Greeter Schedule
Jun 21 Greg Oxley
Jun 28 Dianne Miller
Jul 05 Doreen Runquist
Jul 12 Stacey Schany
Jul 19 Derek Schilling
Jun 21 Kip Springer
Jun 28 Denise Sjoberg
Jul 05 Robert Schuchman
Jul 12 Derek Schilling
Jul 19 Stacey Schany
Weekly Checklist
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Upcoming Events
Kick-Start Board Meeting
Hy-Vee Market Grille
Jun 26, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Year-End Celebration!
Central Park Pavilion
Jun 28, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Eagan Foundation Community Business Happy Hour
Bald Man Brewing
Jul 16, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Kick-Start Board Meeting
Hy-Vee Market Grille
Jul 31, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Sunday Salon @AWE
Art Works Eagan
Aug 05, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Member Birthdays
Mary Nell Zellner
July 1
David Verbeke
July 2
Mark Anderson
July 7
Karen Dare
July 17
Barry Minsker
July 20
Denise Sjoberg
July 27
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Membership Chair
Youth Exchange Chair
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Weekly Inspiration
Love is at the root of everything - all learning, all relationships - love, or the lack of it.
The greatest thing that we can do is to help someone know that they are loved and capable of loving.
 Fred Rogers 
District Assembly: 5950

This training event prepares incoming club leaders for their year in office and helps them build their leadership teams.
Designed for 201​8-201​9 club officers, chairs, committee members, new members​, future leaders, ​and all Rotarians interested in learning more about Rotary.
Club district training fee covers the cost for up to 10 members. Breakfast and lunch are included.

​There will be a surprise ​Keynote Speaker​ that will uplift ​our ​club members​.
Register here.

Rotaract: Books for Africa
Please join Twin Cities Rotaract for an evening of celebration, beer, and food with all the proceeds going to Books for Africa. Books for Africa is working to increase the literacy rate in Africa which is currently at about 70%. Rotaract clubs are for young professionals age 18-35 to become engaged in local and global service and our Rotary family. 
Serving Others Above Self
Summit Brewery, St. Paul
Adopt-a-Street Cleanup
Kick-Start's street cleanup is scheduled for 9am Saturday May 5.
We will be doing THREE cleanup sessions in 2018 because the street was closed last year due to the Vikings construction.
Meet at the corner of O'Neill Drive and Lone Oak Parkway.
Wear appropriate footwear and bring work gloves if you have them. Vests and trash bags will be provided.
Sign up on Clubrunner. See you there!
District Tree Planting
Our club has supported the District Tree Planting project in partnership with Great River Greening.  District 5950 will plant 3000 trees in the Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul on Saturday May 19.  The planting will happen between 1:00-5:00pm.  75 volunteers are needed to assist with the project.  If you would like to help, you can sign up directly at:
Our club contributed $10 per member to support President Risely's goal of planting one tree for every Rotary member worldwide.
There is another opportunity to plant trees on the North Shore on Thursday May 10 & Friday May 11 near Two Harbors, MN.  This project is with the Nature Conservatory and they are in need of 20 volunteers.  Steve Solbrack is organizing this event and you register by emailing him at
Welcome Angie Cunningham!
Eagan Kick-Start Rotary celebrated the induction of Angie Cunningham at our March 1 meeting.
Angie grew up Maple Grove (before there was anything in Maple Grove), went to Wayzata High School, and attended the College of St. Benedict.  She has been worked at Thomson Reuters for 27 years in a variety of positions, currently the Director of Product Management Operations.
Angie lives in Eagan and has two children: Charlie (23) works at United Health as an underwriter, and Margaret (20) is a junior at the University of WI La Crosse studying biology and pre-PA. 
Kids 'n Kinship Bowlathon
Knock things down for a cause at the Kids 'n Kinship Bowlathon!
Sunday, April 22, 2018
11:00am - 12:30 pm or 1:00 pm - 2;30pm
Cedarvale Lanes
3883 Cedar Grove Parkway
Eagan, MN
Cost: $25/Bowler
Visit Kids 'n Kinship website for more information or contact Melynda at 651-333-9468.
North Star Youth Exchange
The North Star Youth Exchange encompasses Rotary Districts 5950 and 5960 in southern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Chair Mike DeLuca reports that at the recent North American Youth Exchange Network Conference, the North Star program was presented a Gold Award as a high performing district. In addition, at the annual award banquet North Star was presented this year’s outstanding district in all of North America.
Our program was noted for our growth in long term students, our new short term program, our unique one-way inbound programs that have received international recognition, our programs to help disadvantaged students be exchange students, our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our organization structure that is a model for many districts.
Hundreds of volunteers have made North Star what it is today. Thank you for all you do to support Rotary exchange students.
NCPETS Wrap-up
As your President Elect, I was able to attend the North Central President-Elect Training Seminar in Rochester, MN. Our theme for the 2018/19 year is "Be the Inspiration." The weekend lived up to the new theme. I was INSPIRED by speakers who shared their Rotary passion and experience. I learned skills to improve our club and INSPIRE ways to promote Rotary in our community.  I have a better understanding of the power of the Rotary Foundation and hope to INSPIRE our club to action. Eagan Kick-Start Rotary was well represented as our President Elect Nominee Mike Supina attended as well.
Propel Your Passion!
Take a minute to think about what you are truly passionate about. Then, the next time you are among your Rotary friends, take a look around. The people you see are the horsepower ready and willing to turn your passion into action. Then take a look at the Rotary District 5950 Grants webpage. There awaits a pool of funds to do the same.
Helping to turn your passion into action is why we all meet each week. So develop your idea and harness the club to do what it does best!
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2018 Rotary Convention - Toronto
Rotary International looks forward to welcoming you to the 109th Rotary convention in Toronto. It will be an exciting event, where we’ll celebrate a year of successful service and look ahead to the future.
Not only will you hear captivating speeches and attend lively breakout sessions, you’ll also get to explore the service of others in the House of Friendship while connecting with fellow Rotarians from around the world.
Register today and take advantage of early registration savings!
Jun 21, 2018
Bootleggers in Eagan
Jun 28, 2018
Jul 05, 2018
Young Life in Bulgaria
Jul 12, 2018
Business Meeting
Jul 19, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
Aug 09, 2018
Business Meeting
Aug 16, 2018
Met Council 101
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