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.
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.
Celebrating 45 years of GTCYS’
Strong Musical Community
Come join us as we share information about our eight orchestras serving about 900 students from ages 8-18 throughout the Twin Cities. Madeline Sheard, a GTCYS Symphony student, will perform a cello solo as a preview of a concert later in the month where she will perform a solo work with the Orchestra. Mark Russell Smith, Artistic Director, will overview the value of classical music in the development of our youth and how GTCYS is a unique experience for each student.
Megen Balda, Executive Director, will share the impact of GTCYS throughout the metro to include our new west side St. Paul Harmony program, serving 3rd graders at Riverview Elementary. You won’t want to miss this entertaining program!
Rotation Day is Tuesday, April 4. We will not have a regular meeting on this day. So please plan on joining fellow Rotations at an “off-site” location.
It’s important to register in advance as the host sites have limited capacity. To register, click on the link below for the location of your choice. This will take you directly to the registration for that particular site.
Times were tough back in 1934. The Great Depression was at its height; jobs and money were scarce. To save their homes and farms, people were forced to do business with loan sharks at over 35% interest. It was into these historic and economic circumstances that Twin City Co-ops Credit Union (TCU), since renamed to SPIRE Credit Union was born.
Many of you have probably seen SPIRE’s TV commercials with an early-model Ford work truck in them. So what does an old work truck have to do with a credit union, you might ask? The truck, Archie, named for SPIRE’s founder, Edgar Archer, symbolizes our Midwestern values—trust, honesty, integrity, compassion, humility, and plain old hard work. Promises made and promises kept…Today, you’ll hear how a mid-sized credit union was able to break into the top 5 in brand awareness in a Twin Cities market with over 300 financial institutions by using a work truck in its branding efforts.
Our club will be hosting a Group Study Exchange Team from Australia and East Timor from April 23 to April 28. This is a great opportunity for members of our club share your home with someone from a far-off land who will experience this part of America for the first (and perhaps ONLY time.) Sitting at the dinner or breakfast table in your home with a visiting team member is a chance to enrich your family's global understanding - culturally and personally.
Host families provide overnight accommodations, breakfast most days and two or three suppers. It is helpful if families can provide transportation to meeting points, usually in downtown St. Paul; but other arrangements can be made.
Several members of our club have hosted GSE team members in the past and formed lasting friendships. The biographies of the team members are linked. The first people to volunteer get the first pick of who they want to host. Get in line. Don’t regret waiting too long.
If you’d like to host or help out with activities, please contact Al Zdrazil at 651 675-9838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.