Rotary Club of Faribault

In just 6 months, the Faribault Rotary Club will celebrate its 100-year anniversary on May 1, 2020.  This week’s historical highlight is from 1992.
The club supported the Fast for Hope project.
The club toured Mercury Minnesota.
The club listened to a presentation on the upcoming School construction bond referendum from Rotarian Tom Gagnon.
Rotarian Julius Wadekamper made it known to the club that the people of Santarem, Brazil were in desperate need of $5,000 to maximize efforts at saving children there. (Please read the “The Street Children of Santarembelow in this section of the bulletin)
Navy Commander Raymond Lee Marshal discussed the Navy’s role in our National defense and in Operation Desert Storm.
The club plus spouses took a trip to the Old Log Theatre for the production “ It Runs in the Family”.
The 28th Annual Youth Benefit Concert was held at the High School.
The club sold 488 dozen roses during the annual sale.
State Auditor Mark Dayton spoke to the club about the role of his office in state government.
Hollywood actress Angie Dickinson presented a program on water conservation programs in California and an update on her movie and TV pursuits. Her daughter was a client at the Wilson Center.
Curt Sommers was honored for 50 years of service in Rotary (1942-92).
Our club’s 72nd president in 1991-92 was Donn Johnson.