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When Rob learned that kids were taking extra food at school on Fridays so that they could eat over the weekend, fighting child hunger became Rob’s mission. As one of the founders of The Sheridan Story, Rob has been in a leadership role with the organization since it first began operating in 2010.

Rob has been a key player in the growth of The Sheridan Story, leading the organization's expansion from a one-school program in 2013 into a multi-school network of weekend food programs operating in numerous schools throughout the Twin Cities.

Rob's professional background includes experience in international and domestic logistics. Rob has worked with several Fortune-500 companies to improve their worldwide supply chain. Rob also has experience in volunteer management and training, non-profit management and development, and operational leadership in non-profit settings. Rob and his wife, Claire (a Memphis gal who has fallen in love with Minnesota), have been married since January 2008. They live with their son Amos and daughter Mabel in Arden Hills.

 

rwilliams@thesherdanstory.org

 

Rob Williams, Exec. Director--The Sheridan Story
Feb 21, 2018
 

Shashikant M. Sane, M.D. was one of the handfuls of physicians invited to be the Founding physicians of the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital in 1972. He was the first Pediatric Radiologist in the region and served as the Chairman & Medical Director of Radiology Department for 25 years and continued there for 10 more years as the Senior Consultant. In addition, he also served as the Chairman & Medical Director of Radiology of the Gillette Children’s Specialty Care in St. Paul till his retirement in 2007. He has published 47 original scientific papers in the peer reviewed journals. He has been a Visiting Professor and addressed named lectureships several times around the world.

Dr. Sane is a Board Certified Radiologist with special Qualifications in Pediatric Radiology granted by The American Board of Radiology. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics for 40 years and was the Radiology Section Chair from 1996 to 2000. He has been a founding member of the Society of Chairs of Radiology of the Children’s Hospitals in North America and served as its President from 1996 to1998.

He & his wife Kumud have been two of the 6 founders of the first Hindu Temple in Minnesota in 1978. He wrote the constitution and by-laws and served as the first vice-president and secretary. He has served in several leadership capacities over the years for The Hindu Society of Minnesota including being Chairman of the Board of Trustees a few times. Most recently he was the Chairman of the Hindu Temple Construction Committee in charge of the creation of the new magnificent temple in Maple Grove. He stepped down in January 2008 as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hindu Society of Minnesota but has continued his weekly discourses on Hindu Scriptures at the Temple every Sunday which he started in May 1979. Presently he is the President of Hindu Community Center of Minnesota and also of the Hindu American Temple School. Here children are educated in Living Eternal Life Style of Ethical Living called Hinduism, Respectful Interfaith Open Dialogues and perhaps most importantly how to grow up as enlightened human being living as an American but blessed in addition with rich Hindu Culture and Heritage. The students also have an opportunity to learn one of the seven major languages from India. Presently 350 students are enrolled.

In addition to being a formally trained Hindu Priest he has been conducting with the help from his wife regular Annual Hindu Youth Camps for the past 35 years. He has been teaching Hindu Scriptures in the U.S.A. over 50 years and in the twin cities for the past 45 years. He has spoken on several topics pertaining to Hinduism, including Yoga, Meditation and Universal Spirituality on college campuses around the country. He has been actively involved in the interfaith dialogs locally as well as nationally.

Shashikant M. Sane, M.D.

612-618-6161 Mobile

shashisane2@gmail.com

 

Shashikant Sane-retired MD, Hindu Temple MN Chair
Feb 28, 2018
 
The first Thursday of each month is your opportunity to visit with fellow Rotarians on a social basis. 
We meet from 5-7pm at a different venue to be announced. 
This is a great opportunity to bring prospective Rotary members to get to learn about Rotary on an informal basis. 
 
Guest and significant others are always welcome to join us for First Thursday! 
 
Mar 01, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 

Scott Gerber, Fire Chief

Excelsior Fire District

24100 Smithtown Road

Shorewood, MN  55331

Phone:  952-960-1650

Fax:  952-960-1690

Email: sgerber@excelsiorfire.org

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Scott Gerber, Excelsior Fire Chief
Mar 07, 2018
 

Heidi Nauman

phone  612-708-3676

email: heidi.nauman@gmail.com

she will forward her bio

Heidi Nauman
Mar 14, 2018
 
Rose Sale
Mar 21, 2018
 
Dennis Peterson - Superintendent of Schools
Mar 28, 2018
 

SPEAKER  • AUTHOR  • CONSULTANT  • ADVOCATE
Founder and President of Women At the Well, Int'l

Originally from Ethiopia and orphaned at the age of five, Shegitu has known tragedy first hand. As war raged in Ethiopia, Shegitu fled to neighboring Kenya where she lived in the unbearable conditions of a refugee camp. Three and a half years later she immigrated to the United States.

Soon becoming an activist within the East African community, Shegitu started a business in Minneapolis, MN called Going Home Inc., a center for single, immigrant mothers, most of whom, like herself, had left abusive husbands and were struggling to support themselves and their children. Shegitu hired and trained these mothers in work and life skills, English language, citizenship, held after school and tutoring programs for their children, and offered follow-up on job placement (with Going Home as their work reference). In the first year, Shegitu helped a total of 38 women on their journey to independence.

Shegitu has devoted her life to making a difference in her community and the world around her. After completing several successful business ventures, including opening a restaurant, Shegitu dedicates her time to sharing her story and advocating for immigrants and refugees.

Kebede’s current project is a non-profit she founded in 2012, Women at the Well, where she returns to Ethiopia to build schools in refugee camps to provide life skills and cultural assistance to refugees before they are placed in their new homes.

Despite obstacles, Shegitu continues to fulfill her passion in aiding others. Shegitu is an author and has written and published four books, a public speaker, consultant, mother, and wife. She resides in Minnesota with her family.

Shegitu Kebede - Women at the Well, Int'l
Apr 04, 2018
 
The first Thursday of each month is your opportunity to visit with fellow Rotarians on a social basis. 
We meet from 5-7pm at a different venue to be announced. 
This is a great opportunity to bring prospective Rotary members to get to learn about Rotary on an informal basis. 
 
Guest and significant others are always welcome to join us for First Thursday! 
 
Apr 05, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
From Eric:  
 
To the board: I am a speaker, author and comedian who has spoken in all 50 states and addressed various clubs from coast to coast. I am contacting Minnesota clubs for consideration as a speaker since I will be returning to Minnesota in April of 2018. I have a ton of references I can send you in addition to my bio and credentials. I also do a lot of political speaking but my remarks to Rotary and Kiwanis clubs are absolutely non-partisan in keeping with the spirit of your organization. God bless always, Eric Golub 310-709-3245.  blacktygrrrr@earthlink.net
 
Eric Golub--Comedian, Author, Speaker
Apr 11, 2018
 
Quarterly LMERC Committee Meetings
Apr 18, 2018
 
Meal Packing no speaker
Apr 25, 2018
 
Camp RYLA Attendees
May 02, 2018
 
The first Thursday of each month is your opportunity to visit with fellow Rotarians on a social basis. 
We meet from 5-7pm at a different venue to be announced. 
This is a great opportunity to bring prospective Rotary members to get to learn about Rotary on an informal basis. 
 
Guest and significant others are always welcome to join us for First Thursday! 
 
May 03, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 

Ed is a member of the Lake Minnetonka Power Squadron. 

He teaches classes in Electric Shock Drowning, which was mentioned in Kevin Wehrmann's discussion with us in November. 

Ed Lethert - 612-670-9801

WWW.ELECTRICHOCKDROWNINGMN.COM

ELETHERT7408@COMCAST.NET

MNPOWERLIMITED.COM

 

Ed Lethert
May 09, 2018
 
Maria Pacheco
May 23, 2018
 
Leah Walkowski
May 30, 2018
 
tbd
Women Who make a Difference speaker
Jun 06, 2018
 
The first Thursday of each month is your opportunity to visit with fellow Rotarians on a social basis. 
We meet from 5-7pm at a different venue to be announced. 
This is a great opportunity to bring prospective Rotary members to get to learn about Rotary on an informal basis. 
 
Guest and significant others are always welcome to join us for First Thursday! 
 
Jun 07, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 

Recommended by Laura Hotvet

Jon Lovald     

Chief Operating Officer

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

cid:image003.png@01D36FF8.9BB32DA02700 E Lake Street, Suite #3200 Minneapolis MN, 55406

Office:612-503-5151 | Cell:612-360-3627 | Fax:612.200.9516 |Email: jlovald@mac-v.org

Learn more about our mission @ www.mac-v.org

Jon Lovald, Minnesota Assistance Council for Vets
Jun 13, 2018
 
The first Thursday of each month is your opportunity to visit with fellow Rotarians on a social basis. 
We meet from 5-7pm at a different venue to be announced. 
This is a great opportunity to bring prospective Rotary members to get to learn about Rotary on an informal basis. 
 
Guest and significant others are always welcome to join us for First Thursday! 
 
Jul 05, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Quarterly LMERC Committee Meetings
Jul 11, 2018
 

*Unconfirmed

Maren Beauchamp--Returning OB Exchange Student*
Jul 25, 2018
 
The first Thursday of each month is your opportunity to visit with fellow Rotarians on a social basis. 
We meet from 5-7pm at a different venue to be announced. 
This is a great opportunity to bring prospective Rotary members to get to learn about Rotary on an informal basis. 
 
Guest and significant others are always welcome to join us for First Thursday! 
 
Aug 02, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM