• August 12 – Stockyard Days Parade Feed, Volunteers needed for 8:45 and/or 10:30 shifts.
  • August 13 – CPY golf ball drop, 3PM @ Brightwood Hills Golf Course.
  • August 15 - Club meeting, Noon @ The Exchange, District Governor visits.
  • August 18-19 – Mounds View Festival in the Park.
  • April 19, 2024 – Gold Plate Dinner at Mounds View Community Center.
  • Be sure to come to the next meeting – August 15 – to welcome our District 5960 Governor, Patricia McCleese, when she makes her official visit to our Club. Cookies! Bring a guest.
  • Will you step up? We need a President Elect who will serve as Club President July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025. Job sharing is an option. It is an amazing growth opportunity, with leadership training provided by the District, mentoring by former NBMV Club Presidents, and adulation and appreciation by everyone.
  • We want to do another Club Service project in September or October. Bring your suggestions to the meeting on the 15th.
  • The Club and individual Club members were among those who supported the CSC (Community Support Center) fund drive to prevent homelessness. There were nearly 400 walkers who walked 562 miles in support of CSC's mission. John and Dana Johnson served 280 hot dogs to the hungry walkers.  The Walk raised almost $20,000! It’s not too late to make a personal contribution. Talk to John Johnson (our representative on the CSC Board) or Karen Meyer at
  • Our matching grant request from D5960 for Science from Scientists, a STEM program for CPY, was approved. Other Clubs are being invited to support the project with the hope and expectation that we will be invited to share their projects.
  • Jason organized us into Club Service teams and distributed the schedule. Each team will serve for two months to set up and take down the meeting site, provide and introduce the speaker/program, give or arrange for someone to give the invocation, greet guests, and whatever else looks needed.  The September-October Team is Edeth James, Vichai Saefong, Dennis Connolly and Jed Hamoud. Let John J, Ed, and Jeff or Dana know what the programs are so they can be included in Club notes and social media.
  • TRF (The Rotary Foundation) news from D-5960: During the fiscal year ending June 30, we raised and donated $416,296 to the Annual Fund, $137,137 to Polio Plus and $145,010 to the Endowment Fund! Part of the Annual Fund donations will return to our District in 3 years as District Designated Funds (DDF) to be allocated for Club local and global matching grant projects and projects initiated by D-5960.
  • Reminder - Guest meals are now only $15. Indicate on the order form if you prefer cole slaw or salad to fries and any necessary dietary requirements.
  • Duane Ager, husband of former NBMV Rotarian Sue Ager, died July 21, 2023. Services are at 11:00 am, August 26 at the Garden Mausoleum, Lakewood Cemetery. 
New Brighton City Manager Devon Massopust gave his classification talk. Devon became Assistant City Manager in 2017, Acting City Manager in 2019 and City Manager in 2020. He received an undergraduate degree from St. John’s and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Hamline.
His role is to carry out the policy directives of the City Council; for example, regarding licensing, inspections and safety of single family rentals. 
Devon shared his guiding principles: Be respectful and honest; collaborate if you can; consensus is hard, but outcomes are better; it’s uncomfortable, but try to be the dumbest person in the room; and there is always something to learn.  Devin and Membership Director Cindy Carlson are shown below.