In the late 19th and early 20th Century, the Supreme Court repeatedly held that the Constitution did not protect women from discrimination on the basis of their sex. It was not until the 1970s that the Court would recognize Constitutional protections from sex based discrimination. These cases form the frameworks that the Court still uses to measure equal protection. This interactive and surprising presentation considers what those cases tell us about equal rights under the law then, now, and in the future.
Tuomas Sivula, our outbound student to Thailand, recounted his experiences. Randi Roth, new ED of Interfaith Action (formerly the Council of Churches), outlined their hands-on programs to mitigate the effects of poverty and their structural work with volunteers, houses of worship and nonprofit service providers to address the systems that create poverty.
A recent publication called “State of the South” set forth this idea:  we can judge any city based on the extent to which it provides an infrastructure of opportunity to the people who live there.  How is Saint Paul doing?  Are we providing an infrastructure of opportunity?  Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul has launched an exciting new initiative, Opportunity Saint Paul, that will build a pathway for thousands of volunteers from the faith community to help build that infrastructure. Come learn about how it works and how you can get involved.

There are 300,000+ Latinos represented in the Twin Cities population. They command $6.9 billion in buying power. Yet it is hard to understand that many companies in this market do not understand how to tap this market potential. Rick Aguilar of Aguilar Productions addressed the Club 10 luncheon and suggested ways in which this vast Hispanic resource can be tapped by metro-area businesses.

The Hispanic buying power in Minnesota is 10 Billion dollars. Nationally it's 1.2 Trillion Dollars. Is your business aware of the fastest growing market in the Country? Come and learn about this opportunity!
Richard Aguilar is President of Aguilar Productions, Inc. based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Aguilar Productions is the leader in promoting the Emerging markets to the Corporate Business Community. This year, Aguilar Productions is celebrating its 22nd year of producing marketing conferences and seminars focusing on the U.S. Hispanic American, Asian American, African American and U.S Emerging African markets.
President Jerry Faletti, Lethert, Skwira, Schultz,  convened the meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel St. Paul. Doug Hartford provided the pre-meeting music and opening song lead by first time song leader, John Kupris. Bill Collins provided the day’s inspirational moment.  
Jacob Lacriox, lead introductions of guests and visiting Rotarians. President Jerry thanked meeting volunteers: Greeters  Deb Katzmark and Beth Burns and Scribe: Trixie Golberg. There is no Thursday morning fellowship group.  All members were invited to the New Member Reception on March 19 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kellogg Room.
Jacob invited happy dollars. Members shared a variety of family and community news and Doug Hartford shared the FMSC truck purchased by our club has no been part of 80 million meals! Adding his own Happy Dollars, Jacob shared that Nancy Nicholson, wife of Dick Nicholson, is being recognized with United Health Foundation Humanitaran Award.  
Greg Brick Ph.D will take us underground on a photo tour of St. Paul's historic caves and tunnels.
His first book, Iowa Underground: A Guide to the State’s Subterranean Treasures, was published by Trails Media Group in 2004. His second book, Subterranean Twin Cities, published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2009, won an award from the American Institute of Architects. MINNESOTA CAVES HISTORY AND LORE (Arcadia Publishing, 2017) is his third book on caves and the first book on this exact topic in 50 years. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

At 12:15 pm, President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at the Intercontinental Hotel.  The group was led in song by Joe Kovarik (on ukulele), Jerry Faletti (on guitar), Bob Jones (on piano) and Ed Coleman (on drums) in a revised rendition of Side by Side with Fast for Hope.  Nancy Brady, thanked the Rotarians for their contribution for feeding the less fortunate and talked about Snowflake Bentley who had photographed snowflakes and never found a duplicate. Based on that thought,  we have to believe that all snowflakes are unique and will continue to believe in that thought although trillions of snowflakes fall with each snowstorm.  Cindy Shiely introduced guests to the meeting Matt Magers and Carolyn Will were the greeters and Linda Mulhern, the scribe for this meeting.
Cindy Shiely was able to collect a few “Happy Dollars” based on Sherry Howe being thankful for the lasagna dinner served to her and a number of other Rotary gals at Deb Katzmark’s home the previous night,  Bo Aylin’s  son did well in his pine wood derby competition with the Cub Scouts and won numerous awards and Claude Hone noted that 73 years ago,  he took off with 8 fighter pilots to bomb Tokyo and he was one of the 5 to return from the mission.  
Carolyn Will presented a club banner from the Bemidji Rotary club after presenting them with a Club 10 banner at a recent meeting there. Sherry Howe announced the upcoming Red Stripper orientation will be at the Kellogg Square party room on Monday, 3/19 between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. Al Zdrazil will have a short program set up to introduce new members to Rotary. Please put it on your calendar to attend and bring a prospective member as well!
President Jerry announced that there will be no Thursday Fellowship meeting this week and he wanted to thank all of the Rotarians that hosted Rotation day last week, including John Bradford, Segundo Valesquez and Laura Nichols-Endres.
We celebrated February birthdays at the meeting and Claude Hone was the only Rotarian in attendance, so the club sang and celebrated his 98th birthday.
Jay Pfaender belatedly announced our speaker for next week’s meeting, who will be Greg Brick, He will speak about Subterranean St Paul (ie the tunnels and caves under and near the city).

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Rotary Club #10 ‒ Serving Saint Paul and the World

Welcome to Club 10

Rotary Club of Saint Paul

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
InterContinental Hotel
11 Kellogg Boulevard E
Saint Paul, MN  55101
United States
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Venue Map
Upcoming Speakers
Professor Leondra M. Hanson, Hamline University
Mar 27, 2018
Equal Protection: Myths and Realities About Constitutional Protections for Women
Jerry Hammer, CEO
Apr 03, 2018
Minnesota State Fair
Mel Carter III, Mayor of St Paul
Apr 10, 2018
(Offsite at Doubletree, 411 Minnesota St.)
Camp RYLA Presentation
Apr 24, 2018
Art Rolnick
May 01, 2018
Early School Education
No Meeting - Holiday
May 29, 2018
Padelford Outing
Jun 05, 2018
(offsite on Jonathan Padelford)