Each year the Rotary Club of Saint Paul presents a "Teacher of the Year" award to a deserving educator. This year the award for outstanding performance in K-12 education will be given to Amy Hewett-Olatunde, EdD, a teacher at LEAP High School.
President the Hon. John Guthmann brought the meeting to order at 12:16 p.m. on a cloudy spring day in downtown Saint Paul. Today was the Camp RYLA 2015 Closing Celebration! RYLA campers led the assembled Rotarians in singing God Bless America accompanied by Bob Jones on the piano. A RYLA camper provided today's invocation. Today's Greeters were Alan Inge and Andy Currie.
All Rotarians, their family and guests are welcome to come out to RYLA, at lovely Camp St. Croix in Hudson, on Sunday April 26 for an ethical discussion with the students. It is a great way to see the program in action and will help restore your faith in the future after you meet such a great group of kids. Please come out at 4:00, or anytime after lunch. We are asking for a $15 dollar donation to RYLA to cover the cost of dinner, which will follow.
Vice President Carla Hauge called the meeting to order promptly at 12:15 and hailed the splendid musical prelude by our celebrated “house band”, “The Mouldy Figs”, led by our member Jim “Fig” Field, The “Figs” were joined earlier by Past President, Doug Hartford, jamming on the “ivories” in a memorable exposition of musical verisimilitude.
Peter Ungaro, President and CEO of Cray Inc. will speak on Cray: Past, Present and Future. Since Cray’s beginnings in 1972 it has had a strong tie to the Twin Cities as well as its engineering and manufacturing site in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. As a company, Cray has had its glory days in the 70’s and 80’s and then fell on tougher times in the 90’s and was eventually sold to Silicon Graphics.
President John called the meeting to order at 12:16 PM. David Laird, Retired, lead the opening song with Bill Given, Prom Center, on the piano. In honor of Mark Stutrud, our speaker today, David Laird invited the group to sing America the Beautiful as if we were in a beer hall. Frankly, have you ever tried to sing America the Beautiful like a beer hall song? Not going to happen.
A Wahpeton, North Dakota native, Mark Stutrud graduated in 1975 from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. In 1984, Mr. Stutrud founded Summit Brewing Company. He completed the market research, business plan, development, and financing to establish a 4,000 barrel per year brewery in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Commercial production commenced in September 1986. The original brewery experienced five expansions reaching a maximum capacity of 34,000 barrels per year. By December 1998 Summit Brewing Company completed construction of its current facility. This modern plant, with an annual capacity of 240,000 barrels, was the first brewery built in Minnesota since repeal of Prohibition
Paul R. Mooty, Partner & Chief Financial Officer, Faribault Woolen Mill Company is a born and raised Minnesotan. He received his BSB in Business from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and his JD from the University of Minnesota Law School. Paul’s professional career includes working in the tax department of Arthur Andersen & Company and in the private practice of law focusing on closely held businesses.
Your humble Scribe decided to “work from St. Paul” today because he can edit documents anyplace he’s got a computer, and the weather was supposed to be great. He put on his best pair of “dress jeans” and left for the garage with plenty of time to personally meet the greeters.
He breathed deep as he walked in the sun. Two words: DEAD BATTERY.
As you may know, a portion of Kellogg Boulevard west of Wabasha is closed due to construction. The best alternate route is to approach the Crowne Plaza from the East on Kellogg, which is still open. The Capital City, Crowne Plaza, and Victory Ramps all remain open for parking.
For more information, please visit the website below, which has a map of the construction and will be updated throughout the project.
Mark Andrew is the founder and President of GreenMark Enterprises LLC, the first agency to initiate, assemble and brand large environmental innovations on behalf of major public venues and commercialize them with public education, branding, sales and marketing strategies. After a distinguished career in elected office and as a communications executive, Andrew merged the two disciplines and established GreenMark Enterprises LLC, to help large firms leverage their sustainable business practices. His firm’s specialty is large-scale public/private sustainability partnerships.
President John Guthmann called the meeting to order, followed by the musical stylings of Joe Kovarik and Doug Hartford. Bob Cardinal provided the invocation and Bill Collins introduced two guests of Rotarians. President John recognized Jon Cieskak and Bill Collins as today’s greeters, reminded everyone that Jodi is part-time, and asked us to “think membership.” Also, be sure to check page 59 of the most recent Rotarian Magazine, featuring our Club hosting RI President Gary C.K. Huang!