Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 27, 2017
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On June 27, the last meeting of our Rotary year, Chuck Whitaker will step down as President and Jerry Faletti will be installed as the 108th president of Club 10.

JUNE 27, 2017 MEETING:Changing of the Guard Jodi Erickson 2017-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 20, 2017
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The Junior League of Saint Paul (JLSP) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  For 100 years, JLSP has retained a rich tradition of serving the greater Saint Paul community.  Established in 1917 by Saint Paul native, Elizabeth Ames Jackson, JLSP was the 19th Junior League created (of today more than 270 leagues in 4 countries) following the inception of the first Junior League in New York City. 
The Junior League of Saint Paul has engaged in community projects across many areas including the founding of Keystone Community Services, Lifetrack Resources, and the Children’s Hospital Association.   The League has tackled issues including domestic violence, shaken baby syndrome, and today both food insecurity and sex trafficking.  The Junior League model is unique and is the training and launching pad from which many St. Paul women have gotten their start in community leadership.  As founder Elizabeth Ames Jackson said at the 50th anniversary of the League, “we all muddled through and came out far more useful and experienced for it all.  So the Junior League and St. Paul gained in the long run.
JUNE 20, 2017 MEETING:100 Years of Service Jodi Erickson 2017-06-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 13, 2017
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A reminder to register for Fellowship Day, which is in place of our regular meeting on Tuesday). There is no charge for members to attend lunch, but please register online (links below).
 
Annual Fellowship Day
Tuesday, June 13, 2016
White Bear Yacht Club

Fellowship and fun!  Guests welcome! Please use the links below to register for the individual items.
JUNE 13, 2017 MEETING:Fellowship Day Jodi Erickson 2017-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 06, 2017
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Attorney General Lori Swanson will provide the St. Paul Rotary with an update on the work of her office and discuss the ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic.

JUNE 6, 2017 PROGRAM: Combating the Opioid Epidemic Jodi Erickson 2017-06-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 30, 2017
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There will be no Club meeting on May 30thThe next Club meeting will be June 6th.
MAY 30, 2017:No Meeting - Holiday Jodi Erickson 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 23, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Saint Paul will honor students from fourteen middle schools with the "Rotation Forward Award." This program is designed to recognize students for a special effort or accomplishment they have made, not necessarily within the classroom or by academic performance.  Recipients have shown leadership in one or more of the following areas:

  • Outstanding citizenship or community service
  • Good attendance
  • Significant improvement in attitude, effort, achievement
  • Overcome a significant handicap
  • Special effort involving another student
  • Contributed in making our school a better place
MAY 23, 2017 PROGRAM: Education Day Jodi Erickson 2017-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on May 16, 2017
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President Chuck Whitaker called the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m. aboard the Jonathon Padelford boat on the Mississippi. Smokin’ Joe Kvarik and President Elect Jerry Falletti led the members in singing “This Land is Your Land” with live acoustic music!
Jon Cieslak, most often seen at our Thursday Fellowship Breakfasts, offered an inspirational moment based on his month in France and visit to Normandy to mark the centenary of US involvement in WWI – the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.
 
We celebrated the May Rotary birthdays, including Roger Bonfe’s 80th with delicious cupcakes from David Dominick at the Midtown YMCA.
 
Next week’s meeting back at the Intercontinental will be our Education Day when we honor our teacher of the year and hear from the Interim Superintendent of St Paul Public Schools.
 
Michael-jon Pease, Park Square Theatre, did double duty introducing guests and taking notes, so apologies for any intros or happy dollars left out of the official record!
 
Guests of note included Past President “Captain” Jim Kosmo’s wife Shelly, whose family started the Padelford Packet Boat Company, and Past President Doug Bruce’s “smokin’ hot wife” Dana. Ladies, feel free to join us with or without the gents anytime!
 
Although we were a small and mighty crowd, more than $40 was raised in happy dollars for the foundation from Roger Bonfe (in honor of making it back from Florida after two days of solid driving), Chuck Whitaker (in honor of his son graduating from Emory University), and Linda Mulhern (in honor of her son returning from the Middle East with hair raising tales that she’s glad she didn’t know as they were happening!).
MAY 16, 2017 ROTARY IN REVIEW: ABOARD THE PADELFORD Michael-jon Pease 2017-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 16, 2017
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COME ABOARD! St. Paul Rotary is taking a lunch cruise on the Mighty Mississippi River Tuesday,  aboard the authentic sternwheeler Jonathan Padelford. Rotarian Capt. Jim Kosmo will tell why St. Paul (and Minneapolis) owe their very existence to riverboats and give some details about the Padelford Packet Boat Co. and its feisty founder, Capt. William D. Bowell, Sr.

The Boat will stay at the dock until 12:30 p.m. to accommodate late arrivals and it will return at 1 p.m.  There is FREE PARKING at the Padelford Landing in Harriet Island Park, just across the Wabasha St. Bridge.  Capt. Jim says there will be a dozen DOOR PRIZES. And, of course, there will be a full CASH BAR to complement lunch.  This is a regular Rotary meeting so there is NO ADDED CHARGE FOR LUNCH.

Pre-registration is not required. Guests are welcome. IT IS GOING TO BE GREAT FUN.

MAY 16, 2017 PROGRAM: Jonathan Padelford Jodi Erickson 2017-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 09, 2017
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Chris Wright, President, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx, will be speaking about leadership, building a great team (both on and off the court) and the challenges and rewards of running a professional sports franchise.
MAY 9, 2017 PROGRAM: The Role of the President Jodi Erickson 2017-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 02, 2017
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Our Ramsey County of today is the most diverse county in Minnesota.  With Community Policing as a foundation, leading our Sheriff’s Office requires sensitivity to our changing environment, workforce, and needs; along with the bedrock constancy of character ever present in our minds.

In this presentation, Sheriff Serier will discuss the current operational structure, priorities as an agency, and the character based practices in hiring, development, and promotional processes at the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.  He will also discuss how the focus on the character traits of Respect, Responsibility, Honor, and Truth help to set a course for each employee and leader in the Sheriff’s Office in an ever changing public sector environment. 

MAY 2, 2017 PROGRAM: Character and Diversity: Leading a Sheriff’s Office in a Changing World Jodi Erickson 2017-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Trixie Ann Golberg on Apr 25, 2017
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President Chuck Whitaker called the April 25 noon meeting of the St.Paul Rotary Club to order at Double Tree, St.Paul.  Guests and program leaders for the meeting are the 2017 RYLA youth.  

Opening song, America the Beautiful, was lead by two RYLA participants. RYLA leaders provided an MLK, Jr inspired inspiration on the value of service.

President Whitaker thanked the many guests in attendance and thanked the meeting volunteers.

Club Greeters: Pam Chandler, West Academic Publishing, John Chandler, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center and Carla Hauge, Hauge Dental Care
Scribe- Trixie Golberg, Lifetrack.

APRIL 25, 2017 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Camp RYLA Trixie Ann Golberg 2017-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 25, 2017
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This week's presenters are the Camp RYLA participants. Come hear student leaders share their camp experiences. Friends, family and guests are welcome. The lunch fee for visitors is $22.00.  Reminder, we are meeting at the DoubleTree (411 Minnesota Street).

APRIL 25, 2017 PROGRAM:Camp RYLA Participants Jodi Erickson 2017-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 25, 2017
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Reminder, the April 25th meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (411 Minnesota Street).

CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION Jodi Erickson 2017-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Beck on Apr 18, 2017
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President Chuck Whitaker called the meeting to order at 12:10 pm. Michael-jon Pease led the members in singing Edelweiss, accompanied by Doug Hartford, piano. Nancy Brady’s inspirational minute was an inspiring story about daffodils. Jason DeKeuster introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeter was Linda Mulhern; the scribe was Lynne Beck.

Next week’s meeting will take place at the Doubletree Hotel. Thursday’s Fellowship program will be Ron Reimann talking about Cold War submarining and national intelligence, Legislating an end to railroad bankruptcies, Global Volunteers service in the former USSR, and service and volunteerism as an American value.

APRIL 17, 2017 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Larry Morgan Lynne Beck 2017-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 18, 2017
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We welcome back Rotarian Larry Morgan, who will follow-up his successful presentation last year on the St. Paul Cathedral. Larry, a forty year veteran of the firm, will present a history of TKDA Engineering, Architecture and Planning.

Founded in 1910 by Maximilian Toltz as the Toltz Engineering Company in Saint Paul, the company has played a significant role in designing the city’s landmarks, including the beloved Como Park Conservatory (now Marjorie McNeely Conservatory) the iconic Hamm Building and the Robert and Wabasha Street bridges. Throughout the decades, the company has played a key role in designing the area’s roads, bridges, rail, mass transit, parks and trails as well as buildings and facilities for companies, schools and government agencies.

APRIL 18, 2017 PROGRAM:TKDA's 106 Year History Jodi Erickson 2017-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 11, 2017
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Celebrating 45 years of GTCYS’
Strong Musical Community
Come join us as we share information about our eight orchestras serving about 900 students from ages 8-18 throughout the Twin Cities.  Madeline Sheard, a GTCYS Symphony student, will perform a cello solo as a preview of a concert later in the month where she will perform a solo work with the Orchestra.  Mark Russell Smith, Artistic Director, will overview the value of classical music in the development of our youth and how GTCYS is a unique experience for each student.  

Megen Balda, Executive Director, will share the impact of GTCYS throughout the metro to include our new west side St. Paul Harmony program, serving 3rd graders at Riverview Elementary.  You won’t want to miss this entertaining program!

APRIL 11, 2017 PROGRAM: Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) Jodi Erickson 2017-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 04, 2017
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Rotation Day is Tuesday, April 4.  We will not have a regular meeting on this day.  So please plan on joining fellow Rotations at an “off-site” location.

It’s important to register in advance as the host sites have limited capacity. To register, click on the link below for the location of your choice. This will take you directly to the registration for that particular site.

 
APRIL 4, 2017 PROGRAM:Rotation Day (Off-site) Jodi Erickson 2017-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Mar 28, 2017
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If you missed Rotary today, you missed a free gift in addition to missing great fellowship and a dynamic program!
 
President Chuck Whitaker, Whitaker Sports and Classic Cars, called the meeting to order at 12:23. David Laird, MN Private College Council, led the club in singing God Bless America with Dr. Bob Jones, DDS retired, at the ivories.
 
Bob’s daughter, Past President Carla Hauge, Hauge Dental Care, offered an inspirational moment about how quiet thoughts lead to meditation and faith, which lead to caring, which leads to service, which leads to peace.
 
Mindee Kastelic, St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, introduced visiting Rotarians and guests of Rotarians.
 
Thanks to Christian Weinhagen, Weinhagen Tire, (along with daughter Frankie and wife Martha) and Donovan Schwichtenberg, St Paul College, who warmly greeted at the door. Today’s scribe was Michael-jon Pease, Park Square Theatre.
David Laird led the club in a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday for the month’s birthdays, complete with cheers from Ruth Watkins, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies.
Chad Roberts, Ramsey County Historical, Society, encouraged members to sign up for next week’s Rotation Day at RCHS in the Landmark Center or the Minnesota Opera Center (where there will be costumes and singing!). Carla Hauge encouraged members to considering hosting members of the incoming Group Study Exchange (GSE) team the last week of April. The group is coming from Timor Australia.
 
Brianna Vujovich, Dignity Memorial (President Chuck will be able to pronounce that name by the end of his term – he promised!) encouraged members to join Camp RYLA for the BBQ at Camp St Croix and to volunteer for the Feed My Starving Children packing event in Eagan that day.
Lindsay Weir, MN Wild, said there are tickets available for Rotary Night at the Wild on April 4. Anyone selling 8 tickets or more will receive autographed swag!
 
Mindee Kastelic collected generous happy dollars from Ruth Watkins ($20!) announcing the April 11 GTCYS concertino concert; Michael-jon Pease announcing Park Square Theatre’s journey to the Humana Play Festival in Louisville later this week to scout plays; Dan McKeown letting us know that the weather forecast is perfect for our club fellowship day June 13 at the White Bear Yacht Club; and Carley Stuber reminding members of the membership challenge. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to La Bohème!
 
MARCH 28, 2017 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Don Stoltz Michael-jon Pease 2017-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 28, 2017
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Times were tough back in 1934.  The Great Depression was at its height; jobs and money were scarce.  To save their homes and farms, people were forced to do business with loan sharks at over 35% interest.  It was into these historic and economic circumstances that Twin City Co-ops Credit Union (TCU), since renamed to SPIRE Credit Union was born.

Many of you have probably seen SPIRE’s TV commercials with an early-model Ford work truck in them.  So what does an old work truck have to do with a credit union, you might ask? The truck, Archie, named for SPIRE’s founder, Edgar Archer, symbolizes our Midwestern values—trust, honesty,  integrity, compassion, humility, and plain old hard work.   Promises made and promises kept…Today, you’ll hear how a mid-sized credit union was able to break into the top 5 in brand awareness in a Twin Cities market with over 300 financial institutions by using a work truck in its branding efforts.

MARCH 28, 2017 PROGRAM: Building a Brand with a Pickup Truck Jodi Erickson 2017-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 24, 2017
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Minnesota Wild Presents 3rd Annual Rotary Night!

Tuesday, April 4th at  7:00 PM
 
Tickets are just $100.00 and include:
  • Lower Level ticket
  • Happy Hour Pricing at The Reserve in Suite Level
  • Private Discussion with Wild VP Jamie Spencer
  • Wild Team Poster
  • Entry into drawing for door prizes! 
Plus, a portion of each ticket purchased goes directly back to the Foundation.
 
Please share this link and email with your entire network.
 
Hurry!  Tickets are only available while supplies last.  Deadline to be seated together is Wed. March 29th.
 
To purchase tickets and support Rotary, simply use the link below. 
 
Promo Code: Rotary
 
For groups of 8 or more please contact Lindsay Weier at 651-312-3495 or lweier@wild.com
 
Thank you and have FUN!

 

MN Wild Night with Club 10 Register Now! Jodi Erickson 2017-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Beck on Mar 22, 2017
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Vice President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. Todd Nicholson, led the singing of My Country Tis of Thee, accompanied by Bob Jones. Jason Bradshaw gave the inspirational minute about spring. Michael-jon Pease introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeter was Dave Dominick and the scribe was Lynne Beck.
 
Michael-jon Pease collected Happy Dollars, including from Jerry Faletti who gave $3 for the guests who came to hear our speaker today and from Carley Stuber who announced that Beth Burns, the new President of the Friends of the Saint Paul Library, is joining the club. There is a new member challenge; the Rotarian who brings in the most new members by April 15 will receive two tickets to Minnesota Opera’s production of La Boheme.   
 
MARCH 21, 2017 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Victoria Reinhardt Lynne Beck 2017-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pamela Chandler on Mar 20, 2017
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President Chuck called the meeting to order at 12:15.  Joe Kovarik lead the club in song with Doug Hartford on the piano. Michael-jon Pease shared the story of his Irish immigrant great, great grandmother to mark St. Patrick’s Day for the Inspirational Minute. Sherry Howe introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. Thursday’s fellowship breakfast will feature John Chandler, who will talk about Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center.  Founded in 1971, Wolf Ridge was the first environmental learning center in the nation to be accredited as a K-12 school.  The main campus is located in Finland, MN on 2000+ acres, and soon 68 acres on Lake Superior shoreline as part of a $9.4M campaign.
MARCH 14, ROTARY IN REVIEW: John Andrews and John Overland Pamela Chandler 2017-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 17, 2017
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We welcome back Rotarian Larry Morgan, who will follow-up his successful presentation last year on the St. Paul Cathedral. Larry, a forty year veteran of the firm, will present a history of TKDA Engineering, Architecture and Planning.

Founded in 1910 by Maximilian Toltz as the Toltz Engineering Company in Saint Paul, the company has played a significant role in designing the city’s landmarks, including the beloved Como Park Conservatory (now Marjorie McNeely Conservatory) the iconic Hamm Building and the Robert and Wabasha Street bridges. Throughout the decades, the company has played a key role in designing the area’s roads, bridges, rail, mass transit, parks and trails as well as buildings and facilities for companies, schools and government agencies.

MARCH 21, 2017 PROGRAM:TKDA's 106 Year History Jodi Erickson 2017-03-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 13, 2017
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 John Andrews, Scout Executive/ CEO and John Overland, Deputy Scout Executive of Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America will discuss plans to build a Leadership Center near their Base Camp facility at Fort Snelling.  The building design is almost complete and construction will start in May on this 42,000 SF, 2-level, $15M project.   The vision for the building will be shared as well as the youth leadership curriculum overview, site plan, current designs and 3D animated views of outside and inside the designed building.

MARCH 13, 2017 PROGRAM:Building the Peter J. King Family Foundation Leadership Center Jodi Erickson 2017-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Mar 07, 2017
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President Chuck Whitaker, Whitaker Sports and Classic Cars, called the meeting to order at 12:15. David Laird, MN Private College Council, led the group in God Bless America in the key of F with a special call out to the Irish tenors and Sopranos of any background to lead on the high notes. Dr. Bob Jones, D.D.S., polished the ivories.
 
Nancy Brady, Neighborhood House, offered as an inspirational minute the story of Leo, an immigrant who came to this country at the age of twelve and went on to achieve the “American Dream” in Minnesota. In his words “I may love this country even more than you, because I love it when it doesn’t love me back.”
 
Thanks to Linda Mulhern, Collins Electric, for warmly greeting and scanning members at the door. Today’s scribe is Michael-jon Pease, Park Square Theatre.
 
Trixie Goldberg, Lifetrack Resources, introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.
Thursday’s Fellowship speaker will be The Honorable John Guthmann, sharing his hobby of Civil War reenacting. He will bring uniforms along to illustrate his talk!
 
Think membership! Every meeting is a good one to invite your friends to. Don’t forget – if one becomes a member, you both get cases of Summit Beer!
 
Lindsay Weir, MN Wild, pitched our upcoming foundation fundraiser at the Wild on April 4. They’re hot now! Your ticket will have even more “street value” than what you pay. Don’t forget a portion of your fund night out goes to support our Rotary Foundation.
 
Trixie Goldberg collected a whopping $7 in happy dollars - $2 from Jim Hart’s wife Maureen in honor of their grandson who made it to state tournaments and Rotary’s fight to eradicate Polio; and $5 from Steve Young in honor of his grandson who made it to state wrestling tournaments. Trixie was hoping for more dollars for the foundation in honor of recent warm weather travel. We’ll try better next time (and maybe more members will be BACK from those trips!)
MARCH 7, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Marvin Anderson Michael-jon Pease 2017-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 07, 2017
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The presentation will cover the brief history of the African-American community before and after the construction of I-94 that destroyed the neighborhood, summarize current projects now underway to revitalize Rondo and offer a glimpse of an exciting new project for Rondo and I-94.

MARCH 7, 2017 PROGRAM:The History of Rondo: Past Present & Future Jodi Erickson 2017-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Feb 28, 2017
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In 2007, the leadership of our District was audacious enough to challenge us to create a model for eliminating extreme poverty in the developing world.  At last year’s District Conference many of you had the opportunity to meet some of the remarkable women we are working with in El Corozo, a small, poor, rural community in Nicaragua.  The program will provide an update on our progress in achieving this goal as well as a reflection of some of our accomplishments, challenges and lessons learned.

FEBRUARY 28, 2017 PROGRAM: Fast for Hope Jodi Erickson 2017-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pamela Chandler on Feb 23, 2017
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Jerry Faletti (standing in for President Chuck) called the meeting to order at 12:15.  David Laird led the club in singing America the Beautiful, accompanied by Bob Jones on the piano. Jason Bradshaw led the club in prayer for the Inspirational Minute. Kristin Montpetit introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. 
 
Carly Stuber and Bo Aylin introduced all of the new members who have joined the club in the last 6 months.  They are:  Mark Moores (Moores Insurance Management), Segundo Velasquez (Mano a Mano), Ruth Watkins (Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony), Josh Windham (Union Gospel Mission), Jean Vukas-Roberts (Hazelden), Litton Field Jr. (Bearance Management Group), and Lindsay Weier (Minnesota Wild).
 
Carly and Bo reminded the group that our goal is to have 15 new members by July 1 and announced that the member who sponsors the most new members by 4/15 gets two free tickets to La Boheme at the Minnesota Opera.  The Summit Beer membership promotion is still ongoing. 
FEBRUARY 21, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Terryl Blumm & Jim Meinen Pamela Chandler 2017-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Feb 21, 2017
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Boys and Girls Clubs Literacy Partnership with Groves Academy
 
THE NEED 
76% of Minneapolis and St. Paul Public school students who receive free and reduced lunch are NOT reading proficiently by third grade. These children are at risk of performing poorly in school.  Poor school performance can contribute to possible behavioral problems, repeating grades, and possibly dropping out of school altogether. The Department of Justice states, &The link between academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime is welded to reading failure.Over 70% of inmates in America's prisons cannot read above a fourth grade level. 
Groves Academy changed the face of literacy education for all students in higher education seeking to become licensed teachers in the State of Minnesota. Their methodologies  for teaching reading are of the highest standard. 
OUR GOAL
Reading proficiently by the end of third grade is often a predictor for future academic and life success. Through third grade most students are learning to read, but in fourth grade they begin reading to learn. In other words, by 4th grade students are reading in order to gain information and think critically in all subject areas.  Groves Academy is implementing their research based reading education and data proven methodologies into The Boys and Girls Clubs environment. The goal of the program is to improve members’ reading level by an additional 2 years of full grade-level growth for every year they participate. This project began in September 2016.
FEBRUARY 21, 2017 PROGRAM: Groves Academy and Boys & Girls Club Jodi Erickson 2017-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Feb 14, 2017
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On April 8, Eleanor’s Wars won a NATIONAL book award, the Independent Book Publishers Association’s 2016 Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award for BEST NEW VOICE IN FICTION. 

In Eleanor’s Wars, Ames Sheldon writes about a heroic woman and the impact of the hidden wounds of war.  It’s 1942 and the globe is aflame again. Eleanor Sutton, matriarch of a prosperous New Jersey family, struggles to fight the war on the home front. But then long-buried memories rooted in Eleanor’s service in the Great War come to light. These decades-old secrets threaten her marriage to George—and bring his own carefully guarded secrets to the surface.

The narrative alternates between Eleanor and her son Nat, an adolescent trying to find his way at boarding school at Phillips Academy. An aspiring musician who plays in Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, Nat feuds with his father over going to music school.

In addition, Eleanor’s Wars touches on forbidden issues lurking under cover of daily life in the 1940s, including the plight of refugees, bullying in school, homophobia, sexism, and PTSD.

 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 PROGRAM: Eleanor's Wars Jodi Erickson 2017-02-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Feb 07, 2017
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RSVP today for the Joint Meeting with Minneapolis #9, which will be at the Town & Country Club.

Chris Clark, president, Xcel Energy-Minnesota, will walk you through Powering Minnesota’s Energy Future. Xcel Energy provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices.

Xcel Energy is Powering Minnesota’s Energy Future In a rapidly-changing energy market place, Xcel Energy is forging a path to a more sustainable energy future. Our customers and communities expect more from their utility than just reliable service, and we have a bold energy plan designed to meet those energy expectations and help place Minnesota at the leading edge of a transformed energy system. One built on cleaner, more renewable energy delivered at a competitive price. For more than 100 years, our company has been a vital part of Minnesota’s economy, powering homes and businesses, providing good jobs, building and maintaining a robust energy grid and partnering with communities. That legacy continues today as we invest in a 21st century energy system, while leveraging innovation and managing risk. Our plan will strengthen the way we provide energy to our customers and pave the way for an intelligent and efficient grid. These contributions will help drive Minnesota’s economy, enhance our cherished quality of life and safeguard our environment for years to come.

FEBRUARY 7, 2017 PROGRAM: Offsite Joint Meeting with Minneapolis #9 Jodi Erickson 2017-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Jan 31, 2017
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The 2017 Winter Carnival Royalty joined Club 10 members at the weekly luncheon.  King Boreas LXXXI knighted all Club 10 members in attendance!  Member Jason Bradshaw (Boreas Rex) provided a state-of-the-Winter Carnival report. Past Members who served as Boreas Rex, Carnival Prime Ministers and Princes and Princesses were also recognized. It was a regal day at the Tuesday luncheon.

JANUARY 31, ROTARY IN REVIEW: King Boreas Jason Bradshaw Chuck Standfuss 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jan 31, 2017
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Since 1886, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival continues to bring family-friendly events and community pride to Saint Paul and the Twin Cities metro area.The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is the oldest winter festival in the United States. Several Eastern newspaper correspondents kindled the start of the Winter Carnival by visiting Saint Paul in the fall of 1885 and returning home to report that Minnesota, in general, was another Siberia, unfit for human habitation. A group of business owners decided to retaliate by creating a wintertime festival which would showcase all the beauty of Minnesota winters.

Today, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival attracts over 250,000 visitors a year and has an approximately $2 – $3 million dollar economic impact to the city of St. Paul and the State of Minnesota.

JANUARY 31, 2017 PROGRAM: Saint Paul Winter Carnival Jodi Erickson 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pamela Chandler on Jan 25, 2017
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President Chuck called the meeting to order at 12:15.  Joe Kovarik lead the club in song, accompanied by Doug Hartford on the piano. Scott Van led the club in prayer for the Inspirational Minute. Mindee Kastelic introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.  Mindee was also the day’s greeter.  President Chuck announced that we would not be having a Fellowship Gathering on Thursday but that there will be a planning session this Friday (January 27) at Nina’s at 8:00 AM to pin down upcoming Fellowship programs.  All are invited to attend. We celebrated January birthdays.
JANUARY 24, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Todd Axtell Pamela Chandler 2017-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jan 24, 2017
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Saint Paul police officers have been patrolling the streets of the Capital City for more than a century. They’ve seen crime ebb and flow, demographics change and the city’s skyline evolve and grow. Through it all, officers have remained committed to building trust with the people they serve in order to promote safe and healthy neighborhoods.

When Todd Axtell became the department’s 41st police chief in June 2016, he pledged to build on the solid foundation of excellence established by his predecessors.  This includes respecting all who are served, addressing violent crime, diversifying the ranks of officers and further galvanizing the department’s focus on community engagement. He has made trust and transparency, engagement and empowerment, and partnership and community policing a priority.

But he knows the police department alone cannot maintain Saint Paul’s status as the most livable city in America. That’s why he and his officers are asking those who live, work and play in the city to join their efforts.

JANUARY 24, 2017 PROGRAM: The Saint Paul Police Department: Trust, service, respect and you Jodi Erickson 2017-01-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Beck on Jan 19, 2017
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Vice President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. David Laird led the singing of America the Beautiful, accompanied by Bob Jones. Carley Stuber gave the inspirational minute. Ed Coleman introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. Since Jodi Erickson was unable to attend the meeting, Jason DeKeuster and Jason Bradshaw helped out with greeting and signing in. Lynne Beck was the scribe. Jerry announced that next week we will celebrate January birthdays. The Thursday Fellowship speaker is TBD.

JANUARY 17, 2017 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Alexandra Spieldoch Lynne Beck 2017-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pamela Chandler on Jan 17, 2017
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President Chuck called the meeting to order at 12:15.  Joe Kovarik lead the club in singing the America the Beautiful, accompanied by Doug Hartford on the piano. Michael-jon Pease provided the inspirational minute sharing, in anticipation of Martin Luther King day, some words from Bayard Rustin, a civil rights leader who was known as “the man behind the dream.” Tom Farnham introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. We welcomed new member Michael Kuenster, who is joining us from Wells Fargo Advisors.  President Chuck also took this opportunity to remind the club about the new member initiative (a case of Summit beer for club members who bring new members into the fold).

President Chuck reminded us of the memorial service for Past Club 10 President Chuck Graham, which was held on January 11th at Centennial United Methodist Church in Roseville.

JANUARY 10, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Virginia Arthur Pamela Chandler 2017-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jan 17, 2017
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In Senegal, West Africa (and throughout the continent), women do most of the work farming and preparing food for their families. Virtually all of this work is done by hand. Although women are the backbone of the rural economy, they rarely have access to technologies and training to help them produce food efficiently, market their crops, and earn money.

With support from local Rotary clubs, St. Paul based nonprofit Compatible Technology International is equipping women in Senegal with hand-operated mills so they can make nutritious foods like peanut butter and millet flour much more easily. Women are also receiving business training and mentoring so they can earn money selling grinding services and packaged food products.

Alexandra Spieldoch, CTI Executive Director, will be visiting the St. Paul rotary club to talk about the impact of the program and how empowering women as business leaders is a critical part of tackling global poverty.

JANUARY 17, 2017 PROGRAM: Grind Out Poverty: Women Led Milling Microenterprise in Senegal Jodi Erickson 2017-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jan 10, 2017
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Metropolitan State University is 45 years young, and continues to open doors of opportunity to non-traditional students across the Twin Cities region.  The University’s mission, delivery systems, and students are anything but traditional or typical. Virginia “Ginny” Arthur, JD, the University’s new President, will bring an overview of how the most diverse university in Minnesota is successfully addressing the serious talent gaps in high-skills fields caused by Boomer retirements. Learn about the continuing change and innovation that is shaping the higher education landscape in Minnesota’s future.  

JANUARY 10, 2017 PROGRAM: Metropolitan State University Jodi Erickson 2017-01-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jan 03, 2017
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Former St. Paul Chief Police Chief John Harrington, Board Member, and Otis Zanders, President and CEO, will enlighten us about a bold organization here in St. Paul - Ujamaa Place. Ujamaa Place is an organization focused on young African American men in Saint Paul (primarily between the ages of 18 and 30), many of whom suffer multiple barriers to becoming stable, productive members of the community. These barriers include being undereducated, unemployed and/or unemployable, affiliated with gangs, a criminal history, homelessness, drug use, and a general marginalization by greater society.

JANUARY 3, 2017 PROGRAM: Ujamaa Place Jodi Erickson 2017-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
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President-in-training Jerry Faletti brought the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. in the absence of President Chuck Whitaker. Joseph J. (for James) Kovarik led the club in America the accompanied by Doug Hartford in his Santa hat.

Jason Bradshaw offered a holiday invocation.

Heidi Fisher warmly greeted members and guests at the door and Michael-jon Pease filled in as scribe.

Nancy McKillips introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.

DECEMBER 13, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Michael Krause Michael-jon Pease 2016-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Dec 13, 2016
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Minnesota’s Solar Jobs Act in 2013 set the stage for dramatic growth in the solar industry in Minnesota, catapulting us to being the leader on solar among states in the Upper Midwest.  This presentation will look at what has happened to-date as a result of the state’s push into solar energy and how those developments are part of national and global trends in solar energy.

The presentation will also look at what is likely to come next, and where businesses, local governments and community organizations are likely to see opportunities to invest in solar energy. Along with what this could mean for Minnesota in terms of new businesses, job growth, and the role of energy utilities, and how investments in solar energy can help us address racial disparities.

DECEMBER 13, 2016 PROGRAM: The Solar Energy Revolution in Minnesota Jodi Erickson 2016-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Trixie Golberg on Dec 07, 2016
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2016 Rotary President Chuck Whitaker, Whitaker Sports and Classic Cars called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM at the InterContinental Hotel St. Paul. The opening song was led by David Laird, MN Private College Council and piano Doug Hartford, Concordia Univ., retired.  Ed Coleman, Seven Corners Printing served as Today’s Greeter. The Inspirational Minute was offered by Valdi Stefanson, Your Utility Watchdog who shared the many inspirations from Rotary’s two Foundations. Tom Farnham, Bearence Management Group, welcomed visiting Rotarians and Guests. Kristin Montpetit, St. Paul Athletic Club, welcomed last minute registrations for Thursday’s Gala and encouraged everyone to come ready to bid on great auction items!

DECEMBER 6, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Tom Horner Trixie Golberg 2016-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Dec 06, 2016
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Tom Horner is a familiar face on Minnesota’s public affairs scene. He has a background in journalism, was chief of staff to former U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger, a co-founder of one of the region’s best-known public affairs firms, Himle Horner and an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the University of St. Thomas. In 2010, Horner was the Independence Party candidate for governor of Minnesota. The StarTribune in its endorsement editorial, said Horner “loves Minnesota; he's a serious student of government and economics, and he feels called to service…Horner seeks to apply the lessons of a lifetime spent working in and around public policy to the restoration of this state's vitality.” Today, Horner is president of Horner Strategies, LLC, a public relations and public affairs consulting firm.

DECEMBER 6, 2016 PROGRAM: Making Sense of Politics: What Voters Said, What They Meant and the Impact on Minnesota Jodi Erickson 2016-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Nov 17, 2016
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There will be no Club meeting on November 22 and November 29. The next Club meeting will be December 6.
NOVEMBER 22 & 29, 2016:No Meeting - Holiday Jodi Erickson 2016-11-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Nov 16, 2016
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Club 10 had the rare opportunity to send off one of its own as member Anders Rydaker, of Ever-Green (District) Energy in downtown Saint Paul, provided the Tuesday luncheon with a retrospective of his career in Saint Paul and the world. Anders has been a global leader in district energy, district cooling, and renewable energy with more than 35 years of experience in the district energy field. Learn what is next for Anders and his lovely bride.

NOVEMBER 16, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Anders Rydaker Chuck Standfuss 2016-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Nov 15, 2016
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Anders Rydaker, a native of Sweden and a member of Saint Paul Rotary since 1993, will tell the story about his 33 years in Saint Paul. The presentation will be focused on the company, District Energy, he lead as its president for 17 years.

NOVEMBER 15, 2016 PROGRAM:32 Years in St. Paul: Pioneering Alternative Energy in Minnesota Jodi Erickson 2016-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John J. Overland on Nov 08, 2016
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Rotation Day is Tuesday, November 8th.  We will not have a regular meeting on this day.  So please plan on joining fellow Rotations at an “off-site” location.

To register, click on the link below for the location of your choice. This will take you directly to the registration for that particular site.

 

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 PROGRAM: Rotation Day John J. Overland 2016-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathleen Riley on Nov 01, 2016
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President Chuck Whitaker brought the meting to order at 12:16 p.m.  Ed Coleman, acting as a human metronome, led us in singing America the Beautiful while Doug Hartford accompanied us on the piano.  Nancy Brady reminded us all to “smile a little” during this stressful election season in our Inspirational Minute.  Carla Hauge tried to introduce guests and visiting Rotarians but there were none!  We were warmly greeted by Heidi Fisher, and Kathleen Riley served as today’s scribe.

NOVEMBER 1, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Clint Roberts Kathleen Riley 2016-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Nov 01, 2016
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The enchanting European Christmas Market will come to St. Paul’s Union Depot east plaza during the first two weekends in December, presenting a holiday festival inspired by “Christkindlmarkt,” an outdoor holiday festival common across central European countries. The free, eight-day, open-air event (December 1-4 and 8-11), features handmade goods from local crafters and artisans, as well as authentic food and drink offerings, including glühwein. Attendees will find blown-glass ornaments and artwork, holiday décor, handmade mittens, candles, wooden toys and more. Surrounded by carolers, dancers, musicians, Santa and reindeer, each vendor will display their wares in an atmosphere befitting of a traditional Christmas market in Europe. This is the third year of the St. Paul’s European Christmas Market.

NOVEMBER 1, 2016 PROGRAM:St. Paul European Christmas Market Jodi Erickson 2016-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Oct 26, 2016
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President Chuck Whitaker brought the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m.. David Laird led the club in "America the Beautiful" after a wonderful instrumental rendition with Bob Jones on the piano and exchange student Ririko Nagaishi on the violin. We were a class act! Brianna Vujovich offered a thoughtful secular invocation and Carley Stuber introduced guests. John Chandler, now of Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, and Deb Katzmark warmly greeted members and guests at the door and Michael-jon Pease served as scribe.

OCTOBER 25, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Laura Zabel Michael-jon Pease 2016-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Oct 25, 2016
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Laura Zabel is executive director of Springboard for the Arts--a national community development organization run by and for artists. Laura will discuss the ways in which places can connect and work with artists to support local businesses, create authentic narratives, establish vibrant and unique identities and attract people, attention and dollars.

OCTOBER 25, 2016 PROGRAM:Collaborating with Your Creative Community Jodi Erickson 2016-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Oct 19, 2016
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It is always a special meeting when one of our own Rotarians addresses Club 10 regarding an issue of special import. Today's meeting was such a case. In a dizzying 25-minutes, Stephen B. Young, Global Executive Director of the Caux Round Table, presented extensive data focusing on the middle class. The data by extension serves to explain our current presidential campaign. For a sampling of the broad range of economic statistics and trends that may foreshadow an election result, read more.

OCTOBER 18, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Stephan B. Young Chuck Standfuss 2016-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Oct 18, 2016
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The current US presidential campaign is unprecedented in many ways? Why? What has happened to us? First, there is a rebellion against an elite going on simultaneously on the right and the left. Second, the numbers on economic prospects for average Americans and many other social/political trends have been disheartening for several decades, driving our distemper and upset upward. Third, we have been in a culture war since the 1960s which has reached new extremes of disagreement. Not a happy picture any way you look at it.

 

OCTOBER 18, 2016 PROGRAM:Where has the Middle Class Gone? Jodi Erickson 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Beck on Oct 12, 2016
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President Chuck Whitaker called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. Jerry Faletti led the singing of America The Beautiful. Nancy Brady gave the inspirational minute. Carla Hauge introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeters were Ed Coleman and Jason DeKeuster. John Andrews invited everyone to the CSA Community Builder Celebration on October 13, at the InterContinental Hotel.  There will be appetizers at 5:15 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm. The event will celebrate Hugh Schilling of Horton, Inc. as the 2016 Community Builder.

OCTOBER 11, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Melvin Carter Lynne Beck 2016-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carley Stuber on Oct 11, 2016
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President Chuck Whitaker called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM. Meeting highlights include:

  • Inspirational Minute by Scott Van was a prayer of blessings, one of which included roses.
  • Valdi discussed a project by the Twin Cities Rotaract that raised $3,000 for a literacy project in North Achievement Zone.  Peg Deunow of the Lakeville Rotary presented a $2131 matching grant from the District Grants Committee
  • Kristin reminded every one to sign up for the Holiday party.  At next week’s meeting she will auction off a signature cocktail named after the highest bidder.
  • Jason agreed to give a happy dollar for every volunteer set up by next week’s meeting.
  • Valdi introduced a global grant project for $200,000 to get 500 families off the waiting list for a micro-financing grant in Iringa, Tanzania.  This will feed 1800 children.   Donations are being accepted.
OCTOBER 4, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Patrick Hill Carley Stuber 2016-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Oct 11, 2016
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Melvin Carter is a former member and vice president of the Saint Paul City Council, currently serving under Governor Mark Dayton as Executive Director of the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet.  Both a longtime advocate for community policing/ police accountability and the son of a retired Saint Paul police sergeant, Carter will draw from his own set of personal and professional experiences to share his perspectives on the current state of police-community relations, as well as that conversation’s implications on broader discussions about race and inequality in America.

OCTOBER 11 PROGRAM: On Philando, Protests and Police Jodi Erickson 2016-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Oct 04, 2016
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Patrick Hill has been studying the Civil War for 27 years. He has published a number of articles on the topic in Minnesota History, Gettysburg, and Ramsey County History magazines. For the past 20 years he has served as a volunteer at Oakland Cemetery conducting tours of the participants in the Civil War and Dakota Conflict who are buried there.

Mr. Hill is a Saint Paul native and as a youth lived along Rice Street just outside the cemetery fence. His mother still resides a mere block from the gate. Despite involuntarily accompanying their father as children on numerous battlefield visits, to date none of Mr. Hill’s three adult sons have acquired any interest in the Civil War.

OCTOBER 4, PROGRAM:Oakland Cemetery - Where 19th Century Minnesota History Still Lives Jodi Erickson 2016-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 27, 2016
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Due to a conflict at the InterContinental, the September 27th meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (411 Minnesota Street).

CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION Jodi Erickson 2016-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 27, 2016
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A little more than a century ago, we transitioned from horse-drawn vehicles to automobiles and we are about to go through a similar transition from automobiles to autonomous vehicles, which will have an equally enormous effect on how we live, work, and move around. This is not a far-off change. It will happen within the next decade or two and will affect the infrastructure we are putting in place today. Nor will this be a slow and gradual change: It will happen rapidly, as it did a century ago, with an enormous impact on both the private and public sectors.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 PROGRAM:Driverless Cars in the Sharing Economy Jodi Erickson 2016-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Sep 21, 2016
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Why Stop Working? One-in-ten people over the age of sixty-six years old intend to never stop working! Mary Jo Schifsky, multi-generational workforce expert with GenSync, understands the link between workforce development and business results. She presented Club 10 members with a range of opportunities between employer skill gaps and multi-generational employment. Four generations comprise the staff resources available to employers today.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Mary Jo Shifsky Chuck Standfuss 2016-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 13, 2016
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Reminder - we are meeting aboard the Padelford today. Please see the post below for details.
Offsite Meeting Today Jodi Erickson 2016-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 06, 2016
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There will be no Club meeting on September 6th.  See you all on September 13th offsite on the Padelford!
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 MEETING: No Meeting - Holiday Jodi Erickson 2016-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Aug 31, 2016
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East Metro Strong is a public-private partnership of businesses, cities and counties working together to bring more and better transit investment to the east Metro and catalyze job growth and economic development opportunities. Will Schroeer of East Metro Strong presented Club 10 with the options for expansion of the economy in the east Metro along envisioned transit corridors that cannot occur without a foundation of transit investments.

AUGUST 30, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Will Schroeer Chuck Standfuss 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Aug 30, 2016
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East Metro Strong Executive Director Will Schroeer will describe East Metro Strong, its mission, and its Vision for Transit and Economic Development in the East Metro. We can expect to discuss recent developments in regional transit funding, and possible next steps.  

AUGUST 30, 2016 PROGRAM:East Metro Strong and a Vision of Growth for the East Metro Jodi Erickson 2016-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Aug 25, 2016
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Club 10 was pleased to welcome fellow Rotarian John Suzukida, Arden Hills/Shoreview Rotary club member and past-president, to provide a son's presentation regarding his parent's experiences as Japanese-American's born in the United States and what they experienced being interned without charges or trial in America's "Concentration Camps" during World War Two. Read on for an account distilled from the collected documents of Mr. Suzukida's parents that enthralled those in attendance and reminded many of the thin line between freedom and tyranny even against our own citizens in time of war

AUGUST 23, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:John Suzukida Chuck Standfuss 2016-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Aug 23, 2016
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This is a son's presentation of his parent's experiences as Japanese-American's born in the U.S. and what they experienced being interned in America's Concentration Camps. Included will be a contextual summary about the camps which were established with a particular emphasis on his parent's own words about how they felt and what they experienced before and during the internment. John will comment on their post-war experiences and how it affected them and will bring a laundry bag and a poster nailed on phone polls announcing the evacuation. 
 

AUGUST 23, 2016 MEETING:WWII Japanese-American Internment Camps Jodi Erickson 2016-08-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Aug 17, 2016
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This meeting included an Olympics-worthy National Anthem, a spirited report from Emma Mulhern on her experience in Finland, and valuable words about values from District Governor Jim Hunt.
AUGUST 16, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:District Governor Jim Hunt  Michael-jon Pease 2016-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Aug 16, 2016
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District 5960 Governor Jim Hunt was born in Jackson, Michigan and moved with his family to Minnesota in the early 1960s and as such considers the Twin Cities area his home. Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and started with 3M in 1984 in Prairie du Chien WI. In his nearly 30 year career at 3M, he has held a wide variety of positions including Process Engineer, Production and Materials Control, Customer Service, Warehousing and Transportation, Distributor Relations, Economic Forecasting and Strategic Planning. Jim is married to Deb Lauer, an ESL teacher in the Mahtomedi School District. They have two sons, Luke, who was a Rotary Foreign Exchange student to Turkey, graduated with a degree in Economics and currently lives and works in Minneapolis. Eric graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and is based in Minnesota. Jim and Deb unofficially adopted a Costa Rican foreign exchange student, Gerardo, who lived with them for seven years and in 2013 returned to Costa Rica to teach band.

AUGUST 16, 2016 MEETING: District Governor Visit Jodi Erickson 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Aug 10, 2016
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We sent Signe Peterson off to represent the club in France as an outgoing Rotary Youth Exchange and heard from our own Larry Morgan about the fascinating history of the Hamm Building (designed by his firm) and the family behind it. The tale included gangsters, kidnapping, gorgeous terra cotta and six beers a day!

AUGUST 9, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Larry Morgan, Hamm Building History Michael-jon Pease 2016-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Aug 09, 2016
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The Hamm Building is a prominent feature of Downtown Saint Paul.  It sits on “hallowed ground” that at one time was the site of the Cathedral of St. Paul at the corner of St. Peter Street and 6th Street. Design for a new Mannheimer Department Store at 6th and St. Peter was begun in 1915 by the firm of Toltz, King and Day.  World War I interrupted construction and at the conclusion of the War, William Hamm (son of Theodore Hamm) stepped up to purchase the partially completed building.  William had the building redesigned to accommodate offices rather than retail and also to include the Capital Theater. Construction was completed in 1921. The Hamm Building gained historic recognition in 1997 as it was placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings by the U.S. Department of the Interior.  
 

AUGUST 9, 2016 MEETING: The Hamm Building Jodi Erickson 2016-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Aug 05, 2016
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Due to a conflict at the InterContinental, the August 9th meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (411 Minnesota Street).

CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION Jodi Erickson 2016-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Aug 02, 2016
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The club enjoyed a great conversation with Shaun Irwin AND cookies from Cookie Cart! See what you missed! Also, Blake Davis is stepping down from a fabulous run of leading our Dictionary Project. Please talk with President Whitaker if you can help shepherd this vital and impactful annual program.

August 2, 2016 ROTARY REVIEW: Convertible Referrals with Shaun Irwin Michael-jon Pease 2016-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Aug 02, 2016
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Shaun Irwin is president of the Anderson Agency, a Minneapolis-based independent insurance agency. His rags-to-riches story is as literal as they come: simply in need of a job to feed his family, he started as the agency mail clerk. Eleven years later . . . fueled by luck, love, friendship, learning, gratitude and the power of referral-based growth . . . he bought the agency.

AUGUST 2, 2016 MEETING: Convertible Referrals Jodi Erickson 2016-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Jul 27, 2016
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Two programs in the Twin Cities work in close collaboration with a shared mission: to increase access to college for lower income students and to ensure that they graduate. College Possible and Wallin Education Partners, represented respectively by Sara Dziuk and Susan Basil King, described for the members of Club 10 "America's Degree Divide" and the local efforts being made to address it.

JULY 26, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Susan Basil King & Sara Dzuik Chuck Standfuss 2016-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jul 26, 2016
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Leaders of two outstanding programs explain how to help low income, first generation, and minority students gain access to and succeed in college.

JULY 26, 2016 MEETING: Some Good News about Improving College Success for Low Income and Minority Students Jodi Erickson 2016-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John M. Chandler on Jul 20, 2016
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At three minutes past 12:15 President Chuck called this week’s gathering and “Battle for the Microphone” to order. Doug Hartford laid down the ivory while Jerry Faletti led us in America the Beautiful. Shelly Rucks delivered an inspirational minute in response to tragedies, national and local, in the last few weeks.

JULY 19, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Megan Remark John M. Chandler 2016-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jul 19, 2016
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Building healthy lives and communities requires strong partnerships and new ways of thinking about health care. Megan Remark, Regions Hospital President and CEO, will comment on the trends impacting healthcare and how Regions and HealthPartners serve our communities now and in the future. 

JULY 19, 2016 MEETING: Partners in Health Jodi Erickson 2016-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Jul 13, 2016
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Joe Kovarik led the club in an a cappella version of America the Beautiful since the meeting next door didn’t want to be disturbed. What they don’t know is that Mindy Kastelic can whoop at any time, so they’re not safe! And this is our first time with a cash bar in the room – who knows what hijinks we might get up to? Jason Bradshaw offered an inspirational thought from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thanks to Annette Kuyper and Sophie Rupp for warmly greeting our wonderful members, and today’s scribe Michael-jon Pease.

JULY 12, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Patrick Donohue Michael-jon Pease 2016-07-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jul 12, 2016
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James J. Hill was born in Canada and emigrated to St. Paul to work as a shipping clerk for a steamboat company. Hard work and a head for business made him successful enough in the shipping business that he was able to buy a railroad at age 38 and eventually expanded it to be a transcontinental railway (Great Northern) without using any public funds, making it the only privately financed transcontinental railway. Hill knew the value of private investment capital and used it wisely, promoting businesses in the communities through which his railways ran and giving back in various ways. The James J. Hill Center in St. Paul is Mr. Hill’s living legacy to support entrepreneurship. The Hill Center along with individual founders of Hill Capital did research on the business finance landscape and found that small companies seeking $500,000 to $5,000,000 in financing to grow their company are increasingly unable to do so. Hill Capital was formed to launch a publicly-held private equity firm to be collaborative with all sources of finance and help fill this capital void in the finance market. Hill Capital represents an opportunity to help address this gap, leverage the wisdom of the community and bring people together with shared economic interests in the growth of entrepreneurial companies throughout the Empire Builder corridor.

JULY 12, 2016 MEETING: JJ Hill's Legacy of Supporting Entrepreneurship Jodi Erickson 2016-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Beck on Jun 29, 2016
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President Carla Hauge called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. Joe Kovarik led the singing of America The Beautiful with Bob Jones assisting on piano and the Hauge Girls on brass instruments. Annette Kuyper gave the inspirational minute. Mindee Kastelic introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeters were Laura Nichol-Endres and Heather Christopherson. Carla reminded people to complete the volunteer survey. The results so far show that we need more people to volunteer to be leaders. 
 

JUNE 28, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Changing of the Guard Lynne Beck 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 28, 2016
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On June 28, the last meeting of our Rotary year, Carla Hauge will step down as President and Chuck Whitaker will be installed as the 107th president of Club 10.

JUNE 28, 2016 MEETING: Changing of the Guard Jodi Erickson 2016-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Jun 24, 2016
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On a day that would have been perfect for outdoor fellowship (them's the breaks!), 80 Rotarians gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel for fellowship and a dynamic speaker. Club members drew random tables numbers as they were greeted to "mix up" the seating and get members talking.

JUNE 21, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Tim Marx Michael-jon Pease 2016-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 21, 2016
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In 1981, Catholic Charities of St Paul and Minneapolis opened the Dorothy Day Center as a drop-in center for meals, serving approximately 30-50 people per day. Over time, due to increasing homelessness, it was forced to become a 24 / 7 / 365 overnight shelter-something it was never designed or intended to do. And it reached a tipping point in 2011 when, for the first time, Catholic Charities had to turn people away.  In partnership with a task force of community leaders convened by Mayor Chris Coleman, a solution was developed. 

The new vision for the Dorothy Day Center-which is supported by what is likely the largest public-private partnership in state history-will consist of a two-building campus designed to prevent and end homelessness. It will focus on two key components which do not exist sufficiently today:  more permanent homes and dedicated self-sufficiency services that will create true pathways out of poverty and homelessness. The location for this new vision-in the shadow of our Capitol, the Cathedral and the commercial and entertainment center of our community-will be a beacon of hope and opportunity.

JUNE 21, 2016 MEETING: New Vision for the Dorothy Day Center Jodi Erickson 2016-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John M. Chandler on Jun 15, 2016
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On an overcast day determined Rotarians and guests travelled to the White Bear Yacht Club for our annual fellowship day on Tuesday, June 14. Special thanks to WBYC members Dan McKeown and Chuck Whitaker for making this possible. Approximately 40 lunch and 20 dinner attendees enjoyed outstanding meals from their new chef.
JUNE 14, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Fellowship Day John M. Chandler 2016-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 14, 2016
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Reminder, the June 14th Meeting will be held at White Bear Yacht Club in conjunction with Fellowship Day. See Events section of the website if you would like to register – required for members as well as guests. Please note Lunch is at 11:00 AM.
JUNE 14, 2016 MEETING: Fellowship Day Jodi Erickson 2016-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
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Todd Nicholson led the club in America the Beautiful with Doug Hartford at the ivories. Laura  Nichols-Endres offered and inspirational thought about those who have taught us and all those we teach in our lives.Shelly Rucks did double duty today warmly greeting members and introducing guests. Sophie Rupp from the University Club of St Paul also warmly greeted our wonderful members.

JUNE 7, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Tom Horner Michael-jon Pease 2016-06-08 05:00:00Z 0
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The campaign for the most important office in the world, President of the United States, already has become defined by name-calling, divisiveness and political pandering. Instead of offering new ideas and bold thinking, candidates are making political promises that can't -- and, in many cases, shouldn't -- be kept. In Minnesota in 2016, there is the opportunity to build support for a new Prosperity Agenda, one that expands the middle class and creates economic opportunities for everyone. And the best hope of achieving this bold vision is with the leadership of Minnesota's business community. The topics of Horner's speech include Minnesota's opportunity in 2016 to create a mandate for innovation, the big policy ideas that are needed and the vital role of business leadership in achieving the goals.

 

JUNE 7, 2016 PROGRAM: If Size Matters in Politics Today, Where are the Big Ideas? Jodi Erickson 2016-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
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In the beautiful CHS Securian room Rotarians gathered above the ballpark to share friendship and learn about George Washington.  President Carla gained the crowd’s attention at 12:15; she recognized Derek Sharrer of the Saint Paul Saints as our host and noted that while we don’t see him as often as we might wish, we appreciate his membership and his hospitality at the Saints’ new venue as needed.  Derek has been a member for 10 years. To add some variety to our order, Michael-jon Pease took the stage to remind us all to silence our phones – thanks to his friend calling at exactly the arranged moment before he provided our inspirational moment, reminding us of our upcoming Memorial holiday.  Jerry Faletti pinch hit as song leader without a piano.

MAY 24, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Steve Yoch Shelly Rucks 2016-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
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Author Steve Yoch is a highly rated speaker who has written Becoming George Washington and has received wide praise and extensive media coverage, including selection as "fall read" by the Pioneer Press.  Yoch will share the largely unknown story of how an insecure fatherless boy rises to become our indispensable founding father. A far cry from the powdered haired General or President presented in most Washington biographies, Yoch's engaging speech reveals young George through repeated harrowing battles in the French & Indian War as well as discussing the highly controversial, although well documented, affair between Washington and Sally Fairfax.
www.becominggeorgewashington.com

MAY 24, 2016 PROGRAM: George Washington Action Hero Jodi Erickson 2016-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
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A reminder that the 5/24 Club 10 meeting will be at  CHS Field, not at the Intercontinental.

MAY 24, 2016 MEETING: Offsite Meeting at CHS Field Jodi Erickson 2016-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
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The presence of Kay Bank recording studio, the Soma record label, Top 40 radio stations KDWB and WDGY, and dozens of teen dance clubs and ballrooms led to an explosion of rock ‘n’ roll in Minnesota in the early 1960s. These elements allowed bands like the Trashmen, the Castaways, the Gestures, the Underbeats, Gregory Dee and the Avanties and the Accents to become wildly popular, make a lot of money and, in some cases, land hits on the national pop charts.By the time Bob Dylan was achieving fame in New York and the Beatles were conquering U.S. shores, Minnesota bands had already established huge local followings, and more were forming by the day – as many as 500 by 1965. Tighter radio station playlists, changing musical tastes and a decline in teen dances eventually cooled the Minnesota rock scene, but the songs and the bands from that era will never be forgotten.

MAY 17, 2016 PROGRAM: Everybody’s Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll in Minnesota Jodi Erickson 2016-05-17 05:00:00Z 0
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  • President Carla Hauge called the meeting to order at 12:15
  • Chuck Field from UBS Financial Services led attendees in singing God Bless America, accompanied by Bob Jones from Jones and Hauge on the piano.
  • Matt Halley from Cookie Cart gave the Invocation, expressing gratitude for teachers
  • Michael-Jon Pease from Park Square Theater introduced visiting Rotarians and guests

 

MAY 10, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Mary Schmidt and Valeria Silva Pamela Chandler 2016-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
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Club 10 went on the road to the Securian Center and was visited by co-authors Tom Swain, a Saint Paul leader for many years, and Lori Sturdevant from the Minneapolis StarTribune. They came to discuss the book they have written, Citizen Swain, reporting the exploits of Mr. Swain from the early 1950's to the present in leading the development of the political, cultural and athletic environments of this great City. Read on to learn more about one of Saint Paul's staunch supporters!

MAY 3, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Tom Swain & Lori Sturdevant Chuck Standfuss 2016-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
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Please note we have a last minute venue change - we'll be meeting at the Securian Center at 400 Robert Street North instead of the InterContinental for tomorrow's meeting.

 
 
MAY 3, 2016 MEETING: Change in Meeting Location Jodi Erickson 2016-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
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President Carla Hauge brought the meeting to order at 12:19 p.m. on a cloudy spring day at the Prom Center in Oakdale. Today was the Camp RYLA 2016 Closing Celebration! RYLA campers led the assembled Rotarians in singing The Star Spangled Banner accompanied by Bill Givens on the piano. A RYLA camper (Abdi) provided today's invocation. Today's Greeters were Mary Britts and Matt Halley.

APRIL 26, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Camp RYLA Chuck Standfuss 2016-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
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A reminder that the 4/26 Camp RYLA Luncheon & Club 10 meeting will be at the Prom Center, not at the Intercontinental.

APRIL 26, 2016 MEETING: Offsite Meeting Location Jodi Erickson 2016-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
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How do you turn around a 100-year-old brand, one rooted in a legacy payment solution but now forging its growth with a suite of marketing services for small businesses? Deluxe® believed investing in rich, authentic content would earn the company more brand awareness to share their transformation than they could buy through traditional advertising. Through an original documentary and photo essay series, Deluxe® ignited a "Small Business Revolution" utilizing social and purpose driven content to share the importance of small businesses in America. This modern marketing approach set them on their trajectory to not only raise brand awareness, but create a movement.

APRIL 19, 2016 PROGRAM: Starting a Revolution: The Power of Authentic Content Jodi Erickson 2016-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
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A dynamic meeting with an engaging program from Peter Pearson's little brother Tim and Cameron Potts from Deluxe.
APR 14, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Cameron Potts, Deluxe Michael-jon Pease 2016-04-14 05:00:00Z 0
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President Carla Hauge called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. Michael-jon Pease led the singing of Good Bless America with Bob Jones assisting on piano. Jon Cieslak gave the inspirational minute. There were no visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeters were Heidi Fisher and Blaine Niven. The president thanked the Rotation Day hosts – Annette Kuyper, Matt Halley, and David Dominic.

April 12, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Randy Thoreson Lynne Beck 2016-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
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This fun and engaging presentation covers "Getting Seniors Outdoors" in relation to communities, multi-generational connections, active lifestyles and health principles.Randy Thoreson, Project Manager/Outdoor Recreation Planner, National Park Service / River's & Trails Program has been giving talks around the U.S. (DC included)  on this subject.

His presentation includes collaborative ideas on connecting seniors to the outdoors, visual pictures, talking points, data studies, as well as challenging the audience members to think about how they interact with the elderly sector of our population and what opportunities currently exist and/or can be integrated in community planning, health initiatives and organizations outreach efforts such as Rotary International.

APRIL 12, 2016 PROGRAM: Getting Seniors Outdoors Jodi Erickson 2016-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 05, 2016

Rotation Day is Tuesday, April 5.  We will not have a regular meeting on this day.  So please plan on joining fellow Rotations at an “off-site” location.

It’s important to register in advance as the host sites have limited capacity. To register, click on the link below for the location of your choice. This will take you directly to the registration for that particular site.

 

APRIL 5, 2016 PROGRAM:Rotation Day (Off-site) Jodi Erickson 2016-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
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Jerry Faletti, Lethert, Skwira & Schultz, led the club in God Bless America with “Father” Bob Jones on the piano. This dynamic duo also led us in a round of Happy Birthday to the many stellar Rotarians celebrating March birthdays. Brianna Vujovich, Dignity Memorial, offered an inspirational minute about the power of wearing the Rotary pin. She boasted four today and it was noticing someone wearing a pin at a funeral that turned her into a member! Peter Pearson, Friends of the St Paul Public Library, introduced guests of Rotarians.

MARCH 29, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Rassoul Dastmozd Michael-jon Pease 2016-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
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Come and hear a realistic portrayal of Minnesota’s current education and workforce outlook through highlighting local and regional demographic trends and economic well-being. Dr. Dastmozd will discuss the role and future of higher education in Minnesota to create a concerted effort to promote student success and strengthen the workforce by eliminating racial and economic disparities.

MARCH 29, 2016 PROGRAM: Minnesota’s Education and Workforce Outlook Jodi Erickson 2016-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
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Past president John Guthmann, Ramsey County Court, opened the meeting about 12:15 at the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul. Michael-Jon Pease, Park Square Theater, lead members through "Wild Irish Rose" in order to amend last week's poor showing on "When Irish Eyes are Smiling."  Unfortunately the pesky Irish  leprechaun  played afoul with Doug Hartford's piano accompaniment prompting Doug to later share a Happy Dollar.

MARCH 22, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Michele McVenes Trixie Ann Golberg 2016-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
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Protocol 46 is a cyber security company based in St. Paul that offers security solutions for businesses.  Business owners both nationwide and locally are experiencing intrusions from outside hackers everyday where their information is held ransom and can cost companies millions of dollars. This presentation will provide solutions that can be used to protect your home or business before having to contact a cyber security company.

MARCH 22, 2016 PROGRAM: Dangers of, and Solutions for, Cyber Attacks Jodi Erickson 2016-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
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Domestic violence crosses every socio-economic status. When its effects follow victims into the workplace, co-workers and employers also suffer consequences of the original violence. Former Club 10 President Al Zdrazil and his colleague, prosecutor Janice Barker of the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, presented policies and action plans that can be put into immediate use in our workplaces today to assist workers victimized by this community problem.

MARCH 15, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Al Zdrazil and Janice Barker Chuck Standfuss 2016-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 15, 2016
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Domestic violence is epidemic throughout all social, economic, and racial groups.  It occurs primarily in private, but its effects echo across all of society.  Victims of domestic violence experience special difficulties in attending work.  Perpetrators of domestic violence frequently interfere with a victim's ability to work.  Thus, no workplace is immune from the scourge of domestic violence.  This presentation shows the added problems that workers who are also victims of domestic violence face.  It also discusses ways that employers and fellow employees can help victims to escape violence and remain productive employees.

MARCH 15, 2016 PROGRAM: Domestic Violence and the Workplace Jodi Erickson 2016-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
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President Carla Hauge, Hauge Dental Care, called the meeting to order at 12:15. Jerry Faletti,Lethert, Skwira & Schultz, led the club in singing  - with gusto – America the Beautiful with Bob Jones, Jones & Hauge Dental, retired, at the piano. Michael-jon Pease, Park Square Theatre, offering a reading from Walt Whitman as the inspirational minute.

MARCH 8, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Stu Wilson Michael-jon Pease 2016-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
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Saint Paul native son, F. Scott Fitzgerald, is widely regarded as one of America’s greatest writers.  Each year, hundreds of thousands of his books are sold worldwide, and his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, makes virtually every list of the best American novels of all time.  In his birthplace, we honor him with a statue and have named a theater after him, yet the visitor has difficulty discovering more about his Saint Paul roots.

 
MARCH 8, 2016 PROGRAM: A New Fitzgerald Era for Saint Paul? Jodi Erickson 2016-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
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President Carla Hauge, Hauge Dental Care, called the March 1 Club 10 meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel St. Paul. Song Leader David Laird, MN Private Coll. Council, ret and Piano accompanist Bob Jones, Jones & Hauge Dental, retired, lead members in America the Beautiful proceeded by  a round of approving applause. Jason Bradshaw, Bradshaw Funeral & Cremation Services, delivered an Inspirational Moment with words of kindness and wisdom from Mother Theresa. Kathleen Riley, United Way, retired, welcome visiting Rotarians and friends of Rotarians and encouraging members to get out to their caucuses this evening.

MARCH 1, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Trenton Henspeter Trixie Ann Golberg 2016-03-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 02, 2016
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Right Track provides jobs and internships for Saint Paul youth who are from low-income families or have barriers to employment. Youth work with in a variety of industries with a large number of different such as Wells Fargo, Ecolab, Travelers, Saint Paul Parks & Recreation, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Boy & Girls Club and dozens more. In 2015, Right Track provides over 800 Saint Paul youth with jobs and internships. Youth grossed over $1,000,000 in wages collectively, a significant amount for those most in need and a direct economic impact to our city.

MARCH 1, 2016 PROGRAM: Right Track, Youth Employment Matters Jodi Erickson 2016-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
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President Carla Hauge called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. Jerry Faletti led the singing of When the Saints Go Marching In with Bill Given assisting on piano, Joe Kovarik on ukulele, and Ed Coleman on drums. Bob Cardinal gave the inspirational minute. Mary Britts introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeters were Shelly Rucks and John Chandler.

FEBRUARY 23, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Dave Newman Lynne Beck 2016-02-24 06:00:00Z 0
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In 2007, the leadership of our District was audacious enough to challenge us to create a model for eliminating extreme poverty in the developing world.  At last year’s District Conference many of you had the opportunity to meet some of the remarkable women we are working with in El Corozo, a small, poor, rural community in Nicaragua.  The program will provide an update on our progress in achieving this goal as well as a reflection of some of our accomplishments, challenges and lessons learned.

FEBRUARY 23, 2016 PROGRAM: Fast for Hope Jodi Erickson 2016-02-19 06:00:00Z 0
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The Tinderbox

Before your President Carla Hauge began the meeting, your Scribe was firing up his computer.  The sun shone brightly through the two story windows, and it was evident from the first bell that the day’s program was going to be . . . SMOKIN’!

Bob Jones, banged out a lovely rendition of “God Bless America,” as Ed Coleman led the singers, while bob‑bob-bobbin’ along with the melody.  It was good to note everyone appeared to know most of the words.  Your Scribe was grateful Ed did not go for verse two, as access to that portion of his memory would have caused combustion of your Scribe’s limited long term memory cells. 

FEBRUARY 16, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Fire! Fire! (Redux) Joe Beckman 2016-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Feb 12, 2016
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The presentation will trace the history of the Custom House site and building from the 1840s to the present day, including images of the building currently under redevelopment as 202 upscale apartments, a 149 room Hyatt Place Hotel, and other uses.   After the presentation, there will Q&A and an opportunity to purchase copies of the book at a cost of $45 each.

FEBRUARY 16, 2016 PROGRAM: Custom House Jodi Erickson 2016-02-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Feb 05, 2016

Register Here for the Joint Meeting with Minneapolis #9, which replaces our Tuesday, February 9th meeting.  Speaker Myles Shaver is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management where he holds the Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles and the Felser-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs.

FEBRUARY 12, 2016 PROGRAM: Joint Meeting with Minneapolis #9 Jodi Erickson 2016-02-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon C. Cieslak on Feb 04, 2016
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On a sparkling snow-bedecked Tuesday the Saint Paul Rotary Club was convened precisely at 12:15 by President Carla Hauge who introduced the acclaimed basso, Todd Nicholson, and his accompanist, Bill Given, for a stirring rendition of “My Country Tis of Thee”. Michael-jon Pease uplifted the audience with an inspirational reflection and Kristin Montpetit proceeded with the introduction of many guests of Rotarians.

FEBRUARY 2, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Bob Olsen Jon C. Cieslak 2016-02-04 06:00:00Z 0
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Club 10 will not be meeting on February 9th. Please join us instead on Friday, February 12th in Minneapolis for the joint meeting with Club 9. 
FEBRUARY 9, 2016 MEETING: No Meeting Jodi Erickson 2016-02-04 06:00:00Z 0
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Local Winter Carnival historian, Bob Olsen, will provide a whirlwind presentation, “The Early Years of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival: William Hamm to Louis Hill,” at the February 2nd, 2016 meeting. Olsen is a sought out expert on ice palaces who has given hundreds of presentations on Carnival history at schools, clubs, television networks and with international corporate sponsors. Cool!

 

FEBRUARY 2, 2016 PROGRAM: Winter Carnival Jodi Erickson 2016-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
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Join us for MN Wild Night with Club 10 on February 23rd.

Click Here to Register

$98 Lower Level Ticket Includes:
Donation to St. Paul Rotary Foundation
5:00 pm Happy Hour Event  
6:00 pm Keynote Speaker – Wild VP Jaime Spencer
•    Hear from Wild insider on the Team’s new business ventures in St. Paul.  
6:30 pm Fundraiser Check Presentation
7:00 pm Wild vs. NY Islanders

 

 

MN Wild Night with Club 10 Register Today! Jodi Erickson 2016-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
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This Minnesota entrepreneur once thought that Americans only ate turkey and ham! Ms. Hyon Kim, Founder and President of Freedom for North Korean Refugees of Minnesota, immigrated to the United States on Thanksgiving Day and this was her first impression. She came to Club 10 today to describe her experience as a child in a united Korea, through the Korean War years and later as a citizen of a new country in America. Today she is trying to help those that have been left behind and are suffering in North Korea.

JANUARY 26, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Hyon Kim Chuck Standfuss 2016-01-27 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jan 26, 2016
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An estimated 200,000 North Korean defectors have escaped poverty and oppression of their government, hoping to reach safety in South Korea. To do so, these stateless people must undertake hazardous treks through China and other countries. If caught by Chinese authorities, they are deported immediately to North Korea, where they often face torture, imprisonment, or death. The media continues to ignore the 25 million people suffering in North Korea and focuses on nuclear weapons and representing the most oppressive and ruthless regime in the world as a joke. Despite this, various NGOs are coming together to address and support human rights in North Korea.

JANUARY 26, 2016 PROGRAM: Korea Today Jodi Erickson 2016-01-26 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beckman on Jan 20, 2016
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President Carla Hauge apparently began the meeting as your scribe was firing up his computer. The nerve. Didn’t she see your scribe was carrying a sling? (It’s a sympathy ploy, folks. The doctor’s office said on Monday it could be discarded after a mere five weeks of wear.)

JAN 19, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Fire! Fire! Joseph Beckman 2016-01-20 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jan 19, 2016
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The Saint Paul Fire Department is composed of 475 dedicated men and women who provide fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, community risk reduction, and support services to the residents and visitors of Minnesota's capitol city. ​
JANUARY 19, 2016 PROGRAM: Tim Butler, St. Paul Fire Chief Jodi Erickson 2016-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Jan 13, 2016
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Starting off with an a capella version of America, the club meeting included many happy dollars for the Foundation and an engaging presentation by Mhonaj and May Lee about the first Hmong-owned certified organic farm. The Q&A included some excellent gardening advice.

JANUARY 12, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Mhonpaj Lee and May Lee Michael-jon Pease 2016-01-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jan 12, 2016
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May Lee and Mhonpaj Lee create sustainability through planning and practicing organic standards while they sell and donate produce to local food shelves and farmers markets throughout the Twin Cities. They also have produce at Seward Co-op in addition to providing community education workshops on Hmong vegetables and the Hmong diet. Their mission is creating local and organic produce for the community through healthy food choices and education for future generations.

JANUARY 12, 2016 PROGRAM: Organic Gardening Jodi Erickson 2016-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Beck on Jan 05, 2016
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President Carla Hauge called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. Todd Nicholson led the singing of God Bless America with Bob Jones assisting on the piano. Trixie Goldberg gave the inspirational minute. Heidi Fisher introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeters were Mindee Kastelic and Debbie Lee.

JANUARY 5, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Wendy Meadley Lynne Beck 2016-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jan 05, 2016
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You’ve seen it in the local and national news, the United States transportation infrastructure in crumbling from the lack of proper funding mechanisms. This occurring at a time when we as a country look to retain our leadership and competitiveness. Fortunately for Minnesota, it’s business leaders, lawmakers and citizens are made of the stuff that innovates what’s next and leads the way.

JANUARY 5, 2016 PROGRAM: Will Privately Funded High Speed Rail be Born in Minnesota? Jodi Erickson 2016-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Dec 22, 2015
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December 22 & 29, 2015 MEETING: No Meeting - Holiday Jodi Erickson 2015-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Dec 10, 2015
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Graves Hospitality managed hotels achieve the highest ratings and are awarded the highest levels of recognition within their respective brands and markets. GH has decades of experience working within major branded hotel groups including the newly renovated InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront.

DECEMBER 15, 2015 PROGRAM: InterContinental Hotel Jodi Erickson 2015-12-10 06:00:00Z 0
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Human Rights Day. Rotary International has played an important role over the years in the development of world peace initiatives. In particular, the foundation for the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" can be traced to RI work that Prof. Ann Frisch of Nonviolent Peaceforce came to describe to Club 10.

DECEMBER 8, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Dr. Ann Frisch Chuck Standfuss 2015-12-08 06:00:00Z 0
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Dr. Ann Frisch will be our speaker in observance of Human Rights Day. She will be speaking about Rotarians' involvement in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from the RI Havana International Convention to its signing in 1948. You are encouraged to read this document: the gold standard of agreement by nations that we will respect and protect Human Rights.

DECEMBER 8, 2015 PROGRAM: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Jodi Erickson 2015-12-08 06:00:00Z 0
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There will be no Club meeting on November 24 and December 1. 
NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1, 2015 MEETING: No Meeting - Holiday Jodi Erickson 2015-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Nov 20, 2015
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Bumper sticker: "Teachers: The only people who steal supplies from home and take them to work." Really? Is this the state of affairs in American public schools? If it were, wouldn't it be great if teachers could just post their needs online and donors could be matched up to give directly to those needs? It can be done and Bob Thacker of AdoptAClassrom.org told Club10 how to do it!

NOVEMBER 17, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Bob Thacker Chuck Standfuss 2015-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
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After a 45 year career in marketing, leading marketing for companies such as Target, Sears, BBDO, and Officemax, Bob Thacker has seen a lot. His initiatives have shaped the direction of major brands in America. He'll share some of the lessons learned and how he is applying them now for the sake of schools in America.

NOVEMBER 17, 2015 PROGRAM: AdoptAClassroom.org Jodi Erickson 2015-11-17 06:00:00Z 0
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Jim Eppel has held a variety of leadership positions within local healthcare organizations, including provider entities and managed care organizations. Jim assumed the role of President and CEO effective June of this year. UCare serves 500,000 members in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, focusing on Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, individuals with disabilities and families choosing coverage through MNsure, the new insurance marketplace.

NOVEMBER 10, 2015 PROGRAM: Healthcare 2015 Jodi Erickson 2015-11-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Al Zdrazil on Nov 04, 2015
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People were welcomed to the meeting by Mindee Kastelic, St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and Jason Stern, Minnesota Wild. President Carla opened the meeting. We were led in “Side by Side” by Past President Joe Kovarik , Joseph J Kovarik & Associated, with Past President Doug Hartford, Concordia University, retired, on the piano and Ed Coleman, Seven Corners Printing, on the djembe. Annette Kuyper, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, gave an inspirational reading of, “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Good advice for all of us.

NOVEMBER 3, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: David Horsager Al Zdrazil 2015-11-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Nov 02, 2015
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Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom, and results.

Through academic research and firsthand experience, David Horsager has learned what it takes to gain – and keep – The Trust Edge. Through a captivating presentation, Dave combines humor and illustrations with business insight and analysis. He will show you how the little things, done consistently, add up to huge results.

NOVEMBER 3, 2015 PROGRAM: The Trust Edge Jodi Erickson 2015-11-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Oct 27, 2015
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A non-profit will be opening a new location in a stressed Saint Paul neighborhood in the near future and providing needed jobs to local teenagers. Cookie Cart Executive Director Matt Halley came to Club 10 to tell how his organization is "baking Bright Futures" in north Minneapolis and how that concept will soon benefit Saint Paul.

OCTOBER 27, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Matt Halley Chuck Standfuss 2015-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
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Established in 1988, Cookie Cart is a Twin Cities based non-profit organization with a mission to provide teens 15 to 18 years old lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.  In June, 2015 the organization purchased a vacant grocery store on Payne Avenue.  Today they are finalizing plans to convert the building into a youth operated bakery.  Matt Halley, the Executive Director of Cookie Cart will discuss the unique, first paid job experience that will soon be offered to East Side teens.

OCTOBER 27, 2015 PROGRAM: Cookie Cart: It’s More Than Just A Cookie? Jodi Erickson 2015-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Trixie Ann Golberg on Oct 23, 2015
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President Carla Hauge called the October 20 regular member meeting together and invited all to stand for an opening song. Bob Jones continued to entertain on the piano by opening the meeting with God Bless America with David Laird as song leader. Kathleen Riley shared an inclusive inspirational opening with credit to Google search.

OCTOBER 20, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Maureen Bausch Trixie Ann Golberg 2015-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
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Mark Stutrud and Summit Brewery hosted about 20 Rotarians for the October 13 Rotation Day. Mark shared the history of Summit’s founding as St. Paul’s first new brewery in nearly 100 years including the challenges of raising capital, siting the brewery and building a brand.

OCTOBER 13, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Rotation Day, Summit Brewing Company Trixie Ann Golberg 2015-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Daniel McKeown on Oct 14, 2015
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Thirty Rotarians joined Chuck Whitaker at his new business venture, Whitaker Sports and Import Cars.   Chuck provided a wonderful lunch and then described his personal background in the Automotive Sales.  Chuck started as a teenager working for his father at Whitaker Buick in St. Paul on University Avenue.  Eventually he started his own venture with Whitaker Lincoln Mercury in Inver Grove Heights.  

OCTOBER 13, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Rotation Day, Whitaker Sports Daniel McKeown 2015-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Kroll on Oct 14, 2015
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“Take me out to the ballgame; take me out to the park……..”.  Well, there was no ballgame last Tuesday as 17 Rotarians were escorted around CHS Stadium by fellow Rotarian, Derek Sherrer.  But for those of us who had attended a game during the inaugural season, we could almost hear the crack of the bat on the ball, and smell the beer and brats on the grill.  Those who hadn’t been to a game during the recently completed season were wishing they had, and were vowing to themselves to make it a priority next June.  

OCTOBER 13, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Rotation Day, St. Paul Saints Randy Kroll 2015-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Oct 14, 2015
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Ten days, hundreds of thousands of participants, from 130 countries speaking 33 languages, and more than 5,000 members of the media. This is what we can expect in Minnesota when the world’s marquee sporting event -  the Super Bowl – comes to our state in 2018.  Minnesota will be in the spotlight as Super Bowl LII comes to life, showcasing life in the Bold North – from our great outdoors to our first class cuisine – and bringing thousands of visitors,  generating millions of dollars in revenue for our local businesses.  Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Maureen Bausch will share how Minnesota won the bid, and the work already being done to prepare for Super Bowl LII. 

OCTOBER 20, 2015 PROGRAM: Super Bowl LII Jodi Erickson 2015-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shelly Rucks on Oct 08, 2015
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Tuesday, October 6th  - flash back Tuesday - had attendance being checked off manually, which was really a test for Annette Kuyper and David Laird to see how many last names they could recall on the spot. 

President Carla brought the meeting to order with Joe Kovarik and Dennis Boom leading us in patriotic tradition.  Joe then was joined by Jerry Faletti to provide Denny with a proper send off to Hawaii featuring Tiny Bubbles and several female Rotarians giving Denny a lei.

OCTOBER 6, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: DG Marlene Gargulak Shelly Rucks 2015-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Oct 06, 2015
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Rotation Day is Tuesday, October 13.  We will not have a regular meeting on this day.  So please plan on joining fellow Rotations at an “off-site” location.

It’s important to register by this Friday so our hosts can have an accurate lunch count.  Some locations are limited to a maximum capacity of 20. To register, click on the link for your selected site in the Events menu.

OCTOBER 13, 2015 PROGRAM: Rotation Day Jodi Erickson 2015-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Oct 06, 2015
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Marlene Gargulak, District Governor of Rotary International District 5960 will visit Club 10.

OCTOBER 6, 2015 PROGRAM: District Governor's Official Visit Jodi Erickson 2015-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Beck on Sep 29, 2015
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Chuck Field led the club in the Rotary version of “My Wild Rose” with Dennis Boom on the piano. Blake Davis read 2 poems, one that he saw in his neighborhood sidewalk and another about roses, in honor of the rose sale. Thanks to today’s greeters Kate Heider and Randy Kroll. Today’s scribe was Lynne Beck. John Chandler introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: German Consul General Herbert Quelle Lynne Beck 2015-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 29, 2015
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Germany will always remember and appreciate the support from the United States during the Cold War and the reunification process after the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. But with new global dynamics since 2000, and new challenges facing the international community, what is the state of the relationship between the two nations a quarter century after German unification on October 3, 1990? German Consul General Herbert Quelle provides his insights arguing that there are both the prospect and the need for a continued strong transatlantic alliance with Germany being one of the main pillars in Europe.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 PROGRAM: Germany and the United States – their relationship 25 years after German reunification Jodi Erickson 2015-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 22, 2015
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Due to a conflict at the Crown Plaza, the September 22nd meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (411 Minnesota Street).

SEPTEMBER 22 MEETING: Change in Meeting Location Jodi Erickson 2015-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 21, 2015
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Jon McTaggart is chief executive officer of American Public Media Group, the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media and The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, and Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 PROGRAM: What Makes Us Stronger As a Community Jodi Erickson 2015-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Sep 15, 2015
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This was the meeting where a visiting Rotarian named every country in the world with a Rotary Club, Chuck Whitaker offered members free cases of beer, and Katie Daily, President of Woodbury Rotary, shared her Friendship Exchange experience in Romania. That's what you missed at St. Paul Rotary!

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Katie Daily Michael-jon Pease 2015-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 15, 2015
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Katie Dailey, Dailey Travel LLC, Owner, was a computer software specialist for over 15 years working for large corporations such as Kodak, Imation and 3M.  Now Katie has a small home-based travel agency business help people making travel arrangements to China and Asia.  Katie lives with her husband and three sons in Woodbury.  Katie is the current President of Woodbury Rotary Club.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 PROGRAM: Experiencing Rotary Friendship Exchange at Romania Jodi Erickson 2015-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 04, 2015
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There will be no Club meeting on September 8th. See you all on September 15th! 
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 MEETING: No Meeting - Holiday Jodi Erickson 2015-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Sep 03, 2015
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The exciting vision for Rochester to become one of the nation's premiere Destination Medical Centers was presented by Lisa Clarke and Rotarian Chin Idrss from Cameroon shared his organization's efforts to model reading as a better pastime than drinking and tending cattle!

SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Lisa Clarke Michael-jon Pease 2015-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Sep 01, 2015
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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.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 PROGRAM: DMC - a Global Destination for Health and Wellness Jodi Erickson 2015-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Aug 26, 2015
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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.

AUGUST 25, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Michael Beer Chuck Standfuss 2015-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Aug 25, 2015
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Michael Beer, St. Croix Crossing Project Director, will provide a brief overview of the St. Croix Crossing project along with an update of where the project is at in its schedule and what the community can expect to see as the construction season progresses.

AUGUST 25, 2015 PROGRAM: St. Croix Crossing Construction Update Jodi Erickson 2015-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Aug 18, 2015
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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.

To learn more about this amazing and important relationship, visit our page dedicated to this at  http://www.saintpaulrotary.org/sitepage/nagasaki.

AUGUST 18, 2015 PROGRAM: Mayor Coleman and the Nagasaki Delegation Jodi Erickson 2015-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Aug 11, 2015
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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.

AUGUST 11, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Stephen Osman Michael-jon Pease 2015-08-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Aug 05, 2015
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Nearly 300,000 soldiers and sailors were inducted for service while others trained to operate railroads, serve as military police, or speak Japanese as Fort Snelling fought its last war. Today a number of groups are trying to preserve what remains of Fort Snelling's 200 year history.
AUGUST 11, 2015 PROGRAM: Fort Snelling in World War II Jodi Erickson 2015-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Aug 04, 2015
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Jerry Faletti provided guitar music and strong vocals as Michael-jon Pease led the club in two rounds of the refrain from Ann Reed’s State Fair song. We’ll be working on this one all month, to add all the verses and the “Piggy Mama” bridge to whet our appetites for pronto pups and Midway rides at the end of the summer!
August 4, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Larry Morgan Michael-jon Pease 2015-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Jul 29, 2015
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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.

JULY 28, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Peter Pearson and John Marshall Chuck Standfuss 2015-07-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jul 29, 2015
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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.

AUGUST 4, 2015 PROGRAM: Construction of the St. Paul Cathedral: a Great Theology Book in Stone From Concept to Masterpiece in 36 years Jodi Erickson 2015-07-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jul 22, 2015
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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.

JULY 28, 2015 PROGRAM: The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library Jodi Erickson 2015-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon C. Cieslak on Jul 21, 2015
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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.  

JULY 21, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: An Evolving Energy Industry Jon C. Cieslak 2015-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carla Hauge, D.D.S. on Jul 16, 2015
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From renewable energy to strong reliability, a diverse fuel portfolio to staying competitive, the energy industry is experiencing remarkable changes and emerging trends. Chris Clark will offer insights from the perspective of Xcel Energy, the Minnesota’s largest energy utility company and the nation’s #1 wind energy provider.

JULY 21, 2015 PROGRAM: An Evolving Energy Industry Carla Hauge, D.D.S. 2015-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Jul 16, 2015
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President Carla Hauge offered her favorite quick elevator speech to entice prospective members: “Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas and Take Action.” Speaker Mark Gordon gave the club insights into the exciting opportunities ahead for the newly merged (waiting to be accredited) Mitchell-Hamline School of Law.

JULY 14, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Mark Gordon Michael-jon Pease 2015-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jul 14, 2015
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Dean Gordon will be introducing himself to Rotary and talking more generally about trends in legal education. He will update the members on the pioneering on-line hybrid program at William Mitchell as well as talking about the pending combination of Mitchell and Hamline University School of Law.

JULY 14, 2015 PROGRAM: Mark Gordon, President and Dean, William Mitchell College of Law Jodi Erickson 2015-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Jul 09, 2015
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2014-2015 President John Guthmann turned the club's gavel over to 2015-2016 President Carla Hauge with a smile and a "Happy Clap." Hauge, the club's fourth woman president, is, like Guthmann, a "legacy" Rotarian. Her father Bob Jones is a past president and current club member.

JULY 7, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Changing of the Guard Michael-jon Pease 2015-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 30, 2015
There will be no Club meeting on July 5th. See you all on July 12th! 
JULY 5, 2016 MEETING: No Meeting - Holiday Jodi Erickson 2015-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 30, 2015
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There will be no Club meeting on June 30th. See you all on July 7th! 
June 30, 2015 MEETING: No Meeting - Holiday Jodi Erickson 2015-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 23, 2015
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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.

JUNE 23, 2015 PROGRAM: Combating Sex Trafficking: How We Can All Make a Difference Jodi Erickson 2015-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon C. Cieslak on Jun 16, 2015
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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.

June 16, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Ma Barker, John Dillinger and Me: Gangsters, Gun Molls and G-Men Jon C. Cieslak 2015-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 16, 2015
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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. 

JUNE 16, 2015 PROGRAM: Ma Barker, John Dillinger and Me: Gangsters, Gun Molls and G-Men Jodi Erickson 2015-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan McKeown on Jun 12, 2015
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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.

June 9, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Fellowship Day Dan McKeown 2015-06-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 09, 2015
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Reminder, the June 9th Meeting will be held at White Bear Yacht Club in conjunction with Fellowship Day. Contact Jodi if you would like to register – required for members as well as guests.
JUNE 9, 2015 MEETING: Fellowship Day Jodi Erickson 2015-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Jun 05, 2015
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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.

June 2, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Greater MSP: Business and People Prosper Here Chuck Standfuss 2015-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Jun 02, 2015
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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.

JUNE 2, 2015 PROGRAM: Cecile Bedor, Executive Vice President, GREATER MSP Jodi Erickson 2015-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Kovarik on Jun 01, 2015
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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

May 19, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Values Day Joe Kovarik 2015-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 26, 2015
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There will be no Club meeting on May 26th. See you all on June 2nd!
MAY 26, 2015 MEETING: No Meeting - Holiday Jodi Erickson 2015-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 18, 2015
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We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Rotary Club of St. Paul and the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Values Day.  Click below for information about the day’s schedule as well links to parking and other helpful information.
2015 VALUES DAY Information for Attendees Jodi Erickson 2015-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on May 12, 2015
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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.

May 12, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Minnesota's Moment in the Sun Michael-jon Pease 2015-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 12, 2015
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Reminder, the May 19th Meeting will be held at CHS Field in conjunction with Values Day. Be sure to register here for lunch – required for members as well as guests.

MAY 19, 2015 MEETING: Offsite Meeting Location Jodi Erickson 2015-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 11, 2015
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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. 

MAY 12, 2015 PROGRAM: Minnesota's Moment in the Sun Jodi Erickson 2015-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 10, 2015
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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 Mary Schmidt, a teacher at Nokomis Montessori.

MAY 10, 2015 PROGRAM: Education Day Jodi Erickson 2015-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon Cieslak on May 04, 2015
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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.

May 5, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Education Day Jon Cieslak 2015-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on May 04, 2015
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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. 

MAY 5, 2015 PROGRAM: Education Day Jodi Erickson 2015-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Standfuss on Apr 27, 2015
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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.

April 28, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Camp RYLA Participants Chuck Standfuss 2015-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 23, 2015
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The Rotary Club of St. Paul  will hold its sixth annual food packing event to support Feed My Starving Children on April 24th - 26th at Summit Brewery in Saint Paul. Our goal is 150,000 meals.  

Packing shifts are two hours in length and are available Friday evening, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning and afternoon. Both individuals and groups may sign up to pack food. Follow the link below to the Feed My Starving Children registration page for our event.

Click Here to Register

THIS WEEKEND: Feed My Starving Children Packing Event Jodi Erickson 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 23, 2015
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ImageAll 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.

Click here to Register

Click here for directions to Camp RYLA

GOT PLANS? Camp RYLA Ethical Discussion & BBQ Jodi Erickson 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon Cieslak on Apr 23, 2015
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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.

April 21, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Cray: Past, Present & Future Jon Cieslak 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 20, 2015
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This week's presenters are the Camp RYLA participants. Come hear student leaders share their camp experiences. 

April 28, 2015 PROGRAM: Camp RYLA Participants Jodi Erickson 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
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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. 

 

April 21, 2015 PROGRAM: Cray: Past, Present and Future Jodi Erickson 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 13, 2015
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2nd Annual Values Day at CHS Field in Lowertown – New Home of the St. Paul Saints –  May 19th
Club 10 Members attend the lunch for only $10 - pre-registration required
The Rotary Club of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to be one of 100 community leaders from a broad range of disciplines in the private, non-profit and government sectors to explore viewpoints on ethical values. Last year’s Values Day has been lauded as a thought-provoking and inspirational event (watch a brief video tour).  This year, we will continue the legacy by focusing on a highly topical and critical issue of the day:  The role of trust as enabler in our business and personal lives. 
 
2015 VALUES DAY Trust: Does it Really Matter? Jodi Erickson 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
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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.

April 14, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Changes in the Brewing Industry Al Zdrazil 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
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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

April 14, 2015 PROGRAM: Changes in the Brewing Industry Jodi Erickson 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Apr 02, 2015

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.

http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=5390

ROAD CONSTRUCTION: Portions of Kellogg Boulevard Closed Jodi Erickson 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
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Prelude

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.

MARCH 31, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Solar Emergency Joe Beckman 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff Kaufman on Mar 26, 2015
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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!

MARCH 24, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Twins Memorabilia Geoff Kaufman 2015-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 26, 2015
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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.

MARCH 31, 2015 PROGRAM: Greenmark Solar Jodi Erickson 2015-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 18, 2015
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Clyde Doepner became the first “full-time” curator in Major League Baseball with a job description that includes collecting, preserving, displaying, archiving, listing, labeling, and giving tours of Target Field. He assists fellow historians and authors on baseball-related projects and has written numerous articles about Twins history and collecting in general. Come and see the uniform display and hear about the team's rich history. 
MARCH 24, 2015 PROGRAM: Twins Memorabilia Jodi Erickson 2015-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Trixie Ann Golberg on Mar 16, 2015
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The St.Paddy's Day St.Paul Rotary Meeting Meeting was called to order by President John Guthmann at the Crown Plaza amongst the fanfare of the annual St. Paul St. Patrick's Day parade tradition. Our piano Leprechaun Doug Hartford entertained with diddys appropriate to the occasion. Jerry Faletti lead members thru "America O'Beautiful." Steve Young provided the innvocation with lively recalls of Ireland and the celebration of the elimination of snakes of many sorts. Roger Nielsen introduced and welcomed guests and prospective members. President Guthmann initiated the announcements including next week's meeting, Camp RYLA, and thank you to all volunteers.
MAR 17, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Creative Minnesota Report Trixie Ann Golberg 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 16, 2015
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Due to a conflict at the Crown Plaza, the March 24th meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (411 Minnesota Street).

March 24 Meeting: Change in Meeting Location Jodi Erickson 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 12, 2015
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We have known for a long time that the arts and culture are important to Minnesota. They enhance our quality of life, bring diverse communities together, and make our state a magnet for jobs and businesses. Now we know that, in addition to its stages and museums, the nonprofit arts and culture sector is also a substantial industry in the State of Minnesota, generating $1.2 billion in total economic impact annually.
 
Club member Michael-jon Pease unpacks the new "Creative Minnesota" report by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and shares the human stories behind the numbers.

MARCH 17, 2015 PROGRAM: Creative Minnesota Report Jodi Erickson 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shelly Rucks on Mar 09, 2015
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After being warmly greeted by Todd Nicholson and Edwin McCarthy, President John called our March 10  meeting to order with Bob Jones on the piano, David Laird leading us in America the Beautiful, and a beautiful spring day peaking in the windows of the newly redone Crown Plaza Ballroom.
MAR 10, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Bill Robertson Shelly Rucks 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 04, 2015
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Under the leadership of first-year commissioner Bill Robertson, fans of the men’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) have enjoyed all of the intensity, excitement and passion that have long been league hallmarks. With a trio of highly-ranked teams – including Minnesota State, Mankato – and fantastic hockey being played across the league, one thing appears certain for the “new look” WCHA: the league, like it has been for the better part of seven decades, will continue to be a force on the national stage.

 

MARCH 10, 2015 PROGRAM: The WCHA – Coming Home, Looking Forward Jodi Erickson 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael-jon Pease on Mar 02, 2015
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“Almost President” Carla Hauge opened the meeting with applause for Doug Hartford’s pre-meeting piano interlude (some might say overture). Jerry Faletti led the club in “America” at nice tempo. Doug Hartford, fresh from his exertions at the ivories, led us in the prayer of St. Francis (who would certainly have been a Rotarian if he’d had the chance). Carla recognized the day’s greeters Trixie Ann Goldberg and Heidi Fisher and encouraged the group to think membership. Past President Nancy McKillips introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. PDG Joe Kovarik honored Jerry Faletti and Doug Hartford with multi-stone Paul Harris Fellowship pins for their generosity.
MAR 3, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Jerry Noyce Michael-jon Pease 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Feb 25, 2015
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Due to a conflict at the Crown Plaza, the March 3rd meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (411 Minnesota Street).

Change in Meeting Location Jodi Erickson 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Feb 25, 2015
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HERO is involved in providing thought leadership in the field of employee health management through its Think Tank comprised of business leaders from the corporate, university, health plan/health system, consulting and wellness services provider communities. In addition, HERO facilitates research coordinated by its research committee represented by many of the leading experts in the field.

MARCH 3, 2015 PROGRAM: The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Jodi Erickson 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jodi Erickson on Feb 25, 2015
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Thank you to the Minnesota Wild organization for their generous donation to the Saint Paul Rotary Foundation.  In addition to offering our members Wild hockey tickets for a reduced price, they also donated $20 to our Foundation for each ticket sold totaling over $2,000.

THANK YOU: Minnesota Wild Donates to the Saint Paul Rotary Foundation Jodi Erickson 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Feb 18, 2015
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Welcome Jodi Erickson, our new Club Administrator. Jodi hails from Woodbury, Minnesota and was a member of the District 5960 GSE team to Germany in 2006. Prior to that, she was secretary of the Twin Cities Rotaract Club.
MEET CLUB 10's NEW ADMINISTRATOR: Welcome Jodi Erickson Sherry Howe 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
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Each year District 5960 observes “Fast for Hope” where clubs are asked to forego their usual hearty luncheon and “fast” on a more meager meal of soup and bread.  The difference in the cost of these meals goes to support the district Fast for Hope program.

CLUB 10 OBSERVES Fast For Hope on February 24 Sherry Howe 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Feb 10, 2015
ImageJust because our club has a membership development committee, it doesn't mean that the rest of us are absolved of the responsibility of proposing qualified new members.  If our club is to remain strong, it's imperative that each member does his or her share.  By bringing new members into the club we increase our potential for service and fellowship.
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: It's a big job! Sherry Howe 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
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In each decade there are four World Fairs, often called Expos, held somewhere on the planet. This year's Expo is in Milan and the theme is food and feeding the planet. Minnesota is preparing a bid to host the 2023 Expo around the theme "Healthy People, Healthy Planet" . This presentation will look at the many opportunities that hosting the 10-12 million people who will come to visit during the summer of 2023 and highlight the work of a number of community and business organizations working to make this happen.

FEB 17, 2015 PROGRAM: Inviting the World to Minnesota Sherry Howe 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
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ONLY 16 TICKETS REMAIN

REGISTER NOW - Under Events on the upper right hand corner of the home page.


Minnesota Wild vs Oilers
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Register under events: GO WILD! Sherry Howe 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Beckmann on Feb 09, 2015
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President Elect Carla Hauge, perhaps drunk with power, began the meeting by vigorously striking the bell.  She then compounded this felonious conduct by inciting those in attendance to a likely violation of CAN‑SPAM, or some equally odd acronym laden law, by urging all with cell phones to send a text to her mother!
FEB 10, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:ADHD? Joe Beckmann 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Feb 03, 2015
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With a renewed focus on Greater Minnesota already emerging as one of the themes of the 2015 legislative session, Bob Hoffman will present some of the challenges AND the significant opportunities in Greater Minnesota. 

FEB 10, 2015 PROGRAM: A Vibrant Greater Minnesota is Critical to the Future of Our State! Sherry Howe 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Trixie Ann Golberg on Feb 02, 2015
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The February 3, 2015 the Saint Paul Club 10 meeting was called to order by President John Guthmann at 12:15 after a lively pre-meeting jazz piano performance by Bob Jones. Kristin Montpetin and Carol Bufton were thanked for serving as meeting Greeters. Carol Bufton also shared the invocation.

FEB 3, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Margaret Anderson Kelliher Trixie Ann Golberg 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 27, 2015
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One of the biggest challenges facing science and technology companies here in Minnesota is access to highly skilled talent. Local companies in these fields often report that they have a hard time identifying candidates with the right mix of skills to fill open positions.  Hear from MHTA President & CEO Margaret Anderson Kelliher about what MHTA and its partners are doing to help bridge this STEM skills gap.

FEB 3, 2015 PROGRAM: Driving Minnesota’s Future Prosperity through STEM Workforce Development Sherry Howe 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 27, 2015
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ImageWhile vacationing in Florida, Roger Nielsen and Vicki Gee-Treft took former Saint Paul Rotarian Kaj Sorensen and his daughter to Rotary in Milton FL to get him to join a Florida club.  Roger is promoting Rotary even when he's away from home.
 

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS: Making up in Florida Sherry Howe 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Andrews on Jan 26, 2015
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Judge John Guthmann gaveled the gathering to order at 12:17 sharp, despite the distractions of two dozen adults in costume at the head table and long lines of Rotarians still at the buffet.

JAN 27, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Saint Paul Winter Carnival John Andrews 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by C. Michael-jon Pease on Jan 25, 2015
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What: “Sherry-bration” – a Jazzy Midwinter Social

When: Thursday, March 5, 2015; 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Cost: $45 per person, cash bar includes wine, beer and mixed drinks

Description:

Join your fellow Rotarians, past and present, for a convivial dinner and a toast to Sherry Howe’s 27 years as our club’s Executive Director. Our setting is Dove Hill, the gracious and historic home of members Dick and Nancy Nicholson. Originally built by James J. Hill as a wedding gift to his son Louis, this classic Georgian Revival mansion has hosted Presidents and royalty.

We begin with a cash bar in the solarium with its stained glass windows overlooking the Mississippi bluffs and the lights of downtown. A jazz trio with saxophone from McNally Smith School of Music will get you in the mood as you chat among the books, antiques and art.

Ascend the grand double stair case to the ballroom for a seated dinner prepared exclusively for us by the chefs of The St. Paul Hotel.

Menu:

Cream of Minnesota Wild Rice Soup

Almond Crusted Breast of Chicken
Pan Seared Chicken Breast with “Sherry Sauce,” Raspberry Fennel Chutney served
with Roasted Shallot Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables

Vegetarian option: Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce, Seared Mushrooms
and Asparagus Fricassée, and Parmesan Shards

Chocolate Coffee Almond Tart

During dinner we’ll raise our glasses to Sherry and hear a few choice anecdotes and perhaps a comic song from Rotary presidents past, present, and yet to come. We’ll pair dessert with a final set of jazz to send you out into “March Madness” with the glow of Rotary friendships.

Register online at www.stpaulrotary.org (upper right hand corner under Events)

A Sherry-bration - A Jazzy Midwinter Social C. Michael-jon Pease 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 20, 2015
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In 1885, a New York reporter wrote that Saint Paul was, "another Siberia, unfit for human habitation" in winter.  Offended by this attack on their city, the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce decided to prove not only that Saint Paul was habitable but that its citizens were very much alive during winter, their most dominant season.  Thus was born the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

JAN 27, 2015 PROGRAM: The Coolist Celebration on Earth! Sherry Howe 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 20, 2015
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One of the most fun parts of Rotary is the opportunity to make up at Rotary meetings all over the world.  Here's a picture of Jay Pfaender when he made up at the Marina Puerto Vallarta Rotary Club recently. It meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and is one of few Rotary clubs that has a head table.
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SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS: Rotary Make Up Sherry Howe 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beckman on Jan 19, 2015
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Rumor has it President John Guthmann was busy preparing a comprehensive “State of the Rotary” speech he expected to deliver on national TV Tuesday night.  President-elect Carla Hauge stepped in and demonstrated a timeliness that has generally eluded President John, calling the meeting to order right on time. 

JAN 20, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Steve Osman Joseph Beckman 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 13, 2015
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One hundred fifty years ago our state offered the first volunteers to defend the union.  Every Minnesota soldier passed through historic Fort Snelling, reactivated after it had been sold to a developer.  The venerable Fort eventually expanded to include several large Indian camps, massive stock yards, huge warehouses, and secure barracks for draftees before reverting to a supply depot in 1865.

JAN 20, 2015 PROGRAM: Fort Snelling and the Civil War Sherry Howe 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 13, 2015
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The election results are in.  Congratulations to the new officers and directors who will assume office on July 1, 2015 for the Rotary year 2015-2016.
CONGRATULATIONS! 2015-2016 Officers and Directors Sherry Howe 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Charles H. Standfuss on Jan 12, 2015
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Rah! Rah! Rah! Ski-U-Mah! Norwood Teague, Director of Athletics at the University of Minnesota, spoke to Club 10 about the recent trip to the Citrus Bowl and developments with the University's Athletics department in general.

JAN 13, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A! Gophers Athletics Update Charles H. Standfuss 2015-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 08, 2015
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As much as Mother Nature tried to freeze out the historic joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Minneapolis and St. Paul, she was no match for the enthusiastic throng of energetic Rotarians that assembled at the St. Paul Doubletree Inn to greet Rotary International President Gary Huang and his wife Corinna.

JAN 9, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Rotary International President Gary Huang Sherry Howe 2015-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 07, 2015

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Club 10 president John Guthmann welcomed Rotary International President Gary Huang and his wife for a special District Foundation event on January 8, starting with a reception and dinner at the Saint Paul Hotel.  Above (left to right): John Guthmann, Gary Huang, Corrina Huang and Teresa Guthmann.

A Visit from the Rotary International President Sherry Howe 2015-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 03, 2015
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The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up 35 spots to 85th in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary's mission.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS The Rotary Foundation rises on expert list of top nonprofits Sherry Howe 2015-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 01, 2015
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Gary C.K. Huang is Rotary's first Chinese president. Growing up in Taiwan, Huang was encouraged by his father to get involved in activities and clubs -- and not simply focus on grades. Helping others, his father said, would help him become a better leader.

JAN 9, 2015 PROGRAM: Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang Sherry Howe 2015-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jan 01, 2015
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Nicole (Nikki) Starr has been appointed by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to serve as a judge in the state's Second Judicial District. Her appointment fills one of two vacancies on the bench created when Judges Paulette Flynn and Gregg Johnson retired earlier this year. The Second Judicial District, with 29 judges, 4 referees, and 2 magistrates, encompasses all of Ramsey County and includes the capital city of St. Paul. In making the appointment, the governor called Starr "extremely accomplished" and praised her "exemplary commitment to public service."

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS: Congratulations to Nicole Starr Kubista Sherry Howe 2015-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Charles H. Standfuss on Dec 15, 2014
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Twin Cities, Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Two newspapers, one owned by a national chain, one locally owned. A rapidly changing media environment. What does this all portend about the future of daily news in Saint Paul? Rene Sanchez, Editor of the Minneapolis StarTribune, crossed the river to provide some interesting insights.

DEC 16, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Twin Cities Daily Newspapers and an Evolving Media Environment Charles H. Standfuss 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Dec 15, 2014
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Santa Claude (aka Claude Hone) added to the holiday cheer at our December 16th meeting. -- Reminder... We do not have meetings on December 23, December 30 or January 6.
Special Holiday Guest Sherry Howe 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
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Rene Sanchez, the Editor of the Star Tribune, will speak about how the Star Tribune, the largest news organization in Minnesota, is changing, what its priorities are, and how it is balancing the preferences of print and digital readers.

DEC 16, 2014 PROGRAM:Covering the News of the Twin Cities Sherry Howe 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Dec 08, 2014
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Dan Juhl was one of the first wind energy professionals in the United States and one of the first people to realize that the Buffalo Ridge area located in western Minnesota was one of the windiest places in America that happened to be positioned near a major population center – Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

DEC 9, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Dan Juhl, Juhl Energy Sherry Howe 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Dec 08, 2014
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This year the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee’s entry into the 2015 Tournament of Roses parade focuses on Rotary projects that give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.

ROTARY ROSE PARADE FLOAT:This is our 36th consecutive entry! Sherry Howe 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Dec 08, 2014
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Dan Juhl is a 37 year veteran of renewable energy in Minnesota. He will give his perspective of where the industry came from, where it is today, and what he thinks our electric power generation system will look like as we move into the future.

DEC 9, 2014 PROGRAM: Renewable Energy in Minnesota, Past, Present and Future Sherry Howe 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Nov 19, 2014
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ImageWhen PDG Joe Kovarik encouraged members to promote Rotary and be a "walking billboard" gentlemen farmer Donovan Schwichtenberg took it a step farther.  Here's a picture of Donovan along side his tractor.

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS: Promote Rotary! Sherry Howe 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Nov 19, 2014
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ImageRecently  U of M alumni Ed Lechner, Bob Jones and Clyde Nelson visited the University of Minnesota and saw the football trophies won by the Gophers this season by beating Michigan (the jug) and Iowa (Floyd of Rosedale).

Ed played on Gopher teams that beat those teams and thus won those trophies in 1939,1940 and 1941.

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SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS: Rotarians visit the University of Minnesota Sherry Howe 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Guthmann on Nov 17, 2014
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Our Club honored to be hosting Rotary International President in January.

Rotary International President to Come to Twin Cities John Guthmann 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Nov 13, 2014
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Our club is honored with the opportunity to host current Rotary International President Gary Huang and his wife for two events in January. 

Rotary International President to Visit Saint Paul Sherry Howe 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Nov 11, 2014
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ImageGil Thoele was named WCCO Radio Popp Communications Good Neighbor for Wednesday, November 12.  Gil has been involved with the Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities for many years and served on the Union Gospel Missions board of directors for multiple terms. For over 35 years he has led a Tuesday Morning Bible Study for homeless men, men in recovery and men in the Missions Gateway prison reentry program.

Congratulations Gil Thoele for being  WCCO’s Good Neighbors.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS: Congrtulations Gil Thoele Sherry Howe 2014-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beckman on Nov 10, 2014
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Practice makes perfect, and President John Guthmann called the meeting at precisely 12:15:00.  Was this because of yesterday’s snow froze his internal clock?  Was it because today is Veteran’s Day?  Given his successor finally got it right, does Jim Kosmo care what was the reason?

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:This Guy’s Gotta Run Joseph Beckman 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Nov 10, 2014
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Throughout Terry Hitchcock's life, he believed that nothing was impossible and saw his dreams come true many times. He has an earned BS, MBA, DBA and JD, and is a recipient of honorary degrees. Terry established the largest business incubator in the United States and successfully established five start-up companies and three non-profit foundations. All in all, he created or helped establish more than 83 companies, creating over 1,500 new jobs, raising more than one hundred million dollars in investor capital.

NOV 11, 2014 PROGRAM: Nothing is Impossible: Not a Cliché, But a Motto to Live By Sherry Howe 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Charles H. Standfuss on Nov 03, 2014
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Minnesota is home to the largest Somali population in North America. Omar Jamal, CEO of American Friends of Somalia, Inc., helped place into context the actions of young Somalis who have decided to leave Minnesota and join Al-Qaeda off-shoots in Somalia and Syria/Iraq and war against America.

NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Home Grown Terrorists and the Bigger Picture Charles H. Standfuss 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Nov 03, 2014
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In 2007 Somali youth started going to Somalia to join Al Shabab, a terror organization which is an offshoot of Al Qaedia. Some of them were killed in combat and suicide bombings, while a handful returned and persecuted. Now another wave of radicalized American youth are going to Syria to join ISIS, another terror organization.

NOV 4 2014 PROGRAM: Combating Against Radicalization and Home Grown Terrorists Sherry Howe 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Oct 30, 2014

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Sherry Howe 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beckman on Oct 27, 2014
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President John Guthmann stood patiently at the podium as the clock ticked past 12:12, then 12:13 and 12:14.  He broke stride, however, and called the meeting to order at precisely 12:14:53, continuing to thumb his nose at former president Jim Kosmo’s reign of punctuality.  Your Scribe, who is likely to be late for his own funeral but was uncharacteristically on time for some reason on this grey Tuesday, duly noted this. 

OCT 28, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Laughing with Latimer Joseph Beckman 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Oct 27, 2014
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George Latimer was the mayor of Saint Paul from 1976 until 1990. He was known for his redevelopment of Saint Paul's downtown core, serving as mayor during a period when Saint Paul's population was declining somewhat as some residents moved to suburban areas while the city's ethnic diversity increased.

OCT 28, 2014 PROGRAM: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Sherry Howe 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Oct 21, 2014
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It's not the fanciest accessory - nor the most expensive.  But to someone in need of lifesaving blood, it's the most important.

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON: Give the Gift That Counts Sherry Howe 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shelly Rucks on Oct 20, 2014
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October 21 was a beautiful fall day to be welcomed to the Crowne Plaza by Jon Cieslak and Christian Weinhagen. President-elect Carla Hauge called the meeting to order, announcing that  President John was in court celebrating his birthday. 

OCT 21 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Terry Mattson, CEO, Visit Saint Paul Shelly Rucks 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Oct 20, 2014
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The Rotary Club of Saint Paul meets each Tuesday
noon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
11 E. Kellogg Boulevard
Downtown Saint Paul

Meeting day/time Sherry Howe 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Oct 20, 2014
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Saint Paul is on the cusp of a renaissance not seen in decades.  When it comes to leisure travel and conventions, Saint Paul is like any other business.  Customers don't just waltz through the front door.  Terry Mattson, the new President & CEO of Visit Saint Paul and the RiverCentre Authority, shares his thoughts on what it takes to create more economic impact and success. 

OCT 21, 2014 PROGRAM: Destination Saint Paul: Minnesota's Inspiring Capital City Sherry Howe 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Andrews on Oct 13, 2014
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Judge John Guthmann opened the meeting at 12:20, leaving a trial so quickly that he could have forgotten to take off his robes!

OCT 14, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Richard Leider, Life Reimagined John Andrews 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Oct 13, 2014
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Are you at a point in your life when you’re asking “What’s next?”

There comes a time in our lives when we wonder, “What’s next?”  When one chapter is finished and the next one is yet to be written - for many it happens at midlife.  It’s called “Life reimagined.”

OCT 14, 2014 PROGRAM: The Age of Life Reimagined Sherry Howe 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Oct 06, 2014
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Don’t miss this fun evening as we Light up Rotary with The Rotary Foundation Come to be inspired and informed!  Come for the great food and fellowship!  Come to celebrate and have fun!

You are invited to attend Rotary 5960’s 13th Foundation Celebration

Saturday, November 1, 2014
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Prom Center
484 Inwood Avenue, Oakdale, MN 55128

$50.00 per person (Rotarians and guests, Foundation Alumni)
NEW! $360 for a table of 8.

$30.00 per person (Rotaractors /Youth Exchange and guests)

PROGRAM

Highlights include: Reception at 5:00pm, Fellowship, Live Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Dinner, Keynote Speaker, Dr. Alice Chapman, Polio update and update on Rotary Foundation Grants impact on local and global communities.

For more information and registration go to www.rotary5960.org to see Rotary Foundation Celebration 2014.  Site is password protected: Account name: future Password: yourhands

(Please register by October 27)

Rotary District 5960 Foundation Event Sherry Howe 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
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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.  Members had the opportunity to visit one of three member businesses.  Episcopal Homes (host: Shelly Rucks), Park Square Theatre (host: Michael-jon Pease) or Seven Corners Printing (host: Ed Coleman)

OCT 7, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Rotation Day Site Visits Sherry Howe 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Sep 29, 2014
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...the rise of Control Data and how it inspired an era of innovation and investment in the Upper Midwest.

Control Data Corporation was a stock market sensation increasing 780 times from its offering price in the period 1957 – 1968.  Its financial success led to the formation of many new companies.  Now the name Control Data is gone, but its influence continues in Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, and other companies as follow-on successes.  An owner of 100 shares of Medtronic initial stock would now have 100,000 shares and annual dividends over $100,000 a year.  History is both interesting and instructive.

SEP 30, 2014 PROGRAM: Generation of Wealth Sherry Howe 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beckman on Sep 22, 2014
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President John Guthmann, perhaps still overcompensating for his July 29 late (12:17) start, forcefully struck the bell at 12:13.  (Your Scribe can’t make this stuff up folks.)  Possessing what he later described as the only working microphone in the room, he swiftly demanded “order in the [ballroom],” terminating the social [half] hour and moving forward with the meeting.  Fearing being held in contempt, all stopped their side conversations and came to attention.

SEP 23, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Virtual Unreality: Pairing Millenials with Boomers Joseph Beckman 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Sep 22, 2014
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  • REAL Leadership…
    • Changes in the economy and the way we do business
    • Generational Shifts - What you need to know and be prepared for
    • Looking into the Future… what type of business modeling you’ll want to consider
    • Why real leaders are needed now, more than ever
SEP 23, 2014 PROGRAM:REAL Leadership… Sherry Howe 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
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Our weekly meeting was called to order by President John Guthmann at the DoubleTree Hotel downtown St. Paul.  Jerry Faletti led members in singing America the Beautiful  accompanied by Denny Boom on the piano.  Carol Bufton  delivered the invocation.  Roger Nielson welcomed and introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. Roger welcomed all to join him weekly at the "Crown Royale."

SEP 16, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Paula Maccabee Trixie Ann Golberg 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Sep 15, 2014
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The PolyMet Company has proposed Minnesota’s first sulfide mine: an open-pit copper-nickel mine and tailings impoundment in the Lake Superior Basin. The PolyMet sulfide mine project is highly controversial. More than 55,000 citizens -- a vast majority opposing the project -- commented on the PolyMet plan released last winter.

SEP 16, 2014 PROGRAM: PolyMet Plan – Is Sulfide Mining too Risky for Minnesota? Sherry Howe 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Sep 15, 2014
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The PolyMet Company has proposed Minnesota’s first sulfide mine: an open-pit copper-nickel mine and tailings impoundment in the Lake Superior Basin. The PolyMet sulfide mine project is highly controversial. More than 55,000 citizens -- a vast majority opposing the project -- commented on the PolyMet plan released last winter.

SEP 16, 2014 PROGRAM: PolyMet Plan – Is Sulfide Mining too Risky for Minnesota? Sherry Howe 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
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Due to a conflict at the Crown Plaza, the rest of our September meetings will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (411 Minnesota Street).

CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION Sherry Howe 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
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President John Guthmann would like to take credit for the huge crowd filling our tables at the Crowne Plaza, including a possible record number of visitors, but, alas, guest speaker Doug Baker, CEO of Ecolab, may have had a hand in it, and he certainly did not disappoint.

SEP 9, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Doug Baker, CEO, Ecolab James S. Kosmo 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
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In the past two years, Ecolab has made two major acquisitions, becoming a $13 billion company with 45,000 employees worldwide.  The company is well positioned to capitalize on the mega trends shaping our world – population growth, increased demands for water and energy, changing diets, and a growing middle class.

SEP 9, 2015 PROGRAM: Talent and Growth Sherry Howe 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Aug 25, 2014
YOUTH EXCHANGE:Nanako's Arrival in Saint Paul Sherry Howe 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
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President John Guthmann opened the meeting with the traditional bell ring. Joe Kovarik, PDG, led the club in our National Anthem (in a perfectly comfortable key), with Dennis Boom at the piano.

AUG 26, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Greg Lais, Wilderness Inquiry C. Michael-jon Pease 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
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Founded in 1978, Wilderness Inquiry (WI) is a 501(c)(3) organization that operates throughout North America and around the globe. Wilderness Inquiry adventures are more than simple vacations. WI uses an approach called the Universal Program Participation Model, which promotes the inclusion of people from all walks of life.  Wilderness Inquiry is all about access, inclusion, and opportunity.

AUG 26, 2014 PROGRAM: Sharing the Adventure Sherry Howe 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
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As a civil trial lawyer, Joe Beckman worked exclusively with people going through personally and professionally stressful situations for a dozen years in Chicago and Montana.  Like most attorneys, Joe’s role as counselor often extended beyond “what’s the law” into other areas of advice.  Much of which related to helping clients cope with the delay, expense and uncertainty – and attendant stress of litigation.  Over the past dozen years he’s noticed a similar (if lower level) angst even attaches to clients on the transactional side of his practice. 

AUG 19, 2014 PROGRAM: The Power of Positive Psychology. Real world data, tips and tricks for lowering stress, incre Sherry Howe 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Districts 2241 and 5960 have agreed to hold a Rotary Friendship Exchange in April 18-29, 2015 with a delegation from District 5960 traveling to District 2241 Romania and a delegation from Romania traveling to Minnesota September 12-23, 2015.

 

REGISTER NOW: Rotary Friendship Exchange to Romania Sherry Howe 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
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To  honor Jim Kosmo for his meritorious service to the
Rotary Club of Saint Paul this past year, you are invited to the
Kosmo Roast

REGISTER NOW: Kosmo Roast - August 14 Sherry Howe 2014-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Aug 12, 2014
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International Goodwill Weekend is a celebration of the historical event, which transformed Rotary to Rotary International.  In 1910, the Rotary Club of St. Paul was successful in sponsoring a new Rotary Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Rotary Club of Winnipeg was the first Rotary Club established outside the United States. The Winnipeg Rotary Club was organized as Club # 35 on November 3rd, 1910 and is the oldest Rotary Club outside of the United States. The club was organized with the assistance of the Duluth Rotary Club and that is how Rotary became International.

REGISTER NOW: History of Order of Rotary International Fellowship Sherry Howe 2014-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Daniel McKeown on Aug 12, 2014
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As part of St Paul Rotary’s Centennial Celebration, our Club entered into a five-year partnership with Feed My Starving Children to both involve Club members in a meaningful service project and to help increase FMSC’s ability to feed starving people around the world.

Centennial Partnership Project Daniel McKeown 2014-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
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Claude Hone entertained and amazed with his stories from World War II and after.  He started by saying he was glad to be here.  He added that at the age of 94 he was glad to be anywhere.

AUG 12, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Claude Hone - Remembrances from V-J Day Alfred P. Zdrazil 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Aug 11, 2014
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V-J Day means Victory over Japan Day – the day Japan surrendered, ending World War II.  The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made—to the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands)—as well as to September 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document occurred, officially ending World War II.

AUG 12, 2014 PROGRAM: Combat Experiences of a Marine Corps Fighter Pilot in World War II Sherry Howe 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Aug 04, 2014

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Shelly Rucks and Scott House showed off their matching footwear at Tuesday's meeting.

We're happy to report that both are on the mend.

Check out their boots Sherry Howe 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Bob Senkler has been CEO of Securian for 20 of the company's 134 years in Saint Paul.  Although he will remain chairman of Securian's board, Senkler will retire on January 1.  He shared with Rotarians what has worked for him.

AUG 5, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Bob Senkler, CEO, Securian Financial Stephen B. Young 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Gary C.K. Huang never imagined he would become Rotary International's president when he joined in 1976, but now that he is in office, he hopes to increase membership to 1.3 million by the end of his term.

"It's simple. The more members we have, the more people we can help. A stronger membership base will result in stronger communities," says Huang, who on 1 July became Rotary's first Chinese president.

Huang also hopes his presidential theme, Light Up Rotary, will encourage members to brighten Rotary's image to the public, which he believes in return will improve member recruitment and retention.

Huang has a track record of improving membership development in Asia, adding 19 clubs when he was district governor for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. One of the cornerstones of his presidency is encouraging clubs and districts to conduct a Rotary Day. These one-day events, he says, can spotlight a particular cause, and solidify Rotary's image as one of the world's leading service organizations.

"We need to showcase our good work to everyone in the community. Rotary Days need to be fun and all inclusive. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to participate. My hope is at the end of the day a few non-members will want to join Rotary," he says. "Let's give people the opportunity to experience what it's like to make a difference. Rotary Days can achieve that."

Huang designed a travel schedule that will allow him to visit more than 30 Rotary Day events across the globe, including Argentina, Chile, France, India, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, and the U.S., as well as his home city of Taipei.

Huang says he's honored and humbled to be Rotary's president. He knows he's part of an exclusive club.

"We [past Rotary presidents] have achieved great success in our businesses and in our communities," says Huang. "But success isn't about power or money. It's about giving back. Being a Rotarian has given me the opportunity to help those in need. As president, I can inspire our members to take advantage of the same opportunity and bring happiness in people's lives."

Huang says Rotary members are never short on ideas and innovative ways to solve problems, but funding gaps prevent many of these projects from taking off.

For instance, Rotary members in Korea, Japan, and China are strong fundraisers, but struggle to help each other use the funds because of distance and language barriers, Huang says.

"I want to show Rotarians why I am their president," he adds. "The best way to do that is to see and inspire their work, participate in their projects, and help them raise funds."

"I want to, along with my district governors, reach out and try to link different clubs from different countries together so we can find the right communities in need," he adds. "That's one of the great things about being an international organization: the ability to bring different cultures and backgrounds together to find a common cause."

THINK MEMBERSHIP: Building a Bigger Rotary Family Sherry Howe 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Bob Senkler, Chairman and CEO of Securian Financial Group, will be giving a speech entitled "What Has Worked for Me."  This speech is one that Bob shares with Securian interns and it is about being a skill collector.  One of the keys to Bob’s success has been his strong belief in being a skill collector and willingness to ask others for help.  His ability as a sought-after speaker is a good example.  Early in his career, Bob was afraid of public speaking, and one of his mentors encouraged him to broaden his skill set.  So Bob helped start the Company’s first Toastmasters group in 1975 and began to develop his speaking abilities.

AUG 5, 2014 PROGRAM: What Has Worked for Me Sherry Howe 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
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The board of directors has approved the following for membership.  If no written objection stating reasons is received by the board from any member of the club within 10 days following publication of the name, the prospective member, upon payment of the admission fee, shall be considered to be elected to membership on August 15, 2014.

Jason D. Stern
Business:  Minnesota Wild Hockey Club
Position:  Senior Manager, Group & Inside Sales
Address:  317 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN  55102
Phone:  651 312-3460
Classification:  Professional Sports-Hockey
Proposed by:  Mindee Kastelic/Dan McKeown


 

MEMBERSHIP ACTIONS: Applications for Active Membership Sherry Howe 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Rotary District 5960 hosts
Rally with the Twins
at Target Field!
Friday, August 22 at 6:10 pm at Target Field
REGISTER NOW:Rally with the Twins Sherry Howe 2014-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
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President John Guthmann, perhaps emboldened by Pretender-to-the-Throne Doug Bruce’s March 4 “experiment” with a 12:17 start time for the meeting, flexed his executive muscle by flouting Immediate Past President Jim Kosmo’s 12:15 start time mandate.  Chronologically, it was downhill from there.

JUL 29, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Sheriff Matt Bostrom Joseph Beckman 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
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People do not decide one day to behave unethically. Misconduct often begins with an organization’s cultural undertones that allow shortcuts and smaller offenses that, when ignored, metastasize into a larger pattern of misconduct. This presentation will focus on how proper selection of employees and initial training, daily supervision, and mission clarity can be integrated to create an agency that is built using good character as its cornerstone.

JUL 29, 2014 PROGRAM: Character Matters: Integrating Ethics into Daily Operations Sherry Howe 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
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Saint Paul Rotary
Blood Drive

Tuesday, August 12
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza - Kellogg Suite I

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS
Enter Zip Code:  55101

Blood is especially needed this time of year so plesae schedule your donation today!

REGISTER NOW: 100 Days of Summer; 100 Days of Hope Sherry Howe 2014-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Trixie Ann Golberg on Jul 21, 2014
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Our weekly meeting was called to order by President John Guthmann at the DoubleTree Hotel downtown Saint Paul.  David Laird led members in singing America the Beautiful.  Compliments to all for the acapella performance.  Bob Cardinal delivered the invocation.  Roger Nielsen welcomed and introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.

JUL 22, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Golf Pro Dave Tentis Trixie Ann Golberg 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jul 21, 2014
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David Tentis, head golf pro at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wisc., Tentis has been the head golf pro at Troy Burne since 2005. Previously he was the business manager and golf course architect at Tanners Brook Golf Club in Forest Lake, director of golf and project manager at Mississippi Dunes Golf Links in Cottage Grove, and a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR (1989 – 1990), Canadian Tour and Australian Tour.

JUL 22, 2014 PROGRAM: Golf Industry Challenges and 3M Championship Successes Sherry Howe 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jul 21, 2014

ImageJust because our club has a membership development committee, it doesn't mean that the rest of us are absolved of the responsibility of proposing qualified new members.  If our club is to remain strong, it's imperative that each member does his or her share.  By bringing new members into the club we increase our potential for service and fellowship.

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: It's a big job! Sherry Howe 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
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A nice cool day at the Hilton Doubletree was the state and venue for today’s meeting.  President John Guthmann tolled the bell at 12:15 sharp – signaling Bob Jones at the piano that he was done with the interlude. PDG Joe Kovarik and Bob led the assembly in God Bless America, and Carol Bufton offered thanks.

JUL 15, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: DG Karol Weigel John Andrews 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
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A member of The Rotary Club of Rochester since 1998, District Governor Karel Weigel served as Treasurer in 2006-2007 and as President in 2010-2011.  District activities include service on the District Governor Nominating Committee and on-site coordinator for North Central Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (NC PETS).  Rotary is a special part of Karel’s life and she is proud to represent Rotary in our communities and in our world.  Service Above Self may be a short motto, but it speaks volumes in humanitarian impact.

JUL 15, 2014 PROGRAM: Official District Governor Visit Sherry Howe 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
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The first meeting of the new Rotary year was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton while remodeling continues at the Crowne Plaza.

JUL 8, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Recorded in Three Acts by Michael-jon Pease C. Michael-jon Pease 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jul 07, 2014
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Jeff Freyer, Regional Vice President for Comcast in the Twin Cities, will provide an insightful – and, perhaps surprising - look at broadband technology, discussing its impact on the Twin Cities and beyond.  Now more than ever, significant portions of our day-to-day lives, whether at home or in the office, depend on the speed and agility of reliable broadband service, and U.S. telecommunications providers like Comcast are responding to the need in a major way.  If you own a smartphone, tablet or computer, you’ll want to be there!

JUL 8, 2014 PROGRAM: Delivering the Future of Broadband Today Sherry Howe 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
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SPRF Officers 2014-2015 Sherry Howe 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
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The phrase “changing of the guard” basically refers to a time in which new people are replacing others in positions of importance.  So, with a minimal amount of pomp and circumstance, but an abundance of gratitude and thanks for a job well done, today the baton of leadership of Club 10 will be passed from President, Jim Kosmo, to incoming President, John Guthmann.

JUN 24, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Annual Changing of the Guard Sherry Howe 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jun 23, 2014

The following members will service on the Saint Paul Rotary Foundation Board for the 2014-2015 Rotary Year.

MEET THE 2014-2015: Saint Paul Rotary Foundation Board of Directors Sherry Howe 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
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On June 24, the last meeting of our Rotary year, Jim Kosmo will step down as President and John Guthmann will be installed as the 105th president of Club 10.

JUN 24, 2014 PROGRAM: Changing of the Guard Sherry Howe 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
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Dear President Jim,

Thank you so much for investing in my education, it means the world that you believe in me. I will be out at Brown University in the fall hoping to create my own interdisciplinary major studying power structures through the lens of policies, politics and economics.  It has been my dream since I was a little girl to Imageattend a top notch university, and you have helped me accomplish one of my dreams.  I hope to continue to be involved in Rotary and RYLA related things in the future.  Again, words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have.

Thank you,

Aimee Vue
2014 Rotary Club of St. Paul Second Century Scholarship Recipient

FROM THE MAIL BOX: A note from Aimee Vue Sherry Howe 2014-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
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President Jim Kosmo rang his last regular meeting of Rotary year 2013-14 to order shortly after 12:15, just as it says on the plaque in the lobby of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

JUN 17, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Mayor Chris Coleman Sherry Howe 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
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Chris Coleman took office as Saint Paul’s Mayor in 2005 after several years as a city councilmember, community and neighborhood leader. Immediately, Mayor Coleman set forth initiatives to make Saint Paul the most livable city in America. His priorities include working to close the achievement gap, creating sustainable and responsible budgets, and investing in the infrastructure of Saint Paul.

JUN 17, 2014 PROGRAM: Seizing the Momentum: Economic Growth and the Future of Saint Paul Sherry Howe 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
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Congratulations to the officers and directors who will assume office on July 1, 2014 for the Rotary Year 2014-2015.

2014-2015 Officers & Directors: Congratulations to our Elected Officers & Directors Sherry Howe 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
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Great news for the villagers near Laguna Sulti in Bolivia.  You remember that In 2007, Rotary provided significant partial funding to build the Laguna Sulti agricultural reservoir.  Since then, Mano-a-Mano has made incremental improvements and enhancements to the reservoir.

WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE UPDATE:Laguna Sulti, Bolivia Project Valdi Stefanson 2014-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Jun 09, 2014
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Amy Gage wrote the "Women in Business" column (later called "On Balance: Issues That Affect Work and Home") for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press from 1994 to 2000. As director of marketing and communications at St. Catherine University, she created the collaboration with Twin Cities Business magazine that has brought the Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership to a broader audience.

JUN 10, 2014 PROGRAM: Women in Business: Pitfalls and Possibilities Sherry Howe 2014-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
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The weather could not have been more perfect for our 2014 Fellowship Day at the White Bear Yacht Club.  Members met for lunch in the Commodore’s room overlooking the lake.  Following lunch some went back to work while others went off to enjoy the beautiful day.

JUN 3, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Oh, what a glorious day Sherry Howe 2014-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Clubs of Paris France and St. Paul, Minnesota, USA have formed an agreement to promote inter-country masters level internships.  Each club has committed to working with its local business community to find internship positions for individuals from the other country who have completed or are well into a master level program.  

NOTICE: Rotary Clubs of Paris, France and Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA Announce Joint Project Sherry Howe 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on May 19, 2014

ImageIn an effort to promote global development and volunteer service, Rotary and Peace Corps have agreed to participate in a one-year pilot program in the Philippines, Thailand, and Togo.

Under the agreement, Rotary clubs and Peace Corps volunteers are encouraged to share their resources and knowledge to boost the impact of development projects in these three countries.

Opportunities for collaboration include supporting community projects, training, networking, and community education. Through the Peace Corps Partnership Program, Rotary clubs can continue to provide small grants to support volunteers and their communities.

Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko signed the letter of collaboration on May 5th, at Rotary's headquarters during a ceremony that was attended by RI President Ron Burton and RPCV Rotary staff. In his remarks to the audience, Burton applauded the collaboration and both organizations' commitments to service.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Peace Corps and Rotary Kickoff Historic Collaboration Sherry Howe 2014-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
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It's the swan song season for the Saints at Midway Stadium.  The team's longtime home will soon make way to a new $90 million stadium in Lowertown.  Derek Sharrer, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Saint Paul Saints told the assembled Rotarians about what's happening in the final year at Midway Stadium along with plans for the new stadium set to open next May.

MAY 20, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Derek Sharrer, Saint Paul Saints Baseball Trixie Ann Golberg 2014-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on May 19, 2014
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Derek Sharrer, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Saint Paul Saints, will be sharing plans for celebrating the 22nd and final year of Saints baseball at Midway stadium as well providing a brief introduction to this year’s ballclub.  He will also provide an update on the process/ progress with the construction of the Lowertown Ballpark as well sharing plans for its opening in 2015.  Will “Trains” be replaced by “Planes?”

MAY 20, 2014 PROGRAM:Take the Last Train to Midway Sherry Howe 2014-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
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More than a hundred Saint Paul community leaders from private businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies came together May 13 to explore the question “Does America have a values crisis?” Community leaders participating in the workshop shared ideas and opinions on a wide range of ethical topics through electronic polling.

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With our Prom Catering host Bill Given at the ivories, PDG Joe Kovarik and Alex Cirillo led the group in America the Beautiful  “in a manner to rival the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.” (While we made a strong effort, we are not likely to win a date on their touring schedule this year.)

MAY 13, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Rotary Values Day featuring Marilyn Carlson Nelson C. Michael-jon Pease 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on May 12, 2014
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More than a hundred Saint Paul community leaders from private businesses, non-profit organizaitons and government agencies will come together to explore the question "Does America have a values crisis?"  Community leaders participating in the morning workshop will share ideas and opinions on a wide range of ethical topics through electronic polling.

MAY 13, 2014 PROGRAM: Does America Have a Values Crisis? Sherry Howe 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
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Your Rotary Club is sponsoring “Values Day” May 13 at The Prom in Oakdale.  This major community event will be our regular weekly meeting with no cost to you.  It is also open to the public at a cost of $25, a great opportunity to share Rotary with friends, family and co-workers.

 

The noon lunch program will be headlined by Marilyn Carlson-Nelson, former chair & CEO of Carlson Companies and author of "How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership."  She will be introduced by Stanley Hubbard, Imagechairman & CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.  Also, Rotarians Steve Young and Joe Kovarik will reveal findings from electronic polling collected during a morning conference of 100 St. Paul community leaders focusing on the topic “Does American face a values crisis?”

 

We encourage everyone to attend this important lunch session, and if you are available from 9 a.m. to noon to help with the community workshop please contact Joe Kovarik at a Rotary meeting April 1 or 8.  We need 25 Table Leaders for the morning workshop

 

Community leaders participating in the workshop were selected with assistance of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and attendance is by invitation.  The workshop will begin with a debatefeaturing Mitch Pearlstein, founder and president of the Center of the American Experiment, and Rich Broderick, research fellow for the Thai Khadi Institute and an acclaimed editor, historian and journalism professor.  Moderator will be Rotarian Stephen Young, global executive director of the Caux Round Table and former dean of the Hamline University Law School.

 

Workshop attendees will be immediately involved in the discussion via electronic polling.  Next, small groups will explore ethics and values issues ripped from the headlines. This will be followed by an interactive discussion of the issues, questions and observations.  The electronic polling system will capture, compile and analyze dominant concerns, observations and conclusions for a spontaneous presentation during the public lunch program.

 

Both the workshop and lunch event will be at The Prom Center, 484 Inwood Ave. N., Oakdale.

 

Although you will not be charged extra for attending the lunch meeting we ask that you register to assist in the food count.  And, if you are bringing guests the cost is $25. You may confirm your attendance at stpaulrotary.org (using the "Members Registration Values Day" or by calling Sherry Howe at the Rotary Office, 651-222-2028.

REGISTER NOW:Values Day Luncheon Sherry Howe 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
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President Jim Kosmo brought our Education Day meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. to a packed house of teachers, students and parents, along with the support of Club 10 Rotarians!

MAY 6, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Rotary Education Day in Review Beth Naughton 2014-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
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The April 28 Rotary meeting at the Crown Plaza was overflowing with youthful energy and vigor as we hosted the 2014 Camp RYLA campers as they closed out their five day leadership experience.  President Jim Kosmo opened the meeting welcoming campers, counselors, parents, volunteers and Rotarians.

APR 29, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Camp RYLA Students conducted the meeting Trixie Ann Golberg 2014-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shelly Rucks on Apr 21, 2014
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I-35E still generates almost as much controversy today as it did 40 years ago when it was first proposed. The gently winding route it takes is a contrast to the twists and turns that have made it more interesting as a story than as a road.
APR 22, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: John Milton Shelly Rucks 2014-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Apr 21, 2014
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The Interstate Highway System, built nationwide mostly during the 1960s and ’70s, is widely regarded as the most ambitious and successful infrastructure project in the United States. Yet, as many residents of Ramsey County will recall, there are places where it was not accomplished without an epic battle waged by neighborhood groups seeking to protect their communities from the onslaught of the highway builders. Perhaps the greatest battle of all occurred here in Sr. Paul and lasted for more than a decade.

APR 22, 2014 PROGRAM: Citizens versus the Freeway: RIP-35E and the Pleasant Avenue Route through St. Paul Sherry Howe 2014-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by C. Michael-jon Pease on Apr 14, 2014
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Members learned about the National Senior Games.  The NSGA exists today as a non-profit organization dedicated to motivating active adults to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.  The Games, a 19-sport, biennial competition for men and women 50 and over, is the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors.

APR 15, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Rotary Notes in Three Acts C. Michael-jon Pease 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Apr 14, 2014
The National Senior Games presented by Humana is the premier event of the NSGA.  To date, there have been 13 national championships in cities throughout the country.  In 2013, The Games were conducted in Cleveland, OH.  The Games is a 19-sport, biennial national championship for men and women 50 and over.  It is the largest multi-sport event in the world for senior athletes.
APR 15, 2014 PROGRAM: 2015 National Senior Games Sherry Howe 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beth Naughton on Apr 07, 2014
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President Jim Kosmo brought the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. with excitement that this relentless winter season appears to be officially behind us! 
APR 8, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Brad Moore, Polymet Mining Beth Naughton 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Apr 07, 2014
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St. Paul-headquartered PolyMet Mining is proposing to build and operate the state’s first copper-nickel and precious metals mine near Hoyt Lakes in northeastern Minnesota.   Brad Moore, PolyMet’s executive vice president of environmental and governmental affairs, will share how this project will put hundreds of people to work, its economic benefit to the state and the critical role these metals play in our lives. He’ll also share the steps the company is taking to safeguard the environment and provide a status of the comprehensive environmental review and permitting process the project is going through.

  
APR 8, 2014 PROGRAM: Developing Minnesota’s Mineral Wealth Through Responsible Mining Sherry Howe 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beckman on Mar 31, 2014
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On this sunny and unseasonably warm (79°)** day, President Jim Kosmo felt comfortable enough to return to Saint Paul from his “undisclosed winter location.”  Discretion may have been the better part of valor, however, for he’s a fool if he thinks he will be golfing in Minnesota anytime this week.

APR 1, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Christine Fleming, Be the Match Foundation Joseph Beckman 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Mar 31, 2014
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For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program®, has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. They work every day to save lives through transplant.

APR 1, 2014 PROGRAM: Saving Lives at Be The Match Sherry Howe 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Mar 17, 2014
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Ramsey County's new goal to Cultivate Economic Prosperity and Combat Concentrated Areas of Financial Poverty presents a community call to action that requires community-wide solutions.  It is a recognition that no one entity can build a community by itself, but that the collective capacity of individuals and groups will drive future prosperity if they are strategically aligned and committed to action.

MAR 18, 2014 PROGRAM:Building Our Future: Cultivating Economic Prosperity and Eliminating Concentrated Poverty Sherry Howe 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Mar 10, 2014
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Fred de Sam Lazaro is director of the Project for Under-Told Stories, a program that combines international journalism and teaching, and a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, in the Twin Cities and Winona, Minnesota.

MAR 11, 2014 PROGRAM: Under-told Stories: Making the Foreign Less Foreign Sherry Howe 2014-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Mar 04, 2014
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The MN Wild  is excited to present Saint Paul Rotary Night on Thursday, April 10th at 7:00pm.

 

Come help raise money while watching the Wild take on the St. Louis Blues!  An exclusive ticket price of just $65 for lower level seats will be offered for this event, with a portion going directly back to the Saint Paul Rotary Foundation.

 

Please share the link below with your friends, families, and employees.

 

To purchase tickets, just click on the link below, use Special Offer Code: Rotary

https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=wild&o=10444323&g=758

 

To purchase groups of 8 or more or any questions please contact Lindsay Weier at 651-312-3495 or lweier@wild.com

We'll have a reception prior to the game in the Parkside Room (lobby level) from 5-7 p.m.  This is open to everyone - whether you're going to the game or not. 

REGISTER NOW: Rotary Night at the Wild Sherry Howe 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clyde D. Nelson on Mar 04, 2014
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Saint Paul Rotary will hold its fifth annual food packing event to support Feed My Starving Children. This year’s packing will take place April 26 and 27 at Summit Brewery in Saint Paul. 

REGISTER NOW: Help Feed 125,000 Starving Kids Clyde D. Nelson 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beckman on Mar 03, 2014
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On this balmy (9°) day, President Jim Kosmo was no place to be found.  Rumor had it he was waiting out the Kiev Krisis in an “undisclosed location.”  Former President Doug Bruce stepped bravely into the breach, opening the meeting with his best Al Haig impression, assuring all Rotarians in attendance that “I’m in control here.” 

MAR 4, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Joe Schmit – The Three Ps Joseph Beckman 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherry Howe on Feb 25, 2014
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Join Rotary members from around the world in Sydney, Australia, 1-4 June. The 2014 RI Convention will bring together some of the world’s leading experts on water, polio, and social media. You'll find new ideas for service — and perhaps a new partner for creating change — in the House of Friendship. Plan now to make this convention a memorable family vacation.

For more information go to:  http://www.riconvention.org/en/2014/register/Pages/ridefault.aspx

REGISTER NOW: Sydney Convention Offers Fun for the Entire Family Sherry Howe 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0