Today’s meeting was held in-person at the Silver View Park Pavilion.
President Edeth James’ Quote of the Day: “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank
Cindy Carlson’s guest today was Jireh Mabamba.
It was great to meet new member Jeff Lundquist in person.  Jeff is the SBM Fire Department’s Community Risk Reduction Coordinator.
Check your email for this week’s Important Rotary Dates or, if you prefer, you can download them here.
President Edeth reminded us that he has CPY golf Ball Drop Tickets for sale.  He will have them available at the June 29th meeting at Nyle Zikmund’s home.
For the benefit of our newest member, Geoff Hollimon summarized Community Partners with Youth’s history and mission.  For more information about CPY, click here.
President Elect Charlie Longbella spoke to us about Multiple Sclerosis.  Charlie was diagnosed with M.S. at age 15.  He became very ill at that time and a spinal tap and MRI revealed lesions in his spinal cord and brain characteristic of M.S.  MS is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the fatty layer that protects the nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.  MS affects over 2.5 million people worldwide.  There are two main forms of MS, Relapsing-Remitting and Progressive.  Fortunately, Charlie’s MS is the Relapsing-Remitting form.  In this form, symptoms may occur for a period of days or weeks and then improve partially or completely.  Medications are very helpful in preventing relapses and minimizing them if they occur.  The Progressive form of MS involves the steady progression of symptoms, eventually leading to problems with mobility and much more.  Charlie said that living with MS has made him appreciate the good things in life and makes him “much less likely to sweat the small stuff”.  Stay tuned for information on supporting the “Charlie’s Angels” MS Walk team.
Nils Friberg reported that his wife Peg has suspended her treatment for metastatic breast cancer following the discovery of a very large metastatic cancer around her liver.  She is now in hospice care but welcomes visitors at this time.  As always, your cards and prayers are greatly appreciated.
Upcoming Meetings:
- June 22nd 12:00 on Zoom – Lake Vermillion/Soudan Mine presentation
- June 29th 12:00 in-person picnic meeting featuring our Presidential transition and Garden Tour at Nyle Zikmund’s home, 2650 Fox Ridge NE, in Blaine.  Lunch will be provided by Nyle and Terry, but it might be helpful if you bring a lawn chair.  Spouses/Significant Others are welcome to attend.