City leaders, business owners, Rotarians and other donors of the Eagan Community Foundation gathered for coffee and treats at the Viking Lakes center this morning at 8 am. Jamie Hopkins, executive director, gave the welcome and an update on the Eagan Community Foundation and plenty of thanks to donors!
This small 6 X 6" portrait, "On the wind," was painted by Regina Lyubovnaya, a Russian born artist who now lives in California. This painted beauty now hangs in my office for me, my assistant and my clients to admire.
Brian Ingram, CEO and chef of "Purpose Restaurants," spoke at our Eagan Rotary weekly lunch meeting on Wednesday. He founded many successful restaurants nationally and has used their successes to give back largely to his communities in the form of 300,000 free meals, 2 million pounds of food and $225,000 in relief to local families in need. He's a generous, big-hearted man.
One could almost get lost in the half mile of frozen twists and turns at the Minnesota Ice Maze at the Minnesota Vikings training campus in eastern Eagan. One million pounds of ice frame up the maze with fantastic ice sculptures inside and outside the frozen maze walls. Great photo opps!
My office assistant and I enjoyed tea, coffee and a treat in this cozy corner after work. Olivia was glad to discover this new coffee haus.
Vendella Coffee Haus offers a euro boutique and fun, artsy merchandise scattered around its cool space. Three meeting rooms are also available in the back of Vendella. Check them out for yummy coffees, teas, light lunches, treats and a sweet vibe!
Dr. Tom Wilson, a retired Eagan High School principal and a fellow Eagan Rotarian, celebrated his big birthday with wife Carol, friends, family and many Rotarians on Friday afternoon. And many more, Tom! Cheers!