Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 27th Newsletter

This Week's Speaker:

This week we have our Dad Panel joining us.  They will be talking about parenting to help us gain insight from their perspective. Joining us we will have Bob Gilbert, Jim Hobbs, LeRoy Cluever and Rick Heupel.

 

 Bob Gilbert : Married Paula 12/29/1972 (high school sweetheart) Graduated college in 1975 from the University of Missouri with a Masters in Electrical Engineering. Worked with Emerson Electric in St Louis (1977- 1987) Teknar in St Louis (1989-1992)
Oildyne (1992-1997)  Moved here from St Louis for this job. Graco (1997 to 2011) Electrical Technology Manager for the CED division in Rogers. Johnson Company (2011-2014)  Manufacturing Rep in New Brighton. Retired July 1, 2014
Raised three boys (Mark, Andy now both at this church) & Tim (lives in St Paul & started his own church) All three married Minneapolis girls (Chandra, Stacy and Alisha). We now have ten grandkids ages 8 and under all living in the Twin Cities.

 
Jim Hobbs: is Executive Pastor at Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church (MGEFC). Previously, Jim was Managing Director of James Hobbs LLC, a bio-based chemicals and plastics consultancy company and General Manager of AmberWorks, a 50/50 JV between BioAmber Inc. and NatureWorks LLC. Before joining AmberWorks, Jim served as Vice President of Business Development for BioAmber Inc., a pioneer in biobased succinic acid and renewable chemicals.
Prior to joining BioAmber, Jim worked at NatureWorks in various roles, including Global Product Director, Managing Director of Japan and Global Commercial Director. Hobbs’ teams at NatureWorks led business development of a “new to the world” polymer in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Prior to joining NatureWorks, Hobbs was at Dow Chemical in various marketing and sales leadership roles.
Jim married his High School sweetheart, Tammy, 24 years ago. They have three daughters; Allie (20), Amara (17), and Erin (12). Jim figures that having four close women in his life is God’s way of keeping him humble.
The Hobbs family enjoy taking vacations, National Parks, playing sports, and trash talking one another while playing sports.
Jim has a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.


 LeRoy Cluever: father of Caytie Hall.
I retired last spring after working for an electric distribution cooperative in Benson Minnesota. Since retirement it has been mainly loafing and taking care of maintenance around the home and yard..
Wife Heidi and I live in Benson, MN as we have for about 27 1/2 years.
Caytie is our oldest daughter. She has 4 older brothers, 2 younger sisters and a younger brother. All of the kids are employed and on their own. Five of the kids are married and 4 have children.
With that many children there has not been a lot of time for hobbies or other interests. I am enjoying retirement but the wife and family is still the main focus of interest. I get in some fishing, but the grandkids have priority on my time.
 
 
 
Rick Heupel: Rick grew up on a farm in the center of North Dakota, one of six children.  He completed college at NDSU with a degree in Electrical Engineering and moved to Minneapolis for work.  It was in Minneapolis as part of crazy bunch of young people trying to figure out how to live life and do ministry that he met and married his wife Mavis.  They were married in 1978 and have 4 children and currently 6 grand children. 
Rick's work experience includes being part of the team that brought the first commercial microwave ovens to market, development of the Zinc-air battery technology that currently powers over 90% of all hearing aids (also developed a battery pack that flew on many space shuttle missions).  In 1989 they moved to SIngapore and spent 11 years in different functional areas.  They moved back to the US in 2000 to ensure that their oldest daughter would be supported as she started college in a 'foreign' land.  Rick current is the President of Common Ground Consultants that is involved in 'Helping Christians understand Muslims and Helping Muslims understand Jesus'.  He also serves on Boards of several other non-profit organizations.   Rick and Mavis attend Ridgewood Church in Minnetonka.


This Week's Reminders:

  • We still have a few limited openings based on the age of your children.  If you know anyone interested in joining our group, direct them to our blog to fill out an application.
  •  Our next meeting, February 10th is our Day of Pampering.  You may consider bringing your children in pajamas and feel free to come in sweats yourself!  This day will be all about YOU!  You won't want to miss it!

This Week's MOPPETS:

MOPPETS for January 2015 Theme: O Say Can U C?

Welcome to MOPPETS for 2015! We are looking forward to spending time with each of your children and teaching them how very much God loves them. Thank you for sharing them with us!

BOZ Buzz!
Letters of the alphabet is the next theme for BOZ Treehouse Time! at MOPPETS. To introduce this topic, please talk with your child about the letters that make up his or her name. When you read a nighttime story, point out how individual letters make words. With your help, even young children can recognize sight words they see regularly like “stop” and “exit”. Identifying visual clues, including common words, helps a young child understand the world. Thank you for the bubble wrap last meeting.  The kids are having so much fun popping them!

  • Memory Verse: I can learn about God
(Psalm 25:4 - Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.)
  • Biblical Concept: We should follow God’s teaching
  • Snack:
    • January 27th: Pretzels, cheese squares, and blueberries.

Looking ahead:

We are looking for more child care workers for the January through April as some of our workers have headed to warmer areas for the winter. If you have a friend, mom, grandmother, etc. who might be interested in helping, please contact me at the number/email below.
Thank you!

  • Cardboard Egg Cartons (that we can paint) are needed for a craft for April .

  • Steering Team Meeting Moms for Tuesday, February 9:15 – 11:45 AM. Thank you so much for helping out!!!
    • Amber Fodstad (Waddler Room)
    • Tracy Mueller (Cruiser Room)
    • Elissa Miller (Sea Mates)
       
      Looking forward to spending 2015 with your precious children.

      -Lori Andreen
      MOPPETS Coordinator
      maplegrovemoppets@gmail.com
      612.802.1550
       

  Save the Date:

  • February 10th: Day of Pampering for MOPS.
  • February 17th: All MOPS playdate.  Be on the look out for evite in your email for more event details.  





















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