In just 15 weeks, the Faribault Rotary Club will celebrate its 100-year anniversary on May 1, 2020.  This week’s historical highlight is from 2000.
The end of the millennium/century/decade/year was acknowledged by reflections from Rod Mahler, Tom Gagnon (Gawn-yun) and Harley Pettipiece during the first program of the year.
State Senator Tom Neuville outlined the big issues facing the 2000 legislative season.
Major General Eugene Andreotti of the Minnesota Air and Army National Guard addressed the club before leaving for Kosovo that week.
Faribault Futures leadership Program for 2000 told the club about their organization.
The annual STRIVE Banquet was held at the Lavender Inn.
The annual club picnic and silent auction were held at the Rotary Camp.
The annual Youth benefit concert was held at Faribault High School.
The club enjoyed the 61st annual Christmas concert.
Our club’s 80th president in 1999-2000 was Janine Sahagian. She was the first woman to join our club and the first woman president.