COME ABOARD! St. Paul Rotary is taking a lunch cruise on the Mighty Mississippi River Tuesday,  aboard the authentic sternwheeler Jonathan Padelford.

Our speaker is Lee Nelson, president of Upper River Services, the barge company that handles virtually all marine work in St Paul.  He will speak about the commercial value of the Mississippi River to St Paul, MN, the US and the world. 

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.

President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm. Jerry Faletti, guitar; Ed Coleman, drums; and Joe Kovarik, ukulele led the singing of an adaptation of Where Have All The Flowers Gone to promote the Rotary rose sale. Bob Cardinal read quotes from past Rotary International presidents. Beth Burns introduced guests. The greeters were Deb Katzmark and John Bradford; the scribe was Lynne Beck.
Scott Van encouraged everyone to start selling roses. Orders need to be placed by September 19 and they will be delivered on September 28. Order sheets and information are on the tables.

Reminder, the September 12th meeting will be held at the Securian Center's River Room (400 Robert Street North).

Securian Center
400 Robert Street North
Room: River Room on the First Floor

The Securian Center is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Robert Street. Our meeting is in the 400 Building (on the East side of Robert Street)

There are several parking ramps nearby, including the Municipal Ramp on 7th Avenue and Robert Street. There is limited street parking as well

This presentation will put a smile on your face as Dr. Robert Veninga, Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, describes practical strategies for staying resilient.  What are the keys?  Focus on what is important.  Stoke the fires of creativity.  Avoid unnecessary conflict.  Remember the most important phrase in any language:  “Thank you!”  If you are looking for tips on how to build resilience into your work, career and family, don’t miss this informative presentation which has been given to audiences throughout the world.

President Jerry Faletti convened the meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton in St. Paul. Bob Jones treated Rotarians to lovely pre-meeting music, then accompanied Darrell Butterwick for  a rousing rendition of “God Bless America.” A short, but witty and thoughtful inspirational minute was provided by Jim Miller in reflection of hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas. Birthday boy, John Chandler had an easy job of introducing visiting Rotarians and guests. President Jerry thanked today’s volunteers, Greeters: Jerry Meigs and Joe Kovarik and Scribe: Carla Hauge. John Chandler got more of a workout doing Happy Dollars as plenty of Rotarians were eager to share their excitement and money with the club. BTW- the Rose Sale is Thursday, September 28. smiley

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Our co-founders followed their vision of international volunteer service to create, nurture and sustain the well-being of the world’s children after a decidedly unconventional “volunteer honeymoon” in 1980.  Our community partners are devoted to delivering essential services to at-risk children and families. Most of our international volunteer service programs are led by country managers who were born and raised in the host country.  Our board members are passionate professionals from diverse fields with expertise in international volunteer service.  Our dedicated staff contributes deep international and development expertise to providing exceptional volunteer management.

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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
Lee Nelson, Upper River Services
Sep 19, 2017
(offsite on Jonathan Padelford)
Scott Burns & Rich Pakonen (if available)
Sep 26, 2017
St Paul Innovation Cabinet, Osborn370 and Why Job Growth in St. Paul is ready to take off
Luis Moreno, VP, Synchrony Financial
Oct 03, 2017
Immigrants, Diversity and Inclusion and Economic Development
Ken Crabb, Jerry Faletti, Jerry Meigs &Joe Kovarik
Oct 10, 2017
Attending the Atlanta Rotary International Convention
Oct 17, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Rotation Day
Oct 31, 2017
Steve Young
Nov 14, 2017
The Theory and Practice of Associative Power