January 12th, 2021 Meeting Preview

Tom Geutzke 

7 Happy Habits for 2021

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Tom Geutzke has successfully grown businesses in the U.S. and has traveled to 60+ countries around the world studying psychological similarities and differences of happiness. Tom earned his Masters and continued in advanced studies in Positive Psychology at Penn University and Yale. Tom later created and founded LiveHappy! Tom's passion is sharing the techniques and tools that help individuals and organizations to increase happiness and to thrive. His insightful experience has been built working with companies such as KitchenAid, PŪR Water Filters, Whirlpool Home Appliances, the U.S. Olympic Team, Williams-Sonoma, and Disney.
Zoom Link below.  
Duty Roster 05/4/21 - 05/18/21
 May 4thMay 11thMay 18th
GREETERJan EianDebjyoti DwivedyPatrick Donohue
INSPIRATIONChristina BemboomGary BergrenCraig Blixrud
VOCATIONALPG NarayananAmy NyrenNathan Nyren
The Rotary Club of Network for Empowering Women 
A new club - The Rotary Club of Network for Empowering Women - has formed in our district.  There will be a virtual charter event for the club on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 10:00 AM CDT.  Club members are encouraged to join for the event.  REGISTER HERE.  
Rotary Rocks the Prairie Press Release
Contact: Mark Weber
Eden Prairie (AM) Rotary Club
Phone (612) 987-4118
Eden Prairie A.M. Rotary Club
Press Release
Tickets on sale for Jan. 28 Sisters of Swing concert
The Eden Prairie A.M. Rotary Club and Sisters of Swing are excited to present the music of the Andrews Sisters and the swing era in a high-energy livestreamed concert on Jan. 28, 2021.
A bit like today, the 1930s and ’40s were hard times for many folks. The Andrews Sisters, with their upbeat and airtight harmonies, brought joy and inspiration to an entire generation of Americans. Today, Lisa Richter, Aimee Lee, and Kathy Mueller bring that music back to life with all of the same energy.
This 6:30 p.m. show will be live-streamed from the Performing Arts Center at Eden Prairie High School. Your family can enjoy it at home by purchasing a general-admission ticket for $25 or a VIP-admission ticket for $100. A VIP ticket also includes a gift box with goodies that will add to your concert-viewing pleasure.
Concert proceeds will benefit the programs of Eden Prairie A.M. Rotary, including its longstanding tradition of helping residents in need by issuing grants to local nonprofits.
Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite – search for “Rotary Rocks the Prairie” on Eventbrite or go directly to – and you’ll be sent a link shortly before the concert. (No paper tickets are being issued.)

Business sponsors of this event include Jamison Optical, Lone Birch Realty, and Metropolitan Ford Eden Prairie. For more information about the concert, contact Rotarian Frank Sherwood at or (612) 978-4165.
A.M. Rotary is an Eden Prairie civic organization that follows the motto “Service Above Self.” It meets at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Details about the club are at
Notes From January 5th, 2021

Earl Ross

Culture Brokers LLC

Earl Ross spoke to the club about how he and his company works to ensure diversity and inclusion in business and the community. Ross is an active member of the community, working at Culture Brokers, and teaching music lessons. He shared stories of how he was able to help kids through the bonds he created as a music teacher. Culture Brokers LLC  offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you deliver diversity, inclusion, and equity results in even the most complex situations. 
Earl Ross spoke about how Culture is a social system that affects our thoughts and actions. He challenged everyone to ask themselves how satisfied they were with their organization's diversity, inclusion, and racial equity. His company uses lots of assessments that allow for companies to gauge their culture and diversity. Earl focused on the Diamon Inclusion Assessment and how results from that assessment can improve a business outlook. 
Earl concluded his presentation by thanking the club for the opportunity to speak and was open to questions. Earl shared his contact information, as his time was cut short if anyone had more questions. 


  • Tom Poul reminds the club about the Sister of Swing event on January 28th. Tom shared that Fat Pants Brewing was donating 10% of processed on January 28th to the event as well as offering free delivery. He asked that people order at least a day in advance for delivery. Tickets for Rotary Rocks the Prairie are available online!
  • Jane McGinty thanked the club for all the donations for the holiday party! 26 Rotarians donated for a total of $10,730 pledged.
  • Adam Sienkowski asked the club to share the Rotary Facebook Posts. Anytime you see the EP AM Rotary Post on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter please repost and share with your followers. 
  • The vocational was pushed back a week to allow time for the speaker.