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.
The Honorable John Guthmann gaveled the Club to order to celebrate our annual Education Day, the announcement of the Saint Paul Rotary Teacher of the Year, and to honor the recipients of the Rotation Forward Awards. As we had gathered, earlier, members were engaged by the scores of young men and women and their teachers. Joe Kovarik, accompanied on the piano by Doug Hartford, led a spirited rendition of “God Bless America”. Jimmy Francis, in reverential mode, delivered an inspiring invocation attuned perfectly to our young audience and our collective aspirations for their success.
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
Cleveland Circle Planting
Cleveland CircleJun 07, 2015 8:00 AM
Fellowship Day - Lunch
White Bear Yacht ClubJun 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Fellowship Day - Biking
White Bear Yacht ClubJun 09, 2015 1:00 PM
Fellowship Day - Golf
White Bear Yacht ClubJun 09, 2015 1:30 PM
Fellowship Day - Cards
White Bear Yacht ClubJun 09, 2015 2:00 PM
Fellowship Day - Tennis
White Bear Yacht ClubJun 09, 2015 2:00 PM
Fellowship Day - Dinner
White Bear Yacht ClubJun 09, 2015 6:00 PM
"Old Timers" Banquet
Pool & Yacht ClubJun 25, 2015 6:00 PM