Monday night meetings feature informative and entertaining speakers.




Blaine Peterson – December 20, 2021

MSP Mac. Blaine oversees several Minneapolis regional airports. Come hear what is happening at Flying Cloud Airport. The past, present, and future.


Rick Getschow – January 24, 2022

Back by popular demand. Eden Prairie city manager. Always a highlight to the program year. Come hear about the state of the city. What is new, happening in Eden Prairie. 2022 outlook.


Paul Douglas – November 15, 2021

Paul is a Penn State meteorologist with 45 years of television and radio experience. A serial entrepreneur, Douglas has launched 7 businesses, including Praedictix (consulting), AerisWeather (weather data) and Climatrends (climate scenario analysis). With a daily Star Tribune weather column and a talk show on WCCO Radio, Douglas has authored 4 books, including “Caring for Creation, the Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment" and “A Kid’s Guide to Saving the Planet”. Paul will talk about the various weather trends. His presentation “the time for environmental stewardship is NOW” Aligns with our Lions International service pillar of environment.


Dave Thoen – November 1, 2021

Dave was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 23 at the prime time of his life. The diagnosis was a big surprise that brought many changes to his life. Over the years Dave did not let the disease control his life, as a husband, father, coach, and community volunteer. He runs close to 30 marathons. Dave became a Lion through Bloomington and serves as a trustee on the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation.  Dave qualified for a clinical trial at Schulz diabetes Institute in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Dave was the recipient of two islet transplants that have change his life as he now lives without diabetes. Tribute to the hard work that the Lions do in efforts to end this disease. Diabetes is a pillar to our mission.


5M5 District Governor Kristine Morin - October 18, 2021


Kristine has been a Brooklyn Center Lioness member for 10 years, currently Brooklyn Park Lady’s Lioness. She has served on Lions vision foundation four years and cabinet for ten years. Come hear what is happening within 5M5. Kristine will share her vision and induct our new 2020-21 EP Lions members. A club visit from our District Governor an important highlight of our club year. 


Mutual UFO Network, Minnesota Director Tom Maher - October 4, 2021

Tom Maher recently appeared on KARE 11. Recent Pentagon report admitting UAP’s has people talking. What is in the sky? Last year MUFON investigators completed 103 UFO sightings case files in Minnesota. Explained or unexplained. Inside Minnesota’s recent UFO activity. Discuss recent MN sightings and related phenomena.


Eden Prairie Police Chief Matt Sackett - September 27, 2021

Police Chief Sackett was hired by EPPD in 2002 after serving as an officer for the city of Hopkins for five years. During his tenure at Eden Prairie, he has worked as officer, patrol sergeant, investigation sergeant, support lieutenant and patrol lieutenant. He received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota and master’s degree in public safety administration from St. Mary’s University. 

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