Rotary Club of Faribault

Posted by Murray Hanson
In just 47 weeks, the Faribault Rotary Club will celebrate its 100-year anniversary on May 1, 2020.  This week’s historical highlight is from 1970.
There was a program on Faribault’s newest industry, The Faribault Cable Television Company. The advantages in local reception and broadcasting versus conventional TV was explained.
There was a program on the importance of expanding the Faribault airport by extending and adding runways to make possible continued industrial growth and prosperity.
The annual club picnic was held at Gus Hoffman’s home on Cannon Lake.
Rod and Jean Mahler were hosts to Rotary exchange student Juan Jose Vazgues Avila from Lapaz, Bolivia.
Our 49th president Rev. Lawrence Gallman received the WCCO Good Neighbor Award.
There was a planning meeting to discuss the future of the Rotary Youth Camp including repairing the springtime washouts around the lodge.
The club’s 50th Anniversary banquet was held at the Eagle’s Club on May 8th. Al Burkhartzmeyer was banquet chairman and Dan Moline was emcee.
Our club’s 50th president for our Golden Anniversary year was Dr. Burton Orr.