Across Minnesota, women and girls are sexually exploited, often through violence and control tactics, for traffickers’ financial gain in what President Obama and others have rightfully deemed “modern day slavery.” Since taking office in 2011, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has become a national leader in the fight against sex trafficking.
As Saint Paul Rotarians gathered on this beautiful day, they were greeted warmly by Bo Aylin and John Chandler and the dulcet tones of Doug Hartford at the piano. The Honorable Guthmann gaveled the conclave to order, promptly, and was joined at the podium by first-time Maestro Ed Coleman who, accompanied by the aforementioned virtuoso, Hartford, led the Club in a spirited reading of “America the Beautiful”. Apropos of Fathers’ Day, Dave Dominick offered a moving tribute to our fathers and a concise history of the holiday commencing with its first celebration by the YMCA of Spokane, Washington in 1910. He concluded his invocation with a prayer of celebration and gratitude.
John Dillinger, Creepy Karpis, Ma Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, Babyface Nelson, Bugsy Seigel - they all called St. Paul their home in the wild Public Enemies-era of the 1930s.
Forty Rotarians and guests gathered for the annual Fellowship Day on beautiful sunny day at the White Bear Yacht Club. John Guthmann, our fearless leader, called the meeting to order at 12:30PM. Jay Pfaender updated the members on the upcoming speakers in June and July. John made a announcement that Linda Mulhern is still looking for hosts for 7 exchange students for the group of kids that that will be arriving in Minnesota on Friday June 26th for two days.
Cecile Bedor, Executive Vice President of Greater MSP, Minneapolis-Saint Paul's regional economic development partnership, appeared at the Club 10 Tuesday luncheon to detail Greater MSP's brand platform: "Business and People Prosper Here," capped by a video presentation demonstrating the sustained success of our economic region.
Cecile Bedor has served as the Executive Vice President of GREATER MSP since May 2014. Prior to joining the organization, she served for eight years as the City of Saint Paul's Director of Planning and Economic Development (PED) - the longest tenure of any PED Director. During that time, she also served as the Executive Director of the City's Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Four prominent Twin Cities personalities attempted to answer significant questions focusing on "Trust: Does It Matter?" In conjunction with a morning workshop of 100 invited professionals and community leaders gathering May 19 in the Securian Room of St. Paul Saints CHS Field. The key presenters deepened the importance and value of trust
President John Guthmann called the meeting to order at 12:15. Thanks to greeters Bill Kansas and Bob Cardinal. Thanks to Bob Jones for the pre-meeting piano bar experience. All tips collected will go to the St. Paul Rotary Foundation.
Dan Hartman, Director, Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate, a department of the University of Minnesota Duluth will present on Minnesota's Moment in the Sun. For most Minnesotans, the Mesabi Iron Range is a place they may have heard of in name only. Or maybe they watched "North Country". But most have no idea how important it was and is to the State's history. How many know that such names as Rockefeller, Carnegie and Morgan all collided at the Mesabi? Even less well known is how Chester Congdon of Glensheen was in the middle of it all.