Posted by Mike Kraines
    Video featuring Rotary International President Ian Riseley spoke to the new theme:  
    - An expression often stated about Rotary is “making a difference”
    - Each club makes a difference in its own way
    - We do more together than as individuals
    - We have a great spirit of teamwork that must be kept alive
    - Focus on building stronger and more active clubs
    President Jorgensen gave a quick overview of our goals for the year (too numerous and detailed to capture in notes) Each of the Board members explained the work of different committees they represent and highlighted where help was especially needed.
    All members were then asked to sign up for committees and projects where they’d like to make a difference this year! Roger promised a prize for everyone who turned theirs in today.
    He also invited all past club presidents (shown below) to come up and thanked them for their leadership and continued support.
    • Adam Sienkowski is a new father with the birth of Nolan Adam. Congratulations
    • Vino Classico will be held on October 7 th . Need volunteers to assist.
    • Eden Prairie Community Foundation Brewfest is Sept 9 th
    • EP Noon Rotary is planning a service project focused on planting trees
    • August 17 th Luncheon at Edina Noon to feature Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari ...Let Roger know by July 28 if you want to attend.
    • Greg Olson-Birthday
    • Laurie Pryor, Dennis Kim, Jon Melander—Anniversaries
    • Need more bulletin writers/note takers
    The Eden Prairie AM Rotary club welcomed its newest member David Esposito.  David is a manager at SPIRE Credit Union in Eden Prairie and was previously a Rotarian at the Shakopee club
    • Glenn Olson: Happy to be back in the USA after wife lost passport in eastern Europe. Also-new grandson!
    • Kevin Kraemer: Happy to back from 10 days European trip that took him to Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.
    • John Crudele: Great trip in the south with speakers and colleagues.
    • Gene Storm: While in England had the opportunity to witness the celebration and pageantry of the King of Spain visit (first time in 31 years) was greeted by the Queen of England.
    • Josh Swanson: He too enjoyed a great vacation and is happy to return. On his new role as Superintendent-- -congratulations!—Josh states he is happy to have a great leadership team to help with transition.
    • Jeanne Zetah: Happy that Roger is President, and to have purchased a home in Tucson where she will now be snow-birding.
    Interns: Phillip Kuhn and Alexa Oldenkamp