Greeter Schedule
February 2 Luther Wynder
February 9 Andrew Pimental
February 16 Julie Andersen
February 23 Nate Danielson
Inspiration Schedule
April 27 Keevan Kosidowski
May 4 Mike Fedde
May 11 Michelle Davis
May 18 Tarryl Clark
Weekly Checklist
•Sell Gerten's Plant Cards through April 30!
•Mike Ferber know if you can be a mentor to a new member.
Upcoming Events
International Convention Atlanta, GA
Jun 10, 2017 – Jun 14, 2017
Member Birthdays
Scott Erickson
May 1
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Sergeant At Arms
May 04, 2017
Alzheimer’s Disease: New Approaches to Treatment and Prevention
May 11, 2017
May 25, 2017
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Mentoring Program
Thanks to Mark Bonstrom, Mike Supina, and Gene Kuppenbender for stepping up to be mentors for our newest Rotary members!  Your service and dedication to making Eagan Kick-Start Rotary a welcoming club are appreciated.
Meet New Rotarian: Keevan Kosidowski
Keevan Kosidowski, Vice President, Regions Hospital Foundation
Keevan is a native Iowan and has spent her career in philanthropy, primarily working in higher education and healthcare. In 2006, Keevan joined Regions Hospital Foundation, part of the HealthPartners system, as Director of Major and Planned Gifts and has provided leadership for three capital campaigns and a growing team of development professionals.  Keevan serves on the Regions Hospital Senior Leader Team. 
Prior to joining Regions Hospital, Keevan worked at the University of Northern Iowa Foundation in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  During her tenure there, her husband Mike obtained his teaching degree and started teaching elementary and middle school.  Math is his specialty.  Keevan received her bachelor of business administration from the University of Iowa and is enrolled in the Masters in Public and Non-Profit Administration Program at Metropolitan State University. 
Keevan and Mike along with their three children moved to the Twin Cities in 2005. Mike is originally from Winona, MN and many of his siblings live in the metro so he returned to his roots.  He also began teaching at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School.  In 2011, Keevan and Mike and their family were overjoyed by the arrival of CarLee, their little unexpected blessing, who brought their family to six and also gave Mike the opportunity to become a stay-at-home dad.  Ally, their oldest daughter, lives and works in Rochester and is engaged to be married; Danielle is completing her teaching degree and lives in Eagan and Jack is serving our country in the United States Navy and is stationed in San Diego.  CarLee is a kindergartner at Northview Elementary.

Keevan and Mike, are active at their church Hosanna! and with their four kids.  They enjoy camping, volunteering, golfing and swimming.  Keevan serves on the Eagan YMCA Board, Neighborhood Development Center's Development Committee and is now a member of the Eagan Kick-Starter Rotary.  Rotary is a great opportunity for Keevan and her family to become more engaged in the Eagan community.  After Ramsey County, Dakota County is also the second largest service area for Regions Hospital so Rotary also provides an opportunity for her to serve as an ambassador in her own community.
Meet New Rotarian: Nathan Danielson

Nate Danielson, Director of Healthy Living at Eagan YMCA

Nate currently lives in Eagan with his wife Jodi Danielson and two kids Asher (5 at Pinewood) Ada (3 at YMCA ECLC). He works at the YMCA as Director of Healthy Living.  Nate is a long term YMCA employee for more than 15 years in various roles from Youth Development, Facility Management, and Aquatics. He am currently serves as Interim Executive Director of the Eagan YMCA until April. Nate and his family live very close to Lebanon Hills and love to ski, run, hike, paddle board and swim in the park. His other hobbies include building websites ( and other general “geeky” things.  With family and friends are here in Eagan, Nate and his wife have put down roots.  He is ready to serve this community, and he is excited to serve Eagan Kick-Start Rotary.

January Social: Mystery Art Night


Our January social was held at the Eagan Art House.  We worked on a clay mosaic project that we can donate to the Eagan Rotary Gala Fundraiser.  We cut clay, used colored clay to create surface decoration, and tried a technique called mocha diffusion to create little tree patterns on tiles.
The clay will dry, be fired the first time in the kiln, and then glazed and fired for the final time.  Finished tiles will be added to the project and grouted in place to create a whole pattern.  In all, there were 12 participants with Rotarians and guest.  We look forward to more socials to get us all out of our comfort zones and learn new things with great friends!
The Eagan Art House has monthly "Mystery Art Nights" for adults.  You can register for Eagan Art House classes through Eagan Park and Recreation Department.  Try something new every month and get involved in the art community.  There are classes for every age group in a wide variety of creative media.
Support Eagan Community by Dressing Up and Showing Up!


Thirteenth Annual Eagan Rotary Gala
Be prepared to get your ticket from our very own frequent flying "visitor" Scott Swenson!  He is bringing tickets for the Gala to the meeting on January 5, and you can get yours on the spot!
The Gala starts at 6:00 on February 4th at the Eagan Community Center.  Put on your fancy clothes and have fun knowing the funds raised support Eagan Rotary Community Grants.
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