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.


Camp RYLA participants will lead the meeting and share their camp experiences. Friends, family and guests are welcome. The lunch fee for visitors is $25.00.  Reminder, we are meeting at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront (11 E Kellogg Blvd).

Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a five-day camp which strengthens leadership skills and capabilities of high school students through physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual challenges.  There is an emphasis on problem solving, teamwork, and interaction with other outstanding students and volunteer counselors and presenters. 


“America the Beautiful” rang out as Dick Nicholson led the April 17th St. Paul Rotary Meeting’s opening song.  President Jerry Faletti welcomed everyone to the 41st meeting of the year.  Michael-Jon Pease shared timely passages from the production of “Diary of Anne Frank” in recognition of Ending Genocide Month in Minnesota.  Diary of Anne Frank is an annual tradition at St. Paul’s Park Square Theater, which is the longest running playhouse in Minnesota.
Thank you to meeting volunteers:  Dick Nicholson, Piano Player; Doug Hartford, Song Leader; Laurie Murphy, Introducing Guests; and new members Tally Venjohn and Shari Clifford were Greeters. Also, special thanks to Todd Nicholson for coordinating volunteers each week.
St. Paul Urban Tennis is a 26-year-old nonprofit based on the East Side with a citywide reach. We use tennis to teach life skills and physically engage approximately 2,000 youth ages 5-18 each year in neighborhoods throughout St. Paul in the summer. Throughout the year, we work intensely with 60 extraordinary high school students through our SPUT Warrior Leadership Academy. Our mission is to strengthen our community by educating and empowering youth to realize their full potential.
Rotarians felt a new level of energy upon arrival at the DoubleTree Hilton.  The new mayor in town was on the scene. The honorable Melvin Carter, 46th mayor of Saint Paul, shared his vision for our capital city at the Rotary Club #10 Noon meeting.  From the start, Carter demonstrated deft humor as he played to the packed room and even “marched’ up to the speaker’s table as Rotarians sung “When the Mayor Comes Marching In.”   Song leader, Susan O’Neil, St. Paul Fire Foundation, kept us on key with the help of Doug Hartford on piano and Ed Coleman on drums.  Club President Jerry Faletti, Lethert Skwira Schultz & Co., added just the right accent by chiming the meeting bell on the refrain.
Following our inspirational minute delivered by Nancy Brady from Neighborhood House and introductions of visiting Rotarians and the many guests by Bob Cardinal, Calhoun Companies, Club President-Elect Trixie Golberg, Triumph Electric, introduced Mayor Melvin Carter.
Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter will be speaking at our next Club Meeting. Reminder, we are offsite at the Doubletree (411 Minnesota Street).
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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
Education Day
May 22, 2018
No Meeting - Holiday
May 29, 2018
Padelford Outing
Jun 05, 2018
(offsite on Jonathan Padelford)