Posted by Bill Klumpp on May 01, 2019
Kay Baker and Mike Spellman have arranged some interesting and thought provoking programs for May. On May 7 Iris Tzafir will present reflections of a daughter of Holocaust survivors.  The presentation is timely because May 8 is VE Day, the day the Nazis surrendered to Allied Forces in 1945.  Shannon Brumbaugh will discuss Midwest Special Services (MSS) on May 14.  MSS is located near our meeting site.  The work of the Freshwater Society will be the topic of its executive director, Steve Woods, on May 21.  The month will close out with another visit from Shoreview resident and former MN DNR Commissioner and Shoreview City Council member Tom Landwehr on May 28 who will speak to us about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).  Tom is now  the executive director for The Campaign to Save the BWCA, an advocacy group opposed to plans to mine copper and nickel near the BWCA.
Thanks to Kent Peterson for arranging the programs and a community service project for April.  Rotarian Stephanie Cosgrove set a high bar for classification talks in her April 2 program complete with a Power Point presentation.  The Rotary Ethics Team made an April 9 presentation on the Rotary Four-Way Test and personal ethics.  On April 16 University of Minnesota engineering grad student Vini Taguchi's program featured the work of Engineers Without Borders.  The club traveled to Shoreview's new Loden SV Apartments for a guided tour and presentation by Josh Brandsted from Greco Development and Management on one of the city's newest apartment developments on the site of a demolished Deluxe building.  Rotarians joined other volunteers on April 30 at Incarnation Lutheran Church to pack food for Feed My Starving Children.