Bulletin Editor
Adam Sienkowski
Apr 04, 2017
2017 Update on our Eden Prairie Schools
Apr 11, 2017
Our Minnesota Zoo
Apr 18, 2017
66 West
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Upcoming Events
District Assembly
Crown College
Apr 08, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Swallowship "Happy Hour"
Apr 12, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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
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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. 

3-14-17 meeting preview


Mar 14, 2017

Steve Elliot - Minnesota Historical Society

Churchill was wrong

Steve Elliott is Director of the Minnesota Historical Society. Prior to his Minnesota appointment, Elliott was the head of the New York State Historical Association from 2005-2011. In that capacity, he was responsible for leading two related organizations with significant cultural collections: the Fenimore Art Museum with its world-class American Indian art and nationally important American folk and fine art collection, and The Farmers’ Museum, an outdoor living history museum of 19th-century rural life. From 2000-2005, Elliott was the executive director of the First Freedom Center in Richmond, Va. In addition, he served the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for 28 years in various capacities including vice president of education, administration and planning.

Duty Roster 3/14 - 3/28/17 - click READ MORE
  Mar. 14 Mar. 21 Mar. 28
GREETERS Lyndon Moquist Bill Gaddis John Goergen
Jon Melander Rick Getschow Cathy Haukedahl
INSPIRATION Bill Yeager Bev Aho Brad Aho
CHECK-IN Carol Bomben Orv Sietsema Dick Ward
Bill Gaddis John Goergen Greg Olson
BULLETIN Roger Jorgensen Kelly Salwei Mark Weber
DOOR PRIZE Adam Sienkowski Jay Simpson Bob Solohub
VOCATIONAL Jay Simpson Irene Kelly Bill Gaddis
If you cannot be there, please find a sub and notify Becky Deelstra
Notes from March 7, 2017
We’re two months into the session after a quick start on January 3rd.
  • Tax conformity, state/fed match-up, addressed
  • $300 million to buy down premiums of individual plans under ACA that increased upwards of 60% or 30K
  • Sunday liquor sales passed!
  • $1.65 billion is the new forecast budget surplus
  • Tax relief bill, vetoed last year by Dayton, may be larger this year
  • Dayton proposal to tax wholesale gasoline likely to be controversial
  • SW light rail—effort to disband transit board could lead to more local control and collaboration
  • Real ID—House passed bill—2 track 1) meets fed requirements to access commercial flights and federal buildings and facilities, and 2) current ID that will not. Issues around bill relate to undocumented people obtaining ID and Feds asking for too much info.
  • Affordability of retiring in Minnesota being discussed: tax on SS benefits—bill to phase out taxes on SS is out there, seniors increasingly accessing aid such as SNAP
  • ACA repeal and impact on Minnesota—Minnesota expanded Medicaid funds under ACA and if Medicaid is block granted back to states MN stands to be on the losing end by a billion plus—
  • Grant to EPHS to support Strive like program-support for at risk students
  • “Stop Trafficking” 5K walk/run June 10th at 10:00. Looking for volunteers—Roger agreed to coordinate though he will be unable to attend and he kindly volunteered John Crudele as well.
  • Approved three new members in the past month!
  • Eden Prairie panel on racial bias in Minnesota will meet on March 20th
  • Above and Beyond dinner April 25th
  • Vino Classico will be held Saturday October 17th
Spotlight on Kevin Kraemer
Kevin grew up on a farm where his father passed on a passion for raising and training horses. Though he moved from his original family farm to another he was later able to purchase the original Kraemer family farm that dates back to 1894. A photo of a very young Kevin with a toy pistol and stick horse foreshadows his favorite sport “Mounted Shooting” which involves riding horse and powder blank target shooting in a timed competition. Kevin attended Wayne State, not the one in Detroit—the other one, as an undergrad and as a result choose UCLA for graduate school so that he might no longer need to answer future questions about where the school he attended is located. Today he is a financial planner with Edward Jones and he is taking new clients. Kevin loves to travel with his family. He has three daughters that are all active in EP sports. His wife is on the recovery side of cancer and Kevin thanks everyone for their support.
Happy Fines
  • Dennis Kim – Wife retiring and he graciously invited all to attend retirement party at the office.
  • Roger Jorgensen—Epiphany—enjoy the bacon, and buy the pants that fit the man he is today! Total new attitude and much more comfortable!
  • Beth Kreusch—first woman director of U of M marching band, Elizabeth (Betsy) Kerns McCann, and EPHS graduate will be speaking on March 22nd at an Eden Prairie Education Foundation event.
  • Irene Kelly—Happy that Lisa Wood is her guest today, happy about the trip to Guatemala, and happy to be back.
  • Jenifer Loon—Sunday liquor sales passed
  • Dick Ward - happy for the success Jenifer had passing Sunday liquor, but also recognized Jenifer Loon for her work and service with Strive and PROP
  • Carol Bomben—recognizing Jenifer Loon for passing the Sunday liquor sales, and also for her ability to listen and care about the needs in special education.
  • John Crudele—Visit of three Rotary clubs found it wonderful to see the great work of Rotarians involved in Strive.
Bill Gaddis - Prospective Member
Blake Chester - Jared Chester's Son
Lisa Wood - Prospective Member
Ale Pena Gonzalez - Exchange Student
Parker Hewitt 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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