We welcome back Rotarian Larry Morgan, who will follow-up his successful presentation last year on the St. Paul Cathedral. Larry, a forty year veteran of the firm, will present a history of TKDA Engineering, Architecture and Planning.
Founded in 1910 by Maximilian Toltz as the Toltz Engineering Company in Saint Paul, the company has played a significant role in designing the city’s landmarks, including the beloved Como Park Conservatory (now Marjorie McNeely Conservatory) the iconic Hamm Building and the Robert and Wabasha Street bridges. Throughout the decades, the company has played a key role in designing the area’s roads, bridges, rail, mass transit, parks and trails as well as buildings and facilities for companies, schools and government agencies.
John Andrews, Scout Executive/ CEO and John Overland, Deputy Scout Executive of Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America will discuss plans to build a Leadership Center near their Base Camp facility at Fort Snelling. The building design is almost complete and construction will start in May on this 42,000 SF, 2-level, $15M project. The vision for the building will be shared as well as the youth leadership curriculum overview, site plan, current designs and 3D animated views of outside and inside the designed building.
The presentation will cover the brief history of the African-American community before and after the construction of I-94 that destroyed the neighborhood, summarize current projects now underway to revitalize Rondo and offer a glimpse of an exciting new project for Rondo and I-94.
In 2007, the leadership of our District was audacious enough to challenge us to create a model for eliminating extreme poverty in the developing world. At last year’s District Conference many of you had the opportunity to meet some of the remarkable women we are working with in El Corozo, a small, poor, rural community in Nicaragua. The program will provide an update on our progress in achieving this goal as well as a reflection of some of our accomplishments, challenges and lessons learned.