Speaker Date Topic
Adam Polashek Mar 02, 2021
Polashek's Locker Service: The Family Business

DRC Sponsor: Kim Bonnet

Adam Polashek will be discussing his family business, Polashek's Locker Service. His presentation will be done via Zoom in order to support a virtual tour of the facility.

Polashek's Locker Service, Inc. was founded in 1983 by Paul and Judy Polashek. They celebrated 35 years in the meat business in 2018 and continue to offer award winning meats and customer service. They offer custom beef, pork and venison processing and have a full case of fresh and frozen meat, homemade products, cheese, and deli products. They also supply meats to local area grocery stores.

In 2013 their business was featured on the Travel Channel program Bizarre Foods, hosted by Andrew Zimmern. In this particular episode, the crew observed the production and participated in the sampling of jaternice, pickled pork hocks, pickled beef tripe, and head cheese.

Learn more about the company by visiting their website: Polashek's Locker Service

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The meeting announcment, agenda, location and logistical information including meal sign-up and Zoom meeting link will be distributed to all members by email in advance of the meeting.

Caleb Padilla Mar 09, 2021
The Luther College Football Program

DRC Sponsor: Kim Bonnet

Caleb Padilla, Head Football Coach at Luther College, will join our club to offer his observations and expectations for the Luther football program and his outlook for the coming season.

In December 2017, the Luther College Director of Athletics promoted Coach Padilla to his present position as Head Coach after having served as Defensive Coordinator for the Norse over the prior three years.

A native of West Liberty, Iowa, Coach Padilla has served as an assistant at the high school, NCAA Division II and Division III levels. He joined the Norse staff in 2015 as Defensive Coordinator from Division II Notre Dame College in South Euclid, OH where he served in the same role for two years. His coaching resume also includes two years as Defensive Coordinator at Albion College, Albion, Michigan, (2010-12); Outside Linebackers Coach at Colorado School of Mines (2008-09); and two years as the varsity Defensive Backs Coach and junior varsity Defensive Coordinator at Rangeview High School, Aurora, Colorado (2006-07). While at Winona State University, MN from 2001-2005 he was a member of the Warriors football team that captured four Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships.

See more about Norse football at their website: Football - Luther College

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The meeting announcment, agenda, location and logistical information including meal sign-up and Zoom meeting link will be distributed to all members by email in advance of the meeting.

Julie Wittry Mar 16, 2021
New Developments at Good Dog Center

DRC Sponsor: Kim Bonnet

Good Dog Center Retail Manager and Marketing Director Julie Wittry will offer our club her unique insight into the operations of the Good Dog Center, including the anticipated and exciting relocation to their new, expanded facility on Highway 52 in Decorah (the former Knob Hill Supper Club location).

The Good Dog Center has been offering dog training and grooming services in the Decorah area for over 20 years. Their staff has a combined 150 years of dog training and behavioral experience and they continuously attend training seminars and workshops to remain on the cutting edge of their discipline.

Take a virtual visit and consider joining their mailing list at their website: Good Dog Center

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The meeting announcment, agenda, location and logistical information including meal sign-up and Zoom meeting link will be distributed to all members by email in advance of the meeting.

Brooke Kunkel Mar 30, 2021
Opioid and Stimulant Drug Use

DRC Sponsor: Carson Eggland

Brooke Kunkel from Helping Services for Youth & Families will be discussing opioid and stimulant drugs. She will be covering different categories of drugs/medications, signs and symptoms of someone with a substance abuse disorder, Narcan use, and resources available in the area in order to combat the issue. During the presentation she will talk about the prevalence of these drugs in northeast Iowa. 

Helping Services for Youth & Families is a nonprofit organization based in Decorah that was subcontracted to work on the State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant.  This grant works to prevent opioid and stimulant use in the community and to promote the use of Narcan.

For more information visit the organization's website at https://www.helpingservices.org.

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The meeting announcment, agenda, location and logistical information including meal sign-up and Zoom meeting link will be distributed to all members by email in advance of the meeting.