July 23, 2019 Meeting Preview

Speaker: Eden Prairie AM Rotary President, John Crudele

Title: Club Assembly

John Crudele will bring up club leaders to discuss all the various Rotary programs, opportunities, and areas. John will inform Rotary members on how they can support these various Rotary activities, either in a leading or supporting role.


Duty Roster 7/16/19-7/30/19
 July. 16July. 23July. 30
GREETERSJane McGintyLyndon Moquist PG Narayanan
 Aaron CasperMatt CraneSteve Cwodzinski 
INSPIRATIONCarol BombenAaron CasperMatt Crane
CHECK-INDick WardCarol BombenCraig Blixrud
 Bev AhoBrad AhoDave Anderson
BULLETINMark WeberJenifer LoonKelly Salwei
DOOR PRIZEIrene KellyDennis KimKevin Kraemer
VOCATIONALBrad AhoJan EianRick Getschow
If you cannot be there, please find a sub and notify Prafulla Vegunta
Notes from July 9, 2019

John Hinderaker: Center for the American Experiment - The State of Minnesota's Economy 2018

John Hinderaker is a former litigator with Faegre & Benson where he tried 100 jury cases and appeared in court in 19 states. In 2015 he became the President of Center for the American Experiment a 501 (c ) (3) educational organization whose mission is “to build a culture of prosperity for Minnesota and the nation”. Their Daily pursuit is a free and thriving Minnesota whose cultural and intellectual center of gravity is grounded in free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, and other time-tested American virtues.
Mr. Hinderaker walked us through The State of Minnesota’s Economy:2018 a publication authored by John Phelan with assistance from Andrew Scattergood. Mr. Phelan is an economist with the Center for the American Experiment. The report paints a picture of unimpressive economic growth for Minnesota. While our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in 2017 was above average, our per capita GDP per worker was below the national average despite our high labor participation rate (2 nd highest in US). Mankato and Rochester metropolitan statistical areas (MSA’s) grew faster than national average from 2001 and 2017 while St Cloud, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Duluth were below the national average.
In terms of taxes, MN has 4 th highest individual tax rate in US and our lowest rate is higher than the top rate in 23 states. Our corporate tax rate is 3 rd highest in US. From 2011 to 2016, Minnesota has been a net loser of residents to other states. Mr. Hinderaker stated that, “we need to ask ourselves how we can move the needle to more positive results”.
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Check the events calendar for upcoming social and service events.

Spotlight on Adam Sienkowski

Adam was born and raised in Bristol WI where his family runs a dog boarding and kennel business. He is very close to his three siblings. Adam earned a BS in Economics from the University of MN and graduated from the U of M law school. Upon graduation he went to work for James Gilbert Law Office in Eden Prairie where he lives with his wife and son. They are expecting a second son. Adam likes golf and fishing.

Happy Fives

Several members were happy this week. Suzanne Kutina reported that their house sold so they were moving to the lake and wishes everyone the best. Mark Weber’s son was married in Red Wing. Dennis Kim happy for support for RYE and New Generation and leadership of Jane McGinty. Jay Simpson’s daughter visiting from Virginia. Pei Ling and family vacationed in the Black Hills and Jim Bissonet happy to be back and see old friends.


Jim Bissonette - Rotarian
Patrick Donahue - Prospective Member
Russ Hendrickson - Prospective Member
Bill Kutina
Suzanne Kutina
Yumi - New Generations Student
Kevin Gao, Nicki Kunz, Kayla Keddie, Mrnalni Iyer - Student Interns
Sep 03, 2019
Leadership/ Authentic Communication--- breakfast meeting offsite at Boulay Group in EP
Sep 10, 2019
Club Assembly
Sep 17, 2019
MnFire Initiative
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Upcoming Events
Swallowship with Dr. Willy & Sophia Menendez
Tavern 4& 5
Sep 26, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Bulletin Editor
Adam Sienkowski
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile

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

Website:     Email:     Mail: P.O. Box 44603, Eden Prairie, MN 55344