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MURC Member Weekly Assignments
Date: Greeter/Note-taker/Editor

April 22 John/Virginia/ Kriti

April 29 Carol CH/Carol S/Jean

May 6 Sandy/Carole P/Kriti

May 13 Chuck/Jean/Jean

May 20 Erik/Ferd/Kriti

June 3 Carole P/Virginia/Lori

June 10 Ellen/Jean/Jean

June 17 End of Year Event

June 24 Bob/Carol CH/Lori




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Club president Jerry Yanz welcomed members to MURC’s second online club meeting.  Thanks to the new Passport Rotary club for sharing their ZOOM account with us.  MURC will continue to meet Wednesdays at noon via ZOOM for the foreseeable future. 

Jerry reported that the club officer elections were held and the slate of officers was enthusiastically accepted. 

Slate of MURC Officers
for 2020-2021 Rotary Year
President                                        Erik Van Kuijk
Immediate Past President              Jerry Yanz
President-Elect                              TBD
Secretary                                       Carol Cline-Hedblom/Carole Peterson
Treasurer                                       Mike Nation
Community Service Co-Chairs     Carol Skulstad/John Bantle
International Service Chair            Ellen Kennedy 
Club Service Chair                        Jean Westberg
Program Chair                               Ferd Peters
Membership Chair                         Bob Margolis
Public Relations Chair                   TBD
Foundation Chair                           Chuck Larson
If you are interested in the openings for President Elect for 2021-22 or Public Relations, please let Jerry know.
Jerry thanked Ferd and Cristina for contacting our speakers and recruiting them to use Zoom for our meetings.  We have speakers lined up through June thanks to Ferd and Cristina.
Carole P made a personal request for club members to set up and help our fellow Americans who are facing food insecurity.  She asked us to think of donating funds to these organizations.  Some members suggested the following organizations.
The District 5950 assembly is April 18, 9-11 a.m. via ZOOM.   All members are encouraged to take part.  Register at Rotary District 5950 website.




Sandy P shared a picture of her Seder plate and described the items and their meaning. She also commented that the legislature was in session Tuesday and will be on Thursday.  They passed the insulin bill.

Alan B bragged that he and Lou celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary and he also had a birthday this month.  Their son Matt is busy as a liason to the legislature in the DHS. Talking about the Seder reminded Alan that he was able to celebrate a 95th birthday with Roland.  It was good to see you Alan!! 

Bob M commented on this picture from 1972 when he and Jerry Y were grad students in Iowa at a pig roast.  Notice anything different about those two in 1972 to 2020?  Bob also mentioned that since he was the youngest in his family he was the one to recite the 4 questions at the Seder meal when he was a even younger man than in this picture. 

Carol S said that she had baked banana bread, received her check from the government, and was going to support her cleaning lady by paying her as if she could clean at Carol's and provide her a loaf of banana bread.  Of course she was going to keep her social distance during this act of kindness.

Carol CH bragged that both Bruce and her were together today for this meeting - at their home.

Erik VKcommented the same for himself and Virginia. 

Kriti told about her changing bedtime schedule as a student.  She has an exercise bike at home that she is using. And she is preparing to defend her dissertation in two weeks.  She provided the background of the Graduate Hotel for us to feel like we were there. 

Carole P said thanks to the essential workers who we are depending on and for the money for the brags that were sent to her last week.  She received $165 which is more than normal and she expected more to arrive.  Again this week you can mail checks to her at 5620 Doron Dr Edina, MN 55439.

Today's Speaker

Speaker: Misi Stine, Outreach Director, International Wolf Center

Misi's topic was on wolves and their lives as researched by the International Wolf Center (IWC).  Their interpretive center is in Ely, MN.  The elements of the IWC are  (1) distance learning with webinars from scientists,  (2) interpretive center programs (in normal times) which feature the ambassador wolf pack which is comprised of 5 wolves , (3) outreach, (4) volunteer work, (5) membership.  The IWC researches the lives of wolves by putting  GPS radio collars on wolves in Northern MN and following their travels in the months of April to October.  Through this tracking they are able to set  up trail cameras and see what the wolves are doing. They have observed that wolves eat deer, moose, beaver, fish, and berries.  They cannot survive on berries but can avert starvation with eating berries.  Wolves grow quickly.  They are born in April and within 6 months they are 80% of their full weight.  They grow from 1 pound to 60-70 pounds in 6 months. For more information go to