Multi-Club Rotary Meeting

organized by Edina Morningside Rotary

September 18th, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 AM

Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Avenue, Edina 55424

$20 per person

Speaker: Manny Villafaña, Ph.D. Sc.

Manny Villafaña was born in 1940 in New York City to Puerto Rican immigrants and attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx.  He began his career in 1964 at medical-device exporter Picker International. In 1967, he was hired away from Picker by Medtronic to become their first international sales administrator.  During his presentation, Villafana will draw from his experiences starting and leading businesses in the medical field, including Cardiac Pacemakers Inc (1971), St. Jude Medical (1976), GV Medical (1982), ATS Medical (1987), CABG Medical (2000), and most recently, Kips Bay Medical (2007), a medical device company that focuses on vein support technology for use in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery.  He has earned many awards over his career, including induction into the Minnesota Science and Technology Hall of Fame in 2010. 
All Happy Dollar donations collected at the meeting will be contributed to the Kips Bay Girls and Boys Club in New York City, which guided Villafana’s development as a youth
Note:  This presentation will take the place of our regularly scheduled meeting on September 20, so all members are encouraged to attend.   
Click here for more information and a link to register.

District 5950 One Rotary Summit

Date:  Saturday, September 22, 2018;

Venue:  Earle Brown Heritage Center; 6155 Earle Brown Dr. Minneapolis

Designed For:  New Rotarians, Club Presidents, Officers, Board Members, Assistant Governors, District Leadership Team & All Club Members  

Cost:  Already paid for by your Club’s District Training Fee;

Register online here

District 5950 Training Chair Tom Gump notes that there will be presentations from three District Committees:  (i) Strengthening and Supporting Clubs; (ii) The Rotary Foundation; and (iii) Public Image.  Gump adds, “This is a time to listen and learn, to exchange ideas with Rotarian colleagues in other clubs so you can take action.”  
(Note:  President Kirsten Nelson is unable to attend, and would really appreciate it if one or more other Richfield Rotarians could attend and report back.)