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March 11th News in Brief

This weeks speaker was appropriately Dr. Les Sharpe, because of our national emergency.  Les was ahead of the curve on much of the information presented about the Coronavirus. He discussed DNA and RNA of the diseases and their importance. His message directed us to learn all we can which will help quell panic. Know the facts!






News regarding
Wednesday March 18th .... A letter from our president:
 
Gentlemen:
    It is with deep regret that I am informing you that I am cancelling the next two meetings on March 18 and March 25, 2020 of the Ham & Eggs Breakfast Club due to concerns raised over the COVID-19 pandemic. In making this decision I felt the health and welfare of our members needs to be our highest priority. In the next 2 weeks I will reassess what the path going forword should be.
    In my personal situation, almost all of my activities have been cancelled: on-site church services and all associated activities; company retirement group; and volunteer activities. The one exception is Community Emergency Service (a food shelf) and Meals on Wheels.
    I have met with Edina Country Club's catering service who informed me of the following:
        *About 70% of all events have been cancelled
        *Effective the week of March 25th, the buffet will be discontinued and they will plate meals
        *They are working hard to keep the cleanest environment possible
        *They will accommodate tables for 4 place setting to improve the social-distancing recommendations
    I have discussed this decision with several longer-termed club members to ensure I have not overlooked anything in my decision making.
    I feel we need to be flexible as this COVID-19 pandemic unfolds and make adjustments as necessary. Also please follow the health guidelines to reduce risk to yourselves.
    I plan to keep you informed and welcome any ideas or concerns you  may have. You can reach me at:
    Telephone:  612-925-2934
I appreciate your support and understanding and am looking forward to being able to resume our meetings.
 
Richard Wisland
President
 


Thanks to Dale for this weeks picture.




The horizon below is temporally on hold and Richard will stay intouch. Each Ham and Eggs member host is responsible for communicating the changes to their respective speakers. We hope that once we return, the speakers will again be available.

Go to the tab "Future Speakers" for more information.

Announcements:

Please take a minute or two to browse our website and get to know a bit more of who we are, including the member roster with phone numbers and email addresses...... https://hamandeggsclub.com/

 
News In Brief by:
Darrell Bertelson
952.944.6618
Marcia Fluer
Marcia Fluer
March 4th, News Letter in brief......

March
11th .................should prove  to be a robust presentation and  discussion with Barry Casselman, "Analyzing Super Tuesday's Results". Be sure to attend.  Host: Leslie Sharpe (intro by John Halpern). We'll again enjoy getting together with John Halpern, a friend to many of us and one time Ham and Eggs member.

Last Wednesday March 4th, and thanks to Ron Hasselmann, we enjoyed hearing from Marcia Fluer, past political reporter and News Anchor for both KSTP and WCCO Television in the 70's and 80's. She finished her career as communications director for the University of Minnesota where for 10 years she guided the University through some of the most turbulent and controversial years. She was elected to the Minnesota Broadcast Hall of Fame 1992.
Marcia is known as a truth teller without regard to consequences. You can reminisce by following her on Facebook..

Thanks go to Dale for his photography.
Announcements:
  1. We're looking for several good speakers for May, June and July.
  2. At the new High Top Guest table as you enter our meeting room:
  • PLEASE ask your guests and speaker to register (PRINT) his/her name and phone and email so that our membership committee can followup with them
  • Print guest names on the available self adhesive guest badges
  • Ham and Eggs brochures are availble for all guests.
  • Be Prepared...... the Scout Motto says: Purell hand sanitizer will now be available every week for you and all guests, recognizing the Coronovirus threat. "Take a Squirt for health"!!!


On the horizon,
MARCH

03/18/2020  Marshall Tanick, Attorney at Law: "Basketball and the Law".  Host: Barry Kelner.

03/25/2020  Rodney Mason, Attorney with Mason & Helmers, expert in probate & trust litigation/mediation.  Topic: "How to Keep Your Heirs from Wasting Your Money Fighting Each Other, and What happens When They Do".  Host: David Porter.

APRIL

04/01/2020  Jayne Ellegard, Founder of Ellegant Wealth, Wealth Management Coach and Educator: "Six Pillars to Financial Empowerment".
Host: Barry Kelner.

04/08/2020  Bryce Austin, Cyber Security Expert. Topic: "Cyber Hacking".  Host: Terry Bonertz.

04/15/2020  Will Steger, Polar explorer, photographer, writer and lecturer will present a retrospective of a life in the arctic regions: "Eyewitness to Global Warming".  Host: Richard Wisland.

04/22/2020  Gabriel Campos Zamora, I. A. O'Shaughnessy Chair and Principal Clarinet of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. Topic: TBA.  Host: Ron Hasselmann.

04/29/2020  Panel Discussion, moderated by MPR Host Gary Eichten: "What is Happening in Mainstream and Social Media, How Information is Being Manipulated, and How Can We Become Better Consumers of News". Panelists: Patricia Lopez (Star-Tribune Editorialist), conservative social media commentator TBA, and Tom Horner.

MAY

05/06/2020  Meghan Cosgrove, from Metropolitan YMCA. Topic: YMCA Camping Programs.  Host: Mike Casserly.

Announcements:

Please take a minute or two to browse our website and get to know a bit more of who we are, including the member roster with phone numbers and email addresses...... https://hamandeggsclub.com/

 
News In Brief by:
Darrell Bertelson
952.944.6618
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February 19th, News Letter in brief..........................

Coming March 4th....  Join Ron Hasselmann to enjoy Costa Rica native Gabriel Campos Zamora, I. A. O'Shaughnessy Chair and Principal Clarinet of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra.  His first orchestra job was in Norfolk, as principal clarinet player with the Virginia Symphony. Shortly thereafter he moved to Kansas City where he played both bass clarinet and eventually associate principal clarinet.

Last Wednesday.....yesterday,

"My name is Peter Vodenka". Peter captured our complete attenton, in his strong Czech accent, of his 10 year quest to escape the Iron Curtain with the ultimate destination of the United States. literally running with his wife and two young children for their lives across the borders of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia to a western Austria refugee camp while being chased through forested, mountainous terrain by border guards with AK47's and  dogs in the dark of night. At first light they came upon a picturesque 16th-century Alpine cottage in the Austrian countryside. It was then that they knew they were free. With in days they were in America.

If you were unable to make it, ask a fellow member about the experience  when you return. Our joint meeting with the Minneapolis Club added to the importance of the moment..... between 55 and 60 attending. He sold many books which are also avaiable through Amazon or through his website below.

For more information about Peter go to : www.journeyforfreedom.com  Copies of his book "Journey For Freedom" are also available on Amazon...... well worth the reading.

Today's very interresting meeting concluded at 8:50 with Richard's reminder about next weeks meeting,

Join us every week for a unique learning experience, as well as to support our hosting member and speaker following enjoyable conversations with others over a nice breakfast. A "real deal" for only $15 including tip. Why not invite a friend or family to share in the festivities!!!!!

 

Announcements,

We had one guest of yours truly, Barb Bertelson.

There is a wide array of fabulous weekly programs ahead of us, including two "once in a lifetime" programs:

1) Will Steger, Global Explorer on April 15 and 
2) A Panel Discussion, moderated by MPR Host Gary Eichten: "What is Happening in Mainstream and Social Media" on April 29

Many thanks to Dale for this weeks photography.

We're looking for a few good speakers for May and June

On the horizon,
MARCH

03/11/2020  Barry Casselman, "Analyzing Super Tuesday's Results".  Host: Leslie Sharpe (intro by John Halpern).

03/18/2020  Marshall Tanick, Attorney at Law: "Basketball and the Law".  Host: Barry Kelner.

03/25/2020  Rodney Mason, Attorney with Mason & Helmers, expert in probate & trust litigation/mediation.  Topic: "How to Keep Your Heirs from Wasting Your Money Fighting Each Other, and What happens When They Do".  Host: David Porter.

APRIL

04/01/2020  Jayne Ellegard, Founder and Coach at Ellegant Wealth: "Inspiring Financial Confidence".
Host: Barry Kelner.

04/08/2020  Bryce Austin, Cyber Security Expert. Topic: "Cyber Hacking".  Host: Terry Bonertz.

04/15/2020  Will Steger, Global Explorer and Public Speaker:  Host: Richard Wisland.

04/22/2020  Still available for you.

04/29/2020  Panel Discussion, moderated by MPR Host Gary Eichten: "What is Happening in Mainstream and Social Media, How Information is Being Manipulated, and How Can We Become Better Consumers of News". Panelists: Patricia Lopez (Star-Tribune Editorialist), conservative social media commentator, and Tom Horner.

 

Please take a minute or two to browse our website and get to know a bit more of who we are, including the member roster with phone numbers and email addresses...... https://hamandeggsclub.com/

 
News In Brief by:
Darrell Bertelson
952.944.6618
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February 19th, News Letter in brief.............................

Coming next Wednesday February 26th, 2020, treat yourself, spouse and a friend to a rare opportunity "Journey For Freedom". Our speaker wrote:

"My name is Peter Vodenka. In June 1983, my wife and I along with our four year old daughter and two year old son, defected from behind the Iron Curtain of communist Czechoslovakia. In the middle of a cold rainy night, we ran for our lives across the border from communist Yugoslavia to western Austria while being chased by guards with automatic weapons."

Peter last spoke with Ham and Eggs in March 2011. Don't miss it February 26th, 2020!

Peter's book signing will be available to you following his presentation. Copies of his book "Journey For Freedom" are also available on Amazon.
 

Last Wednesday,

Cliff Erickson, H&E Poet Laureate: "Rod Hardy and Jim Ullyot in Remembrance".  Rod and Jim, both past Ham and Eggs members and Harvard graduates, Rod class of '60 and Jim '62, are missed by those of us that knew them, but not forgotten. Both were passionate about leaving our world a better place and from the sounds of it, they succeeded.

Cliff, a 1958 Harvard grad, treated us to an inspiring U-Tube video tour of student life on campus, co-presented by Cliff and John Carlson a 1972 Harvard grad. The video was made possible by funds collected at a dinner in honor of an even older Harvard grad, and organized by Jim along with help from Rod.The video should in my opinion be shown to every 9th grader at the time when they're developing dreams of what to make of their lives when moving on from 12th grade. At John's recommendation, we present his u-tube video:

  https://youtu.be/6UtHdD2KA9M

Today's very interresting meeting concluded at 8:45 with Richard's reminder about next weeks meeting,

Join us every week for a unique learning experience, as well as to support our hosting member and speaker following enjoyable conversations with others over a nice breakfast. A "real deal" for only $15 including tip. Why not invite a friend or family to share in our festivities!!!!!

 

Announcements,

There is a wide array of fabulous weekly programs ahead of us, including two "once in a lifetime" programs:

1) Will Steger, Global Explorer on April 15 and 
2) A Panel Discussion, moderated by MPR Host Gary Eichten: "What is Happening in Mainstream and Social Media" on April 29.
 

Guests were John Carlson with his Harvard video production along with Cheryl Ullyot, Jim's widow, and Jane Simon, a classmate of Rod's and wife of Geza Simon, who addressed the Club on his escape from Hungary in 1956.
 

George Mueller anticipates his return in April.

Many thanks to Dale for this weeks photography.

 

On the horizon,
MARCH

03/04/2020  Gabriel Campos Zamora, I. A. O'Shaughnessy Chair and Principal Clarinet of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra.  Host: Ron Hasselmann.

03/11/2020  Barry Casselman, "Analyzing Super Tuesday's Results".  Host: Leslie Sharpe (intro by John Halpern).

03/18/2020  Marshall Tanick, Attorney at Law: "Basketball and the Law".  Host: Barry Kelner.

03/25/2020  Rodney Mason, Attorney with Mason & Helmers, expert in probate & trust litigation/mediation.  Topic: "How to Keep Your Heirs from Wasting Your Money Fighting Each Other, and What happens When They Do".  Host: David Porter.

APRIL

04/01/2020  Jayne Ellegard, Founder and Coach at Ellegant Wealth: "Inspiring Financial Confidence".
Host: Barry Kelner.

04/08/2020  Bryce Austin, Cyber Security Expert. Topic: "Cyber Hacking".  Host: Terry Bonertz.

04/15/2020  Will Steger, Global Explorer and Public Speaker:  Host: Richard Wisland.

04/22/2020  Still available for you.

04/29/2020  Panel Discussion, moderated by MPR Host Gary Eichten: "What is Happening in Mainstream and Social Media, How Information is Being Manipulated, and How Can We Become Better Consumers of News". Panelists: Patricia Lopez (Star-Tribune Editorialist), conservative social media commentator, and Tom Horner.
 

Please take a minute or two to browse our website and get to know a bit more of who we are, including the member roster with phone numbers and email addresses...... https://hamandeggsclub.com/

 
News In Brief by:
Darrell Bertelson
952.944.6618