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Jeanne Zetah
Jun 13, 2017
State of the City Update
Jun 20, 2017
Sparkle On: Aging in Gratitude
Jun 27, 2017
Club Year-end Celebration and Leadership Transition
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Upcoming Events
Swallowship "Happy Hour"
Jun 14, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
June Board Meeting
Jun 20, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Meals on Wheels Week
Pick up meals at EP Senior Center
Jul 10, 2017 11:00 AM –
Jul 14, 2017 12:00 PM
Meals on Wheels Week
Pick up meals at EP Senior Center
Jul 10, 2017 11:00 AM –
Jul 14, 2017 12:00 PM
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National Awards Services Inc.
May 23, 2017 Meeting Preview
Speaker: Craig Blixrud
Topic: "Twin Cities Realty Update"
Craig Blixrud will give a historical perspective on residential real estate in Eden Prairie over the last 30+ years.
Bring your chicken in for the Chicken Challenge
Proposed Board of Directors for 2017-18  .... Come prepared to vote
President ... Roger Jorgensen
President-elect ... Matt Crane (also Administration)
President-elect Nominee ... John Crudele (also New Generations)
Past President ... Jeanne Zetah
Secretary ... Prafulla Vegunta
Treasurer ... Elaine Larabee
Membership ... John Estall
Public Relations ... Adam Sienkowski
Community Service ... Mary Brown
The Rotary Foundation ... Dan O'Brien
International Service ... Glenn Olson
May 16, 2017 Meeting Preview
Speaker: Heather Ring, executive director of the Innocence Project of Minnesota
Topic: "The Causes & Remedies for Wrongful Convictions"
Heather Ring's presentation explores the causes and remedies for wrongful convictions.  Beginning with a brief history of the innocence movement founded by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld in 1992, the presentation also gives historical context to the Innocence Project of Minnesota's beginnings and work.  She will outline the predominant causes of wrongful convictions, giving real life case examples.  We will learn about how we can prevent wrongful convictions from occurring, and what we can do to help insure they do not happen in the future.  
 MISSION: The Innocence Project of Minnesota (IPMN) works to keep the innocent from being convicted and to free people imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. We take on the cases of convicted but innocent people; we educate attorneys and criminal justice professionals on best practices; and we work to reform procedures. IPMN will act in any Minnesota case where clear evidence of innocence is present.
Duty Roster 5/16 - 5/30/17 - click READ MORE
 May. 16May. 23May. 30
GREETERSBob StarrJoe StoebnerCarol Sundet-Meeker
Mike KrainesBeth KreuschCraig LaCount
INSPIRATIONAndy CurrieCheryl EastbourneJan Eian
CHECK-INDick WardCraig BlixrudOrv Sietsema
Dave HellmuthPei Ling JamisonIrene Kelly
BULLETINRoger JorgensenMike KrainesMark Weber
DOOR PRIZEMark WeberBill YeagerBev Aho
VOCATIONALBev AhoBob StarrJared Chester
If you cannot be there, please find a sub and notify Becky Deelstra
Notes from May 9, 2017
Strive Celebration 2017
President Jeanne Zetah welcomed attendees and recognized the school board members in attendance.  Eden Prairie Superintendent Dr. Curt Tryggestad thanked all the mentors for their involvement,  Jay Simpson for guiding the Strive program for the past 15 years, Karen Brettingen (Strive Coordinator) and Representative Jenifer Loon for her work in taking the Strive Model statewide.
Yurub Jama provided comments representing the student perspective.  She shared how the Strive Program has made her more open-minded and focused on career and college choices.
There were 38 strive students (19 Juniors and 19 Seniors) mentored by 37 mentors.  Those students in attendance were introduced by their mentors and the mentors shared some of their experiences during the past year, the qualities that make their mentees special and their plans after high school, if decided.
Karen thanked Beth Kreusch, Tyra Brousseau, Julie Block, Lisa Wood and Mark Anderson for their contributions throughout the year.  Bill Hooke and Jay Simpson thanked Karen Brettingen for “growing the program and bringing in best practices.”  Next year Lisa Wood will take over the reins of the program.To see more photos from the Strive Celebration, click here.
  • Chicken Challenge – remember to bring your chicken and/or cash donations to benefit PROP summer nutrition to meetings in May.  Members can also volunteer to man a booth at Byerly’s  on May 20th.  Our goal is 1,030 cans.
  • Test Drive: Next Stop Reality will be held on May 18 at Eden Prairie High School and still needs a few more volunteers to interact with students as they make decisions on life choices. Contact Brittany O'Malley at 952=465-0928 if you can help or go online to signup:

Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club meets on Tues. mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
at Bearpath Golf and Country Club, 18100 Bearpath Trail, Eden Prairie MN 55347

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