Speaker Date Topic
Patricia Fenrick, MN Refugee Programs Office Aug 22, 2017
Refugee Resettlement in Minnesota and the recent travel ban
Refugee Resettlement in Minnesota and the recent travel ban

 

The presentation clarifies the legal definition of who is eligible to have refugee status and briefly describes the Refugee Admissions System. Facts about who is currently in Minnesota with refugee status and how the recent Presidential Executive orders and court rulings effect refugees and the state of Minnesota will explain the impact of recent changes in federal policy.
 
Patricia has worked with diverse communities for over 17 years.  Most of her career has focused on refugee and immigrant populations.  She was the Executive Director for the refugee resettlement agency, World Relief Minnesota, worked in community development with immigrants for the City of Eden Prairie and oversaw the Human Rights and Diversity Commission.  Patricia has been an adjunct professor for several local universities and teaches about social justice issues. She currently works for the Department of Human Services Refugee Programs Office in education, outreach and refugee workforce development. 
 
Brian Herstig, Vice President Twin Cities Rise! Aug 29, 2017
Twin Cities Rise! Making a Difference In the Community
Twin Cities Rise! Making a Difference In the Community

 

The mission of Twin Cities Rise! is to transform lives out of poverty through meaningful employment and create a community of empowered individuals, especially men of color, who achieve long term job success to support their families. Twin Cities Rise! assists individuals in poverty on the path to long-term and stable employment. Their work skills training prepares participants with the skills they’ll need on the job. And through internship opportunities, job search assistance, and employment placement services, TCR works with participants to find meaningful employment. Our coaches provide one-on-one support, partnering with participants for a year after they’ve landed their new jobs. They focus on long term results – with 81% of graduates staying at their jobs after one year, our 12-month job retention rates are nearly twice the national average. 

No Rotary Meeting - Labor Day Holiday Weekend Sep 05, 2017
Bob Hallogen Sep 12, 2017
Rotary District Update
University of Minnesota Women's Athletic Dept Sep 19, 2017
Ariana, Gabi and Michael Feygin Sep 26, 2017
Kids Helping Kids with Cancer
Kids Helping Kids with Cancer
Ariana (age 12), Gabi (age 10), and Michael (age 6) Feygin are passionate about making a positive difference in this world. After learning that their grandfather (who they never had a chance to meet) passed away from cancer when he was only 40 years old, they wanted to learn more about this terrible disease.  they were shocked by what they learned, especially the devastating statistics around pediatric cancer.  And in addition to living the nightmare of having a child battle cancer, 1 out of 11 families end up filing for bankruptcy as a result of treatment costs and secondary expenses.  
 
Ariana, Gabi, and Michael made it their mission to help these families.  In 2013, they asked all their family and friends for donations, and with many people contributing a little bit, they were able to collect $1500.  Since that time, they have recruited more and more kids to help with their mission and have organized many different fundraising events through which they have raised over $100,000 for kids with cancer and their families.  Ariana, Gabi, and Michael firmly believe that only the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who actually do it.
Eden Prairie School Board Candidates Forum Oct 03, 2017
Josh Swanson, Eden Prairie Schools Superintendent Oct 10, 2017
Michael Beach Oct 17, 2017
Training Millennials to Leadership
Sergeant Lonnie Soppeland Nov 14, 2017
Eden Prairie Police Chaplaincy program
Solie Anderson Nov 21, 2017