Posted on Sep 17, 2019
The Rotary Program for September 17th was a marathon meeting covering the Rotary Golf Classic and Fundraiser final report, Paul Harris Awards and future fundraising of the Club.  President Michelle started the program by introducing Jim Cada and Bob Boyer and thanking them for chairing this year’s golf fundraiser.  Jim summarized the final financials listing the Gross as $45,371.00 with a net amount of $31,195.00 of which our club will receive $19,107.00.  Then Bob proceeded to introduce his guest Kristin Bender who made and donated the heirloom quilt and as she works with Boyer Building she also handled much of the clerical entries of golfer, sponsors and other data.  Bob also introduced the Golf Committee from our club and recognized them by name - Mike Dinndorf, Randy Schumacher, Tim Litfin (Auctioneer), Nick Roehl (M.C), Michelle Seets, Lou Graber, Jenny Janson, Scott Zerby, John Fern and Karen and Steve Frazier.  The AM club was represented by Mike Meander and Austin Kraft.   Bob commented that “the real heroes of the fundraiser were the major sponsors and hole sponsors and the merchants that donated.”  The volunteers received Rotary gift items and Michelle again thanked Bob and Jim for the leadership.   Michelle then narrated the Golf Classic and Auction Power Point by Steve Frazier from photos taken by Greg Hayek and Jenny Janson.  Mike Dinndorf announced that he would be transferring to the AM Club because of our meeting time but will act as a liaison between the two clubs and glad to work on the golf committee for both clubs.
Michelle then presented three Paul Harris Awards.  The first went to Dick Glover for attaining $4,000 in donations to Rotary International.  Nick Wegleitner received a Paul Harris Award for his year as President and Kristen Bender received a Community Service PH Award for her work on the Golf fundraiser.
The final part of the marathon program was President-elect Kate Wilinski giving a presentation on future fundraising that includes our current contribution sources and what some other Rotary Clubs are doing around the nation.  Her analysis included what we are currently raising and our charitable disbursements.  She also outlined our own club’s challenges.  Kate then invited everyone to a special fundraising meeting on September 24th to discuss a SWOT Analysis (i.e., Strengths/Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats).  The meeting will be at 12:00 PM at the International Pancake House on Highway 7 and 101.
STRIVE – Student & Parent Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd at MHS in the Port (old library) at 7:00 PM. Dick Glover – STRIVE Coordinator requests all Mentors and presenter attend and meet and talk with parents and perspective STRIVE members. 
October Speakers for October:
October 1st – Superintendent Dr. Dennis Peterson on Minnetonka Schools Update.                                                                          October 8th – Kathy Knutson of Pique Travel on “Travel Tips and Tricks”.