Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Out of the Shadows: End Human Trafficking in MN
Camp Bar
Apr 04, 2019 4:00 PM
Feed My Starving Children with RYLA Campers
Feed My Starving Children
Apr 14, 2019
8:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Rotary Happy Hour at Summit
Summit Brewing Co.
Apr 18, 2019 4:00 PM
Camp Bar Fellowship
Camp Bar
May 02, 2019 4:00 PM
Rotary Happy Hour at Summit
Summit Brewing Co.
May 16, 2019 4:00 PM
Apr 02, 2019
Apr 09, 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Apr 23, 2019
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Happy Birthday!
Member Birthdays
Brianna Vujovich
March 1
John Andrews
March 3
Marvin Anderson
March 5
David B. Laird, Jr.
March 8
Ed Coleman
March 13
Ronald P. Smith
March 17
Aaron Gjerde
March 23
Roger Nielsen
March 23
Pamela Chandler
March 30
Robert Hanle
March 30
MARCH 26 & 27, 2019 PROGRAM: Rotation Day (offsite)

A reminder, next week is Rotation Day and we will not have a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 26th.  Instead, please plan on joining fellow Rotations at one of the two “off-site” events below. For more information or to register, click on the link below for the location of your choice. Please pre-register, so hosts can plan accordingly.

Option 1

Rotation Day - Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
Noon – 1:15 PM

Join host and Club 10 Member Jason Bradshaw at their Celebration of Life Center in Stillwater for lunch and a tour. This location is their newest concept and where they see the future of funeral service as they help families Celebrate Life and bring healing. This location also houses their Green Cremation process, a new green and gentle form of cremation. Bradshaw was one of the first in the world to pioneer this technology and this location has been featured in TIME Magazine, the BBC, New York Times, and many other news outlets. This event is considered a regular meeting for guest fee and billing purposes.  Registration is limited to 35 participants

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Option 2

Spelling BEEr - Twin Cities Rotaract
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 
5:30 - 8:00 PM

Think you and your friends have what it takes to be the ultimate Spelling Bee Champions? Come join Twin Cities Rotaract for their annual fundraiser with a Spelling Bee at Summit Brewery! Teams of 1-4 will compete in a spelling throw down to crown the spelling champion while helping raise funds for American Refugee Committee! This event is considered a "make-up" meeting. If you attend, let Jodi and President John know so you can get the $12.50 make-up meeting credit on your member account. 

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What is Rotation Day?

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.


MARCH 19, 2019 ROTARY IN REVIEW:  Lisa Chesko, Rotaract
Today’s agenda was very full with new potential members, new member introductions, a board update and our speaker, Lisa Chesko, president of Twin Cities Rotaract.
President John Chandler called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. and the Club 10 Band (Jerry Faletti, Doug Hartford, Bill Given, Ed Coleman and Joe Kovarik, fronted by lead singer Susan O’Neil) led the club in a rousing rendition of George M Cohen’s “You’re a Grand Old Flag!” President John led the Four Way Test and Bob Cardinal offered inspirational minutes.
Thanks to our greeter, Paul Meekin, and to scribe Michael-jon Pease who also introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.
President’s Remarks
Rotary Club to watch: Club #8 of Tacoma, Washington.
Board updates:
  • The board has established a 60-day membership task force to explore new membership models
  • Due to schedules, upcoming board meetings are moved back a week to April 18 and May 16 (at noon, location TBD)
  • Speaker recognition gifts will now be made to Treehouse as part of our pledge to end trafficking in MN. Our long support of the Read with Me Program at the St Paul Public Library created great outcomes and we’re excited align our gifts with this new vital mission.
  • Grand Old Days Parade June 2. Please join the Rotary parade contingent by contacting Chad Roberts or Elyssa Weber.
Paul Harris Fellows
Brianna Vujovich* recognized three of our new Paul Harris fellows (in honor of gifts made to the Rotary International Foundation totaling $1,000 per person). These fellows earned their points during November Foundation month by making their first donations and being matched by other club members as part of our wonderful “live auction event.”
Honored today were:
  • New Member Marvin Anderson
  • Dr. Meaghan Johansen
  • Jim Hart (getting a multi-stone pin to recognize his 5+ Paul Harris fellowships)
* (President John got that pronunciation correct multiple times today! Way to go!)
New Member Introductions
  • Michael-jon Pease introduced B Kyle, the dynamic President and CEO of the St Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and veteran US Army Officer
  • Bill Collins introduced John Smith, the new Director of Sales for the Chamber with 14+ years of experience in sales, management and relationship building
  • Jim Hart introduced Marvin Anderson, the visionary behind the new Rondo Center for Diverse Expression
Program: Lisa Chesko, President, Twin Cities Rotaract “Where Service Above Self Meets Reality”
Lisa works at 3M and first go acquainted with Rotary when her brother was a youth exchange student, which prompted Lisa to do youth exchange as well.
Rotaract is a Rotary group for young professionals that meets twice a month and has a modest annual membership fee to encourage participation. Their tagline is “Connect. Develop. Serve.”
Rotex is the college Rotary program that often drives membership to Rotaract clubs or directly to Rotary.
The Rotaract name comes from “Rotary in Action” and this club is dedicated to service! Every year they partner with a nonprofit on a signature volunteer/fundraising project. Successful annual partnerships include:
  • American Refugee Committee (2018-2019) – starting a Rotaract club in a refugee camp
  • Books for Africa (2017-2018)
  • Neighborhood House (2016-2017)
  • Northside Achievement Zone (2015-2016)
Rotaract has 10,904 clubs and 250,792 members world wide (fast-growing in Europe and India).
The Twin Cities club has already logged 152 service hours in the past 7 months and accomplished more than 350 service projects.
Why do some younger Rotarians choose Rotaract? It’s a space designed for young people’s schedules, budgets and lifestyles – it simply works best for some.
Rotaract and Rotary support each other by co-sponsoring events, inviting each other to their own events to build fellowship and networks, and through monetary sponsorships. TC Rotaract has cash sponsorships for their service projects in the $50+ range so it is easy to make an impact with projects like supplying laundry supplies to those getting food stamps (which don’t cover these basic life necessities).
And please join Rotaract for their signature fundraiser on March 27, the Spelling BEEr at Summit Brewing company. Come and watch the spelling teams compete, or gather four friends and make your own team to win spelling domination!
Remember there is no meeting April 30 so that we can all attend St Paul Sunrise Club’s Community Forum on Thursday, May 2 from 7:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. at the Town and Country Club. The topic is climate science. Register here.
Please register for these great upcoming opportunities:
                Rotary Happy Hour at Summit, 4 p.m. March 21 (member orientation at 3:15)
                Rotation Day, Bradshaw Funderal Homes, March 26 (offsite meeting)
Beer Stock Exchange at Camp Bar, 4 p.m., April 4 (with a special program Out of the Shadows: End Trafficking in Minnesota)
Please note that our Regular Rotary meeting on April 9 will be held at 317 on Rice Park (the old MN Club next to the Ordway)
Respectfully submitted,
Michael-jon Pease, President Elect
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 10 days following publication of the name, the prospective member shall be considered to be elected to membership.

Name: Jeni Zewiske
Title: Sales/Framers
Organization: Master Framers
Classification: Manufacturing-Picture Frames
Name: Cary Felbab
Title:  Second Vice President Retail Technology
Organization: Securian
Classification: Insurance - Technology

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