Speaker Date Topic
Hazel Reinhardt May 21, 2019
Cancer: An African Epidemic
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.