President Edeth James’ Quote of the Day:  “The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from man to kind.” - Author is Unknown.  Just imagine a world where everyone is KIND to each other!!
Important Note:  Next week’s (May 18th) meeting will be in-person at the Exchange, at Noon.  The meeting will be set up with CDC restaurant protocols, so bring a mask to wear while you’re not eating.  It would be great to have a big crowd present to recognize a number of members who will receive Paul Harris Fellowships.  Foundation Chair Kyle Haugen and Foundation Coach Peggy Strom will be here to participate in the presentations.  Your lunch cost will be billed on your dues statement.
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Charlie Longbella was the scheduled speaker for today’s meeting but he was ill and unable to speak.  Get well, Charlie!
Cindy Carlson reported that new member Jeff Lundquist has agreed to part of the NBMV Rotary communications team.
Jeff Benson reported that Jason Miller has agreed to be the President Nominee for 2021-22 and President of the club for the 2022-23 year.  Congratulations, Jason!
Geoff Hollimon presented a CPY update.  District 621’s summer school plan is now in place and CPY is making plans to augment the district’s efforts with educational and nutritional support during the summer months.  In partnership with Ralph Reeder and with financial support from the Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition, CPY will again make weekly food and activity kit deliveries to needy families.  
CPY will hold its Golf Ball Drop fundraiser again this year.  Tickets for the August event will be available soon.   The virtual CPY Spring Luncheon fell well short of its fundraising goal, but it’s never too late to donate to CPY.
Geoff also noted that the Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition will continue to receive grant requests through September 30th, to be disbursed by the end of 2021.  The Coalition’s second annual “Keep Moving” Virtual Walk/Run is ending on May 16th.  Click here to register for the event.