Weekly Programs
The COVID-19 situation is threatening our traditional methods of fundraising. With the Slice of Shoreview cancelled, we lost the funds raised by Bingo. Taste of the Hops has an uncertain future. We raise the money we spend on a year’s service project during that Rotary Year. Without these 2 fundraisers, we need to look for other opportunities and find creative solutions. Our first June meeting will be a club business meeting, focused on new fundraising concepts. Bring your ideas for discussion. This meeting will be led by Ken Hola and the Fundraising Team.
On June 9, we will hear from District Governor Tiffany Ervin from District 7670 in western North Carolina. Tiffany is an award-winning motivational speaker, boutique owner, and television host. If you missed her presentation at our recent virtual Conference of Clubs, this is your chance to hear this Rotary Geek. Her presentation is titled ‘Adventures in Service’.
June 16 brings us our own Maryna Daw and Tony Turgeon. They will give their perspectives and experiences on real estate in the COVID-19 world. Patty Hall joins us the following week, June 23. Patty is a White Bear Lake Rotarian and founder of International non-profit, H2O for Life. She recently led a group of White Bear Lake Rotarians on a trip to Kenya to visit water projects followed by a 7 day climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She will share how she trained and geared up for this once in a lifetime experience. 
We end the 2019-20 Rotary year with a program regarding what is being done to combat invasive aquatic species in Minnesota. Meg Duhr recently joined the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center at the University of Minnesota. Meg spent much of her career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the remote Northwest Hawaiian Islands managing habitat and biology programs and battling island invasives of the plant, rodent, and avian varieties. Since 2017, Meg served as the Integrated Pest Management Specialist for the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Eastern Washington where she coordinated invasive species control across eight Refuges and two military properties.