Saturday, April 21

  8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Burnsville Community Center

200 W. Burnsville Pkwy. (map)
Burnsville, MN  55337

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Join us for a day of equipping you to be a leader.  The cost for this event is covered through your Rotary dues.
Breakout sessions:
  • Not Your Parent’s Club
  • Unconscious Bias: Is it Limiting Your Belief and Stagnating Your Growth?
  • The Rotary Foundation – The Next 100 Years
  • Public Image – Using "People of Action" guidelines
  • What’s Next for You in Rotary?
  • Eliminating Human Trafficking
  • Rotary Websites Demystified
  • Serving Rotary Beyond Your Club: District 5950 Opportunities
Keynote speaker: Maria Nhambu
"Always present to me as I was growing up in difficult circumstances was the fact that I had a choice. I could choose to believe the limitations I felt around me – or I could choose to go within and listen to my own counsel that told me I was a good and precious person. And, I choose to love myself. In so doing, I freed myself to live authentically and be true to myself – the first and most important task of a leader."
Creator of a popular workout based on African dance (Aerobics With Soul®), Maria Nhambu has made sharing her love of Africa and its culture and rhythms the focus of her life. Her memoir, Africa’s Child, tells her story from birth to her departure from her homeland.
Born in Tanzania, East Africa, she was raised by German nuns at an orphanage for mixed race children. Throughout the hardship and mixed blessings of her childhood, Nhambu (as she is called) sustained her spirit through dance and kept alive her dream of further education. She was able to fulfill that dream in the United States where she attended college, became a teacher and eventually married and raised two children.
Her passion for African dance, art and culture inspired her to create and teach the African dance workout Aerobics With Soul® and fuels her work as an unofficial cultural ambassador. In that role she gives African dance presentations and speaks about Africa to groups across the U.S.
Currently Maria Nhambu lives in Delray Beach, Florida, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.