A little more than a century ago, we transitioned from horse-drawn vehicles to automobiles and we are about to go through a similar transition from automobiles to autonomous vehicles, which will have an equally enormous effect on how we live, work, and move around. This is not a far-off change. It will happen within the next decade or two and will affect the infrastructure we are putting in place today. Nor will this be a slow and gradual change: It will happen rapidly, as it did a century ago, with an enormous impact on both the private and public sectors.
Why Stop Working? One-in-ten people over the age of sixty-six years old intend to never stop working! Mary Jo Schifsky, multi-generational workforce expert with GenSync, understands the link between workforce development and business results. She presented Club 10 members with a range of opportunities between employer skill gaps and multi-generational employment. Four generations comprise the staff resources available to employers today.
Mary Jo Schifsky, multi-generational workforce expert with GenSync, understands the link between workforce development and business results. With a core belief that work can be engaging, fulfilling and productive for every generation, she is committed to helping change the outdated dialogue about working and work life among workers and employees. Sharing current local and national research and exploring a range of resources, her presentation highlights opportunities between employer skill gaps and multi-generational employment. From several perspectives, she puts a spotlight on the connection between continuing business success and maximizing the working potential of all four generations that comprise the staff resources available to employers today.
Vice President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. Rotarians enjoyed a beautiful lunch cruise on the Mighty Mississippi aboard the Jonathan Padelford. The Wibesmen, featuring Ed Coleman, played music as we boarded the boat. Jason DeKeuster gave the inspirational minute. Mindee Kastelic introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeter was Jodi Erickson. Lynne Beck was the scribe.
COME ABOARD! St. Paul Rotary is taking a lunch cruise on the Mighty Mississippi River Tuesday, Sept. 13 aboard the authentic sternwheeler Jonathan Padelford. Rotarian Capt. Jim Kosmo will tell why St. Paul (and Minneapolis) owe their very existence to riverboats and give some details about the Padelford Packet Boat Co. and its feisty founder, Capt. William D. Bowell, Sr.
The Boat will stay at the dock until 12:30 p.m. to accommodate late arrivals and it will return at 1 p.m. There is FREE PARKING at the Padelford Landing in Harriet Island Park, just across the Wabasha St. Bridge. Capt. Jim says there will be a dozen VALUABLE DOOR PRIZES. And, of course, there will be a full CASH BAR to complement lunch. This is a regular Rotary meeting so there is NO ADDED CHARGE FOR LUNCH.
Pre-registration is not required, but feel free to add your name to the list at this link.
Guests are welcome. IT IS GOING TO BE GREAT FUN.
East Metro Strong is a public-private partnership of businesses, cities and counties working together to bring more and better transit investment to the east Metro and catalyze job growth and economic development opportunities. Will Schroeer of East Metro Strong presented Club 10 with the options for expansion of the economy in the east Metro along envisioned transit corridors that cannot occur without a foundation of transit investments.
East Metro Strong Executive Director Will Schroeer will describe East Metro Strong, its mission, and its Vision for Transit and Economic Development in the East Metro. We can expect to discuss recent developments in regional transit funding, and possible next steps.
Club 10 was pleased to welcome fellow Rotarian John Suzukida, Arden Hills/Shoreview Rotary club member and past-president, to provide a son's presentation regarding his parent's experiences as Japanese-American's born in the United States and what they experienced being interned without charges or trial in America's "Concentration Camps" during World War Two. Read on for an account distilled from the collected documents of Mr. Suzukida's parents that enthralled those in attendance and reminded many of the thin line between freedom and tyranny even against our own citizens in time of war
This is a son's presentation of his parent's experiences as Japanese-American's born in the U.S. and what they experienced being interned in America's Concentration Camps. Included will be a contextual summary about the camps which were established with a particular emphasis on his parent's own words about how they felt and what they experienced before and during the internment. John will comment on their post-war experiences and how it affected them and will bring a laundry bag and a poster nailed on phone polls announcing the evacuation.