Greeter Schedule
Aug 3 Jason Madson
Aug 10 Mark Anderson
Aug 17 Mary Nell Zellner
Aug 24 Cathy McCoy
Aug 31 Barry Minsker
Inspiration Schedule & Happy Bucks
Aug 3 Tarryl Clark
Aug 10 Dave Bullock
Aug 17 Mark Bonstrom
Aug 24 Mark Anderson
Aug 31 Buzz Anderson
Weekly Checklist
Add photo/skills & interests on
•New members: Update bio/photo on ClubRunner
CLICK HERE for document "How To - ClubRunner"
•New members: bio/photo to Mike Supina for newsletter
Upcoming Events
Homeless in Dakota County
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
Aug 10, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Kids 'n Kinship Information Session 2
Burnhaven Library
Aug 14, 2017
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
ECCPA 30th Annual Golf Tournament & Silent Auction
Emerald Greens Golf Course
Sep 08, 2017 11:00 AM
Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala
Brackett's Crossing
Sep 17, 2017
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Lost Spur Golf and Event Center
Sep 30, 2017
7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Member Birthdays
Tom Hofstad
August 2
Karen Groves
August 27
John Diedrich
September 3
Gene Kuppenbender
September 14
Mike Ferber
September 24
Steve Dobin
September 27
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Membership Chair
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Help us Maintain Clubrunner
Our local club's website, aka Clubrunner, is located at  We use this site to communicate with our members.  Please help us maintain the site with your information so we can serve you better.  Remember, this is Rotary so it wouldn't be fair to all concerned to use this information in a way that doesn't meet the 4 way test.   We need pictures for the following members.  If you would prefer to use the picture next to this article for your profile, I will make that happen for you.  If you had a LinkedIn picture I uploaded it to our site.
Pictures needed for
Tarryl Clark
Phone numbers needed for
Tarryl Clark
Nate Danielson -need area code
Michelle Davis
Tom Hofstad
Jamie Hopkins
Keevan Kosidowski
Greg Oxley
Denise Sjoberg
For new members, your Mentors should be helping you with getting this on the site.  For Mentors who don't know how to do this please contact me.  If you still can't get this done, send me the information and I will update it for you.  If you are still in witness protection, you will be excused.  I will maintain this list weekly until the site is up to date.  Thank you for your help.
Ice Cream Party with Eagan High School Interact Club
Join Eagan High School' Interact Club for an ice cream social!
Thursday, May 25, 2017
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
at Eagan High School
Meet New Rotarian: John Diedrich

Meet one of our newest members, John Diedrich!  He is the first one of the new batch to submit his photo and information for the newsletter!  Thanks, John, and WELCOME!
John writes:
I grew up in West St Paul, attending St Michael’s and St Joseph’s grammar schools and Archbishop Brady High School (now St Croix Lutheran).
Following high school, I joined the US Navy, serving in the Navy Nuclear Program for seven years (1971-1978). After the Navy, I moved to the civilian nuclear power industry, first with the Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN; then stint with Westinghouse Electric in Atlanta, Georgia, where I worked as a non-degreed engineer.
Westinghouse eventually discovered that they could hire a fully-degreed engineer for less money than they were paying me, so they provided a nice severance package, including money to go back to school for a degree. I took the hint, moved in with my in-laws in Eagan, Minnesota, and enrolled at the University of Minnesota, eventually earning a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering.
After graduating from the U, I worked as a Project Engineer with several system integrators, designing and installing industrial control systems in various industries. I’ve put systems together for fossil fuel plants, fire detection/suppression systems for refineries, semiconductor fabrication systems for Intel and Motorola, and water/wastewater systems across the United States.
In 2009, the Idaho National Laboratory offered me a position in a new group they were starting to support the Department of Homeland Security cyber-security effort. I have been part of the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) for eight years: 2.5 years in Idaho Falls, ID; 2 years in Arlington, VA; and the last 3.5 years working remotely from Mendota Heights. My primary function is as a subject matter expert (SME) for water/wastewater control systems. I also provide support to the Production Group, which finalizes the various products that ICS-CERT publishes (mostly on the website).
As interesting as my current position is, it won’t last forever; and I plan to retire within the next five years. In the past three months I’ve begun taking courses to prepare myself for my retirement career as a futures/options trader.
Welcome Our Speakers May 25, 2017

Team 2220 Blue Twilight is an FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) team out of Eagan High School. Students work alongside experienced mentors on one of three subteams to learn about topics ranging from electronics and programming, to design and build, to grant writing and social media. The team runs all year long, spending summers focusing on community outreach, training students during the fall, and then building a competition robot during the winter which is used at tournaments in the spring. This past year, Blue Twilight won numerous awards at both the regional and world championship levels. 

Keep it simple: Just help out when and where you can!

Thanks, volunteers, for being good neighbors!

Eagan Kick-Start Rotarians got out to do a little yard work to help out a neighbor.  What a great way to celebrating beautiful weather, able bodies, and time to give back to the community!
Huge thanks to the volunteers: Jason, Eric, Cathy, Steve, and Karen
(Jerri sends apologies for missing anyone not in pictures)
Way to be good neighbors!
Attention New Members!

We like to include an introduction to each new member in the newsletter.  Please write up a short little bio/intro (including a photo), and email it to  We will then include a couple each week until we get caught up with all of our new members.  Thanks for your attention, and welcome to Eagan Kick-Start Rotary!  CLICK HERE for a document that will help you navigate our ClubRunner. Updating your information will help us all stay connected!
Kick-Start Rotary Bowls for Kids N Kinship
Eagan Kick-Start Rotary sponsored 10 bowlers to support Kids N Kinship on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Cedarvale Lanes.
If you are planning a bowling league, rumor has it that our President Eric Swanson and Luther Wynder are good picks for your team!
Early Squad Bowlers = Karen Dare, Doreen Runquist, Scott Swenson, Andrew Pimental, Jerri Neddermeyer
Late Lanes Bowlers = Mike and Olivia Supina, Eric Swanson, Luther Wynder, and Denise Sjoberg
Aug 10, 2017
Business Meeting
Aug 17, 2017
The Open Door
Aug 24, 2017
Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee
Aug 31, 2017
Twin Cities Tap Festival
Sep 07, 2017
Twin Cities Traffic Congestion
Sep 14, 2017
Business Meeting
Sep 21, 2017
The 2017 Rotary Convention
Sep 28, 2017
The Opioid Crisis
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