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Events & Programs
Club 10 Lunch Program: Susan Kimberly
InterContinental (11 E. Kellogg Blvd)
Feb 07, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Summit Happy Hour and New Member Orientation
Summit Brewing Co.
Feb 20, 2020 4:30 PM
Bus - Joint Meeting with Minneapolis #9
Feb 25, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Joint Meeting with Minneapolis #9
The Minneapolis Club
Feb 25, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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Happy Birthday!
Member Birthdays
Yvonne Ekdahl
February 8
Shari Clifford
February 11
Jim Pearson
February 12
Scott Howard
February 21
Elwood Jangaba Jr.
February 22
Michael-jon Pease
February 24
JANUARY 28, 2020 ROTARY IN REVIEW:  Winter Carnival

It was a royal day to be a Rotarian on Monday, January 28, 2020. Our Club was graced with the 2020 St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family. As Rotarians and guests arrived, Rotarian Christian Weinhagen greeted everyone.

President Michael-jon Pease rang the bell and called our meeting to order at 12:15 pm.

Former St. Paul Winter Carnival Wind Jason Dekeuster provided an inspirational minute and led the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Former King Boreas and Club President-elect Jason Bradshaw introduced visiting Rotarians, guests and our youth exchange students.









The Royal Family and Senior Court were introduced by former Prime Minister Rotarian Jay Pfaender. Jay mentioned that our Club has been hosting Royal Families since the 1950s. Our Club has been active with St. Paul Winter Carnival for many years with 8 King Boreas, 8 Prime Ministers, 5 Winds, and 2 Fire Kings coming from our Club. We have former Heritage Foundation Board Members and a Past Executive Director active in our Club today.

For the first time in history, the St. Paul Winter Carnival Senior Royalty was on hand and introduced by our very own Sergeant of Arms and Senior Prime Minister Sherry Howe. Sherry was in her element wearing her Sergeant of Arms Badge along with her Crown and Sash. Luckily for club members, she was in great spirits and decided not to fine our members however, her phone did go off during the meeting so we expect her to pony up some cash since it is fair to all concerned.

The Royal Family was introduced as the Club sang the Winter Carnival March. The Club was entertained by a song led by Klondike Kate Shelley Pabst. When the Club sang Happy Birthday to honor our January birthdays, it was evident that Klondike Kate truly had the best voice in the house.

King Boreas Darrin Johnson knighted our Club President and three youth exchange students in attendance.

Senior Royalty Prime Minister Sherry Howe had a good run of happy dollars from Club members and guests.

Club Updates included Inspiration Lounge on February 6 with Gerone Hamilton. Our February 11 Signature Luncheon will have former Deputy Mayor Susan Kimberly as our keynote speaker.

Susan created a play “From Superman to Lois Lane” that will be held at the History Theatre on February 27. She will be discussing this upcoming show. On February 20, please attend Summit Brewery Fellowship and New Member Orientation. Mark your calendars for our joint Club meeting with Minneapolis Club #9 for February 25 with the new University of Minnesota President Joan Gabler as our program speaker. A charter bus is being organized for the meeting so stay tuned for more details.

Indeed it was a fun club meeting by all.




Minutes taken by Dave Dominick, Club Treasurer

FEBRUARY 11, 2020 PROGRAM: Susan Kimberly
In Saint Paul, Minnesota, Susan Kimberly is the former practically everything.  She has served as:The President of the Saint Paul City Council, Chair of the St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Assistant to Mayor George Latimer, Member of the Metropolitan Waste Control Commission, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff for Mayor Norm Coleman, Deputy State Director for U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, Director of the Saint Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development, Interim President of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. She is also a pioneer as the first transgender woman to serve as Deputy Mayor of a major American City. Now she has become a playwright and her memory play “Superman Becomes Lois Lane” plays at the Herstory (a/k/a History Theatre) February 8 and runs through March 1. Susan will share her amazing journey with the passion and humor that have been the hallmarks of her career.
    FEBRUARY 25, 2020 PROGRAM: Joan Gabel

    RSVP today for the Joint Meeting with Minneapolis #9. We’ll meet at our usual time (Tuesday, Noon), but at the historic Minneapolis Club for our annual networking meeting with Minneapolis Rotary Club 9.  Guests are welcome!

    Our speaker will be Joan T.A. Gabel, the 17th President of the University of Minnesota and the first woman in the University's 167-year history to hold its highest office.

    Gabel came to the U of M from the University of South Carolina where she had been the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. Before becoming South Carolina’s chief academic officer, Gabel had served as dean of the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business for five years. Earlier positions at Florida State University and Georgia State University included Gabel holding distinguished chairs, serving as department director and earning accolades as a faculty member. She also was editor in chief of the American Business Law Journal. Before her work in higher education, Gabel was an attorney. She earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Haverford College (Pa.) and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia.

    You can park at the Minneapolis Club. When you enter their ramp let the attendant know that you are with Rotary. You pay them $5 cash and do not need to take a ticket. Minneapolis Rotary has discount parking passes for the 333 South 7th Street ramp available when you check in for the meeting. This ramp is one block from the Minneapolis Club. Hourly discounted rates are approximately $5. There are also metered on-street parking spaces which accept cash and credit cards and there are several parking ramps near the Club.

    The Joint Meeting replaces one of Club 10's Signature Lunch Programs for February. The Guest Lunch Fee is $25. 

      MEMBERSHIP ACTION:Application for Active Membership

      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 5 days following publication of the name, the prospective member shall be considered to be elected to membership.

      Corporate Member 
      Name: Carol Wiessner
      Title: Customer Service Representative/ Agent
      Organization: Wiessner Agency
      Proposed by: Grant Wiessner
      Classification: Insurance-Business-Home-Auto 


      Individual Member 
      Name: David Clutter
      Title: Development Advisor
      Organization: Union Gospel Mission
      Proposed by: Josh Windham
      Classification: Union Gospel Mission

      Name: Andrea Mirenda
      Title: Senior Executive Director, Owner 
      Organization: Heart of Dance
      Proposed by: Lindsay Moser
      Classification: Non-Profit Organization

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