Rotary Club of Faribault

Posted by Murray Hanson
In less than 17 months, the Faribault Rotary Club will celebrate its 100-year anniversary on May 1, 2020.  This week’s historical highlight is from 1953.
On March 9th, Guerdon Allen was chosen as the next club president earlier than normal as directed by Rotary International.
There was a program on baby adoptions that stated that only one couple in ten may be lucky enough to adopt a child in this country.
Nuba Pletcher presented a program on the Japan problem after WWII requiring the US to help rebuild the country after all the destruction.
There was a program and demonstration on the “Art of pistol shooting” presented by State and National Champion- Joe Helling.
There was a combined service meeting at the Elks club. Meal charge was $1.
There was a joint meeting with the Lions Club. Minnesota House Majority leader, Roy Dunn, was the speaker.
A slide picture program was presented on Wurzburg, Germany. The people of Faribault had sent tons of clothing and supplies to aid the war-torn city.
Our club’s 33rd president in 1952-53 was Aaron Lenmark who was still a member in 1970 so Rod knew him.