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On June 27, the last meeting of our Rotary year, Chuck Whitaker will step down as President and Jerry Faletti will be installed as the 108th president of Club 10.

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.

Attorney General Lori Swanson will provide the St. Paul Rotary with an update on the work of her office and discuss the ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic.

There will be no Club meeting on May 30thThe next Club meeting will be June 6th.

The Rotary Club of Saint Paul will honor students from fourteen middle schools with the "Rotation Forward Award." This program is designed to recognize students for a special effort or accomplishment they have made, not necessarily within the classroom or by academic performance.  Recipients have shown leadership in one or more of the following areas:

  • Outstanding citizenship or community service
  • Good attendance
  • Significant improvement in attitude, effort, achievement
  • Overcome a significant handicap
  • Special effort involving another student
  • Contributed in making our school a better place
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!).

COME ABOARD! St. Paul Rotary is taking a lunch cruise on the Mighty Mississippi River Tuesday,  aboard the authentic sternwheeler Jonathan Padelford. Rotarian Capt. Jim Kosmo will tell why St. Paul (and Minneapolis) owe their very existence to riverboats and give some details about the Padelford Packet Boat Co. and its feisty founder, Capt. William D. Bowell, Sr.

The Boat will stay at the dock until 12:30 p.m. to accommodate late arrivals and it will return at 1 p.m.  There is FREE PARKING at the Padelford Landing in Harriet Island Park, just across the Wabasha St. Bridge.  Capt. Jim says there will be a dozen DOOR PRIZES. And, of course, there will be a full CASH BAR to complement lunch.  This is a regular Rotary meeting so there is NO ADDED CHARGE FOR LUNCH.

Pre-registration is not required. Guests are welcome. IT IS GOING TO BE GREAT FUN.

Chris Wright, President, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx, will be speaking about leadership, building a great team (both on and off the court) and the challenges and rewards of running a professional sports franchise.

Our Ramsey County of today is the most diverse county in Minnesota.  With Community Policing as a foundation, leading our Sheriff’s Office requires sensitivity to our changing environment, workforce, and needs; along with the bedrock constancy of character ever present in our minds.

In this presentation, Sheriff Serier will discuss the current operational structure, priorities as an agency, and the character based practices in hiring, development, and promotional processes at the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.  He will also discuss how the focus on the character traits of Respect, Responsibility, Honor, and Truth help to set a course for each employee and leader in the Sheriff’s Office in an ever changing public sector environment. 

President Chuck Whitaker called the April 25 noon meeting of the St.Paul Rotary Club to order at Double Tree, St.Paul.  Guests and program leaders for the meeting are the 2017 RYLA youth.  

Opening song, America the Beautiful, was lead by two RYLA participants. RYLA leaders provided an MLK, Jr inspired inspiration on the value of service.

President Whitaker thanked the many guests in attendance and thanked the meeting volunteers.

Club Greeters: Pam Chandler, West Academic Publishing, John Chandler, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center and Carla Hauge, Hauge Dental Care
Scribe- Trixie Golberg, Lifetrack.

Reminder, the April 25th meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (411 Minnesota Street).

This week's presenters are the Camp RYLA participants. Come hear student leaders share their camp experiences. Friends, family and guests are welcome. The lunch fee for visitors is $22.00.  Reminder, we are meeting at the DoubleTree (411 Minnesota Street).

President Chuck Whitaker called the meeting to order at 12:10 pm. Michael-jon Pease led the members in singing Edelweiss, accompanied by Doug Hartford, piano. Nancy Brady’s inspirational minute was an inspiring story about daffodils. Jason DeKeuster introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. The greeter was Linda Mulhern; the scribe was Lynne Beck.

Next week’s meeting will take place at the Doubletree Hotel. Thursday’s Fellowship program will be Ron Reimann talking about Cold War submarining and national intelligence, Legislating an end to railroad bankruptcies, Global Volunteers service in the former USSR, and service and volunteerism as an American value.

We welcome back Rotarian Larry Morgan, who will follow-up his successful presentation last year on the St. Paul Cathedral. Larry, a forty year veteran of the firm, will present a history of TKDA Engineering, Architecture and Planning.

Founded in 1910 by Maximilian Toltz as the Toltz Engineering Company in Saint Paul, the company has played a significant role in designing the city’s landmarks, including the beloved Como Park Conservatory (now Marjorie McNeely Conservatory) the iconic Hamm Building and the Robert and Wabasha Street bridges. Throughout the decades, the company has played a key role in designing the area’s roads, bridges, rail, mass transit, parks and trails as well as buildings and facilities for companies, schools and government agencies.

 

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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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Upcoming Speakers
No Meeting - Holiday
Jul 04, 2017
Honorable Paul Anderson
Jul 11, 2017
Capitol Paintings
TBA
Jul 18, 2017
Dr. Jim Hart
Jul 25, 2017
Dr. Eric J. Jolly and R.T. Rybak
Aug 01, 2017
The Saint Paul Foundation & Minneapolis Foundation
Steve Osman, Author
Aug 08, 2017
Fort Snelling and the Civil War