Greeter Schedule
Mar 22 Jamie Hopkins
Mar 29 Holly Jenkins
Apr 05 Keevan Kosidowski
Apr 12 Gene Kuppenbender
Apr 19 Jason Madson
Mar 22 Nate Danielson
Mar 29 Angie Cunningham
Apr 05 Mark Bönström
Apr 12 Michelle Boe
Apr 19 Mark Anderson
Weekly Checklist
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Upcoming Events
Eagan State of the City Address
Thomson Reuters
Mar 22, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Kick-Start Club Social
Union 32 Craft House
Mar 22, 2018 4:30 PM
Knowing Your Refugee Neighbors
Eagan Community Center
Apr 03, 2018
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Kick-Start Visioning
Art Works Eagan
Apr 12, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Social with Noon Rotary Club
Casper's Sports Barn
Apr 19, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Kids 'n Kinship Bowlathon
Cedarvale Lanes
Apr 22, 2018
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Kick-Start Board Meeting
Hy-Vee Market Grille
Apr 24, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
DARTS Annual Fundraising Breakfast
Mendakota Country Club
Apr 24, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
DCTC True Blue Gala
Brackett's Crossing Country Club
Apr 26, 2018 5:00 PM
Sunday Salon @AWE
Art Works Eagan
May 06, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Member Birthdays
Jerri Neddermeyer
March 23
Jason Madson
April 3
Eric Swanson
April 25
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Membership Chair
Youth Exchange Chair
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Weekly Inspiration
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
 Andrew Carnegie 
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
 Henry Ford 
Kick-Start Social: Zentangles
Our next Social will be Zentangles - Doodling for Grownups at the Eagan Art House. Julie Andersen offers her assurances that it isn't scary and no experience is necessary!
Appetizers and water will be provided (not dinner). BYOB but please limit it to beer or wine.
The cost is $5 per person and spouses/friends are welcome. There is space for 20-25 people, so first come first serve. 
Please RSVP to Eric Swanson at your convenience and let him know if you have any questions.
A big thanks to Julie for helping to set this up!
Rotary Mid-Term Assembly
Please register now to attend the 2018 District 5950 Mid-Term Assembly, on January 27, 2018.
Mid Term Assembly is your chance to:
  • Hear District Governor Bob Halagan summarize the State of the District;
  • Learn about the District’s new initiatives;
  • Visit a showcase of Rotary projects to determine which one(s) you want to get involved in;
  • Attend breakout sessions to learn how to make your club more effective; and
  • Be motivated and inspired by a special Keynote Speaker - Joe Schmit, author of Silent Impact.
Early registrations are appreciated.  The event is free for all District 5950 Rotarians (paid through your club’s Training Fee).
Thank you for all you do for Rotary and for helping District 5950 be the best it can be!
Thomas A. Gump
Rotary International District 5950
District Training Chair 2017-20
Governor-Nominee-Designate 2020-21
Rotary Club of Edina / Morningside, MN, USA
Mobile:  (612) 770-8389
Community Conversation on Race

Take part in a special program and facilitated dialogue on race hosted by the South Metro Community and YWCA Minneapolis for members of the South Metro area, including: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Shakopee and Eagan.

The purpose of these dialogues is to:

  • Move participants toward an understanding of how race plays out in the community
  • Provide an opportunity for all voices to be heard
  • Develop deeper awareness of diversity, culture and equity and the possible experiences of participants
  • Develop space for participants to identify tactics to help them reach equity goals

Date: Thursday, January 18
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Apple Valley Community Center, 14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124 (in the Community Room)
Cost: Free and open to public, but seating is limited and registration is required

Click here to register and see additional information about the event.

Interact in Action!
The subzero temperatures will not deter the Eagan High School Interact Club (mentored by Bill Wirskbinski) from a busy winter of service. Upcoming projects include:
  • Feed My Starving Children on 2/22/2018 from 2:30-4:30PM. Kick-Starters are invited to join. 
  • Making about 50 fleece tied baby blankets out of polar fleece to donate to local shelters.
  • Making up to 200 birthday bags for The Open Door for which they will use Kick-Start's $500 donation for the materials.
  • Coat check at Eagan Rotary Gala on 2/10/2018.
  • Jeans/coat drive at Eagan High School on 2/21-22/2018.
  • Researching 363 event, making sandwiches in partnership with a local grocery store for eight homeless locations (tentative date is 2/20/18).
Kick-Start's Mary Nell Zellner will report periodically on Interact's activities and how Kick-Start can be of assistance.
Eagan Rotary Gala!
The Eagan Rotary Noon Club is selling tickets online for the Eagan Rotary Gala which is February 10, 2018 at the Eagan Community Center.  We hope by then to have adequately recovered from the Twin Cities hosting the Super Bowl and the Vikings winning it!
Once again you can join 350 people raising money that will be used to make a difference in our community and world. This the Noon Club's only fundraiser. It supports the club foundation and the money is spent back in the community on projects and not-for-profits. Last year the Noon Club committed $150,000 to help Art Works Eagan achieve their goal of opening their new space. The Noon Club gives approximately $30,000 in community grants per year.
And new for 2018: Eagan Rotary Gala tickets may now be purchased electronically via our Club’s website! Simply click on the giant red  PURCHASE TICKETS  icon prominently displayed on our home page and complete the simple four-step purchasing process. And you will also have the ability to purchase sponsorships with your credit card via our new electronic ticketing system. We’re absolutely convinced this will be a much easier/less time consuming system for us going forward – and rest assured, we’ll be with you every step of the way should you have questions or encounter any challenges. 
One final note: if you add Scott Swenson's name as the Rotarian in the note section, he will include you as he coordinates seating. 
Contact Scott Swenson with any questions. 
Homeless Shelter Sponsorship
Eagan Kick-Start Rotary has committed to sponsoring one night of the Emergency Winter Shelter when it locates to Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan 2/17-3/17/2018. All proceeds collected from Happy Bucks at our weekly meetings in December and January will be earmarked for this cause; the club will make up any shortfall.
So when you are happy, be really happy!
Share Your Inspiration!
For me, one of the highlights of each meeting is hearing those pearls of wisdom that each of our members finds inspirational.
So I want to try something new - email your inspiration to me after each meeting and I will use it as a header for Kick-Start News the following week.
Gives those who missed it a chance to see it and those who heard it a moment for further reflection. Thanks!
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!
Mar 22, 2018
Replacing previously scheduled speaker who is unavailable
Mar 29, 2018
The History of MREA and Dakota Electric
Apr 05, 2018
Apr 12, 2018
Business Meeting
Apr 19, 2018
Superintendent, ISD 196
Apr 26, 2018
Bootleggers in Eagan
May 03, 2018
Rotary International Student Exchange
May 10, 2018
Business Meeting
May 17, 2018
Executive Vice President, Operations
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