President Dennis Connolly opened the final meeting of his year as Club President  with a summary of upcoming events:
June 30, 2020 (Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30PM) - District Governor Ed Marek Installation, "Serious, Touching, and Funny" - Registration via Zoom - Click Here or watch on Facebook LIVE! - Click Here
July 1, 2020 (Wednesday 8:00 – 9:00AM) - SPECIAL FRIDAY FEATURE 
Because of the 4th of July, we are holding our District 5960 Friday Feature, on a Wednesday! Next July 1, join me and the rest of the District Governor line for a SPECIAL FRIDAY FEATURE as we take you through "A Year of Connecting." We want to celebrate all the positive activities, events, and fun that we had, and the impact we made, which was significant. It's a special day of the week, and time - 8 a.m. This is Prior Lake Rotary's normal meeting, co-hosted with the District.  Register in advance for this meeting at the link below:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
July 21, 2020 (Tuesday 12:00 Noon) NBMV Rotary Club Picnic Meeting (with social distancing) at Silver View Park, 2700 County Rd I, Mounds View .
August 7, 2020 (Friday 5:30 – 9:00PM) SAVE THE DATE - Join us at Canterbury Park in Shakopee for Rotary Race Day on Friday, Aug. 7th. Everyone is welcome—Rotarians bring your family and friends out to this great event! The gates open at 5:30 p.m., live horse racing begins at 6:30.  Cost for the event is $10, which includes admission, hot dog and soda. Children 17 and under get free admission, but must purchase the $10 ticket to get the hot dog and soda.  Rotary Race Day is a fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus! Organized by Rotary Districts 5950 & 5960, 100 percent of ticket sales will benefit PolioPlus!  Tim Mulcrone will be singing the national the anthem at 5:30.
CPY’s 8th Annual Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser will be held on August 2nd, 3:00PM at Brightwood Hills Golf Course.  The winner will receive 20% of the ticket sales up to a maximum of $5,000. 1 Ball = $10, 3 Balls = $25, 5 Balls =$40.  To purchase tickets call 651-633-6464.
Geoff Hollimon said that the Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition has approved grants of $10,000 to Sheridan Story and $10,000 to Ralph Reeder Food Shelf to help fund their missions to alleviate food insecurity.   He also noted that the Coalition’s Three Mile Community Virtual Run/Walk fundraiser will be held from Monday, August 3-Sunday, August 9, 2020.  Click the link above for details.
Dana Rebelein said that the Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition’s volunteer seamstresses have sewn 200 isolation gowns for the Ramsey County Care Center.
Cindy Carlson announced that the flyer for the No-Plate Dinner Fundraiser is ready for distribution.  Click here to download the flyer and then forward it to anyone who might have an interest in supporting the club.  Online donations will be possible by just clicking a button on the digital flyer or on our Facebook page.  Each $50 donation will purchase one ticket for the $250 raffle drawing.
Auction News:
Last week, Maddison Zikmund was the winning bidder ($425) last week for the Sugar Lake Lodge stay and play package.  Cindy Carlson was the high bidder on round one of the Prestwick golf package.
Today’s auction had Mike Neeley winning the Prestwick golf package with a bid of $170.  Round one of the Running Aces overnight stay and dining package ended with Denise Jacobsen leading with a first round bid of $125. Next week’s bidding will feature round two of the Running Aces package and Round one of $100 in The Tavern Gift cards.
Ed James introduced his virtual guests:
Fiancée -  Rachel Igbaroola,
Sister – Olaseni Olutunwase
Daughter - Edith James
James Odalele
Kemi Aderinkomi
President Dennis thanked Ed James for his active participation in club administration, especially in Youth Service.  Dennis highlighted Ed’s involvement in Camp RYLA, Camp Enterprise, High School scholarships, Youth Exchange, Fourth Grade Foresters and Harvest Pack.  Due to computer difficulties, Ed’s message to the club was interrupted several times.  Ed was able to communicate that it is a joy for him to be a member of the club and that he is looking forward to his year as President.  He acknowledged that Covid-19 will present challenges but he is counting on everyone to double their efforts to keep things moving forward.  He thanked everyone for their continuing support.
Cindy Carlson reported that the Rotary Guatemala Literacy Project Global Matching Grant for 2019-2020 is more than $631,000!
John Ordway informed the club that Gerry Tietz has resigned his NBMV Rotary Membership.  We’ll miss you Gerry!  Gerry’s new address is: 
5601 94th Ave. N.
 Apt 407
Brooklyn Park, MN  55443
Mike Neeley has been named one of the 65 most influential people in the machining industry in Minnesota.  Congratulations. Mike!