Minnetonka Rotary Club
The Spoke
The Spoke
Weekly Report
(Photographers - Various)
(Reporter - Char M. )
March 27, 2024
The Marsh, Second Floor, Minnetonka, Minnesota
(Editor - Mike G.)
Editor Notes
Member Submissions - See the end of The Spoke.
Next Meeting April 3, 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. 
Upcoming Events
Social - Jewelry Works Happy hour
Jewelry Works
Apr. 18, 2024
Foundation Board Meeting - Zoom
Apr. 18, 2024 11:00 a.m.
Minnetonka Rotary Board Meeting
Via Zoom
Apr. 19, 2024 7:30 a.m.
Tour of The Grief Club
The Grief Club
May 06, 2024
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Service Above Self Social
1201 Mainstreet
May 07, 2024 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (UTC-05:00)
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 - Char M.
Josh Montgomery
Chris Rosenlund


4-Way Test
International Theme
Sign up sheet for April Blood Drive
Ryan Rydell unanimously voted new Secretary Elect
New Member Induction
Welcome Thomas Richards, Commercial Insurance Broker
Rotary Minute
None this week.
Pot moves on to next week.
Foundation Award Checks
Glen J.  - $1000 donation to We Share Solar International & Domestic Organization and $900 donation to Special Olympics Polar Plunge (Club raised $16,000 with 17 plungers).
Happy Bucks
Hosted by Jerald Stiele
Bill S. - Fun family trip to Georgia for 5 days and enjoyed the bowling social Tuesday.
Ann W. - Jerald Stiele and Mike Glover are the new Golf Tournament Chairs
Lindsay L. - State grant came thru for the Hopkins School Dist she’s been working on and on vacation all next week (enjoy yourself Lindsay).
Doc C. - National Piea Day and he’s cooking up a batch.
Cathy C. - Successful ankle replacement surgery – she claims she was a model patient but some of us find that debatable.
Shawna  Won a case she has been working long and hard on.
Jim M. - enjoyed bowling social and looks forward Piea day.
Tony N. - going to Spain to visit his daughter; trip to Michigan for Easter to see family.
Char M. -  retired from St. David’s and thrilled to see Julie Sjordal take the organization to another level of early childhood.
St. Davids Center; Julie Sjordal, Executive Director and Robert Foster, Corporate Relations.
170 Children served in early childhood programs
5,200 Early intervention and treatments
230 Community based disability services.
1700 Parent and professional training & consultations
Six programs around preventive intervention and intensive in-home and center based.
525 staff
30 partner sites
$29,992,300 million yearly budget from government, insurance, private pay and tuition, contributed revenue, and other miscellaneous resources.
Increase access for early childhood needs.  Expansion planning and implementation in Minneapolis downtown, St Cloud, and Minnetonka (Minneapolis alone has a 2000 child waiting list). Parent and professional training and consultation; workforce pipeline development (2020-2025 Strategic Plan)
Submitted by Char M. 
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