If you have an idea or topic that you would like to present to us, we would be honored to hear from you at one of our meetings! The Rotary Club of Minnetonka welcomes presentations on all topics that may be of interest to the club. It is to the discretion of the Programming Committee to determine if certain presentation topics should be reviewed by the board before being approved to present at a general Rotary meeting.

 

About Our Meeting:

Our weekly breakfast meetings are held every Wednesday morning at 7:30AM in the Eisenhower Community Center located 1001 Highway 7, Room 233 Hopkins, MN 55305.

 
7:15-7:30
Networking
 
7:30 - 8:00
Club Business
 
8:00 - 8:25
Speaker Presentation 
 
8:25 - 8:35
Questions & Closing Remarks
 
Speaker Guidelines

The Rotary Club of Minnetonka has approximately 60 members. Our average attendance is about 45. Please make note of the following speaker and presentation guidelines:

1. Send a summary of your biography/resume and a paragraph about the subject of your presentation as soon as your date has been confirmed to Nancy Davis. We will promote your speaking engagement on our website.

2. The Minnetonka Rotary Club can provide a PC and projector for your presentation. Contact Nancy Davis by the Friday before your presentation with your audio/visual requirements.

3. On your speaking day please plan to arrive no later than 7:15 a.m. You are welcome to breakfast when you arrive. The formal part of the meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. with an invocation, pledge, and announcements. You will then be introduced around 8:00 a.m.. Please plan to speak for up to 20 minutes with 10 minutes left for Q&A.

Podium Notes for Speaker

* Our goal is to turn the podium over to you by 8:00 a.m.. We ask that you wear the microphone.

* Turn the podium back to the Club President by 8:25 a.m. for adjournment.

* The Minnetonka Rotary Club makes a concerted, ongoing effort to be a diverse and inclusive organization. We ask that you convey your remarks without bias toward race, gender, religion, political party, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Feel free to use humor in your remarks, but do so with caution and good taste.

* Refrain from taking political positions, making sales pitches and soliciting funds except for authors who can bring their books for purchase after the meeting. We have a place to display items.

* We value the time and commitment that you have made to our meeting today. If possible, please allow for time to meet and talk with members after the meeting.

Policies & Practices

Not for Profit Organizations – These organizations are welcome to speak to the Club; however, the organization is not allowed to pursue the Club during a program for a monetary contribution unless the organization has requested and been approved by the Foundation as a recipient of Club funding.

Elected Officials – Elected officials are always welcome to be a guest speaker; however, if the elected official is a candidate running for reelection, the club asks that the candidate not speak during the election year. Even if the elected official is running unopposed, please observe this guideline.

Product and Service Promotion – Business owners and company executives who are invited to speak to discuss their business are asked not to use the Rotary podium to promote their products and services.

 

 

 
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