Event Types

The Rise of Prince: 1958-1988

The Rise of Prince: 1958-1988 gives you a front-row seat to the dramatic events of iconic artist Prince Rogers Nelson's dazzling rise to fame. The book opens with the gripping tale of Prince's final months in 2016, and then transports you to the Minneapolis of his childhood to tell a story that is by turns tragic and triumphant. This book's gripping, 50-page prologue provides a nearly day-to-day account of the events that unfolded between November 2015 and April 21, 2016, when Prince tragically died at Paisley Park. The great distance traveled by Prince during his final months - tours of Australia and New Zealand, a funeral in the Bay Area for former muse and lover Denise Matthews, a tour of Canada, and a final return home - in some ways mirrored on a grand scale Prince's nomadic childhood, to which the book returns after detailing the events of 2016. Thanks to the many close friends and associates who shared their stories with the authors, The Rise of Prince will both enlighten and deeply move Prince's legions of fans. What is ultimately revealed is the very human story of how a young man from a small Midwestern city overcame adversity to achieve one of the greatest runs of creativity in pop history, along the way creating an unparalleled universe of side projects, alter egos, and a musical legacy for the ages. Alex Hahn, writing with co-author Laura Tiebert, brings his extraordinary experience to this book, which includes fully updated and expanded elements of his controversial 2003 biography Possessed, a sought-after collector's item that remains a classic of Prince literature. The book is enhanced by exclusive photos from rock photographer Paul Natkin, one of the most renowned photographers of Prince.

Oct 04, 2017
Oct 05, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Too Big to Fail--Ongoing Research at the Fed

Ron Feldman is the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  In this role, he is responsible for all operational facets of the Bank's activities and for backup to the president in the execution of his monetary policy responsibilities.

He is a member of the Conference of First Vice Presidents.  In this capacity he is involved, along with the chief operating officers of the other eleven Reserve Banks, in various projects and initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Reserve's System-wide operations. 

He previously served as a senior officer for Supervision, Regulation and Credit. Feldman also held a variety of Federal Reserve System supervisory leadership roles.  For example, he co-led the group overseeing the System’s supervision of banks having under $10 billion in assets.  He also managed the System’s validation of Federal Reserve stress testing models.

Feldman joined the bank in 1995 in the Supervision department. He became an officer of the bank in 1999, a managing officer in 2004, senior vice president in 2008 and executive vice president in 2013. In addition to assuming increasing responsibilities in the supervisory arena, he previously ran the Financial Services Support Office, which assists in the oversight of the Federal Reserve’s financial services.

Feldman has published research on a wide array of banking and financial topics. He is the co-author of Too Big to Fail: The Hazards of Bank Bailouts, published by the Brookings Institution (2004).

He has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.P.A. from Syracuse University.

Oct 11, 2017
Oct 14, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join your committee chair for a meeting.

If you are not yet signed up on one or more committees, we encourage you to get involved! 

Memberhship--Katy Ullsperger

​Local--Mark Gleason

International--Fred Struve

​Youth Services--Ann Fenger

Fund Raising--TBD

Public Relations/Social Media--Jake Sturgis




Oct 18, 2017

Career Initiatives Counselor

WeCAN is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to empower and equip individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency.

Our vision is that families and individuals will thrive in a vibrant community with full access to resources and support services.


The organization’s purpose is to address the human service needs by delivering emergency service, sharing information, developing cooperative efforts, and making referrals to other agencies as may be appropriate. WeCAN serves as a resource and catalyst for the provision of human services in the area by identifying unmet human service needs and developing solutions that address those needs, including information and referral services.

Oct 25, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Update on ICA FoodShelf

Peg Keenan, member of our Lake Minnetonka Excelsior Rotary Club will be giving an update on ICA. 

This year, our club selected 2 local organizations to direct our local charitable giving for the 2017-18 year.  

We selected ICA and the Open Hands Foundation.

Nov 01, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Nov 02, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Nov 04, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Experience at Camp Enterprise

Nov 08, 2017
Nov 11, 2017
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Functionally Fit over Forty

Do you know what Sarcopenia is? If your getting close to or are over 40 then you want to know how this effects your longevity and how functional fitness can help. 
All too often fitness is about how we look, our fatness if you will.  But Functionally Fit over 40 is a look at how fitness can be about doing more, feeling better living life longer with more energy. You will be surprised by what you learn and feel better about your journey to a healthier, happier life.  
Speaker and trainer Steve Donofrio is the co creator of the Life Muscle Power Exercise System that began in Japan and was featured in National media. Now Steve is here in MN teaching the program to Minnesotans!
Nov 15, 2017

Presentation from our Exchange Student from the Canary Islands!

Nov 22, 2017

The US Power Squadron & Local Squadron--Serving the Community



Nov 29, 2017

Domestic Violence--Shelter, Intervention, Prevention

Sojourner is a non-profit that serves victims of domestic violence as well as those victimized by dating violence and elder abuse.  We offer comprehensive programs that address the complexities of domestic violence and the needs of our clients. Our services include; emergency shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, legal advocacy, resource referral, support and education.  We provide educational presentations to youth, faith communities, businesses and civic groups that focus on a variety of topics that inform and raise awareness.  Our focus is on increased safety of the individuals/families we serve and the communities in which they live. 


Contact:    Mary Carter, Sojourner Project, Outreach Specialist

Cell: 612-209-8247    Leave messages at: 952-351-4061




Dec 06, 2017
Dec 07, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Out of the Shadows--Ending Human Trafficking in Minnesota


Minnesota Dept of Health



Dec 13, 2017

Annual Holiday Concert

Dec 20, 2017

Meet at 7:00am at The Original Pancake House - Hwy 7 & 101

For those in town over the holidays, please join us for breakfast--no program, just time to eat and socialize!  

We will be in the large party room on past the bar, straight ahead (different spot than last year). 


Dec 27, 2017

Potholes in the Road to Publication (date TBD)

Eleanor, the protagonist of the novel, volunteers to drive an ambulance in France during WWI because she wants to make a difference. However, her wartime experiences are so horrific that she doesn’t want to talk about them. She has PTSD. One of the results of her not talking about her war is that her son enlists to fight in WWII.
The presentation is about 15 years of trying to make a difference by working to get out this anti-war story, from inspiration to winning a national book award.
Jan 03, 2018
Jan 04, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Annual Club Meeting

Jan 10, 2018

Join your Committee Chair

Jan 17, 2018


LMERC Vocational. 



Jan 24, 2018


Jan 31, 2018
Feb 01, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Opioid Crisis - Minneapolis

Vision - A world where individuals with chronic pain receive integrated care focused on wellness rather than drugs, and those with addiction have easy access to compassionate evidence-based treatment.

Mission - To heighten awareness of the disease of addiction as it releates to the physical and emotional burdens of chronic pain and to improve the associated care process.

Hope--We understand addiction.  Many of our volunteers and staff have personal connections to the disease.  Whether we ourselves struggle or our loved ones have, we know the importance of hope.

Lexi Redd Holtum


952-943-3937 (O)

651-308-8122 (M)


Feb 07, 2018

Camp Tanadoona Happenings



612-284-6816 (direct)

Feb 14, 2018

Fighting Child Hunger in Minnesota


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.


Feb 21, 2018

Conversation on Forgiveness

Tammy to bring computer

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


Feb 28, 2018
Mar 01, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Making a Difference

Scott Gerber, Fire Chief

Excelsior Fire District

24100 Smithtown Road

Shorewood, MN  55331

Phone:  952-960-1650

Fax:  952-960-1690


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Mar 07, 2018

"Safety and Assault Prevention" with NOT ME! Training, and non profit Super Hero Kids Foundation.

Heidi Nauman

phone  612-708-3676


Heidi is the Assistant Director for the non-profit Super Hero Kids Foundation whch teaches safety and assault prevention for kids of all ages in schools and Pediatric Clinics in the Twin Cities.  She also works on fundraising to be able to provide the classes at no cost or subsidized cost for schools and other non profits.  Minnetonka District will be the first school district to provide assault prevention for kids beginning in Kindergarten and up.   1 in 7 kids will face an assault before they are 18 years old....90% by people they know, 10% by strangers.  About 90% of trafficked victims encountered a sexual assault in elementary years, which makes exploitation much more likely, as well as emotional challenges, substance abuse,  promiscuity, risky behavior, and suicide.  
She also does outreach and training for NOT ME! TRAINING.  Minnetonka was the first public high school to hold annual safety and assault prevention programs for graduates and their parents the last 4 years which empower people to avoid danger, and escape if necessary.  In our area, Mount Calvary Church and Oppidan Investments have also been big supporters and hosts.  
Heidi is proud of working with leaders in Minnetonka to provide an innovative model for the state of Minnesota, the USA,  and globally to take bold initiatives to create the next generations of safer, healthier people.  
612-708-3676  cell

Learn about local Twin Cities founder, Al Horner, former Navy SEAL who worked with teams to create assault prevention for all ages.  Find out WHY this is important in your families and community, and what we can all do to prevent pain and save lives.   Discover our exciting plans to take assault prevention from Minnesota to USA and Global!

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 21, 2018

Minnetonka School Update

Mar 28, 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.

Apr 04, 2018