Speaker – Brian Peterson – Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Brian Peterson from Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans presented on their new property for female veterans in Maplewood. Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans’ mission is to End Veteran Homelessness by providing housing, employment, and legal services. We accomplish our mission by providing these services directly and in collaboration with community partners. Homelessness and its consequences…

Speaker – Jennifer Griggs-Andress

Jennifer is the Partnership Specialist for the School District 622, North St. Paul, Maplewood, and Oakdale. Her team has been working to create a database of volunteers and to create a consistent application and screening for volunteers. The goals include Volunteers that are trained and have knowledge of issues our students face, have clear expectations, have a contact person…

Speaker – Bonnie Wilson & Mark Skeie

Bonnie Wilson from Oakdale Wellness 50+, a team of volunteers aimed at engaging Oakdale residents age 50 and older in health-focused activities that lead to measurably improved wellness. To that end, free programs led by the Vital Aging Network are offered every month at the Oakdale Discovery Center. Mark Skeie from Vital Aging Network,  is to promote…

Maplewood City Manager and MCC Director Talk About MCC YMCA Merger

Melinda Coleman, Maplewood City Manager and Kristin Reither, Maplewood Community Center YMCA Branch Director, presented to our club about the merger and operations for the Maplewood Community Center. The City of Maplewood and the YMCA entered into an agreement regarding the operation of the Maplewood Community Center. The YMCA began operating the MCC on November…