NBMV Rotary Club Meeting February 7, 2023
Meeting notes:
• Change of meeting time/place: Beginning in April, we will meet the first and third Tuesday of every month at noon at The Exchange.
• April 2: Gather to fill plastic eggs with jelly beans and prize slips for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
• April 8: NBMV Signature event Easter Egg Hunt. 
• May 9: Service Project: NBMV Rotary volunteering at Bridging from 4 – 6 p.m. 
• We gave $250 to the Roseville Club’s Rotary Reading Room at the County library in Roseville. 
• The Fund-A-Cause special collection at the Gold Plate Dinner will benefit the Northeast Youth and Family Services playroom and art therapy room for addressing mental health issues of children and youth.
• District 5960 is offering bonus recognition points for February donations to The Rotary Foundation. The points count toward Paul Harris Fellowship(s) $100 = 2 to 1 point match, $365 = Point match to Paul Harris Fellowship, $1,000 = recognition on the District website and share a PHF with 2 people.
• Jack Gibbons of the Stillwater Sunrise Club visited and added NBMV as one of the 50 Clubs he will have on his passport, celebrating his 50 years in Rotary. [Congratulations, Jack!]
Lee Scheumann, Pastor, Real Estate Appraiser, Rotarian and Humanitarian, spoke about the Cherkasy Medical Aid Project in Ukraine. He has spent considerable time in that country and region over the years. Working through a global network including, among others, Matters 360, Life Rice, the Minnesota Coalition for Eastern Europe, his own non-profit, Hand in Hand Logistics, and churches in Ukraine, he delivers surplus medical supplies to Ukraine. He described the displacement of millions of people and infrastructure devastation caused by the war. 927 hospitals and medical facilities have been damaged or destroyed. Bibles for Missions thrift store sends surplus clothing.
The Board will consider a donation from the Club to this initiative at its next meeting. If you want to make a personal contribution to this Ukrainian humanitarian relief, make your check payable to HAND IN HAND and send it to John Ordway who will send all checks together to Lee.  Jason, Lee and John are shown below.