Chris Rice- 11.23

This Tuesday, 11.23, we are pleased to welcome Chris Rice from Rice Companies! 
 

Chris Rice became a third-generation president and CEO of Rice Companies in 2008. In addition to leading a team of 80+ employees, Chris cultivates relationships with new and long-term clients. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado and is a past president of the St. Cloud Builders Exchange, two-term Advisory Council member for Butler Manufacturing, 5 under 40 winner, ABC of Minnesota/ North Dakota Board Member, active with numerous peer groups, and is LEED AP certified.

Today, Rice Companies encompasses Architectural and Engineering Services, General Contracting, Construction Management, Development, Real Estate Brokerage, Maintenance, and other field services, operating out of our Sauk Rapids, Glencoe, Mankato, and Fargo, ND offices.

 

Welcome Chris! We are thrilled to hear from you! 

 

Chris Rice- 11.23 Guinevere Kile 2021-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Warm hands, warm heads, warm hearts! Guinevere Kile 2021-11-19 06:00:00Z 0

Tanner's Team Meeting Photos

We had a wonderful time hearing from John and Gail from Tanner's Team! 
 
For more information about Tanner's Team please visit their website https://www.tannersteam.org/
 
"Together we learn. Together we fight. Together we win."
 
-Tanner Fuls
 
Tanner's Team Meeting Photos Guinevere Kile 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

Charles Kapsner. 11.2

This Tuesday we are thrilled to welcome Charles Kapsner! 
 
 His artistic roots are planted in the 15thCentury, yet he remains a contemporary painter whose compositions fuse old and new. He works to ensure that both art and artistare accessible and that the images serve as educational tools.
 

Interwoven through several decades and in between his studio time are two community-based art projects: the Little Falls Fresco Project, two large frescoes in the local elementary school that portray scenes of significance to Central Minnesota; and the Veterans Education Historic Monument, commissioned in 2009, which Kapsner shares is perhaps the most impactful of his career. 

These projects, all located within 10 miles of his central Minnesota hometown and reliant on funds raised from a variety of local sources, provide Kapsner with what he shares as “community ownership in the art in a meaningful and important way”. He recalls the words from his high school graduation speaker who urged the class to give back to the community, and Kapsner views these public works of art as his contribution to the place he will always call home. 

Recent exhibitions include the 2014 “Nerina Simi e i suoi allievi” in Stazzema, Italy, a temporary exhibit of paintings and drawings by 34 of Nerina Simi’s former students, the OPA Juried Salons in 2016, ’17 and ‘18, and the 85thAnnual Hudson Valley Art Association exhibition. 

Kapsner is the recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the Florence Biennale, Master Artist from the Five Wings Arts Council in Minnesota, and a Public Service Commendation from the United States Coast Guard. 

He calls Little Falls, MN home, and travels frequently between Minnesota, North Carolina and Italy. 

 

Welcome Charles! We are excited to hear from you! 

 

Charles Kapsner. 11.2 Guinevere Kile 2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Halloween! Guinevere Kile 2021-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
National First Responders Day- Oct 28  Guinevere Kile 2021-10-24 05:00:00Z 0

Junior Rotarian Sponsors! 

We are looking for volunteers to host a Junior Rotarian virtually:

- Volunteer to host for one month -November, December, January, February, March or April
- Log on to the regular Zoom meeting link at 11:50am each week during the month you selected to volunteer (please commit to attending each week to connect with your Junior Rotarian)
- Leigh Ann will move you to a Zoom breakout room so you will have a few minutes to connect with your Junior Rotarian before the meeting starts
Introduce your Junior Rotarian when President Johnson calls for introductions

That's it! How easy is that?  Please email Tammy Biery with the month you'd like to be a host.

As a host, you can attend meetings in person or virtually. If you join the in person meeting, we ask that you find a quiet space to meet with your Junior Rotarian on a mobile device via Zoom from 11:50 until the beginning of the meeting.

Email Tammy - tammy.biery@CSJobs.org if you'd like to volunteer!
 
Junior Rotarian Sponsors! Guinevere Kile 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

Moments of Inspiration

Our Rotary Club values YOU and what inspires you.
 
Won’t you sign up to inspire our members with a Moment of Inspiration? We need people for 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 and January and beyond are wide open.
 
Just email me back at jsvincent@me.com.
 
Also, please come and honor Don Watkins and Jim Dwyer next Tuesday (Oct. 26). Please RSVP to Mike Mullin at michaelallenmullin@gmail.com.
 
Moments of Inspiration Guinevere Kile 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

Kodi Verhalen 10.19

We are excited to welcome Kodi Verhalen from the U of M Board of Regents!
 
Kodi Verhalen is a Partner in the Energy practice group of Taft Law. She is also licensed as a professional engineer in Minnesota. Prior to practicing law, Verhalen was a permitting analyst at Great River Energy.
Verhalen currently serves as co-chair for WineFest No. 25 - A Toast to Children's Health, an event to raise funds for pediatric research for the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. She has been involved in organizing fundraising events for pediatric research and patient/family services at the hospital since 2013.
 
Verhalen has previously served in various leadership roles, including as a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Section Council; national director for Discover Engineering; president of the National Society of Professional Engineers; director for the Minnesota Professional Engineers Foundation; and president of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers.
Verhalen received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, with minors in chemistry and environmental engineering, from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law).
 
Welcome Kodi! We are thrilled to have you! 
 
Kodi Verhalen 10.19 Guinevere Kile 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

Highway Cleanup!

Special thanks to all Rotarians who participated in the highway cleanup! 
 
And an extra special thanks to Mike Mullin for the photos of their beautiful work! Great job! 
 
Highway Cleanup! Guinevere Kile 2021-10-07 05:00:00Z 0
Tuesday Speakers: Brian Myres, Troy Fritz, & Jim Steve Guinevere Kile 2021-10-07 05:00:00Z 0

Speaker: Chris Farrell- MN Economy

This Tuesday, 9.28, please welcome Chris Farrell!
 
 
Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic program. He is also economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of its series Conversations on the Creative Economy as well as a columnist for PBS Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has published five books on personal finance and the economy including, most recently, Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness is the Second Half of Life.
 
We hope to see everyone this Tuesday at Noon Via Zoom! 
Speaker: Chris Farrell- MN Economy Guinevere Kile 2021-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

Happy Sukkot!

We want to wish everyone a very happy Sukkot!
 
The Jewish holiday of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Booths, begins on the 15th day of the seventh month in the biblical calendar—or September 20 this year.
 
Why is Sukkot important?
👉Sukkot marks the end of the Israelite's harvest period, and is also referred to as "the feast of ingatherings."
 
👉Sukkot also gives adherents of the Jewish faith an opportunity to remember the Israelites 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, during which the tribes were forced to live in sukkah.
 
👉In Israel, many businesses cease operations all seven days of Sukkot.
 
🎉We here at the Rotary Club of St Cloud hope you have an amazing celebration! 🎉
 
Happy Sukkot! Guinevere Kile 2021-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Guinevere Kile 2021-09-09 05:00:00Z 0

Marsha Schlattmann & Alexis Lutgen

This week please welcome Marsha Schlattmann & Alexis Lutgen from the United Way!
 
Marsha and Alexis will be speaking to us about the childcare crisis that many Americans are facing, and how they plan to tackle the issue! 
 
We hope you can all join us this Tuesday at Noon! 
 
 
 
Marsha Schlattmann & Alexis Lutgen Guinevere Kile 2020-11-08 06:00:00Z 0

Junior Rotarian, Alton Mies

This Tuesday we are thrilled to welcome our newest Junior Rotarian, Alton Mies!👏

Saint John’s Prep Senior Alton Mies, son of Susan and Jeff Mies of Cold Spring, is a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Alton is one of the 16,000 students nationwide to earn the honor as a semi-finalist. Alton is among the academically talented high school seniors who now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for scholarships worth $33 million. He is one of the top scorers of the PSAT/NMSQT® in the United States and Minnesota.

At Saint John’s Prep, Alton is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and German Club. Alton is a member of the track and baseball teams and a captain of the soccer and basketball teams. During the 2019-20 season, Saint John’s Prep and our basketball team celebrated Alton’s achievement of scoring 1,000 points.

Alton is an editor and writes for the Saint John’s Prep Triangle and the Prep Post. Alton tutors other students while volunteering for the Saint John’s Prep Writing Center. He founded the Chess Club and serves as its president.

We are excited to see Alton, and hope everyone can join us this Tuesday at Noon!smiley

Junior Rotarian, Alton Mies Guinevere Kile 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0
Thank a Healthcare Hero Guinevere Kile 2020-11-03 06:00:00Z 0
Sponsor a Junior Rotarian! Guinevere Kile 2020-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Virtual Costume Contest 

Please join us for our first annual Virtual Halloween Costume Contest! 
 
This is open to all Rotarians and their families. Submissions must be sent to Guin by clicking the link here 
 
1st, 2nd and 3rd place will receive special prizes! 
 
Virtual Costume Contest Guinevere Kile 2020-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrating 50 years as a Rotarian! 

This Tuesday we will be gathering to celebrate Terry Rothstein and his 50th anniversary with the Rotary! We are so pleased to have Terry with us and thankful for his service in the community! 
 
Celebrating 50 years as a Rotarian! Guinevere Kile 2020-10-24 05:00:00Z 0

Marc Van Herr

This Tuesday (10.20) we are excited to welcome Marc Van Herr with the Beautiful Mind Project.  
 
Marc Van Herr, Executive Director of The Beautiful Mind Project, blends his personal experiences with the mental health system with an outside the box innovative approach to changing the way we treat mental health. He was a 2019 Changemaker honoree and was recently chosen as one of seven fellows statewide with the Initiative Foundation for his Urgent Care for Mental Health program. You'll find his personal story compelling and authenticity moving.
 
We look forward to hearing from Marc and hope everyone can join us via Zoom! 
 
Marc Van Herr Guinevere Kile 2020-10-18 05:00:00Z 0

New Member Monday!

#NewMemberMonday!

Today we would like to welcome our newest member Dave Konshok!
Dave's experience is...
Project Manager for GSA Minneapolis for construction and facilities engineering for Federal owned and leased properties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. A former small business owner (Property/Leasing; Food/Beverage). Experienced manager and leader in engineering and emergency response; 30 years, at locations throughout the US and worldwide. Retired (Reserve) Lieutenant Colonel, US Air Force. Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) veteran. Civil Engineer & Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officer. City Councilman, Park Rapids, Minnesota.

We are very excited to have Dave join us. Welcome!

New Member Monday! Guinevere Kile 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesdays Guest David Ulrich

This Tuesday (9.22) we are excited to welcome special guest David Ulrich!

David Ulrich, native Minnesotan and current Minneapolis resident, is a seasoned business executive with 40 years of leadership expertise. David originally joined Twin Metals Minnesota at its inception with his initial focus to build leadership and technical teams. He has been actively involved in workforce development initiatives to prepare educational pathways for people to become part of the mining industry, including service on the Governors Workforce Development Board, NE MN Workforce Investment Board, UMD, MNSCU and local NE Minnesota technical college and high school advisory Boards. His presentation specifically touches on modern mining techniques, specifically dry stack mining which is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable method of mining.

We are eager to hear from David and hope you can join us this Tuesday!


Tuesdays Guest David Ulrich Guinevere Kile 2020-09-18 05:00:00Z 0

7.21 Guest Speaker- Erin Tufte

This Tuesday (7.21) we are proud to announce our guest speaker, Erin Tufte from Stearns County Emergency Response.

Erin Tufte received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and Master of Science in Public Safety Executive Leadership from St. Cloud State University.
She began her career in emergency services with the City of St. Cloud in 2003, serving as a Special Projects Coordinator for the Community Emergency Response Team. She joined the Stearns County Emergency Management Department in 2004 as a Planner a position which she held for nine years at which time she accepted the position as the County Emergency Manager.

She is a Certified Emergency Manager in the State of Minnesota, a recognized Master Exercise Practitioner by FEMA, a licensed amateur radio operator, and a member of the Minnesota Type III All Hazards Incident Management Team.

Tufte has experience with disaster response including record flooding in Browns Valley in 2007, flooding and pandemic influenza in 2009, severe storms and straight-line winds in 2010, Presidential Disaster Declaration in 2011, historic flooding in Carlton County, severe storms and straight-line winds, and Hurricane Irene in Massachusetts during 2012, Presidential Disaster Declaration in 2013, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in 2015 and Hurricane Irma in Florida in 2017.

We look forward to hearing from Erin on Tuesday!

7.21 Guest Speaker- Erin Tufte 2020-07-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Disaster Response-COVID-19 Reimbursement

The Rotary Club of St Cloud is proud to announce...
we have been selected to receive $5,000 worth of reimbursement funding for the food shelves in the St. Cloud area! We are so thankful to be able to give back to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to the Rotary District 5950 for selecting us!

Interested in joining the Rotary Club of St. Cloud? Click here!

Rotary Disaster Response-COVID-19 Reimbursement Guinevere Kile 2020-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday's Guest Speaker 7.14

Tuesday (July 14) we would like to welcome our guest, Precious Drew! Precious Drew (she/her/hers) graduated from the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in 2018 where she received her bachelor’s in Global Business with a focus on entrepreneurship. As a student, she experienced firsthand the thrill of turning an idea into a revenue-generating business through the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship’s Entrepreneur Scholars program. After completing a 9-month social impact fellowship through the Finnovation Fellows program in Minneapolis, Precious returned to the St. Cloud area to serve as the Director of gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud. Through her role as Director, Precious envisions establishing St. Cloud as the startup hub of Greater Minnesota.
We look forward to hearing from Precious on Tuesday and hope you can join us!
 
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St Cloud's COP House Provides Hub of Wellness

St Cloud's COP House Provides Hub of Wellness, Youth Programming.

 

The death of George Floyd ignited nationwide protests denouncing police brutality and racial inequality.

Since Floyd's death, a growing number of activists are calling to "defund the police" — and some elected bodies are responding. Last week, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved the first step in a proposal to dismantle the police department and replace it with a new department focused on community safety and violence prevention.

The idea is to reallocate police funding to social programs that better nip violence in the bud and then provide a more nuanced response to calls that require mental health or social workers instead of only armed officers. Some of what people are asking for — the idea of community policing — isn't new to St. Cloud. 

"Community policing, community engagement, community outreach — we've been doing that here for 10 years or more," said Bill Mund, chair of the Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation. "The police department in St. Cloud has shown the commitment, the desire and the willpower to put in programs that do try to reach out to the community to build that trust."

The programs include a co-response team to respond to individuals with mental health concerns, a community crime impact team and the formation of the CAPS (Campus Area Police Services) team to better serve the neighborhoods around St. Cloud State.

The department also took part in the creation of a community policing agreement 15 years ago with a number of civil rights organizations, churches and advocacy groups.

The most visible program is the COP House — the St. Cloud Rotary Richard C. Wilson Community OutPost — at 600-13th St. S.

The outpost, built in 2017, is the first of its kind in the state. And a recent survey shows south side residents of all ages have felt safer and healthier since its inception. 

 

 

Click here to read more.

 

 

St Cloud's COP House Provides Hub of Wellness Guinevere Kile 2020-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

In Memoriam - Al Mesna

Our condolences to the family of Al Mesna, a member who recently passed away.  Al served in this club for many years and was a faithful and energetic member. You can read his obituary here.  
 
A video tribute can be found by clicking here.  Photos of his service in Rotary can be found by clicking here.
 
 
 
In Memoriam - Al Mesna 2020-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

Staying Connected - Zoom Meetings

Starting April 7, 2020, we will revive our weekly Tuesday lunch meetings virtually through the Zoom application (https://zoom.us/). The meeting will start at 12:00 noon and wrap up by 12:45. We will try to keep the typical protocol and agenda for the meetings, and yes, that means Songs, Announcements, Happy Bucks and Guest Speakers! Members should check for an email from ClubRunner for the Zoom link to the meeting.

Staying Connected - Zoom Meetings AnnMarie White 2020-04-05 05:00:00Z 0

COVID-19 Updates

With guidance from our local health officials, the local Rotary Club Board Executives and Directors have decided to CANCEL all Tuesday Meetings until the end of March due to the COVID-19 outbreak. At the end of the month, they will re-evaluate our position for Tuesday meetings going forward.

Club Leaders are encouraged to continue to conduct club business. There are creative ways to do this, including small group in-person meetings, go-to meetings, phone conferences, etc. If you have any questions feel free to contact our president, Andy Auger.
 
The health and safety of our members is our top priority, and we hope that by doing this, we are doing all we can to take that priority seriously.
 

 
COVID-19 Updates 2020-03-16 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members

Aleisha Gaalswyk Stephens 
Aleisha serves as the President for Anderson Center.
 
 
Dr. Feng-Ling Johnson
Dr. Feng-Ling Johnson is Dean of University College and Associate Vice President for Student Success at St. Cloud State University. 
 
 
Interested in becoming a Rotarian? Click here!
 
 
 
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Spring Social

Many thanks to everyone who supported, participated and led the Spring Social that was held at the Brick and Bourbon.  Click here for some additional photos.  
 
 
 
 
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Rotary International

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced on 22 January that their long-term fundraising partnership, which generates up to $150 million annually for polio eradication, will continue. Under the agreement, Rotary is committed to raising $50 million a year over the next three years, and each dollar will be matched with an additional two dollars by the Gates Foundation.“The Gates Foundation’s longstanding partnership with Rotary has been vital to fighting polio,” Gates said. “That’s why we’re extending our funding match, so every dollar that Rotary raises is met with two more.  To learn more about the partnership, click here.
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Summertime by George!

We are halfway through the Summertime by George! 2019 season. 
 
There are still some great performances scheduled every Wednesday for the rest of the summer! We hope to see you there!
Orange Shirts Update
*If you have not picked up your orange shirt, ordered shirts are in two boxes at the park.  You may pick up your shirt the next time you are at the park.  
 
If you did not place an order, please click here to see if there is a remaining shirt that might fit you. A limited selection is available.  You may email Darin Seaman to see if one is still available.
 
 
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Rotary Bike Rides

Don't forget about summer Rotary bike rides!
Rotary Family Bike Rides 2019
Dan Whitlock danwhitlock@msn.com with Dan Steil
320-493-9691 (text or phone call)
Like the Marines, we leave no one behind!  We will gear our pace for the slowest riders.
 
Due to popular re-request we have scheduled 3 bicycle trips over the remainder of the summer. We have changed the day of each ride hoping to capture some of the weekend lake travelers who have not been able to ride with us before.   The three rides will all be on the Lake Wobegon Trail.  The day of the week for the rides and the start time will change from last year.  The rides will be all on Thursdays and the starting times will be an hour later, at 4:30 PM, rather than at 3:30 PM.
 
  • Thursday August 1 – Wobegon Trail Head starting in St. Joe at 4:30 PM
  • Thursday August 22 – Wobegon Trail-Head starting in St. Joe at 4:30 PM
  • Thursday September 5 – Wobegon Trail-Head starting in St. Joe at 4:30 PM.  Dan Steil will host the September 5 ride in my absence.
         
The 3 rides will be on the scenic Lake Wobegon Trail as we’ve done for the last 3 years.  We plan to start the rides at 4:30 PM giving us plenty of time to cover the 8 miles to Avon and then a short jaunt to Fisher’s Club on the shores of beautiful Middle Spunk Lake.  The ride is entirely on a bicycle trail with only occasional well-marked cross traffic and no hills.  “The road rises to meet you and the wind is always at your back”.
 
The ride starts from the St. Joe trailhead, just North of highway 75.  After turning North on College Avenue, the Trailhead is clearly marked and there is plenty of parking.  Water and facilities are available there and at an identical trailhead in Avon.
 
These are all family rides:  Feel free to bring children, grandchildren, dogs in trailers, friends and relatives.  Previous year’s rides were a great time to meet Rotarian’s grandchildren and other non-Rotarian riders.  Let’s get to know each other better.  “Camp-Followers” are welcome to meet us at Fisher’s Club for fellowship and dinner.
 
Logistics:  It’s 8 miles to Avon from St. Joe.  You can ride 8 miles and then return with a friend or relative by car OR you are also welcome to return with the group to the St. Joe Trailhead by bike.  By starting at 4:30 there should be plenty of time to have dinner and a return ride to St. Joe, at your leisure.
 
Register?  NO REGISTRATION is necessary.  Just show up.
 
Decorum: 
  • Helmets are STRONGLY recommended; Ride Courteously and be aware of other traffic on the Trail (bicyclists and in-line skaters mainly); We won’t ride in the rain or if storms are threatening.  I’ll try to get an e-mail out with time to spare if that eventuality arises; but do follow your own intuition and don’t wait for official confirmation.
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Community Outpost National Recognition

The Community Outpost was a Rotary collaborative project finished in 2017. All the hard work that was put in by many organizations has shown great success. It is receiving National Recognition for transforming public safety and making a difference in the community!
 
The United States Department of Justice L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination award is given to a team of law enforcement and community members whose innovative civic interactions have transformed public safety and contributed to violent crime reduction.
 
Watch congressmen, Tom Emmer, congratulate our achievement:
 
Congratulations to all who made this project successful!
 
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St. Cloud Shines 2019-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

Highway Cleanup

Thanks to everyone who participated in our highway cleanup.  A special thanks to Charles Hempeck for his leadership.  For more photos, click here.
 
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King Banaian, Dean of the St Cloud School of Public Affairs

Posted by Julie Leapaldt on Nov 27, 2018
From a recent St Cloud Times News Article:

From a recent St. Cloud Times news article:

CentraCare Health and St. Cloud State University announced recently a partnership to open the Center for Health Outcome Policy Research. 

The center is believed to be the first research center at a public university that doesn't have an affiliated medical school.

Research is expected to begin in January and will eventually be housed in Eastman Hall. 

The center will include CentraCare employees and St. Cloud State faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. 

Faculty from St. Cloud State's School of Health and Human Services and School of Public Affairs will support the program

King Banaian, Dean of the St Cloud School of Public Affairs Julie Leapaldt 2018-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

Program Committee to Meet July 31, 2018

The Rotary Program Committee will meet at 11 a.m. July 31 in the regular club meeting room on the second floor of the Marriott.  Please bring your ideas for programs.  The club Board of Directors has give the program committee the responsibility to plan the club's holiday lunch/party in December.
Interested in joining the Program Committee?
New members are always encouraged to join the fun! We only meet once a quarter.
Program Committee to Meet July 31, 2018 Julie Leapaldt 2018-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

Pathways 4 Youth 

Officials estimate up to 150 16- to 23-year-olds are homeless in St. Cloud each day. Research and discussions over the past few years with local social service agencies, law enforcement, and school systems proved there was a growing need for a resource center in the community.

Acknowledging there was an unmet community need, the St. Cloud Rotary Club has partnered with other local Rotary clubs to open a 3,700-square-foot daytime resource center. Pathways 4 Youth (P4Y) will connect teens to social services, medical professionals, lockers, showers, laundry facilities, food, clothing and a mailing address.  The center will open in April 2018 and is anticipated to serve 20-25 youth on a daily basis. Community members and stakeholders had the oppurtunity to learn more about how the center will impact the lives of homeless youth in the community. 

Click here to learn more about Pathways 4 Youth and how you can get involved.
P4Y
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Our Rotary Club at Work in Guatemala

Posted on Jul 25, 2017
 
 
 
In each of the last 2 years our club has supported school projects in Guatemala.  This year, in collaboration with Minneapolis City of Lakes and the Saint Cloud Granite Club, and last year in collaboration with Minneapolis City of Lakes and Buffalo, we have helped to provide essential educational materials to public schools in the Antigua area which are supported by Common Hope.  This year we provided books for a reading program and last year we provided materials for a math curriculum for elementary age students. 
Our Rotary Club at Work in Guatemala Gary Strandemo 2017-07-25 05:00:00Z 0 Common Hope,International service
All Area Rotary Club and Rotaract Introduction Brian Hart 2017-04-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rick Baron, Wolters Kluwer

Rick Baron, VP of Operations for Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions, will present on February 21, 2017
Rick has a thirty-five year history with the firm. He started with Bankers Systems Inc. which was acquired by Wolters Kluwer in 1999.
Rick's responsibilities include the management of Print Production and Fulfillment operations in St. Cloud, Support and Client Services, Professional Services, Facilities, and a variety of other back office operations.
Rick is a graduate of St. John's. His professional certifications include Supply Chain Mgmt. CPM, Operational Excellence, and Black Belt status in Lean Six Sigma.
 
Rick Baron, Wolters Kluwer 2017-02-20 06:00:00Z 0

Student Rotarians

Each week we host a group of student Rotarians.  Be sure to introduce yourself to them as they visit with us.  To see the December Rotarians, click here.
 
 
 
 
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November 29 Meeting Location: Husky Den, The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, SCSU

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On November 29th, we will meet at the Husky Den, The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, St. Cloud State University.
 
Program: Update from Brian Meyers, Chief Blair Anderson and Marilyn Birkland on the Community Outpost (COP House) Project, followed by visit to the site. Parking is on the east side of the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center directly south of Husky Stadium in "Husky Pay Lot". Those with handicapped tags can park in the north end of "K Lot" directly across the plaza from the hockey center.
November 29 Meeting Location: Husky Den, The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, SCSU Brian Hart 2016-11-26 00:00:00Z 0

Tuesday's Meeting

 See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3986/Speakers/26a7f53a-c60f-4356-849b-8678e0a5bc61#sthash.YE1s85bY.dpuf
Julie Leapaldt and Junior Rotarians
Junior Rotarian Projects Report
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3986/Speakers/26a7f53a-c60f-4356-849b-8678e0a5bc61#sthash.YE1s85bY.dpuf
Julie Leapaldt and Junior Rotarians
Junior Rotarian Projects Report
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3986/Speakers/26a7f53a-c60f-4356-849b-8678e0a5bc61#sthash.YE1s85bY.dpuf
Julie Leapaldt and Junior Rotarians
Junior Rotarian Projects Report
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3986/Speakers/26a7f53a-c60f-4356-849b-8678e0a5bc61#sthash.YE1s85bY.dpuf
On Tuesday (1/10), we will hear back from our Junior Rotarians and the projects they worked on for their respective schools.
 
Below is a photo from last week's program.  Pastor Carol Smith giving thanks for our work at Place of Hope.
 
 
 
 
 
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Did You Know?

Did you know that Jerry McCarter is our current President.  Of course you did.  But, did you know that Troy Fritz will lead us next year and Cindy Hawker will serve as president after Troy?  Thank you to all who serve in leadership positions with Rotary.
 
 
 
 
 
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International Update

Gary Strandemo has announcements about a possible trip to Guatemala and donating baseball equipment to the Dominican Republic.  For more information, click here.
 
 
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Homeless Task Force

Interested in helping children who are experiencing homelessness?  The club’s task force working on ways to help children experiencing homelessness in our community will meet at 2 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 8 at the Times Media building.   For more information, contact John Bodette or click here.

 

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Rotary Program Committee

The Rotary program committee will meet Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. in our regular meeting room at the hotel. The committee will plan programs for the next three months. If you have ideas for programs, send them to John Bodette. We are looking for speakers from area businesses with a great story to share about their local company. We are planning two election campaign debates in the next two months.

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Ashish Vaidya, Interim President of St. Cloud State University

Our speaker on September 6 is Ashish Vaidya, Interim President of St. Cloud State University. President Vaidya was named to a two-year appointment as interim president by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees in June 2016 following the unexpected death President Earl H. Potter III.

 

Vaidya came to the University as provost and vice president for academic affairs in 2015.

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Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, September 6, 11:15 - 11:45, Courtyard by Marriott
The Rotary program committee will meet next Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. in our regular meeting room at the hotel.
 
Thursday, September 8, 2:00 pm, Times Media building
The club’s task force working on ways to help children experiencing homelessness in our community will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday Sept. 8 at the Times Media building. 
 
 
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Monthly Meetings

 
Monthly Meetings:
 
  • Membership Committee Meetings- first Tuesday, 11:00 at the hotel
  • Board Meetings- 2nd Tuesday, 10:45 first floor meeting room, by the restaurant.
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Rotary Stories May 22nd 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on May 21, 2016

--In This Issue--

--St Cloud Rotaract Charter Celebration
--Rotary International Campaign
 

St Cloud Rotaract Charter Celebration

Tuesday May 31 - 5:30 pm - 7 pm at the Courtyard Marriott, St Cloud
There will be a cash bar and light appetizers.  Please RSVP saintcloudrotaract@gmail.com by May 27. 
 

Rotary International Campaign

The Rotary International Campaign is wrapping up for 2016 and the SC Rotary Club is nearing the 100% participation target we're aiming for!
If you have NOT made your contribution to Rotary International, now is the time! We need your assistance to reach our goal. If you have questions about how these dollars are spent please contact Greg E. Theis at: 253-2312. Please make your check payable to Rotary International & send it to Greg at: P. O. Box 7294, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
Thank you for your assistance!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories May 8th 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on May 07, 2016

--In This Issue--

--May 4 Sherburne County Tour & Ditch #13
--May Junior Rotarians

May 4 Sherburne County Tour & Ditch #13

 

May Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
Photos
 
Apollo High School
       
Cathedral High School
       
St. Cloud Christian School
       
St. John's Prep
       
Tech High School
       
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories April 24th 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Apr 23, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Meeting Reminder
--Silent Auction Winner
--Jr. Rotarian Service Project Presentation
--Exploration of Sherburne County
--April Junior Rotarians

Meeting Reminder

Remember, the meeting this coming Tuesday will be held at the St. Cloud Library.

Silent Auction Winner

The winner of the silent auction was Dave Tripp.

Jr. Rotarian Service Project Presentations

On May 3rd, our Jr. Rotarians will be presenting their service projects to the club.

Exploration of Shreburne County

We need a few more attendees to make this event happen.  
Wednesday May 4th, 2016  4:55 pm to 9:30 pm
Respond to Leslie, Chris, Jill, Bill, Jerry, Lee or Mike to RSVP.

April Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
Photos
 
Apollo High School
Mong Nguyen April 12, 2016 Erik Boelz
Cathedral High School
Sam Medvec April 12, 2016 Peg Gustafson
St. Cloud Christian School
Jona Hollemann April 19, 2016 Mert Hubbard
St. John's Prep
Bugyeom Kim April 19, 2016 Marty Mahowald
Tech High School
David Yang April 26, 2016 Tarryl Clark
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories April 17th 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Apr 16, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Exploration of Sherburne County
--April Junior Rotarians

Exploration of Shreburne County

We need a few more attendees to make this event happen.  
Wednesday May 4th, 2016  4:55 pm to 9:30 pm
Respond to Leslie, Chris, Jill, Bill, Jerry, Lee or Mike to RSVP.

April Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
Photos
 
Apollo High School
Mong Nguyen April 12, 2016 Erik Boelz
Cathedral High School
Sam Medvec April 12, 2016 Peg Gustafson
St. Cloud Christian School
Jona Hollemann April 19, 2016 Mert Hubbard
St. John's Prep
Bugyeom Kim April 19, 2016 Marty Mahowald
Tech High School
David Yang April 26, 2016 Tarryl Clark
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories April 10th 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Apr 09, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Refresh Leadership - Special Invitation
--April Junior Rotarians

Refresh Leadership - Special Invitation

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 13, 2016 to attend the seventh annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s speaker lineup features an outstanding trio of leadership and development experts who are ready to share their expertise on reaching the next level, inspiring your people, and becoming a more effective leader.
  • Marshall Goldsmith, Author, Professor, and Executive Coach
  • Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal, Television Sports Analyst and 15-time NBA All-Star
  • Kaplan Mobray, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Career Consultant
This half-day event was designed with leaders like you in mind.
8:00 am -12:30 pm Wednesday April 13th- Kelly Inn. $15 fee, donated to Children’s Miracle Network. Registration Link below.
Join us to learn more about the power of great leadership and take away new insight on how to refresh, energize, and motivate the people you lead.  Welcome to share this invitation with others.

April Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
Photos
 
Apollo High School
Mong Nguyen April 12, 2016 Erik Boelz  
Cathedral High School
Sam Medvec April 12, 2016 Peg Gustafson  
St. Cloud Christian School
Jona Hollemann April 19, 2016 Mert Hubbard  
St. John's Prep
Bugyeom Kim April 19, 2016 Marty Mahowald  
Tech High School
David Yang April 26, 2016 Tarryl Clark  
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories April 3rd 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Apr 02, 2016

--In This Issue--

--2016 Season Launch Celebration
--District Assembly
--Refresh Leadership - Special Invitation
--Rotarians in Guatemala 

2016 Season Launch Celebration

Rotary Members, you and a guest are invited to join the celebration as St. Cloud Rotary announces the 2016 band line up and unveils a special SummerTime by George commemoration.

Wednesday, April 6th | 5:30–7:30 | Regency Plaza
912 W St Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301

Click Here to RSVP

District Assembly

Event: District Assembly
Date: Apr 09, 2016 at 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Fee: Free (Up to 10 club members can attend free as part of the district training fee. 
Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato-EDINA CAMPUS
View Map 7700 France Ave.
Edina, MN
United States
Details:
"Be GREAT, on Purpose"  is Mark Hegstrom's theme for the 2016-17 year.
Among the expected outcomes of the April District Assembly will be:
  • training for current and prospective club Board of Directors;
  • reinforcing or growing skills to lead VIBRANT clubs; and
  • the details of completing the criteria for earning RI President Citations.
  • We expect to help presidents elect and their boards to plan for SUCCESS
District Assembly is an opportunity for the 2016-17 club and district leaders to meet and prepare for their upcoming year of service.    If you are a Rotarian interested in learning and stretching….You Are Welcome!
Remember, each club can send 10 members to this first training event of the 2016-17 year; there are no individual fees. Represent your club and take great ideas back home!

Refresh Leadership - Special Invitation

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 13, 2016 to attend the seventh annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s speaker lineup features an outstanding trio of leadership and development experts who are ready to share their expertise on reaching the next level, inspiring your people, and becoming a more effective leader.
  • Marshall Goldsmith, Author, Professor, and Executive Coach
  • Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal, Television Sports Analyst and 15-time NBA All-Star
  • Kaplan Mobray, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Career Consultant
This half-day event was designed with leaders like you in mind.
8:00 am -12:30 pm Wednesday April 13th- Kelly Inn. $15 fee, donated to Children’s Miracle Network. Registration Link below.
Join us to learn more about the power of great leadership and take away new insight on how to refresh, energize, and motivate the people you lead.  Welcome to share this invitation with others.

Rotarians in Guatemala

Click on the following link to read a great story about various Rotarian Clubs coming together in service.
 

March Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
Photos
 
Apollo High School
       
Cathedral High School
       
St. Cloud Christian School
       
St. John's Prep
       
Tech High School
       
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories May 1st 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Mar 31, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Photos from Last Meeting
--Chaska Rotary Curling Event ("Bonspiel")
--Jr. Rotarian Service Project Presentation
--Exploration of Sherburne County
--April Junior Rotarians

Photos from Last Meeting

 

Chaska Rotary Curling Event ("Bonspiel")

On June 11th, the Chaska Rotary club is having a curling event with proceeds going to Polio Plus.  Cost is $300 per team of 4 which includes equipment, 30 minute lesson, 2 hour match, post match part with food, soda and cash bar.  The event is open to all Rotary Clubs families and friends.  Please contact Ken Hiller @ 952-239-0222 or Tom Moorse @ 612-308-0127.

Jr. Rotarian Service Project Presentations

On May 3rd, our Jr. Rotarians will be presenting their service projects to the club.

Exploration of Shreburne County

We need a few more attendees to make this event happen.  
Wednesday May 4th, 2016  4:55 pm to 9:30 pm
Respond to Leslie, Chris, Jill, Bill, Jerry, Lee or Mike to RSVP.

May Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
Photos
 
Apollo High School
       
Cathedral High School
       
St. Cloud Christian School
       
St. John's Prep
       
Tech High School
       
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories March 27th 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Mar 26, 2016

--In This Issue--

--2016 Season Launch Celebration
--District Assembly
--Refresh Leadership - Special Invitation
--Rotarians in Guatemala 
--March Junior Rotarians

2016 Season Launch Celebration

Rotary Members, you and a guest are invited to join the celebration as St. Cloud Rotary announces the 2016 band line up and unveils a special SummerTime by George commemoration.

Wednesday, April 6th | 5:30–7:30 | Regency Plaza
912 W St Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301

Click Here to RSVP

District Assembly

Event: District Assembly
Date: Apr 09, 2016 at 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Fee: Free (Up to 10 club members can attend free as part of the district training fee. 
Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato-EDINA CAMPUS
View Map 7700 France Ave.
Edina, MN
United States
Details:
"Be GREAT, on Purpose"  is Mark Hegstrom's theme for the 2016-17 year.
Among the expected outcomes of the April District Assembly will be:
  • training for current and prospective club Board of Directors;
  • reinforcing or growing skills to lead VIBRANT clubs; and
  • the details of completing the criteria for earning RI President Citations.
  • We expect to help presidents elect and their boards to plan for SUCCESS
District Assembly is an opportunity for the 2016-17 club and district leaders to meet and prepare for their upcoming year of service.    If you are a Rotarian interested in learning and stretching….You Are Welcome!
Remember, each club can send 10 members to this first training event of the 2016-17 year; there are no individual fees. Represent your club and take great ideas back home!

Refresh Leadership - Special Invitation

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 13, 2016 to attend the seventh annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s speaker lineup features an outstanding trio of leadership and development experts who are ready to share their expertise on reaching the next level, inspiring your people, and becoming a more effective leader.
  • Marshall Goldsmith, Author, Professor, and Executive Coach
  • Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal, Television Sports Analyst and 15-time NBA All-Star
  • Kaplan Mobray, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Career Consultant
This half-day event was designed with leaders like you in mind.
8:00 am -12:30 pm Wednesday April 13th- Kelly Inn. $15 fee, donated to Children’s Miracle Network. Registration Link below.
Join us to learn more about the power of great leadership and take away new insight on how to refresh, energize, and motivate the people you lead.  Welcome to share this invitation with others.

Rotarians in Guatemala

Click on the following link to read a great story about various Rotarian Clubs coming together in service.
 

March Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
Photos
 
Apollo High School
Laura Bruns N/A Cliff Robbins
Cathedral High School
Aaron Dockendorf N/A Troy Fritz
St. Cloud Christian School
Jacob Knutson N/A Drew Hultgren
St. John's Prep
Lila Furcht N/A Jackie Johnson
Tech High School
Bethany Haus
N/A Andrew Steil
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories March 20th 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Mar 19, 2016

--In This Issue--

--2016 Season Launch Celebration
--Rotarians in Guatemala 
--March Junior Rotarians

2016 Season Launch Celebration

Rotary Members, you and a guest are invited to join the celebration as St. Cloud Rotary announces the 2016 band line up and unveils a special SummerTime by George commemoration.

Wednesday, April 6th | 5:30–7:30 | Regency Plaza
912 W St Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301

Click Here to RSVP

Rotarians in Guatemala

Click on the following link to read a great story about various Rotarian Clubs coming together in service.
 

March Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
Photos
 
Apollo High School
Laura Bruns N/A Cliff Robbins
Cathedral High School
Aaron Dockendorf N/A Troy Fritz
St. Cloud Christian School
Jacob Knutson N/A Drew Hultgren
St. John's Prep
Lila Furcht N/A Jackie Johnson
Tech High School
Bethany Haus
N/A Andrew Steil
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories March 6th 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Mar 05, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting
--March Junior Rotarians

Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting

We have just confirmed a speaker- Mark Your Calendars for our Rotary All Area Clubs Meeting

We are pleased to extend the invitation to all area Rotary club members.

Tuesday, March 15th 11:45 am-1:15 pm.

Meeting Location- St. Cloud Marriott-Downtown

Program Speaker will be Joseph Haj, Guthrie Theater.

Free parking in the ramp if you enter ramp side by driving past hotel front door-bring blue ticket to meeting to get stamped.

Your help with a confirmation of attendees for that meeting by Tuesday March 8th is very much appreciated for meal planning

March Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
Photos
 
Apollo High School
Laura Bruns N/A Cliff Robbins  
Cathedral High School
Aaron Dockendorf N/A Troy Fritz  
St. Cloud Christian School
Jacob Knutson N/A Drew Hultgren  
St. John's Prep
Lila Furcht N/A Jackie Johnson  
Tech High School
Bethany Haus
N/A Andrew Steil  
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories February 28th 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Feb 27, 2016

--In This Issue--

--International Project Meeting
--Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting
--February Junior Rotarians
 

International Project Meeting

Our International Project Committee invites all club members who have an interest in participating in this year’s water project in the Dominican Republic to come to an information meeting to be held immediately after our club meeting on Tuesday, March 1. While we are still waiting for approval from RI to proceed, at this time we are intending to send a small group at the time of the well drilling in the next month or so and then another larger work group to participate in some of the more major construction at the end of May or early June. There are no certain dates yet, but we can inform you about the nature of the project and answer questions. Please come even if you only have a slight interest in this. If you are interested but unable to attend, please let me or Drew Hultgren or Cindy Hawker know, so we can keep you in the loop.

Gary Strandemo International Services Chair

Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting

We have just confirmed a speaker- Mark Your Calendars for our Rotary All Area Clubs Meeting

We are pleased to extend the invitation to all area Rotary club members.

Tuesday, March 15th 11:45 am-1:15 pm.

Meeting Location- St. Cloud Marriott-Downtown

Program Speaker will be Joseph Haj, Guthrie Theater.

Free parking in the ramp if you enter ramp side by driving past hotel front door-bring blue ticket to meeting to get stamped.

Your help with a confirmation of attendees for that meeting by Tuesday March 8th is very much appreciated for meal planning

February Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
Photos
 
Apollo High School
Clayton Hoeper  N/A Charles Hemopeck
Cathedral High School
Anna Faerber  N/A Mike Mullin
St. Cloud Christian School
Kholil Uvero  N/A Mark Osendorf
St. John's Prep
Nick Salzl   N/A Diane Hageman
Tech High School
Miriam Blomberg
 
N/A Joe Groebner  
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories February 21st 2016

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Feb 20, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Fireside Chat
--Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting
--February Junior Rotarians
 

Fireside Chat

In keeping with a request made by Rotary International the Rotary Club of St. Cloud will conduct a Fireside Chat on Tuesday February 23rd to commemorate the 111th birthday of Rotary.  The focus of the evening and of the chat will be how to strengthen the Club's commitment to and support of Our (The) Rotary Foundation which will have its 100th birthday in 2017.

Does the Rotary Club of St. Cloud have a desire to be #1 in District #5,950 in the area of international service?  If so, there are many things we need to do in order to earn that title -- as perhaps we have already in the area of community service.

Come to the Fireside Chat 4:30 - 6:30 PM Tuesday February 23rd.

The first round of beverages and hors d'oeuvres a'plenty will be courtesy of your Club.

Venue to be announced soon.

Lee Monk will be chopping the wood.

Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting

We have just confirmed a speaker- Mark Your Calendars for our Rotary All Area Clubs Meeting

We are pleased to extend the invitation to all area Rotary club members.

Tuesday, March 15th 11:45 am-1:15 pm.

Meeting Location- St. Cloud Marriott-Downtown

Program Speaker will be Joseph Haj, Guthrie Theater.

Free parking in the ramp if you enter ramp side by driving past hotel front door-bring blue ticket to meeting to get stamped.

Your help with a confirmation of attendees for that meeting by Tuesday March 8th is very much appreciated for meal planning

February Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
     
Cathedral High School
     
St. Cloud Christian School
     
St. John's Prep
     
Tech High School
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories February 14th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Feb 13, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Fireside Chat
--Rotarian Social Event
--Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting
--February Junior Rotarians
 

Fireside Chat

In keeping with a request made by Rotary International the Rotary Club of St. Cloud will conduct a Fireside Chat on Tuesday February 23rd to commemorate the 111th birthday of Rotary.  The focus of the evening and of the chat will be how to strengthen the Club's commitment to and support of Our (The) Rotary Foundation which will have its 100th birthday in 2017.

Does the Rotary Club of St. Cloud have a desire to be #1 in District #5,950 in the area of international service?  If so, there are many things we need to do in order to earn that title -- as perhaps we have already in the area of community service.

Come to the Fireside Chat 4:30 - 6:30 PM Tuesday February 23rd.

The first round of beverages and hors d'oeuvres a'plenty will be courtesy of your Club.

Venue to be announced soon.

Leee Monk will be chopping the wood.

 

Rotarian Social Event

Big River Show Series show scheduled for February 12th featuring two comedians over at Cathedral’s performing Arts Center –a fun  Rotary outing.

A fun night out and with fellow Rotarians, Steve Laraway, Schlenner Wenner (Jim Schlenner) sponsoring this show, it would be nice to pack the house. 

Tickets are $20 and the show starts at 7:30 pm. 

http://glbergpresents.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting

We have just confirmed a speaker- Mark Your Calendars for our Rotary All Area Clubs Meeting

We are pleased to extend the invitation to all area Rotary club members.

Tuesday, March 15th 11:45 am-1:15 pm.

Meeting Location- St. Cloud Marriott-Downtown

Program Speaker will be Joseph Haj, Guthrie Theater.

Free parking in the ramp if you enter ramp side by driving past hotel front door-bring blue ticket to meeting to get stamped.

Your help with a confirmation of attendees for that meeting by Tuesday March 8th is very much appreciated for meal planning

February Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
     
Cathedral High School
     
St. Cloud Christian School
     
St. John's Prep
     
Tech High School
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories February 7th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Feb 06, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Fireside Chat
--Rotarian Social Event
--Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting
--February Junior Rotarians
 

Fireside Chat

In keeping with a request made by Rotary International the Rotary Club of St. Cloud will conduct a Fireside Chat on Tuesday February 23rd to commemorate the 111th birthday of Rotary.  The focus of the evening and of the chat will be how to strengthen the Club's commitment to and support of Our (The) Rotary Foundation which will have its 100th birthday in 2017.

Does the Rotary Club of St. Cloud have a desire to be #1 in District #5,950 in the area of international service?  If so, there are many things we need to do in order to earn that title -- as perhaps we have already in the area of community service.

Come to the Fireside Chat 4:30 - 6:30 PM Tuesday February 23rd.

The first round of beverages and hors d'oeuvres a'plenty will be courtesy of your Club.

Venue to be announced soon.

Leee Monk will be chopping the wood.

 

Rotarian Social Event

Big River Show Series show scheduled for February 12th featuring two comedians over at Cathedral’s performing Arts Center –a fun  Rotary outing.

A fun night out and with fellow Rotarians, Steve Laraway, Schlenner Wenner (Jim Schlenner) sponsoring this show, it would be nice to pack the house. 

Tickets are $20 and the show starts at 7:30 pm. 

http://glbergpresents.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting

We have just confirmed a speaker- Mark Your Calendars for our Rotary All Area Clubs Meeting

We are pleased to extend the invitation to all area Rotary club members.

Tuesday, March 15th 11:45 am-1:15 pm.

Meeting Location- St. Cloud Marriott-Downtown

Program Speaker will be Joseph Haj, Guthrie Theater.

Free parking in the ramp if you enter ramp side by driving past hotel front door-bring blue ticket to meeting to get stamped.

Your help with a confirmation of attendees for that meeting by Tuesday March 8th is very much appreciated for meal planning

February Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
     
Cathedral High School
     
St. Cloud Christian School
     
St. John's Prep
     
Tech High School
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories January 31st 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Jan 30, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Fireside Chat
--Rotarian Social Event
--Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting
--January Junior Rotarians
 

Fireside Chat

In keeping with a request made by Rotary International the Rotary Club of St. Cloud will conduct a Fireside Chat on Tuesday February 23rd to commemorate the 111th birthday of Rotary.  The focus of the evening and of the chat will be how to strengthen the Club's commitment to and support of Our (The) Rotary Foundation which will have its 100th birthday in 2017.

Does the Rotary Club of St. Cloud have a desire to be #1 in District #5,950 in the area of international service?  If so, there are many things we need to do in order to earn that title -- as perhaps we have already in the area of community service.

Come to the Fireside Chat 4:30 - 6:30 PM Tuesday February 23rd.

The first round of beverages and hors d'oeuvres a'plenty will be courtesy of your Club.

Venue to be announced soon.

Leee Monk will be chopping the wood.

 

Rotarian Social Event

Big River Show Series show scheduled for February 12th featuring two comedians over at Cathedral’s performing Arts Center –a fun  Rotary outing.

A fun night out and with fellow Rotarians, Steve Laraway, Schlenner Wenner (Jim Schlenner) sponsoring this show, it would be nice to pack the house. 

Tickets are $20 and the show starts at 7:30 pm. 

http://glbergpresents.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

Rotary All Areas Rotary Meeting

We have just confirmed a speaker- Mark Your Calendars for our Rotary All Area Clubs Meeting

We are pleased to extend the invitation to all area Rotary club members.

Tuesday, March 15th 11:45 am-1:15 pm.

Meeting Location- St. Cloud Marriott-Downtown

Program Speaker will be Joseph Haj, Guthrie Theater.

Free parking in the ramp if you enter ramp side by driving past hotel front door-bring blue ticket to meeting to get stamped.

Your help with a confirmation of attendees for that meeting by Tuesday March 8th is very much appreciated for meal planning

January Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
Sierrah Skudlarek
January 12, 2016 LeighAnn Davis
Cathedral High School
Hannah Windschitl
January 12, 2016 Marilyn Birkland
St. Cloud Christian School
Brendon Jones
January 19, 2016 David Haugen
St. John's Prep
Marisa Gaetz
January 19, 2016 Jackie Johnson
Tech High School
Ethan Gray
January 26, 2016 Cindy Hawker
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories January 24th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Jan 23, 2016

--In This Issue--

--IGNITE Leadership & Innovation Conference
--Photo Updates for School Supplies for Guatemala
--Rotarian Social Event
--St Cloud Rotary Blood Drive
--January Junior Rotarians
 

IGNITE Leadership & Innovation Conference

Hi Rotarians, I hope you are doing well. I am chairing the Rotary's IGNITE 2016 Leadership & Innovation Conference - Friday, January 29th and would welcome your help in sharing with the St. Cloud club members. 

Go to www.IGNITE2016.org to see the incredible speakers we have lined up and to register. 

Rotary member's get a $20 discount on a ticket by entering the promo code "AREA12ROTARY". This year it is being sponsored by the Area 12 Rotary clubs which includes: Mound-Westonak, Plymouth, Wayzata, Excelsior, Lake Minnetonka - Excelsior, and Orono. Thanks and I hope you have a great year! Kevin Ehlinger

Photo Updates for School Supplies for Guatemala

If you would like to follow the photos of the group while they are in Guatemala you can do so by watching for new photos at the following website.  The team will get updated on Monday and new photos will be posted throughout the week.

http://www.commonhope.org/get-involved/join-a-vision-team/vision-team-diary/​

Rotarian Social Event

Big River Show Series show scheduled for February 12th featuring two comedians over at Cathedral’s performing Arts Center –a fun  Rotary outing.

A fun night out and with fellow Rotarians, Steve Laraway, Schlenner Wenner (Jim Schlenner) sponsoring this show, it would be nice to pack the house. 

Tickets are $20 and the show starts at 7:30 pm. 

http://glbergpresents.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

St Cloud Rotary Blood Drive

When:
January 28th, 2016 12 pm - 5:45 pm
January 29th, 2016 8 am - 1:45 pm
 
Rotary members are encourage to invite their employees and co-workers to register!  Registration sheets will be available at upcoming Rotary meetings or you can register directly at redcrossblood.org (choose St Cloud Blood Center site).
 
Rapid Pass is now available.  Donors have the option to pre-read the material and answer all questions through the Red Cross website prior to their donation appointment.  Note:  Rapid Pass has to be completed the day of donation.  Donor simply prints out the paper and brings it along to their appointment (or send to their smart phones and present it at the site).

January Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
Sierrah Skudlarek
January 12, 2016 LeighAnn Davis
Cathedral High School
Hannah Windschitl
January 12, 2016 Marilyn Birkland
St. Cloud Christian School
Brendon Jones
January 19, 2016 David Haugen
St. John's Prep
Marisa Gaetz
January 19, 2016 Jackie Johnson
Tech High School
Ethan Gray
January 26, 2016 Cindy Hawker
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories January 17th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Jan 16, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Rotary Program Committee
--IGNITE Leadership & Innovation Conference
--School Supplies for Guatemala
--Rotarian Social Event
--St Cloud Rotary Blood Drive
--January Junior Rotarians
 

Rotary Program Committee

We will meet at 11 a.m. in our Rotary meeting room at the hotel. We have many requests for the open dates in March, April and May.

We also need to decide on an “impact” speaker for the all-area Rotary meeting in March. Our club is hosting the event. We would like to get a “big deal” speaker. Suggestions?

IGNITE Leadership & Innovation Conference

Hi Rotarians, I hope you are doing well. I am chairing the Rotary's IGNITE 2016 Leadership & Innovation Conference - Friday, January 29th and would welcome your help in sharing with the St. Cloud club members. 

Go to www.IGNITE2016.org to see the incredible speakers we have lined up and to register. 

Rotary member's get a $20 discount on a ticket by entering the promo code "AREA12ROTARY". This year it is being sponsored by the Area 12 Rotary clubs which includes: Mound-Westonak, Plymouth, Wayzata, Excelsior, Lake Minnetonka - Excelsior, and Orono. Thanks and I hope you have a great year! Kevin Ehlinger

School Supplies for Guatemala

At the January 12 and 19 meetings, Bill Maney will have a suitcase that we would like to fill with school supplies that we can bring with us to Guatemala when we leave on the 24th.  Fellow Rotarians Dan Steil and Lori Kloos with be traveling with Bill and me, and we will distribute other  school supplies that were purchased through a District Grant that our club supported in collaboration with City of Lakes Club from Minneapolis and the Buffalo Club.  

We are looking to fill the suitcase with new or minimally used notebooks, paper, sketching pads, pencils, crayons, colored drawing pencils, markers, erasers.  Check your basement and drawers and your kid’s rooms and donate those school supplies that can be useful to someone in need.  Cash can also be put to good use to purchase additional supplies.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Gary Strandemo

Rotarian Social Event

Big River Show Series show scheduled for February 12th featuring two comedians over at Cathedral’s performing Arts Center –a fun  Rotary outing.

A fun night out and with fellow Rotarians, Steve Laraway, Schlenner Wenner (Jim Schlenner) sponsoring this show, it would be nice to pack the house. 

Tickets are $20 and the show starts at 7:30 pm. 

http://glbergpresents.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

St Cloud Rotary Blood Drive

When:
January 28th, 2016 12 pm - 5:45 pm
January 29th, 2016 8 am - 1:45 pm
 
Rotary members are encourage to invite their employees and co-workers to register!  Registration sheets will be available at upcoming Rotary meetings or you can register directly at redcrossblood.org (choose St Cloud Blood Center site).
 
Rapid Pass is now available.  Donors have the option to pre-read the material and answer all questions through the Red Cross website prior to their donation appointment.  Note:  Rapid Pass has to be completed the day of donation.  Donor simply prints out the paper and brings it along to their appointment (or send to their smart phones and present it at the site).

January Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
Sierrah Skudlarek
January 12, 2016 LeighAnn Davis
Cathedral High School
Hannah Windschitl
January 12, 2016 Marilyn Birkland
St. Cloud Christian School
Brendon Jones
January 19, 2016 David Haugen
St. John's Prep
Marisa Gaetz
January 19, 2016 Jackie Johnson
Tech High School
Ethan Gray
January 26, 2016 Cindy Hawker
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories January 10th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Jan 09, 2016

--In This Issue--

--IGNITE Leadership & Innovation Conference
--School Supplies for Guatemala
--Rotarian Social Event
--St Cloud Rotary Blood Drive
--Classification Talks
--District Mid-Term Assembly
--Looking for Future Club President
--December Junior Rotarians
 

IGNITE Leadership & Innovation Conference

Hi Rotarians, I hope you are doing well. I am chairing the Rotary's IGNITE 2016 Leadership & Innovation Conference - Friday, January 29th and would welcome your help in sharing with the St. Cloud club members. 

Go to www.IGNITE2016.org to see the incredible speakers we have lined up and to register. 

Rotary member's get a $20 discount on a ticket by entering the promo code "AREA12ROTARY". This year it is being sponsored by the Area 12 Rotary clubs which includes: Mound-Westonak, Plymouth, Wayzata, Excelsior, Lake Minnetonka - Excelsior, and Orono. Thanks and I hope you have a great year! Kevin Ehlinger

School Supplies for Guatemala

At the January 12 and 19 meetings, Bill Maney will have a suitcase that we would like to fill with school supplies that we can bring with us to Guatemala when we leave on the 24th.  Fellow Rotarians Dan Steil and Lori Kloos with be traveling with Bill and me, and we will distribute other  school supplies that were purchased through a District Grant that our club supported in collaboration with City of Lakes Club from Minneapolis and the Buffalo Club.  

We are looking to fill the suitcase with new or minimally used notebooks, paper, sketching pads, pencils, crayons, colored drawing pencils, markers, erasers.  Check your basement and drawers and your kid’s rooms and donate those school supplies that can be useful to someone in need.  Cash can also be put to good use to purchase additional supplies.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Gary Strandemo

Rotarian Social Event

Big River Show Series show scheduled for February 12th featuring two comedians over at Cathedral’s performing Arts Center –a fun  Rotary outing.

A fun night out and with fellow Rotarians, Steve Laraway, Schlenner Wenner (Jim Schlenner) sponsoring this show, it would be nice to pack the house. 

Tickets are $20 and the show starts at 7:30 pm. 

http://glbergpresents.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

St Cloud Rotary Blood Drive

When:
January 28th, 2016 12 pm - 5:45 pm
January 29th, 2016 8 am - 1:45 pm
 
Rotary members are encourage to invite their employees and co-workers to register!  Registration sheets will be available at upcoming Rotary meetings or you can register directly at redcrossblood.org (choose St Cloud Blood Center site).
 
Rapid Pass is now available.  Donors have the option to pre-read the material and answer all questions through the Red Cross website prior to their donation appointment.  Note:  Rapid Pass has to be completed the day of donation.  Donor simply prints out the paper and brings it along to their appointment (or send to their smart phones and present it at the site).

Classification Talks

Classification talks (a brief 3-5 minute introduction presentation complete with easy to answer questions) will begin soon at our meetings just prior to our program.
Great opportunity to learn about new members. Look for personal invites from the Membership Committee members soon.

District Mid-Term Assembly

January 16, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Brooklyn Center, MN 

A time to meet and re-energize for the rest of the Rotary year, network with fellow Rotarians, and learn about club activities around the district.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend; club presidents, board members and committee chairs as well as Assistant Governors and District Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.  Visit the district website to register. 

 

Looking for Future Club President

The Nominating Committee for naming the next vice president of the club who will advance to president-elect and ultimately to president of the Rotary Club of St. Cloud will be meeting in the coming weeks.  We are looking for recommendations/nominations from club members as well as those individuals who also aspire to be president of the club.  Please contact Jim Dwyer, Drew Hultgren or Steve Joul with your interest/suggestion/recommendations.
 

January Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
 
Cathedral High School
 
St. Cloud Christian School
 
St. John's Prep
 
Tech High School
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories January 3rd 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Jan 02, 2016

--In This Issue--

--Photos From Last Meeting & Events
--St Cloud Rotary Blood Drive
--Classification Talks
--District Mid-Term Assembly
--Looking for Future Club President
--December Junior Rotarians
 

Photos From Last Meeting & Events

 
 

St Cloud Rotary Blood Drive

When:
January 28th, 2016 12 pm - 5:45 pm
January 29th, 2016 8 am - 1:45 pm
 
Rotary members are encourage to invite their employees and co-workers to register!  Registration sheets will be available at upcoming Rotary meetings or you can register directly at redcrossblood.org (choose St Cloud Blood Center site).
 
Rapid Pass is now available.  Donors have the option to pre-read the material and answer all questions through the Red Cross website prior to their donation appointment.  Note:  Rapid Pass has to be completed the day of donation.  Donor simply prints out the paper and brings it along to their appointment (or send to their smart phones and present it at the site).

Classification Talks

Classification talks (a brief 3-5 minute introduction presentation complete with easy to answer questions) will begin soon at our meetings just prior to our program.
Great opportunity to learn about new members. Look for personal invites from the Membership Committee members soon.

District Mid-Term Assembly

January 16, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Brooklyn Center, MN 

A time to meet and re-energize for the rest of the Rotary year, network with fellow Rotarians, and learn about club activities around the district.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend; club presidents, board members and committee chairs as well as Assistant Governors and District Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.  Visit the district website to register. 

 

Looking for Future Club President

The Nominating Committee for naming the next vice president of the club who will advance to president-elect and ultimately to president of the Rotary Club of St. Cloud will be meeting in the coming weeks.  We are looking for recommendations/nominations from club members as well as those individuals who also aspire to be president of the club.  Please contact Jim Dwyer, Drew Hultgren or Steve Joul with your interest/suggestion/recommendations.
 

January Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
 
Cathedral High School
 
St. Cloud Christian School
 
St. John's Prep
 
Tech High School
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories December 28th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Dec 27, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Photos From Last Meeting & Events
--St Cloud Rotary Blood Drive
--Classification Talks
--District Mid-Term Assembly
--Looking for Future Club President
--December Junior Rotarians
 

Photos From Last Meeting & Events

 

St Cloud Rotary Blood Drive

When:
January 28th, 2016 12 pm - 5:45 pm
January 29th, 2016 8 am - 1:45 pm
 
Rotary members are encourage to invite their employees and co-workers to register!  Registration sheets will be available at upcoming Rotary meetings or you can register directly at redcrossblood.org (choose St Cloud Blood Center site).
 
Rapid Pass is now available.  Donors have the option to pre-read the material and answer all questions through the Red Cross website prior to their donation appointment.  Note:  Rapid Pass has to be completed the day of donation.  Donor simply prints out the paper and brings it along to their appointment (or send to their smart phones and present it at the site).

Classification Talks

Classification talks (a brief 3-5 minute introduction presentation complete with easy to answer questions) will begin soon at our meetings just prior to our program.
Great opportunity to learn about new members. Look for personal invites from the Membership Committee members soon.

District Mid-Term Assembly

January 16, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Brooklyn Center, MN 

A time to meet and re-energize for the rest of the Rotary year, network with fellow Rotarians, and learn about club activities around the district.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend; club presidents, board members and committee chairs as well as Assistant Governors and District Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.  Visit the district website to register. 

 

Looking for Future Club President

The Nominating Committee for naming the next vice president of the club who will advance to president-elect and ultimately to president of the Rotary Club of St. Cloud will be meeting in the coming weeks.  We are looking for recommendations/nominations from club members as well as those individuals who also aspire to be president of the club.  Please contact Jim Dwyer, Drew Hultgren or Steve Joul with your interest/suggestion/recommendations.
 

December Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
 
Cathedral High School
 
St. Cloud Christian School
 
St. John's Prep
 
Tech High School
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories December 20th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Dec 19, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Photos From Last Meeting & Events
--Classification Talks
--District Mid-Term Assembly
--Looking for Future Club President
--December Junior Rotarians
 

Photos From Last Meeting & Events

 

Classification Talks

Classification talks (a brief 3-5 minute introduction presentation complete with easy to answer questions) will begin soon at our meetings just prior to our program.
Great opportunity to learn about new members. Look for personal invites from the Membership Committee members soon.

District Mid-Term Assembly

January 16, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Brooklyn Center, MN 

A time to meet and re-energize for the rest of the Rotary year, network with fellow Rotarians, and learn about club activities around the district.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend; club presidents, board members and committee chairs as well as Assistant Governors and District Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.  Visit the district website to register. 

 

Looking for Future Club President

The Nominating Committee for naming the next vice president of the club who will advance to president-elect and ultimately to president of the Rotary Club of St. Cloud will be meeting in the coming weeks.  We are looking for recommendations/nominations from club members as well as those individuals who also aspire to be president of the club.  Please contact Jim Dwyer, Drew Hultgren or Steve Joul with your interest/suggestion/recommendations.
 

December Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
 
Cathedral High School
 
St. Cloud Christian School
 
St. John's Prep
 
Tech High School
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories December 13th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Dec 12, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Photos From Last Meeting & Events
--Classification Talks
--District Mid-Term Assembly
--Rotaract Food Drive
--November Junior Rotarians
 

Photos From Last Meeting & Events

 

Classification Talks

Classification talks (a brief 3-5 minute introduction presentation complete with easy to answer questions) will begin soon at our meetings just prior to our program.
Great opportunity to learn about new members. Look for personal invites from the Membership Committee members soon.

District Mid-Term Assembly

January 16, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Brooklyn Center, MN 

A time to meet and re-energize for the rest of the Rotary year, network with fellow Rotarians, and learn about club activities around the district.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend; club presidents, board members and committee chairs as well as Assistant Governors and District Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.  Visit the district website to register. 

 

Rotaract Food Drive

Rotaract is conducting a FOOD DRIVE Dec 1-15th. On Dec 15th Rotarian Members from our club are asked to bring food donations or cash which will be collected and distributed to Catholic Charities.  Rotaract members will be taking the donations from our meeting that day.

Those interested (ages 18 - 30) in joining Rotaract can contact Clare Richards by emailing saintcloudrotaract@gmail.com, by calling 320.429.0050, or by messaging the Facebook page Saint Cloud Rotaract

 

December Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
 
Cathedral High School
 
St. Cloud Christian School
 
St. John's Prep
 
Tech High School
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories December 6th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Dec 05, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Photos From Last Meeting
--District Mid-Term Assembly
--Rotaract Food Drive
--November Junior Rotarians
 

Photos From Last Meeting

 

District Mid-Term Assembly

January 16, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Brooklyn Center, MN 

A time to meet and re-energize for the rest of the Rotary year, network with fellow Rotarians, and learn about club activities around the district.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend; club presidents, board members and committee chairs as well as Assistant Governors and District Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.  Visit the district website to register. 

 

Rotaract Food Drive

Rotaract is conducting a FOOD DRIVE Dec 1-15th. On Dec 15th Rotarian Members from our club are asked to bring food donations or cash which will be collected and distributed to Catholic Charities.  Rotaract members will be taking the donations from our meeting that day.

Those interested (ages 18 - 30) in joining Rotaract can contact Clare Richards by emailing saintcloudrotaract@gmail.com, by calling 320.429.0050, or by messaging the Facebook page Saint Cloud Rotaract

 

December Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
 
Apollo High School
 
Cathedral High School
 
St. Cloud Christian School
 
St. John's Prep
 
Tech High School
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories November 29th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Nov 28, 2015

--In This Issue--

--District Mid-Term Assembly
--Rotaract Food Drive
--November Junior Rotarians
 

District Mid-Term Assembly

January 16, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Brooklyn Center, MN 

A time to meet and re-energize for the rest of the Rotary year, network with fellow Rotarians, and learn about club activities around the district.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend; club presidents, board members and committee chairs as well as Assistant Governors and District Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.  Visit the district website to register. 

 

Rotaract Food Drive

Rotaract is conducting a FOOD DRIVE Dec 1-15th. On Dec 15th Rotarian Members from our club are asked to bring food donations or cash which will be collected and distributed to Catholic Charities.  Rotaract members will be taking the donations from our meeting that day.

Those interested (ages 18 - 30) in joining Rotaract can contact Clare Richards by emailing saintcloudrotaract@gmail.com, by calling 320.429.0050, or by messaging the Facebook page Saint Cloud Rotaract

 

November Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
November 3,10,17,24
Apollo High School
Hailey Kessel
November 10, 2015
Marty Mahowald
Cathedral High School
Katie Auger
November 10, 2015
Gary Bechtold
St. Cloud Christian School
Emily Robinson
November 17, 2015
Mert Hubbard
St. John's Prep
Nathan Schaper
November 17, 2015
Bill Maney
Tech High School
Charles Owen-Block
November 24, 2015
Justin Wampach
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories November 22nd 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Nov 21, 2015

--In This Issue--

--District Mid-Term Assembly
--Rotaract Food Drive
--November Junior Rotarians
 

District Mid-Term Assembly

January 16, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Brooklyn Center, MN 

A time to meet and re-energize for the rest of the Rotary year, network with fellow Rotarians, and learn about club activities around the district.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend; club presidents, board members and committee chairs as well as Assistant Governors and District Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.  Visit the district website to register. 

 

Rotaract Food Drive

Rotaract is conducting a FOOD DRIVE Dec 1-15th. On Dec 15th Rotarian Members from our club are asked to bring food donations or cash which will be collected and distributed to Catholic Charities.  Rotaract members will be taking the donations from our meeting that day.

Those interested (ages 18 - 30) in joining Rotaract can contact Clare Richards by emailing saintcloudrotaract@gmail.com, by calling 320.429.0050, or by messaging the Facebook page Saint Cloud Rotaract

 

November Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Month
School
Student Name
Speaking Date
Mentor
November 3,10,17,24
Apollo High School
Hailey Kessel
November 10, 2015
Marty Mahowald
Cathedral High School
Katie Auger
November 10, 2015
Gary Bechtold
St. Cloud Christian School
Emily Robinson
November 17, 2015
Mert Hubbard
St. John's Prep
Nathan Schaper
November 17, 2015
Bill Maney
Tech High School
Charles Owen-Block
November 24, 2015
Justin Wampach
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories November 15th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Nov 14, 2015

--In This Issue--

--District Mid-Term Assembly
--Last Meeting Photos
--November Junior Rotarians
 

District Mid-Term Assembly

January 16, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Brooklyn Center, MN 

A time to meet and re-energize for the rest of the Rotary year, network with fellow Rotarians, and learn about club activities around the district.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend; club presidents, board members and committee chairs as well as Assistant Governors and District Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.  Visit the district website to register. 

Last Meeting Photos

 

November Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Photos & info coming soon
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories November 8th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Nov 07, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Last Meeting Photos
--November Junior Rotarians
 

Last Meeting Photos

 

November Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
Photos & info coming soon
 
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories November 1st 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Oct 24, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Would you like to travel to Guatemala?
--October Junior Rotarians
 

Would you like to travel to Guatemala?

Our club has collaborated with 2 other District 5950 clubs, Minneapolis City of Lakes and Buffalo, to apply for a grant to send school supplies, specifically a math curriculum, to needy schools in the vicinity of Antigua, Guatemala, working with the Saint Paul based NGO, Common Hope. A group of Rotarians from the 3 clubs will travel to Guatemala on January 24 for a week at Common Hope and in Antigua, and will help distribute the learning materials to the local schools. The expenses would include your air travel ~$650-700 currently and a $100 per diem, which would cover most of your expenses while there. There would be room for up to 4 more Rotarians (could be spouses) from our club; please see Gary Strandemo or call Gary Strandemo, 651-492-3676, if interested or if questions. 
 
 

October Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
  School Student Name Speaking Date Mentor
Apollo High School Ethan Novacinski Oct 13th Darin Seaman
Cathedral High School Mackenzie Fritz Oct 13th Al Mesna
St. Cloud Christian School Charlie Watkins Oct 13th Don Watkins
St. John's Prep Sydney Lo Oct 27th Tarryl Clark
Tech High School Vera Lindhorst Oct 27th Lee Monk
         
 
 
 

 
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Rotary Stories October 25th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Oct 24, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Would you like to travel to Guatemala?
--An Evening of Erudition in the Magna Carta Tradition
--October Junior Rotarians
--Photos from Oct 13th meeting
 

Would you like to travel to Guatemala?

Our club has collaborated with 2 other District 5950 clubs, Minneapolis City of Lakes and Buffalo, to apply for a grant to send school supplies, specifically a math curriculum, to needy schools in the vicinity of Antigua, Guatemala, working with the Saint Paul based NGO, Common Hope. A group of Rotarians from the 3 clubs will travel to Guatemala on January 24 for a week at Common Hope and in Antigua, and will help distribute the learning materials to the local schools. The expenses would include your air travel ~$650-700 currently and a $100 per diem, which would cover most of your expenses while there. There would be room for up to 4 more Rotarians (could be spouses) from our club; please see Gary Strandemo or call Gary Strandemo, 651-492-3676, if interested or if questions. 
 

An Evening of Erudition in the Magna Carta Tradition

From Mike Mullins
Dear Rotarians/Guests/Friends --
Any/ All are still welcome!
 
Just for fun we'll reverse the proposition and thus it shall be:
 
"The much-ballyhooed Magna Carta written and promulgated in 1215 at Runnymede (England) was nothing more than the forced capitulation by King John to the demands made of him by his barons who were sick and tired of the taxation (fees, hounours, scutage) which had reached, in their opinion, unbearable and oppressive levels.  As to being a template for the future US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, perhaps that's true, but historical context would suggest the Magna Carta cared little or none at all for the common ordinary person nor for the concept of citizenship within a democratic republich."
 
Monday October 26, 2015
6 PM -- single malt tasing, schnacks, and discussion
Price of Admission is a bottle of high quality single malt -- most of which you'll take back home.
Oh, and don't forget your favourite tumber(s).
8:30 PM -- Retire to the Brick Yard in Clear Lake for a non-hosted dinner
 

October Junior Rotarians of the Month

 
Hosts have been identified until December; however, there will be additional opportunities to host a Junior Rotarian in the months of January through April.  Also, we are in need of four Juniors or Seniors who would be interested in attending Camp Enterprise.  If someone has the name of a student who might be interested, please contact Julie Leapaldt or Carol Veurink for additional information.
 
  School Student Name Speaking Date Mentor
Apollo High School Ethan Novacinski Oct 13th Darin Seaman
Cathedral High School Mackenzie Fritz Oct 13th Al Mesna
St. Cloud Christian School Charlie Watkins Oct 13th Don Watkins
St. John's Prep Sydney Lo Oct 27th Tarryl Clark
Tech High School Vera Lindhorst Oct 27th Lee Monk
         
 

Photos from October 13th Meeting

 
   
   
 

 
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Rotary Stories October 11th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Oct 10, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Would you like to travel to Guatemala?
--I-35W Bridge Lights Up to End Polio Now on October 24
--CPR/AED Training
--Rotary Ride to Fishers' on Lake Wobegan Trail
 

Would you like to travel to Guatemala?

Our club has collaborated with 2 other District 5950 clubs, Minneapolis City of Lakes and Buffalo, to apply for a grant to send school supplies, specifically a math curriculum, to needy schools in the vicinity of Antigua, Guatemala, working with the Saint Paul based NGO, Common Hope. A group of Rotarians from the 3 clubs will travel to Guatemala on January 24 for a week at Common Hope and in Antigua, and will help distribute the learning materials to the local schools. The expenses would include your air travel ~$650-700 currently and a $100 per diem, which would cover most of your expenses while there. There would be room for up to 4 more Rotarians (could be spouses) from our club; please see Gary Strandemo or call Gary Strandemo, 651-492-3676, if interested or if questions. 
 

I-35W Bridge Lights Up to End Polio Now on October 24

Minneapolis—The I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis will be lit in shades of red and yellow on October 24 to honor Rotary International’s fight to end polio called End Polio Now.
 
Rotary International and the Rotary Clubs of District 5950 in the Minneapolis area and central Minnesota have been engaged in a 30-year campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. When Rotary launched its eradication effort in 1985, more than 350,000 children in 125 countries were stricken with polio every year. Since then, polio cases have dropped by 99% to 359 cases in 2014.  As of the end of September, 44 cases of wild poliovirus had been reported in 2015 in two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Africa recently marked one year without wild polio.
 
Polio will be only the second disease after smallpox to be eradicated. The world is on the threshold of ending polio forever due to the efforts of Rotary and its partners, the World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF. 
 
The Minneapolis City Council has declared October 24 as World Polio Day in Minneapolis. The I-35W Bridge will be lit in the End Polio Now branding colors of red and yellow that day to bring attention and awareness to the final push for polio eradication.

For more information, contact Rotary District 5950 End Polio Now Chair Tim Mulcrone at 952-239-1594 or timmulcrone@aol.com.
 

CPR/AED Training

Learn how to save the life of a sudden cardiac arrest victim by attending a free, 1-hour CPR and AED training Session.
When:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015 7am - 8am
Where:  Sartell Boy Scouts Building, 1191 Scout Drive, Sartell MN 56377
RSVP:  by 10/14/15 to Eric Reisinger @ eric.reisinger@usbank.com
 
Coffee & rolls will be provided.
Hosted by: Great River Rotary of Sauk Rapids and Sartell
Counts as a make up meeting (make sure to turn in your slip.)
 

Rotary Ride to Fishers' on Lake Wobegon Trail

 
 

 
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October 4th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Oct 03, 2015

--In This Issue--

--I-35W Bridge Lights Up to End Polio Now on October 24
--CPR/AED Training
--Rotary Ride to Fishers' on Lake Wobegan Trail
--SBG! Encore
 

I-35W Bridge Lights Up to End Polio Now on October 24

Minneapolis—The I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis will be lit in shades of red and yellow on October 24 to honor Rotary International’s fight to end polio called End Polio Now.
 
Rotary International and the Rotary Clubs of District 5950 in the Minneapolis area and central Minnesota have been engaged in a 30-year campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. When Rotary launched its eradication effort in 1985, more than 350,000 children in 125 countries were stricken with polio every year. Since then, polio cases have dropped by 99% to 359 cases in 2014.  As of the end of September, 44 cases of wild poliovirus had been reported in 2015 in two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Africa recently marked one year without wild polio.
 
Polio will be only the second disease after smallpox to be eradicated. The world is on the threshold of ending polio forever due to the efforts of Rotary and its partners, the World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF. 
 
The Minneapolis City Council has declared October 24 as World Polio Day in Minneapolis. The I-35W Bridge will be lit in the End Polio Now branding colors of red and yellow that day to bring attention and awareness to the final push for polio eradication.

For more information, contact Rotary District 5950 End Polio Now Chair Tim Mulcrone at 952-239-1594 or timmulcrone@aol.com.
 

CPR/AED Training

Learn how to save the life of a sudden cardiac arrest victim by attending a free, 1-hour CPR and AED training Session.
When:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015 7am - 8am
Where:  Sartell Boy Scouts Building, 1191 Scout Drive, Sartell MN 56377
RSVP:  by 10/14/15 to Eric Reisinger @ eric.reisinger@usbank.com
 
Coffee & rolls will be provided.
Hosted by: Great River Rotary of Sauk Rapids and Sartell
Counts as a make up meeting (make sure to turn in your slip.)
 

Rotary Ride to Fishers' on Lake Wobegon Trail

 
 

SBG! Encore

Each Rotarian receives 2 tickets, please call the box office at 320-259-5463 to reserve your ticket.
Date:  October 7th, 2015

 
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Rotary News - September 20th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Sep 19, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Fall Club Training & Speed Dating "Rotary Style"
--PAKRAT bus sponsored by St Cloud Rotary
--SBG! Encore
--September Junior Rotarians

Fall Club Training & Speed Dating "Rotary Style"

Contact Jerry McCarter for a ride share.
Our own Cindy Hawker and Dave Tripp will be presenting as Matchmakers at the event!
Event:  Fall ClubTraining & Speed Dating "Rotary Style"
Date:   Friday, Sept 25, 2015
Time: (Breakfast/check-in at 8:00 - Session starts at 8:30)
Fee:    Ten members per club attend FREE
Location:       MN Landscape Arboretum
Details:
Speed Dating "Rotary Style" ... offers an opportunity to learn about projects and initiatives in the district, make contact with those who lead them, and decide which new ideas can work in your club

Break Out Session Topics:

  *   Membership w/focus on retention, engagement & recruitment
  *   Public Relations w/focus on social media and updating Rotary's messages
  *   The Rotary Foundation w/focus on how fund raising supports programs

Assistant Governors will meet for a special briefing with DG Murph & AG Coordinator Jeff Ohe
 

PAKRAT Bus Sponsored by St Cloud Rotary

 

 

SBG! Encore

Each Rotarian receives 2 tickets, please call the box office at 320-259-5463 to reserve your ticket.
Date:  October 7th, 2015
 

September Junior Rotarians

School Student Mentor
Apollo High School Isaac Logeman Jon Ruis
Cathedral High School Michaela Marcum Steve Laraway
St Cloud Christian School Kirk Staiger Drew Hultgren
St John's Prep Sam Rogers Jerry McCarter
Tech High School Kaydee Miller Cindy Hawker
 
Isaac Logeman
Michaela Marcum
Kirk Staiger
Sam Rogers
Kaydee Miller
 
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Rotary News - September 13th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Sep 12, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Vancouver Garden - Four Way Test in Chinese
--September Junior Rotarians

Vancouver Garden - Four Way Test in Chinese

Joan Vincent spotted the above Four Way Test in Chinese at the Vancouver Chinese Gardens.  The Vancouver Rotary club helped establish the Chinese Gardens which is how this ended there.  Thanks Joan!

September Junior Rotarians

School Student Mentor
Apollo High School Isaac Logeman Jon Ruis
Cathedral High School Michaela Marcum Steve Laraway
St Cloud Christian School Kirk Staiger Drew Hultgren
St John's Prep Sam Rogers Jerry McCarter
Tech High School Kaydee Miller Cindy Hawker
 
Isaac Logeman
Michaela Marcum
Kirk Staiger
Sam Rogers
Kaydee Miller
 
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Rotary News - August 9th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Aug 08, 2015

--In This Issue--

--Last Week Photos
--Summer Time by George Photos

Last Week Photos

 
 

Summer Time by George Photos

 
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New Rotary Check-In Procedures

Checking in for Rotary is easy. Simply grab your button, turn it over and use the scanner provided to scan your bar code on the back. If you forget your button, there will be a book with everyone’s bar codes available. 
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Rotary News - July 12th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Jul 10, 2015

St Cloud Rotary July 14th Program

John Gregerson - Capital One now and in the future, and industry now and what you see in the future.

Rotary Notes

  • Get Ready for New Check-In-Procedures
    • Those of you who were at our June 9th meeting have already experienced our new check-in procedure, so hopefully you feel like it was easy to use.  For everyone else, here is an update…..
    • Starting next week, checking in for Rotary will be easy. Simply grab your button, turn it over and use the scanner provided to scan your bar code on the back. If you forget your button, there will be a book with everyone’s bar codes available. Leigh Ann Davis will be available again this next week to help anyone who is having trouble. We will use both check in forms for one more week to ensure the new system is working. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we transition to the new system. It will certainly help make our attendance work easier.
  • Guest Fee
    • You can now choose to pay that day for your Rotary guest or have it billed to your account.
  • Summertime by George
    • Check out our Rotary Facebook page for the latest photos.
  • Did you get a copy of the book, The Best Place in Town to Spend Tuesday Noon?  90th anniversary edition --  If you didn't get a copy or would like to have a 2nd or a 3rd copy (one for home, one for the office), just let Mike Mullin know and he'll get you one.  No cash needed up front; it can be added to your monthly statement.

News Worthy Snippets

  • Memorable Photos from July 7th

 Monthly Meetings

  • Membership Committee Meetings- first Tuesday, 11:00 at the hotel
  • Board Meetings- 2nd Tuesday, 10:45 first floor meeting room, by the restaurant
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Rotary News - July 5th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Jun 13, 2015

District Governor Speech

Tim Murphy District Governor Speech

Rained Out SBG

 

 

Rotary Notes

  • Get Ready for New Check-In-Procedures
    • Those of you who were at our June 9th meeting have already experienced our new check-in procedure, so hopefully you feel like it was easy to use.  For everyone else, here is an update…..
    • Starting next week, checking in for Rotary will be easy. Simply grab your button, turn it over and use the scanner provided to scan your bar code on the back. If you forget your button, there will be a book with everyone’s bar codes available. Leigh Ann Davis will be available again this next week to help anyone who is having trouble. We will use both check in forms for one more week to ensure the new system is working. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we transition to the new system. It will certainly help make our attendance work easier.
  • Guest Fee
    • You can now choose to pay that day for your Rotary guest or have it billed to your account.
  • Summertime by George
    • Check out our Rotary Facebook page for the latest photos.
  • Did you get a copy of the book, The Best Place in Town to Spend Tuesday Noon?  90th anniversary edition --  If you didn't get a copy or would like to have a 2nd or a 3rd copy (one for home, one for the office), just let Mike Mullin know and he'll get you one.  No cash needed up front; it can be added to your monthly statement.

News Worthy Snippets

  • No new notes

 Monthly Meetings

  • Membership Committee Meetings- first Tuesday, 11:00 at the hotel
  • Board Meetings- 2nd Tuesday, 10:45 first floor meeting room, by the restaurant
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Rotary News - July 5th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Jun 13, 2015

St Cloud Rotary Changing of the Guard July 7th

As we will be off and running with the New Rotary Year, members are asked to wear Running Shoes to this meeting.

Prize for most interesting shoes!

Rotary Notes

  • Get Ready for New Check-In-Procedures
    • Those of you who were at our June 9th meeting have already experienced our new check-in procedure, so hopefully you feel like it was easy to use.  For everyone else, here is an update…..
    • Starting next week, checking in for Rotary will be easy. Simply grab your button, turn it over and use the scanner provided to scan your bar code on the back. If you forget your button, there will be a book with everyone’s bar codes available. Leigh Ann Davis will be available again this next week to help anyone who is having trouble. We will use both check in forms for one more week to ensure the new system is working. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we transition to the new system. It will certainly help make our attendance work easier.
  • Guest Fee
    • You can now choose to pay that day for your Rotary guest or have it billed to your account.
  • Summertime by George
    • Check out our Rotary Facebook page for the latest photos.
  • Did you get a copy of the book, The Best Place in Town to Spend Tuesday Noon?  90th anniversary edition --  If you didn't get a copy or would like to have a 2nd or a 3rd copy (one for home, one for the office), just let Mike Mullin know and he'll get you one.  No cash needed up front; it can be added to your monthly statement.

News Worthy Snippets

  • Drew Hultgren was awarded Hero for our club, for all of his work on International Projects- Congratulations Drew!

 Monthly Meetings

  • Membership Committee Meetings- first Tuesday, 11:00 at the hotel
  • Board Meetings- 2nd Tuesday, 10:45 first floor meeting room, by the restaurant
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Rotary News - June 28th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Jun 13, 2015

St Cloud Rotary's Tuesday's Program

Club Members Who Traveled to Dominican Republic

In addition to the program, Community Services will report on recommendations for Signature projects.

St Cloud Rotary Changing of the Guard July 7th

As we will be off and running with the New Rotary Year, members are asked to wear Running Shoes to this meeting.

Prize for most interesting shoes!

Rotary Notes

  • Get Ready for New Check-In-Procedures
    • Those of you who were at our June 9th meeting have already experienced our new check-in procedure, so hopefully you feel like it was easy to use.  For everyone else, here is an update…..
    • Starting next week, checking in for Rotary will be easy. Simply grab your button, turn it over and use the scanner provided to scan your bar code on the back. If you forget your button, there will be a book with everyone’s bar codes available. Leigh Ann Davis will be available again this next week to help anyone who is having trouble. We will use both check in forms for one more week to ensure the new system is working. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we transition to the new system. It will certainly help make our attendance work easier.
  • Guest Fee
    • You can now choose to pay that day for your Rotary guest or have it billed to your account.
  • Summertime by George
    • Check out our Rotary Facebook page for the latest photos.
  • Did you get a copy of the book, The Best Place in Town to Spend Tuesday Noon?  90th anniversary edition --  If you didn't get a copy or would like to have a 2nd or a 3rd copy (one for home, one for the office), just let Mike Mullin know and he'll get you one.  No cash needed up front; it can be added to your monthly statement.

News Worthy Snippets

  • Drew Hultgren was awarded Hero for our club, for all of his work on International Projects- Congratulations Drew!

 Monthly Meetings

  • Membership Committee Meetings- first Tuesday, 11:00 at the hotel
  • Board Meetings- 2nd Tuesday, 10:45 first floor meeting room, by the restaurant
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Rotary News - June 14th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on Jun 13, 2015

St Cloud Rotary's Tuesday's Program

What's New in the Cities Fun Department - Tony Goddard

Rotary Notes

  • Get Ready for New Check-In-Procedures
    • Those of you who were at our June 9th meeting have already experienced our new check-in procedure, so hopefully you feel like it was easy to use.  For everyone else, here is an update…..
    • Starting next week, checking in for Rotary will be easy. Simply grab your button, turn it over and use the scanner provided to scan your bar code on the back. If you forget your button, there will be a book with everyone’s bar codes available. Leigh Ann Davis will be available again this next week to help anyone who is having trouble. We will use both check in forms for one more week to ensure the new system is working. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we transition to the new system. It will certainly help make our attendance work easier.
  • Did you get a copy of the book, The Best Place in Town to Spend Tuesday Noon?  90th anniversary edition --  If you didn't get a copy or would like to have a 2nd or a 3rd copy (one for home, one for the office), just let Mike Mullin know and he'll get you one.  No cash needed up front; it can be added to your monthly statement.

News Worthy Snippets

  • Nothing reported, please send any updates to cliff@cohlab.com
 
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Rotary News - June 7th 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on May 29, 2015
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St Cloud Rotary's Tuesday's Program

St Cloud State University Update - Presented by Dr. Earl Potter III, SCSU President

St Cloud Rotary's Upcoming Events

  • Summertime by George - Featuring Transit Authority - Wednesday June 10th 5 pm to 9 pm
  • St Cloud Rotary Board Meeting - Tuesday June 16th @ 10:45 am
  • St Paul Saints Baseball Game - Thursday September 3rd @ 5 pm
    • Contact Mike Mullin if you would like to go - mmullin@cathedralcrusaders.org
    • Leave St Cloud at 5pm aboard a luxury coach liner, game starts at 7 pm
    • Twins program for the night "Get Started Early on Oktoberfest"
  • Surly's - Tuesday September 22 @ 5:03 pm
    • Contact Mike Mullin if you would like to go - mmullin@cathedralcrusaders.org
    • Big Lake Train Station

Rotary Notes

  • President Elect Jill Magelssen if off to the Rotary International convention in  São Paulo Brazil!
  • Did you get a copy of the book, The Best Place in Town to Spend Tuesday Noon?  90th anniversary edition --  If you didn't get a copy or would like to have a 2nd or a 3rd copy (one for home, one for the office), just let Mike Mullin know and he'll get you one.  No cash needed up front; it can be added to your monthly statement.
  • ​​Check out the St Cloud Rotary 90th Bash Photo Album

News Worthy Snippets

  • Hats off to Bill Maney and Mary Ann Smith for pulling off a great surprise 94th birthday party for Glen Midthun on last Sunday.
 
 
 
 
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Rotary News - May 31, 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on May 29, 2015
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St Cloud Rotary's Tuesday's Program

CentraCare Health System Update - Presented by Dr. Ken Holman, CEO CentraCare Health

St Cloud Rotary's Upcoming Events

  • St Cloud Rotary Board Meeting - Tuesday June 16th @ 10:45 am
  • Rotary After Hours - Thursday June 4th @ 4 pm
    • The Green Mill (Eastern edge of town)
  • Twins Baseball Game - Thursday September 3rd @ 5 pm
    • Contact Mike Mullin if you would like to go - mmullin@cathedralcrusaders.org
    • Leave St Cloud at 5pm aboard a luxury coach liner, game starts at 7 pm
    • Twins program for the night "Get Started Early on Oktoberfest"
  • Surly's - Tuesday September 22 @ 5:03 pm
    • Contact Mike Mullin if you would like to go - mmullin@cathedralcrusaders.org
    • Big Lake Train Station

Rotary Notes

  • Did you get a copy of the book, The Best Place in Town to Spend Tuesday Noon?  90th anniversary edition --  If you didn't get a copy or would like to have a 2nd or a 3rd copy (one for home, one for the office), just let Mike Mullin know and he'll get you one.  No cash needed up front; it can be added to your monthly statement.
  • ​​Check out the St Cloud Rotary 90th Bash Photo Album

News Worthy Snippets

Greetings,
 
Last Thursday, we completed the installation work at Batey 7 and Santa Maria primary schools.  Once we had the systems up and running, we took water samples to test for pathogens and verify that the water being filtered from the WWR systems was safe to drink.  
 
Before the installation of the purification systems, we tested the community water that entered both school grounds.  The water at the school in Batey 7 was distributed to the students through the tinaco/tank you see in the attached picture.  This is where the student body went for drinking water and where they filled their cups and water bottles.  They often drank directly from the hose you see attached to the spigot.
 
If you look at the adjacent picture with the dark colored water and light colored water, you will see the results of the pathogen test.  The water taken directly from the community water is the darker of the two and tested positive for pathogens.  The filtered water tested negative for pathogens, as you can see by the lighter color.  We will conduct further testing and checks on a regular basis, but I wanted to show you a clear example of the importance of purified water.
 
Our job now is to teach the students and staff the dangers of drinking un-purified water and provide them with the alternative of hygienic drinking and hand-washing stations that now provide safe, filtered and purified water.
 
Thank you Drew for providing us at WWR the means to put an end to these unsafe habits.  
 
Because the school year is now almost over in the DR, the directors have asked us to perform the inauguration ceremonies during the 1st weeks of the new school year, when all of the students and staff are again present.
 
I will be sure to keep you updated and inform you of the inauguration dates when they have been set.
 
Best Regards,
 
--
Steffani L. Fields
Program Director
Dominican Republic & Haiti
World Water Relief
 
 
 
 
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Rotary News - May 25, 2015

Posted by Cliff Robbins on May 24, 2015

St Cloud Rotary's Tuesday's Program

Summertime by George - Presented by Diane Kroska, Dave Tripp and Christy Gilleland

Prepare for a preview of the upcoming Summertime by George 2015 debut!  This should be a no miss meeting for any of you that have heard of this thing called Summertime by George.  Come early to see photo sharing from Mike Mullin of our 90th celebration event.

St Cloud Rotary's Upcoming Events

  • Spring Treasure Hunt - AKA Highway Clean Up - Wednesday, May 27

    • The spring highway cleanup is scheduled for Wed., May 27th at 5:30 pm.  Following cleanup we will meet at  Sammy's Pizza.  If you can join please let Marilyn know by emailing mbirkland@gannett.com  

Rotary Notes

  • Did you get a copy of the book, The Best Place in Town to Spend Tuesday Noon?  90th anniversary edition --  If you didn't get a copy or would like to have a 2nd or a 3rd copy (one for home, one for the office), just let Mike Mullin know and he'll get you one.  No cash needed up front; it can be added to your monthly statement.

News Worthy Snippets

  • Carmen Nusbaum received the Tech HS Rotary scholarship Wednesday, May 20
 
 
 
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Rotary News - May 18, 2015

Tuesday's Program - “Emerging Infections in a Modern World: A view from the Front Windshield and Rear View Mirror”
Michael Osterhom, PhD, MPH
Next week’s program is one of the U of M’s rock stars.  Micheal Osterhom , PhD, MPH is our speaker who will fascinate the group with knowledge and involvement with infectious diseases and their movement across the world, recently, now and in the future.  Mike and his organization, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy is a consultant and respected resource for governments, leaders, large business organizations, national and international health agencies.   He has served as interim leader of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, served as a special advisor to former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson on bioterrorism and public health preparedness.
 
According to fellow Rotarian John Frobenius, "In my twelve years brining speakers from the U of M to St. Cloud Rotary, he is the best presenter and most interesting speaker from the U we have had."
 
Spring Treasure Hunt - AKA Highway Clean Up - Wednesday, May 27
The spring highway cleanup is scheduled for Wed., May 27th at 5:30 pm.  Following cleanup we will meet at  Sammy's Pizza.  If you can join please let Marilyn know by emailing mbirkland@gannett.com  
 
District Rotary Conference Sets World Record
According to President Elect Jill Magelssen those local Rotarians attending the District Conference last Saturday had a great time.   Those in attendance Broke a Guinness world book of records for most flags flown in one minute.   Below is a photo just before the event at district conference. Mark Rosen was the featured luncheon speaker
 
Here are a couple of photos:
 
 
 
From Michael Mullin Regarding the 90th Birthday Bash Photos
At the 90th Birthday Bash Yuppy Photo (Jeff and Rochelle Yapuncich) and Joan Schlenner provided outstanding photographer services.
We have the photographs edited and ready for viewing and enjoying.
 
At the meeting this Tuesday, and perhaps at subsequent meetings if the president-elect will allow, we'll show the photographs on the screen prior to the beginning of the formal portion of the meeting.  Perhaps at a future meeting there will be time to even feature the memories as a part of the program. Enjoy!
 
Did you get a copy of the book, The Best Place in Town to Spend Tuesday Noon?  90th anniversary edition --
If you didn't get a copy or would like to have a 2nd or a 3rd copy (one for home, one for the office), just let Mike Mullin know and he'll get you one.  No cash needed up front; it can be added to your monthly statement.
 
 
 
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Rotary Bulletin - May 11, 2015

Tuesday's Program - Student Projects
We will here from the Student Rotarians who are once again doing service projects in their schools.   Tomorrow we will hear from Cathedral, St. John's Prep & the St. Cloud Christian School.
 
Rotary Board Meeting Tuesday
The Board of the Rotary Club will meet at 10:45 am prior to the start of the club meeting.
 
Rotary District 5950 Conference - Saturday, May 16, 2015
Please contact Lee Monk if you are interested in carpooling to the District Conference on Saturday.
 
The Meeting will be at the Radisson Blu at the Mall of America. Speakers include WCCO TV's Sports Anchor, Mark Rosen, T. Mychael Rambo, and Dudley Riggs, Founder of the Brave New Workshop.
 
Last minute register online is at www.register5950.com
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JR Rotarian's Grant Project Update - Tech High School

Posted by Jill Magelssen on May 07, 2013

The Junior Rotarians from Tech High School choose to refurbish the school's greenhouse with the grant from St. Cloud Rotary. The greenhouse had fallen into disrepair and therefore wasn't being used. As you can see by the images, the transformation is remarkable.

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JR Rotarian's Give Update on Grant Projects - St. John's Prep

Posted by Jill Magelssen on May 06, 2013

Junior Rotarians from each of the area high schools, were each given $500 grants by the St. Cloud Rotary for projects to help make their school better. St. John's Prep shared images of their project which was to build cube shelving to hold backpacks and other material in the student lounge area.

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Rotarians meet Rotary International President Elect

Posted by Kevin Ehlinger on Mar 06, 2013
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St. Cloud Rotary's Diane Kroska and Steve Joul had the opportunity to spend some time with Rotary International President elect Ron Burton at the recent Presidents elect training seminar (PETS) in Des Moines, IA.

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Gary Eichten - the voice of MN Public Radio news shares stories

Posted by Kevin Ehlinger on Feb 11, 2013
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St. Cloud Rotary was fortunate to have MN Public Radio's Editor at Large, Gary Eichten, as a speaker. Gary shared stories of his start in radio and the incredible growth and impact of MN Public Radio across the globe. He also entertained us with several stories of his more interesting new events and interviews.

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55 years as a member of the St. Cloud Rotary club!

Posted by Kevin Ehlinger on Feb 04, 2013

Congratulations Glen Midthun on your 55 years as a member of the St. Cloud Rotary club. Your commitment to the club and to the community is an inspiration to us all!

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The Work of Helps International in Guatemala Kevin Ehlinger 2013-01-15 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Help Out at Kids Against Hunger

Posted by Drew Hultgren on Dec 05, 2012

We had a GREAT turn-out for our food packaging event at "Kids Against Hunger" on December 4th. Thank you, Justin W. and Chriss W. for helping to coordinate this great event! And, thank you to all of our members who participated - - I think that a good and rewarding time was had by all.
. . . Another great example of Service Above Self! 

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Rotarians Help Out at Kids Against Hunger Drew Hultgren 2012-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Meeting - November 8, 2011

Posted by Steve Joul on Nov 07, 2011

Welcome 

President Jim welcomes all to St. Cloud Rotary and extends sympathies to fellow Rotarian Doug Adamek whose father passed away.  Greg Gack leads Name That Rotarian.  Catch it all here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wdN0VVrga8

Songs 

Len Carlson leads the club in two songs:

Rotary My Rotary  www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKR8KeZv8Tk 

My Country Tis of Thee  www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwtRHcfZGf4

Special Announcements 

Justin Wampach encourages fellow club members to partipate in Kids Against Hunger Event:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXY9AF7ZmwI

Drew Hultgren makes a special annoucement about the status of the water in Los Ganios:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i04_XXQ6OM

Special Thanks to Mark Christianson - stepping down from the leadership of Summertime By George.  Welcome Christie Gilleland to the leadership team:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwTMSDrV67o

Happy Bucks 

Several Happy Rotarians - Happy Bucks:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WKEXy_i6vk

Program for the Day

Minnesota State Demographer Tom Gillaspy:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhmuiDNLvso

   

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Rotary Meeting - November 1, 2011

Posted by Steve Joul on Oct 31, 2011

 

Songs

Songs for the week included Smile.  See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gogyc8hE_DY  and America the Beautiful:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTGOD0bw150&feature=related

Happy Bucks 

Happy Bucks resulted in a a parade of U of M grads and other interesting announcesments from fellow Rotarians.  Check it out here:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky7-RattH-Y&feature=related

 Program - U of M President Kaler

Regent and fellow Rotarian John Frobenius does an outstanding job introducing U of M President Kaler:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzXc7qc1SIE&feature=related 

University of Minnesota President Kaler tells of the great resource Minnesota has in the U of M:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkrOavQEY_g&feature=related

 

 

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Rotary Meeting - October 25, 2011

Posted on Oct 24, 2011

Name that Rotarian

Nobody guessed the Rotarian this week.  See it here http://www.youtube.com/user/StCloudRotary?feature=mhee#p/u/3/DC7egihuYtE 

Viva La Rotary

Len did a great job leading the club in song.  Check it out  http://www.youtube.com/user/StCloudRotary?feature=mhee#p/u/2/Bc1gUEQDSO4

Program

Two interesting and informative talks were given at this week's meeting.  If you missed them here they are: 

Classification Talk - David Haugen  http://www.youtube.com/user/StCloudRotary?feature=mhee#p/u/1/BTqW5ayiydk

 Classification Talk - Andy Hawkins http://www.youtube.com/user/StCloudRotary?feature=mhee#p/u/0/7CPiyHslfP0

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District Governor Berg Embraces Humanity

Posted by Steve Joul on Oct 17, 2011

District Governor Berg made a special appearance at the St. Cloud Rotary Club on October 18, 2011 and shared with the club his commitment to the Rotary International theme of Reach Within to Embrace Humanity.  He brought greetings from Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee and discussed his three areas of emphasis - Family, Continuity and Change.  The emphasis on strong families results in strong neighborhoods which in turn result in strong communities.  The emphasis on continuity means a continued commitment to the eradication of polio.  With over $900 million invested, 2.25 billion children immunized, the number of cases of polio have been reduced from 300,000 to just 300 this past year.  The complete eradication will hopefully take place next year in 2012!  The final area of emphasis is change with President Banerjee encouraging all Rotarians to find areas in their communities to change and have the courage and commitment to make it happen.

District Governor Berg then outlined his three goals for the district which include increasing donations from Rotarians to the International Foundation ($1 per day per Rotarian = $1.095 million), increasing membership by 3 percent (net gain of 19 new members) and the creation of a Leadership Development Program.

District Governor Berg concluded his remarks with the inspiring story of his own life story. 

See the complete speech of District Governor Berg at the St. Cloud Rotary's new YouTube Channel at  http://www.youtube.com/user/StCloudRotary?feature=mhee#p/u/4/uZrPcDIkXCY

District Governor Berg Embraces Humanity Steve Joul 2011-10-18 00:00:00Z 0

Summertime by George a Huge Success!

Posted on Sep 13, 2011

 More than 45,000 people attended Summertime by George over 12 weeks. What an amazing community event it turned out to be. As one person said "This is one of the best things to happen to our community in its history. 

 Special thanks to many people, especially Rotarians who logged over 1,500 volunteer hours to put on the event. And to our sponsors... 

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Changing of the Guard results in a peaceful, relatively smooth transition of leadership

Posted on Jun 28, 2011

“I’m a happy and a humble man… it was we who made it happen”  - Dave Tripp, Club President 2010-2011. The Club’s next president was a 1971 Junior Rotarian and a former member of the Rotary Club of Duluth - James Dwyer:  “I expect nothing new, we have enough of that for now…” Jim said.

Read more of the Outgoing President’s Message by Dave Tripp.  


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Jim Schlenner Only 4th Club Member to Become Leadership Donor

Posted by Michael Mullin on Jun 28, 2011

In ceremonies coordinated and conducted by Director of International Service, Troy Fritz, Jim Schlenner (accountancy) was recognized as a leadership donor by the Trustees of Our Rotary Foundation headquartered in Chicago, IL.  Jim is only the 4th Rotarian in the 87 year history of the Club to be recognized for this level of generosity and commitment to the programs of the Foundation. Congratulations, Jim – and thanks! Rotarians who are getting close to the $10,000 level should think about making a gift to go over the top.  The recognition level after the initial $10,000 level is $25,000.  One Rotarian from the Club has achieved that level – and actually to several levels beyond that.  There is room at the top!

 

Jim Schlenner Only 4th Club Member to Become Leadership Donor Michael Mullin 2011-06-29 00:00:00Z 0

Editorial: Tripp presidency among the three or four best of the last thirty years

Posted by Michael Mullin on Jun 28, 2011
Affability, vision, delegation, love of Rotary fuel this leader for fifty-two times on stage – and lots behind the scenes. Corralling 120 business and professional leaders who would probably just as soon be leading their own respective parades is no small task, perhaps in most cases an impossible one.  But Dave Tripp accomplished that and more in amassing an impressive list of achievements from July 1, 2010 through today, with still two days left in his tenure.
I will list a few suggestions as to why we think Tripp should be included in the Club’s Best of the Best lineup.
Editorial: Tripp presidency among the three or four best of the last thirty years Michael Mullin 2011-06-29 00:00:00Z 0

Bernie Perryman is the newest Rotarian

Posted on Jun 14, 2011
We'd like to welcome Bernadette Perryman (Beverage Distribution) to the St. Cloud Rotary Club – C & L Distributing C.E.O./ President. We are glad to have you aboard.
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Terry Rothstein: Grand Champion of the entire year!

Posted on Jun 14, 2011

Final, final vocational venue contest – bonus opportunity. Rotarians with last week’s correct answer:  Tom Moore, Terry Rothstein, John Frobenius… not even Sean got it right! And, winning an all-expenses-paid trip on a Tripp bus:

Terry Rothstein (Printing):  1st Half Champion
John Frobenius (Health Care):  2nd Half Champion
Terry Rothstein (Printing):  Grand Champion of the entire year!
Congratulations!!
 

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Top Stories of the Year

Posted on Jun 14, 2011
Top stories of the year as voted by YOU the Club membership. "‘twas an honor to simply be nominated", quipped Steve Joul, though chagrined with not a single vote garnered. Historic travel to the Dominican Republic is the runaway top story of the year.
THE TALLY:
97 Points         Club travels to Dominican Republic to complete a safe water world community service project
89 Points         Club concludes its six-year Centennial Community Service project, the renovation of Lake George @ $23,000,917
66 Points         Club launches the summertime Lake George festival
31 Points         Five Brazilians visit the Club for three days under Group Study Exchange
17 Points         Club achieves $38,000 total gifts for Our Rotary Foundation
15 Points         The St. Cloud Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. amends its charter and by-laws
14 Points         Rothstein, Frobenius, and Mahowald slug it out in the vocational venue contest
13 Points         After 40 years Maney switches from trucks to retail
11 Points         Lee Monk:  “This Club ain’t big enuf for two Mayors!”
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Summertime by George Kicks Off!

Posted on Jun 14, 2011
The St. Cloud Rotary Club's weekly community get together, Summertime by George, kicked off last week with over 2,000 people attending. Temperatures were in the 50's despite it being 103 degrees the day before. People of every size, age, color, and shape showed up. Special thanks to the sponsors. Read more and test your knowledge with Mike Mullins contest.
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Local Economist Shares Interesting Outlook

Posted on May 03, 2011

John Bodette introduced Professor Rich McDonald, a local economist who provided the following highlights:

  • One-third of local citizens are NOT benefitting at all from the somewhat-recovery to-date
  • Optimistic economic out look is best since 2008
  • Expectations for better pricing are the best since 2006
  • Outlook for employment is best since 2007
  • Expectation of capital investment outlook is best since 2008
  • For five years in a row – before the recession appeared on the horizon – expectations among employers was for decreased compensation
  • 14% of local employers think it will be difficult to find workers in 2011 – best in awhile
  • Local government is growing, though at the noted protestations of Janelle
  • Here’s a bonus point if you know what in the world QE2 is:
  • From an editor who knows nothing, here’s a crack at it – at least at the euphemism.  It’s short for quantitative easing – round #2.  In the vernacular the public might refer to it as printing money, which literally doesn’t occur, of course, but actions of the Federal Reserve have the effect of printing more money
  • Local economy is 18% manufacturing, 18% government, 64% service sector
  • Get over it (where have we heard this before?!):  2004 is the norm and the late-2000s bubble was a massive anomaly – get over it
  • Inflation concerns:  McDonald reports M1 and M2 are stable; fuhgedaboudit!
  • Remember Economics 101 at college?!  Do you remember the formula?
  • Did you know?  You are considered to be fully employed if you worked one (1) hour during the week prior to the survey being conducted – yes, one hour
  • Here’s a kicker:  Banks have 18,000% (180 times) MORE in reserves than five years ago – from $8.72 billion to $1.47 trillion today
  • It is important to move back toward the norm – but how?

Go figure!

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Roadside Clean-Up is Thursday, May 12th

Posted on May 03, 2011
Grab your old clothes, family members, a trash bag, and gloves – 5 PM on Thursday, May 12th for clean-up of our club's section of Highway 23. Sammy’s Pizza as a treat when you’re done. Stop at The Depot for a bottle of Minnesota wine on your way back to town.
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Univ. of Minnesota VP of Research to Speak to Club

Posted on May 03, 2011
Tim Mulcahy is responsible for the oversight and administration of an externally-funded research program of more than $600 million on the five campuses of the University of Minnesota system.  He has trained numerous graduate students, postdocs, and medical fellows, and has published more than 85 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Don't miss your chance to hear how research is conducted and the value it brings at our May 10th meeting.
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Did you know iconic Andrew Wyeth painting features woman with Polio?

Posted by Michael Mullin on May 03, 2011
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Among the most famous works of art of all United States artists, iconic Wyeth painting features Christina in 1948 – but upper torso model is actually Andrew’s wife. But did you know the subject had polio?  That is the reason she was crawling across the field in Maine. When you look at the Andrew Wyeth painting titled, Christina’s World, what comes to mind?  You’ve probably encountered this painting dozens of times but have you stopped to think about why the woman strikes the pose she does?  The rather surprising answer, if you didn’t know, is she has polio.  It was common in 1948 for thousands and thousands of people in the United States to not only have polio, but to die from it.

Did you know iconic Andrew Wyeth painting features woman with Polio? Michael Mullin 2011-05-04 00:00:00Z 0

Judge Hayden Discusses Al Franken Recount and How Election was Won/Lost

Posted by Michael Mullin on Apr 26, 2011
Better preparation by the DFL?  That might have swung it Al’s direction. Judge Elizabeth Hayden was a special guest speaker at the club's April 26th meeting where she gave her insight into the nationally watched Al Franken/Norm Coleman Senatorial recount. Here are a few highlights...
Judge Hayden Discusses Al Franken Recount and How Election was Won/Lost Michael Mullin 2011-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Marco - $85,000,000 company with deep root in Central Minnesota 2011-04-13 00:00:00Z 0

Brazil Group Study Exchange to Visit Club

Posted by Kevin Ehlinger on Apr 12, 2011
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Troy Fritz, Director of International Service, will introduce and facilitate the program. The group will be in St. Cloud Monday through Wednesday. While staying with Rotary members, they will fill their days with visits to select businesses and enjoy an evening of Bowling With Brazilians on Monday evening (everyone is encouraged to attend the social). These are five (5) wonderful ambassadors for Brazil and for Rotary; don’t miss your chance to meet them!

 

Brazil Group Study Exchange to Visit Club Kevin Ehlinger 2011-04-13 00:00:00Z 0

Summertime by George!

Posted by Kevin Ehlinger on Apr 11, 2011
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Just two more months until Summertime by George! This year, Lake George in the summertime will feature live music, artists, vendors, a farmers’ market, and more, thanks to our Rotary Club. All 13 major sponsor spots are sold; vendors and artists will pay to be involved, Killer Hayseeds is opening act. 

 

Summertime by George! Kevin Ehlinger 2011-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Tripp, Dwyer, Hultgren, Joul, the Board, and various others headed northwest to Alexandria 2011-04-06 00:00:00Z 0

Mayor delivers State of the City Address at Rotary meeting

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

 Kleis: “My job is to deliver the State of the City information – to improve it is the task of all of us” (JFK in 1962). Dave Kleis took to the stage and to the television cameras on Tuesday to deliver his 6th annual assessment of the strength and stability of the City of St. Cloud. The mayor addressed some the challenges facing the city along with the many successes due to the dedication of city staff and numerous community partnerships. Read on for highlights...


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Chairman Alan takes to the podium for the State of the Foundation address

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

A system failure at multiple levels; club waits impatiently for pictures to go with the words. Second bowls of chili help to manage the mayhem; quiet the crowd. Then at long last, Chairman Alan takes to the podium for the State of the Foundation address.

The Saint Cloud Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. was the engine that drove most of the Club’s community service projects over the last 25 years.  Community Against Pushers, Rotary Park West, Rotary Park East, Habitat for Humanity, and S.T.R.I.V.E. had been the largest until the most recent $22,000,000 Lake George project.  The Foundation served as the conduit for funds, partnerships with other donors, and a tax exempt vehicle for the acceptance of charitable contributions.  The Foundation is among the Club’s ways of supporting the 3rd avenue of service – community service – in perpetuity.  Milford Johnson provided the latest $1,000 contribution to that Trust. 

Helpful hint:  If you are going to pay for a significant opportunity or make a significant Happy Bucks contribution, write a check and it will be tax deductible.  Most probably remember to do this at birthday time but rarely at other times.  All Rotarians are urged to make a contribution to the Foundation equivalent to age on the anniversary of birth.


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Pop quiz: Who is the only former Club President to have served longer than one full year?

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

The answer is:  Terry Rothstein is the only President in 86 years to have served longer than one full term.  He assumed the unexpired term of Jack Conzemius in 1987 and then took his own full term 1987-1988.  It was during Terry’s term the Club fully welcomed women as members.  The first woman member was Susan Mackert (Marketing), proposed by Myron Hall.  The second woman member was Marilyn Sutton (Construction), proposed by Kent Bolsta.  Since then more than seventy-five (75) women have been welcomed to the Club as Rotarians. Winners – only three knew:  Diane Marcotte, Terry Rothstein, Renae Sternke.


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Annual Report of Our Foundation – The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 2011-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Adding international service genuinely and substantively to the Rotary Club of Saint Cloud culture! Michael Mullin 2011-01-12 00:00:00Z 0

Top brass make an impromptu inspection of Club

Posted on Jan 04, 2011
Rotary Governor Zilliox and Governor-Elect Berg visited our Club this week. They were greeted by a full house - 99 people in the room, five guests, 90 Rotarians, four Junior Rotarians. The room was so full the name badge table was cleared so that Roland, Greg and Chris could dine with us. We all enjoyed a great presentation on overcoming diversity by SCSU Football Coach, Scott Underwood, whose program was slated for elimination at the beginning of the season. SCSU went 10-3 this year, losing to eventual national champions Duluth in overtime.


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3 New Members with 3 More in Transition

Posted on Jan 04, 2011
A big welcome to our three newest Rotarians - Kris Nelson, Sean Conlon (3rd generation), and Andrew Hawkins. We look forward to getting to know each of you better in our united focus on Service Above Self. This brings our membership total to 117, however with our three others in transition (they test the Club while the Club tests them over six weeks) the Club could achieve 120 members for the first time in its history. Those in transition are Stefan Freeman (Banking), Diane Hageman (education), and Jamie Henkemeyer (accountancy).



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Rotary Foundation Update - Only 6 left to donate

Posted on Dec 28, 2010
Club soars over its goal for Our Rotary Foundation:  $38,000 plus with only 6 left to donate. That's incredible but we need 100% participation. Is your name among the six?!  Act quickly to be among the participants.


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Club Honors Kenzie Kramer with Paul Harris Fellowship

Posted by Kevin Ehlinger on Dec 21, 2010
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 Kenzie Kramer, the Peace Corps volunteer and St. Cloud native who has been instrumental in helping with the club's Dominican Republic water project, was honored by the club by being awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship. Congratulations Kenzie!


Club Honors Kenzie Kramer with Paul Harris Fellowship Kevin Ehlinger 2010-12-22 00:00:00Z 0

Annual Christmas Party and Songfest - December 21st

Posted on Dec 14, 2010
Rotarians are encouraged to arrive early and leave late on Tuesday December 21st.  There will be plenty of time for visiting and feasting; limited time for speeches and announcements.  At this 25th meeting of Dave Tripp’s presidency he will pause to celebrate with the other 116 members, hoist a cup o’ cheer or two, and sing a few carols.  Early start time:  11:30 AM. Upscale menu – hors d’oeuvres – cocktails – music – gift exchange (approximate $10 gift) and much more. Spouses/ Guests/ Significant others welcome!


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Ten Rotarians Represent Club in Dominican Republic

Posted on Dec 14, 2010
The St. Cloud Rotary Club’s 2nd World Community Service Project – the first in over 20 years is continuing. A team of 10 Rotarians representing the club traveled to the Dominican Republic in late November to work with the villagers of Los Guenos to provide fresh, clean, cool, safe drinking water to the village. The Rotarians were: Bill Maney (Trucks), Dan Steil (Banking), Jim Dwyer (Education), Tim Wensman (Agriculture/ Poultry), Lee Monk (Manufacturing), Drew Hultgren (Law), Steve Joul (Community Agencies), Marty Mahowald (Insurance), Dave Tripp (Transportation) and Jerry McCarter (Accountancy). This World Community Service project exceeded twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in scope but was worth a million bucks to the village!
 
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Governor Tim Pawlenty Shares His Final Days/Insights with St. Cloud Rotary Group

Posted by Kevin Ehlinger on Dec 14, 2010
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Governor Tim Pawlenty flew in to St. Cloud on December 14th, where he joined us at our Rotary meeting and present his topic - "Jobs & the State of the Economy". Some of his thoughts included “Ask the people who provide the jobs…” – “If we’re (Minnesota) not the biggest and we’re not the cheapest we need to be the smartest…”. And when it came to getting a better understanding of what's going on with our education system, he suggested “Go rent the movie, Waiting for Superman.” We appreciate his willingness to put "Service Above Self" in service to our great state.


Governor Tim Pawlenty Shares His Final Days/Insights with St. Cloud Rotary Group Kevin Ehlinger 2010-12-15 00:00:00Z 0

St. Cloud Rotarians get feet on the ground in Dominican Republic Water Project

Posted by Kevin Ehlinger on Dec 14, 2010
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The team of St. Cloud Rotarians is back from the Dominican Republic where they worked directly with local villagers and Peace Corp volunteers to provide a clean, reliable source of water to the families of Los Guineos in Monte Plata. It is a unique opportunity for our club that was rewarding for those that went, along with the rest of us who contributed to the project.

The Rotarians were: Bill Maney (Trucks), Dan Steil (Banking), Jim Dwyer (Education), Tim Wensman (Agriculture/ Poultry), Lee Monk (Manufacturing), Drew Hultgren (Law), Steve Joul (Community Agencies), Marty Mahowald (Insurance), Dave Tripp (Transportation) and Jerry McCarter (Accountancy). This World Community Service project exceeded twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in scope but was worth a million bucks to the village! More will be presented about the trip in early January.
 






St. Cloud Rotarians get feet on the ground in Dominican Republic Water Project Kevin Ehlinger 2010-12-15 00:00:00Z 0

Ten Rotarians make final arrangements for the World Community Service trip to Dominican Republic

Posted on Nov 16, 2010
Fresh, safe, clean water piped to each home in the village of Los Guineos will be the end-result of months of planning. The project is the club's 2nd international service project, but first with an investment of this breadth, scope, and Rotarians with skin in the game. Way to go, Rotary Club of Saint Cloud – activating the 4th Avenue of Service in ways heretofore unimagined.

Bags are packed, tickets are purchased, malaria pills are swallowed, cholera will be avoided, and ten Rotarians will depart soon for a week of hard labor and glorious service in the Dominican Republic.  If you would still like to help, please contact Drew Hultgren or any other member of the team.  Cash, used toys, school supplies, and almost anything we take for granted will be appreciated by the people of the village.


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Rotary Fountain is Complete

Posted by Michael Mullin on Nov 16, 2010
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Dedication set for next spring, but walking, roller skating, fishing, skating, skiing, sitting available all winter
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Warm Heads, Warm Hearts, Warm Hands still needs coats.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010
Started by the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside several years ago; tens of thousands of children are kept warmer thanks to Warm Heads, Warm Hearts, Warm Hands. You can help by going to the school, donating money to help defray costs, or donating gently used (or new) coats sizes 6 – young adult.

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1987 Landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision opens doors for women in Rotary

Posted by Michael Mullin on Nov 09, 2010
In 1987, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision in Board of Directors of Rotary International v. Rotary Club of Duarte, CA (7-0, 2 abstentions) to opens the door for women in Rotary. Susan Mackert is 1st in Saint Cloud – Marilyn Sutton is 2nd in 1987 – Susan is thought to have been the first Rotarian worldwide to give birth. Don’t know if this editor counted accurately but there are currently twenty-six (26) women – 22% of the Club.


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Annette Atkins wows and spellbinds the crowd with mega-information related to the 1913 founding of College of St. Benedict Michael Mullin 2010-11-10 00:00:00Z 0

Focus groups shed light on issues affecting membership recruitment

Posted by Michael Mullin on Nov 09, 2010
Old. Male. Inflexible. Elitist. Exclusive. Secretive. These are a few of the responses that non-Rotarians consistently gave in recent Rotary International focus groups when asked what they think of when they hear the words Rotary International or Rotary club. The participants were professional women ages 30 and above and men ages 30-45, prescreened by independent market research firms to include individuals who would satisfy the requirements for Rotary club membership.

The purpose of this research was to learn about attitudes regarding volunteerism and networking among men and women of this age demographic as well as to gain insight into their awareness and perception of Rotary.


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Andrew Hawkins (Insurance) and Charlie Pearson (Business Services) bring Club membership to 118 2010-11-03 00:00:00Z 0

SCSU President Earl Potter III Speaks at Rotary Meeting

Posted by Michael Mullin on Nov 02, 2010
Earl Potter III, President of St. Cloud State University, provided an interesting program.  The University has had to trim 20% from its $140,000,000 budget the last four years, half of that amount for next year alone. 

Forty-five percent of the new Fifth Avenue Coborn apartments are filled; ahead of projection.  100% occupancy within three years, says Earl.  The on-campus dormitories will undergo a $100,000,000/ 10-year major renovation starting soon.  National Hockey Center will become a greater part of the community as it evolves toward a convention space. 

Alcohol problems:  SCSU was 18% above the national norm, now it is at the national norm.  Economic impact of the University on Central MN is $197,000,000 but that doesn’t factor in the social and cultural impact which might be more important. 

The current organizational and governance structure – and funding – are not sustainable; the next 20 years will redefine all of that.  Colleges in the middle like SCSU (not Harvard, not Community – representing the two ends of the continuum) will have an enormous restructuring challenge. 

The University must be what it teaches –preparing people for work and for life.
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The St. Cloud Rotary Club Foundation

Posted by Michael Mullin on Nov 02, 2010
 It was nearly a quarter century ago when a half dozen Rotarians gathered regularly over the period of a year or more to establish a non-profit corporation for the purpose of supporting the third avenue of Rotary service:  Community Service.
The St. Cloud Rotary Club Foundation Michael Mullin 2010-11-03 00:00:00Z 0

Dominican Republic Water Project Update

Posted on Oct 28, 2010
Kenzie and the local residents have started digging the trenches for the water pipes.  But, we are still waiting for the money to be released from Rotary International before they can purchase the materials and start constructing the system.  We need that money to be released soon if we are going to stay on schedule. 

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Alan Herbst elected to fill the unexpired term of Leo Miller on the Board of Trustees

Posted on Oct 26, 2010
Former Club President Alan Herbst brings a quarter century of experience and a keen eye for finance to the job. Alan served for one year previously as a Trustee when he was president-elect of the Club. The St. Cloud Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. is the community service resource arm of the club; separately incorporated.


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Diann Kirby named District #5,950 Governor-nominee-designate by Larry Zilliox 2010-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Hosts Congressional Debate Michael Mullin 2010-10-26 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Newsletter - January 26, 2015

Posted by Joan Vincent

Tuesday's Speaker

Carol Howe-Veenstra, Athletic Director at the College of Saint Benedict will speak on Women's Athletics.

Program Committee Meeting

The Program Committee will meet tomorrow at 11:00 in our regular meeting room.  All are welcome to be involved -- new and old members -- in planning more great programs for our Club.  Bring your good ideas!

Want to be part of the entertainment for Rotary's 90th Anniversary Party?

Contact Janelle Kendall janelle.kendall@co.stearns.mn.us if you'd like to participate.

Hear our own Janelle Kendall Again 

On Saturday evening February 28th at 7:30 PM Janelle Kendall's band will be performing at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud.
 
Tickets are only $6. Purchase your tickets directly from the Paramount.
 
Rotarians and their guests will get a second chance to enjoy Janelle's music on April 27th at the Club's 90th birthday bash.
 
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Rotary Newsletter October 20, 2014

Posted by Joan Vincent

Tuesday’s Meeting

A Candidate Debate for the Sixth Congressional District will be held at our meeting this Tuesday.  Please try to arrive a little early and plan to stay through the entire debate, which will go until 1:30.  If you would like to suggest a question for the candidates, please send it to tbohnen@stcloudareachamber.com.

 

A Pilgrimage to the Boyhood Home of Kurt Deter – A Social Will be held Monday October 27th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  A bus will depart promptly at 5:00 p. m. from the East Side Cash Wise parking lot. Mike Mullin describes this as an “exciting, don't-dare-miss-it, purely social/ historical event that will involve visiting, touring, and exploring several iconic Benton County landmarks. Among the highlights will be Kurt Deter's boyhood home and County Ditch #13.

Space is limited to the first 47 reservations, including Rotarians, spouses, friends and others.  Please contact Mike Mullin if you’d like to attend - MMullin@cathedralcrusaders.org.

 

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Rotary Newsletter - October 13, 2014

Posted by Joan Vincent

 

Tuesday's Program
 
This week, Jane Ellison, is an early childhood mental health specialist.  She is the Project Manager for Greater St. Cloud Area Thrive, a community coalition focusing on healthy social and emotional development of children from birth to age five.
 
Jane will present briefly on the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study and then will lead a discussion on its long-term implications.  The Ace Study is ongoing collaborative research between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California.  
 
Through the ACE study, more than 17,000 Kaiser patients participating in routine health screening volunteered to participate in The Study.  Data resulting from their participation continues to be analyzed; it reveals staggering proof of the health, social, and economic risks that result from childhood trauma.
 
 
Rotarians Are Encouraged to Attend...
Continuing the Conversation on Race
On Tuesday, October 21, Create CommUNITY will hold its Annual Conversation on Race at the River's Edge Convention Center from 7:30 -10:30 a.m.
 
Don't miss this opportunity to hear new voices of leadership in the community.  
 
Rotary Social - Trip to Kurt Deter's Boyhood Home

You don’t want to miss the bus tour of Kurt Deter’s home, Benton County and Ditch #13!  It’s been awhile since our Club has taken one of these – you will get to know your fellow Rotarians in a totally new way. There will be food, fun and laughter, and it will be a good opportunity to get to know new members and their spouses and build new friendship. If you'd like to attend, send Mike Mullin an email (mMullin@cathedralcrusaders.org) today to reserve your spot on the bus.

 

In Case you missed our Summertime By George! Wrap-Up...

...here are some slides from the program and a word from President Diane:
 
 "It is exciting and encouraging that all the volunteer hours at SBG! really paid off this year – hitting the six figure mark for the first time!  It’s important to understand and remember that these funds go into our club’s Foundation, which in turn has been and will be used for many worthy projects.  However, many in the community don’t realize the outreach projects we have done, and may not understand how these funds will be utilized and leveraged to continue to improve lives in our community, nation and world.  I think it would be prudent for all to keep the financial aspect of SBG! to ourselves.  Thanks to all for your understanding."
 
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St. Cloud Rotary Club Awared Significant Achievement Award

Posted by Steve Joul

Rotary International and
District Governor Diann Kirby Recognize
Rotary Club of St. Cloud with

Significant Achievement Award

Hats off to the Rotary Club of St. Cloud which was recognized last week by Rotary District 5950 Governor Diann Kirby with a Rotary International Achievement Award.  Each year the District Governor may nominate only one project/initiative in the whole district to receive a Significant Achievement Award from Rotary International.

In a surprise appearance by District Governor at last week's meeting, Diann Kirby announced that the Rotary Club of St. Cloud was a winner of the Significant Achievement Award.  She had a framed certificate for the club and a letter from Rotary International President Ron Burton.  She noted the way Eastman Park was renovated in partnership with the city and then the phenomenal success of Summertime by George and the recent addition of the performance stage as reasons for this recognition.

Special THANKS goes to the individuals who led the renovation project, the leaders and committee members of Summertime by George and to the entire club for this wonderful recognition.

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Marsden Crowned Cribbage Champ

Posted by Steve Joul

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Gary Marsden defeated Mark Henry to win this year's Rotary Cribbage Championship.  Plans are underway for the next tournament.  Please contact Gary if you are interested in being a part of this coming year's action.

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Notes for the Week October 28 - Nov 4

Posted by Steve Joul

This Week’s Meeting – BACK at Hotel Le St Germain!

We are pleased to be back at Hotel Le St Germain after being on the road for the past two meetings.  However, the goal of “Building Bridges and Re-Discovering Greater St. Cloud” continues this week with:

 

St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson

Youth Leadership Programs in St Cloud

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Also this week a VERY special announcement for social committee chair Mike Mullin.  The winner of this year’s St. Cloud Rotary Cribbage Tournament will be announced.

 

Ground Breaking Ceremony for NEW Lake George Performance Stage

All Rotarians are invited to the Official Ground Breaking Ceremony for the New Performance Stage at Lake George:

 

Tuesday, October 29

1:45 pm

Eastman Park - Lake George

 

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Come be a part of history as the new work begins on the stage of redevelopment of Eastman Park and Lake George

 

FINAL CALL for Rotary Camp Enterprise – Do you know an enterprising youth in the community that could benefit from Camp Enterprise:

 

Rotary Camp Enterprise is a very effective Youth Service program sponsored and presented by Rotarians in Districts 5960 & 5950.  This year we have over 100 Rotary volunteers from nearly a dozen clubs helping with camp.  We expect to have 100+ high school seniors and juniors participate in a 3 day / 2 night camp with a goal of helping develop leaders for tomorrow. 

 

Rotary Camp Enterprise dates:  October 31 – November 2, 2013

Location:  YMCA Camp Ihduhapi, Loretto, MN (32nd year)

Maximum Number of Students:  120

Sponsorship Fee:    $350 per student – We do have at least one scholarship available generously donated by a local Rotarian

Website: www.campenterprise.org (information and forms you will need)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/campenterprisemn (many photos)

 

Each student goes thru leadership training, team building experiences and one-on-one presentation skills training.  They each live in a cabin with 8 other students and a councilor at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi on the shores of Lake Independence just west of the Twin Cities.  Each students joins a team of 6-8 student, a councilor and a Rotarian mentor to work on a case study project that culminates with a 30 minute stand-up presentation of their business plan to a venture capital panel on the last day.  Their case study work is intermixed with presentations from guest speakers and business leaders that act as specialists for each team.  We keep them busy from breakfast until lights out ...with some fun events along the way.  Additionally five (5) $1,000 scholarships are awarded based on student participation, leadership and an essay they write while at camp.  My personal experience is that students are very engaged in an exciting learning experience and have a chance to network with many adult Rotarians and business leaders. 

 

This camp is about leadership and the free enterprise system we all live in.  Many students have an interest in business but it is not a prerequisite.  Any student that is willing to commit themselves to 3 days of interaction with other students and Rotarians is a good candidate.

 

Membership Committee MeetingThe Membership Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, November 5th at 11:00 am prior to the regular Rotary Meeting.

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Notes for the Week of October 14 - 21

Posted by Steve Joul

Program – IMPORANT CHANGE OF LOCATION for THIS WEEK’s Meeting - The Rotary Club of St. Cloud will be MEETING OFFSITE at

Discovery Elementary School

700 7th St S
Waite Park, MN 56387

Please park in the lot in the back where the buses load and come in Door #5

Please join us for this opportunity to “Build Bridges and Re-Discover Greater St. Cloud” as we learn first hand about education in our community. Please inform other Rotarians of this change.

 

NEXT WEEK – Continuing on the path of discovery takes us to:

 

St. Cloud State University - ISELF

Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility 

 

More information about this meeting’s logistics will be forthcoming.

 

Summertime By George proceeds approach $100,000– MANY, MANY Thanks go out once again to the sponsors, the volunteers and all Rotarians who helped make this past year’s event the most successful ever.  With no rain outs, the attendance topped over 84,000 people and the net proceeds from all the associated activities is slightly over $100,000.  Special thanks to the SBG leaders Diane Kroska, David Tripp, Christy Gilleland and Troy Fritz and ALL the members of the respective committees.  Your efforts are truly making Greater St. Cloud a better community for ALL!

 

Program Committee – The Program Committee Will be held Tuesday, October 15 at 11:00 am at Discovery School prior to the regular meeting.

 

Highway Clean Up – THANK YOU to all who helped with the fall Highway Clean Up!  Special Thanks to Chriss Wohlleber for leading this effort.

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Evening of Erudition in the de Tocqueville Tradition – Special THANK YOU to Mike Mullin for what was a WONDERFUL evening of food, fellowship and learning as 20 Rotarians discussed the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville.   A fabulous time was had by all.  Gary Marsden is working on the sequel for those who might not have been able to attend this event.

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The conversations continued over dinner.

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Mapuche Delegation Visits Rotary Club of St. Cloud

Posted by Steve Joul

The Rotary Club of St. Cloud was pleased to welcome the Mapuche delegration from Chile that was visiting St. Cloud.  The Club learned about their culture and discovered some of the handmade products from this unique part of Chile.

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Ed Meijer checks out the honey and other food products

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Marty Mahowald and Dan Whitlock with two of our guests in traditional dress

 

 

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Notes for the Week October 7 - 14

Posted by Steve Joul

Program This Week THIS WEEK the Rotary Club of St. Cloud is pleased to feature Summertime By George Recap featuring the SBG Team led by Diane Kroska, David Tripp, Christy Gilleland and Troy Fritz,  Sure to be a wonderful program!

 

IMPORTANT Announcement - NEXT WEEK we were scheduled to have the picnic at St. Benedict’s Senior Center but due to unforeseen circumstances that is not able to happen next week.  It will be rescheduled in the spring.  However, we will be meeting off site as we “Build Bridges and Re-Discover Greater St. Cloud” as we go to visit one of the St. Cloud School District’s Elementary Schools -    Discovery School in Waite Park.  The address is below:

Discovery Elementary School

700 7th St S
Waite Park, MN 56387

Please park in the lot in the back where the buses load and come in Door #5

 

Highway Clean Up – Highway clean up or the Great Rotary Treasure Hunt is scheduled for Tuesday evening at 5:00 pm.  People interested in helping please meet out at the designated location on Highway 23.  For more information please contact Chriss Wohlleber at cwohlleber@lestgermainsuitehotel.com

 

Evening of Erudition in the De Tocqueville Tradition – Special thank you to Mike Mullin for sponsoring this week’s Evening of Erudition in the De Tocqueville Tradition at Mike Noonan’s cabin.  Twenty plus Rotarians are getting together to ponder and discuss De Tocqueville’s writings and views on Democracy in America.

 

International Committee – The Committee will meet at 4:30 pm at the offices of Leonard Street today.  Please join us if you are interested in the International work of the club.

 

Rotary Board – The Rotary Club Board will meet at 10:45 am on Tuesday, October 8 at Hotel Le St Germain 

 

Program Committee – The Program Committee Will be held Tuesday, October 15 at 11:00 am at  Discovery School prior to the regular meeting.

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Past Presidents Gathering of the Rotary Club of St Cloud

Posted by Steve Joul

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The Past President's of the Rotary Club of St. Cloud along with current and future presidents gathered on Monday, September 23 for fellowship and reminiscing about days gone by.  They also inparted advice to future leaders.  They are left to right back row - Ray Benson, Don Watkins, Wayne Schluchter, Jim Schlenner, Conrad Overboe, Alan Herbst, Doug Holzkamp, Bob Strack, Len Carlson, David Tripp, Bill Winter, Jerry Hirschfeld, Don Mackinac, Terry Rothstein, Diane Marcotte, Drew Hultgren, Mike Mullin.  Center Row - Tim Wensman, Beth Engel, Diane Kroska, Renae Sternke, Jill Magelssen, Sandy Neutzling, Gayla Holmgren, Kermit Eastman.  Front Row - Steve Joul, Bill Maney, Al Mesna, John Pucel, Warren Teigen.  

Special thanks to Mike Mullin for organizing this gathering.

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Notes for the Week of September 23 - 30

Posted by Steve Joul

Program This Week – One of the region’s great educational institutions – the College of St. Benedict – is celebrating 100 years of educating women.  We are fortunate to have Dr. Annette Atkins professor of history talk about her new book honoring this occasion. 

 

Come learn about the history of the College of St. Benedict as we continue on the journey of rediscovering Greater St. Cloud.

 

Summertime By George – The Summertime by George steering committee is meeting later today to review and begin the planning for next year.  Hats off again to this wonderful group led by David Tripp, Christy Gilleland, Troy Fritz and Diane Kroska for ALL their work in making Summertime by George the GREAT community event it has become.

 

Strategic Visioning Session – The Strategic Visioning Session will happen on September 26th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at St. Cloud Federal Credit Union at 3030 1st St. S. in St. Cloud (Bill Winter's place).  Please email me at srjoul@communitygiving.org if you are planning to attend.  Please RSVP by Wednesday if you are able to come.

 

Rotary District 5950 Fall Training – The club will be well represented by the following individuals who will be attending Leigh Ann Davis, Lee Monk, Jill Magelssen, Cindy Hawker, Jim Dwyer, Drew Hultgren and me will represent our club at this training.  If anyone else would like to go along let me know ASAP.

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Notes for the Week September 16 - 23

Posted by Steve Joul

Program This Week – In St. Cloud’s backyard is the world’s foremost collection of historical manuscripts digitally preserved at the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library.  A preview of its important work can be found at the Economist Magazine’s website at

 

 http://www.economist.com/node/17722547?story_id=17722547 or

from PBS Newshour at

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/religion/july-dec10/sacredtexts_12-31.html

 

We are pleased to welcome to the Rotary Club of St. Cloud this Tuesday Dr. Matthew Heintzelman from the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library.  Sure to be an excellent program as we rediscover hidden gems in “Greater St. Cloud”

 

Strategic Visioning Session – The Strategic Visioning Session will happen on September 26th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  Please email me at srjoul@communitygiving.org if you are planning to attend.

 

Local Foundation Contributions  - Once again thank you to all who have donated.  Unfortunately, we are still NOT at 100 percent of Rotarians giving to the local St. Cloud Rotary Foundation this year.  Please give your contribution directly to Jerry McCarter.  AGAIN – THANK YOU!

 

Rotary District 5950 Fall Training – Scheduled for Friday, September 27 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  Leigh Ann Davis, Lee Monk, Jill Magelssen and me will represent our club at this training.  If anyone else would like to go along let me know ASAP.

 

Past President’s Gathering – Social Chair Mike Mullin has organized a gathering for all of the past presidents of the Rotary Club of St. Cloud to be held Monday, September 23.  Special THANKS to Mike for organizing this group.  Please contact Mike if you have any questions.

 

Evening of Erudition – Social Chair Mike Mullin also has organized a wonderful evening of erudition on Alexis DeTocqueville’s number one best seller Democracy in America from 1835.  This October 9th event was filling up fast.  Please contact Mike if you have any questions or to see if there is still room for additional participants.

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Notes for the Week September 9 - 16

Posted by Steve Joul

Program This Week – This next week we will welcome Melinda Vonderahe, president and publisher of the St. Cloud Times and Times Media as well as Danielle Towner and other members of the five-woman team who ran across Minnesota to raise money and awareness to fight human trafficking.

 

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Strategic Visioning Session – The Strategic Visioning Session will happen on September 26th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  Please email me at srjoul@communitygiving.org if you are planning to attend.

 

Local Foundation Fundraiser – Over $14,400 Donated to St. Cloud Rotary Foundation

THANK YOU to ALL who have so generously contributed.  Unfortunately, we did achieve 100 percent of Rotarians giving to the local St. Cloud Rotary Foundation this year but MANY, MANY of you did!  THANK YOU!

 

We will still accept donations through the end of the calendar year even though they will not count for my bet with Bill Maney.  We would still like to be able to say 100 percent of our Rotary Club members meet their obligation to make a contribution to the local Rotary Foundation.

 

AGAIN – THANK YOU!

 

Rotary District 5950 Fall Training – Scheduled for Friday, September 27 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  We do have a few members planning to attend.  If you would like to attend and learn more about Rotary please let me know at srjoul@communitygiving.org

 

Rotary Board Meeting – The Board is meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 10:30 am.

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Summertime by George - From Just an Idea to 86,000 Attendees!

Posted by Steve Joul

THANK YOU to ALL!

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Photo by John Pucel

Summertime by George wrapped up yet another very successful season thanks to the generosity and leadership of so many!  Who would have every thought this idea started on a bar napkin by David Trip and Mark Christianson would result in over 86,000 people attending this incredible community event during the course of this past summer.

Sincere THANK YOU's go to so many who make it all possible - Corporate Sponsors, Rotary Members and the Greater St. Cloud Community.

CORPORATE SPONSORS for 2013

Club Level

  • Centracare Health System
  • Leighton Broadcasting
  • Marcus Theaters
  • Schluchter Investment Advisors
  • St. Cloud Federal Credit Union

T-Club Level

  • Bank Vista
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
  • College of St. Benedict - St. John's University
  • Quinlivan & Hughes
  • St. Cloud State University

Stage Level Sponsors

  • Bremer Bank
  • Gilleland Chevrolet - Cadillac
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • Rinke Noonan
  • Rotary Club of St. Cloud
  • Schlenner Wenner & Company
  • Times Media

Rotary Level Sponsors

  • Central Minnesota Community Foundation
  • Coca-Cola - Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Coors Light - Viking Beverages
  • Leighton Interactive
  • Marco
  • MCI Carpet One
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo

Outstanding Rotary Team Leaders

  • Executive Team Leadership - Diane Kroska, Dave Tripp, Troy Fritz, Christy Gilleland
  • Bands - Troy Fritz
  • Special Events - Renae Sternke
  • Middle Town Market and Art Faire - Cindy Hawker and Ed Meijer, Jerry McCarter, Greg Theis
  • Advertising - Dan Soldner
  • Little Georgetown - Greg Gack and the City of St. Cloud School Resource Officers
  • Finances - Andy Auger
  • Eastman Tavern - Pegg Gustafson
  • Event Coordinators - Bill Maney and Lee Monk
  • ALL ROTARIANS who helped & volunteered in any way

Other Important Groups

  • The Bethlehem Lutheran Church Volunteers
  • The City of St. Cloud and ALL their staff
  • Steve Johnson - Granite City Photography

Most importantly - The 2013 Attendees - ALL 86,000 of them!

Congratulations & job well done by all! 

Truly a living example of "Service Above Self"

 

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St Cloud Rotary Welcomes District Governor Diann Kirby

Posted by Steve Joul

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At its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 21st the St. Cloud Rotary is pleased to welcome Rotary International District 5950 Governor Diann Kirby.  Please do not miss this important meeting.  She is a thoughtful and engaging speaker.  Come here her vision and ideas for our Rotary district.

Diann Kirby

District Governor, 2013-2014

Rotary District 5950

Diann Kirby has been a member of the Rotary Club of Bloomington since 1999.  She chaired the club’s newsletter, program, special events and community service committees, and served as club president in 2006-07.   She has assisted Rotary District 5950 in several capacities, including assistant governor for Area 3 and co-chairing the 2010 District Conference prior to becoming this year's Disctrict Governor.

 

Diann was appointed the Director of Community Services for the City of Bloomington in 2007.  She oversees Bloomington’s communications, human services, parks and recreation and public health services.  Previously, she served as Bloomington’s Communications Administrator.  Diann’s early career included a five years as an anchor/reporter with NBC affiliate KWWL-TV in Waterloo-Cedar Rapids-Dubuque, Iowa. 

 

Diann grew up on a farm near Cascade, Iowa.  She graduated magna cum laude from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  She holds a master’s degree in business communication from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She also attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Education Program. 

 

Diann and her husband, Newton, have one son, also named Newton. 

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Thank YOU to 2013 SBG Ambassadors

Posted by Steve Joul

Summertime By George 2013

“Ambassadors”

Ambassadors for Summertime by George have contributed $100 to support the summer event and receive a special edition “Summertime by George” lapel pin. 

A HUGE THANK YOU to the 2013 Summertime By George Ambassadors!

  

Doug Adamek

Trevor Akervik

All Star Trophy & Awards

Dick Anderson

Anonymous

Andy Auger

Jackie & Paul Bach

Gary Bechtold

Teresa Bohnen

Marilyn Birkland

Dick & Mimi Bitzan

John Bodette

Steve Bresnahan

Craig & Karen Broman

Marv Brunsell

Bursch Travel

Barbara Carlson

Clear Path, LLC

Steve Cook

Jurgen Craig-Muller

Leigh Ann Davis

Janet Delre

Karla & Mark Donlin

Jim Dwyer

Pat and AnnElise Edeburn

Jim Feneis

Stefan Freeman

Jeff & Maria Frie

Troy Fritz

John Frobenius

Greg Gack

Gannett

Christy Gilleland

Tony Goddard & Susan McGuire

Pegg Gustafson

Diane Hageman

Brad & Lisa Hanson

Bill Hatling

Cindy Hawker

Heller & Theyen

Jamie Henkemeyer

John Herges

Mark Henry

Mike & Karel Helgeson

Gayla Holmgren

Doug & Barb Holzkamp

Drew Hultgren

Integracare Clinic

Janelle Kendall

Lori & Gary Kloos

Jim & Janet Knoblach

Steve & Brenda Joul

Stephen & Sandra Jurek

Steve Laraway

Ed Laubach

Julie Leapaldt

Murray Mack

Don Mackinac

Jill Magelssen

Robert & Anne Mahowald

Marty & Betsy Mahowald

Gary Marsden

Mark & Rhonda Matthias

Jerry & Maureen McCarter

Cathy & David Mehelich

Glen Midthun

Michael & Laura Mullin

Lee Monk

Tom Moore & Cindy Johnson

Morgan Family Foundation

Sandy Neutzling

Mike Novak

Tom Olson

John Pucel

Tom Rickers

Denise Rosin

Kristen Rothstein

Terry & Judy Rothstein

Pegg Schroyer

Mark Seehusen

Joe Seifert

Marv Soldner

Roland Specht-Jarvis

Renae Sternke

Gary & Barbara Strandemo

The Joan & Warren Teigen Family Fund

George & Shirley Torrey

David & Julie Tripp

Joan & Steve Vincent

Shari Wahlin

Bruce Watkins

Don & Jan Watkins

Heather Weems

Tim & Janet Wensman

Brad & Kathy Wheelock

Julie Whitney

Carolyn Williams

Bill Winter

Chriss Wohlleber

Karen Young

 

Updated as of October 14, 2013

Please notify Steve Joul for any edits at srjoul@communitygiving.org

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Rotary Meeting - June 26, 2012

Posted by Steve Joul
The last meeting for year for club president Jim Dwyer featured College of St. Benedict President MaryAnn Baenninger.  President Jim thanked additional members of his board and Mike Mullin led the club in a standing ovation for Jim's service as well.  The full meeting can be seen here at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJkrDOZegks 
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Summertime By George Kicks Off Wednesday - June 13th

Posted by Steve Joul
The second year of Summertime by George Kicks off on Wednesday, June 13th with the band The Revolution 5, Minnesota's premier Beatles Tribute band.   Check out all the detals at www.SummertimebyGeorge.com 

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Many thanks to ALL the Rotarians who have worked so hard putting this year's line up together.  A special thanks to sponsors including:

Rotary Level Sponsors
US Bank
Wells Fargo
Coca-Cola
RBC Wealth Management
MCI Carpet One
Central Minnesota Community Foundation

Stage Level Sponsors
Rotary Club of St. Cloud
Bachman Jewelers
Gilleland Chevrolet
Bremer
Schlenner Wenner & Company
Rinke Noonan
Times Media

T-Club Level Sponsors
College of St Benedict and St John's University
Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A.

Club Level Sponsors
Leighton Interactive Marketing & Advertising
Schluchter Investment Advisors
CentraCare Health System
Central Minnesota Credit Union
Leighton Broadcasting
Geyer Rental Service











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St Cloud Rotary President Elect Attends 2012 Rotary International Convention

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St. Cloud Rotary incoming president Drew Hultgren recently attended the 2012 Rotary International Convention in Thailand.  Here he is meeting incoming Rotary International President  Tanaka from Japan.  Drew commented that the convention was an experience of a lifetime seeing the global impact of Rotary International.



There was also time to ride the elephants!  Here Drew takes his wife, Karla, for a ride through the jungle.  
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Rotary Meeting - March 27, 2012

Posted by Steve Joul
The St Cloud Rotary Filled the Ambulance to go to the Dominican Republic at their regularly scheduled meeting on March 27, 2012.  See the meeting here:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsTlzLKl7vo

See clips of filling the Ambulance here:

Loading the Ambulance I - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqZy3euKhQg

Loading the Ambulance II - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSA2Uwetwus

Loading the Ambulance III - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czNlZ4uuDCQ
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Rotary Meeting - March 20, 2012

Posted by Steve Joul
The St Cloud Rotary Club welcomed John Chromy from the Cooperative Housing Foundation.  He is a graduate of St. John's and has traveled the globe helping grow and develop communities recovering from war and disaster. It was a very informative talk.  You can see his presentation and the whole club meeting here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NKhCIKEYSQ



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St Cloud Rotary Receives Grant for Domincan Republic Project

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The St Cloud Rotary received official word that a grant in the amount of $11, 428 was approved by the Rotary Foundation for the International project in the Dominican Republic.   This grant was made to the two clubs engaged in the project - The St Cloud Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Nagua in the D.R.  The project will provide an ambulance and other medical and dental supplies to Clinica SODHAIDESA in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.

 A team of 7 Rotarians and 5 addditional members will be leaving St Cloud on April 14 to deliever the ambulance and supplies and also to do work to support the clinc.  The team is led by President Elect Drew Hultgren and others traveling on the trip include Club President Jim Dwyer, Bill Maney, Pat Edeburn, Aaron Crandall, Dr. Jurgen Craig-Muller  and Steve Joul.  Also included in the team is the spouse of Jim Dwyer, and the daughters of Bill Maney, Drew Hultgren and Steve Joul.  Kenzie Kramer who was the peace corp volunteer from the water project in Los Guineos will also be traveling with the team.  The team will be visiting Los Guineos to check on the water project.

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Rotary Meeting - November 22, 2011

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Welcome

President Jim welcomed all to the best place to be on Tuesday noon and Jamie Henkemeyer led the club in guessing which Rotarian is it:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI8rSYbO-LM&list=PL74A426D9B5699F27&index=1&feature=plpp_video

Songs of the Week

Len Carlson led the club in song.  Can you identify the one Rotarian waving to the camera?

 R-O-T-A-R-Y   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8v6yAlHutU&list=PL74A426D9B5699F27&index=2&feature=plpp_video

America the Beautiful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-37sYV8fKuM&list=PL74A426D9B5699F27&index=3&feature=plpp_video

Student Rotarians

Another outstanding student presented to the club:

St Cloud Christan School:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-UVZ5jxpG4&list=PL74A426D9B5699F27&index=5&feature=plpp_video

 Special Announcement - Kids Against Hunger

Justin informed the club about a special event to fight famine in the Horn of Africa:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsF96dIbLBI&list=PL74A426D9B5699F27&index=4&feature=plpp_video 

 Welcome New Rotarians - Murray Mack and Brad Hanson 

Two new Rotarians were inducted into the club: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsPCsX1Ht8g&list=PL74A426D9B5699F27&index=6&feature=plpp_video

 Happy Bucks 

Many Happy Rotarians  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C39FNWEYNfA&list=PL74A426D9B5699F27&index=7&feature=plpp_video

Program - Can Am Games

The club welcomed Sgt. Lori Ellering to talk about the 2012 Can Am Police and Fire Games coming to St Cloud this summer.  See her presentation here:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbgyU6uN5FY&list=PL74A426D9B5699F27&index=8&feature=plpp_video

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Rotary Meeting - November 15, 2011

Posted by Steve Joul

Welcome

President Jim welcomed all to the best place to be on Tuesday noon:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG9xsEFhSK0&list=PL3CD2F2DB8C943622&index=1&feature=plpp_video

Songs of the Week

Len Carlson led the club in Home on the Range   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxLPrSaKNkw&list=PL3CD2F2DB8C943622&index=2&feature=plpp_video   and God Bless America  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7PwYymsFPU&list=PL3CD2F2DB8C943622&index=3&feature=plpp_video

 Student Rotarians

Two outstanding students presented to the club:

From Apollo:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CzX1ZnUAcM&list=PL3CD2F2DB8C943622&index=4&feature=plpp_video

From St John's Prep   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpyVTQv4bsI&list=PL3CD2F2DB8C943622&index=5&feature=plpp_video

Happy Bucks 

Many Happy Rotarians http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hItSCenBcZU&list=PL3CD2F2DB8C943622&index=6&feature=plpp_video 

Program - Alzheimer's Association

Tony Gorder of the Alzheimer's Association gave a very informative presentation:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af0U0InpAeE&list=PL3CD2F2DB8C943622&index=7&feature=plpp_video

 

 

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Fountain flowing at Lake George

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For a few hours the water was flowing from the new granite fountain at Lake George. Who is the Rotarian in the picture? Might this Rotarian have had a role in building the fountain?
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Lake George Revitalization

Posted by Tim Wensman
 

We are proud to present Phase 1 of the renovations at Lake George. The 2008 improvements include the complete renovation of the warming house for ice skating, a reception area for renting paddleboats and meeting rooms. The technical update at the warming house includes a pre-programmed sound system, DVD, outside speaker system, Wi-Fi system and a video surveillance system.

If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to visit Lake George and enjoy the renovations including 28,000 square feet of paved walkways, new seating and lighting.

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