Meeting Information and Speakers

Zoom meetings

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6 pm Central US time

Our meeting will open 30 minutes early at 5:30pm for social time!

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Zoom Link — 6:00 pm Central US (5:30 for social time)

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Meeting ID: 850 5234 0381
Passcode: 354300

Upcoming Meetings and Speakers

Elana and Adam will describe their experiences volunteering for the India check dam project. They are extending an invitation to other Global Travelers to join them this year in November.

Zoom Link — 6:00 pm Central US (5:30 for social time)

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Meeting ID: 850 5234 0381
Passcode: 354300

New District Governor Sharon Bloodworth will present her goals and vision for our District this year.

We’ll hear about the STEM grant in Egypt.

Past Speakers

July 9, 2024 video thumbnailAn information-filled meeting focused on future events:

  • A report on the RI Convention in Singapore in May with an eye on the Calgary convention in June 2025.
  • Presentation of new trip to Eastern Europe with 2 departures in 2025
  • General report on future trips (6 of them!)
  • New Club President Melanie DeLuca’s discussion of our club vision for this year.

View the video of the meeting here

3 year videoThe meeting began with a video created by Paula Schwartz highlighting our club’s first 3 years. President Al Kowalcyck and committee chairs summarized our club’s activities during the past year. Nancy Davis, leader of the Egypt liver cancer grant reported on the recent trip to Egypt. 

View the meeting video here.

Uganda Birth with DignityDon Stiles, Sue Steen, and Lynn Zdechlick from Bloomington Rotary presented the Uganda Birth with Dignity Project. Global Travelers is a collaborating club on this grant. You can watch the video of this meeting here.

Polio video thumbnailTim Mulcrone is District 5950 Polio Chair. View his presentation here.

We voted to collaborate on a grant in Uganda, learned about a new trip to the Amazon, and heard a presentation by member Aur Beck on the Rotary Millions Solar Panel initiative.  View the recording here.

Maryjane described some of the volunteer work she has done in rural Zimbabwe and the opportunity for a potential service trip in early 2025. View the recording here.

Melanie DeLuca, leader of the Global Grant for the Colombia water project and organizer of the Colombia trip, presented an overview of this adventure.  Watch the recording here.

Bill discussed the many water projects various Rotary clubs have done in Ecuador. 

Unfortunately, the meeting was not recorded.

District Governor JewelieGrape provided a wealth of information about the goals and priorities of Rotary International and of our District 5950, as well as many opportunities for education.

Watch the recording here.

Dr. Kristina Burrack from the Hennepin HealthCare Research Institute in Minnesota discussed the latest work on Malaria Immunology, plus a bonus discussion of women in science. Note: if you’d like to support Dr. Burrack’s work on encouraging women in science, you’ll find a QR code about 19 minutes into the recording.

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Passcode = 9@f..DuS

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Rebecca Rothney, founder of the Pack for a Purpose non-profit, described their work and options for taking much-needed supplies when we travel.  View the recording here.

Marie Press, a Canadian Rotarian, described a recent service and grant trip to Nepal. View the recording here.

Angelina Amerigo: One Bottle, One Bag, One Straw At A Time. Watch the video.

Larry Schmidt presented the Venezuela Newborn Layette Project. View the recording here.

Meg Lowe of the Lake Minnetonka Excelsior Rotary Club will present her work with Guatemala Empowering Girls Project.

All the E-Clubs in District 5950 joined a Mega Zoom meeting.  We were joined by District Governor Jewelie Grape and our own Mike DeLuca. Our “meet the member” featured Dana Moog.

This meeting was not recorded.

Meggie Dumas discusses her experience as a Rotary Peace Fellow. Watch the recording here.

We celebrated our 2nd anniversary as a Club, thanked outgoing Club President Mike DeLuca, and welcomed new Club President Al Kowalchyk. 

Updates on Kenya projects

Kenya Sanitation & Hygiene Report- Nancy Laible

Update on Small International Grant in Kenya- Nancy Laible

Days for Girls service project – Phyllis Webster

Library Space and Book Drive- Steve Laible