Minneapolis Uptown Rotary

 
                                                  
 

     District 5950 

 
 

Sheridan Story

Sheridan Story
 

Speakers

Sep 03, 2015
Maude Lovelle
Uptown Association
Sep 10, 2015
Dan Justesen
Bryn Mawr Brewing Company
Sep 17, 2015
Tim Murphy
District Governor, Rotary District 5950
 
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Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Minneapolis Uptown

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Minikahda Club
3200 Excelsior Blvd.
On Second Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55416
United States
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Home Page Stories

 
Pictured: Jon Manchester, Minneapolis Uptown Community Service Chair, with Elizabeth Hale, Jefferson Community School Family Liaison
 
 
 
 
 
 

Terry Streich and Bill Blackburn show off their Rotary tees during our community service outing at Jefferson Community School on May 3, 2014.

 

 
 
 

 
 

Our speaker today was Lynn Keillor  who spoke on  “Rotary Youth Exchange  -  The Making of World Citizens”.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Welcome to our Rotary Club! 

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Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
Treasurer
Community Service
Vocational Service
Club Service
Club Service
Rotary Foundation
Public Relations
Membership
Past President
International Service
 

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