The meeting was called to order by President Brad Kirscher on this the 25th day of July, 2016.  
 
Jason Raether, our Greeter, then led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance after which we recited the Four-Way Test. 
 
Julie Wearn gave the invocation and followed it up by introducing visitors and guests.  Today we had two visitors and one guest.  Visitors included non-Rotarian Rochelle Scanlon from Wells Fargo who was here to check the club out and PDG and Past Roseville Rotarian, Tom Yuzer, Menifee, CA.  Hyon Kim introduced her guest Stephen Johnson.  Welcome everyone.      
 
With introductions completed we participated in Happy Dollars. 
 
General club announcements and business followed:  
 
With recent events in Falcon Heights touching a number of Rotarians Jan Vanderwall reminded everyone about the upcoming Community Conversation which will be held Thursday, July 28th from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Fairview Community Center. 
 
A reminder to everyone that Angela Eifert will be coming back next week to assist us with club visioning.  Please make sure to get your community surveys completed and be ready to participate.   You can enter your interview results on SurveyMonkey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RosevilleInterviews .
 
Lastly, the August 8th meeting will be held at Grumpy’s.  Details to follow. 
 
 
  Ben Bina, Jason Muhlstein, Brad Kirscher
 
 
With announcements completed Jeff Norton introduced today’s speakers:  Jason Muhlstein and Ben Bina from the Wishes & More Foundation.  
 
The Wishes & More Foundation is a Minnesota based 501©3 non-profit organization that connects with families in Minnesota and border states to provide children with life threatening and terminal illnesses with extraordinary experiences and provide support to the entire family.  Specifically, they 1) grant wishes of all types, 2) provide Scholarships of Hope, 3) provide Memorials, and 4) provide ongoing support to the children / families involved in the organization. 
 
Wishes & More has an annual budget of approximately $750K and grants an estimated 50 wishes / year.  Mr. Muhltstein estimated they were on their 785th with and, to the best of his knowledge, had never rejected a wish one a doctor verified the child’s condition.  He further indicated that 87% of all the funds donation end up going to their programs rather than administrative expenses. 
 
If you are interested in learning more about this organization and their mission, please go to wishesandmore.org. 
 
With the presentation completed and no further business, the meeting was adjourned.   
 
 
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