Guests, Thought for the Week and Happy Dollars
  • We welcomed frequent guest, Mike Spencer, who reminded us of the September 30 presentation by the Ambassador to the U.S. from Uganda at the Bakken Museum, sponsored by the St. Louis Park Sunrise Rotary Club.  

  • There were lots of thoughts - and happy dollars - with a beer theme!  

  • Barb Devlin said she was especially happy to see Mary Clarkson, Director of Special Education in the Richfield Schools.  Barb noted that Richfield Public Schools is one of 74 Minnesota school districts to receive new State Aid monies for early childhood education - Richfield's grant is in the amount of $825,467.  

Program:  Jeremy H Gharineh - Launching a Beer Co-op  

Jeremy Gharineh’s day job is with the Hennepin County Department of Public Health as coordinator of Community Health and Improvement Partnerships.  However, is avocation and night-time passion is serving as President of Broken Clock Brewing, a “cooperative, productive beer community that aspires to make a difference by empowering people, inspiring passion, and fostering collaboration in our community.”  

Broken Clock got it’s name because “The clock stops” when people are connecting over a glass of beer.   Five key pillars "make Broken Clock tick": dignified treatment of employees and customers; environmental sustainability; social and communal responsibility; responsible allocation of money and time; and continuing education.   

The slide at right outlines how Broken Clock is making a difference in the community.

Jeremy invited Rotarians to sample some free beer at their next “Community Brew Party” on October 8 in NE Mpls.  He also invites us to consider becoming co-op investors or members.  Click here for more details.