The Rotary Spoke
Rotary Club of Minnetonka



by Bill Knab


Rotary Minute

Cathy Carlson








Happy Bucks

Lenny Newman


Chris Carr

Fundraiser Status Update




Upcoming Events


Meeting Responsibilities

Sept 5, 2018

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

August 29, 2018



Rotary is politically neutral. This is especially true during election years when political candidates should not be allowed to speak on topics that related to elections.


Our club’s 2 Exchange students were present: Mayuka Asai (from Japan) and Freja Sorensen (from Denmark).

Cloe from Playworks accepted a $500 check from the foundation for their work in helping kids stay active and building valuable social/emotional skills through play.

Other guests - not recorded



Stacey Quinn's lucky day, as she won $152


Nancy Davis

- The International Committee will meet Sept 11 – see La Wayne for details.

- The Membership Committee will meet Sept 20 at Guy’s house – see Guy or Tony for details.

- One Rotary Summit will be Sept 22

- Charter Night (28 yrs.) will be Oct 22

-The new Club Website is up and running (including the club calendar):
Ann (for Mark Marlin) – We will need everyone’s help in working the beer/wine tent at the Rock the Ridgedale free concert Sept 22 4:00-10:00. We will have 2 shifts. Johnny Holms will be playing and we expect a great fundraiser via a large crowd.
Chris Rosenlund is working on a brief training for those serving beverages at the event. Beer will be in cans.

Chris Leick – The club packed 500 backpacks at Resource West last week.

Jennifer – We will again register a day (Oct-Nov) to help the Free Bikes for Kids program ( - more to follow.

Char – On a sad note - Mark Marlin’s son Rylan (37) died Aug 22.

A celebration of Ryan's life will take place at Wayzata Community Church on Monday, October 15th at 6:30 PM. Memorials preferred to: The Retreat in Wayzata


Note from Glen: My apologies to the other happy buck participant – too numerous to record.


Christine is happy for the money raised at the Angel Hair auction.
Dale – Congratulations to Ryan Johnson on his is new venture at Doran (see MPLS Star & Tribune article on Aug 24th)
Jim wanted to thank Tony and Jerald on their great work on his son’s college car.
Jennifer’s son turned 20 & is off to college
Ann and her 2 daughters will be spending time at the cabin this week.
Terry – was thankful his new deck held 20 people at the party he was hosting.
Molly was thankful for a great summer and her husband’s 60th birthday.
Cathy was thankful her grandson avoided a bear attack while in Yellowstone.
Guy is thankful he shares a birthday with a great American (John McCain).
Registration – Be sure to register yourself and guests so we have a good headcount on meals from Culvers (we have committed to 140)
Raffle Tickets $ - Jerald – 400 have been turned in sold -1100 TO GO to meet goal.
Turn in any sold Fund Raising ticket and tickets you don’t plan to sell (so they can be available if needed).
Sponsorships – Todd & Chris Carr
Need Logos – will be featured on Facebook
We are still looking for sponsors
Silent Auction – Cathy – Need individual items – Drop off items with Cathy by next Wed (Sept 5th)
Baskets – Char – Need basket values – Deadline Wed Sept 5th
We have whiskey, vodka, and gin this year!!!!! 5 Beer vendors & wine!
Volunteer Registration will be sent via Alexa.
Club Sign Up for Raffle Sales will be sent out again.
Bills & invoices should go to Ryan Johnson.
Molly has sent notice of the event to the papers.
Bob H needs a complete list of golfers – max will be about 80.
$10,000 Hole in One – Need someone to man it! (NOT PETE)
Mulligans will be $10 & “Gimme" stick (close enough to hole) will be $5.
Upcoming Events
Club meeting
Eisenhower Community Center
Sep 05, 2018 7:30 AM
Club meeting
Eisenhower Community Center
Sep 12, 2018 7:30 AM
Raffle Sales
Sep 13, 2018
8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Links and Libations - Golf Charity Event
Sep 13, 2018
2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club meeting
Eisenhower Community Center
Sep 19, 2018 7:30 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Guy's House
Sep 20, 2018
Board meeting
Minnetonka Commons
Sep 21, 2018 7:30 AM
Johnny Holm Concert Fundraiser
Ridgedale Shopping Center
Sep 22, 2018
One Rotary Summit
Sep 22, 2018
Rock at Ridgedal
Sep 22, 2018
4:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Meeting Responsibilities
Presiding Officer
Davis, Nancy
Sargeant At Arms
Carlson, Cathy
Sargeant At Arms
Babka, Frank
Sargeant At Arms
Hoppe, Karen
Monnens, Ben
Espegard, Dane
Schneider, Terry
Reed, Regina
Happy Bucks
Feste, Dale
Giancola, King Petey
Club Information
Welcome to the Minnetonka Rotary Club !
Building Responsible Youth
We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Highway 7 in Room 233
( above portico entrance )
Hopkins, MN  55305
United States
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