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Adam Sienkowski
Mar 21, 2017
Update on the Eden Prairie Community Foundation
Mar 28, 2017
What's happening in health care - a local perspective
Apr 04, 2017
2017 Update on our Eden Prairie Schools
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Upcoming Events
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
District Assembly (Times TBD)
Crown College
Apr 08, 2017
Swallowship "Happy Hour"
Apr 12, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
2-21-17 Meeting Preview
This week our club will be meeting at Feed My Starving Children to pack meals.  Please arrive at 7:15am.
Duty Roster - 2/21 - 3/7/2017 - click READ MORE
  Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 7
GREETERS Elaine Larabee Jenifer Loon Jon Melander
John Crudele Jan Eian George Esbensen
INSPIRATION Dick Ward Prafulla Vegunta Dick Ward
CHECK-IN Carol Bomben Orv Sietsema Craig Blixrud
Matt Crane John Crudele Andy Currie
BULLETIN Mark Weber Mark Weber Mike Kraines
DOOR PRIZE FMSC Yvonne Selcer Frank Sherwood
VOCATIONAL Kelly Salwei Kevin Kraemer
If you cannot be there, please find a sub and notify Becky Deelstra
Notes from February 14, 2017
After working in Alaska and Hawaii Ethan settled in Minnesota working for TreeHouse ( Fred Peterson founded TreeHouse in 1979, leaving a teaching position in Robbinsdale to reach out and help at-risk children. The vision and mission of TreeHouse is “to reach every at-risk teen so they are loved, feel hope and realize life transformation. To accomplish this vision we seek to fulfill our mission to bring living hope to hurting youth and families leading to life transformation.”

The four primary goals are-

1. Reduce at-risk behavior.
2. Build healthy relationships with God, self and others.
3. Graduate from high school.
4. Pursue post-secondary education of some kind.
A significant number of the youth who come to TreeHouse shared one or more common characteristics. They may have had thoughts of suicide, resorted to cutting themselves, came from single parent homes. Ethan shared an impactful video with the kids sharing what TreeHouse means to them and the positive impact it has made on their lives.
There are 9 core locations in the Twin Cities and in the past couple of years they have expanded to partner with churches and other non-profits to help them provide similar programs within their organizations. The organization is funded primarily through donations and puts on a golf event (Golf for Hope) each summer to raise funds.
  • 2/21 – Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen (don’t come to Bearpath).
  • 2/21 – PROP Empty Bowls 11 to 1:30 and 4-7 at St Andrews.
  • Ale thanked the members for assisting in raising money for her trip.
Spotlight on Bruce Hutchins
Bruce celebrated his 50th year as a Rotarian at five different clubs and he was the President at two clubs. He was born and raised in Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota. As a senior in HS he attended a Rotary sponsored youth conference. DG Mark Hegstrom presented Bruce with a pin and a framed letter from RI President John Germ congratulating him for his 50 years.
From 1952 to 2006 Bruce worked for four different employers. Bruce has served and continues serving on several non-profit board of directors. Bruce and his wife have four children and seven grandchildren.
Happy Fines
  • Irene Kelly is thankful for the contributions for her mission trip and for Bailey coordinating an effort through DECA at EPHS.
  • Roger Jorgensen shared his experience at a steak dinner purchased at Vino Classico last year and the new people he and his wife had the opportunity to meet.
  • Dan O’Brien enjoyed the weekend with two grandsons.
  • Jeanne Zetah is heading off to California for the weekend for a wine festival and sightseeing.
  • Mark Hegstrom said it was great to be back in EP and encouraged us to attend District Conference in Edina (Westin)
  • Bruce Hutchins enjoyed swallowship at Axel’s in Chanhassen and catching up with Janet (Biaggi’s).
John Georgen - Prospective Member
Mark Hegstrom - District 5950 Governor
Jack Kuehn - Burnsville Club Member
Cathy Mason - Guest of Carter Mason
Greg Olson - 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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