Bob Barmore opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Invocation.
President Dana reminded us that next week's program will be a review of our Gold Plate Dinner.
The District 5950/5960 Joint Conference is at Mystic Lake Conference Center, May 12-13.  If you haven't been to a District Conference, you really should check it out.  Click here for more information.
On April 19th, Kids Alive International is celebrating 100 years of providing loving homes and promising futures for kids all around the world. Click here for your invitation to join in the celebration.
The Ramsey County Conservation District is hosting a FREE seminar titled "Urban Pollinators" to present information on the importance of butterflies and honeybees as pollinators.  The event will be held at Ramsey County Public Works, 1425 Paul Kirkwood Drive, Arden Hills.  RSVP to: Ashley Bennett by April 14: or 651-266-7277
A motion was made by Cindy Carlson and seconded by Glenna Dibrell to elect Paul Fournier and John Risdall as NBMV Rotary Co-Presidents for the 2016-2017 Rotary year. They were elected unanimously by those present at the meeting. Congratulations and thanks to Paul and John. Members are encouraged to consider stepping up to be club president for 2017-2018.
Dave Hoel thanked those who helped with the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. It's estimated that 700-750 of our friends and neighbors attended the event. Feedback on the event included the following:
  • More gift stations might reduce the long lines to pick up gifts
  • 3 new signs are needed to publicize the event
  • A central location for food shelf or cash donations would be helpful
  • A coffee vendor would be nice
  • We owe a big thank you to the city garage and public safety departments
The program today involved final planning for the Gold Plate Dinner. Everyone is working hard to ensure a fun and successful fundraiser. Please do your part by showing up right at 6:00, if possible, and being gracious hosts to all our non-Rotarian guests.