Greeter Schedule
Nov 23 Thanksgiving
Nov 30 Julie Andersen
Dec 07 Buzz Anderson
Dec 14 Mark Anderson
Dec 21 Mark Bönström
Inspiration Schedule & Happy Bucks
Nov 23 Thanksgiving
Nov 30 Barry Minsker
Dec 07 Dianne Miller
Dec 14 Cathy McCoy
Dec 21 Jason Madson
Weekly Checklist
Add photo/skills & interests on
•New members: Update bio/photo on ClubRunner
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•New members: bio/photo to Mike Supina for newsletter
Upcoming Events
Kick-Start Board Meeting
HyVee Restaurant
Nov 28, 2017
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Bingo Night! Fundraiser for EHS Class of 2018
Cooper's Restaurant
Dec 01, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Art: Diverse Perspectives through Local Eyes
Art Works Eagan
Dec 03, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Guild Ladder of Hope
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront
Dec 06, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Kick-Start Volunteers at The Open Door
The Open Door
Dec 07, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cooks for Kids at Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House at Children's Hospital
Dec 13, 2017
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kick-Start Board Meeting
Ze's Diner
Dec 26, 2017
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
District Governor Bob Halagan Visit
Granite City
Jan 18, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Member Birthdays
Dianne Miller
November 21
Mark Bonstrom
November 21
Nate Danielson
November 27
Derek Schilling
December 15
David Bullock
December 20
Holly Jenkins
December 20
Michelle Davis
December 28
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Membership Chair
Russell Hampton
Celebrating Rotarians at Work
District 5950 Governor Bob Halagan writes about finding solutions in a time of discord.
Kick-Start Kickoff at The Open Door
On Thursday Sep 7 Eagan Kick-Start Rotary kicked off its volunteer effort at The Open Door. Six volunteers contributed a total of 14 hours assisting 17 client families shopping the aisles of the food pantry, then weighing, logging, and loading the groceries into vehicles. All told, the volunteer team distributed 856 pounds of groceries. Check the events calendar on Clubrunner or in Kick-Start News for future volunteer dates.
Can Do Wooferoo
Once again our own Mike Ferber is involved with Can Do Canines with the wonderful Wooferoo being held Saturday, September 16, 2017. 
Please consider supporting this outstanding organization with a pledge to Mike's team, Dogs R Us.

This event benefits Can Do Canines and helps them to continue to provide assistance dogs free of charge.
Dogs R Us was the top team last year and is gunning for a repeat performance.
Brooklyn was the most recent of Mike's 40+ trainee dogs; she is now off to college for her final training.
All gifts are appreciated! Thank you!
One Rotary Summit
Are you a person with leadership skills?  Do you share your ideas in your Rotary Club?  Are you a person of action?  Then you should come to your District's One Rotary Summit.  You will learn how membership, public image, humanitarian service and supporting your Rotary Foundation work together in Making a Difference in your local community. 
You will meet fellow D5950 Rotarians who have similar interests in being a "Person of Action" -- which is an exciting phrase to use in sharing about your Rotary efforts.  You will take home ideas that have worked or will be worthy of trying in this and in future years.  Don't miss this event.  There will be breakfast, lunch and beverages to fuel you to be fired up!
Registration Details
  • What:      One Rotary Summit (ORS)
  • Where:    Earle Brown Heritage Center
  • When:     Friday, September 15, 2017
  • From:      8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Breakfast and Lunch provided)
  • Charge:   Free for all Rotary members!  (Funded by club training fee)
Registration Deadline - August 31, 2017.
Participate in a new format of case-study learning and help develop tools for District 5950’s Female Engagement Toolbox!

Questions:  Please call Tom Gump (612) 770-8389
Hurricane Harvey Relief
Rotary provides a way for you to contribute to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.
Follow this link for more information.
Supplies for Uganda
Are you storing unused sewing and knitting machines, material, yarn and supplies….they are needed in Uganda!!
The Rotary Club of Maple Grove is collecting sewing machines + supplies (fabric, thread, needles, scissors, etc.), and knitting machines + supplies (yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, etc.)  to create a sewing center in Uganda near one of the largest refugee camps in the world. They are also accepting bed linens and gardening tools. 
The sewing center project will impact the lives of women and their children who arrive in Uganda as economic, political and war refugees.  These refugees have no way of supporting themselves or make a living, and these families ending up homeless and hungry on the streets Kampala and the surrounding area. 
These items will be used in a sewing cooperative and each machine donated will help a family become financially independent.  Many women have been victims of wartime sexual violence and because of a lack of skills, tools and/or supplies, they are trapped in the sex trade.  Learning to sew and knit can liberate them.
Sewing and knitting equipment and supplies will be accepted until September 17, 2017 as the 40’ container will leave Minnesota for Uganda in early October.  In December, several people from Minnesota will be traveling to Uganda to teach people how to sew and knit.
For pick up, please contact Judy Johnson,,  612-296-6658
Kick-Start Rotary on LinkedIn
Connecting to your fellow club members helps you network and helps the club learn about potential new members from among your other connections!
Rotary Global Rewards
Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefits program, offers discounts on products and services from local and global merchants, along with opportunities to give back to Rotary. 

Over 33,000 members have signed in to use Rotary Global Rewards. To raise awareness of this program, you can:
  1. Recommend Rotary Global Rewards to all club members. They can visit from a computer or download the Rotary Club Locator App to use the program on mobile devices.
  2. Post a "Rewards" link to on your club and district websites. This gives members easier access to Rotary Global Rewards.
  3. Encourage club members to post offers on Rotary Global Rewards. 
  4. Suggest that club members help the program grow in their communities by asking local merchants to post offers. 
You can find instructional videos, how-to-guides, and promotional materials on the Rotary Global Rewards page of My Rotary.  If you have any questions about the program, write to 
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!
Nov 30, 2017
Human Trafficking
Dec 07, 2017
2017 Budget Overview
Dec 14, 2017
Business Meeting
Dec 21, 2017
Conceal Carry
Dec 28, 2017
Jan 04, 2018
The Secret Achievement Formula: Motivation You Can Use!
Jan 11, 2018
Business Meeting
Jan 18, 2018
DG Visit
Jan 25, 2018
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