Minneapolis Uptown 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
3205 Excelsior Blvd.
Lakeview Room, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55416
United States
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Outgoing president Gaile Sovell-Kenyon, aka Wonder Woman, alongside incoming president Tom Sopoci. 
 

 
MPLS Uptown Rotary congratulated retiring District 5950 Executive Secretary Diane Confer at our club meeting on Thursday June 16. Also in attendance was outgoing District Governor Tim Murphy from the Edina Rotary Club.
 

 
 
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”.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

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Speakers
Ashley Trepp, Tasks Unlimited
Apr 27, 2017
Stable Employment, Safe Housing, & A Community of Support: A Recipe for Recovery
Brian Foley
May 04, 2017
Padraig's Place
Nicholas Abraham
May 11, 2017
Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps
Dr. Joachim (Yogo) Reppmann and Ken Engel
May 18, 2017
Untold stories: the holocaust box car - a German history
Anne Lewerenz
May 25, 2017
GEMS and GISE: Minneapolis Public Schools extended learning programs
Ames Sheldon, author of Eleanor's Wars
Jun 08, 2017
Potholes in the road to publication
Kristin Kinney
Jun 15, 2017
American Indian Family Center
Beth Ann Dodds
Jul 06, 2017
Joyce Uptown Food Shelf
Kirsten Delegar, Penny Petersen & Kevin Ehrman-Sol
Jul 13, 2017
The Historyapolis Project
Penny Petersen
Jul 27, 2017
Minneapolis Madams: The Lost History of Prostitution on the Riverfront
 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...