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Apr 18, 2017
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Apr 25, 2017
My Rotary Youth Exchange Experience: From Paraguay to Eden Prairie
May 02, 2017
Top Issues in the Hennepin Country Attorney's Office
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Upcoming Events
April Board Meeting
Apr 18, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
11th Annual Vocational Ethics Day
Edina Country Club
Apr 20, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
STRIVE Meeting
Eden Prairie HS Performing Arts Center Atrium
Apr 21, 2017
7:45 AM – 9:15 AM
Eden Prairie Park Cleanup
Flying Cloud Ball Fields
Apr 22, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Above and Beyond Awards Dinner
Eden Prairie High School East Commons
Apr 25, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Give Gathering
Eden Prairie Education Center
Apr 27, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meals on Wheels Week
Pick up meals at EP Senior Center
May 01, 2017 11:00 AM –
May 05, 2017 12:00 PM
STRIVE Meeting
Eden Prairie Community Center - Cambria Room
May 09, 2017
7:45 AM – 9:15 AM
Swallowship "Happy Hour"
May 11, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
3-28-17 Meeting Preview

What's happening in health care: a local perspective

Mar 28, 2017

Allison Manno - Health efx of Eden Prairie

Allison Manno, senior vice president of Health e(fx) in Eden Prairie , was named one of the Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising by Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) magazine in June. The awards recognize leading women in the employee benefits space who are successful in their own right, and who elevate the status of all women in the profession.

A national health care reform expert, Manno received the award for her leadership in helping employers, third-party service providers, and advisors manage medical benefits and ensure compliance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Manno is a co-founder of Health e(fx), which offers the most comprehensive, end-to-end ACA solution in the market. With Manno's guidance, Health e(fx) was the first to both successfully solve the ACA challenge and successfully submit automated, annual IRS Forms 1094/1095 for 2015 on behalf of its clients. 

Duty Roster 3/28 - 4/11/17 - click READ MORE
 Mar. 28Apr. 4Apr. 11
GREETERSJohn GoergenGreg OlsonNatalie Norris
Cathy HaukedahlDave HellmuthBruce Hutchins
INSPIRATIONBrad AhoCraig BlixrudDane Boeckermann
CHECK-INDick WardCarol BombenCraig Blixrud
Greg OlsonCheryl EastbourneJan Eian
BULLETINMark WeberRoger JorgensenMike Kraines
DOOR PRIZEBob SolohubCarol Sundet-MeekerRoy Terwilliger
VOCATIONALBill GaddisJohn GoergenGreg Olson
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Notes from March 21, 2017
Bev Aho (Chair) and Mark Weber (Executive Director) shared the history of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. The Foundation was formed in 1981 by a group of Rotarians. The Foundation has awarded more than 500 grants to 84 organizations exceeding $1,500,000 in its promise to “help fill unmet needs in Eden Prairie”.

The Foundation has three annual events including -
  • Brewfest – held in the fall at Purgatory Park. This event has grown by 100 attendees each year.
  • Give to the Max Day – held in mid-November, this is a state-wide fundraising initiative.
  • EP Gives – the Foundation's annual celebration acknowledges donors and celebrates the current year grants. The 2017 event is coming up April 29th at Oak Ridge Conference Center from 6-11:30 p.m.  Tickets are $100 each and available from many Rotarians including Bev and Mark or on the web site (see link in announcements).
The Foundation has been involved in various large projects including Veteran’s Memorial in Purgatory Creek Park and Miracle Field. The Foundation funds several organizations (PROP, True Friends, etc.) with multi-year grants and numerous smaller one-time and project grants. Relatively new to the Foundation is a Youth Initiative which has funded after-school scholarships for extra-curricular activities and the CounterAct Program with the Eden Prairie Police Department. 
The Foundation also acts as fiscal sponsor for projects needing a 501 c 3 to assist in administering the projects like the Sidney Galleger Memorial Pool at the Eden Prairie Community Center and others. Individuals can set up donor advised funds with the Foundation and through the Foundation make directed grants to recipients of their choice. The Foundation is starting and Endowment Campaign with a goal of reaching $2,000,000 in three years. Joe and Carol Stoebner recently pledged $100,000 to the campaign.
Spotlight on Irene Kelly
The eldest of four siblings, Irene grew up near the beach in New Jersey. Irene graduated college with a History major. She was married in 1971 and her first job was in a library. Over the years, Irene changed careers 7 times. Her late husband was a member of this Rotary Club and she was invited to join in the late 90’s. Irene started a coaching practice eleven years ago. She enjoys spending time with her family including her grandchildren and over the years, Rotary has become a significant part of her life and Irene is our current District Governor Elect.
New Member Induction - John Goergen
We at Eden Prairie AM Rotary proudly inducted into our club John Goergen, sponsored by Jeannie Zetah.
Happy Fines
  • Gary Bergren was $1 happy for each day of his father’s 100th birthday.
  • Greg Olson recognized United Nations World Happiness Day.
  • Dan O’Brien awarded Bill Gaddis with his 5th Sapphire
  • Glenn Olson happy his garden free of that pesky wabbit.
Vostri Sriranjoni - Visiting Rotarian from Calcutta Club
Blake Chester - Son of Jared Chester
Ale Pena Gonzalez - Exchange Student
Stella Lindbergh and Carter Mason- Student Interns

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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