August 2nd Visitor

Our speaker today was Kerry Kurt. Kerry owns and runs Sentinel Farm which is where she also runs the Unbound Grace riding academy program for youth. This program is open to all youth not just those with addiction issues or suffering for a difficult personal situation. The program is an arts, agriculture, and equestrian summer camp that gives confidence building through physical activity and helps develop problem solving skills. It is a day camp that allows youth to spend a week on a farm. being responsible for farm duties plus learning to ride a horse. Sentinel Farm also raises and sells grass-fed beef. For more information go to their website www.unboundgrace.org

in the picture above she was sharing an artists rendering of what her completed farm will look like.

UVM President - Speaker on April 26th, 2016

Our speaker for Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 will be UVM President Thomas Sullivan. Come and join us to learn more about Tom and UVM.


Tom Sullivan became the 26th President of the University of Vermont in July 2012. Prior to becoming President, he served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Minnesota from July 2004 and through January 2012.

He served as the eighth dean of the University of Minnesota Law School from 1995 to 2002. Upon finishing his term as dean, he returned to full-time research and teaching. In June 2003, he received the J. William Elwin, Jr., Award from the American Bar Association Section for leadership and contributions to law school development. At the University of Minnesota Law School, he has received the Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has chaired the ABA Section of Legal Education, and has chaired the Association of American Law Schools Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation. On several occasions, he has been a consultant to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on judicial nominations to the Supreme Court, and to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on mergers. In 2015, he received the Robert J. Kutak Award from the American Bar Association for his contributions to the legal academy, the judiciary, and the Bar.

He is a nationally recognized authority on antitrust law and complex litigation, having authored eleven books and over 50 articles. He and co-author Professor Richard Frase published Proportionality Principles in American Law: Controlling Excessive Government Actions (Oxford University Press, 2009). He is the co-author, with Professors Herbert Hovencamp, Howard Shelanksi, and Christopher Leslie of Antitrust Law, Policy, and Procedure (7th ed., 2014) and co-author with Professor Jeffrey Harrison of Understanding Antitrust and Its Economic Implications (6th ed. , 2014). Most recently, he published Complex Litigation with Professors Richard Freer, Doug Floyd and Brad Clary (2nd ed., 2014). He also published Private Antitrust Actions (Little, Brown & Co., 1996) with Douglas Floyd. In 2013, he published The Arc of Due Process in American Constitutional Law with Toni Massaro by Oxford University Press.

On two occasions he has been a visiting faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He twice has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University in England. During the fall semester 2002, he was a visiting professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and in 2012 he was a visiting faculty member at New York University. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Sullivan served for six years as dean of the University of Arizona College of Law and as associate dean at Washington University in St. Louis. He began his career in higher education as a faculty member at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He graduated magna cum laude from law school at Indiana University in 1973, where he served as an editor on the Indiana Law Review. After law school, he clerked for a federal judge, in Miami Florida, and thereafter was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice in the Attorney General’s Honors Program. Before entering Law School teaching in 1979, he was an anti-trust litigator with the New York and Washington, D.C., firm of Donovan, Leisure, Newton, and Irvine. In 1984, he was elected a member of the American Law Institute. Throughout his career he has continued to serve as a consultant on antitrust, complex litigation, and Federal Court matters.

Former NFL Player to Speak - December 8th, 2015

Our speaker on December 8th, 2015 will be Karl Swanke. He is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 1980 NFL Draft and he also played college football at Boston College.

Karl’s background in sports (as an NFL Player for 7 years) and business (over 20 years of Project Management and Business Analysis work) gives him the perfect perspective on how the two are alike in many ways. He shares the best practices that have been utilized by both to make them successful.

He is currently a Heads Up Football Ambassador. They are former NFL players who give back to the sport that they love. Working with youth football leagues in their area Read more about Heads Up Football Ambassadors at http://usafootball.com/hufambassadors

If you would like to attend our meeting please RSVP by dropping us a note from our contact page.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt. Yes, that is our speaker.

Well, that may be stretching it a bit. Our actual speaker is Joe Wiegand.

On November 3rd, 2015 Joe Wiegand who is an impersonator and has portrayed Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth U.S. president, in all fifty U.S. states, as well as a political consultant will be at our meeting.

You can read more about Joe at http://www.teddyrooseveltshow.com/about.html

Interesting Speaker

Hello everyone,

This week we have a distinguished guest visiting us.

Our speaker was born in New York City, New York on October 27, 1858. Graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, he was elected the youngest member of the New York General Assembly.

In the years to follow, he became a cattle rancher in the Dakota Territory and ran unsuccessfully for the New York mayorship. He served as a United States Civil Service Commissioner, President of the Police Commission of New York City, Assistant Secretary of the United States Navy, Colonel of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, Governor of New York, Vice-President and President of the United States, all by the age of 42.

He was the father of six children and the author of over thirty books. He was a big game hunter, a leading ornithologist and the founder of Boone & Crockett, the nation’s first fair hunting and conservation organization. During his Presidency, he declared some 230 million acres of national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges and national monuments. He was indeed, the great conservation president.

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