Minnetonka Rotary Club
The Spoke
The Spoke
Weekly Report
(Photographers - Various)
(Reporter -Ann Wengronowitz)
March 22, 2023
Room 223 Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins, MN
(Editor - Mike G.)
Editor Notes
Member Submissions - See the end of The Spoke.
Next Meeting March 29, 2023 - President Mike G. called the next weekly meeting in person and Zoom for March 29, 2022 at 7:30 a.m., Room 223, Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins, MN.
New Pictures - Send to michaelcglover@comcast.net. Ed.
From the Members and Archives
Polar ....
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IMPORTANT UPDATE to Upcoming Events Below
Important - Check with meeting leaders to confirm date, time and location information for all events below. 
Upcoming Events
Weekly Member Meeting
Mar 29, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Weekly Member Meeting
Apr 05, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Weekly Member Meeting
Apr 12, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Weekly Member Meeting
Apr 19, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Minnetonka Rotary Board Meeting
August, October, Jan, Mar + May ZOOM /// July, Sept, Nov, Feb, April, +June INPERSON
Apr 21, 2023 7:30 AM
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 - Ann Wengronowitz
Mike opened the meeting.
We had a couple of guests, Crystal Ballard, the Principal of Hopkins High School.
Scott Brink, a friend of Frank’s.
Paula, a past foreign exchange student of our club. She was an exchange student in 2001-2002. She was from Chile; she now lives in Canada (Toronto). She said because of her Rotary Foreign Exchange experience, she now has the confidence to do what she does.
Sam shared an invocation, he read a prayer reminding us Spring is coming


4-Way Test
International Theme
Rotary Minute - Cathy C.
None this week.
Bill S. - reminded us of the New Member event on May 2, there will be a planning meeting on March 28 at Bear Cave.
Lenny N. - reminded us of the tour of the U of M facilities on April 29. The cost will be $50 per person, or a contribution of your choice. The money raised will be for Polio Plus.
Jennifer S. - reminded us of the Hopkins Postal Drive-ICA event will be Sat, May 13 at Hopkins City Hall.
Nate R. - announced the May 23 Area 5 Happy Hour at Luce Line Brewery.
Jim M. had the winning ticket for the raffle, he did not pull the winning card from the deck
Happy Bucks 
Char M. - was happy to meet the Hopkins High President on a social basis, versus on a need to know basis.
Sam S. - celebrated his birthday in Arizona, he got to spend time with his grand kids.  He was also thankful for the support he received from the club on his father’s passing.
Scott N. - had fun snowmobiling with his son in Hayward, Wisc and cross country skiing in MTKA.
Bill S. -  had fun at his son’s weddinging Mexico and celebrating his birthday.
Jim M.-  was excited to share that it was Gaia’s 7 month anniversary as an exchange student with our club.
Terry S. - had a great week in Belize.
Frank B. - was happy that his friend visited our club today.
Mac H.  -was happy he was never sent to the Principal’s office for his behavior, but he did have to visit the office on behalf of his son.
Jerald S. - is excited he and his family are leaving for Scotland.
Mark Magney - is back in town for a few days, he will be leaving again, soon. He will be going back out West for more skiing.
Mike G. - said he had coffee with Scott and had an enjoyable conversation.
Jennifer S. -  was excited the Principal was able to join us today.
Lenny N. said 3 generations of Newman’s have had to visit the Principals office, not always as a guest.
Bob H. - is in Arizona, enjoying his golf game
Crystal Ballard was our speaker, she shared with us the vision of Hopkins High School, and her goals as a principal. Thank you for a wonderful presentation.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.
Respectfully submitted, 
Ann Wengronowitz
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