Minnetonka Rotary Club
The Spoke
The Spoke
Weekly Report
(Photographers - Various)
(Reporter -Sara Edwards)
January 25, 2023
Commercial Furniture Services West and Zoom
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
(Editor - Mike G.)
Editor Notes
Member Submissions - See the end of The Spoke.
Next Meeting February 1 , 2023 - Vice President Tony N. called the next weekly meeting in person and Zoom for February 1, 2022 at 7:30 a.m. at ...... [wait for it...] after absolutely no popular demand whatsoever, the caravan returns to the Eisenhower Community Center, Room 223, Hopkins, MN.
New Pictures - Send to michaelcglover@comcast.net. Ed.
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
Weekly Member Meeting
Feb 01, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Weekly Member Meeting
Feb 08, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Wayzata Chilly Open - Rotary Awareness
Feb 11, 2023
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Weekly Member Meeting
Feb 15, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Minnetonka Rotary Board Meeting
August, October, Jan, Mar + May ZOOM /// July, Sept, Nov, Feb, April, +June INPERSON
Feb 17, 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 - Sara Edwards
Meeting called to order.
Ron U. introduced Phil Handy. [Any relation to Jack "Deep Thoughts" Handy? - Ed.]
Mark F.


4-Way Test
International Theme
Tony N. - Email will be sent out about dates and meeting locations
Some meetings will be held in Room 223 at Eisenhower 
Next Board meeting is Feb 17 via Zoom @7:30 AM
Bill S. - New Member Round Up: Tuesday, March 7 @ BearCave from 5-7+
Jerald S. - March 11 - Jump in a Lake with Polar Plunge and Rotary
Alissa O. - Bowling tonight (1/25) 5:30 at Tuttles
Bob H - U of M Tour of athletic facilities coming, date TBD
Jennifer S.  - Hopkins Education Foundation has Royal Bash coming up.  You can buy raffle tickets from her to potentially win a trip anywhere.  
Chris C - Chilly Open Volunteer opportunity sent out via email.  
Ron - Free Hopkins High School Jazz concert on  2/6 at 7pm in the HHS Auditorium
Chris R  presents -
Bob H. - Paul Harris +8
Ron U. - Paul Harris +7
Mary T. -Paul Harris +4
Mac H. -Paul Harris +6
Rotary Minute
None this week.  
No winner.
Happy Bucks 
Mark Magney - $20 happy bucks - Daughter gave birth to Twins on 12/26, spent 3 weeks in Sun Valley
Jim M. - Father turned 91 and oldest son turned 26.   Son got an acting part off Broadway and he's going to go see it.
Bonnie W. - Daughter found success as an artist.  Her paintings are in a show in San Francisco and has showings set up for Europe
Jerald S. - Thanks for having Cameron; Check out Pete's invention on YouTube
Lenny N. - attempts to see mom and dad, less than 3 weeks for baseball pitchers and catchers
Bob H. - North Carolina seeing grandson Isaac.  He's on the move.
Frank B.  - sister is here
Pete G. - for Jerald and Lenny He's working on a project.  See video on Facebook or Youtube. Thanks for the support. Schtick Dog Toy Launcher
Alissa O.  - for Nate's Birthday today
Sam S. - Saw dad
Mark Magney introduced our speaker Mary O'Brien - a volunteer with Northstar Youth Exchange.  
We need someone from our club to step up for the Youth Exchange Chair.
Mary encourages clubs to build enthusiasm for the program
Youth exchange - inspires youth to serve as catalysts for peace and social justice in their communities
This program is all volunteer supported
Learn a new language
Explore a new culture
Build friendships and leadership skills
Today we sponsor 100 exchange students in 30 countries
It's a 1-1 exchange
Short Term Exchange Program - North Star Youth Exchange now offers new program for a summer that' 2 months long - one month in Minnesota and one month in a European school
Hosting - any size club can have an exchange program
Why be a host family - 
Learn another culture and how others view your culture
15-19 yo students' families pay $7000 fee to send a student out
Money Raised
$10 polio
$65 from raffle/HB
Meeting adjourned at 8:32 am.
Submitted by Sara Edwards.
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