Bulletin Editor
Jeanne Zetah
Jun 27, 2017
Club Year-end Celebration and Leadership Transition
Jul 04, 2017
Jul 11, 2017
International Village Clinic update
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Upcoming Events
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
Interested in being a sponsor?
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Russell Hampton
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
Duty Roster -5/23 - 6/6/2017 - click READ MORE
 May. 23May. 30June. 6
GREETERSJoe StoebnerCarol Sundet-MeekerRoy Terwilliger
Beth KreuschCraig LaCountElaine Larabee
INSPIRATIONCheryl Eastbourne John Estall
CHECK-INCraig BlixrudOrv SietsemaCarol Bomben
Pei Ling JamisonIrene KellyDennis Kim
BULLETINMike KrainesMark WeberRoger Jorgensen
If you cannot be there, please find a sub and notify Becky Deelstra
Notes from May 16, 2017
Heather Ring – Executive Director of the Innocence Project of Minnesota
Heather's presentation focused on the Innocence Project’s mission which is to keep innocent people from being convicted and to free people imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. IPMN works with convicted but innocent people, their attorneys, criminal justice professionals and work to reform procedures.
The Innocence Project was founded by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld in 1992. DNA testing has reversed convictions for over 350 cases. Average prison terms served by innocent people was 14.7 years. This represents over 6,000 years spent in prison by innocent people.
The Innocence Project is funded by 5 grants from the Department of Justice.
Heather spoke about three areas of concern: coerced confessions, jailhouse informants and forensic misconduct.
Heather also highlighted three individual people who had served prison sentences for crimes they did not commit until the Innocence Project brought forth evidence to overturn their convictions. Heather is a daughter of a Rotarian and is shown here with Mary Jo Sherwood.
  • Chicken Challenge – Bring in your chicken donations or checks
  • Golden Eagle – 5/30 at St. Anderws Arrive at 7:00 am to help setup; 7:30 start time
  • Community Service Grants- due date- May 31
  • Received thank you for Philippines grant
  • Swallowship  June 14 – Dave Anderson asked how many would like to go to Biaggis in Maple Grove to see Gary
  • Dist. 5950 DG Bob Halagan Installation – 6/21
  • The Rotary Foundation Update
    • $23,751 Pledged; $19,656 Contributed
    • Every Rotarian Every Year – 47 members have given
Happy Fines
  • Dennis Kim – Returned from China and Korea. Thankful for the clean air we enjoy.
  • Roger Jorgensen – Happy about the new interns for next year.
  • David Hellmuth – Attended daughter’s graduation from college
  • Dan O’Brien – Grandaughter reminded him that Art (last year’s exchange student) could kick a ball in the air. Dan glad for impact exchange students have had on children and grandchildren.
  • Elaine Larabee – Daughter graduated in 4 years and has a job!
  • Rod Anderson – 40-year anniversary of coming to Eden Prairie and starting St. Andrews congregation. Fond memories of first service at what is now the Kindergarten Center.
  • John Goergen – new granddaughter
Prospective Members and Guests:
Jack Sturgis – Visiting Rotarian from Excelsior/Lake Minnetonka
Ale Pena Gonzalez – Exchange Student
Parker Hewitt - Intern

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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