Contact Information
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 pm at Tavern 4&5 in Eden Prairie.
 
If you have a question, are interested in joining or have a comment on our website, please contact:
    John Urbanski
    952-949-0744
 
If you'd like to speak to our club at an upcoming meeting, please contact:
    Mike Thomas
 
Speakers
Tim Engstrom
Dec 13, 2018
Eden Prairie News
Jeff Kim and David Handy
Dec 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Vocationals
Casual Meeting
Dec 27, 2018 12:00 PM
Luging with the Beyers
Andy Haas
Jan 03, 2019 12:00 PM
Experience Trust - Closing the Trust Gap
Amanda Ottman
Jan 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Topic to be determined
Amanda Ottman and Sam Eicher
Jan 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Pong Fest
Mary Norbeck
Jan 31, 2019 12:00 PM
Lung Cancer Awareness
Amy Hudson
Feb 07, 2019 12:00 PM
Exercise Coach
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Weekly Update
Doug Lobdell, a member of the Eden Prairie Noon Rotary Club, came to speak with us about the work of the Rotary Foundation focusing on how contributions to the Rotary Foundation are leveraged to make many of our club’s projects possible. 
At this week’s meeting, Paul Smaby came to speak with the Eden Prairie Afternoon Rotary Club about the Benefits of Stress. When most people first think of stress, we think about the negative side of stress. Today we learned that stress can be harmful but it can also be enhancing. 
PingPing Yu spoke to the Eden Prairie Noon Rotary Club about the traditional Chinese culture, some of the challenges facing the Chinese traditional culture, and what makes the Chinese culture unique. PingPing Yu shared a preview with us of the show Shen Yun and explained how Shen Yun is being used to revive the Chinese traditional culture.
Ben Grabski, Healthplan CEO for Medicare at United Healthcare, came to speak with us this Thursday about the healthcare landscape. He first mentioned that Medicaid enrollment went up by 63% from 2006-2016 because of the affordable care act. Medicaid also provides for half of the births. As for Medicare, it is for 65+ or under 65 with certain disabilities, and there are four parts: hospital insurance, medical insurance, Medicare Advantage plans, and prescription drug coverage. There are 400,000 in Minnesota with these cost plans- whereas only 200,000 additional scattered across the United States. It was interesting to hear that in U.S. healthcare, there are 172 million commercial members (43% of whom are fully insured), 74 million use Medicaid, and 60 million in Medicare.
 This week’s speaker, Carlee Kjeldahl, is a sustainability specialist of the City of Eden Prairie. Carlee is passionate about reserving energy in our community. She shared with us simple ways to reduce the amount of energy we use every day.
 
Opioids in Eden Prairie: It's Happening in Our Community
 
We continue to fight the opioid epidemic. Recently, the Eden Prairie Police Department funded a short video that chronicles the lives and unfortunate deaths of two young men from Eden Prairie. Please do everything you can to prevent these tragic events from happening to anyone else.