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SEYMOUR HISTORY BULLETIN SPRING/SUMMER 2020

April 14th, 2020

Annual Meeting May 2nd with Joe Schmit

The Seymour Community Historical Society Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the speaker for the annual meeting will be Seymour native Joe Schmit. Thanks to the efforts of Joe's high school classmate (1975), and college roommate Kurt Boettcher, Joe will return to Seymour on Saturday, May 2 to share his message with area residents. A three sport athlete and excellent student in high school, Joe was the recipient of the Lions Club Academic-Athlete Award. He will speak about growing up in Seymour during the 1960s and 70s and relate stories about his award winning years as a sports broadcaster in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He is the author of two books and is recognized as an outstanding public speaker. He will have books available to purchase. Joe's program will be a special treat for anyone from the Seymour area. Joe, his wife Laura and their three children live in Bloomington, MN. His website is (joeschmit.com).
"Joe Schmit is an author, award-winning broadcaster, community leader and popular keynote speaker. His book 'Silent Impact,' Influence Through Purpose, Persistence and Passion is now in its second edition. His new book is titled 'The Impact Blueprint,' A Step by Step Journey to a Life of Significance. Joe was recently honored by the National Speakers Association (NSA) with the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)designation. Less than 15 percent of NSA members worldwide have achieved the CSP designation.
As a sports broadcaster he has covered every major sporting event in the past 4 decades and has interviewed many of the biggest names in sports. He joined KSTP-TV in 1985 and has won 18 Emmys from the National Television Academy. He was also honored with a National Headliner Award in 2001.
Before joining KSTP-TV in 1985, he was Sports Director for WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His career also includes positions as weekend sports anchor for KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Joe earned his degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse."
The meeting will start promptly at 1:00 with a brief business meeting. Joe's presentation will follow. The program is open to the public at no charge. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by members of the Seymour Community Historical Society.
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