Rotary Club of Faribault

Posted by Murray H Hanson
In just 44 weeks, the Faribault Rotary Club will celebrate its 100-year anniversary on May 1, 2020.  This week’s historical highlight is from 1974.
The club had a program titled, “Morality in Politics.”
Dr. Roy Anderson presented a highly educational program and film titled “Eyes on the Road.”  Which was produced by the esteemed American Optometric Association for driver’s training and educational purposes.
Eight Faribault Rotarians and their wives opened their homes to visits from Rotarians from around the world during the International Convention in Minneapolis. Amongst those were Rod and Jean Mahler who entertained a couple from Saskatchewan and Roy and Bobbi Anderson who entertained a couple from Ontario, Canada.
Thirty-five seniors from Bethlehem Academy and Faribault High School were honored at the annual Honors Banquet at the Senior High.
Layton Hoysler becomes District Governor for Rotary District 595 and made his official visit on July 3rd.
The annual picnic was a huge success at Gus Hoffman’s “resort.”
Rod Mahler inducted George Wickstrom into the club on July 19, 1974.
This was taken from the Jan. 30, 1974 Faribotarian:
Here is a bit of legend: England’s King Charles the second, who ruled from 1660 to 1685, likes loin roast so well he decided he would “knight” the meat.  Touching his sword to a piece of roast, he declared, “I hereby dub thee Sir Loin.” Today we find sirloin steak on most restaurant menus.
Our club’s 54th president in 1973-74 was Dr. Roy Anderson.
He was my sponsor in 1993.