Posted by Kelly Salwei

Jessica B. Johnson, Managing Partner at Punch & Associates - A Road Map for Family Communication

As an Attorney and Planner Jessica Johnson works with her clients in preparing for the future. She suggested that the holidays can be a good time to gather family members together to review plans for the issues that will be faced by all of us in retirement including health directives and estate matters. Family meetings serve as communication of the directives and provides a family roadmap while enhancing relationships and building trust through conversation about “unapproachable topics”. Families need to select a venue that facilitates discussion and relevant documents should be prepared to help guide parties through the plan. The meeting should start with the family values and reason for the meeting. Ms Johnson suggests introducing advisors (accountant, attorney and financial planner) to educate the parties. Roles should be identified and a schedule for ongoing communication should be discussed as plans change making communication very important.



  • EPAM Rotary sponsoring three EPHS students at Camp Enterprise this weekend. John Crudele will provide keynote address and Jacob Stonesifer will judge and Patrick Donohue will be a potential investor.
  • 11/14 – Rotarians will gather at Tavern 4 and 5 before heading over to EPHS for presentation of Guys and Dolls including Clementine.
  • 11/20 and 11/21 will provide three opportunities for Rotarians to hear from Jennifer Jones who joined Rotary at age 27 and has spoken to audiences all over the world. You can register at

Spotlight on Adam Seidel

Adam was born in Edina but moved to EP at five years old. He was involved in sports and theater growing up. He earned an Economics degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. He has considerable experience in sports broadcasting and continues with some football announcing to this day. Adam spent five years working with the Minnesota House of Representatives. He is currently Executive Director of Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum and serves as an EP School Board member.

Happy Fines

Steve Cwodzinski happy for election day! Carol Bomben proud of new granddaughter. Elaine Larabee thankful for school board candidates and great initial strive meeting last week. Aaron Casper thanks to all those voting today and for experience of running for school board. DD received US Army Orders. Jacob Stonesifer excited about Camp Enterprise. 
Todd Bollig - Eden Prairie Noon Club
Sharon Borine
Debjyoti Dwivedy - Prospective Member
Russ Hendrickson - Prospective Member
Jack Kuehn - Burnsville Club
Mrinalni Iyer and Nicki Kunz - Student Interns