Friday, January 11, 2013
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10.
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Eden Prairie, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Shakopee, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** VIDEO: State Rep. Yvonne Selcer Discusses Priorities The state legislative session began on Tuesday, Jan 8 at noon. What issues should Yvonne Selcer and our other local representatives focus on? From Becky Henry: Thanks for this helpful video …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Golden Valley Business Council would help support and connect local business professionals and interested residents
At a Jan. 8 council/manager meeting, Golden Valley City Councilmembers will discuss the idea of forming a new community group called the Golden Valley Business Council. Gary Aiken, 2012 Golden Valley Rotary president and founder of Tonka Financial Services, submitted the idea to the city council According to council documents, the Golden Valley Rotary Club is proposing to host monthly meetings for local business professionals, interested residents and community groups in partnership with the City. The meetings would be free to the public and supported by the rotary club. Each meeting would run for about an hour and a half and have the following components: What do you think? Would you like to see a new business group form in the community…
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The local service club will meet at the school from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Editor's Note: The following content was provided by Tia Clasen, communications director for the Robbinsdale Area Schools. The Golden Valley Rotary and Robbinsdale Armstrong High School have decades of history together, but this time the Rotary is taking it to a new level. In years past, the Rotary has brought students from Armstrong to the Golden Valley Country Club to participate in meetings to help the students gain a better perspective of where volunteers come from, who they are, and why they devote their time, resources and scholarship to Armstrong participants. This year, however, the Golden Valley Rotary is bringing their entire membership, not just the volunteers, to Armstrong High School to meet the students in Armstrong’s “A” …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Citizen of the Year and Rotarian of the Year winners were honored at Tuesday’s 12th Annual Awards Banquet.
Members of the Rotary Club of Golden Valley have spent thousands of hours volunteering at various charities and giving to scholarships and humanitarian efforts for the past few decades. In addition, each year the club chooses two people who live or work in Golden Valley and honors them for their service and dedication to the community. Golden Valley Patch.com talked to this year’s winners: 2011 Citizen of the Year: Donald B. Anderson Past Rotary presidents select the Citizen of the Year in a private meeting. This year, longtime member and past Rotarian of the Year recipient Don Anderson wasn’t able to attend. “I was at Methodist Hospital recovering from pneumonia,” Anderson said. That might've been a blessing in disguise. His fellow past…