April 20th Meeting Preview

Caitlin Rogers, Chief Storyteller

Caitlin Rogers is the Chief Storyteller at Next Day Animations. The mission of Next Day Animations is to help organizations and brands communicate ideas efficiently in a way that is engaging and fun. On April 20th, Caitlin Rogers will be speaking to the Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club.

April 15th Meeting Preview
Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club will join the Eden Prairie Noon Rotary Club to get the latest COVID-19 updates from a renowned epidemiologist, Dr. Michael Osterholm. Tom Thorfinnson, Chief Strategy Officer at Rotary International, will discuss RI COVID-19 global initiatives. Mark Weber, Executive Director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, will provide updates on local COVID-19 relief efforts.

Dr. Osterholm is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota.

In November 2020, Dr. Osterholm was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden's 13-member Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. From June 2018 through May 2019, he served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the US Department of State. He is also on the Board of Regents at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

He is the author of the New York Times best-selling 2017 book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, in which he not only details the most pressing infectious disease threats of our day but lays out a nine-point strategy on how to address them, with preventing a global flu pandemic at the top of the list.

If you have already registered you will receive information to access the Zoom session prior to the event. If you have not registered yet, you can register as a guest at

The zoom link is below.

Passcode: Epnoon
Or One tap mobile :
    US: +13017158592,,87052272588#,,,,*356121#  or +13126266799,,87052272588#,,,,*356121#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 870 5227 2588
Passcode: 356121
    International numbers available:


Notes from April 6th, 2021

Club Assembly

The April 6th meeting was a club assembly. Members were able to hear from club leadership about the current state of the club and other exciting events. To start the meeting, Rotarians were put into breakout rooms for 15 minutes to socialize and build community with other club members. 
Holly Link - Membership
Holly gave an update on club membership. Currently, the EP AM Rotary Club has 67 active members and 8 honorary active members. We have lost 2 members due to various situations since the last club assembly. Holly reminded everyone to keep actively recruiting new members, especially younger members. 
Jenifer Loon - President Elect
Jenifer began by asking members about any new ideas they had for the club, as she plans for her year. She asked for input on the idea of having one person leading each meeting. That member would work on finding a speaker as well as leading the meeting. There was a lively discussion and most members were in support. The idea of moving club meetings to CMS (in their new community room) and/or Sheeles was also brought up, and most members were very supportive.
Roger Jorgenson - Foundation
Roger gave an update on both the Rotary Internation Foundation as well as the EP AM Foundation. He reminded members to contact him with any questions. 
Irene Kelly - Club Administration
Irene gave various updates about different things going on.
She invited John to give an update on grants. Currently, the club has given out 3 grants to local organizations and they are looking for organizations to apply for this year's grants. 
Irene and Frank gave the club a review on the successful sisters of swing fundraiser, raising $3,200. 


  • Praf reminded the club that there is no meeting on Tuesday next week. There is a joint meeting with the EP Noon Rotary with Dr. Micheal Osterholm. All EP AM members must register as a guest via Feel free to invite others!

  • Irene Kelly gave an announcement about the Peace Fellows. She encouraged club members who are interested to look into the program. Eligible candidates can get a master's degree and most work in peace and conflict resolution. You can find more information online, or talk to Irene. 

  • On April 27th from 7-7:45 are the above and beyond awards for EPHS students. All Rotarians are encouraged to attend, they will be virtual this year. 

Happy Fives

  • Roger Jorgenson was happy to hear from past exchange student emmet on Easter and he's will be meeting up with him later to talk more!
Duty Roster 06/22/21 - 07/06/21
 June 22ndJune 29thJuly 6th
GREETERBlake CadwalladerSharon BorineCarol Bomben
INSPIRATIONTim ConnersMatt CraneAaron Casper
VOCATIONALSophia RizzoLaurie PryorKelly Salwei
Please support these 2020-2021 Rotary Sponsors
Their generous support helps sponsor all that our club does in our community and around the world! This includes the Above and Beyond Awards Dinner, the Golden Eagle Awards, the Ethics Lunch and STRIVE scholarships and much more. Interested in becoming a Rotary Sponsor? Click here
Gold Sponsors ($1500 - 2499)
Silver Sponsors:  ($1000 - 1499)
Bronze Sponsors: ($500 - 999)