Rotary Club of Faribault

In just 39 weeks, the Faribault Rotary Club will celebrate its 100-year anniversary on May 1, 2020.  This week’s historical highlight is from 1978.
The club overwhelmingly supported the proposed amending of the Rotary constitution which would allow women to become Rotarians.” This change was adopted at the Rotary International Convention.
There was a program informing the club of plans for the state amateur baseball tournament to be played in Faribault in late August.
The club toured the yard and gardens of Roger Koopmans.
The Youth Camp was used by 3562 campers.
The 14th annual Youth service Benefit Concert was held in the Junior High Auditorium. The Senior High Choir was directed by Donn Johnson and the Orchestra by Dr. Richard Skewes.
Congressman Al Quie spoke about the race for Minnesota Governor and was accompanied by U.S. Senate Candidate Dave Durenberger. TV cameras were present at the meeting.
Pastor Lowell Lundstrom spoke to the club about his evangelical ministry.
Our club’s 58th president in 1977-78 was Dean Purdie.