Your responsibilities as a host to the speaker
  • Explain the beginning times and ending time to the speaker including Q and A, to end at 9:00
  • Explain how to use both the lapel mic and hand held mic. Know who you should contact at the ECC if you have a problem
  • Be sure the MUG is available to the president
  • DRY RUN the setup so that presentation is available via Zoom to our members attending from home and on screen for our members in attendance at ECC.  Nothing worse for the speaker than fumbling around trying to do setup at the last minute.
Speaker Expenses and Fees:

The club pays for the speaker's breakfast and that of their aides and guests.
The club does not allocate for speaker fees nor transportation expenses.

All Members share responsibility to provide Speakers.
  • You may be the Presenter. Scan your life experiences for a topic which would be of interest to most Club members, and could be presented in up to 30 minutes.
  • Consider inviting friends or work associates whose expertise would be of general interest.
  • Consider Speakers from other organizations to which you belong.
  • Browse Breaking News in the media for topics, and contact author or editor to invite them to speak.
  • Ask fellow members for ideas.
  • Select “Past Speakers” in the menu to the left. Many of our members are new within the past 24 months, and thus may be interested in an update of a previous Presentation.

Past Speakers

Selected Speakers and Presentations of more than 500 Since 2011....
Dave Newhall: Nat'l Cemetery 
Lee Radik: "Rock Light House Keeper" 
Mark Stageberg: “The World’s Largest Sawmill”.
Carl Baer: Robert E. Lee
James Eli Shiffer: "The King of Skid Row".


Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer at HCMC
Les Sharpe, MD: Keeping your Immune System Healthy
Bre Moulder, Education & Outreach Manager, Planned Parenthood 
Transcendental Meditation

Eric Kaler, President, U of M: “Why our education system is backasswards”
Julie Bunn: Minnesota Council on Economic Education
Lakeville Police Deputy: “Police in the School?”.
Mike McFaddeen: Charter School experience at          Christo Rey and Tesfa International High Schools.


Andrew Markquart, Attorney, Law School Teacher, Author, & Litigator with the Great North Innocence Project.
Attorney James Dickey, the crime and police situation in Minneapolis and our case against police defunding.

E. Sherayzen: From Russia with Law" .
Marshall Tanick, Lawyer: Election Result
David Porter, Lawyer: Will contests and How to Avoid Them
Mark Stageberg, Lawyer:  Medical Malpractice

Mark Stageberg: Experience as a trial lawyer.
David Lillehaug,  MN Supreme Court Justice.
Lori S Gildea, MN Supreme Ct Chief Justice.
Paul Anderson, MN Supreme Court Justice.
Alan Page, MN Supreme Court Justice.

J. Ferris, MN Hwy. Patrol: The Denny Hecker Case, 
Chief Justice John Tunheim, Federal District Court: "A View From the Bench"

Dave Durenberger, Former US Senator,
"US Constitution, "What were founders thinking?"
Marty Seifert, Former State Legislator.
R. Stanek, Hennepin Cty. Sheriff: "Guns & Mental Illness".
Tom Gillaspy, former MN State Demographer.

Joe Mahon: Director Regional Outreach Federal Reserve Forecast
Linea Palmisano: Minneapolis City Council, Ward 13: Police Reform/Rebuilding Minneapolis

Joe Mahon: Director Regional Outreach Federal Reserve Forecast
Linea Palmisano: Minneapolis City Council, Ward 13: Police Reform/Rebuilding Minneapolis

M Pearlstein, Pres., Center of American Experiment
Commissioner Mike Rothman,  MN Commerce.
Jim Hovland, Edina Mayor: "Land use in Edina".
Edina Police Lieutenant Brian Tholen: Current issues in Edina Policing, including pursuits, gradient of force application, and dealing with mental illness.
Brian Rycks, Chairman of MSP Metro Airports Commission: "Connecting You to Your World".
Congressman Tom Emmer: "News from the Capitol".
John Hoffman, MN State Senator and Minority Whip: "Governance in MN".

International Issues
Rudy Boschwitz: “Magnificent America”
Peter Vodenka: "Journey For Freedom" behind the      Iron Curtain

Capt.J. Meszaros, Intel. Officer, Afghanistan.
David Paxon: "Overpopulation is Solvable", 
John Radsan, President Nat'l Security Forum: IRAN.
Jarret Brachman: "Future of Global Terrorism".
Cliff VanLeuven, Transportation Safety Admin.
Ed Cunnington:  “Cuba, what has changed?”
J Brachman: “Between Iraq & a Hard Place”.

Political Interference Damaging National Defense.

Mark Kortepetor, MD, MPH (Colonel, US Army--retired) Inside the Hot Zone
Ray Witter, Retired Rear Admiral: Competition and Conflict with China: How do we avoid war?
Richard Wisland, President Ham & Eggs Club: My Experience in Vietnam

Rear Admiral Ray Witter, “Future of Naval Warfare”.
The US Marine Corps Birthday, Bob Lewis.
Dec 7, 1941 ”A Day That Will Live In Infamy”.
Searching lost WWII Aircraft in New Guinea.

Maj. Gen. R. Shadley: "Leadership in Crisis” 
Joel J. Phillippi: "Run Silent, Run Deep?" 
Denny Schulstad: "Honoring our Veterans”

Racial Equity
Rodolfo Guotierrez: HACER, an organization promoting equitable treatment of the Hispanic  community

Tom Horner: “Where Partisan Politics Block Bipartisan Action”.

Kendall Qualls: Candidate: US House of Representatives
Justin Terrell: Executive Director: Minnesota Justice Research Center: Justice Reform
Steve Cramer: CEO of Downtown Council; Member of MAC: The Future of Minneapolis
Jeanne Massey: Executive Director: Fair Vote Minnesota: Merits of Ranked Choice Voting
Issac Orr:  Energy Supply

Erik Paulsen, US Congressman.
Tom Horner, Ind. party gubernatorial candidate.
Amy Klobuchar, US Senator, Minnesota.
Kurt Zellers, Rep. gubernatorial candidate.
Todd Rapp, Political Analyst for MPR.
David Hann, Minnesota Minority Leader.

Tom Horner will discuss the political problems associated with the Senate filibuster
Julianne Ortman, MN Senator.
Tom Emmer, “US Congressman, MN 6th District.
Mike McFadden, Candidate for U. S. Senate.
David Schultz: "Understanding the 2016 Election".
Melisa Franzen, MN State Senator: "Update on MN Politics and the State Senate Session".
Terri Bonoff, Democratic candidate for US Congress.
Peter Wattson, former Head legal counsel to the MN Senate "Voter Redistricting"  
Rodolfo Gutierrez will discuss HACER
Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03)

The Rise of Control Data: How It Inspired an Era of Innovation & Investment
Entrepreneurship with honor, Barry Krelitz.
Senior Advisor from TESLA: TESLA Business Plan
Donald Hall: Generation of Wealth

SCORE, Helping Small Businesses Succeed.
John Cherry, CEO, PolyMet Mining.
Unlocking Equity in Closely Held Business .
Bill Lentsch, VP President, MN Op Delta Air:
"God, Family, Country and the Corporation".

Computer Age

Sean Lanterman, Director of Incident Response at Computer Forensics Service "Cyber Crime, Ransomware, & Attacks on U.S. Infrastructure"
Bryce Austin: Cyber Security, Expert on Cyber Hacking & Internet Neutrality
Thomas Fisher, former Dean of MN College of Design: "The On-Demand City".

Phil Dow, Director of Research at RBC. 

Nancy Bender-Kelner, Atty: Estate Planning
Herb Schechter " Market Impact of the COVID-19 Stimulus and $1.9 Trillion to Fund it". 
Herb Schechter, CPA; Market Impact of COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Dr. Frederick Strobl: Inventor, eng, neurologist.
Dr. John Najarian, Transplant Surgeon.

Eric Evenson, Colonial, US Army Medical Corp (Retired): From the Farm to the Autopsy Table
Jim Donadio, MD: From Mayo to Vietnam
Christopher Logue, MD:  Use of the Hyper Baric Chamber

Planning for Transitions: Health Care Crisis.
Deepa McGriff: "Medical Cannabis in Minnesota".
Karina A. Forrest-Perkins: Addiction and Mental Health Trends in Minnesota.
Jeffrey Remakel DDS: "Sleep Apnea and Snoring - How a Quiet Night's Sleep can Save Your Life".
Jon Pryor MD, U of MN Professor, Urology
Department Chairman, and CEO of HCMC.

Dr. Leslie Sharpe "Immunotherapy and Vaccines in COVID-19, Cancer, AIDS and Other Viral Diseases.

Enbridge, MN. Pipeline Expansion 
 Will Steger:  Polar Explorer: Climate Change
Peder Sandhei:  Urban and rural MN Solutions for Solid Waste Landfills
Peter Kissinger: XCEL Energy: The Future of Nuclear Power and the Power Grid Susceptibility
Alan Anderson: Climate Change
"A carbon fee and dividend, explained" Alan Anderson ...from Citizens Climate Lobby
Anthropogenic Global Warming, R. Svendsen 
Center of the American Experiment "The Future of Energy"
Xcel Eneregy "the future of nuclear power"

MPCA...Urban and rural MN solutions for solid waste landfills
Mark Seeley, MPR, Evidence for Climate Change.

Community Concern

Chris Coleman: President and CEO: Habitat for Humanity  Former mayor of St. Paul
Bre Moulder, Education & Outreach Manager, Planned Parenthood Northern States

R.T. Rybak: President and CEO Minneapolis Foundation
Jamie Almanza: CEO of Bay Area Community Services: How to Solve the Housing Crisis

Arts and Culture
Masha Zanialova, Curator, Russian Museum of Art
Janet Beihoffer, “American Culture DNA”.
Tony Ross, Principal Cellist, Minn Orchestra.
Nathan Soland, Dir Hennepin Theater Trust.
“Christmas and Folk Traditions in Norway”.
Hennepin Theater Trust Season Preview, and Vocal Artist Performance.
Sam Bergman, MSO Violist: "A Walk With a Renaissance Man of Music".

General Interest
David Nimmer, formerly with WCCO.

Soaring Society of America, Brian Utley past President
Steve Sandberg: Restoration of Trains
Caleb Smith: CEO of Peacebunny Island

 "From Mayo Clinic to Vietnam, Memoirs of a Physician Serving in the War"
Honorable Mary Pawlenty: "America, What if Family Fragmentation Continues?"
Tony Palumbo, Anoka Co. Atty. “Elder Abuse”.
Cindy Brucato, former KSTP News Anchor.
Randy Young. Director, Union Gospel Mission.
Julie Nelson, KARE 11 Newswoman: "News and Journalism".

Chad Greenway, Minnesota Vikings linebacker, "Football and Beyond".
Tubby Smith, U of  M Basketball Coach.
Patrick Reusse, Sports Personality.
Mike Veeck,  Owner Saint Paul Saints.
Bud Grant, former  Minnesota Vikings coach. 
Denny Schulstad: "George Mikan - The Original Mister Basketball".
John Anderson, Head Baseball Coach, Univ. of MN.
Andrea Mokros: "The Bold North - Minnesota Super Bowl LII".
Mark Coyle, Athletic Director, Univ. of MN.

Mark Dienart, Ph.Dformer U of MN Athletic Director