MURC Newsletter
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Schedule for   
"A Member Moment With..."
...Mahmood Zaidi on March 17
..Jerry Yanz on March 24
...No meeting on March 31
...Lori Simpson on April 7
If your assigned date does not work for you, please let Jean Westberg know at  
Thank you!
Weekly Member Assignments Date:  Greeter, Note-taker, Editor
March 17 Carol S, Lori, Lori
March 24 Bob, CaroleP, CP
March 31 No Meeting
April 7 Jean, Lori, Lori
If you cannot complete your assignment, please find another member to take over your duties.  Thank you, Everyone!
Russell Hampton
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*  Club President Erik Van Kuijk welcomed members and guests to today's ZOOM meeting of the Minneapolis University Rotary Club.
* We will continue our regular weekly meetings by ZOOM until CDC and state health guidelines recommend in-person meetings again.  In the meantime, members will receive an online survey regarding their ideas for possible changes to club meeting schedules and formats.
*  We will hold our regular meeting at noon on March 17 and 24 by ZOOM.  There will be no meeting on March 31.
* We are pleased to welcome a new member to Minneapolis University Rotary Club.  Ms Tsehai Wodajo is Executive Director of REAL-Africa, a non-profit organization for girls' education in Ethiopia.  Ms Wodajo also serves as a social worker for Hennepin County.  Welcome, Tsehai!!
* There is still time to sign up for "The Origin and Evolution of Coffee" ZOOM program to be held Saturday, March 13, 10-11 .m. This is a fundraiser for REAL (Resources Enriching African Lives).  Register at
* Bob and Jerry will be travelling to San Felipe Mexico to re-establish the audiology clinic funded by a Rotary grant as soon as health and safety guidelines allow.  Jean and John Westberg, who winter in San Felipe, moved audiology equipment from the old clinic to the new space this past week.  Thanks to them both!
A Member Moment With....
to be continued at our next meeting!
*Erik is happy to report progress in achieving committee hearings this session at the legislature for establishment of an eye bank.
* Bob bragged that the video created by his daughter (and shown earlier at our club) was shown at the annual meeting of the American Auditory Society meeting, held virtually this year.  Well done!
* Carol C-H reported today is day 3 of her radiation therapy journey; that it is going well but promises to become more challenging in the next weeks.  Stay strong, Carol!
* Carole P welcomed our guests today and our next member Tsehai and her husband Lyle.
TODAY'S SPEAKER - Dr. Andrea, Westby, "Seeking Justice and Equity in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health"
Dr. Andrea Westby is a family medicine physician with the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program.  Her passions include obstetrics, parent, child and family health, racial equity and reproductive justice.
In her presentation, Dr. Westby described how the Family Practice and Community Health program at the U is working to advance justice and equity in health care.  That commitment was strengthened with the creation of the Josie Robinson Johnson Endowed Chair in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in October 2020.  Dr. Westby was named its inaugural chair holder.
Dr. Westby outlined the mission and goals of JEDI,
including its central role in training MN's primary health care workforce to be responsive to the growing diversity of the state's population--as Dr. Westby said, to provide "culturally humble" care beyond the walls of the clinic and into the communities around the state.
More information on the the JEDI program can be found at
"Love is the motive, but justice is the instrument."      --Reinhold Niebuhr
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Carole Peterson
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