In exactly 86 days, the Faribault Rotary Club will celebrate its 100-year anniversary on May 1, 2020.  This week’s historical highlight is from 2003.
 
Minnesota House Representative Lynda Boudreau gave a presentation on “The Minnesota Personal Protection Act of 2003.”
The Annual Honor’s Banquet was held for seniors from BA and Faribault High School.
The Annual Strive Banquet was held with scholarships awarded at the Lavender Inn.
The Lavender Inn closed and the club moved its meetings to the Trucker’s Inn for a short time and then eventually to the Elks Club.
There was serious discussion about the future of the Rotary Camp at Cedar Lake. The club considered selling the land to fund the new soccer fields. The Bahl Foundation stepped in so the club discussion ended.
The club started a 3-year $7500 pledge drive for Polio Plus. This amount ensured that 90,000 children will receive the vaccination.
The Club held the annual picnic and silent auction at the Rotary Camp.
The club enjoyed the 64th annual Christmas Concert.
 
Our club’s 83rd president in 2002-03 was Darlene Meillier. 
Darlene had the following memory from his year as president:
She greatly enjoyed attending the Rotary International Meeting in Barcelona Spain.