MURC Newsletter
June 9, 2021
Jun 16, 2021 12:00 PM
A Guide to Rotary Giving
Jun 23, 2021 12:00 PM
The ecology, evolution and conservation of wild, native bees
Jun 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Lions Gift of Sight: The Past, Present and Future of Eye Banking
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Schedule for   
"A Member Moment With..."
...Ellen Kennedy on June 16
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Weekly Member Assignments Date:  Greeter, Note-taker, Editor
June 16: Sandy, Jean, Jean
June 23: John, Lori, Lori
June 30: Erin, CarolS,CarolS
July 14: Mark, Jean, Jean
July 21: Erik, Lori, Lori
July 29: MURC party
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Russell Hampton
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* The MURC end-of-the-Rotary year party will be held on Wed., July 28, 4:00 pm, at the Tony Schmidt Regional Park pavilion, 3500 Lake Johanna Blvd in Arden Hills.  Spouses, significant others are most welcome.  More information to come.
*There will be no club meeting on July 7th in observation of the July 4 holiday.
*There will be a meeting of the MURC board next Wednesday, 10:30 am, by Zoom.
*  Our club donations to The Rotary Foundation total $9500 for the current Rotary year ending June 30th.  Thanks to all who have donated!  Funds come back to our club in the form of grants from TRF for our service projects at home and abroad.
* Rotary peace fellowship interviews will take place this coming Saturday.  MURC is sponsoring a candidate, as is Rotary Club of North Minneapolis.  Final decisions will be made by Nov. 1.
* Upcoming service opportunities--
1)  Resume writing with a Wallin Education Partners scholar during the week of June 14; to be held virtually one-on-one.  Contact Sela Center at or 952-345-1916.
2) Feed My Starving Children meal-packing, dates to be determined.
3)Mentoring immigrant family through International Institute of MN, dates to be determined.
4) Simpson Food Shelf, unpack and sort food, dates to be determined.
Our Brag-a-bucks donations support the projects of our club foundation.  Thanks to all who contribute!
* Erik noted our hot weather and asked everyone to drink sufficient fluids.
* Carole P bragged of her upcoming 2-day trip to Duluth, where the weather promises to be on the cool side.
* Ellen welcomed our speaker and Jessica Milnick who joined us by phone today.
* Bob showed a cute photo of 2-year-old grandson in hat, sunglasses and attitude.
TODAY'S SPEAKER - Colleen Ronnei, Executive Director, Change the Outcome,  "Finding Grace, Justice and Purpose in the Midst of Tragedy"
Colleen Ronnei founded the organization Change the Outcome after the death of her 20-year-old son Luke from  a drug overdose.  Luke's story started with prescribed medications, quickly leading to drug dependency, and on to two years of treatment, recovery and relapse, and finally the accidental overdose that took his life.
Colleen described how quickly the human body can become dependent on drugs, particularly opioids; how little the general public and especially young people know about drugs and their effects; how unhelpful law enforcement can be in apprehending drug dealers; and how many more lives might be saved by an honest reckoning with the many issues involved in substance abuse in our society.
Change the Outcome ( works to educate young people in school with a curriculum that promotes open discussion about opioid use and addiction.  The organization is privately funded and donations can be made at the website.  Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are also available  free of charge to those who would like to share basic information about the issue.
Bulletin Editor
Carole Peterson
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