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Brooklyn Park

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We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Edinburgh USA
8700 Edinbrook Crossing
Brooklyn Park, MN  55443
United States
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Home Page Stories
Dr. Barbara McDonald, President of North Hennepin Community College (NHCC), visited our Club on November 4th and gave us an update on NHCC.  Jennifer Summer-Lambrecht, Executive Director of Advancement at NHCC, supported Dr. McDonald.
Our guest speaker on October 7, 2015 was Victoria Karpel, President/CEO of the Legacy Family Center.  Victoria discussed her plans to provide Brooklyn Park families with comprehensive family resources and services including early child education programs with extended hours for parents/caregivers who work nontraditional hours and coupling that with social services.  Note that there were problems with the projection system so Rotarians Gary Brown and Kevin Weist helped her with her presentation.
Bob Wharton was the guest speaker at our Club meeting this morning and gave a very interesting presentation about the Lions Club organization and what they do. Bob has been a Lions Club Chairman, District Governor and Convention Chair. He is a neighbor of Rotarian Duane Jones.
Deb Loon, Executive Director of Avenues for Homeless Youth, was our guest speaker on September 16th and gave us an update on the status of the new shelter for homeless youth in Brooklyn Park- Brooklyn Avenues.  We presented Deb with a ceremonial check in the amount of $15,000 that represents our Club donation to Brooklyn Avenues for this year.  Shown in the picture are Daryll Cameron, Club Foundation President; Rich Lehman, Foundation Treasurer; Deb, and Duane Jones, Foundation Secretary.
Our exchange student, Eduardo, attended the Rotary North Star Youth Exchange Inbound Orientation in Roseville on Saturday, September 12th.  It was a great session for the exchange students and for the host families.  Approximately 60 exchange students from all over the world attended.  Eduardo met some fellow students from Brazil and introduced a fellow student from Croatia during one of the meetings.  It was a great morning for all of us.
Our exchange student, Eduardo, attended the Club Social at the Minnesota Twins game on Monday night- his first baseball game ever!  We all had a great evening plus the Twins beat Detroit 7 to 1.  Twins player Joe Mauer had a good night since both Eduardo and Rotarian Rich Lehman wore Joe Mauer tee-shirts!
Rotarian Jim Dow was our guest speaker at our meeting on September 9th.  Jim gave a very interesting presentation on the recent river cruise that he and his wife Pat took in Russia.  Jim and Pat loved the cruise and recommended it to all of us.
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...