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Upcoming Events
Rotary Race Day
Canterbury Park: Silks Party Area
Aug 10, 2018 5:30 PM
Past Presidents Dinner 2018
Pool & Yacht Club
Aug 30, 2018 5:30 PM
Aug 14, 2018
(offsite at Doubletree, 411 Minnesota Street)
Aug 21, 2018
Aug 28, 2018
Sep 04, 2018
Sep 11, 2018
Sep 18, 2018
(offsite at Doubletree, 411 Minnesota Street)
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Member Birthdays
Michael A. O'Halloran
August 3
John M. Chandler
August 7
Nancy W. McKillips
August 8
Pat Brault
August 14
Bo Aylin, III
August 15
Joseph J. Kovarik
August 16
Henning Schulze-Lauen
August 21
Christian Weinhagen
August 22
Michael Kuenster
August 22
Robert Garland
August 25
Valdi Stefanson
August 28
Dave Dominick
August 31

Reminder, the August 7th meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (411 Minnesota Street).  Below is a link to parking resources nearby.



AUGUST 7, 2018 PROGRAM: Natchez Trace and Meriwether Lewis
Andra Watkins, New York Times bestselling author and speaker presents “Natchez Trace and Meriwether Lewis.” Hear why and how Meriwether Lewis died on the Natchez Trace (trail) following the successful Corps of Discovery adventure.
She's also a highly decorated Rotarian. Andra is a Past President of the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is Past District Communications Chair for District 7770-Eastern South Carolina, a two-time Rotarian of the Year, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a past Paul Harris Society member and recipient of her District’s Distinguished Service Award.
JULY 31, 2018 ROTARY IN REVIEW:  Mick Sterling
President John Chandler opened up the meeting. We had Jerry Faletti (on guitar), Joe Kovarik (on ukulele), and Ed Coleman (on the bongos) played when the Saints Go Marching In. Susan O’Neil led us in song with her beautiful voice!!!  Ken Schaefer introduced guests and Rotarians.  There was one guest Rotarian from the Chanhassen Club. He told us about Erick Elsea who is paddling a canoe down the Mississippi River to raise money for Shelter Box Disaster Relief Victims.  There was a Mississippi Bad Weather Bash for him that evening at Bad Weather Brewery.  Al Zdrazil gave the Inspirational Minute and Laurie Murphy was Scribe.  Jay Pfaender reported on the next two speakers. Jay also introduced the speaker for today.  Don’t forget to attend the Thursday evening event at the Flat Earth Brewing Company and the Park Square Theatre’s Rotary Night Aug 2.
Mick Sterling, a Minnesota musician, was our guest speaker today and he spoke about the 30 Day Foundation, which he started. The 30 Day Foundation offers up to $1500 of one time help to any Minnesotan who needs it. It works like this: you email the foundation with your request and they respond within 30 days. Their average is usually within 72 hours.  We found out that people can be really afraid to ask for help, but these one time grants can help them with a difficult situation before it snowballs causing additional hardship. They usually need rent, phone bills paid, etc.  Mick is a take charge kind of fellow. He has set up and run a lot of events: St Joseph’s Home for Children, Camp Heartland for Aids patients, Milwaukee’s Heart and Soul Event. He wrote a book and made a film of their band playing at Bunkers.
Respectfully submitted,






Laurie Murphy


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