Notes from August 10th



On August 10th, Carolyn Wieland joined us for our Tuesday morning meeting back in the ballroom at Bearpath to inform us about the importance of recycling and composting to maintain a greener household. Carolyn completed a training course all about recycling and composting through a Hennepin County source; making her a recycling expert!

She started off her presentation by quizzing us on what can be recycled and what can not be. Many were shocked on the outcome of how many of the products shown that we thought could be recycled were really not recyclable! Seeing this opened everyones eyes because she proclaimed that recycling certain items that shouldn't be recycled can sometimes do more harm than good. Moving forward she explained that there are different types of recycling facilities; some with machinery doing the work, and some with people sorting the recycling. Carolyn then shared about how you are able to compost in your own backyard. She told us all about unique ways she and her family compost throughout the seasons. Carolyn shared about her families experience when participating in the Hennepin County Zero Waste Challenge in 2019 and how they decided to make substantial changes to their purchasing and waste diversion habits. Overall, she was very helpful in bettering our knowledge on the importance of recycling and provided us with great tips for living a greener and more sustainable lifestyle.

Carolyn left the Rotary members thinking of ways they can help the environment. At the end, there was plenty of sharing of ideas in order to help one another out with their newly found recycling journeys. 



  • No meeting September 7th because Bearpath is closed

Happy Fives:

  • A couple members shared about their grandchildren and how big they are getting. With ones youngest becoming a teen, and ones oldest graduating high school!


August 10th Meeting Preview



Join us tomorrow, August 10th, to hear Carolyn Wieland talk about the importance of recycling and composting in order todecrease your digital footprint. She will be sharing personal stories on how she and her family have decreased their digital footprint, and how they have promoted a sustainable lifestyle. We hope to see you there!


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DOOR PRIZEKurts StrelnieksHoliday BreakJosh Swanson
Notes From August 3rd



May be an image of 1 personJennifer Loon joined us on August 3rd to discuss our Eden Prairie Rotary Club and what we can do as members to invest ourselfs into the club. Jenifer is the new Rotary Club president for 2021 and was quite excited to talk about our goals and plans for the upcoming year. 
Jenifer started off the conversation by talking about goals and what she would like to see from our community. The first goal she presented during the meeting was about the mission, that mission being what is it that we are doing and why is it that we're here. The next goal Jenifer presented for the club was about fundraising and how as a club we should fundraise more. The goal for the Rotary Club is to have just 2 fundraisers throughout the year. The last goal Jenifer proposed during the conversation was just about engaging in the club, whether that be coming to more meetings, helping out in the community, or giving back to the club, participating as a member is key to the clubs success. 
Later in the meeting members stepped in to share what they would like help with or things they would like to do in this upcoming year. Ideas such as becoming more environment friendly, possibly joining up with the city of Eden Prairie and putting together an Ep eco expo. Another idea shared from members was a teen fest. Holly shared that she loves the presence of teens and what better way to get them ingaged in the community then putting together a teen event. If you would like to help or have any future ideas dont be afriad to reach out. 


  • For the August 10th meeting, we will be back in the ballroom at Bearpath! Contact Carol with any dietary needs for breakfast.

  • On September 7th, there will be no meeting as Bearpath is closed.

Happy Fives

  • Dan was happy to be celebrating his 48th wedding anniversary last week with his wife Mary. 
  • Frank was happy to gain a new granddaughter from his oldest son Ryan. 
  • Ep football is starting back up and many Rotary members are excited and happy for a new season. 


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