When award-winning author Jim Kosmo was ten, his father set the family’s house on fire before departing for the early shift at the tire factory in Eau Claire, Wisc. His father’s imaginary friend told him to do it. Kosmo, his sister and his mother escaped, but their cat, Tippy, died. His father went to the insane asylum for 27 years. Two years after the fire, Kosmo was sexually assaulted by his Boy Scout leader.
 
Somehow, he dealt with these childhood monsters, and a couple of bullies who did their best to humiliate and bruise him at school. Eventually, he moved forward to a successful life as husband, father, journalist, town mayor, and business leader.  Drawing on more than 70 years of good times and bad times, Kosmo wrote Monsters in the Hallway, a fictional murder mystery that delves into the challenges of mental illness, childhood sexual assault, and bullying. 

At 12:16 pm, Vice President Trixie Goldberg called the meeting to order at the Doubletree Hotel in the absence of President Jerry Faletti this week. Ed Coleman led the group in America the Beautiful as well as the Viking “Skol” chant after their fantastic pull from behind miracle over the Saints on Sunday! Doug Hartford provided the piano accompaniment for the enjoyment of the crowd. Carley Stuber led the inspirational minute in honoring Dr Martin Luther King Jr and our interconnections with the “Same Sun” and “life’s most persistent question is what are you doing for others”. Sherry Howe attempted to introduce guests and Rotarians from other clubs, but no introductions were needed. Heather Christopherson was the greeter and Linda Mulhern, the scribe for this meeting.

Trixie wanted to let everyone know that we are planning on renting a bus to Minneapolis for our joint club meeting on February 16th at a cost of $10.00 per person, pick-up and drop-off spots will be selected shortly, so please go on line to register. She also asked that everyone check the club directory to make sure all of your contact information is correct.

Our new member, Jonah Yang was introduced by Bob Cardinal. Jonah lives on the East Side and his wife is a kindergarten teacher at Jackson Elementary. His business is located in Bloomington. Please introduce yourself to Jonah in the upcoming weeks! Bob also noted that Jim Kosmo will be speaking next week at our next meeting and talking about his recently published book, Monsters in the Hallway.

While the game itself will take place in US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the ten days of festivities leading up to the game will take place throughout the state.  Come hear from representatives of Visit Saint Paul about the things planned in the capital city – both official and unofficial – and how the tourism bureau will be targeting the more than 5000 members of the media anticipated to be in state for the big game.
 
 
Trixie Goldberg, Lifetrack Resources, was in command of the podium in the absence of President Jerry Falletti. As requested, these minutes reflect that meeting started promptly at 12:15.
 
David Laird led the club in God Bless America in B flat with Bob Jones on the real baby grand.
 
James Delameter offered an inspirational thought on gratitude inspired by the book Strength of the Journey by Renee Miller.
Thanks to Bob Cardinal of Calhoun Realty for warmly greeting our wonderful members, and to Susan O’Neill, St Paul Fire Foundation, for filling in for Jodi who was sick. Today’s scribe was Michael-jon Pease, Park Square Theatre.
 
 

Reminder, the January 9th meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (411 Minnesota Street).

Many contend that the United States is more polarized now than ever.  While this is not true, nonetheless the United States (and Minnesota) are clearly polarized.  This talk with examine how and why the US has polarized in the last 40 years, placing special emphasis on the 2016 elections and what we can learn from it moving forward.
 
 
There will be no Club meeting on December 26th and January 2nd. The next Club meeting will be January 9th at the Doubletree (411 Minnesota St).  Happy Holidays! 
 
 
President Jerry called the meeting to order at 12:15. Chuck Field lead the club in singing "Deck the Halls" accompanied by a band consisting of Bob Jones, Joe Kovarik, Ed Coleman and President Jerry. Bob Cardinal provided an inspirational minute focused on learnings from the Civil War. Carla Hauge introduced visiting Rotarians and guests, including some potential new members. President Jerry recognized the December birthdays.
 
President Jerry reminded everyone that there will be no meetings for the next two Tuesdays.  Our next meeting will be 1/9 at the Doubletree.
 
 
President Jerry Faletti called the meeting to order at 12:16 pm. Jerry Faletti, guitar; Ed Coleman, drums; Joe Kovarik, ukulete; and Bob Jones, piano led the singing of Frosty the Snowman, accompanied by Doug Hartford, piano. Jerry Faletti asked everyone to take a Moment of Silence for long-time distinguished Rotary member Howard Guthman. Nancy McKillips introduced visiting guests of Rotarians. The greeters were Deb Vos, Patrick Brown and Linda Mulhern; the scribe was Lynne Beck.
 
Jerry announced that Thursday’s Fellowship Breakfast will be Table Topics. He thanked the Holiday Party Planning Committee – Kristin Monpetit, Jason Dekeuster, Sherry Howe, Corey Edmonds and his wife Ann. About 100 people enjoyed a fun evening. The amount raised will be announced later. He reminded us to make our donations to the Rotary Foundation and Rotary International.
 
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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
Jim Kosmo, Author
Jan 23, 2018
Monsters in the Hallway
Paul Douglas
Feb 16, 2018
(Friday) Joint Meeting with Club 9
Rotation Day
Feb 20, 2018
Fast for Hope
Feb 27, 2018