Speaker Date Topic
Shashikant Sane-retired MD, Hindu Temple MN Chair Feb 28, 2018
Conversation on Forgiveness

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



Scott Gerber, Excelsior Fire Chief Mar 07, 2018
Making a Difference

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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Heidi Nauman Mar 14, 2018
Not Me! - Preparing women to make the right choices when danger presents itself

Heidi Nauman

phone  612-708-3676

email: heidi.nauman@gmail.com

she will forward her bio

Rose Sale Mar 21, 2018
Dennis Peterson - Superintendent of Schools Mar 28, 2018
Minnetonka School Update
Shegitu Kebede - Women at the Well, Int'l Apr 04, 2018
Update from our International Partner

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.

Eric Golub--Comedian, Author, Speaker Apr 11, 2018
Using Humor for Better Advocacy & Unity
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
Quarterly LMERC Committee Meetings Apr 18, 2018
Join your committee chair for a meeting.
Meal Packing no speaker Apr 25, 2018
Camp RYLA Attendees May 02, 2018
Presentation on Experience at Camp RYLA
Ed Lethert May 09, 2018
Electric Shock Drowning--Education and Prevention

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





Maria Pacheco May 23, 2018
Impact of Rotary on Women
Leah Walkowski May 30, 2018
Ugahnda Project
Women Who make a Difference speaker Jun 06, 2018
Jon Lovald, Minnesota Assistance Council for Vets Jun 13, 2018
Making a difference for Vets

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

Quarterly LMERC Committee Meetings Jul 11, 2018
Join your committee chair for a meeting.
Maren Beauchamp--Returning OB Exchange Student* Jul 25, 2018
Recap of her year in Italy