• June 22 – Mounds View Community Engagement Juneteenth celebration at the Mounds View Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m.  Attorney General Keith Ellison will introduce Natalie Hudson, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Free ice cream cones!
  • Last day to register for the installation of District Governor, Ed Boeve.
  •  June 29 – District Governor installation, 5 p.m., at Rustic Roots winery in Scandia. Catered by The Lake Elmo Inn. Music by Cattail Moon.
  • July 2 - Club Meeting at noon at The Exchange; program Science from Scientists; board meeting at 11
  • July 28 – Community Support Center fundraiser Walk, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Silver View Park in Mounds View
  • D5960 is seeking to meet its Foundation Annual Fund goal by the end of the Rotary year. (June 30) Contributions may be made online, with notice to John O. for Club records. This is the Fund from which we receive numerous matches for our service activities.
  • John J participated in the D5960 Membership training session. He credited Cindy’s successful leadership as our membership chair for the recognition and invitation.
  • We will have new Club management software starting July 1st.  Stay tuned for more information and club training details. 
  • Karen Meyer, Director, and Lynn Isaacson, President, of the Community Support Center (CSC), were present to receive the $6,000 raised for the organization at our Gala. CSC serves New Brighton, Mounds View, Arden Hills and Shoreview, helping people stay in their homes and teaching them how to avoid getting into the same predicament.
  • John O, Cindy, Mary, Nils and Susie are responsible for May and June programs, meeting place set up/take down, and invocation. Let John Johnson and Jason Miller know what the programs will be as soon as you can.
  • Teams for setting up and taking down the meeting site and providing the invocation in the 2024-25 Rotary year are as follows: Sept/Oct Ed, Vichai, Dennis & Jed; Nov/Dec Jason, Jeff, Nyle & George; Jan/Feb Dana, Jim, Geoff, Devin & Natalie; Mar/Apr Charlie, Dave, Paul & Denise, John J & Karen; May/Jun John O, Cindy, Mary, Nils & Susie.
  • Reminder - Indicate on the order form if you prefer coleslaw or salad to fries, and any necessary dietary requirements. Guest meals are $15.
Be SMART for Kids – Keeping guns away from kids
Jill Chisholm and Suzanne Sancillo spoke on the need for securing firearms so they don’t fall into the hands of kids who can use them to injure or kill themselves or others. Firearms are the leading cause of death among children. Clever, curious children can find hidden guns. More than half of stolen guns are taken from cars.
Be SMART and protect your family: SECURE all guns in your home and vehicles, MODEL responsible behavior around guns, ASK about unsecured guns in other homes and vehicles, RECOGNISE the role of guns in suicide, TELL your friends and neighbors to be SMART.
               They provided information on various devices available for securing guns individually or in numbers, in homes or in vehicles.