We were happy to welcome Roseville Rotarian Mary Jo McGuire to our virtual meeting today.
President Dennis Connolly reviewed some upcoming Rotary events: 
May 22, 2020 (Friday 9:00AM – 11:00AM) - Dr. Ira Helfand - UN Nuclear Nonproliferation.  Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sde6uqT4tyETCmLk1iC8U9pS_QRby3Q .  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
May 29, 2020 (Friday 9:00AM) - STRIVE: Investing in Our Future - Whether your STRIVE program is already successful, needs a boost or you are interested in starting one, the May 29th Friday Feature on STRIVE will be informative. Diane Ilstrup, Rochester Rotary Club and Brent Voight, Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club will share successes, how challenges are addressed, or what they feel are the next steps in how the program is evolving.  Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rce-uqjIoHtSPRiqR3T7g1ct5kx0VTxY_  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
A complete list of events can be found in Dennis’ weekly events email.
Geoff Hollimon reported that the Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition’s Covid-19 Response Fund has received three grant request proposals.  If the coalition finds merit in a proposal, it will ask for a grant application.  Our Community Support Center (CSC) was the first to submit a grant application.  CSC’s mission aligns perfectly with the coalition’s focus on alleviating housing instability.  The Coalition has, so far, received $35,000 in donations but their goal is a total of $150,000.  Your contributions are needed reach that goal. Personal and organizational donations of any amount may be made by check payable to the Suburban Ramsey Covid-19 Response Fund and mailed to:
       Suburban Ramsey Covid-19
       Response Fund
       c/o Carol Brown-Mills
       5845 St. Albans Court
       Shoreview, MN 55126
Carol is a board member of Shoreview Community Foundation and she’ll forward them to The St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation each day. You will still get your tax receipt from the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation with tax ID # 41-6031510.
Online contributions of any amount can be made at GiveMN.org at this URL: https://www.givemn.org/story/Suburbanramseycovid19responsefund
The Coalition’s Facebook page can be accessed by clicking here.
Planning for the No-Plate Dinner (which will replace the Gold Plate Dinner this year) is ongoing.  What’s certain right now is that the event will be held, online, on July 21st at 12 Noon.  The Committee will meet again soon to fine tune the financial details.
Members present agreed that we would continue to hold the noon meetings online via zoom through June.  It was also agreed that we would try to have online speakers during the meetings.  We hope to have a speaker for the May 26th meeting.
The Board of Directors will meet via ZOOM at 11AM Tuesday, May 26th.
Ed James was sad that the high school scholarship awards ceremonies at Irondale and St Anthony will be closed events due to COVID-19, but he has prepared some remarks to be read by someone else at the ceremonies.  We hope to be able to get photos and perhaps thank you videos from the recipients.