End Polio Now and COVID
     Tim Murphy joined the Rotary Club of Edina in 1995 and has been fully immersed in “Doing Good in the World” thru Rotary ever since. He served as president of his club in 2006-2007 and as the 5950 District Governor in 2015-2016.  He and wife, Cindy, are level Two Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and members of the Paul Harris Society.   
     Tim has served Rotary in many leadership roles through his home club and District, including International Project Chair, District Grants Subcommittee Chair (DGSC), and District Rotary Foundation Subcommittee Chair (DRFC) in charge of Programs.  He was a Group Study Exchange Team Leader to East Africa.  Additionally, Tim has been a presenter on Project collaboration at numerous District Conference’s in East Africa, at many Zone Institutes, at North Central Presidents Elect Training, and The Rotary Foundation Arch Klumph Award Ceremonies. Murphy will serve as Training Facilitator for District Governor Elects this year at our Zone Institute in Houston Texas, has been DG Nominee facilitator the past three years, presided over the Interfaith Service at the Legacy Zone in Cleveland and as a Rotary International Presidents Representative to District 6630 in Ohio and again for District 7570 in Virginia. Currently he is the End Polio Now Coordinator for the 16 Districts of Zone 29.
     Tim is a recipient of Rotary International’s Four Avenues of Service Award and in 2012 received its highest honor, the Service Above Self Award.
     He was instrumental in expanding District 5950’s Safe Water Plus Program to Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Guatemala and Honduras over recent years.  He developed an international service project tracking system for four worldwide locations and created a reporting system that monitored Club, District, and TRF contributions that included Multiple Global Grants that totaled millions.
     Tim has personally funded dozens of trips and led trips to introduce Rotarians and non-Rotarians to East Africa to encourage first-hand knowledge of the need for water projects and to gain support.  He speaks regularly to the clubs in District 5950 and elsewhere about International Service Project opportunities and OUR Rotary Foundation.  He has also helped to raise funds for many of these projects, an effort that has helped District 5950 achieve recognition as a “top ten contributor” to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund for several years.   
     Tim’s philosophy of collaboration – an effort that not only promotes collaboration among clubs, but also among districts and non-Rotary individuals and organizations – has impacted millions around the world!
     Tim and Cindy founded and operate a group of automotive mechanical repair facilities in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.  He and Cindy have three adult children -- Rick (Maria), Renee (Matt), and Ryan. They enjoy travel and family time when not involved with Rotary.
     Tim will talk about the End Polio Now Program, of which he is very much involved, it's current status, and the effect COVID is having on moving the project forward.  This will be informative program about one of RI's greatest projects.  It will also be a chance to invite friends and prospective members to join our Zoom meeting.  Just forward the Zoom Meeting information to them and invite them to join us.