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Adam Sienkowski
Jan 31, 2017
Sex Trafficking In Our Backyards
Feb 07, 2017
An update from our local Boy Scouts
Feb 14, 2017
Shining Light in the Darkness for At-Risk Teens
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Upcoming Events
Swallowship "Happy Hour" - Irene Kelly is host
Axel's in Chanhassen
Feb 08, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
STRIVE Meeting
Eden Prairie HS Performing Arts Center Atrium
Feb 10, 2017
7:45 AM – 9:15 AM
Family Sledding and Skating Event
North Lotus Lake Park
Feb 19, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Meals on Wheels Week
Pick up meals at EP Senior Center
Feb 20, 2017 11:00 AM –
Feb 24, 2017 12:00 PM
February Board Meeting
Feb 21, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
STRIVE Meeting
Eden Prairie HS Career Resource Center
Feb 24, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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January 10 Meeting Preview

North Minneapolis Rotary Club members
Peace and Conflict Resolution Project

Project chairs V.J. Smith and Gloria Howard will provide an overview of North Minneapolis Rotary Club's Peace and Conflict Resolution Project, telling what they have accomplished and what they have planned in 2017, and then asking our club to take the peace pledge.


The Rotary Club of North Minneapolis is known as the Little Club that Can. Founded in 2012, they work hard to both promote North Minneapolis and to make it a better, more harmonious place to live. While much of North Minneapolis has vibrant, lively and diverse neighborhoods, we acknowledge that parts of our area have very high crime rates and gang violence.  They believe positive activities often displace negative activity as people take back their streets and neighborhoods.

In 2015, the Club received a District 5950 Grant to promote Peace and Justice in the neighborhoods of North Minneapolis. In partnership with Men Against Destruction-Defending Against Drugs and Social-Disorder (MAD DADS) an international organization bringing conflict resolution and peace advocacy to troubled areas, their Rotary Club organized a variety of activities to spotlight Peace and JusticeCome and learn more or click here.

Duty Roster 1/10 - 1/24/2017 - click READ MORE
  Jan. 10 Jan. 17 Jan. 24
GREETERS Irene Kelly Dennis Kim Kevin Kraemer
Becky Deelstra Mike Lewis Cathy Haukedahl
INSPIRATION Adam Sienkowski Jay Simpson Bob Solohub
CHECK-IN Orv Sietsema Carol Bomben Craig Blixrud
Mike Lewis Cathy Haukedahl Bev Aho
BULLETIN Roger Jorgensen Kelly Salwei Prafulla Vegunta
DOOR PRIZE Craig LaCount Elaine Larabee Jenifer Loon
VOCATIONAL Lyndon Moquist EPAM RF Mike Lewis
If you cannot be there, please find a sub and notify Becky Deelstra
Notes from January 3, 2017
Board members shared an update on goals before getting club input using a Kahoot survey and group discussions.  Click on Goals Update to see the powerpoint.
People had fun using Kahoot on their cellphones to get their opinions counted in the tallies projected on the screen. Pictured here were two of the groups discussing questions about what makes our club special, what could improve the club, what suggestions they had for speakers, and what they thought of the Kahoot reults or process.
If you missed the meeting or missed answering some questions either on Kahoot or in discussions, please share your ideas by Jan. 13 in this Survey Monkey that was emailed on Thurs.
  • On 1/12-17 both Eden Prairie Rotary Clubs are partnering with Royal Credit Union to present Test Drive… Next Stop Reality at Eden Prairie High School! If you can still help, please contact Brittany O'Malley at
  • Swallowship at Piper’s on 1/12/17 (formally JJ’s)
  • Winter Social: Saturday 1/28/17 meet at 5:00-Old Log Theatre/Cast & Cru for social, three course dinner, and a performance of “Million Dollar Quartet”. $110.00 per person. Sign up bu Jan. 17 and give your menu choice at
  • 1/28/17 is the Mid-term Assembly of District 5950 at the Earle Brown Center.
  • A “Family Fun Day” is being planned at Staring Lake. Date and time TBD.
  • Roy Terwilliger sent a note expressing gratitude for the flowers sent following Mary Lou’s passing.
New Member Induction: Cheryl Eastbourne
Cheryl Eastbourne was formally inducted to our club, sponsored by John Estall. Cheryl is a returning member and works with Edina Realty. Congratulations and welcome back to the club!
Happy Fines
  • Dave Anderson –Golden Gopher outside hitter Sarah Wilhite was named the AVCA and ESPN espnW National Player of the Year. These are the first ever Player of the Year awards for Minnesota.  Sarah was also 2013 Golden Eagle. 
  • Roger Jorgensen: Weighing in at a brawny 305 lbs after his first workout of the year on 12-31-16, Roger is happy to make a “no bacon” resolution for 2017. Also-great weekend for Wisconsin teams.  *
  • Dan O’Brien:  Resolute in 2017 to remain a tad bit overweight ... is happy to eat Roger’s bacon.  
  • Carol Bomben: Great family Christmas that brought her two grandsons together for the first time. 
Visiting Rotarian and Prospective Member: Bill Gaddis (Anoka Rotary) who's moved to Eden Prairie
Exchange Student - Ale Pena Gonzalez
Student Interns: Stella Lindbergh, Carter Mason

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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