Barry ZeVan, the former television weatherman and Golden Valley Rotary Club Member, will present descriptions of the many facets of his extraordinary life, from television to show business to politics, all with gratitude for the blessings he’s had to have personal relationships with many of the world’s most influential people. All will be illustrated incorporating Rotary’s Four-Way Test, as does his autobiography. His autobiography, Barry ZeVan - My Life Among The Giants, A Memoir, subtitled Thank you, Jerry Stiller…for urging me to write this book, was endorsed by, among others, former Vice President Walter Mondale and former ABC-TV Anchorman, Sam Donaldson. Their endorsements on the back of Barry's book somewhat sum up the foundation of what Barry will relate to our St. Paul Downtown Rotary Club July 19th, as follows:
From Vice President Mondale - Barry ZeVan, The Weatherman, is the person we watched as a television personality with personality. His autobiography tells us there was far more to his life in addition to television weather forecasts and broadcasting. His life story is a compelling read with constant surprises on almost every page. I heartily recommend it to anyone who thinks they know about survival.
From Sam Donaldson – How can Barry ZeVan know so many famous people? Beats me, but he does and the stories he tells about them make fascinating reading.

In a world in which the Internet coexists with a world-wide web of communication and hostile actors in cyberspace, can an organization that serves millions of constituents still work through non-networked computers and hand-delivered reports yet deliver near real-time results in an environment under media scrutiny? Yes, it can! Joseph Mansky, Ramsey County Elections Manager, came to the Tuesday luncheon to tell Club 10 all about how it is done in today’s cyber world. Read more...

Joseph Mansky has been the Ramsey County elections manager since 2002. Prior to coming to Ramsey County, he was the manager of Governor Jesse Ventura’s redistricting commission. He also was a staff member in the Election Division of the Minnesota secretary of state’s office from 1984 to 1999, serving the last 11 years as state election director. 
Mansky was a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Election Integrity in 2011-2012 and served on the Pew Foundation Committee on Election Performance Measurement from 2010 to 2014. He previously served on the Federal Election Commission election advisory panel from 1998 to 2002.  

President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. about the good ship Jonathan Padelford for our annual club meeting on the mighty Mississippi. Original acoustic music was provided by Ben Rogue and Ed Coleman. Applause was offered to the weather gods for giving us such a perfect sailing day!

Rotary is Going to The River on 
June 5th & 7th
June 5th - Regular Meeting offsite on the Padelford (no registration needed)
Our next regular Tuesday noon meeting is June 5 aboard a Padelford Riverboat on the Mississippi River.  Boarding starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Harriet Island Dock.  The boat will be at the dock until about 12:15 p.m., take a short cruise up river and return by 1:15 p.m. 
There will be the usual brief meeting activities, but no speaker or serious program--this is a sightseeing cruise. There is no additional charge, this is your regular weekly meeting.  Rotarian Ed Coleman and friend will provide a little riverboat music, but there will be no gambling. FREE PARKING  Detailed Maps & Directions
June 7th - Margarita Cruise (register online)
Happy hour boarding at 5:00 p.m., Cruises 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Who says Rotarians don't know how to have fun!  Join the fun group for a Margarita Cruise Thursday, June 7.  Enjoy happy hour cruise while sipping 2 for 1 margaritas and snacking on complimentary taco bar consisting of: classic beef and pulled chicken tacos, sour cream, salsa, lettuce and cheese. A great way to wind down after a long day at the office!  A spectacular Jimmy Buffet medley assembled by that master of music, Douglas Bruce, will set everyone to singing and dancing.  It's all about having a great time, come join us.  Cost is $35 including tax & gratuities. Guests are welcome!  Please sign up at link below or contact Jodi.  PARKING IS FREE. Detailed Maps & Directions
There will be no Club meeting on May 29thThe next Club meeting will be June 5th on the Padelford. 

The Rotary Club of Saint Paul celebrates education at this Tuesday's meeting. Dr. Joe Gothard, Superintendent and Lisa Sayles-Adams, Assistant Superintendent K-8 and Middle Schools will be speaking.

Nick Altringer of Murray Middle School will receive our 2018 "Teacher of the Year" award for outstanding performance in K-12 education. 

We'll also honor students from fourteen middle schools with the "Rotation Forward Award." This program is designed to recognize students for a special effort or accomplishment they have made, not necessarily within the classroom or by academic performance.  Recipients have shown leadership in one or more of the following areas:

  • Outstanding citizenship or community service
  • Good attendance
  • Significant improvement in attitude, effort, achievement
  • Overcome a significant handicap
  • Special effort involving another student
  • Contributed in making our school a better place

A reminder, today's Club Meeting is at the Doubletree located at 411 Minnesota Street.

Our speaker is Gus Gaspardo, President of Padelford Packet Boat Co. Inc. and 2018 President of the Passenger Vessel Association

Join us for the Amazing Hondo presenting Magic with a Message. A storyteller, motivational speaker and leadership developer, the Amazing Hondo will use his magic to celebrate Rotary magic. 

Former Minneapolis Federal Reserve researcher, Art Rolnick will be speaking on early childhood development. The Governor wants to fund education for all pre-schoolers. Rolnick's thesis is that only about 30% of pre-schoolers need that support and he will be talking about how that would work. 

Today’s meeting was our annual gathering with the energetic high school leaders who have been at Camp RYLA all weekend. The room was abuzz with energy between the presentations of the “Ryalrians” and the hotel crew rushing to set up more tables – 24 in all – to get everyone seated. A great turn out!

President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

Fatima Cole (RYLA) led the National Anthem with Bob Jones on the keyboard.

Bonnie Taylor delivered the inspirational minute.

Our RYLA emcees for the afternoon were Bennet Oelkers and Jillian Seeger, who were naturals at the podium. They introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.

Many of their fellow Rylarians were in fashion mode, from fashionable skirts, to bow ties, suits and even a few pork pie hats. Ah youth!

Today’s greeters were Lloyd Stern and Cindy Shiely, both from US Bank. It was nice to see Sherry Howe, Intercontinental St Paul Riverfont, back at the registration table assisting Jodi for this big meeting.

Michael-jon Pease, Park Square Theatre, was your faithful scribe.

Next week’s program will be Art Rolnick, former Mpls Federal Reserve researcher, presenting on early childhood development and the Governor’s proposal to fund pre-school education.

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Rotary Club #10 ‒ Serving Saint Paul and the World

Welcome to Club 10

Rotary Club of Saint Paul

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
InterContinental Hotel
11 Kellogg Boulevard E
Saint Paul, MN  55101
United States
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Upcoming Speakers
Monique Hammond, Author
Jun 26, 2018
Hearing Loss
No Meeting - Holiday
Jul 03, 2018
Changing of the Guard
Jul 10, 2018
Dr. Lee
Jul 17, 2018
Jul 24, 2018