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APRIL 18, 2017 PROGRAM:
TKDA's 106 Year History
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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
APRIL 11, 2017 PROGRAM: 
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS)
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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
APRIL 4, 2017 PROGRAM:
Rotation Day (Off-site)
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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
MARCH 28, 2017 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Don Stoltz
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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
MARCH 28, 2017 PROGRAM: Building a Brand with a Pickup Truck
 
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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
MN Wild Night with Club 10
 Register Now!
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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
MARCH 21, 2017 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Victoria Reinhardt
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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
MARCH 14, ROTARY IN REVIEW: John Andrews and John Overland
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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
MARCH 21, 2017 PROGRAM:
TKDA's 106 Year History
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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
MARCH 13, 2017 PROGRAM:Building the Peter J. King Family Foundation Leadership Center
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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
MARCH 7, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Marvin Anderson
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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
MARCH 7, 2017 PROGRAM:The History of Rondo: Past Present & Future
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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
FEBRUARY 28, 2017 PROGRAM:
Fast for Hope
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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
FEBRUARY 21, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Terryl Blumm & Jim Meinen
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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
FEBRUARY 21, 2017 PROGRAM: 
Groves Academy and Boys & Girls Club
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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
FEBRUARY 14, 2017 PROGRAM: 
Eleanor's Wars
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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
FEBRUARY 7, 2017 PROGRAM: 
Offsite Joint Meeting with Minneapolis #9
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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
JANUARY 31, ROTARY IN REVIEW: King Boreas Jason Bradshaw
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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
JANUARY 31, 2017 PROGRAM: 
Saint Paul Winter Carnival
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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
JANUARY 24, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Todd Axtell
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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
JANUARY 24, 2017 PROGRAM: 
The Saint Paul Police Department: Trust, service, respect and you
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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
JANUARY 17, 2017 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Alexandra Spieldoch
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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
JANUARY 10, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Virginia Arthur
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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
JANUARY 17, 2017 PROGRAM: 
Grind Out Poverty: Women Led Milling Microenterprise in Senegal
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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
JANUARY 10, 2017 PROGRAM: 
Metropolitan State University
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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
JANUARY 3, 2017 PROGRAM: 
Ujamaa Place
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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
DECEMBER 13, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Michael Krause
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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
DECEMBER 13, 2016 PROGRAM: 
The Solar Energy Revolution in Minnesota
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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
DECEMBER 6, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Tom Horner
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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
DECEMBER 6, 2016 PROGRAM: 
Making Sense of Politics: What Voters Said, What They Meant and the Impact on Minnesota
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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
NOVEMBER 22 & 29, 2016:
No Meeting - Holiday
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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
NOVEMBER 16, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Anders Rydaker
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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
NOVEMBER 15, 2016 PROGRAM:
32 Years in St. Paul: Pioneering Alternative Energy in Minnesota
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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
NOVEMBER 8, 2016 PROGRAM: Rotation Day
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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
NOVEMBER 1, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Clint Roberts
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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
NOVEMBER 1, 2016 PROGRAM:
St. Paul European Christmas Market
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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
OCTOBER 25, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Laura Zabel
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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
OCTOBER 25, 2016 PROGRAM:
Collaborating with Your Creative Community
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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
OCTOBER 18, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Stephan B. Young
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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
OCTOBER 18, 2016 PROGRAM:
Where has the Middle Class Gone?
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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
OCTOBER 11, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Melvin Carter
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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
OCTOBER 4, ROTARY IN REVIEW: Patrick Hill
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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
OCTOBER 11 PROGRAM: On Philando, Protests and Police
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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
OCTOBER 4,  PROGRAM:Oakland Cemetery - Where 19th Century Minnesota History Still Lives
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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
CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION
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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
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 PROGRAM:
Driverless Cars in the Sharing Economy
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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
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Mary Jo Shifsky
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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
Offsite Meeting Today
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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
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 PROGRAM:
Jonathan Padelford
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COME ABOARD! St. Paul Rotary is taking a lunch cruise on the Mighty Mississippi River Tuesday, Sept. 13 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 VALUABLE 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, but feel free to add your name to the list at this link. 

http://saintpaulrotary.org/event/sept-13-padelford-meeting/

Guests are welcome. IT IS GOING TO BE GREAT FUN.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 PROGRAM:Jonathan Padelford Jodi Erickson 2016-09-13 05:00:00Z
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 MEETING:
No Meeting - Holiday
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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
AUGUST 30, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Will Schroeer
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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
AUGUST 30, 2016 PROGRAM:
East Metro Strong and a Vision of Growth for the East Metro
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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
AUGUST 23, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
John Suzukida
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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
AUGUST 23, 2016 MEETING:
WWII Japanese-American Internment Camps
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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
AUGUST 16, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
District Governor Jim Hunt
 
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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
AUGUST 16, 2016 MEETING:
District Governor Visit
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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
AUGUST 9, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Larry Morgan, Hamm Building History
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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
AUGUST 9, 2016 MEETING:
The Hamm Building
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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
CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION
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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
August 2, 2016 ROTARY REVIEW: Convertible Referrals with Shaun Irwin
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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
AUGUST 2, 2016 MEETING:
Convertible Referrals
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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
JULY 26, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Susan Basil King & Sara Dzuik
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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
JULY 26, 2016 MEETING:
Some Good News about Improving College Success for Low Income and Minority Students
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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
JULY 19, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Megan Remark
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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
JULY 19, 2016 MEETING:
Partners in Health
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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
JULY 12, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Patrick Donohue
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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
JULY 12, 2016 MEETING:
JJ Hill's Legacy of Supporting Entrepreneurship
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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
JUNE 28, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Changing of the Guard
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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
JUNE 28, 2016 MEETING:
Changing of the Guard
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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
JUNE 21, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Tim Marx
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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
JUNE 21, 2016 MEETING:
New Vision for the Dorothy Day Center
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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
JUNE 14, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Fellowship Day
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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
JUNE 14, 2016 MEETING:
Fellowship Day
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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
JUNE 7, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Tom Horner
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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
JUNE 7, 2016 PROGRAM:
If Size Matters in Politics Today, Where are the Big Ideas?
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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
MAY 24, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Steve Yoch
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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
MAY 24, 2016 PROGRAM:
George Washington Action Hero
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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
MAY 24, 2016 MEETING:
Offsite Meeting at CHS Field
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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
MAY 17, 2016 PROGRAM:
Everybody’s Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll in Minnesota
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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
MAY 10, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Mary Schmidt and Valeria Silva
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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
MAY 3, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Tom Swain & Lori Sturdevant
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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
MAY 3, 2016 MEETING:
Change in Meeting Location
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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
APRIL 26, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Camp RYLA
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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
APRIL 26, 2016 MEETING:
Offsite Meeting Location
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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
APRIL 19, 2016 PROGRAM:
Starting a Revolution: The Power of Authentic Content
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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
APR 14, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Cameron Potts, Deluxe
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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
April 12, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Randy Thoreson
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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
APRIL 12, 2016 PROGRAM:
Getting Seniors Outdoors
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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
APRIL 5, 2016 PROGRAM:
Rotation Day (Off-site)

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
MARCH 29, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rassoul Dastmozd
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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
MARCH 29, 2016 PROGRAM:
Minnesota’s Education and Workforce Outlook
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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
MARCH 22, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Michele McVenes
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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
MARCH 22, 2016 PROGRAM:
Dangers of, and Solutions for, Cyber Attacks
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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
MARCH 15, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Al Zdrazil and Janice Barker
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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
MARCH 15, 2016 PROGRAM:
Domestic Violence and the Workplace
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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
MARCH 8, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Stu Wilson
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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
MARCH 8, 2016 PROGRAM:
A New Fitzgerald Era for Saint Paul?
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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
MARCH 1, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Trenton Henspeter
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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
MARCH 1, 2016 PROGRAM:
Right Track, Youth Employment Matters
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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
FEBRUARY 23, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Dave Newman
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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
FEBRUARY 23, 2016 PROGRAM:
Fast for Hope
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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
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Fire! Fire! (Redux)
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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
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 PROGRAM:
Custom House
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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
FEBRUARY 12, 2016 PROGRAM:
Joint Meeting with Minneapolis #9

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
FEBRUARY 2, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Bob Olsen
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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
FEBRUARY 9, 2016 MEETING:
No Meeting
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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
FEBRUARY 2, 2016 PROGRAM:
Winter Carnival
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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
MN Wild Night with Club 10
Register Today!
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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
JANUARY 26, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Hyon Kim
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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
JANUARY 26, 2016 PROGRAM:
Korea Today
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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
JAN 19, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Fire! Fire!
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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
JANUARY 19, 2016 PROGRAM:
Tim Butler, St. Paul Fire Chief
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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
JANUARY 12, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Mhonpaj Lee and May Lee
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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
JANUARY 12, 2016 PROGRAM:
Organic Gardening
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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
JANUARY 5, 2016 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Wendy Meadley
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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
JANUARY 5, 2016 PROGRAM:
Will Privately Funded High Speed Rail be Born in Minnesota?
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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
December 22 & 29, 2015 MEETING:
No Meeting - Holiday
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December 22 & 29, 2015 MEETING: No Meeting - Holiday Jodi Erickson 2015-12-22 06:00:00Z
DECEMBER 15, 2015 PROGRAM:
InterContinental Hotel
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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
DECEMBER 8, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Dr. Ann Frisch
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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
DECEMBER 8, 2015 PROGRAM:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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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
NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1, 2015 MEETING:
No Meeting - Holiday
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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
NOVEMBER 17, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Bob Thacker
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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
NOVEMBER 17, 2015 PROGRAM:
AdoptAClassroom.org
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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
NOVEMBER 10, 2015 PROGRAM:
Healthcare 2015
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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
NOVEMBER 3, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
David Horsager
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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
NOVEMBER 3, 2015 PROGRAM:
The Trust Edge
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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
OCTOBER 27, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Matt Halley
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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
OCTOBER 27, 2015 PROGRAM:
Cookie Cart: It’s More Than Just A Cookie?
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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
OCTOBER 20, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Maureen Bausch
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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
OCTOBER 13, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rotation Day, Summit Brewing Company
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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
OCTOBER 13, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rotation Day, Whitaker Sports
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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
OCTOBER 13, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rotation Day, St. Paul Saints
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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
OCTOBER 20, 2015 PROGRAM:
Super Bowl LII
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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
OCTOBER 6, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
DG Marlene Gargulak
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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
OCTOBER 13, 2015 PROGRAM:
Rotation Day
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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
OCTOBER 6, 2015 PROGRAM:
District Governor's Official Visit
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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
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
German Consul General Herbert Quelle
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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
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 PROGRAM:
Germany and the United States – their relationship 25 years after German reunification
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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
SEPTEMBER 22 MEETING:
Change in Meeting Location
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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
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 PROGRAM:
What Makes Us Stronger As a Community
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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
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Katie Daily
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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
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 PROGRAM:
Experiencing Rotary Friendship Exchange at Romania
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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
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 MEETING:
No Meeting - Holiday
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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
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Lisa Clarke
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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
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 PROGRAM:
DMC - a Global Destination for Health and Wellness
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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
AUGUST 25, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Michael Beer
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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
AUGUST 25, 2015 PROGRAM:
St. Croix Crossing Construction Update
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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
AUGUST 18, 2015 PROGRAM:
Mayor Coleman and the Nagasaki Delegation
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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
AUGUST 11, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Stephen Osman
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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
AUGUST 11, 2015 PROGRAM:
Fort Snelling in World War II
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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
August 4, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Larry Morgan
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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
JULY 28, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Peter Pearson and John Marshall
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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
AUGUST 4, 2015 PROGRAM:
Construction of the St. Paul Cathedral: a Great Theology Book in Stone From Concept to Masterpiece in 36 years
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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
JULY 28, 2015 PROGRAM:
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
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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
JULY 21, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
An Evolving Energy Industry
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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
JULY 21, 2015 PROGRAM:
An Evolving Energy Industry
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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
JULY 14, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Mark Gordon
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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
JULY 14, 2015 PROGRAM:
Mark Gordon, President and Dean, William Mitchell College of Law
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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
JULY 7, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Changing of the Guard
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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
JULY 5, 2016 MEETING:
No Meeting - Holiday
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
June 30, 2015 MEETING:
No Meeting - Holiday
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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
JUNE 23, 2015 PROGRAM:
Combating Sex Trafficking: How We Can All Make a Difference
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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
June 16, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Ma Barker, John Dillinger and Me: Gangsters, Gun Molls and G-Men
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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
JUNE 16, 2015 PROGRAM:
Ma Barker, John Dillinger and Me: Gangsters, Gun Molls and G-Men
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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
June 9, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Fellowship Day
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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
JUNE 9, 2015 MEETING:
Fellowship Day
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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
June 2, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Greater MSP: Business and People Prosper Here
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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
JUNE 2, 2015 PROGRAM:
Cecile Bedor, Executive Vice President, GREATER MSP
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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
May 19, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Values Day
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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
MAY 26, 2015 MEETING:
No Meeting - Holiday
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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
2015 VALUES DAY
Information for Attendees
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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
May 12, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Minnesota's Moment in the Sun
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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
MAY 19, 2015 MEETING:
Offsite Meeting Location
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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
MAY 12, 2015 PROGRAM:
Minnesota's Moment in the Sun
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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
MAY 10, 2015 PROGRAM:
Education Day
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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
May 5, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Education Day
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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
MAY 5, 2015 PROGRAM:
Education Day
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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
April 28, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Camp RYLA Participants
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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
THIS WEEKEND:
Feed My Starving Children Packing Event
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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
GOT PLANS?
Camp RYLA Ethical Discussion & BBQ
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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
April 21, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Cray: Past, Present & Future
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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
April 28, 2015 PROGRAM:
Camp RYLA Participants
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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
April 21, 2015 PROGRAM:
Cray: Past, Present and Future
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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
2015 VALUES DAY
Trust: Does it Really Matter?
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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
April 14, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Changes in the Brewing Industry
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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
April 14, 2015 PROGRAM:
Changes in the Brewing Industry
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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
ROAD CONSTRUCTION:
Portions of Kellogg Boulevard Closed

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
MARCH 31, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Solar Emergency
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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
MARCH 24, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Twins Memorabilia
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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
MARCH 31, 2015 PROGRAM:
Greenmark Solar
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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
MARCH 24, 2015 PROGRAM:
Twins Memorabilia
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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
MAR 17, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Creative Minnesota Report
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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
March 24 Meeting:
Change in Meeting Location
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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
MARCH 17, 2015 PROGRAM:
Creative Minnesota Report
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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
MAR 10, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Bill Robertson
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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
MARCH 10, 2015 PROGRAM:
The WCHA – Coming Home, Looking Forward
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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
MAR 3, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Jerry Noyce
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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
Change in Meeting Location
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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
MARCH 3, 2015 PROGRAM:
The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)
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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
THANK YOU:
Minnesota Wild Donates to the Saint Paul Rotary Foundation
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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
MEET CLUB 10's NEW ADMINISTRATOR:
Welcome Jodi Erickson
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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
CLUB 10 OBSERVES
Fast For Hope on February 24
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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
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:
It's a big job!
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
FEB 17, 2015 PROGRAM:
Inviting the World to Minnesota
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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
Register under events:
GO WILD!
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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
FEB 10, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
ADHD?
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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
FEB 10, 2015 PROGRAM:
A Vibrant Greater Minnesota is Critical to the Future of Our State!
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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
FEB 3, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Margaret Anderson Kelliher
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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
FEB 3, 2015 PROGRAM:
Driving Minnesota’s Future Prosperity through STEM Workforce Development
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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
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS:
Making up in Florida
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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
JAN 27, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Saint Paul Winter Carnival
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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
A Sherry-bration - A Jazzy Midwinter Social
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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
JAN 27, 2015 PROGRAM:
The Coolist Celebration on Earth!
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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
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS:
Rotary Make Up
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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
JAN 20, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Steve Osman
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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
JAN 20, 2015 PROGRAM:
Fort Snelling and the Civil War
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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
CONGRATULATIONS!
2015-2016 Officers and Directors
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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
JAN 13, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A! Gophers Athletics Update
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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
JAN 9, 2015 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rotary International President Gary Huang
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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
A Visit from the Rotary International President

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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
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS
The Rotary Foundation rises on expert list of top nonprofits
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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
JAN 9, 2015 PROGRAM:
Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang
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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
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
Congratulations to Nicole Starr Kubista
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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
DEC 16, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Twin Cities Daily Newspapers and an Evolving Media Environment
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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
Special Holiday Guest
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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
DEC 16, 2014 PROGRAM:
Covering the News of the Twin Cities
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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
DEC 9, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Dan Juhl, Juhl Energy
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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
ROTARY ROSE PARADE FLOAT:
This is our 36th consecutive entry!
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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
DEC 9, 2014 PROGRAM:
Renewable Energy in Minnesota, Past, Present and Future
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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
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS:
Promote Rotary!
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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
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS:
Rotarians visit the University of Minnesota
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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
Rotary International President to Come to Twin Cities
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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
Rotary International President to Visit Saint Paul
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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
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
Congrtulations Gil Thoele
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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
NOVEMBER 11, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
This Guy’s Gotta Run
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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
NOV 11, 2014 PROGRAM:
Nothing is Impossible: Not a Cliché, But a Motto to Live By
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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
NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Home Grown Terrorists and the Bigger Picture
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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
NOV 4 2014 PROGRAM: Combating Against Radicalization and Home Grown Terrorists
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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
Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Sherry Howe 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z
OCT 28, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Laughing with Latimer
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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
OCT 28, 2014 PROGRAM:
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
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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
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:
Give the Gift That Counts
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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
OCT 21 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Terry Mattson, CEO, Visit Saint Paul
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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
Meeting day/time
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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
OCT 21, 2014 PROGRAM:
Destination Saint Paul: Minnesota's Inspiring Capital City
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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
OCT 14, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Richard Leider, Life Reimagined
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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
OCT 14, 2014 PROGRAM:
The Age of Life Reimagined
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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
Rotary District 5960 Foundation Event
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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
OCT 7, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rotation Day Site Visits
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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
SEP 30, 2014 PROGRAM:
Generation of Wealth
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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
SEP 23, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Virtual Unreality: Pairing Millenials with Boomers
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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
SEP 23, 2014 PROGRAM:
REAL Leadership…
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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
SEP 16, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Paula Maccabee
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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
SEP 16, 2014 PROGRAM:
PolyMet Plan – Is Sulfide Mining too Risky for Minnesota?
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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
SEP 16, 2014 PROGRAM:
PolyMet Plan – Is Sulfide Mining too Risky for Minnesota?
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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
CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION
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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
SEP 9, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Doug Baker, CEO, Ecolab
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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
SEP 9, 2015 PROGRAM:
Talent and Growth
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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
YOUTH EXCHANGE:
Nanako's Arrival in Saint Paul
YOUTH EXCHANGE:Nanako's Arrival in Saint Paul Sherry Howe 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z
AUG 26, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Greg Lais, Wilderness Inquiry
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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
AUG 26, 2014 PROGRAM:
Sharing the Adventure
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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
AUG 19, 2014 PROGRAM:
The Power of Positive Psychology. Real world data, tips and tricks for lowering stress, incre
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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
REGISTER NOW:
Rotary Friendship Exchange to Romania
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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
REGISTER NOW:
Kosmo Roast - August 14
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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
REGISTER NOW:
History of Order of Rotary International Fellowship
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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
Centennial Partnership Project
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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
AUG 12, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Claude Hone - Remembrances from V-J Day
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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
AUG 12, 2014 PROGRAM:
Combat Experiences of a Marine Corps Fighter Pilot in World War II
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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
Check out their boots

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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
AUG 5, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Bob Senkler, CEO, Securian Financial
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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
THINK MEMBERSHIP:
Building a Bigger Rotary Family
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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
AUG 5, 2014 PROGRAM:
What Has Worked for Me
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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
MEMBERSHIP ACTIONS:
Applications for Active Membership
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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
REGISTER NOW:
Rally with the Twins
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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
JUL 29, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Sheriff Matt Bostrom
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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
JUL 29, 2014 PROGRAM:
Character Matters: Integrating Ethics into Daily Operations
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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
REGISTER NOW:
100 Days of Summer; 100 Days of Hope
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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
JUL 22, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Golf Pro Dave Tentis
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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
JUL 22, 2014 PROGRAM:
Golf Industry Challenges and 3M Championship Successes
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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
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:
It's a big job!

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
JUL 15, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
DG Karol Weigel
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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
JUL 15, 2014 PROGRAM:
Official District Governor Visit
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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
JUL 8, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Recorded in Three Acts by Michael-jon Pease
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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
JUL 8, 2014 PROGRAM:
Delivering the Future of Broadband Today
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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
SPRF Officers 2014-2015
SPRF Officers 2014-2015 Sherry Howe 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
JUN 24, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Annual Changing of the Guard
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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
MEET THE 2014-2015:
Saint Paul Rotary Foundation Board of Directors

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
JUN 24, 2014 PROGRAM:
Changing of the Guard
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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
FROM THE MAIL BOX:
A note from Aimee Vue
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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
JUN 17, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Mayor Chris Coleman
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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
JUN 17, 2014 PROGRAM:
Seizing the Momentum: Economic Growth and the Future of Saint Paul
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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
2014-2015 Officers & Directors:
Congratulations to our Elected Officers & Directors
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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
WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE UPDATE:
Laguna Sulti, Bolivia Project
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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
JUN 10, 2014 PROGRAM:
Women in Business: Pitfalls and Possibilities
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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
JUN 3, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Oh, what a glorious day
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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
NOTICE:
Rotary Clubs of Paris, France and Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA Announce Joint Project
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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
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
Peace Corps and Rotary Kickoff Historic Collaboration

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
MAY 20, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Derek Sharrer, Saint Paul Saints Baseball
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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
MAY 20, 2014 PROGRAM:
Take the Last Train to Midway
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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
Values Day Collaboration
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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.

Values Day Collaboration Stephen B. Young 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z
MAY 13, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rotary Values Day featuring Marilyn Carlson Nelson
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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
MAY 13, 2014 PROGRAM:
Does America Have a Values Crisis?
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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
REGISTER NOW:
Values Day Luncheon
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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
MAY 6, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rotary Education Day in Review
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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
APR 29, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Camp RYLA Students conducted the meeting
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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
APR 22, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
John Milton
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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
APR 22, 2014 PROGRAM:
Citizens versus the Freeway: RIP-35E and the Pleasant Avenue Route through St. Paul
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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
APR 15, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rotary Notes in Three Acts
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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
APR 15, 2014 PROGRAM:
2015 National Senior Games
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
APR 8, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Brad Moore, Polymet Mining
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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
APR 8, 2014 PROGRAM:
Developing Minnesota’s Mineral Wealth Through Responsible Mining
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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
APR 1, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Christine Fleming, Be the Match Foundation
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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
APR 1, 2014 PROGRAM:
Saving Lives at Be The Match
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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
MAR 18, 2014 PROGRAM:
Building Our Future: Cultivating Economic Prosperity and Eliminating Concentrated Poverty
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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
MAR 11, 2014 PROGRAM:
Under-told Stories: Making the Foreign Less Foreign
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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
REGISTER NOW:
Rotary Night at the Wild
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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
REGISTER NOW:
Help Feed 125,000 Starving Kids
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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
MAR 4, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Joe Schmit – The Three Ps
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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
REGISTER NOW:
Sydney Convention Offers Fun for the Entire Family
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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
FEBRUARY 25, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Achieving the Multimodal Transportation Vision for Minnesota
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What timing!  Four days after the most challenging snowstorm for MN-DOT since the Halloween blizzard of 1991, the Commissioner of Transportation, Charlie Zelle, was at the Club 10 luncheon to discuss transportation infrastructure issues across the State of Minnesota. Mr. Zelle did so with self-deprecating humor and considerable aplomb, not only describing the herculean and budget-challenging response to the recent storm but also laying out a vision for a multimodal transportation future for the state with the nation's fifth-fastest growing economy and ranked as the second most livable in the country.
FEBRUARY 25, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Achieving the Multimodal Transportation Vision for Minnesota Charles H. Standfuss 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z
FEB 25, 2014 PROGRAM:
Transportation in Minnesota: We all have a stake in A to B
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A strong transportation system efficiently connects people to one another, workers to jobs and freight to markets here and around the world. It provides options to attract young workers, serve an aging population and support Minnesota’s growing economy. Today there are far more worthy projects than there is money to go around. State and local partners, businesses and citizens must recognize that a significant, multimodal state funding gap exists to address the near and long-term transportation needs. The good news is that Minnesota has the 5th fastest growing economy in the nation and is rated 2nd best state for overall livability. Investing in infrastructure now will help us remain competitive,  support our growing and changing population and position Minnesota for the future.

  
FEB 25, 2014 PROGRAM: Transportation in Minnesota: We all have a stake in A to B Sherry Howe 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z
Youth Exchange:
IN MEMORIAM
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In 1974, Jim Aldridge of the Saint Paul Rotary Club and Dr. Mitsuji Iwanaga of the Nagasaki Rotary Club met at the Rotary International Convention.  From that meeting, came a 40 relationship between Nagasaki and Saint Paul that stands as a symbol of peace and understanding.  We are sorry to report that the wife of Mr. Iwanaga passed away on February 18. 

Youth Exchange: IN MEMORIAM Sherry Howe 2014-02-19 00:00:00Z
THIS MONTH IS HISTORY:
The History of Rotary International

Paul Harris, an attorney, wanted to create a professional group with the same friendly spirit he felt in the small towns of his youth.

On February 23, 1905, Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey gathered at Loehr’s office in Room Image711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago. This was the first Rotary club meeting. They decided to call the new club “Rotary” after the practice of rotating meeting locations.

Within five years clubs had formed across the country, from San Francisco to New York.  In February 1910 both the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Rotary clubs were chartered making then the 9th and 10th oldest clubs in the world.  

In August 1910, Rotarians held their first convention in Chicago. The 16 clubs that existed at that time united to form the National Association of Rotary Clubs.

In 1912, the name changed to International Association of Rotary Clubs to reflect the addition of clubs in other countries. The name Rotary International was adopted in 1922.

By July 1925, Rotary had grown to more than 2,000 clubs and an estimated 108,000 members on six continents.

Rotary’s reputation attracted presidents, prime ministers, and a host of other luminaries to its ranks — among them author Thomas Mann, diplomat Carlos P. Romulo, and composer Jean Sibelius.

As Rotary grew, members pooled their resources and used their talents to serve their communities. The organization's dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.

THIS MONTH IS HISTORY:The History of Rotary International Sherry Howe 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z
FEB 11, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Dr. Maureen Reed
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Club 10 members learned that the Nobel Peace Prize Forum exists for just one reason: to inspire peacemaking by celebrating the work of Nobel Peace Prize winners.

FEB 11, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Dr. Maureen Reed Jonathan Strickland 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z
FEB 11, 2014 PROGRAM:
Bringing the Inspiration of the Nobel Peace Prize to Minnesota
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The Nobel Peace Prize Forum exists for just one reason: to inspire peacemaking by celebrating the work of Nobel Peace Prize winners. And a unique gift from the Norwegian Nobel Institute, who administers the Nobel Peace Prize, makes it all possible: the Forum is the Institute’s only program or affiliation outside of Norway.

FEB 11, 2014 PROGRAM: Bringing the Inspiration of the Nobel Peace Prize to Minnesota Sherry Howe 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z
ROTARY FELLOWSHIP EXCHANGE TO BUENOS AIRES:
Deadline Fast Approaching
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Rotary Districts 4855 and 5960 have agreed to hold a Rotary Friendship Exchange in 2014, with a delegation from 5960 traveling to Province of Buenos Aires from April 30 – May 10, and a delegation from Province of Buenos Aires traveling to Minnesota September 7 – 14th.

The Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) is a program to foster international fellowship among Rotarians.  It is more informal than Group Study Exchange and focuses on the personal contact between Rotarians who are expected to stay in each others’ homes.  It is funded entirely by the participants.

The District is now soliciting applications from Rotarians who would like to host and/or travel as part of this exchange program.  If you are interested, please submit your application to the District RFE Chair Cheryl Kohout (cherylkohout@aol.com). Application and deposit due by February 10, 2014.

For details, please check out the the District RFE website at http://www.rotary5960.org/programs For additional information, please consult Rotary International’s RFE handbook at http://www.rotary.org/RIdocuments/en_pdf/702en.pdf  or contact the District RFE Chair.

April 30 – May 10, 2014 the exchange dates.  These dates do not include travel time to and from exchange.

If questions, contact Cheryl Kohout 651-442-7986, or email: cherylkohout@aol.com.  

ROTARY FELLOWSHIP EXCHANGE TO BUENOS AIRES: Deadline Fast Approaching Sherry Howe 2014-02-06 00:00:00Z
FEB 4, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Dirk DeYoung
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President JIM KOSMO brought about 75 Rotarians and guests to order on another in a long string of crisp winter days. 

FEB 4, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Dirk DeYoung John Andrews 2014-02-04 00:00:00Z
FEB 4, 2014 PROGRAM:
Evolving Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and Minnesota Economy
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Dirk DeYoung, editor of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, has overseen a dramatic transformation of the Twin Cities premiere source of local business news and analysis. The weekly print edition was redesigned last fall to provide a better and deeper reader experience, and its staff of reporters are now breaking major stories online every day, including the Business Journal's morning and afternoon email editions and multiple social-media channels.
FEB 4, 2014 PROGRAM: Evolving Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and Minnesota Economy Sherry Howe 2014-02-04 00:00:00Z
END POLIO NOW:
U.S. Commits $205 Million to Polio Eradication
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President Barack Obama signed an omnibus appropriations bill in January that provides $205 million to support polio eradication in 2014, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U. S. Agency for International Development. 

The largest government donor to polio eradication, the U.S. has contributed more than $2.3 billion since the mid-1980s, when 125 countries were polio endemic and the disease afflicted 350,000 people annually. Today, only Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria are endemic, and in 2013, the combined incidence of polio in those countries fell to a record-low 157 cases. Last month , India reached a three-year milestone without polio, paving the way for the entire Southeast Asia region to be certified free of the disease.

"Eradicating polio will leave a lasting legacy of health care infrastructure, experience, and expertise that is already being used to benefit a broad range of global public health efforts," says James Lacy, chair of Rotary's Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force for the United States and past president of Rotary International.

The task force leads Rotary's efforts to inform the U.S. government and other funding sources of the urgency and benefits of supporting the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

One of Rotary's chief responsibilities in the GPEI is advocacy. In addition to contributing more than $1.2 billion to the initiative, Rotary has helped secure over $9 billion from donor governments since the GPEI was launched in 1988.

END POLIO NOW: U.S. Commits $205 Million to Polio Eradication Sherry Howe 2014-01-31 00:00:00Z
JAN 28, 2014 PROGRAM:
Saint Paul Winter Carnival -- The Coolest Celebration on Earth
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In 1886, Saint Paul was America’s fastest growing city. Growing from 39,000 residents in 1880 to 120,000 residents in 1886, Saint Paul had also become America’s third largest rail center. To celebrate their city’s success, Saint Paul business leaders produced the inaugural Saint Paul Winter Carnival, which was held during the first two weeks of February in 1886.  The Saint Paul Winter Carnival has played a prominent role in our community since.

JAN 28, 2014 PROGRAM: Saint Paul Winter Carnival -- The Coolest Celebration on Earth Sherry Howe 2014-01-28 00:00:00Z
New Address
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Effective February 1, 2014, the new address for the Rotary office is:

Rotary Club of Saint Paul
401 N. Robert Street, #150
Saint Paul, MN  55101

We have a new fax number - 651 223-5119.  Our phone number remains the same - 651 222-2028.
New Address Sherry Howe 2014-01-24 00:00:00Z
JAN 21, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Jim Lukaszewski
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Jim Lukaszewski, author, crisis management consultant and founder and president of The Lukaszewski Group Division, shared his expertise with members of the Rotary Club of Saint Paul. 
JAN 21, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Jim Lukaszewski Jay A. Pfaender 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z
JAN 21, 2014 PROGRAM:
The Confusing Often Contentious Nature of Truth
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Contrary to the popular oversimplification, I have yet to meet "A Simple Truth," and my work, for the last 30 plus years is in crisis management, readiness and leadership recovery which are truth finding businesses. Truth is complex, based mostly on emotion rather than facts and for every individual, witness, victim, bystander, reporter, blogger, bloviator, bellyacher or perpetrator involved, the same set of facts and observations always yields different truths or sets of truths.
JAN 21, 2014 PROGRAM: The Confusing Often Contentious Nature of Truth Sherry Howe 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z
JAN 14, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Paul Weirtz
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Snow creates problems, and attendance was lower for this meeting as a result. Table conversations addressed holidays in warm places, and 2 hour commutes from Stillwater. It’s winter in Minnesota.

JAN 14, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Paul Weirtz Jonathan Strickland 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
Mark Your Carlendar!!
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Annual Minneapolis #9/Saint Paul #10 Joint Meeting

Plan to attend the joint meeting with the Minneapolis Rotary Club on Friday, February 21, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the anniversaries of our two clubs. The meeting will be held on the 50th floor of the IDS Center. Register online or call the Rotary office at 651 222-2028. 
REGISTER NOW: Mark Your Carlendar!! Sherry Howe 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z
JAN 14, 2014 PROGRAM:
The New Communications Revolution: How’d we get here and where are we going?
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Paul Weirtz, AT&T’s President for Minnesota, will talk about the revolution in communications technology that has moved consumers from “plain old telephone service” to new technologies and innovations.   We’ve all seen and experienced it.  Friends and family have gone wireless and are using new and innovative products and services that require faster and more advanced broadband networks. Consumers expect to use their smart phone to buy movie tickets online, get turn-by-turn directions, make restaurant reservations, teach their child multiplication, make flight arrangements and hundreds of other online applications and services.

JAN 14, 2014 PROGRAM:The New Communications Revolution: How’d we get here and where are we going? Sherry Howe 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z
NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION DAY (NID):
Polio Immunization Trip to India Feb 14 -25
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Since January 2011, there has been only ONE new confirmed case of polio in India.  In 2012, India was removed from the list of polio endemic countries.  We are getting remarkably close to eradicating polio globally.  Therefore, this might be one of the last opportunities we will have to organize a trip to India to participate in polio NID activities.  This trip offers you and the Rotarians in your club and District an extraordinary opportunity to have an experience of a life time.
NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION DAY (NID): Polio Immunization Trip to India Feb 14 -25 Sherry Howe 2014-01-07 00:00:00Z
JAN 7, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Steve Young
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The New Year brought a change to our regular weekly meeting schedule.  In response to member comments the meeting was shortened by 15 minutes.  The lunch buffet was available at 11:45 a.m.  President Jim called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. instead of 12:30 and the meeting adjourned at approximately 1 p.m. instead of 1:30.  Those in attendance seemed to appreciate the change.

JAN 7, 2014 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Steve Young Alfred P. Zdrazil 2014-01-07 00:00:00Z
JAN 7, 2014 PROGRAM:
The Caux Round Table and the Fight for Moral Capitalism
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Pope Francis has written and Apostolic Exhortation that, in part, questions the social justice of capitalism as social Darwinism; President Obama speaks out against economic inequality in the United States; Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Minnesota brought forth anger at the collapse of credit markets in 2008 and the resulting great recession; good jobs are not coming back; world wide growth is meager. Is capitalism to blame?

JAN 7, 2014 PROGRAM: The Caux Round Table and the Fight for Moral Capitalism Sherry Howe 2014-01-07 00:00:00Z
IN THE NEWS:
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy's Speech in Nagasaki
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U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy recently visited the Japanese city of Nagasaki and the Nagasaki Peace Park.  Kennedy laid a wreath commemorating the attack which helped prompt Japan's surrender in World War II.  In her speech she mentions Rotary and Saint Paul. 

IN THE NEWS:Ambassador Caroline Kennedy's Speech in Nagasaki Sherry Howe 2013-12-18 00:00:00Z
DEC 17, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Tom Barnes - Flag on the Play
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Being an National Football League official is much more than working 3 hours Sunday afternoon.  It involves preparation, rules study, conditioning, and much more.
DEC 17, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Tom Barnes - Flag on the Play Sherry Howe 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z
DEC 17, 2013 PROGRAM:
The Challenge of Being an NFL Official
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Tom Barnes, a retired NFL official will talk about what a typical week is like for an NFL official.  It is much more than working 3 hours Sunday afternoon.  It involves preparation, rules study, conditioning, and much more.  Also, how does an aspiring football official get to work in the NFL.  It is a very long road to get to the top.  
DEC 17, 2013 PROGRAM: The Challenge of Being an NFL Official Sherry Howe 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL:
Celebrating 35 Years of Rose Parade Participation

Image"Engage Rotary/Change Lives" is RI President Ron Burton's theme for 2013-2014.  The whimsical happy train reflects the feelings of Rotarians worldwide as the train is "This Close" to crossing the bridge to a polio free world.  "Make Dreams Come True" is the parade theme for 2014, Rotary float riders for this year have all been involved with making dreams come true!

This year marks the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee's 35th consecutive year of promoting Rotary International with an entry in the 125th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL: Celebrating 35 Years of Rose Parade Participation Sherry Howe 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z
DECEMBER 10, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
West Academic Publishing
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West Publishing began in Saint Paul in 1882.  Eventually a holding of the huge Thomson Reuters organization, West Academic Publishing was purchased from Thomson Reuters by Eureka Growth Capital in February 2013 with Chris Parton becoming President and CEO.  Mr. Parton presented his reasons for optimism about the future of West Academic and why he wanted it headquartered in downtown Saint Paul after the separation from its former corporate parent located in Eagan.
DECEMBER 10, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: West Academic Publishing Charles H. Standfuss 2013-12-10 00:00:00Z
BE A PART OF THE ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE TEAM TO:
Buenos Aires
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Join the next outbound Rotary Friendship Exchange team to District 4855 and see the province of Buenos Aires.   Potential dates are April 30-May 10, 2014. 
BE A PART OF THE ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE TEAM TO: Buenos Aires Sherry Howe 2013-12-10 00:00:00Z
HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE:
ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP
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Applicants are now being sought for the new global grant scholarship from Rotary District 5960.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE:ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP Sherry Howe 2013-12-10 00:00:00Z
DEC 10, 2013 PROGRAM:
West Academic Business
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Chris Parton, President  & CEO of West Academic, will be presenting on the history of West Academic, its relationship to West Publishing and Thomson Reuters, and the company’s recent move to downtown Saint Paul.
DEC 10, 2013 PROGRAM: West Academic Business Sherry Howe 2013-12-10 00:00:00Z
DEC 5, 2013 PROGRAM:
Rotary Holiday Party

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Saint Paul Rotary Holiday Party

"City Lights"
Thursday, December 5, 2013
6:00-9:30 p.m.
“Windows on Saint Paul”
high atop the Crowne Plaza Hotel 

DEC 5, 2013 PROGRAM: Rotary Holiday Party Sherry Howe 2013-12-05 00:00:00Z
HISTORY MINUTE:
Rotary during World War II
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In the late 1930’s and early 1940’s Rotary International was finding its very existence threatened in Europe and on the other side of the world in Asia.

As the war officially erupted, entire countries fell to German and Japanese forces.  It was recorded in the book “A Century of Service-The Story of Rotary International  - the Story of Rotary International” that 484 clubs and more than 16,000 Rotarians were wiped off the rolls of Rotary during this time.

In Europe, Rotary records were seized by the Gestapo, Rotarians were imprisoned, and in Warsaw 12 members of the local Rotary clubs were taken from a meeting and summarily executed.  Some Rotary clubs burned every record of membership.  After Germany invaded France, French Rotarians continued to meet secretly.  From that Book, “A Century of Service,” this story was told by the French Rotarians.  “One day we were having our club lunch when a German officer, a General Shippert, came into the private dining room where we were sitting.  The last mouthful of food stuck in our mouths as we thought he was coming to arrest us.  But he was a Rotarian and a past Governor from Germany and said he has come to pay his respects to International President Maurice Duperrey.  We were so relieved!”

As was the case in Europe, after the Japanese invaded China and other Pacific Rim countries, Rotary members in the Far East were imprisoned.  In areas of the world controlled by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, it was difficult to be a member of Rotary; however, Rotarians, where and when they could, stood up to the challenge and Rotary membership made a robust recovery after the end of the war.

        -From Birmingham Rotary “Grams”

HISTORY MINUTE: Rotary during World War II Sherry Howe 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z
NOV 26, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Don Ball, Coworking & Collaborative Space
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Don Ball, co-founder of CoCo, a place where independent workers, small businesses and corporate workgroups can gather to share ideas, team up on projects and get some work done, spoke about his company. 
NOV 26, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Don Ball, Coworking & Collaborative Space Jonathan Strickland 2013-11-26 00:00:00Z
YOUTH EXCHANGE:
Logan Regnier in Nagasaki

Our youth exchange student in Nagasaki sent the following message through Trip Lund....

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It's alright, everything here has been going smoothly. It's hard to sum up the things that I've done so far, there's been a lot.  I go to school 5 days a week.  I've explored a lot of the city.  Traveled with my host mom to the island of Ioujima near Nagasaki.  I went sailing.  Rode a gondola up to Mt. Inasa to see the night view of the city.  I am being tutored every Thursday in Japanese.  I study and read by myself at school.  I go to rotary meetings every Thursday.  I've given about 6 or 7 speeches at various events.  I met the mayor.  I attend rotary orientation sessions once a month.  I joined the mountain climbing club at my school.  I've been taking large amounts of pictures and videos.   Here is a link to my blog which has everything in more detail: loganregnier.blogspot.com.

Logan

YOUTH EXCHANGE: Logan Regnier in Nagasaki Sherry Howe 2013-11-20 00:00:00Z
NOV 19, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Club 10 Assembly
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Tuesday’s meeting, Serving Saint Paul and the World, was designed to help answer the question, “What is Rotary?” with reports by club and community service committee representatives.
NOV 19, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Club 10 Assembly Beth Naughton 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z
THANK YOU!!:
Terracon Foundation Donation
ImageThank you to Steve Gerber and the Terracon Foundation for the $2,500 grant for Camp RYLA.  Pictured at right is Steve presenting the check to President Jim Kosmo.
THANK YOU!!: Terracon Foundation Donation Sherry Howe 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z
NOV 19, 2013 PROGRAM:
Club Assembly
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As a Saint Paul Rotarian how many times have you been asked, “What is a Rotarian?”  I have been in Rotary since 1982 and at times I struggle for a good answer to that question; not because I don’t know what we do, but because we do so much that it is difficult to provide a concise, meaningful response.

NOV 19, 2013 PROGRAM: Club Assembly James S. Kosmo 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z
THANK YOU:
Minnesota Wild Donates to the Saint Paul Rotary Foundation

ImageThank you to the Minnesota Wild organization for their generous donation to the Saint Paul Rotary Foundation.  In addition to offering our members $90 Wild hockey tickets for a reduced price, they also donated $20 to our Foundation for each ticket sold.

Pictured (left to right):  Jonathan Strickland, Doug Hartford, Ed Coleman (peeking out), John Guthmann, Jim Kosmo, Kirk Kleckner, Dick Nicholson, Ed Cook and David Laird.

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THANK YOU: Minnesota Wild Donates to the Saint Paul Rotary Foundation Sherry Howe 2013-11-15 00:00:00Z
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
Congratulations John Brodrick and John Chandler

ImageCongratulations to John Brodrick who was re-elected to the Saint Paul School Board and to John Chandler who was elected to the school board in the West St. Paul/Mendota Heights/Eagan district.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS: Congratulations John Brodrick and John Chandler Sherry Howe 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z
NOV 12, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Richard Beeson, Chair, U of M Board of Regents
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On one of those “twelve days every century” when the day, month and year are sequential, Club 10 gathered at the gavel of JUDGE JOHN GUTHMANN, who was standing in for PRESIDENT JIM KOSMO.

NOV 12, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Richard Beeson, Chair, U of M Board of Regents John Andrews 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z
NOV 12, 2013 PROGRAM:
University of Minnesota:
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Driven to Discover The story of a 21st--‐century land grant university

The University of Minnesota is part of the national network of land-grant institutions, with a mission to address critical public issues through: Research and Discovery, Teaching and Learning, Outreach and Public Service.
NOV 12, 2013 PROGRAM:University of Minnesota: Sherry Howe 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z
Al Zdrazil on an endurance scooter ride across Egypt
Al Zdrazil has left Paris and is now in Egypt on a Cross country endurance scooter ride.  You can follow him at https://www.facebook.com/CrossEgyptChallenge.
Al Zdrazil on an endurance scooter ride across Egypt Sherry Howe 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z
TWIN CITIES ROTARACT:
Fundraiser for Mano-a-Mano

ImageThe Twin Cities Rotaract Club is excited to announce the start of it's annual Trees of Hope fundraiser!

We are providing holiday trees for your home, office, or office holiday party!  In exchange, we are asking for a donation to our club. Proceeds will go towards funding the Global Grant the Twin Cities Rotaract Club and the St. Paul Rotary are sponsoring to benefit Mano a Mano, an organization that does development projects in Bolivia. Dan Narr, the Executive Director of Mano a Mano, is a member of the Saint Paul Rotary.  

For questions or info about how to have trees delivered please email Sara Butwinick, the current president of the Twin Cities Rotaract, at sara.butwinick@gmail.com

TWIN CITIES ROTARACT:Fundraiser for Mano-a-Mano Sherry Howe 2013-11-06 00:00:00Z
NOV 5, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Paul Douglas
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Paul Douglas is a nationally respected meteorologist with 33 years of television and radio experience. A serial entrepreneur, Douglas is Senior Meteorologist for WeatherNation TV, a new, national 24/7 weather channel.
NOV 5, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Paul Douglas Joseph Beckman 2013-11-05 00:00:00Z
NOV 5, 2013 PROGRAM:
The Accidental Entrepreneur?
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Paul Douglas takes a look at some of his business-related hits and misses in recent years, and the concept of creative disruption. Every company wants to find a sustainable business model, yet long-term survival and success depends as much on innovation and reinvention as hard work and good intentions. Climate change is the largest environmental disruption we’ve ever faced, both a threat and an opportunity for resilience and reinvention. Douglas takes a look at weather trends in St. Paul and Minnesota, trying to connect the dots and understand the implications for future generations of Minnesotans.

NOV 5, 2013 PROGRAM: The Accidental Entrepreneur? Sherry Howe 2013-11-05 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
Rotary District Foundation Celebration

2013-2014 Theme

You are invited to attend the Rotary International District 5960
12th Foundation Celebration
Saturday, November 02, 2013

PROM CENTER
484 Inwood Avenue, Oakdale, Minnesota

6:00 Registration/Silent Auction/Fellowship (see below for Silent Auction Form)

7:00
Dinner

Greek Salad and  Fresh Sliced Breads
Chateau Top Sirloin Steak with a Red Wine Demi
Pecan Crusted Walleye with Truffle Butter
Pea Pods and Red Pepper Strips, Loaded Baked Potato with Sour Cream, Chives and Cheese
Vegetarian Dinner - Ravioli - Spinach with Alfredo Sauce and Sautéed
Chocolate Layer Cake or Vanilla Cheesecake with Berries

 8:00 Program Highlighting District and Global Grants
 YOUR FOUNDATION AND PEACE THROUGH SERVICE

ALL WELCOME - YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR INTERNATIONAL DRESS!
Foundation Alumni, Group Study Exchange Teams,
Global Grant Scholars and Peace Fellowship Scholars
Rotary and Rotaract members and guests
and anyone else who is interested in this annual fun celebration!
Silent Auction will be held with donations by clubs and individual to benefit The Rotary Foundation

$45.00 per person for Beef/Fish (Rotarians and Guests, Foundation Alumni)
$35 per person for Vegetarian (Rotarians and Guests, Foundation Alumni
$30 per person (Rotaractors and Guests)

Register on the District website:  www.rotary5960.org

REGISTER NOW:Rotary District Foundation Celebration Sherry Howe 2013-11-02 00:00:00Z
OCTOBER 29, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Ambassadors to Morrocco
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Well known Twin Cities lawyer Sam Kaplan was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009 to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco.  He recently completed three-and-one-half-years in service to the United States and the President and came to Club 10 to report on his experiences.  The bonus for those in attendance was the presence of co-reporter Sylvia Kaplan, Sam's spouse, who demonstrated the importance of the spouse/partner to the Ambassador in completing the assignment in a foreign land.
OCTOBER 29, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Ambassadors to Morrocco Charles H. Standfuss 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:
Congratulations Bob Garland
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ImageCongratulations to Bob Garland who had his book "Antics on Woodhouse Avenue" favorably reviewed in the Sunday, Pioneer Press. (See below)

Reviewed in the Sunday, October 27,2013 Pioneer Press by Mary Ann Grossman: "Antics on Woodhouse Avenue" by Bob Garland (Gabbrolandbooks, $14.95):

 "It's too bad the cover of this St. Paul author's sequel to "Woodhouse Avenue Follies" doesn't offer eye-catching artwork that would compel someone to pick up the novel. The charming, quirky series will appeal to those who appreciate understated adventure with a likable protagonist.  Humboldt Prior and his extended family live in an enclave off Summit Avenue, built by his ancestor who owned a leather business that hasn't operated for years.

The family lives off a large trust fund, and the men pretend to go to work. Beleaguered Humboldt is about the only conscientious one, and in this story, he has to do something about his cousins' insane -- and smelly -- scheme to buy old cow hides and reopen the leather works.  There's a charlatan who pretends to be a preacher and a hateful woman who's boss of TV anchor Penelope Rote. Penelope is sort of admired by Humboldt, but she scares him, too, because she keeps asking him to do stuff that takes him out of his bachelor comfort zone." http://www.twincities.com/life/ci_24380825/new-publisher-40-press-presents-six-its-minnesota

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:Congratulations Bob Garland Sherry Howe 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z
Joint Rotaract/Club 10 Networking Event

Club 10 and Summit Brewing will host the Twin Cities Rotaract Club for networking and conversation at Summit Brewing on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Fun. Casual. Relaxed. Kick back and enjoy some great Summit beer and some munchies.

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Joint Rotaract/Club 10 Networking Event Sherry Howe 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z
OCT 29, 2013 PROGRAM:
Protocol and Politics in Morocco, Minnesota Style
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Sam and Sylvia Kaplan returned to Minnesota in May after three and one-half years in Morocco, Sam as Ambassador, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, and Sylvia, as his partner in all things as far as the State Department protocol would allow. 

OCT 29, 2013 PROGRAM: Protocol and Politics in Morocco, Minnesota Style Sherry Howe 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z
FROM THE MAILBAG...

ImageHere are a few of the thank you letters we received from students at Farnsworth Elementary.

Saint Paul Rotary Foundation,

Thank you for the greatest gift you could give me.  This is my first dictionary ever.  It will help me be smarter by learning words and what they mean.

Dej

Dear Rotary,

Thank you for the dictionary.  I will only use it for work.  I will never let my dog eat it!

Love,
Juanyah

Dear Rotary Club,

Thank you for the dictionary.  We are gonna be using that a lot especially cause we are in 3rd grade and where gonna be reading chapter books.

(unsigned)

Dear Rotary Club,

Thank you for the dictionary that was great of that give us a cool dictionary.  I am going to use it forever to find word.  I will use it when I grow big.  I'm going to give it to someone like when I am super old and I will give it to a kid maybe.

From,
Cong

Dear Rotary Club,

I love my new dictionary.  I'll keep it forever and maybe give to my kid.  I love (it) as much as my blanket.  I'll keep it as my memory for my childhood.

From,
Athena

FROM THE MAILBAG... Sherry Howe 2013-10-24 00:00:00Z
OCT 22, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Tom Stinson
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Former state economist Tom Stinson says Minnesota’s long-term future depends on developing a skilled, energetic and educated workforce.
OCT 22, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Tom Stinson Stephen B. Young 2013-10-22 00:00:00Z
OCT 22, 2013 PROGRAM:
But What About Tomorrow? Minnesota and the New Economy
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The Great Recession has been over for more than four years and the economy is growing.  But we will not return to where we once were.  Recent economic and demographic events have changed the outlook for as far as we can see.  We are moving to a New Normal.  A number of forces are at work, but the most important is that we – both Minnesota and the nation – are getting older. 
OCT 22, 2013 PROGRAM: But What About Tomorrow? Minnesota and the New Economy Sherry Howe 2013-10-22 00:00:00Z
HELP SPREAD THE WORD:
Rotary Seeks Business/Professional People for Exchange With Sweden
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HELP SPREAD THE WORD: Rotary Seeks Business/Professional People for Exchange With Sweden Sherry Howe 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z
OCT 15, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
District Governor Gary Campbell
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Rotary District 5960 Governor Gary Campbell brought a message from Rotary International president Ron Burton to “Engage Rotary, Change Lives.”

OCT 15, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: District Governor Gary Campbell Sherry Howe 2013-10-15 00:00:00Z
OCT 15, 2013 PROGRAM:
Rotary District Governor Official Visit
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Rotary District 5960 Governor Gary Campbell has been a member of the Anoka Rotary for 10 years and has served as secretary, president and both vocational and club chairs. He has attended many training seminars, district conferences and 3 international conventions.

OCT 15, 2013 PROGRAM:Rotary District Governor Official Visit Sherry Howe 2013-10-15 00:00:00Z
A Rotarian in Paris
You can follow Al and Sally Zdrazil's adventures in Paris by following their blog - www.alandsallyparis.blogspot.com.
A Rotarian in Paris Sherry Howe 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z
OCT 8, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rotation Day Site Visits
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Rotation day is a departure from our regular meeting routine where members can tour and learn about the businesses of their fellow Rotarians.  There were three options:  Children’s Hospital (hosted by Jacob LaCroix); the Science Museum of Minnesota (hosted by Vicki Gee-Treft) and Xcel Energy High Bridge Plant (hosted by John Marshall).

OCT 8, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Rotation Day Site Visits Sherry Howe 2013-10-08 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
Fall Family Event
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Thursday, October 3
Pine Tree Apple Orchard

$16.00 for adults
$7.00 for children ages 2-17

Bring the children and grandchildren and enjoy a lovely fall afternoon at the Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake.

> 5:30 p.m. Hay ride and pumpkin picking
> 6:30 p.m. Picnic dinner & bonfire
> 7:30 p.m. Apple Cider and Apple Pie Dessert

Register online or by calling the Rotary office - 651 222-2028.

REGISTER NOW:Fall Family Event Sherry Howe 2013-10-03 00:00:00Z
OCT 1, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
An Introduction to 3D Printing
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Stratasys manufactures 3D printing equipment and materials that create physical objects directly from digital data. Its systems range from affordable desktop 3D printers to large, advanced 3D production systems, making 3D printing more accessible than ever.
OCT 1, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: An Introduction to 3D Printing Joseph Beckman 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
Rotary Night with the Minnesota Wild

ImageThe MN Wild  is excited to present St. Paul Rotary Night on Friday, November 15th at 7:00pm.  

Come help raise money while watching the Wild take on the Florida Panthers!  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 St. Paul Rotary Foundation. (These are actually $90 tickets for $65.)  In addition to the great ticket price, we invite everyone to attend an open skate before the game. 

We will have pre-game ice time for the Rotary club and ticket purchasers, from 1:00-3:30pm, with use of locker rooms.  This is a great opportunity to get a sneak peak of all the behind the scene action of a Wild game day.  A confirmation email will be sent with details and protocol sheet for the pre game ice to all participants prior to the event.

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
 

With any questions please contact Lindsay Weier at 651-312-3495 or lweier@wild.com

REGISTER NOW: Rotary Night with the Minnesota Wild Sherry Howe 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z
OCT 1, 2013 PROGRAM: An Introduction to 3D Printing
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There has been a lot in the news during the past 12 months about 3D Printing, what is it exactly?  What is all the hype about?  Jim Bartel, Vice President and General Manager of RedEye, a Stratasys Business, will provide an introduction to 3D Printing.

OCT 1, 2013 PROGRAM: An Introduction to 3D Printing Sherry Howe 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z
Wedding Congratulations
Congratulations to Michael-jon Pease and Christopher Taykalo on their September 29th marriage.  After a reception at their home, the couple honeymooned on the north shore.
Wedding Congratulations Sherry Howe 2013-09-29 00:00:00Z
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Health Insurance Decisions Under the Affordable Care Act
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Local insurance executive Chris Schneeman's family is in its fourth generation in the insurance business in Saint Paul.  He provided Club 10 with an overview of the decisions that employers are facing to deal with the changes coming with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  Although some analysts are concerned about the coming changes, Chris outlined opportunities as well.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Health Insurance Decisions Under the Affordable Care Act Charles H. Standfuss 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z
SEP 24, 2013 PROGRAM:
Ready, Set, Reform! Making Health Insurance Decisions in the Fast Lane
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Chris Schneeman's 25 Minute update will help bring Saint Paul employers past the rhetoric and into 2014 reality. REAL rates are just being revealed, and Schneeman will lay out rate comparisons to help you understand how to adapt your paradigm to the new environment, as well as provide information on a few ACA surprises. 
SEP 24, 2013 PROGRAM:Ready, Set, Reform! Making Health Insurance Decisions in the Fast Lane Sherry Howe 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Club 10 Dictionary Project

ImageThis will be the 8th year that The Rotary Club of Saint Paul is donating dictionaries to all of the third graders in the St. Paul Public Schools. This is approximately 3,000 students.  We need your help and you can participate in two different ways. 

1.  PASTE LABELS IN THE DICTIONARIES WHICH IDENTIFY ROTARY AS THE DONORS OF THE BOOKS

This takes place at two consecutive Thursday morning Fellowship Breakfasts on October 3 and 10 at 7:30 AM.  For reasons too complicated to explain here, they will be at a different venue than the Boy Scout Office.  John Chandler has very kindly offered his home for the handling of the dictionaries and we will meet there to label them. 

 

His home is in Mendota Heights, just across the I-35E bridge from St. Paul.  It is close and very easy to find.  It is on the Northwest corner of Park Place Drive and Wachtler, just north of Highway 13 and east of I-35E.

 

His address and my cell phone number if you get lost on those mornings are shown below.

803 Park Place Drive

Mendota Heights, MN  55118

651-216-5434 (Cell – Blake Davis)

2.   DELIVER DICTIONARIES TO SCHOOLS

This is not yet date specific, but between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15 you will be able to select from any options a date and time that work for you to deliver dictionaries directly to the third graders.  Ask those who have done it before.  I am sure they will all say that this is as much a benefit to the Rotarian as it is to the students who receive the books.  In the coming weeks, watch for the schedule of deliveries and join in the fun.

Thanks for your help – you will not regret it if you participate.

 

Blake Davis, Chair

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Club 10 Dictionary Project Blake S. Davis 2013-09-18 00:00:00Z
SEP 17, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Myles Shaver
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How has the Twin Cities come to be a home to so many Fortune 500 Countries?  Myles Shaver, Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, addressed that question.
SEP 17, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Myles Shaver John Andrews 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
Congratulations Nancy and Dick Nicholson
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At their annual Community Builder Celebration the Northern Star Council, BSA will be recognizing Dick and Nancy Nicholson as their 2013 Community Builder Award Recipients.

A reception honoring Dick and Nancy will take place Thursday, September 26, 5:15 p.m. on the Minnesota Centennial Showboat located at Harriet Island.  Everyone is invited!  To make a reservation please contact Jill Bastyr at jbastyr@nsbsa.org or 651 254-9145.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS: Congratulations Nancy and Dick Nicholson Sherry Howe 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z
APPLICANTS WANTED!:
ROTARY SEEKS BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE FOR EXCHANGE WITH SWEDEN

A once in a lifetime opportunity!  Too good to be true!  A life-changing learning experience!  These are phrases past participants have used to describe Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange program.

 

Group Study Exchange (GSE) is a unique educational experience that furthers international understanding by providing an opportunity for outstanding business and professional people to study another country, its people, its culture and its institutions.  Each GSE team visits a Rotary district in another country for four weeks.  Team members stay in the homes of Rotarians, if possible, and follow an itinerary of educational and cultural points of interest. Travel and living expenses are covered during the exchange by The Rotary Foundation, Rotarians and Rotary District 5960.

 

A Rotary District 5960 GSE team will visit Rotary District 2400 in Sweden, from May 2, 2014 – May 31, 2014.  The focus of the exchange will be public policy, public health and economic development. Rotary offers this opportunity to spend a month living with local Rotarians and seeing the country in a way few will ever experience.

 

The teams will consist of four non-Rotarian professional or business people and a Rotarian team leader.  Candidates must be engaged in a recognized business or profession on a full-time basis for at least the past two years.  Employers must give permission for the candidate to participate BEFORE the interview process.  Candidates must be between the ages of 25-45years and must live or work within the limits of Rotary District 5960 and its clubs (St Paul, southeastern and central MN, parts of western Wisconsin).  Applicants cannot be spouses or lineal descendants of current Rotary members.  Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America. All applications must be received in the club office by  October 20, 2013.  District level interviews will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013.  Applicants must be available all day, starting at 11:30 a.m. for interviews which will be held at the Northern Star Boy Scout Council’s Hulings Scout Service Center, 393 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota. 

 

GSE applications available for downloading at District 5960’s website under Foundation/GSE Info & Documents.  www.rotary5960.org.
APPLICANTS WANTED!: ROTARY SEEKS BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE FOR EXCHANGE WITH SWEDEN Sherry Howe 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z
13th Annual Rose Sale

Rotary Club of Saint Annual Rose Sale

High Quality Long-Stemmed Roses - $15.00 dz.

(The same roses sold by florists for $30.00-$40.00 per doz.)

Red Roses or Multi-Color Roses

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Proceeds to community service in Saint Paul:

· Rotary Youth Leadership Conference (Camp RYLA)

· Youth Mentoring Programs

· Education Day

· Rotary Youth Exchange Program

· Cleveland Circle Flower Gardens

 

Please call the Rotary office and let us know how many dozen roses you have sold.  Roses will be delivered on Thursday, September 26th.   The pick up location is Van Paper Company, 2107 Stewart Avenue, MN  55116.

13th Annual Rose Sale Sherry Howe 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z
SEP 17, 2013 PROGRAM:
Minn. and the Twin Cities as a Corporate Headquarters Cluster: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?
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It's widely known that the Twin Cities is currently home to 19 Fortune 500 firms and the prevalence of these headquarters is an important part of the business and broader community. How does this compare to the rest of the country and how has it changed over time? How has the Twin Cities come to be home to such a disproportionately high number of Fortune 500 firms in proportion to the population?

SEP 17, 2013 PROGRAM: Minn. and the Twin Cities as a Corporate Headquarters Cluster: What Do the Numbers Tell Us? Sherry Howe 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
Come Meet the Friendship Exchange Team
REGISTER NOW: Come Meet the Friendship Exchange Team Sherry Howe 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z
SEP 10, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Brad Rixmann, Pawn America CEO
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At just 24 years-old, Brad Rixmann decided to take on a very unique challenge. Inspired by his first visit to a local pawn shop, his entrepreneurial intuition told him he could “do it better.”

 

SEP 10, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Brad Rixmann, Pawn America CEO C. Michael-jon Pease 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z
SEP 10, 2013 PROGRAM:
Get More, Give More, Every Day
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Twin Cities’ entrepreneur Brad Rixmann is the founder, owner and CEO of the modern-day success story that is Pawn America. It all started back in 1990. While shopping for apartment furniture and electronics on a tight budget, Brad Rixmann, the President and CEO of Pawn America stopped into a local pawnshop.

SEP 10, 2013 PROGRAM: Get More, Give More, Every Day Sherry Howe 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z
ROTARY AROUND THE WORLD:
Rotary Approves $500,000 Emergency Grant for Somalia
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Rotary has approved a $500,000 Rapid Response grant to the World Health Organization (WHO) to address a recent polio outbreak in Somalia. The outbreak occurred in the Banadir region of Somalia, where a large number of children had not been vaccinated against polio due to inaccessibility. 

As of August 14, 110 cases of wild poliovirus have been reported in the Horn of Africa—100 cases in Somalia and 10 in Kenya. This is the first outbreak in Somalia since 2007 and in Kenya since 2011.

The Rotary grant will cover operational costs, including human resources, training, and transportation of health workers, aimed at immunizing children under 10 in all accessible areas of Somalia in August. 

To date, five vaccination campaigns have been held in Somalia, three in Kenya, two each in Ethiopia and Yemen, and one in Djibouti.  Additional campaigns are planned through the end of the year.  Drawing on lessons learned from previous polio outbreaks, the first vaccination campaign was carried out within a week after the first case was confirmed.

“Until polio transmission is interrupted in the endemic countries, outbreaks such as the one in Somalia are to be expected,” says Dr. Hamid Jafari, director of Polio Research and Operations at WHO. “So long as the budget for the new Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan is fully funded, we’re well-equipped to pursue endemic and outbreak priorities simultaneously.”

Rotary’s emergency funding for responses to polio outbreaks in Somalia and other countries has been critical to ensuring that immunization activities proceed without interruption, thereby minimizing the risk of the disease’s further international spread. 

ROTARY AROUND THE WORLD: Rotary Approves $500,000 Emergency Grant for Somalia Sherry Howe 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z
SEP 3, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Steve Nyhus
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President Jim Kosmo brought the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. on the first day back to school for many children in Saint Paul. 
SEP 3, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Steve Nyhus Sherry Howe 2013-09-03 00:00:00Z
CHECK IT OUT:
Club 10's bench at the Fair

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When you visit the State Fair, look for a blue bench on the sidewalk adjacent to  the grandstand.  The bench is across from the historic pictures of the old thrill shows at the grandstand.  The bench was donated by Al Zdrazil and Sally Mortenson.  The back of the bench says "St Paul Rotary."  The caption  on the  white card says "Rotarians believe in Service Above Self, Promoting Peace, Ethics, A Healthy World, Fun."

CHECK IT OUT: Club 10's bench at the Fair Sherry Howe 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z
AUGUST 27, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
An Update from the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
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Matt Kramer, President of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, provided insights into community and business developments in Saint Paul and the East Metro. With the Central Corridor/Green Line launch approaching in 2014, Matt had an interesting commentary on light rail developments in the southwestern suburbs and overall transportation planning in the metropolitan area.  The battle is joined!

AUGUST 27, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: An Update from the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Charles H. Standfuss 2013-08-27 00:00:00Z
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:
Roger Nielsen has a painting in the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit!
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ImageRoger Nielsen has a painting in the Minnesota State Fair!  Stop in at the Fine Arts Building while at the fair and see his work. 

Roger will also be a featured artist at the Fall Art Crawl in Saint Paul, October 4,5,6. 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS: Roger Nielsen has a painting in the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit! Sherry Howe 2013-08-27 00:00:00Z
AUG 27, 2013 PROGRAM:
Saint Paul – A work in progress or progress in work?
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Matt Kramer is President of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, the state’s oldest and largest local chamber.
AUG 27, 2013 PROGRAM: Saint Paul – A work in progress or progress in work? Sherry Howe 2013-08-27 00:00:00Z
YOUTH EXCHANGE:
Inbound/Outbound Students

ImageWe had two special guests at our August 20 meeting - Sam McVey (left) and Andres Garcia (right).

Sam is an exchange student sponsored by our club.  He will leave for France shortly for his exchange adventure. 

Andres is our inbound youth exchange student from Columbia.  He will be attending Central High School.  The McVeys will be his first host family.

YOUTH EXCHANGE: Inbound/Outbound Students Sherry Howe 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z
AUG 20, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
J.R. Martin

Vice‑President John Guthmann opened the meeting channeling Jimmy Kimmel, and apologized for bumping Matt Damon from a scheduled guest shot to lead the Club in a patriotic song.  Or maybe your Scribe hallucinated that. 

AUG 20, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:J.R. Martin Sherry Howe 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z
AUG 20, 2013 PROGRAM:
How is U.S. Trade and Economic Policy Bankrupting America?
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Our nation is in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The “root cause” of the U.S. economic crisis is destructive trade and economic policies. There is much rhetoric on all sides, but what are the non-partisan facts? How and why did this happen? What has been the impact? What can be done to fix this and rebuild the U.S. economy? Join author J. R. Martin for a non-partisan presentation and discussion exploring these questions.
AUG 20, 2013 PROGRAM:How is U.S. Trade and Economic Policy Bankrupting America? Sherry Howe 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z
AUG 13, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Bonnie Holub
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In the absence of President Jim Kosmo, who was on vacation, the meeting was called to order by Vice President John Guthmann.
AUG 13, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Bonnie Holub Stephen B. Young 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
ROTARY GOODWILL CONFERENCE
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For a hot time in Minnesota Lakes Country, join your fun loving friends for the Goodwill Weekend, September 13-14.  Winnipeg Rotary (established in 1910) is the club that made Rotary international.

The Goodwill Weekend (first held at Minneapolis in 1924) was moved to Winnipeg in 1925, and continued until 2012.  For 2013 Goodwill will gather Rotarians (and their friends) from Central Canada, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Kinston, North Carolina(!) at Detroit Lakes, MN.  Our hosts promise that the 88th meeting will continue the tradition of great fun, excellent food and outstanding hospitality.

Highlights (besides the new setting and summer weather) include great workshops (Nonviolent Peaceforce will show how civilians avoid violence, protect vulnerable groups and save lives.)  Add opportunities for golf, bicycling and fishing.  (Not a curling rink in sight!)  Celebrate Rotary International.  Be part of one of Rotary’s oldest traditions.  Register at “Peace and Goodwill Weekend.”  (http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?accountid=1304)

Fun with Rotarians, isn’t that why we joined?  You don’t have to be a Rotarian to do any of these things, but you must be present to win.  This year in Detroit Lakes!

REGISTER NOW:ROTARY GOODWILL CONFERENCE Sherry Howe 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z
AUG 13, 2013 PROGRAM:
Demystifying Social Media
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Bonnie Holub, of ArcLight, Inc. technology consulting will discuss social media.  She'll give examples of how she uses it in her business.  She'll provide examples of how Rotary members are participating in social media, and you will leave with concrete examples of how you can use these tools immediately to stay connected to your network, and let them know about your activities.

AUG 13, 2013 PROGRAM: Demystifying Social Media Sherry Howe 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
Congratulations Roger Nielsen!!!!

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS: Congratulations Roger Nielsen!!!! Sherry Howe 2013-08-09 00:00:00Z
AUG 6, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Marcia Ballinger
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President Jim Kosmo gaveled Club 10 Rotarians to order at 12:30 sharp – a sunny day with building humidity and rumors of a cold front on its way.

AUG 6, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Marcia Ballinger John Andrews 2013-08-06 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
End Polio Now!

ImageThrough a very special partnership with the Minnesota Lynx and Rotary District 5960, Rotary District 5950 is proud to offer a unique way to support Rotary International’s efforts to end polio. Join us 7 p.m. Saturday, September 14 at the Target Center for the Lynx’s final regular-season home game (against the Chicago Sky) as we promote Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. A portion of ticket sales will go to Rotary International to help end this horrible disease worldwide.


There are two ticket options: 

Rotary Friends and Family Arena Seating:  includes a lower level sideline ticket to the game and a meal deal (hot dog, chips & soda)

Rotary Youth and Exchange Student Tickets:  includes a lower level end/corner ticket to the game and a meal deal (hot dog, chips & soda)

Deadline to reserve tickets:  August 16

For more information contact: 
Tim Mulcrone, District PolioPlus Chair
(952) 239-1594

REGISTER NOW:End Polio Now! Sherry Howe 2013-08-06 00:00:00Z
JUL 30, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Marytina Lawrence
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President Jim Kosmo mentioned the arrival of autumn on this gray day and brought the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. There was apparently no collective memory of the Rice Park after hours Rotary event of July 23.

JUL 30, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Marytina Lawrence Jonathan Strickland 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z
JUL 30, 2013 PROGRAM:
Farming Today
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Bryan and Marytina Lawrence raise turf grass, alfalfa, corn and approximately 200 Hereford beef cattle on their 500-acre family farm near Princeton, Minnesota.

JUL 30, 2013 PROGRAM:Farming Today Sherry Howe 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z
JULY 23, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
The Press and Protected Information
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Dave Pyle, a veteran newsman with the Associated Press until eighteen months ago, ending a thirty-three year career with AP, addressed issues of free press, government secrecy and news reporting in the age of the internet.
JULY 23, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:The Press and Protected Information Charles H. Standfuss 2013-07-23 00:00:00Z
JUL 23, 2013 PROGRAM:
Did You Hear a Click?" The AP, White House Leaks and the NSA
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Dave Pyle worked for The Associated Press for 33 years before retiring in 2012. He held a number of positions in the news cooperative, starting as a reporter in Omaha  and finishing as bureau chief for Minnesota and Wisconsin the last 21 years.
JUL 23, 2013 PROGRAM:Did You Hear a Click?" The AP, White House Leaks and the NSA Sherry Howe 2013-07-23 00:00:00Z
JUL 16, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
CDR Tim (Oz) Oswalt
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Held “pool side” yet with the benefit of air conditioning, President Jim Kosmo opened the meeting on a July day so hot some were tempted  to wonder if “beach” would have been better than “business casual” meeting attire.  Things heated up the moment the opening bell was struck!

JUL 16, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: CDR Tim (Oz) Oswalt Joseph Beckman 2013-07-16 00:00:00Z
IN MEMORIAM:
Lt. Col. Mark Weber
IN MEMORIAM:Lt. Col. Mark Weber James S. Kosmo 2013-07-16 00:00:00Z
JUL 16, 2013 PROGRAM:
Being There Matters: How the Navy Protects America
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CDR Oswalt joined the Navy in October 1995, serving as a Radioman on USS CUSHING (DD985) in Pearl Harbor.  He was commissioned, as an Honors Graduate, in January 1997 and designated a Naval Aviator in July 1999.
JUL 16, 2013 PROGRAM:Being There Matters: How the Navy Protects America Sherry Howe 2013-07-16 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
Saint Paul Rotary Blood Drive
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Live a story. Give a story.  Donate blood.

This summer when you give blood you could give someone time to make their own stories - watching fireworks, having a picnic, rooting for the home team.  What if you could give someone a summer of stories?  With the Red Cross you can.

REGISTER NOW:Saint Paul Rotary Blood Drive Sherry Howe 2013-07-15 00:00:00Z
THE ORGIN OF THE:
Presidential Spouse's Pendant

ImageAt the 2013 Changing of the Guard event, Past President Dan McKeown’s wife, Heidi, presented the President’s Spouse Pendant to Shelley Kosmo, the wife of incoming President Jim Kosmo. This presentation continues a special and notable tradition of Rotary Club #10.

 

When he was being installed as Club President in 1981, Jerry Meigs realized that serving Rotary was a team effort; in particular, that he could not expect to be successful without the caring support of his wife Jean.

 

To recognize Jean’s contribution to Rotary for that year of his Presidency, Jerry decided to honor her with a special recognition of her spirit of Service Above Self.  In those days, Rotary was a men’s organization with no role for women. Jerry had a special pendant made for Jean and surprised her with a presentation during his Changing of the Guard ceremony.

 

A year later, Jean asked Jerry if he would mind her giving the pendant to another. A bit taken aback, Jerry said “Well, it’s yours.” Jean said she wanted to give it to the spouse of the next Club President to recognize her contributions to the club and her living by the Rotary spirit of service. And so a tradition was born thanks to Jerry and Jean Meigs. The pendant has been passed down ever since.  Several male Presidents have had copies of the pendant made to present to their wives in grateful appreciation of their support for Rotary.

 

ImageJean has since passed away and Jerry is overly modest in speaking about his role is this remarkable demonstration of Rotary’s Four-Way test of what we think and do, so I am writing down this important fact of our Club’s history.  In the case where we had women presidents, those women had the honor of wearing the pendant during their year.

THE ORGIN OF THE:Presidential Spouse's Pendant Stephen B. Young 2013-07-09 00:00:00Z
JUL 9, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Changing of the Guard
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Held on the good ship Betsey Northrup, the meeting was called to order by today’s MC Past President and immediate Past District Governor Joe Kovarik with a long toot on a whistle, indicating that we are moving ahead.  Greeters were Kathleen Riley and Sarah Kolar.

JUL 9, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Changing of the Guard Stephen B. Young 2013-07-09 00:00:00Z
PEACE THROUGH SERVICE:
Words & Music by Alex Cirillo, Jr.

ImageRefrain:

We sing of peace throughout the world
For those who strive to make it real,
Who dream the dreams of ages past
Who serve us all, the first and last 

In Rotary we find a way
To serve all those throughout the world
Who strive to grow and be at peace
With neighbors near and far...

In Rotary we toil and build
Communities of strength and belief
Who to their children can give hope
to dream all they will be...

In Rotary we believe the strength
Of service all around the world
Will bring the peace that's hungered for
In every person's dream...

PEACE THROUGH SERVICE:Words & Music by Alex Cirillo, Jr. Sherry Howe 2013-07-09 00:00:00Z
JUL 9, 2013 PROGRAM:
Changing of the Guard
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On July 9, the last meeting of our Rotary year, Dan McKeown will step down as President and Jim Kosmo will be installed as the 104th president of Club 10.  The meeting will take place on board the Betsy Northrop but the boat will not be leaving the dock.

JUL 9, 2013 PROGRAM:Changing of the Guard Sherry Howe 2013-07-09 00:00:00Z
JUNE 25, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Minnesota's Gettysburg Battle Flag Capture and Epilogue
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In the next two weeks, the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle for Gettysburg will be observed with reenactments and special ceremonies. Club 10 member, the Hon. John Guthmann, will be among the reenactors at our nation's Military Park to commemorate what happened there and the role the battle played in preserving the American Union.  Judge Guthmann brought the glory of the First Minnesota at Gettysburg to life with a thrilling account of the capture of the battle flag of the 28th Virginia Regiment by Union Private Marshall Sherman of Saint Paul and the State of Virginia's meritless post-war claims for the flag's return.
JUNE 25, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Minnesota's Gettysburg Battle Flag Capture and Epilogue Charles H. Standfuss 2013-06-25 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
Rotary Theatre Outing
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Join fellow Rotarian Andy Boss at Park Square Theatre.

ImageCurtain up at 2:00 p.m. - Sherlock Homes and the Adventures of the Suicide Club.

4:00 p.m. - Champagne reception and insiders glimpse of the finished designs for the new Andy Boss Trust Stage to be constructed at Park Square in 2014.

Show tickets are just $26.00 using the "WAB" code.
Call 651 291-7005 to reserve.

You may also join us at 4:00 p.m. for just the reception - compliments of Park Square Theatre
REGISTER NOW:Rotary Theatre Outing Sherry Howe 2013-06-19 00:00:00Z
JUN 18, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Lee Ehmke, CEO, Minnesota Zoo
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President-elect Jim Kosmo called Rotary Club 10 to order at 12:30 pm.  There was a cheerful crowd on a pleasant spring day, nearing the summer solstice.

JUN 18, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Lee Ehmke, CEO, Minnesota Zoo John Andrews 2013-06-18 00:00:00Z
JUN 18, 2013 PROGRAM:
The Minnesota Zoo Master Plan
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Since assuming the position of Director / CEO of the Minnesota Zoo in 2000, Lee Ehmke has advanced the Zoo as a leading Minnesota conservation, education and cultural institution.  Under his leadership the Zoo recently completed the “Heart of the Zoo” public/private fund-raising campaign, generating over $75 million in capital and operating support for the Zoo.

JUN 18, 2013 PROGRAM:The Minnesota Zoo Master Plan Sherry Howe 2013-06-18 00:00:00Z
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
Congratulations Jesse Bethke
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Jesse Bethke Gomez, vice president, university planning and advancement, is among the featured panel members at Diversity on the Bench: The Importance of the Call to Duty, a luncheon panel discussion on June 25, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at Lindquist and Vennum, 4200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis.

This event is presented by the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, Minnesota American Indian Bar Association and the Lavender Bar Association. Other panelists include Associate Justice Wilhelmina Wright, Minnesota Supreme Court; Judge Leonardo Castro, Ramsey County Court; and Judge David Piper, Hennepin County District Court. 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:Congratulations Jesse Bethke Sherry Howe 2013-06-17 00:00:00Z
JUN 11, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
John Rash, The Rash Report
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As the 2013 monsoon season continued to darken Minnesota skies President Dan McKeown shined the bright light of Rotary on the many accomplishments of his team of mighty volunteers at the conclusion of a very successful Rotary year.

JUN 11, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:John Rash, The Rash Report Sherry Howe 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z
JUN 11, 2013 PROGRAM:
A global tour of President Obama’s second term
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John Rash writes the Rash Report column, which explores the intersection of media, culture, society and politics.  On June 11th he will discuss expert consensus on some of the challenges and opportunities in foreign policy over the next four years.

JUN 11, 2013 PROGRAM:A global tour of President Obama’s second term Sherry Howe 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
Congratulations to...
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ImageDestination Marketing Association International has named thirty future leaders of the destination marketing industry.  One of them is Michael Hernandez – a new member of Club 10.

In its third year, DMAI’s 30 Under 30 program, sponsored by Searchwide, LLC, focuses on identifying and developing the talent of destination marketing professionals, aged 30 and under, through increased access to top-level networking and professional development.  “This group of individuals not only keeps destination marketing on the cutting-edge, but is the future of our industry,” commented Michael D. Gehrisch, President & CEO of DMAI. ”The 30 Under 30 program provides this key group with access to new knowledge and Imagetools that are necessary to further infuse innovation into their organization.”

 

Lt. Col. Mark Weber, his wife Kristin, and their three boys were interviewed by Barbara Walters on The View on June 5.  Mark was brought to Walters' attention by Retired General David Petreaus who told her she needed to meet this man.  Mark is the author of Tell My Sons which tells his inspirational story.  Mark was an Aide to General Petraeus in Iraq and was scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan before being diagnosed with stomach cancer. To watch the episode, go to the ABC website.

 

ImageDennis Boom was recently honored by the Minnesota Department Of Health for being a licensed funeral director for 50 years.

 

Congratulations Michael, Mark and Dennis!!!

 

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:Congratulations to... Sherry Howe 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z
JUN 4, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Fellowship Day
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Fellowship Day was held at the White Bear Yacht Club and began with lunch in their beautiful second floor Commodore room overlooking the lake.  
 
JUN 4, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Fellowship Day Sherry Howe 2013-06-04 00:00:00Z
MAY 28, 2013 PROGRAM:
How We Lead Matters
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Marilyn Carlson Nelson will share her experiences and perspectives from a life of leadership.  Her expanse of leadership experience combined with strong values provide an inspiring glimpse into the life of someone U.S News & World Report named one of ‘America’s Best Leaders.’   As the head of a global company to her role as wife, mother and grandmother, Marilyn explains why how we lead matters – perhaps more now than ever before.

MAY 28, 2013 PROGRAM: How We Lead Matters Sherry Howe 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z
MAY 21, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
David Kansas, American Public Media
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Minnesota Public Radio® is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, online and live audiences. With its three services — MPR News, Classical MPR and 89.3 The Current — operating a 43-station regional radio network and serving a regional population of 5 million people, MPR has 127,150 members and one million listeners each week.

MAY 21, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: David Kansas, American Public Media Joseph Beckman 2013-05-21 00:00:00Z
IN MEMORIAM:
Gage N. Colby (1923-2013)

ImageGage Colby was a native Saint Paulite, born in Saint Paul and raised on Iglehart Street in the “Pill Hill” neighborhood.  He attended St. Mark’s grade school, Mariah Sanford Junior High and was a graduate of Saint Paul’s Central High School.  Gage worked at Hove’s grocery, loved going to the Grandview movie theatre, sledding on the hills at Town & Country Club and thought the Prom Ballroom was terrific!  Additionally he was a member of the Saint Paul’s on the Hill Episcopalian Church’s Youth Group.

 

Following high school graduation, Gage continued his education at the University of Minnesota, joined the ROTC and earned a B.A. Degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery in six years before being sent to his first duty station.  His naval career began WWII at the U of M and included Duluth stations in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Brooklyn, NY, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Il, Port Lyautey, French Morocco as well as Chincoteague, VA, Norfolk, VA, Annapolis, MD, the Bureau of Medicine in Washington, DC, Andrews Air Force Base and then on to retirement from Great Lakes in 1970, returning to home base in Saint Paul in 1970.  While in the navy he was not only a dental officer, but served as a Judge on Court Martial Boards as well and acted in the capacity of Protestant Clergy while on board ship.  During his naval career he served on three vessels, but his favorite was the USS Oriskany of which he was a plank owner.

 

Upon his retirement from the Navy, Gage opened a private dental practice in the Hamm Building in Saint Paul and was an active member of the American Academy of General Dentistry and the Minnesota Academy of General Dentistry and the Minnesota Academy of General Dentistry.  Throughout his dental career gage volunteered many hours providing free dental care.

 

He joined the Rotary club of Saint Paul on April 8, 1980 and was a member of our club at the time of this death.  He was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. 

 

Gage was a volunteer lighthouse inspector for the Great Lakes region, a lifetime journal keeper and loved good food and good beer.  Also know as Gage N. Colby… the “N” stood for no middle name.

 

Gage is survived by his widow, Virginia (Ginny), two sons, two daughters and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

We request that this memorial resolution be read into the minutes of the Rotary Club of Saint Paul, and that a copy be sent to his family members.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Carolyn J. Brusseau, President 1994-95

Charles F. Field, President 1987-88

Richard S. Stockwell, President 1979-80

Robert W. Jones, DDS, President 1998-99

IN MEMORIAM: Gage N. Colby (1923-2013) Carolyn J. Brusseau 2013-05-21 00:00:00Z
MAY 21, 2013 PROGRAM:
APM|Minnesota Public Radio in a Rapidly Changing World
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Minnesota Public Radio® is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, online and live audiences. With its three services — MPR News, Classical MPR and 89.3 The Current — operating a 43-station regional radio network and serving a regional population of 5 million people, MPR has 127,150 members and one million listeners each week.
MAY 21, 2013 PROGRAM:APM|Minnesota Public Radio in a Rapidly Changing World Sherry Howe 2013-05-21 00:00:00Z
ANNOUNCING:
The 2013 Fall Fast for Hope Delegation to Nicaragua
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Have you always wanted to be part of a Rotary Delegation to a foreign country but don’t have the time to be part of a GSE Team?  The Fast for Hope Cultural Delegation to Nicaragua from September 14th thru September 23rd, 2013 could be the answer.

ANNOUNCING:The 2013 Fall Fast for Hope Delegation to Nicaragua Sherry Howe 2013-05-14 00:00:00Z
MAY 14, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Rotation Day Site Visits
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Instead of gathering at the Crowne Plaza at noon for our usual weekly meeting, members had the choice of learning about two Saint Paul businesses. 
MAY 14, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Rotation Day Site Visits Sherry Howe 2013-05-14 00:00:00Z
MAY 14, 2013 PROGRAM:
Rotation Day
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When Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905, meetings were held at the members’ place of business – rotating from member company to member company – hence the name “Rotary.”  For our club, Rotation Day is an event which brings us back to our “roots” and gives us the opportunity to gain new insights into the vocational challenges and business issues which are unique to our fellow Rotarians.

MAY 14, 2013 PROGRAM:Rotation Day Sherry Howe 2013-05-14 00:00:00Z
It's a Girl!
Congratulations Jacob LaCroix and his wife, Jennifer on the birth of daughter!!
It's a Girl! Sherry Howe 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
It's a Girl!!
ImageCongratulations to Jacob LaCroix and his wife, Jennifer, on the birth of a daughter.  Introducting Charlotte Cathering "Co Co" LaCroix!!! Born May 9, 2013, 7 lbs., 2:37 p.m. Mom and bay are happy and healthy.
It's a Girl!! Sherry Howe 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
MAY 7, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Education Day
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May 7th saw the Rotary Club of Saint Paul meeting supplemented with students from 12 Saint Paul middle schools as well as guidance counselors, teachers and parents.  $25 Target gift cards for each student nominee were distributed (paid for by member contributions to the Saint Paul Rotary Club Foundation) and lastly Kari Skildum was presented with the Saint Paul Rotary Teacher of the Year award.  

MAY 7, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW: Education Day Jonathan Strickland 2013-05-07 00:00:00Z
THANK YOU: Thank you for helping to feed 469 kids for a year
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On Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2013 the Rotary Club of St. Paul's Feed My Starving Children project resulted in the packing of 171,072 meals utilizing six packing shifts. This was year four of the club’s 1910-2010 Centennial celebration project and the cost of the meals was paid out of its Centennial Fund. THANKS to the donors.

THANK YOU: Thank you for helping to feed 469 kids for a year Sherry Howe 2013-04-30 00:00:00Z
APR 30, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Camp RYLA Redux
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Whatever cynic said, “Romance is dead” probably never attended Camp RYLA.  Proof in the pudding?  Early in Tuesday’s meeting, two time Adult Counselor George Xiong** introduced a young woman he met at Camp RYLA in 2008 (Shyan Thao) as his “new fiancé!”   A round of suitably enthusiastic applause ensued, followed shortly thereafter by a measurable surge of hormones from the 85 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards students joining us for lunch!

APR 30, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Camp RYLA Redux Joseph Beckman 2013-04-30 00:00:00Z
APRIL 23, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
The Mining of Northern Minnesota for A Greener Future
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Northern Minnesota has the metal resources necessary for a sustainable and "greener" future.  Club 10 learned where these resources are and why we all "love mining" from Vern Baker, President of Duluth Metals, a modern metals start-up that intends to mine in northern Minnesota in full compliance with all standards, regulations and laws.
APRIL 23, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:The Mining of Northern Minnesota for A Greener Future Charles H. Standfuss 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z
YOUTH EXCHANGE:
Update

ImageHannah Hellekson (2009-10 Japan) just spent spring break in Nagasaki.  She is currently attending Kansai Gadei University in Osaka.

 

While in Nagasaki Hannah stayed with her favorite host parents, attended a Rotary meeting, and visited the new peace statue with Rotarians.  She said that everyone in Nagasaki had two questions for her: 1) Do you have a boyfriend? and 2) Do you have a car?  She has a car.

 

While in Osaka Hannah has been able to spend lots of time with her best friend from Nagasaki, Hikaru.  Hikaru is attending a university in Kobe, which is about an hour train ride from where Hannah is attending school.  She also took a weekend trip to Hiroshima.

YOUTH EXCHANGE: Update John M. Chandler 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
Rotary Rally With the Minnesota Twins!
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Fellow Rotary Twins’ Fans!

 

Our Rotary District has teamed up with the Minnesota Twins to 1) promote Rotary and the good work we are doing in our communities and 2) to raise funds for PolioPlus to make sure we complete our mission to eradicate polio.  We have invited Districts 5950, 5970 and 6000 to join us for this exciting event.
 
What:                    Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros
 

Where:                  Target Field-Minneapolis  

Date:                      August 3, 2013  
Game Time:            6:10 P.M.  
Tickets Available:     100 Field Box Seats @ $50

                              900 Home View Seats @ $35

Goal:   to sell 1,000 tickets!
 
CLICK HERE to the information and registration page on District 5960 website.  Tickets may be ordered through ONLINE REGISTRATION with a credit card.  You will need the Account Name (future) and the Password (yourhands). 
You may also print the attached form and mail with a check. Order Deadline is July 2 and Tickets will be mailed after July 25 and more details for the day will be included.
 
Order early! Tickets will go fast. We hope to see you at the game with all of your Rotary pins and hats. Let's make this a Rotary day to remember.
 
Engage Rotary- Change Lives

 

Yours in Rotary Service,

 

Gary Campbell

District Governor Elect  5960

Gary8455@msn.com

REGISTER NOW:Rotary Rally With the Minnesota Twins! Sherry Howe 2013-04-16 00:00:00Z
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
Congratulations to Sarah Kolar
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Congratulations Sarah for the wonderful article in the Falcon Newsletter recently.  Check it out:   http://www2.uwrf.edu/falcon-features/1101/114FFfall2010kolar.pdf
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:Congratulations to Sarah Kolar Sherry Howe 2013-04-16 00:00:00Z
APR 9, 2013 PROGRAM: Our Energy Future: The Role of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
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The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) must assure that all Minnesotans have safe, adequate reliable energy at fair, reasonable rates.  Focusing on electric service, Chair Heydinger will describe some of the challenges presented by incorporating conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy into future planning, the development and operation of the regional transmission system, protecting the electric system from cyber attack, and the impact of change on customers’ rates.
APR 9, 2013 PROGRAM: Our Energy Future: The Role of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Sherry Howe 2013-04-09 00:00:00Z
APR 9, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Beverly Heydinger, Chair of the Public Utilities Commission
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The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) must assure that all Minnesotans have safe, adequate reliable energy at fair, reasonable rates.  Focusing on electric service, Chair Heydinger described some of the challenges presented by incorporating conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy into future planning, the development and operation of the regional transmission system, protecting the electric system from cyber attack, and the impact of change on customers’ rates.

APR 9, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Beverly Heydinger, Chair of the Public Utilities Commission Joseph Beckman 2013-04-09 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
Rotary District Conference

 

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Are YOU registered for the District Conference – April 19 & 20 at the Holiday Inn East in Saint Paul?  If not, now is the time to get it done!  Join District 5960 Rotarians to hear dynamic speakers with messages that are relevant to your work, to your personal life, to Rotary and to the world.  You’ll learn more about Rotary as we hear about initiatives at the international, district and club level.  You’ll have a chance to put service into practice as we pack meals for Feed My Starving Children.  You’ll gain fresh ideas for your club as you network with folks from clubs throughout our district.   You’ll connect – or reconnect! – with some of the best folks in the world … your fellow Rotarians! 

 

CLICK HERE for a glimpse at the conference schedule. … then click the link below and register today.  Remember – registration deadline is THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 14 at 5 pm.  See you there!!

 

www.rotary5960.org/registration

 

(You will need to enter the account name:  future

You will need to enter the password:  yourhands)

 

 We won't be having a meeting on Tuesday, April 16 and
encourage your attendance at the conference instead.

REGISTER NOW:Rotary District Conference Sherry Howe 2013-04-09 00:00:00Z
APR 2, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Saint Paul Preparatory High School Principal, Staff & Students
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Students come to Saint Paul Preparatory School to prepare for their futures while learning more about the world, and ultimately themselves.
APR 2, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Saint Paul Preparatory High School Principal, Staff & Students John Andrews 2013-04-02 00:00:00Z
MARCH 26, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Challenges and Opportunities of Living on a Human Dominated Planet
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The world has the healthiest, wealthiest, most creative population ever, according to Patrick Hamilton, Director of Global Change Initiatives at the Science Museum of Minnesota.  He laid out the challenge and opportunity to create, design, build, implement and realize the global future that we all want.
MARCH 26, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Challenges and Opportunities of Living on a Human Dominated Planet Charles H. Standfuss 2013-03-26 00:00:00Z
MAR 26, 2013 PROGRAM:
Future Earth
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What will Earth be like in 2050 with 9 billion people? No one knows. But as the healthiest, wealthiest, most educated and most connected population in Earth's history, we're in a good position to face the challenges ahead.  Join us in exploring Future Earth!
MAR 26, 2013 PROGRAM:Future Earth Sherry Howe 2013-03-26 00:00:00Z
APR 2, 2013 PROGRAM:
Small School, Big Horizons
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Dr. Charles Briscoe has been an educator for 38 years and a principal for 25 in both the public and private school systems. He is currently the principal of St. Paul Preparatory School, an international private college preparatory high school right here in downtown St. Paul. He will speak about the unique environment of St. Paul Prep and their mission to prepare students for success in a global society.
APR 2, 2013 PROGRAM:Small School, Big Horizons Sherry Howe 2013-03-26 00:00:00Z
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:
It's a Big Job!
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Just 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 2013-03-26 00:00:00Z
YOUTH EXCHANGE:
Host Families Needed for 24 Hour Exchange
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At 7:05 a.m. on Friday, June 28th, 39 students representing 20 countries will arrive at the train station in Saint Paul with their chaperones for a 24 hour stay.  They will depart on Saturday, June 29 at 7:50 a.m.  These students will have just completed one year as a Rotary exchange student in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah or Hawaii.  Before returning to their home countries they are taking a “round the country” train trip (kind of like our East Coast bus trip.)

We are looking for families to each host 2-4 students for this 24 hour period -- to give them sleeping accommodations, meals and to show them what summer in Minnesota is like. HOSTS DO NOT HAVE TO BE ROTARIANS.  Host family members 18 years or older must go through an online youth protection training class and agree to a criminal background check.

Please contact Sherry Howe in the Saint Paul Rotary office for more information or to volunteer. (Phone: 651 222-2028 or email: sherry@stpaulrotary.org.)

YOUTH EXCHANGE:Host Families Needed for 24 Hour Exchange Sherry Howe 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z
MEMBERSHIP ACTIONS:
Application for Active Membership
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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 April 30.

Michael Hernandez
Business: Visit Saint Paul Convention & Visitors Bureau
Position: Director of Member Services
Address: 175 W. Kellogg Boulevard, Suite 502, Saint Paul, MN  55102
Phone: 651 265-4906
Classification: Convention &  Visitors Bureau
Proposed by:  Ed Coleman
MEMBERSHIP ACTIONS:Application for Active Membership Sherry Howe 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z
MAR 19, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:
Dr. Ramaiah Muthyala
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Pharmaceutical and biotech companies are constantly researching and developing new medications to treat medical conditions, and new drugs come on the market frequently. People who have rare diseases or disorders, however, have not had as much research attention in past decades.
MAR 19, 2013 ROTARY IN REVIEW:Dr. Ramaiah Muthyala Malcolm McLean 2013-03-19 00:00:00Z
REGISTER NOW:
Be Part of Our 9 day Rotary Delegation to Nicaragua

Have you always wanted to be part of a Rotary Delegation to a foreign country but don’t have the time to be part of a GSE Team?  The Fast for Hope Cultural Delegation to Nicaragua from April 26th thru May 5th, 2013 could be the answer.

The Fast for Hope Steering Committee has just returned from Nicaragua with exciting news and two special reasons to join this delegation:

1.  As a result of our presence in Nicaragua, a new Rotary Club has been formed in Cuidad Sandino.  Cuidad Sandino is a very poor but vibrant community near Managua.  The club has encountered certain class issues in Nicaragua in getting chartered but with the help of our River Falls Club, which agreed to be their sponsor, they are now chartered by Rotary International and the Cultural Delegation will be attending their Charter Night.  There is no better way to show support for Rotary and support for a club that deeply believes in “Service Above Self” than to be part of the delegation and to attend their Charter Night.

2.  The community of El Corozo has accepted our invitation to be part of this initiative.  We are beginning the process of assisting the community in identifying their specific needs and the solutions.  The delegation will visit El Corozo and participate in the process.

In addition:

· You will learn about the culture and history of Nicaragua.
· You will meet some amazing people, who will welcome you.  These are people who live in extreme poverty, yet they live life with joy and happiness.
· Your life will be changed.
· This is one of a limited number of opportunities through our district to visit a developing country.

Deadline to register has been extended to Sunday, March 24th.

David P. Newman, District Chair
Office: 763-792-8975
dave@bancorgroup.com

REGISTER NOW:Be Part of Our 9 day Rotary Delegation to Nicaragua Sherry Howe 2013-03-19 00:00:00Z
MAR 19, 2013 PROGRAM:
I Am Not Alone -- Little Known Diseases
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For decades, Americans diagnosed with rare diseases had little hope. Drugs used to treat such conditions – known as “orphan drugs” – often never made it out of the lab as prioritization was put on drugs that would help conditions affecting millions. Then, in 1983, Congress passed the Orphan Drug Act in order to stimulate the development of new treatments for rare diseases. The move worked; since 1983 more than 350 new drugs have been developed.
MAR 19, 2013 PROGRAM:I Am Not Alone -- Little Known Diseases Sherry Howe 2013-03-19 00:00:00Z
It's a Boy!
Congratulations to Mary Ellen Reihsen and her husband Troy on the birth of a son Cole Edison Reihsen. Cole was born on Thursday, March 14 at 11:15 am weighing in at 7lbs, 9oz. 20.5" long. Mom and son are doing well.
It's a Boy! Sherry Howe 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z
MAR 12, 2013 PROGRAM:
Taxes and spending: what’s ahead for the U.S. and Minnesota?
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Taxes, spending, and the size of government are important issues at all levels of government.  In this talk, we’ll address three questions:

· What are the current and future challenges faced by the state and federal governments?
· What are the differences between the political challenges and the economic challenges (they are not the same!)
· How can individual citizens make sense of these issues and get involved in their solution?
MAR 12, 2013 PROGRAM:Taxes and spending: what’s ahead for the U.S. and Minnesota? Sherry Howe 2013-03-12 00:00:00Z
Join your Rotary friends for...

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Rotary After Hours
Thursday, March 28, 2013
5-7 p.m.

Hosted by Bill Collins at CAMP Bar
490 N Robert St St Paul, MN 55101
(Between 9th & 10th Sts in the Rossmor Building)

Enjoy drink specials and appetizers from Black Sheep Pizza and Sawatdee as you mingle with Rotary friends old and new. (HINT: This is a GREAT opportunity to socialize with new members and an easy invitation for your new member prospects!!)

CAMP is a cozy neighborhood bar and cabaret favored by the theatre and music crowds. Get out of work early for “an important Rotary meeting” and enjoy Rotary …. AFTER HOURS! 

All drinks $2 off from 5 – 6pm.  Complimentary appetizers from Sawatdee & Black Sheep Pizza Camp Bar  ( www.Camp-bar.net )  Street parking is free after 5pm.  There is also a surface pay lot directly across the street.

Join your Rotary friends for... Sherry Howe 2013-03-06 00:00:00Z
COACH KILL MEETS FORMER GOPHER GREAT:
Rotarian Ed Lechner

ImageLong-time Rotarian Ed Lechner chatted with Gopher Coach Jerry Kill following Tuesday's Rotary meeting.

Ed played for the Gophers in 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1943 and helped lead the Gophers to two National Championships.   He was a 210-pound tackle who played on both sides of the ball.  Ed blocked for All-American halfbacks George Franck and Bruce Smith, who also won the Heisman Trophy in 1941.

In 1941 in a showdown against nationally ranked Northwestern, the Gophers trailed 7-2 in the second half.  Ed broke through the line and blocked a Northwestern punt giving the Gophers the ball in Northwestern territory.  His block helped Minnesota secure an 8-7 win and also helped preserve an undefeated season. 

Ed signed a professional contract with the New York Giants in 1942 and played six games before he decided to go back to Minnesota to continue his studies in dentistry and be near his wife. A new rule allowed Lechner to play for the Gophers in 1943 while he was in medical school and he served as a team captain.

Ed suffered a knee injury in the third game of the 1943 season and then retired from football so he could concentrate on his dentistry degree. Late in 1943, he was commissioned by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt to serve in the Navy on the USS VICKSBURG during World War II. Dr. Lechner proudly served his fellow seamen and also helped identify war casualties through dental records.

COACH KILL MEETS FORMER GOPHER GREAT:Rotarian Ed Lechner Sherry Howe 2013-03-05 00:00:00Z
MAR 5, 2013 PROGRAM:
Minnesota Gopher Football
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Jerry Kill was named head coach of the University of Minnesota football program on December 7, 2010.  The Gophers were 3-9 in his first season at the helm in Mi