Greeter Schedule
Apr 26 Jason Madson
May 03 Dianne Miller
May 10 Barry Minsker
May 17 Marshall Mullet
May 24 Greg Oxley
Apr 26 Mark Anderson
May 03 Buzz Anderson
May 10 Julie Andersen
May 17 Mary Nell Zellner
May 24 Dave Verbeke
Weekly Checklist
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Upcoming Events
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
Rotaract: Books for Africa
Summit Brewery
Apr 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DCTC True Blue Gala
Brackett's Crossing Country Club
Apr 26, 2018 5:00 PM
Gus Sent Me
Rosemount VFW Post 9433
Apr 28, 2018 8:00 PM
Kick-Start Volunteers at The Open Door
The Open Door
May 03, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Adopt-a-Street Cleanup
Corner of O'Neill Dr & Lone Oak Parkway
May 05, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sunday Salon @AWE
Art Works Eagan
May 06, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Tree Planting
Crosby Farm Park
May 19, 2018
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2018 Rotary Revue!
The Guthrie Theater
May 21, 2018
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Member Birthdays
Jason Madson
April 3
Eric Swanson
April 25
Jamie Hopkins
May 1
Scott Erickson
May 1
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Membership Chair
Youth Exchange Chair
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Weekly Inspiration
Never tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
 Gen. George Patton 
Creative MN: Eagan Impact Study
Are you curious about the contribution of the Arts to our local economy and quality of life? Then join us for a fascinating presentation and discussion at Eagan City Hall on Monday Feb 26 from 5:30pm-6:45pm.

Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and Chair of Creative MN, will share a report on the economic impact of the Arts in Eagan. You'll get an insight into the economic activity generated by the arts and artists in Eagan and the hard data you can use to advocate for your art organization.
Stay after the presentation for a discussion about the Super Block and make your mark on the vision for it.

Loaves & Fishes: Dakota County Homeless Shelter

Kick-Start will provide eight volunteers to serve and clean up dinner at Easter Lutheran Church (by the Lake).
Food will be prepared by others during an earlier shift (look here if you are interested in preparing the food, which is separate from Kick-Start's activity).

For details contact Denise Sjoberg or sign up on Clubrunner.

Empty Bowls
Save the date! The Open Door’s 9th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held on Thursday, March 8 from 11am-2pm & 4:30pm-7:30pm at St. John Neumann Church in Eagan.
During this event, guests choose a hand-crafted and hand-painted bowl, share a simple meal of soup and bread, place chances at the ART10 drawing, and make a donation to support The Open Door, your local food shelf serving families and individuals across Dakota County.
Monies raised will help stock the shelves with fresh and healthy foods.
Rotary Foreign Exchange: Community Meal
Join us at Art Works Eagan, 3795 Pilot Knob Rd, on March 11 from 1pm-2:30pm to try a variety of salads, sides, main dishes, and treats celebrating Brazilian and Italian traditions. Proceeds from this buffet style meal will help fund travel for our foreign exchange students over Spring Break in June.
When buying tickets, please select vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, or specify your dietary needs because we want YOU to be able to share a meal with the community.
This meal is brought to you by the 2017-2018 exchange students Isabelle França​ and Giovanni Arriciati with back-up by Rotary friends Ryan Murphy and Jerri Neddermeyer.
Email Jerri to reserve your spot.
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There once was a man named Verbeke...
...who delivered an oversized check...
But I've spent so much time
Coming up with a rhyme
That I gave up on this limerick.
Meanwhile our friends at the Eagan High School Interact Club, mentored by Bill Wirsbinski, have big plans for the $500 contributed by Kick-Start Rotary, including assembling birthday bags for clients of The Open Door.
Busy Saturday of Service...
Saturday Feb. 3 was an unparalleled day of service for Eagan Kick-Start Rotary during which a majority of our membership dedicated the day to serving neighbors in need. Nineteen of our members, plus additional friends and family members, bagged groceries at Eagan's Cub Foods stores to raise money for The Open Door, Eagan's food pantry. And a few liked it so much that they went back on Super Bowl Sunday to bag some more! Thanks friends!
...But Wait, There's More!
On the same Saturday, four ADDITIONAL Kick-Start Rotarians plus family members and friends volunteered for the Days for Girls sewathon hosted by Kick-Start's own Karen Groves. They prepared hygiene kits for girls in parts of the world where feminine hygiene supplies are hard to come by. Thanks, friends, for all you do!
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!
Apr 26, 2018
The Federal Prison System
May 03, 2018
Rotary International Student Exchange
May 10, 2018
Business Meeting
May 17, 2018
Executive Vice President, Operations
May 24, 2018
Scams & Fraud
May 31, 2018
2018 Legislative Update
Jun 07, 2018
Eagan Police Department
Jun 14, 2018
Business Meeting
Jun 21, 2018
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