The presenter for the meeting was John Crudele, who is a professional speaker, member of the Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club and is involved with Camp RYLA.  John recently returned from an 18-day mission trip to the Marinduque Island, Philippines where he volunteered at various Feed My Starving Children feeding stations.  He shares some stories of this trip and he described how the 235 feeding stations on the island change the lives of the children living there.  Feed My Starving Children sends millions of food packages to the Philippines each year and it continues to grow.  John explained that just one meal per day for six months can bring an impoverished child back to health. 

The second part of John’s presentation was a moving discussion about developing self-worth and identity, how to better connect with people and the building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring and responsible.  John made a lot of impactful points that will help us in our personal and professional lives.