Minnetonka Rotary Club
The Spoke
                                 
The Spoke
 
Weekly Report
(Photographers - Various)
(Reporter - Sara E )
May 8, 2024
The Marsh, Second Floor, Minnetonka, Minnesota
(Editor - Mike G.)
Editor Notes
 
Member Submissions - See the end of The Spoke.
 
Next Meeting May 15, 2024 - President Tony N. called the next weekly meeting in person and Zoom at The Marsh, 15000 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN.
 
New Pictures - Send to michaelcglover@comcast.net. Ed.
 
************* See Social and Service Activities Below **************
 
 
From the Members and Archives
IMPORTANT UPDATE to Upcoming Events Below
 
Important - Check with meeting leaders to confirm date, time and location information for all events below. 
 
Service Above Self Social
1201 Mainstreet
May 07, 2024 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (UTC-05:00)
 
ICA Postal Carriers Drop Off and Load
Hopkins Fire Department Parking Lot
May 11, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
Foundation Board Meeting - Zoom
Zoom
May 16, 2024 11:00 a.m.
 
Minnetonka Rotary Board Meeting
ICA
May 17, 2024 7:30 a.m.
 
Social - Coffee with Friend - Caribou 101 & Hwy 7
Caribou Coffee
May 18, 2024 9:00 a.m.
 
Social - Happy Hour at LTD Brewing
LTD Brewing
May 23, 2024 5:00 p.m.
 
Social - Shared Meal - Duke's on 7
Dukes on 7
Jun. 13, 2024 6:00 p.m.
 
Social - Trivia & Beer at Bearcave
Bear Cave Brewing
Jun. 17, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 
Foundation Board Meeting - Zoom
Zoom
Jun. 20, 2024 11:00 a.m.
 
Minnetonka Rotary Board Meeting
ICA
Jun. 21, 2024 7:30 a.m.
 
View entire list
Happy Bucks and Polio Pitcher Donations
 
Please send your Happy Buck and Polio Pitcher donations to Mac  H. as follows:
 
Mac Hardin
Minnetonka Rotary Club
12926 Rutledge Circle
Minnetonka, MN   55305
 
Rotary International Foundation
 
Please send your end of year donations to Chris Rosenlund as follows:
 
          Chris Rosenlund
          8672 Meadowvale Drive
          Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Meeting Minutes - Sara E.
 
Guests
 
Pat, Rotarian and cousin of Jerald - Pickle-ball fundraiser and raffle ticket sales.
 
Invocation
 
Alexa R. - lyrics to a song she uses in her family
 

Pledge

Everyone.
 
4-Way Test
 
Everyone.
 
International Theme
 
Everyone.
 
Announcements
 
Tony N. - Thank you Card from Polar Plunge Speakers.
 
Alexa R. - Upcoming Socials: 
May 18 9 AM coffee with friends - Caribou 101 and Hwy 7
May 23 5 PM Happy Hour at LTD Brewing
June 13 6 PM Meal together at Dukes on 7 
June 17 6:30 PM Trivia & Beer at Bear Cave 
 
Jerald S. - Golf Tournament Committee- Meeting Tuesday May 14th at 5:30 Bear Cave 2nd floor. We need someone to take over the Raffle this year.  Sept 12 is the golf event.
 
Mike G.   -Service - May 11 ICA Postal Carrier drop-off - there are still spots available. We'll be in the parking lot of the Hopkins Fire Station.  
 
Bob H. - Twins Stadium Tour with another Rotary Club - Ask Bob for date and time if interested. Dan Narr needs drivers for ICA food pick up - everyday 9-10:30AM
 
New Member Induction
 
None this week.
 
Rotary Minute
 
None this week.
 
Raffle
 
Phil had the ticket  but $38 carries over to next week.
 
Foundation Award Checks
 
None this week.
 
Happy Bucks
 
Bill S. - $5 for last night's event and hoping for 5 members
 
Scott Brink - Visited Dad in Iowa, saw Hawkeye baseball game 
 
Beth Y.  - inducted in a Bluegrass band - the Rosie Daze Band- to play the banjo
 
Jim M.  - Youngest son finished freshmen year, and turned 20
 
Chris R.  - last night's event was a success, thank you Bill, son doing College pro painter job for the summer
 
Shauna K.  - happy to be here after several weeks of trial
 
Tyrone C. - visited Black Hills, imperfect weather so he needs to go back
 
Phil H. - two weeks touring France, 3 days with 8th grade son for the Robotics Championship
 
Cathy C. - Grandson coming home for Mother's Day
 
Bob H. - Mac is on a road trip
 
Tony N.  - Daughter left for Spain to study abroad
 
Paul Harris Award
 
None this week.
 
Program
 
Dominique Pierre-Toussaint Vocational
 
Born in Brooklyn New York, 4 days before HipHop
 
Caribbean family growing up in an Urban setting
 
Influences: Mother, Grandmother, Uncle, African American man that picked him up, Art and Music teacher 
 
Started getting attention from teachers, mentors, jealousy in the streets,
Moved to white suburbia  Maryland in high school - He was the original Fresh Prince
He had a good friend that kept him in the arts, while sports pulled him another direction.

Took a security gig in Minnesota not knowing what he was in for.  
 
He wanted to start with his local community and started working for the Hopkins School District Community Education running the before and after school program 
He focused on arts athletics academics - became Dean.

Has 4 kids.
 
2018 - a position was created and in 2019 he became the community engagement supervisor - went around the city to talk to people in leadership
 
2020 - pandemic

We're out of time, so reach out to him for the rest of the story!
 
Adjournment
 
$147 for polio
$41 for Happy Bucks/Raffle
 
Submitted by Sara E.
 
Member Submissions
 
None this week.
 
 
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