Visitors Welcome!
We meet each Wednesday from 11:45am-1:00pm
Wayzata Country Club
200 Wayzata Blvd West
Wayzata, MN
Weekly Speakers
Steve Hance
Dec 19, 2018
Paul Boettner, Host
No Meeting
Dec 26, 2018
No Meeting
Rotary Community Grants Awards
Jan 02, 2019
Kelly Sater, Host
Jan 09, 2019
Chris Pierson, Host
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Steve Hance - Guest
Paul Boettner - Host

Wayzata Rotary looks forward to welcoming ex-member, Steve Hance back to visit and give us an overview of his new business venture, Number Twelve Cider.  (Note, meeting will be in the main ballroom this week.)

"Our story began decades ago with two young boys spending their summer afternoons stealing apples from neighbors’ trees. What started as a common rebellious bond turned into a lifelong friendship and shared passion for our cider makers and founders, Steve Hance and Colin Post.

Today, we’re bringing a fresh cider experience to the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Our new cider house–Minnesota’s largest–offers up to sixteen lines of distinctive ciders, made using centuries-old techniques and served in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. We look forward to serving you in our new home and reinventing cider traditions together."  Number Twelve Cider

Steve is also hosting a happy hour for member at 5:30 on Wednesday night! - 614 N 5th Street Minneapolis, MN 55411

Wayzata Rotary Awarded $1,000
Kelly Sater, our Community Grants committee head and President Elect, applied for a community grant through Old National Bank on behalf of WRC.  The club was informed on October 15 that the grant application was successful and WRC now has an extra $1,000 to redistribute to the community.

Thank you Hope Schroeppel for the lead on the opportunity, and thank you Kelly Sater for taking the time to apply for the club!

Irene Kelly - District Governor 5950 - Guest
Hope Schroeppel - Host
"Be the Inspiration" is the 2018-2019 Rotary Year theme.  RI President, Barry Rassin, urges all Rotarians to create a stronger organization by inspiring young people and by spreading the word in their communities about the work Rotary does.
Working from this theme, Irene is focusing on her own recipe to define her Rotary Role: Preparation, Ingredients, Yield, and Time.  She hopes to reach a membership goal of 50.3% female and diverse members and shared that District 5950 has a strong anti-sex trafficking coalition in the district.  To date there are 70 members in the district and she invited members of Wayzata Rotary to join in this important initiative.
She also is working on how to invite people in our community to interact with Rotarians.  There is a new program called Rotary Community Corp.  A Rotary Community Corps is a group of people who share our commitment to changing the world through service projects. Rotary Community Corps members plan and carry out projects in their communities and support local Rotary If you would like to know more about this program, please click here.
Did you know that our district is in the top 10 GLOBALLY?  This is a pretty spectacular feat and she hopes to continue the engagement and momentum in our district by challenging Rotarians to come up with 3-5 international projects that are more engaging for members and less of a fundraising endeavor.  If working on international projects interest you, be sure to explore the Rotary International website and the District 5950 website for inspiration and opportunities.

Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad (Ret.) - Guest
Angela Bernhard - Host

General Schulstad gave a talk about the importance of National Defense and shared with us several ways that we can help support Veterans.  Wayzata Rotarians were proud to host 12 vets, with one from WWII!!
Back to WWII, General Schulstad reminded us that that war was about our survival as a free and democratic national, not a political war.  At that time, 12% of the population was serving and wearing a uniform, where today only .5% of the population is.  He talked about the National Guard and how it is under the control of each state's Governor and how it can be called up for Federal use.  Many men and women join the guard so they can take advantage of high level training but work in the private sector where income is higher.  
Smart technology and cyber security are top concerns and focuses in today's national defence and it is imperative to get more people with high level training into the armed services.  General Schulstad reminded us that all current people serving in the military are volunteers - they are keeping our country safe and we need to thank them!  Below are 3 organizations that directly help vets from Minnesota.  
ESGR:  Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve:  ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. Learn more.
MN Military Family Foundation:  The mission of the Minnesota Military Family Foundation is to provide timely financial assistance to deployed and currently serving Minnesota military personnel and their families – which includes active duty, national guard and reserve components, across all services – who have a financial crisis that is not supported by existing state or federal programs.  The Minnesota Military Family Foundation is a 100% volunteer organization.
Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF) is a statewide fundraising initiative by the citizens of Minnesota, for Minnesota military personnel and their families. Launched in August of 2005, MMAF is a non-partisan, non-political, 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation. The mission of MMAF is to say "thanks" to Minnesota Service members and their families who are making sacrifices in the defense of our freedoms in combat zones around the world. MMAF has provided over $10.9 million in grants to more than 17,100 recipients, making it the nation’s largest-ever statewide fundraiser of its kind.

Tom Hubler, Guest
Lynn Groll, Host

Author and Consultant, Tom Hubler, was our guest and presented information on family business dynamics, how to create structure and balance within a family business, and the two most important subjects to be willing to talk about: money and death.


In his book, The Soul of Family Businesses, A Practical Guide to Family Business Success and a Loving Family, Tom shares case studies and practical advise for building a strong foundation for a family business, discusses the "soul" of the business, best practices, managing conflict, succession planning, the family legacy, and advise for advisors.


Speak your truth without criticism.  Positive communication includes talking, listening, resolving conflicts, forgiving, and understanding Hubler's "speck of dust" theory.  When families don't discuss their differences, these little specks of dust collect and turn into larger problems.  He also shared that it is important that all generations feel valid and that a failure to plan and avoidance, are the two biggest pitfalls in the demise of family businesses.


Deanna White - Clean Water Action - Guest

Adam Fonda, Host

Deanna White visited Wayzata Rotary and presented an interesting overview of what the Clean Water Action MN organization does.  They focus on people, politics, and policies to ensure clean safe drinking water from source.  The organization does do lobbying, education, and works in electoral realms.  Public health is a major focus of the organization and the campaigns they work on stretch 5, 10, and 15 years.
The organization focuses on putting water first and ways to protect it.  Agricultural runoff, chemical reduction, and enforcing the Clean Water Act are areas the organization works with.  The organization also works to protect and restore the Great Lakes and tries to prevent pollution from going downstream.  What we do here in Minnesota directly affect the Gulf of Mexico! 
Members asked great questions!