Events

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NO LUNCH MEETING

NO LUNCH MEETING Hwy. 55 clean-up, 5 p.m. at Winnetka & Hwy 55; dinner at 6:15 p.m. at Culver’s

Oct 03, 2017
 
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“Making Sense of Healthcare Policy”

Meeting location: Frankie's Chicago Style Bar & Restaurant - 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope Minnesota 55427

Dr. Timothy Magee (ret.) graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis in 1961. He has 52 years of experience in the areas of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Magee was affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He'll provide a non-partisan, educational presentation on healthcare policy. Want to make sense of healthcare policy? Join us at Rotary!

Oct 10, 2017
 
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Business of the Year Award presented to the Animal Humane Society

Meeting location: Frankie's Chicago Style Bar & Restaurant - 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope Minnesota 55427

October is Rotary International Vocational month. The Golden Valley Rotary Club celebrates by naming a local Business of the Year to honor. The 2017 selection is the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley.

ANNUAL BUSINESS ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Armstrong, Torseth, Skold and Rydeen (ATS&R) 2006
Courage Center 2007
General Mills 2008
Golden Valley Golf and Country Club 2009
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery 2010
Golden Valley American Legion, Post 523 2012
Winkley Orthotics and Prosthetics 2013
PRISM 2014
My Music Store 2015
Culver’s of Golden Valley 2016

Oct 17, 2017
 
Oct 19, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
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"A Better Tomorrow"

Meeting location: Frankie's Chicago Style Bar & Restaurant - 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope Minnesota 55427

Michelle Ness is the Executive Director of PRISM, a nonprofit social service agency located in Golden Valley, MN. The mission of PRISM is to provide social services and connections that empower people in our community to build healthy, stable lives. Michelle received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1997. She has held leadership roles in the past two decades with Tubman and Neighborhood House, and volunteered on the board of directors with CEAP and Tech Dump, in addition to being a consultant with the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, and in her own practice. As a licensed independent social worker, Michelle has led lead PRISM to greater community impact with a profitable social enterprise, Shop for Change. Michelle enjoys being a part of, and leading efforts with local nonprofits, individuals, and businesses to collaborate and find mutually beneficial partnerships. PRISM has worked alongside Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Minneapolis to create an impactful new space for social services. Remaining in Golden Valley, PRISM will be in a newly renovated building and growing the partnership with JFCS. This new location and uniquely exceptional partnership will increase access to more services for local community members in need.

PRISM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1970 by community members responding to the basic needs of individuals and families who were struggling to make ends meet. What started as a small community effort has since transformed into a strong organization that has a significant impact and an enduring commitment to its mission. PRISM meets the basic needs of food, clothing, and housing for 5,000+ low-income children, adults, and seniors each year. They primarily serve residents of Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, New Hope, Crystal, and Plymouth.

Oct 24, 2017
 
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Oct 26, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
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University of Minnesota Reserve Officer Training Corps

Meeting location: Frankie's Chicago Style Bar & Restaurant - 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope Minnesota 55427

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps enables students to enroll in elective leadership and military courses at colleges and universities in addition to their required courses.

LTC Collin K. Keenan enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1990 and served as a mechanic prior to commissioning as a 2nd LT in the Chemical Corps in 2000. LTC Keenan received a B.S. in Political Science in 2000, M.S. in Environmental Management in 2005 and a MPM in Public Policy Management in 2009. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and is recipient of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. LTC Keenan resides in Minneapolis, MN and is the proud father of three boys and one daughter.

The UMN-TC Gopher Battalion Staff is comprised of a highly dedicated team of current and former US Army Officers and NCOs, both past and present, and could not run as effectively as it does without the strong dedication from its top-notch administrative and support staff members.

Oct 31, 2017
 
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Nov 06, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
 

Meeting location at Animal Humane Society
845 Meadow Lane N.   
Golden Valley, MN 55422
763-489-2201
 

Nov 07, 2017
 
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2017-2018 District Goals

Meeting location: Frankie's Chicago Style Bar & Restaurant - 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope Minnesota 55427

Bob Halagan has been a member of the Buffalo Rotary Club since 2000 and served as its President in 2009-2010. He has also served as District 5950 Legal Counsel from 2011-2014, Area 13 Assistant Governor from 2010–2013, and District Fundraising Chair from 2013-2016. 

Bob’s Rotary journey has taken him, among other places, on numerous service trips to Guatemala where his club, in conjunction with other Rotary clubs, has authored or participated over $400,000 in Rotary grants including grants promoting economic development, nutrition, and maternal health for indigenous women. 

In his non-Rotary life, Bob is an attorney who began practice with the largest law firm in Minnesota and is now the owner of the smallest law firm (one person). Bob’s legal practice focuses on small businesses and he believes the proper role of an attorney is to help owners make their best business decisions in an ethical, practical, and profitable manner. Bob also serves as a mediator and arbitrator and has participated in hundreds of mediation sessions where the parties have successfully resolved their legal disputes.

Nov 14, 2017
 
Nov 16, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 

Thanksgiving Week: No Meeting

Thanksgiving Week: No Meeting

Nov 21, 2017
 
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New Developments in Plastics Recycling

Meeting location: Frankie's Chicago Style Bar & Restaurant - 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope Minnesota 55427

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance, and enforces environmental regulations. The agency finds and cleans up spills or leaks that can affect our health and environment. Staff develop statewide policy, and support environmental education.

In 1967, a growing awareness of the environment's fragile nature led the Minnesota Legislature to create a new state agency, one with a unique challenge and a demanding responsibility: to protect the air, waters, and land of our great state. The Minnesota Legislature gave authority to the MPCA to begin controlling pollution problems in the state three years before the first Earth Day and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

As the Recycling Market Development Coordinator with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Wayne consults with companies in the areas of finance, new product development, business plan development, sales, and marketing. Wayne has done extensive work in economic analysis linking the environment and economy. Wayne has thirty+ years experience in financial analysis, banking, new business start-ups, sales, marketing, new product development, customer service, consulting, business development, EPR, and management. He has worked in the private and public sector. Wayne earned his B.S. in Business Administration at St. John’s University-Collegeville, MN. He also has attended the Minnesota Bankers Commercial Lending School and Robert Morris Associates Commercial Lending School.

Nov 28, 2017
 
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Sleep Well, Live Well: An Introduction to Sleep and Performance

Dr. Michael Howell is a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders. As the Sleep Performance Co-founder, Dr. Howell is an expert on the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in human performance and an internationally recognized researcher and educator. Dr. Howell currently is program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota, and Medical Director of the Fairview Sleep Center in Edina, Minnesota. His clinical interests include sleepwalking and related disorders such as REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Sleep Related Eating Disorder, sleep seizures, and other violent sleep behaviors.

A prolific researcher, author, and speaker, Dr. Howell has authored or co-authored 35 publications relating to sleep and brain function; given 68 presentations at international, national, and regional meetings; and conducted 61 media (television, radio, and online) spots. He has held elected and appointed offices in the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Howell has received several local and national honors including: Best of 2012 Sleep Doctors by Sleep Review Magazine, 2014 Best Doctors in Sleep Disorders by Minnesota Monthly, and Top Doctors-Rising Stars by Mpls-St. Paul Magazine.

Dec 05, 2017
 
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Engineers Without Borders

The mission of Engineers Without Borders University of Minnesota Chapter (EWB-UMN) is to partner with disadvantaged communities around the world and to improve their quality of life through implementation of engineered projects that prove environmentally and economically sustainable. Our goals are achieved through cooperation with each other, fellow institutions, and mentors on the basis of commitment, persistence, and concern for the recipients of our efforts. We strive to uphold and advance our principles for international responsibility and look forward to applying the experience in our future engineering careers.

A few hours of time and expertise go a long way to help projects succeed all around the globe.

Dec 12, 2017
 
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Rochester STEM Academy Somali Poets

The mission of Rochester STEM Academy (RSA) is to provide a highly supportive learning environment for minority, immigrant, and other students currently underserved in traditional area high schools and greatly underrepresented in Rochester’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) industries through a challenging program that emphasizes creativity, accountability, ongoing assessments, college-preparation, and high academic achievement.

Located in a city known for its medical and technology industries, RSA is among the very first STEM high schools in Minnesota. RSA creates multiple community partnerships to expose its students to STEM through internships, apprenticeships, mentorship, field trips, specialized programming, enrichment, and by continually bringing specialists working in STEM fields into its classrooms. This will ensure that minority children, including East African, Hmong, and Hispanic immigrants, will acquire the skills, knowledge-base, educational preparation, and motivation required to succeed in an increasingly technological world. At the same time, RSA’s goal of continually immersing its students within a college-focused culture will support their embarking in post-secondary studies. In these ways, RSA’s programming will replicate the outstanding success of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and other STEM-focused secondary schools that have already garnered national attention.

Dec 19, 2017
 
Dec 21, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 

NO LUNCH MEETING

Dec 26, 2017
 
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Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRC) provides quality medical care and rehabilitation for all injured, sick, and orphaned wild animals, and shares its knowledge with the people who care about them.

WRC was founded at the University of Minnesota in 1979 as a student club of the Veterinary College. From those humble beginnings of just a few dozen animals a year, the WRC has grown into one of the nation's busiest wildlife hospitals, admitting more than 14,000 patients annually.

A year-round staff of just 14 people, nine of which are medical professionals, keeps WRC's budget focused on providing care to its patients. During the summer, WRC adds five to six seasonal staff to run its three nurseries (Avian, Mammal, and Waterfowl.)

Jan 02, 2018
 
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Inspirational speaker on Overcoming Adversity

Duke Pieper was an elite hockey player at a young age. As a freshman at Hill-Murray High School, he made the varsity of the then-defending state champion Pioneers. Before his first game, he suffered from a brain lesion that altered his life. Given a 5 percent chance to live, Pieper overcame multiple surgeries, paralysis, and nerve damage. In place of his dreams of hockey stardom, Pieper found illness, surgery, infection, paralysis, months of hospitalization, and lingering disability. And yet, by his own admission, Pieper has emerged a better, bigger person.

Jan 09, 2018
 
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Girls United MN and The Link - Sexual Exploitation in MN

With the Super Bowl in Minnesota just a few weeks away, there has been heightened attention on sexual exploitation/human trafficking. Campaigns to battle sex trafficking have launched, partly in hopes of leveraging the extra attention that will accompany an estimated 1 million visitors to the state for Super Bowl 52. One campaign, called “I Am Priceless,” is from Minneapolis-based The Link, which provides services and housing for sexually exploited youths. Billboards, bus shelters, radio ads, and a downtown Minneapolis mural will target 10- to 14-year-old girls and boys with the message: “My body is not for sale.” Girls United MN, started at Hopkins High School, has joined in the effort to educate about and prevent sexual exploitation.

Jan 16, 2018
 
Jan 18, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
 
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A new era at Perpich Center for Arts Education

Curt Tryggestad, former superintendent of Eden Prairie Schools, took over in August as executive director of the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Tryggestad ran the Eden Prairie system from 2012-2017. Before that, he was superintendent of Little Falls Community Schools in central Minnesota and Esko Public Schools in northeastern Minnesota. He began his career as an instrumental music teacher. The Minnesota Association of School Administrators named him the 2017 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year.

The Perpich Center, which runs arts outreach programs as well as an arts high school in Golden Valley, narrowly survived a legislative inquiry in 2017. The center had been in turmoil since before former director Sue Mackert retired in January. Shortly after Mackert's retirement, the state legislative auditor released a critical report on the center, noting diminished outreach to school districts and low enrollment and test scores at the center's Golden Valley high school.

With a new executive director, Perpich leaders hope the agency will be rejuvenated. “The board members have been working nonstop, and the Legislature and the governor’s office are supporting our work,” Perpich Board Chairman Benjamin Vander Kooi said in a statement. “Next is working with the new [executive director] to create a strategic plan that will carry us forward to even greater success.”

Jan 30, 2018
 
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Sleep Well, Live Well: An Introduction to Sleep and Performance

Dr. Michael Howell is a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders. As the Sleep Performance Co-founder, Dr. Howell is an expert on the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in human performance and an internationally recognized researcher and educator. Dr. Howell currently is program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota, and Medical Director of the Fairview Sleep Center in Edina, Minnesota. His clinical interests include sleepwalking and related disorders such as REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Sleep Related Eating Disorder, sleep seizures, and other violent sleep behaviors.

A prolific researcher, author, and speaker, Dr. Howell has authored or co-authored 35 publications relating to sleep and brain function; given 68 presentations at international, national, and regional meetings; and conducted 61 media (television, radio, and online) spots. He has held elected and appointed offices in the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Howell has received several local and national honors including: Best of 2012 Sleep Doctors by Sleep Review Magazine, 2014 Best Doctors in Sleep Disorders by Minnesota Monthly, and Top Doctors-Rising Stars by Mpls-St. Paul Magazine.

Feb 06, 2018
 

Counseling services to veterans in northwestern suburbs

Feb 13, 2018
 
Feb 15, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
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Rotary District 5950 Membership

Lloyd Campbell is a member of the Glenwood Rotary Club and a Past President. He currently serves as the District 5950 Membership Chair-Elect. District Governor Bob Halagan's goal is 50.3% female membership in District 5950. Lloyd will discuss membership strategies for attracting new faces to Rotary.

Feb 20, 2018
 
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Money in College Sports

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Thomforde​ served as President and Trustee of Moravian College from 2006-2013. He brought to Moravian an impressive record of seasoned and successful leadership in higher education, at colleges and universities. From 2001-2006, he served as President of St. Olaf College. He also directed the development and implementation of an ambitious five-year strategic plan, as well as that institution’s first comprehensive marketing plan. Dr. Thomforde served as President of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, from 1996 to 2000, where he led efforts to reshape academic programs, revise the college's constitution and by-laws, develop a comprehensive master facilities plan, establish policies for successful endowment management, and restore fiscal responsibility. From 1974 to 1978, he was an assistant chaplain and instructor in philosophy and religion at Colgate University. From 1978 to 1986, he served as pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dansville, New York, where he provided pastoral care and leadership for his congregation, held leadership roles in regional and synod church affairs, and was very active in community organizations. He also did extensive pastoral work at nearby Attica prison. From 1986 to 1996, he served as chaplain at Susquehanna University and taught in the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Following intensive course work in Mandarin Chinese at Middlebury College, he taught Western languages and medieval European history at Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, until 1971. A member of Princeton's basketball team, Thomforde was named AP/UPI Honorable Mention All-American in 1969. He received the Franklin Bunn Award for contributions to Princeton University in 1969. During his tenure as Bethany president, he completed requirements for a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary; he was awarded that degree in 2000. Susquehanna University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 2001. He subsequently enrolled at Yale University Divinity School, where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1974, with concentrations in biblical studies, church history, and philosophy. Dr. Thomforde earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in medieval and Russian history from Princeton University in 1969.

Feb 27, 2018
 
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“Days for Girls” Sewing Hygiene Kits for Females

Days for Girls volunteers and enterprises have reached more than ONE MILLION women and girls around the world who now have more days of opportunity, dignity, and health thanks to Days for Girls menstrual health solutions and education— making sure that every single day of her life counts. When we mobilize girls and women through health and education opportunities, their communities and our world grow stronger. Pads are a simple thing that helps girls go to school and women go to work. Judy Johnson of the Maple Grove Rotary will be speaking about the project which provides a washable/reusable product for use during menstrual cycles, enabling girls and women to attend school/work during menstruation when they otherwise could not.

Mar 06, 2018
 
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Youth Determined to Succeed

Melvin Anderson, the founder and president of Youth Determined to Succeed (YDS), is a respected leader in youth development and wellness fields. He has led YDS since it's conception in 1999. The former Gopher and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver is dedicated to building a vehicle to help youth and families live vibrant lives. Melvin's unrelenting passion to help youth enhance their lives is rooted in his own experience and credits his life success to the college scholarship he received. Youth Determined to Succeed is about fighting childhood obesity and creating a healthy lifestyle early.

Mar 13, 2018
 
Mar 15, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
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Environmental Sustainability, Tree Planting projects, and Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub

Steve Solbrack is a 26-year Rotarian in the St. Louis Park Noon Club. He is currently District 5950's Membership Chairman. Steve has held many Club-level and District-level positions over the years. Throughout his Rotary service, Steve has been committed to environmental projects worldwide. He'll provide an update on Environmental Sustainability projects, Tree Planting projects, and Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub.

Mar 20, 2018
 
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Twin Cities Rotaract

Philip joined Twin Cities Rotaract in 2014 and served as president of the club in 2015-16. He currently works at Voya Financial as a Business Analyst where he translates business ideas into working business applications. Philip did his undergraduate degree at University of Minnesota and graduate degree at Concordia University in St. Paul. In the summer of 2015, Philip spent 3 weeks in Brazil first attending the Rotary International convention in Sao Paulo and  then taking part in a Rotary Friendship Exchange with District 4740. In his leisure, he likes going to the gym, biking, and watching sports. Philip is an avid traveler and has visited over 30 countries on 5 continents. He is married to Anika who is also a Rotaractor. Philip is proud to originate from Liberia and has lived in the Twin Cities since 1999.

Mar 27, 2018
 
Mar 29, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
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Joke Day

Tuesday is Joke Day! Bring your (Rotary appropriate) jokes for some good laughs in celebration of April Fool's Day. Can't find a joke? Never fear; Peggy Leppik has pre-approved jokes for sale!

Apr 03, 2018
 
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