January 15

Weekly Meeting

"Make a Career of Humanity"

Martin Luther King Jr. said the above quotation in 1959, and the message still resonates today. For generations, the black church has served as one of the key institutions in the African American community, birthing numerous voices of change during the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement — Frederick Douglass, Mahalia Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and others. Their upbringings helped them develop into change agents during crucial moments of history. In honor of Dr. King’s birthday and National Mentoring Month, Rotarian Angela Lammers will facilitate a conversation with community leader Pastor Joshua Duncan, MDiv, LPC-QMHP, LAC, to share the current state of social and mentoring spaces in Sioux Falls as it continues to grow and diversify.

The buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:30 am. The menu will be: King Chicken, Wild Rice, Chef’s Vegetable, Garlic Cheddar Biscuits, Tossed Salad and Dessert. RSVP and online payment is required by 5 pm on Wednesday, January 10th. If you miss the deadline, please still join us for Rotary, but lunch will not be available.

The presentation, at the club’s regular weekly meeting, will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls and will begin at noon. All Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary Club programs are open only to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are subject to the club's Privacy Policy. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 25 clubs in the world. For more information on how to become a mentor or involve your organization in mentoring visit Sioux52.org.