Today’s presenter was Elk River Rotarian, Casey Mahon.  Casey’s topic was the Magnus Veterans Foundation (MVF)MVF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to “Heal and honor our veterans and their families through community fellowship and a comprehensive approach to restoring the mind, body, heart, and spirit”.  Their facilities and partnerships go well beyond traditional primary care services by focusing on the whole person (physical, spiritual, psychological, and social) to achieve individualized performance goals.  They also attempt to “close the gap between those who go to war and those who send them by creating unique veteran-community collaborative engagement opportunities”.  Opened in June of 2021, The Magnus Veterans Wellness Campus sits on a beautiful 38 acre estate in Dayton, Minnesota.  Dr. Shawn Alderman, a former Special Forces medic, oversees the treatment of veterans and their families and care is provided at no charge.  MVF has a goal to support 1,000 vets in its first year and 5,000 by year five.
Casey was here today to raise funds for Elk River Rotary’s District Matching Grant to provide a 6 passenger golf cart to provide needed transportation within the Campus for disabled veterans.  The topic is on next week’s Board agenda.  Casey can be contacted at
The New Brighton Lions Club is holding a Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser from 4-7PM on November 13th at the New Brighton Eagles Club.  Age 12 years and older - $10, Age 5-12 -  $7, Under 5 is free.  The Eagles Club is located at 563 Old Highway 8 NW in New Brighton.
Mike Neeley celebrated 50 years of perfect attendance in Rotary by visiting his first Rotary club in Gardner, Iowa.  If you do the math, that’s over 2500 Rotary meetings!  Congratulations Mike.
The deadline for receiving matching Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Points from the District is November 20th.  If you are planning to contribute to Polio Plus, now is the time to get the most bang for your buck.  Get your contributions to John Ordway ASAP, or notify him if you make a direct contribution to the Foundation.
Next week’s presenter will be Carol Donahue from Achieve Services.  Edeth James’ fiancée, Rachel, will be here visiting, as well.