Thomas Sivula, our outbound student to Thailand, recounted his experiences. Randi Roth, new ED of Interfaith Action (formerly the Council of Churches), outlined their hands-on programs to mitigate the effects of poverty and their structural work with volunteers, houses of worship and nonprofit service providers to address the systems that create poverty.

A recent publication called “State of the South” set forth this idea:  we can judge any city based on the extent to which it provides an infrastructure of opportunity to the people who live there.  How is Saint Paul doing?  Are we providing an infrastructure of opportunity?  Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul has launched an exciting new initiative, Opportunity Saint Paul, that will build a pathway for thousands of volunteers from the faith community to help build that infrastructure. Come learn about how it works and how you can get involved.

There are 300,000+ Latinos represented in the Twin Cities population. They command $6.9 billion in buying power. Yet it is hard to understand that many companies in this market do not understand how to tap this market potential. Rick Aguilar of Aguilar Productions addressed the Club 10 luncheon and suggested ways in which this vast Hispanic resource can be tapped by metro-area businesses.

The Hispanic buying power in Minnesota is 10 Billion dollars. Nationally it's 1.2 Trillion Dollars. Is your business aware of the fastest growing market in the Country? Come and learn about this opportunity!
Richard Aguilar is President of Aguilar Productions, Inc. based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Aguilar Productions is the leader in promoting the Emerging markets to the Corporate Business Community. This year, Aguilar Productions is celebrating its 22nd year of producing marketing conferences and seminars focusing on the U.S. Hispanic American, Asian American, African American and U.S Emerging African markets.
President Jerry Faletti, Lethert, Skwira, Schultz,  convened the meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel St. Paul. Doug Hartford provided the pre-meeting music and opening song lead by first time song leader, John Kupris. Bill Collins provided the day’s inspirational moment.  
Jacob Lacriox, lead introductions of guests and visiting Rotarians. President Jerry thanked meeting volunteers: Greeters  Deb Katzmark and Beth Burns and Scribe: Trixie Golberg. There is no Thursday morning fellowship group.  All members were invited to the New Member Reception on March 19 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kellogg Room.
Jacob invited happy dollars. Members shared a variety of family and community news and Doug Hartford shared the FMSC truck purchased by our club has no been part of 80 million meals! Adding his own Happy Dollars, Jacob shared that Nancy Nicholson, wife of Dick Nicholson, is being recognized with United Health Foundation Humanitaran Award.  
Greg Brick Ph.D will take us underground on a photo tour of St. Paul's historic caves and tunnels.
His first book, Iowa Underground: A Guide to the State’s Subterranean Treasures, was published by Trails Media Group in 2004. His second book, Subterranean Twin Cities, published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2009, won an award from the American Institute of Architects. MINNESOTA CAVES HISTORY AND LORE (Arcadia Publishing, 2017) is his third book on caves and the first book on this exact topic in 50 years. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

At 12:15 pm, President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at the Intercontinental Hotel.  The group was led in song by Joe Kovarik (on ukulele), Jerry Faletti (on guitar), Bob Jones (on piano) and Ed Coleman (on drums) in a revised rendition of Side by Side with Fast for Hope.  Nancy Brady, thanked the Rotarians for their contribution for feeding the less fortunate and talked about Snowflake Bentley who had photographed snowflakes and never found a duplicate. Based on that thought,  we have to believe that all snowflakes are unique and will continue to believe in that thought although trillions of snowflakes fall with each snowstorm.  Cindy Shiely introduced guests to the meeting Matt Magers and Carolyn Will were the greeters and Linda Mulhern, the scribe for this meeting.
Cindy Shiely was able to collect a few “Happy Dollars” based on Sherry Howe being thankful for the lasagna dinner served to her and a number of other Rotary gals at Deb Katzmark’s home the previous night,  Bo Aylin’s  son did well in his pine wood derby competition with the Cub Scouts and won numerous awards and Claude Hone noted that 73 years ago,  he took off with 8 fighter pilots to bomb Tokyo and he was one of the 5 to return from the mission.  
Carolyn Will presented a club banner from the Bemidji Rotary club after presenting them with a Club 10 banner at a recent meeting there. Sherry Howe announced the upcoming Red Stripper orientation will be at the Kellogg Square party room on Monday, 3/19 between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. Al Zdrazil will have a short program set up to introduce new members to Rotary. Please put it on your calendar to attend and bring a prospective member as well!
President Jerry announced that there will be no Thursday Fellowship meeting this week and he wanted to thank all of the Rotarians that hosted Rotation day last week, including John Bradford, Segundo Valesquez and Laura Nichols-Endres.
We celebrated February birthdays at the meeting and Claude Hone was the only Rotarian in attendance, so the club sang and celebrated his 98th birthday.
Jay Pfaender belatedly announced our speaker for next week’s meeting, who will be Greg Brick, He will speak about Subterranean St Paul (ie the tunnels and caves under and near the city).

Fast For Hope is a unique initiative to our district that is trying to eliminate poverty in a rural Nicaraguan village.  The work is being done in collaboration with other NGOs in order to develop a sustainable, replicable process. The 2018 update will share current successes and talk about partnering with a new organization (Opportunity International) to continue moving the process forward.


Minneapolis President Bill Kuhlmann called the joint Minneapolis-Saint Paul meeting to order at 12:30 pm and led members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Kim Wiese gave the Thought for the Day.  President Kuhlman welcomed everyone, especially guests from the Saint Paul Club. He then talked about two History Moments. In 1910 the Saint Paul and Duluth Rotary Clubs sponsored the Rotary Club of Winnipeg, which was the impetus for Rotary becoming an international organization.  For subsequent years, the Saint Paul Rotary Club celebrated by traveling to Winnipeg on a train, and then a bus. 2005 was the last year of On to Winnipeg. President Kuhlmann gave Saint Paul President Jerry Faletti the bridge trophy he won on one of these trips. The second History Moment was about the Silver Anniversary celebration of Club #9. President Kuhlmann gave President Faletti an Hawaiian lei in recognition of this event 83 years ago.  
Bill introduced Jerry Faletti who introduced Saint Paul Club President Nominee John Chandler and District Governor of 5960 Kyle Haugen.  We all sang Happy Birthday to Saint Paul member Claude Hone who celebrated his 98th birthday. 
Secretary Melissa Musliner introduced guests of both clubs as a group. She announced upcoming meetings: February 22, Nights with Nine on Tour, Utepils Brewing, 5:30-7 pm; March 2, speaker Matt Birk, former Viking; and March 9, Hiawatha Academies Sean Elder; and events: February 23, 4-6:15 pm – Crisis Nursery Visit; February 25-March 2 – Vail Ski Trip; and February 27, Board of Directors meeting.

Rotation Day is Tuesday, February 20th.  We will not have a regular meeting on this day.  Instead, three Club 10 members will host fellow club members at their place of business. So, please plan on joining fellow Rotations at an “off-site” location.

For more information or to register, click on the link below for the location of your choice. This will take you directly to the registration page for that host site. Please pre-register as some sites have limited space.

What is Rotation Day?
When Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905, meetings were held at the members’ place of business – rotating from member  company to member company – hence the name “Rotary.”  For our club, Rotation Day is an event which brings us back to our “roots” and gives us the opportunity to gain new insights into the vocational challenges and business issues which are unique to our fellow Rotarians.

RSVP today for the Joint Meeting with Minneapolis #9, which replaces our Tuesday, February 13th meeting. Guests are welcome!


Paul Douglas is a nationally respected meteorologist with over 40 years of television and radio experience. A serial entrepreneur, Douglas is Senior Meteorologist and Founder of Media Logic Group. Douglas and a team of meteorologists provide weather services for various media and corporate interests at Praedictix. Developers and engineers create unique streams of weather data, imagery and API’s via AerisWeather. He files print and online updates for Star Tribune and co-hosts a radio program with Jordana Green weekdays from 3-6 PM on WCCO Radio. His speaking engagements take him around the Midwest with a message of continuous experimentation and reinvention. He is the public face of “SAVE”, Suicide Awareness, Voices of Education, based in Bloomington. He has two sons; Paul and his wife of 34 years live in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.​


Join your fellow Club Members on the bus chartered to bring us from St. Paul to the Joint Meeting in Minneapolis. For only $10, you can avoid the hassle of parking. Rumor has it, this fellowship time may include a sing-along! There will be two pick-up spots - one downtown and another near downtown with free parking. Follow the link below to sign-up for the Bus.



President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.
New song leader Mindee Kastellic led members in a rousing rendition of George M. Cohen’s “Grand Old Flag” accompanied by a special trio of Joe Kvarik, Jerry Faletti, Ed Coleman and Bob Jones.
Past President John Andrews offered the well-loved poem “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep” in memory of Alan Geisenkoetter, Jr, the 8-year-old boy who was struck by an intoxicated snowmobiler last week on a Chisago County lake.
NEW MEMBER Ken Schaefer, Drake Bank, introduced visiting Rotarians and Guests.
President’s Remarks:
Thanks to today’s greeters, Al Zdrazil and Bill Collins, and to scribe Michael-jon Pease.
Thursday’s Fellowship meeting will feature “table topics.”
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Rotary Club #10 ‒ Serving Saint Paul and the World

Welcome to Club 10

Rotary Club of Saint Paul

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
InterContinental Hotel
11 Kellogg Boulevard E
Saint Paul, MN  55101
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Upcoming Speakers
Randi Roth, Executive Dir
Mar 20, 2018
Interfaith Action
Leondra M. Hanson, J.D., Hamline
Mar 27, 2018
Myths and Realities About Constitutional Protections for Women
Jerry Hammer, CEO
Apr 03, 2018
Minnesota State Fair
Mel Carter III, Mayor of St Paul
Apr 10, 2018
(Offsite at Doubletree, 411 Minnesota St.)
No Meeting - Holiday
May 29, 2018
Padelford Outing
Jun 05, 2018
(offsite on Jonathan Padelford)