Minnetonka Rotary Club
The Spoke
The Spoke
Weekly Report
(Photographers - Various)
(Reporter -Jim Martin)
February 22, 2023
Zoom Due to Weather!
(Editor - Mike G.)
Editor Notes
Member Submissions - See the end of The Spoke.
Next Meeting March 1, 2023 - President Mike G. called the next weekly meeting in person and Zoom for March 1, 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
IMPORTANT UPDATE to Upcoming Events Below
Important - Check with meeting leaders to confirm date, time and location information for all events below. 
Upcoming Events
Foundation Board Meeting MRF - via Zoom
Feb 28, 2023 12:00 PM
Weekly Member Meeting
Mar 01, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Weekly Member Meeting
Mar 08, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Weekly Member Meeting
Mar 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
Mar 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 - Jim Martin
Call to Order 7:30 a.m.
Char M. - The Serenity Prayer


4-Way Test
International Theme
Rotary Minute - Cathy C.
None this week.
Jim M. - informed the club members that exchange student Gaia N.'s grandfather died on Wednesday, February 15 in Italy.  She was very close with her grandfather and was able to attend his funeral via video conference enabling her to greet family members and friends.
Bill S. - New member event with the theme "Service Above Self & Socialize" on March 2 at Bear Cave in Hopkins.
Bob H. - Reminder of U of M tour on 4/29 and the Spring football game on 4/22.  Price of admission is $50 per person donation to Polio Plus.
Jerald S. - Reminder of Polar Plunge on 3/11.  Need to improve number of persons participating.
Glen J.  - No more "Empty Bowls" but Resource West is holding a "Meeting for Growth" fundraiser on March 14 at Hopkins Center for the Arts.  This event is separate from ICA.
President's Announcements -
North Star Youth meetings continuing until a chair is found to replace Mark Magney.
Member Palooza is being held to recruit new members for the club
Further reminder of U of M facilities tour
Minnetonka State of the City is scheduled for March 12 but will not be a substitute for a regular Rotary Meeting.
While Minnetonka Rotary is looking for a more permanent meeting location, there is also a discussion of food options.
None this week.  
Happy Bucks 
Frank B. - Even with the current snow storm, we are still blessed in this part of the country to have sufficient water.
Terry S. - Traveling to Belize in early March
Chris R.  - in traveling to/from Bozeman to watch son play hockey, hit a deer on the way out and encountered whiteout conditions for several hundred miles on the return trip.  Fortuitously survived it all without bodily harm.
Scott N. - leaving for Utah to ski, hoping flight will beat the second half of the coming snowstorm
Bob H. - leaving for 6 weeks in Arizona and hoping to al beat the weather
President Mike H and Jennifer St. C.  - Both had happy buck for the upcoming HEF Royal Bash.
Andrey Madan from Protez Foundation.
Protez Foundation ("Protez") provides prosthetics for soldiers and civilians in Ukraine who have lost limbs due to the war.
There have already been eight groups of persons from Ukraine who have traveled to the U.S. to receive prosthetic limbs from Protez.
Protez founded in 2022 with a mission to provide free prosthetics to those who have lost limbs during the way and to also provide psychological and emotional recovery.  Another part of the mission of Protez is to unite people to help victims of the war.
Approximately 12,000 persons need prosthetic limbs and Protez had received over 700 applications.  To date Protez has served 46 Ukrainians with 146 prosthetic devices fitted.  Protez has spent more than $1million for all services including travel and facilities.
Protez has 5 board members, 5 staff members and hundreds of volunteers.
Prosthetics are are very costly with an average cost of $15,000 per person.  Legs are the least expensive with hands being the most expensive because of their complexity.
Protez is seeking donations to continue its work.
Q and A was conducted regarding Protez and its services.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.
Respectfully submitted, 
Jim Martin
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