Conversations of the Valley

Programs are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Lowell Inn in Stillwater, located at 102 N. Second Street (please note change of venue from previous seasons). The cost of the lunch and program is $17 and must be paid in advance to guarantee your reservation. (Any payments received on the day of the event will be charged $20 a ticket, if seating is available.) Please note, doors open at 11:15 a.m.

To make a reservation:

1. Send a check for $17 per registrant to the St. Croix Valley Foundation at 516 Second St., Suite 214, Hudson, WI 54016. Please enclose the names of the attendees with your check. (Checks are due in the SCVF offices by noon the day prior to the luncheon.)


2. Reserve on-line using a credit card and the PayPal system. Please note the $1.00 processing fee per person for registrations made using PayPal. Please enclose the names of the attendees in the “Message/Notes” line. (Registrations are due by noon the day prior to the luncheon.)

“WWII Japanese-American Concentration Camps” with guest speaker John H. Suzukida, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Our Previous Conversations of the Valley:

“Teachable Safety Skills: Replacing Myths with Facts” with guest speaker Jane Straub of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“Real Mountains – A Grief Journey” with guest speaker Dan Seftick, Author, Wednesday, March 15, 2017

“Opening the Door to the Natural World” with guest speaker Jennifer Vieth of the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“The Role of a Community Foundation in Identifying Community Needs” with guest speaker Paul Mayer of the New Richmond Area Community Foundation

Under the Surface: Teens Find Hope Through Underwater Photography” with guest speaker Ben Thwaits of Northwest Passage”, Dec. 11, 2016

“What will our Children Think?” with guest speaker Dave Durenberger, Oct. 19, 2016

“America’s Public Universities ‘A Good Investment, or No Longer Worth the Cost’?” with guest speaker UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen, May 18, 2016

“‘America’s Best Idea'” Turns One Hundred” with guest speaker Park Ranger Jonathan Moore

“Community Journalism: writing news while living it” with guest speaker Meg Heaton, March 16, 2016

“Change – Friend or Foe? That depends on your spectrum in life.” With guest speaker Todd Streeter, Principal, Community Collaboration, Feb. 17, 2016

“19th Century Ideals in the 21st Century: American Political Philosophy and American Culture”, with guest speaker Dr. Kurt E. Leichtle, Jan. 20, 2016

“Nobel Prize Winners: Unusual Lives & Unexpected Lessons” with guest speaker Dr. Maureen Kennedy Reed, Dec. 16, 2015

“Supreme Court Decisions” with Chief Judge John Tunheim, Nov. 18, 2015

The Remember Project – Core Purpose into Action” with Danette Olsen, Oct. 28, 2015