There will be no Club meeting on November 21. The next Club meeting will be November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!
Past President Chuck Whitaker called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm at the Doubletree Hotel. President Jerry Faletti is out of town this week. Michael-Jon Pease was the song leader and led the group in “America the Beautiful” accompanied by Bob Jones on the piano. The inspiration minute was provided by Steve Young. John Chandler introduced visiting Rotarians and guests of Rotarians. Both Bob Cardinal and Susan O’Neil were greeters and Linda Mulhern was the scribe. Kristine Montpetit reminded everyone that the Holiday Party will be Thursday, December 7th at the Intercontinental Hotel and currently has approximately 50 Rotarians and guests registered for the event. She would like to see many more, so please register! Kristine is also looking for additional items to be included in the Silent Auction, so please think about donating items for the fundraiser.
Valdi Stefanson talked about November being Foundation month. He asked that members consider donating to Rotary International in Evanston Illinois. Valdi noted that Rotary International has the highest possible score for charitable organizations and was noted as one of the best organizations changing the world. Donations made by our members do come back to the district, namely through Global Grants. In the past, we have been able to transform a town in Bolivia by providing a water pump, which has helped the townspeople increase their incomes and thereby sending their children off to better educations. He asked that members go the RI website and look for the “Annual fund – Share” to make donations. Joe Kovarik talked about his experience as a GSE member to India in 1978 and how important it was to him. At the conclusion, Sarah Kolar was able to award Arne Bostrock with a Elmer Anderson pin and noted he was a member of the 2nd Century society within our club.
When I was asked to write a book about the best practices used in our successful counterinsurgency program during the Vietnam War and apply them to our more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I more and more came to the conclusion that the way we think about using power in foreign affairs doesn't help us win limited wars.  We have grown used to thinking only about using "hard" power and "soft" power, but such bifurcation is too simplistic and diverts us away from choosing successful strategies.  I suggest that a more sophisticated understanding of power looks to alliances and collaboration to take advantage of forms of power - military, police, economic, political, emotional, diplomatic - in the hands of others we can win over to working with us.
We started the meeting with a moment of silence in memory of Ron Phillippo, long time Rotarian. Dick Nicholson lead the Club in the singing of America with a fork, accompanied by Doug Hartford.  John Andrews shared a moment of inspiration in recognition of Ron, identifying the connection between Rotary and community leaders. Michael-jon Pease shared that we are part of the Rotary International family and recognized friends and family that were guests and visitors. Chad Roberts suggested that any Red Striper who had not yet presented on a Thursday morning contact him and make arrangements to share more about them and their work with club members on a Thursday morning at the Boy Scout Office.
President Jerry noted that November is Foundation month, and we ask: Every Rotarian, Every Year … and Each Foundation.  Please be a part of our effort and make at least a $25 donation to both the Rotary International Foundation and to our local St Paul Rotary Foundation.  We believe in the causes, our gifts help illustrate that as we tell the story of the good work done with support of the Foundations. Dan McKeown, president of the St Paul Rotary Foundation, identified the other Club Officers, and explained that the Club identified budget desires, and the Foundation supports specific projects in our budget.  Past President McKeown thanked our Club – as our Club as declined in size our giving has continued as we are raising as much as we did as a larger Club. He asked those that are Elmer Andersen Fellows to stand, and all those who have given to the St Paul Foundation to stand – we had most of the Rotarians on our feet.  Jason DeKuester commented that as a small business owner, it was difficult to donate $1,000 at once, but donating a small amount at a time made it possible.

Decades ago, the epicenter of Saint Paul’s East Side was a bustling boomtown, supporting dozens of businesses and hundreds of homes.  With the decline of manufacturing in the 1980’s, the East Side struggled to survive.  Today, there are signs of rebirth and opportunity springing up and the hope of a booming East Side is ripe for investment.

Past President Carla Hauge convened the meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel St. Paul. Dr. Bob Jones provided the pre-meeting music and opening song lead by Chuck Field, God Bless America. Michael-Jon Pease recognized United Nations Day. Rotary is the only nongovernmental organization to have a seat on the UN in recognition of Rotary’s role in helping to found the UN after WWII. Bob Cardinal led introductions of guests and visiting Rotarians, prompting and encouraging members to share good news of the day.
A highlight was from Dr. Chuck Roach who shared his personal connection to today's presentation on the Merritt Family.  This slice of Iron Range history had a hand in his now 60 year marriage to a daughter of the Merritt family. Carla thanked meeting volunteers - Greeters Rick Gobell and Ken Schafer and Scribe, Trixie Golberg.

Rotation Day is Tuesday, October 31st.  We will not have a regular meeting on this day.  Instead, three Club 10 members will host fellow club members at their place of business. So, please plan on joining fellow Rotations at an “off-site” location.

For more information or to register, click on the link below for the location of your choice. This will take you directly to the registration page for that host site. Please pre-register as some sites have limited space.

Grant Merritt is the Grandson of Alfred Merritt, who along with his brothers Leonidas and Cassius discovered the Mesabi Iron Range in Mt. Iron, Minnesota on Nov. 16, 1890. 
For the past nine years he has been researching and writing about the Merritt years in their Mesabi Iron venture and preparing a book on that history as well as his environmental work. The book “Iron and Water” is scheduled to be published next March by the University of Minnesota Press. 
President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. Darrell Butterwick offered a heartfelt thanks for the hard work of our Rose Sale Committee and led the members in singing that forgotten favorite One Dozen Roses by Harry James, followed by “God Bless America” with Bill Given at the electronic ivories.   Nancy Brady offered an inspirational poem called “Mission.” Jim Delameter introduced visiting Rotarians and guests. Thanks to our today’s greeters: Cindy Dupont and Brianna Vujovich (way to go, President Jerry on the name pronunciation!!), and today’s scribe, Michael-jon Pease.  Remember to sign up for your preferred meeting location for Rotation Day on Oct 31! 
On November 15, it will be decided if our United States-Minnesota bid to host a World’s Fair in 2023 is successful.  Our Rotarian, Jay Pfaender, is a founding member of the original World's Fair Bid Committee and will bring Rotarians up to date on the latest information on the Fair including our competitors, the site, the theme and lots more.
Because of the need for secrecy in acquiring the site and as to not raise the price of acquiring it, there has been a Fair news blackout for the last four months. Now we can tell all. Think of this as a “private” briefing where you can ask lots of questions.
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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
Nov 21, 2017
Paul Hofslien
Nov 28, 2017
Rotary International Foundation
Beth Burns, President
Dec 12, 2017
Friends of the St. Paul Public Library
Tony Lloyd
Dec 19, 2017
No Meeting - Holiday
Dec 26, 2017
No Meeting - Holiday
Jan 02, 2018
David Schultz, Political Science Professor
Jan 09, 2018
Hamline University
Winter Carnivap
Jan 30, 2018