Minnetonka Rotary Club
The Spoke
                                 
The Spoke
 
Weekly Report
(Photographers - Various)
(Reporter -Chris Rosenlund)
December 14, 2022
 
Commercial Furniture Services West and Zoom
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
 
(Editor - Mike G.)
Editor Notes
 
Member Submissions - See the end of The Spoke.
 
Next Meeting January 4, 2023 - President Mike G. called the next weekly meeting in person and Zoom for January 4, 2022 at 7:30 a.m., CFS, 6321 Bury Drive, Ste. 14, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
 
New Pictures - Send to michaelcglover@comcast.net. Ed.
 
From the Members and Archives
Service 
Projects from 
the past!
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
Dec 21, 2022
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
 
NO MEETING THIS WEEK - HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Dec 28, 2022 7:30 AM
 
Weekly Member Meeting
Dec 28, 2022
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
 
Weekly Member Meeting
Jan 04, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
 
Weekly Member Meeting
Jan 11, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 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 - Chris Rosenlund
 
President Mike Glover called the meeting to order at precisely 7:30am
 
Guests
 
Our exchange student Gaia and our speaker, Liz Dayton, from West Suburban Summer School.
 
Invocation
 
The Invocation was delivered by Bill Sorteberg, reading quotes about the value of friendship.
 

Pledge

Everyone.
 
4-Way Test
 
Everyone.
 
International Theme
 
Everyone.
 
Announcements
 
Sara E. - informed the club that  meeting set up and clean up duties will become part of the assignments beginning in January 2023
 
Jennifer S. - announced that there are 1 or 2 openings for anyone wanting to assist with cart corralling at Lund's and Byerly's 12/23.
 
Alexa R. - the new Rotary shirt samples will be available to view at the next club meeting 12/21.  Orders can be placed via paper and online - more details next week.
 
Chris Rosenlund - Dale Feste and Rick Ellingson received Paul Harris award recognition for their support of the Rotary International Foundation,
 
Chris Rosenlund - the deadline for submitting checks for submission to RI for the 2022 tax year is this weekend.
 
Mike G. - alerted the members that today, 12/14 would be the last day to submit nominations for Club Secretary-elect.  Elections coming soon.
 
Rotary Minute
 
None this week.  
 
Raffle
 
Tony Newman's ticket was picked, but did not pick the Joker.  Pot carries over.
 
Happy Bucks 
 
Don C - Michigan football win and season and generally happy.

Jim M. - glad for Purdue just to be in the Big 10 championship game and for Gaia moving into his home.
 
Bill S.- sympathy buck for Jim Martin regarding the gender mix at his home with Gaia moving in.
 
Lenny N.  - happy for his 30th Wedding anniversary and will be surprising his mom and dad for Xmas.
 
Mike G.  - happy for all of his kids being home for Christmas.
 
Ron U. - Mary not back to 100% but on the mend.
 
Dr Bob H. - cataract surgery went well; kudo to Cathy Carlson with the donation of a Jon Melander size winter coat for the patriarch of the Ukrainian family that just arrived; and to Scott for finding work for the father of the family.
 
Terry S. - happy for the assistance he received for his computer that had locked up.
 
Exchange Student (Gaia) Update
 
Alexa R.  asked Gaia to share details of the 5950/5960 Northstar Youth Exchange exhibition where 40-50 nations were represented, inviting students interested in being an exchange student to learn about different options.  
 
Each country had a booth with pictures of various sightseeing and cultural attractions and different kinds of food.
 
Program
 
Alexa R. introduced the speaker, Liz Dayton with WSSS.
 
WSSS is a program administered by Intermediate District 289.
 
The District focus is on specialized education and enrichment programs, including Destination Imagination, and Fairly Mathly, a creative online math program.
WSSS is designed for students in grades 2-12, identified by their teachers as having a high passion for learning, and is an invitation only program.  It offers unique education experiences and challenges and allows students to explore areas of interest.
 
The program lasts 5 weeks, in June and July, with full day classes 5 days per week.
 
The courses are designed by the instructors.
 
The schools are in 4 locations, in Richfield, Wayzata, Osseo and Brooklyn Center, with a total of 2000 students enrolled.
 
The program offers 115 classes led by 46 instructors.  Average class size is 8-16 students. Course catalog will be available in February.  They are currently recruiting teachers for next year; teaching certificates are not required.
 
Course options include Board and Video game design and strategy; Yoga; Writing; Debate; Computer Design and Coding; Theater Arts.
 
The program is fee based - $250 per week or more depending on field trip and extra material required, for member district students; $290 for students from non-member districts.  Scholarships are available on request - sponsorship opportunity for Rotary!
 
Adjournment
 
The club raised $12 for Polio and $51 from Raffle.
 
President Mike adjourned the meeting promptly at 8:30am.
 
Submitted by Chris Rosenlund.
 
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