The Government Alliance on Race and Equity is a national network of jurisdictions who have come together to transform the role that government plays in creating racial equity in our society.  Gordon Goodwin will explain the case for government taking on this role, and foundational terms and concepts  necessary for understanding what racial equity is - and how we all benefit from a more racially equitable society.

Please join us to celebrate our Immediate Past President, Chuck Whitaker, on Wednesday, August 16 at the beautiful White Bear Yacht Club.

The "Bar will be Open" at 5:30 p.m. for a social hour with a delicious dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.

A "Chuck Roast" will commence following dinner. It is sure to be an exciting and fun evening as we look back on all of our club's activities, meetings, and memories under the astute direction of President Chuck!

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President Jerry Faletti convened the meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel St. Paul. Chuck Field and Doug Hartford lead members in an especially jazzy version of God Bless America.  The President thanked today's meeting volunteers:

Greeters - Deb Katzmark, Flowers on the Park  & Linda Mulhern, Collins Electric

Scribe -Trixie Golberg, Lifetrack 

Thursday's Fellowship presented will be Club 10 member Lindsay Weier of the Minnesota Wild organization will introduce the National Director of Volunteers for Objective Zero, Jacob Cottew. Objective Zero was founded on the belief that every Veteran suicide can be prevented through the simple act of listening. Mr. Cotten has served one tour of duty in Afghanistan and one tour in Kuwait.  The goal of the organization is to connect veterans and resources to end veteran suicide. Thursday meetings begins at 7:30 a.m. At the Boy Scouts Office. Thank you to Chuck Standfuss for leading the Thursday meetings.

King Boreas Jason Bradshaw and  Winter Carnival board member Jason DeKuester, both St Paul Rotary Club members, will share an update on the 2017 Winter Carnival year and an exciting upcoming 2018 Winter Carnival including, the tallest ever Ice Palace.   Beyond the 10 days at the end of January that most people associate with Winter Carnival, the Royal Family makes an additional 250 or more appearances thought the rest of the year to parades, coronations, schools, nursing homes, and may other venues throughout the Twin Cities metro and across the country as ambassadors for the city. This year with the national spot light on the Twin Cities, the largest ever Ice Palace will be constructed to showcase our city and in keep with the origins of Winter Carnival tradition, to celebrate all that is fun about Winter in Minnesota. There are great times for the City ahead! Hail St Paul!!! 
President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. Jerry Faletti, guitar; Ed Coleman, drums; Joe Kovarik, ukulete; and Doug Hartford, piano led the singing of Go Make a Difference. John Andrews gave the inspirational minute about the value of summer camp. Nancy McKillips introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeters were Deb Katzmark and Dick Nicholson; the scribe was Lynne Beck.
Jerry announced that Segundo Velasquez will be Thursday’s Fellowship speaker. He will speak about the partnerships between Mano a Mano and Rotary Clubs, as Rotary responds to the needs of resources for poor people in Bolivia in the areas of Health Education and Economic Development. He reported that there will be a joint St. Paul Rotary and Rotaract mixer at Summit Brewery on July 26. It will be a chance for members to get to know each other. Last week Jerry neglected to mention that Kristin Montpetit will be a returning board member.
Justice Paul H. Anderson, Minnesota Supreme Court, is a Minnesota native; born May 14, 1943; Eden Prairie, Minnesota; raised on a dairy farm; graduated Eden Prairie High School 1961; Macalester College 1965—B.A. degree, cum laude with departmental honors in Political Science and Minors in History & Economics; University of Minnesota Law School, Juris Doctor degree 1968; VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) volunteer attorney, New Haven Legal Assistance, New Haven, CT. 1968-69; Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Minnesota, 1970; Attorney, LeVander, Gillen & Miller, South St. Paul 1971-1992; Chief Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1992‑1994; Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court 1994-present.  Justice Anderson is the recipient of numerous awards including the Macalester College Distinguished Citizen Award, the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association “Access to Justice Award,” the MSBA Civil Litigation Section’s 2009 Advocate Award, the first ever MSBA Citizen Lawyer Award in 2009, and the Toastmasters 2010 Communication and Leadership Award. He is an avid bicyclist- MS TRAM(9 times), Tour de Wyoming (2), Cycle Utah, Cycle Montana, gourmet cooking, history, and civics.  Project Home Volunteer.  Justice Anderson has lectured in El  Salvador, China, the Philippines and Russia.  In March 2011, he completed a second lecture tour in China and in June 2012 he consulted on election issues and constitution drafting in Libya and Tunisia  In May, 2013.Justice Anderson retired from the Supreme Court after having reached the mandatory retirement for judges in Minnesota.

2016 Rotary President Chuck Whitaker, Whitaker Sports and Classic Cars called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm at the InterContinental Hotel St. Paul. President Whitaker invited members to stand to recognize the past presidents.  Song leader Jerry Faletti accompanied by Doug Hartford on piano lead members through God Bless America. Inspirational moment was offered by Nancy Brady, Neighborhood House, who shared what inspires her in her career and community. Sherry Howe, Intercontinental Hotel, welcomed and introduced Visiting Rotarians and Guests.  President Whitaker acknowledged and thanked meeting volunteers – Deb Katzmark, Flowers on the park, Trixie Golberg, Lifetrack, and Jean Vukas-Roberts, Hazelton.

President Whitaker asked Jay Pfaender to come forward for special recognition of his great work as Program Chair.  He also thanked Jason DeKeuster for his work as treasurer.   Jay thanked Chuck for the recognition and promo’d the July 11 speaker, Honorable Paul Anderson. 

The Junior League of Saint Paul (JLSP) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  For 100 years, JLSP has retained a rich tradition of serving the greater Saint Paul community.  Established in 1917 by Saint Paul native, Elizabeth Ames Jackson, JLSP was the 19th Junior League created (of today more than 270 leagues in 4 countries) following the inception of the first Junior League in New York City. 
The Junior League of Saint Paul has engaged in community projects across many areas including the founding of Keystone Community Services, Lifetrack Resources, and the Children’s Hospital Association.   The League has tackled issues including domestic violence, shaken baby syndrome, and today both food insecurity and sex trafficking.  The Junior League model is unique and is the training and launching pad from which many St. Paul women have gotten their start in community leadership.  As founder Elizabeth Ames Jackson said at the 50th anniversary of the League, “we all muddled through and came out far more useful and experienced for it all.  So the Junior League and St. Paul gained in the long run.
A reminder to register for Fellowship Day, which is in place of our regular meeting on Tuesday). There is no charge for members to attend lunch, but please register online (links below).
Annual Fellowship Day
Tuesday, June 13, 2016
White Bear Yacht Club

Fellowship and fun!  Guests welcome! Please use the links below to register for the individual items.
President Chuck Whitaker called the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m. aboard the Jonathon Padelford boat on the Mississippi. Smokin’ Joe Kvarik and President Elect Jerry Falletti led the members in singing “This Land is Your Land” with live acoustic music!
Jon Cieslak, most often seen at our Thursday Fellowship Breakfasts, offered an inspirational moment based on his month in France and visit to Normandy to mark the centenary of US involvement in WWI – the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.
We celebrated the May Rotary birthdays, including Roger Bonfe’s 80th with delicious cupcakes from David Dominick at the Midtown YMCA.
Next week’s meeting back at the Intercontinental will be our Education Day when we honor our teacher of the year and hear from the Interim Superintendent of St Paul Public Schools.
Michael-jon Pease, Park Square Theatre, did double duty introducing guests and taking notes, so apologies for any intros or happy dollars left out of the official record!
Guests of note included Past President “Captain” Jim Kosmo’s wife Shelly, whose family started the Padelford Packet Boat Company, and Past President Doug Bruce’s “smokin’ hot wife” Dana. Ladies, feel free to join us with or without the gents anytime!
Although we were a small and mighty crowd, more than $40 was raised in happy dollars for the foundation from Roger Bonfe (in honor of making it back from Florida after two days of solid driving), Chuck Whitaker (in honor of his son graduating from Emory University), and Linda Mulhern (in honor of her son returning from the Middle East with hair raising tales that she’s glad she didn’t know as they were happening!).

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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
District Site
Venue Map
Upcoming Speakers
Dr. Eric J. Jolly, The Saint Paul Foundation
Aug 01, 2017
The Role of Foundations in Creating Great Communities
Steve Osman, Author
Aug 08, 2017
Fort Snelling and the Civil War
Caryn Sullivan, Columnist, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Aug 22, 2017
Living One's Best Life by Preparing for the Inevitable
Bud Philbrook, Global Volunteers
Aug 29, 2017
(Offsite at Doubletree, 411 Minnesota St.)
No Meeting - Holiday
Sep 05, 2017
Robert Veninga, Prof Emeritus U of M Public Health
Sep 12, 2017
The Remarkable Attribute Called “Resilience” (offsite at Securian Center, River Room)
Captain Jim Kosmo
Sep 19, 2017
Jonathan Padelford Outing (offsite)
Sep 26, 2017
Luis Moreno
Oct 03, 2017
Immigrants, Diversity and Inclusion and Economic Development