Posted by David Sauer


On March 2, 2022, the Faribault Rotary Club convened its regular meeting at the Inn at Shattuck.  Key highlights included acknowledging Rod Mahler’s 64th anniversary of being a Faribault Rotary Club member and Brianna Maland’s classification speech.  Salient details of the meeting follow.
Laura Bock reminded everyone that there were volunteer opportunities for the March 14 Red Cross blood drive and a need for a driver for Meals on Wheels.  If you want to donate blood, Laura said she is available to help people sign up.
Kurt Halverson discussed the recent donation of scholarship money for the STRIVE program by Dr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson who have given funding to support potential students in the medical field.  Kurt also noted Pastor Greg Ciesluk would replace him as head of the STRIVE program.
Jake Cook highlighted the Elks Club youth ice fishing tournament saying 165 kids showed up for the event.  A 9.25-inch perch was the winning fish for the tournament.
Brent Peroutka announced two Paul Harris Awards.  President Todd Sesker and Jake Cook were recognized with their awards.  Brent added that five more Paul Harris awards will be named in coming meetings.
During fellowship, the club sang the birthday song to Gail Kaderlik.  Her birthday is on March 4. Happy Birthday Gail!  Rod Mahler was recognized for being a member of the Faribault Rotary Club for 64 years.  Rod shared that when he joined meetings were held in the Hotel Faribault. 
Natalie Ginter commented the payment for the Cambodian Water project grant had been initiated.  She also pointed out that the Faribault Rotary team visiting Cambodia which is being led by led by Dr. Richard Huston had left that day.  They will inaugurate the water project during their time in Cambodia.