MURC Newsletter
Feb. 10, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Building Community and Health Equity Through Food Forests
Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Seeking Justice and Equity in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
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Schedule for   
"A Member Moment With..."
...Carol Skulstad on Feb.24
...Carole Peterson Mar. 3
...Jerry Yanz on Mar.10
...Mahmood Zaidi on Mar.17
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Weekly Member Assignments Date:  Greeter, Note-taker, Editor
Feb.17:  No Meeting  
Feb.24:  John, Lori, Lori
Mar.3:  Virginia, Jean, Jean
Mar.10:  Lori, Carole, Carole P
Mar.17: Carol S, 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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*  Jerry Y, filling in for Pres. Erik, welcomed everyone, including our speaker, to today's meeting.
*  There will be NO CLUB MEETING next Wed., Feb. 17.  Enjoy the Presidents' Day holiday!  We'll see you at our next Zoom meeting on Feb. 24 at noon.
* The 30-year anniversary celebration was a success last Wed.  We hosted 46 past and current members, plus friends of the club, who came to the Zoom room from 10 states and 4 foreign countries.  Visit the MplsUniversity Rotary website homepage to watch the slideshow highlighting the work of the club.  Thanks to all for making it a happy gathering!
A Member Moment With....
tune in Feb. 24 for our next Member Moment!
Our brag-a-buck donations support the work of the MplsUniversity Rotary Service Foundation.
* Jerry had a run-in with a table saw and spent much of last evening in the ER.  He will be consulting with a hand surgeon in the coming days for further treatment.  Wishing you well, Jerry!
*Ellen's granddaughters in Washington DC started a dog-walking service.  Responding to Ellen's query about what they would do with the earnings, the 7-year-old said "Save it for the future....or buy donuts!"
* Erin announced that she plans to submit and finally be done with her Masters thesis this weekend.  Congrat's, Erin!
* Jean bragged of Bob's slideshow for the Feb. 3rd celebration, noting that the club has many accomplishments to be proud of.
* Bob noted the club's accomplishments as well and welcomed speaker Amalia.
* Carol S, noting Amalia's background at Le Cordon Bleu, said a friend who also attended the school has inspired Carol's interest in cooking a variety of foods.
*  Carole P noted the one-year anniversary of Jean's selfless donation of a kidney to a friend.  He is doing well and is vacationing in San Felipe, Mexico, where Jean and her husband are also.  Carole also sent well wishes to Carol C-H who had surgery yesterday.  Get well, Carol!
TODAY'S SPEAKER - Amalia Moreno-Damgard, Chef, Entrepreneur and Author, speaking on the topic of self-empowerment
Amalia Moreno-Damgard is an award-winning chef, best-selling author, keynote speaker and business woman.  Her talk provided an interesting roadmap of her personal life, from her native Guatemala to her arrival in America and her rise in media and business circles.  Achieving her many accomplishments required what Amalia describes as "self-empowerment."  
Amalia's life experiences taught her that courage, confidence and an enduring belief in oneself can overcome barriers.  Fear is the enemy.  Amalia described herself as "triple minority" who might not have accomplished what she has without the ability to turn life experiences--good and bad--into assets.  Her main message?  Learn to manage your fears.  Turn fears into building blocks.  Don't let anything stop you.  
Amalia is a leading authority on Latin cuisine and culture.  Her first book is titled Amalia's Guatemalan Kitchen--Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair.  She is working on a second book and, among other activities, offers online cooking videos and classes. 
Amalia is co-founder of Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (, a non-profit supporting women entrepreneurs.  Please see Amalia's website at .
Bulletin Editor
Carole Peterson
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