Destination Medical Center is a one-of-a-kind, $5.6 billion economic development initiative in Rochester, Minnesota. It is the largest public-private partnership in state history, and will generate an estimated 40,000 jobs in Minnesota over the next 20 years – making Minnesota a global center for the highest-quality medical care.
Many years in the making, the new Stillwater Bridge---St. Croix Crossing---was presented to Club 10 in pictures! pictures! pictures! by Michael Beer, District Construction Engineer (MnDOT) and Project Director for the structure now called "St. Croix Crossing." His fascinating talk described the most complex bridge project ever undertaken by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
President Carla Hauge called the meeting to order, followed by a rousing rendition of Ann Reed’s "The Fair" led by Jerry Faletti. Rev. Jennie Lightfoot delivered a moving invocation and welcome to our guests. Kathleen Riley facilitated the introduction of visiting Rotarians and guests, including the honored delegation of Rotarians from our sister Club in Nagasaki, Japan. Heidi Fisher and Christian Weinhagen served as greeters.
12 Nagasaki Rotarians, including past presidents and past district governors, will be visiting our club to celebrate 40 years of our sister club relationship.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and members of the delegation will speak to the club in celebration of this important relationship.
Their visit is in conjunction with a visit by 30 dignitaries from Nagasaki, including the Mayor and several City Council members who will be visiting from August 20th to 24th. They are celebrating the 60thAnniversary of the St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City relationship.
Several understudies went on in place of the regularly schedule performers, beginning with Chuck Whitaker who led the meeting while President Carla Hauge is in Hawaii with her family.
Jerry Faletti and Michael-jon Pease led the club in Ann Reed’s The Fair – two refrains and the first verse. Google the song and you’ll find Ann performing it on You Tube if you’d like to brush up during the week!
An invocation in honor of veterans delivered by Past President John Guthmann, pitch-hitting for Joe Beckman who was stuck in traffic.
Michael-jon Pease served as scribe in place of Geoff Kaufmann who had to go to Atlanta.
Construction of the St. Paul Cathedral: a Great Theology Book in Stone From Concept to Masterpiece in 36 years
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is celebrating its Centennial this year. It was 100 years ago that the first liturgy was celebrated in the Cathedral on Palm Sunday March 28, 1915. When considering the simplicity of the tools available to craftsmen in the early 20th century, the Cathedral of Saint Paul is both a work of art and a tribute to the skill and ingenuity of the many craftsmen that helped build it.
Saint Paul has an engaged organization that represents the community’s interests on library issues. Peter Pearson and John Marshall from the "Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library" presented a detailed history of the nonprofit, community membership organization dedicated to supporting the Saint Paul Public Library. The "Friends" roots go back seventy years to 1945.
Started in 1945, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is a nonprofit, community membership organization dedicated to supporting the Saint Paul Public Library. Our members advocate for a strong library. We believe that ours is the best and most-used library system of its size in the country, and that it deserves an engaged organization that represents the community’s interests on library issues.
President Carla Hauge convened the meeting, introducing Sergeant at Arms Michael-jon Pease and Past-President Doug Hartford, on piano, to lead us in spirited reading of “It’s a Grand Old Flag”. Bob Cardinal delivered a reverent invocation followed by Greeter Sarah Kolar introducing Visiting Rotarians and Guests. Earlier, Sarah was joined by Kay Baker in greeting arriving members. Carla thanked John Chandler and Bo Aylin for stepping up to manage the Club’s social media.