthening innovation and research excellence, creating a culture of entrepreneurship, cultivating a welcoming and inclusive campus climate, and growing state and private support for the university, its faculty, staff, and students.

Dr. Wintersteen serves on the Board of Directors of the Big 12; the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), a coalition of 11 public research universities aimed at making college degrees more attainable for underrepresented students; the Cultivation Corridor, a regional economic initiative to establish Iowa as the global center for excellence in agbiosciences, advanced manufacturing, and technology sectors; and Bankers Trust. She is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Council of Presidents, the Governor's STEM Advisory Council Executive Committee, and the Business Education Alliance.

Dr. Wintersteen holds a bachelor’s of science degree in crop production from Kansas State University and Ph.D. in entomology from Iowa State University.In 2007 she was honored as a Kansas State University Alumni Fellow for professional accomplishments and distinguished service.

 

Jul 27, 2018
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Rotary International

Serving as District 6000 Governor in 2016-17, Chris Knapp continues in leadership roles supporting the mission of Rotary through speaking about Rotary International and District programs. He is currently active on District 6000’s board of directors, the budget and finance committee, training team, District conference planning team, and other roles.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Iowa City A.M.

Aug 03, 2018 7:00 AM

State Fair

Location:  Cattlemen's Beef Quarters

This meeting is open to DMAM Rotary members and their families.  

 

Aug 10, 2018

Jeff  Sessions was sworn in as the 84th Attorney General of the United States on February 9, 2017 by Michael R. Pence. President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Mr. Sessions on November 18, 2016. 

Prior to becoming Attorney General, Mr. Sessions served as a United States Senator for Alabama since 1996. As a United States Senator, he focused his energies on maintaining a strong military, upholding the rule of law, limiting the role of government, and providing tax relief to stimulate economic growth and to empower Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money. 

Mr. Sessions was born in Selma, Alabama on December 24, 1946, and grew up in Hybart, the son of a country store owner. Growing up in the country, Sessions was instilled with certain core values – honesty, hard work, belief in God and parental respect – that define him today. In 1964, he became an Eagle Scout and thereafter received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. After attending school in nearby Camden, Sessions attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in 1973. Sessions served in the United States Army Reserve from 1973 to 1986, ultimately attaining the rank of Captain. He still considers that period to be one of the most rewarding chapters of his life.

Sessions’ interest in the law led to a distinguished legal career, first as a practicing attorney in Russellville, Alabama, and then in Mobile. Following a two-year stint as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1975-1977), Sessions was nominated by President Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, a position he held for 12 years. Sessions was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving as the State’s chief legal officer until 1996, when he entered the United States Senate.

Sessions and his wife, Mary Blackshear Sessions, originally of Gadsden, Alabama, have three children, Mary Abigail Reinhardt, Ruth Sessions Walk, and Sam. They have seven granddaughters, Jane Ritchie, Alexa, Gracie, Sophia, Hannah, Joanna, and Phoebe, and three grandsons, Jim Beau, Lewis, and Nicholas.

 

 

US ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS SPEAKING AT DMAM ON AUGUST 17

Here are the guidelines we’ll be following for this meeting.  Due to space limitations, we can only accommodate our members and their guests as stated below.

  • Each member is allowed to invite ONE guest who must be registered by August 10th. Sign-up sheets are available at upcoming meetings.
  • The meeting is closed to the press, unregistered visitors and walk-ins (including visiting Rotarians…sorry!!).
  • To be seated, the visitor meal fee of $15 is to be paid at the Club Service desk. Please have checks ready and payable to DMAM Rotary.

US ATTORNEY JEFF SESSIONS 

 

 

 


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Aug 17, 2018