Meeting Recap - May 1, 2018
Cindy Carlson led us in Pledge of Allegiance and Nyle Zikmund offered the invocation.
Our guests today were Carol Mueller--Mounds View Mayor, Gary Meehlhause--Mounds View City Council member, Jill Heineman--Mound View Police Foundation Board Member, and  Bob King--Mounds View Police Foundation Board Member.
President Gerry Tietz opened the meeting and welcomed the full room.  He asked Mary Stewart to provide an update on the Financial Literacy Class that was created, organized and run by our club for the youth at Community Partners with Youth (CPY).  Mary reported that the youth immensely enjoyed the class.  They learned how to use a checkbook register, and each youth made a set of three banks: one for spending, one for saving, and one for giving.  The youth can't wait to have another class and learn more about managing their money!  She thanked Chris Ledbeter, Michelle Caron, and Gerry Tietz for leading the class.  Here is a picture of the group. 
Other Announcements
Jason Slama reported that on Friday, our club gave away trees to 4th graders at four local schools.  Even though they were a little thin on volunteers, they were able to distribute over 500 trees!
Jason was also excited to announce that Alexander Coaster from St. Anthony Village will be this year's recipient for our club's scholarship award.  Jason asked a club member to go to the ceremony to represent our club. 
Lastly, Jason urged the club to volunteer for the Stamp Out Hunger event on May 12, 2018.  The event will be held at the Cub Foods on Hwy 36 & Rice Street.  The students from Life Prep Academy will join us for the collection.  
George Winiecki recently visited John Risdall and said he was doing well.  He encouraged others to go and visit.  He is going to be at his current location for another ten days. 
MaryAnn Bawden thanked all members who attended the Community Support Center (CSC) luncheon last Thursday.  She added a special thank you from Iris McGinnis for all the support given by our club.  MaryAnn added that Nyle Zikmund represented the club well and gave a heartfelt ask - thank you Nyle!
MaryAnn shared with the club that she will be resigning in July so she can fully support her husband.  She will be dearly missed by all, and to celebrate all she has done for and through Rotary, we will be holding a celebration for her and her family on July 10, 2018.  More details to come.  
The club had a special treat with the return of our in house comedian, Jason Miller.  He had the group rolling in laughter with his latest joke.   
Cindy Carlson introduced our speakers, Mounds View Police Chief Nate Harder, and Mound View Police Foundation Board Member (and the City of Mounds View Prosecuting Attorney) Katrina Joseph.  Police Chief Harder and Katrina shared with the club about the Mounds View Police Foundation. 
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to support the City of Mounds View, Minnesota's Police Department, it's public safety and other functions, both directly and indirectly, with grants for services, equipment, or items which will enhance the mission of the Police Department as it relates to service to the citizens of the City of Mounds View.  Chief Harder explained that often times when the police are called, they see people at their worst.  With the help of the foundation, they are able to provide events, programs, and experiences that allow the public safety department to connect with people at their best.  The goal is to build positive relationships with the community to prevent crime and make the community stronger.  Outreach events have included: a climbing wall, hockey games, Bowl with a Cop, parades, Father/Daughter Ball, National Night Out Pre-Party, MVPD Retirees breakfast, Shop with a Cop, and Festival in the Park.  With the support of our club, they have also hosted the New Americas Academy.  Through this academy, new immigrants to the community learn about American life, about the local government and local services, they are taught about local laws, and learn how to identify human trafficking.  To find out more about the foundation, check out their facebook page at or send them an e-mail at  Cindy is joined by Police Chief Harder & Katrina Joseph from the Mounds View Police Foundation below.  
Meeting Recap - April 24, 2018
Nils Friberg led us in Pledge of Allegiance and offered the invocation.
Our guests today were Smiley Rebelein and Eric Ordway.
Jason Miller had the pleasure of awarding Jim O’Brien with his Paul Harris Fellow +2.  Jason noted that we each have the option of making additional contributions to the Foundation via our quarterly statements.  Let Jason or John Ordway know if you’d like to take advantage of this easy way to give to the Rotary Foundation.
President Gerry Tietz had great news to share about the Governor’s Awards which were presented at the Conference of Clubs this past weekend. The NBMV Rotary Club was named the medium-sized “Club of the Year in both Public Image and Service.  We were also runner-up to Club of the Year in International Service.  But most exciting of all was being named the Overall Medium Sized Club of the Year for the entire District (tied with Rochester).  What a testament to Gerry’s Leadership and the tireless efforts of our Board of Directors and all of our members.  A celebration is planned for June 26 at our noon meeting.  Check out all the certificates, below.
Cindy announced that our incoming District Governor, Mike Becker, will be installed on Tuesday, June 12 at the Spam Museum and Paramount Theater in Austin, Minnesota.  Social Hour is from 5:30-6:45 at the Spam Museum and the installation will start at 7:00PM at the Paramount Theater.  More details are available here.
We will have a Rotary exchange student this coming year!  Flex member Paul Jacobsen and his wife, Denise, will be hosting along with the Johnson family.  One more host family will be needed, so let’s find one soon.
Our 4th Grade Foresters tree give-away takes place this Friday afternoon, April 27th, starting at noon.  If you are able to help, please contact Ed James ASAP!
The Peacemakers Cribbage Tournament Fundraiser is this Sunday, April 29, from 5:30-9:00PM.  It’s being held right here in New Brighton at Adagio’s Pizza Factory.  Click here to participate.
We will once again be helping with the 2nd Harvest Heartland food collection in conjunction with the Postal Service.  Our location will again be at Cub Foods on Rice St. near Hwy. 36.  The homeless students from Life Prep Academy will join us for the collection.  Mark your calendars now for Saturday, May 12th.  More details to follow.
Board News:
-We are working on a district matching grant proposal to hold a really big Harvest Pack event next year.
-$500 has been allocated for medical supplies for Bolivia
-$720 has been committed for continuing sponsorship of our Remember Niger students, Maman and Charifa.
Paul Fournier reported that John R. is making progress in his recovery and welcomes visitors after 3:00PM.  After this week he will be moving from Langton Place to another facility near University and 694.
Cindy reported that Kevin’s new hip is working well.  We thought he was pretty hip even before the surgery!
The tally is in for the Gold Plate Dinner and we managed a $23,800 net!  Sincerest thanks for all the hard work that went into making the event such a big success.
John Ordway introduced our speaker, Jim Markoe.  Jim has spoken to the club in the past regarding the low water levels in White Bear Lake.  He last spoke to the club about the lawsuit that the White Bear Lake Restoration Association and White Bear Lake Homeowners Association had filed against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  Jim was happy to report to us today that their lawsuit was successful and that, subject to the DNR’s appeal, help for the lake and its homeowners is likely within two years.  The judge ordered sweeping changes in the practices that were draining the aquifer and, consequently, the lake.  She also ordered direct replenishment of lake levels via a pipeline.  Jim believes that the judge’s findings will be upheld by the Appeals Court and the Supreme Court, ending what will, by then, have been an eight year battle to restore White Bear Lake to its normal level.  Jim is joined by fellow WBL Homeowners board member, Eric Ordway, below.
May 01, 2018
Mounds View Police Foundation
May 08, 2018 12:00 PM
Coffee And Bagel Supply Chain - Supporting an Ever-Changing Business
May 15, 2018
Service to Others
May 22, 2018
Williams Pipeline Explosion – 1986
May 29, 2018
Club Assembly
Jun 05, 2018
Nigeria. African dishes provided & Subway sandwiches in the party room at Ed's apt building
Jun 12, 2018
Benedictine Health Center
Jun 19, 2018
Career Pathways
Jun 26, 2018
Passing the gavel
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