Upcoming Events
Exchange Student Arrival!
Aug 24, 2017
Club Meeting at Uponor
Aug 30, 2017
7:00 AM – 8:45 PM
Padelford Riverboat Cruise from St. Paul
Padelford Packet Boat Company
Sep 10, 2017
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
AV Board Meeting
6th Floor Wings
Sep 14, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
One Rotary Summit
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Sep 15, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Vino in the Valley
Vino in the Valley
Sep 17, 2017 11:00 AM
AV Rotary & American Legion Blood Drive
Apple Valley American Legion
Sep 25, 2017
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Upcoming Meeting Speakers
Aug 23, 2017
Rick's bike sale benefiting Kids n' Kinship
Aug 30, 2017
Information about Uponor and company tour.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Leslie Ahlers
August 1
Steve Moore
August 5
Brandon Liebe
August 13
Kathy Maguire
August 22
Tom Goodwin
August 23
Sharon LaComb
August 25
Bruce Nordquist
August 27
Kevin Lovegreen
August 31
Join Date
Peter Theberath
August 10, 2005
12 years
Patrick Selchow
August 13, 2008
9 years
Tasha Wells
August 17, 2016
1 year
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
What Did You Miss?
Are you a person with leadership skills?  Do you share your ideas in your Rotary Club?  Are you a person of action?  Then you should come to your District's One Rotary Summit.  You will learn how membership, public image, humanitarian service and supporting your Rotary Foundation work together in Making a Difference in your local community. 
You will meet fellow D5950 Rotarians who have similar interests in being a "Person of Action" -- which is an exciting phrase to use in sharing about your Rotary efforts.  You will take home ideas that have worked or will be worthy of trying in this and in future years.  Don't miss this event.  There will be breakfast, lunch and beverages to fuel you to be fired up!
Registration Details
  • What:      One Rotary Summit (ORS)
  • Where:    Earle Brown Heritage Center
  • When:     Friday, September 15, 2017
  • From:      8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Breakfast and Lunch provided)
  • Charge:  Free for all Rotary members!  (Funded by club training fee)
Registration Deadline - August 31, 2017.
Participate in a new format of case-study learning and help develop tools for District 5950’s Female Engagement Toolbox!

Questions:  Please call Tom Gump (612) 770-8389


Raffle Tickets: Don't forget to turn in your tickets.  The weekly goal is for all members to sell 3 tickets! Members who turn them in are eligible for a chance to win one of three prizes.  Only 8 more weeks till the big day!


What's new this week?

What's new this week? 


Speaker: Randy Bailey and Rick Anderson

Topic: Rick's Bike Sale Benefiting Kids n' Kinship



Rick Anderson is seeking bike donations for his 10th annual bike sale benefiting two Dakota County nonprofit organizations: Kids ‘n Kinship (which matches adult mentors with kids in need) and DARTS (connecting seniors to services and partnerships that improve their quality of life). More info about these organizations is below! Rick and friends clean, refurbish, and tune up the bikes before holding a big sale each May. In all, Rick has raised more than $130,000 in his first nine sales and is looking to continue helping the programs he so strongly believes in.  Rick refurbished, sold, and/or donated 422 bikes last year and is looking for even more for his next sale which will be held on May 12, 2018 at Superior Service Center in Apple Valley.

If that old kiddie bike, cruiser, or mountain bike is collecting dust in the corner of the garage, consider cleaning up the space, and donating it to a great cause . See the CONTACT page to get hold of Rick & friends by phone or email and donate a bike!

HELP  - and STORAGE SPACE - NEEDED !    As the sale continues to get bigger each year, Rick is seeking additional help from the community.  Much of the bike refurbishing is simply cleaning the donated bikes, however if you have some bike maintenance experience Rick would greatly appreciate your help.  Rick is extremely flexible and would be happy to teach you a few things about bike tune-ups as well.    Our biggest limiting factor is lack of storage space for repaired bikes as they wait for the sale in May. If you have some clean dry space to donate -- a basement? warehouse? storage unit? -- PLEASE contact Rick! A generous tax deduction for your donation may be available.

ABOUT KIDS 'N KINSHIP  Kids 'n Kinship is a private non-profit organization that matches children who have a need for an additional supportive relationship with carefully screened adult volunteers.  Once a match has been made, volunteers spend 1-4 hours per week with the child.  Typical activities might include picnicking, attending sporting events, sharing interests or going to the movies.  Volunteers make a one-year commitment to the program.  These relationships often grow into  life-long friendships. We serve children in the communities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount. See more at:

ABOUT DARTS  DARTS is a community-based nonprofit that connects senior citizens to services and partnerships that improve their quality of life, help them age well, and enable them to engage in their community. DARTS creates connections that enrich aging, providing a network of valuable information and resources to people of all ages and fosters the health of the community by helping people remain active and connected to one another.

Weekly Raffle Update


For the meeting of August 23, 2017 there are 25 cards and 2 Jokers. The pot stands at $822!

Ticket donations are: $1 for 1 ticket; $2 for 3 tickets; $5 for 10 tickets; and $10 for 25 tickets. Three lucky winners are chosen each week; the first two tickets drawn win $5, the third winner draws a card from the deck in hopes of pulling an Ace to win a share of the pot.  If a joker is pulled, it will cost the winner a $2 contribution to the pot.  If the Ace of Spades is pulled, the pot is awarded equally to all who have pulled an Ace from the current deck, and the drawing starts over again.  Congratulations to  Bruce Nordquist for drawing the Ace of Hearts.  He is guaranteed 1/4 of the pot!

Speaker Rotation - Who's Up?

Upcoming Speaker Rotation

We have a new process!
The person in bold each month is that month's group chair to help facilitate communication.  Once your group lines up speakers, please let Justin Burleson know so he can update the calendar and Gwen will update the bulletin.  Thanks everyone for your work lining up speakers and hopefully this new process will further stimulate Rotary member interaction.
Please contact Justin Burleson with your speaker's topic and biographical info.

8/23/17 - Lance Miller

8/30/17 - Brian Bessler - Meeting at Uponor, Meeting 7:00-7:45am, Tour 7:45-8:45

September - Mervin Nordstrom (Team: Steve Moore, Tom Goodwin)

9/6/17 -

9/13/17 -

9/20/17 - Book Project/Stickers

9/27/17 -

October - Karen Kirkman (Team: Paul Heil, Joe Sterling)





November - (Team: Sharon LaComb, Kevin Lovegreen)


11/8/17 - Club Assembly

11/15/17 - District/Work Project



December - Brandon Liebe (Team: Scott Ramsdale, Greg Miller)


12/13/17 - Christmas Holiday Wrapping Party

12/20/17 - Foundation Update

12/27/17 - No Meeting