Speaker Father Mike Van Sloun
Host JR Boisclair
Our speaker next Wednesday, Father Mike Van Sloun is the pastor of St. Bartholomew Church in Wayzata. For more than 10 years has been a chaplain for the Minnesota Vikings.
We welcome guests!
Congratulations to Paula Paulsen, the newest member of Wayzata Rotary. Paula was inducted at our January 25th meeting by General Bob Shadley. Paula lives in Wayzata and is a graduate student as a nurse practitioner at St. Kate's. Her personal and professional work have always led her to serve others. Among Paula's many service examples, she has worked with immigrant families to determine and mitigate the effects of environmental damage on their population, taught life support to hundreds of Girl Scout families, and worked to improve land stewardship in Minnesota. She is interested in Rotary because it will allow her to give back to the community and allow her to work with others who can implement real change. Welcome, Paula, we look forward getting to know you!
- The local Alzheimers Association, for interactive alert bracelets/necklaces to prevent wandering.
- Bloom Early Childhood, for scholarships for early childhood education so that students are prepared for kindergarten.
- Hammer Residence, for its Quality of Life Program
- IOCP, towards a much needed van for its Neighborhood Program
"Wayzata Rotary 'drives' support for community change
Many of you wandered through or maybe just glanced at the beautiful cars on display last month in Wayzata during James J. Hill Days. But what may not have been clear from looking at the shiny paint and clean interiors is that these cars serve a higher purpose in our community.
The Wayzata Rotary began organizing the car show in 2008. At that time, the exhibition was located in the small old Muni parking lot. This past year marked the eighth year for the car show, which has grown to host more than 116 eclectic vehicles. Our local automotive businesses and even personal enthusiasts sponsor the show to raise money for the community.
Specifically, Wayzata Rotary proudly supports projects and community organizations by funding grants twice a year, in May and in November. Typically, awards from $100 to $2,000 are made to selected applicants and are each sponsored by a club member.
The community service grants fund a variety of purposes and causes, but prefer to fund nonprofit or charitable organizations with specific needs, rather than general operations. Strong preference is also given to locally initiated and managed groups serving our area.
Recent recipients of community service grants include: