Speaker Date Topic
Detective Mike Seeger Apr 30, 2019
Current Drug Trends
Current Drug Trends

Officer Mike Seeger began his police career with the City of Edina in October 2000. Over the last 18 years, he has held a variety of roles with the department – most notably he was a K9 Officer with his partner K9 Diesel from 2006-2014.  Officer Seeger and K9 Diesel received multiple awards for their work together and K9 Diesel nationally certified numerous times in both Narcotics Detection and the Police Dog 1 Trials.  In the years since K9 Diesel retired, Officer Seeger has been a Commercial Crimes Investigator and is currently a Drug Task Force Detective.  Officer Seeger received the 2015 “Mike Siitari” Officer of the Year award.  In addition, he was the Junior Police Coordinator from 2000-2017 and was awarded with the 2017 Connecting with Kids Leadership Award for his dedication to the program.

In his spare time, he is an Edina Paid on Call Firefighter, volunteers with Secondhand Hounds animal rescue and is an active leader in his children’s local Boy Scout troop. 

C. Phifer Nicholson, MD May 07, 2019
Vascular Surgeon
Vascular Surgeon

C. Phifer Nicholson, MD, Vascular Surgeon

Specialties

Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Education

Medical School

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Mayo Clinic, Rochester,   MN

General Surgery

Site of Fellowship

Mayo Clinic, Rochester,   MN

General and Vascular Surgery

Philosophy of Care

“I realized I wanted to be a surgeon at five years of age while watching my father suture wounds in the emergency room. Now I know my job not only involves physical healing but emotional and spiritual healing as well. Surgery is my life's calling."  

Recognition

Charles E. Bradshaw Scholarship Award 1982

Pancreatic Transplant Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic 1989

Club Membership & Engagement May 14, 2019
Membership, RI Foundation, Club Fundraising, and Club Health Check Update
Membership, RI Foundation, Club Fundraising, and Club Health Check Update

Zdenek Kratky, Mark Arnold, Jim Warner, Brandon Vitale, Andrea Humphrey, & Doug McElrath will all present updates on team work in our club.

Hazel Reinhardt May 21, 2019
Cancer: An African Epidemic

Hazel Reinhardt, President and CEO Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania

Driven to bridge the gap between have and have not, Hazel Reinhardt leads the Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania [FCCT] with passion and resolve. As President and CEO, Reinhardt is advancing the efforts of FCCT and its mission to bring quality cancer care to the citizens of Tanzania. Working successfully with donors and partners to build a comprehensive, sustainable cancer care system, FCCT serves cancer patients and families across the northern health care zone of Tanzania. Reinhardt’s determination and visionary leadership includes supporting the launch of a nursing school associated with the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center in Arusha, Tanzania and building systems for aligning donors and sponsorship programs to educate young girls in the region. Understanding the bare essential available to the citizens of this country, Reinhardt leads FCCT with compassion and determination to fulfill critical needs. Earlier in her career Hazel was on the faculty at the University of WisconsinMadison and served as the first Minnesota State Demographer. Her expertise in demographic research evolved into a worldwide consulting practice where she spent many years educating and advising print media managers in appropriately sizing markets for advertising and readership circulation. Reinhardt resides in Edina and today has an active consulting practice focusing primarily on school enrollment projections. 

Wooj Byun Jun 04, 2019
"Service Above Self"
"Service Above Self"

Wooj Byun is a Minnesota-based attorney, community leader, and a Rotarian. He studied law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He has practiced law in Minnesota since 1994.

            Wooj was born in Korea, and he has lived and worked in Seoul, Hong Kong, and Minneapolis. He served as advisor to the president of South Korea on reunification and the president of the University of Minnesota on Asian issues. Since 2012, he has been an advisory board member of the Weisman Art Museum in Minnesota.

            Wooj received a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship in 1990, which was instrumental in his ability to realize his dream of becoming an international lawyer and a global citizen. He joined Edina Rotary Club, mainly to pay back the scholarship he received from Rotary International. He served as president of Edina Rotary Club from 2011 to 2012. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.   He served District 5950’s legal counsel from 2014 through 2016.  Wooj lives in Minnesota with his wife, Jennifer Park, who also became a Paul Harris fellow, and their two daughters. He has been a dynamic speaker on the subject of “Service above Self.” Mainly because of the book he wrote in 2014 titled “My Rotary Journey,” he was invited to Rotary conventions including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and finally, 2106 Rotary International Convention in Seoul in 2016.    

363 Sandwich Making - Allan Law Jun 11, 2019 7:30 AM
Join us for a hands-on service project making sandwiches for the homeless

This is a service project that will take the place of a regular meeting - at the 7:30-8:30am time - meet at St Peter's - Edina Cafeteria, 5421 France Ave S, Edina. 

Allan will stop to give us an update and pick up the sandwiches.  He generally arrives after being out delivering meals all night.  Allan is a former Edina school teacher.  363 is the number of days that Allan delivers meals - every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving, when the community provides warm meals for the homeless.

Family members are invited to help assemble sandwiches.

 

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