Speaker Date Topic
Susan Moores Jan 23, 2019 7:00 AM
Multicultural youth see extrodinary hope for the future - Community gardens to healthy salads...

Susan Moores <sue@rootsforthehometeam.org


Sue Moores

Executive Director

“I love that Roots is a powerful catalyst for youth. Our kids gain courage, realize a bigger world is available to them and discover new ways they can contribute to it.”

Sue is Executive Director of Roots for the Home Team. The longtime dietitian and nutritionist for Kowalski’s Markets provides our creative vision for helping youth change the food landscape, while giving them new tools and opportunities to dream bigger. With a self-proclaimed “stir-the-pot DNA,” Sue continually looks for new ways and new people to enrich the Roots experience. (Learn how you can help by visiting these pages: Become a PartnerBuy Our Salads and Donate.)

Amber Larson Jan 30, 2019
Miss Gus Award Recipient

Special Education teacher at Deephaven Elementary

Joyce Gustafson Award

Joyce Gustafson Memorial Award

Sponsored by the Lake Minnetonka/Excelsior Rotary Club this award is an ongoing tribute in memory of Joyce Gustafson, a long time Minnetonka music teacher who died in April 1999, after a five-year battle with cancer. This annual award provides recognition to a Minnetonka employee who demonstrates the special commitment to students, creativity in teaching, support for colleagues, and the high level of professionalism shown by Joyce Gustafson during her teaching career in the Minnetonka Schools.


Charlie Kanan Feb 06, 2019
Annual Club Meeting

This is the official business meeting that is required per our bylaws.  It will provide a financial update, update on our progress toward the annual goals and the vote on the new President Elect for 2019-2020.

Stephen Foertsch Feb 13, 2019 7:00 AM
Amir A. Berenjian Feb 20, 2019 7:00 AM
"Virtual Reality for Impact"
  "VR for Impact" initiative that aligns well with Rotary's  mission.

Amir A. Berenjian and Travis Hoium created REM5 to bring premium virtual reality to consumers, businesses, and students in Minneapolis. Every aspect of REM5 is built upon our passion for knocking down the existing accessibility barriers and allowing everyone a chance to play, explore, learn and create in VR. 

Lynn Garthwaite Feb 27, 2019 7:00 AM
“Why Do Our States Have Such Crazy Shapes?” -


Lynn Garthwaite is the published author of seven books, including Our States Have Crazy Shapes. She is a member of Women of Words (a women’s writers group) and an occasional instructor in Community Ed. classes. She brings a sense of humor to the anecdotal retelling of how our country was formed.


The quirky explanations for a jigsaw puzzle map full of panhandles, bootheels, and really odd knobs and points.

Mitzi Nelson Hobot , Barb Kern-Pieh Mar 06, 2019 7:00 AM
Cornerhouse, hope and healing for those silenced by trauma and violence.

CornerHouse listens and offers hope and healing to those silenced by trauma and violence. CornerHouse is also valued as an industry resource; teaching and sharing best practices, observations, and techniques in forensic interviewing.

Founded in 1989, CornerHouse is an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) that coordinates multi-disciplinary teams to assist each child and family and offers services that are designed to minimize trauma to child victims of abuse, to provide support and assistance to the entire family, and to hold offenders accountable.

Scott Reher Mar 13, 2019 7:00 AM
Buckthorn, restoring natures woodland habitat

Scott Reher, Landscaper Restoration Inc., Buckthorn removal and control



Kathleen Mallery Mar 20, 2019 7:00 AM
Deb Rodgers Mar 27, 2019 7:00 AM
The Commons Park, Band Shell Update

Community for TheCommons MISSION STATEMENT:
Lake Minnetonka area citizens dedicated to the long term enhancement and improvement Excelsior’s Commons for the enjoyment of residents, guests and the surrounding community.



Kaitlin Daeges Apr 03, 2019 7:00 AM
Livin Foundation - Mental Health Awareness

Kaitlin Daeges 

LIVIN Mission:
We are a 501c3 non-profit whose mission statement is to promote a positive outlook on life, reduce the stigma associated with depression/mental illness, and ultimately prevent suicide through various activities, events, & outreach.

LIVIN Foundation 
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Kasey Penk Apr 10, 2019 7:00 AM
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Training May 29, 2019
Alcohol Service Training