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Adam Sienkowski
Mar 07, 2017
A Minnesota Legislative Update
Mar 14, 2017
The Future of History
Mar 21, 2017
Eden Prairie Community Foundation
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Upcoming Events
Swallowship "Happy Hour"
Mar 09, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
STRIVE Meeting
Eden Prairie HS Performing Arts Center Atrium
Mar 10, 2017
7:45 AM – 9:15 AM
March Board Meeting
Mar 21, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Meals on Wheels Week
Pick up meals at EP Senior Center
Mar 27, 2017 11:00 AM –
Mar 31, 2017 12:00 PM
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National Awards Services Inc.
2/7/17 Meeting Preview

An update from our local Boy Scouts

Feb 07, 2017

Boy Scout Leaders

An update from our local Boy Scouts

Leaders and Eagle Scouts from the local Boy Scout troops will share with us the difference they are making in our community.

Duty Roster 2/7 - 2/21/2017
  Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21
GREETERS Beth Kreusch Craig LaCount Elaine Larabee
Jared Chester Matt Crane John Crudele
INSPIRATION Jacob Stonesifer Prafulla Vegunta Dick Ward
CHECK-IN Orv Sietsema Mary Brown Carol Bomben
Craig Blixrud Jared Chester Matt Crane
BULLETIN Mike Kraines Kelly Salwei Mark Weber
DOOR PRIZE Natalie Norris Dan O'Brien FMSC
VOCATIONAL Interns Bruce Hutchins
If you cannot be there, please find a sub and notify Becky Deelstra
Notes from January 31, 2017
Christine is the Director of Children-at-Risk Ministries at Grace Church. She is an Eden Prairie native. Christine graduated from Eden Prairie High School and the Carlson School of Business. Upon graduation, she went to Bosnia to work with refugees and met her husband Jim. They moved to Chanhassen in 1999. They have four children. In 2009, Christine became aware of human trafficking in working with Breaking Free. Modern day slavery: there are more slaves today then ever before. Human trafficking is a world wide problem. Child trafficking is children under the age of 18. We are blessed to have great laws in Minnesota that treat this problem seriously. We have been supported by Senator Klobuchar and Congressman Paulsen on these issues. 20.9 million to 35 million are victims of labor and sex trafficking. About 55% are women. Two million are children.
Over 300,000 American children are at risk of being exploited. Ages for exploited American children start between twelve and fourteen years old. Christine cited several examples of children that have been lured or forced into prostitution. Our police department is very active in pursuing violators especially men who are soliciting minors. She talked about the process that predators use to coerce young girls into this lifestyle. The internet is now the way transactions are done. Even hotels in Eden Prairie are being used. On June 10th , the third annual 5k Run for Human Trafficking will occur at Purgatory Creek in Eden Prairie. Last year there were over 1,000 runners. Thirty businesses and churches helped sponsor this run. The City of Eden Prairie, Grace Church, Pax Christi, St. Andrews, Westwood, Wooddale and other churches are supporting this run.

For anyone who wants to walk, run or sign-up as a business sponsor, they can click on  For anyone who wants to find out more about what’s happening in Minnesota re: human trafficking, this website is a great resource:   For national statistics and other helpful info, check out:

  • Feb. 8 Swallowship at Axel’s in Chanhassen
  • Feb. 10 Strive Meeting
  • Feb. 10 New Member Orientation- from 12-1 at Star Bank
  • Family Fun at North Lotus Lake Park Sliding Hill Chanhassen- Feb. 19 2-3:30pm
  • EP Reads - tickets for author visit Mar. 6 - book to loan
  • EPAM Rotary Foundation pledges – update, match?
  • Above and Beyond Nomination Forms
  • Feb. 16 Beyond the Yellow Ribbon 3:30 pm
  • Feb. 20 Meals on Wheels Week
  • Feb 21 PROP Empty Bowls Fundraiser: 11-1:30 p.m. & 4-7 p.m. at St. Andrews
  • Feb. 24 Strive Meeting
  • Feb. 28 Board Meeting
Spotlight on Mike Lewis
Mike hails from Florida and Connecticut before coming to Eden Prairie where he has learned about the Polar Vortex and ice scrapers. He has been a college basketball coach and fund raiser for the University of South Florida and then became a High School basketball coach in Connecticut. His most important job has been Mr. Mom at times. Mike’s wife Lisa is President and CEO of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. One daughter Kelsey, a senior at the University of South Florida, has been accepted into the Peace Corp and will be in Ethiopia in June. Mike’s youngest daughter is a freshman at Eden Prairie High School. Mike works part-time at Prairie Lawn and Garden. Mike has been in all 50 states, he enjoys golf, prepares all the meals at home and is excited to be part of Rotary.
Happy Fines
  • Irene Kelly’s youngest son and family have moved in with her while their home is being renovated.
  • Jay Simpson – Happy that Pei Ling has “fixed him up” with new bifocals
  • Dan O’Brien – Happy that Mike Kraines is the newest Paul Harris Fellow. Dan also mentioned it is his wife’s last day working and now that she is retired she will know how little he gets done in a day :)
Bill Gaddis - Prospective Member
John Georgen - Prospective Member
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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