Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Greeter Schedule
Oct 26 Mike Supina
Nov 02 Eric Swanson
Nov 09 Dave Verbeke
Nov 16 Mary Nell Zellner
Nov 23 Julie Andersen
Inspiration Schedule & Happy Bucks
Oct 26 Andrew Pimental
Nov 02 Doreen Runquist
Nov 09 Greg Oxley
Nov 16 Jerri Neddermeyer
Nov 23 Barry Minsker
Weekly Checklist
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Upcoming Events
Halloween Hodgepodge
Eagan Community Center
Oct 29, 2017
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Kids 'n Kinship Information Session
Wescott Library
Oct 30, 2017
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Kick-Start Board Meeting
Ze's Diner
Oct 31, 2017
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
An Evening for TreeHouse
Bald Man Brewing
Nov 01, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Kick-Start Volunteers at The Open Door
The Open Door
Nov 02, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Winter Art Sale
Eagan Art House/Advent United Methodist Church
Nov 18, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Walk to End Hunger
Mall of America Rotunda
Nov 23, 2017
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Kick-Start Board Meeting
Ze's Diner
Nov 28, 2017
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
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
Member Birthdays
Greg Oxley
October 6
Julie Andersen
October 8
Mike Supina
October 25
Dianne Miller
November 21
Mark Bonstrom
November 21
Nate Danielson
November 27
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Membership Chair
Welcome Mark Anderson!
I grew up in rural southern MN about 20 miles SW of Mankato, in Madelia. I attended Gustavus Adolphus College where I received my Financial Economics Degree. My wife Mary, and I have been residents of Eagan for 26 years, and we have 2 boys, Collin and Krister. Collin is attending the College of St Scholastica in Duluth, and Krister is at Eagan High School. 
Other employment since college has included Dean Witter Reynolds Brokerage, and Norwest Bank. For the past 27 years, I have served south metro Educators and school employees with Horace Mann Insurance. We specialize in all the personal lines of insurance (auto, home, toys), Life Insurance, and retirement programs. I am the Agency Owner/President of the Mark G. Anderson Insurance Agency, Inc. My office is located in Burnsville and includes myself, two licensed producers, and two office assistants.
I am Head Course Marshal for the Twin Cities Marathon TC 10 mile, “Shortcut to the Capitol” and have served on several event committees with TCM, and metro area groups. In my spare time I enjoy running, golfing, triathlons, attending Timberwolves games, supporting the activities/sports of our boys (in basketball, Collin was Freshman of the Year and contributed 36 pts in 4 OT loss in the UMAC Championship Game last season), and helping my wife with the many running events she manages. Highlights of activities include the destination marathons that I have completed in NYC, Honolulu, and Disney World.
Food and Fund Drive
Eagan Kick-Start Rotary would like to welcome Jason Viana of The Open Door with contributions of food, household supplies, and gift cards to local markets.
Jason will speak to the club at the August 17 meeting.
The top five needed items are:
* Peanut butter
* Canned tuna or chicken
* 16-48 oz bottles of vegetable oil
* 64 oz bottles of 100% fruit juice
* Toilet paper
In addition, gift cards to Cub, Target, Sam's Club or other local food markets are always welcome.
Bring your donations to the 8/10 or 8/17 meetings where they will be bundled for The Open Door.
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
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!
Invoices are Out!
You should have received an e-mail with your invoice from Tom Hofstad.
Please remit your dues at your earliest convenience.
Contact Tom with any questions.
Recruitment Training Opportunity!
What: One Rotary Summit (ORS)
When: Friday, September 15, 2017
From: 8:00am to 1:00pm (Breakfast Buffet and Box Lunch provided)
For: Club presidents, officers, Membership chairs, Public Image chairs, The Rotary Foundation chairs, and general membership.
Charge: Free for all District 5950 Rotarians!  (Paid by training fee)
Questions: Please call Tom Gump (612) 770-8389
Nov 02, 2017
Eagan Historical Society
Nov 09, 2017
Business Meeting
Nov 16, 2017
Homelessness in Dakota County
Nov 23, 2017
Nov 30, 2017
Human Trafficking
Dec 07, 2017
2017 Budget Overview
Dec 14, 2017
Business Meeting
Dec 21, 2017
Conceal Carry
Dec 28, 2017
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