Minnetonka Rotary Club
The Spoke
The Spoke
Weekly Report
(Photographers - Various)
(Reporter - Sara E )
May 22, 2024
The Marsh, Second Floor, Minnetonka, Minnesota
(Editor - Mike G.)
Editor Notes
Member Submissions - See the end of The Spoke.
Next Meeting May 29, 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. 
Social - Shared Meal - Duke's on 7
Dukes on 7
Jun. 13, 2024 6:00 p.m.
Social - Trivia & Beer at Bearcave
Bear Cave Brewing
Jun. 17, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Foundation Board Meeting - Zoom
Jun. 20, 2024 11:00 a.m.
Minnetonka Rotary Board Meeting
Jun. 28, 2024 7:30 a.m.
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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 E.
Eric - from the social
Jim - Crystal Robinsdale Club Member Golf Classic June 25 Raffle Tickets for sale
Cathy Carlson - many religions, all welcome to Rotary


4-Way Test
International Theme
Lenny N.  - Announcement from Mark Forsberg: The American Heart Association Walk is Sat June 1 at Target field - Mark Forsberg is asking us to join him in the walk or donate to him for the walk.  
Pete G.  - Alissa's birthday today 
Mike G.  - Foundation is out of money, which is good
Don C. - Visioning has started, next meeting is next Friday.  He needs responses back on document, land is looking into STRIVE in Chanhassen
Ann W.  -  Lou Graver of the Excelsior Noon club  runs the STRIVE at Minnetonka high school and could use a partner club
Tony N.  - 2 more meetings for this President, Alissa will take over early.  He'd like to bring back the Rotarian of the Year  - If anyone have someone in mind, send Tony an email.  
New Member Induction
None this week.
Rotary Minute
None this week.
Jim M. won the opportunity, but didn't have the Joker
Foundation Award Checks
None this week.
Happy Bucks
Frank B.  -St. Bens and St. Johns graduations 
Jim M. - good Happy Hour with Jennifer and spouses last Friday
Amy S. - $5 from Shauna because she's happy.  Amy was in New York last week celebrating daughter's graduation from Columbia, birthdays for both of her sons, and her Wedding Anniversary
Mike G.  - kids are all going to be here, good Service meeting with Bob, send ideas!
Mark Marlin - Phoenix last week, 
Bob H. - Amy will share coffee duty from Munkabeans, Going to North Carolina in June
Eric - Rebecca for inviting, thanks to Lenny for picking him out of the crowd
Lenny N. - Eric for joining, Fri, Sun, Mon hanging with the former Dr. Bob, now just Bob at Target Field, Timberwoves
Alissa O. - $40 For turning 40 today!
Chris R.  - Summer Fest is one month from today, thankful we have at least one vote from Rebecca on the City Council
Don C.  - $50 thank you for taking attendance while he was in Michigan, Ryan for helping him with his Medal/ chain
Ron U. - has 14 grandkids, and 4th great grandchild as of a  few days ago.
Tony N.  - daughter in Valencia and going to Portugal, fishing trip coming up 
Sam S. - Golf tournament for TruStone foundation, Annual meeting today, Alissa's birthday
Jennifer S.  - fun with Jim and Liz
Paul Harris Award
None this week.
Links and Libations Golf Tournament Sept 12, 2024
Bob - Golfers: 1:30 show up, 2:30 -5 golf at Glen Lake Golf Course, carts included
Make sure friends are registered for golf
Publicity - Dominique - Please follow all the Minnetonka Rotary platforms - Linked In and Facebook, Instagram coming, Follow, Like, Tag, 
Registration - Tracy, Alexa , Lenny, Mac - smooth registration process, QR code 
Chris - sponsorships - looking for a Title Sponsor
Sponsorships will be finalized at teh next Planning meeting (June 4, 5:30 at Bear Cave)
Gift Baskets, Silent Auction, and Buckets of Booze - Ann and Cathy
Goal is to net $7K
All items for the silent auction to come to Ann - wants them by the end of August
Sign up for a basket team
August - everyone has to bring a bottle of wine or booze
Ask businesses to donate 
Gift cards are great
Go door to door, services are great
Dinner - Cathy.
Grill Star will be there!
Raffle - coming soon Jerald will do it but is looking for a Co-Chair
Refreshments - Bill - Beer tasting, and wine.  We are looking for some more beer.  If you frequent a brewery, ask if they could donate 4-5 growlers.  So far they have donations from Bear Cave, Boom island, Excelsior.  Unmapped is not donating this year. 
Games - Ben
Bill S bringing chairs/tables

Jennifer S. - volunteer coordinator
Chris R. - Liquor lIcencse
Signs - Scott N.
Frank B. - sound system same as last year
We will need everyone for this event!
June 4 5:30 Bear Cave is the next meeting!
$20 polio
$116 for Happy Bucks!
Submitted by Sara E.
Member Submissions
None this week.
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