Our presenter today was Jonathan Turner, Volunteer Program Coordinator for the MSP Airport Foundation.  The Airport Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the experience and exceeding the expectations of travelers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as well as supporting the airport and broader aviation community.  MSP Airport is the 12th busiest airport in the U.S. for aircraft operations and serves as a hub for both Delta and Sun Country Airlines.  It served more than 39 million travelers in 2019.  MSP has received numerous awards for safety, efficiency, design and communications and was recently recognized as the best large airport in North America by the Airports Council.  The MSP Airport Foundation has played a significant role in the airport’s success. 
The Airport Foundation was formed in 1982 by corporate, hospitality and aviation leaders who recognized the importance of the airport to the economic health of the region.  Over time, the foundation added responsibility for traveler aid and assistance and eventually added art and cultural programming, gambling operations and other community engagement services.  As responsibilities have grown, the foundation’s volunteer numbers have grown to over 600.  There are many volunteer opportunities including: information desk staff, animal ambassador teams, go-guides, airport beautification projects, special event workers and many more.  For more information, visit airportfoundation.org or contact Jonathan directly at jonathan.turner@mspmac.org or 612-726-5233. Jonathan and President–Elect Jason Miller are pictured below.
Don’t forget that the Board will meet at 11:00AM on Tuesday, Feb 22nd.
Mark your calendars now for the CPY Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, April 5th.  This meeting will be the Rotary meeting for that week.
Next week’s presenter will be Patrick McCormack from the MN House Non-Partisan Research.